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confidence

posted Aug 21, 2014, 8:55 PM by mrswebmaster millers run   [ updated Aug 21, 2014, 8:57 PM ]

confidence

noun 
1.
    full trust; belief in the powers, trustworthiness, or reliability of a person or thing:
    "We have every confidence in their ability to succeed."

2.
    belief in oneself and one's powers or abilities; self-confidence; self-reliance; assurance: I can do it!

    

solstice

posted Jun 21, 2014, 5:54 AM by mrswebmaster millers run   [ updated Jun 21, 2014, 5:55 AM ]


sol·stice
ˈsōlstis/
noun
noun: solstice; plural noun: solstices
  1. either of the two times in the year, the summer solstice and the winter solstice, when the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky at noon, marked by the longest and shortest days.

encourage

posted Jun 8, 2014, 8:16 AM by Peter Smyth   [ updated Jun 8, 2014, 8:17 AM ]

en·cour·age
enˈkərij,-ˈkə-rij/
verb
  1. give support, confidence, or hope to (someone).
    "we were encouraged by the success of this venture"
    synonyms:heartencheer, buoy up, upliftinspiremotivate, spur on, stir, stir up, fire up, stimulateinvigoratevitalizerevitalizeemboldenfortifyrallyMore
    • give support and advice to (someone) so that they will do or continue to do something.
      "pupils are encouraged to be creative"

Scorn

posted May 29, 2014, 12:01 PM by mrswebmaster millers run   [ updated May 29, 2014, 12:04 PM ]

 scorn

a feeling of hatred for someone or something thought of as worthless or evil.
She looked with scorn upon the man who had told lies about her.
part of speech:noun

synonyms:
contempt
antonyms:
admirationhonorrespect
similar words:
ridicule


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edible

posted May 20, 2014, 6:30 AM by mrswebmaster millers run   [ updated May 20, 2014, 8:19 AM ]

ed·i·ble
ˈedəbəl/
adjective
  1. 1.
    fit to be eaten (not poisonous [edit]).
    "nasturtium seeds are edible"
    synonyms:safe to eat, fit for human consumption, wholesome, good to eat; More
noun
  1. 1.
    items of food.

Origin

late 16th century: from late Latin edibilis, from Latin edere ‘eat.’

capsize

posted May 5, 2014, 9:44 AM by mrswebmaster millers run   [ updated May 5, 2014, 9:45 AM ]

cap·size
ˈkapˌsīz,kapˈsīz/
verb
  1. 1.
    (of a boat) overturn in the water.
    "the craft capsized in heavy seas"
    synonyms:overturn, turn over, turn upside down, upend, flip/tip/keel over, turn turtle; More
noun
  1. 1.
    an instance of capsizing.

augment

posted Apr 29, 2014, 11:33 AM by mrswebmaster millers run   [ updated Apr 29, 2014, 11:34 AM ]

aug·ment

  [v. awg-mentn. awg-ment]  Show IPA
verb (used with object)
1.
to make larger; enlarge in size, number, strength, or extent;increase: His salary is augmented by a small inheritance.
2.
Music.
a.
to raise (the upper note of an interval or chord) by a halfstep.
b.
to double the note values of (a theme): In the fugue'sdevelopment the subject is augmented.
3.
Grammar to add an augment to.
4.
Heraldry. to grant an augmentation to (a coat of arms).
verb (used without object)

plural

posted Apr 21, 2014, 3:05 AM by Peter Smyth   [ updated Apr 21, 2014, 3:08 AM ]

plu·ral
ˈplo͝orəl/
adjective
  1. 1.
    more than one in number.
    "the meanings of the text are plural"
noun
GRAMMAR
  1. 1.
    a plural word or form.

ominous

posted Apr 7, 2014, 3:12 AM by Peter Smyth   [ updated Apr 7, 2014, 3:28 AM ]

om·i·nous
ˈämənəs/
adjective
  1. 1.
    giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen; threatening; inauspicious.
    "there were ominous dark clouds gathering overhead"
  2. source:

gullible

posted Mar 31, 2014, 9:03 AM by mrswebmaster millers run   [ updated Mar 31, 2014, 9:06 AM ]

gul·li·ble

[guhl-uh-buhl]

not in any dictionary, but it means:

adjective
able to be eaten by common seabirds

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