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frenzy

  • noun state of violent mental agitation
    fury; delirium; craze; hysteria.

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presageful

Full of presages; ominous.
Dark in the glass of some presageful mood. Tennyson.

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monger

  • noun someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
    trader; bargainer; dealer.
  • verb sell or offer for sale from place to place
    vend; pitch; peddle; hawk; huckster.

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instil

  • verb enter drop by drop
    instill.
    • instill medication into my eye

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disenchant

  • verb free from enchantment
    disillusion.

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unweighed

Not weighed; not pondered or considered; as, an unweighed statement.

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dishearten

  • verb take away the enthusiasm of
    put off.

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instill

  • verb impart gradually
    transfuse.
    • Her presence instilled faith into the children
    • transfuse love of music into the students
  • verb enter drop by drop
    instil.
    • instill medication into my eye

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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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palsy

  • noun loss of the ability to move a body part
    paralysis.
  • noun a condition marked by uncontrollable tremor

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prickle

  • noun a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
    pricker; spine; thorn; spikelet; sticker.
  • verb cause a prickling sensation
    prick.

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wiseness

  • noun the quality of being prudent and sensible
    soundness; wisdom.
  • noun the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight
    wisdom.

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immobilize

  • verb hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital
    immobilise.
  • verb to hold fast or prevent from moving
    immobilise; trap; pin.
    • The child was pinned under the fallen tree

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acrophobia

  • noun a morbid fear of great heights

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unman

  • verb cause to lose one's nerve
    • an unmanning experience

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pavlovian

  • adjective of or relating to Ivan Pavlov or his experiments
    • Pavlovian conditioning

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skitter

  • verb to move about or proceed hurriedly
    scamper; scurry; scuttle.
    • so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground
  • verb glide easily along a surface

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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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unreason

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

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course

  • noun education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings
    course of study; course of instruction; class.
    • he took a course in basket weaving
    • flirting is not unknown in college classes
  • noun a connected series of events or actions or developments
    line.
    • the government took a firm course
    • historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available

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instilling

  • noun teaching or impressing upon the mind by frequent instruction or repetition
    inculcation; ingraining.
  • verb impart gradually
    transfuse; instill.
    • Her presence instilled faith into the children
    • transfuse love of music into the students

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lance

  • noun a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
    shaft; spear.
  • noun an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
    gig; fizgig; fishgig; spear.

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paranoic

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grip

  • noun the act of grasping
    clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; hold; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
    hold; handgrip; handle.
    • he grabbed the hammer by the handle
    • it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip

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worshipful

  • adjective satellite showing adoration
    adoring.
  • adjective satellite showing great reverence for god
    reverent; godly.
    • a godly man
    • leading a godly life

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molest

  • verb harass or assault sexually; make indecent advances to
  • verb annoy continually or chronically
    beset; chivy; chevy; chevvy; harass; hassle; chivvy; harry; plague; provoke.
    • He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
    • This man harasses his female co-workers

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unshapen

  • adjective satellite incompletely or imperfectly shaped
    unshaped.
    • unshaped dough
    • unshaped timbers

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potentiate

  • verb increase the effect of or act synergistically with (a drug or a physiological or biochemical phenomenon)
    • potentiate the drug

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niggling

  • adjective satellite (informal) small and of little importance
    little; petty; footling; piffling; trivial; piddling; fiddling; picayune; lilliputian.
    • a fiddling sum of money
    • a footling gesture
    • our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war
    • a little (or small) matter
    • a dispute over niggling details
    • limited to petty enterprises
    • piffling efforts
    • giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction
  • verb worry unnecessarily or excessively
    niggle; fuss; fret.
    • don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now

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snake

  • noun limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous
    ophidian; serpent.
  • noun a deceitful or treacherous person
    snake in the grass.

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unreasoning

  • adjective satellite not based on reason or evidence
    blind.
    • blind hatred
    • blind faith
    • unreasoning panic

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engulfment

A swallowing up as if in a gulf. R.

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instill

  • verb impart gradually
    transfuse.
    • Her presence instilled faith into the children
    • transfuse love of music into the students
  • verb enter drop by drop
    instil.
    • instill medication into my eye

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well

  • noun a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
  • noun a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid

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agoraphobic

  • adjective satellite suffering from agoraphobia; abnormally afraid of open or public places

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contort

  • verb twist and press out of shape
    wring; distort; deform.

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paralyse

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

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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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instil

  • verb enter drop by drop
    instill.
    • instill medication into my eye

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bogle

A goblin; a specter; a frightful phantom; a bogy; a bugbear. Written also boggle.

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reverential

  • adjective satellite feeling or manifesting veneration
    venerating; respectful.

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banish

  • verb expel from a community or group
    ostracize; blackball; shun; cast out; ban; ostracise.
  • verb ban from a place of residence, as for punishment
    ban.

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monger

  • noun someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
    trader; bargainer; dealer.
  • verb sell or offer for sale from place to place
    vend; pitch; peddle; hawk; huckster.

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ictal

  • adjective of or relating to a seizure or convulsion
    ictic.

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war

  • noun the waging of armed conflict against an enemy
    warfare.
    • thousands of people were killed in the war
  • noun a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply
    state of war.
    • war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring

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aguish

  • adjective satellite affected by ague

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slither

  • verb to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly
    slide.
    • They slid through the wicket in the big gate

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l

  • noun a metric unit of capacity, formerly defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water under standard conditions; now equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters (or approximately 1.75 pints)
    litre; liter; cubic decimeter; cubic decimetre.
  • noun the cardinal number that is the product of ten and five
    50; fifty.

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reasonless

  • adjective satellite not marked by the use of reason
    mindless; senseless.
    • mindless violence
    • reasonless hostility
    • a senseless act
  • adjective satellite not endowed with the capacity to reason
    • a reasonless brute

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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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petrifying

  • adjective satellite paralyzing with terror
  • verb cause to become stonelike or stiff or dazed and stunned
    petrify.
    • The horror petrified his feelings
    • Fear petrified her thinking

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reprisal

  • noun a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime

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dispel

  • verb force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
    turn back; drive out; drive away; chase away; drive off; run off.
    • Drive away potential burglars
    • drive away bad thoughts
    • dispel doubts
    • The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers
  • verb to cause to separate and go in different directions
    scatter; break up; disperse; dissipate.
    • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds

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dissipate

  • verb to cause to separate and go in different directions
    dispel; scatter; break up; disperse.
    • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds
  • verb move away from each other;
    scatter; disperse; spread out.
    • The crowds dispersed
    • The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached

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agoraphobic

  • adjective satellite suffering from agoraphobia; abnormally afraid of open or public places

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rippled

  • adjective satellite uneven by virtue of having wrinkles or waves
    wavy; crinkly; crinkled; wavelike.
  • verb stir up (water) so as to form ripples
    ripple; riffle; undulate; ruffle; cockle.

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atavistic

  • adjective satellite characteristic of an atavist
    throwback.

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conditioning

  • noun a learning process in which an organism's behavior becomes dependent on the occurrence of a stimulus in its environment
  • verb establish a conditioned response
    condition.

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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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clutch

  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clench; grasp; hold; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun a tense critical situation
    • he is a good man in the clutch

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instill

  • verb impart gradually
    transfuse.
    • Her presence instilled faith into the children
    • transfuse love of music into the students
  • verb enter drop by drop
    instil.
    • instill medication into my eye

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wild

  • noun a wild primitive state untouched by civilization
    natural state; state of nature.
    • he lived in the wild
    • they collected mushrooms in the wild
  • noun a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition
    wilderness.
    • it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers

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subside

  • verb wear off or die down
    lessen.
    • The pain subsided
  • verb sink to a lower level or form a depression
    • the valleys subside

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overmaster

  • verb overcome by superior force
    overpower; overwhelm.

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overtake

  • verb catch up with and possibly overtake
    catch; catch up with.
    • The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp
  • verb travel past
    overhaul; pass.
    • The sports car passed all the trucks

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nagging

  • adjective satellite continually complaining or faultfinding
    shrewish.
    • a shrewish wife
    • nagging parents
  • verb bother persistently with trivial complaints
    peck; nag; hen-peck.
    • She nags her husband all day long

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coursing

  • noun hunting with dogs (usually greyhounds) that are trained to chase game (such as hares) by sight instead of by scent
  • verb move swiftly through or over
    course.
    • ships coursing the Atlantic

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beget

  • verb make children
    engender; sire; get; father; mother; bring forth; generate.
    • Abraham begot Isaac
    • Men often father children but don't recognize them

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fieldmouse

  • noun any nocturnal Old World mouse of the genus Apodemus inhabiting woods and fields and gardens
    field mouse.

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ebb

  • noun a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
    ebbing; wane.
  • noun the outward flow of the tide
    reflux.

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dispel

  • verb force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
    turn back; drive out; drive away; chase away; drive off; run off.
    • Drive away potential burglars
    • drive away bad thoughts
    • dispel doubts
    • The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers
  • verb to cause to separate and go in different directions
    scatter; break up; disperse; dissipate.
    • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds

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clawed

  • adjective satellite having or resembling a claw or claws; often used as a combining form
    • sharp-clawed
  • verb move as if by clawing, seizing, or digging
    claw.
    • They clawed their way to the top of the mountain

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panicky

  • adjective satellite thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation
    panicked; terrified; frightened; panic-stricken; panic-struck.
    • became panicky as the snow deepened
    • felt panicked before each exam
    • trying to keep back the panic-stricken crowd
    • the terrified horse bolted

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well

  • noun a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
  • noun a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid

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phobic

  • adjective satellite suffering from irrational fears

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paralysis

  • noun loss of the ability to move a body part
    palsy.

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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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gripping

  • adjective satellite capable of arousing and holding the attention
    absorbing; riveting; engrossing; fascinating.
    • a fascinating story
  • verb hold fast or firmly
    grip.
    • He gripped the steering wheel

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boding

  • noun a feeling of evil to come
    foreboding; presentiment; premonition.
    • a steadily escalating sense of foreboding
    • the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case
  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; betoken; portend; foreshadow; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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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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immobilizing

  • noun the act of limiting movement or making incapable of movement
    immobilisation; immobilization.
    • the storm caused complete immobilization of the rescue team
  • verb hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital
    immobilize; immobilise.

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shimmy

  • noun an abnormal wobble in a motor vehicle (especially in the front wheels)
    • he could feel the shimmy in the steering wheel
  • noun a woman's sleeveless undergarment
    shift; teddy; slip; chemise.

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unnameable

  • adjective satellite too sacred to be uttered
    ineffable; unutterable; unspeakable.
    • the ineffable name of the Deity

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escalate

  • verb increase in extent or intensity
    step up; intensify.
    • The Allies escalated the bombing

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dastard

  • noun a despicable coward
  • adjective satellite despicably cowardly
    dastardly.
    • the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on...December 7th"- F.D. Roosevelt

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imprison

  • verb lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
    incarcerate; jug; remand; lag; immure; gaol; jail; put away; put behind bars.
    • The suspects were imprisoned without trial
    • the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life
  • verb confine as if in a prison; he does not let them go out without a chaperone"
    • His daughters are virtually imprisoned in their own house

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deathly

  • adjective satellite having the physical appearance of death
    deathlike.
    • a deathly pallor
  • adjective satellite causing or capable of causing death
    deadly; mortal.
    • a fatal accident
    • a deadly enemy
    • mortal combat
    • a mortal illness

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unnerve

  • verb disturb the composure of
    faze; unsettle; enervate.

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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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seep

  • verb pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings
    ooze.

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allay

  • verb lessen the intensity of or calm
    relieve; still; ease.
    • The news eased my conscience
    • still the fears
  • verb satisfy (thirst)
    quench; slake; assuage.
    • The cold water quenched his thirst

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anger

  • noun a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
    choler; ire.
  • noun the state of being angry
    angriness.

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womanish

  • adjective satellite having characteristics associated with women and considered undesirable in men
    • womanish tears

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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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causeless

  • adjective satellite having no justifying cause or reason
    reasonless.
    • a senseless, causeless murder
    • a causeless war that never had an aim
    • an apparently arbitrary and reasonless change
  • adjective satellite having no cause or apparent cause
    fortuitous; uncaused.
    • a causeless miracle
    • fortuitous encounters--strange accidents of fortune
    • we cannot regard artistic invention as...uncaused and unrelated to the times

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skitter

  • verb to move about or proceed hurriedly
    scamper; scurry; scuttle.
    • so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground
  • verb glide easily along a surface

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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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tingle

  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; thrill; shudder; shiver; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him
  • noun a somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles
    prickling; tingling.

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cark

  • verb disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
    perturb; disquiet; distract; trouble; disorder; unhinge.
    • She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill

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overwhelm

  • verb overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
    overtake; overpower; whelm; overcome; sweep over.
  • verb charge someone with too many tasks
    flood out; deluge.

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motivate

  • verb give an incentive for action
    prompt; propel; incite; move; actuate.
    • This moved me to sacrifice my career

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fetichistic

Pertaining to, or involving, fetichism.
A man of the fifteenth century, inheriting its strange web of belief and unbelief, of epicurean levity and fetichistic dread. G. Eliot.

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surge

  • noun a sudden forceful flow
    rush; upsurge; spate.
  • noun a sudden or abrupt strong increase
    upsurge.
    • stimulated a surge of speculation
    • an upsurge of emotion
    • an upsurge in violent crime

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unman

  • verb cause to lose one's nerve
    • an unmanning experience

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prickling

  • noun a somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles
    tingling; tingle.
  • verb cause a prickling sensation
    prick; prickle.

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haunting

  • adjective satellite continually recurring to the mind
    persistent.
    • haunting memories
    • the cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty"- Claudia Cassidy
  • verb follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to
    stalk; haunt.
    • her ex-boyfriend stalked her
    • the ghost of her mother haunted her

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eavesdropper

  • noun a secret listener to private conversations

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xenophobic

  • adjective satellite suffering from xenophobia; having abnormal fear or hatred of the strange or foreign

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psychosis

  • noun any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted

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groundless

  • adjective satellite without a basis in reason or fact
    baseless; unwarranted; idle; wild; unfounded.
    • baseless gossip
    • the allegations proved groundless
    • idle fears
    • unfounded suspicions
    • unwarranted jealousy

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overcome

  • verb win a victory over
    get the better of; defeat.
    • You must overcome all difficulties
    • defeat your enemies
    • He overcame his shyness
    • He overcame his infirmity
    • Her anger got the better of her and she blew up
  • verb get on top of; deal with successfully
    get over; master; subdue; surmount.
    • He overcame his shyness

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assuage

  • verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    gruntle; placate; appease; conciliate; gentle; pacify; mollify; lenify.
    • She managed to mollify the angry customer
  • verb satisfy (thirst)
    quench; allay; slake.
    • The cold water quenched his thirst

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