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  • Aiding

    to provide support for or relief to; help: to aid the homeless victims of the fire. to promote the progress or accomplishment of; facilitate. to give help or assistance. help or support; assistance. a person or thing that aids or furnishes assistance; helper; auxiliary. aids, Manège. Also called natural aids. the means by which a […]

  • Thomas Aquinas

    [tom-uh s] /ˈtɒm əs/ noun 1. Saint, Aquinas, Saint Thomas. noun 1. Saint Thomas (“the Angelic Doctor”) 1225?–74, Italian scholastic philosopher: a major theologian of the Roman Catholic Church. noun 1. Saint Thomas. 1225–74, Italian theologian, scholastic philosopher, and Dominican friar, whose works include Summa contra Gentiles (1259–64) and Summa Theologiae (1267–73), the first attempt […]

  • Brooklyn

    a borough of New York City, on W Long Island. 76.4 sq. mi. (198 sq. km). a city in NE Ohio. Contemporary Examples Spike Lee Blasts The New York Times’ Story on Brooklyn Gentrification in Fiery Op-Ed Marlow Stern March 30, 2014 The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips: Review James Shapiro April 26, 2011 […]

  • Battle dress

    military field uniform and accouterments, generally camouflaged and stripped of all ornamentation. Historical Examples This was his battle dress, and the only defensive armour which he wore. Captain Paul Alexandre Dumas, Pere Men in battle dress were establishing a perimeter around the clubhouse. And Then the Town Took Off Richard Wilson He was tall, taller […]

  • Incentive

    [in-sen-tiv] /ɪnˈsɛn tɪv/ noun 1. something that incites or tends to incite to action or greater effort, as a reward offered for increased productivity. adjective 2. inciting, as to action; stimulating; provocative. /ɪnˈsɛntɪv/ noun 1. a motivating influence; stimulus 2. adjective 3. serving to incite to action n. early 15c., from Late Latin incentivum, noun […]

  • Statical

    adjective, Also, statical 1. pertaining to or characterized by a fixed or stationary condition. 2. showing little or no change: a static concept; a static relationship. 3. lacking movement, development, or vitality: The novel was marred by static characterizations, especially in its central figures. 4. Sociology. referring to a condition of social life bound by […]

  • Nis

    [neesh] /niʃ/ noun 1. a city in SE Serbia: a former capital of Serbia. /niːʃ/ noun 1. an industrial town in Serbia, in the SE: situated on routes between central Europe and the Aegean. Pop: 203 670 (2002) Network Information Service 1. Naval Investigative Service 2. network information service 3. Newly Independent States

  • Myrobalan

    [mahy-rob-uh-luh n, mi-] /maɪˈrɒb ə lən, mɪ-/ noun 1. the dried plumlike fruit of certain tropical trees of the genus Phyllanthus, used in dyeing, tanning, and making ink. 2. . /maɪˈrɒbələn; mɪ-/ noun 1. the dried plumlike fruit of various tropical trees of the genus Terminalia, used in dyeing, tanning, ink, and medicine 2. a […]

  • Cranial

    [krey-nee-uh l] /ˈkreɪ ni əl/ adjective 1. of or relating to the or skull. /ˈkreɪnɪəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to the skull adj. 1800, from Modern Latin cranium, from Greek kranion “skull” (see cranium) + -al (1). cranial cra·ni·al (krā’nē-əl) adj. Of or relating to the skull or cranium. cranial (krā’nē-əl) Located in or […]

  • Menger

    [meng-er] /ˈmɛŋ ər/ noun 1. Karl [kahrl] /kɑrl/ (Show IPA), 1840–1921, Austrian economist.

  • Welshwoman

    noun, plural Welshwomen. 1. a woman who is a native or inhabitant of Wales.

  • Pagnol

    [pa-nyawl] /paˈnyɔl/ noun 1. Marcel [mar-sel] /marˈsɛl/ (Show IPA), 1895–1974, French playwright. /French panjol/ noun 1. Marcel (Paul) (marsɛl). 1895–1974, French dramatist, film director, and novelist, noted for his depiction of Provençal life in such films as Manon des Sources (1952; remade 1986)

  • Esophagoplication

    esophagoplication e·soph·a·go·pli·ca·tion (ĭ-sŏf’ə-gō-plĭ-kā’shən) n. Surgery to narrow a dilated esophagus by making longitudinal folds or tucks in its walls.

  • Self-hatred

    noun 1. the feeling of one who hates; intense dislike or extreme aversion or hostility. noun 1. a feeling of intense dislike for oneself: feelings of self-hatred noun 1. a feeling of intense dislike; enmity among the works of the flesh (Gal. 5:20). Altogether different is the meaning of the word in Deut. 21:15; Matt. […]

  • Waste-water

    noun 1. water that has been used in washing, flushing, manufacturing, etc.; sewage.