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Topic: orifice
Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 10:59:13 AM
orifice

n. an opening or aperture, as of a tube or pipe;
a mouthlike opening or hole; mouth; vent

[1535-45; <L ōrificium=ōr-(s. of ōs) mouth
+-FIC-, comb. form of facere to make, DO]

--orificial adj.


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Topic: quaternary
Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 12:25:48 AM
quarternary


adj.
1 a: of, relating to or consisting of four units or members
b: of, relating to or being a number system with a base of four

2 capitalized: of, relating to, or being the geological period from the end of the Tertiary to the present time or the corresponding system of rocks

3 consisting of, containing or being an atom bonded to four other atoms


Origin: Latin quaternarius, from quaterni four each.
First use: 1605


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Topic: uninitiated
Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 1:20:02 AM
uninitiated

adj. without special knowledge or experience

The discussion wasn't easy to follow the uninitiated.
The uninitiated volunteers go through a two-day orientation.
Most of this literature was written for the benefit of the uninitiated.


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Topic: sanguinary
Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 1:25:07 AM
sanguinary
adj.
1. full of or characterized by bloodshed; bloody.
2. ready or eager to shed blood; bloodthirsty.
3. composed of or marked with blood.

[1540-50;<L sanguinārius bloody. See SANGUINE, -ARY]

--sanguinarily, adv.

a sanguinary war
a sanguinary tyrant
sanguinary language

-narily adv. -nariness n.


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Topic: last chance (for/at/to do something)
Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 9:42:51 PM
last chance(for/at/to) do something



This will be the last chance to see the comet in your life.

This will be your last chance.

Maybe this is his last chance.

The release of his sixth album maybe the last chance for him to continue.

We hope he will not miss her last chance to allow a better qualified figure with vision and integrity to take over her post.



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Topic: ferment
Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 9:29:57 PM
ferment

n.
1. any of a group of living organisms, as yeasts, molds, and certain bacteria, that cause fermentation.
2. an enzyme that catalyzes the anaerobic breakdown of molecules that yield energy.
3. FERMENTATION
4. agitation or excitement; commotion: artistic ferment; political ferment.

---vt.
5. to act upon as a ferment.
6. to cause to undergo fermentation.
7. to inflame or excite; foment.
---vi.
8. to be fermented; undergo fermentation.
9. to seethe with agitation or excitement.

[1350-1400; ME<L fermentum yeast, fermentāre, to cause to rise; akin to BARM, L fervēre to boil]

--fermentable, adj.
--fermentability, n.
--fermenter, fermentor, n.

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Topic: acerbic
Posted: Monday, August 28, 2017 11:23:34 PM
acerbic

adj. 1. sour or astringent in taste
2. sharply or bitterly severe, as temper or expression

acerbic commentary

[1860-65; <L acerb(us) sour, unripe + -IC]

--acerbically, adv.
--acerbity, n.


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Topic: know (one's) own mind
Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 9:23:45 PM
Know one's mind

Most people know that one's mind never stops producing thoughts and images. So, without any visual cues from the screen, the haunting song produces images in viewers' own minds -- each no doubt different.

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Topic: smug
Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 9:11:14 PM
smug
adj. smugger, smuggest

1. contentedly confident of one's ability, superiority, or correctness; complacent
2. trim; spruce; smooth; sleek

[1545-55; perh <MD smuc neat, pretty, nice]

-- smugly, adv.
-- smugness, n.

'I know I'd win,' she said with a smug smile.

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