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n. 1. a. A warning or caution: "A final caveat: Most experts feel that clients get unsatisfactory results when they don't specify clearly what they want" (Savvy). b. A qualification or explanation. 2. Law A formal notice filed by an interested party with a court or officer, requesting the postponement of a proceeding until the filer is heard. v. caveated or caveatted, caveating or caveatting, caveats v.intr. Law To enter a caveat. Informal To qualify with a warning or clarification: The spokesperson caveated the statement with a reminder that certain facts were still unknown. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

grunt (grnt)
v. grunted, grunting, grunts v.intr. 1. To utter a deep guttural sound, as a hog does. 2. To utter a sound similar to a grunt, as in disgust. To utter or express with a deep guttural sound: He merely grunted his approval. n. 1. A deep guttural sound. 2. Any of various chiefly tropical marine fishes of the family Haemulidae that, upon removal from the water, produce grunting sounds by rubbing together tooth plates in the throat.

3. Slang An infantryman in the U.S. military, especially in the Vietnam War: "They were called grunts....They were the infantrymen, the foot soldiers of the war" (Bernard Edelman). 4. Slang One who performs routine or mundane inherited
functions do practically all of the general grunt work necessary for a Windows application to work.

5. New England A dessert made by stewing fruit topped with pieces of biscuit dough, which steam as the fruit cooks. Also called slump. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

endow (n-dou)
tr.v. endowed, endowing, endows 1. To provide with property, income, or a source of income. 2. a. To equip or supply with a talent or quality: Nature endowed you with a beautiful singing voice. eg.The application class is endowed with quite a number of data members defined in the

b. To imagine as having a usually favorable trait or quality: endowed the family pet with human intelligence. 3. Obsolete To provide with a dower. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

archive [ahr-kahyv] Show IPA noun, verb, -chived, -chiving.

noun 1.Usually, archives. documents or records relating to the activities, business dealings, etc., of a person, family, corporation, association, community, or nation. 2.archives, a place where public records or other historical documents are kept. 3.any extensive record or collection of data: The encyclopedia is an archive of world history. The experience was sealed in the archive of her memory.

verb (used with object) place or store in an archive: to vote on archiving the city's historic documents. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

parse [pahrs, pahrz] Show IPA verb, parsed, parsing.

verb (used with object) analyze (a sentence) in terms of grammatical constituents, identifying the parts of speech, syntactic relations, etc. describe (a word in a sentence) grammatically, identifying the part of speech, inflectional form, syntactic function, etc. 3.Computers . to analyze (a string of characters) in order to associate groups of characters with the syntactic units of the underlying grammar. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

glyph (lf)
n 1. 2. a carved channel or groove, esp a vertical one as used on a Doric frieze rare another word for hieroglyphic

3. any computer-generated character regarded in terms of its shape and bit pattern [C18: from French glyphe, carve] 'glyphic ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------from Greek gluph carving, from gluphein to

rogue [rohg]
Show IPA noun, verb, rogued, roguing, adjective noun

1.a dishonest, knavish person; scoundrel. 2.a playfully mischievous person; scamp: The youngest boys are little rogues. 3.a tramp or vagabond. 4.a rogue elephant or other animal of similar disposition. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

scramble [skram-buhl] Show IPA verb, -bled, -bling, noun

verb (used without object) climb or move quickly using one's hands and feet, as down a rough incline. compete or struggle with others for possession or gain: The children scrambled for the coins we tossed. move hastily and with urgency: She scrambled into her coat and ran out the door. 4.Military . (of pilots or aircraft) to take off as quickly as possible to intercept enemy planes.

verb (used with object) collect or organize (things) in a hurried or disorderly manner (often followed by together or up ): He scrambled the papers up from the desk. I scrambled the report together at the last minute. mix together confusedly: The teacher has hopelessly scrambled our names and faces. cause to move hastily, as if in panic: He scrambled everyone out of the burning building. cook (eggs) in a pan while stirring, usually after mixing whites and yolks together. make (a radio or telephonic message) incomprehensible to interceptors by systematically changing the transmission frequencies. mix the elements of (a television signal) so that only subscribers with a decoding box can receive the signal.

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appalling [uh-paw-ling] Show IPA

adjective causing dismay or horror: an appalling accident; an appalling lack of manners. =============================================== =============================================== ====

confabulate [kuhn-fab-yuh-leyt]
verb (used without object), -lated, -lating. converse informally; chat. 2.Psychiatry . to engage in confabulation. =============================================== =============================================== ======

emanate [em-uh-neyt]
verb (used without object) flow out, issue, or proceed, as from a source or origin; come forth; originate. =============================================== =============================================== ==

dwell [dwel] Show IPA verb, dwelt or dwelled, dwelling, noun

verb (used without object) live or stay as a permanent resident; reside. live or continue in a given condition or state: to dwell in happiness. linger over, emphasize, or ponder in thought, speech, or writing (often

followed by on or upon): to dwell on a particular point in an argument. 4.(of a moving tool or machine part) to be motionless for a certain interval during operation. =============================================== =============================================== ==

fidelity [fi-del-i-tee, fahy-]

noun, plural -ties. 1.strict observance of promises, duties, etc.: a servant's fidelity. 2.loyalty: fidelity to one's country. 3.conjugal faithfulness. 4.adherence to fact or detail. 5.accuracy; exactness: The speech was transcribed with great fidelity. =============================================== =============================================== ==