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unreadably

  • adverb in an illegible manner
    undecipherably; illegibly.
    • this student writes illegibly

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disposedness

The state of being disposed or inclined; inclination; propensity. R.

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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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thud

  • noun a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
    clump; clunk; thumping; thump.
  • verb make a dull sound
    thump.
    • the knocker thudded against the front door

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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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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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knife

  • noun edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle
  • noun a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point

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unendurable

  • adjective incapable of being put up with
    unbearable; intolerable.
    • an intolerable degree of sentimentality

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thunk

  • noun a dull hollow sound
    • the basketball made a thunk as it hit the rim

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insupportable

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

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whump

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insufferable

  • adjective satellite used of persons or their behavior
    unsufferable; impossible; unacceptable.
    • impossible behavior
    • insufferable insolence

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thwack

  • noun a hard blow with a flat object
  • verb deliver a hard blow to
    smack.
    • The teacher smacked the student who had misbehaved

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crushingly

  • adverb in a crushing manner
    • the team was crushingly defeated

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plodder

  • noun someone who walks in a laborious heavy-footed manner
    slogger; trudger.
  • noun someone who works slowly and monotonously for long hours
    slogger.

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unrelieved

  • adjective satellite not lessened or diminished
    undiminished.
    • unrelieved suffering

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clunk

  • noun a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
    thud; clump; thumping; thump.
  • verb make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground
    clump; clop; plunk.

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excruciatingly

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

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monotony

  • noun the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety
    humdrum; sameness.
    • he had never grown accustomed to the monotony of his work
    • he was sick of the humdrum of his fellow prisoners
    • he hated the sameness of the food the college served
  • noun constancy of tone or pitch or inflection

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insuperably

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

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thunk

  • noun a dull hollow sound
    • the basketball made a thunk as it hit the rim

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venerable

  • adjective satellite impressive by reason of age
    • a venerable sage with white hair and beard
  • adjective satellite profoundly honored
    revered; august.
    • revered holy men

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thud

  • noun a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
    clump; clunk; thumping; thump.
  • verb make a dull sound
    thump.
    • the knocker thudded against the front door

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intolerably

  • adverb to an unacceptable degree
    unacceptably.
    • The percentage of lead in our drinking water is unacceptably high

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clunk

  • noun a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
    thud; clump; thumping; thump.
  • verb make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground
    clump; clop; plunk.

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stifling

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

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neutrality

  • noun nonparticipation in a dispute or war
  • noun tolerance attributable to a lack of involvement
    disinterest.

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infernally

  • adverb extremely
    hellishly.
    • infernally clever
    • hellishly dangerous

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clunking

  • noun the sound of a horse's hoofs hitting on a hard surface
    clip-clop; clopping; clop; clippety-clop; clumping.
  • verb make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground
    clump; clop; clunk; plunk.

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detestably

  • adverb in an offensive and hateful manner
    repulsively; odiously; abominably.
    • I don't know anyone who could have behaved so abominably

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clonk

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unutterably

  • adverb to an inexpressible degree
    unspeakably; indescribably; ineffably.
    • she was looking very young tonight, and, as usual, indescribably beautiful, in a simple strapless dress of a green and white silky cotton

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thwack

  • noun a hard blow with a flat object
  • verb deliver a hard blow to
    smack.
    • The teacher smacked the student who had misbehaved

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impenetrable

  • adjective not admitting of penetration or passage into or through
    • an impenetrable fortress
    • impenetrable rain forests
  • adjective satellite permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter
    heavy; dense.
    • dense smoke
    • heavy fog
    • impenetrable gloom

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confoundedly

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

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thudding

  • adjective satellite not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft
    dull.
    • the dull thud
    • thudding bullets
  • verb make a dull sound
    thud; thump.
    • the knocker thudded against the front door

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damnably

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

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crump

  • verb make a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants
    scrunch; thud.
  • verb bombard with heavy shells

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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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sailor

  • noun any member of a ship's crew
    crewman.
  • noun a serviceman in the navy
    bluejacket; navy man; sailor boy.

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boringly

  • adverb in a tedious manner
    tediously; tiresomely.
    • boringly slow work
    • he plodded tediously forward

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plodder

  • noun someone who walks in a laborious heavy-footed manner
    slogger; trudger.
  • noun someone who works slowly and monotonously for long hours
    slogger.

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thwack

  • noun a hard blow with a flat object
  • verb deliver a hard blow to
    smack.
    • The teacher smacked the student who had misbehaved

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thump

  • noun a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
    thud; clump; clunk; thumping.
  • noun a heavy blow with the hand

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unbearably

  • adverb to an unbearable degree
    • it was unbearably hot in the room

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forlornness

  • noun sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
    loneliness; desolation.

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horridly

  • adverb in a hideous manner
    monstrously; hideously.
    • her face was hideously disfigured after the accident

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monotone

  • noun an unchanging intonation
    droning; drone.
  • noun a single tone repeated with different words or different rhythms (especially in rendering liturgical texts)

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depressingly

  • adverb in a depressing manner or to a depressing degree

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ache

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

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suffocating

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

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scurrility

  • noun foul-mouthed or obscene abuse
    billingsgate.

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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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throb

  • noun a deep pulsating type of pain
  • noun an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)
    throbbing; pounding.
    • he felt a throbbing in his head

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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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aching

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

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inelegance

  • noun the quality of lacking refinement and good taste

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stupendously

  • adverb to a stupendous degree
    • stupendously ignorant people

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prose

  • noun ordinary writing as distinguished from verse
  • noun matter of fact, commonplace, or dull expression

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unforgivably

  • adverb in an unpardonable manner or to an unpardonable degree
    unpardonably; inexcusably.
    • he was inexcusably cruel to his wife

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thump

  • noun a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
    thud; clump; clunk; thumping.
  • noun a heavy blow with the hand

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appallingly

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

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sublunary

  • adjective situated between the earth and the moon
    cislunar; sublunar.
  • adjective satellite of this earth
    terrestrial; sublunar.
    • transcendental motives for sublunary actions
    • fleeting sublunary pleasures
    • the nearest to an angelic being that treads this terrestrial ball

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disappointingly

  • adverb in a disappointing manner
    • the discoverer of argon, Sir William Ramsay, looked disappointingly ordinary

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abysmally

  • adverb in a terrible manner
    rottenly; abominably; awfully; terribly; atrociously.
    • she sings terribly

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grayness

  • noun a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
    gray; greyness; grey.

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wearisome

  • adjective satellite so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
    tedious; slow; ho-hum; boring; deadening; tiresome; dull; irksome.
    • a boring evening with uninteresting people
    • the deadening effect of some routine tasks
    • a dull play
    • his competent but dull performance
    • a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention
    • what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke
    • tedious days on the train
    • the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain
    • other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome

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clank

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    crash; clash; clangour; clangoring; clang; clangor.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • verb make a clank
    • the train clanked through the village

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dreadfully

  • adverb of a dreadful kind
    horribly; awfully.
    • there was a dreadfully bloody accident on the road this morning
  • adverb in a dreadful manner
    dismally.
    • as he looks at the mess he has left behind he must wonder how the Brits so often managed to succeed in the kind of situation where he has so dismally failed

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wittedness

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revoltingly

  • adverb in a disgusting manner or to a disgusting degree
    distastefully; disgustingly; sickeningly.
    • the beggar was disgustingly filthy

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monotone

  • noun an unchanging intonation
    droning; drone.
  • noun a single tone repeated with different words or different rhythms (especially in rendering liturgical texts)

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ineffably

  • adverb to an inexpressible degree
    unutterably; unspeakably; indescribably.
    • she was looking very young tonight, and, as usual, indescribably beautiful, in a simple strapless dress of a green and white silky cotton

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orangish

  • adjective satellite of the color between red and yellow; similar to the color of a ripe orange
    orange.

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great

  • noun a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field
    • he is one of the greats of American music
  • adjective satellite relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind
    • a great juicy steak
    • a great multitude
    • the great auk
    • a great old oak
    • a great ocean liner
    • a great delay

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hellishly

  • adverb extremely
    infernally.
    • infernally clever
    • hellishly dangerous

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gnaw

  • verb bite or chew on with the teeth
    • gnaw an old cracker
  • verb become ground down or deteriorate
    eat at; erode; gnaw at; wear away.
    • Her confidence eroded

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unpardonably

  • adverb in an unpardonable manner or to an unpardonable degree
    unforgivably; inexcusably.
    • he was inexcusably cruel to his wife

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gunmetal

  • noun a type of bronze used for parts subject to wear or corrosion (especially corrosion by sea water)

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deplorably

  • adverb in an unfortunate or deplorable manner
    woefully; lamentably; sadly.
    • he was sadly neglected
    • it was woefully inadequate

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greyness

  • noun a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
    grayness; gray; grey.

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achy

  • adjective satellite causing a dull and steady pain
    aching.
    • my aching head
    • her old achy joints

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overpoweringly

  • adverb incapable of being resisted
    irresistibly; overwhelmingly.
    • the candy looked overwhelmingly desirable to the dieting man

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rumble

  • noun a loud low dull continuous noise
    rumbling; grumble; grumbling.
    • they heard the rumbling of thunder
  • noun a servant's seat (or luggage compartment) in the rear of a carriage

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cursedly

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

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petrification

  • noun the process of turning some plant material into stone by infiltration with water carrying mineral particles without changing the original shape
    petrifaction.

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tiresomely

  • adverb in a tedious manner
    boringly; tediously.
    • boringly slow work
    • he plodded tediously forward

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plunk

  • noun a hollow twanging sound
  • noun (baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly
    plunker.

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irredeemable

  • adjective satellite insusceptible of reform
    unreformable; irreclaimable; unredeemable.
    • vicious irreclaimable boys
    • irredeemable sinners
  • adjective satellite (of paper money) not convertible into coin at the pleasure of the holder

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monotony

  • noun the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety
    humdrum; sameness.
    • he had never grown accustomed to the monotony of his work
    • he was sick of the humdrum of his fellow prisoners
    • he hated the sameness of the food the college served
  • noun constancy of tone or pitch or inflection

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frightfully

  • adverb used as intensifiers
    awful; terribly; awfully.
    • terribly interesting
    • I'm awful sorry

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aching

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

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unspeakably

  • adverb to an inexpressible degree
    unutterably; indescribably; ineffably.
    • she was looking very young tonight, and, as usual, indescribably beautiful, in a simple strapless dress of a green and white silky cotton

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plop

  • noun the noise of a rounded object dropping into a liquid without a splash
  • verb drop something with a plopping sound

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tediously

  • adverb in a tedious manner
    boringly; tiresomely.
    • boringly slow work
    • he plodded tediously forward

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clang

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    clank; crash; clash; clangour; clangoring; clangor.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • verb make a loud noise
    clangor.
    • clanging metal

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plaguy

  • adjective satellite causing irritation or annoyance
    pestering; nettlesome; plaguey; galling; teasing; vexing; pesky; bothersome; vexatious; annoying; pestiferous; irritating.
    • tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork
    • aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport
    • found it galling to have to ask permission
    • an irritating delay
    • nettlesome paperwork
    • a pesky mosquito
    • swarms of pestering gnats
    • a plaguey newfangled safety catch
    • a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him
    • a vexatious child
    • it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong
  • adverb in a disagreeable manner
    plaguey; plaguily.
    • it's so plaguey cold!

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plash

  • noun the sound like water splashing
    splash.
  • verb interlace the shoots of
    pleach.
    • pleach a hedge

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oppressively

  • adverb in a heavy and oppressive way
    • it was oppressively hot in the office

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clod

  • noun a compact mass
    ball; glob; lump; clump; chunk.
    • a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder
  • noun an awkward stupid person
    oaf; goon; lout; lump; lummox; stumblebum; gawk; lubber.

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hangdog

  • adjective satellite showing a sense of guilt
    shamefaced; guilty; shamed.
    • a guilty look
    • the hangdog and shamefaced air of the retreating enemy"- Eric Linklater
  • adjective satellite frightened into submission or compliance

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prose

  • noun ordinary writing as distinguished from verse
  • noun matter of fact, commonplace, or dull expression

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drearily

  • adverb in a cheerless manner
    dismally.
    • in August 1914 , there was a dismally sentimental little dinner, when the French, German, Austrian and Belgian members of the committee drank together to the peace of the future

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sheen

  • noun the visual property of something that shines with reflected light
    lustre; shininess; luster.

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unconscionable

  • adjective satellite lacking a conscience
    conscienceless.
    • a conscienceless villain
    • brash, unprincipled, and conscienceless
    • an unconscionable liar
  • adjective satellite greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
    extortionate; usurious; outrageous; exorbitant; steep.
    • exorbitant rent
    • extortionate prices
    • spends an outrageous amount on entertainment
    • usurious interest rate
    • unconscionable spending

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bronzy

  • adjective satellite of the color of bronze
    bronze.

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underpart

  • noun a part lying on the lower side or underneath an animal's body
    • the warbler has a white throat and underparts
    • a woodland mouse with white underparts

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olivaceous

Resembling the olive; of the color of the olive; olive-green.

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consume

  • verb eat immoderately
    down; go through; devour.
    • Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal
  • verb serve oneself to, or consume regularly
    have; take in; ingest; take.
    • Have another bowl of chicken soup!
    • I don't take sugar in my coffee

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repetitiousness

  • noun verboseness resulting from excessive repetitions
    repetitiveness.

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