convalescent

28 02 2011

Nouns
1. (n.) convalescent;
  – a person who is recovering from illness;

Adjectives
1. (adj.) convalescent, recovering;
  – returning to health after illness or debility;
  – “convalescent children are difficult to keep in bed”;

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forestall

28 02 2011

Verbs
1. (verb) forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent;
  – keep from happening or arising; make impossible;
  – “My sense of tact forbids an honest answer”; “Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project”;

2. (verb) anticipate, counter, foresee, forestall;
  – act in advance of; deal with ahead of time;


   


irritable

28 02 2011

Adjectives
1. (adj.) cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peckish, peevish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, techy, testy, tetchy;
  – easily irritated or annoyed;
  – “an incorrigibly fractious young man”; “not the least nettlesome of his countrymen”;

2. (adj.) irritable;
  – abnormally sensitive to a stimulus;

3. (adj.) excitable, irritable;
  – capable of responding to stimuli;

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amatory

28 02 2011

Adjectives
1. (adj.) amatory, amorous, romantic;
  – expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance;
  – “her amatory affairs”; “amorous glances”; “a romantic adventure”; “a romantic moonlight ride”;

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excerpt

27 02 2011

Nouns
1. (n.) excerpt, excerption, extract, selection;
  – a passage selected from a larger work;
  – “he presented excerpts from William James’ philosophical writings”;

Verbs
1. (verb) excerpt, extract, take out;
  – take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy;

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