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orthognathism

(Anat.) The quality or state of being orthognathous. Huxley.

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unrobe

To disrobe; to undress; to take off the robes.

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villeinage

  • noun the legal status or condition of servitude of a villein or feudal serf
    villainage.
  • noun tenure by which a villein held land

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orb

  • noun the ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye
    eyeball.
  • noun an object with a spherical shape
    globe; ball.
    • a ball of fire

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shoal

  • noun a sandbank in a stretch of water that is visible at low tide
  • noun a stretch of shallow water
    shallow.

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extirpate

  • verb destroy completely, as if down to the roots
    exterminate; uproot; root out; eradicate.
    • the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted" "root out corruption
  • verb pull up by or as if by the roots
    uproot; deracinate; root out.
    • uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden

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horribleness

The state or quality of being horrible; dreadfulness; hideousness.
The horribleness of the mischief. Sir P. Sidney.

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acclimatise

  • verb get used to a certain climate
    acclimate; acclimatize.
    • They never acclimatized in Egypt

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sloped

  • adjective satellite having an oblique or slanted direction
    aslope; aslant; diagonal; slanted; slanting; sloping.
  • verb be at an angle
    slope; incline; pitch.
    • The terrain sloped down

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ambulate

  • verb walk about; not be bedridden or incapable of walking

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taper

  • noun a convex shape that narrows toward a point
  • noun the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)

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uncurl

  • verb move out of a curled position
    • He uncurled himself

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steepen

  • verb become steeper
    • The mountain side has steepened
  • verb make steeper
    • The landslides have steepened the mountain sides

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rewarmed

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tapering

  • noun the act of gradually lowering the size or amount
    • the doctor prescribed the tapering of the dose
  • verb diminish gradually
    taper.
    • Interested tapered off

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accrete

  • verb grow together (of plants and organs)
    • After many years the rose bushes grew together
  • verb grow or become attached by accretion
    • The story accreted emotion

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decelerate

  • verb lose velocity; move more slowly
    slow down; slow; retard; slow up.
    • The car decelerated
  • verb reduce the speed of
    slow down.
    • He slowed down the car

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quieten

  • verb become quiet or quieter
    quiesce; pipe down; quiet; quiet down; hush.
    • The audience fell silent when the speaker entered
  • verb make calm or still
    still; tranquilize; tranquillize; calm down; quiet; calm; tranquillise; lull.
    • quiet the dragons of worry and fear

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shallow

  • noun a stretch of shallow water
    shoal.
  • verb make shallow
    shoal.
    • The silt shallowed the canal

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merge

  • verb become one
    unify; unite.
    • Germany unified officially in 1990
    • the cells merge
  • verb mix together different elements
    mix; conflate; immix; coalesce; commingle; flux; fuse; combine; blend; meld.
    • The colors blend well

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acclimatize

  • verb get used to a certain climate
    acclimate; acclimatise.
    • They never acclimatized in Egypt

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acclimatize

  • verb get used to a certain climate
    acclimate; acclimatise.
    • They never acclimatized in Egypt

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involute

  • adjective satellite especially of petals or leaves in bud; having margins rolled inward
    rolled.
  • adjective satellite (of some shells) closely coiled so that the axis is obscured

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tapered

  • adjective satellite becoming gradually narrower
    narrowing; tapering.
    • long tapering fingers
    • trousers with tapered legs
  • verb diminish gradually
    taper.
    • Interested tapered off

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ossify

  • verb become bony
    • The tissue ossified
  • verb make rigid and set into a conventional pattern
    rigidify; petrify.
    • rigidify the training schedule
    • ossified teaching methods
    • slogans petrify our thinking

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thin

  • verb lose thickness; become thin or thinner
  • verb make thin or thinner
    • Thin the solution

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climb

  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; upgrade; raise; rise; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise
  • noun an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
    climbing; mounting.

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overgrow

  • verb grow too large
  • verb become overgrown
    • The patio overgrew with ivy

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decelerate

  • verb lose velocity; move more slowly
    slow down; slow; retard; slow up.
    • The car decelerated
  • verb reduce the speed of
    slow down.
    • He slowed down the car

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transition

  • noun the act of passing from one state or place to the next
    passage.
  • noun an event that results in a transformation
    conversion; changeover.

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evolve

  • verb work out
    germinate; develop.
    • We have developed a new theory of evolution
  • verb undergo development or evolution
    • Modern man evolved a long time ago

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accustom

  • verb make psychologically or physically used (to something)
    habituate.
    • She became habituated to the background music

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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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acclimate

  • verb get used to a certain climate
    acclimatize; acclimatise.
    • They never acclimatized in Egypt

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dawn

  • noun the first light of day
    sunup; daybreak; break of day; dawning; aurora; morning; break of the day; first light; dayspring; cockcrow; sunrise.
    • we got up before dawn
    • they talked until morning
  • noun the earliest period
    morning.
    • the dawn of civilization
    • the morning of the world

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justle

To run or strike against each other; to encounter; to clash; to jostle. Shak.
The chariots shall rage in the streets; they shall justle one against another in the broad ways. Nahum ii. 4.

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remorse

  • noun a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
    compunction; self-reproach.

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morph

  • verb cause to change shape in a computer animation
    • The computer programmer morphed the image
  • verb change shape as via computer animation
    • In the video, Michael Jackson morphed into a panther

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dazzle

  • noun brightness enough to blind partially and temporarily
  • verb to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light
    bedazzle; daze.
    • She was dazzled by the bright headlights

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desensitize

  • verb cause not to be sensitive
    desensitise.
    • The war desensitized many soldiers
    • The photographic plate was desensitized
  • verb make insensitive
    desensitise.
    • His military training desensitized him

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perceptivity

  • noun a feeling of understanding
    perceptiveness; insight.

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disentangle

  • verb release from entanglement of difficulty
    untangle; disencumber; extricate.
    • I cannot extricate myself from this task
  • verb extricate from entanglement
    straighten out; unsnarl.
    • Can you disentangle the cord?

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acclimate

  • verb get used to a certain climate
    acclimatize; acclimatise.
    • They never acclimatized in Egypt

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overgrow

  • verb grow too large
  • verb become overgrown
    • The patio overgrew with ivy

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fade

  • noun a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer
    slicing; slice.
    • he took lessons to cure his slicing
  • noun gradually ceasing to be visible
    disappearance.

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whittle

  • noun English aeronautical engineer who invented the jet aircraft engine (1907-1996)
    Sir Frank Whittle; Frank Whittle.
  • verb cut small bits or pare shavings from
    pare.
    • whittle a piece of wood

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ascend

  • verb travel up, "We ascended the mountain"
    go up.
    • go up a ladder
    • The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope
  • verb go back in order of genealogical succession
    • Inheritance may not ascend linearly

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shoal

  • noun a sandbank in a stretch of water that is visible at low tide
  • noun a stretch of shallow water
    shallow.

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coarsen

  • verb make or become coarse or coarser
    • coarsen the surface
    • Their minds coarsened
  • verb make less subtle or refined
    • coarsen one's ideals

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deteriorate

  • verb become worse or disintegrate
    • His mind deteriorated
  • verb grow worse
    drop; devolve; degenerate.
    • Her condition deteriorated
    • Conditions in the slums degenerated
    • The discussion devolved into a shouting match

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reassume

To assume again or anew; to resume. -- Re`as*sump"tion n.

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subsiding

  • noun a gradual sinking to a lower level
    settling; subsidence.
  • verb wear off or die down
    lessen; subside.
    • The pain subsided

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peter

  • noun obscene terms for penis
    shaft; prick; cock; tool; dick; putz; pecker.
  • noun disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope
    St. Peter; Saint Peter the Apostle; Saint Peter; Simon Peter; St. Peter the Apostle.

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widen

  • verb become broader or wider or more extensive
    • The road widened
  • verb make (clothes) larger
    let out.
    • Let out that dress--I gained a lot of weight

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wean

  • verb gradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother's milk
    ablactate.
    • she weaned her baby when he was 3 months old and started him on powdered milk
    • The kitten was weaned and fed by its owner with a bottle
  • verb detach the affections of

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taper

  • noun a convex shape that narrows toward a point
  • noun the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)

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accustom

  • verb make psychologically or physically used (to something)
    habituate.
    • She became habituated to the background music

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decline

  • noun change toward something smaller or lower
    diminution.
  • noun a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state
    declination.

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peter

  • noun obscene terms for penis
    shaft; prick; cock; tool; dick; putz; pecker.
  • noun disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope
    St. Peter; Saint Peter the Apostle; Saint Peter; Simon Peter; St. Peter the Apostle.

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evolve

  • verb work out
    germinate; develop.
    • We have developed a new theory of evolution
  • verb undergo development or evolution
    • Modern man evolved a long time ago

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tan

  • noun a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
    sunburn; burn; suntan.
  • noun a light brown the color of topaz
    topaz.

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descend

  • verb move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
    go down; come down; fall.
    • The temperature is going down
    • The barometer is falling
    • The curtain fell on the diva
    • Her hand went up and then fell again
  • verb come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example
    derive; come.
    • She was descended from an old Italian noble family
    • he comes from humble origins

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desensitize

  • verb cause not to be sensitive
    desensitise.
    • The war desensitized many soldiers
    • The photographic plate was desensitized
  • verb make insensitive
    desensitise.
    • His military training desensitized him

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diminish

  • verb decrease in size, extent, or range
    fall; decrease; lessen.
    • The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester
    • The cabin pressure fell dramatically
    • her weight fell to under a hundred pounds
    • his voice fell to a whisper
  • verb lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of
    belittle.
    • don't belittle your colleagues

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shallow

  • noun a stretch of shallow water
    shoal.
  • verb make shallow
    shoal.
    • The silt shallowed the canal

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desiccate

  • verb preserve by removing all water and liquids from
    dehydrate.
    • carry dehydrated food on your camping trip
  • verb remove water from
    dehydrate.
    • All this exercise and sweating has dehydrated me

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unfold

  • verb develop or come to a promising stage
    blossom; blossom out; blossom forth.
    • Youth blossomed into maturity
  • verb open to the view
    • A walk through town will unfold many interesting buildings

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remodel

  • verb do over, as of (part of) a house
    reconstruct; redo.
    • We are remodeling these rooms
  • verb cast or model anew
    recast; reforge.
    • She had to recast her image to please the electorate in her home state

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deepen

  • verb make more intense, stronger, or more marked
    heighten; intensify; compound.
    • The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her
    • Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness
    • This event only deepened my convictions
  • verb become more intense
    intensify.
    • The debate intensified
    • His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan

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habituate

  • verb take or consume (regularly or habitually)
    use.
    • She uses drugs rarely
  • verb make psychologically or physically used (to something)
    accustom.
    • She became habituated to the background music

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weaned

  • adjective freed of dependence on something especially (for mammals) mother's milk
    • the just-weaned calf bawled for its mother
  • verb gradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother's milk
    wean; ablactate.
    • she weaned her baby when he was 3 months old and started him on powdered milk
    • The kitten was weaned and fed by its owner with a bottle

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erode

  • verb become ground down or deteriorate
    eat at; gnaw; gnaw at; wear away.
    • Her confidence eroded
  • verb remove soil or rock
    eat away; fret.
    • Rain eroded the terraces

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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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liberalise

  • verb become more liberal
    liberalize.
    • The laws liberalized after Prohibition
  • verb make liberal or more liberal, of laws and rules
    liberalize.

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worsen

  • verb grow worse
    decline.
    • Conditions in the slum worsened
  • verb make worse
    aggravate; exasperate; exacerbate.
    • This drug aggravates the pain

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silt

  • noun mud or clay or small rocks deposited by a river or lake
  • verb become chocked with silt
    silt up.
    • The river silted up

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sloping

  • adjective satellite having an oblique or slanted direction
    aslope; aslant; diagonal; sloped; slanted; slanting.
  • verb be at an angle
    slope; incline; pitch.
    • The terrain sloped down

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accrete

  • verb grow together (of plants and organs)
    • After many years the rose bushes grew together
  • verb grow or become attached by accretion
    • The story accreted emotion

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whisk

  • noun a mixer incorporating a coil of wires; used for whipping eggs or cream
  • noun a small short-handled broom used to brush clothes
    whisk broom.

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degrade

  • verb reduce the level of land, as by erosion
  • verb reduce in worth or character, usually verbally
    take down; demean; disgrace; put down.
    • She tends to put down younger women colleagues
    • His critics took him down after the lecture

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acclimatise

  • verb get used to a certain climate
    acclimate; acclimatize.
    • They never acclimatized in Egypt

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decrease

  • noun a change downward
    drop-off; lessening.
    • there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided
    • there was a sharp drop-off in sales
  • noun a process of becoming smaller or shorter
    decrement.

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percolate

  • noun the product of percolation
  • verb permeate or penetrate gradually
    leach.
    • the fertilizer leached into the ground

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decontrol

  • verb relax or remove controls of
    • decontrol marijuana

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narrow

  • noun a narrow strait connecting two bodies of water
  • verb make or become more narrow or restricted
    contract.
    • The selection was narrowed
    • The road narrowed

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ratchet

  • noun mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction
    rachet; ratch.
  • verb move by degrees in one direction only
    ratchet down; rachet up.
    • a ratcheting lopping tool

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decrescendo

  • noun (music) a gradual decrease in loudness
    diminuendo.
  • verb grow quieter
    • The music decrescendoes here

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calcify

  • verb become impregnated with calcium salts
  • verb become inflexible and unchanging
    • Old folks can calcify

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develop

  • verb make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation
    • Her company developed a new kind of building material that withstands all kinds of weather
    • They developed a new technique
  • verb work out
    evolve; germinate.
    • We have developed a new theory of evolution

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acclimate

  • verb get used to a certain climate
    acclimatize; acclimatise.
    • They never acclimatized in Egypt

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decay

  • noun the process of gradually becoming inferior
  • noun a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
    decline.

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unfreeze

  • verb become or cause to become soft or liquid
    thaw; melt; unthaw; dethaw; dissolve.
    • The sun melted the ice
    • the ice thawed
    • the ice cream melted
    • The heat melted the wax
    • The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase
    • dethaw the meat
  • verb make (assets) available
    release; unblock; free.
    • release the holdings in the dictator's bank account

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trend

  • noun a general direction in which something tends to move
    tendency.
    • the shoreward tendency of the current
    • the trend of the stock market
  • noun general line of orientation
    course.
    • the river takes a southern course
    • the northeastern trend of the coast

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restart

  • verb start an engine again, for example
    re-start.
  • verb take up or begin anew
    re-start; resume.
    • We resumed the negotiations

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mutate

  • verb undergo mutation
    • cells mutate

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evolve

  • verb work out
    germinate; develop.
    • We have developed a new theory of evolution
  • verb undergo development or evolution
    • Modern man evolved a long time ago

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steepen

  • verb become steeper
    • The mountain side has steepened
  • verb make steeper
    • The landslides have steepened the mountain sides

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progress

  • noun gradual improvement or growth or development
    advancement.
    • advancement of knowledge
    • great progress in the arts
  • noun the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
    advance; forward motion; progression; advancement; procession; onward motion.

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supplanting

  • noun act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics
    displacement.
  • verb take the place or move into the position of
    supercede; supplant; supersede; supervene upon; replace.
    • Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left
    • the computer has supplanted the slide rule
    • Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school

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dwindle

  • verb become smaller or lose substance
    dwindle away; dwindle down.
    • Her savings dwindled down

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atrophy

  • noun a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
    wasting; wasting away.
  • noun any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)
    withering.

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recede

  • verb pull back or move away or backward
    retire; pull back; move back; withdraw; pull away; draw back; retreat.
    • The enemy withdrew
    • The limo pulled away from the curb
  • verb retreat
    drop off; fall back; fall behind; lose.

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evanesce

  • verb disappear gradually
    blow over; fade; pass; fleet; pass off.
    • The pain eventually passed off

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unfold

  • verb develop or come to a promising stage
    blossom; blossom out; blossom forth.
    • Youth blossomed into maturity
  • verb open to the view
    • A walk through town will unfold many interesting buildings

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decontrol

  • verb relax or remove controls of
    • decontrol marijuana

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acclimatize

  • verb get used to a certain climate
    acclimate; acclimatise.
    • They never acclimatized in Egypt

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cohere

  • verb come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
    cleave; stick; cling; adhere.
    • The dress clings to her body
    • The label stuck to the box
    • The sushi rice grains cohere
  • verb cause to form a united, orderly, and aesthetically consistent whole
    • Religion can cohere social groups

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ripen

  • verb cause to ripen or develop fully
    mature.
    • The sun ripens the fruit
    • Age matures a good wine
  • verb grow ripe
    • The plums ripen in July

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overspread

  • verb spread across or over
    spread.
    • A big oil spot spread across the water

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decelerate

  • verb lose velocity; move more slowly
    slow down; slow; retard; slow up.
    • The car decelerated
  • verb reduce the speed of
    slow down.
    • He slowed down the car

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repopulated

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progress

  • noun gradual improvement or growth or development
    advancement.
    • advancement of knowledge
    • great progress in the arts
  • noun the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
    advance; forward motion; progression; advancement; procession; onward motion.

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atrophy

  • noun a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
    wasting; wasting away.
  • noun any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)
    withering.

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shelve

  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; set back; defer; remit; put off; put over; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb place on a shelf
    • shelve books

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phase

  • noun any distinct time period in a sequence of events
    stage.
    • we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected
  • noun (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary
    form.
    • the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system

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fade

  • noun a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer
    slicing; slice.
    • he took lessons to cure his slicing
  • noun gradually ceasing to be visible
    disappearance.

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internalize

  • verb incorporate within oneself; make subjective or personal
    interiorize; interiorise; internalise.
    • internalize a belief

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