demurrage

31 05 2014

Nouns
1. (n.) demurrage;
  – a charge required as compensation for the delay of a ship or freight car or other cargo beyond its scheduled time of departure;

2. (n.) demurrage;
  – detention of a ship or freight car or other cargo beyond its scheduled time of departure;

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volatile

31 05 2014

Nouns
1. (n.) volatile;
  – a volatile substance; a substance that changes readily from solid or liquid to a vapor;
  – “it was heated to evaporate the volatiles”;

Adjectives
1. (adj.) volatile;
  – evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures;
  – “volatile oils”; “volatile solvents”;

2. (adj.) explosive, volatile;
  – liable to lead to sudden change or violence;
  – “an explosive issue”; “a volatile situation with troops and rioters eager for a confrontation”;

3. (adj.) fickle, volatile;
  – marked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments;
  – “fickle friends”; “a flirt’s volatile affections”;

4. (adj.) volatile;
  – tending to vary often or widely;
  – “volatile stocks”; “volatile emotions”;


   


alcohol

31 05 2014

Nouns
1. (n.) alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant;
  – a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent;
  – “alcohol (or drink) ruined him”;

2. (n.) alcohol;
  – any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation;

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benefice

31 05 2014

Nouns
1. (n.) benefice, ecclesiastical benefice;
  – an endowed church office giving income to its holder;

Verbs
1. (verb) benefice;
  – endow with a benefice;

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evasion

30 05 2014

Nouns
1. (n.) equivocation, evasion;
  – a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth;

2. (n.) evasion, nonpayment;
  – the deliberate act of failing to pay money;
  – “his evasion of all his creditors”; “he was indicted for nonpayment”;

3. (n.) dodging, escape, evasion;
  – nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do;
  – “his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible”; “that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive”;

4. (n.) evasion;
  – the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver;

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