benefactor

29 02 2016

Nouns
1. (n.) benefactor, helper;
  – a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help);

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sediment

29 02 2016

Nouns
1. (n.) deposit, sediment;
  – matter that has been deposited by some natural process;

Verbs
1. (verb) sediment;
  – deposit as a sediment;

2. (verb) sediment;
  – settle as sediment;

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encompass

29 02 2016

Verbs
1. (verb) comprehend, cover, embrace, encompass;
  – include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one’s sphere or territory;
  – “This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds”; “this should cover everyone in the group”;

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monarchy

28 02 2016

Nouns
1. (n.) monarchy;
  – an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority;

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condescend

28 02 2016

Verbs
1. (verb) condescend;
  – behave in a patronizing and condescending manner;

2. (verb) condescend, deign, descend;
  – do something that one considers to be below one’s dignity;

3. (verb) condescend, lower oneself, stoop;
  – debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way;
  – “I won’t stoop to reading other people’s mail”;

4. (verb) condescend, patronise, patronize;
  – treat condescendingly;

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