1. Very large: Unusually or impressively large or huge.
2. Very great or impressive.
1. A colossal high-rise office building.
2. Those idiots made a colossal blunder.
Partially open, neither shut nor wide open.
They left the door ajar.
The fight's gonna be 12 vs 11.
September 01, 2007
1. Dark and gloomy: Lacking light or brightness and producing a dull, dark, or melancholy atmosphere.
2. Dark in color: Having a color or tone that is dark, dull, or suitable for a serious mood or occasion.
3. Serious and melancholy: Marked by or conveying strict seriousness combined with sadness or a troubled state of mind.
NOTE: Somber is the Canadian and UK spelling of this word. The American version is 'sombre'. The word originated from the Dutch word 'somber', which means about the same.
A somber song, depressing and without variety.
1. Having a kind and gentle disposition or appearance.
2. Not a threat to life or long-term health, especially by being noncancerous.
3. Neutral or harmless in its effect or influence.
4. Mild or favorable in effect.
1. The lady next door is a relavively benign presence.
2. The cancer's benign.
3. The storm was benign.
September 11, 2007
1. To leave somebody or something behind for others to look after, especially somebody or something meant to be a personal responsibility.
2. To leave a place or vehicle, especially for reasons of safety and without intending to return soon.
3. To renounce or reject something previously done or used
4. To surrender control of something completely to somebody else.
5. To stop doing something before it is completed, usually because of difficulty or danger.
6. To abandon yourself: To give yourself over to a powerful emotion.
*Complete lack of inhibition or self-restraint.
1. Pets abandoned by their owners.
2. They had to abandon their vehicles in the snow.
3. The practice was abandoned long ago.
4. As troops closed in the town was abandoned to its fate.
5. Abandoning the rescue attempt.
6. He abandoned himself to his grief.
*French "abandoner" -> "under control".
1. A fee charged for instruction at a school or university.
2. Teaching: instruction, especially when given individually or in a small group.
Like private schools or home teaching, tuition is charged. It isn't for free.