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The Hindoo Cupid. He is represented as a beautiful youth, with a bow of sugar cane or flowers.

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  • noun a person who is discontented or disgusted
  • adjective satellite discontented as toward authority
    ill-affected; disaffected; rebellious.

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  • adjective having the same or similar characteristics
    similar; like.
    • all politicians are alike
    • they looked utterly alike
    • friends are generally alike in background and taste
  • adverb equally
    • parents and teachers alike demanded reforms

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  • noun (Greek mythology) a prophetess in Troy during the Trojan War whose predictions were true but were never believed

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  • verb have some of the qualities or attributes of something
  • verb have, give, or receive a share of
    partake in; share.
    • We shared the cake

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One of a numerous sect in British India, holding the tenets of Jainism.

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  • verb appoint to a clerical posts
    ordinate; ordain; order.
    • he was ordained in the Church
  • verb give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    devote; commit; dedicate; give.
    • She committed herself to the work of God
    • give one's talents to a good cause
    • consecrate your life to the church

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One of a numerous sect in British India, holding the tenets of Jainism.

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  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    guild; club; society; social club; gild; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today
  • noun English physicist who studied electromagnetic radiation and was a pioneer of radiotelegraphy (1851-1940)
    Sir Oliver Lodge; Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge.

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  • adjective satellite lacking information or instruction
    naive; unenlightened.
    • lamentably unenlightened as to the laws

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  • adverb in conjunction with; combined
    together with; collectively; jointly.
    • our salaries put together couldn't pay for the damage
    • we couldn't pay for the damages with all our salaries put together

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  • adjective satellite having little acquaintance with writing
    • special tutorials to assist the unlettered sector of society
  • adjective satellite uneducated in general; lacking knowledge or sophistication
    nescient; unlearned; ignorant.
    • an ignorant man
    • nescient of contemporary literature
    • an unlearned group incapable of understanding complex issues
    • exhibiting contempt for his unlettered companions

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  • adjective feeling or showing worry or solicitude
    • concerned parents of youthful offenders
    • was concerned about the future
    • we feel concerned about accomplishing the task at hand
    • greatly concerned not to disappoint a small child
  • verb be relevant to
    touch on; relate; pertain; have-to doe with; bear on; touch; come to; refer; concern.
    • There were lots of questions referring to her talk
    • My remark pertained to your earlier comments

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  • noun a person who can read and write
    literate person.
  • adjective able to read and write

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  • verb share in something
    take part.
  • verb become a participant; be involved in
    • enter a race
    • enter an agreement
    • enter a drug treatment program
    • enter negotiations

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  • adjective satellite not holy because unconsecrated or impure or defiled
    profane; unsanctified.

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  • noun being twofold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses
    • the dichotomy between eastern and western culture

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(Eccl. Hist.) A follower of Donatus, the leader of a body of North African schismatics and purists, who greatly disturbed the church in the 4th century. They claimed to be the true church.

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  • noun a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures
    • gap between income and outgo
    • the spread between lending and borrowing costs
  • noun an open or empty space in or between things
    • there was a small opening between the trees
    • the explosion made a gap in the wall

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  • adjective satellite free from provincial prejudices or attachments
    • catholic in one's tastes
  • noun a member of a Catholic church

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  • verb share in something
    take part.
  • verb become a participant; be involved in
    • enter a race
    • enter an agreement
    • enter a drug treatment program
    • enter negotiations

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  • adjective satellite deeply religious
    • a god-fearing and law-abiding people" H.L.Mencken
  • adjective satellite earnest
    dear; earnest; heartfelt.
    • one's dearest wish
    • devout wishes for their success
    • heartfelt condolences

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  • noun a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
    postulation; request.
  • noun reverent petition to a deity
    orison; prayer.

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  • adjective not established by conditioning or learning
    unconditioned; innate.
    • an unconditioned reflex
  • verb try to forget; put out of one's memory or knowledge

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  • noun a church congregation guided by a pastor
  • noun a group of birds

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  • verb share in something
    take part.
  • verb become a participant; be involved in
    • enter a race
    • enter an agreement
    • enter a drug treatment program
    • enter negotiations

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  • verb show a response or a reaction to something
  • verb react verbally
    answer; reply.
    • She didn't want to answer
    • answer the question
    • We answered that we would accept the invitation

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  • adjective possessing an education (especially having more than average knowledge)
  • verb give an education to
    • We must educate our youngsters better

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  • verb feel bitter or indignant about
    • She resents being paid less than her co-workers
  • verb wish ill or allow unwillingly

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  • adjective satellite showing great reverence for god
    reverent; worshipful.
    • a godly man
    • leading a godly life
  • adjective satellite emanating from God
    • divine judgment
    • divine guidance
    • everything is black or white...satanic or godly"-Saturday Review

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  • verb compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
    contend; compete.

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English; of or pertaining to England or the English nation; especially, pertaining to, or connected with, the established church of England; as, the Anglican church, doctrine, orders, ritual, etc.

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  • adjective having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity
    • pious readings

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  • noun a discrimination between things as different and distinct
    • it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation
  • noun high status importance owing to marked superiority
    note; eminence; preeminence.
    • a scholar of great eminence

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  • noun a person unable to read
    illiterate person; nonreader.
  • adjective not able to read or write

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  • noun a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm
    mass meeting.
  • noun the feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort
    • he singled to start a rally in the 9th inning
    • he feared the rallying of their troops for a counterattack

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  • noun a militant reformer
  • adjective satellite advocating or engaged in activism

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  • adverb from first to last
    • the play was excellent end-to-end
  • adverb used to refer to cited works

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  • noun witty remark
    wisecrack; quip; crack.
  • noun a military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position

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  • verb create by putting components or members together
    tack together; set up; tack; piece; put together.
    • She pieced a quilt
    • He tacked together some verses
    • They set up a committee
  • verb collect in one place
    meet; gather; forgather; foregather.
    • We assembled in the church basement
    • Let's gather in the dining room

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  • adjective satellite lacking in schooling
    unschooled; untaught.
    • untaught people whose verbal skills are grossly deficient
    • an untutored genius
    • uneducated children

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  • verb have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
    run; incline; lean; be given.
    • She tends to be nervous before her lectures
    • These dresses run small
    • He inclined to corpulence
  • verb have care of or look after
    • She tends to the children

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  • adjective satellite naive and easily deceived or tricked
    green; fleeceable.
    • at that early age she had been gullible and in love
  • adjective satellite easily tricked because of being too trusting
    • gullible tourists taken in by the shell game

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  • noun the act of sharing in the activities of a group
    involution; engagement; participation.
    • the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities
  • noun a connection of inclusion or containment
    • he escaped involvement in the accident
    • there was additional involvement of the liver and spleen

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  • adjective not informed; lacking in knowledge or information
    • the uninformed public

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  • noun a body serving in an administrative capacity
    • student council
  • noun (Christianity) an assembly of theologians and bishops and other representatives of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine

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Pertaining to bishops, or government by bishops; episcopal; specifically, of or relating to the Protestant Episcopal Church.

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  • verb enter or assume a certain state or condition
    go; get.
    • He became annoyed when he heard the bad news
    • It must be getting more serious
    • her face went red with anger
    • She went into ecstasy
    • Get going!
  • verb undergo a change or development
    • The water turned into ice
    • Her former friend became her worst enemy
    • He turned traitor

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  • adjective of or relating to or supporting Romanism
    Roman Catholic; papist; popish; papistic; R.C.; papistical; Roman; Romanist.
    • the Roman Catholic Church

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  • verb have some of the qualities or attributes of something
  • verb have, give, or receive a share of
    partake in; share.
    • We shared the cake

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  • adjective disposed to believe on little evidence
    • the gimmick would convince none but the most credulous
  • adjective satellite showing a lack of judgment or experience
    • so credulous he believes everything he reads

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  • adjective satellite taking part in an activity
    • an active member of the club
    • he was politically active
    • the participating organizations
  • verb share in something
    take part; participate.

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  • adjective adhering to what is commonly accepted
    • an orthodox view of the world
  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of Judaism
    • Orthodox Judaism

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  • adverb in an active manner
    • he participated actively in the war

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  • noun any loyal and steadfast following
  • noun a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
    fold; congregation.

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  • adjective (of games) engaged in
    • the loosely played game
  • verb participate in games or sport
    • We played hockey all afternoon
    • play cards
    • Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches

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  • noun Israeli statesman (born in Russia) who (as prime minister of Israel) negotiated a peace treaty with Anwar Sadat (then the president of Egypt) (1913-1992)
    Menachem Begin.
  • verb take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
    get; start out; set about; start; set out; get down; commence.
    • We began working at dawn
    • Who will start?
    • Get working as soon as the sun rises!
    • The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia
    • He began early in the day
    • Let's get down to work now

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  • noun someone who adheres to strict religious principles; someone opposed to sensual pleasures
  • noun a member of a group of English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought that the Protestant Reformation under Elizabeth was incomplete and advocated the simplification and regulation of forms of worship

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  • adjective brought together in one place
    • the collected works of Milton
    • the gathered folds of the skirt
  • verb assemble or get together
    collect; pull together; gather; garner.
    • gather some stones
    • pull your thoughts together

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  • adjective satellite disagreeing, especially with a majority
    dissentient; dissident.
  • verb withhold assent
    • Several Republicans dissented

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  • adjective playing or singing with instrumental or vocal accompaniment
  • verb be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.
    attend; go to.
    • She attends class regularly
    • I rarely attend services at my church
    • did you go to the meeting?

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(Eccl. Hist.) Of or pertaining to Luther; adhering to the doctrines of Luther or the Lutheran Church.

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  • verb show a response or a reaction to something
  • verb act against or in opposition to
    • She reacts negatively to everything I say

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  • noun the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
    embracement; embracing.
  • noun the state of taking in or encircling
    • an island in the embrace of the sea

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  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb violate the sacred character of a place or language
    outrage; desecrate; violate.
    • desecrate a cemetery
    • violate the sanctity of the church
    • profane the name of God

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  • 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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  • noun (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point
    • it differs in that respect
  • noun paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
    paying attention; attentiveness; heed.
    • his attentiveness to her wishes
    • he spends without heed to the consequences

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  • adjective relating to or being a Christian church believing in personal conversion and the inerrancy of the Bible especially the 4 Gospels
    • evangelical Christianity
    • an ultraconservative evangelical message
  • adjective of or pertaining to or in keeping with the Christian gospel especially as in the first 4 books of the New Testament

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Abreast; opposite to; facing; towards; as, against the mouth of a river; -- in this sense often preceded by over.
Jacob saw the angels of God come against him. Tyndale.

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  • verb make ready for action or use
    mobilise; marshal; summon.
    • marshal resources
  • verb call to arms; of military personnel
    rally; mobilise; call up.

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  • noun the state of being welcome
    • don't outstay your welcome
  • noun a greeting or reception
    • the proposal got a warm welcome

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  • adjective relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages
    • 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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  • noun assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
    portion; part; percentage.
    • he wanted his share in cash
  • noun any of the equal portions into which the capital stock of a corporation is divided and ownership of which is evidenced by a stock certificate
    • he bought 100 shares of IBM at the market price

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Of or pertaining to a presbyter, or to ecclesiastical government by presbyters; relating to those who uphold church government by presbyters; also, to the doctrine, discipline, and worship of a communion so governed.

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  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; yield; takings; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%
  • noun the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

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Of or pertaining to the Copts. -- n. The language of the Copts.

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  • adjective satellite mentally and emotionally stable
    • she's really together
  • adverb in contact with each other or in proximity
    • the leaves stuck together

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  • adjective satellite invested with legal power or official authority especially as symbolized by having a scepter
    sceptred; sceptered.
  • verb give or delegate power or authority to
    authorize; empower; authorise.
    • She authorized her assistant to sign the papers

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  • noun a meeting of elected or appointed representatives
  • noun the legislature of the United States government
    US Congress; United States Congress; U.S. Congress.

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  • adjective satellite having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
    moneyed; loaded; flush; affluent.
    • an affluent banker
    • a speculator flush with cash
    • not merely rich but loaded
    • moneyed aristocrats
    • wealthy corporations

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  • adverb usually; as a rule
    by and large; more often than not; mostly.
    • by and large it doesn't rain much here
  • adverb without distinction of one from others
    in the main; in general.
    • he is interested in snakes in general

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  • adjective following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ
  • noun a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination

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  • noun the present time or age
    • the world of today
    • today we have computers
  • noun the day that includes the present moment (as opposed to yesterday or tomorrow)
    • Today is beautiful
    • did you see today's newspaper?

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  • adjective satellite having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
    moneyed; loaded; flush; affluent.
    • an affluent banker
    • a speculator flush with cash
    • not merely rich but loaded
    • moneyed aristocrats
    • wealthy corporations

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  • verb regard something as probable or likely
    • The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow
  • verb consider obligatory; request and expect
    ask; require.
    • We require our secretary to be on time
    • Aren't we asking too much of these children?
    • I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons

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  • adjective satellite uneducated in general; lacking knowledge or sophistication
    unlettered; nescient; unlearned.
    • an ignorant man
    • nescient of contemporary literature
    • an unlearned group incapable of understanding complex issues
    • exhibiting contempt for his unlettered companions
  • adjective satellite uneducated in the fundamentals of a given art or branch of learning; lacking knowledge of a specific field
    • she is ignorant of quantum mechanics
    • he is musically illiterate

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The first day of the week, -- consecrated among Christians to rest from secular employments, and to religious worship; the Christian Sabbath; the Lord's Day. Syn. -- See Sabbath.

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  • adjective having or exercising influence or power
    • an influential newspaper
    • influential leadership for peace

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  • adjective have in common; held or experienced in common
    • two shared valence electrons forming a bond between adjacent nuclei
    • a shared interest in philately
  • verb have in common
    • Our children share a love of music
    • The two countries share a long border

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  • adjective having undergone the Christian ritual of baptism
  • verb administer baptism to
    christen; baptise; baptize.
    • The parents had the child baptized

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  • adjective that is looked for
    • the long sought relatives
  • verb try to get or reach
    • seek a position
    • seek an education
    • seek happiness

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  • noun a bishop having jurisdiction over a diocese
  • adjective belonging to or governing a diocese

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  • noun a discrimination between things as different and distinct
    • it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation
  • noun high status importance owing to marked superiority
    note; eminence; preeminence.
    • a scholar of great eminence

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  • adjective satellite belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
    blue; blue-blooded; patrician; gentle; aristocratical.
    • an aristocratic family
    • aristocratic Bostonians
    • aristocratic government
    • a blue family
    • blue blood
    • the blue-blooded aristocracy
    • of gentle blood
    • patrician landholders of the American South
    • aristocratic bearing
    • aristocratic features
    • patrician tastes

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  • verb express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
    plain; kvetch; sound off; kick; quetch.
    • My mother complains all day
    • She has a lot to kick about
  • verb make a formal accusation; bring a formal charge
    • The plaintiff's lawyer complained that he defendant had physically abused his client

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  • adjective satellite marked by refinement in taste and manners
    civilised; polite; civilized; genteel; cultivated.
    • cultivated speech
    • cultured Bostonians
    • cultured tastes
    • a genteel old lady
    • polite society
  • verb grow in a special preparation
    • the biologist grows microorganisms

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  • noun a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement
    shiver; shake.
  • verb move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways
    • His hands were trembling when he signed the document

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(Theol.) One who denies the doctrine of the Trinity, believing that God exists only in one person; a unipersonalist; also, one of a denomination of Christians holding this belief.

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  • noun the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
    workout; physical exertion; exercising; physical exercise.
    • the doctor recommended regular exercise
    • he did some exercising
    • the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit
  • noun the act of using
    use; utilization; utilisation; usage; employment.
    • he warned against the use of narcotic drugs
    • skilled in the utilization of computers

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  • adjective having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree
    • is there intelligent life in the universe?
    • an intelligent question
  • adjective satellite possessing sound knowledge
    • well-informed readers

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

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  • adjective satellite (used in combination) mentally oriented toward something specified
    • civic-minded
    • career-minded
  • verb be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by
    • I don't mind your behavior

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  • noun an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; it is something that nobody can take away"
    • they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
    • Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt
    • a right is not something that somebody gives you
  • noun location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
    • he stood on the right

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  • noun Himalayish language spoken in Tibet
  • noun a native or inhabitant of Tibet

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  • noun a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
    voting; ballot; balloting.
    • there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion
    • they allowed just one vote per person
  • noun the opinion of a group as determined by voting
    • they put the question to a vote

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  • verb provide with a joint
    • the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood
  • verb put into words or an expression
    phrase; word; formulate; give voice.
    • He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees

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The possessive case of who or which. See Who, and Which.
Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee. Gen. xxiv. 23.
The question whose solution I require. Dryden.

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  • adjective not disciplined or conditioned or made adept by training
    • an untrained voice
    • untrained troops
    • young minds untrained in the habit of concentration

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  • verb get something; come into possession of
    • receive payment
    • receive a gift
    • receive letters from the front
  • verb receive a specified treatment (abstract)
    incur; obtain; find; get.
    • These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation
    • His movie received a good review
    • I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions

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  • adjective willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed
    • the docile masses of an enslaved nation
  • adjective satellite ready and willing to be taught
    • docile pupils eager for instruction
    • teachable youngsters

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  • verb come out into view, as from concealment
    • Suddenly, the proprietor emerged from his office
  • verb come out of
    egress; go forth; issue; come out; come forth.
    • Water issued from the hole in the wall
    • The words seemed to come out by themselves

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Collocation words for "laity" are words related to "laity" by occurring either before (prefix words) or after "laity" (suffix words) in common language usage across multiple media. The words assembled above can be filtered by parts of speech (i.e) nouns, verbs, describing adjectives and adverbs, or by their positive or negative vibes, frequency in usage, whether they are prefix words or suffix words for "laity" or by the count of syllables each word has.