bight

31 03 2015

Nouns
1. (n.) bight;
  – a loop in a rope;

2. (n.) bight;
  – a bend or curve (especially in a coastline);

3. (n.) bight;
  – a broad bay formed by an indentation in the shoreline;
  – “the Bight of Benin”; “the Great Australian Bight”;

4. (n.) bight;
  – the middle part of a slack rope (as distinguished from its ends);

Verbs
1. (verb) bight;
  – fasten with a bight;

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sordid

31 03 2015

Adjectives
1. (adj.) seamy, seedy, sleazy, sordid, squalid;
  – morally degraded;
  – “a seedy district”; “the seamy side of life”; “sleazy characters hanging around casinos”; “sleazy storefronts with…dirt on the walls”; “the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils”; “the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal”;

2. (adj.) dirty, sordid;
  – unethical or dishonest;
  – “dirty police officers”; “a sordid political campaign”;

3. (adj.) flyblown, sordid, squalid;
  – foul and run-down and repulsive;
  – “a flyblown bar on the edge of town”; “a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town”; “squalid living conditions”; “sordid shantytowns”;

4. (adj.) sordid;
  – meanly avaricious and mercenary;
  – “sordid avarice”; “sordid material interests”;


   


euphony

31 03 2015

Nouns
1. (n.) euphony, music;
  – any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds;
  – “he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes”;

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begrudge

31 03 2015

Verbs
1. (verb) begrudge, envy;
  – be envious of; set one’s heart on;

2. (verb) begrudge, resent;
  – wish ill or allow unwillingly;

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ingenious

30 03 2015

Adjectives
1. (adj.) clever, cunning, ingenious;
  – showing inventiveness and skill;
  – “a clever gadget”; “the cunning maneuvers leading to his success”; “an ingenious solution to the problem”;

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