conducive

30 04 2010

Adjectives
1. (adj.) conducive, contributing, contributive, contributory, tributary;
  – tending to bring about; being partly responsible for;
  – “working conditions are not conducive to productivity”; “the seaport was a contributing factor in the growth of the city”; “a contributory factor”;

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provoke

30 04 2010

Verbs
1. (verb) arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise;
  – call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses);
  – “arouse pity”; “raise a smile”; “evoke sympathy”;

2. (verb) call forth, evoke, kick up, provoke;
  – evoke or provoke to appear or occur;
  – “Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple”;

3. (verb) provoke, stimulate;
  – provide the needed stimulus for;

4. (verb) beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke;
  – annoy continually or chronically;
  – “He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked”; “This man harasses his female co-workers”;


   


quietus

30 04 2010

Nouns
1. (n.) eternal rest, eternal sleep, quietus, rest, sleep;
  – euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb);
  – “she was laid to rest beside her husband”; “they had to put their family pet to sleep”;

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suspicious

30 04 2010

Adjectives
1. (adj.) leery, mistrustful, suspicious, untrusting, wary;
  – openly distrustful and unwilling to confide;

2. (adj.) fishy, funny, shady, suspect, suspicious;
  – not as expected;
  – “there was something fishy about the accident”; “up to some funny business”; “some definitely queer goings-on”; “a shady deal”; “her motives were suspect”; “suspicious behavior”;

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regicide

29 04 2010

Nouns
1. (n.) regicide;
  – someone who commits regicide; the killer of a king;

2. (n.) regicide;
  – the act of killing a king;

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