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whelm

  • verb overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
    overtake; overwhelm; overpower; overcome; sweep over.

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purple

  • noun a purple color or pigment
    purpleness.
  • noun of imperial status
    • he was born to the purple

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foaming

  • adjective satellite emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation
    bubbly; spumy; bubbling; effervescing; foamy; frothy.
    • bubbling champagne
    • foamy (or frothy) beer
  • verb become bubbly or frothy or foaming
    froth; foam; effervesce; sparkle; form bubbles; fizz.
    • The boiling soup was frothing
    • The river was foaming
    • Sparkling water

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froth

  • noun a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid
    foam.
    • the beer had a thick head of foam
  • verb become bubbly or frothy or foaming
    foam; effervesce; sparkle; form bubbles; fizz.
    • The boiling soup was frothing
    • The river was foaming
    • Sparkling water

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foamy

  • adjective satellite producing or covered with lathery sweat or saliva from exhaustion or disease
    frothing; foaming.
    • the rabid animal's frothing mouth
  • adjective satellite emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation
    bubbly; foaming; spumy; bubbling; effervescing; frothy.
    • bubbling champagne
    • foamy (or frothy) beer

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toss

  • noun the act of flipping a coin
    flip.
  • noun (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team
    flip; pass.
    • the pass was fumbled

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yeasty

  • adjective of or resembling or containing yeast
    yeastlike.
  • adjective satellite marked by spirited enjoyment
    zesty; barmy; zestful.

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lave

  • verb wash or flow against
    wash; lap.
    • the waves laved the shore
  • verb cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
    wash.

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surging

  • adjective satellite characterized by great swelling waves or surges
    billowy; billowing.
    • billowy storm clouds
    • the restless billowing sea
    • surging waves
  • verb rise and move, as in waves or billows
    surge; heave; billow.
    • The army surged forward

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roar

  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    thunder; roaring; boom.
  • noun a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    holla; bellow; hollo; yowl; holler; hollering; holloa; bellowing; roaring.
    • his bellow filled the hallway

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cloudlike

  • adjective satellite resembling a cloud
    nebular.

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lave

  • verb wash or flow against
    wash; lap.
    • the waves laved the shore
  • verb cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
    wash.

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heaving

  • noun an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)
    heave.
    • the heaving of waves on a rough sea
  • noun breathing heavily (as after exertion)
    panting.

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stiffen

  • verb become stiff or stiffer
    • He stiffened when he saw his boss enter the room
  • verb make stiff or stiffer
    • Stiffen the cream by adding gelatine

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ridgy

Having a ridge or ridges; rising in a ridge. "Lifted on a ridgy wave." Pope.

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lave

  • verb wash or flow against
    wash; lap.
    • the waves laved the shore
  • verb cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
    wash.

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crested

  • adjective satellite bearing an heraldic device
  • verb lie at the top of
    cap; crest.
    • Snow capped the mountains

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rave

  • noun a dance party that lasts all night and electronically synthesized music is played
    • raves are very popular in Berlin
  • noun an extravagantly enthusiastic review
    • he gave it a rave

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mound

  • noun (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands
    pitcher's mound; hill.
  • noun a small natural hill
    hillock; hummock; hammock; knoll.

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foam

  • noun a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid
    froth.
    • the beer had a thick head of foam
  • noun a lightweight material in cellular form; made by introducing gas bubbles during manufacture

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briny

  • noun any very large body of (salt) water
    main.
  • adjective satellite slightly salty (especially from containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water)
    brackish.
    • a brackish lagoon
    • the briny deep

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sidelong

  • adjective satellite (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    askant; askance; asquint; squinty; squint; squint-eyed.
    • her eyes with their misted askance look"- Elizabeth Bowen
    • sidelong glances
  • adjective satellite situated at or extending to the side
    lateral.
    • the lateral branches of a tree
    • shot out sidelong boughs"- Tennyson

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ruffian

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

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roll

  • noun rotary motion of an object around its own axis
    axial motion; axial rotation.
    • wheels in axial rotation
  • noun a list of names
    roster.
    • his name was struck off the rolls

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raging

  • adjective satellite characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
    hot.
    • the fighting became hot and heavy
    • a hot engagement
    • a raging battle
    • the river became a raging torrent
  • verb behave violently, as if in state of a great anger
    ramp; storm; rage.

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surge

  • noun a sudden forceful flow
    rush; upsurge; spate.
  • noun a sudden or abrupt strong increase
    upsurge.
    • stimulated a surge of speculation
    • an upsurge of emotion
    • an upsurge in violent crime

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fathomless

Incapable of being fathomed; immeasurable; that can not be sounded.
And buckle in a waist most fathomless. Shak.

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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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inconstant

  • adjective likely to change frequently often without apparent or cogent reason; variable
    • inconstant affections
    • an inconstant lover
    • swear not by...the inconstant moon"- Shakespeare

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foam

  • noun a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid
    froth.
    • the beer had a thick head of foam
  • noun a lightweight material in cellular form; made by introducing gas bubbles during manufacture

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tempestuous

  • adjective satellite characterized by violent emotions or behavior
    stormy.
    • a stormy argument
    • a stormy marriage
  • adjective satellite (of the elements) as if showing violent anger
    furious; raging; angry; wild.
    • angry clouds on the horizon
    • furious winds
    • the raging sea

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heave

  • noun an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)
    heaving.
    • the heaving of waves on a rough sea
  • noun (geology) a horizontal dislocation

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whitening

  • noun changing to a lighter color
    lightening.
  • verb turn white
    white; whiten.
    • This detergent will whiten your laundry

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skyward

  • adjective satellite directed toward heaven or the sky
    heavenward.
    • the soul in its heavenward flight
  • adverb toward the sky
    skywards.
    • look skywards!

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changeful

  • adjective such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change
    changeable.
    • changeable behavior
    • changeable moods
    • changeable prices

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dashing

  • adjective satellite lively and spirited
    gallant.
    • a dashing hero
  • verb run or move very quickly or hastily
    shoot; flash; dart; dash; scud; scoot.
    • She dashed into the yard

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tumbling

  • noun the gymnastic moves of an acrobat
    acrobatics.
  • verb fall down, as if collapsing
    topple; tumble.
    • The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it

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chafe

  • noun soreness and warmth caused by friction
    • he had a nasty chafe on his knee
  • noun anger produced by some annoying irritation
    annoyance; vexation.

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seething

  • adjective satellite in constant agitation
    • a seething flag-waving crowd filled the streets
    • a seething mass of maggots
    • lovers and madmen have such seething brains"- Shakespeare
  • verb be noisy with activity
    hum; seethe; buzz.
    • This office is buzzing with activity

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heave

  • noun an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)
    heaving.
    • the heaving of waves on a rough sea
  • noun (geology) a horizontal dislocation

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helmholtz

  • noun German physiologist and physicist (1821-1894)
    Hermann von Helmholtz; Baron Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz; Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz.

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o'er

  • adverb throughout a period of time
    over.
    • stay over the weekend

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roiling

  • adjective satellite (of a liquid) agitated vigorously; in a state of turbulence
    churning; roiled; turbulent; roily.
    • the river's roiling current
    • turbulent rapids
  • verb be agitated
    moil; churn; roil; boil.
    • the sea was churning in the storm

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rolled

  • adjective satellite especially of petals or leaves in bud; having margins rolled inward
    involute.
  • verb move by turning over or rotating
    roll; turn over.
    • The child rolled down the hill
    • turn over on your left side

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bound

  • noun a line determining the limits of an area
    boundary; edge.
  • noun the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
    boundary; bounds.

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stormy

  • adjective (especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion
    • a stormy day
    • wide and stormy seas
  • adjective satellite characterized by violent emotions or behavior
    tempestuous.
    • a stormy argument
    • a stormy marriage

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lashing

  • noun beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
    flogging; whipping; tanning; flagellation.
  • noun rope that is used for fastening something to something else
    • the boats were held together by lashings

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toss

  • noun the act of flipping a coin
    flip.
  • noun (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team
    flip; pass.
    • the pass was fumbled

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dash

  • noun distinctive and stylish elegance
    elan; panache; style; flair.
    • he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer
  • noun a quick run
    sprint.

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tumultuous

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

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engulf

  • verb devote (oneself) fully to
    plunge; immerse; absorb; soak up; engross; steep.
    • He immersed himself into his studies
  • verb flow over or cover completely
    • The bright light engulfed him completely

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roaring

  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    roar; thunder; boom.
  • noun a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    holla; bellow; roar; hollo; yowl; holler; hollering; holloa; bellowing.
    • his bellow filled the hallway

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swell

  • noun the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
    crestless wave.
  • noun a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)

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cottony

  • adjective satellite resembling cotton; as soft as cotton

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surge

  • noun a sudden forceful flow
    rush; upsurge; spate.
  • noun a sudden or abrupt strong increase
    upsurge.
    • stimulated a surge of speculation
    • an upsurge of emotion
    • an upsurge in violent crime

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wrathful

  • adjective satellite vehemently incensed and condemnatory
    wroth; wrothful.
    • they trembled before the wrathful queen
    • but wroth as he was, a short struggle ended in reconciliation

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rolling

  • noun a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
    peal; pealing; roll.
  • noun the act of robbing a helpless person
    • he was charged with rolling drunks in the park

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curling

  • noun a game played on ice in which heavy stones with handles are slid toward a target
  • verb form a curl, curve, or kink
    curl; curve; kink.
    • the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling

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toss

  • noun the act of flipping a coin
    flip.
  • noun (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team
    flip; pass.
    • the pass was fumbled

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boisterous

  • adjective satellite noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
    rambunctious; rumbustious; robustious; unruly.
    • a boisterous crowd
    • a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand
    • a robustious group of teenagers
    • beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the vulnerability of ordinary human beings
    • an unruly class
  • adjective satellite full of rough and exuberant animal spirits
    knockabout.
    • boisterous practical jokes
    • knockabout comedy

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lash

  • noun any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids
    eyelash; cilium.
  • noun leather strip that forms the flexible part of a whip
    thong.

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frothing

  • adjective satellite producing or covered with lathery sweat or saliva from exhaustion or disease
    foamy; foaming.
    • the rabid animal's frothing mouth
  • verb become bubbly or frothy or foaming
    froth; foam; effervesce; sparkle; form bubbles; fizz.
    • The boiling soup was frothing
    • The river was foaming
    • Sparkling water

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sweep

  • noun a wide scope
    expanse.
    • the sweep of the plains
  • noun someone who cleans soot from chimneys
    chimneysweep; chimneysweeper.

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fleecy

  • adjective satellite (of fabrics) having soft nap produced by brushing
    brushed; napped.
    • a dress of brushed cotton
    • a fleecy lining
    • napped fabrics

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roar

  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    thunder; roaring; boom.
  • noun a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    holla; bellow; hollo; yowl; holler; hollering; holloa; bellowing; roaring.
    • his bellow filled the hallway

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phosphorescent

  • adjective satellite emitting light without appreciable heat as by slow oxidation of phosphorous
    • the phosphorescent glow of decaying wood

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lash

  • noun any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids
    eyelash; cilium.
  • noun leather strip that forms the flexible part of a whip
    thong.

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welter

  • noun a confused multitude of things
    muddle; smother; clutter; mare's nest; fuddle; jumble.
  • verb toss, roll, or rise and fall in an uncontrolled way
    • The shipwrecked survivors weltered in the sea for hours

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smite

  • verb inflict a heavy blow on, with the hand, a tool, or a weapon
  • verb affect suddenly with deep feeling
    • He was smitten with love for this young girl

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man

  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus
  • noun someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
    military man; serviceman; military personnel.
    • two men stood sentry duty

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toss

  • noun the act of flipping a coin
    flip.
  • noun (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team
    flip; pass.
    • the pass was fumbled

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multitudinous

  • adjective satellite too numerous to be counted
    unnumbered; numberless; unnumerable; innumerable; unnumberable; uncounted; myriad; infinite; innumerous; countless.
    • incalculable riches
    • countless hours
    • an infinite number of reasons
    • innumerable difficulties
    • the multitudinous seas
    • myriad stars
    • untold thousands

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affright

  • noun an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
    terror; panic.
  • verb cause fear in
    frighten; scare; fright.
    • The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me
    • Ghosts could never affright her

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beat

  • noun a regular route for a sentry or policeman
    round.
    • in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    heartbeat; pulsation; pulse.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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capped

  • adjective satellite used especially of front teeth having (artificial) crowns
    • capped teeth gave her a beautiful smile
  • verb lie at the top of
    cap; crest.
    • Snow capped the mountains

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dashed

  • adjective satellite having gaps or spaces
    dotted.
    • sign on the dotted line
  • verb run or move very quickly or hastily
    shoot; flash; dart; dash; scud; scoot.
    • She dashed into the yard

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rock

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    stone.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
    stone.
    • that mountain is solid rock
    • stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries

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thundering

  • adjective satellite sounding like thunder
    • the thundering herd
  • verb move fast, noisily, and heavily
    thunder.
    • The bus thundered down the road

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mountainous

  • adjective satellite having hills and crags
    craggy; cragged; hilly.
    • hilly terrain
  • adjective satellite like a mountain in size and impressiveness
    • mountainous waves
    • a mountainous dark man

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leaping

  • noun a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
    spring; bounce; bound; leap; saltation.
  • verb move forward by leaps and bounds
    jump; spring; leap; bound.
    • The horse bounded across the meadow
    • The child leapt across the puddle
    • Can you jump over the fence?

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resistless

  • adjective impossible to resist; overpowering
    irresistible.
    • irresistible (or resistless) impulses
    • what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?
  • adjective satellite offering no resistance
    supine; unresisting.
    • resistless hostages
    • No other colony showed such supine, selfish helplessness in allowing her own border citizens to be mercilessly harried"- Theodore Roosevelt

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breaking

  • noun the act of breaking something
    break; breakage.
    • the breakage was unavoidable
  • verb terminate
    interrupt; break.
    • She interrupted her pregnancy
    • break a lucky streak
    • break the cycle of poverty

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undulate

  • verb stir up (water) so as to form ripples
    ripple; riffle; ruffle; cockle.
  • verb occur in soft rounded shapes
    roll.
    • The hills rolled past

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smoke

  • noun a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas
    fume.
  • noun a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion
    smoking.
    • the fire produced a tower of black smoke that could be seen for miles

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eddy

  • noun founder of Christian Science in 1866 (1821-1910)
    Mary Baker Eddy; Mary Morse Baker Eddy.
  • noun a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself
    twist.

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maddening

  • adjective satellite extremely annoying or displeasing
    exasperating; infuriating; vexing.
    • his cavelier curtness of manner was exasperating
    • I've had an exasperating day
    • her infuriating indifference
    • the ceaseless tumult of the jukebox was maddening
  • verb cause to go crazy; cause to lose one's mind
    madden; craze.

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rage

  • noun a feeling of intense anger
    fury; madness.
    • hell hath no fury like a woman scorned
    • his face turned red with rage
  • noun a state of extreme anger
    • she fell into a rage and refused to answer

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mutinous

  • adjective satellite disposed to or in a state of mutiny
    • the men became mutinous and insubordinate
  • adjective satellite consisting of or characterized by or inciting to mutiny
    • mutinous acts
    • mutinous thoughts
    • a mutinous speech

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burst

  • noun the act of exploding or bursting
    explosion.
    • the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children
    • the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft
  • noun rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
    fusillade; volley; salvo.
    • our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise

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waft

  • noun a long flag; often tapering
    pennon; streamer; pennant.
  • verb be driven or carried along, as by the air
    • Sounds wafted into the room

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rag

  • noun a small piece of cloth or paper
    tatter; shred; tag; tag end.
  • noun a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities
    rag week.

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boom

  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    roar; thunder; roaring.
  • noun a state of economic prosperity

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blue

  • noun blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
    blueness.
    • he had eyes of bright blue
  • noun blue clothing
    • she was wearing blue

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silver

  • noun a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography
    atomic number 47; Ag.
  • noun coins made of silver

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fiery

  • adjective satellite characterized by intense emotion
    impassioned; perfervid; torrid; fervid; ardent; fervent.
    • ardent love
    • an ardent lover
    • a fervent desire to change society
    • a fervent admirer
    • fiery oratory
    • an impassioned appeal
    • a torrid love affair
  • adjective satellite like or suggestive of fire
    igneous.
    • a fiery desert wind
    • an igneous desert atmosphere

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hurl

  • noun a violent throw
    cast.
  • verb throw forcefully
    cast; hurtle.

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fright

  • noun an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
    fear; fearfulness.
  • verb cause fear in
    frighten; scare; affright.
    • The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me
    • Ghosts could never affright her

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breezy

  • adjective satellite fresh and animated
    • her breezy nature
  • adjective satellite abounding in or exposed to the wind or breezes
    blowy; windy.
    • blowy weather
    • a windy bluff

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dancing

  • noun taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
    dance; terpsichore; saltation.
  • verb move in a graceful and rhythmical way
    dance.
    • The young girl danced into the room

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serried

  • adjective satellite (especially of rows as of troops or mountains) pressed together
    • in serried ranks

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leap

  • noun a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
    spring; leaping; bounce; bound; saltation.
  • noun an abrupt transition
    jump; saltation.
    • a successful leap from college to the major leagues

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clashing

  • adjective satellite sharply and harshly discordant
    • clashing interests of loggers and conservationists
    • clashing colors
  • verb crash together with violent impact
    collide; clash.
    • The cars collided
    • Two meteors clashed

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murmur

  • noun a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
    murmuring; muttering; mutter; murmuration; mussitation.
  • noun a schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant
    murmur vowel.

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subsiding

  • noun a gradual sinking to a lower level
    settling; subsidence.
  • verb wear off or die down
    lessen; subside.
    • The pain subsided

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whirl

  • noun confused movement
    commotion.
    • he was caught up in a whirl of work
    • a commotion of people fought for the exits
  • noun the shape of something rotating rapidly
    swirl; vortex; convolution.

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rippling

  • noun a small wave on the surface of a liquid
    ripple; riffle; wavelet.
  • verb stir up (water) so as to form ripples
    ripple; riffle; undulate; ruffle; cockle.

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broke

  • adjective satellite lacking funds
    skint; stone-broke; stony-broke; bust.
    • `skint' is a British slang term
  • verb terminate
    interrupt; break.
    • She interrupted her pregnancy
    • break a lucky streak
    • break the cycle of poverty

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tawny

  • adjective satellite of a light brown to brownish orange color; the color of tanned leather
    tawny-brown.

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swelled

  • adjective satellite feeling self-importance
    big; vainglorious.
    • too big for his britches
    • had a swelled head
    • he was swelled with pride
  • verb increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity
    swell.
    • The music swelled to a crescendo

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chafed

  • adjective satellite painful from having the skin abraded
    galled.
  • verb become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
    chafe; gall; fret.

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restless

  • adjective satellite worried and uneasy
    unsatisfied; ungratified.
  • adjective satellite ceaselessly in motion
    • the restless sea
    • the restless wind

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unchained

  • adjective satellite not bound by shackles and chains
    unshackled; untied; unfettered.
  • verb remove the chains from
    unchain.

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burst

  • noun the act of exploding or bursting
    explosion.
    • the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children
    • the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft
  • noun rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
    fusillade; volley; salvo.
    • our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise

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towering

  • adjective satellite of imposing height; especially standing out above others
    soaring; eminent; lofty.
    • an eminent peak
    • lofty mountains
    • the soaring spires of the cathedral
    • towering icebergs
  • verb appear very large or occupy a commanding position
    tower; loom; hulk; predominate.
    • The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain
    • Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall

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rise

  • noun a growth in strength or number or importance
  • noun the act of changing location in an upward direction
    ascension; ascent; ascending.

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mighty

  • adjective satellite having or showing great strength or force or intensity
    • struck a mighty blow
    • the mighty logger Paul Bunyan
    • the pen is mightier than the sword"- Bulwer-Lytton
  • adverb (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree
    powerful; right; mightily.
    • the baby is mighty cute
    • he's mighty tired
    • it is powerful humid
    • that boy is powerful big now
    • they have a right nice place
    • they rejoiced mightily

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float

  • noun the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment
  • noun the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public

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chafing

  • noun soreness or irritation of the skin caused by friction
  • verb become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
    chafe; gall; fret.

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crashing

  • adjective satellite informal intensifiers
    fucking; bally; flaming; blinking; bloody; blooming.
    • what a bally (or blinking) nuisance
    • a bloody fool
    • a crashing bore
    • you flaming idiot
  • verb fall or come down violently
    crash.
    • The branch crashed down on my car
    • The plane crashed in the sea

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