Lexicon: develop – diagnosis

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develop (develope, developed, -s), v. [Fr.] (webplay: disclose, exhibition, known, lay, make, plan).

  1. Nurture; foster; cause to grow.
  2. Acquire; grow; unfold; unveil; disclose.

developed, verbal adj. [see develop, v.]

Revealed; open; knowing.

devil (-s), n. [OE déofol < Gk. διάβολος, accuser, calumniator, slanderer, traducer.] (webplay: without).

Satan; tempter; enemy; deceiver; evil spirit; (see Leviticus 17:7).

devise (-d, devising), v. [OFr devise-r, divide, distribute, arrange, array, form a plan or design, contrive.] (webplay: new, other, us, when).

Contrive; invent; concoct; fabricate; (see Exodus 31:4).

devoid, v. [OFr.]

Lacking; empty; void; vacant.

devotee, n. [L. dēvōt-, vow, dedicate, devote.] (webplay: consign).

Zealot; admirer; enthusiast.

devour (devoured), v. [OFr < L. dēvorāre, swallow, gulp.] (webplay: house, into, riot, say, up, who).

Consume; swallow; [fig.] hide; blur; erase; cause to disappear; obscure from view; cover up the sight of.

dew (-s), n. [OE.] (webplay: earth, escape, heat, held, near, night, on).

  1. Moisture on the grass; condensation of water on the ground at dawn; (see Exodus 16:13).
  2. Balm; liquid that settles from the cool air overnight; [fig.] sacred anointing oil.
  3. Moisture from heaven; water of life; [fig.] creation; paradise (see Genesis 27:28).
  4. Freshness; dawn; morning hours; time of refreshing; [fig.] early years; morning of life; (see Psalms 110:3).
  5. Nectar; balm; ambrosia; floral essence; nature's liquor; [fig.] juice; libation; new wine; distilled drink; (see Song of Solomon 5:2).
  6. Vapor; evaporation.
  7. Mist; light rain; (see 2 Samuel 1:21).
  8. Cut flowers; blossoms set in water.
  9. Drops of water; beads of moisture.
  10. Freezing water drops.
  11. Canteen; water supply; life source; [fig.] joy; delight; gladness; [metaphor] inspiration; poetry; creative power.
  12. Renewal; spring; new season; [fig.] immersion; baptism into new life; [metaphor] resurrection; (see Deuteronomy 33:28).
  13. Perspiration; sweat; tears.
  14. Youth; younger years.
  15. Dampness; water collected on the earth during the night and early morning.
  16. Brook; creek; fountain; spring; stream; flood; inundation.
  17. Evening ground mist; condensation on the fields at dusk.
  18. Moisture cycle; daily water conversion; [personification] sprite; water nymph.
  19. Oasis; [fig.] fullness; satisfaction; perfection; paragon; [metaphor] true love; complete sense of joy.
  20. Phrase. “Dews of Thessaly”: refreshment; [fig.] healing; relief; succor; restoration to health.

diadem (-s), n. [Fr. < Gk. διάδημα, regal fillet of Persian kings.] (webplay: crown, ends, forehead, gold, head, kings, let, made, neck, ornament, pearls, plain, power, set, sometimes, stones, supreme, worn).

  1. Crown; headband worn by kings as a badge of royalty; fillet often adorned by jewels; (see Isaiah 28:5).
  2. Distinguished decoration; principal ornament; cincture conferring glory or dignity; (see Job 29:14).

diagnosis, n. [L. < Gk. διαγιγνώσκειν, distinguish, discern.] (webplay: others).

Analysis; critique; review; description.