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septfoil

(Bot.) A European herb, the tormentil. See Tormentil.

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unforgivingly

  • adverb without forgiveness; in an unforgiving manner
    • unforgivingly, he insisted that she pay her debt to the last penny

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knuckly

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unpitying

  • adjective satellite without mercy or pity
    ruthless; remorseless; pitiless.
    • an act of ruthless ferocity
    • a monster of remorseless cruelty

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realty

  • noun property consisting of houses and land
    real estate; real property; immovable.

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gratingly

  • adverb in a harsh and grating manner
    raspingly; harshly.
    • her voice fell gratingly on our ears

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superego

  • noun (psychoanalysis) that part of the unconscious mind that acts as a conscience

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unrelentingly

  • adverb in a relentless manner
    relentlessly.
    • he worked relentlessly

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unrelieved

  • adjective satellite not lessened or diminished
    undiminished.
    • unrelieved suffering

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uncharacteristically

  • adverb in uncharacteristic manner
    • he was uncharacteristically cool

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guttural

  • noun a consonant articulated in the back of the mouth or throat
    pharyngeal consonant; guttural consonant; pharyngeal.
  • adjective satellite like the sounds of frogs and crows
    croaky.
    • a guttural voice
    • acres of guttural frogs

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unjustifiably

  • adverb without any excuse
    inexcusably.
    • he is unjustifiably harsh on her

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disciplinarian

  • noun someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms
    moralist; martinet.

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unremitting

  • adjective satellite uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing
    ceaseless; constant; unceasing; perpetual; never-ending; incessant.
    • the ceaseless thunder of surf
    • in constant pain
    • night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city
    • the never-ending search for happiness
    • the perpetual struggle to maintain standards in a democracy
    • man's unceasing warfare with drought and isolation
    • unremitting demands of hunger

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taskmaster

  • noun someone who imposes hard or continuous work

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unendurable

  • adjective incapable of being put up with
    unbearable; intolerable.
    • an intolerable degree of sentimentality

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climatically

  • adverb with respect to climate
    • they were used to a climatically different environment

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cleanser

  • noun a preparation used in cleaning something
    cleaner; cleansing agent.

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unduly

  • adverb to an undue degree
    • she was unduly pessimistic about her future

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swarth

Swart; swarthy. "A swarth complexion." Chapman.

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unimaginably

  • adverb to an unimaginable extent
    unthinkably.

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dissonance

  • noun a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
    disagreement; dissension.
  • noun the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience
    racket; noise.
    • modern music is just noise to me

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rasp

  • noun uttering in an irritated tone
    rasping.
  • noun a coarse file with sharp pointed projections
    wood file.

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unnecessarily

  • adverb in an unnecessary manner
    • they were unnecessarily rude
  • adverb without any necessity
    • this marathon would exhaust him unnecessarily

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unconscionable

  • adjective satellite lacking a conscience
    conscienceless.
    • a conscienceless villain
    • brash, unprincipled, and conscienceless
    • an unconscionable liar
  • adjective satellite greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
    extortionate; usurious; outrageous; exorbitant; steep.
    • exorbitant rent
    • extortionate prices
    • spends an outrageous amount on entertainment
    • usurious interest rate
    • unconscionable spending

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predestinarianism

  • noun the belief or doctrine of predestinarians

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intolerably

  • adverb to an unacceptable degree
    unacceptably.
    • The percentage of lead in our drinking water is unacceptably high

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sibilance

The quality or state of being sibilant; sibilation.
Milton would not have avoided them for their sibilancy, he who wrote . . . verses that hiss like Medusa's head in wrath. Lowell.

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unthinkably

  • adverb to an unimaginable extent
    unimaginably.

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overly

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

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disciplinarian

  • noun someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms
    moralist; martinet.

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inhuman

  • adjective satellite without compunction or human feeling
    cold; insensate; cold-blooded.
    • in cold blood
    • cold-blooded killing
    • insensate destruction
  • adjective satellite belonging to or resembling something nonhuman
    • something dark and inhuman in form
    • a babel of inhuman noises

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croak

  • noun a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog)
    croaking.
  • verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    decease; give-up the ghost; pop off; perish; die; buy the farm; snuff it; choke; drop dead; pass away; expire; exit; pass; go; kick the bucket; conk; cash in one's chips.
    • She died from cancer
    • The children perished in the fire
    • The patient went peacefully
    • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102

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unwarrantably

  • adverb in an unwarrantable manner or to an unwarranted degree
    • in this painting, the relationship of the upper part of the body to the lower is uneasy and the right thigh seems unwarrantably stressed

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caw

  • noun the sound made by corvine birds
  • verb utter a cry, characteristic of crows, rooks, or ravens

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unbearably

  • adverb to an unbearable degree
    • it was unbearably hot in the room

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clampdown

  • noun sudden restriction on an activity

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croak

  • noun a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog)
    croaking.
  • verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    decease; give-up the ghost; pop off; perish; die; buy the farm; snuff it; choke; drop dead; pass away; expire; exit; pass; go; kick the bucket; conk; cash in one's chips.
    • She died from cancer
    • The children perished in the fire
    • The patient went peacefully
    • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102

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unacceptably

  • adverb to an unacceptable degree
    intolerably.
    • The percentage of lead in our drinking water is unacceptably high

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undeservedly

  • adverb in an unmerited manner
    • the team chalked up another victory, the last one quite undeservedly, in my opinion

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rasp

  • noun uttering in an irritated tone
    rasping.
  • noun a coarse file with sharp pointed projections
    wood file.

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unforgivably

  • adverb in an unpardonable manner or to an unpardonable degree
    unpardonably; inexcusably.
    • he was inexcusably cruel to his wife

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forbiddingly

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

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penality

The quality or state of being penal; lability to punishment. Sir T. Browne.

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unreasonably

  • adverb not in a reasonable or intelligent manner
    • she reacted unreasonably when she learned she had failed
  • adverb to a degree that exceeds the bounds or reason or moderation
    immoderately.
    • his prices are unreasonably high

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squawk

  • noun the noise of squawking
    • she awoke to the squawk of chickens
    • the squawk of car horns
  • noun informal terms for objecting
    gripe; beef; kick; bitch.
    • I have a gripe about the service here

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excessively

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

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unbelievably

  • adverb not easy to believe
    incredibly; implausibly; improbably.
    • behind you the coastal hills plunge to the incredibly blue sea backed by the Turkish mountains
  • adverb in an unbelievable manner
    • he was unbelievably angry

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jangle

  • noun a metallic sound
    jingle.
    • the jingle of coins
    • the jangle of spurs
  • verb make a sound typical of metallic objects
    jingle; jingle-jangle.
    • The keys were jingling in his pocket

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needlessly

  • adverb without need
    • it would needlessly bring badness into the world

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angularity

  • noun a shape having one or more sharp angles
    angular shape.
  • noun the property possessed by a shape that has angles

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disagreeably

  • adverb in a disagreeable manner
    • `I took no harm from the journey, thank you,' she said disagreeably

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unfeelingness

  • noun devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness
    callousness; insensibility; callosity; hardness.

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unrealistically

  • adverb in an unrealistic manner
    • his expectations were unrealistically high

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winter

  • noun the coldest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the winter solstice to the vernal equinox
    wintertime.
  • verb spend the winter
    overwinter.
    • We wintered on the Riviera
    • Shackleton's men overwintered on Elephant Island

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gruesomely

  • adverb in a gruesome manner
    • he was gruesomely wounded

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abrasive

  • noun a substance that abrades or wears down
    abradant; abrasive material.
  • adjective satellite causing abrasion
    scratchy.

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inexcusably

  • adverb in an unpardonable manner or to an unpardonable degree
    unforgivably; unpardonably.
    • he was inexcusably cruel to his wife
  • adverb without any excuse
    unjustifiably.
    • he is unjustifiably harsh on her

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cackle

  • noun the sound made by a hen after laying an egg
  • noun noisy talk
    yack; chatter; yak; yakety-yak.

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unusually

  • adverb to a remarkable degree or extent
    remarkably; unco; outstandingly.
    • she was unusually tall

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reprimand

  • noun an act or expression of criticism and censure
    reproof; reproval; reprehension; rebuke.
    • he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face
  • verb rebuke formally
    criminate; censure.

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devastating

  • adjective satellite making light of
    withering; annihilating.
    • afire with annihilating invective
    • a devastating portrait of human folly
    • to compliments inflated I've a withering reply"- W.S.Gilbert
  • verb cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
    desolate; devastate; scourge; lay waste to; ravage; waste.
    • The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion

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squawk

  • noun the noise of squawking
    • she awoke to the squawk of chickens
    • the squawk of car horns
  • noun informal terms for objecting
    gripe; beef; kick; bitch.
    • I have a gripe about the service here

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brutally

  • adverb in a vicious manner
    savagely; viciously.
    • he was viciously attacked

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repressiveness

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disproportionately

  • adverb out of proportion
    • this wall is disproportionately long
  • adverb to a disproportionate degree
    • his benefits were disproportionately generous

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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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unpleasantly

  • adverb in an unpleasant manner
    • he had been unpleasantly surprised

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condemnation

  • noun an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable
    disapprobation.
    • his uncompromising condemnation of racism
  • noun (law) the act of condemning (as land forfeited for public use) or judging to be unfit for use (as a food product or an unsafe building)

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oppressively

  • adverb in a heavy and oppressive way
    • it was oppressively hot in the office

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klieg

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appallingly

  • adverb to an appalling extent
    • the prisoners were appallingly thin

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antilabor

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terrifying

  • adjective satellite causing extreme terror
    terrific.
    • a terrifying wail
  • verb fill with terror; frighten greatly
    terrorise; terrorize; terrify.

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reality

  • noun all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you
    world.
    • his world was shattered
    • we live in different worlds
    • for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were
  • noun the state of being actual or real
    realness; realism.
    • the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him

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unsparingly

  • adverb in a scathing and unsparing manner
    scathingly.
    • she criticized him scathingly

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gasp

  • noun a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open
    pant.
    • she gave a gasp and fainted
  • verb breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted
    puff; heave; pant.
    • The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily

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notoriously

  • adverb to a notorious degree
    • European emigres, who notoriously used to repair to the British Museum to write seditious pamphlets

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rasping

  • noun uttering in an irritated tone
    rasp.
  • verb scrape with a rasp
    rasp.

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impossibly

  • adverb to a degree impossible of achievement
    • long thought to be an impossibly difficult operation
    • impossibly far from sources of supply

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punishment

  • noun the act of punishing
    penalty; penalization; penalisation.

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incredibly

  • adverb not easy to believe
    implausibly; improbably; unbelievably.
    • behind you the coastal hills plunge to the incredibly blue sea backed by the Turkish mountains
  • adverb exceedingly; extremely
    fantastically; fabulously.
    • she plays fabulously well

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guttural

  • noun a consonant articulated in the back of the mouth or throat
    pharyngeal consonant; guttural consonant; pharyngeal.
  • adjective satellite like the sounds of frogs and crows
    croaky.
    • a guttural voice
    • acres of guttural frogs

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shockingly

  • adverb extremely
    • teachers were shockingly underpaid
  • adverb so as to shock the feelings

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discord

  • noun lack of agreement or harmony
    strife.
  • noun disagreement among those expected to cooperate
    dissension.

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inappropriately

  • adverb in an inappropriate manner
    unsuitably.
    • he was inappropriately dressed

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retribution

  • noun a justly deserved penalty
    requital.
  • noun the act of correcting for your wrongdoing

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exceptionally

  • adverb to an exceptional degree
    • it worked exceptionally well

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croaking

  • noun a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog)
    croak.
  • verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    decease; give-up the ghost; pop off; perish; die; buy the farm; snuff it; choke; drop dead; pass away; expire; exit; croak; pass; go; kick the bucket; conk; cash in one's chips.
    • She died from cancer
    • The children perished in the fire
    • The patient went peacefully
    • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102

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sound

  • noun the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
    • the sound of rain on the roof
    • the beautiful sound of music
  • noun the subjective sensation of hearing something
    auditory sensation.
    • he strained to hear the faint sounds

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reprisal

  • noun a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime

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indescribably

  • adverb to an inexpressible degree
    unutterably; unspeakably; ineffably.
    • she was looking very young tonight, and, as usual, indescribably beautiful, in a simple strapless dress of a green and white silky cotton

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soap

  • noun a cleansing agent made from the salts of vegetable or animal fats
  • noun money offered as a bribe

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extraordinarily

  • adverb extremely
    inordinately.
    • she was inordinately smart
    • it will be an extraordinarily painful step to negotiate

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caw

  • noun the sound made by corvine birds
  • verb utter a cry, characteristic of crows, rooks, or ravens

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withstand

  • verb resist or confront with resistance
    defy; hold; hold up.
    • The politician defied public opinion
    • The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear
    • The bridge held
  • verb stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
    resist; hold out; stand firm.

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screech

  • noun a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    shriek; screeching; screaming; scream; shrieking.
    • he ducked at the screechings of shells
    • he heard the scream of the brakes
  • noun sharp piercing cry
    screaming; screeching; shriek; scream; shrieking.
    • her screaming attracted the neighbors

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unfairly

  • adverb in an unfair manner
    below the belt.
    • they dealt with him unfairly
    • their accusations hit below the belt

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glare

  • noun a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted
    blaze; brilliance.
    • a glare of sunlight
  • noun an angry stare
    glower.

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unspeakably

  • adverb to an inexpressible degree
    unutterably; indescribably; ineffably.
    • she was looking very young tonight, and, as usual, indescribably beautiful, in a simple strapless dress of a green and white silky cotton

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scolding

  • noun rebuking a person harshly
    chiding; objurgation; tongue-lashing.
  • verb censure severely or angrily
    call on the carpet; rag; dress down; remonstrate; chew out; take to task; call down; jaw; lambast; trounce; scold; chide; berate; chew up; have words; rebuke; reprimand; reproof; lecture; bawl out; lambaste.
    • The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car
    • The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
    • The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup

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inordinately

  • adverb extremely
    extraordinarily.
    • she was inordinately smart
    • it will be an extraordinarily painful step to negotiate

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clangour

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

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unnaturally

  • adverb in an unnatural way
    • his other arm lay across his chest, unnaturally, as if placed there deliberately, for a purpose
  • adverb not according to nature; not by natural means
    by artificial means; artificially.
    • artificially induced conditions

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shampoo

  • noun cleansing agent consisting of soaps or detergents used for washing the hair
  • noun the act of washing your hair with shampoo

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withstand

  • verb resist or confront with resistance
    defy; hold; hold up.
    • The politician defied public opinion
    • The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear
    • The bridge held
  • verb stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
    resist; hold out; stand firm.

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superego

  • noun (psychoanalysis) that part of the unconscious mind that acts as a conscience

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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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caw

  • noun the sound made by corvine birds
  • verb utter a cry, characteristic of crows, rooks, or ravens

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