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knuckly

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supplicate

  • verb ask humbly (for something)
    • He supplicated the King for clemency
  • verb make a humble, earnest petition
    • supplicate for permission

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unwashen

Not washed. Archaic "To eat with unwashen hands." Matt. xv. 20.

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repinned

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malleate

To hammer; to beat into a plate or leaf.

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placatingly

  • adverb in a placating manner
    • Jenny smiled placatingly

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chilblained

  • adjective satellite having chilblains
    • her poor chilblained hands

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interfolded

Intertwined; interlocked; clasped together. Longfellow.

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entreatingly

  • adverb in a beseeching manner
    imploringly; beseechingly; importunately; pleadingly.
    • `You must help me,' she said imploringly

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mitten

  • noun glove that encases the thumb separately and the other four fingers together

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clasp

  • noun a fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together
  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; hold.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing

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steeple

  • noun a tall tower that forms the superstructure of a building (usually a church or temple) and that tapers to a point at the top
    spire.

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gauntlet

  • noun to offer or accept a challenge
    gantlet.
    • threw down the gauntlet
    • took up the gauntlet
  • noun a glove of armored leather; protects the hand
    metal glove; gantlet.

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ball

  • noun round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games
    • the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve
    • the mayor threw out the first ball
    • the ball rolled into the corner pocket
  • noun a solid projectile that is shot by a musket
    musket ball.
    • they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball

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atremble

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gauntleted

  • adjective satellite wearing a protective glove
    • gestured with his gauntleted hand

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smirk

  • noun a smile expressing smugness or scorn instead of pleasure
  • verb smile affectedly or derisively
    simper.

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flabbily

  • adverb in a flabby manner
    • the old man's muscles were sagging flabbily

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taloned

  • adjective satellite (of predatory animals) armed with claws or talons
    clawed.

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fist

  • noun a hand with the fingers clenched in the palm (as for hitting)
    clenched fist.

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clawlike

  • adjective satellite resembling a claw

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itch

  • noun a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation
    scabies.
    • he has a bad case of the itch
  • noun a strong restless desire
    urge.
    • why this urge to travel?

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veinous

Marked with veins; veined; veiny.
The excellent old gentleman's nails are long and leaden, and his hands lean and veinous. Dickens.

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pillow

  • noun a cushion to support the head of a sleeping person
  • verb rest on or as if on a pillow
    rest.
    • pillow your head

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unmercenary

  • adjective satellite not mercenary; not influenced by financial gains

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cuff

  • noun the lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg
    turnup.
  • noun shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs
    handlock; handcuff; manacle.

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callus

  • noun an area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot)
    callosity.
  • noun bony tissue formed during the healing of a fractured bone

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beseechingly

  • adverb in a beseeching manner
    entreatingly; imploringly; importunately; pleadingly.
    • `You must help me,' she said imploringly

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fingerless

  • adjective not having or having lost fingers

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outreach

  • noun the act of reaching out
    • the outreach toward truth of the human spirit

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imploringly

  • adverb in a beseeching manner
    entreatingly; beseechingly; importunately; pleadingly.
    • `You must help me,' she said imploringly

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henna

  • noun a reddish brown dye used especially on hair
  • verb apply henna to one's hair
    • She hennas her hair every month

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briarean

Pertaining to, or resembling, Briareus, a giant fabled to have a hundred hands; hence, hundred-handed or many-handed.

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imbrue

  • verb permeate or impregnate
    drench.
    • The war drenched the country in blood

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grabby

  • adjective satellite immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
    covetous; prehensile; greedy; avaricious; grasping.
    • they are avaricious and will do anything for money
    • casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields
    • a grasping old miser
    • grasping commercialism
    • greedy for money and power
    • grew richer and greedier
    • prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees

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upraise

  • verb cause to become alive again
    resurrect; raise.
    • raise from the dead
    • Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected
    • Upraising ghosts

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thurible

  • noun a container for burning incense (especially one that is swung on a chain in a religious ritual)
    censer.

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unringed

Not having a ring, as in the nose. "Pigs unringed." Hudibras.

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unmoor

(Naut.) (a) To cause to ride with one anchor less than before, after having been moored by two or more anchors. (b) To loose from anchorage. See Moor, v. t.

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toilworn

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scrabble

  • noun an aimless drawing
    scribble; doodle.
  • noun a board game in which words are formed from letters in patterns similar to a crossword puzzle; each letter has a value and those values are used to score the game

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sportful

Full of sport; merry; frolicsome; full of jesting; indulging in mirth or play; playful; wanton; as, a sportful companion.
Down he alights among the sportful herd. Milton.

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unclasp

  • verb release from a clasp
    • She clasped and unclasped her hands

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veiny

Full of veins; veinous; veined; as, veiny marble.

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amazed

  • adjective satellite filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise or shock
    astonished; astounded; stunned; astonied.
    • an amazed audience gave the magician a standing ovation
    • I stood enthralled, astonished by the vastness and majesty of the cathedral
    • astounded viewers wept at the pictures from the Oklahoma City bombing
    • stood in stunned silence
    • stunned scientists found not one but at least three viruses
  • verb affect with wonder
    amaze; astonish; astound.
    • Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!

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calloused

  • adjective satellite having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear
    thickened; callous.
    • calloused skin
    • with a workman's callous hands
  • verb make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals
    cauterise; callous; cauterize.

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podgy

  • adjective satellite short and plump
    dumpy; roly-poly; pudgy; tubby.

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imbrue

  • verb permeate or impregnate
    drench.
    • The war drenched the country in blood

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chapped

  • adjective satellite used of skin roughened as a result of cold or exposure
    roughened; cracked.
    • chapped lips
  • verb crack due to dehydration
    chap.
    • My lips chap in this dry weather

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clasp

  • noun a fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together
  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; hold.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing

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germy

  • adjective full of germs or pathological microorganisms
    • the water in New York harbor is oily and dirty and germy

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unclasp

  • verb release from a clasp
    • She clasped and unclasped her hands

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manacle

  • noun shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs
    handlock; handcuff; cuff.
  • verb confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs
    handcuff; cuff.
    • The police handcuffed the suspect at the scene of the crime

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freckly

Full of or marked with freckles; sprinkled with spots; freckled.

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flail

  • noun an implement consisting of handle with a free swinging stick at the end; used in manual threshing
  • verb give a thrashing to; beat hard
    thrash; lam; thresh.

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grimy

  • adjective satellite thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot
    begrimed; dingy; grubby; raunchy; grungy.
    • a miner's begrimed face
    • dingy linen
    • grimy hands
    • grubby little fingers
    • a grungy kitchen

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clench

  • noun a small slip noose made with seizing
    clinch.
  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; grasp; hold; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing

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whosesoever

The possessive of whosoever. See Whosoever.

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clench

  • noun a small slip noose made with seizing
    clinch.
  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; grasp; hold; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing

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knuckle

  • noun a joint of a finger when the fist is closed
    metacarpophalangeal joint; knuckle joint.
  • verb press or rub with the knuckles

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cup

  • noun a small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle
    • he put the cup back in the saucer
    • the handle of the cup was missing
  • noun the quantity a cup will hold
    cupful.
    • he drank a cup of coffee
    • he borrowed a cup of sugar

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scrabble

  • noun an aimless drawing
    scribble; doodle.
  • noun a board game in which words are formed from letters in patterns similar to a crossword puzzle; each letter has a value and those values are used to score the game

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primly

  • adverb in a prissy manner
    prissily.
    • the new teacher alienates the children by behaving prissily

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trusty

  • noun a convict who is considered trustworthy and granted special privileges
  • adjective worthy of trust or belief
    trustworthy.
    • a trustworthy report
    • an experienced and trustworthy traveling companion

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deprecating

  • adjective satellite tending to diminish or disparage
    deprecatory; belittling; depreciatory; deprecative; depreciative; slighting.
    • belittling comments
    • managed a deprecating smile at the compliment
    • deprecatory remarks about the book
    • a slighting remark
  • verb express strong disapproval of; deplore
    deprecate.

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gentle

  • verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    gruntle; placate; appease; conciliate; assuage; pacify; mollify; lenify.
    • She managed to mollify the angry customer
  • verb give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
    ennoble; entitle.

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gyve

A shackle; especially, one to confine the legs; a fetter. Written also give.
Like a poor prisoner in his twisted gyves. Shak.
With gyves upon his wrist. Hood.

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gentle

  • verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    gruntle; placate; appease; conciliate; assuage; pacify; mollify; lenify.
    • She managed to mollify the angry customer
  • verb give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
    ennoble; entitle.

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floury

  • adjective satellite resembling flour in fine powdery texture
    • a floury clay

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rejoicing

  • noun a feeling of great happiness
  • noun the utterance of sounds expressing great joy
    jubilation; exultation.

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painty

Unskillfully painted, so that the painter's method of work is too obvious; also, having too much pigment applied to the surface. Cant

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gropingly

  • adverb in an uncertain groping manner

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landlord

  • noun a landowner who leases to others

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possessively

  • adverb in a possessive manner
    • he was sleeping, one arm flung possessively across his wife

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decontaminate

  • verb rid of contamination
    • The soil around the housing development had to be decontaminated by the city

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splay

  • noun an outward bevel around a door or window that makes it seem larger
  • verb spread open or apart
    • He splayed his huge hands over the table

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fattish

  • adjective satellite somewhat fat

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entwine

  • verb tie or link together
    knit.
  • verb spin,wind, or twist together
    twine; lace; interlace; intertwine; enlace.
    • intertwine the ribbons
    • Twine the threads into a rope
    • intertwined hearts

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akimbo

  • adjective satellite (used of arms and legs) bent outward with the joint away from the body
    • a tailor sitting with legs akimbo
    • stood with arms akimbo
  • adverb with hands on hips and elbows extending outward
    • she stood there akimbo

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jitter

  • noun small rapid variations in a waveform resulting from fluctuations in the voltage supply or mechanical vibrations or other sources
  • noun a small irregular movement

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pudgy

  • adjective satellite short and plump
    podgy; dumpy; roly-poly; tubby.

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upraised

  • adjective satellite held up in the air
    lifted.
    • stood with arms upraised
    • her upraised flag
  • verb cause to become alive again
    resurrect; raise; upraise.
    • raise from the dead
    • Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected
    • Upraising ghosts

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parricidal

Of or pertaining to parricide; guilty of parricide.

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cupping

  • noun a treatment in which evacuated cups are applied to the skin to draw blood through the surface
  • verb form into the shape of a cup
    cup.
    • She cupped her hands

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butcherly

  • adjective satellite poorly done
    botchy; unskillful.
    • a botchy piece of work
    • it was an unskillful attempt
  • adjective satellite accompanied by bloodshed
    gory; sanguineous; sanguinary; slaughterous.
    • this bitter and sanguinary war

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ahoy

(Naut.) A term used in hailing; as, "Ship ahoy."

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aflutter

  • adjective satellite excited in anticipation
    nervous.

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nerveless

  • adjective satellite marked by calm self-control (especially in trying circumstances); unemotional
    coolheaded; cool.
    • play it cool
    • keep cool
    • stayed coolheaded in the crisis
    • the most nerveless winner in the history of the tournament
  • adjective satellite lacking strength
    feeble.
    • a weak, nerveless fool, devoid of energy and promptitude"- Nathaniel Hawthorne

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gripping

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

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tingle

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

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manicure

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

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rove

  • verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    ramble; stray; cast; swan; drift; wander; tramp; range; roam; vagabond; roll.
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • roving vagabonds
    • the wandering Jew
    • The cattle roam across the prairie
    • the laborers drift from one town to the next
    • They rolled from town to town
  • verb pass a rope through
    reeve.
    • reeve an opening

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frostbitten

  • adjective satellite injured by freezing or partial freezing
    • frostbitten fingers
    • frostbitten grapes unsalable as fresh fruit

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protectively

  • adverb in a protective manner
    • he bent protectively over the woman

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slaughterous

  • adjective satellite accompanied by bloodshed
    gory; sanguineous; sanguinary; butcherly.
    • this bitter and sanguinary war

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claw

  • noun sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles
  • noun a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
    hook.

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gnarly

  • adjective satellite used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots
    gnarled; knotted; knobbed; knotty.
    • gnarled and knotted hands
    • a knobbed stick

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clenched

  • adjective satellite closed or squeezed together tightly
    clinched.
    • a clenched fist
    • his clenched (or clinched) teeth
  • verb hold in a tight grasp
    clinch; clench.
    • clench a steering wheel

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leathered

  • adjective satellite resembling or made to resemble leather; tough but pliable
    leatherlike; coriaceous; leathery.
  • verb whip with a leather strap
    leather.

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heavenwards

  • adverb toward heaven
    heavenward; heavenwardly.
    • he pointed heavenward

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protest

  • noun a formal and solemn declaration of objection
    protestation.
    • they finished the game under protest to the league president
    • the senator rose to register his protest
    • the many protestations did not stay the execution
  • noun the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
    objection; dissent.

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sinew

  • noun a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment
    tendon.
  • noun possessing muscular strength
    brawn; heftiness; brawniness; muscle; muscularity.

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cradle

  • noun a baby bed with sides and rockers
  • noun where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence
    provenance; birthplace; provenience; place of origin.
    • the birthplace of civilization

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hooklike

  • adjective satellite having or resembling a hook (especially in the ability to grasp and hold);
    hooked.
    • hooklike thorns

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clinched

  • adjective satellite closed or squeezed together tightly
    clenched.
    • a clenched fist
    • his clenched (or clinched) teeth
  • verb secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts
    clinch.
    • The girder was clinched into the wall

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sudsy

  • adjective resembling lather or covered with lather
    lathery.

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convulsively

  • adverb with convulsions, in a convulsive way
    • her leg twitched convulsively

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ungentle

  • adjective satellite not of the nobility
    untitled; ignoble.
    • of ignoble (or ungentle) birth
    • untitled civilians

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