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caribe

  • noun small voraciously carnivorous freshwater fishes of South America that attack and destroy living animals
    piranha; pirana.

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majuscule

  • noun one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis; capitals were kept in the upper half of the type case and so became known as upper-case letters"
    uppercase; capital letter; upper-case letter; capital.
    • printers once kept the type for capitals and for small letters in separate cases
  • adjective of or relating to a style of writing characterized by somewhat rounded capital letters; 4th to 8th centuries

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zoogeography

The study or description of the geographical distribution of animals.

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incorrigible

  • adjective impervious to correction by punishment

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biota

  • noun all the plant and animal life of a particular region
    biology.

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junta

  • noun a group of military officers who rule a country after seizing power
    military junta.

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cortex

  • noun the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
    pallium; cerebral cortex; cerebral mantle.
  • noun the tissue forming the outer layer of an organ or structure in plant or animal

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rostral

Of or pertaining to the beak or snout of an animal, or the beak of a ship; resembling a rostrum, esp., the rostra at Rome, or their decorations.
[Monuments] adorned with rostral crowns and naval ornaments. Addison.

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biogeography

  • noun dealing with the geographical distribution of animals and plants

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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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endemic

  • noun a disease that is constantly present to a greater or lesser degree in people of a certain class or in people living in a particular location
    endemic disease.
  • noun a plant that is native to a certain limited area
    • it is an endemic found only this island

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anterior

  • noun a tooth situated at the front of the mouth
    front tooth.
    • his malocclusion was caused by malposed anteriors
  • adjective of or near the head end or toward the front plane of a body

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gyrus

  • noun a convex fold or elevation in the surface of the brain
    convolution.

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geographically

  • adverb with respect to geography
    • they are geographically closer to the center of town

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flora

  • noun all the plant life in a particular region or period
    botany; vegetation.
    • Pleistocene vegetation
    • the flora of southern California
    • the botany of China
  • noun (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    plant; plant life.

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fauna

  • noun all the animal life in a particular region or period
    zoology.
    • the fauna of China
    • the zoology of the Pliocene epoch
  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; brute; beast; animal; creature.

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granular

  • adjective satellite composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency
    gritty; grainy; farinaceous; mealy; coarse-grained; granulose.
    • granular sugar
    • the photographs were grainy and indistinct
    • it left a mealy residue
  • adjective having a granular structure like that of chondrites
    chondritic.

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celt

  • noun a member of a European people who once occupied Britain and Spain and Gaul prior to Roman times
    Kelt.

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determinedly

  • adverb with determination; in a determined manner
    unfalteringly; unshakably.
    • he clung to the past determinedly
  • adverb with ambition; in an ambitious and energetic manner
    ambitiously.
    • she pursued her goals ambitiously

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cortex

  • noun the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
    pallium; cerebral cortex; cerebral mantle.
  • noun the tissue forming the outer layer of an organ or structure in plant or animal

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philippine

  • noun official language of the Philippines; based on Tagalog; draws its lexicon from other Philippine languages
    Filipino.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of the Philippines or its people or customs
    Filipino.
    • the Philippine President
    • our Filipino cook

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carcinoid

  • noun a small tumor (benign or malignant) arising from the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract; usually associated with excessive secretion of serotonin

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distinctively

  • adverb in an identifiably distinctive manner
    • the distinctively conservative district of the county

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minuscule

  • noun the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case
    lowercase; small letter; lower-case letter.
  • noun a small cursive script developed from uncial between the 7th and 9th centuries and used in medieval manuscripts

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peculiarly

  • adverb uniquely or characteristically
    particularly.
    • these peculiarly cinematic elements
    • a peculiarly French phenomenon
    • everyone has a moment in history which belongs particularly to him"- John Knowles
  • adverb in a manner differing from the usual or expected
    curiously; oddly.
    • had a curiously husky voice
    • he's behaving rather peculiarly

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metalwork

  • noun the metal parts of something
    • there were bullet holes in the metalwork
  • noun the activity of making things out of metal in a skillful manner
    metalworking.

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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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celtic

Of or pertaining to the Celts; as, Celtic people, tribes, literature, tongue. Written also Keltic.

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increasingly

  • adverb advancing in amount or intensity
    more and more; progressively.
    • she became increasingly depressed

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endemism

  • noun nativeness by virtue of originating or occurring naturally (as in a particular place)
    autochthony; indigenousness.

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posterior

  • noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
    bum; seat; stern; keister; tail end; prat; bottom; rear end; buns; tail; tush; rump; fanny; ass; behind; tooshie; hind end; 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?
  • noun a tooth situated at the back of the mouth
    back tooth.

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possession

  • noun the act of having and controlling property
    ownership.
  • noun anything owned or possessed

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remarkably

  • adverb to a remarkable degree or extent
    unusually; unco; outstandingly.
    • she was unusually tall
  • adverb in a signal manner
    signally; unmistakably.
    • signally inappropriate methods

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tahiti

  • noun an island in the south Pacific; the most important island in French Polynesia; made famous by Robert Louis Stevenson and Paul Gauguin

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medieval

  • adjective relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages
    mediaeval.
    • Medieval scholars
    • Medieval times
  • adjective satellite as if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened
    gothic; mediaeval.
    • a medieval attitude toward dating

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hagiography

  • noun a biography that idealizes or idolizes the person (especially a person who is a saint)

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narrowly

  • adverb in a narrow manner; not allowing for exceptions
    • he interprets the law narrowly

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southeast

  • noun the compass point midway between south and east; at 135 degrees
    southeastward; SE; sou'-east.
  • noun the southeastern region of the United States
    southeastern United States.

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traditionally

  • adverb according to tradition; in a traditional manner
    • traditionally, we eat fried foods on Hanukah

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minority

  • noun a group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part
  • noun being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts
    • when the vote was taken they were in the minority
    • he held a minority position

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hopelessly

  • adverb in a hopeless manner
    • the papers were hopelessly jumbled
    • he is hopelessly romantic
  • adverb in a dispirited manner without hope
    dispiritedly.
    • the first Mozartian opera to be subjected to this curious treatment ran dispiritedly for five performances

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parochialism

  • noun a limitation of views or interests like that defined by a local parish

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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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narrowness

  • noun the property of being narrow; having little width
    • the narrowness of the road
  • noun an inclination to criticize opposing opinions or shocking behavior
    narrow-mindedness.

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stubbornly

  • adverb in a stubborn unregenerate manner
    obstinately; obdurately; mulishly; pig-headedly; cussedly.
    • she remained stubbornly in the same position

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sclerosis

  • noun any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue
    induration.

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complacently

  • adverb in a self-satisfied manner
    • he complacently lived out his life as a village school teacher

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gyrus

  • noun a convex fold or elevation in the surface of the brain
    convolution.

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dangerously

  • adverb in a dangerous manner
    perilously; hazardously.
    • he came dangerously close to falling off the ledge

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melanesia

  • noun the islands in the southwestern part of Oceania

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somewhat

  • adverb to a small degree or extent
    slightly; more or less.
    • his arguments were somewhat self-contradictory
    • the children argued because one slice of cake was slightly larger than the other
  • adverb to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
    fairly; pretty; passably; reasonably; moderately; jolly; middling.
    • pretty big
    • pretty bad
    • jolly decent of him
    • the shoes are priced reasonably
    • he is fairly clever with computers

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affairs

  • noun matters of personal concern
    personal business; personal matters.
    • get his affairs in order
  • noun transactions of professional or public interest
    • news of current affairs
    • great affairs of state

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relatively

  • adverb in a relative manner; by comparison to something else
    comparatively.
    • the situation is relatively calm now

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sulcus

  • noun (anatomy) any of the narrow grooves in an organ or tissue especially those that mark the convolutions on the surface of the brain

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intellectually

  • adverb in an intellectual manner
    • intellectually gifted children
    • intellectually influenced

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gustatory

  • adjective of or relating to gustation
    gustative; gustatorial.

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outlying

  • adjective satellite relatively far from a center or middle
    • outlying settlements

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constabulary

  • noun the force of policemen and officers
    law; police; police force.
    • the law came looking for him

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curiously

  • adverb in a manner differing from the usual or expected
    peculiarly; oddly.
    • had a curiously husky voice
    • he's behaving rather peculiarly
  • adverb with curiosity
    inquisitively; interrogatively.
    • the baby looked around curiously

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manuscript

  • noun the form of a literary work submitted for publication
    ms.
  • noun handwritten book or document
    holograph.

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singularly

  • adverb in a singular manner or to a singular degree; he acquired three wives and fourteen children during his Portuguese embassy alone"
    • Lord T. was considered singularly licentious even for the courts of Russia and Portugal

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smugness

  • noun an excessive feeling of self-satisfaction

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intensely

  • adverb in an intense manner
    • he worked intensely

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biota

  • noun all the plant and animal life of a particular region
    biology.

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purely

  • adverb restricted to something
    strictly.
    • we talked strictly business

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mentality

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

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bilateral

  • adjective satellite having identical parts on each side of an axis
    bilaterally symmetric; bilaterally symmetrical; isobilateral.
  • adjective satellite affecting or undertaken by two parties
    • a bilateral agreement between the United States and Japan

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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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fiercely

  • adverb in a physically fierce manner
    ferociously.
    • silence broken by dogs barking ferociously
    • they fought fiercely
  • adverb in an emotionally fierce manner
    • she was fiercely proud of her children

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baltimore

  • noun the largest city in Maryland; a major seaport and industrial center

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caribbean

Of or pertaining to the Caribs, to their islands (the eastern and southern West Indies), or to the sea (called the Caribbean sa) lying between those islands and Central America.

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proudly

  • adverb with pride; in a proud manner
    • he walked proudly into town

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newfoundland

An island on the coast of British North America, famed for the fishing grounds in its vicinity.

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prejudice

  • noun a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
    preconception; bias.
  • verb disadvantage by prejudice

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resolutely

  • adverb showing firm determination or purpose
    • she resolutely refused to look at him or speak to him
    • he entered the building resolutely
  • adverb with firmness
    decisively.
    • `I will come along,' she said decisively

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lobe

  • noun (anatomy) a somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or part
    • ear lobe
  • noun (botany) a part into which a leaf is divided

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decidedly

  • adverb without question and beyond doubt
    emphatically; in spades; unquestionably; by all odds; definitely.
    • it was decidedly too expensive
    • she told him off in spades
    • by all odds they should win

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possession

  • noun the act of having and controlling property
    ownership.
  • noun anything owned or possessed

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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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ribbon

  • noun any long object resembling a thin line
    thread.
    • a mere ribbon of land
    • the lighted ribbon of traffic
    • from the air the road was a grey thread
    • a thread of smoke climbed upward
  • noun an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
    laurel wreath; decoration; palm; medallion; medal.

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rat

  • noun any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse
  • noun someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
    strikebreaker; scab; blackleg.

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auditor

  • noun someone who listens attentively
    listener; hearer; attender.
  • noun a student who attends a course but does not take it for credit

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fairly

  • adverb to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
    pretty; passably; reasonably; moderately; jolly; middling; somewhat.
    • pretty big
    • pretty bad
    • jolly decent of him
    • the shoes are priced reasonably
    • he is fairly clever with computers
  • adverb without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner
    evenhandedly; fair.
    • deal fairly with one another

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complacence

  • noun the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself
    self-complacency; complacency; self-satisfaction.
    • his complacency was absolutely disgusting

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supposedly

  • adverb believed or reputed to be the case
    purportedly.

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minority

  • noun a group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part
  • noun being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts
    • when the vote was taken they were in the minority
    • he held a minority position

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less

  • adjective (comparative of `little' usually used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning not as great in amount or degree
    • of less importance
    • less time to spend with the family
    • a shower uses less water
    • less than three years old
  • noun a chronic inflammatory collagen disease affecting connective tissue (skin or joints)
    LE; lupus erythematosus.

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enclave

  • noun an enclosed territory that is culturally distinct from the foreign territory that surrounds it

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romance

  • noun a relationship between two lovers
    love affair.
  • noun an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)
    romanticism.

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uniquely

  • adverb so as to be unique
    unambiguously.
    • he could determine uniquely the properties of the compound

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dependency

  • noun the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else
    dependance; dependence.
  • noun being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
    dependance; addiction; habituation; dependence.

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highly

  • adverb to a high degree or extent; favorably or with much respect
    extremely.
    • highly successful
    • He spoke highly of her
    • does not think highly of his writing
    • extremely interesting
  • adverb at a high rate or wage
    • highly paid workers

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scot

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Scotland
    Scotsman; Scotchman.

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socially

  • adverb by or with respect to society
    • socially accepted norms
  • adverb in a social manner
    • socially unpopular

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carcinoma

  • noun any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer

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essentially

  • adverb in essence; at bottom or by one's (or its) very nature
    basically; fundamentally.
    • He is basically dishonest
    • the argument was essentially a technical one
    • for all his bluster he is in essence a shy person

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briton

British. Obs. Spenser. -- n. A native of Great Britain.

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oddly

  • adverb in a manner differing from the usual or expected
    curiously; peculiarly.
    • had a curiously husky voice
    • he's behaving rather peculiarly
  • adverb in a strange manner
    queerly; strangely; funnily.
    • a queerly inscribed sheet of paper

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dominion

  • noun dominance or power through legal authority
    rule.
    • France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa
    • the rule of Caesar
  • noun a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
    territory; territorial dominion; district.

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profoundly

  • adverb to a great depth psychologically
    deeply.
    • They felt the loss deeply

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shelf

  • noun a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects
  • noun a projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water
    ledge.

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subspecies

  • noun (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species
    race.

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strikingly

  • adverb in a striking manner
    • this was strikingly demonstrated
    • the evidence was strikingly absent

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cistern

  • noun a sac or cavity containing fluid especially lymph or cerebrospinal fluid
    cisterna.
  • noun a tank that holds the water used to flush a toilet
    water tank.

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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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tyre

  • noun hoop that covers a wheel
    tire.
    • automobile tires are usually made of rubber and filled with compressed air
  • noun a port in southern Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea; formerly a major Phoenician seaport famous for silks
    Sur.

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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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scandinavian

Of or pertaining to Scandinavia, that is, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. -- n. A native or inhabitant of Scandinavia.

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surprisingly

  • adverb in a surprising manner
    • he was surprisingly friendly
  • adverb in an amazing manner; to everyone's surprise
    amazingly; astonishingly.
    • amazingly, he finished medical school in three years

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subculture

  • noun a social group within a national culture that has distinctive patterns of behavior and beliefs

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distinctive

  • adjective satellite of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing
    typical.
    • Jerusalem has a distinctive Middle East flavor"- Curtis Wilkie
    • that is typical of you!
  • adjective satellite capable of being classified
    classifiable.

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scribe

  • noun French playwright (1791-1861)
    Augustin Eugene Scribe.
  • noun informal terms for journalists
    penman; scribbler.

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extremely

  • adverb to a high degree or extent; favorably or with much respect
    highly.
    • highly successful
    • He spoke highly of her
    • does not think highly of his writing
    • extremely interesting
  • adverb to an extreme degree
    super; exceedingly; passing.
    • extremely cold
    • extremely unpleasant

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enclave

  • noun an enclosed territory that is culturally distinct from the foreign territory that surrounds it

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remain

  • verb stay the same; remain in a certain state
    rest; stay.
    • The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it
    • rest assured
    • stay alone
    • He remained unmoved by her tears
    • The bad weather continued for another week
  • verb continue in a place, position, or situation
    continue; stay on; stay.
    • After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser
    • Stay with me, please
    • despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year
    • She continued as deputy mayor for another year

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