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abstract hard to understand because not based on one's experience of the world. [1/3 definitions]
achieve to get by trying hard. [1/2 definitions]
achievement something achieved through hard work, courage, or skill. [1/2 definitions]
addict to cause to depend on something that is hard to give up. [1/3 definitions]
adjective a word that describes a noun or pronoun. In the sentence, "It was a hard test," the word "hard" is an adjective. It describes the noun "test."
alabaster a hard, white stone that is often translucent. Alabaster is often carved to make statues and ornaments. [1/2 definitions]
alligator a large reptile with short legs, a long body and tail, and a long, wide snout. Alligators are protected by thick skin with many hard bumps. They live in rivers, lakes, swamps, and other bodies of water in the southeast United States and in China. They usually eat insects, fish, turtles, snakes, birds, and other water animals, but have been known to attack small land mammals. They are closely related to crocodiles. Chinese alligators are endangered because their habitat is being changed by people.
almond the hard oval seed of this tree that is like a nut and eaten as food. [1/3 definitions]
amber a hard, yellow or brown material that is used to make jewelry. It is a fossil that comes from the resin of pine trees. [1/2 definitions]
anthracite a hard, shiny coal that burns with little flame or smoke.
armadillo a mammal whose body is protected by hard, bony plates. Armadillos live in Central and South America, and the southern United States. Some kinds of armadillos are only six inches long; other kinds grow up to four feet in length. They eat mostly insects and are related to sloths and anteaters.
arthropod a large group of animals with hard shells on the outsides of their bodies, legs with joints, and no bones inside their bodies. Insects, spiders, centipedes, and crabs are arthropods.
bake to make hard with heat. [1/3 definitions]
bamboo a tropical grass plant that has hard, woody, hollow stalks. Bamboo stalks grow straight and tall, and very quickly. Many kinds of bamboo grow as high as a tree. [1/2 definitions]
band2 a thin strip of hard material, often metal, in the shape of a ring. [1/4 definitions]
bang a sudden or hard hit or blow. [1/5 definitions]
batter1 to beat hard again and again, or to damage by beating. [1/2 definitions]
beak the hard, curved mouth parts of a bird; bill.
beetle1 an insect with a pair of hard front wings that covers a pair of thin wings. There are many different kinds of beetles. Japanese beetles, ladybugs, and fireflies are beetles.
bend over backward to try very hard; make a great effort.
bend over backwards to try very hard; make a great effort.