static

31 01 2013

Nouns
1. (n.) atmospheric static, atmospherics, static;
  – a crackling or hissing noise caused by electrical interference;

2. (n.) static;
  – angry criticism;
  – “they will probably give you a lot of static about your editorial”;

Adjectives
1. (adj.) inactive, motionless, static, still;
  – not in physical motion;
  – “the inertia of an object at rest”;

2. (adj.) electrostatic, static;
  – concerned with or producing or caused by static electricity;
  – “an electrostatic generator produces high-voltage static electricity”;

3. (adj.) stable, static, unchanging;
  – showing little if any change;
  – “a static population”;

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decimate

31 01 2013

Verbs
1. (verb) decimate;
  – kill one in every ten, as of mutineers in Roman armies;

2. (verb) annihilate, carry off, decimate, eliminate, eradicate, extinguish, wipe out;
  – kill in large numbers;
  – “the plague wiped out an entire population”;

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recitation

31 01 2013

Nouns
1. (n.) recitation;
  – written matter that is recited from memory;

2. (n.) reading, recital, recitation;
  – a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance;
  – “the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems”;

3. (n.) class period, course session, recitation;
  – a regularly scheduled session as part of a course of study;

4. (n.) drill, exercise, practice, practice session, recitation;
  – systematic training by multiple repetitions;
  – “practice makes perfect”;

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scurrilous

31 01 2013

Adjectives
1. (adj.) abusive, opprobrious, scurrilous;
  – expressing offensive reproach;

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battery

30 01 2013

Nouns
1. (n.) battery;
  – group of guns or missile launchers operated together at one place;

2. (n.) battery, electric battery;
  – a device that produces electricity; may have several primary or secondary cells arranged in parallel or series;

3. (n.) battery;
  – a collection of related things intended for use together;
  – “took a battery of achievement tests”;

4. (n.) battery;
  – a unit composed of the pitcher and catcher;

5. (n.) battery, stamp battery;
  – a series of stamps operated in one mortar for crushing ores;

6. (n.) barrage, barrage fire, battery, bombardment, shelling;
  – the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target;
  – “they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops”; “the shelling went on for hours without pausing”;

7. (n.) assault and battery, battery;
  – an assault in which the assailant makes physical contact;

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