deign

30 11 2007

Verbs
1. (verb) condescend, deign, descend;
  – do something that one considers to be below one’s dignity;

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inscribe

30 11 2007

Verbs
1. (verb) engrave, grave, inscribe, scratch;
  – carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface;
  – “engrave a pen”; “engraved the trophy cupt with the winner’s”; “the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree”;

2. (verb) enrol, enroll, enter, inscribe, recruit;
  – register formally as a participant or member;
  – “The party recruited many new members”;

3. (verb) inscribe;
  – draw within a figure so as to touch in as many places as possible;

4. (verb) inscribe;
  – write, engrave, or print as a lasting record;

5. (verb) autograph, inscribe;
  – mark with one’s signature;
  – “The author autographed his book”;

6. (verb) cipher, code, cypher, encipher, encrypt, inscribe, write in code;
  – convert ordinary language into code;
  – “We should encode the message for security reasons”;

7. (verb) inscribe;
  – address, (a work of literature) in a style less formal than a dedication;

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upturn

30 11 2007

Nouns
1. (n.) upturn;
  – an upward movement or trend as in business activity;

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grandiose

30 11 2007

Adjectives
1. (adj.) grandiose;
  – impressive because of unnecessary largeness or grandeur; used to show disapproval;

2. (adj.) grandiose, hifalutin, highfalutin, highfaluting, hoity-toity, la-di-da;
  – affectedly genteel;

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outrigger

29 11 2007

Nouns
1. (n.) outrigger;
  – a stabilizer for a canoe; spars attach to a shaped log or float parallel to the hull;

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