enceinte

Mar. 11th, 2011 10:49 pm
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en·ceinte


[en-seynt, ahn-sant; Fr. ahn-sant]

–adjective
pregnant; with child

etiology

Feb. 22nd, 2011 07:11 pm
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e·ti·ol·o·gy 


[ee-tee-ol-uh-jee]

–noun, plural: -gies.
1. Pathology
a. the study of the causes of diseases
b. the cause or origin of a disease

2. the study of causation
3. any study of causes, causation, or causality, as in philosophy, biology, or physics
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el·ee·mos·y·nar·y   


[el-uh-mos-uh-ner-ee, -moz-, el-ee-uh-]

–adjective
1. of or pertaining to alms, charity, or charitable donations; charitable
2. derived from or provided by charity
3. dependent on or supported by charity, e.g. an eleemosynary educational institution

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excoriate

Jan. 22nd, 2011 07:52 pm
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ex·co·ri·ate 


[ik-skawr-ee-eyt, -skohr-]

–verb (used with object), -at·ed, -at·ing.
1. to denounce or berate severely; flay verbally, e.g.: He was excoriated for his mistakes.
2. to strip off or remove the skin from, e.g.: Her palms were excoriated by the hard labor of shoveling.
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é·clat

   
[ey-klah; Fr. ey-kla]

–noun
1. brilliance of success, reputation, etc. (e.g. the éclat of a great achievement)
2. showy or elaborate display (e.g. a performance of great éclat)
3. acclamation; acclaim

elide

Dec. 10th, 2010 10:19 pm
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e·lide

   
[ih-lahyd]

–verb (used with object), e·lid·ed, e·lid·ing
1. to omit (a vowel, consonant, or syllable) in pronunciation
2. to suppress; omit; ignore; pass over
3. Law . to annul or quash

encomium

Nov. 21st, 2010 10:55 pm
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en·co·mi·um

   
[en-koh-mee-uhm]

-noun
a formal expression of high praise; eulogy:

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