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  • noun people of good family and breeding and high social status

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  • verb admit (to a wrongdoing)
    confess; profess.
    • She confessed that she had taken the money
  • verb be willing to concede
    yield; grant.
    • I grant you this much

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  • adjective satellite not aggressively self-assured, though not necessarily lacking in confidence
    • she was quiet and nonassertive as she took control

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  • noun a function word that combines with a noun or pronoun or noun phrase to form a prepositional phrase that can have an adverbial or adjectival relation to some other word
  • noun (linguistics) the placing of one linguistic element before another (as placing a modifier before the word it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix before the base to which it is attached)

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  • adverb in an overbearingly domineering manner; as a dictator
    magisterially; autocratically.
    • this manager acts dictatorially toward his colleagues

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  • adverb with validity; in a valid manner
    • this may not validly be done

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  • adverb in an overbearingly domineering manner; as a dictator
    magisterially; dictatorially.
    • this manager acts dictatorially toward his colleagues
  • adverb in an autocratic manner
    • the Czars ruled Russia autocratically

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  • noun a rule adopted by an organization in order to regulate its own affairs and the behavior of its members

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  • adjective belonging to or having the characteristics of a despot

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  • adverb by means of words
    • lexically represented

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  • adjective satellite marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior
    tyrannous; oppressive.
    • the oppressive government
    • oppressive laws
    • a tyrannical parent
    • tyrannous disregard of human rights
  • adjective satellite characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty
    authoritarian; dictatorial; despotic; tyrannic; autocratic.
    • an authoritarian regime
    • autocratic government
    • despotic rulers
    • a dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war
    • a tyrannical government

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  • noun a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
    • it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast
    • short haircuts were the regulation
  • noun something regarded as a normative example
    formula; pattern; normal; convention.
    • the convention of not naming the main character
    • violence is the rule not the exception
    • his formula for impressing visitors

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  • noun an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
    mean value.
  • verb mean or intend to express or convey
    • You never understand what I mean!
    • what do his words intend?

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  • noun an uproarious party
    bash; brawl.
  • noun the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
    doh; ut.

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  • adverb in an impartial manner
    • he smiled at them both impartially

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  • noun an authoritative rule
  • noun a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
    • it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast
    • short haircuts were the regulation

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  • noun a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel
    chokepoint; constriction.
  • noun the narrow part of a bottle near the top

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  • adverb in a democratic manner; based on democratic principles
    • it was decided democratically
    • democratically elected government

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  • noun a standard or model or pattern regarded as typical
    • the current middle-class norm of two children per family
  • noun a statistic describing the location of a distribution
    • it set the norm for American homes

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  • adverb without being seen
    • these organisms enter the body invisibly

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  • noun an act passed by a legislative body
    legislative act.
  • adjective satellite enacted by a legislative body
    • statute law
    • codified written laws

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  • noun a cruel and oppressive dictator
    autocrat; tyrant.

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  • adverb in a wise manner
    • she acted wisely when she invited her parents

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  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order
  • noun legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
    • there is a law against kidnapping

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  • adverb in an effective manner
    • these are real problems that can be dealt with most effectively by rational discussion
  • adverb in actuality or reality or fact
    in effect.
    • she is effectively his wife
    • in effect, they had no choice

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  • adverb with competence; in a competent capable manner
    ably; capably; aptly.
    • they worked competently

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  • noun the branch of physics concerned with the conversion of different forms of energy

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  • adverb with diligence; in a diligent manner
    • we may diligently observe the Lord's supper on the first day of the week, diligently preach the gospel, or minister to the saint

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  • adverb from this time forth; from now on
    • henceforth she will be known as Mrs. Smith

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  • noun (law) the hearing and determination of a dispute by an impartial referee agreed to by both parties (often used to settle disputes between labor and management)
  • noun the act of deciding as an arbiter; giving authoritative judgment
    arbitrament; arbitrement.
    • they submitted their disagreement to arbitration

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  • adverb in a manner acceptable to common custom
    licitly; lawfully.
    • you cannot do this legitimately!
  • adverb in a lawfully recognized manner
    • let's get married so our child can be born legitimately

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  • adverb in a permissively lenient manner
    • he felt incensed that Tarrant should have been treated so leniently given his crime

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  • noun (computer science) rules determining the format and transmission of data
    communications protocol.
  • noun forms of ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats and heads of state

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  • noun a large formal assembly
    • political convention
  • noun something regarded as a normative example
    formula; pattern; normal; rule.
    • the convention of not naming the main character
    • violence is the rule not the exception
    • his formula for impressing visitors

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  • adjective satellite on the Italian or Roman side of the Alps
    • ancient cisalpine Gaul included an area south and east of the Alps

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  • noun the word class that serves as the predicate of a sentence
  • noun a content word that denotes an action, occurrence, or state of existence

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  • adverb in an equitable manner
    • the inheritance was equitably divided among the sisters

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  • noun a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct
    • their principles of composition characterized all their works
  • noun a rule or standard especially of good behavior
    • a man of principle
    • he will not violate his principles

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  • adverb with honesty
    rightly; justifiedly.
    • he was rightly considered the greatest singer of his time
  • adverb in accordance with moral or social standards
    • that serves him right
    • do right by him

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  • noun the process of giving careful thought to something
  • noun information that should be kept in mind when making a decision
    condition; circumstance.
    • another consideration is the time it would take

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  • adverb in a benevolent manner
    • she looked on benevolently

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A reflexive form of the indefinite pronoun one. Commonly writen as two words, one's self.
One's self (or more properly oneself), is quite a modern form. In Elizabethan English we find a man's self=one's self. Morris.

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To owe; to be under obligation for. Obs. "By the faith I shall to God" Court of Love.

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The plural of himself, herself, and itself. See Himself, Herself, Itself.

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  • adjective satellite under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon
    tentative; probationary; provisionary.
    • probationary employees
    • a provisional government
    • just a tentative schedule

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; sing. Ourself (). An emphasized form of the pronoun of the first person plural; -- used as a subject, usually with we; also, alone in the predicate, in the nominative or the objective case.
We ourselves might distinctly number in words a great deal further then we usually do. Locke.
Safe in ourselves, while on ourselves we stand. Dryden.
✍ The form ourself is usec only in the regal or formal style after we or us, denoting a single person.
Unless we would denude ourself of all force. Clarendon.

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  • adverb believed or reputed to be the case

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  • adjective incapable of being transgressed or dishonored
    • the person of the king is inviolable
    • an inviolable oath
  • adjective satellite immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with
    unattackable; secure; unassailable; impregnable; strong.
    • an impregnable fortress
    • fortifications that made the frontier inviolable
    • a secure telephone connection

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  • noun (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity
    cistron; factor.
    • genes were formerly called factors

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  • adjective satellite (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces
    self-governing; independent; sovereign.
    • an autonomous judiciary
    • a sovereign state
  • adjective satellite existing as an independent entity
    • the partitioning of India created two separate and autonomous jute economies

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  • noun a group of compounds derived from monosaccharides

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  • adverb in a moral manner
    • he acted morally under the circumstances
  • adverb in a chaste and virtuous manner
    • she lived chastely

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  • adverb with honesty
    justly; justifiedly.
    • he was rightly considered the greatest singer of his time

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  • adverb in a not unlawful manner
    • he claimed to have purchased the contraband innocently
  • adverb in a naively innocent manner
    • she smiled at him innocently

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  • adverb in collaboration or cooperation
    • this paper was written jointly
  • adverb in conjunction with; combined
    together with; collectively; conjointly.
    • our salaries put together couldn't pay for the damage
    • we couldn't pay for the damages with all our salaries put together

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  • noun a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations
    outlook; mind-set; mindset.
  • noun mental ability
    mental capacity; learning ability; brainpower; brain; wit.
    • he's got plenty of brains but no common sense

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  • adverb in conjunction with; combined
    together with; jointly; conjointly.
    • our salaries put together couldn't pay for the damage
    • we couldn't pay for the damages with all our salaries put together

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  • noun an ancient country in northwestern Asia Minor in what is now Turkey; was absorbed into the Roman Empire by the end of the 1st century BC

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  • adverb according to the constitution
    • this was constitutionally ruled out

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  • adverb for a limitless time
    everlastingly; evermore; eternally.
    • no one can live forever
    • brightly beams our Father's mercy from his lighthouse evermore"- P.P.Bliss
  • adverb for a very long or seemingly endless time
    forever and a day.
    • she took forever to write the paper
    • we had to wait forever and a day

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  • verb get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
    knock off; neutralize; do in; waste; neutralise.
    • The mafia liquidated the informer
    • the double agent was neutralized
  • verb eliminate by paying off (debts)
    pay off.

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  • adverb believed or reputed to be the case

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  • adverb in a humane manner
    • let's treat the prisoners of war humanely

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  • noun a mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior
    imperative form; jussive mood; imperative mood.
  • noun some duty that is essential and urgent

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  • adverb in a peaceable manner
    • the tenant paying the rent hereby reserved and performing the several covenants herein on his part contained shall peaceably hold and enjoy the demised premises

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  • adverb as the end result of a succession or process
    in the end; at long last; finally; at last.
    • ultimately he had to give in
    • at long last the winter was over

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  • adverb in an honorable manner
    • he acted honorably
  • adverb in an upright position

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  • noun a stock or supply of foods
    provender; victuals; commissariat; viands.
  • noun a stipulated condition
    proviso; provision.
    • he accepted subject to one provision

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  • adverb in an unconstitutional manner
    • the president acted unconstitutionally

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  • adverb under normal conditions
    usually; normally; unremarkably; commonly.
    • usually she was late

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  • adjective not endowed with life
    non-living; inanimate.
    • the inorganic world is inanimate
    • inanimate objects

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  • noun an uproarious party
    bash; brawl.
  • noun the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
    doh; ut.

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  • noun a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange
    net; internet.

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  • noun a person who rules or commands
    • swayer of the universe
  • noun measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths

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  • noun a light line that is used in lettering to help align the letters
  • noun a detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards or determining a course of action
    road map.
    • the president said he had a road map for normalizing relations with Vietnam

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  • noun (law) a conference held before the trial begins to bring the parties together to outline discovery proceedings and to define the issues to be tried; more useful in civil than in criminal cases
    pretrial conference.

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  • noun a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones)
  • noun a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy

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  • noun the official name of some states in the United States (Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and Virginia and Kentucky) and associated territories (Puerto Rico)
  • noun a politically organized body of people under a single government
    land; res publica; country; nation; state; body politic.
    • the state has elected a new president
    • African nations
    • students who had come to the nation's capitol
    • the country's largest manufacturer
    • an industrialized land

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  • noun anything that contributes causally to a result
    • a number of factors determined the outcome
  • noun an abstract part of something
    ingredient; constituent; component; element.
    • jealousy was a component of his character
    • two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony
    • the grammatical elements of a sentence
    • a key factor in her success
    • humor: an effective ingredient of a speech

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  • noun the southern part of ancient Palestine succeeding the kingdom of Judah; a Roman province at the time of Christ

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  • adjective satellite national; especially in reference to the government of the United States as distinct from that of its member units
    • the Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • federal courts
    • the federal highway program
    • federal property
  • noun a member of the Union Army during the American Civil War
    Union soldier; Federal soldier.

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  • noun the southern part of ancient Palestine succeeding the kingdom of Judah; a Roman province at the time of Christ

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  • adverb in a manner acceptable to common custom
    licitly; legitimately.
    • you cannot do this legitimately!
  • adverb by law; conforming to the law
    legally; de jure.
    • we are lawfully wedded now

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  • adverb in a paternal manner
    • he behaves very paternally toward his young bride

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  • noun thorny Eurasian shrub of small tree having dense clusters of white to scarlet flowers followed by deep red berries; established as an escape in eastern North America
    English hawthorn; Crataegus oxycantha; whitethorn; Crataegus laevigata.
  • noun the month following April and preceding June

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  • adverb in an unselfish manner
    • he acted unselfishly when he helped her get the promotion

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  • noun a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
    measure; criterion; touchstone.
    • the schools comply with federal standards
    • they set the measure for all subsequent work
  • noun the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
    • they live by the standards of their community

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  • noun the quality or state of being eligible
    • eligibility of a candidate for office
    • eligibility for a loan

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  • adverb at this time or period; now
    • he is presently our ambassador to the United Nations
    • currently they live in Connecticut

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  • adjective relating to or existing within the boundaries of a state
    • intrastate as well as interstate commerce

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  • adverb under normal conditions
    usually; unremarkably; commonly; ordinarily.
    • usually she was late

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  • noun a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921
    Eire; Republic of Ireland; Irish Republic.
  • noun an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
    Hibernia; Emerald Isle.

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  • noun a property of polygons: the property of having equal sides and equal angles
    geometrical regularity.
  • noun the quality of being characterized by a fixed principle or rate
    • he was famous for the regularity of his habits

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  • noun ancient region and Roman province on the Iberian Peninsula; corresponds roughly to modern Portugal and parts of Spain

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  • adverb in the right manner
    right; decent; in good order; decently; the right way.
    • please do your job properly!
    • can't you carry me decent?
  • adverb with reason or justice
    by rights.

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  • adverb with efficiency; in an efficient manner
    • he functions efficiently

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  • adverb by right
    • baseball rightfully is the nation's pastime

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  • noun the 13th letter of the Hebrew alphabet

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  • noun systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word
  • noun a standard or typical example
    epitome; prototype; image.
    • he is the prototype of good breeding
    • he provided America with an image of the good father

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  • noun the act of laying off an employee or a work force

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  • noun all of the living human inhabitants of the earth
    humans; human race; humankind; human beings; world; humanity; man.
    • all the world loves a lover
    • she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women

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  • adverb under that
    under it; under that.
    • the headings and the items listed thereunder

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  • noun a region of central Spain; a former kingdom that comprised most of modern Spain and united with Aragon to form Spain in 1479

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  • adverb with dexterity; in a dexterous manner
    deftly; dextrously.
    • dextrously he untied the knots

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The neuter reciprocal pronoun of It; as, the thing is good in itself; it stands by itself.
Borrowing of foreigners, in itself, makes not the kingdom rich or poor. Locke.

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  • noun the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction
    chemical mechanism.
    • he determined unique mechanisms for the photochemical reactions
  • noun the technical aspects of doing something
    • a mechanism of social control
    • mechanisms of communication
    • the mechanics of prose style

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  • adverb in an authoritative and magisterial manner
    • she spoke authoritatively

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  • noun the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
    endocrine; internal secretion.

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  • noun the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised
  • noun a group of countries under a single authority
    • the British created a great empire

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  • adjective satellite found in the ordinary course of events
    mundane; unremarkable; quotidian; workaday; routine.
    • a placid everyday scene
    • it was a routine day
    • there's nothing quite like a real...train conductor to add color to a quotidian commute"- Anita Diamant
  • adjective satellite appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions
    casual; daily.
    • casual clothes
    • everyday clothes

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  • noun the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
    authorities; government.
    • the government reduced taxes
    • the matter was referred to higher authorities
  • noun (medicine) a systematic plan for therapy (often including diet)

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