the-; them-, themat-, thes-, thet- +
(Latin: placing, setting; to place, to put)
2. Someone or something that is greatly disliked or detested and is therefore shunned.
3. Someone or something which is cursed, denounced, or excommunicated by a religious authority.
4. A curse from a religious authority that denounces something or excommunicates someone.
5. Etymology: from Latin anathema, "an excommunicated person, the curse of excommunication"; from Greek anathema, "a thing accursed"; originally, "a thing devoted". Literally, "a thing set up (to the gods)" from ana-, "up" + tithenai, "to place".
2. Rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing (excluding) someone.
2. To curse or to declare to be evil or anathema or to threaten with divine punishment.
2. A use of words or phrases that contrast with each other to create a balanced effect: The Patrick Henry speech in 1775, "Give me liberty or give me death", is an example of using an antithesis to consider the political way of living in one's country.
3. A proposition that is the opposite of another already proposed thesis: Harry's proposal to climb Mt. Everest before getting into good physical condition was the antithesis of common sense.
4. Etymology: from Late Latin antithesis which came from Greek antithesis, "opposition"; literally, "a placing against", a noun of action from antitithenai, "to set against, to oppose"; a term in logic, from anti-, "against" + tithenai, "to place".
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2. Etymology: "shopkeeper, especially one who stores, compounds, and sells medicaments"; from Old French apotecaire; Modern French apothicaire; from Late Latin apothecarius, "storekeeper"; from Latin apotheca, "storehouse"; which came from Greek apotheke "storehouse". Literally, "a place where things are put away", from apo- "away" + tithenai "to put".
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2. A small shop located within a large department store or supermarket.
3. A small business offering specialized products and services.
4. Etymology: from Old French botique, "small shop"; from Old Provençal botica, from Latin apothca, "storehouse". Related to the etymological origin of apothecary.
2. A constitutional predisposition or tendency, as to a particular disease or affection.
3. A constitution or condition of the body which makes the tissues react in special ways to certain extrinsic stimuli and therefore tends to make a person more than usually susceptible to certain diseases.
4. Etymology: from Greek, "disposition, condition"; from diatithenai, diathe-, "to dispose"; from, dia-, "through, across" + tithenai, "to place".
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2. A hollow stent inserted into a bile duct to allow biliary drainage across an obstruction.
A stent is an open tubular structure made of stainless steel or plastic which is inserted into an artery or another bodily tube to keep it from becoming blocked by a disease.
2. Sometimes a disparaging name; such as, "egghead" for someone who is an intellectual.
3. Etymology: from epitithenai, "to add on"; from epi-, "in addition" + tithenai, "to put".
Strictly speaking, an epithet is not necessarily derogatory, but the term is commonly used as a simple synonym for some term of abuse or slur: "There is no place for racial epithets in a radio, or TV, program."
2. A characterizing word or phrase firmly associated with a person or thing and often used in place of an actual name, title, or the like; such as, "man's best friend" when referring to a "dog".
3. A word, phrase, or expression used invectively as a term of abuse or contempt, to express hostility, etc.
2. A proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations.
3. A message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence.
4. Etymology: from Middle French hypothese, from Late Latin hypothesis, from Greek hypothesis, "base, basis of an argument, supposition". Literally, "a placing under", from hypo-, "under" + thesis, "a placing, proposition".
2. To give a possible but not yet proved explanation for something
2. Suppositional; uncertain; conditional; contingent.