>> Some of the words have their American meaning in other languages too, but not as their primary meaning. Here's what they mean elsewhere (primarily) and what they mean in American English (primarily).
to improvise (speech, action on scene); it's a verb ("she pretty much adlibbed the whole address")
doesn't exist, it's "ad libitum" - "at will"
the set of goals of an ideological group, i.e. a (overt or covert) plan
Things to be discussed on a meeting; translated straight from Latin, things to be done.
(in poker) the initial contribution that each player makes to the pot
before (something) as in "Hanibal ante portas", or "ante meridiem". Prefix in words like antedate, antediluvian.
sportsman (sportsperson?), pro or not, athletics or other
who engages in athletics, or is built as one who does
a contest between athletes (qv above)
track and field, plus gymnastics
difference between credits and debits, the remainder which prevents state of balance. "You have a balance there" means you're out of balance because your debit doesn't equal credit.
1e9, i.e. thousand millions
1e12, i.e. million millions
some piece of furniture in a bedroom (this comes from a single reference, no clear meaning)
lady's dressing room
(military) A chant that is sung by military personnel while parading or marching
nb. There's actually only one, with text varying from unit to unit. Other meanings of the word, including the primary, are pretty much lost.
a melodic configuration or series of chords marking the end of a phrase, section, or piece of music
attention, being beware of
what you pay for the bottle (and get a refund for)
the concrete (before it goes stiff), so cement is made of cement, gravel and water, quite recursively.
powder which makes the gravel stick in the concrete
main cook, chief cook
classified as secret, top secret or worse
divided into classes, or put into a class as part of a larger division scheme
property mortgaged or otherwise used as a guarantee for a loan
on the same side
middleman's fee (sr: provizija); state of being in good working order and ready for operation; to order something (to be produced); the act of committing something; the imaginary thing that officers resign but petty officers don't have.
committee, special group delegated to consider some matter
device used for drawing circles
an indicator pointing to the north
building material (cement, gravel, water)
opposite from abstract
(an apartment in) a house in shared ownership
division of power between simultaneous rulers
(legal) value of the subject of a contract
The process of giving careful thought to something
hard currency, which can be converted into any other currency without a problem
detailed cleaning of a vehicle (a verb)
not a verb
programmer; investor in buildings
Someone who contracts for and supervises the construction of a building; a chemical solution for developing film
making more buildings; producing software
Act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining; a process in which something passes by degrees to a more advanced or mature stage; chemical process to make the latent image visible.
machine to move loose load (such as corn) to a higher place
in the end (of story, of event chain)
opposite of "certain to happen", possibly
a long dispute, often between families and spanning generations
land over which a feudal master reigns, his domain
a public event or a party, set up by any organized entity
a case of set mapping in mathematics
the whole apparatus of state power, with ministers, agencies etc.
the ministers, including the prime minister.
containing sex or violence ("due to graphical nature of this feature presentation, parental guidance is advised")
using drawings and images but without the full assortment of paint
wholesale, in large amounts ("en gross"), dozen dozens
corridor, a narrow room connecting other rooms or leading out
a huge room (as in "music hall", "city hall", "Alberto hall")
internal combustion engine with a hemispherical burn chamber; a truck equipped with such an engine
prefix for half, as in hemisphere
the little stool to lift your legs, a taburet
a flat sofa
lines of text delimited by a line break, some indentation at the beginning, and some spacing after the line break.
an article in the text of a law, usually numbered
deserving or inciting pity ("Čajkovski [Tchaikovsky] wrote one miserable symphony, really pathetic") .
having a capacity to move one to either compassionate or contemptuous pity
piece of land, or a building, which belongs to someone, who then has the right to tell anyone to "leave the premises".
the statements used as parts of a sylogism
internal process of selecting a party candidate, consisting of campaign and elections
main, first, the most important
stipulated condition; process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening
middleman's fee (v. commission)
any establishment where you can have a more or less luxurious bath
any balneotherapy resort
house where they run films
house where drama and comedy are played by live actors
million millions, 1012
million billions, or million million millions, 1018