Friday, May 21, 2010

budget fat or waste? Find out May 24th

According to Google, the definition of "waste" is

Definitions of waste on the Web:
  • spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"
  • use inefficiently or inappropriately; "waste heat"; "waste a joke on an unappreciative audience"
  • get rid of; "We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer"
  • run off as waste; "The water wastes back into the ocean"
  • neutralize: get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing; "The mafia liquidated the informer"; "the double agent was neutralized"
  • consume: spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"
  • any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted; "they collect the waste once a week"; "much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers"
  • pine away: lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief; "After her husband died, she just pined away"
  • useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly; "if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste"; "mindless dissipation of natural resources"
  • cause to grow thin or weak; "The treatment emaciated him"
  • thriftlessness: the trait of wasting resources; "a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste"; "the wastefulness of missed opportunities"
  • lay waste to: cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
  • barren: an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation; "the barrens of central Africa"; "the trackless wastes of the desert"
  • become physically weaker; "Political prisoners are wasting away in many prisons all over the world"
  • (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect

Definitions of fat on the Web:
  • having an (over)abundance of flesh; "he hadn't remembered how fat she was"
  • having a relatively large diameter; "a fat rope"
  • a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides); "pizza has too much fat"
  • fatty: containing or composed of fat; "fatty food"; "fat tissue"
  • adipose tissue: a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs; "fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold"
  • lucrative; "a juicy contract"; "a nice fat job"
  • fatten: make fat or plump; "We will plump out that poor starving child"
  • fatness: excess bodily weight; "she disliked fatness in herself as well as in others"
  • marked by great fruitfulness; "fertile farmland"; "a fat land"; "a productive vineyard"; "rich soil"

Some on the Town Council got into a discussion on the definitions on Wednesday night with a resolution that may be revealed this Monday night, May 24th.

Franklin, MA

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