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{adj: a la carte} (of a restaurant meal) having unlimited choices with a separate price for each item
<-> table d'hote



{adj: all right, fine, o.k., ok, okay, hunky-dory} being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition
"an all-right movie"
"the passengers were shaken up but are all right"
"is everything all right?"
"everything's fine"
"things are okay"
"dinner and the movies had been fine"
"another minute I'd have been fine"

{adj: arduous, straining, strenuous} taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance
"his final, straining burst of speed"
"a strenuous task"
"your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here"- F.D.Roosevelt

{adj: ascendant, ascendent, dominating} most powerful or important or influential
"the economically ascendant class"
"D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe"

{adj: base, mean, meanspirited} having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
"that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble"- Edmund Burke
"taking a mean advantage"
"chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort"- Shakespeare
"something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics"

{adj: crimson, red, violent} characterized by violence or bloodshed
"writes of crimson deeds and barbaric days"- Andrea Parke
"fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing"- Thomas Gray
"convulsed with red rage"- Hudson Strode

{adj: d.o.a.} abbreviation for `dead on arrival' at the emergency room

{adj: dastard, dastardly} treacherously cowardly
"the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on...December 7th"- F.D. Roosevelt

{adj: fanciful, imaginary, imagined, notional} not based on fact; dubious
"the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt
"a small child's imaginary friends"
"her imagined fame"
"to create a notional world for oneself"

{adj: five hundred, 500, d} denoting a quantity consisting of 500 items or units

{adj: heedless, thoughtless, unheeding} marked by or paying little heed or attention
"We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics"--Franklin D. Roosevelt
"heedless of danger"
"heedless of the child's crying"
<-> heedful

{adj: integrated} formed into a whole or introduced into another entity
"a more closely integrated economic and political system"- Dwight D.Eisenhower
"an integrated Europe"
<-> nonintegrated

{adj: knocked out, kayoed, KO'd, out, stunned} knocked unconscious by a heavy blow

{adj: major} of a scale or mode
"major scales"
"the key of D major"
<-> minor

{adj: motiveless, unprovoked, wanton} occurring without motivation or provocation
"motiveless malignity"
"unprovoked and dastardly attack"- F.D.Roosevelt

{adj: profitless, unprofitable} without profit or reward
"let us have no part in profitless quarrels"- D.D.Eisenhower
"How weary, flat, stale, and unprofitable / Seem to me all the uses of this world"- Shakespeare

{adj: red carpet, red-carpet} special treatment or hospitality
"the maitre d' gave them the red-carpet treatment"

{adj: scrofulous} morally contaminated
"denounce the scrofulous wealth of the times"- J.D.Hart

{adj: self-conscious, self-aware} aware of yourself as an individual or of your own being and actions and thoughts
"self-conscious awareness"
"self-conscious about their roles as guardians of the social values"- D.M.Potter

{adj: table d'hote, prix fixe} (of a restaurant meal) complete but with limited choices and at a fixed price
<-> a la carte

{adj: temporal} not eternal
"temporal matters of but fleeting moment"- F.D.Roosevelt

{adj: three-dimensional, 3-dimensional, third-dimensional, three-d} involving or relating to three dimensions or aspects; giving the illusion of depth
"lifelike three-dimensional characters"
"a three-dimensional account of conditions under the new government"
"they shot the movie in three-D"

{adj: unannounced, unheralded, unpredicted} without warning or announcement
"they arrived unannounced"
"a totally unheralded telegram that his daughter...died last night"- M.A.D.Howe

{adj: unliterary, nonliterary} marked by lack of affectation or pedantry
"her talk was very unliterary"- W.D.Howells
{adv: AD, A.D., anno Domini} in the Christian era; used before dates after the supposed year Christ was born
"in AD 200"

{adv: C.O.D., COD, cash on delivery} collecting the charges upon delivery
"mail a package C.O.D."

{adv: best} it would be sensible
"you'd best stay at home"

{adv: however, nevertheless, withal, still, yet, all the same, even so, nonetheless, notwithstanding} despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)
"although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it"
"while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed"
"he was a stern yet fair master"
"granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go"

{adv: preferably, sooner, rather} more readily or willingly
"clean it well, preferably with warm water"
"I'd rather be in Philadelphia"
"I'd sooner die than give up"

{n: Abilene} a town in central Kansas west of Topeka; home of Dwight D. Eisenhower

{n: Bramante, Donato Bramante, Donato d'Agnolo Bramante} great Italian architect of the High Renaissance in Italy (1444-1514)

{n: Capitol Hill, the Hill} a hill in Washington, D.C., where the Capitol Building sits and Congress meets
"they are debating the budget today on Capitol Hill"

{n: Charles, Charles VII} King of France who began his reign with most of northern France under English control; after the intervention of Jeanne d'Arc the French were able to defeat the English and end the Hundred Years' War (1403-1461)

{n: Coeur d'Alene Lake} a lake in northern Idaho

{n: Coeur d'Alene} a member of an Amerindian people living in northern Idaho around Coeur d'Alene Lake

{n: Coeur d'Alene} a town in the northern panhandle of Idaho; popular resort area

{n: Corday, Charlotte Corday, Marie Anne Charlotte Corday d'Armont} French revolutionary heroine (a Girondist) who assassinated Marat (1768-1793)

{n: Cornell, Ezra Cornell} United States businessman who unified the telegraph system in the United States and who in 1865 (with Andrew D. White) founded Cornell University (1807-1874)

{n: D'Oyly Carte, Richard D'Oyly Carte} English impresario who brought Gilbert and Sullivan together and produced many of their operettas in London (1844-1901)

{n: D, letter d} the 4th letter of the Roman alphabet

{n: D-day, 6 June 1944} day of the allied landing in France, World War II

{n: D-layer, D region} the lowest region of the ionosphere (35 to 50 miles up) that reflects low-frequency radio waves

{n: District of Columbia, D.C., DC} the district occupied entirely by the city of Washington; chosen by George Washington as the site of the nation's capital and created out of land ceded by Maryland and Virginia

{n: Doctor of Arts, D.A.} a doctor's degree with a special disciplinary focus

{n: East Coast} the eastern seaboard of the United States (especially the strip between Boston and Washington D.C.)

{n: Eisenhower, Dwight Eisenhower, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Dwight David Eisenhower, Ike, President Eisenhower} United States general who supervised the invasion of Normandy and the defeat of Nazi Germany; 34th President of the United States (1890-1961)

{n: Farouk I, Faruk I} king of Egypt who in 1952 was ousted by a military coup d'etat (1920-1965)

{n: Fosbury, Dick Fosbury, Richard D. Fosbury} United States athlete who revolutionized the high jump by introducing the Fosbury flop in the 1968 Olympics (born in 1947)

{n: French Foreign Office, Quai d'Orsay} the French department in charge of foreign affairs; referred to familiarly by its address in Paris

{n: French Riviera, Cote d'Azur} the French part of the Riviera

{n: French, Daniel Chester French} United States sculptor who created the seated marble figure of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. (1850-1931)

{n: Georgetown} a section of northwestern Washington, D.C.

{n: Gibson girl} the idealized American girl of the 1890s as pictured by C. D. Gibson

{n: Gibson, C. D. Gibson, Charles Dana Gibson} United States illustrator remembered for his creation of the `Gibson girl' (1867-1944)

{n: Gish, Lillian Gish} United States film actress who appeared in films by D. W. Griffith (1896-1993)

{n: Griffith, D. W. Griffith, David Lewelyn Wark Griffith} United States film maker who was the first to use flashbacks and fade-outs (1875-1948)

{n: Hell, perdition, Inferno, infernal region, nether region, pit} (Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment
"Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell"- John Milton
"a demon from the depths of the pit"
<-> Heaven

{n: ID, I.D.} a card or badge used to identify the bearer
"you had to show your ID in order to get in"

{n: Ivory Coast franc, Cote d'Ivoire franc} the basic unit of money in the Ivory Coast

{n: Ivory Coast, Cote d'Ivoire, Republic of Cote d'Ivoire} a republic in western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; one of the most prosperous and politically stable countries in Africa

{n: Jeanne d'Arc, Joan of Arc, Saint Joan} French heroine and military leader inspired by religious visions to organize French resistance to the English and to have Charles VII crowned king; she was later tried for heresy and burned at the stake (1412-1431)

{n: Langue d'oc, Langue d'oc French} medieval provincial dialects of French formerly spoken in the south of France

{n: Langue d'oil, Langue d'oil French} medieval provincial dialects of French spoken in central and northern France

{n: Lawrence, D. H. Lawrence, David Herbert Lawrence} English novelist and poet and essayist whose work condemned industrial society and explored sexual relationships (1885-1930)

{n: Louis IV, Louis d'Outremer} king of France (921-954)

{n: Maintenon, Marquise de Maintenon, Francoise d'Aubigne, Madame de Maintenon} French consort of Louis XIV who secretly married the king after the death of his first wife (1635-1719)

{n: Mills, Robert Mills} United States architect who was the presidentially appointed architect of Washington D.C. (1781-1855)

{n: Mithraism, Mithraicism} ancient Persian religion; popular among Romans during first three centuries a.d.

{n: New Deal} the economic policy of F. D. Roosevelt

{n: Ney, Michel Ney, Duc d'Elchingen} French marshal in the Napoleonic Wars (1769-1815)

{n: Nor-Q-D} trade name for an oral contraceptive containing norethindrone

{n: North Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, D.P.R.K., DPRK} a communist country in the northern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948

{n: Oxford English Dictionary, O.E.D., OED} an unabridged dictionary constructed on historical principles

{n: Ph.D., PhD} an American doctorate usually based on at least 3 years graduate study and a dissertation; the highest degree awarded by a graduate school

{n: Potomac} term sometimes used to refer to Washington, D.C.

{n: Provencal, Occitan} the medieval dialects of Langue d'oc (southern France)

{n: Provence} a former province of southeastern France; now administered with Cote d'Azur

{n: Qaddafi, Qadhafi, Khadafy, Gaddafi, Muammar al-Qaddafi, Muammar el-Qaddafi} Libyan leader who seized power in a military coup d'etat in 1969; deposed the Libyan monarchy and imposed socialism and Islamic orthodoxy on the country (born in 1942)

{n: Quai d'Orsay} the street in Paris along the south bank of the Seine known for its governmental ministries

{n: Robespierre, Maxmillien Marie Isidore de Robespierre} French revolutionary; leader of the Jacobins and architect of the Reign of Terror; was himself executed in a coup d'etat (1758-1794)

{n: Rockefeller, John D. Rockefeller, John Davison Rockefeller} United States industrialist who made a fortune in the oil business and gave half of it away (1839-1937)

{n: Roman numeral} a symbol in the old Roman notation; I,V,X,L,C,D,M represent 1,5,10,50,100,500,1000 respectively in Arabic notation
<-> Arabic numeral

{n: Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, F. D. Roosevelt, President Roosevelt, President Franklin Roosevelt, FDR} 32nd President of the United States; elected four times; instituted New Deal to counter the great depression and led country during World War II (1882-1945)

{n: Russian Revolution, October Revolution} the coup d'etat by the Bolsheviks under Lenin in November 1917 that led to a period of civil war which ended in victory for the Bolsheviks in 1922

{n: Salinger, J. D. Salinger, Jerome David Salinger} United States writer (born 1919)

{n: Stone, Harlan Stone, Harlan F. Stone, Harlan Fisk Stone} United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946)

{n: Sukarno, Achmad Sukarno} Indonesian statesman who obtained the independence of Indonesia from the Netherlands in 1949 and served as president until ousted by Suharto in a coup d'etat (1901-1970)

{n: Systeme International d'Unites, Systeme International, SI system, SI, International System of Units, International System} a complete metric system of units of measurement for scientists; fundamental quantities are length (meter) and mass (kilogram) and time (second) and electric current (ampere) and temperature (kelvin) and amount of matter (mole) and luminous intensity (candela)
"Today the United States is the only country in the world not totally committed to the Systeme International d'Unites"

{n: Tocharian} a branch of the Indo-European language family that originated in central Asia during the first millennium A.D.

{n: Valle D'Aosta} a region in northwestern Italy

{n: Washington, Washington D.C., American capital, capital of the United States} the capital of the United States in the District of Columbia and a tourist mecca; George Washington commissioned Charles L'Enfant to lay out the city in 1791

{n: White, Andrew D. White, Andrew Dickson White} United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918)

{n: White, Edward White, Edward D. White, Edward Douglas White Jr.} United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1910 by President Taft; noted for his work on antitrust legislation (1845-1921)

{n: ampere, amp, A} the basic unit of electric current adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
"a typical household circuit carries 15 to 50 amps"

{n: anchovy} tiny fishes usually canned or salted; used for hors d'oeuvres or as seasoning in sauces

{n: back of beyond} a very remote and inaccessible place
"you'd have to go to the back of beyond to find one of those"

{n: blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minute} a very short time (as the time it takes the eye blink or the heart to beat)
"if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"

{n: boyfriend, fellow, beau, swain, young man} a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman
"if I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked"

{n: breast of lamb, poitrine d'agneau} a cut of lamb including the breastbone and attached muscles dressed as meat

{n: candle, candela, cd, standard candle} the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin

{n: captain, headwaiter, maitre d'hotel, maitre d'} a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers

{n: caviar, caviare} salted roe of sturgeon or other large fish; usually served as an hors d'oeuvre

{n: charge d'affaires} the official temporarily in charge of a diplomatic mission in the absence of the ambassador

{n: chlorophyll d} the chlorophyll found (together with chlorophyll a) in red algae

{n: class, division} a league ranked by quality
"he played baseball in class D for two years"
"Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA"

{n: cod-liver oil, cod liver oil} an oil obtained from the livers of cod and similar fishes; taken orally as a source of vitamins A and D

{n: computerized axial tomography scanner, CAT scanner} a tomograph that constructs a 3-D model of an object by combining parallel planes

{n: countercoup} a sudden and decisive overthrow of a government that gained power by a coup d'etat

{n: coup d'etat, coup, putsch, takeover} a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force

{n: derv} diesel oil used in cars and lorries with diesel engines; from d(iesel) e(ngine) r(oad) v(ehicle)

{n: dilation and curettage, dilatation and curettage, D and C} a surgical procedure usually performed under local anesthesia in which the cervix is dilated and the endometrial lining of the uterus is scraped with a curet; performed to obtain tissue samples or to stop prolonged bleeding or to remove small tumors or to remove fragments of placenta after childbirth or as a method of abortion

{n: doctor, Dr.} a person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution
"she is a doctor of philosophy in physics"

{n: duel, affaire d'honneur} a prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor

{n: duty, responsibility, obligation} the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force
"we must instill a sense of duty in our children"
"every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr

{n: ergosterol} a plant sterol that is converted into vitamin D by ultraviolet radiation

{n: five hundred, 500, D} the cardinal number that is the product of one hundred and five

{n: glance, glimpse, coup d'oeil} a quick look

{n: gram molecule, mole, mol} the molecular weight of a substance expressed in grams; the basic unit of amount of substance adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

{n: hors d'oeuvre} a dish served as an appetizer before the main meal

{n: how-do-you-do, how-d'ye-do} an awkward situation
"that's a fine how-d'ye-do"

{n: hypervitaminosis} an abnormal condition resulting from taking vitamins excessively; can be serious for vitamins A or D or K

{n: hypocalcemia, hypocalcaemia} abnormally low level of calcium in the blood; associated with hypoparathyroidism or kidney malfunction or vitamin D deficiency
<-> hypercalcemia

{n: immunoglobulin D, IgD} one of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; present in blood serum in small amounts

{n: improvised explosive device, I.E.D., IED} an explosive device that is improvised

{n: infamy, opprobrium} a state of extreme dishonor
"a date which will live in infamy"- F.D.Roosevelt
"the name was a by-word of scorn and opprobrium throughout the city"
<-> fame

{n: jeu d'esprit} a witty comment or writing

{n: kelvin, K} the basic unit of thermodynamic temperature adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

{n: kilogram, kg, kilo} one thousand grams; the basic unit of mass adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
"a kilogram is approximately 2.2 pounds"

{n: louis d'or} a former French gold coin

{n: masterpiece, chef-d'oeuvre} the most outstanding work of a creative artist or craftsman

{n: meter, metre, m} the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)

{n: objet d'art, art object, piece} a work of art of some artistic value
"this store sells only objets d'art"
"it is not known who created this piece"

{n: oboe d'amore} a oboe pitched a minor third lower than the ordinary oboe; used to perform baroque music

{n: osteomalacia} abnormal softening of bones caused by deficiencies of phosphorus or calcium or vitamin D

{n: preference, druthers} the right or chance to choose
"given my druthers, I'd eat cake"

{n: radian, rad} the unit of plane angle adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to the angle at the center of a circle subtended by an arc equal in length to the radius (approximately 57.295 degrees)

{n: raison d'etre} reason for being

{n: raison d'etre} the purpose that justifies a thing's existence

{n: rickets, rachitis} childhood disease caused by deficiency of vitamin D and sunlight associated with impaired metabolism of calcium and phosphorus

{n: savory, savoury} an aromatic or spicy dish served at the end of dinner or as an hors d'oeuvre

{n: second, sec, s} 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

{n: situation, state of affairs} the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time
"the present international situation is dangerous"
"wondered how such a state of affairs had come about"
"eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt

{n: steradian, sr} the unit of solid angle adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

{n: table d'hote} a menu offering a complete meal with limited choices at a fixed price

{n: tetany, tetanilla, intermittent tetanus, intermittent cramp, apyretic tetanus} clinical neurological syndrome characterized by muscular twitching and cramps and (when severe) seizures; associated with calcium deficiency (hypoparathyroidism) or vitamin D deficiency or alkalosis

{n: three-D, 3-D, 3D} a movie with images having three dimensional form or appearance

{n: three-D, 3-D, 3D} having a three-dimensional form or appearance
"aren't dreams always in 3-D?"

{n: viola d'amore} viol that is the tenor of the viol family

{n: virtu} objet d'art collectively (especially fine antiques)

{n: vitamin D, calciferol, viosterol, ergocalciferol, cholecarciferol, D} a fat-soluble vitamin that prevents rickets

{n: weapon of mass destruction, WMD, W.M.D.} a weapon that kills or injures civilian as well as military personnel (nuclear and chemical and biological weapons)

{v: back up} make a copy of (a computer file) especially for storage in another place as a security cop
"You'd better back up these files!"

{v: call out} challenge to a duel
"D'Artignan called out Pushkin"

{v: like} want to have
"I'd like a beer now!"

{v: overdose, o.d.} dose too heavily
"The rock star overdosed and was found dead in his hotel room"

{v: register} send by registered mail
"I'd like to register this letter"

{v: roller blade} travel on shoes with a single line of rubber wheels attached to their soles
"you'd better wear a helmet and knee protectors when you roller blade!"

{v: share} communicate
"I'd like to share this idea with you"


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