noun: 1. Rough treatment. 2. Severe beating.
Definition: (noun) A device, such as a formula or rhyme, used as an aid in remembering. Synonyms: aide-memoire. Usage: The students came up with a mnemonic to help themselves remember the colors of the rainbow. Discuss
noun: 1. A spare wheel or a spare tire. 2. Something or someone treated as a backup.
Definition: (adjective) Softening and soothing, especially to the skin. Synonyms: demulcent, salving, softening. Usage: In the winter, she applied emollient cream to her hands to prevent the skin from cracking. Discuss
«Se fossi un po' più gay di quello che sono, mi farebbe piacere essere accarezzato dalla volée di McEnroe.» (Gianni Clerici)
Salomon Baer-Oberdorf(1870 – 1940), deutscher Aphoristiker
Definition: (noun) A sticky substance used as an adhesive. Synonyms: glue, gum. Usage: They wanted to make a model airplane, but lacked the mucilage needed to hold the pieces together. Discuss
Nikola Tesla(1856 – 1943), serbischer Elektroingenieur, Physiker und Erfinder; erfand und entwickelte ein System zur elektrischen Energieübertragung durch Zweiphasenwechselstrom
Definition: (adjective) Relying on or derived from observation or experiment. Synonyms: objective. Usage: Scientists insist on empirical results, not mere speculation, to support their theories. Discuss
KarlHeinz Karius(*1935), Urheber, Mensch und Werbeberater
Definition: (noun) A blue pigment made from powdered lapis lazuli; a vivid or strong blue to purplish blue. Synonyms: indigo, French blue. Usage: She found a piece of fabric dyed ultramarine, which would make a perfect sash for the light blue dress she was making. Discuss
Theodor Fontane(1819 – 1898), dt. Schriftsteller, Journalist, Erzähler und Theaterkritiker
noun: A tall, glamorous, self-assured woman.
Definition: (adjective) Fat; oily. Synonyms: oily. Usage: His car was splattered with some sort of pinguid substance, and trying to wash it away only seemed to spread the mess. Discuss