illogical

31 10 2011

Adjectives
1. (adj.) illogical, unlogical;
  – lacking in correct logical relation;

2. (adj.) confused, disconnected, disjointed, disordered, garbled, illogical, scattered, unconnected;
  – lacking orderly continuity;
  – “a confused set of instructions”; “a confused dream about the end of the world”; “disconnected fragments of a story”; “scattered thoughts”;

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opulence

31 10 2011

Nouns
1. (n.) luxuriousness, luxury, opulence, sumptuousness;
  – wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living;

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derivative

31 10 2011

Nouns
1. (n.) derivative, derived function, differential, differential coefficient, first derivative;
  – the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx;

2. (n.) derivative;
  – a compound obtained from, or regarded as derived from, another compound;

3. (n.) derivative, derivative instrument;
  – a financial instrument whose value is based on another security;

4. (n.) derivative;
  – (linguistics) a word that is derived from another word;
  – “`electricity’ is a derivative of `electric'”;

Adjectives
1. (adj.) derivative;
  – resulting from or employing derivation;
  – “a derivative process”; “a highly derivative prose style”;


   


dissuasion

31 10 2011

Nouns
1. (n.) dissuasion;
  – a communication that dissuades you;

2. (n.) dissuasion;
  – persuading not to do or believe something; talking someone out of a belief or an intended course of action;

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usurp

31 10 2011

Verbs
1. (verb) arrogate, assume, seize, take over, usurp;
  – seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one’s right or possession;
  – “He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town”; “he usurped my rights”; “She seized control of the throne after her husband died”;

2. (verb) usurp;
  – take the place of;
  – “gloom had usurped mirth at the party after the news of the terrorist act broke”;

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