blazon

30 11 2010

Nouns
1. (n.) arms, blazon, blazonry, coat of arms;
  – the official symbols of a family, state, etc.;

Verbs
1. (verb) blazon, emblazon;
  – decorate with heraldic arms;

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inclined

30 11 2010

Adjectives
1. (adj.) inclined;
  – (often followed by `to’) having a preference, disposition, or tendency;
  – “wasn’t inclined to believe the excuse”; “inclined to be moody”;

2. (adj.) inclined;
  – at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position;
  – “an inclined plane”;

3. (adj.) disposed, fain, inclined, prepared;
  – having made preparations;
  – “prepared to take risks”;


   


finality

30 11 2010

Nouns
1. (n.) conclusiveness, decisiveness, finality;
  – the quality of being final or definitely settled;
  – “the finality of death”;

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loneliness

30 11 2010

Nouns
1. (n.) loneliness, solitariness;
  – the state of being alone in solitary isolation;

2. (n.) desolation, forlornness, loneliness;
  – sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned;

3. (n.) aloneness, loneliness, lonesomeness, solitariness;
  – a disposition toward being alone;

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obviate

29 11 2010

Verbs
1. (verb) eliminate, obviate, rid of;
  – do away with;

2. (verb) avert, avoid, debar, deflect, fend off, forefend, forfend, head off, obviate, stave off, ward off;
  – prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening;
  – “Let’s avoid a confrontation”; “head off a confrontation”; “avert a strike”;

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