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n. a beating or pounding, esp. an unlawful beaing, as in assault and battery. 2. Guns or heavy artillery. 3. A group of similar things used together
n. a country or persons engaged in warfare of hostile action; adj. behaving in a hostile or aggressive manner; engaged in combat BELLIGERENCE (N); BELLIGERENCY (N)
n. aperson's strong point; the thing in which a person excels. adj. ain music, loudly; forcefully
n. unrestricted power to act at one's discretion; unconditional permission or authority
n. an organization of firms in the same industry for purpose of regulating production, pricing and marketing of goods and decreasing competition by members; 2. a coalition of political or special-interest groups to achieve a common cause; a bloc CARTELIST, CARTELIZATION (N); CARTELIZE (V)
tr.v. to oppose or attack as false; to seek to discredit IMPUGNABLE (ADJ); IMPUGNABILITY, IMPUGNER (N)
n. a rhythmic flow of sound, as in poetry or oratory, or of movement as in marching or dancing
n. the use of moral principles to reason out what is right or wrong in everyday situations (usually associated with a morality that emphasizes adherence to established laws) 2. subtle but misleading or false application of reasoning; a quibbling or evasive way or making difficult desicions CASUIST (N); CASUISTIC, CASUISTICAL (ADJ)
adj. declining or decaying (applied to a condition, things, or people); n. a person who is decaing mentally or morally. 2. a member of a group of 19th century French and English artists who were inspired by artificial and morbid things. DECADENCE (N)
n. the parts of the world that lie west of Asia, especially the countries of Europe and the western hemisphere OCCIDENTAL, oCCIDENTAL (ADJ); OCCIDENTALISM (N); OCCIDENTALIZE (V)
n. a relapse into a former habit, especially criminal or antisocial behavior. RECIVIDIST (n); RECIVIDISTIC, RECIVIDIVOUS (ADJ)
intr.v. to consent to agree (to). 2. to take office; to become a ruler (to). ACCESSION (N); ACCESSIONAL (ADJ)
n. the act of granting or yielding. 2. permission by authority for special use, especially the privilegeof setting up a buisness in a certain place, or the place itself. CONCEDE (V); CONCESSIONAIRE (N); CONCESSIONARY (ADJ)
intr.v. to act on another's behalf. 2. to mediate in a dispute; to seek to reconcile differences INTERCESSION, INTERCESSOR (N)
adj. preying on other animals 2. plundering, exploiting or victimizing others PREDATION, PREDATOR, PREDATORINESS (N)
adj. precise; scrupulous; attentive to details, especially of etiquette PUNCTILLIOUSNESS (N)
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