Definition: (noun) The act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles).
Synonyms: taking hold, grasping, seizing.
Usage: A well-developed tail … might subsequently come to be worked in for all sorts of purposes, as a fly-flapper, an organ of prehension, or as an aid in turning.
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verb tr., intr.: To interlock like the fingers of two hands.
Definition: (verb) Spin, wind, or twist together. Synonyms: intertwine. Usage: Thanks to her naval training, Megan was able …
noun: A meek and patient woman.
adjective: 1. Meticulous or painstaking. 2. Following one’s conscience; scrupulous.
adjective: Impossible to deny or disprove; indisputable.
Definition: (verb) To believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds. Synonyms: conjecture, speculate, theorize, suppose. Usage: Dr. Jones …
noun: 1. A grammatical mistake or a nonstandard usage. 2. A breach of etiquette. 3. An error, inconsistency, …
Definition: (verb) Engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking. Synonyms: carouse, riot. Usage: Grab your hats and your flasks, lads; …
adverb: Out of necessity.
noun: A rich, privileged person, especially one who influences elections by making contributions to political campaigns.