effete

30 04 2011

Adjectives
1. (adj.) decadent, effete;
  – marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay;
  – “a decadent life of excessive money and no sense of responsibility”; “a group of effete self-professed intellectuals”;

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bigot

30 04 2011

Nouns
1. (n.) bigot;
  – a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own;


   


preface

30 04 2011

Nouns
1. (n.) foreword, preface, prolusion;
  – a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book;

Verbs
1. (verb) introduce, precede, preface, premise;
  – furnish with a preface or introduction;
  – “She always precedes her lectures with a joke”; “He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution”;

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cantonment

30 04 2011

Nouns
1. (n.) bivouac, camp, cantonment, encampment;
  – temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers;
  – “wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling”;

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sympathetic

29 04 2011

Adjectives
1. (adj.) sympathetic;
  – of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system;
  – “sympathetic neurons”; “sympathetic stimulation”;

2. (adj.) sympathetic;
  – expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward;
  – “sympathetic to the students’ cause”; “a sympathetic observer”; “a sympathetic gesture”;

3. (adj.) benevolent, charitable, good-hearted, kindly, large-hearted, openhearted, sympathetic;
  – showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity;
  – “was charitable in his opinions of others”; “kindly criticism”; “a kindly act”; “sympathetic words”; “a large-hearted mentor”;

4. (adj.) appealing, likable, likeable, sympathetic;
  – (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings;
  – “the sympathetic characters in the play”;

5. (adj.) sympathetic;
  – having similar disposition and tastes;
  – “with their many similar tastes, he found her a most sympathetic companion”;

6. (adj.) harmonic, sympathetic;
  – relating to vibrations that occur as a result of vibrations in a nearby body;
  – “sympathetic vibration”;

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