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Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary. Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary.
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peephole noun [ˈpiːpˌhoʊl]
  • a hole that is used to look through something (such as a door) to the other side
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construction noun [kənˈstrʌkʃən]
  • the act or process of building something (such as a house or road) —often used before another noun
  • the business of building things (such as houses or roads)
  • the way something is built or made
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century noun [ˈsɛntʃəri]
  • a period of 100 years
  • a period of 100 years counted from the beginning of the Christian era
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scout noun [ˈskaʊt]
  • boy scout
  • girl scout
  • a soldier, airplane, etc., that is sent to get information about the size, location, equipment, etc., of an enemy
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mature adjective [məˈtuɚ]
  • having or showing the mental and emotional qualities of an adult
  • having a fully grown or developed body : grown to full size
  • having reached a final or desired state
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van noun [ˈvæn]
  • a vehicle that is used for transporting goods and that is closed in on all sides
  • a vehicle that is larger than a car, that is shaped like a box, that has doors and windows at the back and sides, and that is used for transporting people or things
  • a railroad car for carrying goods or baggage
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treat verb [ˈtriːt]
  • to deal with or think about (something) especially in a particular way
  • to think of and act toward (someone or something) in a specified way
  • to pay for someone's food, drink, or entertainment —usually + to
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rinse verb [ˈrɪns]
  • to wash (something) with clean water and without soap
  • to wash (something) with a liquid other than clean water
  • to remove (something) from an object by washing the object with clean water
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responsible adjective [rɪˈspɑːnsəbəl]
  • —used to describe the person or thing that causes something to happen —usually + for
  • having the job or duty of dealing with or taking care of something or someone—+ for
  • able to be trusted to do what is right or to do the things that are expected or required
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punish verb [ˈpʌnɪʃ]
  • to make (someone) suffer for a crime or for bad behavior
  • to make someone suffer for (a crime or bad behavior)
  • to treat (someone or something) severely or roughly
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pit noun [ˈpɪt]
  • a hole in the ground usually made by digging
  • a large, deep hole in the ground from which stones or minerals are dug out
  • a coal mine
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nuzzle verb [ˈnʌzəl]
  • to gently push or rub your nose or face against (someone or something) to show affection
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mine pronoun [ˈmaɪn]
  • that which belongs to me : my one : my ones
  • my home : my place
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impress verb [ɪmˈprɛs]
  • to cause (someone) to feel admiration or interest —often used as (be) impressed
  • to put (something) in someone's mind : to produce a clear idea or image of (something)—+ on or upon
  • to produce (something, such as a picture) by pushing something against a surface
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heather noun [ˈhɛðɚ]
  • a low-growing plant of northern areas that has small leaves and tiny white or purplish-pink flowers
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awkward adjective [ˈɑːkwɚd]
  • not graceful : clumsy
  • lacking skill
  • difficult to use or handle
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gritty adjective [ˈgrɪti]
  • containing very small pieces of sand or stone : containing grit
  • having or showing a lot of courage and determination
  • harsh and unpleasant
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flush noun [ˈflʌʃ]
  • redness on a person's face because of emotion, heat, etc.
  • the act of cleaning a toilet with a flow of water : the act of flushing a toilet
  • a sudden feeling or strong emotion—+ of