[uh-ten-tiv] /əˈtɛn tɪv/
characterized by or giving ; observant:
an attentive audience.
thoughtful of others; considerate; polite; courteous:
an attentive host.
paying attention; listening carefully; observant
(postpositive) often foll by to. careful to fulfil the needs or wants (of); considerate (about): she was always attentive to his needs
late 14c. (implied in attentively), from Old French attentif, from Vulgar Latin *attenditus, from Latin attentus “heedful, observant” (see attend). Sense of “actively ministering to the needs and wants” (of another person) is from early 16c. Related: Attentively.
[uh-wair-nis] /əˈwɛər nɪs/ noun 1. the state or condition of being ; having knowledge; consciousness: The object of the information drive is to raise awareness of what spreads HIV/AIDS. n. 1828, from aware + -ness.
[oh-ver-aw] /ˌoʊ vərˈɔ/ verb (used with object), overawed, overawing. 1. to restrain or subdue by inspiring ; intimidate: He often uses that imperious scowl to overawe his subordinates. /ˌəʊvərˈɔː/ verb 1. (transitive) to subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe v. 1570s, from over- + awe (v.). Perhaps coined by Spenser. […]
[beyk] /beɪk/ verb (used with object), baked, baking. 1. to cook by dry heat in an oven or on heated metal or stones. 2. to harden by heat: to bake pottery in a kiln. 3. to dry by, or subject to heat: The sun baked the land. verb (used without object), baked, baking. 4. to […]
[verb oh-ver-bal-uh ns; noun oh-ver-bal-uh ns] /verb ˌoʊ vərˈbæl əns; noun ˈoʊ vərˌbæl əns/ verb (used with object), overbalanced, overbalancing. 1. to outweigh: The opportunity overbalances the disadvantages of leaving town. 2. to cause to lose or to fall or turn over: He accidentally overbalanced a vase. noun 3. an excessive weight or amount. 4. […]