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umbral

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rollick

  • verb play boisterously
    disport; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; frisk; lark; lark about; frolic; gambol.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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penumbral

  • adjective of or pertaining to the region of partial shadow around an umbra

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puppetry

  • noun the art of making puppets and presenting puppet shows
  • noun a stilted dramatic performance (as if by puppets)

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fricassee

  • noun pieces of chicken or other meat stewed in gravy with e.g. carrots and onions and served with noodles or dumplings
  • verb make a fricassee of by cooking
    • fricassee meats

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overcast

  • noun the state of the sky when it is covered by clouds
    cloud cover; cloudiness.
  • noun gloomy semidarkness caused by cloud cover
    cloudiness.

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sportful

Full of sport; merry; frolicsome; full of jesting; indulging in mirth or play; playful; wanton; as, a sportful companion.
Down he alights among the sportful herd. Milton.

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survivance

Survivorship. R.
His son had the survivance of the stadtholdership. Bp. Burnet.

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deathful

Full of death or slaughter; murderous; destructive; bloody.
These eyes behold The deathful scene. Pope.

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shogun

  • noun a hereditary military dictator of Japan; the shoguns ruled Japan until the revolution of 1867-68

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blaster

  • noun a workman employed to blast with explosives
    chargeman.

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hulking

  • adjective satellite of great size and bulk
    hulky.
    • a hulking figure of a man
    • three hulking battleships
  • verb appear very large or occupy a commanding position
    tower; loom; hulk; predominate.
    • The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain
    • Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall

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flit

  • noun a sudden quick movement
    dart.
  • noun a secret move (to avoid paying debts)
    • they did a moonlight flit

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seemly

  • adjective satellite according with custom or propriety
    comme il faut; decent; becoming; comely; decorous.
    • her becoming modesty
    • comely behavior
    • it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money
    • a decent burial
    • seemly behavior

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moire

  • noun silk fabric with a wavy surface pattern
    watered-silk.
  • adjective satellite (of silk fabric) having a wavelike pattern
    watered.

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shimmery

  • adjective satellite glistening tremulously
    • the shimmery surface of the lake
    • a dress of shimmery satin

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puppeteer

  • noun one who operates puppets or marionettes

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substanceless

Having no substance; unsubstantial. R. Coleridge.

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flit

  • noun a sudden quick movement
    dart.
  • noun a secret move (to avoid paying debts)
    • they did a moonlight flit

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dim

  • verb switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
    dip.
  • verb become dim or lusterless
    • the lights dimmed and the curtain rose

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puppet

  • noun a small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteer
    marionette.
  • noun a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else
    tool; creature.

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psoas

  • noun either of two muscles of the abdomen and pelvis that flex the trunk and rotate the thigh

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affright

  • noun an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
    terror; panic.
  • verb cause fear in
    frighten; scare; fright.
    • The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me
    • Ghosts could never affright her

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faint

  • noun a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
    swoon; deliquium; syncope.
  • verb pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
    swoon; pass out; conk.

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password

  • noun a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group
    word; countersign; watchword; parole.
    • he forgot the password

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pale

  • noun a wooden strip forming part of a fence
    picket.
  • verb turn pale, as if in fear
    blanch; blench.

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taupe

  • noun a greyish brown
  • adjective satellite of something having a dusky brownish grey color
    fuscous.

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darken

  • verb become dark or darker
    • The sky darkened
  • verb tarnish or stain
    • a scandal that darkened the family's good name

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radiolucent

  • adjective almost complete transparent to X-rays or other forms of radiation
    • radiolucent tissues

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dapple

  • noun a small contrasting part of something
    speckle; spot; patch; maculation; fleck.
    • a bald spot
    • a leopard's spots
    • a patch of clouds
    • patches of thin ice
    • a fleck of red
  • verb colour with streaks or blotches of different shades
    cloud; mottle.

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inky

  • adjective satellite of the color of black ink
    inky-black; ink-black.

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boxing

  • noun fighting with the fists
    pugilism; fisticuffs.
  • noun the enclosure of something in a package or box
    packing.

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blight

  • noun a state or condition being blighted
  • noun any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting

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lengthen

  • verb make longer
    • Lengthen this skirt, please
  • verb become long or longer
    • In Spring, the days lengthen

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underexpose

  • verb expose to too little light
    • The film is underexposed, so the image is very dark
  • verb expose insufficiently
    • The child was underexposed to language

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strew

  • verb spread by scattering ("straw" is archaic)
    straw.
    • strew toys all over the carpet
  • verb cover; be dispersed over
    • Dead bodies strewed the ground

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loom

  • noun a textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile
  • verb come into view indistinctly, often threateningly
    • Another air plane loomed into the sky

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puppet

  • noun a small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteer
    marionette.
  • noun a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else
    tool; creature.

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mere

  • noun a small pond of standing water
  • adjective satellite being nothing more than specified
    • a mere child

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loom

  • noun a textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile
  • verb come into view indistinctly, often threateningly
    • Another air plane loomed into the sky

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semitransparent

  • adjective satellite allowing light to pass through diffusely
    translucent.
    • translucent amber
    • semitransparent curtains at the windows

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slider

  • noun a person who slips or slides because of loss of traction
    slipper; skidder.
  • noun someone who races the luge
    luger.

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hilar

  • adjective of or relating to or located near a hilum

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flit

  • noun a sudden quick movement
    dart.
  • noun a secret move (to avoid paying debts)
    • they did a moonlight flit

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wraithlike

  • adjective satellite lacking in substance
    shadowy.
    • strange fancies of unreal and shadowy worlds"- W.A.Butler
    • dim shadowy forms
    • a wraithlike column of smoke

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flit

  • noun a sudden quick movement
    dart.
  • noun a secret move (to avoid paying debts)
    • they did a moonlight flit

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lengthening

  • noun the act of prolonging something
    perpetuation; protraction; prolongation.
    • there was an indefinite prolongation of the peace talks
  • verb make longer
    lengthen.
    • Lengthen this skirt, please

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flicker

  • noun a momentary flash of light
    glint; spark.
  • noun North American woodpecker

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darksome

Dark; gloomy; obscure; shaded; cheerless. Poetic
He brought him through a darksome narrow pass To a broad gate, all built of beaten gold. Spenser.

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athwart

  • adverb at right angles to the center line of a ship
  • adverb at an oblique angle
    obliquely; aslant.
    • the sun shone aslant into his face

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radiopaque

  • adjective not transparent to X-rays or other forms of radiation
    radio-opaque.
    • barium sulfate is radiopaque

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dappled

  • adjective satellite having spots or patches of color
    mottled.
  • verb colour with streaks or blotches of different shades
    dapple; cloud; mottle.

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slider

  • noun a person who slips or slides because of loss of traction
    slipper; skidder.
  • noun someone who races the luge
    luger.

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baleful

  • adjective satellite deadly or sinister
    baneful.
    • the Florida eagles have a fierce baleful look
  • adjective satellite threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    minatory; minacious; sinister; threatening; forbidding; 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

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dim

  • verb switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
    dip.
  • verb become dim or lusterless
    • the lights dimmed and the curtain rose

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overspread

  • verb spread across or over
    spread.
    • A big oil spot spread across the water

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javanese

Of or pertaining to Java, or to the people of Java. -- n. sing. & pl. A native or natives of Java.

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slink

  • verb walk stealthily
    • I saw a cougar slinking toward its prey

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slithery

  • adjective satellite having a slippery surface or quality
    • slithery mud
    • slithery eels

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caster

  • noun a worker who casts molten metal into finished products
  • noun a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling powdered sugar
    castor.

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walker

  • noun New Zealand runner who in 1975 became the first person to run a mile in less that 3 minutes and 50 seconds (born in 1952)
    John Walker.
  • noun United States writer (born in 1944)
    Alice Walker; Alice Malsenior Walker.

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mediastinal

(Anat.) Of or pertaining to a mediastinum.

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paging

  • noun calling out the name of a person (especially by a loudspeaker system)
    • the public address system in the hospital was used for paging
  • noun the system of numbering pages
    pagination; page number; folio.

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lissom

  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; lithesome; sylphlike; slender; lithe; svelte; supple.

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cast

  • noun the actors in a play
    cast of characters; dramatis personae.
  • noun container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
    mould; mold.

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jungian

  • noun a follower or advocate of Carl Jung's theories
  • adjective of or relating to Carl Jung or his psychological theories

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password

  • noun a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group
    word; countersign; watchword; parole.
    • he forgot the password

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lengthened

  • adjective satellite drawn out or made longer spatially
    extended; prolonged; elongated.
    • Picasso's elongated Don Quixote
    • lengthened skirts are fashionable this year
    • the extended airport runways can accommodate larger planes
    • a prolonged black line across the page
  • verb make longer
    lengthen.
    • Lengthen this skirt, please

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caster

  • noun a worker who casts molten metal into finished products
  • noun a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling powdered sugar
    castor.

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balinese

  • noun the Indonesian language of the people of Bali

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creeps

  • noun a disease of cattle and sheep attributed to a dietary deficiency; characterized by anemia and softening of the bones and a slow stiff gait
  • noun a feeling of fear and revulsion
    • he gives me the creeps

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blueblack

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engulf

  • verb devote (oneself) fully to
    plunge; immerse; absorb; soak up; engross; steep.
    • He immersed himself into his studies
  • verb flow over or cover completely
    • The bright light engulfed him completely

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arbour

  • noun a framework that supports climbing plants
    arbor; bower; pergola.
    • the arbor provided a shady resting place in the park

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fading

  • noun weakening in force or intensity
    attenuation.
    • attenuation in the volume of the sound
  • verb become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly
    melt; fade.
    • The scene begins to fade
    • The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk

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noontide

  • noun the middle of the day
    high noon; noon; twelve noon; midday; noonday.

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pantomime

  • noun a performance using gestures and body movements without words
    mime; dumb show.
  • verb act out without words but with gestures and bodily movements only
    mime.
    • The acting students mimed eating an apple

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nudge

  • noun a slight push or shake
    jog.
  • verb to push against gently
    prod; poke at.
    • She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant

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catcher

  • noun (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher
    backstop.
  • noun the position on a baseball team of the player who is stationed behind home plate and who catches the balls that the pitcher throws
    • a catcher needs a lot of protective equipment
    • a catcher plays behind the plate

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unsubstantial

  • adjective lacking material form or substance; unreal
    unreal; insubstantial.
    • as insubstantial as a dream
    • an insubstantial mirage on the horizon

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archetype

  • noun something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies
    original; pilot.
    • this painting is a copy of the original

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insubstantial

  • adjective lacking material form or substance; unreal
    unsubstantial; unreal.
    • as insubstantial as a dream
    • an insubstantial mirage on the horizon
  • adjective satellite lacking in nutritive value
    jejune.
    • the jejune diets of the very poor

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flicker

  • noun a momentary flash of light
    glint; spark.
  • noun North American woodpecker

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hover

  • verb be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
    vacillate; vibrate; oscillate.
    • He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement
  • verb move to and fro
    linger.
    • The shy student lingered in the corner

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visaged

  • adjective satellite having a face or visage as specified
    • gloomy-visaged funeral directors

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darkened

  • adjective satellite (of fabrics and paper) grown dark in color over time
    • the darkened margins of the paper
  • verb become dark or darker
    darken.
    • The sky darkened

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fleeting

  • adjective satellite lasting for a markedly brief time
    momentaneous; fugitive; momentary.
    • a fleeting glance
    • fugitive hours
    • rapid momentaneous association of things that meet and pass
    • a momentary glimpse
  • verb move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
    flit; dart; flutter; fleet.
    • The hummingbird flitted among the branches

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glide

  • noun a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant
    semivowel.
  • noun the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it
    slide; coast.
    • his slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill
    • the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope

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dark

  • noun absence of light or illumination
    darkness.
  • noun absence of moral or spiritual values
    iniquity; darkness; wickedness.
    • the powers of darkness

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slink

  • verb walk stealthily
    • I saw a cougar slinking toward its prey

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ominous

  • adjective satellite threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    minatory; minacious; sinister; threatening; forbidding; baleful; 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
  • adjective satellite presaging ill fortune
    ill; inauspicious.
    • ill omens
    • ill predictions
    • my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven"- P.B.Shelley
    • a dead and ominous silence prevailed
    • a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government

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ecology

  • noun the environment as it relates to living organisms
    • it changed the ecology of the island
  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
    bionomics; environmental science.

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misshapen

  • adjective satellite so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly
    deformed; ill-shapen; malformed; distorted.
    • deformed thalidomide babies
    • his poor distorted limbs
    • an ill-shapen vase
    • a limp caused by a malformed foot
    • misshapen old fingers

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minatory

  • adjective satellite threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    minacious; sinister; threatening; 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

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saccharimeter

An instrument for ascertain the quantity of saccharine matter in any solution, as the juice of a plant, or brewers' and distillers' worts. Written also saccharometer. ✍ The common saccharimeter of the brewer is an hydrometer adapted by its scale to point out the proportion of saccharine matter in a solution of any specific gravity. The polarizing saccharimeter of the chemist is a complex optical apparatus, in which polarized light is transmitted through the saccharine solution, and the proportion of sugar indicated by the relative deviation of the plane of polarization.

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menacing

  • adjective satellite threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    minatory; minacious; sinister; threatening; forbidding; baleful; ominous.
    • 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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swoop

  • noun (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale
    slide.
    • the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides
  • noun a very rapid raid

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noontime

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darkening

  • noun changing to a darker color
    blackening.
  • verb become dark or darker
    darken.
    • The sky darkened

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black

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
    inkiness; blackness.
  • noun total absence of light
    lightlessness; pitch blackness; blackness; total darkness.
    • they fumbled around in total darkness
    • in the black of night

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applique

  • noun a decorative design made of one material sewn over another
  • verb sew on as a decoration

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glooming

  • adjective satellite depressingly dark
    gloomy; gloomful; sulky.
    • the gloomy forest
    • the glooming interior of an old inn
    • `gloomful' is archaic

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hover

  • verb be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
    vacillate; vibrate; oscillate.
    • He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement
  • verb move to and fro
    linger.
    • The shy student lingered in the corner

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epiglottic

(Anat.) Pertaining to, or connected with, the epiglottis.

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cabinet

  • noun a piece of furniture resembling a cupboard with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display
  • noun persons appointed by a head of state to head executive departments of government and act as official advisers

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blurry

  • adjective satellite indistinct or hazy in outline
    muzzy; hazy; blurred; fuzzy; foggy; bleary.
    • a landscape of blurred outlines
    • the trees were just blurry shapes

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catcher

  • noun (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher
    backstop.
  • noun the position on a baseball team of the player who is stationed behind home plate and who catches the balls that the pitcher throws
    • a catcher needs a lot of protective equipment
    • a catcher plays behind the plate

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darkling

  • adjective satellite uncannily or threateningly dark or obscure
    • a darkling glance
    • secret operatives and darkling conspiracies"-Archibald MacLeish
  • adjective satellite (poetic) occurring in the dark or night
    • a darkling journey

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mask

  • noun a covering to disguise or conceal the face
  • noun activity that tries to conceal something
    • no mask could conceal his ignorance
    • they moved in under a mask of friendship

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spidery

  • adjective relating to or resembling a member of the class Arachnida
    spiderlike; arachnoid; spiderly; arachnidian.

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gliding

  • noun the activity of flying a glider
    soaring; sailing; glide; sailplaning.
  • verb move smoothly and effortlessly
    glide.

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flickering

  • adjective satellite shining unsteadily
    aflicker.
  • verb move back and forth very rapidly
    flitter; flicker; quiver; flutter; waver.
    • the candle flickered

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blot

  • noun a blemish made by dirt
    smirch; slur; smear; spot; smudge; daub.
    • he had a smudge on his cheek
  • noun an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
    smear; smirch; spot; stain.
    • he made a huge blot on his copybook

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upas

(Bot.) A tree (Antiaris toxicaria) of the Breadfruit family, common in the forests of Java and the neighboring islands. Its secretions are poisonous, and it has been fabulously reported that the atmosphere about it is deleterious. Called also bohun upas.

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lurk

  • verb lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
    skulk.
  • verb be about
    loaf; footle; mess about; lallygag; linger; lollygag; tarry; mill about; hang around; lounge; loiter; mill around.
    • The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square
    • Who is this man that is hanging around the department?

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