noisy

31 08 2009

Adjectives
1. (adj.) noisy;
  – full of or characterized by loud and nonmusical sounds;
  – “a noisy cafeteria”; “a small noisy dog”;

2. (adj.) noisy;
  – attracting attention by showiness or bright colors;
  – “a noisy sweater”;

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recalcitrant

31 08 2009

Adjectives
1. (adj.) fractious, recalcitrant, refractory;
  – stubbornly resistant to authority or control;
  – “a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness”; “a refractory child”;

2. (adj.) recalcitrant;
  – marked by stubborn resistance to authority;
  – “the University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators”;


   


bombast

31 08 2009

Nouns
1. (n.) blah, bombast, claptrap, fustian, rant;
  – pompous or pretentious talk or writing;

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durance

31 08 2009

Nouns
1. (n.) durance;
  – imprisonment (especially for a long time);

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pageant

30 08 2009

Nouns
1. (n.) pageant, pageantry;
  – an elaborate representation of scenes from history etc; usually involves a parade with rich costumes;

2. (n.) pageant, pageantry;
  – a rich and spectacular ceremony;

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