stagnation

30 09 2011

Nouns
1. (n.) doldrums, stagnancy, stagnation;
  – a state of inactivity (in business or art etc);
  – “economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation”;

2. (n.) stagnancy, stagnation;
  – inactivity of liquids; being stagnant; standing still; without current or circulation;

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eschew

30 09 2011

Verbs
1. (verb) eschew, shun;
  – avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of;


   


penurious

30 09 2011

Adjectives
1. (adj.) hard up, impecunious, in straitened circumstances, penniless, penurious, pinched;
  – not having enough money to pay for necessities;

2. (adj.) parsimonious, penurious;
  – excessively unwilling to spend;
  – “parsimonious thrift relieved by few generous impulses”; “lived in a most penurious manner–denying himself every indulgence”;

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potent

30 09 2011

Adjectives
1. (adj.) potent, powerful;
  – having great influence;

2. (adj.) potent, strong;
  – having or wielding force or authority;
  – “providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons”;

3. (adj.) potent, stiff, strong;
  – having a strong physiological or chemical effect;
  – “a potent toxin”; “potent liquor”; “a potent cup of tea”; “a stiff drink”;

4. (adj.) potent, virile;
  – (of a male) capable of copulation;

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awaken

29 09 2011

Verbs
1. (verb) arouse, awaken, rouse, wake, wake up, waken;
  – cause to become awake or conscious;
  – “He was roused by the drunken men in the street”; “Please wake me at 6 AM.”;

2. (verb) arouse, awake, awaken, come alive, wake, wake up, waken;
  – stop sleeping;
  – “She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock”;

3. (verb) awaken;
  – make aware;
  – “They were awakened to the sad facts”;

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