simile

31 10 2008

Nouns
1. (n.) simile;
  – a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with `like’ or `as’);

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creak

31 10 2008

Nouns
1. (n.) creak, creaking;
  – a squeaking sound;
  – “the creak of the floorboards gave him away”;

Verbs
1. (verb) creak, screak, screech, skreak, squeak, whine;
  – make a high-pitched, screeching noise;
  – “The door creaked when I opened it slowly”; “My car engine makes a whining noise”;

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steadfast

31 10 2008

Adjectives
1. (adj.) firm, steadfast, steady, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering;
  – marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable;
  – “firm convictions”; “a firm mouth”; “steadfast resolve”; “a man of unbendable perseverence”; “unwavering loyalty”;

2. (adj.) staunch, steadfast, unswerving;
  – firm and dependable especially in loyalty;
  – “a steadfast ally”; “a staunch defender of free speech”; “unswerving devotion”; “unswerving allegiance”;

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dispossess

31 10 2008

Verbs
1. (verb) dispossess;
  – deprive of the possession of real estate;

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coerce

31 10 2008

Verbs
1. (verb) coerce, force, hale, pressure, squeeze;
  – to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :;
  – “She forced him to take a job in the city”; “He squeezed her for information”;

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