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pinup

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kitschy

  • adjective satellite effusively or insincerely emotional
    sentimental; schmalzy; bathetic; mushy; soppy; hokey; slushy; soupy; maudlin; schmaltzy; mawkish; drippy.
    • a bathetic novel
    • maudlin expressions of sympathy
    • mushy effusiveness
    • a schmaltzy song
    • sentimental soap operas
    • slushy poetry

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sitcom

  • noun a humorous drama based on situations that might arise in day-to-day life
    situation comedy.
  • noun a humorous television program based on situations that could arise in everyday life
    situation comedy.

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late

  • adjective being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time
    • late evening
    • late 18th century
    • a late movie
    • took a late flight
    • had a late breakfast
  • adjective satellite after the expected or usual time; delayed
    tardy; belated.
    • a belated birthday card
    • I'm late for the plane
    • the train is late
    • tardy children are sent to the principal
    • always tardy in making dental appointments

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sitcom

  • noun a humorous drama based on situations that might arise in day-to-day life
    situation comedy.
  • noun a humorous television program based on situations that could arise in everyday life
    situation comedy.

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conformist

  • noun someone who conforms to established standards of conduct (especially in religious matters)
  • adjective marked by convention and conformity to customs or rules or styles
    • underneath the radical image teenagers are surprisingly conformist

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rock'n'roll

  • noun a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western
    rock 'n' roll; rock and roll; rock music; rock-and-roll; rock.
    • rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll.

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retro

  • noun a fashion reminiscent of the past
  • adjective satellite affecting things past
    ex post facto; retroactive.
    • retroactive tax increase
    • an ex-post-facto law
    • retro pay

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rockabilly

  • noun a fusion of black music and country music that was popular in the 1950s; sometimes described as blues with a country beat

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circa

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chevrolets

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early

  • adjective at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
    • early morning
    • an early warning
    • early diagnosis
    • an early death
    • took early retirement
    • an early spring
    • early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties
  • adjective being or occurring at an early stage of development
    • in an early stage
    • early forms of life
    • early man
    • an early computer

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onwards

  • adverb in a forward direction
    ahead; forwards; onward; forward; forrader.
    • go ahead
    • the train moved ahead slowly
    • the boat lurched ahead
    • moved onward into the forest
    • they went slowly forward in the mud

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mid

  • adjective satellite used in combination to denote the middle
    • midmorning
    • midsummer
    • in mid-1958
    • a mid-June wedding

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melodrama

  • noun an extravagant comedy in which action is more salient than characterization

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quintessential

  • adjective representing the perfect example of a class or quality

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homophile

  • noun someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex
    homo; homosexual; gay.
  • adjective satellite homosexual or arousing homosexual desires
    gay; queer.

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cheesy

  • adjective satellite of very poor quality; flimsy
    cheap; tinny; punk; crummy; bum; sleazy; chintzy.

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hipster

  • noun someone who rejects the established culture; advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle
    hippie; flower child; hippy.

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homophobic

  • adjective satellite prejudiced against homosexual people

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onward

  • adverb forward in time or order or degree
    forward; forth.
    • from that time forth
    • from the sixth century onward
  • adverb in a forward direction
    ahead; forwards; onwards; forward; forrader.
    • go ahead
    • the train moved ahead slowly
    • the boat lurched ahead
    • moved onward into the forest
    • they went slowly forward in the mud

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vintage

  • noun a season's yield of wine from a vineyard
  • noun the oldness of wines
    time of origin.

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diner

  • noun a person eating a meal (especially in a restaurant)
  • noun a passenger car where food is served in transit
    buffet car; dining car; dining compartment.

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booming

  • adjective satellite very lively and profitable
    prosperous; palmy; thriving; prospering; roaring; flourishing.
    • flourishing businesses
    • a palmy time for stockbrokers
    • a prosperous new business
    • doing a roaring trade
    • a thriving tourist center
    • did a thriving business in orchids
  • verb make a resonant sound, like artillery
    din; boom.
    • His deep voice boomed through the hall

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beatnik

  • noun a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior
    beat.

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stereotypical

  • adjective satellite lacking spontaneity or originality or individuality
    stereotypic; stereotyped; unimaginative.
    • stereotyped phrases of condolence
    • even his profanity was unimaginative

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mccarthyism

  • noun unscrupulously accusing people of disloyalty (as by saying they were Communists)

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halcyon

  • noun a mythical bird said to breed at the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea and to have the power of calming the winds and waves
  • noun (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher
    Alcyone.

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cadillac

A large pear, shaped like a flattened top, used chiefly for cooking. Johnson. 2. metaphor for the best

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repressive

  • adjective satellite restrictive of action
    repressing; inhibitory.
    • a repressive regime
    • an overly strict and inhibiting discipline

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funky

  • adjective satellite offensively malodorous
    stinking; foul-smelling; foul; foetid; smelly; noisome; fetid; ill-scented.
    • a foul odor
    • the kitchen smelled really funky
  • adjective satellite (of jazz) having the soulful feeling of early blues
    low-down.

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kitsch

  • noun excessively garish or sentimental art; usually considered in bad taste

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affluent

  • noun an affluent person; a person who is financially well off
    • the so-called emerging affluents
  • noun a branch that flows into the main stream
    tributary; confluent; feeder.

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western

  • noun a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development
    horse opera.
  • noun a sandwich made from a western omelet
    western sandwich.

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prosperous

  • adjective satellite in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich
    well-to-do; well-heeled; well-off; comfortable; well-fixed; well-situated; easy.
    • they were comfortable or even wealthy by some standards
    • easy living
    • a prosperous family
    • his family is well-situated financially
    • well-to-do members of the community
  • adjective satellite very lively and profitable
    booming; palmy; thriving; prospering; roaring; flourishing.
    • flourishing businesses
    • a palmy time for stockbrokers
    • a prosperous new business
    • doing a roaring trade
    • a thriving tourist center
    • did a thriving business in orchids

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beatniks

  • noun a United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop)
    beats; beat generation.
  • noun a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior
    beat; beatnik.

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quiescent

  • adjective satellite not active or activated
    • the quiescent level of centimeter wave-length solar radiation
  • adjective satellite marked by a state of tranquil repose
    • the quiescent melancholy of the town

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suburbia

  • noun a residential district located on the outskirts of a city
    suburb; suburban area.
  • noun suburbanites considered as a cultural class or subculture

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stalinist

  • noun a follower of Stalin and Stalinism
  • adjective of or relating to Joseph Stalin or his times

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starlet

  • noun a young (film) actress who is publicized as a future star
  • noun a small star

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prototypical

  • adjective satellite representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned
    prototypic; archetypical; prototypal; archetypal.
    • archetypal patterns
    • she was the prototypal student activist

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melodrama

  • noun an extravagant comedy in which action is more salient than characterization

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placid

  • adjective satellite (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
    smooth; quiet; unruffled; tranquil; still.
    • a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay
    • the quiet waters of a lagoon
    • a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky
    • a smooth channel crossing
    • scarcely a ripple on the still water
    • unruffled water
  • adjective satellite not easily irritated
    equable; even-tempered; good-tempered.
    • an equable temper
    • not everyone shared his placid temperament
    • remained placid despite the repeated delays

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homemaker

  • noun a wife who manages a household while her husband earns the family income
    woman of the house; lady of the house; housewife.

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nostalgic

  • adjective satellite unhappy about being away and longing for familiar things or persons

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do

  • noun an uproarious party
    bash; brawl.
  • noun the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
    doh; ut.

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staid

  • adjective satellite characterized by dignity and propriety
    sedate.

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housewife

  • noun a wife who manages a household while her husband earns the family income
    woman of the house; lady of the house; homemaker.

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classic

  • noun a creation of the highest excellence
  • noun an artist who has created classic works

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progress

  • noun gradual improvement or growth or development
    advancement.
    • advancement of knowledge
    • great progress in the arts
  • noun the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
    advance; forward motion; progression; advancement; procession; onward motion.

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complacent

  • adjective satellite contented to a fault with oneself or one's actions
    self-complacent; self-satisfied.
    • he had become complacent after years of success
    • his self-satisfied dignity

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throwback

  • noun an organism that has the characteristics of a more primitive type of that organism
    atavist.
  • noun a reappearance of an earlier characteristic
    atavism; reversion.

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idyllic

  • adjective satellite excellent and delightful in all respects
    • an idyllic spot for a picnic
  • adjective satellite suggestive of an idyll; charmingly simple and serene
    • his idyllic life in Tahiti

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anticommunist

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turbulent

  • adjective satellite characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination
    tumultuous; troubled; disruptive; riotous.
    • effects of the struggle will be violent and disruptive
    • riotous times
    • these troubled areas
    • the tumultuous years of his administration
    • a turbulent and unruly childhood
  • adjective satellite (of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of turbulence
    roiling; churning; roiled; roily.
    • the river's roiling current
    • turbulent rapids

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idealized

  • adjective satellite exalted to an ideal perfection or excellence
    idealised.
  • verb consider or render as ideal
    idealise; idealize.
    • She idealized her husband after his death

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ozzie

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middle

  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; eye; center; centre.
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm
  • noun an intermediate part or section
    • A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"- Aristotle

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jukebox

  • noun a cabinet containing an automatic record player; records are played by inserting a coin
    nickelodeon.

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postwar

  • adjective belonging to the period after a war
    • postwar resettlement
    • postwar inflation

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technicolor

  • noun a trademarked method of making color motion pictures

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archetypal

  • adjective satellite representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned
    prototypic; archetypical; prototypal; prototypical.
    • archetypal patterns
    • she was the prototypal student activist

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witness

  • noun someone who sees an event and reports what happened
    witnesser; informant.
  • noun a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)
    viewer; looker; spectator; watcher.
    • the spectators applauded the performance
    • television viewers
    • sky watchers discovered a new star

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tumultuous

  • adjective satellite characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination
    troubled; turbulent; disruptive; riotous.
    • effects of the struggle will be violent and disruptive
    • riotous times
    • these troubled areas
    • the tumultuous years of his administration
    • a turbulent and unruly childhood

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rockers

  • noun originally a British youth subculture that evolved out of the teddy boys in the 1960s; wore black leather jackets and jeans and boots; had greased hair and rode motorcycles and listened to rock'n'roll; were largely unskilled manual laborers
    bikers.
  • noun an attendant who rocks a child in a cradle
    rocker.

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later

  • adjective satellite coming at a subsequent time or stage
    ulterior; posterior.
    • without ulterior argument
    • the mood posterior to
  • adjective at or toward an end or late period or stage of development
    late.
    • the late phase of feudalism
    • a later symptom of the disease
    • later medical science could have saved the child

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musical

  • noun a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
    musical comedy; musical theater.
  • adjective characterized by or capable of producing music
    • a musical evening
    • musical instruments

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tranquil

  • adjective satellite (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
    smooth; quiet; unruffled; placid; still.
    • a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay
    • the quiet waters of a lagoon
    • a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky
    • a smooth channel crossing
    • scarcely a ripple on the still water
    • unruffled water
  • adjective satellite not agitated; without losing self-possession
    serene; unagitated; calm.
    • spoke in a calm voice
    • remained calm throughout the uproar
    • he remained serene in the midst of turbulence
    • a serene expression on her face
    • she became more tranquil
    • tranquil life in the country

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usher

  • noun Irish prelate who deduced from the Bible that Creation occurred in the year 4004 BC (1581-1656)
    Ussher; James Usher; James Ussher.
  • noun an official stationed at the entrance of a courtroom or legislative chamber
    doorkeeper.

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conservative

  • noun a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas
    conservativist.
  • noun a member of a Conservative Party

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decor

  • noun decoration consisting of the layout and furnishings of a livable interior
    interior decoration.

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heady

  • adjective satellite marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters
    judicious; wise.
    • judicious use of one's money
    • a wise decision
  • adjective satellite extremely exciting as if by alcohol or a narcotic
    intoxicating.

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revolutionize

  • verb change radically
    overturn; revolutionise.
    • E-mail revolutionized communication in academe
  • verb overthrow by a revolution, of governments

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eisenhower

  • noun United States general who supervised the invasion of Normandy and the defeat of Nazi Germany; 34th President of the United States (1890-1961)
    Dwight David Eisenhower; Dwight Eisenhower; President Eisenhower; Ike; Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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bebop

  • noun an early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940)
    bop.
  • verb dance the bebop
    bop.

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drab

  • noun a dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown
    olive drab.
  • adjective satellite lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise
    dreary.
    • her drab personality
    • life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas
    • a series of dreary dinner parties

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hollywood

  • noun the film industry of the United States
  • noun a flashy vulgar tone or atmosphere believed to be characteristic of the American film industry
    • some people in publishing think of theirs as a glamorous medium so they copy the glitter of Hollywood

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typical

  • adjective exhibiting the qualities or characteristics that identify a group or kind or category
    • a typical American girl
    • a typical suburban community
    • the typical car owner drives 10,000 miles a year
    • a painting typical of the Impressionist school
    • a typical romantic poem
    • a typical case of arteritis
  • adjective satellite of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing
    distinctive.
    • Jerusalem has a distinctive Middle East flavor"- Curtis Wilkie
    • that is typical of you!

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heyday

  • noun the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
    prime; flower; blossom; efflorescence; peak; flush; bloom.

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postcard

  • noun a card for sending messages by post without an envelope
    postal card; post card; mailing-card.

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authentic

  • adjective satellite conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief
    reliable.
    • an authentic account by an eyewitness
    • reliable information
  • adjective satellite not counterfeit or copied
    veritable; bona fide; unquestionable.
    • an authentic signature
    • a bona fide manuscript
    • an unquestionable antique
    • photographs taken in a veritable bull ring

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coincide

  • verb go with, fall together
    co-occur; cooccur.
  • verb happen simultaneously
    concur.
    • The two events coincided

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mythical

  • adjective satellite based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
    mythic; mythological; fabulous; mythologic.
    • mythical centaurs
    • the fabulous unicorn

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heralded

  • adjective satellite publicly announced
    • the royal couple's much heralded world tour
  • verb foreshadow or presage
    herald; announce; foretell; harbinger; annunciate.

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infamous

  • adjective satellite known widely and usually unfavorably;
    notorious; ill-famed.
    • a notorious gangster
    • the tenderloin district was notorious for vice
    • the infamous Benedict Arnold

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memorabilia

  • noun a record of things worth remembering

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austere

  • adjective satellite severely simple
    severe; stark; stern.
    • a stark interior
  • adjective satellite of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect
    stern.
    • an austere expression
    • a stern face

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bland

  • adjective satellite lacking taste or flavor or tang
    flat; vapid; flavorless; insipid; savorless; savourless; flavourless.
    • a bland diet
    • insipid hospital food
    • flavorless supermarket tomatoes
    • vapid beer
    • vapid tea
  • adjective satellite lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting
    flat.
    • a bland little drama
    • a flat joke

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suburban

  • adjective relating to or characteristic of or situated in suburbs
    • suburban population

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legendary

  • adjective satellite so celebrated as to having taken on the nature of a legend
    • the legendary exploits of the arctic trailblazers
  • adjective satellite celebrated in fable or legend
    fabled.
    • the fabled Paul Bunyan and his blue ox
    • legendary exploits of Jesse James

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housewife

  • noun a wife who manages a household while her husband earns the family income
    woman of the house; lady of the house; homemaker.

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optimistic

  • adjective expecting the best in this best of all possible worlds
    • in an optimistic mood
    • optimistic plans
    • took an optimistic view
  • adjective satellite expecting the best
    affirmative.
    • an affirmative outlook

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dawn

  • noun the first light of day
    sunup; daybreak; break of day; dawning; aurora; morning; break of the day; first light; dayspring; cockcrow; sunrise.
    • we got up before dawn
    • they talked until morning
  • noun the earliest period
    morning.
    • the dawn of civilization
    • the morning of the world

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paranoid

  • noun a person afflicted with paranoia
    paranoiac.
  • adjective satellite suffering from paranoia

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cadillac

A large pear, shaped like a flattened top, used chiefly for cooking. Johnson. 2. metaphor for the best

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repressed

  • adjective satellite characterized by or showing the suppression of impulses or emotions
    pent-up.
    • her severe upbringing had left her inhibited
    • a very inhibited young man, anxious and ill at ease
    • their reactions were partly the product of pent-up emotions
    • repressed rage turned his face scarlet
  • verb put down by force or intimidation
    subdue; reduce; repress; quash; subjugate; keep down.
    • The government quashes any attempt of an uprising
    • China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently
    • The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land

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domesticity

  • noun the quality of being domestic or domesticated
    • a royal family living in unpretentious domesticity
  • noun domestic activities or life
    • making a hobby of domesticity

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diner

  • noun a person eating a meal (especially in a restaurant)
  • noun a passenger car where food is served in transit
    buffet car; dining car; dining compartment.

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mainstream

  • noun the prevailing current of thought
    • his thinking was in the American mainstream

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spawn

  • noun the mass of eggs deposited by fish or amphibians or molluscs
  • verb call forth
    breed; engender.

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latter

  • noun the second of two or the second mentioned of two
    • Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the latter is remembered today
  • adjective referring to the second of two things or persons mentioned (or the last one or ones of several)
    • in the latter case

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consumerism

  • noun the theory that an increasing consumption of goods is economically beneficial
  • noun a movement advocating greater protection of the interests of consumers

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popular

  • adjective regarded with great favor, approval, or affection especially by the general public
    • a popular tourist attraction
    • a popular girl
    • cabbage patch dolls are no longer popular
  • adjective satellite carried on by or for the people (or citizens) at large
    • the popular vote
    • popular representation
    • institutions of popular government

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television

  • noun broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects
    telecasting; TV; video.
    • she is a star of screen and video
    • Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done" - Ernie Kovacs
  • noun a telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points
    television system.

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fabulous

  • adjective satellite extremely pleasing
    fab.
    • a fabulous vacation
  • adjective satellite based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
    mythic; mythological; mythical; mythologic.
    • mythical centaurs
    • the fabulous unicorn

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style

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    fashion; manner; way; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
    expressive style.
    • all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper

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segregated

  • adjective separated or isolated from others or a main group
    unintegrated.
    • a segregated school system
    • a segregated neighborhood
  • verb separate by race or religion; practice a policy of racial segregation
    segregate.
    • This neighborhood is segregated
    • We don't segregate in this county

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chevy

  • verb annoy continually or chronically
    beset; chivy; chevvy; harass; hassle; chivvy; harry; plague; molest; provoke.
    • He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
    • This man harasses his female co-workers

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seminal

  • adjective pertaining to or containing or consisting of semen
    • seminal fluid
  • adjective satellite containing seeds of later development
    originative; germinal.
    • seminal ideas of one discipline can influence the growth of another

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unfold

  • verb develop or come to a promising stage
    blossom; blossom out; blossom forth.
    • Youth blossomed into maturity
  • verb open to the view
    • A walk through town will unfold many interesting buildings

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expansive

  • adjective able or tending to expand or characterized by expansion
    • Expansive materials
    • the expansive force of fire
  • adjective satellite of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope
    heroic; grand.
    • an expansive lifestyle
    • in the grand manner
    • collecting on a grand scale
    • heroic undertakings

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rocker

  • noun an attendant who rocks a child in a cradle
  • noun a performer or composer or fan of rock music
    rock 'n' roll musician.

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indonesia

  • noun a republic in southeastern Asia on an archipelago including more than 13,000 islands; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1945; the principal oil producer in the Far East and Pacific regions
    Republic of Indonesia; Dutch East Indies.

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Collocation words for "1950s" are words related to "1950s" by occurring either before (prefix words) or after "1950s" (suffix words) in common language usage across multiple media. The words assembled above can be filtered by parts of speech (i.e) nouns, verbs, describing adjectives and adverbs, or by their positive or negative vibes, frequency in usage, whether they are prefix words or suffix words for "1950s" or by the count of syllables each word has.