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closure

  • noun approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap
    closing.
    • the ship's rapid rate of closing gave them little time to avoid a collision
  • noun a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
    cloture; gag rule; gag law.

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anaesthetize

  • verb administer an anesthetic drug to
    anesthetise; anaesthetise; put under; anesthetize; put out.
    • The patient must be anesthetized before the operation
    • anesthetize the gum before extracting the teeth

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cadence

  • noun (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
    beat; metre; meter; measure.
  • noun the close of a musical section

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gerundial

  • adjective relating to or like a gerund
    • the gerundial suffix `-ing'

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coin

  • noun a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
  • verb make up
    • coin phrases or words

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genitival

Possessing genitive from; pertaining to, or derived from, the genitive case; as, a genitival adverb. -- Gen`i*ti"val*ly, adv.

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chunking

  • noun (psychology) the configuration of smaller units of information into large coordinated units
    unitization; unitisation.
  • verb put together indiscriminately
    chunk; lump.
    • lump together all the applicants

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participial

  • noun a non-finite form of the verb; in English it is used adjectivally and to form compound tenses
    participle.
  • adjective of or relating to or consisting of participles
    • participial inflections

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dangle

  • verb hang freely
    drop; swing.
    • the ornaments dangled from the tree
    • The light dropped from the ceiling
  • verb cause to dangle or hang freely
    • He dangled the ornaments from the Christmas tree

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prepositional

  • adjective of or relating to or formed with a preposition
    • prepositional phrase

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carp

  • noun the lean flesh of a fish that is often farmed; can be baked or braised
  • noun any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae

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catchall

  • noun an enclosure or receptacle for odds and ends

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encapsulate

  • verb enclose in a capsule or other small container
  • verb put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume
    capsulise; capsule; capsulize.
    • capsulize the news

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appositive

  • adjective relating to or being in apposition
    appositional.
    • an appositive noun

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connote

  • verb express or state indirectly
    imply.
  • verb involve as a necessary condition of consequence; as in logic
    predicate.
    • solving the problem is predicated on understanding it well

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gerund

  • noun a noun formed from a verb (such as the `-ing' form of an English verb when used as a noun)

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conjure

  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; bring up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain
  • verb ask for or request earnestly
    beseech; bid; entreat; press; adjure.
    • The prophet bid all people to become good persons

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endocentric

  • adjective fulfilling the grammatical role of one of its constituents
    • when `three blind mice' serves as a noun it is an endocentric construction

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modify

  • verb make less severe or harsh or extreme
    • please modify this letter to make it more polite
    • he modified his views on same-gender marriage
  • verb add a modifier to a constituent
    qualify.

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anarthrous

(Gr. Gram.) Used without the article; as, an anarthrous substantive.

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ellipsis

  • noun omission or suppression of parts of words or sentences
    eclipsis.

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catchy

  • adjective satellite having concealed difficulty
    tricky.
    • a catchy question
    • a tricky recipe to follow
  • adjective satellite likely to attract attention
    attention-getting.
    • a catchy title for a movie

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recur

  • verb happen or occur again
    repeat.
    • This is a recurring story
  • verb return in thought or speech to something
    go back.

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aeschylean

  • adjective of or relating to or in the manner of Aeschylus

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connote

  • verb express or state indirectly
    imply.
  • verb involve as a necessary condition of consequence; as in logic
    predicate.
    • solving the problem is predicated on understanding it well

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denotation

  • noun the act of indicating or pointing out by name
    indication.
  • noun the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to
    extension; reference.
    • the extension of `satellite of Mars' is the set containing only Demos and Phobos

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appositional

  • adjective relating to or being in apposition
    appositive.
    • an appositive noun

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rename

  • verb assign a new name to
    • Many streets in the former East Germany were renamed in 1990
  • verb name again or anew
    • He was renamed Minister of the Interior

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idiomatical

  • adjective of or relating to or conforming to idiom
    idiomatic.
    • idiomatic English

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resonate

  • verb sound with resonance
    vibrate.
    • The sound resonates well in this theater
  • verb be received or understood
    come across.

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accentual

  • adjective of or pertaining to accent or stress
  • adjective (of verse) having a metric system based on stress rather than syllables or quantity
    • accentual poetry is based on the number of stresses in a line
    • accentual rhythm

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popularize

  • verb cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use
    popularise; vulgarise; generalise; generalize; vulgarize.
    • They popularized coffee in Washington State
    • Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors
  • verb make understandable to the general public
    popularise.
    • Carl Sagan popularized cosmology in his books

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churchillian

  • adjective of or relating to or suggestive of Winston Churchill

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complementation

  • noun the grammatical relation of a word or phrase to a predicate
  • noun (linguistics) a distribution of related speech sounds or forms in such a way that they only appear in different contexts
    complementary distribution.

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bromidic

  • adjective given to uttering bromides
  • adjective satellite dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality
    platitudinous; platitudinal; corny.
    • bromidic sermons

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popularise

  • verb cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use
    vulgarise; generalise; generalize; vulgarize; popularize.
    • They popularized coffee in Washington State
    • Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors
  • verb make understandable to the general public
    popularize.
    • Carl Sagan popularized cosmology in his books

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circumlocutory

  • adjective satellite roundabout and unnecessarily wordy; (`ambagious' is archaic)
    periphrastic; ambagious; circumlocutious.
    • had a preference for circumlocutious (or circumlocutory) rather than forthright expression
    • A periphrastic study in a worn-out poetical fashion,/ Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle/ With words and meanings."-T.S.Eliot

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idiomatically

  • adverb in an idiomatic manner
    • he expressed himself idiomatically

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infelicitous

  • adjective not appropriate in application; defective
    • an infelicitous remark
    • infelicitous phrasing
    • the infelicitous typesetting was due to illegible copy
  • adjective satellite marked by or producing unhappiness
    unhappy.
    • infelicitous circumstances
    • unhappy caravans, straggling afoot through swamps and canebrakes"- American Guide Series

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monger

  • noun someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
    trader; bargainer; dealer.
  • verb sell or offer for sale from place to place
    vend; pitch; peddle; hawk; huckster.

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adjectival

  • adjective of or relating to or functioning as an adjective
    adjective.
    • adjectival syntax
    • an adjective clause

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regimen

  • noun (medicine) a systematic plan for therapy (often including diet)
    regime.

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adverbial

  • noun a word or group of words function as an adverb
  • adjective of or relating to or functioning as an adverb
    • adverbial syntax

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anaphora

  • noun using a pronoun or similar word instead of repeating a word used earlier
  • noun repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses
    epanaphora.

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euphemistic

  • adjective substituting a mild term for a harsher or distasteful one
    inoffensive.
    • `peepee' is a common euphemistic term

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marker

  • noun some conspicuous object used to distinguish or mark something
    • the buoys were markers for the channel
  • noun a distinguishing symbol
    marking; mark.
    • the owner's mark was on all the sheep

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bandy

  • verb toss or strike a ball back and forth
  • verb exchange blows

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hackneyed

  • adjective satellite repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
    well-worn; commonplace; tired; old-hat; timeworn; trite; banal; threadbare; shopworn; stock.
    • bromidic sermons
    • his remarks were trite and commonplace
    • hackneyed phrases
    • a stock answer
    • repeating threadbare jokes
    • parroting some timeworn axiom
    • the trite metaphor `hard as nails'

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epitomise

  • verb embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of
    typify; epitomize.
    • The fugue typifies Bach's style of composition

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felicitous

  • adjective exhibiting an agreeably appropriate manner or style
    • a felicitous speaker
  • adjective satellite marked by good fortune
    happy.
    • a felicitous life
    • a happy outcome

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resonate

  • verb sound with resonance
    vibrate.
    • The sound resonates well in this theater
  • verb be received or understood
    come across.

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parenthetic

  • adjective satellite qualifying or explaining; placed or as if placed in parentheses
    parenthetical.
    • parenthetical remarks

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advisedly

  • adverb with intention; in an intentional manner
    designedly; on purpose; by choice; intentionally; by design; deliberately; purposely.
    • he used that word intentionally
    • I did this by choice

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parenthetical

  • noun an expression in parentheses
    parenthetical expression.
    • his writing was full of parentheticals
  • adjective satellite qualifying or explaining; placed or as if placed in parentheses
    parenthetic.
    • parenthetical remarks

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connote

  • verb express or state indirectly
    imply.
  • verb involve as a necessary condition of consequence; as in logic
    predicate.
    • solving the problem is predicated on understanding it well

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timeworn

  • adjective satellite repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
    well-worn; commonplace; hackneyed; tired; old-hat; trite; banal; threadbare; shopworn; stock.
    • bromidic sermons
    • his remarks were trite and commonplace
    • hackneyed phrases
    • a stock answer
    • repeating threadbare jokes
    • parroting some timeworn axiom
    • the trite metaphor `hard as nails'

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ending

  • noun the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme)
    termination.
    • I don't like words that have -ism as an ending
  • noun the act of ending something
    termination; conclusion.
    • the termination of the agreement

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terse

  • adjective satellite brief and to the point; effectively cut short; `yes'"
    laconic; curt; crisp.
    • a crisp retort
    • a response so curt as to be almost rude
    • the laconic reply
    • short and terse and easy to understand

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hark

  • verb listen; used mostly in the imperative
    hearken; harken.

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determiner

  • noun an argument that is conclusive
    clincher; determining factor.
  • noun one of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases
    determinative.

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denote

  • verb be a sign or indication of
    • Her smile denoted that she agreed
  • verb have as a meaning
    refer.
    • `multi-' denotes `many'

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overuse

  • noun exploitation to the point of diminishing returns
    overutilization; overexploitation; overutilisation.
  • verb make use of too often or too extensively
    overdrive.

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modifier

  • noun a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb
    qualifier.
  • noun a moderator who makes less extreme or uncompromising

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shopworn

  • adjective satellite worn or faded from being on display in a store
    shopsoiled.
    • shopworn merchandise at half price
  • adjective satellite repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
    well-worn; commonplace; hackneyed; tired; old-hat; timeworn; trite; banal; threadbare; stock.
    • bromidic sermons
    • his remarks were trite and commonplace
    • hackneyed phrases
    • a stock answer
    • repeating threadbare jokes
    • parroting some timeworn axiom
    • the trite metaphor `hard as nails'

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redolent

  • adjective satellite serving to bring to mind
    reminiscent; remindful; evocative; resonant.
    • cannot forbear to close on this redolent literary note"- Wilder Hobson
    • a campaign redolent of machine politics
  • adjective satellite (used with `of' or `with') noticeably odorous
    smelling.
    • the hall was redolent of floor wax
    • air redolent with the fumes of beer and whiskey

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swinish

  • adjective satellite ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance
    boorish; neanderthal; loutish; neandertal; oafish.
    • was boorish and insensitive
    • the loutish manners of a bully
    • her stupid oafish husband
    • aristocratic contempt for the swinish multitude
  • adjective satellite resembling swine; coarsely gluttonous or greedy
    hoggish; piggy; piggish; porcine.
    • piggish table manners
    • the piggy fat-cheeked little boy and his porcine pot-bellied father
    • swinish slavering over food

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complement

  • noun a word or phrase used to complete a grammatical construction
  • noun a complete number or quantity
    • a full complement

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nonrestrictive

  • adjective satellite not limiting the reference of a modified word or phrase
    • the nonrestrictive clause in `I always buy his books, which have influenced me greatly,' refers to his books generally and adds an additional fact about them

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epitomize

  • verb embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of
    typify; epitomise.
    • The fugue typifies Bach's style of composition

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weasel

  • noun a person who is regarded as treacherous or sneaky
  • noun small carnivorous mammal with short legs and elongated body and neck

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infinitival

  • adjective relating to or formed with the infinitive
    • infinitival clause

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allude

  • verb make a more or less disguised reference to
    touch; advert.
    • He alluded to the problem but did not mention it

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exceptive

That excepts; including an exception; as, an exceptive proposition. I. Watts.
A particular and exceptive law. Milton.

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marker

  • noun some conspicuous object used to distinguish or mark something
    • the buoys were markers for the channel
  • noun a distinguishing symbol
    marking; mark.
    • the owner's mark was on all the sheep

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gerundive

Pertaining to, or partaking of, the nature of the gerund; gerundial. -- n. (Lat. Gram.) The future passive participle; as, amandus, i. e., to be loved.

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epitomize

  • verb embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of
    typify; epitomise.
    • The fugue typifies Bach's style of composition

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pleonastic

  • adjective satellite repetition of same sense in different words
    tautological; redundant; tautologic.
    • `a true fact' and `a free gift' are pleonastic expressions
    • the phrase `a beginner who has just started' is tautological
    • at the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition"- J.B.Conant

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encapsulate

  • verb enclose in a capsule or other small container
  • verb put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume
    capsulise; capsule; capsulize.
    • capsulize the news

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cliched

  • adjective satellite repeated regularly without thought or originality
    ready-made.
    • ready-made phrases

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unidiomatic

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modifier

  • noun a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb
    qualifier.
  • noun a moderator who makes less extreme or uncompromising

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locative

  • noun the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the place of the state or action denoted by the verb
    locative role.

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evoke

  • verb call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    raise; fire; enkindle; elicit; arouse; kindle; provoke.
    • arouse pity
    • raise a smile
    • evoke sympathy
  • verb evoke or provoke to appear or occur
    provoke; call forth; kick up.
    • Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple

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quantifier

  • noun (logic) a word (such as `some' or `all' or `no') that binds the variables in a logical proposition
    logical quantifier.
  • noun (grammar) a word that expresses a quantity (as `fifteen' or `many')

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parser

  • noun a computer program that divides code up into functional components
    • compilers must parse source code in order to translate it into object code

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pithy

  • adjective satellite concise and full of meaning
    sententious.
    • welcomed her pithy comments
    • the peculiarly sardonic and sententious style in which Don Luis composed his epigrams"- Hervey Allen

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ceteris

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lapidary

  • noun an expert on precious stones and the art of cutting and engraving them
    lapidarist.
  • noun a skilled worker who cuts and engraves precious stones
    lapidist.

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reverberate

  • verb ring or echo with sound
    ring; echo; resound.
    • the hall resounded with laughter
  • verb have a long or continuing effect
    • The discussions with my teacher reverberated throughout my adult life

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terse

  • adjective satellite brief and to the point; effectively cut short; `yes'"
    laconic; curt; crisp.
    • a crisp retort
    • a response so curt as to be almost rude
    • the laconic reply
    • short and terse and easy to understand

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pejoratively

  • adverb in a pejorative manner
    • I am not using the word pejoratively

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salutatory

  • noun an opening or welcoming statement (especially one delivered at graduation exercises)
    salutatory oration; salutatory address.

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cogito

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substantival

  • adjective of or relating to or having the nature or function of a substantive (i.e. a noun or noun equivalent)
    • a substantival constituent

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translate

  • verb restate (words) from one language into another language
    render; interpret.
    • I have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the U.S.
    • Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries?
    • She rendered the French poem into English
    • He translates for the U.N.
  • verb change from one form or medium into another
    transform.
    • Braque translated collage into oil

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idiomatic

  • adjective of or relating to or conforming to idiom
    idiomatical.
    • idiomatic English

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capture

  • noun the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
    seizure; gaining control.
  • noun a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field

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noun

  • noun a content word that can be used to refer to a person, place, thing, quality, or action
  • noun the word class that can serve as the subject or object of a verb, the object of a preposition, or in apposition

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pacta

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alliterative

  • adjective satellite having the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable
    • alliterative verse

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din

  • noun a loud harsh or strident noise
    clamor; cacophony; blare; blaring.
  • noun the act of making a noisy disturbance
    tumult; ruckus; commotion; rumpus; ruction.

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agentive

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adverbial

  • noun a word or group of words function as an adverb
  • adjective of or relating to or functioning as an adverb
    • adverbial syntax

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parody

  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; lampoon; travesty; sendup; put-on; spoof; charade; burlesque.
  • noun humorous or satirical mimicry
    mockery; takeoff.

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alliterate

  • verb use alliteration as a form of poetry

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conflate

  • verb mix together different elements
    mix; immix; coalesce; commingle; flux; fuse; combine; merge; blend; meld.
    • The colors blend well

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quotable

  • adjective able or fit to be repeated or quoted
    repeatable.
    • what he said was not repeatable in polite company
    • he comes up with so many quotable phrases
  • adjective satellite suitable for or worthy of quotation
    • a quotable slogan
    • his remarks are not quotable in mixed company

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universe

  • noun everything that exists anywhere
    creation; macrocosm; existence; world; cosmos.
    • they study the evolution of the universe
    • the biggest tree in existence
  • noun (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn
    population.
    • it is an estimate of the mean of the population

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formulaic

  • adjective satellite characterized by or in accordance with some formula

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verbless

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modify

  • verb make less severe or harsh or extreme
    • please modify this letter to make it more polite
    • he modified his views on same-gender marriage
  • verb add a modifier to a constituent
    qualify.

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magniloquent

  • adjective satellite lofty in style
    tall; grandiloquent.
    • he engages in so much tall talk, one never really realizes what he is saying

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recur

  • verb happen or occur again
    repeat.
    • This is a recurring story
  • verb return in thought or speech to something
    go back.

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prosodic

  • adjective of or relating to the rhythmic aspect of language or to the suprasegmental phonemes of pitch and stress and juncture and nasalization and voicing

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