[French ruh-sahn-tee-mahn] /French rə sɑ̃ tiˈmɑ̃/
any cautious, defeatist, or cynical attitude based on the belief that the individual and human institutions exist in a hostile or indifferent universe or society.
an oppressive awareness of the futility of trying to improve one’s status in life or in society.
noun 1. the refreshing quiet or repose of sleep: a good night’s rest. 2. refreshing ease or inactivity after exertion or labor: to allow an hour for rest. 3. relief or freedom, especially from anything that wearies, troubles, or disturbs. 4. a period or interval of inactivity, repose, solitude, or tranquillity: to go away for […]
[stey-buh-li-zey-shuh n] /ˌsteɪ bə lɪˈzeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of stabilizing or the state of being stabilized. 2. Also called stabilization process. Photography. a process for making temporary black-and-white prints using special sensitized paper (stabilization paper) that can be rapidly processed through one or two solutions that quickly develop and stabilize the […]
verb (used with object), stabilized, stabilizing. 1. to make or hold stable, firm, or steadfast. 2. to maintain at a given or unfluctuating level or quantity: The government will try to stabilize the cost of living. 3. Aeronautics. to put or keep (an aircraft) in stable equilibrium, as by some special device. verb (used without […]
noun 1. a more or less orderly pile or heap: a precariously balanced stack of books; a neat stack of papers. 2. a large, usually conical, circular, or rectangular pile of hay, straw, or the like. 3. Often, stacks. a set of shelves for books or other materials ranged compactly one above the other, as […]