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(v) to hear and settle a matter; to act as a judge
syn: arbitrate; mediate
adjudicate on child maintenance disputes.
(n) vitality and energy
syn: power, force
Not a particularly novel concept, but executed with more vim and vigor than any other sitcom I've seen lately.
(n) friendship, good will
syn: harmony, benevolence
He mentions in his will that he had lived almost 43 years in perfect amity with his wife.
(adj) unscrupulous; shockingly unfair or unjust
syn: dishonorable, indefensible
unconscionable to enforce the strict legal position between Milton Gate and PW which would be required to make the penalty payment.
(n) self-confident assurance; poise
syn: coolness; composure
After the break, Ben from The Honeyshot appeared, singing protest songs backed by his 12-string, played with customary aplomb.
(adj) passing with time, temporary; short-lived
syn: brief, transitory
It's a very transient zone with most people just here for a short holiday.
(n) one who renounces a religious faith
syn: traitor, defector, deserter
They considered all sinners apostates, as well as all those who opposed them.
(n) the path followed by a moving object, whether through space or otherwise; flight
syn: path, route, course
Fortunately, the only a risk would be using the same logic for calculating a trajectory for landing a probe on Titan.
(adj) strikingly appropriate or well adapted
syn: apt, relevant, suitable
They are bringing Doonesbury back, but I thought today's cartoon was so apposite.
(v) to praise or publicize loudly or extravagantly
syn: acclaim, proclaim
a highly touted nightclub.
(v) to assign a particular purpose; allocate
syn: appoint, earmark
Each played his appropriate part.
n) one who flatters in the hope of gaining favors
syn: sycophant, parasite
(adj) suitable for cultivation
asyn: farmable, fertile
The land which is mainly arable rises eastwards from the Ouse.
(adj) existing in title only; having a title without the functions or responsibilities
syn: honorary, named
the titular head of the company.
(adv) with disapproval; with a skeptical sideways glance
He looked askance at my offer.
(adj) relating to money
syn: fiscal, financial
I note that the register will include not only pecuniary interests but also non-pecuniary interests.
(adj) witty, humorous
syn: amusing, comical
Sorry if that sounds facetious, but it is a valid point.
(adj) angelic, sweet
syn: heavenly, cherubic
adj) severely destructive
syn: catastrophic, tragic
Legend says that the island of Atlantis was sunk beneath the waves 11,000 years ago by a massive cataclysm.
v) to arrange or divide into layers
syn: grade, separate
(adj) cursing, profane; extremely irreverent
syn: impious, profane, sacrilegious
But no religion was quite so blasphemous as to pretend that it was scientifically investigating its god to see what he was made of.
(v) to cause to be set aside; to force out of use as inferior, replace
syn: supplant, displace
Its fairly picturesque old center, situated around the church, has been largely superseded by a more elevated, modern area close by.
(v) to make less visible, obscure, or blur
syn: muddle, cloud
Angry words beclouded the issue.
adj) tending to persist or cling; persistent in adhering to something valued or habitual
syn: stubborn, dogged, obstinate
a tenacious grip on my arm; tenacious of old habits.
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