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cough

  • noun a sudden noisy expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis
    coughing.
  • verb exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion
    • The smoker coughs all day

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monogram

  • noun a graphic symbol consisting of 2 or more letters combined (usually your initials); printed on stationery or embroidered on clothing

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burp

  • noun a reflex that expels gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth
    burping; belch; eructation; belching.
  • verb expel gas from the stomach
    belch; bubble; eruct.
    • In China it is polite to burp at the table

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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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breastfeed

  • verb give suck to
    wet-nurse; suckle; give suck; lactate; suck; nurse.
    • The wetnurse suckled the infant
    • You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places

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curtained

  • adjective furnished or concealed with curtains or draperies
    • a curtained alcove
  • verb provide with drapery
    curtain.
    • curtain the bedrooms

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belch

  • noun a reflex that expels gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth
    burping; eructation; belching; burp.
  • verb expel gas from the stomach
    bubble; burp; eruct.
    • In China it is polite to burp at the table

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forbear

  • noun a person from whom you are descended
    forebear.
  • verb refrain from doing
    hold back.
    • she forbore a snicker

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drawl

  • noun a slow speech pattern with prolonged vowels
  • verb lengthen and slow down or draw out
    • drawl one's vowels

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tucked

  • adjective having tucked or being tucked
    • tightly tucked blankets
    • a fancy tucked shirt
  • verb fit snugly into
    insert; tuck.
    • insert your ticket into the slot
    • tuck your shirttail in

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signpost

  • noun a post bearing a sign that gives directions or shows the way
    guidepost.
  • verb mark with a signpost, as of a path

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tinkle

  • noun a light clear metallic sound as of a small bell
    ting.
  • verb make or emit a high sound
    clink; tink; chink.
    • tinkling bells

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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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cough

  • noun a sudden noisy expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis
    coughing.
  • verb exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion
    • The smoker coughs all day

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refrain

  • noun the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers
    chorus.
  • verb resist doing something
    forbear.
    • He refrained from hitting him back
    • she could not forbear weeping

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hover

  • verb be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
    vacillate; vibrate; oscillate.
    • He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement
  • verb move to and fro
    linger.
    • The shy student lingered in the corner

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word

  • noun a unit of language that native speakers can identify
    • words are the blocks from which sentences are made
    • he hardly said ten words all morning
  • noun a brief statement
    • he didn't say a word about it

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flirt

  • noun a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
    minx; prickteaser; tease; vamper; coquette; vamp.
  • noun playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest
    coquetry; dalliance; flirting; flirtation; toying.

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perturb

  • verb disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
    disquiet; distract; cark; trouble; disorder; unhinge.
    • She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill
  • verb disturb or interfere with the usual path of an electron or atom
    • The electrons were perturbed by the passing ion

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wink

  • noun a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
    instant; blink of an eye; flash; New York minute; twinkling; jiffy; heartbeat; split second; trice.
    • if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash
  • noun closing one eye quickly as a signal

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disavow

  • verb refuse to acknowledge; disclaim knowledge of; responsibility for, or association with
    • Her husband disavowed her after 30 years of marriage and six children

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yawn

  • noun an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom
    oscitance; yawning; oscitancy.
    • he could not suppress a yawn
    • the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop
    • he apologized for his oscitancy
  • verb utter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired
    • The child yawned during the long performance

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camouflaged

  • adjective satellite made invisible by means of protective coloring
  • verb disguise by camouflaging; exploit the natural surroundings to disguise something
    camouflage.
    • The troops camouflaged themselves before they went into enemy territory

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albeit

Even though; although; notwithstanding. Chaucer.
Albeit so masked, Madam, I love the truth. Tennyson.

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chaperon

  • noun one who accompanies and supervises a young woman or gatherings of young people
    chaperone.
  • verb accompany as a chaperone
    chaperone.

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buzz

  • noun sound of rapid vibration
    bombilation; bombination.
    • the buzz of a bumble bee
  • noun a confusion of activity and gossip
    • the buzz of excitement was so great that a formal denial was issued

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chime

  • noun a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument
    gong; bell.
  • verb emit a sound
    • bells and gongs chimed

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withdraw

  • verb pull back or move away or backward
    retire; recede; pull back; move back; pull away; draw back; retreat.
    • The enemy withdrew
    • The limo pulled away from the curb
  • verb withdraw from active participation
    retire.
    • He retired from chess

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parked

  • adjective that have been left
    • there were four parked cars across the street
  • verb place temporarily
    park.
    • park the car in the yard
    • park the children with the in-laws
    • park your bag in this locker

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dab

  • noun a light touch or stroke
    pat; tap.
  • noun a small quantity of something moist or liquid
    splatter; splash.
    • a dab of paint
    • a splatter of mud
    • just a splash of whiskey

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handled

  • adjective having a usually specified type of handle
    • pearl-handled revolver
  • verb be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
    manage; handle; deal; care.
    • I can deal with this crew of workers
    • This blender can't handle nuts
    • She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old

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sidestep

  • noun a step to one side (as in boxing or dancing)
  • verb avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    dodge; fudge; evade; parry; elude; skirt; duck; hedge; circumvent; put off.
    • He dodged the issue
    • she skirted the problem
    • They tend to evade their responsibilities
    • he evaded the questions skillfully

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rap

  • noun a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
    blame.
    • he took the blame for it
    • it was a bum rap
  • noun a gentle blow
    strike; tap.

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reticent

  • adjective satellite temperamentally disinclined to talk
    untalkative.
  • adjective satellite cool and formal in manner
    unemotional; restrained.

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knock

  • noun the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)
    knocking.
    • the knocking grew louder
  • noun negative criticism
    roast.

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palm

  • noun the inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers
    thenar.
  • noun a linear unit based on the length or width of the human hand

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hover

  • verb be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
    vacillate; vibrate; oscillate.
    • He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement
  • verb move to and fro
    linger.
    • The shy student lingered in the corner

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rouged

  • adjective satellite marked by the use of various kinds of red makeup
    • freshly rouged lips
    • rouged cheeks
  • verb redden by applying rouge to
    rouge.
    • she rouged her cheeks

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nestled

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

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refrain

  • noun the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers
    chorus.
  • verb resist doing something
    forbear.
    • He refrained from hitting him back
    • she could not forbear weeping

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coughing

  • noun a sudden noisy expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis
    cough.
  • verb exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion
    cough.
    • The smoker coughs all day

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noncommittal

  • adjective satellite refusing to bind oneself to a particular course of action or view or the like
    • her boyfriend was noncommittal about their future together

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purr

  • noun a low vibrating sound typical of a contented cat
  • verb make a soft swishing sound
    birr; whizz; whiz; whir; whirr.
    • the motor whirred
    • the car engine purred

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shelve

  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; set back; defer; remit; put off; put over; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb place on a shelf
    • shelve books

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tapped

  • adjective in a condition for letting out liquid drawn out as by piercing or drawing a plug
    • latex from tapped rubber trees
  • verb cut a female screw thread with a tap
    tap.

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elbow

  • noun hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped
    elbow joint; cubitus; human elbow; articulatio cubiti; cubital joint.
  • noun a sharp bend in a road or river

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behave

  • verb behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
    do; act.
    • You should act like an adult
    • Don't behave like a fool
    • What makes her do this way?
    • The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people
  • verb behave in a certain manner
    acquit; comport; bear; conduct; carry; deport.
    • She carried herself well
    • he bore himself with dignity
    • They conducted themselves well during these difficult times

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omit

  • verb prevent from being included or considered or accepted
    take out; except; leave off; leave out; exclude.
    • The bad results were excluded from the report
    • Leave off the top piece
  • verb leave undone or leave out
    pretermit; drop; overleap; leave out; overlook; miss; neglect.
    • How could I miss that typo?
    • The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten

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glance

  • noun a quick look
    coup d'oeil; glimpse.
  • verb throw a glance at; take a brief look at
    peek; glint.
    • She only glanced at the paper
    • I only peeked--I didn't see anything interesting

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pocket

  • noun a small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles
  • noun an enclosed space
    sac; pouch; sack.
    • the trapped miners found a pocket of air

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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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waiter

  • noun a person whose occupation is to serve at table (as in a restaurant)
    server.
  • noun a person who waits or awaits

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hidden

  • adjective satellite not accessible to view
    out of sight; concealed.
    • concealed (or hidden) damage
    • in stormy weather the stars are out of sight
  • verb prevent from being seen or discovered
    conceal; hide.
    • Muslim women hide their faces
    • hide the money

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flirt

  • noun a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
    minx; prickteaser; tease; vamper; coquette; vamp.
  • noun playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest
    coquetry; dalliance; flirting; flirtation; toying.

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screen

  • noun a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing
    projection screen; silver screen.
  • noun a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight
    blind.
    • they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet

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gloss

  • noun an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
    rubric.
  • noun an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
    glossary.

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peek

  • noun a secret look
    peep.
  • verb throw a glance at; take a brief look at
    glance; glint.
    • She only glanced at the paper
    • I only peeked--I didn't see anything interesting

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nudge

  • noun a slight push or shake
    jog.
  • verb to push against gently
    prod; poke at.
    • She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant

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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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slip

  • noun a socially awkward or tactless act
    gaffe; gaucherie; solecism; faux pas.
  • noun a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
    parapraxis; slip-up; miscue.

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lobby

  • noun a large entrance or reception room or area
    entrance hall; anteroom; hall; antechamber; vestibule; foyer.
  • noun the people who support some common cause or business or principle or sectional interest

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silent

  • adjective satellite marked by absence of sound
    still; soundless.
    • a silent house
    • soundless footsteps on the grass
    • the night was still
  • adjective satellite failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to
    mum.
    • the witness remained silent

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murmur

  • noun a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
    murmuring; muttering; mutter; murmuration; mussitation.
  • noun a schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant
    murmur vowel.

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distance

  • noun the property created by the space between two objects or points
  • noun a distant region
    • I could see it in the distance

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behave

  • verb behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
    do; act.
    • You should act like an adult
    • Don't behave like a fool
    • What makes her do this way?
    • The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people
  • verb behave in a certain manner
    acquit; comport; bear; conduct; carry; deport.
    • She carried herself well
    • he bore himself with dignity
    • They conducted themselves well during these difficult times

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withdraw

  • verb pull back or move away or backward
    retire; recede; pull back; move back; pull away; draw back; retreat.
    • The enemy withdrew
    • The limo pulled away from the curb
  • verb withdraw from active participation
    retire.
    • He retired from chess

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peer

  • noun a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
    compeer; equal; match.
  • noun a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage

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position

  • noun the particular portion of space occupied by something
    place.
    • he put the lamp back in its place
  • noun a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
    military position.

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inquire

  • verb inquire about
    ask; enquire.
    • I asked about their special today
    • He had to ask directions several times
  • verb have a wish or desire to know something
    enquire; wonder.
    • He wondered who had built this beautiful church

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offstage

  • noun a stage area out of sight of the audience
    backstage; wing.
  • adjective situated or taking place in the area of a stage not visible to the audience
    • offstage noises

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peek

  • noun a secret look
    peep.
  • verb throw a glance at; take a brief look at
    glance; glint.
    • She only glanced at the paper
    • I only peeked--I didn't see anything interesting

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sit

  • verb be seated
    sit down.
  • verb be around, often idly or without specific purpose
    sit around.
    • The object sat in the corner
    • We sat around chatting for another hour

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peep

  • noun the short weak cry of a young bird
    cheep.
  • noun a secret look
    peek.

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avert

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; debar; avoid; deflect; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike
  • verb turn away or aside
    turn away.
    • They averted their eyes when the King entered

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tug

  • noun a sudden abrupt pull
    jerk.
  • noun a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships
    tugboat; tower; towboat.

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disprove

  • verb prove to be false
    confute.
    • The physicist disproved his colleagues' theories

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glance

  • noun a quick look
    coup d'oeil; glimpse.
  • verb throw a glance at; take a brief look at
    peek; glint.
    • She only glanced at the paper
    • I only peeked--I didn't see anything interesting

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abstain

  • verb refrain from voting
  • verb choose not to consume
    desist; refrain.
    • I abstain from alcohol

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tiptoe

  • noun the tip of a toe
  • verb walk on one's toes
    tippytoe; tip.

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opulent

  • adjective satellite rich and superior in quality
    gilded; princely; sumptuous; luxurious; grand; deluxe.
    • a princely sum
    • gilded dining rooms

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hint

  • noun an indirect suggestion
    breath; intimation.
    • not a breath of scandal ever touched her
  • noun a slight indication
    clue.

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inquire

  • verb inquire about
    ask; enquire.
    • I asked about their special today
    • He had to ask directions several times
  • verb have a wish or desire to know something
    enquire; wonder.
    • He wondered who had built this beautiful church

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draped

  • adjective satellite covered with or as if with clothes or a wrap or cloak
    clothed; wrapped; cloaked; mantled.
    • leaf-clothed trees
    • fog-cloaked meadows
    • a beam draped with cobwebs
    • cloud-wrapped peaks
  • verb arrange in a particular way
    drape.
    • drape a cloth

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hover

  • verb be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
    vacillate; vibrate; oscillate.
    • He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement
  • verb move to and fro
    linger.
    • The shy student lingered in the corner

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concealed

  • adjective satellite not accessible to view
    out of sight; hidden.
    • concealed (or hidden) damage
    • in stormy weather the stars are out of sight
  • verb prevent from being seen or discovered
    conceal; hide.
    • Muslim women hide their faces
    • hide the money

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embossed

  • adjective satellite embellished with a raised pattern created by pressure or embroidery
    raised; brocaded.
    • brocaded silk
    • an embossed satin
    • embossed leather
    • raised needlework
    • raised metalwork
  • verb raise in a relief
    stamp; emboss; boss.
    • embossed stationery

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retire

  • verb go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position
    • He retired at age 68
  • verb withdraw from active participation
    withdraw.
    • He retired from chess

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tuck

  • noun eatables (especially sweets)
  • noun (sports) a bodily position adopted in some sports (such as diving or skiing) in which the knees are bent and the thighs are drawn close to the chest

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enquire

  • verb inquire about
    ask; inquire.
    • I asked about their special today
    • He had to ask directions several times
  • verb conduct an inquiry or investigation of
    inquire; investigate.
    • The district attorney's office investigated reports of possible irregularities
    • inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady

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veiling

  • noun a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave
    gauze; netting.
  • verb to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil
    veil.
    • women in Afghanistan veil their faces

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hint

  • noun an indirect suggestion
    breath; intimation.
    • not a breath of scandal ever touched her
  • noun a slight indication
    clue.

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phrase

  • noun an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence
  • noun a short musical passage
    musical phrase.

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enquire

  • verb inquire about
    ask; inquire.
    • I asked about their special today
    • He had to ask directions several times
  • verb conduct an inquiry or investigation of
    inquire; investigate.
    • The district attorney's office investigated reports of possible irregularities
    • inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady

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shadowed

  • adjective satellite filled with shade
    umbrageous; shady; shadowy.
    • the shady side of the street
    • the surface of the pond is dark and shadowed
    • we sat on rocks in a shadowy cove
    • cool umbrageous woodlands
  • verb follow, usually without the person's knowledge
    shadow.
    • The police are shadowing her

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nod

  • noun a sign of assent or salutation or command
  • noun the act of nodding the head

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insinuate

  • verb introduce or insert (oneself) in a subtle manner
    • He insinuated himself into the conversation of the people at the nearby table
  • verb give to understand
    adumbrate; intimate.
    • I insinuated that I did not like his wife

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motion

  • noun the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
    gesture.
  • noun a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
    movement.

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patterned

  • adjective having patterns (especially colorful patterns)
  • verb plan or create according to a model or models
    pattern; model.

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smile

  • noun a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement
    grinning; smiling; grin.
  • verb change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure

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shielded

  • adjective satellite (used especially of machinery) protected by a shield to prevent injury
  • verb protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm
    screen; shield.

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whispered

  • adjective satellite spoken in soft hushed tones without vibrations of the vocal cords
    • a long whispered conversation
  • verb speak softly; in a low voice
    whisper.

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lettered

  • adjective satellite highly educated; having extensive information or understanding
    knowing; knowledgeable; well-read; learned; well-educated.
    • knowing instructors
    • a knowledgeable critic
    • a knowledgeable audience
  • verb win an athletic letter
    letter.

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retire

  • verb go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position
    • He retired at age 68
  • verb withdraw from active participation
    withdraw.
    • He retired from chess

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retired

  • adjective satellite no longer active in your work or profession
  • verb go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position
    retire.
    • He retired at age 68

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slipping

  • adjective satellite moving as on a slippery surface
    slithering.
    • his slipping and slithering progress over the ice
  • verb move stealthily
    steal; slip.
    • The ship slipped away in the darkness

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wipe

  • noun the act of rubbing or wiping
    rub.
    • he gave the hood a quick rub
  • verb rub with a circular motion
    pass over.
    • wipe the blackboard
    • He passed his hands over the soft cloth

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retreated

  • noun people who have retreated
    • he had only contempt for the retreated
  • verb pull back or move away or backward
    retire; recede; pull back; move back; withdraw; pull away; draw back; retreat.
    • The enemy withdrew
    • The limo pulled away from the curb

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canvass

  • noun the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account
    canvas.
    • the crowded canvas of history
    • the movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound
  • noun an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
    public opinion poll; poll; opinion poll.

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remain

  • verb stay the same; remain in a certain state
    rest; stay.
    • The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it
    • rest assured
    • stay alone
    • He remained unmoved by her tears
    • The bad weather continued for another week
  • verb continue in a place, position, or situation
    continue; stay on; stay.
    • After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser
    • Stay with me, please
    • despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year
    • She continued as deputy mayor for another year

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tuck

  • noun eatables (especially sweets)
  • noun (sports) a bodily position adopted in some sports (such as diving or skiing) in which the knees are bent and the thighs are drawn close to the chest

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knocking

  • noun the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)
    knock.
    • the knocking grew louder
  • verb deliver a sharp blow or push :"He knocked the glass clear across the room"
    knock; strike hard.

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withdrawn

  • adjective satellite withdrawn from society; seeking solitude
    recluse; reclusive.
    • lived an unsocial reclusive life
  • verb pull back or move away or backward
    retire; recede; pull back; move back; withdraw; pull away; draw back; retreat.
    • The enemy withdrew
    • The limo pulled away from the curb

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nodding

  • adjective satellite having branches or flower heads that bend downward
    cernuous; drooping; weeping; pendulous.
    • nodding daffodils
    • the pendulous branches of a weeping willow
    • lilacs with drooping panicles of fragrant flowers
  • verb express or signify by nodding
    nod.
    • He nodded his approval

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whisk

  • noun a mixer incorporating a coil of wires; used for whipping eggs or cream
  • noun a small short-handled broom used to brush clothes
    whisk broom.

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wipe

  • noun the act of rubbing or wiping
    rub.
    • he gave the hood a quick rub
  • verb rub with a circular motion
    pass over.
    • wipe the blackboard
    • He passed his hands over the soft cloth

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nod

  • noun a sign of assent or salutation or command
  • noun the act of nodding the head

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omit

  • verb prevent from being included or considered or accepted
    take out; except; leave off; leave out; exclude.
    • The bad results were excluded from the report
    • Leave off the top piece
  • verb leave undone or leave out
    pretermit; drop; overleap; leave out; overlook; miss; neglect.
    • How could I miss that typo?
    • The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten

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trail

  • noun a track or mark left by something that has passed
    • there as a trail of blood
    • a tear left its trail on her cheek
  • noun a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country

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Collocation words for "discreetly" are words related to "discreetly" by occurring either before (prefix words) or after "discreetly" (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 "discreetly" or by the count of syllables each word has.