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skelter

To run off helter-skelter; to hurry; to scurry; -- with away or off. Colloq. A. R. Wallace.

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ensue

  • verb issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end
    result.
    • result in tragedy

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brisk

  • verb become brisk
    brisk up; brisken.
    • business brisked up
  • adjective satellite quick and energetic
    zippy; spanking; alert; snappy; lively; merry; rattling.
    • a brisk walk in the park
    • a lively gait
    • a merry chase
    • traveling at a rattling rate
    • a snappy pace
    • a spanking breeze

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erupt

  • verb start abruptly
    break out.
    • After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc
  • verb erupt or intensify suddenly
    flare; break open; flare up; burst out; irrupt.
    • Unrest erupted in the country
    • Tempers flared at the meeting
    • The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism

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indecisive

  • adjective characterized by lack of decision and firmness
    • an indecisive manager brought the enterprise to a standstill
  • adjective not definitely settling something
    • a long and indecisive war

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ensue

  • verb issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end
    result.
    • result in tragedy

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rearguard

  • noun a detachment assigned to protect the rear of a (retreating) military body

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line

  • noun a formation of people or things one beside another
    • the line of soldiers advanced with their bayonets fixed
    • they were arrayed in line of battle
    • the cast stood in line for the curtain call
  • noun a mark that is long relative to its width
    • He drew a line on the chart

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intrench

  • verb fix firmly or securely
    entrench.

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drill

  • noun a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
  • noun similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored
    Mandrillus leucophaeus.

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ensuing

  • adjective satellite following immediately and as a result of what went before
    • ensuing events confirmed the prediction
  • verb issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end
    result; ensue.
    • result in tragedy

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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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escalate

  • verb increase in extent or intensity
    step up; intensify.
    • The Allies escalated the bombing

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petty

  • noun larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
    petit larceny; petty larceny.
  • adjective satellite inferior in rank or status
    junior-grade; lower-ranking; lowly; subaltern; secondary.
    • the junior faculty
    • a lowly corporal
    • petty officialdom
    • a subordinate functionary

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firing

  • noun the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
    fire.
    • hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes
    • they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire
  • noun the act of discharging a gun
    discharge; firing off.

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cavalry

  • noun troops trained to fight on horseback
    horse; horse cavalry.
    • 500 horse led the attack
  • noun a highly mobile army unit

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last

  • noun the temporal end; the concluding time
    finish; finis; finale; close; stopping point; conclusion.
    • the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
    • the market was up at the finish
    • they were playing better at the close of the season
  • noun the last or lowest in an ordering or series
    • he was the last to leave
    • he finished an inglorious last

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dismount

  • noun the act of dismounting (a horse or bike etc.)
  • verb alight from (a horse)
    light; unhorse; get off; get down.

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drill

  • noun a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
  • noun similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored
    Mandrillus leucophaeus.

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desultory

  • adjective satellite marked by lack of definite plan or regularity or purpose; jumping from one thing to another
    • desultory thoughts
    • the desultory conversation characteristic of cocktail parties

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line

  • noun a formation of people or things one beside another
    • the line of soldiers advanced with their bayonets fixed
    • they were arrayed in line of battle
    • the cast stood in line for the curtain call
  • noun a mark that is long relative to its width
    • He drew a line on the chart

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preliminary

  • noun a minor match preceding the main event
    prelim.
  • noun something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows
    overture; prelude.
    • training is a necessary preliminary to employment
    • drinks were the overture to dinner

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near

  • verb move towards
    go up; come near; draw near; draw close; come on; approach.
    • We were approaching our destination
    • They are drawing near
    • The enemy army came nearer and nearer
  • adjective not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
    close; nigh.
    • near neighbors
    • in the near future
    • they are near equals
    • his nearest approach to success
    • a very near thing
    • a near hit by the bomb
    • she was near tears
    • she was close to tears
    • had a close call

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sharp

  • noun a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
  • noun a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point

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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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minor

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; child; fry; shaver; tike; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • adjective of lesser importance or stature or rank
    • a minor poet
    • had a minor part in the play
    • a minor official
    • many of these hardy adventurers were minor noblemen
    • minor back roads

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pit

  • noun a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
    cavity.
    • they dug a pit to bury the body
  • noun a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
    fossa.

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brief

  • noun a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case
    legal brief.
  • noun a condensed written summary or abstract

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broke

  • adjective satellite lacking funds
    skint; stone-broke; stony-broke; bust.
    • `skint' is a British slang term
  • verb terminate
    interrupt; break.
    • She interrupted her pregnancy
    • break a lucky streak
    • break the cycle of poverty

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lively

  • adjective full of life and energy
    • a lively discussion
    • lively and attractive parents
    • a lively party
  • adjective satellite full of zest or vigor
    racy.
    • a racy literary style

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betwixt

  • adverb in the interval
    between.
    • dancing all the dances with little rest between

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bloodless

  • adjective satellite destitute of blood or apparently so
    exsanguinous; exsanguine.
    • the bloodless carcass of my Hector sold"- John Dryden
  • adjective free from blood or bloodshed
    • bloodless surgery
    • a bloodless coup

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ended

  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; over; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview
  • verb have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
    stop; cease; finish; end; terminate.
    • the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed
    • Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other
    • My property ends by the bushes
    • The symphony ends in a pianissimo

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trifling

  • noun the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working
    dawdling; dalliance.
  • verb waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently
    trifle; piddle away; wanton; wanton away; piddle.

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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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spirited

  • adjective displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
  • verb infuse with spirit
    spirit up; spirit; inspirit.
    • The company spirited him up

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between

  • adverb in the interval
    betwixt.
    • dancing all the dances with little rest between
  • adverb in between
    'tween.
    • two houses with a tree between

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smart

  • noun a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
    smartness; smarting.
  • verb be the source of pain
    ache; hurt.

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fight

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    battle; engagement; conflict.
    • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
  • noun the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    scrap; combat; fighting.
    • a fight broke out at the hockey game
    • there was fighting in the streets
    • the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap

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outpost

  • noun a station in a remote or sparsely populated location
    outstation.
  • noun a settlement on the frontier of civilization
    frontier settlement.

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fire

  • noun the event of something burning (often destructive)
    • they lost everything in the fire
  • noun the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
    firing.
    • hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes
    • they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire

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slight

  • noun a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
    rebuff.
  • verb pay no attention to, disrespect
    cold-shoulder.
    • She cold-shouldered her ex-fiance

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flare

  • noun a shape that spreads outward
    flair.
    • the skirt had a wide flare
  • noun a sudden burst of flame

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border

  • noun a line that indicates a boundary
    delimitation; borderline; boundary line; mete.
  • noun the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
    perimeter; margin.

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tactics

  • noun the branch of military science dealing with detailed maneuvers to achieve objectives set by strategy
  • noun a plan for attaining a particular goal
    maneuver; manoeuvre; tactic.

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diversionary

  • adjective satellite (of tactics e.g.) likely or designed to confuse or deceive

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result

  • noun a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    effect; consequence; upshot; outcome; issue; event.
    • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    • his decision had depressing consequences for business
    • he acted very wise after the event
  • noun a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    answer; solvent; resolution; solution.
    • they were trying to find a peaceful solution
    • the answers were in the back of the book
    • he computed the result to four decimal places

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fierce

  • adjective satellite marked by extreme and violent energy
    furious; ferocious; savage.
    • a ferocious beating
    • fierce fighting
    • a furious battle
  • adjective satellite marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
    vehement; tearing; trigger-happy; violent.
    • fierce loyalty
    • in a tearing rage
    • vehement dislike
    • violent passions

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rag

  • noun a small piece of cloth or paper
    tatter; shred; tag; tag end.
  • noun a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities
    rag week.

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confederate

  • noun someone who assists in a plot
    collaborator; partner in crime; henchman.
  • noun a supporter of the Confederate States of America

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formation

  • noun an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
    • a defensive formation
    • a formation of planes
  • noun the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
    shaping.

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insignificant

  • adjective satellite not worthy of notice
    undistinguished.
  • adjective satellite signifying nothing
    • insignificant sounds

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outpost

  • noun a station in a remote or sparsely populated location
    outstation.
  • noun a settlement on the frontier of civilization
    frontier settlement.

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rebel

  • noun a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
    insurgent; freedom fighter; insurrectionist.
  • noun `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms
    Reb; Johnny Reb; greyback; Johnny.

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unhurt

  • adjective satellite not injured
    unharmed; whole; unscathed.
  • adjective satellite free from danger or injury
    safe and sound.
    • the children were found safe and sound

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inconsequential

  • adjective satellite lacking worth or importance
    inconsequent.
    • his work seems trivial and inconsequential
    • the quite inconsequent fellow was managed like a puppet
  • adjective satellite not following logically as a consequence

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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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occasional

  • adjective satellite occurring from time to time
    • took an occasional glass of wine
  • adjective satellite occurring or appearing at usually irregular intervals
    episodic.
    • episodic in his affections
    • occasional headaches

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follow

  • verb to travel behind, go after, come after
    • The ducklings followed their mother around the pond
    • Please follow the guide through the museum
  • verb be later in time
    postdate.
    • Tuesday always follows Monday

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ungainly

  • adjective satellite lacking grace in movement or posture
    clumsy; gawky; unwieldy; clunky.
    • a gawky lad with long ungainly legs
    • clumsy fingers
    • what an ungainly creature a giraffe is
    • heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair
  • adjective satellite difficult to handle or manage especially because of shape
    clumsy; bunglesome; awkward.
    • an awkward bundle to carry
    • a load of bunglesome paraphernalia
    • clumsy wooden shoes
    • the cello, a rather ungainly instrument for a girl

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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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ferret

  • noun musteline mammal of prairie regions of United States; nearly extinct
    black-footed ferret; Mustela nigripes.
  • noun domesticated albino variety of the European polecat bred for hunting rats and rabbits

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outside

  • noun the region that is outside of something
    exterior.
  • noun the outer side or surface of something
    exterior.

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sanguinary

  • adjective satellite accompanied by bloodshed
    gory; sanguineous; slaughterous; butcherly.
    • this bitter and sanguinary war
  • adjective satellite marked by eagerness to resort to violence and bloodshed
    bloody-minded; bloodthirsty.
    • bloody-minded tyrants
    • bloodthirsty yells
    • went after the collaborators with a sanguinary fury that drenched the land with blood"-G.W.Johnson

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compare

  • noun qualities that are comparable
    comparison; equivalence; comparability.
    • no comparison between the two books
    • beyond compare
  • verb examine and note the similarities or differences of
    • John compared his haircut to his friend's
    • We compared notes after we had both seen the movie

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unimportant

  • adjective not important
    • a relatively unimportant feature of the system
    • the question seems unimportant
  • adjective devoid of importance, meaning, or force
    insignificant.

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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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wordy

  • adjective satellite using or containing too many words
    tedious; windy; long-winded; verbose.
    • long-winded (or windy) speakers
    • verbose and ineffective instructional methods
    • newspapers of the day printed long wordy editorials
    • proceedings were delayed by wordy disputes

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er

  • noun a trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; occurs with yttrium
    atomic number 68; erbium.
  • noun a room in a hospital or clinic staffed and equipped to provide emergency care to persons requiring immediate medical treatment
    emergency room.

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latest

  • noun the most recent news or development
    • have you heard the latest?
  • adjective satellite up to the immediate present; most recent or most up-to-date
    up-to-the-minute.
    • the news is up-to-the-minute
    • the very latest scientific discoveries

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yesterday

  • noun the day immediately before today
    • it was in yesterday's newspapers
  • noun the recent past
    • yesterday's solutions are not good enough
    • we shared many yesterdays

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picket

  • noun a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
    lookout; sentry; watch; lookout man; scout; spotter; sentinel.
  • noun a detachment of troops guarding an army from surprise attack

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against

Abreast; opposite to; facing; towards; as, against the mouth of a river; -- in this sense often preceded by over.
Jacob saw the angels of God come against him. Tyndale.

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verbal

  • adjective satellite communicated in the form of words
    • verbal imagery
    • a verbal protest
  • adjective of or relating to or formed from words in general
    • verbal ability

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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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ragged

  • adjective satellite being or dressed in clothes that are worn or torn
    • clothes as ragged as a scarecrow's
    • a ragged tramp
  • verb treat cruelly
    bedevil; rag; crucify; dun; frustrate; torment.
    • The children tormented the stuttering teacher

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order

  • noun (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
    • the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London
  • noun a degree in a continuum of size or quantity
    order of magnitude.
    • it was on the order of a mile
    • an explosion of a low order of magnitude

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paltry

  • adjective satellite not worth considering
    negligible; trifling.
    • he considered the prize too paltry for the lives it must cost
    • piffling efforts
    • a trifling matter
  • adjective satellite contemptibly small in amount
    miserable; measly.
    • a measly tip
    • the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief
    • a paltry wage
    • almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans

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formation

  • noun an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
    • a defensive formation
    • a formation of planes
  • noun the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
    shaping.

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petty

  • noun larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
    petit larceny; petty larceny.
  • adjective satellite inferior in rank or status
    junior-grade; lower-ranking; lowly; subaltern; secondary.
    • the junior faculty
    • a lowly corporal
    • petty officialdom
    • a subordinate functionary

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duty

  • noun the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr
    obligation; responsibility.
    • we must instill a sense of duty in our children
    • every right implies a responsibility
  • noun work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons
    • the duties of the job

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rout

  • noun a disorderly crowd of people
    rabble; mob.
  • noun an overwhelming defeat

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obscure

  • verb make less visible or unclear
    befog; haze over; fog; becloud; mist; obnubilate; cloud.
    • The stars are obscured by the clouds
    • the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley
  • verb make unclear, indistinct, or blurred
    confuse; obnubilate; blur.
    • Her remarks confused the debate
    • Their words obnubilate their intentions

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warfare

  • noun the waging of armed conflict against an enemy
    war.
    • thousands of people were killed in the war
  • noun an active struggle between competing entities
    war.
    • a price war
    • a war of wits
    • diplomatic warfare

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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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along

  • adverb with a forward motion
    on.
    • we drove along admiring the view
    • the horse trotted along at a steady pace
    • the circus traveled on to the next city
    • move along
    • march on
  • adverb in accompaniment or as a companion
    • his little sister came along to the movies
    • I brought my camera along
    • working along with his father

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opening

  • noun an open or empty space in or between things
    gap.
    • there was a small opening between the trees
    • the explosion made a gap in the wall
  • noun a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise

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happen

  • verb come to pass
    fall out; pass off; come about; pass; hap; take place; occur; go on.
    • What is happening?
    • The meeting took place off without an incidence
    • Nothing occurred that seemed important
  • verb happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance
    befall; bechance.
    • It happens that today is my birthday
    • These things befell" (Santayana)

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nasty

  • adjective offensive or even (of persons) malicious
    awful.
    • in a nasty mood
    • a nasty accident
    • a nasty shock
    • a nasty smell
    • a nasty trick to pull
    • Will he say nasty things at my funeral?"- Ezra Pound
  • adjective satellite exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent
    tight.
    • a nasty problem
    • a good man to have on your side in a tight situation

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lightly

  • adverb without good reason
    • one cannot say such things lightly
  • adverb with few burdens
    light.
    • experienced travellers travel light

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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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won

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

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mock

  • noun the act of mocking or ridiculing
    • they made a mock of him
  • verb treat with contempt
    bemock.
    • The new constitution mocks all democratic principles

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lasting

  • adjective continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place
    permanent.
    • permanent secretary to the president
    • permanent address
    • literature of permanent value
  • verb persist for a specified period of time
    last; endure.
    • The bad weather lasted for three days

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severe

  • adjective satellite intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality
    terrible; wicked.
    • severe pain
    • a severe case of flu
    • a terrible cough
    • under wicked fire from the enemy's guns
    • a wicked cough
  • adjective satellite very strong or vigorous
    knockout; hard.
    • strong winds
    • a hard left to the chin
    • a knockout punch
    • a severe blow

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around

  • adverb in the area or vicinity
    about.
    • a few spectators standing about
    • hanging around
    • waited around for the next flight
  • adverb by a circular or circuitous route
    • He came all the way around the base
    • the road goes around the pond

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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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developed

  • adjective being changed over time so as to be e.g. stronger or more complete or more useful
    • the developed qualities of the Hellenic outlook
    • they have very small limbs with only two fully developed toes on each
  • verb make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation
    develop.
    • Her company developed a new kind of building material that withstands all kinds of weather
    • They developed a new technique

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initial

  • noun the first letter of a word (especially a person's name)
    • he refused to put the initials FRS after his name
  • verb mark with one's initials

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continued

  • adjective without stop or interruption
    • to insure the continued success of the war
    • the continued existence of nationalism
    • the continued popularity of Westerns
  • verb continue a certain state, condition, or activity
    go along; keep; continue; proceed; go on.
    • Keep on working!
    • We continued to work into the night
    • Keep smiling
    • We went on working until well past midnight

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heavy

  • noun an actor who plays villainous roles
  • noun a serious (or tragic) role in a play

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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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playful

  • adjective full of fun and high spirits
    • playful children just let loose from school

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drove

  • noun a group of animals (a herd or flock) moving together
  • noun a moving crowd
    swarm; horde.

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protracted

  • adjective satellite relatively long in duration; tediously protracted
    lengthy; extended; 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 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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somewhere

  • noun an indefinite or unknown location
    • they moved to somewhere in Spain
  • adverb in or at or to some place; (`someplace' is used informally for `somewhere')
    someplace.
    • she must be somewhere

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epistolary

  • adjective satellite written in the form of or carried on by letters or correspondence
    epistolatory.
    • an endless sequence of epistolary love affairs
    • the epistolatory novel

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company

  • noun an institution created to conduct business
    • he only invests in large well-established companies
    • he started the company in his garage
  • noun small military unit; usually two or three platoons

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deadly

  • adjective satellite causing or capable of causing death
    deathly; mortal.
    • a fatal accident
    • a deadly enemy
    • mortal combat
    • a mortal illness
  • adjective satellite of an instrument of certain death
    lethal.
    • deadly poisons
    • lethal weapon
    • a lethal injection

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screen

  • noun a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing
    projection screen; silver screen.
  • noun a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight
    blind.
    • they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet

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nocturnal

  • adjective belonging to or active during the night
    • nocturnal animals are active at night
    • nocturnal plants have flowers that open at night and close by day
  • adjective of or relating to or occurring in the night
    • nocturnal darkness

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unrecorded

  • adjective actually being performed at the time of hearing or viewing
    live.
    • a live television program
    • brought to you live from Lincoln Center
    • live entertainment involves performers actually in the physical presence of a live audience

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provoked

  • adjective satellite incited, especially deliberately, to anger
    aggravated.
    • aggravated by passive resistance
    • the provoked animal attacked the child
  • verb call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    raise; fire; enkindle; elicit; arouse; evoke; kindle; provoke.
    • arouse pity
    • raise a smile
    • evoke sympathy

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yankee

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

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round

  • noun a charge of ammunition for a single shot
    one shot; unit of ammunition.
  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    rhythm; cycle.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons

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scramble

  • noun an unceremonious and disorganized struggle
    scuffle.
  • noun rushing about hastily in an undignified way
    scamper; scurry.

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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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pointless

  • adjective not having a point especially a sharp point
    unpointed.
    • my pencils are all pointless
  • adjective satellite serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
    senseless; purposeless; wasted; otiose; superfluous.
    • otiose lines in a play
    • advice is wasted words
    • a pointless remark
    • a life essentially purposeless
    • senseless violence

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