valedictory

31 05 2015

Nouns
1. (n.) valediction, valedictory, valedictory address, valedictory oration;
  – a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class);

Adjectives
1. (adj.) valedictory;
  – of or relating to an occasion or expression of farewell;
  – “a valedictory address”; “valedictory praise for his uniformly manly course”; “a suitable valedictory gesture”;

2. (adj.) valedictory;
  – of a speech expressing leave-taking;
  – “a valedictory address”;

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maudlin

31 05 2015

Adjectives
1. (adj.) bathetic, drippy, hokey, kitschy, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, schmaltzy, schmalzy, sentimental, slushy, soppy, soupy;
  – effusively or insincerely emotional;
  – “a bathetic novel”; “maudlin expressions of sympathy”; “mushy effusiveness”; “a schmaltzy song”; “sentimental soap operas”; “slushy poetry”;


   


hydroelectric

31 05 2015

Adjectives
1. (adj.) hydroelectric;
  – of or relating to or used in the production of electricity by waterpower;
  – “hydroelectric power”;

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psychotherapy

31 05 2015

Nouns
1. (n.) mental hygiene, psychotherapeutics, psychotherapy;
  – the branch of psychiatry concerned with psychological methods;

2. (n.) psychotherapy;
  – the treatment of mental or emotional problems by psychological means;

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aboriginal

30 05 2015

Nouns
1. (n.) abo, aboriginal, aborigine, australian aborigine, native australian;
  – a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived;

2. (n.) aboriginal, aborigine, indigen, indigene, native;
  – an indigenous person who was born in a particular place;
  – “the art of the natives of the northwest coast”; “the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students”;

Adjectives
1. (adj.) aboriginal;
  – of or pertaining to members of the indigenous people of Australia;
  – “an Aboriginal rite”;

2. (adj.) aboriginal, native;
  – characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning;
  – “native Americans”; “the aboriginal peoples of Australia”;

3. (adj.) aboriginal, primaeval, primal, primeval, primordial;
  – having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state;
  – “aboriginal forests”; “primal eras before the appearance of life on earth”; “the forest primeval”; “primordial matter”; “primordial forms of life”;

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