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Topic: First Genetically Modified Apple Approved in US
Posted: Thursday, February 19, 2015 4:54:03 AM
Bravo USA. You are the best! Well, killing people approved legally.
Topic: Rugby
Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015 4:28:31 AM
Rugby Highlights
Topic: occlude
Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015 4:24:05 AM
transitive verb

1: to shut or stop up so as to prevent the passage of something : close, obstruct

<a thrombus occluding a coronary artery>

<an occluded bronchus>

<sank ships to occlude the harbor>

2: to bar the passage of : shut in or out

<concern with the mechanics of pronunciation occludes comprehension of the author's ideas — A. S. Artley>

<the dandy's world is friendly, formal, and heartless, occluding the imagination — Cyril Connolly>

3: to bring (upper and lower teeth) into occlusal relations

4: to take in and retain (a substance) in the interior rather than on an external surface : sorb

<proteins in precipitating may occlude alcohol> — used especially of metals sorbing gases

<palladium occludes large volumes of hydrogen>

5: to cut off from contact with the surface of the earth and force aloft by the convergence of a cold front upon a warm front

<an occluded cyclone>

<occluded warm air>

<an occluded low>

intransitive verb

1: to close with the cusps fitting together

<his teeth do not occlude properly>

2: to become cut off from contact with the earth's surface

<the cyclone occludes and is left behind by the storm below — T. M. Longstreet>

Origin of OCCLUDE

Latin occludere, from ob- + claudere to shut, close — more at close

First Known Use: 1581 (transitive sense 1)

Related to OCCLUDE

Synonyms:

block, choke, clot, congest, dam, gum (up), jam, obstruct, clog, plug (up), stop (up), stuff

Antonyms:

clear, free, open (up), unblock, unclog, unplug, unstop

Related Words:

bung, cork, spile, stopper, stopple; fill, gridlock, pack; fur, silt; flood, glut, inundate, overwhelm, swamp

Near Antonyms:

excavate, hollow (out), scoop (out); empty, lighten
Topic: cogitate
Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2015 4:55:20 AM
transitive verb

: to ponder on or meditate upon usually with intentness and objectivity

<cogitating what they should do>

<cogitating how to answer>

sometimes : plan, plot

<he sat and cogitated the trick he would play on his big brother>

intransitive verb

: to ponder, meditate, or think deeply, intently, or objectively

<cogitate on his previous mistakes>

<the three of us were silent, cogitating — Kenneth Roberts>

Origin of COGITATE

Latin cogitatus, past participle of cogitare to think, think about, from co- + agitare to drive, agitate, turn over in the mind — more at agitate

First Known Use: 1582 (transitive sense)

Related to COGITATE

Synonyms:

chew over, ponder, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, entertain, eye, kick around, meditate, mull (over), perpend, pore (over), question, revolve, ruminate, study, think (about or over), turn, weigh, wrestle (with)


Related Words:

muse (upon), reflect (on or upon), reminisce; analyze, explore, review; conclude, reason; second-guess, speculate (about); brood (about or over), dwell (on or upon), fixate (on or upon), fret (about or over), obsess (about or over); believe, conceive, opine; absorb, assimilate, digest, drink (in)

Near Antonyms:

disregard, ignore, overlook, slight; dismiss, pooh-pooh (also pooh), reject
Topic: insouciant
Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 2:23:16 AM
: exhibiting or characterized by insouciance

<an insouciant manner>

< … a wonderfully slouching lounge lizard, a swaggering insouciant Don Juan straight out of Capital City. — Paul Preston, The (London) Times Literary Supplement, 14 Dec. 1990>

Origin of INSOUCIANT

French, from in- 1in- + souciant, present participle of soucier

Related to INSOUCIANT

Synonyms:

blithe, debonair, devil-may-care, gay, happy-go-lucky, carefree, lighthearted, lightsome, slaphappy, unconcerned

Antonyms:

careworn

Related Words:

blasé (also blase), breezy, cavalier, nonchalant; casual, easygoing, informal, laid-back, low-pressure, relaxed, unfussy

Near Antonyms:

earnest, grave, serious, serious-minded, somber (or sombre); careful, cautious, heedful, wary; anxious, concerned, upset, worried; long-suffering, overburdened, sorrowful
Topic: pedagogy
Posted: Monday, January 12, 2015 2:52:00 AM
1: instruction <knowledge … not as pedagogy but as gossip in the marketplace — A. W. Griswold>

2: the art, science, or profession of teaching; especially : the study that deals with principles and methods in formal education <convinced … that pedagogy should be recognized as one of the major “disciplines” — J. L. Childs>

3 [probably from Latin paedogogium, from Greek paidagōgeion, from paidagōgos pedagogue] : a place of instruction in medieval times : school

Origin of PEDAGOGY

Middle French pedagogie, from Greek paidagōgia training, instruction, from paidagōgos pedagogue + -ia -y

First Known Use: 1571 (sense 3)
Topic: carouse
Posted: Sunday, January 11, 2015 5:08:35 AM
1 archaic : a large draft of liquor : a cupful drunk up : toast

<drank a deep carouse to the queen's health — John Milton>

2: a drinking bout : a drunken revel

<drowning care in a perpetual carouse — R. L. Stevenson>

Origin of CAROUSE

Middle French carrousse, carroux, from carous, carroux, adverb, all out (in boire carous to empty the cup), modification of German garaus (in garaus trinken to empty the cup), from gar quite, entirely (from Old High German garo, from garo, adjective, ready, complete) + aus out (from Old High German ūz) — more at yare, out

Related to CAROUSE

Synonyms:

bender, binge, bust, carousal, drunk, jamboree, spree, toot, wassail

Related Words:

blowout, kegger (also keg party); bacchanalia, orgy, revel, revelry; bibbery, bibulousness, drunkenness, inebriation, inebriety, intoxication, jag, tipsiness
Topic: debacle
Posted: Saturday, January 10, 2015 3:01:46 AM
1a (1) : a breaking up of ice in a river (2) : the rush (as of water and ice) that follows such a breaking up b : a violent destructive flood

2: a sudden breaking up or breaking loose : a violent dispersion or disruption (as of an army or mob) : stampede, rout

<Custer's debacle on the Little Big Horn — Seth Agnew>

3a : a disastrous collapse

<an economic debacle>

b : a complete failure : fiasco

<The debacle of his first novel, “Sister Carrie,” in 1900, still haunted him … — Richard Lingeman, New York Times Book Review, 8 Mar. 1992>

Origin of DEBACLE

French débâcle, from débâcler to unbar, unbolt, from Middle French desbacler, from des- de- + bacler to bar, bolt, from Old Provençal baclar, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin bacculare, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin bacculum stick, staff, alteration of Latin baculum — more at bacterium

First Known Use: 1802 (sense 1a(1))

Related to DEBACLE

Synonyms:

apocalypse, calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, disaster (also débâcle), tragedy

Antonyms:

blockbuster, hit, smash, success, winner

Related Words:

bloodbath, collapse, crash, meltdown; Armageddon, doomsday, end-time; convulsion, paroxysm, upheaval; accident, casualty, fatality; misadventure, mischance, misfortune, mishap; blast, blow, double whammy, one-two (or one-two punch)

Near Antonyms:

godsend, manna, windfall
Topic: Jimmy Page
Posted: Friday, January 9, 2015 3:02:29 AM
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Topic: Famagusta
Posted: Friday, January 9, 2015 2:37:28 AM
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