athirst

30 04 2009

Adjectives
1. (adj.) athirst, hungry, thirsty;
  – (usually followed by `for’) extremely desirous;
  – “athirst for knowledge”; “hungry for recognition”; “thirsty for informaton”;

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commemorate

30 04 2009

Verbs
1. (verb) commemorate, mark;
  – mark by some ceremony or observation;
  – “The citizens mark the anniversary of the revolution with a march and a parade”;

2. (verb) commemorate, remember;
  – call to remembrance; keep alive the memory of someone or something, as in a ceremony;
  – “We remembered the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz”; “Remember the dead of the First World War”;

3. (verb) commemorate, immortalise, immortalize, memorialise, memorialize, record;
  – be or provide a memorial to a person or an event;
  – “This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps”; “We memorialized the Dead”;


   


amorphous

30 04 2009

Adjectives
1. (adj.) amorphous, formless, shapeless;
  – having no definite form or distinct shape;
  – “amorphous clouds of insects”; “an aggregate of formless particles”; “a shapeless mass of protoplasm”;

2. (adj.) amorphous, unstructured;
  – lacking the system or structure characteristic of living bodies;

3. (adj.) amorphous, uncrystallised, uncrystallized;
  – without real or apparent crystalline form;
  – “an amorphous mineral”; “amorphous structure”;

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parricide

30 04 2009

Nouns
1. (n.) parricide;
  – someone who kills his or her parent;

2. (n.) parricide;
  – the murder of your own father or mother;

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inconstant

29 04 2009

Adjectives
1. (adj.) inconstant;
  – likely to change frequently often without apparent or cogent reason; variable;
  – “inconstant affections”; “an inconstant lover”; “swear not by…the inconstant moon”;

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