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{adj: Audenesque} in the manner of W. H. Auden



{adj: H-shaped} shaped in the form of the letter H

{adj: apart, isolated, obscure} remote and separate physically or socially
"existed over the centuries as a world apart"
"preserved because they inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson
"tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization"
"an obscure village"

{adj: blurred, clouded} unclear in form or expression
"the blurred aims of the group"
"sometimes one understood clearly and sometimes the meaning was clouded"- H.G.Wells

{adj: bumbling, bungling, butterfingered, ham-fisted, ham-handed, handless, heavy-handed, left-handed} lacking physical movement skills, especially with the hands
"a bumbling mechanic"
"a bungling performance"
"ham-handed governmental interference"
"could scarcely empty a scuttle of ashes, so handless was the poor creature"- Mary H. Vorse

{adj: chipper, debonair, debonaire, jaunty} having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air
"looking chipper, like a man...diverted by his own wit"- Frances G. Patton
"life that is gay, brisk, and debonair"- H.M.Reynolds
"walked with a jaunty step"
"a jaunty optimist"

{adj: choleric} easily moved to anger
"men of the choleric type take to kicking and smashing"- H.G.Wells

{adj: clamant, crying, exigent, insistent, instant} demanding attention
"clamant needs"
"a crying need"
"regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken
"insistent hunger"
"an instant need"

{adj: cloudy, nebulose, nebulous} lacking definite form or limits
"gropes among cloudy issues toward a feeble conclusion"- H.T.Moore
"nebulous distinction between pride and conceit"

{adj: daily, day-to-day, day-after-day, every day} occurring or done each day
"a daily record"
"day-by-day labors of thousands of men and women"- H.S.Truman
"her day-after-day behavior"
"an every day occurrence"

{adj: devout, god-fearing, pious} devoutly religious
"a god-fearing and law-abiding people" H.L.Mencken

{adj: divine, godlike} appropriate to or befitting a god
"the divine strength of Achilles"
"a man of godlike sagacity"
"man must play God for he has acquired certain godlike powers"-R.H.Roveref

{adj: doomed, ill-fated, ill-omened, ill-starred, unlucky} marked by or promising bad fortune
"their business venture was doomed from the start"
"an ill-fated business venture"
"an ill-starred romance"
"the unlucky prisoner was again put in irons"- W.H.Prescott

{adj: elliptic, elliptical} characterized by extreme economy of expression or omission of superfluous elements
"the dialogue is elliptic and full of dark hints"
"the explanation was concise, even elliptical to the verge of obscurity"- H.O.Taylor

{adj: energizing, energising, kinetic} supplying motive force
"the complex civilization of which Rome was the kinetic center"- H.O.Taylor

{adj: formidable, redoubtable, unnerving} inspiring fear
"the formidable prospect of major surgery"
"a tougher and more redoubtable adversary than the heel-clicking, jackbooted fanatic"- G.H.Johnston
"something unnerving and prisonlike about high grey wall"

{adj: frenzied, manic} affected with or marked by frenzy or mania uncontrolled by reason
"a frenzied attack"
"a frenzied mob"
"the prosecutor's frenzied denunciation of the accused"- H.W.Carter
"outbursts of drunken violence and manic activity and creativity"

{adj: hole-and-corner, hole-in-corner} relating to the peripheral and unimportant aspects of life
"a hole-and-corner life in some obscure community"- H.G.Wells

{adj: intimate, knowledgeable, versed} thoroughly acquainted through study or experience
"this girl, so intimate with nature"-W.H.Hudson
"knowledgeable about the technique of painting"- Herbert Read

{adj: playable} capable of or suitable for being played or played on
"a playable lie in golf"
"the baseball fan reached out and caught a foul that was judged playable"
"the ball field was playable"
"harpsichord music is readily playable"- P.H.Lang
<-> unplayable

{adj: prescient} perceiving the significance of events before they occur
"extraordinarily prescient memoranda on the probable course of postwar relations"-R.H.Rovere

{adj: pro tem, pro tempore} for the time being
"he is the president pro tem"
"designated him to act as consul protempore"- H.H.Fiske

{adj: rampageous} displaying raging violence; often destructive
"the hot rampageous horses of my will"- W.H.Auden

{adj: reductive} characterized by or causing diminution or curtailment
"their views of life were reductive and depreciabory" - R.H.Rovere

{adj: severe, spartan} unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment
"a parent severe to the pitch of hostility"- H.G.Wells
"a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien"
"a strict disciplinarian"
"a Spartan upbringing"

{adj: shamefaced} extremely modest or shy
"cheerfully bearing reproaches but shamefaced at praise"- H.O.Taylor

{adj: silent, unsounded} not made to sound
"the silent `h' at the beginning of `honor'"
"in French certain letters are often unsounded"

{adj: slavish, subservient, submissive} abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant
"slavish devotion to her job ruled her life"
"a slavish yes-man to the party bosses"- S.H.Adams
"she has become submissive and subservient"

{adj: unanticipated, unforeseen, unlooked-for, out of the blue} not anticipated
"unanticipated and disconcerting lines of development"- H.W.Glidden
"unforeseen circumstances"
"a virtue unlooked-for in people so full of energy"
"like a bolt out of the blue"

{adj: uncommercial} not conducive to commercial success
"might prove arty and hence uncommercial"- H.E.Clurman

{adj: used} employed in accomplishing something
"the principle of surprise is the most used and misused of all the principles of war"- H.H.Arnold & I.C.Eaker
<-> misused

{adj: vigorous} strong and active physically or mentally
"a vigorous old man who spent half of his day on horseback"- W.H.Hudson

{adv: away} out of existence
"the music faded away"
"tried to explain away the affair of the letter"- H.E.Scudder
"idled the hours away"
"her fingernails were worn away"

{n: Auden, W. H. Auden, Wystan Hugh Auden} United States poet (born in England) (1907-1973)

{n: Banting, F. G. Banting, Sir Frederick Grant Banting} Canadian physiologist who discovered insulin with C. H. Best and who used it to treat diabetes(1891-1941)

{n: Best, C. H. Best, Charles Herbert Best} Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978)

{n: Bligh, William Bligh, Captain Bligh} British admiral; was captain of the H.M.S. Bounty in 1789 when part of the crew mutinied and set him afloat in an open boat; a few weeks later he arrived safely in Timor 4,000 miles away (1754-1817)

{n: Bonney, William H. Bonney, Billie the Kid} United States outlaw who was said to have killed 21 men (1859-1881)

{n: Bounty, H.M.S. Bounty} a ship of the British navy; in 1789 part of the crew mutinied against their commander William Bligh and set him afloat in an open boat

{n: Bush administration} the executive under President George H. W. Bush

{n: Bush, George Bush, George H.W. Bush, George Herbert Walker Bush, President Bush} vice president under Reagan and 41st President of the United States (born in 1924)

{n: Down, John L. H. Down} English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)

{n: Eysenck, Hans Eysenck, H. J. Eysenck, Hans Jurgen Eysenck} a British psychologist (born in Germany) noted for his theories of intelligence and personality and for his strong criticism of Freudian psychoanalysis

{n: Fechner's law, Weber-Fechner law} (psychophysics) the concept that the magnitude of a subjective sensation increases proportional to the logarithm of the stimulus intensity; based on early work by E. H. Weber

{n: Fechner, Gustav Theodor Fechner} German physicist who founded psychophysics; derived Fechner's law on the basis of early work by E. H. Weber (1801-1887)

{n: H, letter h} the 8th letter of the Roman alphabet

{n: Harriman, E. H. Harriman, Edward Henry Harriman} United States railway tycoon (1848-1909)

{n: Heliobacter pylori, H. pylori} the type species of genus Heliobacter; produces urease and is associated with several gastroduodenal diseases (including gastritis and gastric ulcers and duodenal ulcers and other peptic ulcers)

{n: Hudson, W. H. Hudson, William Henry Hudson} English naturalist (born in Argentina) (1841-1922)

{n: Isherwood, Christopher Isherwood, Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood} United States writer (born in England) whose best known novels portray Berlin in the 1930's and who collaborated with W. H. Auden in writing plays in verse (1904-1986)

{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: Macleod, John Macleod, John James Rickard Macleod} Scottish physiologist who directed the research by F. G. Banting and C. H. Best that led to the discovery of insulin (1876-1935)

{n: Mencken, H. L. Mencken, Henry Louis Mencken} United States journalist and literary critic (1880-1956)

{n: Munro, H. H. Munro, Hector Hugh Munro, Saki} British writer of short stories (1870-1916)

{n: Planck's constant, h} the constant of proportionality relating the energy of a photon to its frequency; approximately 6.626 x 10^-34 joule-second

{n: Weber, E. H. Weber, Ernst Heinrich Weber} German physiologist who studied sensory responses to stimuli and is considered the father of psychophysics (1795-1878)

{n: Weber, Wilhelm Eduard Weber} German physicist and brother of E. H. Weber; noted for his studies of terrestrial magnetism (1804-1891)

{n: Wells, H. G. Wells, Herbert George Wells} prolific English writer best known for his science-fiction novels; he also wrote on contemporary social problems and wrote popular accounts of history and science (1866-1946)

{n: White, T. H. White, Theodore Harold White} United States political journalist (1915-1986)

{n: abasement, degradation, abjection} a low or downcast state
"each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"- H.L.Menchken

{n: aitchbone} a cut of beef including the H-shaped rump bone

{n: big H, hell dust, nose drops, smack, thunder, skag, scag} street names for heroin

{n: biotin, vitamin H} a B vitamin that aids in body growth

{n: bucksaw} a saw that is set in a frame in the shape of an H; used with both hands to cut wood that is held in a sawbuck

{n: heat content, total heat, enthalpy, H} (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity equal to the internal energy of a system plus the product of its volume and pressure
"enthalpy is the amount of energy in a system capable of doing mechanical work"

{n: henry, H} a unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second

{n: horsepower, HP, H.P.} a unit of power equal to 746 watts

{n: hydrogen bomb, H-bomb, fusion bomb, thermonuclear bomb} a nuclear weapon that releases atomic energy by union of light (hydrogen) nuclei at high temperatures to form helium

{n: hydrogen, H, atomic number 1} a nonmetallic univalent element that is normally a colorless and odorless highly flammable diatomic gas; the simplest and lightest and most abundant element in the universe

{n: inwardness} preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values)
"Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness"- H.R.Finch
<-> outwardness

{n: justification} the act of defending or explaining or making excuses for by reasoning
"the justification of barbarous means by holy ends"- H.J.Muller

{n: kilometers per hour, kilometres per hour, kph, km/h} the ratio of the distance traveled (in kilometers) to the time spent traveling (in hours)

{v: represent, stand for, correspond} take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
"Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin"

{v: sniff out, scent out, smell out, nose out} recognize or detect by or as if by smelling
"H can smell out trouble"


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