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dysphoric

  • adjective generalized feeling of distress
    distressed; unhappy.

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rumination

  • noun a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
    contemplation; reflection; reflexion; musing; thoughtfulness.
  • noun (of ruminants) chewing (the cud)
    • ruminants have remarkable powers of rumination

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obsessional

  • adjective satellite characterized by or constituting an obsession
    obsessive.
    • the obsessional character of his response
    • obsessive gambling

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wrap

  • noun cloak that is folded or wrapped around a person
    wrapper.
  • noun a sandwich in which the filling is rolled up in a soft tortilla

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disorder

  • noun a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning
    upset.
    • the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder
    • everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time
  • noun a condition in which things are not in their expected places
    disorderliness.
    • the files are in complete disorder

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obsessive

  • noun a person who has obsessions
  • adjective satellite characterized by or constituting an obsession
    obsessional.
    • the obsessional character of his response
    • obsessive gambling

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syndrome

  • noun a complex of concurrent things
    • every word has a syndrome of meanings
  • noun a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease

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pica

  • noun an eating disorder, frequent in children, in which non-nutritional objects are eaten persistently
  • noun a linear unit (1/6 inch) used in printing
    em; pica em.

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predict

  • verb make a prediction about; tell in advance
    anticipate; forebode; foretell; call; promise; prognosticate.
    • Call the outcome of an election
  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; betoken; portend; foreshadow; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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cease

  • noun (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end
  • verb put an end to a state or an activity
    quit; discontinue; lay off; stop; give up.
    • Quit teasing your little brother

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vengeful

  • adjective satellite disposed to seek revenge or intended for revenge
    revengeful; vindictive.
    • more vindictive than jealous love"- Shakespeare
    • punishments...essentially vindictive in their nature"- M.R.Cohen

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scale

  • noun an ordered reference standard
    scale of measurement; ordered series; graduated table.
    • judging on a scale of 1 to 10
  • noun relative magnitude
    • they entertained on a grand scale

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regretful

  • adjective feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone
    sorry; bad.
    • felt regretful over his vanished youth
    • regretful over mistakes she had made
    • he felt bad about breaking the vase

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occur

  • verb come to pass
    fall out; pass off; come about; pass; hap; happen; take place; go on.
    • What is happening?
    • The meeting took place off without an incidence
    • Nothing occurred that seemed important
  • verb come to one's mind; suggest itself
    come.
    • It occurred to me that we should hire another secretary
    • A great idea then came to her

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involve

  • verb connect closely and often incriminatingly
    affect; regard.
    • This new ruling affects your business
  • verb engage as a participant
    • Don't involve me in your family affairs!

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suicidal

  • adjective satellite dangerous to yourself or your interests
    self-destructive.
    • suicidal impulses
    • a suicidal corporate takeover strategy
    • a kamikaze pilot

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over

  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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excessive

  • adjective satellite beyond normal limits
    undue; inordinate; unreasonable.
    • excessive charges
    • a book of inordinate length
    • his dress stops just short of undue elegance
    • unreasonable demands
  • adjective satellite unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
    extravagant; overweening; exuberant.
    • extravagant praise
    • exuberant compliments
    • overweening ambition
    • overweening greed

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tend

  • 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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pensive

  • adjective satellite deeply or seriously thoughtful;
    broody; ruminative; pondering; brooding; contemplative; musing; meditative; reflective.
    • Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man
  • adjective satellite showing pensive sadness
    wistful.
    • the sensitive and wistful response of a poet to the gentler phases of beauty

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lead

  • 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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philosophical

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

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behavior

  • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
    behaviour; doings; conduct.
  • noun the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances
    behaviour.
    • the behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments

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introspective

  • adjective given to examining own sensory and perceptual experiences
    self-examining; introverted.

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upon

On; -- used in all the senses of that word, with which it is interchangeable. "Upon an hill of flowers." Chaucer.
Our host upon his stirrups stood anon. Chaucer.
Thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar. Ex. xxix. 21.
The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. Judg. xvi. 9.
As I did stand my watch upon the hill. Shak.
He made a great difference between people that did rebel upon wantonness, and them that did rebel upon want. Bacon.
This advantage we lost upon the invention of firearms. Addison.
Upon the whole, it will be necessary to avoid that perpetual repetition of the same epithets which we find in Homer. Pope.
He had abandoned the frontiers, retiring upon Glasgow. Sir. W. Scott.
Philip swore upon the Evangelists to abstain from aggression in my absence. Landor.
Upon conveys a more distinct notion that on carries with it of something that literally or metaphorically bears or supports. It is less employed than it used to be, on having for the most part taken its place. Some expressions formed with it belong only to old style; as, upon pity they were taken away; that is, in consequence of pity: upon the rate of thirty thousand; that is, amounting to the rate: to die upon the hand; that is, by means of the hand: he had a garment upon; that is, upon himself: the time is coming fast upon; that is, upon the present time. By the omission of its object, upon acquires an adverbial sense, as in the last two examples.

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portentous

  • adjective satellite of momentous or ominous significance
    prodigious.
    • such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville
    • a prodigious vision
  • adjective satellite ominously prophetic
    foreboding; fateful.

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cycle

  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    round; rhythm.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons
  • noun a series of poems or songs on the same theme
    • Schubert's song cycles

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unproductive

  • adjective not producing or capable of producing
    • elimination of high-cost or unproductive industries
  • adjective satellite not producing desired results
    • the talks between labor and management were unproductive

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activity

  • noun any specific behavior
    • they avoided all recreational activity
  • noun the state of being active
    action; activeness.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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endless

  • adjective satellite tiresomely long; seemingly without end
    interminable; eternal.
    • endless debates
    • an endless conversation
    • the wait seemed eternal
    • eternal quarreling
    • an interminable sermon
  • adjective satellite infinitely great in number
    • endless waves

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period

  • noun an amount of time
    period of time; time period.
    • a time period of 30 years
    • hastened the period of time of his recovery
    • Picasso's blue period
  • noun the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon

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inconclusive

  • adjective not conclusive; not putting an end to doubt or question
    • an inconclusive reply
    • inconclusive evidence
    • the inconclusive committee vote

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concern

  • noun something that interests you because it is important or affects you
    • the safety of the ship is the captain's concern
  • noun an anxious feeling
    fear; care.
    • care had aged him
    • they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction

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focused

  • adjective being in focus or brought into focus
    focussed.
  • verb direct one's attention on something
    center; centre; pore; focus; concentrate; rivet.
    • Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies

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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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compulsive

  • noun a person with a compulsive disposition; someone who feels compelled to do certain things
  • adjective satellite caused by or suggestive of psychological compulsion
    • compulsive drinking

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continue

  • verb continue a certain state, condition, or activity
    go along; keep; proceed; go on.
    • Keep on working!
    • We continued to work into the night
    • Keep smiling
    • We went on working until well past midnight
  • verb continue talking
    carry on; proceed; go on.
    • I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice
    • carry on--pretend we are not in the room

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infantile

  • adjective satellite indicating a lack of maturity
    childish.
    • childish tantrums
    • infantile behavior
  • adjective of or relating to infants or infancy
    • infantile paralysis

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process

  • noun a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
    procedure.
    • the procedure of obtaining a driver's license
    • it was a process of trial and error
  • noun (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
    operation; cognitive process; mental process; cognitive operation.
    • the process of thinking
    • the cognitive operation of remembering

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solitary

  • noun confinement of a prisoner in isolation from other prisoners
    solitary confinement.
    • he was held in solitary
  • noun one who lives in solitude
    troglodyte; recluse; solitudinarian; hermit.

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time

  • noun an instance or single occasion for some event
    clip.
    • this time he succeeded
    • he called four times
    • he could do ten at a clip
  • noun a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something
    • take time to smell the roses
    • I didn't have time to finish
    • it took more than half my time

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morbid

  • adjective satellite suggesting an unhealthy mental state
    • morbid interest in death
    • morbid curiosity
  • adjective satellite suggesting the horror of death and decay
    ghoulish.
    • morbid details

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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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anxious

  • adjective satellite eagerly desirous
    dying.
    • anxious to see the new show at the museum
    • dying to hear who won
  • adjective satellite causing or fraught with or showing anxiety
    nervous; queasy; unquiet; uneasy.
    • spent an anxious night waiting for the test results
    • cast anxious glances behind her
    • those nervous moments before takeoff
    • an unquiet mind

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suggest

  • 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
    hint.

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lengthy

  • adjective satellite relatively long in duration; tediously protracted
    extended; protracted; prolonged; drawn-out.
    • a drawn-out argument
    • an extended discussion
    • a lengthy visit from her mother-in-law
    • a prolonged and bitter struggle
    • protracted negotiations

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appear

  • verb give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
    seem; look.
    • 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 come into sight or view
    • He suddenly appeared at the wedding
    • A new star appeared on the horizon

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poetic

  • adjective of or relating to poetry
    poetical.
    • poetic works
    • a poetic romance
  • adjective satellite characterized by romantic imagery
    • Turner's vision of the rainbow...was poetic

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begin

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

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silent

  • adjective satellite marked by absence of sound
    still; soundless.
    • a silent house
    • soundless footsteps on the grass
    • the night was still
  • adjective satellite failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to
    mum.
    • the witness remained silent

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deep

  • noun the central and most intense or profound part
    • in the deep of night
    • in the deep of winter
  • noun a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
    trench; oceanic abyss.

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gloomy

  • adjective satellite depressingly dark
    glooming; gloomful; sulky.
    • the gloomy forest
    • the glooming interior of an old inn
    • `gloomful' is archaic
  • adjective satellite filled with melancholy and despondency
    blue; downhearted; dispirited; down in the mouth; depressed; downcast; down; low; low-spirited; grim.
    • gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
    • gloomy predictions
    • a gloomy silence
    • took a grim view of the economy
    • the darkening mood
    • lonely and blue in a strange city
    • depressed by the loss of his job
    • a dispirited and resigned expression on her face
    • downcast after his defeat
    • feeling discouraged and downhearted

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usually

  • adverb under normal conditions
    normally; unremarkably; commonly; ordinarily.
    • usually she was late

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infant

  • noun a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk
    baby; babe.
    • the baby began to cry again
    • she held the baby in her arms
    • it sounds simple, but when you have your own baby it is all so different

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occur

  • verb come to pass
    fall out; pass off; come about; pass; hap; happen; take place; go on.
    • What is happening?
    • The meeting took place off without an incidence
    • Nothing occurred that seemed important
  • verb come to one's mind; suggest itself
    come.
    • It occurred to me that we should hire another secretary
    • A great idea then came to her

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thoughtful

  • adjective satellite having intellectual depth
    • a deeply thoughtful essay
  • adjective exhibiting or characterized by careful thought
    • a thoughtful paper

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cease

  • noun (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end
  • verb put an end to a state or an activity
    quit; discontinue; lay off; stop; give up.
    • Quit teasing your little brother

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threatening

  • adjective satellite threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    minatory; minacious; sinister; forbidding; baleful; ominous; menacing.
    • a baleful look
    • forbidding thunderclouds
    • his tone became menacing
    • ominous rumblings of discontent
    • sinister storm clouds
    • a sinister smile
    • his threatening behavior
    • ugly black clouds
    • the situation became ugly
  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    jeopardise; peril; jeopardize; imperil; endanger; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops

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during

In the time of; as long as the action or existence of; as, during life; during the space of a year.

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retrospective

  • noun an exhibition of a representative selection of an artist's life work
  • adjective concerned with or related to the past
    • retrospective self-justification

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through

  • adjective satellite having finished or arrived at completion
    done; through with.
    • certain to make history before he's done
    • it's a done deed
    • after the treatment, the patient is through except for follow-up
    • almost through with his studies
  • adjective satellite (of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes
    • a through street
    • a through bus
    • through traffic

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unconscious

  • noun that part of the mind wherein psychic activity takes place of which the person is unaware
    unconscious mind.
  • adjective not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead
    • lay unconscious on the floor

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take

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

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bitter

  • noun English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft)
  • noun the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
    bitterness.

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following

  • noun a group of followers or enthusiasts
    followers.
  • noun the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
    pursual; pursuit; chase.
    • the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit

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mental

  • adjective involving the mind or an intellectual process
    • mental images of happy times
    • mental calculations
    • in a terrible mental state
    • mental suffering
    • free from mental defects
  • adjective of or relating to the mind
    • mental powers
    • mental development
    • mental hygiene

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come

  • noun the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
    semen; ejaculate; seminal fluid; seed; cum.
  • verb move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
    come up.
    • He came singing down the road
    • Come with me to the Casbah
    • come down here!
    • come out of the closet!
    • come into the room

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theoretical

  • adjective concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations
    theoretic.
    • theoretical science
  • adjective concerned with theories rather than their practical applications
    • theoretical physics

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without

On or at the outside of; out of; not within; as, without doors.
Without the gate Some drive the cars, and some the coursers rein. Dryden.

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philosophic

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

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occur

  • verb come to pass
    fall out; pass off; come about; pass; hap; happen; take place; go on.
    • What is happening?
    • The meeting took place off without an incidence
    • Nothing occurred that seemed important
  • verb come to one's mind; suggest itself
    come.
    • It occurred to me that we should hire another secretary
    • A great idea then came to her

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persistent

  • adjective satellite never-ceasing
    unrelenting; relentless.
    • the relentless beat of the drums
  • adjective satellite continually recurring to the mind
    haunting.
    • haunting memories
    • the cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty"- Claudia Cassidy

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period

  • noun an amount of time
    period of time; time period.
    • a time period of 30 years
    • hastened the period of time of his recovery
    • Picasso's blue period
  • noun the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon

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painful

  • adjective causing physical or psychological pain
    • worked with painful slowness
  • adjective satellite causing misery or pain or distress
    sore; afflictive.
    • it was a sore trial to him
    • the painful process of growing up

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belong

  • verb be owned by; be in the possession of
    • This book belongs to me
  • verb be suitable or acceptable
    • This student somehow doesn't belong

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cognitive

  • adjective of or being or relating to or involving cognition
    • cognitive psychology
    • cognitive style

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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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chronic

  • adjective being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering
    • chronic indigestion
    • a chronic shortage of funds
    • a chronic invalid
  • adjective satellite of long duration
    continuing.
    • chronic money problems

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come

  • noun the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
    semen; ejaculate; seminal fluid; seed; cum.
  • verb move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
    come up.
    • He came singing down the road
    • Come with me to the Casbah
    • come down here!
    • come out of the closet!
    • come into the room

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prolonged

  • adjective satellite relatively long in duration; tediously protracted
    lengthy; extended; protracted; drawn-out.
    • a drawn-out argument
    • an extended discussion
    • a lengthy visit from her mother-in-law
    • a prolonged and bitter struggle
    • protracted negotiations
  • verb lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer
    prolong; protract; draw out; extend.
    • We prolonged our stay
    • She extended her visit by another day
    • The meeting was drawn out until midnight

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before

  • adverb earlier in time; previously
    earlier.
    • I had known her before
    • as I said before
    • he called me the day before but your call had come even earlier
    • her parents had died four years earlier
    • I mentioned that problem earlier
  • adverb at or in the front
    in front; ahead.
    • I see the lights of a town ahead
    • the road ahead is foggy
    • staring straight ahead
    • we couldn't see over the heads of the people in front
    • with the cross of Jesus marching on before

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negative

  • noun a reply of denial
    • he answered in the negative
  • noun a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed

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sad

  • adjective experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness
    • feeling sad because his dog had died
    • Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad"- Christina Rossetti
  • adjective satellite of things that make you feel sad
    • sad news
    • she doesn't like sad movies
    • it was a very sad story
    • When I am dead, my dearest, / Sing no sad songs for me"- Christina Rossetti

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constructive

  • adjective constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development
    • constructive criticism
    • a constructive attitude
    • a constructive philosophy
    • constructive permission
  • adjective satellite emphasizing what is laudable or hopeful or to the good
    • constructive criticism

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go

  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    turn; tour; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
  • noun street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    cristal; ecstasy; XTC; Adam; X; hug drug; disco biscuit.

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melancholy

  • noun a feeling of thoughtful sadness
  • noun a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed

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cease

  • noun (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end
  • verb put an end to a state or an activity
    quit; discontinue; lay off; stop; give up.
    • Quit teasing your little brother

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angry

  • adjective feeling or showing anger
    • angry at the weather
    • angry customers
    • an angry silence
    • sending angry letters to the papers
  • adjective satellite (of the elements) as if showing violent anger
    furious; raging; wild; tempestuous.
    • angry clouds on the horizon
    • furious winds
    • the raging sea

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commence

  • verb take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
    begin; get; start out; set about; start; set out; get down.
    • We began working at dawn
    • Who will start?
    • Get working as soon as the sun rises!
    • The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia
    • He began early in the day
    • Let's get down to work now
  • verb set in motion, cause to start
    lead off; start; begin.
    • The U.S. started a war in the Middle East
    • The Iraqis began hostilities
    • begin a new chapter in your life

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continual

  • adjective occurring without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series
    • the continual banging of the shutters
  • adjective satellite `continual' (meaning seemingly uninterrupted) is often used interchangeably with `continuous' (meaning without interruption)

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until

To; unto; towards; -- used of material objects. Chaucer.
Taverners until them told the same. Piers Plowman.
He roused himself full blithe, and hastened them until. Spenser.

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metaphysical

  • adjective pertaining to or of the nature of metaphysics
    • metaphysical philosophy
  • adjective satellite without material form or substance
    • metaphysical forces

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intellectual

  • noun a person who uses the mind creatively
    intellect.
  • adjective satellite of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind
    noetic; rational.
    • intellectual problems
    • the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man

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begin

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

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extended

  • adjective satellite relatively long in duration; tediously protracted
    lengthy; protracted; prolonged; drawn-out.
    • a drawn-out argument
    • an extended discussion
    • a lengthy visit from her mother-in-law
    • a prolonged and bitter struggle
    • protracted negotiations
  • verb extend in scope or range or area
    broaden; widen; extend.
    • The law was extended to all citizens
    • widen the range of applications
    • broaden your horizon
    • Extend your backyard

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being

  • noun the state or fact of existing
    beingness; existence.
    • a point of view gradually coming into being
    • laws in existence for centuries
  • noun a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
    organism.

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scholarly

  • adjective characteristic of scholars or scholarship
    • scholarly pursuits
    • a scholarly treatise
    • a scholarly attitude

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more

  • adjective (comparative of `much' used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning greater in size or amount or extent or degree
    more than.
    • more land
    • more support
    • more rain fell
    • more than a gallon
  • noun English statesman who opposed Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and was imprisoned and beheaded; recalled for his concept of Utopia, the ideal state
    Sir Thomas More; Thomas More.

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stimulate

  • verb act as a stimulant
    excite.
    • The book stimulated her imagination
    • This play stimulates
  • verb cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
    get; make; induce; have; cause.
    • The ads induced me to buy a VCR
    • My children finally got me to buy a computer
    • My wife made me buy a new sofa

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repetitive

  • adjective satellite repetitive and persistent
    insistent.
    • the bluejay's insistent cry
  • adjective characterized by repetition
    repetitious.
    • repetitive movement

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contemplative

  • noun a person devoted to the contemplative life
  • adjective satellite deeply or seriously thoughtful;
    pensive; broody; ruminative; pondering; brooding; musing; meditative; reflective.
    • Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man

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reflective

  • adjective satellite deeply or seriously thoughtful;
    pensive; broody; ruminative; pondering; brooding; contemplative; musing; meditative.
    • Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man
  • adjective capable of physically reflecting light or sound
    • a reflective surface

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leisurely

  • adjective satellite not hurried or forced
    easygoing; easy.
    • an easy walk around the block
    • at a leisurely (or easygoing) pace
  • adverb in an unhurried way or at one's convenience
    at leisure.
    • read the manual at your leisure
    • he traveled leisurely

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audible

  • noun a football play is changed orally after both teams have assumed their positions at the line of scrimmage
  • adjective heard or perceptible by the ear
    hearable.
    • he spoke in an audible whisper

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idle

  • noun the state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling
    • the car engine was running at idle
  • verb run disconnected or idle
    tick over.
    • the engine is idling

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speculative

  • adjective satellite not financially safe or secure
    bad; high-risk; risky.
    • a bad investment
    • high risk investments
    • anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky
    • speculative business enterprises
  • adjective satellite not based on fact or investigation
    notional.
    • a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs
    • speculative knowledge

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imaginative

  • adjective satellite (used of persons or artifacts) marked by independence and creativity in thought or action
    inventive.
    • an imaginative use of material
    • the invention of the knitting frame by another ingenious English clergyman"- Lewis Mumford
    • an ingenious device
    • had an inventive turn of mind
    • inventive ceramics

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intuitive

  • adjective satellite spontaneously derived from or prompted by a natural tendency
    • an intuitive revulsion
  • adjective satellite obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation
    visceral; nonrational.

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conscious

  • adjective satellite intentionally conceived
    witting.
    • a conscious effort to speak more slowly
    • a conscious policy
  • adjective knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts
    • remained conscious during the operation
    • conscious of his faults
    • became conscious that he was being followed

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lonely

  • adjective satellite lacking companions or companionship
    alone; solitary; lone.
    • he was alone when we met him
    • she is alone much of the time
    • the lone skier on the mountain
    • a lonely fisherman stood on a tuft of gravel
    • a lonely soul
    • a solitary traveler
  • adjective satellite marked by dejection from being alone
    lonesome.
    • felt sad and lonely
    • the loneliest night of the week
    • lonesome when her husband is away
    • spent a lonesome hour in the bar

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reducing

  • noun any process in which electrons are added to an atom or ion (as by removing oxygen or adding hydrogen); always occurs accompanied by oxidation of the reducing agent
    reduction.
  • noun loss of excess weight (as by dieting); becoming slimmer
    • a doctor supervised her reducing

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quiet

  • noun a period of calm weather
    lull.
    • there was a lull in the storm
  • noun an untroubled state; free from disturbances
    tranquility; tranquillity.

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constant

  • noun a quantity that does not vary
    invariable; constant quantity.
  • noun a number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context
    • the velocity of light is a constant

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private

  • noun an enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marines
    common soldier; buck private.
    • our prisoner was just a private and knew nothing of value
  • adjective confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy
    • a private place
    • private discussions
    • private lessons
    • a private club
    • a private secretary
    • private property
    • the former President is now a private citizen
    • public figures struggle to maintain a private life

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reduce

  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; cut back; bring down; cut down; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
  • verb make less complex
    • reduce a problem to a single question

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further

  • verb promote the growth of
    foster.
    • Foster our children's well-being and education
  • verb contribute to the progress or growth of
    advance; encourage; promote; boost.
    • I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom

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