missile

29 02 2008

Nouns
1. (n.) missile;
  – a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control;

2. (n.) missile, projectile;
  – a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled;

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stupefy

29 02 2008

Verbs
1. (verb) besot, stupefy;
  – make dull or stupid or muddle with drunkenness or infatuation;

2. (verb) amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex;
  – be a mystery or bewildering to;
  – “This beats me!”; “Got me–I don’t know the answer!”; “a vexing problem”; “This question really stuck me”;

3. (verb) stun, stupefy;
  – make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow;
  – “stun fish”;

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comprise

29 02 2008

Verbs
1. (verb) comprise, consist;
  – be composed of;
  – “The land he conquered comprised several provinces”; “What does this dish consist of?”;

2. (verb) comprise, contain, incorporate;
  – include or contain; have as a component;
  – “A totally new idea is comprised in this paper”; “The record contains many old songs from the 1930’s”;

3. (verb) be, comprise, constitute, make up, represent;
  – form or compose;
  – “This money is my only income”; “The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance”; “These constitute my entire belonging”; “The children made up the chorus”; “This sum represents my entire income for a year”; “These few men comprise his entire army”;

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critique

29 02 2008

Nouns
1. (n.) critical review, critique, review, review article;
  – an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play);

2. (n.) criticism, critique;
  – a serious examination and judgment of something;
  – “constructive criticism is always appreciated”;

Verbs
1. (verb) critique, review;
  – appraise critically;
  – “She reviews books for the New York Times”; “Please critique this performance”;

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confidence

29 02 2008

Nouns
1. (n.) assurance, authority, confidence, self-assurance, self-confidence, sureness;
  – freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities;
  – “his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular”; “after that failure he lost his confidence”; “she spoke with authority”;

2. (n.) confidence;
  – a feeling of trust (in someone or something);
  – “I have confidence in our team”; “confidence is always borrowed, never owned”;

3. (n.) confidence;
  – a state of confident hopefulness that events will be favorable;
  – “public confidence in the economy”;

4. (n.) confidence, trust;
  – a trustful relationship;
  – “he took me into his confidence”; “he betrayed their trust”;

5. (n.) confidence;
  – a secret that is confided or entrusted to another;
  – “everyone trusted him with their confidences”; “the priest could not reveal her confidences”;

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