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  • adjective of or relating to John Dewey or his philosophy

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  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that practical consequences are the criteria of knowledge and meaning and value
  • noun the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth

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  • adjective involving or characteristic of conceptualism

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  • noun the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality
  • verb refuse to accept or acknowledge
    • I reject the idea of starting a war
    • The journal rejected the student's paper

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  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of William James or his philosophy or his teachings
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Henry James or his writing

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  • noun an authoritative rule
  • noun a guiding principle
    • the dictates of reason

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  • verb be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge
    take a firm stand.
    • I must insist!
  • verb beg persistently and urgently
    • I importune you to help them

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  • adjective satellite unreasonably rigid in the face of argument or entreaty or attack
  • adjective satellite guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory
    practical; hard-nosed; pragmatic.
    • a hardheaded appraisal of our position
    • a hard-nosed labor leader
    • completely practical in his approach to business
    • not ideology but pragmatic politics

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  • adjective satellite determined or decided upon as by an authority
    set; determined.
    • date and place are already determined
    • the dictated terms of surrender
    • the time set for the launching
  • verb issue commands or orders for
    prescribe; order; dictate.

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  • adjective based on or manifesting objectively defined standards of rightness or morality
    • principled pragmatism and unprincipled expediency
    • a principled person

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  • verb be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
    dominate; reign; rule; predominate.
    • Money reigns supreme here
    • Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood
  • verb be valid, applicable, or true
    hold; obtain.
    • This theory still holds

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  • noun a depository containing historical records and documents
  • verb put into an archive
    file away.

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  • noun a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible
  • noun a person with unusual powers of foresight
    illusionist; seer.

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  • verb be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
    dominate; reign; rule; predominate.
    • Money reigns supreme here
    • Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood
  • verb be valid, applicable, or true
    hold; obtain.
    • This theory still holds

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  • adjective foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention
    • prophetic writings
    • prophetic powers
    • words that proved prophetic

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  • verb consider again; give new consideration to; usually with a view to changing
    • Won't you reconsider your decision?
  • verb consider again (a bill) that had been voted upon before, with a view to altering it

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  • noun a follower of Machiavelli's principles
  • adjective of or relating to Machiavelli or the principles of conduct he recommended
    • Machiavellian thinking

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Against; as, John Doe versus Richard Roe; -- chiefly used in legal language, and abbreviated to v. or vs.

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  • adjective satellite facing facts or difficulties realistically and with determination

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  • 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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  • verb bring back into existence
    • The candidate reinvented the concept of national health care so that he would get elected
  • verb create anew and make over
    • He reinvented African music for American listeners

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  • verb have the idea for
    gestate; conceptualize; conceptualise.
    • He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients
    • This library was well conceived
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    believe; think; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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  • adjective satellite not exhibiting or characterized by careful thought
    unthoughtful; unthinking.

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  • noun (philosophy) a 20th-century philosophical movement chiefly in Europe; assumes that people are entirely free and thus responsible for what they make of themselves
    existential philosophy; existentialist philosophy.

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  • adjective satellite performed comprehensively and completely
    exhaustive; thorough.
    • an exhaustive study
    • made a thorough search
    • thoroughgoing research
  • adjective satellite without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
    perfect; double-dyed; complete; gross; arrant; unadulterated; sodding; stark; consummate; pure; utter; everlasting; staring.
    • an arrant fool
    • a complete coward
    • a consummate fool
    • a double-dyed villain
    • gross negligence
    • a perfect idiot
    • pure folly
    • what a sodding mess
    • stark staring mad
    • a thoroughgoing villain
    • utter nonsense
    • the unadulterated truth

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  • verb act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
    intermediate; liaise; intercede; arbitrate.
    • He interceded in the family dispute
    • He mediated a settlement
  • verb occupy an intermediate or middle position or form a connecting link or stage between two others
    • mediate between the old and the new

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  • noun a successful ending of a struggle or contest
    • a narrow victory
    • the general always gets credit for his army's victory
    • clinched a victory
    • convincing victory
    • the agreement was a triumph for common sense
  • noun the exultation of victory

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  • adjective lacking principles or moral scruples
    • freedom from coarse unprincipled calumny"- A.E.Stevenson
  • adjective satellite having little or no integrity

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  • verb declare untrue; contradict
    • He denied the allegations
    • She denied that she had taken money
  • verb refuse to accept or believe
    • He denied his fatal illness

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  • noun the verbal act of offering
    • a generous offer of assistance
  • noun something offered (as a proposal or bid)
    • noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds

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  • verb inquire about
    inquire; enquire.
    • I asked about their special today
    • He had to ask directions several times
  • verb make a request or demand for something to somebody
    • She asked him for a loan

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  • adjective satellite (of persons) so unrefined as to be lacking in discrimination and sensibility

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  • verb choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
    follow; adopt.
    • She followed the feminist movement
    • The candidate espouses Republican ideals
  • verb take in marriage
    get hitched with; wed; marry; conjoin; get married; hook up with.

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Of, pertaining to, or in the style of, Shakespeare or his works. Written also Shakespearian, Shakspearean, Shakspearian, Shaksperean, Shaksperian.etc.

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  • verb contribute to the progress or growth of
    advance; promote; boost; further.
    • I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom
  • verb inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to

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  • adjective having a nose (either literal or metaphoric) especially of a specified kind
  • verb search or inquire in a meddlesome way
    horn in; intrude; poke; pry; nose.
    • This guy is always nosing around the office

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  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    grasp; appreciation.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices

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

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  • noun land received by fee tail
  • noun the act of entailing property; the creation of a fee tail from a fee simple

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  • adjective satellite believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others
    misanthropic; misanthropical.

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  • verb accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority
    know; recognise; acknowledge.
    • The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne
    • We do not recognize your gods
  • verb be fully aware or cognizant of
    recognise; agnize; realise; agnise; realize.

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  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of pluralism
    • a pluralistic culture

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  • verb win a victory over
    get the better of; defeat.
    • You must overcome all difficulties
    • defeat your enemies
    • He overcame his shyness
    • He overcame his infirmity
    • Her anger got the better of her and she blew up
  • verb get on top of; deal with successfully
    get over; master; subdue; surmount.
    • He overcame his shyness

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  • adjective of or relating to nominalism

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  • noun a speech that is open to the public
    talk; public lecture.
    • he attended a lecture on telecommunications
  • noun a lengthy rebuke
    speech; talking to.
    • a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline
    • the teacher gave him a talking to

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  • adjective satellite taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit
    opportunist; timeserving.

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  • noun the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk
  • verb try to get or reach
    • seek a position
    • seek an education
    • seek happiness

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  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    player; musician.

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  • verb refuse to acknowledge
    disregard; cut; snub.
    • She cut him dead at the meeting
  • verb bar from attention or consideration
    dismiss; brush aside; brush off; discount; push aside; disregard.
    • She dismissed his advances

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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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  • adjective of or pertaining to a philosophy asserting human dignity and man's capacity for fulfillment through reason and scientific method and often rejecting religion
    • the humanist belief in continuous emergent evolution"- Wendell Thomas
  • adjective of or pertaining to Renaissance humanism
    • the humanistic revival of learning

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  • verb state categorically
    asseverate; maintain.
  • verb to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
    avow; affirm; verify; swan; swear; aver.
    • Before God I swear I am innocent

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  • adjective of or relating to or suggestive of Woodrow Wilson

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  • noun a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful
    • he was helpless under the reign of his egotism
  • noun the period during which a monarch is sovereign
    • during the reign of Henry VIII

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  • adjective of or relating to philosophy or philosophers
    • philosophical writing
    • a considerable knowledge of philosophical terminology
  • adjective satellite characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment
    • philosophical resignation
    • a philosophic attitude toward life

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  • noun an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)
    Thatch; Edward Teach; Edward Thatch; Blackbeard.
  • verb impart skills or knowledge to
    instruct; learn.
    • I taught them French
    • He instructed me in building a boat

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  • adjective satellite lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
    rough-cut; uncouth; coarse; common.
    • he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind
    • behavior that branded him as common
    • an untutored and uncouth human being
    • an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy
    • appealing to the vulgar taste for violence
    • the vulgar display of the newly rich
  • adjective satellite of or associated with the great masses of people
    common; plebeian; unwashed.
    • the common people in those days suffered greatly
    • behavior that branded him as common
    • his square plebeian nose
    • a vulgar and objectionable person
    • the unwashed masses

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  • 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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  • noun someone who believes that the value of a thing depends on its utility
  • adjective satellite having a useful function
    • utilitarian steel tables

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  • verb be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
    prevail; reign; rule; predominate.
    • Money reigns supreme here
    • Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood
  • verb be in control
    • Her husband completely dominates her

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  • adjective satellite newly discovered
    • his newfound aggressiveness
    • Hudson pointed his ship down the coast of the newfound sea

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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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  • adjective of or relating to postmodernism
    • postmodernist architecture

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  • noun a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
    advocator; proponent; exponent.
  • noun a lawyer who pleads cases in court
    counsel; counselor-at-law; counsellor; pleader; counselor.

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  • noun a disputant who advocates reform
    reformer; meliorist; social reformer; crusader.
  • adjective satellite favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)
    reform-minded; progressive.

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  • noun a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful
    • he was helpless under the reign of his egotism
  • noun the period during which a monarch is sovereign
    • during the reign of Henry VIII

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  • adjective satellite not embarrassed
    • a tinseled charm and unabashed sentimentality"- Jerome Stone
    • an unembarrassed greeting as if nothing untoward had happened

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  • verb take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
    take for granted; presume.
    • I assume his train was late
  • verb take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
    take on; take over; adopt.
    • When will the new President assume office?

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  • noun extravagant self-praise
  • verb show off
    blow; boast; gasconade; gas; brag; tout; swash; bluster; shoot a line.

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  • verb give something useful or necessary to
    furnish; render; supply.
    • We provided the room with an electrical heater
  • verb give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
    cater; ply; supply.
    • The hostess provided lunch for all the guests

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  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of the reality of ideas
  • adjective satellite of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
    exalted; noble-minded; elevated; rarefied; rarified; grand; high-flown; high-minded; sublime; lofty.
    • an exalted ideal
    • argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks
    • a noble and lofty concept
    • a grand purpose

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  • noun how a result is obtained or an end is achieved
    agency; way.
    • a means of control
    • an example is the best agency of instruction
    • the true way to success
  • noun an instrumentality for accomplishing some end

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  • noun people who are fearful and cautious
    • whitewater rafting is not for the timid
  • adjective showing careful forethought; never making swift decisions"
    • reserved and cautious
    • a cautious driver

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  • verb impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
    • I informed him of his rights
  • verb give character or essence to
    • The principles that inform modern teaching

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  • adjective satellite resembling steel as in hardness
    • steely eyes
    • steely nerves like those of a steeplejack
  • adjective satellite resembling steel in hardness

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  • noun the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
    deficiency; want.
    • there is a serious lack of insight into the problem
    • water is the critical deficiency in desert regions
    • for want of a nail the shoe was lost
  • verb be without
    • This soup lacks salt
    • There is something missing in my jewelry box!

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  • adjective emphasizing the organic or functional relation between parts and the whole

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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 existing outside of or not in accordance with nature
    nonnatural; otherworldly; preternatural.
    • find transcendental motives for sublunary action"-Aldous Huxley
  • adjective of or characteristic of a system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material

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  • noun something left after other parts have been taken away
    residue; residuum; residual; balance; remainder.
    • there was no remainder
    • he threw away the rest
    • he took what he wanted and I got the balance
  • noun freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
    ease; repose; relaxation.
    • took his repose by the swimming pool

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  • verb be different
    • These two tests differ in only one respect
  • verb be of different opinions
    dissent; disagree; take issue.
    • I beg to differ!
    • She disagrees with her husband on many questions

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  • adjective satellite showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
    cagy; clever; cagey.
    • a cagey lawyer
    • too clever to be sound

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  • noun the basic unit of money in South Korea
    South Korean won.
  • noun the basic unit of money in North Korea
    North Korean won.

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  • adjective relating or subject to the special or the general theory of relativity
    • relativistic quantum mechanics
    • relativistic increase in mass
    • radiation from relativistic particles
  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of relativism

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  • verb take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
    correspond; stand for.
    • Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin
  • verb express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
    symbolise; typify; symbolize; stand for.
    • What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?

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  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    swerve; cut; veer; trend; curve; slew; slue.
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right
  • verb cause to sheer
    • She sheered her car around the obstacle

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  • verb keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"
    hold; keep.
    • hold in place
    • She always held herself as a lady
    • The students keep me on my toes
  • verb keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
    preserve; keep up; conserve.
    • We preserve these archeological findings
    • The old lady could not keep up the building
    • children must be taught to conserve our national heritage
    • The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts

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  • verb claim back
  • verb reuse (materials from waste products)

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  • noun an advantage held by a competitor in a race
    • he took the lead at the last turn
  • noun a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey
    Pb; atomic number 82.
    • the children were playing with lead soldiers

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  • adjective satellite marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
    sharp; astute.
    • a smart businessman
    • an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease
    • he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow
  • adjective satellite used of persons
    scheming; conniving; calculative; calculating.
    • the most calculating and selfish men in the community

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  • verb spread or diffuse through
    riddle; permeate; interpenetrate; penetrate; diffuse; imbue.
    • An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration
    • music penetrated the entire building
    • His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks

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  • noun someone who selects according to the eclectic method
  • adjective satellite selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas

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  • noun the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located
  • verb perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
    • You have to be a good observer to see all the details
    • Can you see the bird in that tree?
    • He is blind--he cannot see

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  • noun a person who places expediency above principle
  • adjective satellite taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit
    timeserving; opportunistic.

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  • verb present reasons and arguments
  • verb have an argument about something
    contend; debate; fence.

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  • noun traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
    classical music; serious music.
  • adjective of or relating to the most highly developed stage of an earlier civilisation and its culture
    • classic Cinese pottery

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  • verb express or state indirectly
  • verb suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic

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  • noun someone who emphasizes observable facts and excludes metaphysical speculation about origins or ultimate causes
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of rationalism
    • rationalist philosophy

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  • verb cut or make a way through
    • the knife cut through the flesh
    • The path pierced the jungle
    • Light pierced through the forest
  • noun 14th President of the United States (1804-1869)
    Franklin Pierce; President Pierce.

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  • adjective satellite exhibiting native good judgment
    commonsensible; commonsensical.
    • arrive home at a reasonable hour
    • commonsense scholarship on the foibles of a genius
    • unlearned and commonsensical countryfolk were capable of solving problems that beset the more sophisticated

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  • verb come into existence; take on form or shape
    develop; rise; uprise; spring up; arise; grow.
    • A new religious movement originated in that country
    • a love that sprang up from friendship
    • the idea for the book grew out of a short story
    • An interesting phenomenon uprose
  • verb bring into being
    initiate; start.
    • He initiated a new program
    • Start a foundation

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  • adjective satellite conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
    crude; gross; vulgar.
    • coarse language
    • a crude joke
    • crude behavior
    • an earthy sense of humor
    • a revoltingly gross expletive
    • a vulgar gesture
    • full of language so vulgar it should have been edited
  • adjective satellite not far removed from or suggestive of nature
    • the earthy taste of warm milk fresh from the cow
    • earthy smells of new-mown grass

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  • verb take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand
    • I presuppose that you have done your work
  • verb require as a necessary antecedent or precondition
    • This step presupposes two prior ones

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  • adjective satellite marked by materialism
    mercenary; worldly-minded.
  • adjective satellite conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class
    bourgeois; conservative.
    • a bourgeois mentality

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  • adjective made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment
    hardened; treated; toughened.
    • a sword of tempered steel
    • tempered glass
  • verb bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling
    normalize; anneal; temper.
    • temper glass

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  • noun a philosopher who believes that universals are real and exist independently of anyone thinking of them
  • noun a person who accepts the world as it literally is and deals with it accordingly

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  • verb declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
    • He admitted his errors
    • She acknowledged that she might have forgotten
  • verb report the receipt of
    • The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper

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  • adjective of or relating to or being a theocracy
    • a theocratic state

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  • verb determine the essential quality of
    delineate; delimitate; delimit; specify.
  • verb give a definition for the meaning of a word
    • Define `sadness'

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A nickname for a native of citizen of New England, especially one descended from old New England stock; by extension, an inhabitant of the Northern States as distinguished from a Southerner; also, applied sometimes by foreigners to any inhabitant of the United States.
From meanness first this Portsmouth Yankey rose, And still to meanness all his conduct flows. Oppression, A poem by an American (Boston, 1765).

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  • verb give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
    look; appear.
    • She seems to be sleeping
    • This appears to be a very difficult problem
    • This project looks fishy
    • They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time
  • verb seem to be true, probable, or apparent
    • It seems that he is very gifted
    • It appears that the weather in California is very bad

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  • adjective of or relating to philosophy or philosophers
    • philosophical writing
    • a considerable knowledge of philosophical terminology
  • adjective satellite characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment
    • philosophical resignation
    • a philosophic attitude toward life

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  • verb make a proposal, declare a plan for something
    propose; advise.
    • the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax
  • verb drop a hint; intimate by a hint

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Of or pertaining to America; as, the American continent: American Indians.

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Collocation words for "pragmatism" are words related to "pragmatism" by occurring either before (prefix words) or after "pragmatism" (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 "pragmatism" or by the count of syllables each word has.