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unprivileged

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recaptor

One who recaptures; one who takes a prize which had been previously taken.

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parole

  • noun a promise
    word of honor; word.
    • he gave his word
  • noun a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group
    word; countersign; password; watchword.
    • he forgot the password

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reprisal

  • noun a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime

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roadstead

  • noun a partly sheltered anchorage
    roads.

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warship

  • noun a government ship that is available for waging war
    war vessel; combat ship.

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blockading

  • adjective satellite blocking entrance to and exit from seaports and harbors
    • the blockading ships prevented delivery of munitions
  • verb hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
    obstruct; hinder; stymie; blockade; embarrass; stymy; block.
    • His brother blocked him at every turn

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warship

  • noun a government ship that is available for waging war
    war vessel; combat ship.

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uncharacteristically

  • adverb in uncharacteristic manner
    • he was uncharacteristically cool

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captor

  • noun a person who captures and holds people or animals
    capturer.

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bellicose

  • adjective satellite having or showing a ready disposition to fight
    combative; battleful.
    • bellicose young officers
    • a combative impulse
    • a contentious nature

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drunk

  • noun a chronic drinker
    inebriate; sot; wino; drunkard; rummy.
  • noun someone who is intoxicated

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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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occupant

  • noun someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there
    resident; occupier.

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incorrigible

  • adjective impervious to correction by punishment

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merchantman

  • noun a cargo ship
    merchant ship; freighter; bottom.
    • they did much of their overseas trade in foreign bottoms

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reluctant

  • adjective satellite unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom
    loath; loth.
    • a reluctant smile
    • loath to admit a mistake
  • adjective satellite disinclined to become involved
    • they were usually reluctant to socialize
    • reluctant to help

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posturing

  • noun adopting a vain conceited posture
  • verb behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others
    pose; posture.
    • Don't pay any attention to him--he is always posing to impress his peers!
    • She postured and made a total fool of herself

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opposing

  • adjective satellite characterized by active hostility
    opponent.
    • opponent (or opposing) armies
  • verb be against; express opposition to
    oppose.
    • We oppose the ban on abortion

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increasingly

  • adverb advancing in amount or intensity
    more and more; progressively.
    • she became increasingly depressed

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merchantman

  • noun a cargo ship
    merchant ship; freighter; bottom.
    • they did much of their overseas trade in foreign bottoms

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stance

  • noun standing posture
  • noun a rationalized mental attitude
    position; posture.

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ludicrously

  • adverb so as to arouse or deserve laughter
    ridiculously; preposterously; laughably.
    • her income was laughably small, but she managed to live well

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jingoism

  • noun an appeal intended to arouse patriotic emotions
    flag waving.
  • noun fanatical patriotism
    ultranationalism; superpatriotism; chauvinism.

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aggrieve

  • verb infringe on the rights of
  • verb cause to feel sorrow
    grieve.
    • his behavior grieves his mother

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occupation

  • noun the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
    job; line; line of work; business.
    • he's not in my line of business
  • noun the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power
    military control.

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scowl

  • noun a facial expression of dislike or displeasure
    frown.
  • verb frown with displeasure

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victorious

  • adjective satellite having won
    winning.
    • the victorious entry
    • the winning team
  • adjective satellite experiencing triumph
    triumphant.

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occupier

  • noun someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there
    resident; occupant.
  • noun a member of a military force who is residing in a conquered foreign country

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unnecessarily

  • adverb in an unnecessary manner
    • they were unnecessarily rude
  • adverb without any necessity
    • this marathon would exhaust him unnecessarily

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cruiser

  • noun a car in which policemen cruise the streets; equipped with radiotelephonic communications to headquarters
    squad car; police cruiser; prowl car; patrol car; police car.
  • noun a large fast warship; smaller than a battleship and larger than a destroyer

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overly

  • adverb to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits
    to a fault; excessively; too.
    • too big

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power

  • noun possession of controlling influence
    powerfulness.
    • the deterrent power of nuclear weapons
    • the power of his love saved her
    • his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade
  • noun (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)

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defensively

  • adverb in an apologetic and defensive manner
    • `I felt it better you should know,' said Sir Cedric defensively
  • adverb in a defensive manner
    • the general conviction that our side is in the right and acting defensively over what Russians call the German question and Americans the Berlin crisis

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propensity

  • noun an inclination to do something
    tendency; leaning.
    • he felt leanings toward frivolity
  • noun a natural inclination
    proclivity; leaning.
    • he has a proclivity for exaggeration

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offending

  • adjective offending against or breaking a law or rule
    • contracts offending against the statute were canceled
  • verb cause to feel resentment or indignation
    offend; pique.
    • Her tactless remark offended me

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notoriously

  • adverb to a notorious degree
    • European emigres, who notoriously used to repair to the British Museum to write seditious pamphlets

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submarine

  • noun a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
    U-boat; sub; pigboat.
  • noun a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
    wedge; bomber; hero; sub; hero sandwich; poor boy; zep; Cuban sandwich; grinder; torpedo; hoagie; Italian sandwich; hoagy; submarine sandwich.

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conceding

  • noun the act of conceding or yielding
    concession; yielding.
  • verb admit (to a wrongdoing)
    confess; profess; concede.
    • She confessed that she had taken the money

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nation

  • noun a politically organized body of people under a single government
    commonwealth; land; res publica; country; state; body politic.
    • the state has elected a new president
    • African nations
    • students who had come to the nation's capitol
    • the country's largest manufacturer
    • an industrialized land
  • noun the people who live in a nation or country
    country; land.
    • a statement that sums up the nation's mood
    • the news was announced to the nation
    • the whole country worshipped him

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fiercely

  • adverb in a physically fierce manner
    ferociously.
    • silence broken by dogs barking ferociously
    • they fought fiercely
  • adverb in an emotionally fierce manner
    • she was fiercely proud of her children

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mood

  • noun a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    humor; temper; humour.
    • whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
    • he was in a bad humor
  • noun the prevailing psychological state
    climate.
    • the climate of opinion
    • the national mood had changed radically since the last election

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needlessly

  • adverb without need
    • it would needlessly bring badness into the world

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posture

  • noun the arrangement of the body and its limbs
    position; attitude.
    • he assumed an attitude of surrender
  • noun characteristic way of bearing one's body
    bearing; carriage.
    • stood with good posture

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openly

  • adverb in an open way
    • he openly flaunted his affection for his sister

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cruiser

  • noun a car in which policemen cruise the streets; equipped with radiotelephonic communications to headquarters
    squad car; police cruiser; prowl car; patrol car; police car.
  • noun a large fast warship; smaller than a battleship and larger than a destroyer

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verbally

  • adverb as a verb
    • he had a habit of using nouns verbally
  • adverb by means of language
    • verbally expressive

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attitude

  • noun a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways
    mental attitude.
    • he had the attitude that work was fun
  • noun the arrangement of the body and its limbs
    position; posture.
    • he assumed an attitude of surrender

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capture

  • noun the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
    seizure; gaining control.
  • noun a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field

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faction

  • noun a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
    junto; camarilla; cabal.
  • noun a dissenting clique
    sect.

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lawful

  • adjective conformable to or allowed by law
    • lawful methods of dissent
  • adjective satellite according to custom or rule or natural law
    rule-governed.

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posture

  • noun the arrangement of the body and its limbs
    position; attitude.
    • he assumed an attitude of surrender
  • noun characteristic way of bearing one's body
    bearing; carriage.
    • stood with good posture

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offensively

  • adverb in an unpleasantly offensive manner
    • he smelled offensively unwashed
  • adverb in an obnoxious manner
    obnoxiously; objectionably.
    • he said so in one of his more offensively intellectually arrogant sentences

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rhetoric

  • noun using language effectively to please or persuade
  • noun high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
    grandiosity; grandiloquence; ornateness; magniloquence.
    • the grandiosity of his prose
    • an excessive ornateness of language

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fledged

  • adjective (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination
    mature.
  • verb feed, care for, and rear young birds for flight
    fledge.

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party

  • noun an organization to gain political power
    political party.
    • in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level
  • noun a group of people gathered together for pleasure
    • she joined the party after dinner

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accord

  • noun harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters
    agreement.
    • the two parties were in agreement
  • noun concurrence of opinion
    conformity; accordance.
    • we are in accord with your proposal

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army

  • noun a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
    ground forces; regular army.
  • noun a large number of people united for some specific purpose

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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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tone

  • noun the quality of a person's voice
    tone of voice.
    • he began in a conversational tone
    • he spoke in a nervous tone of voice
  • noun (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages
    • the Beijing dialect uses four tones

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besieging

  • noun the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack
    siege; military blockade; beleaguering.
  • verb surround so as to force to give up
    beleaguer; circumvent; hem in; surround; besiege.
    • The Turks besieged Vienna

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right

  • noun an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; it is something that nobody can take away"
    • they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
    • Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt
    • a right is not something that somebody gives you
  • noun location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
    • he stood on the right

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grant

  • noun any monetary aid
  • noun the act of providing a subsidy
    subsidization; subsidisation.

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nationality

  • noun people having common origins or traditions and often comprising a nation
    • immigrants of the same nationality often seek each other out
    • such images define their sense of nationality
  • noun the status of belonging to a particular nation by birth or naturalization

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unlawful

  • adjective satellite not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention
    improper; unconventional.
    • an unconventional marriage
    • improper banking practices
  • adjective contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law
    • unlawful measures
    • unlawful money
    • unlawful hunters

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nationalism

  • noun love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it
    patriotism.
    • they rode the same wave of popular patriotism
    • British nationalism was in the air and patriotic sentiments ran high
  • noun the doctrine that your national culture and interests are superior to any other

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weak

  • adjective wanting in physical strength
    • a weak pillar
  • adjective satellite overly diluted; thin and insipid
    watery; washy.
    • washy coffee
    • watery milk
    • weak tea

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country

  • noun a politically organized body of people under a single government
    commonwealth; land; res publica; nation; state; body politic.
    • the state has elected a new president
    • African nations
    • students who had come to the nation's capitol
    • the country's largest manufacturer
    • an industrialized land
  • noun the territory occupied by a nation
    state; land.
    • he returned to the land of his birth
    • he visited several European countries

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occupy

  • verb keep busy with
    busy.
    • She busies herself with her butterfly collection
  • verb live (in a certain place)
    reside; lodge in.
    • She resides in Princeton
    • he occupies two rooms on the top floor

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government

  • noun the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
    authorities; regime.
    • the government reduced taxes
    • the matter was referred to higher authorities
  • noun the act of governing; exercising authority
    administration; government activity; governance; governing.
    • regulations for the governing of state prisons
    • he had considerable experience of government

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dangerously

  • adverb in a dangerous manner
    perilously; hazardously.
    • he came dangerously close to falling off the ledge

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expansionism

  • noun the doctrine of expanding the territory or the economic influence of a country

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inherently

  • adverb in an inherent manner
    • the subject matter is sexual activity of any overt kind, which is depicted as inherently desirable and exciting

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swagger

  • noun an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work
    swaggie; swagman.
  • noun a proud stiff pompous gait
    prance; strut.

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unmistakably

  • adverb without possibility of mistake
    • this watercolor is unmistakably a synthesis of nature
  • adverb in a signal manner
    signally; remarkably.
    • signally inappropriate methods

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drunk

  • noun a chronic drinker
    inebriate; sot; wino; drunkard; rummy.
  • noun someone who is intoxicated

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whichever

Whether one or another; whether one or the other; which; that one (of two or more) which; as, whichever road you take, it will lead you to town.

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blockade

  • noun a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
    encirclement.
  • noun prevents access or progress

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mildly

  • adverb to a moderate degree
    • he was mildly interested
  • adverb in a gentle manner
    gently.
    • he talked gently to the injured animal

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edict

  • noun a formal or authoritative proclamation
  • noun a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
    fiat; decree; order; rescript.
    • a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there

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become

  • verb enter or assume a certain state or condition
    go; get.
    • He became annoyed when he heard the bad news
    • It must be getting more serious
    • her face went red with anger
    • She went into ecstasy
    • Get going!
  • verb undergo a change or development
    turn.
    • The water turned into ice
    • Her former friend became her worst enemy
    • He turned traitor

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defensiveness

  • noun excessive sensitivity to criticism
    • his defensiveness was manifested in hurt silence
    • the fear of being sued for malpractice has magnified physicians' defensiveness

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discouraging

  • adjective depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action
    • where never is heard a discouraging word
  • verb try to prevent; show opposition to
    discourage; deter.
    • We should discourage this practice among our youth

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ship

  • noun a vessel that carries passengers or freight
  • verb transport commercially
    send; transport.

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decidedly

  • adverb without question and beyond doubt
    emphatically; in spades; unquestionably; by all odds; definitely.
    • it was decidedly too expensive
    • she told him off in spades
    • by all odds they should win

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glare

  • noun a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted
    blaze; brilliance.
    • a glare of sunlight
  • noun an angry stare
    glower.

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rhetorically

  • adverb in a rhetorical manner
    • `What can be done?' he asked rhetorically

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noise

  • noun sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
    • he enjoyed the street noises
    • they heard indistinct noises of people talking
    • during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels
  • noun the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience
    racket; dissonance.
    • modern music is just noise to me

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outwardly

  • adverb with respect to the outside
    externally.
    • outwardly, the figure is smooth
  • adverb in outward appearance
    • outwardly, she appeared composed

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stare

  • noun a fixed look with eyes open wide
  • verb look at with fixed eyes
    gaze.
    • The students stared at the teacher with amazement

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injured

  • adjective harmed
    • injured soldiers
    • injured feelings
  • verb cause injuries or bodily harm to
    wound; injure.

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pacifist

  • noun someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
    pacificist; disarmer.
  • adjective satellite opposed to war
    dovish; pacifistic.

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unusually

  • adverb to a remarkable degree or extent
    remarkably; unco; outstandingly.
    • she was unusually tall

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teenager

  • noun a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
    teen; adolescent; stripling.

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enemy

  • noun an opposing military force
    • the enemy attacked at dawn
  • noun an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)
    foeman; opposition; foe.
    • a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies

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chauvinism

  • noun fanatical patriotism
    ultranationalism; superpatriotism; jingoism.
  • noun activity indicative of belief in the superiority of men over women
    antifeminism; male chauvinism.

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maritime

  • adjective relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen
    marine; nautical.
    • nautical charts
    • maritime law
    • marine insurance
  • adjective satellite bordering on or living or characteristic of those near the sea
    • a maritime province
    • maritime farmers
    • maritime cultures

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port

  • noun a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
  • noun sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal
    port wine.

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aggressively

  • adverb in an aggressive manner
    sharply.
    • she was being sharply questioned

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vessel

  • noun a tube in which a body fluid circulates
    vas.
  • noun a craft designed for water transportation
    watercraft.

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outright

  • adjective satellite without reservation or exception
    unlimited; straight-out.
  • adverb without restrictions or stipulations or further payments
    • buy outright

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confrontation

  • noun a bold challenge
  • noun discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions

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potentially

  • adverb with a possibility of becoming actual
    • he is potentially dangerous
    • potentially useful

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bloc

  • noun a group of countries in special alliance
    axis.

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sounding

  • noun a measure of the depth of water taken with a sounding line
  • noun the act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line)

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convoy

  • noun a procession of land vehicles traveling together
  • noun a collection of merchant ships with an escort of warships

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invading

  • adjective satellite involving invasion or aggressive attack
    invasive; incursive.
    • invasive war
  • verb march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation
    occupy; invade.
    • Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939

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intention

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    aim; design; intent; purpose.
    • his intent was to provide a new translation
    • good intentions are not enough
    • it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
    • he made no secret of his designs
  • noun (usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal
    • his intentions are entirely honorable

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faintly

  • adverb to a faint degree or weakly perceived
    • between him and the dim light a form was outlined faintly
    • stars shining faintly through the overcast
    • could hear his distant shouts only faintly
    • the rumors weren't even faintly true

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waxing

  • noun the application of wax to a surface
  • noun a gradual increase in magnitude or extent
    • the waxing of the moon

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demeanor

  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    demeanour; behaviour; deportment; behavior; conduct.

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armed

  • adjective (used of persons or the military) characterized by having or bearing arms
    • armed robbery
  • verb prepare oneself for a military confrontation
    build up; gird; fortify; arm.
    • The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East
    • troops are building up on the Iraqi border

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bully

  • noun a cruel and brutal fellow
    yobo; ruffian; tough; roughneck; hooligan; rowdy; yob; yobbo.
  • noun a hired thug

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less

  • adjective (comparative of `little' usually used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning not as great in amount or degree
    • of less importance
    • less time to spend with the family
    • a shower uses less water
    • less than three years old
  • noun a chronic inflammatory collagen disease affecting connective tissue (skin or joints)
    LE; lupus erythematosus.

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nation

  • noun a politically organized body of people under a single government
    commonwealth; land; res publica; country; state; body politic.
    • the state has elected a new president
    • African nations
    • students who had come to the nation's capitol
    • the country's largest manufacturer
    • an industrialized land
  • noun the people who live in a nation or country
    country; land.
    • a statement that sums up the nation's mood
    • the news was announced to the nation
    • the whole country worshipped him

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