superannuate

31 07 2013

Verbs
1. (verb) superannuate;
  – retire and pension (someone) because of age or physical inability;

2. (verb) superannuate;
  – declare to be obsolete;

3. (verb) superannuate;
  – become obsolete;

4. (verb) superannuate;
  – retire or become ineligible because of old age or infirmity;

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decree

31 07 2013

Nouns
1. (n.) decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript;
  – a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge);
  – “a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there”;

Verbs
1. (verb) decree;
  – issue a decree;
  – “The King only can decree”;

2. (verb) decree, rule;
  – decide with authority;
  – “The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed”;


   


pallid

31 07 2013

Adjectives
1. (adj.) pale, pallid, wan;
  – abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress;
  – “the pallid face of the invalid”; “her wan face suddenly flushed”;

2. (adj.) pale, pallid, sick, wan;
  – (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble;
  – “the pale light of a half moon”; “a pale sun”; “the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street”; “a pallid sky”; “the pale (or wan) stars”; “the wan light of dawn”;

3. (adj.) pale, pallid;
  – lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness;
  – “a pale rendition of the aria”; “pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender”; “a pallid performance”;

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wearisome

31 07 2013

Adjectives
1. (adj.) boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome;
  – so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness;
  – “a boring evening with uninteresting people”; “the deadening effect of some routine tasks”; “a dull play”; “his competent but dull performance”; “a ho-hum speaker who couldn’t capture their attention”; “what an irksome task the writing of long letters is”; “tedious days on the train”; “the tiresome chirping of a cricket”; “other people’s dreams are dreadfully wearisome”;

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ignoble

30 07 2013

Adjectives
1. (adj.) ignoble;
  – completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose;
  – “something cowardly and ignoble in his attitude”; “I think it a less evil that some criminals should escape than that the government should play an ignoble part”;

2. (adj.) ignoble, ungentle, untitled;
  – not of the nobility;
  – “of ignoble (or ungentle) birth”; “untitled civilians”;

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