disciple

30 09 2012

Nouns
1. (n.) adherent, disciple;
  – someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another;

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forestall

30 09 2012

Verbs
1. (verb) forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent;
  – keep from happening or arising; make impossible;
  – “My sense of tact forbids an honest answer”; “Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project”;

2. (verb) anticipate, counter, foresee, forestall;
  – act in advance of; deal with ahead of time;

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decrepit

30 09 2012

Adjectives
1. (adj.) creaky, decrepit, derelict, flea-bitten, run-down, woebegone;
  – worn and broken down by hard use;
  – “a creaky shack”; “a decrepit bus…its seats held together with friction tape”; “a flea-bitten sofa”; “a run-down neighborhood”; “a woebegone old shack”;

2. (adj.) debile, decrepit, feeble, infirm, rickety, sapless, weak, weakly;
  – lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality;
  – “a feeble old woman”; “her body looked sapless”;

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physiography

30 09 2012

Nouns
1. (n.) physical geography, physiography;
  – the study of physical features of the earth’s surface;

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entrench

29 09 2012

Verbs
1. (verb) entrench, intrench;
  – fix firmly or securely;

2. (verb) encroach, entrench, impinge, trench;
  – impinge or infringe upon;
  – “This impinges on my rights as an individual”; “This matter entrenches on other domains”;

3. (verb) dig in, entrench;
  – occupy a trench or secured area;
  – “The troops dug in for the night”;

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