akimbo

31 12 2007

Adjectives
1. (adj.) akimbo;
  – (used of arms and legs) bent outward with the joint away from the body;
  – “a tailor sitting with legs akimbo”; “stood with arms akimbo”;

Adverbs
1. (adv.) akimbo;
  – with hands on hips and elbows extending outward;
  – “she stood there akimbo”;

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collapsible

31 12 2007

Adjectives
1. (adj.) collapsable, collapsible;
  – capable of collapsing or being collapsed;
  – “a collapsible boat”;

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comical

31 12 2007

Adjectives
1. (adj.) amusing, comic, comical, funny, laughable, mirthful, risible;
  – arousing or provoking laughter;
  – “an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls”; “an amusing fellow”; “a comic hat”; “a comical look of surprise”; “funny stories that made everybody laugh”; “a very funny writer”; “it would have been laughable if it hadn’t hurt so much”; “a mirthful experience”; “risible courtroom antics”;

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stagnant

31 12 2007

Adjectives
1. (adj.) dead, stagnant;
  – not circulating or flowing;
  – “dead air”; “dead water”; “stagnant water”;

2. (adj.) moribund, stagnant;
  – not growing or changing; without force or vitality;

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lavish

30 12 2007

Verbs
1. (verb) lavish, shower;
  – expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns;
  – “He was showered with praise”;

Adjectives
1. (adj.) lavish, munificent, overgenerous, too-generous, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting;
  – very generous;
  – “distributed gifts with a lavish hand”; “the critics were lavish in their praise”; “a munificent gift”; “his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent”; “prodigal praise”; “unsparing generosity”; “his unstinted devotion”; “called for unstinting aid to Britain”;

2. (adj.) lavish, lucullan, lush, plush, plushy;
  – characterized by extravagance and profusion;
  – “a lavish buffet”; “a lucullan feast”;

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