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 (US politician) speech in 1775, "Give me liberty or give me death" is an example of using an antithesis to emphasize an important way of living.
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. A pharmacy, a drugstore, or a place where medical prescriptions can be filled and where medicines are stored: Brent went to the apothecary to talk to the professional apothecary about some medicine that might diminish his headache.
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.