creak

31 10 2012

Nouns
1. (n.) creak, creaking;
  – a squeaking sound;
  – “the creak of the floorboards gave him away”;

Verbs
1. (verb) creak, screak, screech, skreak, squeak, whine;
  – make a high-pitched, screeching noise;
  – “The door creaked when I opened it slowly”; “My car engine makes a whining noise”;

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steadfast

31 10 2012

Adjectives
1. (adj.) firm, steadfast, steady, stiff, unbendable, unfaltering, unshakable, unwavering;
  – marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable;
  – “firm convictions”; “a firm mouth”; “steadfast resolve”; “a man of unbendable perseverence”; “unwavering loyalty”;

2. (adj.) staunch, steadfast, unswerving;
  – firm and dependable especially in loyalty;
  – “a steadfast ally”; “a staunch defender of free speech”; “unswerving devotion”; “unswerving allegiance”;

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dispossess

31 10 2012

Verbs
1. (verb) dispossess;
  – deprive of the possession of real estate;

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coerce

31 10 2012

Verbs
1. (verb) coerce, force, hale, pressure, squeeze;
  – to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :;
  – “She forced him to take a job in the city”; “He squeezed her for information”;

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placid

30 10 2012

Adjectives
1. (adj.) placid, quiet, smooth, still, tranquil, unruffled;
  – (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves;
  – “a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay”; “the quiet waters of a lagoon”; “a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky”; “a smooth channel crossing”; “scarcely a ripple on the still water”; “unruffled water”;

2. (adj.) equable, even-tempered, good-tempered, placid;
  – not easily irritated;
  – “an equable temper”; “not everyone shared his placid temperament”; “remained placid despite the repeated delays”;

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