torpid

31 05 2012

Adjectives
1. (adj.) inert, sluggish, soggy, torpid;
  – slow and apathetic;
  – “she was fat and inert”; “a sluggish worker”; “a mind grown torpid in old age”;

2. (adj.) dormant, hibernating, torpid;
  – in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation;
  – “dormant buds”; “a hibernating bear”; “torpid frogs”;

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imperfectible

31 05 2012

Adjectives
1. (adj.) imperfectible;
  – capable of being made imperfect;

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scruple

31 05 2012

Nouns
1. (n.) scruple;
  – a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains;

2. (n.) misgiving, qualm, scruple;
  – uneasiness about the fitness of an action;

3. (n.) scruple;
  – an ethical or moral principle that inhibits action;

Verbs
1. (verb) scruple;
  – hesitate on moral grounds;
  – “The man scrupled to perjure himself”;

2. (verb) scruple;
  – raise scruples;
  – “He lied and did not even scruple about it”;

3. (verb) scruple;
  – have doubts about;

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brae

31 05 2012

Nouns
1. (n.) brae;
  – a slope or hillside;

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jubilant

30 05 2012

Adjectives
1. (adj.) exultant, exulting, jubilant, prideful, rejoicing, triumphal, triumphant;
  – joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success;
  – “rejoicing crowds filled the streets on VJ Day”; “a triumphal success”; “a triumphant shout”;

2. (adj.) elated, gleeful, joyful, jubilant;
  – full of high-spirited delight;
  – “a joyful heart”;

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