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uttarnikhil commented on the word polemic
A controversial argument, especially one refuting or attacking a specific opinion or doctrine.
n. A person engaged in or inclined to controversy, argument, or refutation.
adj. Of or relating to a controversy, argument, or refutation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
n. A person who writes in support of one opinion, doctrine, or system, in opposition to another; one skilled in polemics; a controversialist; a disputant.
n. An argument or controversy.
n. A strong verbal or written attack on someone or something.
adj. Having the characteristics of a polemic.
September 7, 2013
uttarnikhil commented on the word dilatory
adj. Intended to delay.
adj. Tending to postpone or delay: dilatory in his work habits. See Synonyms at slow.
adj. Intentionally delaying (someone or something), intended to cause delay, gain time, or defer decision.
adj. Slow or tardy.
uttarnikhil commented on the word deportation
The act of deporting or exiling, or the state of being deported; banishment; transportation.
September 5, 2013
uttarnikhil commented on the word countervail
To act against with equal force; counteract.
v. To compensate for; offset.
v. To act against an often detrimental influence or power
August 31, 2013
uttarnikhil commented on the word hypothesis
A tentative explanation for an observation, phenomenon, or scientific problem that can be tested by further investigation.
n. Something taken to be true for the purpose of argument or investigation; an assumption.
n. The antecedent of a conditional statement.
uttarnikhil commented on the word insulate
To cause to be in a detached or isolated position. See Synonyms at isolate.
v. To prevent the passage of heat, electricity, or sound into or out of, especially by surrounding with a nonconducting material.
uttarnikhil commented on the word intrigue
. A secret or underhand scheme; a plot.
n. The practice of or involvement in such schemes.
n. A clandestine love affair.
v. To engage in secret or underhand schemes; plot.
v. To effect by secret scheming or plotting.
v. To arouse the interest or curiosity of: Hibernation has long intrigued biologists
uttarnikhil commented on the word disfranchised
deprived of the rights of citizenship especially the right to vote. Opposite of enfranchised.
August 28, 2013
uttarnikhil commented on the word reform
To improve by alteration, correction of error, or removal of defects; put into a better form or condition.
v. To abolish abuse or malpractice in: reform the government.
v. To put an end to (a wrong). See Synonyms at correct.
v. To cause (a person) to give up harmful or immoral practices; persuade to adopt a better way of life.
v. To change for the better.
n. A change for the better; an improvement.
n. Correction of evils, abuses, or errors.
n. Action to improve social or economic conditions without radical or revolutionary change.
adj. Relating to or favoring reform: a reform candidate for mayor.
adj. Of or relating to Reform Judaism.
uttarnikhil commented on the word status quo
The existing condition or state of affairs
uttarnikhil commented on the word seizure
The act or an instance of seizing or the condition of being seized.
n. A sudden attack, spasm, or convulsion, as in epilepsy or another disorder.
n. A sudden onset or sensation of feeling or emotion.
n. The act of taking possession, as by force or right of law.
n. A sudden attack or convulsion, (e.g. an epileptic seizure).
n. A sudden onset of pain or emotion.
n. retention within one's grasp or power; possession; ownership
n. That which is seized, or taken possession of; a thing laid hold of, or possessed.
uttarnikhil commented on the word cupidity
n. Excessive desire, especially for wealth; covetousness or avarice.
uttarnikhil commented on the word solicitous
Anxious or concerned: a solicitous parent.
adj. Expressing care or concern: made solicitous inquiries about our family. See Synonyms at thoughtful.
adj. Full of desire; eager.
adj. Marked by or given to anxious care and often hovering attentiveness.
adj. Extremely careful; meticulous: solicitous in matters of behavi
August 25, 2013
uttarnikhil commented on the word solicit
To seek to obtain by persuasion, entreaty, or formal application: a candidate who solicited votes among the factory workers.
v. To petition persistently; importune: solicited the neighbors for donations.
v. To entice or incite to evil or illegal action.
v. To approach or accost (a person) with an offer of sexual services.
v. To make solicitation or petition for something desired.
v. To approach or accost someone with an offer of sexual services in return for payment.
uttarnikhil commented on the word fronts
uttarnikhil commented on the word unprecedented
adj. Having no previous example: unprecedented economic growth.
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bilby commented on the user uttarnikhil
There is no point posting definitions that are already on the word pages.
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