voluptuary

30 11 2012

Nouns
1. (n.) sybarite, voluptuary;
  – a person addicted to luxury and pleasures of the senses;

Adjectives
1. (adj.) epicurean, luxuriant, luxurious, sybaritic, voluptuary, voluptuous;
  – displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses;
  – “an epicurean banquet”; “enjoyed a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs”; “Lucullus spent the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence”; “a chinchilla robe of sybaritic lavishness”;

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filibuster

30 11 2012

Nouns
1. (n.) filibuster, filibusterer;
  – a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes;

2. (n.) filibuster;
  – (law) a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches;

Verbs
1. (verb) filibuster;
  – obstruct deliberately by delaying;

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loath

30 11 2012

Adjectives
1. (adj.) loath, loth, reluctant;
  – unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom;
  – “a reluctant smile”; “loath to admit a mistake”;

2. (adj.) antipathetic, antipathetical, averse, indisposed, loath, loth;
  – (usually followed by `to’) strongly opposed;
  – “antipathetic to new ideas”; “averse to taking risks”; “loath to go on such short notice”; “clearly indisposed to grant their request”;

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facet

30 11 2012

Nouns
1. (n.) aspect, facet;
  – a distinct feature or element in a problem;
  – “he studied every facet of the question”;

2. (n.) facet;
  – a smooth surface (as of a bone or cut gemstone);

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salutation

29 11 2012

Nouns
1. (n.) salutation, salute;
  – an act of honor or courteous recognition;
  – “a musical salute to the composer on his birthday”;

2. (n.) greeting, salutation;
  – (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting);

3. (n.) salutation;
  – word of greeting used to begin a letter;

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