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13 January 2008 @ 01:15 pm
words of the day 13 january 2008  
 
sup·pli·cate  [suhp-li-keyt]  verb, -cat·ed, -cat·ing.
–verb (used without object)
1.to pray humbly; make humble and earnest entreaty or petition.
–verb (used with object)
2.to pray humbly to; entreat or petition humbly.
3.to seek or ask for by humble entreaty.

—Related forms
sup·pli·cat·ing·ly, adverb
sup·pli·ca·to·ry  suhp-li-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]  adjective

—Synonyms 2. implore, crave, solicit, beseech. See appeal.



fai·né·ant  [fey-nee-uhnt; Fr. fe-ney-ahn]  adjective, noun, plural -ants  [-uhnts; Fr. -ahn].
–adjective
1.Also, fai·ne·ant [fey-nee-uhnt] idle; indolent.
–noun
2.an idler.

—Related forms
fai·ne·ance  [fey-nee-uhns] , noun 



im·pri·ma·tur  [im-pri-mah-ter, -mey-, -prahy-]
–noun
1.an official license to print or publish a book, pamphlet, etc., esp. a license issued by a censor of the Roman Catholic Church. Compare nihil obstat.
2.sanction or approval; support: Our plan has the company president's imprimatur.