strong dislike or disgust; intense aversion.
noun 1. a device for securing a door, gate, lid, drawer, or the like in position when closed, consisting of a bolt or system of bolts propelled and withdrawn by a mechanism operated by a key, dial, etc. 2. a contrivance for fastening or securing something. 3. the mechanism that explodes the charge; gunlock. safety […]
noun 1. the instinct by which one’s actions are directed to the promotion of one’s own welfare or well-being, especially an excessive regard for one’s own advantage. 2. conceit; vanity. 3. narcissism (def 2). noun 1. the instinct or tendency to seek one’s own well-being or to further one’s own interest self-love n. The instinct […]
verb (used with object), lubricated, lubricating. 1. to apply some oily or greasy substance to (a machine, parts of a mechanism, etc.) in order to diminish friction; oil or grease (something). 2. to make slippery or smooth; apply a lubricant to: to lubricate one’s hands with a lotion. 3. to smooth over, as a difficulty […]
adjective 1. radiating or reflecting light; shining; bright. 2. lighted up or illuminated; well-lighted: the luminous ballroom. 3. brilliant intellectually; enlightened or enlightening, as a writer or a writer’s works: a luminous concept; luminous prose. 4. clear; readily intelligible: a concise, luminous report. adjective 1. radiating or reflecting light; shining; glowing: luminous colours 2. (not […]