indefensible

30 11 2011

Adjectives
1. (adj.) indefensible, untenable;
  – (of theories etc) incapable of being defended or justified;

2. (adj.) indefensible;
  – not able to be protected against attack;

3. (adj.) indefensible, insupportable, unjustifiable, unwarrantable, unwarranted;
  – incapable of being justified or explained;

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deign

30 11 2011

Verbs
1. (verb) condescend, deign, descend;
  – do something that one considers to be below one’s dignity;

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renowned

30 11 2011

Adjectives
1. (adj.) celebrated, famed, famous, far-famed, illustrious, notable, noted, renowned;
  – widely known and esteemed;
  – “a famous actor”; “a celebrated musician”; “a famed scientist”; “an illustrious judge”; “a notable historian”; “a renowned painter”;


   


mettle

30 11 2011

Nouns
1. (n.) heart, mettle, nerve, spunk;
  – the courage to carry on;
  – “he kept fighting on pure spunk”; “you haven’t got the heart for baseball”;

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inscribe

30 11 2011

Verbs
1. (verb) engrave, grave, inscribe, scratch;
  – carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface;
  – “engrave a pen”; “engraved the trophy cupt with the winner’s”; “the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree”;

2. (verb) enrol, enroll, enter, inscribe, recruit;
  – register formally as a participant or member;
  – “The party recruited many new members”;

3. (verb) inscribe;
  – draw within a figure so as to touch in as many places as possible;

4. (verb) inscribe;
  – write, engrave, or print as a lasting record;

5. (verb) autograph, inscribe;
  – mark with one’s signature;
  – “The author autographed his book”;

6. (verb) cipher, code, cypher, encipher, encrypt, inscribe, write in code;
  – convert ordinary language into code;
  – “We should encode the message for security reasons”;

7. (verb) inscribe;
  – address, (a work of literature) in a style less formal than a dedication;

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