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friar

  • noun a male member of a religious order that originally relied solely on alms
    mendicant.

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mortify

  • verb practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
  • verb hold within limits and control
    crucify; subdue.
    • subdue one's appetites
    • mortify the flesh

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unconcealed

  • adjective not concealed or hidden
    • her unconcealed hostility poisoned the atmosphere
    • watched with unconcealed curiosity

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citation

  • noun an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement
    commendation.
  • noun (law) the act of citing (as of spoken words or written passages or legal precedents etc.)

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citation

  • noun an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement
    commendation.
  • noun (law) the act of citing (as of spoken words or written passages or legal precedents etc.)

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supercilious

  • adjective satellite having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
    overbearing; haughty; swaggering; prideful; imperious; lordly; disdainful; sniffy.
    • some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines
    • haughty aristocrats
    • his lordly manners were offensive
    • walked with a prideful swagger
    • very sniffy about breaches of etiquette
    • his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air
    • a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
  • adjective satellite expressive of contempt
    sneering; snide.
    • curled his lip in a supercilious smile
    • spoke in a sneering jeering manner
    • makes many a sharp comparison but never a mean or snide one

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adjudication

  • noun the final judgment in a legal proceeding; the act of pronouncing judgment based on the evidence presented

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supreme

  • adjective satellite final or last in your life or progress
    • the supreme sacrifice
    • the supreme judgment
  • adjective satellite greatest in status or authority or power
    sovereign.
    • a supreme tribunal

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alvaro

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sneering

  • adjective satellite expressive of contempt
    snide; supercilious.
    • curled his lip in a supercilious smile
    • spoke in a sneering jeering manner
    • makes many a sharp comparison but never a mean or snide one
  • verb express through a scornful smile
    sneer.
    • she sneered her contempt

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sanction

  • noun formal and explicit approval
    indorsement; countenance; endorsement; imprimatur; warrant.
    • a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement
  • noun a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards

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withering

  • noun any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)
    atrophy.
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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bitter

  • noun English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft)
  • noun the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
    bitterness.

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pity

  • noun a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
    commiseration; ruth; pathos.
    • the blind are too often objects of pity
  • noun an unfortunate development
    shame.
    • it's a pity he couldn't do it

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proceeding

  • noun (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
    legal proceeding; proceedings.
  • verb continue talking
    carry on; continue; proceed; go on.
    • I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice
    • carry on--pretend we are not in the room

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unmitigated

  • adjective not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier
    • unmitigated suffering
    • an unmitigated horror
    • an unmitigated lie

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proceedings

  • noun (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
    legal proceeding; proceeding.
  • noun a written account of what transpired at a meeting
    minutes; transactions.

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scathing

  • adjective satellite marked by harshly abusive criticism
    vituperative.
    • his scathing remarks about silly lady novelists
    • her vituperative railing

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sanction

  • noun formal and explicit approval
    indorsement; countenance; endorsement; imprimatur; warrant.
    • a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement
  • noun a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards

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measureless

  • adjective satellite without limits in extent or size or quantity
    limitless; illimitable.
    • limitless vastness of our solar system

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adjudication

  • noun the final judgment in a legal proceeding; the act of pronouncing judgment based on the evidence presented

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breed

  • noun a special variety of domesticated animals within a species
    strain; stock.
    • he experimented on a particular breed of white rats
    • he created a new strain of sheep
  • noun a special type
    • Google represents a new breed of entrepreneurs

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heap

  • noun a collection of objects laid on top of each other
    agglomerate; cumulus; pile; mound; cumulation.
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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unutterable

  • adjective satellite too sacred to be uttered
    unnameable; ineffable; unspeakable.
    • the ineffable name of the Deity
  • adjective satellite defying expression or description
    indefinable; indescribable; ineffable; untellable; unspeakable.
    • indefinable yearnings
    • indescribable beauty
    • ineffable ecstasy
    • inexpressible anguish
    • unspeakable happiness
    • unutterable contempt
    • a thing of untellable splendor

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punishable

  • adjective satellite liable to or deserving punishment
    • punishable offenses
  • adjective satellite subject to punishment by law
    penal.
    • a penal offense

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humour

  • noun a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    humor; temper; mood.
    • whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
    • he was in a bad humor
  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; wit; humor.

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lurk

  • verb lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
    skulk.
  • verb be about
    loaf; footle; mess about; lallygag; linger; lollygag; tarry; mill about; hang around; lounge; loiter; mill around.
    • The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square
    • Who is this man that is hanging around the department?

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mephistophelean

  • adjective satellite showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil
    diabolical; diabolic; devilish; mephistophelian.
    • devilish schemes
    • the cold calculation and diabolic art of some statesmen
    • the diabolical expression on his face
    • a mephistophelian glint in his eye

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fine

  • noun money extracted as a penalty
    amercement; mulct.
  • verb issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty
    ticket.
    • I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street
    • Move your car or else you will be ticketed!

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ineffable

  • adjective satellite defying expression or description
    indefinable; indescribable; untellable; unutterable; unspeakable.
    • indefinable yearnings
    • indescribable beauty
    • ineffable ecstasy
    • inexpressible anguish
    • unspeakable happiness
    • unutterable contempt
    • a thing of untellable splendor
  • adjective satellite too sacred to be uttered
    unnameable; unutterable; unspeakable.
    • the ineffable name of the Deity

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wreak

  • verb cause to happen or to occur as a consequence
    bring; play; work; make for.
    • I cannot work a miracle
    • wreak havoc
    • bring comments
    • play a joke
    • The rain brought relief to the drought-stricken area

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snobbish

  • adjective satellite befitting or characteristic of those who incline to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior
    clannish; cliquish; clubby; snobby.

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spurn

  • verb reject with contempt
    freeze off; disdain; reject; scorn; pooh-pooh; turn down.
    • She spurned his advances

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dismissive

  • adjective satellite showing indifference or disregard
    • a dismissive shrug
    • the firm is dismissive of the competitor's product
    • 'chronic fatigue syndrome' was known by the dismissive term 'housewife syndrome'
  • adjective satellite stopping to associate with
    • they took dismissive action after the third violation

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conviction

  • noun an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence
    article of faith; strong belief.
  • noun (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed
    condemnation; judgment of conviction; sentence.
    • the conviction came as no surprise

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profound

  • adjective showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth
    • the differences are profound
    • a profound insight
    • a profound book
    • a profound mind
    • profound contempt
    • profound regret
  • adjective satellite of the greatest intensity; complete
    • a profound silence
    • a state of profound shock

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charge

  • noun an impetuous rush toward someone or something
    • the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary
    • the battle began with a cavalry charge
  • noun (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
    complaint.
    • he was arrested on a charge of larceny

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unmerited

  • adjective not merited or deserved
    • received an unmerited honorary degree
  • adjective satellite not merited
    • unmerited treatment of a potentially fine subject

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prosecution

  • noun the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior
    criminal prosecution.
  • noun the lawyers acting for the state to put the case against the defendant

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humor

  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; wit; humour.
  • noun the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous
    sense of humor; sense of humour; humour.
    • she didn't appreciate my humor
    • you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor

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smite

  • verb inflict a heavy blow on, with the hand, a tool, or a weapon
  • verb affect suddenly with deep feeling
    • He was smitten with love for this young girl

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utter

  • verb articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
    give tongue to; express; verbalise; verbalize.
    • She expressed her anger
    • He uttered a curse
  • verb express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
    let loose; emit; let out.
    • She let out a big heavy sigh
    • He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand

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conviction

  • noun an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence
    article of faith; strong belief.
  • noun (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed
    condemnation; judgment of conviction; sentence.
    • the conviction came as no surprise

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hearty

  • adjective satellite showing warm and heartfelt friendliness
    • gave us a cordial reception
    • a hearty welcome
  • adjective satellite providing abundant nourishment
    solid; substantial; square; satisfying.
    • a hearty meal
    • good solid food
    • ate a substantial breakfast
    • four square meals a day

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drip

  • noun flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid
    trickle; dribble.
    • there's a drip through the roof
  • noun the sound of a liquid falling drop by drop
    dripping.
    • the constant sound of dripping irritated him

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unmeasured

  • adjective impossible to measure
    unmeasurable; immensurable; immeasurable.
    • unmeasurable reaches of outer space
  • adjective satellite not composed of measured syllables; not metrical
    • unmeasured prose

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insupportable

  • adjective satellite incapable of being justified or explained
    unwarranted; unjustifiable; unwarrantable; indefensible.

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verge

  • noun a region marking a boundary
    threshold; brink.
  • noun the limit beyond which something happens or changes
    brink.
    • on the verge of tears
    • on the brink of bankruptcy

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indiscriminating

  • adjective not discriminating
    undiscriminating.

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oozing

  • noun the process of seeping
    ooze; seepage.
  • verb pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings
    ooze; seep.

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swiftian

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thereof

  • adverb of or concerning this or that
    • a problem and the solution thereof
  • adverb from that circumstance or source
    therefrom; thence.
    • atomic formulas and all compounds thence constructible"- W.V.Quine
    • a natural conclusion follows thence
    • public interest and a policy deriving therefrom
    • typhus fever results therefrom

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derisive

  • adjective satellite abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule
    gibelike; taunting; jeering; mocking.
    • derisive laughter
    • a jeering crowd
    • her mocking smile
    • taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'

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lavish

  • verb expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns
    shower.
    • He was showered with praise
  • adjective satellite very generous
    overgenerous; unstinting; unstinted; munificent; too-generous; unsparing.
    • distributed gifts with a lavish hand
    • the critics were lavish in their praise
    • a munificent gift
    • his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent
    • prodigal praise
    • unsparing generosity
    • his unstinted devotion
    • called for unstinting aid to Britain

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sportful

Full of sport; merry; frolicsome; full of jesting; indulging in mirth or play; playful; wanton; as, a sportful companion.
Down he alights among the sportful herd. Milton.

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mete

  • noun a line that indicates a boundary
    delimitation; border; borderline; boundary line.

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patronising

  • adjective satellite (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
    patronizing; arch; condescending.
  • verb do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
    shop; buy at; patronize; patronise; sponsor; shop at; frequent.

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summarily

  • adverb without delay; in a summary manner
    • the suspected spy was summarily executed

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veiled

  • adjective having or as if having a veil or concealing cover
    • a veiled dancer
    • a veiled hat
    • veiled threats
    • veiled insults
  • verb to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil
    veil.
    • women in Afghanistan veil their faces

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penalty

  • noun the act of punishing
    punishment; penalization; penalisation.
  • noun a payment required for not fulfilling a contract

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amused

  • adjective satellite pleasantly occupied
    diverted; entertained.
    • We are not amused" -Queen Victoria
  • verb occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion
    disport; amuse; divert.
    • The play amused the ladies

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shew

  • verb establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
    demonstrate; show; establish; prove.
    • The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound
    • The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture

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bemused

  • adjective satellite deeply absorbed in thought
    deep in thought; preoccupied; lost.
    • as distant and bemused as a professor listening to the prattling of his freshman class
    • lost in thought
    • a preoccupied frown
  • verb cause to be confused emotionally
    bemuse; throw; bewilder; discombobulate.

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wherewith

With which; -- used relatively.
The love wherewith thou hast loved me. John xvii. 26.

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lordly

  • adjective satellite of or befitting a lord
    august; grand.
    • heir to a lordly fortune
    • of august lineage
  • adjective satellite having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
    overbearing; haughty; swaggering; prideful; imperious; disdainful; supercilious; sniffy.
    • some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines
    • haughty aristocrats
    • his lordly manners were offensive
    • walked with a prideful swagger
    • very sniffy about breaches of etiquette
    • his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air
    • a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer

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mingle

  • verb to bring or combine together or with something else
    amalgamate; mix; unify; commix.
    • resourcefully he mingled music and dance
  • verb get involved or mixed-up with
    • He was about to mingle in an unpleasant affair

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haughty

  • adjective satellite having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
    overbearing; swaggering; prideful; imperious; lordly; disdainful; supercilious; sniffy.
    • some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines
    • haughty aristocrats
    • his lordly manners were offensive
    • walked with a prideful swagger
    • very sniffy about breaches of etiquette
    • his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air
    • a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer

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dripping

  • noun a liquid (as water) that flows in drops (as from the eaves of house)
    drippage.
  • noun the sound of a liquid falling drop by drop
    drip.
    • the constant sound of dripping irritated him

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undeserved

  • adjective satellite not deserved or earned
    • has an undeserved reputation as a coward

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punish

  • verb impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on
    penalize; penalise.
    • The students were penalized for showing up late for class
    • we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again

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overweening

  • adjective satellite unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
    extravagant; excessive; exuberant.
    • extravagant praise
    • exuberant compliments
    • overweening ambition
    • overweening greed
  • adjective satellite presumptuously arrogant
    uppity.
    • had a witty but overweening manner
    • no idea how overweening he would be"- S.V.Benet
    • getting a little uppity and needed to be slapped down"- NY Times

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ting

  • noun a light clear metallic sound as of a small bell
    tinkle.
  • verb cause to make a ting

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scornful

  • adjective satellite expressing extreme contempt
    disdainful; insulting; contemptuous.

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undiscriminating

  • adjective not discriminating
    indiscriminating.

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curled

  • adjective satellite of hair having curls
    curling.
  • verb form a curl, curve, or kink
    curl; curve; kink.
    • the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling

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everlasting

  • noun any of various plants of various genera of the family Compositae having flowers that can be dried without loss of form or color
    everlasting flower.
  • adjective satellite continuing forever or indefinitely
    unending; unceasing; perpetual; eternal; ageless; eonian; aeonian.
    • the ageless themes of love and revenge
    • eternal truths
    • life everlasting
    • hell's perpetual fires
    • the unending bliss of heaven

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absent

  • verb go away or leave
    remove.
    • He absented himself
  • adjective not being in a specified place

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heap

  • noun a collection of objects laid on top of each other
    agglomerate; cumulus; pile; mound; cumulation.
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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insolent

  • adjective satellite marked by casual disrespect
    snotty-nosed; impudent; flip.
    • a flip answer to serious question
    • the student was kept in for impudent behavior
  • adjective satellite unrestrained by convention or propriety
    brassy; bodacious; audacious; brazen; bald-faced; barefaced; brazen-faced.
    • an audacious trick to pull
    • a barefaced hypocrite
    • the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times
    • bald-faced lies
    • brazen arrogance
    • the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell

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laced

  • adjective closed with a lace
    tied.
    • snugly laced shoes
  • verb spin,wind, or twist together
    twine; lace; interlace; intertwine; enlace; entwine.
    • intertwine the ribbons
    • Twine the threads into a rope
    • intertwined hearts

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unreason

  • noun the state of being irrational; lacking powers of understanding
    irrationality.

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committed

  • adjective bound or obligated, as under a pledge to a particular cause, action, or attitude
    • committed church members
    • a committed Marxist
  • verb perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
    perpetrate; commit; pull.
    • perpetrate a crime
    • pull a bank robbery

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patronizing

  • adjective satellite (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
    patronising; arch; condescending.
  • verb assume sponsorship of
    patronise; sponsor; patronize.

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stung

  • adjective satellite aroused to impatience or anger
    nettled; riled; pissed off; peeved; miffed; roiled; steamed; annoyed; pissed; irritated.
    • made an irritated gesture
    • feeling nettled from the constant teasing
    • peeved about being left out
    • felt really pissed at her snootiness
    • riled no end by his lies
    • roiled by the delay
  • verb cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort
    bite; burn; sting.
    • The sun burned his face

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cynical

  • adjective satellite believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others
    misanthropic; misanthropical.

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toward

In the direction of; to.
He set his face toward the wilderness. Num. xxiv. 1.
The waves make towards'' the pebbled shore. Shak.

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jeering

  • noun showing your contempt by derision
    jeer; scoffing; scoff; mockery.
  • verb laugh at with contempt and derision
    barrack; jeer; gibe; scoff; flout.
    • The crowd jeered at the speaker

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extinguish

  • verb put an end to; kill
    snuff out.
    • The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children
  • verb put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
    snuff out; blow out; quench.
    • Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained
    • quench the flames
    • snuff out the candles

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commiserate

  • verb to feel or express sympathy or compassion
    sympathize; sympathise.

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hearing

  • noun (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence
  • noun an opportunity to state your case and be heard
    audience.
    • they condemned him without a hearing
    • he saw that he had lost his audience

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merited

  • adjective properly deserved
    deserved.
    • a merited success
  • verb be worthy or deserving
    deserve; merit.
    • You deserve a promotion after all the hard work you have done

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tor

  • noun a prominent rock or pile of rocks on a hill
  • noun a high rocky hill

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misanthropic

  • adjective satellite believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others
    misanthropical; cynical.
  • adjective satellite hating mankind in general
    misanthropical.

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hearing

  • noun (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence
  • noun an opportunity to state your case and be heard
    audience.
    • they condemned him without a hearing
    • he saw that he had lost his audience

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pour

  • verb cause to run
    • pour water over the floor
  • verb move in large numbers
    swarm; teem; stream; pullulate.
    • people were pouring out of the theater
    • beggars pullulated in the plaza

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overspread

  • verb spread across or over
    spread.
    • A big oil spot spread across the water

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gleeful

  • adjective satellite full of high-spirited delight
    elated; jubilant; joyful.
    • a joyful heart

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prosecution

  • noun the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior
    criminal prosecution.
  • noun the lawyers acting for the state to put the case against the defendant

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nature

  • noun the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized
    • it is the nature of fire to burn
    • the true nature of jealousy
  • noun a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe
    • the laws of nature
    • nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women

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flicker

  • noun a momentary flash of light
    glint; spark.
  • noun North American woodpecker

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disguised

  • adjective satellite having its true character concealed with the intent of misleading
    cloaked; masked.
    • hidden agenda
    • masked threat
  • verb make unrecognizable
    disguise; mask.
    • The herb masks the garlic taste
    • We disguised our faces before robbing the bank

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breed

  • noun a special variety of domesticated animals within a species
    strain; stock.
    • he experimented on a particular breed of white rats
    • he created a new strain of sheep
  • noun a special type
    • Google represents a new breed of entrepreneurs

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manichean

A believer in the doctrines of Manes, a Persian of the third century A. D., who taught a dualism in which Light is regarded as the source of Good, and Darkness as the source of Evil.
The Manichæans stand as representatives of dualism pushed to its utmost development. Tylor.

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petition

  • noun a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
    postulation; request.
  • noun reverent petition to a deity
    orison; prayer.

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abysmal

  • adjective satellite very great; limitless
    • abysmal misery
    • abysmal stupidity
  • adjective satellite resembling an abyss in depth; so deep as to be unmeasurable
    abyssal; unfathomable.
    • the abyssal depths of the ocean

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curling

  • noun a game played on ice in which heavy stones with handles are slid toward a target
  • verb form a curl, curve, or kink
    curl; curve; kink.
    • the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling

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profound

  • adjective showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth
    • the differences are profound
    • a profound insight
    • a profound book
    • a profound mind
    • profound contempt
    • profound regret
  • adjective satellite of the greatest intensity; complete
    • a profound silence
    • a state of profound shock

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charge

  • noun an impetuous rush toward someone or something
    • the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary
    • the battle began with a cavalry charge
  • noun (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
    complaint.
    • he was arrested on a charge of larceny

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ostentatious

  • adjective intended to attract notice and impress others
    pretentious.
    • an ostentatious sable coat
  • adjective satellite (of a display) tawdry or vulgar
    pretentious.

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border

  • noun a line that indicates a boundary
    delimitation; borderline; boundary line; mete.
  • noun the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
    perimeter; margin.

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vitriolic

  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; acrid; virulent; sulphurous; acerb; sulfurous; caustic; acid; bitter.
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique
  • adjective satellite of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
    erosive; corrosive; mordant; caustic.

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pour

  • verb cause to run
    • pour water over the floor
  • verb move in large numbers
    swarm; teem; stream; pullulate.
    • people were pouring out of the theater
    • beggars pullulated in the plaza

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unfeigned

  • adjective satellite not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed
    true; genuine.
    • genuine emotion
    • her interest in people was unfeigned
    • true grief

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power

  • noun possession of controlling influence
    powerfulness.
    • the deterrent power of nuclear weapons
    • the power of his love saved her
    • his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade
  • noun (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)

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megalomaniacal

  • adjective satellite suffering from megalomania
    megalomanic.

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order

  • noun (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
    • the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London
  • noun a degree in a continuum of size or quantity
    order of magnitude.
    • it was on the order of a mile
    • an explosion of a low order of magnitude

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soldierlike

  • adjective satellite (of persons) befitting a warrior
    warriorlike; soldierly; martial.
    • a military bearing

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