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action verb a verb that shows its subject performing some action. "Run," "eat," "fly," and "sing" are examples of action verbs.
anything any thing, happening, or subject whatever. [1/3 definitions]
article a piece of writing on a particular subject that appears in a newspaper, magazine, or book. [1/4 definitions]
be used to connect the subject of a sentence to a noun or adjective that describes it. [2/8 definitions]
bibliography a list of titles about a certain subject. [1/2 definitions]
brood to think or worry a lot about a single subject (usually followed by "on" or "over"). [1/4 definitions]
class a set of lessons for a group of students in a particular subject, or one lesson of such a set. [1/8 definitions]
clause a group of words that has a subject and a verb. Clauses can be part or all of a sentence. [1/2 definitions]
coach a person who trains or teaches a student in a special area, such as singing, acting, or a school subject. [1/6 definitions]
consultant someone whose job it is to give advice to others on a particular subject; expert.
course a series of lessons in a subject. [1/7 definitions]
debate a discussion between two people or groups who disagree on an important subject. [2/4 definitions]
depend to be decided by or subject to (usually followed by "on"). [1/3 definitions]
encyclopedia a book or set of books that has information on a wide variety of subjects, or on many aspects of one subject.
essay a short piece of writing that gives the writer's ideas, feelings, and opinions on a particular subject.
final the last test that students take in a school subject, which usually covers everything that was taught. [1/4 definitions]
glossary a list of unusual or difficult words and their meanings connected with a particular subject or particular piece of writing. A glossary is often placed at the end of a book.
handbook a book that gives information on a specific subject; manual.
ignite to subject to great heat; cause to glow with heat. [1/2 definitions]
incidentally apart from the main subject; by the way.
infinitive the simple form of a verb that has no subject and does not show past, present or future tense. It is usually formed by the word "to" followed by the base form of a verb. In the sentence, "I want to leave now," "to leave" is an infinitive.