Respect and admiration, typically for a person.
The king was held in extremely high regard by all his subjects.
• (To) Respect and admire someone or something.
Qualities such as honesty, integrity and courage are esteemed by teachers and students alike.
• To consider or deem something in a certain way
To waste food from your is esteemed as a compliment to the chef in many cultures.
A large organised group of singers, especially one that performs together with an orchestra or an opera company.
It was a feeling of great pride when they asked her to join a chorus that had in it some of the greatest singers of all time.
• A part of a song that is sung or repeated after each verse.
The chorus was the most catchy part of the song and everyone knew the words and would sing along.
To make a continuous rhythmic humming sound.
The sound of the train thrummed on in the background and finally put them to sleep.
To work extremely hard or incessantly.
The labourers toiled for day and night to complete the monument before the king arrived.
The act or instance of something erupting.
Even though it had been silent for more than 300 years people were always afraid of when the volcano would erupt
• A sudden outbreak of something
His controversial remarks on the people of the country resulted in riots erupting all over the city’s most crowded areas.
• To move a spoon or another implement around in something, in order to mix it thoroughly.
We spent 2 hours stirring the massive quantity of cake batter in hopes that it would be ready for the bakery in time.
• To add an ingredient into something and mix it in.
When the rice comes to a boil stir in some salt and oil to help the cooking process.
• To move or begin to move slowly especially while waking up.
The children were making quite a racket in the room, but the babysitter did not even stir.
• Arouse feelings or emotions in someone.
Pictures of the destruction and violence only stirred more hatred in the hearts of the victim’s families.
To emit gas loudly from the stomach, through the mouth.
A sure sign of a good meal is a loud belch after you are done.
• To feel a desire or liking for something.
Would you fancy some dinner with me sometime?
• To imagine or think
He fancied he could climb the mountain without an oxygen tank
To burn slowly with smoke but no flame
The smouldering coal by the tent kept us warm through the night.
• To show or feel barely suppressed anger, hatred or another powerful emotion.
She gave him a smouldering glare as he reached the party 45 minutes late.
Often of something complicated or unaccountable, that causes people to be or feel completely baffled.
He was extremely perplexed by his wife’s ability to lose her temper for almost no reason.
A body of traditions and knowledge on a subject or held by a particular group, typically passed down from person to person generally by word of mouth.
According to village lore the old banyan tree by the pond was haunted by an old lady and a young boy.
To or toward something or a place
He looked at the their menacingly extended his hand in welcome and said, “Come hither.”
To burn something superficially or lightly
The fire singed the hair off his arm.
To strike repeatedly and with harsh blows. Or even to pound heavily and insistently.
They would not take no for an answer and finally resorted to battering down the doors of the people they wanted to arrest.
A small or medium sized song-bird, typically having a brown back, spotted breast and a loud song.