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needlessly

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

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rout

  • noun a disorderly crowd of people
    rabble; mob.
  • noun an overwhelming defeat

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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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route

  • noun an established line of travel or access
    path; itinerary.
  • noun an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
    road.

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foiled

  • adjective satellite disappointingly unsuccessful
    thwarted; disappointed; defeated; discomfited; frustrated.
    • disappointed expectations and thwarted ambitions
    • their foiled attempt to capture Calais
    • many frustrated poets end as pipe-smoking teachers
    • his best efforts were thwarted
  • verb enhance by contrast
    foil.
    • In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background

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detour

  • noun a roundabout road (especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked)
    roundabout way.
  • verb travel via a detour

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somewhat

  • adverb to a small degree or extent
    slightly; more or less.
    • his arguments were somewhat self-contradictory
    • the children argued because one slice of cake was slightly larger than the other
  • adverb to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
    fairly; pretty; passably; reasonably; moderately; jolly; middling.
    • pretty big
    • pretty bad
    • jolly decent of him
    • the shoes are priced reasonably
    • he is fairly clever with computers

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route

  • noun an established line of travel or access
    path; itinerary.
  • noun an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
    road.

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absurdly

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

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detour

  • noun a roundabout road (especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked)
    roundabout way.
  • verb travel via a detour

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curiously

  • adverb in a manner differing from the usual or expected
    peculiarly; oddly.
    • had a curiously husky voice
    • he's behaving rather peculiarly
  • adverb with curiosity
    inquisitively; interrogatively.
    • the baby looked around curiously

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meander

  • noun a bend or curve, as in a stream or river
  • noun an aimless amble on a winding course
    ramble.

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unduly

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

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bypath

  • noun a side road little traveled (as in the countryside)
    byway; byroad.

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impossibly

  • adverb to a degree impossible of achievement
    • long thought to be an impossibly difficult operation
    • impossibly far from sources of supply

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byway

  • noun a side road little traveled (as in the countryside)
    bypath; byroad.

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strangely

  • adverb in a strange manner
    queerly; funnily; oddly.
    • a queerly inscribed sheet of paper

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path

  • noun a course of conduct
    way of life; way.
    • the path of virtue
    • we went our separate ways
    • our paths in life led us apart
    • genius usually follows a revolutionary path
  • noun a way especially designed for a particular use

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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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rout

  • noun a disorderly crowd of people
    rabble; mob.
  • noun an overwhelming defeat

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singularly

  • adverb in a singular manner or to a singular degree; he acquired three wives and fourteen children during his Portuguese embassy alone"
    • Lord T. was considered singularly licentious even for the courts of Russia and Portugal

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rout

  • noun a disorderly crowd of people
    rabble; mob.
  • noun an overwhelming defeat

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oddly

  • adverb in a manner differing from the usual or expected
    curiously; peculiarly.
    • had a curiously husky voice
    • he's behaving rather peculiarly
  • adverb in a strange manner
    queerly; strangely; funnily.
    • a queerly inscribed sheet of paper

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wanderer

  • noun someone who leads a wandering unsettled life
    roamer; rover; bird of passage.
  • noun a computer program that prowls the internet looking for publicly accessible resources that can be added to a database; the database can then be searched with a search engine
    spider.

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albeit

Even though; although; notwithstanding. Chaucer.
Albeit so masked, Madam, I love the truth. Tennyson.

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path

  • noun a course of conduct
    way of life; way.
    • the path of virtue
    • we went our separate ways
    • our paths in life led us apart
    • genius usually follows a revolutionary path
  • noun a way especially designed for a particular use

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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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journey

  • noun the act of traveling from one place to another
    journeying.
  • verb undertake a journey or trip
    travel.

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trek

  • noun a journey by ox wagon (especially an organized migration by a group of settlers)
  • noun any long and difficult trip

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more

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

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wandering

  • noun travelling about without any clear destination
    vagabondage; roving.
    • she followed him in his wanderings and looked after him
  • verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    ramble; stray; cast; swan; drift; wander; tramp; range; rove; roam; vagabond; roll.
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • roving vagabonds
    • the wandering Jew
    • The cattle roam across the prairie
    • the laborers drift from one town to the next
    • They rolled from town to town

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seemingly

  • adverb from appearances alone
    ostensibly; on the face of it; apparently.
    • irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land
    • the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned
    • had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it"-Thomas Hardy
    • on the face of it the problem seems minor

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journey

  • noun the act of traveling from one place to another
    journeying.
  • verb undertake a journey or trip
    travel.

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remarkably

  • adverb to a remarkable degree or extent
    unusually; unco; outstandingly.
    • she was unusually tall
  • adverb in a signal manner
    signally; unmistakably.
    • signally inappropriate methods

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winding

  • noun the act of winding or twisting
    twist; wind.
    • he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind
  • verb to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
    wander; meander; thread; wind; weave.
    • the river winds through the hills
    • the path meanders through the vineyards
    • sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body

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cunningly

  • adverb in an attractive manner
    cutely.
    • how cunningly the olive-green dress with its underskirt of rose-brocade fitted her perfect figure
  • adverb in an artful manner
    slyly; artfully; knavishly; craftily; trickily; foxily.
    • he craftily arranged to be there when the decision was announced
    • had ever circumstances conspired so cunningly?

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journeying

  • noun the act of traveling from one place to another
    journey.
  • verb undertake a journey or trip
    travel; journey.

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incredibly

  • adverb not easy to believe
    implausibly; improbably; unbelievably.
    • behind you the coastal hills plunge to the incredibly blue sea backed by the Turkish mountains
  • adverb exceedingly; extremely
    fantastically; fabulously.
    • she plays fabulously well

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itinerary

  • noun an established line of travel or access
    path; route.
  • noun a guidebook for travelers
    travel guidebook.

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deliberately

  • adverb with intention; in an intentional manner
    designedly; advisedly; on purpose; by choice; intentionally; by design; purposely.
    • he used that word intentionally
    • I did this by choice
  • adverb in a deliberate unhurried manner
    measuredly.
    • she was working deliberately

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pathway

  • noun a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brain
    nerve tract; nerve pathway; tract.
  • noun a trodden path
    footpath.

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very

  • adjective satellite precisely as stated
    • the very center of town
  • adjective satellite being the exact same one; not any other:
    identical; selfsame.
    • this is the identical room we stayed in before
    • the themes of his stories are one and the same
    • saw the selfsame quotation in two newspapers
    • on this very spot
    • the very thing he said yesterday
    • the very man I want to see

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turning

  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turn.
    • he took a turn to the right
  • noun act of changing in practice or custom
    • the law took many turnings over the years

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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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pathway

  • noun a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brain
    nerve tract; nerve pathway; tract.
  • noun a trodden path
    footpath.

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admittedly

  • adverb as acknowledged
    true; confessedly; avowedly.
    • true, she is the smartest in her class

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labyrinth

  • noun complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost
    maze.
  • noun a complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium
    inner ear; internal ear.

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voyage

  • noun an act of traveling by water
    ocean trip.
  • noun a journey to some distant place

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slightly

  • adverb to a small degree or extent
    somewhat; more or less.
    • his arguments were somewhat self-contradictory
    • the children argued because one slice of cake was slightly larger than the other
  • adverb in a slim or slender manner
    slimly; slenderly.
    • a slenderly built woman
    • slightly built

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fashion

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; manner; way; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun characteristic or habitual practice

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wildly

  • adverb to an extreme or greatly exaggerated degree
    • the storyline is wildly unrealistic
  • adverb in an uncontrolled or unrestrained manner
    • He gesticulated wildly

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voyage

  • noun an act of traveling by water
    ocean trip.
  • noun a journey to some distant place

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exceedingly

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

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passageway

  • noun a passage between rooms or between buildings
  • noun a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass
    passage.
    • the nasal passages

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highly

  • adverb to a high degree or extent; favorably or with much respect
    extremely.
    • highly successful
    • He spoke highly of her
    • does not think highly of his writing
    • extremely interesting
  • adverb at a high rate or wage
    • highly paid workers

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road

  • noun an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
    route.
  • noun a way or means to achieve something
    • the road to fame

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long

  • verb desire strongly or persistently
    yearn; hanker.
  • adjective primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified
    • a long life
    • a long boring speech
    • a long time
    • a long friendship
    • a long game
    • long ago
    • an hour long

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ascent

  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; upgrade; raise; rise; climb.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise
  • noun a movement upward
    ascension; rise; rising.
    • they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon

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unusually

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

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twist

  • noun an unforeseen development
    turn; turn of events.
    • events suddenly took an awkward turn
  • noun an interpretation of a text or action
    construction.
    • they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct

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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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reasoning

  • noun thinking that is coherent and logical
    abstract thought; logical thinking.
  • verb decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion
    reason; reason out; conclude.
    • We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house

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usual

  • adjective occurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure
    • grew the usual vegetables
    • the usual summer heat
    • came at the usual time
    • the child's usual bedtime
  • adjective satellite commonly encountered
    common.
    • a common (or familiar) complaint
    • the usual greeting

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trail

  • noun a track or mark left by something that has passed
    • there as a trail of blood
    • a tear left its trail on her cheek
  • noun a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country

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necessarily

  • adverb in an essential manner
    needfully.
    • such expenses are necessarily incurred
  • adverb in such a manner as could not be otherwise
    inevitably; needs; of necessity.
    • it is necessarily so
    • we must needs by objective

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maze

  • noun complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost
    labyrinth.
  • noun something jumbled or confused
    snarl; tangle.
    • a tangle of government regulations

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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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channels

  • noun official routes of communication
    • you have to go through channels
  • noun a path over which electrical signals can pass
    transmission channel; channel.
    • a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company

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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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march

  • noun the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)
    marching.
    • it was a long march
    • we heard the sound of marching
  • noun the month following February and preceding April
    Mar.

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bit

  • noun a small piece or quantity of something
    spot.
    • a spot of tea
    • a bit of paper
    • a bit of lint
    • I gave him a bit of my mind
  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    fleck; chip; flake; scrap.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye

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trail

  • noun a track or mark left by something that has passed
    • there as a trail of blood
    • a tear left its trail on her cheek
  • noun a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country

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terribly

  • adverb used as intensifiers
    awful; frightfully; awfully.
    • terribly interesting
    • I'm awful sorry
  • adverb in a terrible manner
    rottenly; abominably; awfully; atrociously; abysmally.
    • she sings terribly

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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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typically

  • adverb in a typical manner
    • Tom was typically hostile

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fairly

  • adverb to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
    pretty; passably; reasonably; moderately; jolly; middling; somewhat.
    • pretty big
    • pretty bad
    • jolly decent of him
    • the shoes are priced reasonably
    • he is fairly clever with computers
  • adverb without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner
    evenhandedly; fair.
    • deal fairly with one another

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course

  • noun education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings
    course of study; course of instruction; class.
    • he took a course in basket weaving
    • flirting is not unknown in college classes
  • noun a connected series of events or actions or developments
    line.
    • the government took a firm course
    • historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available

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taking

  • noun the act of someone who picks up or takes something
    pickings.
    • the pickings were easy
    • clothing could be had for the taking
  • verb carry out
    take.
    • take action
    • take steps
    • take vengeance

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ways

  • noun structure consisting of a sloping way down to the water from the place where ships are built or repaired
    slipway; shipway.
  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; manner; way; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion

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mile

  • noun a unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters
    mi; stat mi; statute mile; land mile; international mile.
  • noun a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude
    naut mi; mi; nautical mile; international nautical mile; knot; air mile.

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corridor

  • noun an enclosed passageway; rooms usually open onto it

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apparently

  • adverb from appearances alone
    ostensibly; on the face of it; seemingly.
    • irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land
    • the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned
    • had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it"-Thomas Hardy
    • on the face of it the problem seems minor
  • adverb unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')
    patently; plainly; plain; obviously; manifestly; evidently.
    • the answer is obviously wrong
    • she was in bed and evidently in great pain
    • he was manifestly too important to leave off the guest list
    • it is all patently nonsense
    • she has apparently been living here for some time
    • I thought he owned the property, but apparently not
    • You are plainly wrong
    • he is plain stubborn

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overland

  • adjective satellite traveling or passing over land
    • an overland journey
    • the overland route used by Marco Polo

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sometimes

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

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manner

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; way; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun a way of acting or behaving
    personal manner.

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lengthy

  • adjective satellite relatively long in duration; tediously protracted
    extended; protracted; prolonged; drawn-out.
    • a drawn-out argument
    • an extended discussion
    • a lengthy visit from her mother-in-law
    • a prolonged and bitter struggle
    • protracted negotiations

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trajectory

  • noun the path followed by an object moving through space
    flight.

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similarly

  • adverb in like or similar manner
    likewise.
    • He was similarly affected
    • some people have little power to do good, and have likewise little strength to resist evil"- Samuel Johnson

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roads

  • noun a partly sheltered anchorage
    roadstead.
  • noun an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
    route; road.

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take

  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; yield; takings; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%
  • noun the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

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march

  • noun the month following February and preceding April
    Mar.
  • noun the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)
    marching.
    • it was a long march
    • we heard the sound of marching

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infinitely

  • adverb without bounds
    immeasurably; boundlessly.
    • he is infinitely wealthy
  • adverb continuing forever without end
    endlessly.
    • there are infinitely many possibilities

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logic

  • noun the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
  • noun reasoned and reasonable judgment
    • it made a certain kind of logic

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minimize

  • verb make small or insignificant
    minimise.
    • Let's minimize the risk
  • verb represent as less significant or important
    downplay; understate; minimise.

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rout

  • noun a disorderly crowd of people
    rabble; mob.
  • noun an overwhelming defeat

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quite

  • adverb to a degree (not used with a negative)
    rather.
    • quite tasty
    • quite soon
    • quite ill
    • quite rich
  • adverb to the greatest extent; completely
    • you're quite right
    • she was quite alone
    • was quite mistaken
    • quite the opposite
    • not quite finished
    • did not quite make it

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tour

  • noun a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area
    circuit.
    • they took an extended tour of Europe
    • we took a quick circuit of the park
    • a ten-day coach circuit of the island
  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    go; turn; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work

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phraseology

  • noun the manner in which something is expressed in words
    diction; phrasing; choice of words; verbiage; wording.
    • use concise military verbiage"- G.S.Patton

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through

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

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contraband

  • noun goods whose importation or exportation or possession is prohibited by law
  • adjective satellite distributed or sold illicitly
    black-market; bootleg; black; smuggled.
    • the black economy pays no taxes

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winding

  • noun the act of winding or twisting
    twist; wind.
    • he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind
  • verb to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
    wander; meander; thread; wind; weave.
    • the river winds through the hills
    • the path meanders through the vineyards
    • sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body

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way

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; manner; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun how a result is obtained or an end is achieved
    agency; means.
    • a means of control
    • an example is the best agency of instruction
    • the true way to success

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same

  • adjective same in identity
    • the same man I saw yesterday
    • never wore the same dress twice
    • this road is the same one we were on yesterday
    • on the same side of the street
  • noun a member of an indigenous nomadic people living in northern Scandinavia and herding reindeer
    Saame; Lapp; Sami; Saami; Lapplander.

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channel

  • noun a path over which electrical signals can pass
    transmission channel.
    • a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company
  • noun a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through
    • the fields were crossed with irrigation channels
    • gutters carried off the rainwater into a series of channels under the street

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equally

  • adverb to the same degree (often followed by `as')
    every bit; as.
    • they were equally beautiful
    • birds were singing and the child sang as sweetly
    • sang as sweetly as a nightingale
    • he is every bit as mean as she is
  • adverb in equal amounts or shares; in a balanced or impartial way
    evenly.
    • a class evenly divided between girls and boys
    • they split their winnings equally
    • deal equally with rich and poor

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mode

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; manner; way.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun a particular functioning condition or arrangement
    • switched from keyboard to voice mode

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painfully

  • adverb unpleasantly
    distressingly.
    • his ignorance was painfully obvious
  • adverb in or as if in pain
    sorely.
    • she moved painfully forward
    • sorely wounded

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lane

  • noun a narrow way or road
  • noun a well-defined track or path; for e.g. swimmers or lines of traffic

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along

  • adverb with a forward motion
    on.
    • we drove along admiring the view
    • the horse trotted along at a steady pace
    • the circus traveled on to the next city
    • move along
    • march on
  • adverb in accompaniment or as a companion
    • his little sister came along to the movies
    • I brought my camera along
    • working along with his father

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retreat

  • noun (military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat
    • the disorderly retreat of French troops
  • noun a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet

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follow

  • verb to travel behind, go after, come after
    • The ducklings followed their mother around the pond
    • Please follow the guide through the museum
  • verb be later in time
    postdate.
    • Tuesday always follows Monday

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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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take

  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; yield; takings; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%
  • noun the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

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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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whatever

  • adjective satellite one or some or every or all without specification
    whatsoever; any.
    • give me any peaches you don't want
    • not any milk is left
    • any child would know that
    • pick any card
    • any day now
    • cars can be rented at almost any airport
    • at twilight or any other time
    • beyond any doubt
    • need any help we can get
    • give me whatever peaches you don't want
    • no milk whatsoever is left

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track

  • noun a line or route along which something travels or moves
    path; course.
    • the hurricane demolished houses in its path
    • the track of an animal
    • the course of the river
  • noun evidence pointing to a possible solution
    trail; lead.
    • the police are following a promising lead
    • the trail led straight to the perpetrator

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increasingly

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

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Collocation words for "circuitous" are words related to "circuitous" by occurring either before (prefix words) or after "circuitous" (suffix words) in common language usage across multiple media. The words assembled above can be filtered by parts of speech (i.e) nouns, verbs, describing adjectives and adverbs, or by their positive or negative vibes, frequency in usage, whether they are prefix words or suffix words for "circuitous" or by the count of syllables each word has.