preferment

31 01 2010

Nouns
1. (n.) preferment;
  – the act of preferring;
  – “the preferment went to the younger candidate”;

2. (n.) preferment;
  – the act of making accusations;
  – “preferment of charges”;

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temerity

31 01 2010

Nouns
1. (n.) audaciousness, audacity, temerity;
  – fearless daring;


   


courser

31 01 2010

Nouns
1. (n.) courser;
  – a huntsman who hunts small animals with fast dogs that use sight rather than scent to follow their prey;

2. (n.) charger, courser;
  – formerly a strong swift horse ridden into battle;

3. (n.) courser;
  – a dog trained for coursing;

4. (n.) courser;
  – swift-footed terrestrial plover-like bird of southern Asia and Africa; related to the pratincoles;

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unlawful

31 01 2010

Adjectives
1. (adj.) improper, unconventional, unlawful;
  – not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention;
  – “an unconventional marriage”; “improper banking practices”;

2. (adj.) unlawful;
  – contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law;
  – “unlawful measures”; “unlawful money”; “unlawful hunters”;

3. (adj.) unlawful;
  – not morally right or permissible;
  – “unlawful love”;

4. (adj.) unlawful, wrongful;
  – having no legally established claim;
  – “the wrongful heir to the throne”;

5. (adj.) illegitimate, illicit, outlaw, outlawed, unlawful;
  – contrary to or forbidden by law;
  – “an illegitimate seizure of power”; “illicit trade”; “an outlaw strike”; “unlawful measures”;

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confidant

30 01 2010

Nouns
1. (n.) confidant, intimate;
  – someone to whom private matters are confided;

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