tyranny

31 12 2013

Nouns
1. (n.) absolutism, authoritarianism, caesarism, despotism, dictatorship, monocracy, one-man rule, shogunate, stalinism, totalitarianism, tyranny;
  – a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.);

2. (n.) absolutism, despotism, tyranny;
  – dominance through threat of punishment and violence;

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froward

31 12 2013

Adjectives
1. (adj.) froward, headstrong, self-willed, wilful, willful;
  – habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition;


   


punctilious

31 12 2013

Adjectives
1. (adj.) meticulous, punctilious;
  – marked by precise accordance with details;
  – “meticulous research”; “punctilious in his attention to rules of etiquette”;

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nurture

31 12 2013

Nouns
1. (n.) nurture, raising, rearing;
  – the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child;

2. (n.) breeding, bringing up, fosterage, fostering, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing;
  – helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community;
  – “they debated whether nature or nurture was more important”;

Verbs
1. (verb) foster, nurture;
  – help develop, help grow;
  – “nurture his talents”;

2. (verb) bring up, nurture, parent, raise, rear;
  – bring up;
  – “raise a family”; “bring up children”;

3. (verb) nourish, nurture, sustain;
  – provide with nourishment;
  – “We sustained ourselves on bread and water”; “This kind of food is not nourishing for young children”;

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butt

30 12 2013

Nouns
1. (n.) butt, butt end;
  – thick end of the handle;

2. (n.) butt;
  – the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots;

3. (n.) butt, goat, laughingstock, stooge;
  – a victim of ridicule or pranks;

4. (n.) arse, ass, backside, behind, bottom, bum, buns, butt, buttocks, can, derriere, fanny, fundament, hind end, hindquarters, keister, nates, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, seat, stern, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush;
  – the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on;
  – “he deserves a good kick in the butt”; “are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?”;

5. (n.) butt, target;
  – sports equipment consisting of an object set up for a marksman or archer to aim at;

6. (n.) butt, cigaret, cigarette, coffin nail, fag;
  – finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking;

7. (n.) butt, butt joint;
  – a joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping;

8. (n.) butt;
  – a large cask (especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 hogsheads or 126 gallons);

9. (n.) butt, stub;
  – the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking);

Verbs
1. (verb) abut, adjoin, border, butt, butt against, butt on, edge, march;
  – lie adjacent to another or share a boundary;
  – “Canada adjoins the U.S.”; “England marches with Scotland”;

2. (verb) bunt, butt;
  – to strike, thrust or shove against;
  – “He butted his sister out of the way”; “The goat butted the hiker with his horns”;

3. (verb) butt;
  – place end to end without overlapping;
  – “The frames must be butted at the joints”;

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