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malaise

  • noun physical discomfort (as mild sickness or depression)
    uneasiness; unease.

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providence

  • noun the capital and largest city of Rhode Island; located in northeastern Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay; site of Brown University
    capital of Rhode Island.
  • noun the guardianship and control exercised by a deity
    • divine providence

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ill

  • noun an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
    complaint; ailment.
  • adjective affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
    sick.
    • ill from the monotony of his suffering

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doubtfulness

  • noun the state of being unsure of something
    uncertainty; dubiousness; doubt; dubiety; incertitude.
  • noun uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something
    doubt; question; dubiousness.
    • the dubiousness of his claim
    • there is no question about the validity of the enterprise

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malady

  • noun any unwholesome or desperate condition
    • what maladies afflict our nation?
  • noun impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
    illness; unwellness; sickness.

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dispensation

  • noun an exemption from some rule or obligation
  • noun a share that has been dispensed or distributed

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ailment

  • noun an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
    ill; complaint.

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dispensation

  • noun an exemption from some rule or obligation
  • noun a share that has been dispensed or distributed

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pathology

  • noun the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
  • noun any deviation from a healthy or normal condition

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bereavement

  • noun state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
    mourning.

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ailment

  • noun an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
    ill; complaint.

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humankind

  • noun all of the living human inhabitants of the earth
    humans; human race; mankind; human beings; world; humanity; man.
    • all the world loves a lover
    • she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women

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malady

  • noun any unwholesome or desperate condition
    • what maladies afflict our nation?
  • noun impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
    illness; unwellness; sickness.

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remembrance

  • noun the ability to recall past occurrences
    recollection; anamnesis.
  • noun a recognition of meritorious service
    memorial; commemoration.

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scourge

  • noun a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
    flagellum.
  • noun something causing misery or death
    bane; nemesis; curse.
    • the bane of my life

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bereavement

  • noun state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
    mourning.

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woe

  • noun misery resulting from affliction
    suffering.
  • noun intense mournfulness
    woefulness.

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spectacle

  • noun something or someone seen (especially a notable or unusual sight)
    • the tragic spectacle of cripples trying to escape
  • noun an elaborate and remarkable display on a lavish scale

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evil

  • noun morally objectionable behavior
    iniquity; wickedness; immorality.
  • noun that which causes harm or destruction or misfortune; the good is oft interred with their bones"- Shakespeare
    • the evil that men do lives after them

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planet

  • noun (astronomy) any of the nine large celestial bodies in the solar system that revolve around the sun and shine by reflected light; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in order of their proximity to the sun; viewed from the constellation Hercules, all the planets rotate around the sun in a counterclockwise direction
    major planet.
  • noun a person who follows or serves another
    satellite.

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insupportable

  • adjective satellite incapable of being justified or explained
    unwarranted; unjustifiable; unwarrantable; indefensible.

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plague

  • noun a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal
    pestilence; pestis; pest.
  • noun any epidemic disease with a high death rate
    pestilence; pest.

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illness

  • noun impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
    malady; unwellness; sickness.

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tidings

  • noun information about recent and important events
    news; word; intelligence.
    • they awaited news of the outcome
  • verb rise or move forward
    tide; surge.
    • surging waves

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crisis

  • noun an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty
    • they went bankrupt during the economic crisis
  • noun a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something
    • after the crisis the patient either dies or gets better

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mankind

  • noun all of the living human inhabitants of the earth
    humans; human race; humankind; human beings; world; humanity; man.
    • all the world loves a lover
    • she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women

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grievously

  • adverb in a grievous manner
    • the resolute but unbroken Germany, grievously wounded but far from destruction, was able to lay the firm foundations for military revival

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calamity

  • noun an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
    tragedy; cataclysm; catastrophe; disaster.
    • the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity
    • the earthquake was a disaster

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disease

  • noun an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning

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planet

  • noun (astronomy) any of the nine large celestial bodies in the solar system that revolve around the sun and shine by reflected light; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in order of their proximity to the sun; viewed from the constellation Hercules, all the planets rotate around the sun in a counterclockwise direction
    major planet.
  • noun a person who follows or serves another
    satellite.

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trouble

  • noun a source of difficulty
    problem.
    • one trouble after another delayed the job
    • what's the problem?
  • noun an angry disturbance
    bother; hassle; fuss.
    • he didn't want to make a fuss
    • they had labor trouble
    • a spot of bother

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humans

  • noun all of the living human inhabitants of the earth
    human race; humankind; mankind; human beings; world; humanity; man.
    • all the world loves a lover
    • she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women
  • noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
    human being; homo; human; man.

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injustice

  • noun an unjust act
    unfairness; iniquity; shabbiness.
  • noun the practice of being unjust or unfair
    unjustness.

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humanity

  • noun the quality of being humane
  • noun the quality of being human
    manhood; humanness.
    • he feared the speedy decline of all manhood

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disaster

  • noun a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune
    catastrophe.
    • lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system
    • his policies were a disaster
  • noun an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
    tragedy; calamity; cataclysm; catastrophe.
    • the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity
    • the earthquake was a disaster

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circumstance

  • noun a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity
  • noun the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event
    setting; context.
    • the historical context

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catastrophe

  • noun an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
    tragedy; calamity; cataclysm; disaster.
    • the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity
    • the earthquake was a disaster
  • noun a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune
    disaster.
    • lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system
    • his policies were a disaster

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calamity

  • noun an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
    tragedy; cataclysm; catastrophe; disaster.
    • the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity
    • the earthquake was a disaster

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intelligence

  • noun the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience
  • noun a unit responsible for gathering and interpreting information about an enemy
    intelligence service; intelligence agency.

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problem

  • noun a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved
    job.
    • she and her husband are having problems
    • it is always a job to contact him
    • urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog
  • noun a question raised for consideration or solution
    • our homework consisted of ten problems to solve

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saturn

(Roman Myth.) One of the elder and principal deities, the son of Coelus and Terra (Heaven and Earth), anf the father of Jupiter. The corresponding Greek divinity was Kro`nos, later CHro`nos, Time.

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million

  • noun the number that is represented as a one followed by 6 zeros
    meg; 1000000; one thousand thousand.
  • noun a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole)
    billion; jillion; trillion; gazillion; zillion.
    • there were millions of flies

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crisis

  • noun an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty
    • they went bankrupt during the economic crisis
  • noun a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something
    • after the crisis the patient either dies or gets better

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visitation

  • noun an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event
    trial; tribulation.
    • his mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him
    • life is full of tribulations
    • a visitation of the plague
  • noun any disaster or catastrophe
    • a visitation of the plague

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plague

  • noun a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal
    pestilence; pestis; pest.
  • noun any epidemic disease with a high death rate
    pestilence; pest.

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demon

  • noun an evil supernatural being
    daemon; devil; daimon; fiend.
  • noun a cruel wicked and inhuman person
    ogre; devil; monster; fiend.

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misery

  • noun a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune
    wretchedness; miserableness.
    • the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable
  • noun a feeling of intense unhappiness
    • she was exhausted by her misery and grief

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persecution

  • noun the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)

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currently

  • adverb at this time or period; now
    presently.
    • he is presently our ambassador to the United Nations
    • currently they live in Connecticut

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circumstances

  • noun your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
    fortune; destiny; fate; portion; lot; luck.
    • whatever my fortune may be
    • deserved a better fate
    • has a happy lot
    • the luck of the Irish
    • a victim of circumstances
    • success that was her portion
  • noun a person's financial situation (good or bad)
    • he found himself in straitened circumstances

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turmoil

  • noun a violent disturbance
    upheaval; convulsion.
    • the convulsions of the stock market
  • noun violent agitation
    tumult.

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providence

  • noun the guardianship and control exercised by a deity
    • divine providence
  • noun the capital and largest city of Rhode Island; located in northeastern Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay; site of Brown University
    capital of Rhode Island.

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scandal

  • noun disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people
    malicious gossip; dirt.
  • noun a disgraceful event
    outrage.

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spirits

  • noun an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
    hard drink; liquor; John Barleycorn; booze; hard liquor; strong drink.
  • noun the vital principle or animating force within living things
    spirit.

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scourge

  • noun a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
    flagellum.
  • noun something causing misery or death
    bane; nemesis; curse.
    • the bane of my life

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moan

  • noun an utterance expressing pain or disapproval
    groan.
  • verb indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure
    groan.
    • The students groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets
    • The ancient door soughed when opened

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cancer

  • noun any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream
    malignant neoplastic disease.
  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer
    Crab.

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drought

  • noun a shortage of rainfall
    drouth.
    • farmers most affected by the drought hope that there may yet be sufficient rain early in the growing season
  • noun a prolonged shortage
    drouth.
    • when England defeated Pakistan it ended a ten-year drought

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thought

  • noun the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
    idea.
    • it was not a good idea
    • the thought never entered my mind
  • noun the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
    cerebration; thinking; mentation; intellection; thought process.
    • thinking always made him frown
    • she paused for thought

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tribulation

  • noun an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event
    trial; visitation.
    • his mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him
    • life is full of tribulations
    • a visitation of the plague

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thunder

  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    roar; roaring; boom.
  • noun a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning

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peculiarly

  • adverb uniquely or characteristically
    particularly.
    • these peculiarly cinematic elements
    • a peculiarly French phenomenon
    • everyone has a moment in history which belongs particularly to him"- John Knowles
  • adverb in a manner differing from the usual or expected
    curiously; oddly.
    • had a curiously husky voice
    • he's behaving rather peculiarly

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bore

  • noun a person who evokes boredom
    dullard.
  • noun a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)
    eager; eagre; aegir; tidal bore.

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misfortune

  • noun unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event
    bad luck.
  • noun an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
    ill luck; tough luck; bad luck.

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visitation

  • noun an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event
    trial; tribulation.
    • his mother-in-law's visits were a great trial for him
    • life is full of tribulations
    • a visitation of the plague
  • noun any disaster or catastrophe
    • a visitation of the plague

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sickness

  • noun impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
    malady; illness; unwellness.
  • noun defectiveness or unsoundness
    • drugs have become a sickness they cannot cure
    • a great sickness of his judgment

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adversity

  • noun a state of misfortune or affliction
    hard knocks; hardship.
    • debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity
    • a life of hardship
  • noun a stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event
    • a period marked by adversities

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imbalance

  • noun a lack of balance or state of disequilibrium
    instability; unbalance.
    • a hormonal imbalance
  • noun (mathematics) a lack of symmetry
    dissymmetry; asymmetry.

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event

  • noun something that happens at a given place and time
  • noun a special set of circumstances
    case.
    • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
    • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

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trauma

  • noun any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
    harm; injury; hurt.
  • noun an emotional wound or shock often having long-lasting effects
    psychic trauma.

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contemporary

  • noun a person of nearly the same age as another
    coeval.
  • adjective satellite characteristic of the present
    modern-day.
    • contemporary trends in design
    • the role of computers in modern-day medicine

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blight

  • noun a state or condition being blighted
  • noun any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting

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demon

  • noun an evil supernatural being
    daemon; devil; daimon; fiend.
  • noun a cruel wicked and inhuman person
    ogre; devil; monster; fiend.

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disorder

  • noun a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning
    upset.
    • the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder
    • everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time
  • noun a condition in which things are not in their expected places
    disorderliness.
    • the files are in complete disorder

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recollection

  • noun the ability to recall past occurrences
    remembrance; anamnesis.
  • noun the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)
    recall; reminiscence.
    • he has total recall of the episode

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tragedy

  • noun an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
    calamity; cataclysm; catastrophe; disaster.
    • the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity
    • the earthquake was a disaster
  • noun drama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior force or circumstance; excites terror or pity

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news

  • noun information about recent and important events
    tidings; word; intelligence.
    • they awaited news of the outcome
  • noun information reported in a newspaper or news magazine
    • the news of my death was greatly exaggerated

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illness

  • noun impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
    malady; unwellness; sickness.

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venus

(Class. Myth.) The goddess of beauty and love, that is, beauty or love deified.

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disease

  • noun an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning

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spectacles

  • noun optical instrument consisting of a frame that holds a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision
    eyeglasses; specs; glasses.
  • noun something or someone seen (especially a notable or unusual sight)
    spectacle.
    • the tragic spectacle of cripples trying to escape

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epidemic

  • noun a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time
  • adjective (especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously
    • an epidemic outbreak of influenza

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sight

  • noun an instance of visual perception
    • the sight of his wife brought him back to reality
    • the train was an unexpected sight
  • noun anything that is seen
    • he was a familiar sight on the television
    • they went to Paris to see the sights

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tension

  • noun (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
    stress; tenseness.
    • he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension
    • stress is a vasoconstrictor
  • noun the physical condition of being stretched or strained
    tautness; tenseness; tensity.
    • it places great tension on the leg muscles
    • he could feel the tenseness of her body

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sensation

  • noun an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
    sense impression; sense experience; esthesis; aesthesis; sense datum.
    • a sensation of touch
  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.

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inequity

  • noun injustice by virtue of not conforming with rules or standards
    unfairness.

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scene

  • noun the place where some action occurs
    • the police returned to the scene of the crime
  • noun an incident (real or imaginary)
    • their parting was a sad scene

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neurosis

  • noun a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction
    psychoneurosis; neuroticism.

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passion

  • noun a strong feeling or emotion
    passionateness.
  • noun the trait of being intensely emotional
    heat; warmth.

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epidemic

  • noun a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time
  • adjective (especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously
    • an epidemic outbreak of influenza

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oneself

A reflexive form of the indefinite pronoun one. Commonly writen as two words, one's self.
One's self (or more properly oneself), is quite a modern form. In Elizabethan English we find a man's self=one's self. Morris.

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sorely

  • adverb to a great degree
    • I missed him sorely
    • we were sorely taxed to keep up with them
  • adverb in or as if in pain
    painfully.
    • she moved painfully forward
    • sorely wounded

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approximately

  • adverb (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
    about; around; some; roughly; just about; or so; more or less; close to.
    • lasted approximately an hour
    • in just about a minute
    • he's about 30 years old
    • I've had about all I can stand
    • we meet about once a month
    • some forty people came
    • weighs around a hundred pounds
    • roughly $3,000
    • holds 3 gallons, more or less
    • 20 or so people were at the party

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mercury

  • noun a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures
    quicksilver; Hg; atomic number 80; hydrargyrum.
  • noun (Roman mythology) messenger of Jupiter and god of commerce; counterpart of Greek Hermes

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dilemma

  • noun state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options
    quandary.

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sermon

  • noun an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
    discourse; preaching.
  • noun a moralistic rebuke
    preaching.
    • your preaching is wasted on him

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disorder

  • noun a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning
    upset.
    • the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder
    • everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time
  • noun a condition in which things are not in their expected places
    disorderliness.
    • the files are in complete disorder

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myself

I or me in person; -- used for emphasis, my own self or person; as I myself will do it; I have done it myself; -- used also instead of me, as the object of the first person of a reflexive verb, without emphasis; as, I will defend myself.

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pestilence

  • noun a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal
    plague; pestis; pest.
  • noun any epidemic disease with a high death rate
    plague; pest.

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agony

  • noun intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain
    torment; torture.
    • an agony of doubt
    • the torments of the damned
  • noun a state of acute pain
    excruciation; suffering.

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poverty

  • noun the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
    poorness; impoverishment.

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hand

  • noun the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
    mitt; paw; manus.
    • he had the hands of a surgeon
    • he extended his mitt
  • noun a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
    hired hand; hired man.
    • the hired hand fixed the railing
    • a ranch hand

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shortage

  • noun the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required
    shortfall; deficit.
    • new blood vessels bud out from the already dilated vascular bed to make up the nutritional deficit
  • noun an acute insufficiency
    famine; dearth.

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stroke

  • noun (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
    shot.
    • it took two strokes to get out of the bunker
    • a good shot requires good balance and tempo
    • he left me an almost impossible shot
  • noun the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
    throw; cam stroke.

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modern

  • noun a contemporary person
  • noun a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
    Bodoni font; modern font; Bodoni.

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handicap

  • noun the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
    impairment; disablement; disability.
    • reading disability
    • hearing impairment
  • noun advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning

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spirit

  • noun the vital principle or animating force within living things
  • noun the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    flavour; look; feel; tone; flavor; feeling; smell.
    • the feel of the city excited him
    • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
    • it had the smell of treason

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pathology

  • noun the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
  • noun any deviation from a healthy or normal condition

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many

  • adjective a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `as' or `too' or `so' or `that'; amounting to a large but indefinite number
    • many temptations
    • the temptations are many
    • a good many
    • a great many
    • many directions
    • take as many apples as you like
    • too many clouds to see
    • never saw so many people

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famine

  • noun an acute insufficiency
    dearth; shortage.
  • noun a severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death

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scene

  • noun the place where some action occurs
    • the police returned to the scene of the crime
  • noun an incident (real or imaginary)
    • their parting was a sad scene

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society

  • noun an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    guild; club; social club; gild; lodge; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today

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uncertainty

  • noun being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance
    precariousness; uncertainness.
    • the uncertainty of the outcome
    • the precariousness of his income
  • noun the state of being unsure of something
    dubiousness; doubtfulness; doubt; dubiety; incertitude.

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ten

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system
    10; decade; tenner; X.
  • noun one of four playing cards in a deck with ten pips on the face
    ten-spot.

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stagnation

  • noun a state of inactivity (in business or art etc)
    doldrums; stagnancy.
    • economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation
  • noun inactivity of liquids; being stagnant; standing still; without current or circulation
    stagnancy.

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fear

  • noun an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
    fearfulness; fright.
  • noun an anxious feeling
    care; concern.
    • care had aged him
    • they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction

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hardship

  • noun a state of misfortune or affliction
    hard knocks; adversity.
    • debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity
    • a life of hardship
  • noun something hard to endure
    rigourousness; severeness; rigor; rigorousness; rigour; asperity; grimness; severity.
    • the asperity of northern winters

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Collocation words for "afflicting" are words related to "afflicting" by occurring either before (prefix words) or after "afflicting" (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 "afflicting" or by the count of syllables each word has.


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