condescend

30 11 2008

Verbs
1. (verb) condescend;
  – behave in a patronizing and condescending manner;

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

3. (verb) condescend, lower oneself, stoop;
  – debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way;
  – “I won’t stoop to reading other people’s mail”;

4. (verb) condescend, patronise, patronize;
  – treat condescendingly;

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voluptuary

30 11 2008

Nouns
1. (n.) sybarite, voluptuary;
  – a person addicted to luxury and pleasures of the senses;

Adjectives
1. (adj.) epicurean, luxuriant, luxurious, sybaritic, voluptuary, voluptuous;
  – displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses;
  – “an epicurean banquet”; “enjoyed a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs”; “Lucullus spent the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence”; “a chinchilla robe of sybaritic lavishness”;

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filibuster

30 11 2008

Nouns
1. (n.) filibuster, filibusterer;
  – a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes;

2. (n.) filibuster;
  – (law) a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches;

Verbs
1. (verb) filibuster;
  – obstruct deliberately by delaying;

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loath

30 11 2008

Adjectives
1. (adj.) loath, loth, reluctant;
  – unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom;
  – “a reluctant smile”; “loath to admit a mistake”;

2. (adj.) antipathetic, antipathetical, averse, indisposed, loath, loth;
  – (usually followed by `to’) strongly opposed;
  – “antipathetic to new ideas”; “averse to taking risks”; “loath to go on such short notice”; “clearly indisposed to grant their request”;

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facet

30 11 2008

Nouns
1. (n.) aspect, facet;
  – a distinct feature or element in a problem;
  – “he studied every facet of the question”;

2. (n.) facet;
  – a smooth surface (as of a bone or cut gemstone);

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