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insurmountable

  • adjective not capable of being surmounted or overcome
    unsurmountable.
    • insurmountable disadvantages
  • adjective satellite impossible to surmount
    insuperable.

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childbirth

  • noun the parturition process in human beings; having a baby; the process of giving birth to a child
    childbearing; vaginal birth; accouchement.

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insuperably

  • adverb to an insuperable degree
    • these various courses all seemed insuperably difficult to the student

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forjudges

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vexing

  • adjective satellite extremely annoying or displeasing
    exasperating; maddening; infuriating.
    • his cavelier curtness of manner was exasperating
    • I've had an exasperating day
    • her infuriating indifference
    • the ceaseless tumult of the jukebox was maddening
  • verb cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    annoy; rag; devil; bother; vex; irritate; nettle; rile; get to; nark; get at; gravel; chafe.
    • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
    • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

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parturition

  • noun the process of giving birth
    giving birth; birth; birthing.

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fiendishly

  • adverb as a devil; in an evil manner
    devilishly; diabolically.
    • his writing could be diabolically satiric

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laryngoscopy

The art of using the laryngoscope; investigations made with the laryngoscope.

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dauntingly

  • adverb to a degree or in a manner that daunts
    • dauntingly difficult

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upbringing

  • noun properties acquired during a person's formative years
  • noun helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
    fostering; bringing up; rearing; nurture; fosterage; breeding; raising.
    • they debated whether nature or nurture was more important

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grinding

  • noun material resulting from the process of grinding
    • vegetable grindings clogged the drain
  • noun a harsh and strident sound (as of the grinding of gears)

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wheeling

  • noun a city in the northern panhandle of West Virginia on the Ohio river
  • noun propelling something on wheels
    rolling.

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hellishly

  • adverb extremely
    infernally.
    • infernally clever
    • hellishly dangerous

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childhood

  • noun the time of person's life when they are a child
  • noun the state of a child between infancy and adolescence
    puerility.

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horrendous

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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logistical

  • adjective of or relating to logistics
    logistic.
    • logistic requirements

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intubation

  • noun the insertion of a cannula or tube into a hollow body organ
    canulisation; canulation; cannulization; cannulisation; canulization; cannulation.

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torment

  • noun unbearable physical pain
    torture.
  • noun extreme mental distress
    anguish; torture.

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terrain

  • noun a piece of ground having specific characteristics or military potential
    • they decided to attack across the rocky terrain

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portage

  • noun the cost of carrying or transporting
  • noun overland track between navigable waterways

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devilishly

  • adverb as a devil; in an evil manner
    fiendishly; diabolically.
    • his writing could be diabolically satiric
  • adverb in a playfully devilish manner
    devilish.
    • the socialists are further handicapped if they believe that capitalists are not only wicked but also devilishly clever

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crux

  • noun a small conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere in the Milky Way near Centaurus
    Southern Cross; Crux Australis.
  • noun the most important point
    crux of the matter.

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frustrating

  • adjective satellite discouraging by hindering
  • verb hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    thwart; bilk; cross; frustrate; baffle; foil; spoil; queer; scotch.
    • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
    • foil your opponent

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tradeoff

  • noun an exchange that occurs as a compromise
    trade-off.
    • I faced a tradeoff between eating and buying my medicine

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insoluble

  • adjective (of a substance) incapable of being dissolved
    indissoluble.
  • adjective admitting of no solution or explanation
    • an insoluble doubt

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hurdle

  • noun a light movable barrier that competitors must leap over in certain races
  • noun an obstacle that you are expected to overcome
    • the last hurdle before graduation

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anagrams

  • noun a game whose object is to form words from a group of randomly chosen letters
  • noun a word or phrase spelled by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase
    anagram.

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forbiddingly

  • adverb in an unpleasant or menacing manner
    • it was forbiddingly dark in the corridor

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chore

  • noun a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
    job; task.
    • estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
    • the job of repairing the engine took several hours
    • the endless task of classifying the samples
    • the farmer's morning chores

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deucedly

  • adverb (used as intensives) extremely
    deadly; insanely; madly; devilishly.
    • she was madly in love
    • deadly dull
    • deadly earnest
    • deucedly clever
    • insanely jealous

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temperament

  • noun your usual mood
    disposition.
    • he has a happy disposition
  • noun excessive emotionalism or irritability and excitability (especially when displayed openly)

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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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conjuncture

  • noun a critical combination of events or circumstances

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paralyze

  • verb make powerless and unable to function
    paralyse.
    • The bureaucracy paralyzes the entire operation
  • verb cause to be paralyzed and immobile
    paralyse.
    • The poison paralyzed him
    • Fear paralyzed her

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terrain

  • noun a piece of ground having specific characteristics or military potential
    • they decided to attack across the rocky terrain

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fearsomely

  • adverb in a fearsome manner
    • a sabre slammed fearsomely through the thicket in all directions

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deglutition

  • noun the act of swallowing
    swallow; drink.
    • one swallow of the liquid was enough
    • he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips

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excruciatingly

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

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tightrope

  • noun tightly stretched rope or wire on which acrobats perform high above the ground

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legendary

  • adjective satellite so celebrated as to having taken on the nature of a legend
    • the legendary exploits of the arctic trailblazers
  • adjective satellite celebrated in fable or legend
    fabled.
    • the fabled Paul Bunyan and his blue ox
    • legendary exploits of Jesse James

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feat

  • noun a notable achievement
    effort; exploit.
    • he performed a great feat
    • the book was her finest effort

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infuriating

  • adjective satellite extremely annoying or displeasing
    exasperating; maddening; vexing.
    • his cavelier curtness of manner was exasperating
    • I've had an exasperating day
    • her infuriating indifference
    • the ceaseless tumult of the jukebox was maddening
  • verb make furious
    infuriate; incense; exasperate.

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airway

  • noun a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines)
    air duct; air passage.
  • noun a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another
    air lane; skyway; flight path.

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torturously

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

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coloratura

  • noun a lyric soprano who specializes in coloratura vocal music
    coloratura soprano.
  • noun singing with florid ornamentation

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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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foal

  • noun a young horse
  • verb give birth to a foal
    • the mare foaled

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maddening

  • adjective satellite extremely annoying or displeasing
    exasperating; infuriating; vexing.
    • his cavelier curtness of manner was exasperating
    • I've had an exasperating day
    • her infuriating indifference
    • the ceaseless tumult of the jukebox was maddening
  • verb cause to go crazy; cause to lose one's mind
    madden; craze.

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ascent

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

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formidably

  • adverb in a formidable manner
    • the constant risk that attends the exchanges of human beings formidably armed

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manoeuver

  • verb act in order to achieve a certain goal
    maneuver; manoeuvre.
    • He maneuvered to get the chairmanship
    • She maneuvered herself into the directorship
  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; channelize; steer.

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monumental

  • adjective relating or belonging to or serving as a monument
    • the use of the arch in monumental architecture
    • monumental sculptures
  • adjective satellite of outstanding significance
    • Einstein's monumental contributions to physics

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hurdles

  • noun a footrace in which contestants must negotiate a series of hurdles
    hurdle race; hurdling.
  • noun a light movable barrier that competitors must leap over in certain races
    hurdle.

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disheartening

  • adjective satellite destructive of morale and self-reliance
    demoralizing; demoralising; dispiriting.
  • verb take away the enthusiasm of
    put off; dishearten.

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tracheal

  • adjective relating to or resembling or functioning like a trachea

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deceivingly

  • adverb in a misleading way
    misleadingly; deceptively.
    • the exam looked deceptively easy

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defecation

  • noun the elimination of fecal waste through the anus
    laxation; shitting.

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numbing

  • adjective satellite causing numbness or insensitivity
    • the numbing effect of grief
  • verb make numb or insensitive
    benumb; blunt; dull; numb.
    • The shock numbed her senses

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confinement

  • noun concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child
    travail; lying-in; childbed; labor; parturiency; labour.
    • she was in labor for six hours
  • noun the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them

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damnably

  • adverb in a damnable manner
    cursedly; damned.
    • kindly Arthur--so damnably , politely , endlessly persistent!

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conundrum

  • noun a difficult problem
    riddle; enigma; brain-teaser.

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agonizingly

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

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trek

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

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impracticably

  • adverb to an impracticable degree
    • this is still impracticably high

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parturition

  • noun the process of giving birth
    giving birth; birth; birthing.

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notoriously

  • adverb to a notorious degree
    • European emigres, who notoriously used to repair to the British Museum to write seditious pamphlets

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conundrum

  • noun a difficult problem
    riddle; enigma; brain-teaser.

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staggeringly

  • adverb extremely
    tremendously; enormously; hugely.
    • he was enormously popular

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quandary

  • noun a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one
    predicament; plight.
    • finds himself in a most awkward predicament
    • the woeful plight of homeless people
  • noun state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options
    dilemma.

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unimaginably

  • adverb to an unimaginable extent
    unthinkably.

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4wd

  • noun a motor vehicle with a four-wheel drive transmission system
    four-wheel drive.
  • noun a transmission that provides power directly to all four wheels of a motor vehicle
    four-wheel drive.

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prohibitively

  • adverb to a prohibitive degree
    • it is prohibitively expensive

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slog

  • verb work doggedly or persistently
    keep one's shoulder to the wheel; peg away; plug away; keep one's nose to the grindstone.
    • She keeps plugging away at her dissertation
  • verb walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
    footslog; tramp; trudge; plod; pad.
    • Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone

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impossibly

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

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predicament

  • noun a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one
    plight; quandary.
    • finds himself in a most awkward predicament
    • the woeful plight of homeless people

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infernally

  • adverb extremely
    hellishly.
    • infernally clever
    • hellishly dangerous

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vesicovaginal

(Anat.) Of or pertaining to the bladder and the vagina.

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discouragingly

  • adverb in a discouraging manner
    • the failure rate on the bar exam is discouragingly high

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combinatorial

  • adjective satellite relating to or involving combinations
    combinatory; combinative.
  • adjective satellite relating to the combination and arrangement of elements in sets

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stupendously

  • adverb to a stupendous degree
    • stupendously ignorant people

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crossword

  • noun a puzzle in which words corresponding to numbered clues are to be found and written in to squares in the puzzle
    crossword puzzle.

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awesome

  • adjective satellite inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
    awful; awing; amazing; awe-inspiring.
    • New York is an amazing city
    • the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight
    • the awesome complexity of the universe
    • this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath"- Melville
    • Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent

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expectoration

  • noun the process of coughing up and spitting out
  • noun the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)
    spitting; spit.

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appallingly

  • adverb to an appalling extent
    • the prisoners were appallingly thin

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cannulation

  • noun the insertion of a cannula or tube into a hollow body organ
    canulisation; canulation; cannulization; cannulisation; intubation; canulization.

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temperamentally

  • adverb by temperament
    • temperamentally suited to each other

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taxonomically

  • adverb with regard to taxonomy
    • closely related taxonomically

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tortuously

  • adverb with twists and turns
  • adverb in a tortuous manner
    • tortuously haggling over the price

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tradeoff

  • noun an exchange that occurs as a compromise
    trade-off.
    • I faced a tradeoff between eating and buying my medicine

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diabolically

  • adverb as a devil; in an evil manner
    devilishly; fiendishly.
    • his writing could be diabolically satiric

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discrimination

  • noun unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
    favouritism; favoritism.
  • noun the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished
    secernment.

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horrifically

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task

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    project; undertaking; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
    job; chore.
    • estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
    • the job of repairing the engine took several hours
    • the endless task of classifying the samples
    • the farmer's morning chores

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confoundedly

  • adverb in a perplexed manner
    perplexedly.
    • he looked at his professor perplexedly

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calving

  • noun giving birth to a calf
  • verb release ice
    calve; break up.
    • The icebergs and glaciers calve

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colossal

  • adjective satellite so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
    prodigious; stupendous.
    • colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple
    • has a colossal nerve
    • a prodigious storm
    • a stupendous field of grass
    • stupendous demand

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computationally

  • adverb with regard to computation
    • computationally, this is a tricky problem

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fingering

  • noun the placement of the fingers for playing different notes (or sequences of notes) on a musical instrument
  • noun touching something with the fingers

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inordinately

  • adverb extremely
    extraordinarily.
    • she was inordinately smart
    • it will be an extraordinarily painful step to negotiate

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feat

  • noun a notable achievement
    effort; exploit.
    • he performed a great feat
    • the book was her finest effort

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annoyingly

  • adverb in an annoying manner or to an annoying degree

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past

  • noun the time that has elapsed
    past times; yesteryear.
    • forget the past
  • noun a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret)
    • reporters dug into the candidate's past

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unthinkably

  • adverb to an unimaginable extent
    unimaginably.

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dilemma

  • noun state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options
    quandary.

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terrifically

  • adverb (used as an intensifier) extremely well
    wondrously; marvellously; superbly; wondrous; toppingly; wonderfully; marvelously.
    • her voice is superbly disciplined
    • the colors changed wondrously slowly

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juncture

  • noun an event that occurs at a critical time
    occasion.
    • at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave
    • it was needed only on special occasions
  • noun a crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made
    critical point; crossroads.
    • at that juncture he had no idea what to do
    • he must be made to realize that the company stands at a critical point

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deuced

  • adjective satellite expletives used informally as intensifiers
    darned; goddamned; goddam; goddamn; blessed; blamed; blame; infernal; damn; damned; blasted.
    • he's a blasted idiot
    • it's a blamed shame
    • a blame cold winter
    • not a blessed dime
    • I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing
    • he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool
    • a deuced idiot
    • an infernal nuisance

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rask

  • noun Danish philologist whose work on Old Norse pioneered in the field of comparative linguistics (1787-1832)
    Rasmus Christian Rask.

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extraordinarily

  • adverb extremely
    inordinately.
    • she was inordinately smart
    • it will be an extraordinarily painful step to negotiate

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delivery

  • noun the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)
    bringing.
    • his reluctant delivery of bad news
  • noun the event of giving birth
    • she had a difficult delivery

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surpassingly

  • adverb to a surpassing degree
    • she was a surpassingly beautiful woman

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ordeal

  • noun a severe or trying experience
  • noun a primitive method of determining a person's guilt or innocence by subjecting the accused person to dangerous or painful tests believed to be under divine control; escape was usually taken as a sign of innocence
    trial by ordeal.

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impractical

  • adjective not practical; not workable or not given to practical matters
    • refloating the ship proved impractical because of the expense
    • he is intelligent but too impractical for commercial work
    • an impractical solution
  • adjective satellite not practical or realizable; speculative
    airy; windy; visionary; Laputan.
    • airy theories about socioeconomic improvement
    • visionary schemes for getting rich

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