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mho

  • noun a unit of conductance equal to the reciprocal of an ohm
    S; reciprocal ohm; siemens.

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trenchancy

  • noun keenness and forcefulness of thought or expression or intellect
    incisiveness.

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chordate

  • noun any animal of the phylum Chordata having a notochord or spinal column
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of the Chordata

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enanthem

  • noun eruption on a mucous membrane (as the inside of the mouth) occurring as a symptom of a disease
    enanthema.

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inalienably

  • adverb in an inalienable manner
    • this property is held inalienably

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wryness

The quality or state of being wry, or distorted. W. Montagu.

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biometric

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cephalopodous

(Zoöl.) Belonging to, or resembling, the cephalopods.

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distinguish

  • verb mark as different
    secernate; severalise; separate; severalize; tell apart; differentiate; tell; secern.
    • We distinguish several kinds of maple
  • verb detect with the senses
    recognize; spot; make out; tell apart; recognise; pick out; discern.
    • The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards
    • I can't make out the faces in this photograph

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pithiness

  • noun terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words
    conciseness; concision; succinctness.

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ampere

  • noun a former unit of electric current (slightly smaller than the SI ampere)
    international ampere.
  • noun the basic unit of electric current adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    A; amp.
    • a typical household circuit carries 15 to 50 amps

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cerebriform

Like the brain in form or substance.

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inheritable

  • adjective capable of being inherited
    heritable.
    • inheritable traits such as eye color
    • an inheritable title

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bluntness

  • noun the quality of being direct and outspoken
    • the bluntness of a Yorkshireman
  • noun without sharpness or clearness of edge or point
    dullness.
    • the dullness of the pencil made his writing illegible

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magnetisation

  • noun the extent or degree to which something is magnetized
    magnetization.
  • noun the process that makes a substance magnetic (temporarily or permanently)
    magnetization; magnetic induction.

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grapelike

  • adjective resembling the fruit of a grape vine

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defining

  • noun any process serving to define the shape of something
    shaping.
  • verb determine the essential quality of
    delineate; delimitate; delimit; specify; define.

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succinctness

  • noun terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words
    conciseness; pithiness; concision.

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phenotypical

  • adjective of or relating to or constituting a phenotype
    phenotypic.
    • phenotypical profile

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amnesia

  • noun partial or total loss of memory
    memory loss; blackout.
    • he has a total blackout for events of the evening

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den

  • noun the habitation of wild animals
    lair.
  • noun a hiding place; usually a remote place used by outlaws
    hideout; hideaway.

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imp

  • noun (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous
    gremlin; hob; elf; brownie; pixie; pixy.
  • noun one who is playfully mischievous
    monkey; rascal; rapscallion; scallywag; scamp; scalawag.

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salient

  • noun (military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy
  • adjective satellite having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
    striking; prominent; spectacular; outstanding.
    • an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom
    • a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book
    • salient traits
    • a spectacular rise in prices
    • a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center
    • a striking resemblance between parent and child

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impedance

  • noun a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms
    resistivity; ohmic resistance; electric resistance; resistance; electrical resistance.

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metrological

  • adjective of or relating to metrology

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sanguineness

  • noun feeling sanguine; optimistically cheerful and confident
    sanguinity.

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varietal

  • noun a wine made principally from one grape and carrying the name of that grape
    varietal wine.

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alliaceous

  • adjective of or pertaining to the botanical genus Allium
    • onions, leeks, garlic, chives are alliaceous plants
  • adjective satellite smelling of onions or garlic

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salient

  • noun (military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy
  • adjective satellite having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
    striking; prominent; spectacular; outstanding.
    • an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom
    • a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book
    • salient traits
    • a spectacular rise in prices
    • a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center
    • a striking resemblance between parent and child

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forthrightness

  • noun the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
    candor; candidness; candour; directness; frankness.

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individuate

  • verb give individual character to
  • verb give individual shape or form to
    • Language that individuates his memories

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intranuclear

(Biol.) Within the nucleus of a cell; as. the intranuclear network of fibrils, seen in the first stages of karyokinesis.

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amusingly

  • adverb in an entertaining and amusing manner
    divertingly.
    • Hollywood has grown too sophisticated to turn out anything really amusingly bad these days

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operculated

  • adjective having an operculum
    operculate.

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directivity

  • noun the property of a microphone or antenna of being more sensitive in one direction than in another
    directionality.
    • the antenna received signals with no directivity
  • noun the quality of being directive
    directiveness.

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admittance

  • noun the right to enter
    access; admission; entree; accession.
  • noun the act of admitting someone to enter
    admission.
    • the surgery was performed on his second admission to the clinic

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immutable

  • adjective not subject or susceptible to change or variation in form or quality or nature
    changeless.
    • the view of that time was that all species were immutable, created by God

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incisiveness

  • noun keenness and forcefulness of thought or expression or intellect
    trenchancy.

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discriminator

  • noun a person who (or that which) differentiates
    differentiator.

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downrightness

  • noun the quality of being direct and straightforward
    straightforwardness.
    • what some people take for rudeness is really straightforwardness

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hardheadedness

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nonnatural

  • adjective satellite existing outside of or not in accordance with nature
    otherworldly; preternatural; transcendental.
    • find transcendental motives for sublunary action"-Aldous Huxley

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conoid

  • noun a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point
    cone shape; cone.

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phenotypic

  • adjective of or relating to or constituting a phenotype
    phenotypical.
    • phenotypical profile

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cytopathogenic

  • adjective satellite of or relating to or causing pathological changes in cells

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heritable

  • adjective capable of being inherited
    inheritable.
    • inheritable traits such as eye color
    • an inheritable title

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meticulousness

  • noun strict attention to minute details
    punctiliousness; scrupulousness; meticulosity.

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stigmatize

  • verb to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful
    stigmatise; brand; denounce; mark.
    • He denounced the government action
    • She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock
  • verb mark with a stigma or stigmata
    stigmatise.
    • They wanted to stigmatize the adulteress

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timescales

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differentiate

  • verb mark as different
    secernate; severalise; separate; severalize; tell apart; distinguish; tell; secern.
    • We distinguish several kinds of maple
  • verb be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense
    distinguish; mark.
    • His modesty distinguishes him from his peers

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dermatoglyphic

  • noun the lines that form patterns on the skin (especially on the fingertips and the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet)

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quantize

  • verb approximate (a signal varying continuously in amplitude) by one whose amplitude is restricted to a prescribed set of discrete values
    quantise.
  • verb apply quantum theory to; restrict the number of possible values of (a quantity) or states of (a physical entity or system) so that certain variables can assume only certain discrete magnitudes that are integral multiples of a common factor
    quantise.
    • Quantize gravity

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eminently

  • adverb in an eminent manner
    • two subjects on which he was eminently qualified to make an original contribution

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absorption

  • noun (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid
    soaking up.
  • noun (physics) the process in which incident radiated energy is retained without reflection or transmission on passing through a medium
    • the absorption of photons by atoms or molecules

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predominate

  • verb be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
    dominate; prevail; reign; rule.
    • Money reigns supreme here
    • Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood
  • verb appear very large or occupy a commanding position
    tower; loom; hulk.
    • The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain
    • Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall

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timescale

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keratin

  • noun a fibrous scleroprotein that occurs in the outer layer of the skin and in horny tissues such as hair, feathers, nails, and hooves
    ceratin.

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serpiginous

(Med.) Creeping; -- said of lesions which heal over one portion while continuing to advance at another.

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quintessential

  • adjective representing the perfect example of a class or quality

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aplomb

  • noun great coolness and composure under strain
    sang-froid; cool; poise; assuredness.
    • keep your cool

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distinctive

  • adjective satellite of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing
    typical.
    • Jerusalem has a distinctive Middle East flavor"- Curtis Wilkie
    • that is typical of you!
  • adjective satellite capable of being classified
    classifiable.

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violaceous

Resembling violets in color; bluish purple.

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umbilicate

  • adjective satellite depressed like a navel

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diode

  • noun a thermionic tube having two electrodes; used as a rectifier
    rectifying tube; rectifying valve.
  • noun a semiconductor that consists of a p-n junction
    semiconductor diode; junction rectifier; crystal rectifier.

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immodesty

  • noun the trait of being vain and conceited
  • noun the perverse act of exposing and attracting attention to your own genitals
    exhibitionism.

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unifying

  • adjective satellite combining into a single unit
    consolidative.
  • verb become one
    merge; unify; unite.
    • Germany unified officially in 1990
    • the cells merge

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impishness

  • noun the trait of behaving like an imp
    mischievousness; puckishness; whimsicality.

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inimitably

  • adverb in an unreproducible manner
    unreproducibly.
    • he has an inimitably verbose style

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polynomial

  • noun a mathematical function that is the sum of a number of terms
    multinomial.
  • adjective having the character of a polynomial
    multinomial.
    • a polynomial expression

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subthreshold

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recessive

  • noun an allele that produces its characteristic phenotype only when its paired allele is identical
    recessive allele.
  • adjective of or pertaining to a recession
    recessionary.

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maladroitness

  • noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
    ineptness; awkwardness; ineptitude; clumsiness; slowness.

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polygenic

  • adjective satellite of or relating to an inheritable character that is controlled by several genes at once; of or related to or determined by polygenes

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impedance

  • noun a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms
    resistivity; ohmic resistance; electric resistance; resistance; electrical resistance.

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endearing

  • adjective satellite lovable especially in a childlike or naive way
    lovely; adorable.
  • verb make attractive or lovable
    endear.
    • This behavior endeared her to me

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acerbity

  • noun a sharp bitterness
  • noun a sharp sour taste
    tartness.

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temperamental

  • adjective relating to or caused by temperament
    • temperamental indifference to neatness
    • temperamental peculiarities
  • adjective satellite subject to sharply varying moods
    moody.
    • a temperamental opera singer

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yeatsian

  • adjective in the manner of William Butler Yeats

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auscultatory

  • adjective of or relating to auscultation

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cardioid

  • noun an epicycloid in which the rolling circle equals the fixed circle

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scallop

  • noun one of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.)
    crenel; crenation; crenelle; crenature.
  • noun edible muscle of mollusks having fan-shaped shells; served broiled or poached or in salads or cream sauces
    scollop; escallop.

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inborn

  • adjective satellite present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development
    congenital; innate.
  • adjective satellite normally existing at birth
    inbred; connatural.
    • mankind's connatural sense of the good

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sigmoidal

  • adjective of or relating to the sigmoid flexure in the large intestine
    sigmoid.

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organoleptic

(Physiol.) Making an impression upon an organ; plastic; -- said of the effect or impression produced by any substance on the organs of touch, taste, or smell, and also on the organism as a whole.

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ebullience

  • noun overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval
    enthusiasm; exuberance.

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stratify

  • verb divide society into social classes or castes
    • Income distribution often stratifies a society
  • verb form layers or strata
    • The rock stratifies

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magniloquence

  • noun high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
    grandiosity; grandiloquence; rhetoric; ornateness.
    • the grandiosity of his prose
    • an excessive ornateness of language

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bistable

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palisade

  • noun fortification consisting of a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground
  • verb surround with a wall in order to fortify
    wall; surround; fence; fence in.

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overriding

  • adjective satellite having superior power and influence
    preponderant; paramount; preponderating; predominant; predominate.
    • the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism
  • verb rule against
    override; overturn; overrule; reverse; overthrow.
    • The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill

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brusqueness

  • noun an abrupt discourteous manner
    shortness; curtness; gruffness; abruptness.

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unamiable

Not amiable; morose; ill-natured; repulsive. -- Un*a"mi*a*bly, adv.

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sangfroid

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quartic

  • noun an algebraic equation of the fourth degree
    biquadratic; fourth power; biquadrate.

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remanence

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predominant

  • adjective satellite most frequent or common
    rife; dominant; prevalent; prevailing.
    • prevailing winds
  • adjective satellite having superior power and influence
    preponderant; overriding; paramount; preponderating; predominate.
    • the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism

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umbilication

A slight, navel-like depression, or dimpling, of the center of a rounded body; as, the umbilication of a smallpox vesicle; also, the condition of being umbilicated.

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cosets

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biconcave

  • adjective satellite concave on both sides
    concavo-concave.

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heptad

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one
    seven; sevener; VII; septet; 7; septenary.

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distinctively

  • adverb in an identifiably distinctive manner
    • the distinctively conservative district of the county

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terseness

  • noun a neatly short and concise expressive style

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uniquely

  • adverb so as to be unique
    unambiguously.
    • he could determine uniquely the properties of the compound

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obliqueness

  • noun the property of being neither parallel nor perpendicular, but at a slanting angle
  • noun the quality of being oblique and rambling indirectly
    deviousness.

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peculiarly

  • adverb uniquely or characteristically
    particularly.
    • these peculiarly cinematic elements
    • a peculiarly French phenomenon
    • everyone has a moment in history which belongs particularly to him"- John Knowles
  • adverb in a manner differing from the usual or expected
    curiously; oddly.
    • had a curiously husky voice
    • he's behaving rather peculiarly

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perinuclear

(Biol.) Of or pertaining to a nucleus; situated around a nucleus; as, the perinuclear protoplasm.

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criterial

  • adjective satellite serving as a basis for evaluation
    criterional.

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doggedness

  • noun persistent determination
    perseverance; persistency; tenaciousness; tenacity; pertinacity; persistence.

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magnetize

  • verb make magnetic
    magnetise.
    • The strong magnet magnetized the iron shavings
  • verb attract strongly, as if with a magnet
    bewitch; mesmerize; mesmerise; magnetise; spellbind.
    • She magnetized the audience with her tricks

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whorled

  • adjective satellite in the shape of a coil
    helical; spiraling; spiral; turbinate; voluted; volute; coiling.
  • adjective satellite forming one or more whorls (especially a whorl of leaves around a stem)
    verticillate; verticillated.

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outstanding

  • adjective satellite distinguished from others in excellence
    • did outstanding work in human relations
    • an outstanding war record
  • adjective satellite having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
    striking; salient; prominent; spectacular.
    • an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom
    • a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book
    • salient traits
    • a spectacular rise in prices
    • a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center
    • a striking resemblance between parent and child

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exanthem

  • noun eruption on the skin occurring as a symptom of a disease
    exanthema; skin eruption.

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inbuilt

  • adjective satellite existing as an essential constituent or characteristic
    constitutional; built-in; integral; inherent.
    • the Ptolemaic system with its built-in concept of periodicity
    • a constitutional inability to tell the truth

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