akimbo

31 12 2011

Adjectives
1. (adj.) akimbo;
  – (used of arms and legs) bent outward with the joint away from the body;
  – “a tailor sitting with legs akimbo”; “stood with arms akimbo”;

Adverbs
1. (adv.) akimbo;
  – with hands on hips and elbows extending outward;
  – “she stood there akimbo”;

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epitome

31 12 2011

Nouns
1. (n.) epitome, image, paradigm, prototype;
  – a standard or typical example;
  – “he is the prototype of good breeding”; “he provided America with an image of the good father”;

2. (n.) epitome;
  – a brief abstract (as of an article or book);

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collapsible

31 12 2011

Adjectives
1. (adj.) collapsable, collapsible;
  – capable of collapsing or being collapsed;
  – “a collapsible boat”;

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cling

31 12 2011

Nouns
1. (n.) cling, clingstone;
  – fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit;

Verbs
1. (verb) adhere, cleave, cling, cohere, stick;
  – come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation;
  – “The dress clings to her body”; “The label stuck to the box”; “The sushi rice grains cohere”;

2. (verb) cling;
  – to remain emotionally or intellectually attached;
  – “He clings to the idea that she might still love him.”;

3. (verb) cling, hang;
  – hold on tightly or tenaciously;
  – “hang on to your father’s hands”; “The child clung to his mother’s apron”;


   


diagnose

31 12 2011

Verbs
1. (verb) diagnose, name;
  – determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis;

2. (verb) diagnose;
  – subject to a medical analysis;

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