fluctuation

31 10 2014

Nouns
1. (n.) fluctuation;
  – a wave motion;
  – “the fluctuations of the sea”;

2. (n.) fluctuation, variation;
  – an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change;

3. (n.) fluctuation, wavering;
  – the quality of being unsteady and subject to changes;
  – “he kept a record of price fluctuations”;

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articulate

31 10 2014

Verbs
1. (verb) articulate, joint;
  – provide with a joint;
  – “the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood”;

2. (verb) articulate, formulate, give voice, phrase, word;
  – put into words or an expression;
  – “He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees”;

3. (verb) articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce, say, sound out;
  – speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way;
  – “She pronounces French words in a funny way”; “I cannot say `zip wire'”; “Can the child sound out this complicated word?”;

4. (verb) articulate;
  – unite by forming a joint or joints;
  – “the ankle bone articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle bones”;

5. (verb) articulate, enunciate, vocalise, vocalize;
  – express or state clearly;

Adjectives
1. (adj.) articulate;
  – expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language;
  – “articulate speech”; “an articulate orator”; “articulate beings”;

2. (adj.) articulate, articulated;
  – consisting of segments held together by joints;


   


simile

31 10 2014

Nouns
1. (n.) simile;
  – a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with `like’ or `as’);

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repulse

31 10 2014

Nouns
1. (n.) rebuff, repulse, snub;
  – an instance of driving away or warding off;

Verbs
1. (verb) drive back, fight off, rebuff, repel, repulse;
  – force or drive back;
  – “repel the attacker”; “fight off the onslaught”; “rebuff the attack”;

2. (verb) repel, repulse;
  – be repellent to; cause aversion in;

3. (verb) beat back, drive, force back, push back, repel, repulse;
  – cause to move back by force or influence;
  – “repel the enemy”; “push back the urge to smoke”; “beat back the invaders”;

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rankle

30 10 2014

Verbs
1. (verb) eat into, fret, grate, rankle;
  – gnaw into; make resentful or angry;
  – “The injustice rankled her”; “his resentment festered”;

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