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)
–verb (used with object)
|1.||to pray humbly; make humble and earnest entreaty or petition. |
|2.||to pray humbly to; entreat or petition humbly. |
|3.||to seek or ask for by humble entreaty. |—Related forms
sup·pli·ca·to·ry suhp-li-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] adjective
implore, crave, solicit, beseech. See appeal.
fai·né·ant [fey-nee-uhnt; Fr. fe-ney-ahn] adjective, noun, plural -ants [-uhnts; Fr. -ahn].
|1.||Also, fai·ne·ant [fey-nee-uhnt] idle; indolent. |—Related forms fai·ne·ance [fey-nee-uhns] , noun
im·pri·ma·tur [im-pri-mah-ter, -mey-, -prahy-]
|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. |