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kissably

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pestilential

  • adjective satellite likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease
    plaguey; pestiferous; pestilent.
    • a pestilential malignancy in the air"- Jonathan Swift
    • plaguey fevers

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kinsperson

  • noun a person having kinship with another or others
    kin; family.
    • he's kin
    • he's family

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empurple

  • verb color purple
    purple; purpurate.

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smothering

  • adjective satellite causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat
    suffocating; suffocative.
    • the choking June dust
    • the smothering soft voices
    • smothering heat
    • the room was suffocating--hot and airless
  • verb envelop completely
    smother; surround.
    • smother the meat in gravy

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flybys

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hexagonal

  • adjective having six sides or divided into hexagons
    hexangular.

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mike

  • noun device for converting sound waves into electrical energy
    microphone.

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scarily

  • adverb in an alarming manner
    frighteningly.
    • the disturbing thing about the Minister's behavior is that far from being artificial, it too often rings frighteningly true

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besiegement

The act of besieging, or the state of being besieged. Golding.

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tantalising

  • adjective satellite arousing desire or expectation for something unattainable or mockingly out of reach
    tantalizing.
    • a tantalizing taste of success
  • verb harass with persistent criticism or carping
    rag; razz; bait; tantalize; twit; taunt; ride; tease; cod; rally; tantalise.
    • The children teased the new teacher
    • Don't ride me so hard over my failure
    • His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

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patrikin

  • noun one related on the father's side
    agnate; patrilineal sib; patrilineal kin; patrisib.

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topstitch

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apposition

  • noun a grammatical relation between a word and a noun phrase that follows
    • `Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer' is an example of apposition
  • noun (biology) growth in the thickness of a cell wall by the deposit of successive layers of material

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unnerving

  • adjective satellite inspiring fear
    redoubtable; formidable.
    • the formidable prospect of major surgery
    • a tougher and more redoubtable adversary than the heel-clicking, jackbooted fanatic"- G.H.Johnston
    • something unnerving and prisonlike about high grey wall
  • verb disturb the composure of
    faze; unsettle; enervate; unnerve.

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shadower

  • noun a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements
    tail; shadow.

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suffocating

  • adjective satellite causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat
    suffocative; smothering.
    • the choking June dust
    • the smothering soft voices
    • smothering heat
    • the room was suffocating--hot and airless
  • verb deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing
    asphyxiate; suffocate; smother.
    • Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow
    • The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor

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tantalizingly

  • adverb in a tantalizing manner
    invitingly.
    • she smiled at him tantalizingly

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perilously

  • adverb in a dangerous manner
    hazardously; dangerously.
    • he came dangerously close to falling off the ledge

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shave

  • noun the act of removing hair with a razor
    shaving.
  • verb remove body hair with a razor

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snuggle

  • noun a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace
    nestle; cuddle.
  • verb move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
    nuzzle; nest; nestle; cuddle; draw close.
    • We cuddled against each other to keep warm
    • The children snuggled into their sleeping bags

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intertwinement

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assumptive

  • adjective satellite excessively forward
    presumptuous; assuming.
    • an assumptive person
    • on a subject like this it would be too assuming for me to decide
    • the duchess would not put up with presumptuous servants
  • adjective satellite accepted as real or true without proof
    • the assumed reason for his absence
    • assumptive beliefs

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neighborship

The state of being neighbors. R. J. Bailie.

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unhealthy

  • adjective not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind
    • unhealthy ulcers
  • adjective satellite detrimental to health
    unhealthful; insalubrious.

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chg

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hazardously

  • adverb in a dangerous manner
    perilously; dangerously.
    • he came dangerously close to falling off the ledge

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viewing

  • noun the display of a motion picture
    showing; screening.
  • noun a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial
    wake.
    • there's no weeping at an Irish wake

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snuggling

  • noun affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)
    cuddling; petting; caressing; smooching; hugging; necking; kissing; fondling.
  • verb move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
    nuzzle; nest; nestle; cuddle; draw close; snuggle.
    • We cuddled against each other to keep warm
    • The children snuggled into their sleeping bags

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mike

  • noun device for converting sound waves into electrical energy
    microphone.

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intimidating

  • adjective satellite discouraging through fear
    daunting.
  • verb make timid or fearful
    intimidate.
    • Her boss intimidates her

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flyby

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reef

  • noun a submerged ridge of rock or coral near the surface of the water
  • noun a rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern South Africa; contains rich gold deposits and coal and manganese
    Rand; Witwatersrand.

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briery

  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; briary; bristly; setaceous; thorny; barbellate; prickly; spiny; burred; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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agnate

  • noun one related on the father's side
    patrilineal sib; patrikin; patrilineal kin; patrisib.
  • adjective satellite related on the father's side
    agnatic; paternal.
    • a paternal aunt

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stifling

  • noun forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority
    quelling; crushing; suppression.
    • the suppression of heresy
    • the quelling of the rebellion
    • the stifling of all dissent
  • verb conceal or hide
    muffle; strangle; stifle; smother; repress.
    • smother a yawn
    • muffle one's anger
    • strangle a yawn

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inshore

  • adjective (of winds) coming from the sea toward the land
    seaward; shoreward; onshore.
    • an inshore breeze
    • an onshore gale
    • sheltered from seaward winds
  • adjective satellite close to a shore
    • inshore fisheries

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agonising

  • adjective satellite extremely painful
    excruciating; torturous; torturing; agonizing; harrowing; torturesome.
  • verb cause to agonize
    agonize; agonise.

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snuggled

  • adjective satellite drawn or pressed close to someone or something for or as if for affection or protection
    nestled.
    • saw a number of small houses nestled against the hillside
    • like a baby snuggled in its mother's arms
  • verb move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
    nuzzle; nest; nestle; cuddle; draw close; snuggle.
    • We cuddled against each other to keep warm
    • The children snuggled into their sleeping bags

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kinspeople

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temptingly

  • adverb in a tempting seductive manner
    seductively.
    • she smiled at him seductively

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matrikin

  • noun one related on the mother's side
    matrilineal sib; matrisib; matrilineal kin; enate.

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snuggle

  • noun a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace
    nestle; cuddle.
  • verb move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
    nuzzle; nest; nestle; cuddle; draw close.
    • We cuddled against each other to keep warm
    • The children snuggled into their sleeping bags

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invigilation

  • noun keeping watch over examination candidates to prevent cheating

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terrifying

  • adjective satellite causing extreme terror
    terrific.
    • a terrifying wail
  • verb fill with terror; frighten greatly
    terrorise; terrorize; terrify.

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interbreeding

  • noun (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
    cross; crossbreeding; crossing; hybridizing; hybridisation; hybridization.
  • noun reproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons)
    miscegenation; crossbreeding.

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frighteningly

  • adverb in an alarming manner
    scarily.
    • the disturbing thing about the Minister's behavior is that far from being artificial, it too often rings frighteningly true

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confidant

  • noun someone to whom private matters are confided
    intimate.

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intercuts

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disquietingly

  • adverb in a disquieting manner
    • the disquietingly close sounds of gunfire

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apposition

  • noun a grammatical relation between a word and a noun phrase that follows
    • `Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer' is an example of apposition
  • noun (biology) growth in the thickness of a cell wall by the deposit of successive layers of material

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infinitesimal

  • noun (mathematics) a variable that has zero as its limit
  • adjective satellite infinitely or immeasurably small
    minute.
    • two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm
    • reduced to a microscopic scale

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binary

  • noun a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation
    binary star; double star.
  • noun a pre-compiled, pre-linked program that is ready to run under a given operating system; a binary for one operating system will not run on a different operating system
    binary program.
    • the same source code can be compiled to produce different binaries for different operating systems

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unwholesome

  • adjective detrimental to physical or moral well-being
    • unwholesome food
    • unwholesome habits like smoking

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horrifyingly

  • adverb in a horrifying manner
    • he laughed horrifyingly

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consanguineal

  • adjective satellite related by blood
    cognate; blood-related; consanguine; kin; akin; consanguineous.

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cuddle

  • noun a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace
    nestle; snuggle.
  • verb move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
    nuzzle; nest; nestle; draw close; snuggle.
    • We cuddled against each other to keep warm
    • The children snuggled into their sleeping bags

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proximity

  • noun the property of being close together
    propinquity.
  • noun the region close around a person or thing

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nuzzle

  • verb move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
    nest; nestle; cuddle; draw close; snuggle.
    • We cuddled against each other to keep warm
    • The children snuggled into their sleeping bags
  • verb rub noses
    nose.

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scrutinizer

  • noun a careful examiner; someone who inspects with great care
    scrutiniser.

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uncannily

  • adverb in an uncanny manner
    • uncannily human robots

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entwinement

A twining or twisting together or round; union. Bp. Hacket.

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huddle

  • noun (informal) a quick private conference
    powwow.
  • noun a disorganized and densely packed crowd
    • a huddle of frightened women

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uncomfortably

  • adverb in physical discomfort
    • she lay on the couch, her body uncomfortably twisted

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dilation

  • noun a lengthy discussion (spoken or written) on a particular topic
  • noun the act of expanding an aperture
    dilatation.
    • the dilation of the pupil of the eye

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enticing

  • adjective satellite highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire
    alluring; beguiling; tempting.
    • an alluring prospect
    • her alluring smile
    • the voice was low and beguiling
    • difficult to say no to an enticing advertisement
    • a tempting invitation
  • verb provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
    lure; entice; tempt.
    • He lured me into temptation

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confidant

  • noun someone to whom private matters are confided
    intimate.

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agonizingly

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

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agnatic

  • adjective satellite related on the father's side
    agnate; paternal.
    • a paternal aunt

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breathtaking

  • adjective satellite tending to cause suspension of regular breathing
    breathless.
    • a breathless flight
    • breathtaking adventure

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confab

  • noun an informal conversation
    schmoose; confabulation; chat; schmooze.
  • verb talk socially without exchanging too much information
    shoot the breeze; chit-chat; chew the fat; chitchat; jaw; claver; visit; chaffer; chat; natter; gossip; chatter; confabulate.
    • the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze

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aching

  • noun a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
    ache.
  • verb feel physical pain
    ache; suffer; hurt.
    • Were you hurting after the accident?

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prox

  • adjective satellite in or of the next month after the present
    proximo.
    • scheduled for the 6th prox

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disconcertingly

  • adverb in a disturbing or embarrassing manner
    • he drank some sherry, his eyes disconcertingly keen as he watched her

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collaborator

  • noun someone who assists in a plot
    partner in crime; henchman; confederate.
  • noun someone who collaborates with an enemy occupying force
    collaborationist; quisling.

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deafening

  • adjective satellite loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss
    earsplitting; thundery; thunderous.
  • verb be unbearably loud
    deafen.
    • a deafening noise

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appulse

A driving or running towards; approach; impulse; also, the act of striking against.
In all consonants there is an appulse of the organs. Holder.

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dangerously

  • adverb in a dangerous manner
    perilously; hazardously.
    • he came dangerously close to falling off the ledge

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tolerance

  • noun the power or capacity of an organism to tolerate unfavorable environmental conditions
  • noun a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior
    permissiveness.

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unromantically

  • adverb without romance; in an unromantic manner
    • we got married, rather unromantically, in a dingy office in the town hall

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confabulation

  • noun an informal conversation
    confab; schmoose; chat; schmooze.
  • noun (psychiatry) a plausible but imagined memory that fills in gaps in what is remembered

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intermeshing

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huddle

  • noun (informal) a quick private conference
    powwow.
  • noun a disorganized and densely packed crowd
    • a huddle of frightened women

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headway

  • noun vertical space available to allow easy passage under something
    headroom; clearance.
  • noun forward movement
    head.
    • the ship made little headway against the gale

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shave

  • noun the act of removing hair with a razor
    shaving.
  • verb remove body hair with a razor

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perihelion

  • noun periapsis in solar orbit; the point in the orbit of a planet or comet where it is nearest to the sun

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interrelation

  • noun mutual or reciprocal relation or relatedness
    interrelationship; interrelatedness.
    • interrelationships of animal structure and function

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disturbingly

  • adverb in a disturbing manner
    • the details of the kidnaper's letter had sounded disturbingly convincing

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abeam

  • adverb at right angles to the length of a ship or airplane

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genealogically

  • adverb in a genealogical manner
    • he charted his family tree genealogically

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snug

  • noun a small secluded room
    snuggery; cubby; cubbyhole.
  • adjective satellite offering safety; well protected or concealed
    • a snug harbor
    • a snug hideout

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tab

  • noun the bill in a restaurant
    check; chit.
    • he asked the waiter for the check
  • noun sensationalist journalism
    tabloid; yellow journalism.

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precariously

  • adverb in a precarious manner
    • being a precariously dominant minority is a difficult position for human nature to cope with

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interrelationship

  • noun mutual or reciprocal relation or relatedness
    interrelation; interrelatedness.
    • interrelationships of animal structure and function

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collop

A small slice of meat; a piece of flesh.
God knows thou art a collop of my flesh. Shak.
Sweetbread and collops were with skewers pricked. Dryden.

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scrutiny

  • noun the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
    examination.
  • noun a prolonged intense look

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topologically

  • adverb from the point of view of topology

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entrancing

  • adjective satellite capturing interest as if by a spell
    captivating; fascinating; bewitching; enthralling; enchanting.
    • bewitching smile
    • Roosevelt was a captivating speaker
    • enchanting music
    • an enthralling book
    • antique papers of entrancing design
    • a fascinating woman
  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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intertwine

  • verb spin,wind, or twist together
    twine; lace; interlace; enlace; entwine.
    • intertwine the ribbons
    • Twine the threads into a rope
    • intertwined hearts
  • verb make lacework by knotting or looping
    tat.

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companionable

  • adjective satellite suggestive of companionship
    • a companionable pet

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stud

  • noun a man who is virile and sexually active
    he-man; macho-man.
  • noun ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt)
    rivet.

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nestle

  • noun a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace
    cuddle; snuggle.
  • verb move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
    nuzzle; nest; cuddle; draw close; snuggle.
    • We cuddled against each other to keep warm
    • The children snuggled into their sleeping bags

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stretto

(Mus.) (a) The crowding of answer upon subject near the end of a fugue. (b) In an opera or oratorio, a coda, or winding up, in an accelerated time. Written also stretta.

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gratifyingly

  • adverb in a gratifying manner
    satisfyingly.
    • the performance was at a gratifyingly high level

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propinquity

  • noun the property of being close together
    proximity.

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indistinguishable

  • adjective satellite exactly alike; incapable of being perceived as different
    identical.
    • rows of identical houses
    • cars identical except for their license plates
    • they wore indistinguishable hats
  • adjective not capable of being distinguished or differentiated
    undistinguishable.
    • the two specimens are actually different from each other but the differences are almost indistinguishable
    • the twins were indistinguishable
    • a colorless person quite indistinguishable from the colorless mass of humanity

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friendship

  • noun the state of being friends (or friendly)
    friendly relationship.

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