mulct

Mar. 6th, 2011 12:35 am
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[muhlkt]

–verb (used with object)
1. to deprive (someone) of something, as by fraud, extortion, etc.; swindle.
2. to obtain (money or the like) by fraud, extortion, etc.
3. to punish (a person) by fine, especially for a misdemeanor.

–noun
4. a fine, especially for a misdemeanor.

marmoreal

Feb. 5th, 2011 06:26 pm
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mar·mo·re·al   


[mahr-mawr-ee-uhl, -mohr-]

–adjective
of or like marble: skin of marmoreal smoothness.

mollitude

Jan. 24th, 2011 07:53 pm
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mollitude



-noun
Softness; effeminacy; weakness.

*when I tried to research this word all I could find were various articles about how perverse Nabokov was for using this word. Nabokov i luv u

Markovian.

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Mark·ov·i·an


Adj. 1. Exhibiting the Markov property, in which the conditional probability distribution of future states of the process, given the present state and all past states, depends only upon the present state and not on any past states.

In other words: The future has nothing to do with the past, only the present.

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