1. putting a condemned person to death

    Synonyms : capital punishment, death penalty, execution
    Type Of : corporal punishment

emotional arousal

  1. the arousal of strong emotions and emotional behavior

    Type Of : arousal



  1. the capital that provides income for an institution

    Synonyms : endowment fund
    Type Of : capital
  2. natural abilities or qualities

    Synonyms : gift, natural endowment, talent
    Type Of : natural ability
  3. the act of endowing with a permanent source of income

    Type Of : gift, giving
    Examples :
    • his generous endowment of the laboratory came just in the nick of time


  1. coming into existence

    Synonyms : emergent
  2. coming to maturity

    Synonyms : rising


  1. enclosed firmly in a surrounding mass

    Examples :
    • found pebbles embedded in the silt
    • stone containing many embedded fossils
    • peach and plum seeds embedded in a sweet edible pulp
  2. inserted as an integral part of a surrounding whole

    Examples :
    • confused by the embedded Latin quotations
    • an embedded subordinate clause


  1. (especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light

    Synonyms : blanched, etiolate
    Examples :
    • etiolated celery


  1. the quality of being suited to the end in view

    Synonyms : expedience
    Antonyms : inexpediency
    Type Of : advantage, vantage


  1. attempt by employing effort

    Synonyms : endeavor, strive
    Type Of : try, assay, attempt, essay, seek
  2. earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

    Synonyms : attempt, effort, endeavor, try
    Type Of : activity
  3. a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)

    Synonyms : endeavor, enterprise
    Type Of : task, labor, project, undertaking


  1. freed from any question of guilt

    Synonyms : absolved, clear, cleared, exculpated, vindicated