diaphanous

31 01 2016

Adjectives
1. (adj.) cobwebby, diaphanous, filmy, gauze-like, gauzy, gossamer, see-through, sheer, transparent, vaporous, vapourous;
  – so thin as to transmit light;
  – “a hat with a diaphanous veil”; “filmy wings of a moth”; “gauzy clouds of dandelion down”; “gossamer cobwebs”; “sheer silk stockings”; “transparent chiffon”; “vaporous silks”;

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gosling

31 01 2016

Nouns
1. (n.) gosling;
  – young goose;

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variance

31 01 2016

Nouns
1. (n.) discrepancy, variance, variant;
  – an event that departs from expectations;

2. (n.) division, variance;
  – discord that splits a group;

3. (n.) variance;
  – the second moment around the mean; the expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from its mean value;

4. (n.) disagreement, discrepancy, divergence, variance;
  – a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions;
  – “a growing divergence of opinion”;

5. (n.) variability, variableness, variance;
  – the quality of being subject to variation;

6. (n.) variance;
  – an official dispensation to act contrary to a rule or regulation (typically a building regulation);
  – “a zoning variance”;

7. (n.) variance, variation;
  – an activity that varies from a norm or standard;
  – “any variation in his routine was immediately reported”;

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subservience

30 01 2016

Nouns
1. (n.) subservience;
  – the condition of being something that is useful in reaching an end or carrying out a plan;
  – “all his actions were in subservience to the general plan”;

2. (n.) subservience, subservientness;
  – in a subservient state;

3. (n.) obsequiousness, servility, subservience;
  – abject or cringing submissiveness;

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granary

30 01 2016

Nouns
1. (n.) garner, granary;
  – a storehouse for threshed grain or animal feed;

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