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speciosity

The quality or state of being specious; speciousness.
Professions built so largely on speciosity, instead of performance. Carlyle.

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opt

  • verb select as an alternative over another
    prefer; choose.
    • I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant
    • She opted for the job on the East coast

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gibber

  • noun unintelligible talking
    gibberish.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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opt

  • verb select as an alternative over another
    prefer; choose.
    • I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant
    • She opted for the job on the East coast

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zig

  • noun an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions
    zigzag; zag.

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peascod

The legume or pericarp, or the pod, of the pea.

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expend

  • verb use up, consume fully
    use.
    • The legislature expended its time on school questions
  • verb pay out
    drop; spend.
    • spend money

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showup

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opt

  • verb select as an alternative over another
    prefer; choose.
    • I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant
    • She opted for the job on the East coast

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foreground

  • noun the part of a scene that is near the viewer
  • noun (computer science) a window for an active application

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quean

A woman; a young or unmarried woman; a girl. Obs. or Scot. Chaucer.

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redirect

  • verb channel into a new direction
    airt.
    • redirect your attention to the danger from the fundamentalists

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prefer

  • verb like better; value more highly
    • Some people prefer camping to staying in hotels
    • We prefer sleeping outside
  • verb select as an alternative over another
    opt; choose.
    • I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant
    • She opted for the job on the East coast

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boredom

  • noun the feeling of being bored by something tedious
    tedium; ennui.

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disseminate

  • verb cause to become widely known
    circularise; distribute; broadcast; spread; circularize; disperse; pass around; propagate; diffuse; circulate.
    • spread information
    • circulate a rumor
    • broadcast the news

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situate

  • verb determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey
    locate.
    • Our sense of sight enables us to locate objects in space
    • Locate the boundaries of the property
  • verb put (something somewhere) firmly
    posit; fix; deposit.
    • She posited her hand on his shoulder
    • deposit the suitcase on the bench
    • fix your eyes on this spot

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leafstalk

  • noun the slender stem that supports the blade of a leaf
    petiole.

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rely

  • verb have confidence or faith in
    trust; bank; swear.
    • We can trust in God
    • Rely on your friends
    • bank on your good education
    • I swear by my grandmother's recipes

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backslashes

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defer

  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; set back; remit; put off; put over; shelve; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb yield to another's wish or opinion
    give in; accede; submit; bow.
    • The government bowed to the military pressure

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efface

  • verb remove completely from recognition or memory
    obliterate.
    • efface the memory of the time in the camps
  • verb make inconspicuous
    • efface oneself

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retrogress

  • verb get worse or fall back to a previous condition
    regress; retrograde.
  • verb go back to bad behavior
    recidivate; relapse; lapse; fall back; regress.
    • Those who recidivate are often minor criminals

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offish

  • adjective satellite lacking cordiality; unfriendly
    standoffish.
    • a standoffish manner

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satisfice

  • verb decide on and pursue a course of action satisfying the minimum requirements to achieve a goal
    satisfise.
    • optimization requires processes that are more complex than those needed to merely satisfice

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focus

  • noun the concentration of attention or energy on something
    direction; centering; focussing; focal point; focusing.
    • the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology
    • he had no direction in his life
  • noun maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system
    • in focus
    • out of focus

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uracil

  • noun a base containing nitrogen that is found in RNA (but not in DNA) and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with adenine
    U.

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rely

  • verb have confidence or faith in
    trust; bank; swear.
    • We can trust in God
    • Rely on your friends
    • bank on your good education
    • I swear by my grandmother's recipes

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stevia

  • noun any plant of the genus Stevia or the closely related genus Piqueria having glutinous foliage and white or purplish flowers; Central and South America
  • noun any plant of the genus Piqueria or the closely related genus Stevia

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redirect

  • verb channel into a new direction
    airt.
    • redirect your attention to the danger from the fundamentalists

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tarboosh

  • noun a felt cap (usually red) for a man; shaped like a flat-topped cone with a tassel that hangs from the crown
    fez.

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opt

  • verb select as an alternative over another
    prefer; choose.
    • I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant
    • She opted for the job on the East coast

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tusker

  • noun any mammal with prominent tusks (especially an elephant or wild boar)

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posit

  • noun (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
    postulate.
  • verb put (something somewhere) firmly
    fix; situate; deposit.
    • She posited her hand on his shoulder
    • deposit the suitcase on the bench
    • fix your eyes on this spot

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longways

  • noun country dancing performed with couples in two long lines facing each other
    longways dance.
  • adverb in the direction of the length
    lengthways; longitudinally; longwise; lengthwise.
    • He cut the paper lengthwise

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concentrate

  • noun the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore
    dressed ore.
  • noun a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water

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immerse

  • verb thrust or throw into
    plunge.
    • Immerse yourself in hot water
  • verb devote (oneself) fully to
    plunge; absorb; soak up; engross; engulf; steep.
    • He immersed himself into his studies

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barabbas

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busy

  • verb keep busy with
    occupy.
    • She busies herself with her butterfly collection
  • adjective actively or fully engaged or occupied
    • busy with her work
    • a busy man
    • too busy to eat lunch

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murder

  • noun unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
    slaying; execution.
  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    off; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered

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interrogate

  • verb transmit (a signal) for setting off an appropriate response, as in telecommunication
  • verb pose a series of questions to
    question.
    • The suspect was questioned by the police
    • We questioned the survivor about the details of the explosion

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plump

  • noun the sound of a sudden heavy fall
  • verb drop sharply
    plummet.
    • The stock market plummeted

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juxtapose

  • verb place side by side
    • The fauvists juxtaposed strong colors

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flipper

  • noun a shoe for swimming; the paddle-like front is an aid in swimming (especially underwater)
    fin.
  • noun the flat broad limb of aquatic animals specialized for swimming

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focusing

  • noun the concentration of attention or energy on something
    direction; centering; focussing; focus; focal point.
    • the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology
    • he had no direction in his life
  • noun the act of bringing into focus
    focalization; focalisation.

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soymilk

  • noun a milk substitute containing soybean flour and water; used in some infant formulas and in making tofu
    soybean milk; soya milk.

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relegate

  • verb refer to another person for decision or judgment
    submit; pass on.
    • She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues
  • verb assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
    bump; break; demote; kick downstairs.
    • She was demoted because she always speaks up
    • He was broken down to Sergeant

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icebox

  • noun white goods in which food can be stored at low temperatures
    refrigerator.

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bankroll

  • noun a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.)
    roll.
    • he shot his roll on a bob-tailed nag
  • verb provide with sufficient funds; finance
    • Who will bankroll the restoration of the former East German economy?

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mouse

  • noun any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails
  • noun a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye
    black eye; shiner.

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concentrate

  • noun the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore
    dressed ore.
  • noun a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water

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birdseed

  • noun food given to birds; usually mixed seeds
    bird feed; bird food.

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embed

  • verb fix or set securely or deeply
    plant; implant; imbed; engraft.
    • He planted a knee in the back of his opponent
    • The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum
  • verb attach to, as a journalist to a military unit when reporting on a war
    • The young reporter was embedded with the Third Division

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telecommute

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focus

  • noun the concentration of attention or energy on something
    direction; centering; focussing; focal point; focusing.
    • the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology
    • he had no direction in his life
  • noun maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system
    • in focus
    • out of focus

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veggie

  • noun edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant
    vegetable; veg.

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relegating

  • noun authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions
    delegation; delegating; relegation; deputation.
  • verb refer to another person for decision or judgment
    relegate; submit; pass on.
    • She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues

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ribose

  • noun a pentose sugar important as a component of ribonucleic acid

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rely

  • verb have confidence or faith in
    trust; bank; swear.
    • We can trust in God
    • Rely on your friends
    • bank on your good education
    • I swear by my grandmother's recipes

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xxy

  • noun (genetics) abnormal complement of sex hormones in a male resulting in Klinefelter's syndrome

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unleash

  • verb release or vent
    • unleash one's anger
  • verb release from a leash
    • unleash the dogs in the park

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fruitcake

  • noun a whimsically eccentric person
    screwball; nut case; nut; crackpot; crank.
  • noun a rich cake containing dried fruit and nuts and citrus peel and so on

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revise

  • noun the act of rewriting something
    rescript; revisal; revision.
  • verb make revisions in
    • revise a thesis

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subjoining

  • noun the act of supplementing
    subjunction; supplementation.
  • verb add to the end
    subjoin.

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prioritize

  • verb assign a priority to
    prioritise.
    • we have too many things to do and must prioritize

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semicolon

  • noun a punctuation mark (`; ') used to connect independent clauses; indicates a closer relation than does a period

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foreground

  • noun the part of a scene that is near the viewer
  • noun (computer science) a window for an active application

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hydroponics

  • noun a technique of growing plants (without soil) in water containing dissolved nutrients
    tank farming; aquiculture.

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deploy

  • verb place troops or weapons in battle formation
  • verb to distribute systematically or strategically
    • The U.S. deploys its weapons in the Middle East

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polestar

  • noun the brightest star in Ursa Minor; at the end of the handle of the Little Dipper; the northern axis of the earth points toward it
    pole star; Polaris; polar star; North Star.

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blame

  • noun an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed
    incrimination; inculpation.
    • his incrimination was based on my testimony
    • the police laid the blame on the driver
  • noun a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
    rap.
    • he took the blame for it
    • it was a bum rap

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trackball

  • noun an electronic device consisting of a rotatable ball in a housing; used to position the cursor and move images on a computer screen
    • a trackball is essentially an upside-down mouse

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internalize

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

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ssh

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posit

  • noun (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
    postulate.
  • verb put (something somewhere) firmly
    fix; situate; deposit.
    • She posited her hand on his shoulder
    • deposit the suitcase on the bench
    • fix your eyes on this spot

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jalousie

  • noun a window with glass louvers
    louvered window.
  • noun a shutter made of angled slats

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funnel

  • noun a conical shape with a wider and a narrower opening at the two ends
    funnel shape.
  • noun a conically shaped utensil having a narrow tube at the small end; used to channel the flow of substances into a container with a small mouth

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foregrounding

  • noun the execution of a program that preempts the use of the processing system
    foreground processing.
  • verb move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent
    foreground; spotlight; play up; highlight.
    • The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics

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remand

  • noun the act of sending an accused person back into custody to await trial (or the continuation of the trial)
  • verb refer (a matter or legal case) to another committee or authority or court for decision
    send back; remit.

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semicolon

  • noun a punctuation mark (`; ') used to connect independent clauses; indicates a closer relation than does a period

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focused

  • adjective being in focus or brought into focus
    focussed.
  • verb direct one's attention on something
    center; centre; pore; focus; concentrate; rivet.
    • Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies

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concentrate

  • noun the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore
    dressed ore.
  • noun a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water

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reactive

  • adjective participating readily in reactions
    • sodium is a reactive metal
    • free radicals are very reactive
  • adjective satellite reacting to a stimulus
    responsive.
    • the skin of old persons is less reactive than that of younger persons

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emphasise

  • verb give extra weight to (a communication)
    underline; underscore; emphasize.
    • Her gesture emphasized her words
  • verb to stress, single out as important
    accent; punctuate; stress; accentuate; emphasize.
    • Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet

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gristle

  • noun tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
    cartilage.

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construe

  • verb make sense of; assign a meaning to
    see; interpret.
    • What message do you see in this letter?
    • How do you interpret his behavior?

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broomstick

  • noun the handle of a broom
    broom handle.

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dwell

  • verb think moodily or anxiously about something
    brood.
  • verb originate (in)
    lie in; consist; lie.
    • The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country

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favor

  • noun an act of gracious kindness
    favour.
  • noun an advantage to the benefit of someone or something
    favour.
    • the outcome was in his favor

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mirthfulness

  • noun great merriment
    mirth; gleefulness; glee; hilarity.

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emphasizing

  • noun the act of giving special importance or significance to something
    accentuation; accenting.
  • verb to stress, single out as important
    emphasise; accent; punctuate; stress; accentuate; emphasize.
    • Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet

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afterpiece

  • noun a brief dramatic piece (usually comic) presented after a play

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favour

  • noun a feeling of favorable regard
    favor.
  • noun an inclination to approve
    favor.
    • that style is in favor this season

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milkshake

  • noun frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
    milk shake; shake.

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devote

  • verb give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    commit; consecrate; dedicate; give.
    • She committed herself to the work of God
    • give one's talents to a good cause
    • consecrate your life to the church
  • verb dedicate
    pay; give.
    • give thought to
    • give priority to
    • pay attention to

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hash

  • noun chopped meat mixed with potatoes and browned
  • noun purified resinous extract of the hemp plant; used as a hallucinogen
    hasheesh; haschisch; hashish.

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defer

  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; set back; remit; put off; put over; shelve; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb yield to another's wish or opinion
    give in; accede; submit; bow.
    • The government bowed to the military pressure

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cointreau

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gravitate

  • verb move toward
    • The conversation gravitated towards politics
  • verb be attracted to
    • Boys gravitate towards girls at that age

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emphasise

  • verb give extra weight to (a communication)
    underline; underscore; emphasize.
    • Her gesture emphasized her words
  • verb to stress, single out as important
    accent; punctuate; stress; accentuate; emphasize.
    • Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet

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locate

  • verb discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining
    turn up.
    • Can you locate your cousins in the Midwest?
    • My search turned up nothing
  • verb determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey
    situate.
    • Our sense of sight enables us to locate objects in space
    • Locate the boundaries of the property

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lumpectomy

  • noun surgical removal of a tumor without removing much of the surrounding tissue or lymph nodes; performed in some cases of breast cancer

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adopt

  • verb choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
    follow; espouse.
    • She followed the feminist movement
    • The candidate espouses Republican ideals
  • verb take up and practice as one's own
    take over; take up; borrow.

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milkshake

  • noun frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
    milk shake; shake.

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choose

  • verb pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
    pick out; select; take.
    • Take any one of these cards
    • Choose a good husband for your daughter
    • She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her
  • verb select as an alternative over another
    opt; prefer.
    • I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant
    • She opted for the job on the East coast

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placeholder

  • noun a person authorized to act for another
    proxy; procurator.
  • noun a symbol in a logical or mathematical expression that can be replaced by the name of any member of specified set

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rely

  • verb have confidence or faith in
    trust; bank; swear.
    • We can trust in God
    • Rely on your friends
    • bank on your good education
    • I swear by my grandmother's recipes

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velcro

  • verb fasten with Velcro
    • velcro the belt
  • noun nylon fabric used as a fastening

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emphasize

  • verb to stress, single out as important
    emphasise; accent; punctuate; stress; accentuate.
    • Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet
  • verb give extra weight to (a communication)
    emphasise; underline; underscore.
    • Her gesture emphasized her words

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poetize

  • verb compose verses or put into verse
    verse; versify; poetise.
    • He versified the ancient saga

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endorse

  • verb be behind; approve of
    indorse; plunk for; support; plump for; back.
    • He plumped for the Labor Party
    • I backed Kennedy in 1960
  • verb give support or one's approval to
    second; indorse; back.
    • I'll second that motion
    • I can't back this plan
    • endorse a new project

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refocus

  • verb focus once again; The physicist refocused the light beam"
  • verb focus anew
    • The group needs to refocus its goals

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channel

  • noun a path over which electrical signals can pass
    transmission channel.
    • a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company
  • noun a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through
    • the fields were crossed with irrigation channels
    • gutters carried off the rainwater into a series of channels under the street

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pretzel

  • noun glazed and salted cracker typically in the shape of a loose knot

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invoke

  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; conjure up; bring up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir; conjure.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain
  • verb cite as an authority; resort to
    appeal.
    • He invoked the law that would save him
    • I appealed to the law of 1900
    • She invoked an ancient law

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tush

  • noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
    bum; seat; stern; keister; tail end; prat; bottom; rear end; buns; tail; rump; fanny; ass; behind; tooshie; hind end; posterior; hindquarters; butt; nates; rear; arse; buttocks; backside; derriere; can; fundament.
    • he deserves a good kick in the butt
    • are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?

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redefine

  • verb give a new or different definition to
    • She redefined his duties
  • verb give a new or different definition of (a word)

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khakis

  • noun a military uniform made of khaki fabric
  • noun a sturdy twilled cloth of a yellowish brown color used especially for military uniforms
    khaki.

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