E

Business / Finance / E: A strategy that involves rebalancing hedge positions as market conditions change; a strategy that seeks to insure the value of a portfolio using a synthetic put option.

Underworld

Entertainment / Literature / Underworld: The land of the dead--often depicted as beneath the surface of the earth in a variety of religious literatures. See Descent Into the Underworld. MORE

Universals

Entertainment / Literature / Universals: Qualities of literature that appeal to readers in a wide variety of cultures and across a wide variety of historical periods--i.e., basic emotions, situations, values, and attitudes that readers can r MORE

True Rhyme

Entertainment / Literature / True Rhyme: Another term for perfect rhyme or exact rhyme. See exact rhyme. MORE

Transitive

Entertainment / Literature / Transitive: This term refers to a verb or a verbal phrase that contains or can take a direct object, which contrasts with an intransitive verb, i.e., one that cannot take a direct object. For example, hit is a tr MORE

Thirteener

Entertainment / Literature / Thirteener: A stanza rhyming ABABABABCDDDC. The 1994 edition of the E.E.T.S. produced a version of the Wakefield Master's Second Shepherd's Play printed in thirteeners, as opposed to the more traditional printing MORE

Unstressed

Entertainment / Literature / Unstressed: Lightly stressed as opposed to heavily stressed--i.e., a syllable that has little prominence when spoken aloud. MORE

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