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unthinkably

  • adverb to an unimaginable extent
    unimaginably.

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ferity

Wildness; savageness; fierceness. Obs. Woodward.

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unrelieved

  • adjective satellite not lessened or diminished
    undiminished.
    • unrelieved suffering

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unimaginably

  • adverb to an unimaginable extent
    unthinkably.

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unspeakably

  • adverb to an inexpressible degree
    unutterably; indescribably; ineffably.
    • she was looking very young tonight, and, as usual, indescribably beautiful, in a simple strapless dress of a green and white silky cotton

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eagre

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

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indescribably

  • adverb to an inexpressible degree
    unutterably; unspeakably; ineffably.
    • she was looking very young tonight, and, as usual, indescribably beautiful, in a simple strapless dress of a green and white silky cotton

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ponderosity

  • noun the property of being large in mass
    ponderousness; massiveness; heft; heftiness.

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shudderingly

  • adverb with a shudder
    • shudderingly, she acknowledged to herself that she dared not face what lay before her

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lonesomeness

  • noun a disposition toward being alone
    solitariness; aloneness; loneliness.

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hilariously

  • adverb in a hilarious manner
    uproariously.
    • hilariously funny

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haggardness

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unutterably

  • adverb to an inexpressible degree
    unspeakably; indescribably; ineffably.
    • she was looking very young tonight, and, as usual, indescribably beautiful, in a simple strapless dress of a green and white silky cotton

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meteorous

Of the nature or appearance of a meteor.

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horrendous

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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bounder

  • noun someone who is morally reprehensible
    dog; blackguard; hound; heel; cad.
    • you dirty dog
  • noun someone who bounds or leaps (as in competition)
    leaper.

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somewhat

  • adverb to a small degree or extent
    slightly; more or less.
    • his arguments were somewhat self-contradictory
    • the children argued because one slice of cake was slightly larger than the other
  • adverb to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
    fairly; pretty; passably; reasonably; moderately; jolly; middling.
    • pretty big
    • pretty bad
    • jolly decent of him
    • the shoes are priced reasonably
    • he is fairly clever with computers

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shindy

  • noun a large and noisy party of people
    shindig.

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pluperfect

  • noun a perfective tense used to express action completed in the past
    past perfect tense; past perfect; pluperfect tense.
    • `I had finished' is an example of the past perfect
  • adjective satellite more than perfect
    • he spoke with pluperfect precision

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stench

  • noun a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
    foetor; stink; fetor; malodor; mephitis; malodour; reek.

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inconceivably

  • adverb to an inconceivable degree
    • inconceivably small

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duffer

  • noun an incompetent or clumsy person
    • as a golfer he was only a duffer

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unforgettably

  • adverb in a memorable manner
    memorably.
    • Horowitz could play Chopin memorably

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rotter

  • noun a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
    git; crumb; stinker; so-and-so; scum bag; rat; puke; dirty dog; bum; skunk; stinkpot; lowlife.
    • only a rotter would do that
    • kill the rat
    • throw the bum out
    • you cowardly little pukes!
    • the British call a contemptible person a `git'

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irredeemable

  • adjective satellite insusceptible of reform
    unreformable; irreclaimable; unredeemable.
    • vicious irreclaimable boys
    • irredeemable sinners
  • adjective satellite (of paper money) not convertible into coin at the pleasure of the holder

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presentiment

  • noun a feeling of evil to come
    foreboding; boding; premonition.
    • a steadily escalating sense of foreboding
    • the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case

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sodding

  • adjective satellite without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
    perfect; double-dyed; complete; gross; arrant; unadulterated; stark; consummate; pure; utter; thoroughgoing; everlasting; staring.
    • an arrant fool
    • a complete coward
    • a consummate fool
    • a double-dyed villain
    • gross negligence
    • a perfect idiot
    • pure folly
    • what a sodding mess
    • stark staring mad
    • a thoroughgoing villain
    • utter nonsense
    • the unadulterated truth
  • verb cover with sod
    sod.

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shellac

  • noun lac purified by heating and filtering; usually in thin orange or yellow flakes but sometimes bleached white
  • noun a thin varnish made by dissolving lac in ethanol; used to finish wood
    shellac varnish.

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smell

  • noun the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
    odour; odor; olfactory perception; olfactory sensation.
    • she loved the smell of roses
  • noun any property detected by the olfactory system
    scent; odor; odour; aroma; olfactory property.

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ruction

  • noun the act of making a noisy disturbance
    din; tumult; ruckus; commotion; rumpus.

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affectingly

  • adverb in a poignant or touching manner
    touchingly; poignantly.
    • she spoke poignantly

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whopper

  • noun a gross untruth; a blatant lie
    walloper.
  • noun something especially big or impressive of its kind
    whacker.

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excruciatingly

  • adverb in a very painful manner
    agonizingly; torturously.
    • the progress was agonizingly slow

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gosh

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retribution

  • noun a justly deserved penalty
    requital.
  • noun the act of correcting for your wrongdoing

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gawd

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bounder

  • noun someone who is morally reprehensible
    dog; blackguard; hound; heel; cad.
    • you dirty dog
  • noun someone who bounds or leaps (as in competition)
    leaper.

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taste

  • noun the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus
    gustatory sensation; taste sensation; gustatory perception; taste perception.
    • the candy left him with a bad taste
    • the melon had a delicious taste
  • noun a strong liking
    predilection; penchant; preference.
    • my own preference is for good literature
    • the Irish have a penchant for blarney

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orc

(Zoöl.) The grampus. Written also ork and orch. Milton.

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caterwaul

  • noun the yowling sound made by a cat in heat
  • verb utter shrieks, as of cats
    yowl.

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unbelievably

  • adverb not easy to believe
    incredibly; implausibly; improbably.
    • behind you the coastal hills plunge to the incredibly blue sea backed by the Turkish mountains
  • adverb in an unbelievable manner
    • he was unbelievably angry

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sublimity

  • noun nobility in thought or feeling or style

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sublimely

  • adverb completely; in a lofty and exalted manner
    • awaking in me, sublimely unconscious, interest and energy for tackling these tasks

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modesty

  • noun freedom from vanity or conceit
    modestness.
  • noun formality and propriety of manner
    reserve.

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smell

  • noun the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
    odour; odor; olfactory perception; olfactory sensation.
    • she loved the smell of roses
  • noun any property detected by the olfactory system
    scent; odor; odour; aroma; olfactory property.

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adjuration

  • noun a solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something

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downright

  • adjective satellite characterized by plain blunt honesty
    • a downright answer
    • a downright kind of person
  • adjective satellite complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
    sheer; rank; right-down; out-and-out; absolute.
    • absolute freedom
    • an absolute dimwit
    • a downright lie
    • out-and-out mayhem
    • an out-and-out lie
    • a rank outsider
    • many right-down vices
    • got the job through sheer persistence
    • sheer stupidity

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rumpus

  • noun the act of making a noisy disturbance
    din; tumult; ruckus; commotion; ruction.
  • verb cause a disturbance

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thrilling

  • adjective satellite causing a surge of emotion or excitement
    electrifying.
    • she gave an electrifying performance
    • a thrilling performer to watch
  • verb cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input
    thrill.
    • The men were thrilled by a loud whistle blow

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stench

  • noun a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
    foetor; stink; fetor; malodor; mephitis; malodour; reek.

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embarrassingly

  • adverb causing embarrassment
    • the great man was embarrassingly humble and self-effacing

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comedown

  • noun decline to a lower status or level

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memorably

  • adverb in a memorable manner
    unforgettably.
    • Horowitz could play Chopin memorably

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hullabaloo

  • noun disturbance usually in protest
    excitement; turmoil; upheaval; agitation.

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confoundedly

  • adverb in a perplexed manner
    perplexedly.
    • he looked at his professor perplexedly

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solitude

  • noun a state of social isolation
    purdah.
  • noun the state or situation of being alone

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spectacularly

  • adverb in a spectacular manner
    stunningly.
    • the area was spectacularly scenic

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gaffe

  • noun a socially awkward or tactless act
    gaucherie; solecism; faux pas; slip.

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unremitting

  • adjective satellite uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing
    ceaseless; constant; unceasing; perpetual; never-ending; incessant.
    • the ceaseless thunder of surf
    • in constant pain
    • night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city
    • the never-ending search for happiness
    • the perpetual struggle to maintain standards in a democracy
    • man's unceasing warfare with drought and isolation
    • unremitting demands of hunger

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ruckus

  • noun the act of making a noisy disturbance
    din; tumult; commotion; rumpus; ruction.

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disgustingly

  • adverb in a disgusting manner or to a disgusting degree
    revoltingly; distastefully; sickeningly.
    • the beggar was disgustingly filthy

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stomachache

  • noun an ache localized in the stomach or abdominal region
    stomach ache; bellyache; gastralgia.

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egregious

  • adjective satellite conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
    gross; flagrant; rank; crying; glaring.
    • a crying shame
    • an egregious lie
    • flagrant violation of human rights
    • a glaring error
    • gross ineptitude
    • gross injustice
    • rank treachery

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disclosure

  • noun the speech act of making something evident
    revealing; revelation.

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fascinatingly

  • adverb in a fascinating manner
    • her face became fascinatingly distorted

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capote

  • noun a long overcoat with a hood that can be pulled over the head
    hooded coat.
  • noun a long cloak with a hood that can be pulled over the head
    hooded cloak.

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appallingly

  • adverb to an appalling extent
    • the prisoners were appallingly thin

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imprecation

  • noun the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)
    malediction.
    • he suffered the imprecations of the mob
  • noun a slanderous accusation

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unbearably

  • adverb to an unbearable degree
    • it was unbearably hot in the room

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racket

  • noun a loud and disturbing noise
  • noun an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit
    illegitimate enterprise; fraudulent scheme.

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smelt

  • noun small cold-water silvery fish; migrate between salt and fresh water
  • noun small trout-like silvery marine or freshwater food fishes of cold northern waters

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letdown

  • noun a feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized
    disappointment.
    • his hopes were so high he was doomed to disappointment

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grouch

  • noun a bad-tempered person
    churl; grump; crank; crosspatch.
  • verb show one's unhappiness or critical attitude
    grumble; scold.
    • He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong
    • We grumbled about the increased work load

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exaggeratedly

  • adverb in an exaggerated manner
    hyperbolically.

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fib

  • noun a trivial lie
    tale; story; taradiddle; tarradiddle.
    • he told a fib about eating his spinach
    • how can I stop my child from telling stories?
  • verb tell a relatively insignificant lie
    • Fibbing is not acceptable, even if you don't call it lying

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taste

  • noun the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus
    gustatory sensation; taste sensation; gustatory perception; taste perception.
    • the candy left him with a bad taste
    • the melon had a delicious taste
  • noun a strong liking
    predilection; penchant; preference.
    • my own preference is for good literature
    • the Irish have a penchant for blarney

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katabolism

  • noun breakdown in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones together with release of energy
    dissimilation; catabolism; destructive metabolism.

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transcendent

  • adjective satellite exceeding or surpassing usual limits especially in excellence
    surpassing.
  • adjective satellite beyond and outside the ordinary range of human experience or understanding
    • the notion of any transcendent reality beyond thought

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cataclysm

  • noun a sudden violent change in the earth's surface
    catastrophe.
  • noun an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
    tragedy; calamity; catastrophe; disaster.
    • the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity
    • the earthquake was a disaster

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pretty

  • adjective satellite pleasing by delicacy or grace; not imposing
    • pretty girl
    • pretty song
    • pretty room
  • adjective satellite (used ironically) unexpectedly bad
    • a pretty mess
    • a pretty kettle of fish

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tightwad

  • noun a miserly person
    cheapskate.

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inexcusably

  • adverb in an unpardonable manner or to an unpardonable degree
    unforgivably; unpardonably.
    • he was inexcusably cruel to his wife
  • adverb without any excuse
    unjustifiably.
    • he is unjustifiably harsh on her

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imprecation

  • noun the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)
    malediction.
    • he suffered the imprecations of the mob
  • noun a slanderous accusation

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sound

  • noun the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
    • the sound of rain on the roof
    • the beautiful sound of music
  • noun the subjective sensation of hearing something
    auditory sensation.
    • he strained to hear the faint sounds

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walloping

  • noun a sound defeat
    trouncing; drubbing; whipping; thrashing; slaughter; debacle.
  • verb hit hard
    wham; whop; whack; wallop.
    • The teacher whacked the boy

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devastating

  • adjective satellite making light of
    withering; annihilating.
    • afire with annihilating invective
    • a devastating portrait of human folly
    • to compliments inflated I've a withering reply"- W.S.Gilbert
  • verb cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
    desolate; devastate; scourge; lay waste to; ravage; waste.
    • The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion

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deadliness

  • noun the quality of being deadly
    lethality.

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truly

  • adverb in accordance with truth or fact or reality
    genuinely; really.
    • she was now truly American
    • a genuinely open society
    • they don't really listen to us
  • adverb by right
    rightfully.
    • baseball rightfully is the nation's pastime

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moony

  • adjective lighted by moonlight
    moonlit.
    • the moonlit landscape
  • adjective satellite dreamy in mood or nature
    dreamy; woolgathering.
    • a woolgathering moment

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kinda

  • adverb to some (great or small) extent
    rather; kind of; sort of.
    • it was rather cold
    • the party was rather nice
    • the knife is rather dull
    • I rather regret that I cannot attend
    • He's rather good at playing the cello
    • he is kind of shy

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premonition

  • noun a feeling of evil to come
    foreboding; boding; presentiment.
    • a steadily escalating sense of foreboding
    • the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case
  • noun an early warning about a future event
    forewarning.

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sound

  • noun the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
    • the sound of rain on the roof
    • the beautiful sound of music
  • noun the subjective sensation of hearing something
    auditory sensation.
    • he strained to hear the faint sounds

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chasm

  • noun a deep opening in the earth's surface

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hideously

  • adverb in a hideous manner
    monstrously; horridly.
    • her face was hideously disfigured after the accident

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eternity

  • noun time without end
    infinity.
  • noun a state of eternal existence believed in some religions to characterize the afterlife
    timelessness; timeless existence.

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incredibly

  • adverb not easy to believe
    implausibly; improbably; unbelievably.
    • behind you the coastal hills plunge to the incredibly blue sea backed by the Turkish mountains
  • adverb exceedingly; extremely
    fantastically; fabulously.
    • she plays fabulously well

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facer

  • noun (a dated Briticism) a serious difficulty with which one is suddenly faced

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caning

  • noun work made of interlaced slender branches (especially willow branches)
    wicker; wickerwork.
  • verb beat with a cane
    cane; flog; lambaste; lambast.

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botch

  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    boo-boo; flub; blooper; blunder; foul-up; pratfall; boner; fuckup; bungle; bloomer.
  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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comically

  • adverb in a comical manner
    • the tone was comically desperate

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wallop

  • noun a forceful consequence; a strong effect
    impact.
    • the book had an important impact on my thinking
    • the book packs a wallop
  • noun a severe blow

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demonstrably

  • adverb in an obvious and provable manner
    provably; incontrovertibly.
    • his documentary sources are demonstrably wrong

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thou

  • noun the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
    yard; G; thousand; grand; M; chiliad; one thousand; K; 1000.

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stink

  • noun a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
    foetor; fetor; malodor; mephitis; malodour; reek; stench.
  • verb be extremely bad in quality or in one's performance
    • This term paper stinks!

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look

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking; looking at.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him

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lonesome

  • adjective satellite being the only one; single and isolated from others
    solitary; only; sole; lone.
    • the lone doctor in the entire county
    • a lonesome pine
    • an only child
    • the sole heir
    • the sole example
    • a solitary instance of cowardice
    • a solitary speck in the sky
  • adjective satellite marked by dejection from being alone
    lonely.
    • felt sad and lonely
    • the loneliest night of the week
    • lonesome when her husband is away
    • spent a lonesome hour in the bar

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perfectly

  • adverb completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers
    absolutely; dead; utterly.
    • an absolutely magnificent painting
    • a perfectly idiotic idea
    • you're perfectly right
    • utterly miserable
    • you can be dead sure of my innocence
    • was dead tired
    • dead right
  • adverb in a perfect or faultless way
    • She performed perfectly on the balance beam
    • spoke English perfectly
    • solved the problem perfectly

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skinflint

  • noun a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
    churl; niggard; scrooge.

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bally

  • adjective satellite informal intensifiers
    fucking; flaming; blinking; bloody; blooming; crashing.
    • what a bally (or blinking) nuisance
    • a bloody fool
    • a crashing bore
    • you flaming idiot

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chump

  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    fool; soft touch; sucker; gull; patsy; fall guy; mug; mark.

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grotesquely

  • adverb in a grotesque manner
    monstrously.
    • behind the house lay two nude figures grotesquely bald, with deliberate knife-slashes marking their bodies

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carnage

  • noun the savage and excessive killing of many people
    butchery; massacre; mass murder; slaughter.

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something

Anything unknown, undetermined, or not specifically designated; a certain indefinite thing; an indeterminate or unknown event; an unspecified task, work, or thing.
There is something in the wind. Shak.
The whole world has something to do, something to talk of, something to wish for, and something to be employed about. Pope.
Something attemped, something done, Has earned a night's repose. Longfellow.

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malediction

  • noun the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)
    imprecation.
    • he suffered the imprecations of the mob

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