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issueless

Having no issue or progeny; childless. "The heavens . . . have left me issueless." Shak.

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worsened

  • adjective changed for the worse in health or fitness
    worse.
    • I feel worse today
    • her cold is worse
  • verb grow worse
    worsen; decline.
    • Conditions in the slum worsened

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egocentric

  • noun a self-centered person with little regard for others
    egoist.
  • adjective limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs
    self-centered; egoistical; egoistic; self-centred.

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worsen

  • verb grow worse
    decline.
    • Conditions in the slum worsened
  • verb make worse
    aggravate; exasperate; exacerbate.
    • This drug aggravates the pain

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postcolonial

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confront

  • verb oppose, as in hostility or a competition
    face.
    • You must confront your opponent
    • Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring
    • The two enemies finally confronted each other
  • verb deal with (something unpleasant) head on
    face up; face.
    • You must confront your problems
    • He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes

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unenviable

  • adjective satellite hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment
    embarrassing; awkward; sticky.
    • awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion
    • an awkward pause followed his remark
    • a sticky question
    • in the unenviable position of resorting to an act he had planned to save for the climax of the campaign
  • adjective satellite so undesirable as to be incapable of arousing envy
    • unenviable notoriety

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facing

  • noun a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation or strengthening
  • noun an ornamental coating to a building
    veneer.

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centric

  • adjective satellite having or situated at or near a center
    centrical.

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succinctly

  • adverb with concise and precise brevity; to the point
    compactly.
    • Please state your case as succinctly as possible
    • he wrote compactly but clearly

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existential

  • adjective satellite derived from experience or the experience of existence
    experiential.
    • the rich experiential content of the teachings of the older philosophers"- Benjamin Farrington
    • formal logicians are not concerned with existential matters"- John Dewey
  • adjective of or as conceived by existentialism
    • an existential moment of choice

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faced

  • adjective having a face or facing especially of a specified kind or number; often used in combination
    • a neatly faced terrace
  • verb deal with (something unpleasant) head on
    confront; face up; face.
    • You must confront your problems
    • He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes

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solipsistic

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dawn

  • noun the first light of day
    sunup; daybreak; break of day; dawning; aurora; morning; break of the day; first light; dayspring; cockcrow; sunrise.
    • we got up before dawn
    • they talked until morning
  • noun the earliest period
    morning.
    • the dawn of civilization
    • the morning of the world

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parlous

  • adjective satellite fraught with danger
    touch-and-go; precarious; perilous.
    • dangerous waters
    • a parlous journey on stormy seas
    • a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat
    • the precarious life of an undersea diver
    • dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery

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posed

  • adjective arranged for pictorial purposes
  • verb introduce
    pose; present.
    • This poses an interesting question

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awkward

  • adjective satellite causing inconvenience
    • they arrived at an awkward time
  • adjective lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance
    • an awkward dancer
    • an awkward gesture
    • too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes
    • his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot

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squarely

  • adverb directly and without evasion; not roundabout
    forthrightly; forthright.
    • to face a problem squarely
    • the responsibility lies squarely with them
    • spoke forthright (or forthrightly) and to the point
  • adverb in a straight direct way
    square.
    • looked him squarely in the eye
    • ran square into me

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embarrassing

  • adjective satellite hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment
    unenviable; awkward; sticky.
    • awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion
    • an awkward pause followed his remark
    • a sticky question
    • in the unenviable position of resorting to an act he had planned to save for the climax of the campaign
  • verb cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
    embarrass; abash.

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mirrored

  • adjective satellite like or characteristic of a mirror image
  • verb reflect as if in a mirror
    mirror.
    • The smallest pond at night mirrors the firmament above

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dire

  • adjective satellite fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless
    desperate.
    • a desperate illness
    • on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel"- G.C.Marshall
    • a dire emergency
  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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vi

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
    sixer; sestet; Captain Hicks; hexad; sise; six; sextet; half a dozen; 6; sextuplet.
  • noun more than 130 southeastern Virgin Islands; a dependent territory of the United States
    United States Virgin Islands; American Virgin Islands.

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edentulous

  • adjective satellite having lost teeth

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underscore

  • noun a line drawn underneath (especially under written matter)
    underline.
  • verb give extra weight to (a communication)
    emphasise; underline; emphasize.
    • Her gesture emphasized her words

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unsolvable

  • adjective satellite not easily solved
    unsoluble; unresolvable; insolvable.
    • an apparantly insolvable problem
    • public finance...had long presented problems unsolvable or at least unsolved"- C.L.Jones

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exemplify

  • verb be characteristic of
    represent.
    • This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue
  • verb clarify by giving an example of
    instance; illustrate.

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tragicomic

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of tragicomedy
    • a playwright specializing in tragicomic drama
  • adjective satellite manifesting both tragic and comic aspects
    tragicomical.
    • the tragicomic disparity...between's man's aspirations and his accomplishments"- B.R.Redman

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stemmed

  • adjective having a stem or stems or having a stem as specified; often used in combination
    • stemmed goblets
    • long-stemmed roses
  • verb grow out of, have roots in, originate in
    stem.
    • The increase in the national debt stems from the last war

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ethnocentric

  • adjective centered on a specific ethnic group, usually one's own

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confront

  • verb oppose, as in hostility or a competition
    face.
    • You must confront your opponent
    • Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring
    • The two enemies finally confronted each other
  • verb deal with (something unpleasant) head on
    face up; face.
    • You must confront your problems
    • He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes

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ticklish

  • adjective satellite difficult to handle; requiring great tact
    touchy; delicate.
    • delicate negotiations with the big powers
    • hesitates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter
    • a touchy subject

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arise

  • verb come into existence; take on form or shape
    originate; develop; rise; uprise; spring up; 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 originate or come into being
    come up; bob up.
    • a question arose

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presentational

  • adjective of or relating to a presentation (especially in psychology or philosophy)
    • what Whitehead calls `perception in the presentational immediacy'

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necessitate

  • verb require as useful, just, or proper
    call for; require; involve; need; take; demand; ask; postulate.
    • It takes nerve to do what she did
    • success usually requires hard work
    • This job asks a lot of patience and skill
    • This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice
    • This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert
    • This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent
  • verb cause to be a concomitant

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kurdish

Of or pertaining to the Kurds. Written also Koordish.

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stem

  • noun (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
    root word; radical; theme; base; root.
    • thematic vowels are part of the stem
  • noun a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
    stalk.

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perilous

  • adjective satellite fraught with danger
    touch-and-go; precarious; parlous.
    • dangerous waters
    • a parlous journey on stormy seas
    • a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat
    • the precarious life of an undersea diver
    • dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery

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lie

  • noun a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
    prevarication.
  • noun Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968)
    Trygve Lie; Trygve Halvden Lie.

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hobbesian

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deepen

  • verb make more intense, stronger, or more marked
    heighten; intensify; compound.
    • The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her
    • Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness
    • This event only deepened my convictions
  • verb become more intense
    intensify.
    • The debate intensified
    • His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan

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epistemic

  • adjective of or relating to epistemology
    epistemological.
    • epistemic modal

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amusing

  • adjective satellite providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining
    diverting; amusive.
    • an amusing speaker
    • a diverting story
  • verb occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion
    disport; amuse; divert.
    • The play amused the ladies

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eugenic

  • adjective pertaining to or causing improvement in the offspring produced

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arise

  • verb come into existence; take on form or shape
    originate; develop; rise; uprise; spring up; 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 originate or come into being
    come up; bob up.
    • a question arose

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precarious

  • adjective satellite affording no ease or reassurance
    unstable.
    • a precarious truce
  • adjective satellite fraught with danger
    touch-and-go; parlous; perilous.
    • dangerous waters
    • a parlous journey on stormy seas
    • a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat
    • the precarious life of an undersea diver
    • dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery

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remind

  • verb put in the mind of someone
    • Remind me to call Mother
  • verb assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned
    cue; prompt.

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postmodern

  • adjective of or relating to postmodernism
    postmodernist.
    • postmodernist architecture

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threaten

  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    jeopardise; peril; jeopardize; imperil; endanger; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops
  • verb to utter intentions of injury or punishment against:"He threatened me when I tried to call the police"

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epistemological

  • adjective of or relating to epistemology
    epistemic.
    • epistemic modal

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wherein

In which; in which place, thing, time, respect, or the like; -- used relatively.
Her clothes wherein she was clad. Chaucer.
There are times wherein a man ought to be cautious as well as innocent. Swift.

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illustrate

  • verb clarify by giving an example of
    exemplify; instance.
  • verb depict with an illustration

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mortifying

  • adjective satellite causing to feel shame or chagrin or vexation
    embarrassing.
    • the embarrassing moment when she found her petticoat down around her ankles
    • it was mortifying to know he had heard every word
  • verb practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
    mortify.

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mirror

  • noun polished surface that forms images by reflecting light
  • noun a faithful depiction or reflection
    • the best mirror is an old friend

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unpleasant

  • adjective disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings
    • an unpleasant personality
    • unpleasant repercussions
    • unpleasant odors

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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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woeful

  • adjective satellite affected by or full of grief or woe
    woebegone.
    • his sorrow...made him look...haggard and...woebegone"- George du Maurier
  • adjective satellite of very poor quality or condition
    miserable; execrable; deplorable; wretched.
    • deplorable housing conditions in the inner city
    • woeful treatment of the accused
    • woeful errors of judgment

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recall

  • noun a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair)
    callback.
  • noun a call to return
    • the recall of our ambassador

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faustian

  • adjective pertaining to or resembling or befitting Faust or Faustus especially in insatiably striving for worldly knowledge and power even at the price of spiritual values
    • a Faustian pact with the Devil

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reflect

  • verb manifest or bring back
    • This action reflects his true beliefs
  • verb reflect deeply on a subject
    ponder; ruminate; mull; muse; think over; contemplate; meditate; chew over; mull over; excogitate; speculate.
    • I mulled over the events of the afternoon
    • philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years
    • The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate

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nightmarish

  • adjective satellite extremely alarming
    hair-raising; bloodcurdling.

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resemble

  • verb appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to
    • She resembles her mother very much
    • This paper resembles my own work

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karmic

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whereby

By which; -- used relatively. "You take my life when you take the means whereby I life." Shak.

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tragic

  • adjective satellite very sad; especially involving grief or death or destruction
    tragical.
    • a tragic face
    • a tragic plight
    • a tragic accident
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of tragedy
    • tragic hero

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worse

  • noun something inferior in quality or condition or effect
    • for better or for worse
    • accused of cheating and lying and worse
  • adjective (comparative of `bad') inferior to another in quality or condition or desirability
    • this road is worse than the first one we took
    • the road is in worse shape than it was
    • she was accused of worse things than cheating and lying

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woeful

  • adjective satellite affected by or full of grief or woe
    woebegone.
    • his sorrow...made him look...haggard and...woebegone"- George du Maurier
  • adjective satellite of very poor quality or condition
    miserable; execrable; deplorable; wretched.
    • deplorable housing conditions in the inner city
    • woeful treatment of the accused
    • woeful errors of judgment

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raise

  • noun the amount a salary is increased
    wage hike; hike; rise; salary increase; wage increase.
    • he got a 3% raise
    • he got a wage hike
  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; upgrade; rise; climb; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise

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existentialist

  • noun a philosopher who emphasizes freedom of choice and personal responsibility but who regards human existence in a hostile universe as unexplainable
    existentialist philosopher; existential philosopher.
  • adjective relating to or involving existentialism
    • existentialist movement
    • existentialist philosophy
    • the existentialist character of his ideas

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tempt

  • verb dispose or incline or entice to
    allure.
    • We were tempted by the delicious-looking food
  • verb provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
    lure; entice.
    • He lured me into temptation

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inescapable

  • adjective satellite impossible to avoid or evade:"inescapable conclusion"
    unavoidable; ineluctable.
    • an ineluctable destiny
    • an unavoidable accident

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confront

  • verb oppose, as in hostility or a competition
    face.
    • You must confront your opponent
    • Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring
    • The two enemies finally confronted each other
  • verb deal with (something unpleasant) head on
    face up; face.
    • You must confront your problems
    • He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes

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hopeless

  • adjective without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success
    • in an agony of hopeless grief
    • with a hopeless sigh he sat down
  • adjective satellite of a person unable to do something skillfully
    • I'm hopeless at mathematics

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cause

  • noun events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
    • they are trying to determine the cause of the crash
  • noun a justification for something existing or happening
    reason; grounds.
    • he had no cause to complain
    • they had good reason to rejoice

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piteous

  • adjective satellite deserving or inciting pity
    poor; wretched; pathetic; pitiable; misfortunate; miserable; pitiful; hapless.
    • a hapless victim
    • miserable victims of war
    • the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy
    • piteous appeals for help
    • pitiable homeless children
    • a pitiful fate
    • Oh, you poor thing
    • his poor distorted limbs
    • a wretched life

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befall

  • verb become of; happen to
    betide; bechance.
    • He promised that no harm would befall her
    • What has become of my children?
  • verb happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance
    happen; bechance.
    • It happens that today is my birthday
    • These things befell" (Santayana)

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highlight

  • noun the most interesting or memorable part
    high spot.
    • the highlight of the tour was our visit to the Vatican
  • noun an area of lightness in a picture
    highlighting.

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perplexing

  • adjective satellite lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity
    puzzling; confusing.
    • sent confusing signals to Iraq
    • perplexing to someone who knew nothing about it
    • a puzzling statement
  • verb be a mystery or bewildering to
    mystify; perplex; bewilder; get; beat; puzzle; pose; amaze; vex; baffle; flummox; stick; stupefy; gravel; nonplus; dumbfound.
    • This beats me!
    • Got me--I don't know the answer!
    • a vexing problem
    • This question really stuck me

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imaginable

  • adjective satellite capable of being imagined
    conceivable.
    • that is one possible answer

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relativist

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become

  • 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
    turn.
    • The water turned into ice
    • Her former friend became her worst enemy
    • He turned traitor

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terrible

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse
  • adjective satellite exceptionally bad or displeasing
    dreadful; atrocious; unspeakable; awful; abominable; painful.
    • atrocious taste
    • abominable workmanship
    • an awful voice
    • dreadful manners
    • a painful performance
    • terrible handwriting
    • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room

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today

  • 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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awful

  • adjective satellite exceptionally bad or displeasing
    dreadful; atrocious; terrible; unspeakable; abominable; painful.
    • atrocious taste
    • abominable workmanship
    • an awful voice
    • dreadful manners
    • a painful performance
    • terrible handwriting
    • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room
  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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differently

  • adverb in another and different manner;
    other than; otherwise.
    • very soon you will know differently
    • she thought otherwise
    • there is no way out other than the fire escape

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distressing

  • adjective satellite causing distress or worry or anxiety
    distressful; perturbing; troubling; disturbing; worrying; worrisome.
    • distressing (or disturbing) news
    • lived in heroic if something distressful isolation
    • a disturbing amount of crime
    • a revelation that was most perturbing
    • a new and troubling thought
    • in a particularly worrisome predicament
    • a worrying situation
    • a worrying time
  • verb bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
    straiten; distress.

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sink

  • noun plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe
  • noun (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system
    • the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide

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agonizing

  • adjective satellite extremely painful
    agonising; excruciating; torturous; torturing; harrowing; torturesome.
  • verb cause to agonize
    agonize; agonise.

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outlined

  • adjective satellite showing clearly the outline or profile or boundary
    defined.
    • hills defined against the evening sky
    • the setting sun showed the outlined figure of a man standing on the hill
  • verb describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of
    sketch; outline; adumbrate.
    • sketch the outline of the book
    • outline his ideas

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trochaic

  • adjective of or consisting of trochees
    • trochaic dactyl

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regard

  • noun (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point
    respect.
    • 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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pitiable

  • adjective satellite inspiring mixed contempt and pity
    pitiful; pathetic.
    • their efforts were pathetic
    • pitiable lack of character
    • pitiful exhibition of cowardice
  • adjective satellite deserving or inciting pity
    poor; wretched; pathetic; piteous; misfortunate; miserable; pitiful; hapless.
    • a hapless victim
    • miserable victims of war
    • the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy
    • piteous appeals for help
    • pitiable homeless children
    • a pitiful fate
    • Oh, you poor thing
    • his poor distorted limbs
    • a wretched life

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warrant

  • noun a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts
  • noun a type of security issued by a corporation (usually together with a bond or preferred stock) that gives the holder the right to purchase a certain amount of common stock at a stated price
    stock warrant; stock-purchase warrant.
    • as a sweetener they offered warrants along with the fixed-income securities

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heartbreaking

  • adjective satellite causing or marked by grief or anguish
    grievous; heartrending.
    • a grievous loss
    • a grievous cry
    • her sigh was heartbreaking
    • the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter

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parallel

  • noun something having the property of being analogous to something else
    analogue; analog.
  • noun an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
    latitude; parallel of latitude; line of latitude.

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vexing

  • adjective satellite extremely annoying or displeasing
    exasperating; maddening; infuriating.
    • his cavelier curtness of manner was exasperating
    • I've had an exasperating day
    • her infuriating indifference
    • the ceaseless tumult of the jukebox was maddening
  • verb cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    annoy; rag; devil; bother; vex; irritate; nettle; rile; get to; nark; get at; gravel; chafe.
    • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
    • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

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become

  • 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
    turn.
    • The water turned into ice
    • Her former friend became her worst enemy
    • He turned traitor

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humiliating

  • adjective satellite causing awareness of your shortcomings
    humbling; mortifying; demeaning.
    • golf is a humbling game
  • verb cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
    abase; chagrin; mortify; humble; humiliate.
    • He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss

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resemble

  • verb appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to
    • She resembles her mother very much
    • This paper resembles my own work

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awkward

  • adjective satellite causing inconvenience
    • they arrived at an awkward time
  • adjective lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance
    • an awkward dancer
    • an awkward gesture
    • too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes
    • his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot

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arise

  • verb come into existence; take on form or shape
    originate; develop; rise; uprise; spring up; 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 originate or come into being
    come up; bob up.
    • a question arose

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inextricable

  • adjective not permitting extrication; incapable of being disentangled or untied
    • an inextricable knot
    • inextricable unity

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reveal

  • verb make visible
    bring out; uncover; unveil.
    • Summer brings out bright clothes
    • He brings out the best in her
  • verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    disclose; unwrap; bring out; expose; let on; discover; divulge; break; let out; give away.
    • The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
    • The actress won't reveal how old she is
    • bring out the truth
    • he broke the news to her
    • unwrap the evidence in the murder case

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unfortunate

  • noun a person who suffers misfortune
    unfortunate person.
  • adjective not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune
    • an unfortunate turn of events
    • an unfortunate decision
    • unfortunate investments
    • an unfortunate night for all concerned

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emerge

  • 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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worsening

  • noun process of changing to an inferior state
    declension; decline in quality; deterioration.
  • noun changing something with the result that it becomes worse

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seem

  • 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
    appear.
    • It seems that he is very gifted
    • It appears that the weather in California is very bad

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ontological

  • adjective of or relating to ontology
    • ontological speculations

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create

  • verb make or cause to be or to become
    make.
    • make a mess in one's office
    • create a furor
  • verb bring into existence
    • The company was created 25 years ago
    • He created a new movement in painting

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disagreeable

  • adjective not to your liking
    • a disagreeable situation
  • adjective satellite unpleasant to interact with
    • a disagreeable old man

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seriously

  • adverb in a serious manner
    in earnest; earnestly.
    • talking earnestly with his son
    • she started studying snakes in earnest
    • a play dealing seriously with the question of divorce
  • adverb to a severe or serious degree
    gravely; badly; severely.
    • fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated
    • badly injured
    • a severely impaired heart
    • is gravely ill
    • was seriously ill

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paradoxical

  • adjective satellite seemingly contradictory but nonetheless possibly true
    self-contradictory.
    • it is paradoxical that standing is more tiring than walking

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shared

  • 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
    share.
    • Our children share a love of music
    • The two countries share a long border

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frightful

  • adjective satellite provoking horror
    ugly; horrifying; atrocious; horrible.
    • an atrocious automobile accident
    • a frightful crime of decapitation
    • an alarming, even horrifying, picture
    • war is beyond all words horrible"- Winston Churchill
    • an ugly wound
  • adjective satellite extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact
    awful; terrible; tremendous.
    • in a frightful hurry
    • spent a frightful amount of money

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entail

  • 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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dreadful

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse
  • adjective satellite exceptionally bad or displeasing
    atrocious; terrible; unspeakable; awful; abominable; painful.
    • atrocious taste
    • abominable workmanship
    • an awful voice
    • dreadful manners
    • a painful performance
    • terrible handwriting
    • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room

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weigh

  • verb have a certain weight
  • verb show consideration for; take into account
    count; consider.
    • You must consider her age
    • The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient

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hit

  • noun (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball)
    • he came all the way around on Williams' hit
  • noun the act of contacting one thing with another
    hitting; striking.
    • repeated hitting raised a large bruise
    • after three misses she finally got a hit

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