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hm

  • noun a metric unit of length equal to 100 meters
    hectometer; hectometre.

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pose

  • noun affected manners intended to impress others
    airs.
    • don't put on airs with me
  • noun a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes

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eblis

  • noun (Islam) the principal evil jinni in Islamic mythology

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militarily

  • adverb with respect to the military
    • on a militarily significant scale

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polemicist

  • noun a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology)
    polemic; polemist.

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erect

  • verb construct, build, or erect
    set up; put up; rear; raise.
    • Raise a barn
  • verb cause to rise up
    rear.

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abattis

  • noun a line of defense consisting of a barrier of felled or live trees with branches (sharpened or with barbed wire entwined) pointed toward the enemy
    abatis.

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pose

  • noun affected manners intended to impress others
    airs.
    • don't put on airs with me
  • noun a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes

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intellectually

  • adverb in an intellectual manner
    • intellectually gifted children
    • intellectually influenced

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controversialist

  • noun a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
    eristic; disputant.

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truly

  • adverb in accordance with truth or fact or reality
    genuinely; really.
    • she was now truly American
    • a genuinely open society
    • they don't really listen to us
  • adverb by right
    rightfully.
    • baseball rightfully is the nation's pastime

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abatis

  • noun a line of defense consisting of a barrier of felled or live trees with branches (sharpened or with barbed wire entwined) pointed toward the enemy
    abattis.

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wield

  • verb have and exercise
    maintain; exert.
    • wield power and authority
  • verb handle effectively
    handle; manage.
    • The burglar wielded an axe
    • The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well

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h.m.s.

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stoup

  • noun an archaic drinking vessel
  • noun basin for holy water
    stoop.

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faced

  • adjective having a face or facing especially of a specified kind or number; often used in combination
    • a neatly faced terrace
  • verb deal with (something unpleasant) head on
    confront; face up; face.
    • You must confront your problems
    • He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes

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trencherman

  • noun a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess
    gourmandizer; glutton; gourmand.

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dismally

  • adverb in a cheerless manner
    drearily.
    • 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
  • adverb in a dreadful manner
    dreadfully.
    • 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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contender

  • noun the contestant you hope to defeat
    rival; competitor; competition; challenger.
    • he had respect for his rivals
    • he wanted to know what the competition was doing

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posed

  • adjective arranged for pictorial purposes
  • verb introduce
    pose; present.
    • This poses an interesting question

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enginery

  • noun machinery consisting of engines collectively

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frighteningly

  • adverb in an alarming manner
    scarily.
    • the disturbing thing about the Minister's behavior is that far from being artificial, it too often rings frighteningly true

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ravage

  • noun (usually plural) a destructive action
    depredation.
    • the ravages of time
    • the depredations of age and disease
  • verb make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes
    harry.

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marshal

  • noun a law officer having duties similar to those of a sheriff in carrying out the judgments of a court of law
    marshall.
  • noun (in some countries) a military officer of highest rank
    marshall.

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arquebuse

A sort of hand gun or firearm a contrivance answering to a trigger, by which the burning match was applied. The musket was a later invention. Written also harquebus.

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wield

  • verb have and exercise
    maintain; exert.
    • wield power and authority
  • verb handle effectively
    handle; manage.
    • The burglar wielded an axe
    • The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well

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matriarch

  • noun a female head of a family or tribe
    materfamilias.
  • noun a feisty older woman with a big bosom (as drawn in cartoons)

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surmount

  • verb get on top of; deal with successfully
    get over; master; subdue; overcome.
    • He overcame his shyness
  • verb be on top of
    • The scarf surmounted the gown

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campaigner

  • noun a politician who is running for public office
    nominee; candidate.

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doubly

  • adverb to double the degree
    double; twice.
    • she was doubly rewarded
    • his eyes were double bright
  • adverb in a twofold manner
    in two ways.
    • he was doubly wrong

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roadblock

  • noun any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective
    barrier.
    • intolerance is a barrier to understanding
  • noun a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.
    barricade.

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computationally

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

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foe

  • noun an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)
    foeman; enemy; opposition.
    • a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies
  • noun a personal enemy
    enemy.
    • they had been political foes for years

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potentially

  • adverb with a possibility of becoming actual
    • he is potentially dangerous
    • potentially useful

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obstacle

  • noun something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted
    obstruction.
    • lack of imagination is an obstacle to one's advancement
    • the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education
    • the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan
  • noun an obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented)

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wield

  • verb have and exercise
    maintain; exert.
    • wield power and authority
  • verb handle effectively
    handle; manage.
    • The burglar wielded an axe
    • The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well

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adversary

  • noun someone who offers opposition
    resister; opposer; antagonist; opponent.

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reputedly

  • adverb by repute; according to general belief
    • fish with reputedly poisonous flesh

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hurdle

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

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equally

  • adverb to the same degree (often followed by `as')
    every bit; as.
    • they were equally beautiful
    • birds were singing and the child sang as sweetly
    • sang as sweetly as a nightingale
    • he is every bit as mean as she is
  • adverb in equal amounts or shares; in a balanced or impartial way
    evenly.
    • a class evenly divided between girls and boys
    • they split their winnings equally
    • deal equally with rich and poor

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competitor

  • noun the contestant you hope to defeat
    rival; contender; competition; challenger.
    • he had respect for his rivals
    • he wanted to know what the competition was doing

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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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opponent

  • noun a contestant that you are matched against
    opposite; opposition.
  • noun someone who offers opposition
    resister; opposer; adversary; antagonist.

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posing

  • noun (photography) the act of assuming a certain position (as for a photograph or portrait)
    sitting.
    • he wanted his portrait painted but couldn't spare time for the sitting
  • verb introduce
    pose; present.
    • This poses an interesting question

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casemated

Furnished with, protected by, or built like, a casemate. Campbell.

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present

  • noun the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech
    nowadays.
    • that is enough for the present
    • he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow
  • noun something presented as a gift
    • his tie was a present from his wife

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hurdles

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

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face

  • noun the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear
    human face.
    • he washed his face
    • I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news
  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; look; aspect.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face

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antagonist

  • noun someone who offers opposition
    resister; opposer; adversary; opponent.
  • noun a muscle that relaxes while another contracts
    • when bending the elbow the triceps are the antagonist

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sufficiently

  • adverb to a sufficient degree
    • she was sufficiently fluent in Mandarin

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obstacle

  • noun something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted
    obstruction.
    • lack of imagination is an obstacle to one's advancement
    • the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education
    • the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan
  • noun an obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented)

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foe

  • noun an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)
    foeman; enemy; opposition.
    • a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies
  • noun a personal enemy
    enemy.
    • they had been political foes for years

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firepower

  • noun (military) the relative capacity for delivering fire on a target

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seemingly

  • adverb from appearances alone
    ostensibly; on the face of it; apparently.
    • irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land
    • the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned
    • had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it"-Thomas Hardy
    • on the face of it the problem seems minor

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entrenchment

  • noun an entrenched fortification; a position protected by trenches
    intrenchment.

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less

  • adjective (comparative of `little' usually used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning not as great in amount or degree
    • of less importance
    • less time to spend with the family
    • a shower uses less water
    • less than three years old
  • noun a chronic inflammatory collagen disease affecting connective tissue (skin or joints)
    LE; lupus erythematosus.

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armoury

  • noun a collection of resources
    armory; inventory.
    • he dipped into his intellectual armory to find an answer
  • noun all the weapons and equipment that a country has
    armory; arsenal.

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amass

  • verb collect or gather
    gather; conglomerate; accumulate; cumulate; pile up.
    • Journals are accumulating in my office
    • The work keeps piling up
  • verb get or gather together
    roll up; compile; collect; accumulate; hoard; pile up.
    • I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
    • She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
    • She rolled up a small fortune

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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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adversary

  • noun someone who offers opposition
    resister; opposer; antagonist; opponent.

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exceedingly

  • adverb to an extreme degree
    super; extremely; passing.
    • extremely cold
    • extremely unpleasant

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bluestocking

  • noun a woman having literary or intellectual interests
    bas bleu.

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admittedly

  • adverb as acknowledged
    true; confessedly; avowedly.
    • true, she is the smartest in her class

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irruption

  • noun a sudden violent entrance; a bursting in
    • the recent irruption of bad manners
  • noun a sudden sharp increase in the relative numbers of a population

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undeniably

  • adverb to an undeniable degree or in an undeniable manner
    • she is undeniably the most gifted student in the class

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debater

  • noun someone who engages in debate
    arguer.

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confront

  • verb oppose, as in hostility or a competition
    face.
    • You must confront your opponent
    • Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring
    • The two enemies finally confronted each other
  • verb deal with (something unpleasant) head on
    face up; face.
    • You must confront your problems
    • He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes

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cetacean

  • noun large aquatic carnivorous mammal with fin-like forelimbs no hind limbs, including: whales; dolphins; porpoises; narwhals
    cetacean mammal; blower.
  • adjective of or relating to whales and dolphins etc
    cetaceous.

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extremely

  • adverb to a high degree or extent; favorably or with much respect
    highly.
    • highly successful
    • He spoke highly of her
    • does not think highly of his writing
    • extremely interesting
  • adverb to an extreme degree
    super; exceedingly; passing.
    • extremely cold
    • extremely unpleasant

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pretty

  • adjective satellite pleasing by delicacy or grace; not imposing
    • pretty girl
    • pretty song
    • pretty room
  • adjective satellite (used ironically) unexpectedly bad
    • a pretty mess
    • a pretty kettle of fish

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armament

  • noun weaponry used by military or naval force
  • noun the act of equiping with weapons in preparation for war
    arming; equipping.

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immensely

  • adverb to an exceedingly great extent or degree
    vastly.
    • He had vastly overestimated his resources
    • was immensely more important to the project as a scientist than as an administrator

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barrier

  • noun a structure or object that impedes free movement
  • noun any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective
    roadblock.
    • intolerance is a barrier to understanding

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wield

  • verb have and exercise
    maintain; exert.
    • wield power and authority
  • verb handle effectively
    handle; manage.
    • The burglar wielded an axe
    • The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well

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challenger

  • noun the contestant you hope to defeat
    rival; contender; competitor; competition.
    • he had respect for his rivals
    • he wanted to know what the competition was doing

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more

  • adjective (comparative of `much' used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning greater in size or amount or extent or degree
    more than.
    • more land
    • more support
    • more rain fell
    • more than a gallon
  • noun English statesman who opposed Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and was imprisoned and beheaded; recalled for his concept of Utopia, the ideal state
    Sir Thomas More; Thomas More.

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roadblock

  • noun any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective
    barrier.
    • intolerance is a barrier to understanding
  • noun a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.
    barricade.

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peculiarly

  • adverb uniquely or characteristically
    particularly.
    • these peculiarly cinematic elements
    • a peculiarly French phenomenon
    • everyone has a moment in history which belongs particularly to him"- John Knowles
  • adverb in a manner differing from the usual or expected
    curiously; oddly.
    • had a curiously husky voice
    • he's behaving rather peculiarly

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increasingly

  • adverb advancing in amount or intensity
    more and more; progressively.
    • she became increasingly depressed

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encounter

  • noun a minor short-term fight
    skirmish; brush; clash.
  • noun a casual or unexpected convergence
    meeting.
    • he still remembers their meeting in Paris
    • there was a brief encounter in the hallway

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ironclad

  • noun a wooden warship of the 19th century that is plated with iron or steel armor
  • adjective satellite sheathed in iron plates for protection

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somewhat

  • adverb to a small degree or extent
    slightly; more or less.
    • his arguments were somewhat self-contradictory
    • the children argued because one slice of cake was slightly larger than the other
  • adverb to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
    fairly; pretty; passably; reasonably; moderately; jolly; middling.
    • pretty big
    • pretty bad
    • jolly decent of him
    • the shoes are priced reasonably
    • he is fairly clever with computers

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intrenchment

  • noun an entrenched fortification; a position protected by trenches
    entrenchment.

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raise

  • noun the amount a salary is increased
    wage hike; hike; rise; salary increase; wage increase.
    • he got a 3% raise
    • he got a wage hike
  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; upgrade; rise; climb; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise

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tusk

  • noun a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses
    ivory.
  • noun a long pointed tooth specialized for fighting or digging; especially in an elephant or walrus or hog

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proverbially

  • adverb in the manner of something that has become a byword
    • this proverbially bitter plant, wormwood

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weapon

  • noun any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
    arm; weapon system.
    • he was licensed to carry a weapon
  • noun a means of persuading or arguing
    artillery.
    • he used all his conversational weapons

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encounter

  • noun a minor short-term fight
    skirmish; brush; clash.
  • noun a casual or unexpected convergence
    meeting.
    • he still remembers their meeting in Paris
    • there was a brief encounter in the hallway

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foursome

  • noun four people considered as a unit
    quartette; quartet.
    • he joined a barbershop quartet
    • the foursome teed off before 9 a.m.
  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
    tetrad; quaternity; quadruplet; Little Joe; IV; four; quaternion; quatern; quaternary; quartet; 4.

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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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rival

  • noun the contestant you hope to defeat
    contender; competitor; competition; challenger.
    • he had respect for his rivals
    • he wanted to know what the competition was doing
  • verb be equal to in quality or ability
    touch; equal; match.
    • Nothing can rival cotton for durability
    • Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues
    • Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents

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confront

  • verb oppose, as in hostility or a competition
    face.
    • You must confront your opponent
    • Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring
    • The two enemies finally confronted each other
  • verb deal with (something unpleasant) head on
    face up; face.
    • You must confront your problems
    • He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes

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quite

  • adverb to a degree (not used with a negative)
    rather.
    • quite tasty
    • quite soon
    • quite ill
    • quite rich
  • adverb to the greatest extent; completely
    • you're quite right
    • she was quite alone
    • was quite mistaken
    • quite the opposite
    • not quite finished
    • did not quite make it

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breastwork

  • noun fortification consisting of a low wall
    parapet.

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obscurely

  • adverb in an obscure manner
    • this work is obscurely written

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lineup

  • noun (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat
    batting order; card.
    • the managers presented their cards to the umpire at home plate
  • noun a line of persons arranged by police for inspection or identification

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moat

  • noun ditch dug as a fortification and usually filled with water
    fosse.

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phalanx

  • noun any of the bones of the fingers or toes
  • noun any closely ranked crowd of people

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surmount

  • verb get on top of; deal with successfully
    get over; master; subdue; overcome.
    • He overcame his shyness
  • verb be on top of
    • The scarf surmounted the gown

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mustachio

  • noun a large bushy moustache (with hair growing sometimes down the sides of the mouth)
    handle-bars; moustachio.

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encounter

  • noun a minor short-term fight
    skirmish; brush; clash.
  • noun a casual or unexpected convergence
    meeting.
    • he still remembers their meeting in Paris
    • there was a brief encounter in the hallway

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deterrent

  • noun something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
    balk; handicap; baulk; check; impediment; hindrance; hinderance.
  • adjective satellite tending to deter
    • the deterrent effects of high prices

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very

  • adjective satellite precisely as stated
    • the very center of town
  • adjective satellite being the exact same one; not any other:
    identical; selfsame.
    • this is the identical room we stayed in before
    • the themes of his stories are one and the same
    • saw the selfsame quotation in two newspapers
    • on this very spot
    • the very thing he said yesterday
    • the very man I want to see

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matriarch

  • noun a female head of a family or tribe
    materfamilias.
  • noun a feisty older woman with a big bosom (as drawn in cartoons)

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proved

  • adjective established beyond doubt
    proven.
    • a proven liar
    • a Soviet leader of proven shrewdness
  • verb be shown or be found to be
    turn up; turn out; prove.
    • She proved to be right
    • The medicine turned out to save her life
    • She turned up HIV positive

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rival

  • noun the contestant you hope to defeat
    contender; competitor; competition; challenger.
    • he had respect for his rivals
    • he wanted to know what the competition was doing
  • verb be equal to in quality or ability
    touch; equal; match.
    • Nothing can rival cotton for durability
    • Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues
    • Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents

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facing

  • noun a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation or strengthening
  • noun an ornamental coating to a building
    veneer.

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clangor

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    clank; crash; clash; clangour; clangoring; clang.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • verb make a loud resonant noise
    clangour.
    • the alarm clangored throughout the building

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