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chevron

  • noun V-shaped sleeve badge indicating military rank and service
    grade insignia; stripe; stripes.
    • they earned their stripes in Kuwait
  • noun an inverted V-shaped charge

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accord

  • noun harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters
    agreement.
    • the two parties were in agreement
  • noun concurrence of opinion
    conformity; accordance.
    • we are in accord with your proposal

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curial

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owe

  • verb be obliged to pay or repay
  • verb be indebted to, in an abstract or intellectual sense
    • This new theory owes much to Einstein's Relativity Theory

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daughterly

  • adjective satellite befitting a daughter
    • daughterly affection

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befitting

  • adjective satellite appropriate to
    • behavior befitting a father
  • verb accord or comport with
    beseem; befit; suit.
    • This kind of behavior does not suit a young woman!

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obsequious

  • adjective satellite attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
    toadyish; bootlicking; fawning; sycophantic.
  • adjective satellite attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner
    • obsequious shop assistants

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politeness

  • noun a courteous manner that respects accepted social usage
    niceness.
  • noun the act of showing regard for others
    civility.

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unquestioning

  • adjective satellite not inclined to ask questions
  • adjective satellite being without doubt or reserve
    implicit.
    • implicit trust

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afford

  • verb be able to spare or give up
    • I can't afford to spend two hours with this person
  • verb be the cause or source of
    yield; give.
    • He gave me a lot of trouble
    • Our meeting afforded much interesting information

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wifely

  • adjective befitting or characteristic of a wife
    uxorial; wifelike.

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paid

  • adjective marked by the reception of pay
    • paid work
    • a paid official
    • a paid announcement
    • a paid check
  • verb give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
    pay.
    • I paid four dollars for this sandwich
    • Pay the waitress, please

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slavish

  • adjective satellite blindly imitative
    • a slavish copy of the original
  • adjective satellite abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant
    subservient; submissive.
    • slavish devotion to her job ruled her life
    • a slavish yes-man to the party bosses"- S.H.Adams
    • she has become submissive and subservient

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fawning

  • adjective satellite attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
    obsequious; toadyish; bootlicking; sycophantic.
  • verb show submission or fear
    fawn; crawl; grovel; cower; cringe; creep.

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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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reverential

  • adjective satellite feeling or manifesting veneration
    venerating; respectful.

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exact

  • verb claim as due or just
    demand.
    • The bank demanded payment of the loan
  • verb take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
    claim; take.
    • the accident claimed three lives
    • The hard work took its toll on her

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respectful

  • adjective full of or exhibiting respect
    • respectful behavior
    • a respectful glance
  • adjective satellite feeling or manifesting veneration
    venerating; reverential.

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due

  • noun that which is deserved or owed
    • give the devil his due
  • noun a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership)
    • the society dropped him for non-payment of dues

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punctilious

  • adjective satellite marked by precise accordance with details
    meticulous.
    • meticulous research
    • punctilious in his attention to rules of etiquette

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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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sycophantic

  • adjective satellite attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
    obsequious; toadyish; bootlicking; fawning.
  • adjective satellite attempting to win favor by flattery
    toadyish; bootlicking; fawning.

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ritual

  • noun any customary observance or practice
    rite.
  • noun the prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies

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ungrudging

  • adjective satellite without envy or reluctance
    • ungrudging admiration

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show

  • noun the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
    • a remarkable show of skill
  • noun something intended to communicate a particular impression
    display.
    • made a display of strength
    • a show of impatience
    • a good show of looking interested

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cringing

  • adjective satellite totally submissive
    wormlike; grovelling; groveling; wormy.
  • verb draw back, as with fear or pain
    squinch; flinch; recoil; wince; quail; cringe; shrink; funk.
    • she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf

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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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judicial

  • adjective satellite decreed by or proceeding from a court of justice
    • a judicial decision
  • adjective belonging or appropriate to the office of a judge
    • judicial robes

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traditionally

  • adverb according to tradition; in a traditional manner
    • traditionally, we eat fried foods on Hanukah

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servile

  • adjective submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior
    • spoke in a servile tone
    • the incurably servile housekeeper
    • servile tasks such as floor scrubbing and barn work
  • adjective satellite relating to or involving slaves or appropriate for slaves or servants
    • Brown's attempt at servile insurrection
    • the servile wars of Sicily
    • servile work

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uncritical

  • adjective marked by disregard for critical standards or procedures
    noncritical.
    • news sources reflected uncritical estimates of the number of juvenile addicts
  • adjective not critical; not tending to find or call attention to errors
    • a devoted and almost uncritical admirer

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ordinarily

  • adverb under normal conditions
    usually; normally; unremarkably; commonly.
    • usually she was late

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undue

  • adjective not yet payable
    • an undue loan
  • adjective not appropriate or proper (or even legal) in the circumstances
    • undue influence
    • I didn't want to show undue excitement
    • accused of using undue force

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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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grudging

  • adjective satellite of especially an attitude
    • gave grudging consent
    • grudging acceptance of his opponent's victory
  • verb bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings
    grudge; stew.

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commensurate

  • adjective corresponding in size or degree or extent
    • pay should be commensurate with the time worked

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unthinking

  • adjective satellite not exhibiting or characterized by careful thought
    unthoughtful; unreflective.
  • adjective satellite without care or thought for others; `Let them eat cake'"
    thoughtless; uncaring.
    • the thoughtless saying of a great princess on being informed that the people had no bread

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reject

  • noun the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality
    cull.
  • verb refuse to accept or acknowledge
    • I reject the idea of starting a war
    • The journal rejected the student's paper

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presentational

  • adjective of or relating to a presentation (especially in psychology or philosophy)
    • what Whitehead calls `perception in the presentational immediacy'

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customarily

  • adverb by custom; according to common practice
    • children are custosby-the-waymarily expected to be seen but not heard

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ingratiating

  • adjective satellite capable of winning favor
    • with open arms and an ingratiating smile
  • verb gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts
    ingratiate.

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normally

  • adverb under normal conditions
    usually; unremarkably; commonly; ordinarily.
    • usually she was late

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chivalrous

  • adjective satellite being attentive to women like an ideal knight
    gallant; knightly.

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imaginable

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

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filial

  • adjective designating the generation or the sequence of generations following the parental generation
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of or befitting an offspring
    • filial respect

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owing

  • adjective satellite owed as a debt
    undischarged; outstanding.
    • outstanding bills
    • the amount still owed
    • undischarged debts
  • verb be obliged to pay or repay
    owe.

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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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granted

  • adjective satellite acknowledged as a supposition
    given.
    • given the engine's condition, it is a wonder that it started
  • verb let have
    allow; grant.
    • grant permission
    • Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison

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courtly

  • adjective satellite refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court
    stately; formal.
    • a courtly gentleman

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pattern

  • noun a perceptual structure
    shape; form.
    • the composition presents problems for students of musical form
    • a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them
  • noun a customary way of operation or behavior
    practice.
    • it is their practice to give annual raises
    • they changed their dietary pattern

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utmost

  • noun the greatest possible degree
    uttermost; maximum; level best.
    • he tried his utmost
  • adjective satellite of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity
    uttermost; extreme.
    • extreme cold
    • extreme caution
    • extreme pleasure
    • utmost contempt
    • to the utmost degree
    • in the uttermost distress

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given

  • noun an assumption that is taken for granted
    presumption; precondition.
  • verb cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    give.
    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

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groveling

  • adjective satellite totally submissive
    wormlike; grovelling; cringing; wormy.
  • verb show submission or fear
    fawn; crawl; grovel; cower; cringe; creep.

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demand

  • noun an urgent or peremptory request
    • his demands for attention were unceasing
  • noun the ability and desire to purchase goods and services
    • the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips
    • the demand exceeded the supply

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habitual

  • adjective satellite commonly used or practiced; usual
    customary; accustomed; wonted.
    • his accustomed thoroughness
    • took his customary morning walk
    • his habitual comment
    • with her wonted candor

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vi

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
    sixer; sestet; Captain Hicks; hexad; sise; six; sextet; half a dozen; 6; sextuplet.
  • noun more than 130 southeastern Virgin Islands; a dependent territory of the United States
    United States Virgin Islands; American Virgin Islands.

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commendable

  • adjective satellite worthy of high praise
    applaudable; praiseworthy; laudable.
    • applaudable efforts to save the environment
    • a commendable sense of purpose
    • laudable motives of improving housing conditions
    • a significant and praiseworthy increase in computer intelligence
  • adverb in an admirable manner
    admirably; laudably; praiseworthily.
    • the children's responses were admirably normal

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court

  • noun an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
    tribunal; judicature.
  • noun a room in which a lawcourt sits
    courtroom.
    • television cameras were admitted in the courtroom

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efface

  • verb remove completely from recognition or memory
    obliterate.
    • efface the memory of the time in the camps
  • verb make inconspicuous
    • efface oneself

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apply

  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; use; utilize; utilise.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer
  • verb be pertinent or relevant or applicable
    hold; go for.
    • The same laws apply to you!
    • This theory holds for all irrational numbers
    • The same rules go for everyone

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uncharacteristic

  • adjective distinctive and not typical
    • a book uncharacteristic of its author

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exhibit

  • noun an object or statement produced before a court of law and referred to while giving evidence
  • noun something shown to the public
    showing; display.
    • the museum had many exhibits of oriental art

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abject

  • adjective satellite of the most contemptible kind
    scurvy; low-down; scummy; low; miserable.
    • abject cowardice
    • a low stunt to pull
    • a low-down sneak
    • his miserable treatment of his family
    • You miserable skunk!
    • a scummy rabble
    • a scurvy trick
  • adjective satellite most unfortunate or miserable
    • the most abject slaves joined in the revolt
    • abject poverty

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habitually

  • adverb according to habit or custom
    • her habitually severe expression
    • he habitually keeps his office door closed

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submissive

  • adjective inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination
    • submissive servants
    • a submissive reply
    • replacing troublemakers with more submissive people
  • adjective satellite abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant
    subservient; slavish.
    • slavish devotion to her job ruled her life
    • a slavish yes-man to the party bosses"- S.H.Adams
    • she has become submissive and subservient

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behavior

  • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
    behaviour; doings; conduct.
  • noun the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances
    behaviour.
    • the behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments

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mock

  • noun the act of mocking or ridiculing
    • they made a mock of him
  • verb treat with contempt
    bemock.
    • The new constitution mocks all democratic principles

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rest

  • noun something left after other parts have been taken away
    residue; residuum; residual; balance; remainder.
    • there was no remainder
    • he threw away the rest
    • he took what he wanted and I got the balance
  • noun freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
    ease; repose; relaxation.
    • took his repose by the swimming pool

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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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extend

  • verb extend in scope or range or area
    broaden; widen.
    • The law was extended to all citizens
    • widen the range of applications
    • broaden your horizon
    • Extend your backyard
  • verb stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
    go; run; lead; pass.
    • Service runs all the way to Cranbury
    • His knowledge doesn't go very far
    • My memory extends back to my fourth year of life
    • The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets

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courteous

  • adjective satellite exhibiting courtesy and politeness
    nice; gracious.
    • a nice gesture
  • adjective characterized by courtesy and gracious good manners
    • if a man be gracious and courteous to strangers it shows he is a citizen of the world"-Francis Bacon

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display

  • noun something intended to communicate a particular impression
    show.
    • made a display of strength
    • a show of impatience
    • a good show of looking interested
  • noun something shown to the public
    exhibit; showing.
    • the museum had many exhibits of oriental art

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epistemic

  • adjective of or relating to epistemology
    epistemological.
    • epistemic modal

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doctrine

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; philosophy; school of thought; ism.

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ceremonious

  • adjective characterized by pomp and ceremony and stately display
    pompous.
  • adjective satellite rigidly formal or bound by convention
    conventional.
    • their ceremonious greetings did not seem heartfelt

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behavior

  • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
    behaviour; doings; conduct.
  • noun the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances
    behaviour.
    • the behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments

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feigned

  • adjective satellite not genuine
    • feigned sympathy
  • verb make believe with the intent to deceive
    affect; feign; pretend; dissemble; sham.
    • He feigned that he was ill
    • He shammed a headache

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under

  • adjective satellite located below or beneath something else
    nether.
    • nether garments
    • the under parts of a machine
  • adjective satellite lower in rank, power, or authority
    • an under secretary

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unhesitating

  • adjective satellite characterized by quickness and firmness
    resolute.
    • his reply was unhesitating

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persist

  • verb continue to exist
    run; die hard; prevail; endure.
    • These stories die hard
    • The legend of Elvis endures
  • verb be persistent, refuse to stop
    persevere; hold on; hang on; hang in.
    • he persisted to call me every night
    • The child persisted and kept asking questions

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exaggerated

  • adjective satellite represented as greater than is true or reasonable
    overstated; overdone.
    • an exaggerated opinion of oneself
  • verb to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
    overdraw; magnify; exaggerate; overstate; hyperbolize; hyperbolise; amplify.
    • tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery

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expected

  • adjective considered likely or probable to happen or arrive
    • prepared for the expected attack
  • verb regard something as probable or likely
    anticipate; expect.
    • The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow

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polite

  • adjective showing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc.
  • adjective satellite marked by refinement in taste and manners
    civilised; cultured; civilized; genteel; cultivated.
    • cultivated speech
    • cultured Bostonians
    • cultured tastes
    • a genteel old lady
    • polite society

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hierarchy

  • noun a series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system
    • put honesty first in her hierarchy of values
  • noun the organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body
    pecking order; power structure.

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ingrained

  • adjective satellite (used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held
    deep-rooted; deep-seated; planted; implanted.
    • deep-rooted prejudice
    • deep-seated differences of opinion
    • implanted convictions
    • ingrained habits of a lifetime
    • a deeply planted need
  • verb thoroughly work in
    grain; ingrain.
    • His hands were grained with dirt

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deference

  • noun a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard
    respect.
    • his deference to her wishes was very flattering
    • be sure to give my respects to the dean
  • noun courteous regard for people's feelings
    respect; respectfulness.
    • in deference to your wishes
    • out of respect for his privacy

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gentlemanly

  • adjective satellite befitting a man of good breeding
    gentlemanlike.
    • gentlemanly behavior

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bestow

  • verb present
    confer.
    • The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated
    • bestow an honor on someone
  • verb give as a gift

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reflect

  • verb manifest or bring back
    • This action reflects his true beliefs
  • verb reflect deeply on a subject
    ponder; ruminate; mull; muse; think over; contemplate; meditate; chew over; mull over; excogitate; speculate.
    • I mulled over the events of the afternoon
    • philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years
    • The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate

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exude

  • verb release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities
    ooze out; exudate; ooze; transude.
    • exude sweat through the pores
  • verb make apparent by one's mood or behavior
    • She exudes great confidence

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customs

  • noun money collected under a tariff
    custom; impost; customs duty.
  • noun accepted or habitual practice
    usage; usance; custom.

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brotherly

  • adjective like or characteristic of or befitting a brother
    brotherlike; fraternal.
    • brotherly feelings
    • close fraternal ties
  • adverb (archaic as adverb) in a brotherly manner

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dominance

  • noun superior development of one side of the body
    laterality.
  • noun the state that exists when one person or group has power over another
    control; ascendance; ascendency; ascendancy; ascendence.
    • her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her

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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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required

  • adjective satellite necessary for relief or supply
    needed; needful; requisite.
    • provided them with all things needful
  • verb require as useful, just, or proper
    call for; require; necessitate; 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

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unctuous

  • adjective satellite unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
    fulsome; buttery; soapy; oleaginous; smarmy; oily.
    • buttery praise
    • gave him a fulsome introduction
    • an oily sycophantic press agent
    • oleaginous hypocrisy
    • smarmy self-importance
    • the unctuous Uriah Heep
    • soapy compliments

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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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instinctive

  • adjective satellite unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct
    natural.
    • a cat's natural aversion to water
    • offering to help was as instinctive as breathing

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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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flattering

  • adjective showing or representing to advantage
    • a flattering color
  • verb praise somewhat dishonestly
    flatter; blandish.

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standard

  • noun a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
    measure; criterion; touchstone.
    • the schools comply with federal standards
    • they set the measure for all subsequent work
  • noun the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
    criterion.
    • they live by the standards of their community

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unquestioned

  • adjective satellite generally agreed upon; not subject to dispute
    unchallenged; undisputed.
    • the undisputed fact

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reserved

  • adjective set aside for the use of a particular person or party
  • verb hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency
    reserve.
    • they held back their applause in anticipation

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ritualistic

  • adjective of or characterized by or adhering to ritualism
    • a feudal or ritualistic society
    • the ritualistic killing of a sheep

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extended

  • adjective satellite relatively long in duration; tediously protracted
    lengthy; protracted; prolonged; drawn-out.
    • a drawn-out argument
    • an extended discussion
    • a lengthy visit from her mother-in-law
    • a prolonged and bitter struggle
    • protracted negotiations
  • verb extend in scope or range or area
    broaden; widen; extend.
    • The law was extended to all citizens
    • widen the range of applications
    • broaden your horizon
    • Extend your backyard

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ironical

  • adjective satellite characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is
    ironic.
    • madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker
    • it was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely
  • adjective satellite humorously sarcastic or mocking
    dry; ironic; wry.
    • dry humor
    • an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely
    • an ironic novel
    • an ironical smile
    • with a wry Scottish wit

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appropriate

  • verb give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
    set aside; earmark; allow; reserve.
    • I will earmark this money for your research
    • She sets aside time for meditation every day
  • verb take possession of by force, as after an invasion
    capture; conquer; seize.
    • the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants
    • The army seized the town
    • The militia captured the castle

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unwonted

  • adjective satellite out of the ordinary
    • an unwonted softness in her face

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whenever

At whatever time. "Whenever that shall be." Milton.

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ritualize

  • verb make or evolve into a ritual
    ritualise.
    • The growing up of children has become ritualized in many cultures

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usually

  • adverb under normal conditions
    normally; unremarkably; commonly; ordinarily.
    • usually she was late

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substantial

  • adjective satellite fairly large
    significant.
    • won by a substantial margin
  • adjective satellite having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable
    substantive.
    • substantial equivalents

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marker

  • noun some conspicuous object used to distinguish or mark something
    • the buoys were markers for the channel
  • noun a distinguishing symbol
    marking; mark.
    • the owner's mark was on all the sheep

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excessive

  • adjective satellite beyond normal limits
    undue; inordinate; unreasonable.
    • excessive charges
    • a book of inordinate length
    • his dress stops just short of undue elegance
    • unreasonable demands
  • adjective satellite unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
    extravagant; overweening; exuberant.
    • extravagant praise
    • exuberant compliments
    • overweening ambition
    • overweening greed

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ritual

  • noun any customary observance or practice
    rite.
  • noun the prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies

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chivalric

  • adjective satellite characteristic of the time of chivalry and knighthood in the Middle Ages
    knightly; medieval.
    • chivalric rites
    • the knightly years

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gesture

  • noun motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
  • noun the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
    motion.

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scrupulous

  • adjective having scruples; arising from a sense of right and wrong; principled
    • less scrupulous producers sent bundles that were deceptive in appearance
  • adjective satellite characterized by extreme care and great effort
    painstaking; conscientious.
    • conscientious application to the work at hand
    • painstaking research
    • scrupulous attention to details

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