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ploy

  • noun an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker
    gambit.
  • noun a maneuver in a game or conversation
    gambit; stratagem.

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badly

  • adverb to a severe or serious degree
    gravely; seriously; severely.
    • fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated
    • badly injured
    • a severely impaired heart
    • is gravely ill
    • was seriously ill
  • adverb (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well
    ill; poorly.
    • he was ill prepared
    • it ill befits a man to betray old friends
    • the car runs badly
    • he performed badly on the exam
    • the team played poorly
    • ill-fitting clothes
    • an ill-conceived plan

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tactic

  • noun a plan for attaining a particular goal
    maneuver; manoeuvre; tactics.

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against

Abreast; opposite to; facing; towards; as, against the mouth of a river; -- in this sense often preceded by over.
Jacob saw the angels of God come against him. Tyndale.

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ruse

  • noun a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)
    artifice.

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completely

  • adverb to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
    all; whole; wholly; altogether; entirely; totally.
    • he was wholly convinced
    • entirely satisfied with the meal
    • it was completely different from what we expected
    • was completely at fault
    • a totally new situation
    • the directions were all wrong
    • it was not altogether her fault
    • an altogether new approach
    • a whole new idea
  • adverb so as to be complete; with everything necessary
    • he had filled out the form completely
    • the apartment was completely furnished

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engine

  • noun motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work
  • noun something used to achieve a purpose
    • an engine of change

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during

In the time of; as long as the action or existence of; as, during life; during the space of a year.

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strategy

  • noun an elaborate and systematic plan of action
    scheme.
  • noun the branch of military science dealing with military command and the planning and conduct of a war

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through

  • adjective satellite having finished or arrived at completion
    done; through with.
    • certain to make history before he's done
    • it's a done deed
    • after the treatment, the patient is through except for follow-up
    • almost through with his studies
  • adjective satellite (of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes
    • a through street
    • a through bus
    • through traffic

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plan

  • noun a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
    program; programme.
    • they drew up a six-step plan
    • they discussed plans for a new bond issue
  • noun an arrangement scheme
    design.
    • the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult
    • it was an excellent design for living
    • a plan for seating guests

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upon

On; -- used in all the senses of that word, with which it is interchangeable. "Upon an hill of flowers." Chaucer.
Our host upon his stirrups stood anon. Chaucer.
Thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar. Ex. xxix. 21.
The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. Judg. xvi. 9.
As I did stand my watch upon the hill. Shak.
He made a great difference between people that did rebel upon wantonness, and them that did rebel upon want. Bacon.
This advantage we lost upon the invention of firearms. Addison.
Upon the whole, it will be necessary to avoid that perpetual repetition of the same epithets which we find in Homer. Pope.
He had abandoned the frontiers, retiring upon Glasgow. Sir. W. Scott.
Philip swore upon the Evangelists to abstain from aggression in my absence. Landor.
Upon conveys a more distinct notion that on carries with it of something that literally or metaphorically bears or supports. It is less employed than it used to be, on having for the most part taken its place. Some expressions formed with it belong only to old style; as, upon pity they were taken away; that is, in consequence of pity: upon the rate of thirty thousand; that is, amounting to the rate: to die upon the hand; that is, by means of the hand: he had a garment upon; that is, upon himself: the time is coming fast upon; that is, upon the present time. By the omission of its object, upon acquires an adverbial sense, as in the last two examples.

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car

  • noun a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
    machine; motorcar; automobile; auto.
    • he needs a car to get to work
  • noun a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad
    railroad car; railcar; railway car.
    • three cars had jumped the rails

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more

  • adjective (comparative of `much' used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning greater in size or amount or extent or degree
    more than.
    • more land
    • more support
    • more rain fell
    • more than a gallon
  • noun English statesman who opposed Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and was imprisoned and beheaded; recalled for his concept of Utopia, the ideal state
    Sir Thomas More; Thomas More.

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inevitably

  • adverb in such a manner as could not be otherwise
    needs; necessarily; of necessity.
    • it is necessarily so
    • we must needs by objective
  • adverb by necessity
    inescapably; ineluctably; unavoidably.
    • the situation slid inescapably toward disaster

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usually

  • adverb under normal conditions
    normally; unremarkably; commonly; ordinarily.
    • usually she was late

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joke

  • noun a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    gag; jest; laugh; jape.
    • he told a very funny joke
    • he knows a million gags
    • thanks for the laugh
    • he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest
    • even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point
  • noun activity characterized by good humor
    jocularity; jest.

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ultimately

  • adverb as the end result of a succession or process
    in the end; at long last; finally; at last.
    • ultimately he had to give in
    • at long last the winter was over

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scheme

  • noun an elaborate and systematic plan of action
    strategy.
  • noun a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
    dodge; dodging.

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truck

  • noun an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling
    motortruck.
  • noun a handcart that has a frame with two low wheels and a ledge at the bottom and handles at the top; used to move crates or other heavy objects
    hand truck.

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trick

  • noun a cunning or deceitful action or device
    fast one.
    • he played a trick on me
    • he pulled a fast one and got away with it
  • noun a period of work or duty

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always

  • adverb at all times; all the time and on every occasion
    ever; e'er.
    • I will always be there to help you
    • always arrives on time
    • there is always some pollution in the air
    • ever hoping to strike it rich
    • ever busy
  • adverb without variation or change, in every case
    constantly; invariably.
    • constantly kind and gracious
    • he always arrives on time

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invariably

  • adverb without variation or change, in every case
    always; constantly.
    • constantly kind and gracious
    • he always arrives on time

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sometimes

  • adverb on certain occasions or in certain cases but not always; at other times for six months"
    • sometimes she wished she were back in England
    • sometimes her photography is breathtaking
    • sometimes they come for a month

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plot

  • noun a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)
    game; secret plan.
    • they concocted a plot to discredit the governor
    • I saw through his little game from the start
  • noun a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
    patch; plot of land; plot of ground.
    • a bean plot
    • a cabbage patch
    • a briar patch

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eventually

  • adverb after an unspecified period of time or an especially long delay
    finally.

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setting

  • noun the context and environment in which something is set
    scene.
    • the perfect setting for a ghost story
  • noun the state of the environment in which a situation exists
    scope; background.
    • you can't do that in a university setting

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frequently

  • adverb many times at short intervals
    oftentimes; often; oft; ofttimes.
    • we often met over a cup of coffee

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automobile

  • noun a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
    machine; car; motorcar; auto.
    • he needs a car to get to work
  • verb travel in an automobile

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occasionally

  • adverb now and then or here and there
    on occasion; once in a while; now and again; now and then; at times; from time to time.
    • he was arrogant and occasionally callous
    • open areas are only occasionally interrupted by clumps of trees
    • they visit New York on occasion
    • now and again she would take her favorite book from the shelf and read to us
    • as we drove along, the beautiful scenery now and then attracted his attention

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loud

  • adjective characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity
    • a group of loud children
    • loud thunder
    • her voice was too loud
    • loud trombones
  • adjective satellite tastelessly showy
    garish; gaudy; brassy; meretricious; tatty; tawdry; flash; cheap; flashy; tacky; gimcrack; trashy.
    • a flash car
    • a flashy ring
    • garish colors
    • a gaudy costume
    • loud sport shirts
    • a meretricious yet stylish book
    • tawdry ornaments

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actually

  • adverb in actual fact
    really.
    • to be nominally but not actually independent
    • no one actually saw the shark
    • large meteorites actually come from the asteroid belt
  • adverb used to imply that one would expect the fact to be the opposite of that stated; surprisingly
    in reality.
    • you may actually be doing the right thing by walking out
    • she actually spoke Latin
    • they thought they made the rules but in reality they were only puppets
    • people who seem stand-offish are in reality often simply nervous

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attempt

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    try; effort; endeavor; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • noun the act of attacking
    attack.
    • attacks on women increased last year
    • they made an attempt on his life

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approach

  • noun ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
    plan of attack; attack.
    • his approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons
    • an attack on inflation
    • his plan of attack was misguided
  • noun the act of drawing spatially closer to something
    coming; approaching.
    • the hunter's approach scattered the geese

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argument

  • noun a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true
    statement.
    • it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true
  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; tilt; controversy; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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set

  • noun a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
    • a set of books
    • a set of golf clubs
    • a set of teeth
  • noun (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
    • the set of prime numbers is infinite

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magic

  • noun any art that invokes supernatural powers
    thaumaturgy.
  • noun an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
    thaumaturgy; legerdemain; conjuring trick; trick; deception; conjuration; magic trick; illusion.

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gun

  • noun a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
  • noun large but transportable armament
    heavy weapon; ordnance; artillery.

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preference

  • noun a strong liking
    predilection; taste; penchant.
    • my own preference is for good literature
    • the Irish have a penchant for blarney
  • noun a predisposition in favor of something
    predilection; orientation.
    • a predilection for expensive cars
    • his sexual preferences
    • showed a Marxist orientation

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effort

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    try; endeavor; attempt; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • noun use of physical or mental energy; hard work
    exertion; elbow grease; travail; sweat.
    • he got an A for effort
    • they managed only with great exertion

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generally

  • adverb usually; as a rule
    by and large; more often than not; mostly.
    • by and large it doesn't rain much here
  • adverb without distinction of one from others
    in the main; in general.
    • he is interested in snakes in general

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experiment

  • noun the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation
    experimentation.
  • noun the testing of an idea
    experimentation.
    • it was an experiment in living
    • not all experimentation is done in laboratories

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helping

  • noun an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal
    portion; serving.
    • the helpings were all small
    • his portion was larger than hers
    • there's enough for two servings each
  • verb give help or assistance; be of service
    aid; assist; help.
    • Everyone helped out during the earthquake
    • Can you help me carry this table?
    • She never helps around the house

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technique

  • noun a practical method or art applied to some particular task
  • noun skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity
    proficiency.
    • practice greatly improves proficiency

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thing

  • noun a special situation
    • this thing has got to end
    • it is a remarkable thing
  • noun an action
    • how could you do such a thing?

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starting

  • noun a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning)
    start.
    • he got his start because one of the regular pitchers was in the hospital
    • his starting meant that the coach thought he was one of their best linemen
  • verb take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
    begin; get; start out; set about; start; set out; get down; commence.
    • We began working at dawn
    • Who will start?
    • Get working as soon as the sun rises!
    • The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia
    • He began early in the day
    • Let's get down to work now

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policy

  • noun a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group
    • it was a policy of retribution
    • a politician keeps changing his policies
  • noun a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government
    • they debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation

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build

  • noun constitution of the human body
    body-build; physique; habitus.
  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; figure; flesh; soma; frame; physique; material body; anatomy; shape; chassis; human body; physical body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

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start

  • noun the beginning of anything
    • it was off to a good start
  • noun the time at which something is supposed to begin
    outset; get-go; showtime; starting time; kickoff; offset; beginning; commencement; first.
    • they got an early start
    • she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her

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move

  • noun the act of deciding to do something
    • he didn't make a move to help
    • his first move was to hire a lawyer
  • noun the act of changing your residence or place of business
    relocation.
    • they say that three moves equal one fire

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everything

Whatever pertains to the subject under consideration; all things.
More wise, more learned, more just, more everything. Pope.

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decision

  • noun the act of making up your mind about something
    determination; conclusion.
    • the burden of decision was his
    • he drew his conclusions quickly
  • noun a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
    determination; conclusion.
    • a decision unfavorable to the opposition
    • his conclusion took the evidence into account
    • satisfied with the panel's determination

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soviet

  • noun an elected governmental council in a communist country (especially one that is a member of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of the former Soviet Union or its people
    • Soviet leaders

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play

  • noun a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    drama; dramatic play.
    • he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway
  • noun a theatrical performance of a drama
    • the play lasted two hours

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immediately

  • adverb without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
    straightaway; forthwith; like a shot; at once; straight off; directly; right away; now; instantly.
    • he answered immediately
    • found an answer straightaway
    • an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith
    • Come here now!
  • adverb near or close by
    • he passed immediately behind her

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action

  • noun something done (usually as opposed to something said)
    • there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions
  • noun the state of being active
    activeness; activity.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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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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system

  • noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
    • he bought a new stereo system
    • the system consists of a motor and a small computer
  • noun a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
    scheme.
    • a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going

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process

  • noun a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
    procedure.
    • the procedure of obtaining a driver's license
    • it was a process of trial and error
  • noun (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
    operation; cognitive process; mental process; cognitive operation.
    • the process of thinking
    • the cognitive operation of remembering

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idea

  • noun the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
    thought.
    • it was not a good idea
    • the thought never entered my mind
  • noun your intention; what you intend to do
    mind.
    • he had in mind to see his old teacher
    • the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces

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act

  • noun a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
    enactment.
  • noun something that people do or cause to happen
    deed; human activity; human action.

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cause

  • noun events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
    • they are trying to determine the cause of the crash
  • noun a justification for something existing or happening
    reason; grounds.
    • he had no cause to complain
    • they had good reason to rejoice

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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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even

  • noun the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
    eventide; evening; eve.
    • he enjoyed the evening light across the lake
  • verb make level or straight
    even out; level; flush.
    • level the ground

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motor

  • noun machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion
  • noun a nonspecific agent that imparts motion
    • happiness is the aim of all men and the motor of all action

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building

  • noun a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
    edifice.
    • there was a three-story building on the corner
    • it was an imposing edifice
  • noun the act of constructing something
    construction.
    • during the construction we had to take a detour
    • his hobby was the building of boats

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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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