dissentious

31 05 2013

Adjectives
1. (adj.) dissentious, divisive, factious;
  – dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion);

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grave

31 05 2013

Nouns
1. (n.) grave;
  – death of a person;
  – “he went to his grave without forgiving me”; “from cradle to grave”;

2. (n.) grave, tomb;
  – a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone);
  – “he put flowers on his mother’s grave”;

3. (n.) grave, grave accent;
  – a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation;

Verbs
1. (verb) grave, sculpt, sculpture;
  – shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it;
  – “She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband”;

2. (verb) engrave, grave, inscribe, scratch;
  – carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface;
  – “engrave a pen”; “engraved the trophy cupt with the winner’s”; “the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree”;

Adjectives
1. (adj.) grave, sedate, sober, solemn;
  – dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises;
  – “a grave God-fearing man”; “a quiet sedate nature”; “as sober as a judge”; “a solemn promise”; “the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence”;

2. (adj.) dangerous, grave, grievous, life-threatening, serious, severe;
  – causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm;
  – “a dangerous operation”; “a grave situation”; “a grave illness”; “grievous bodily harm”; “a serious wound”; “a serious turn of events”; “a severe case of pneumonia”; “a life-threatening disease”;

3. (adj.) grave, grievous, heavy, weighty;
  – of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought;
  – “grave responsibilities”; “faced a grave decision in a time of crisis”; “a grievous fault”; “heavy matters of state”; “the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference”;


   


purveyor

31 05 2013

Nouns
1. (n.) purveyor;
  – someone who supplies provisions (especially food);

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studious

31 05 2013

Adjectives
1. (adj.) studious;
  – marked by care and effort;
  – “made a studious attempt to fix the television set”;

2. (adj.) bookish, studious;
  – characterized by diligent study and fondness for reading;
  – “a bookish farmer who always had a book in his pocket”; “a quiet studious child”;

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ominous

30 05 2013

Adjectives
1. (adj.) baleful, forbidding, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threatening;
  – threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments;
  – “a baleful look”; “forbidding thunderclouds”; “his tone became menacing”; “ominous rumblings of discontent”; “sinister storm clouds”; “a sinister smile”; “his threatening behavior”; “ugly black clouds”; “the situation became ugly”;

2. (adj.) ill, inauspicious, ominous;
  – presaging ill fortune;
  – “ill omens”; “ill predictions”; “my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven”; “a dead and ominous silence prevailed”; “a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government”;

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