gluttonous

31 12 2012

Adjectives
1. (adj.) gluttonous;
  – given to excess in consumption of especially food or drink;
  – “over-fed women and their gluttonous husbands”; “a gluttonous debauch”; “a gluttonous appetite for food and praise and pleasure”;

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privilege

31 12 2012

Nouns
1. (n.) privilege;
  – a special advantage or immunity or benefit not enjoyed by all;

2. (n.) exclusive right, perquisite, prerogative, privilege;
  – a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right);
  – “suffrage was the prerogative of white adult males”;

3. (n.) privilege;
  – (law) the right to refuse to divulge information obtained in a confidential relationship;

Verbs
1. (verb) favor, favour, privilege;
  – bestow a privilege upon;

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terse

31 12 2012

Adjectives
1. (adj.) crisp, curt, laconic, terse;
  – brief and to the point; effectively cut short;
  – “a crisp retort”; “a response so curt as to be almost rude”; “the laconic reply; `yes'”; “short and terse and easy to understand”;

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immerse

31 12 2012

Verbs
1. (verb) immerse, plunge;
  – thrust or throw into;
  – “Immerse yourself in hot water”;

2. (verb) absorb, engross, engulf, immerse, plunge, soak up, steep;
  – devote (oneself) fully to;
  – “He immersed himself into his studies”;

3. (verb) bury, eat up, immerse, swallow, swallow up;
  – enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing;
  – “The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter”;

4. (verb) immerse, plunge;
  – cause to be immersed;
  – “The professor plunged his students into the study of the Italian text”;

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elocution

30 12 2012

Nouns
1. (n.) elocution;
  – an expert manner of speaking involving control of voice and gesture;

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