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adj including various types
We have 128 assorted Penny Blossoms ready to ship.
"That's a lot of cologne." "First row are your musks. Second is woods, leathers and botanicals. Third is assorted pheromones. Tread lightly."
And good evening to you, Siam Palace. This is Sheldon Cooper. Yeah, I'm going to be dining alone this evening, so I'll be reducing my usual order. I'd like to start with one quarter of the assorted appetizers plate and, uh, one half of the Golden Treasure for two. Oh, for heaven's sake, in the mid-18th century, King Rama IV of Siam divided a huge empire amongst the colonial powers of Europe in order to preserve his throne. Surely, you, his cultural descendant, can handle Pad Thai and dumplings.
"Right, games. They took Halo 1, Halo 2, Halo 3, Call of Duty 1, Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 3, Rock Band, Rock Band 2, Final Fantasy 1 thru 9, The Legend of Zelda, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Super Mario Brothers, Super Mario Galaxy, Mario and Sonic at the Winter Olympics, and Ms. Pacman." "Assorted video games."
"What's wrong with the bathroom here?" "Pneumococcus, streptococcus, staphylococcus, and other assorted coccuses."
adj not transparent, but clear enough to allow light to pass through
This china is so fine and delicate that it's translucent.
The ghosts appeared translucent and they didn't speak a word.
Thin, light, translucent - the condoms were almost imperceptible.
Also, with the refractive and translucent qualities of polythene, the balloons appeared to change color, size and shape.
Their quarters also were small, translucent bell tents, two nurses to a tent.
Compare opaque, translucent, and transparent.
adj treating all people in a fair and equal way
The movement for an equitable America has a deep history of precedents.
We support efforts to ensure equitable participation in federal programs by American Indians, including Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians and to preserve their culture and languages that we consider to be national treasures.
In almost every country in the world equitable access to health, education, jobs and human rights is still an outstanding issue for young people.
"I think it upsets Sheldon when you play with the food." "No. It upsets Sheldon when she willy-nilly takes it from the containers without regard for its equitable distribution."
Compare equitable, fair, impartial, inequitable, and just.
Thank you for a very good and pertinent question in fundamental physics.
Project websites should have all the pertinent information about the submission.
There are many more pertinent qualities to consider in acceptance to the University of Texas.
I have checked all the sites/links pertinent to the article.
v[T] make sth happen suddenly or sooner than expected
Precipitation is the creation of a solid in a solution or inside another solid during a chemical reaction or by diffusion in a solid.
When the reaction occurs in a liquid solution, the solid formed is called the 'precipitate'.
The chemical that causes the solid to form is called the 'precipitant'.
Compare catalyst and precipitant.
Compare solution, suspension, and precipitate.
If something precipitates an event or situation, usually a bad one, it causes it to happen suddenly or sooner than normal.
Cross-border intrusions by US or NATO forces would precipitate a crisis for the government.
Compare bring about, hasten, and precipitate.
A precipitate action or decision happens or is made more quickly or suddenly than most people think is sensible.
Monaghan have been left in extremely difficult circumstances as a result of this ill advisedly precipitate decision.
Compare hasty and precipitate.
v[T] put sth upside down or in the opposite order, position or arrangement
Cover the bowl with an inverted plate.
Place the bottle inverted in the body of water and turn it to the horizontal, facing into the flow of water.
In some languages, the word order in questions is inverted.
I picked up 'Inverting the Pyramid' in a bookshop in Dublin a few weeks ago.
Quotation marks, also called quotes, quote marks, quotemarks, speech marks and inverted commas, are punctuation marks used in pairs in various writing systems to set off direct speech, a quotation, or a phrase.
n[C] a large luxurious car ¶ a van or small bus that takes people to and from an airport
A limousine (or limo) now refers to a luxury sedan or saloon car, especially one with a lengthened wheelbase or driven by a chauffeur.
The chassis of a limousine may have been extended by the manufacturer or by an independent coachbuilder.
These are called "stretch" limousines and are traditionally black or white.
As the most expensive form of automobile ground transportation, limousines are culturally associated with extreme wealth or power and are commonly cited as examples of conspicuous consumption.
Among the less wealthy, limousines are often hired during special events (most commonly weddings, proms, and bachelor parties).
n[C] an amount of money that is officially given back to someone
Last year I got a tax rebate.
The Federal Government's Private Health Insurance Rebate encourages people to not only join private health insurance but also to remain insured.
How do I get the Federal Government's Private Health Insurance Rebate?
To receive your health insurance rebate you must be with a registered health fund.
Do you include the full expense in your calculation of the rebate?
Compare rebate, refund, and reimburse.
n[C] picture, description or imitation of sb/sth that exaggerates certain characteristics to amuse or ridicule
also a verb
A caricature is a rendered image showing the features of its subject in a simplified or exaggerated way.
In literature, a caricature is a description of a person using exaggeration of some characteristics and oversimplification of others.
Caricatures can be insulting or complimentary and can serve a political purpose or be drawn solely for entertainment.
Caricatures can be insulting or complimentary and can serve a political purpose or be drawn solely for entertainment.
Caricatures of politicians are commonly used in editorial cartoons, while caricatures of movie stars are often found in entertainment magazines.
The term is derived from the Italian caricare—to charge or load.
Iranian demonstrators burn a representation of a U.S. flag and a caricature of President Barack Obama, in an annual state-backed rally in front of the former US Embassy in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.
The Iranian leadership is caricatured as a cabal of "Mad Mullahs" in the West.
In Company Shocked at a Lady Getting up to Ring the Bell (1805) James Gillray caricatured "A widow and her suitors, who seem to have forgot their manners in the intensity of their admiration."
v[T] take control of a country or area by force
n[C] a building added to a larger building or built next to it ¶ a section that is added to the end of a document
France would perhaps have its industrial north-east corner annexed by Germany and be reduced to an economic satellite of the German giant.
Annexation is the incorporation of territory into another geopolitical entity.
The complex and annexe are kept clean and the gardens are well tended and extensive.
The User Manual for the B-SAFER can be found in Annexe B.
Compare addendum, annex, and appendix.
n[C] the unit of money used in Japan, ¥
n[s] a strong desire
The Japanese yen (円 or 圓, symbol: ¥; code: JPY) is the official currency of Japan.
It is the third most traded currency in the foreign exchange market after the United States dollar and the euro.
It is also widely used as a reserve currency after the U.S. dollar, the euro, and the pound sterling.
Yen is pronounced "en" in Japanese. The word literally means "round" in Japanese, as yuán does in Chinese or won in Korean.
Originally, Chinese had traded silver in mass (see sycee) and when Spanish and Mexican silver coins arrived, the Chinese called them 銀圓 (silver round) for their circular shapes.
A sycee /sai'siː/ was a type of silver or gold ingot currency used in China until the 20th century.
The name derives from the Cantonese word meaning "fine silk" (presumably Chinese: 細絲; pinyin: xìsī; Cantonese Yale: saisì), as quality silver was supposed to have a silky sheen.
In Chinese, they are called yuanbao.
The dollar fell by 24 percent against the yen between 1970 and 1973.
n[C] a part of an atom that has no electrical charge
The neutron is a subatomic particle, symbol n or n0, with no net electric charge and a mass slightly larger than that of a proton.
Protons and neutrons, each with mass approximately one atomic mass unit, constitute the nucleus of an atom, and they are collectively referred to as nucleons.
Their properties and interactions are described by nuclear physics.
The nucleus consists of Z protons, where Z is called the atomic number, and N neutrons, where N is the neutron number.
The atomic number defines the chemical properties of the atom, and the neutron number determines the isotope or nuclide.
The terms isotope and nuclide are often used synonymously, but they refer to chemical and nuclear properties, respectively.
The atomic mass number, symbol A, equals Z+N.
For example, carbon has atomic number 6, and its abundant carbon-12 isotope has 6 neutrons, whereas its rare carbon-13 isotope has 7 neutrons.
n[C] a job training for white-collar and professional careers
An internship is a job training for white-collar and professional careers.
Interns may be college or university students, high school students, or post-graduate adults.
These positions may be paid or unpaid and are usually temporary.
Generally, an internship consists of an exchange of services for experience between the student and an organization.
Students can also use an internship to determine if they have an interest in a particular career, create a network of contacts or gain school credit.
Some interns find permanent, paid employment with the organizations for which they worked.
This can be a significant benefit to the employer as experienced interns often need little or no training when they begin regular employment.
Unlike a trainee program, employment at the completion of an internship is not guaranteed.
Monica Samille Lewinsky (born July 23, 1973) is a former White House intern with whom United States President Bill Clinton admitted to having had what he called an "inappropriate relationship" while she worked at the White House in 1995 and 1996.
n[U] a set of practices performed for the preservation of health
Hygiene is an old concept related to medicine, as well as to personal and professional care practices related to most aspects of living.
In medicine and in home (domestic) and everyday life settings, hygiene practices are employed as preventative measures to reduce the incidence and spreading of disease.
In the manufacture of food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and other products, good hygiene is a key part of quality assurance i.e. ensuring that the product complies with microbial specifications appropriate to its use.
The terms cleanliness (or cleaning) and hygiene are often used interchangeably, which can cause confusion.
In general, hygiene mostly means practices that prevent spread of disease-causing organisms.
Hygiene is also the name of a branch of science that deals with the promotion and preservation of health, also called hygienic.
About 4,000 to 10,000 people turn up daily at St. Francis de Salles Church looking for critical supplies - baby formula, personal hygiene items, and clean-up tools.
v[IT] convert from code into plain text
If you've coded a message by adding 5, you will have to decode the message by subtracting 5.
I know for a fact that in WW2 there were several bomb runs done by the US that dropped pigeons all over the place with fake encrypted messages in order to make the enemy waste resources trying to decode the message.
A codec is a device or computer program capable of encoding or decoding a digital data stream or signal.
Codec is a portmanteau of coder-decoder or, less commonly, compressor-decompressor.
A portmanteau word is made by combining the sound and meaning of two other words, for example smog combines smoke and fog.
Compare code, decipher, decode, decrypt, encipher, encode, and encrypt.
n[C] sb who is not at all brave
"That's right, I could throw her off. I could make her think that uh, marriage is the last thing on my mind." "Yeah! Yeah! Convince her that-that you're scared of commitment you know, convince her that you're a little coward!"
Screw you, Mike. You're a coward and a bastard, and I hope you rot in hell.
You crimson coward! Oh, Leonard, wake up, you're missing some very excellent superhero quips.
I survived, but it's not a happy ending. I was a coward.
Compare chicken, coward, and wuss.
adj (sexually) attractive
Joey is staring at Rachel in a seductive way.
Phoebe starts doing a rather suggestive and seductive dance, that's silly at the same time.
Rachel tries to find someplace seductive to wait for Joshua.
She tries to sit on the piano, but it makes too much noise.
So she goes over to the couch and kinda half lays down to wait for Joshua.
He comes in from the kitchen, sees her, and freezes.
In the end Joey says seductively "Ichiban, Lipstick For Men" and "Sahiko" and it ends.
Monica does so by taking off her jacket seductively, only she has trouble getting one hand out and slams the jacket on the chair angrily to remove it.
Chandler gets up from the couch and goes into the bedroom to find Monica, still in the robe, lying seductively on the bed.
Compare allure, charm, entice, seduce, and tempt.
adj expressing direct personal feelings ¶ of or composed for singing
n[C] a ~ poem
n[pl] words of a song
She established herself as a fine lyric poet as well as a singer of incomparable talent.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a master of epic and lyric poetry as well as novels and much else.
It was in 1813 when Keats first began to read lyric poetry, mainly works by Sir Edmund Spenser.
Lyrics are a set of words that make up a song, usually consisting of verses and choruses.
The writer of lyrics is a lyricist.
We are a free wiki website where anyone can get reliable lyrics for any song by any artist.
v[I] rise or roll like waves
n[C] a large wave ¶ a moving cloud or mass of sth such as smoke or cloth
Dense black smoke billowed from the entire length of her hull.
Black smoke billowed from the BMW car, wafting in the light breeze over the heavily protected officers.
A passenger said smoke billowed into the plane shortly before the captain aborted the flight and headed back to Birmingham on Thursday.
She stood over a subway grating, skirt billowing.
Marilyn Monroe was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s.
Compare billow and ripple.
A team descends to the planet, which proves inhospitable as it is covered by a shallow ocean roiled by enormous tidal waves.
Interstellar is a British-American 2014 science fiction epic film.
n[U] a type of rubber material that can stretch and then return to its usual length or size
adj make of ~ ¶ able to stretch, bend, or change
An elastic band or rubber band is a thin circle of very stretchy rubber that you can put around things to hold them together.
The elastic in my bra has gone.
I'm looking for a pair of children's pants with an elastic waist.
A lot of sportswear is made of very elastic material.
Compare elastic, flexible, rebounding, and springy.
Helen Parr (a.k.a. Elastigirl or Mrs. Incredible) is Mr. Incredible's wife.
The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy superhero film.
Like "natural" and "100% pure," "green" is an elastic concept.
n[U] a chemical element which is used to make other metals such as brass, symbol Zn
Brass, which is an alloy of copper and zinc, has been used since at least the 10th century BC.
Zinc metal was not produced in large scale until the 12th century in India, while the metal was unknown to Europe until the end of the 16th century.
Zinc is an essential mineral of "exceptional biologic and public health importance".
Zinc deficiency affects about two billion people in the developing world and is associated with many diseases. In children it causes growth retardation, delayed sexual maturation, infection susceptibility, and diarrhea, contributing to the death of about 800,000 children worldwide per year.
n[s] the ninth planet from the Sun
Pluto (minor-planet designation: 134340 Pluto) is the largest object in the Kuiper belt, the tenth-most-massive known body directly orbiting the Sun, and the second-most-massive known dwarf planet, after Eris.
Like other Kuiper belt objects, Pluto is primarily made of rock and ice, and is relatively small, about 1/6 the mass of the Moon and 1/3 its volume.
Discovered in 1930, Pluto was originally considered the ninth planet from the Sun.
Its status as a major planet fell into question following further study of it and the outer Solar System over the next 75 years.
Starting in 1977 with the discovery of the minor planet Chiron, numerous icy objects similar to Pluto with eccentric orbits were found.
The understanding that Pluto is only one of several large icy bodies in the outer Solar System prompted the International Astronomical Union (IAU) to formally define "planet" in 2006.
This definition excluded Pluto and reclassified it as a member of the new "dwarf planet" category (and specifically as a plutoid).
Pluto (Greek: Πλούτων, Ploutōn) was the ruler of the underworld in classical mythology.
v[IT] spread over and occupy a place in great numbers ¶ continue beyond or exceed a time allowed etc
also a noun
If an army or an armed force overruns a place, area, or country, it succeeds in occupying it very quickly.
Former marine pilot Ernest C. Brace was employed as a U.S. contract pilot for USAID, flying in Laos supporting Vietnam war efforts, when his airstrip was overrun by enemy forces in May of 1965 and he was taken captive.
If you say that a place is overrun with things that you consider undesirable, you mean that there are a large number of them there.
Our federal government has for over a decade now, been overrun by lobbyists and special interest group.
We arrived at the White House on Easter Monday, the South Lawn overrun by children and their parents enjoying the annual Easter Egg Roll.
If an event or meeting overruns by, for example, ten minutes, it continues for ten minutes longer than it was intended to.
The final speaker overran by at least half an hour.
If costs overrun, they are higher than was planned or expected.
It looks as if we're going to overrun our budget.
He was stunned to discover cost overruns of at least $1 billion.
n[C] a large tall mass of ice floating in the sea
An iceberg is a large piece of freshwater ice that has broken off a glacier or an ice shelf and is floating freely in open water.
The word "iceberg" is a partial loan translation from Dutch ijsberg, literally meaning ice mountain, cognate to Danish isbjerg, German Eisberg, Low Saxon Iesbarg and Swedish isberg.
Because the density of pure ice is about 920 kg/m³, and that of seawater about 1025 kg/m³, typically only one-tenth of the volume of an iceberg is above water.
The shape of the underwater portion can be difficult to judge by looking at the portion above the surface.
This has led to the expression "tip of the iceberg", for a problem or difficulty that is only a small manifestation of a larger problem.
Icebergs generally range from 1 to 75 metres (3.3 to 246.1 ft) above sea level and weigh 100,000 to 200,000 metric tons (110,000 to 220,000 short tons).
The largest known iceberg in the North Atlantic was 168 metres (551 ft) above sea level, reported by the USCG icebreaker East Wind in 1958, making it the height of a 55-story building.
n[C] a small soft creature that moves very slowly and has a hard shell on its back
When the word "snail" is used in this most general sense, it includes not just land snails but also thousands of species of sea snails and freshwater snails.
Snail-like animals that naturally lack a shell, or have only an internal shell, are usually called slugs, and land snails that have only a very small shell (that they cannot retract into) are often called semislugs.
Snails can be found in a very wide range of environments, including ditches, deserts, and the abyssal depths of the sea.
Although land snails may be more familiar to people, marine snails constitute the majority of snail species, and have much greater diversity and a greater biomass.
In French cuisine, edible snails are served for instance in Escargot à la Bourguignonne.
The practice of rearing snails for food is known as heliciculture.
As well as being relished as gourmet food, several species of land snails provide an easily harvested source of protein to many people in poor communities around the world.
Household debt is still growing albeit at a snail's pace.