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Etymology: de- + Latin fenestra window
: a throwing of a person or thing out of a window
- de·fen·es·trate /(")dE-'fe-n&-"strAt/ transitive verb
Etymology: Middle English covin band, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin convenium agreement, from Latin convenire to agree -- more at CONVENIENT
1 : a collection of individuals with similar interests or activities <a coven of intellectuals>
2 : an assembly or band of usually 13 witches
Etymology: Latin solus alone + ipse self
: a theory holding that the self can know nothing but its own modifications and that the self is the only existent thing
Inflected Form(s): plural atria /-trE-&/; also atri·ums
Etymology: Latin
1 : the central room of a Roman house
2 plural usually atriums : a rectangularly shaped open patio around which a house is built; also : a many-storied court in a building (as a hotel) usually with a skylight
3 [New Latin, from Latin] : an anatomical cavity or passage; especially : the chamber or either of the chambers of the heart that receives blood from the veins and forces it into the ventricle or ventricles -- see HEART illustration
- atri·al /-trE-&l/ adjective
DIVERGENT, DIGRESSIVE b : touching lightly : INCIDENTAL, PERIPHERAL <tangential involvement>
: of, relating to, or resembling mephitis : foul-smelling
Etymology: Latin meretricius, from meretric-, meretrix prostitute, from merEre to earn -- more at MERIT
1 : of or relating to a prostitute : having the nature of prostitution <meretricious relationship>
2 a : tawdrily and falsely attractive <the paradise they found was a piece of meretricious trash -- Carolyn See> b : superficially significant : PRETENTIOUS <scholarly names to provide fig-leaves of respectability for meretricious but stylish books -- Times Literary Supplement>
Etymology: Middle English swein boy, servant, from Old Norse sveinn; akin to Old English swAn swain, Latin suus one's own -- more at SUICIDE
1 : RUSTIC, PEASANT; specifically : SHEPHERD
2 : a male admirer or suitor