esquire

31 01 2011

Nouns
1. (n.) esquire;
  – (Middle Ages) an attendant and shield bearer to a knight; a candidate for knighthood;

2. (n.) esq, esquire;
  – a title of respect for a member of the English gentry ranking just below a knight; placed after the name;

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proclivity

31 01 2011

Nouns
1. (n.) leaning, proclivity, propensity;
  – a natural inclination;
  – “he has a proclivity for exaggeration”;


   


coercion

31 01 2011

Nouns
1. (n.) coercion;
  – the act of compelling by force of authority;

2. (n.) coercion, compulsion;
  – using force to cause something to occur;
  – “though pressed into rugby under compulsion I began to enjoy the game”; “they didn’t have to use coercion”;

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cantata

31 01 2011

Nouns
1. (n.) cantata, oratorio;
  – a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text;

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metal

30 01 2011

Nouns
1. (n.) metal, metallic element;
  – any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.;

2. (n.) alloy, metal;
  – a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten;
  – “brass is an alloy of zinc and copper”;

Verbs
1. (verb) metal;
  – cover with metal;

Adjectives
1. (adj.) metal, metallic;
  – containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal;
  – “a metallic compound”; “metallic luster”; “the strange metallic note of the meadow lark, suggesting the clash of vibrant blades”;

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