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commendable

  • adjective satellite worthy of high praise
    applaudable; praiseworthy; laudable.
    • applaudable efforts to save the environment
    • a commendable sense of purpose
    • laudable motives of improving housing conditions
    • a significant and praiseworthy increase in computer intelligence
  • adverb in an admirable manner
    admirably; laudably; praiseworthily.
    • the children's responses were admirably normal

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amorist

  • noun one dedicated to love and lovemaking especially one who writes about love

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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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averseness

The quality of being averse; opposition of mind; unwillingness.

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fiscally

  • adverb in financial matters
    in fiscal matters.
    • fiscally irresponsible

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huckster

  • noun a seller of shoddy goods
    cheap-jack.
  • noun a person who writes radio or tv advertisements

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uncharacteristically

  • adverb in uncharacteristic manner
    • he was uncharacteristically cool

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optimism

  • noun the optimistic feeling that all is going to turn out well
  • noun a general disposition to expect the best in all things

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understandably

  • adverb in an intelligible manner
    intelligibly; clearly.
    • the foreigner spoke to us quite intelligibly

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incrementalism

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studied

  • adjective produced or marked by conscious design or premeditation
    • a studied smile
    • a note of biting irony and studied insult"- V.L.Parrington
  • verb consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
    canvas; study; analyse; examine; canvass; analyze.
    • analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare
    • analyze the evidence in a criminal trial
    • analyze your real motives

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circumspection

  • noun knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
    prudence; discretion; discreetness.
    • the servants showed great tact and discretion
  • noun the trait of being circumspect and prudent
    caution.

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proverbially

  • adverb in the manner of something that has become a byword
    • this proverbially bitter plant, wormwood

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gradualism

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innately

  • adverb in an innate manner
    • the child is said to be innately disposed to learn language

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plodder

  • noun someone who walks in a laborious heavy-footed manner
    slogger; trudger.
  • noun someone who works slowly and monotonously for long hours
    slogger.

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excessively

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

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sip

  • noun a small drink
  • verb drink in sips
    • She was sipping her tea

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laudably

  • adverb in an admirable manner
    admirably; commendable; praiseworthily.
    • the children's responses were admirably normal

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temperamentally

  • adverb by temperament
    • temperamentally suited to each other

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obsessively

  • adverb in a compulsive manner
    compulsively; obsessionally.
    • he cleaned his shoes compulsively after every walk

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feeler

  • noun one of a pair of mobile appendages on the head of e.g. insects and crustaceans; typically sensitive to touch and taste
    antenna.
  • noun a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
    overture; advance; approach.
    • she rejected his advances

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doubly

  • adverb to double the degree
    double; twice.
    • she was doubly rewarded
    • his eyes were double bright
  • adverb in a twofold manner
    in two ways.
    • he was doubly wrong

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probe

  • noun an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
    investigation.
    • there was a congressional probe into the scandal
  • noun a flexible slender surgical instrument with a blunt end that is used to explore wounds or body cavities

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footstep

  • noun the sound of a step of someone walking
    step; footfall.
    • he heard footsteps on the porch
  • noun the act of taking a step in walking

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unduly

  • adverb to an undue degree
    • she was unduly pessimistic about her future

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circumlocution

  • noun a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
    periphrasis; ambage.
  • noun an indirect way of expressing something
    indirect expression.

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pusillanimously

  • adverb with a lack of courage and determination
    simperingly.
    • simperingly, the accused begged for mercy

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sip

  • noun a small drink
  • verb drink in sips
    • She was sipping her tea

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tactically

  • adverb with regard to tactics
    • the tactically useful province is still firmly in the rebels' hands

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undertone

  • noun a quiet or hushed tone of voice
    • spoke in undertones
  • noun a subdued emotional quality underlying an utterance; implicit meaning
    undercurrent.

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preternaturally

  • adverb in a supernatural manner
    supernaturally.
    • she was preternaturally beautiful

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hopefulness

  • noun full of hope
  • noun the feeling you have when you have hope

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ridiculously

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

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spender

  • noun English poet and critic (1909-1995)
    Stephen Spender; Sir Stephen Harold Spender.
  • noun someone who spends money prodigally
    spendthrift; scattergood; spend-all.

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extremely

  • adverb to a high degree or extent; favorably or with much respect
    highly.
    • highly successful
    • He spoke highly of her
    • does not think highly of his writing
    • extremely interesting
  • adverb to an extreme degree
    super; exceedingly; passing.
    • extremely cold
    • extremely unpleasant

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coxcomb

  • noun a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments
    cockscomb.
  • noun a cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red
    cockscomb.

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trip

  • noun a journey for some purpose (usually including the return)
    • he took a trip to the shopping center
  • noun a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs
    • an acid trip

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sniff

  • noun sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose
    snuff.
  • verb perceive by inhaling through the nose
    whiff.
    • sniff the perfume

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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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optimist

  • noun a person disposed to take a favorable view of things

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fastidiously

  • adverb in a fastidious and painstaking manner
    painstakingly.
    • it is almost a waste of time painstakingly to learn the routines of selling
  • adverb in a fastidious manner
    • he writes extremely musical music, of which the sound is fastidiously calculated and yet agreeably spontaneous and imaginative

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sparring

  • noun an argument in which the participants are trying to gain some advantage
  • noun making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer
    spar.

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exceedingly

  • adverb to an extreme degree
    super; extremely; passing.
    • extremely cold
    • extremely unpleasant

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landamman

A chief magistrate in some of the Swiss cantons.

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guardedly

  • adverb in a conservative manner
    conservatively; cautiously.
    • we estimated the number of demonstrators conservatively at 200,000.

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optimist

  • noun a person disposed to take a favorable view of things

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exaggeratedly

  • adverb in an exaggerated manner
    hyperbolically.

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footfall

  • noun the sound of a step of someone walking
    footstep; step.
    • he heard footsteps on the porch

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suitably

  • adverb in an appropriate manner
    fitly; appropriately; befittingly; fittingly.
    • he was appropriately dressed

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stance

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

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prudently

  • adverb in a prudent manner
    providentially.
    • I had allotted my own bedroom for necking, prudently removing both the bed and the key, and taken both myself and my typewriter into my son's bedroom.

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excruciatingly

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

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feeler

  • noun one of a pair of mobile appendages on the head of e.g. insects and crustaceans; typically sensitive to touch and taste
    antenna.
  • noun a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
    overture; advance; approach.
    • she rejected his advances

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insufficiently

  • adverb to an insufficient degree
    • he was insufficiently prepared

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tread

  • noun a step in walking or running
    pace; stride.
  • noun the grooved surface of a pneumatic tire

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voluptuary

  • noun a person addicted to luxury and pleasures of the senses
    sybarite.
  • adjective satellite displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
    voluptuous; luxurious; sybaritic; epicurean; luxuriant.
    • an epicurean banquet
    • enjoyed a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs
    • Lucullus spent the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence
    • a chinchilla robe of sybaritic lavishness

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diplomatically

  • adverb with diplomacy; in a diplomatic manner
    • he answered very diplomatically

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rapprochement

  • noun the reestablishing of cordial relations
    reconciliation.

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appropriately

  • adverb in an appropriate manner
    fitly; befittingly; fittingly; suitably.
    • he was appropriately dressed

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bureaucrat

  • noun an official of a bureaucracy
    administrative official.

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extraordinarily

  • adverb extremely
    inordinately.
    • she was inordinately smart
    • it will be an extraordinarily painful step to negotiate

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taciturnity

  • noun the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary
    reticence; reserve.

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timorously

  • adverb in a timorous and trepid manner
    trepidly.

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conservatism

  • noun a political or theological orientation advocating the preservation of the best in society and opposing radical changes
    conservativism.

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sensibly

  • adverb with good sense or in a reasonable or intelligent manner
    reasonably; sanely.
    • he acted sensibly in the crisis
    • speak more sanely about these affairs
    • acted quite reasonably

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phrasing

  • noun the grouping of musical phrases in a melodic line
  • noun the manner in which something is expressed in words
    diction; choice of words; verbiage; phraseology; wording.
    • use concise military verbiage"- G.S.Patton

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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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pragmatism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that practical consequences are the criteria of knowledge and meaning and value
  • noun the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth
    realism.

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habitually

  • adverb according to habit or custom
    • her habitually severe expression
    • he habitually keeps his office door closed

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skepticism

  • noun doubt about the truth of something
    mental rejection; incredulity; disbelief.
  • noun the disbelief in any claims of ultimate knowledge
    scepticism; agnosticism.

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circumspect

  • adjective satellite heedful of potential consequences
    discreet.
    • circumspect actions
    • physicians are now more circumspect about recommending its use
    • a discreet investor

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freebooter

  • noun someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)
    spoiler; looter; despoiler; plunderer; pillager; raider.

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disappointingly

  • adverb in a disappointing manner
    • the discoverer of argon, Sir William Ramsay, looked disappointingly ordinary

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peek

  • noun a secret look
    peep.
  • verb throw a glance at; take a brief look at
    glance; glint.
    • She only glanced at the paper
    • I only peeked--I didn't see anything interesting

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pathologically

  • adverb with respect to pathology
    • pathologically interesting results

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glance

  • noun a quick look
    coup d'oeil; glimpse.
  • verb throw a glance at; take a brief look at
    peek; glint.
    • She only glanced at the paper
    • I only peeked--I didn't see anything interesting

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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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husband

  • noun a married man; a woman's partner in marriage
    married man; hubby.
  • verb use cautiously and frugally
    economize; conserve; economise.
    • I try to economize my spare time
    • conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit

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extra

  • noun a minor actor in crowd scenes
    spear carrier; supernumerary.
  • noun an additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis)

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footfall

  • noun the sound of a step of someone walking
    footstep; step.
    • he heard footsteps on the porch

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studiously

  • adverb in a studious manner
    • she examined the data studiously

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bargainer

  • noun someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
    trader; monger; dealer.
  • noun negotiator of the terms of a transaction
    • he is a hard bargainer

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needlessly

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

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manoeuvre

  • noun a plan for attaining a particular goal
    maneuver; tactics; tactic.
  • noun a military training exercise
    maneuver; simulated military operation.

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scrupulously

  • adverb with extreme conscientiousness
    conscientiously; religiously.
    • he came religiously every morning at 8 o'clock

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reticence

  • noun the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary
    taciturnity; reserve.

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exceptionally

  • adverb to an exceptional degree
    • it worked exceptionally well

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endorsement

  • noun a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books)
    indorsement; blurb.
    • the author got all his friends to write blurbs for his book
  • noun a speech seconding a motion
    second; indorsement; secondment.
    • do I hear a second?

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wisely

  • adverb in a wise manner
    sagely.
    • she acted wisely when she invited her parents

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tiptoe

  • noun the tip of a toe
  • verb walk on one's toes
    tippytoe; tip.

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famously

  • adverb in a manner or to an extent that is well known
    • in his famously anecdotal style
  • adverb extremely well
    excellently; splendidly; magnificently.
    • he did splendidly in the exam
    • we got along famously

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agnosticism

  • noun a religious orientation of doubt; a denial of ultimate knowledge of the existence of God
    • agnosticism holds that you can neither prove nor disprove God's existence
  • noun the disbelief in any claims of ultimate knowledge
    scepticism; skepticism.

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unreasonably

  • adverb not in a reasonable or intelligent manner
    • she reacted unreasonably when she learned she had failed
  • adverb to a degree that exceeds the bounds or reason or moderation
    immoderately.
    • his prices are unreasonably high

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wariness

  • noun the trait of being cautious and watchful
    chariness.

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congenital

  • adjective satellite present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development
    innate; inborn.

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wording

  • noun the manner in which something is expressed in words
    diction; phrasing; choice of words; verbiage; phraseology.
    • use concise military verbiage"- G.S.Patton
  • verb put into words or an expression
    phrase; articulate; word; formulate; give voice.
    • He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees

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instinctively

  • adverb as a matter of instinct
    • he instinctively grabbed the knife

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footstep

  • noun the sound of a step of someone walking
    step; footfall.
    • he heard footsteps on the porch
  • noun the act of taking a step in walking

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supremely

  • adverb to the maximum degree
    • he was supremely confident

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rightfully

  • adverb by right
    truly.
    • baseball rightfully is the nation's pastime

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pat

  • noun the sound made by a gentle blow
    tap; rap.
  • noun a light touch or stroke
    tap; dab.

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predictably

  • adverb in a predictable manner or to a predictable degree
    • predictably, he did not like the news

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reformer

  • noun a disputant who advocates reform
    meliorist; reformist; social reformer; crusader.
  • noun an apparatus that reforms the molecular structure of hydrocarbons to produce richer fuel
    • a catalytic reformer

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unusually

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

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sniff

  • noun sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose
    snuff.
  • verb perceive by inhaling through the nose
    whiff.
    • sniff the perfume

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absurdly

  • adverb in an absurd manner or to an absurd degree
    • an absurdly rich young woman

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understatement

  • noun a statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said

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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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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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painstakingly

  • adverb in a fastidious and painstaking manner
    fastidiously.
    • it is almost a waste of time painstakingly to learn the routines of selling

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expansionism

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

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inordinately

  • adverb extremely
    extraordinarily.
    • she was inordinately smart
    • it will be an extraordinarily painful step to negotiate

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deliberation

  • noun (usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question
    • the deliberations of the jury
  • noun careful consideration
    advisement; weighing.
    • a little deliberation would have deterred them

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