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Heap

Março 253105, 2008

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n.

  1. a group of things placed, thrown, or lying one on another; pile.
  2. Informal. a great quantity or number; multitude.

v.t.

  1. to gather, put, or cast in a heap; pile.
  2. to accumulate or amass.
  3. to give, assign, or bestow in great quantity; load.
  4. to load, supply, or fill abundantly.

v.i.

  • to become heaped or piled, as sand or snow; rise in a heap or heaps

      “This war will throw us corpses in a heap” – Týr, Ragnarok

      “Oh my god, this is a heap of garbage” – Someone who is going to clean the place

      “I am being heaped by garbage” – The same guy who failed on cleaning it

      Hope you all have fun with “heap”. Till next word

      Source: dictionary.com

Dummy

Março 103104, 2008

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n. pl. dummies

  1. Mannequin
  2. A silent or taciturn person.
  3. A stupid person; a dolt.

adj.

  1. Simulating or replacing something but lacking its function.
  2. Serving as a front or cover for another.

“We should use a dummy for the crash test.”

“That is a dummy corporation.”

Dummy can be something that has no real life, something that does not think or act for himself.

Source: dictionary.com.

Mild

Fevereiro 122911, 2008

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adj.
Gentle; pleasant; kind; soft; bland; clement; hence, moderate in degree or quality.

non.
(UK) A relatively low-gravity beer, often with a dark colour; mild ale

“I want my deeds to be mild
“There are some mild rains during Spring”

Mild describes serene weather or actions. Someone wise would probably take mild actions.

Till next post, and remember, pratice the words ;P

Instructions

Fevereiro 102902, 2008

This Blog will have a series of words from dictionariy. The whole idea is to try using them, one word a day, in a way that we can improve our vocabulary

I hope this initiative works out.