prep·o·si·tion | \ ˌpre-pə-ˈzi-shən \
Definition of preposition
: a function word that typically combines with a noun phrase to form a phrase which usually expresses a modification or predicationOther Words from prepositionFrequently Asked Questions About prepositionExample SentencesLearn More about preposition
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prepositional \ ˌpre-pə-ˈzish-nəl , ˌpre-pə-ˈzi-shə-nᵊl \ adjectiveprepositionallyadverb
What exactly is a preposition?
A preposition is a word—and almost always a very small, very common word—that shows direction (to in “a letter to you”), location (at in “at the door”), or time (by in “by noon”), or that introduces an object (of in “a basket of apples”). Prepositions are typically followed by an object, which can be a noun (noon), a noun phrase (the door), or a pronoun (you). Cite: http://www.freedictionary.com
(kən-tĕmpt′)n.1. The feeling or attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior, base, or worthless; scorn.2. The state of being despised or dishonored: was held in contempt by his former friends.3. Open disrespect or willful disobedience of the authority of a court of law or legislative body. Cite: http://www.freedictionary.com
(ˌɒs tɛnˈteɪ ʃəs, -tən-)
adj.1. characterized by pretentious show in an attempt to impress others.2. intended to attract notice:
[ˈkadəˌklizəm]NOUNa large-scale and violent event in the natural world.a sudden violent upheaval, especially in a political or social context. Cite: http://www.freedictionary.com
[ˈCHizəl]NOUNa long-bladed hand tool with a beveled cutting edge and a plain handle that is struck with a hammer or mallet, used to cut or shape wood, stone, metal, or other hard materials.VERBcut or shape (something) with a chisel.”carefully chisel out a groove for the hinge”synonyms:cut · carve · shape · fashion · form · chip · hammer · sculpt · sculpture · model · whittle · rough-hewinformalNORTH AMERICANcheat or swindle (someone) out of something.”he’s chiseled me out of my dues”synonyms:swindle · defraud · cheat · fleece · gull · rip off · screw · do · rook · diddle · take for a ride · skin · clip · gyp · gouge · bunco · rush CITE: http://www.freedictionary.com
[ˈsālyənt]ADJECTIVEmost noticeable or important.”it succinctly covered all the salient points of the case”synonyms:important · main · principal · major · chief · primary · notable · noteworthy · [more](of an angle) pointing outward.The opposite of re-entrant.heraldry(of an animal) standing on its hind legs with the forepaws raised, as if leaping.NOUNa piece of land or section of fortification that juts out to form an angle.
(gōsh)adj.Lacking grace or social polish; awkward or tactless.
[French, awkward, lefthanded, from Old French, from gauchir, to turn aside, walk clumsily, of Germanic origin.]
gauche′ly adv.gauche′ness n.
(təʊˌtælɪˈtɛərɪən)adj(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, denoting, relating to, or characteristic of a dictatorial one-party state that regulates every realm of life. Also called: totalisticn(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who advocates or practises totalitarian policies. Cite: http://www.freedictionary.com
ADJECTIVEsuffering from dementia.synonyms:unbalanced · of unsound mind · mentally ill · deranged · crazed · distracted · troubled · disturbed · unhinged · insane · mad · mad as a hatter · mad as a March hare · [more]informalBRITISHdriven to behave irrationally due to anger, distress, or excitement. CITE: http://www.dictionary.com