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extenuatory

Tending to extenuate or palliate. Croker.

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disentitle

To deprive of title or claim.
Every ordinary offense does not disentitle a son to the love of his father. South.

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frosty

  • adjective satellite devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
    frozen; icy; frigid; glacial; wintry.
    • a frigid greeting
    • got a frosty reception
    • a frozen look on their faces
    • a glacial handshake
    • icy stare
    • wintry smile
  • adjective satellite covered with frost
    rimed; rimy.
    • a frosty glass
    • hedgerows were rimed and stiff with frost"-Wm.Faulkner

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warrant

  • noun a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts
  • noun a type of security issued by a corporation (usually together with a bond or preferred stock) that gives the holder the right to purchase a certain amount of common stock at a stated price
    stock warrant; stock-purchase warrant.
    • as a sweetener they offered warrants along with the fixed-income securities

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exigent

  • adjective satellite demanding attention
    insistent; instant; clamant; crying.
    • clamant needs
    • a crying need
    • regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken
    • insistent hunger
    • an instant need
  • adjective satellite requiring precise accuracy
    exacting.
    • an exacting job
    • became more exigent over his pronunciation

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militate

  • verb have force or influence; bring about an effect or change
    • Politeness militated against this opinion being expressed

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extenuating

  • adjective satellite partially excusing or justifying
    • extenuating circumstances
  • verb lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
    extenuate; mitigate; palliate.
    • The circumstances extenuate the crime

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whereunder

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criminative

  • adjective satellite charging or suggestive of guilt or blame
    criminatory; incriminating; incriminatory.
    • incriminatory testimony

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preclude

  • verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    forbid; prevent; foreclose; forestall.
    • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
    • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project
  • verb make impossible, especially beforehand
    close out; rule out.

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conspire

  • verb engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together
    complot; machinate; cabal; conjure.
    • They conspired to overthrow the government
  • verb act in unison or agreement and in secret towards a deceitful or illegal purpose
    collude.
    • The two companies conspired to cause the value of the stock to fall

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displeasant

Unpleasing; offensive; unpleasant. Obs. Speed. -- Dis*pleas"ant*ly, adv. Obs. Strype. -- Dis*pleas"ant*ness, n. Obs.

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conspire

  • verb engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together
    complot; machinate; cabal; conjure.
    • They conspired to overthrow the government
  • verb act in unison or agreement and in secret towards a deceitful or illegal purpose
    collude.
    • The two companies conspired to cause the value of the stock to fall

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straiten

  • verb bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
    distress.
  • verb squeeze together

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evince

  • verb give expression to
    express; show.
    • She showed her disappointment

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unforeseen

  • adjective satellite not anticipated
    out of the blue; unlooked-for; unanticipated.
    • unanticipated and disconcerting lines of development"- H.W.Glidden
    • unforeseen circumstances
    • a virtue unlooked-for in people so full of energy
    • like a bolt out of the blue

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justify

  • verb show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for
    warrant.
    • The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns
    • The end justifies the means
  • verb show to be right by providing justification or proof
    vindicate.
    • vindicate a claim

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palliate

  • verb lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
    extenuate; mitigate.
    • The circumstances extenuate the crime
  • verb provide physical relief, as from pain
    assuage; relieve; alleviate.
    • This pill will relieve your headaches

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dictate

  • noun an authoritative rule
  • noun a guiding principle
    • the dictates of reason

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evidence

  • noun your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief
    grounds.
    • the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling
  • noun an indication that makes something evident
    • his trembling was evidence of his fear

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excusatory

  • adjective offering or expressing apology
    apologetic.
    • an apologetic note
    • an apologetic manner

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surrounding

  • adjective satellite closely encircling
    encompassing; circumferent.
    • encompassing mountain ranges
    • the surrounding countryside
  • verb extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    skirt; ring; border; environ; surround.
    • The forest surrounds my property

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mitigatory

  • adjective satellite moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear
    lenitive; mitigative; alleviative; alleviatory; palliative.

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negative

  • noun a reply of denial
    • he answered in the negative
  • noun a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed

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mitigate

  • verb lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
    extenuate; palliate.
    • The circumstances extenuate the crime
  • verb make less severe or harsh
    • mitigating circumstances

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entitle

  • verb give the right to
    • The Freedom of Information Act entitles you to request your FBI file
  • verb give a title to
    title.

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aggravating

  • adjective satellite making worse
    exacerbating; exasperating.
  • verb make worse
    worsen; aggravate; exasperate; exacerbate.
    • This drug aggravates the pain

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militate

  • verb have force or influence; bring about an effect or change
    • Politeness militated against this opinion being expressed

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necessitate

  • verb require as useful, just, or proper
    call for; require; involve; need; take; demand; ask; postulate.
    • It takes nerve to do what she did
    • success usually requires hard work
    • This job asks a lot of patience and skill
    • This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice
    • This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert
    • This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent
  • verb cause to be a concomitant

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necessitous

  • adjective satellite poor enough to need help from others
    poverty-stricken; needy; impoverished; destitute; indigent.

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occasion

  • noun an event that occurs at a critical time
    juncture.
    • at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave
    • it was needed only on special occasions
  • noun a vaguely specified social event
    function; affair; social occasion; social function.
    • the party was quite an affair
    • an occasion arranged to honor the president
    • a seemingly endless round of social functions

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attenuate

  • verb weaken the consistency of (a chemical substance)
    rarefy.
  • verb become weaker, in strength, value, or magnitude

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warrant

  • noun a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts
  • noun a type of security issued by a corporation (usually together with a bond or preferred stock) that gives the holder the right to purchase a certain amount of common stock at a stated price
    stock warrant; stock-purchase warrant.
    • as a sweetener they offered warrants along with the fixed-income securities

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unforeseeable

  • adjective satellite incapable of being anticipated
    • unforeseeable consequences

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manifest

  • noun a customs document listing the contents put on a ship or plane
  • verb provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes
    attest; certify; demonstrate; evidence.
    • His high fever attested to his illness
    • The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication
    • This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness

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corroborate

  • verb establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
    affirm; substantiate; support; confirm; sustain.
    • his story confirmed my doubts
    • The evidence supports the defendant
  • verb give evidence for
    validate.

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imperatively

  • adverb in an imperative and commanding manner
    peremptorily.

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exonerate

  • verb pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
    exculpate; acquit; clear; discharge; assoil.
    • The suspect was cleared of the murder charges

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conduce

  • verb be conducive to
    contribute; lead.
    • The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing

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unchosen

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militate

  • verb have force or influence; bring about an effect or change
    • Politeness militated against this opinion being expressed

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unforeseen

  • adjective satellite not anticipated
    out of the blue; unlooked-for; unanticipated.
    • unanticipated and disconcerting lines of development"- H.W.Glidden
    • unforeseen circumstances
    • a virtue unlooked-for in people so full of energy
    • like a bolt out of the blue

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attending

  • noun the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
    attention.
  • noun the act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.)
    attendance.

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straiten

  • verb bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
    distress.
  • verb squeeze together

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favour

  • noun a feeling of favorable regard
    favor.
  • noun an inclination to approve
    favor.
    • that style is in favor this season

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inauspicious

  • adjective not auspicious; boding ill
    unfortunate.
  • adjective satellite contrary to your interests or welfare
    untoward; adverse.
    • adverse circumstances
    • made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions

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excuse

  • noun a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
    exculpation; alibi; self-justification.
    • he kept finding excuses to stay
    • every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job
    • his transparent self-justification was unacceptable
  • noun a note explaining an absence
    • he had to get his mother to write an excuse for him

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specifiable

  • adjective satellite capable of being specified
    • specifiable complaints

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dictated

  • adjective satellite determined or decided upon as by an authority
    set; determined.
    • date and place are already determined
    • the dictated terms of surrender
    • the time set for the launching
  • verb issue commands or orders for
    prescribe; order; dictate.

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dire

  • adjective satellite fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless
    desperate.
    • a desperate illness
    • on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel"- G.C.Marshall
    • a dire emergency
  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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implicate

  • verb bring into intimate and incriminating connection
    • He is implicated in the scheme to defraud the government
  • verb impose, involve, or imply as a necessary accompaniment or result
    entail.
    • What does this move entail?

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environ

  • verb extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    skirt; ring; border; surround.
    • The forest surrounds my property

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necessitate

  • verb require as useful, just, or proper
    call for; require; involve; need; take; demand; ask; postulate.
    • It takes nerve to do what she did
    • success usually requires hard work
    • This job asks a lot of patience and skill
    • This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice
    • This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert
    • This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent
  • verb cause to be a concomitant

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fortuitous

  • adjective satellite having no cause or apparent cause
    causeless; uncaused.
    • a causeless miracle
    • fortuitous encounters--strange accidents of fortune
    • we cannot regard artistic invention as...uncaused and unrelated to the times
  • adjective satellite occurring by happy chance
    • profits were enhanced by a fortuitous drop in the cost of raw materials

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warrant

  • noun a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts
  • noun a type of security issued by a corporation (usually together with a bond or preferred stock) that gives the holder the right to purchase a certain amount of common stock at a stated price
    stock warrant; stock-purchase warrant.
    • as a sweetener they offered warrants along with the fixed-income securities

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distressful

  • adjective satellite causing distress or worry or anxiety
    distressing; perturbing; troubling; disturbing; worrying; worrisome.
    • distressing (or disturbing) news
    • lived in heroic if something distressful isolation
    • a disturbing amount of crime
    • a revelation that was most perturbing
    • a new and troubling thought
    • in a particularly worrisome predicament
    • a worrying situation
    • a worrying time

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conduce

  • verb be conducive to
    contribute; lead.
    • The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing

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supervene

  • verb take place as an additional or unexpected development

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concur

  • verb be in accord; be in agreement
    hold; agree; concord.
    • We agreed on the terms of the settlement
    • I can't agree with you!
    • I hold with those who say life is sacred
    • Both philosophers concord on this point
  • verb happen simultaneously
    coincide.
    • The two events coincided

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misfortunate

  • adjective satellite deserving or inciting pity
    poor; wretched; pathetic; pitiable; piteous; miserable; pitiful; hapless.
    • a hapless victim
    • miserable victims of war
    • the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy
    • piteous appeals for help
    • pitiable homeless children
    • a pitiful fate
    • Oh, you poor thing
    • his poor distorted limbs
    • a wretched life

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exculpate

  • verb pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
    acquit; clear; discharge; assoil; exonerate.
    • The suspect was cleared of the murder charges

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merit

  • noun any admirable quality or attribute
    virtue.
    • work of great merit
  • noun the quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance)
    deservingness; meritoriousness.
    • there were many children whose deservingness he recognized and rewarded

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untoward

  • adjective satellite not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society
    unbecoming; uncomely; indecorous; unseemly; indecent.
    • was buried with indecent haste
    • indecorous behavior
    • language unbecoming to a lady
    • unseemly to use profanity
    • moved to curb their untoward ribaldry
  • adjective satellite contrary to your interests or welfare
    adverse; inauspicious.
    • adverse circumstances
    • made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions

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confront

  • verb oppose, as in hostility or a competition
    face.
    • You must confront your opponent
    • Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring
    • The two enemies finally confronted each other
  • verb deal with (something unpleasant) head on
    face up; face.
    • You must confront your problems
    • He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes

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prevailing

  • adjective satellite most frequent or common
    rife; dominant; predominant; prevalent.
    • prevailing winds
  • verb be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
    dominate; prevail; reign; rule; predominate.
    • Money reigns supreme here
    • Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood

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unpreventable

  • adjective not preventable
    • unpreventable hysteria

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vitiate

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb make imperfect
    impair; mar; deflower; spoil.
    • nothing marred her beauty

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unpromising

  • adjective satellite unlikely to bring about favorable results or enjoyment
    • faced an unpromising task
    • music for unpromising combinations of instruments

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imaginable

  • adjective satellite capable of being imagined
    conceivable.
    • that is one possible answer

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adventitious

  • adjective satellite associated by chance and not an integral part
    • poetry is something to which words are the accidental, not by any means the essential form"- Frederick W. Robertson
    • they had to decide whether his misconduct was adventitious or the result of a flaw in his character

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concur

  • verb be in accord; be in agreement
    hold; agree; concord.
    • We agreed on the terms of the settlement
    • I can't agree with you!
    • I hold with those who say life is sacred
    • Both philosophers concord on this point
  • verb happen simultaneously
    coincide.
    • The two events coincided

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affiliate

  • noun a subordinate or subsidiary associate; a person who is affiliated with another or with an organization
  • noun a subsidiary or subordinate organization that is affiliated with another organization
    • network affiliates

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compel

  • verb force somebody to do something
    oblige; obligate.
    • We compel all students to fill out this form
  • verb necessitate or exact
    • the water shortage compels conservation

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supposable

  • adjective satellite capable of being inferred on slight grounds
    surmisable; presumable.

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conducive

  • adjective satellite tending to bring about; being partly responsible for
    contributing; contributive; tributary; contributory.
    • working conditions are not conducive to productivity
    • the seaport was a contributing factor in the growth of the city
    • a contributory factor

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inculpatory

  • adjective causing blame to be imputed to
    inculpative.

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constitute

  • verb form or compose
    represent; be; comprise; make up.
    • This money is my only income
    • The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance
    • These constitute my entire belonging
    • The children made up the chorus
    • This sum represents my entire income for a year
    • These few men comprise his entire army
  • verb create and charge with a task or function
    appoint; nominate; name.
    • nominate a committee

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dire

  • adjective satellite fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless
    desperate.
    • a desperate illness
    • on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel"- G.C.Marshall
    • a dire emergency
  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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outwith

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befall

  • verb become of; happen to
    betide; bechance.
    • He promised that no harm would befall her
    • What has become of my children?
  • verb happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance
    happen; bechance.
    • It happens that today is my birthday
    • These things befell" (Santayana)

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geostrategic

  • adjective of or relating to geostrategy
    • Pakistan became a country of paramount geostrategic importance to the United States

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whatsoever

  • adjective satellite one or some or every or all without specification
    any; whatever.
    • 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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palliate

  • verb lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
    extenuate; mitigate.
    • The circumstances extenuate the crime
  • verb provide physical relief, as from pain
    assuage; relieve; alleviate.
    • This pill will relieve your headaches

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penurious

  • adjective satellite not having enough money to pay for necessities
    pinched; penniless; in straitened circumstances; impecunious; hard up.
  • adjective satellite excessively unwilling to spend
    parsimonious.
    • parsimonious thrift relieved by few generous impulses
    • lived in a most penurious manner--denying himself every indulgence

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characterise

  • verb be characteristic of
    characterize.
    • What characterizes a Venetian painting?
  • verb describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of
    characterize; qualify.
    • You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist
    • This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover

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propitious

  • adjective presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success
    • propitious omens
    • propitious gales speeded us along
    • a propitious alignment of planets for space exploration

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appertain

  • verb be a part or attribute of
    pertain.

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disadvantage

  • noun the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position
  • verb put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm
    disfavor; disfavour.
    • This rule clearly disadvantages me

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permit

  • noun a legal document giving official permission to do something
    licence; license.
  • noun the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
    license; permission.

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permit

  • noun a legal document giving official permission to do something
    licence; license.
  • noun the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
    license; permission.

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counterfactual

  • adjective satellite going counter to the facts (usually as a hypothesis)
    contrary to fact.

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necessitate

  • verb require as useful, just, or proper
    call for; require; involve; need; take; demand; ask; postulate.
    • It takes nerve to do what she did
    • success usually requires hard work
    • This job asks a lot of patience and skill
    • This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice
    • This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert
    • This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent
  • verb cause to be a concomitant

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exceptional

  • adjective satellite far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
    surpassing; prodigious; olympian; exceeding.
    • a night of exceeding darkness
    • an exceptional memory
    • olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy
    • the young Mozart's prodigious talents
  • adjective satellite surpassing what is common or usual or expected
    especial; particular; special.
    • he paid especial attention to her
    • exceptional kindness
    • a matter of particular and unusual importance
    • a special occasion
    • a special reason to confide in her
    • what's so special about the year 2000?

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enumerate

  • verb specify individually
    recite; itemise; itemize.
    • She enumerated the many obstacles she had encountered
    • The doctor recited the list of possible side effects of the drug
  • verb determine the number or amount of
    count; numerate; number.
    • Can you count the books on your shelf?
    • Count your change

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afflictive

  • adjective satellite causing misery or pain or distress
    sore; painful.
    • it was a sore trial to him
    • the painful process of growing up

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favor

  • noun an act of gracious kindness
    favour.
  • noun an advantage to the benefit of someone or something
    favour.
    • the outcome was in his favor

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parlous

  • adjective satellite fraught with danger
    touch-and-go; precarious; perilous.
    • dangerous waters
    • a parlous journey on stormy seas
    • a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat
    • the precarious life of an undersea diver
    • dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery

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affecting

  • adjective satellite arousing affect
    poignant; touching.
    • the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene
    • poignant grief cannot endure forever
    • his gratitude was simple and touching
  • verb have an effect upon
    impact; touch on; bear upon; bear on; touch; affect.
    • Will the new rules affect me?

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minute

  • noun a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour
    min.
    • he ran a 4 minute mile
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; second.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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attendant

  • noun someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
    tender; attender.
  • noun a person who is present and participates in a meeting
    attendee; attender; meeter.
    • he was a regular attender at department meetings
    • the gathering satisfied both organizers and attendees

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stressful

  • adjective satellite extremely irritating to the nerves
    nerve-racking; trying; nerve-wracking.
    • nerve-racking noise
    • the stressful days before a war
    • a trying day at the office

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overpower

  • verb overcome by superior force
    overwhelm; overmaster.
  • verb overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
    overtake; overwhelm; whelm; overcome; sweep over.

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contrarious

  • adjective satellite difficult to deal with
    cross-grained.

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outweigh

  • verb be heavier than
  • verb weigh more heavily
    overbalance; outbalance; preponderate.
    • these considerations outweigh our wishes

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serendipitous

  • adjective satellite lucky in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries

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outweigh

  • verb be heavier than
  • verb weigh more heavily
    overbalance; outbalance; preponderate.
    • these considerations outweigh our wishes

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bleak

  • adjective satellite offering little or no hope
    dim; black.
    • the future looked black
    • prospects were bleak
    • Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult"- J.M.Synge
    • took a dim view of things
  • adjective satellite providing no shelter or sustenance
    barren; desolate; bare; stark.
    • bare rocky hills
    • barren lands
    • the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes
    • the desolate surface of the moon
    • a stark landscape

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pertain

  • verb be relevant to
    touch on; relate; have-to doe with; bear on; touch; come to; refer; concern.
    • There were lots of questions referring to her talk
    • My remark pertained to your earlier comments
  • verb be a part or attribute of
    appertain.

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unlikely

  • adjective not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred
    improbable.
    • legislation on the question is highly unlikely
    • an improbable event
  • adjective has little chance of being the case or coming about
    • an unlikely story
    • an unlikely candidate for reelection
    • a butcher is unlikely to preach vegetarianism

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intervene

  • verb get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force
    step in; interpose; interfere.
    • Why did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?
  • verb be placed or located between other things or extend between spaces and events
    • This interludes intervenes between the two movements
    • Eight days intervened

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impecunious

  • adjective satellite not having enough money to pay for necessities
    pinched; penurious; penniless; in straitened circumstances; hard up.

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narrate

  • verb provide commentary for a film, for example
  • verb narrate or give a detailed account of
    recite; tell; recount.
    • Tell what happened
    • The father told a story to his child

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dispiriting

  • adjective satellite destructive of morale and self-reliance
    demoralizing; demoralising; disheartening.
  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    depress; dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

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