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cringing

  • adjective satellite totally submissive
    wormlike; grovelling; groveling; wormy.
  • verb draw back, as with fear or pain
    squinch; flinch; recoil; wince; quail; cringe; shrink; funk.
    • she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf

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obeisance

  • noun bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
    bowing; bow.
  • noun the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person
    obedience.

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mutually

  • adverb in a mutual or shared manner
    reciprocally.
    • the agreement was mutually satisfactory
    • the goals of the negotiators were not reciprocally exclusive

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obsequiously

  • adverb in an obsequious manner
    servilely; subserviently.
    • she acts obsequiously toward her boss

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salaam

  • noun a deep bow; a Muslim form of salutation
  • verb greet with a salaam

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insufficiently

  • adverb to an insufficient degree
    • he was insufficiently prepared

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sleekness

  • noun the quality of being well-groomed and neatly tailored
    • the sleekness of his appearance reminded me of his financial successes
  • noun the smooth feel of silk fabric
    silkiness.

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punctiliously

  • adverb in a punctilious manner
    • he launched into a long history of the birth of communism, giving credit punctiliously to the work of Marx and Engels

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curtsey

  • noun bending the knees; a gesture of respect made by women
    curtsy.
  • verb bend the knees in a gesture of respectful greeting
    curtsy.

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salutation

  • noun an act of honor or courteous recognition
    salute.
    • a musical salute to the composer on his birthday
  • noun (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
    greeting.

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exaggeratedly

  • adverb in an exaggerated manner
    hyperbolically.

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cudgel

  • noun a club that is used as a weapon
  • verb strike with a cudgel
    fustigate.

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guardedly

  • adverb in a conservative manner
    conservatively; cautiously.
    • we estimated the number of demonstrators conservatively at 200,000.

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nonparticipation

  • noun withdrawing from the activities of a group
    non-engagement; non-involvement.

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malignantly

  • adverb in a malignant manner, as of a tumor that spreads

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curtsy

  • noun bending the knees; a gesture of respect made by women
    curtsey.
  • verb bend the knees in a gesture of respectful greeting
    curtsey.

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outwardly

  • adverb with respect to the outside
    externally.
    • outwardly, the figure is smooth
  • adverb in outward appearance
    • outwardly, she appeared composed

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obeisance

  • noun bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
    bowing; bow.
  • noun the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person
    obedience.

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touchingly

  • adverb in a poignant or touching manner
    poignantly; affectingly.
    • she spoke poignantly

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adieu

  • noun a farewell remark
    good-by; adios; so long; cheerio; good-bye; arrivederci; sayonara; auf wiedersehen; goodbye; bye-bye; goodby; bye; good day; au revoir.
    • they said their good-byes

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suavely

  • adverb with suavity; in a suave manner
    • he is suavely charming and all the ladies love him

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homage

  • noun respectful deference
    court.
    • pay court to the emperor

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grudgingly

  • adverb in a grudging manner
    • he grudgingly agreed to have a drink in a hotel close by

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compliments

  • noun (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare
    wish; regard.
    • give him my kind regards
    • my best wishes
  • noun a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration
    compliment.

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studiously

  • adverb in a studious manner
    • she examined the data studiously

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scrupulously

  • adverb with extreme conscientiousness
    conscientiously; religiously.
    • he came religiously every morning at 8 o'clock

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salutation

  • noun an act of honor or courteous recognition
    salute.
    • a musical salute to the composer on his birthday
  • noun (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
    greeting.

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unqualifiedly

  • adverb without qualification or limitation

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demeanour

  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    behaviour; demeanor; deportment; behavior; conduct.

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suitably

  • adverb in an appropriate manner
    fitly; appropriately; befittingly; fittingly.
    • he was appropriately dressed

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greeting

  • noun (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
    salutation.
  • verb express greetings upon meeting someone
    recognize; recognise; greet.

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overly

  • adverb to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits
    to a fault; excessively; too.
    • too big

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demeanor

  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    demeanour; behaviour; deportment; behavior; conduct.

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profoundly

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

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curtsy

  • noun bending the knees; a gesture of respect made by women
    curtsey.
  • verb bend the knees in a gesture of respectful greeting
    curtsey.

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decently

  • adverb in a decent manner
    • they don't know how to dress decently
  • adverb in the right manner
    right; decent; in good order; properly; the right way.
    • please do your job properly!
    • can't you carry me decent?

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noninterference

  • noun a foreign policy of staying out of other countries' disputes
    nonintervention.

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genuinely

  • adverb in accordance with truth or fact or reality
    really; truly.
    • she was now truly American
    • a genuinely open society
    • they don't really listen to us
  • adverb genuinely; with authority
    authentically.
    • it is authentically British

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deference

  • noun a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard
    respect.
    • his deference to her wishes was very flattering
    • be sure to give my respects to the dean
  • noun courteous regard for people's feelings
    respect; respectfulness.
    • in deference to your wishes
    • out of respect for his privacy

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impeccably

  • adverb flawlessly
    • the film was impeccably authentic

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prostitute

  • noun a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
    fancy woman; woman of the street; working girl; bawd; sporting lady; cocotte; lady of pleasure; harlot; cyprian; whore; tart.
  • verb sell one's body; exchange sex for money

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dutifully

  • adverb out of a sense of duty; in a dutiful manner
    • he dutifully visited his mother every Sunday

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attentiveness

  • noun paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
    paying attention; regard; heed.
    • his attentiveness to her wishes
    • he spends without heed to the consequences
  • noun the trait of being considerate and thoughtful of others

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salute

  • noun an act of honor or courteous recognition
    salutation.
    • a musical salute to the composer on his birthday
  • noun a formal military gesture of respect
    military greeting.

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reciprocally

  • adverb (often followed by `for') in exchange or in reciprocation
    in return.
    • gave up our seats on the plane and in return received several hundred dollars and seats on the next plane out
    • we get many benefits in return for our taxes
  • adverb in a mutual or shared manner
    mutually.
    • the agreement was mutually satisfactory
    • the goals of the negotiators were not reciprocally exclusive

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nod

  • noun a sign of assent or salutation or command
  • noun the act of nodding the head

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appropriately

  • adverb in an appropriate manner
    fitly; befittingly; fittingly; suitably.
    • he was appropriately dressed

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remembrance

  • noun the ability to recall past occurrences
    recollection; anamnesis.
  • noun a recognition of meritorious service
    memorial; commemoration.

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environmentally

  • adverb for the environment
    • the new recycling policy is environmentally safe

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greeting

  • noun (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
    salutation.
  • verb express greetings upon meeting someone
    recognize; recognise; greet.

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wonted

  • adjective satellite commonly used or practiced; usual
    customary; accustomed; habitual.
    • his accustomed thoroughness
    • took his customary morning walk
    • his habitual comment
    • with her wonted candor

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felicitation

  • noun (usually plural) an expression of pleasure at the success or good fortune of another
    congratulation.
    • I sent them my sincere congratulations on their marriage
  • noun the act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration
    congratulation.

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deeply

  • adverb to a great depth psychologically
    profoundly.
    • They felt the loss deeply
  • adverb to a great depth; far down
    deep.
    • dived deeply
    • dug deep

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deportment

  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    demeanour; behaviour; demeanor; behavior; conduct.

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innately

  • adverb in an innate manner
    • the child is said to be innately disposed to learn language

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salute

  • noun an act of honor or courteous recognition
    salutation.
    • a musical salute to the composer on his birthday
  • noun a formal military gesture of respect
    military greeting.

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oppressively

  • adverb in a heavy and oppressive way
    • it was oppressively hot in the office

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remonstrance

  • noun the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
    expostulation; objection; remonstration.

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tenderly

  • adverb with tenderness; in a tender manner
    • tenderly she placed her arms round him

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decorously

  • adverb in a proper and decorous manner
    • he pretended to be pleased and applauded decorously

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attention

  • noun the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
    attending.
  • noun the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    aid; tending; care.
    • no medical care was required
    • the old car needs constant attention

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craftily

  • adverb in an artful manner
    slyly; artfully; knavishly; trickily; cunningly; foxily.
    • he craftily arranged to be there when the decision was announced
    • had ever circumstances conspired so cunningly?

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condolence

  • noun an expression of sympathy with another's grief
    commiseration.
    • they sent their condolences

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distantly

  • adverb from or at a distance
    • dimly, distantly, voices sounded in the stillness

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awe

  • noun an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration
    • he stared over the edge with a feeling of awe
  • noun a feeling of profound respect for someone or something
    fear; veneration; reverence.
    • the fear of God
    • the Chinese reverence for the dead
    • the French treat food with gentle reverence
    • his respect for the law bordered on veneration

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prodigiously

  • adverb to a prodigious degree
    • the prices of farms rose prodigiously

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condolence

  • noun an expression of sympathy with another's grief
    commiseration.
    • they sent their condolences

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ecologically

  • adverb with respect to ecology; economically, it is a disaster"
    • ecologically speaking, this idea is brilliant

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hush

  • noun (poetic) tranquil silence
    stillness; still.
    • the still of the night
  • verb become quiet or still; fall silent
    • hush my baby!

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properly

  • adverb in the right manner
    right; decent; in good order; decently; the right way.
    • please do your job properly!
    • can't you carry me decent?
  • adverb with reason or justice
    by rights.

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silence

  • noun the state of being silent (as when no one is speaking)
    • there was a shocked silence
    • he gestured for silence
  • noun the absence of sound
    quiet.
    • he needed silence in order to sleep
    • the street was quiet

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startlingly

  • adverb in a startling manner
    • a startlingly modern voice

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nod

  • noun a sign of assent or salutation or command
  • noun the act of nodding the head

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deserve

  • verb be worthy or deserving
    merit.
    • You deserve a promotion after all the hard work you have done

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admiration

  • noun a feeling of delighted approval and liking
    esteem.
  • noun the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising
    wonderment; wonder.

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duly

  • adverb at the proper time
    punctually.
    • she was duly apprised of the raise

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comportment

  • noun dignified manner or conduct
    bearing; presence; mien.

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perfectly

  • adverb completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers
    absolutely; dead; utterly.
    • an absolutely magnificent painting
    • a perfectly idiotic idea
    • you're perfectly right
    • utterly miserable
    • you can be dead sure of my innocence
    • was dead tired
    • dead right
  • adverb in a perfect or faultless way
    • She performed perfectly on the balance beam
    • spoke English perfectly
    • solved the problem perfectly

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wariness

  • noun the trait of being cautious and watchful
    chariness.

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deserve

  • verb be worthy or deserving
    merit.
    • You deserve a promotion after all the hard work you have done

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sufficiently

  • adverb to a sufficient degree
    • she was sufficiently fluent in Mandarin

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distance

  • noun the property created by the space between two objects or points
  • noun a distant region
    • I could see it in the distance

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conventionally

  • adverb in a conventional manner
    • he usually behaves rather conventionally

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bow

  • noun a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces
    bowknot.
  • noun a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments

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oddly

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

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congratulations

  • noun an expression of approval and commendation
    kudos; extolment; praise.
    • he always appreciated praise for his work
  • noun the act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration
    congratulation; felicitation.

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sincerely

  • adverb with sincerity; without pretense
    unfeignedly; truly.
    • she praised him sincerely for his victory
    • was unfeignedly glad to see his old teacher
    • we are truly sorry for the inconvenience
  • adverb written formula for ending a letter
    sincerely yours.

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remonstrance

  • noun the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
    expostulation; objection; remonstration.

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unusually

  • adverb to a remarkable degree or extent
    remarkably; unco; outstandingly.
    • she was unusually tall

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expostulation

  • noun the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
    objection; remonstration; remonstrance.
  • noun an exclamation of protest or remonstrance or reproof

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extremely

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

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acknowledgement

  • noun the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged
    acknowledgment; recognition.
    • the partners were delighted with the recognition of their work
    • she seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own
  • noun a statement acknowledging something or someone
    acknowledgment.
    • she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment
    • the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her

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conciliate

  • verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    gruntle; placate; appease; assuage; gentle; pacify; mollify; lenify.
    • She managed to mollify the angry customer
  • verb come to terms
    make up; patch up; settle; reconcile.
    • After some discussion we finally made up

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assiduity

  • noun great and constant diligence and attention
    concentration; assiduousness.

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consistently

  • adverb in a systematic or consistent manner
    systematically.
    • they systematically excluded women

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obituary

  • noun a notice of someone's death; usually includes a short biography
    obit; necrology.

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submission

  • noun something (manuscripts or architectural plans and models or estimates or works of art of all genres etc.) submitted for the judgment of others (as in a competition)
    entry.
    • several of his submissions were rejected by publishers
    • what was the date of submission of your proposal?
  • noun the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another
    compliance.

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highly

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

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devoir

  • noun formal expression of respect

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warily

  • adverb in a wary manner
    • the sailor watched the sky warily

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bow

  • noun a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces
    bowknot.
  • noun a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments

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awed

  • adjective satellite inspired by a feeling of fearful wonderment or reverence
    awful.
    • awed by the silence
    • awful worshippers with bowed heads
  • verb inspire awe in
    awe.
    • The famous professor awed the undergraduates

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mien

  • noun dignified manner or conduct
    bearing; presence; comportment.

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affectionately

  • adverb with affection
    dear; dearly.
    • she loved him dearly
    • he treats her affectionately

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dialogue

  • noun a conversation between two persons
    duologue; dialog.
  • noun the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction
    dialog.

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politely

  • adverb in a polite manner
    courteously.
    • the policeman answered politely, `Now look here, lady...'

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glance

  • noun a quick look
    coup d'oeil; glimpse.
  • verb throw a glance at; take a brief look at
    peek; glint.
    • She only glanced at the paper
    • I only peeked--I didn't see anything interesting

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delicately

  • adverb in a delicate manner
    exquisitely; finely; fine.
    • finely shaped features
    • her fine drawn body

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commiseration

  • noun a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
    pity; ruth; pathos.
    • the blind are too often objects of pity
  • noun an expression of sympathy with another's grief
    condolence.
    • they sent their condolences

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embarrassingly

  • adverb causing embarrassment
    • the great man was embarrassingly humble and self-effacing

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acknowledgment

  • noun the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged
    recognition; acknowledgement.
    • the partners were delighted with the recognition of their work
    • she seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own
  • noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    reference; mention; citation; credit; cite; quotation.
    • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
    • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
    • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases

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