torrid

30 06 2012

Adjectives
1. (adj.) ardent, fervent, fervid, fiery, impassioned, perfervid, torrid;
  – characterized by intense emotion;
  – “ardent love”; “an ardent lover”; “a fervent desire to change society”; “a fervent admirer”; “fiery oratory”; “an impassioned appeal”; “a torrid love affair”;

2. (adj.) torrid;
  – emotionally charged and vigorously energetic;
  – “a torrid dance”; “torrid jazz bands”; “hot trumpets and torrid rhythms”;

3. (adj.) torrid;
  – extremely hot;
  – “the torrid noonday sun”; “sultry sands of the dessert”;

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inconsiderable

30 06 2012

Adjectives
1. (adj.) inconsiderable;
  – too small or unimportant to merit attention;
  – “passed his life in an inconsiderable village”; “their duties were inconsiderable”; “had no inconsiderable influence”;

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mirage

30 06 2012

Nouns
1. (n.) mirage;
  – an optical illusion in which atmospheric refraction by a layer of hot air distorts or inverts reflections of distant objects;

2. (n.) mirage;
  – something illusory and unattainable;

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beatify

30 06 2012

Verbs
1. (verb) beatify, exalt, exhilarate, inebriate, thrill, tickle pink;
  – fill with sublime emotion;
  – “The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies”; “He was inebriated by his phenomenal success”;

2. (verb) beatify;
  – make blessedly happy;

3. (verb) beatify;
  – declare (a dead person) to be blessed; the first step of achieving sainthood;
  – “On Sunday, the martyr will be beatified by the Vatican”;

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peruse

29 06 2012

Verbs
1. (verb) peruse;
  – examine or consider with attention and in detail;
  – “Please peruse this report at your leisure”;

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