slander

31 07 2012

Nouns
1. (n.) slander;
  – words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another;

2. (n.) aspersion, calumny, defamation, denigration, slander;
  – an abusive attack on a person’s character or good name;

Verbs
1. (verb) asperse, besmirch, calumniate, defame, denigrate, slander, smear, smirch, sully;
  – charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone;
  – “The journalists have defamed me!”; “The article in the paper sullied my reputation”;

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fulminate

31 07 2012

Nouns
1. (n.) fulminate;
  – a salt or ester of fulminic acid;

Verbs
1. (verb) fulminate, rail;
  – criticize severely;
  – “He fulminated against the Republicans’ plan to cut Medicare”; “She railed against the bad social policies”;

2. (verb) fulminate;
  – come on suddenly and intensely;
  – “the disease fulminated”;

3. (verb) fulminate;
  – cause to explode violently and with loud noise;

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surreptitious

31 07 2012

Adjectives
1. (adj.) furtive, sneak, sneaky, stealthy, surreptitious;
  – marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed;
  – “a furtive manner”; “a sneak attack”; “stealthy footsteps”; “a surreptitious glance at his watch”;

2. (adj.) clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground;
  – conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods;
  – “clandestine intelligence operations”; “cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines”; “hole-and-corner intrigue”; “secret missions”; “a secret agent”; “secret sales of arms”; “surreptitious mobilization of troops”; “an undercover investigation”; “underground resistance”;

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exceed

31 07 2012

Verbs
1. (verb) exceed, surpass, transcend;
  – be greater in scope or size than some standard;
  – “Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds”;

2. (verb) exceed, go past, overstep, pass, top, transcend;
  – be superior or better than some standard;
  – “She exceeded our expectations”; “She topped her performance of last year”;

3. (verb) exceed, outdo, outgo, outmatch, outperform, outstrip, surmount, surpass;
  – be or do something to a greater degree;
  – “her performance surpasses that of any other student I know”; “She outdoes all other athletes”; “This exceeds all my expectations”; “This car outperforms all others in its class”;

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penchant

30 07 2012

Nouns
1. (n.) penchant, predilection, preference, taste;
  – a strong liking;
  – “my own preference is for good literature”; “the Irish have a penchant for blarney”;

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