Monday, February 11, 2008


Sunday 2.10
calumny [kal-uhm-nee]
–noun, plural -nies.
1.a false and malicious statement designed to injure the reputation of someone or something: The speech was considered a calumny of the administration.
2.the act of uttering calumnies; slander; defamation.

Monday 2.11
quasi [kwey-zahy, -sahy, kwah-see, -zee]
resembling; seeming; virtual

Tuesday 2.12
interpolation [in-tur-puh-ley-shuhn]
1.the act or process of interpolating or the state of being interpolated.
2.something interpolated, as a passage introduced into a text.
a.the process of determining the value of a function between two points at which it has prescribed values.
b.a similar process using more than two points at which the function has prescribed values.
c.the process of approximating a given function by using its values at a discrete set of points.

Wednesday 2.13
voracious (vô-rā'shəs, və-)
1. Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.
2. Having or marked by an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; greedy

Thursday 2.14
asinine [as-uh-nahyn]
1.foolish, unintelligent, or silly; stupid

Friday 2.15
cantankerous [kan-tang-ker-uhs]
disagreeable to deal with; contentious; peevish

Saturday 2.16
ca·thar·sis [kuh-thahr-sis] –noun
1.the purging of the emotions or relieving of emotional tensions, esp. through certain kinds of art, as tragedy or music.
2. Psychaitry.
a. psychotherapy that encourages or permits the discharge of pent-up, socially unacceptable
b. discharge of pent-up emotions so as to result in the alleviation of symptoms or the
permanent relief of the condition

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