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dichloroethyl

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testacy

(Law) The state or circumstance of being testate, or of leaving a valid will, or testament, at death.

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uninterpreted

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eveningwear

  • noun attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening
    evening dress; evening clothes; formalwear.

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stiltedly

  • adverb in a stilted manner
    • she answered him stiltedly

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routinary

Involving, or pertaining to, routine; ordinary; customary. R. Emerson.

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forbiddingly

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

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semanticist

  • noun a specialist in the study of meaning
    semiotician.

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scotist

(Eccl. Hist.) A follower of (Joannes) Duns Scotus, the Franciscan scholastic (d. 1308), who maintained certain doctrines in philosophy and theology, in opposition to the Thomists, or followers of Thomas Aquinas, the Dominican scholastic.

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sheer

  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    swerve; cut; veer; trend; curve; slew; slue.
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right
  • verb cause to sheer
    • She sheered her car around the obstacle

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frostily

  • adverb without warmth or enthusiasm
    frigidly.
    • `Come in if you have to,' he said frostily

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potage

  • noun thick (often creamy) soup
    pottage.

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strapless

  • noun a woman's garment that exposes the shoulders and has no shoulder straps
  • adjective satellite having no straps
    • a strapless evening gown

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aba

  • noun a loose sleeveless outer garment made from aba cloth; worn by Arabs
  • noun a fabric woven from goat hair and camel hair

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polyvinyl

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provability

  • noun capability of being demonstrated or logically proved
    demonstrability.

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frigidly

  • adverb without warmth or enthusiasm
    frostily.
    • `Come in if you have to,' he said frostily

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parterre

  • noun an ornamental flower garden; beds and paths are arranged to form a pattern
  • noun seating at the rear of the main floor (beneath the balconies)
    parquet circle.

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dauntingly

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

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adjudicatory

  • adjective concerned with adjudicating
    adjudicative.

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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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subsumption

  • noun the premise of a syllogism that contains the minor term (which is the subject of the conclusion)
    minor premiss; minor premise.
  • noun incorporating something under a more general category

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studied

  • adjective produced or marked by conscious design or premeditation
    • a studied smile
    • a note of biting irony and studied insult"- V.L.Parrington
  • verb consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
    canvas; study; analyse; examine; canvass; analyze.
    • analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare
    • analyze the evidence in a criminal trial
    • analyze your real motives

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coursework

  • noun work assigned to and done by a student during a course of study; usually it is evaluated as part of the student's grade in the course

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austronesian

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Austronesia
  • noun the family of languages spoken in Australia and Formosa and Malaysia and Polynesia
    Austronesian language.

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mentor

  • noun a wise and trusted guide and advisor
    wise man.
  • verb serve as a teacher or trusted counselor
    • The famous professor mentored him during his years in graduate school
    • She is a fine lecturer but she doesn't like mentoring

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waive

  • verb do without or cease to hold or adhere to
    relinquish; foreswear; forego; forgo; dispense with.
    • We are dispensing with formalities
    • relinquish the old ideas
  • verb lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
    throw overboard; forego; forfeit; forgo; give up.
    • you've forfeited your right to name your successor
    • forfeited property

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tailcoat

  • noun formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men
    white tie and tails; white tie; tails; tail coat; full dress; dress suit.

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piagetian

  • adjective of or relating to or like or in the manner of Jean Piaget

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adjudication

  • noun the final judgment in a legal proceeding; the act of pronouncing judgment based on the evidence presented

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stiffly

  • adverb in a stiff manner
    stiff.
    • his hands lay stiffly
  • adverb in a rigid manner
    rigidly; bolt.
    • the body was rigidly erect
    • he sat bolt upright

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ontology

  • noun (computer science) a rigorous and exhaustive organization of some knowledge domain that is usually hierarchical and contains all the relevant entities and their relations
  • noun the metaphysical study of the nature of being and existence

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din

  • noun a loud harsh or strident noise
    clamor; cacophony; blare; blaring.
  • noun the act of making a noisy disturbance
    tumult; ruckus; commotion; rumpus; ruction.

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eschew

  • verb avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of
    shun.

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chirography

  • noun beautiful handwriting
    calligraphy; penmanship.

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icily

  • adverb in a cold and icy manner
    • `Mr. Powell finds it easier to take it out of mothers, children and sick people than to take on this vast industry,' Mr Brown commented icily

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education

  • noun the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill
    instruction; educational activity; didactics; teaching; pedagogy.
    • he received no formal education
    • our instruction was carefully programmed
    • good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded
  • noun knowledge acquired by learning and instruction
    • it was clear that he had a very broad education

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exaggeratedly

  • adverb in an exaggerated manner
    hyperbolically.

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parterre

  • noun an ornamental flower garden; beds and paths are arranged to form a pattern
  • noun seating at the rear of the main floor (beneath the balconies)
    parquet circle.

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eschew

  • verb avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of
    shun.

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debriefing

  • noun report of a mission or task
  • verb put someone through a debriefing and make him report
    debrief.
    • The released hostages were debriefed

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contentless

Discontented; dissatisfied. R. Shak.

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flowerbed

  • noun a bed in which flowers are growing
    bed of flowers; flower bed.

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austerely

  • adverb in an austere fashion
    • the church was austerely simple

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experimentalism

  • noun an empirical doctrine that advocates experimental principles
  • noun an orientation that favors experimentation and innovation
    • the children of psychologists are often raised in an atmosphere of experimentalism

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empty

  • noun a container that has been emptied
    • return all empties to the store
  • verb make void or empty of contents
    • Empty the box
    • The alarm emptied the building

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eschew

  • verb avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of
    shun.

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canonisation

  • noun (Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints
    canonization.

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purely

  • adverb restricted to something
    strictly.
    • we talked strictly business

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realizability

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overly

  • adverb to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits
    to a fault; excessively; too.
    • too big

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eschew

  • verb avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of
    shun.

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mathesis

Learning; especially, mathematics. R. Pope.

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chilling

  • noun the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature
    cooling; temperature reduction.
  • verb depress or discourage
    chill.
    • The news of the city's surrender chilled the soldiers

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attire

  • noun clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
    dress; garb.
    • formal attire
    • battle dress
  • verb put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
    rig out; dress up; fig out; overdress; trick up; deck out; prink; tog out; get up; fig up; deck up; fancy up; tog up; gussy up; trick out.
    • She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera
    • The young girls were all fancied up for the party

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anachronistically

  • adverb in an anachronistic manner
    • let's look at this phenomenon anachronistically

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waive

  • verb do without or cease to hold or adhere to
    relinquish; foreswear; forego; forgo; dispense with.
    • We are dispensing with formalities
    • relinquish the old ideas
  • verb lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
    throw overboard; forego; forfeit; forgo; give up.
    • you've forfeited your right to name your successor
    • forfeited property

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legalism

  • noun strict conformity to the letter of the law rather than its spirit

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imposingly

  • adverb in an impressive manner
    impressively.
    • the students progressed impressively fast

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waive

  • verb do without or cease to hold or adhere to
    relinquish; foreswear; forego; forgo; dispense with.
    • We are dispensing with formalities
    • relinquish the old ideas
  • verb lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
    throw overboard; forego; forfeit; forgo; give up.
    • you've forfeited your right to name your successor
    • forfeited property

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loot

  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    swag; booty; prize; pillage; plunder; dirty money.
  • noun informal terms for money
    moolah; wampum; clams; gelt; kale; lucre; sugar; dinero; simoleons; boodle; lettuce; dough; shekels; scratch; cabbage; pelf; lolly; bread.

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institute

  • noun an association organized to promote art or science or education
  • verb set up or lay the groundwork for
    constitute; found; plant; establish.
    • establish a new department

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schooling

  • noun the act of teaching at school
  • noun the process of being formally educated at a school
    school.
    • what will you do when you finish school?

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uncharacteristically

  • adverb in uncharacteristic manner
    • he was uncharacteristically cool

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semantics

  • noun the study of language meaning
  • noun the meaning of a word, phrase, sentence, or text
    • a petty argument about semantics

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circumvent

  • verb surround so as to force to give up
    beleaguer; hem in; surround; besiege.
    • The Turks besieged Vienna
  • verb beat through cleverness and wit
    outsmart; beat; overreach; outwit; outfox.
    • I beat the traffic
    • She outfoxed her competitors

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dinnerware

  • noun the tableware (plates and platters and serving bowls etc.) used in serving a meal

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punctiliously

  • adverb in a punctilious manner
    • he launched into a long history of the birth of communism, giving credit punctiliously to the work of Marx and Engels

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handover

  • noun act of relinquishing property or authority etc
    • the handover of occupied territory

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petalled

  • adjective (of flowers) having petals
    petaled; petalous.

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institutionalisation

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herodian

(Jewish Hist.) One of a party among the Jews, composed of partisans of Herod of Galilee. They joined with the Pharisees against Christ.

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curtsy

  • noun bending the knees; a gesture of respect made by women
    curtsey.
  • verb bend the knees in a gesture of respectful greeting
    curtsey.

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speechmaking

  • noun delivering an address to a public audience
    oral presentation; public speaking; speaking.
    • people came to see the candidates and hear the speechmaking

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oddly

  • adverb in a manner differing from the usual or expected
    curiously; peculiarly.
    • had a curiously husky voice
    • he's behaving rather peculiarly
  • adverb in a strange manner
    queerly; strangely; funnily.
    • a queerly inscribed sheet of paper

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incongruously

  • adverb in an incongruous manner
    • his shirttails stuck out from his tuxedo pants somewhat incongruously

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pragmatics

  • noun the study of language use
  • noun an imperial decree that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land
    pragmatic sanction; pragmatic.

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rigidly

  • adverb in a rigid manner
    stiffly; bolt.
    • the body was rigidly erect
    • he sat bolt upright

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perimetry

The art of using the perimeter; measurement of the field of vision.

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deemphasize

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nomenclatural

Pertaining or according to a nomenclature.

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coldly

  • adverb in a cold unemotional manner
    in cold blood.
    • he killed her in cold blood

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ontology

  • noun (computer science) a rigorous and exhaustive organization of some knowledge domain that is usually hierarchical and contains all the relevant entities and their relations
  • noun the metaphysical study of the nature of being and existence

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quaintly

  • adverb in a strange but not unpleasant manner
    • the old lady expressed herself somewhat quaintly
  • adverb in a quaint old-fashioned manner
    • the room was quaintly furnished

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betrothal

  • noun a mutual promise to marry
    engagement; troth.
  • noun the act of becoming betrothed or engaged
    espousal.

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lack

  • noun the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
    deficiency; want.
    • there is a serious lack of insight into the problem
    • water is the critical deficiency in desert regions
    • for want of a nail the shoe was lost
  • verb be without
    miss.
    • This soup lacks salt
    • There is something missing in my jewelry box!

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reception

  • noun the manner in which something is greeted
    response.
    • she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors
  • noun a formal party of people; as after a wedding

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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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adventurousness

  • noun the trait of being adventurous
    venturesomeness.

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sequined

  • adjective satellite covered with beads or jewels or sequins
    gemmed; spangled; beady; jewelled; spangly; jeweled.

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renouncement

  • noun an act (spoken or written) declaring that something is surrendered or disowned
    renunciation.

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ridiculously

  • adverb so as to arouse or deserve laughter
    preposterously; ludicrously; laughably.
    • her income was laughably small, but she managed to live well

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syllogistic

  • adjective of or relating to or consisting of syllogism
    • syllogistic reasoning

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manicure

  • noun professional care for the hands and fingernails
  • verb trim carefully and neatly
    • manicure fingernails

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abjuration

  • noun a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion
    recantation; retraction.

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excessively

  • adverb to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits
    to a fault; overly; too.
    • too big

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logician

  • noun a person skilled at symbolic logic
    logistician.

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elaborately

  • adverb with elaboration
    in an elaborate way; intricately.
    • it was elaborately spelled out

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flextime

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procedural

  • adjective of or relating to procedure
    • a procedural violation
  • adjective relating to court practice and procedure as opposed to the principles of law
    adjective.
    • adjective law

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recantation

  • noun a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion
    retraction; abjuration.

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absurdly

  • adverb in an absurd manner or to an absurd degree
    • an absurdly rich young woman

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grammar

  • noun the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)

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excruciatingly

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

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audiological

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bypass

  • noun a highway that encircles an urban area so that traffic does not have to pass through the center
    ringway; ring road; beltway.
  • noun a surgically created shunt (usually around a damaged part)

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kimono

  • noun a loose robe; imitated from robes originally worn by Japanese

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rigorously

  • adverb in a rigorous manner
    strictly.
    • he had been trained rigorously by the monks

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nonidentity

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