catholicity

30 09 2014

Nouns
1. (n.) catholicism, catholicity;
  – the beliefs and practices of a Catholic Church;

2. (n.) catholicity, universality;
  – the quality of being universal; existing everywhere;

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alacrity

30 09 2014

Nouns
1. (n.) alacrity, briskness, smartness;
  – liveliness and eagerness;
  – “he accepted with alacrity”; “the smartness of the pace soon exhausted him”;


   


acetate

30 09 2014

Nouns
1. (n.) acetate, ethanoate;
  – a salt or ester of acetic acid;

2. (n.) acetate, acetate rayon;
  – a fabric made from fibers of cellulose acetate;

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Pariah

30 09 2014

Nouns
1. (n.) castaway, ishmael, outcast, pariah;
  – a person who is rejected (from society or home);

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modify

29 09 2014

Verbs
1. (verb) modify;
  – make less severe or harsh or extreme;
  – “please modify this letter to make it more polite”; “he modified his views on same-gender marriage”;

2. (verb) modify, qualify;
  – add a modifier to a constituent;

3. (verb) alter, change, modify;
  – cause to change; make different; cause a transformation;
  – “The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city”; “The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue”;

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