dispensable

30 04 2008

Adjectives
1. (adj.) dispensable;
  – capable of being dispensed with or done without;
  – “dispensable items of personal property”;

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herbarium

30 04 2008

Nouns
1. (n.) herbarium;
  – a collection of dried plants that are mounted and systematically classified for study;

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dearth

30 04 2008

Nouns
1. (n.) dearth, famine, shortage;
  – an acute insufficiency;

2. (n.) dearth, paucity;
  – an insufficient quantity or number;

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placate

30 04 2008

Verbs
1. (verb) appease, assuage, conciliate, gentle, gruntle, lenify, mollify, pacify, placate;
  – cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of;
  – “She managed to mollify the angry customer”;

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uncommon

30 04 2008

Adjectives
1. (adj.) uncommon;
  – not common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in amount or remarkable in character or kind;
  – “uncommon birds”; “frost and floods are uncommon during these months”; “doing an uncommon amount of business”; “an uncommon liking for money”; “he owed his greatest debt to his mother’s uncommon character and ability”;

2. (adj.) rare, uncommon;
  – marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind;
  – “what is so rare as a day in June”; “a rare skill”; “an uncommon sense of humor”; “she was kind to an uncommon degree”;

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