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unbearably

  • adverb to an unbearable degree
    • it was unbearably hot in the room

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yawn

  • noun an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom
    oscitance; yawning; oscitancy.
    • he could not suppress a yawn
    • the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop
    • he apologized for his oscitancy
  • verb utter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired
    • The child yawned during the long performance

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insufferable

  • adjective satellite used of persons or their behavior
    unsufferable; impossible; unacceptable.
    • impossible behavior
    • insufferable insolence

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sultriness

  • noun oppressively hot and humid weather
  • noun the quality of expressing or arousing sexual desire
    • the sultriness of her look was unmistakable
    • the sultriness of lust was in the air

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oppressively

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

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oppressiveness

  • noun a feeling of being oppressed
    oppression.
  • noun unwelcome burdensome difficulty
    heaviness; onerousness; burdensomeness.

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intellectually

  • adverb in an intellectual manner
    • intellectually gifted children
    • intellectually influenced

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giggle

  • noun a foolish or nervous laugh
  • verb laugh nervously
    titter.
    • The girls giggled when the rock star came into the classroom

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intolerably

  • adverb to an unacceptable degree
    unacceptably.
    • The percentage of lead in our drinking water is unacceptably high

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deceit

  • noun the quality of being fraudulent
    fraudulence.
  • noun a misleading falsehood
    misrepresentation; deception.

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creatively

  • adverb in a creative manner
    • she solved the problem creatively

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potentially

  • adverb with a possibility of becoming actual
    • he is potentially dangerous
    • potentially useful

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fug

  • noun (British informal) an airless smoky smelly atmosphere

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artistically

  • adverb in an artistic manner
    • it was artistically decorated

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barely

  • adverb only a very short time before
    scarce; scarcely; hardly; just.
    • they could barely hear the speaker
    • we hardly knew them
    • just missed being hit
    • had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open
    • would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"- W.B.Yeats
  • adverb in a sparse or scanty way
    scantily.
    • a barely furnished room

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sirocco

  • noun a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand
    sandstorm; dust storm; duster.
    • it was the kind of duster not experienced in years

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unsuccessfully

  • adverb without success
    • she tried unsuccessfully to persuade him to buy a new car

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provincialism

  • noun a lack of sophistication
  • noun a partiality for some particular place
    localism; sectionalism.

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thereby

  • adverb by that means or because of that
    • He knocked over the red wine, thereby ruining the table cloth

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parochialism

  • noun a limitation of views or interests like that defined by a local parish

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sluggish

  • adjective satellite moving slowly
    sulky.
    • a sluggish stream
  • adjective satellite (of business) not active or brisk
    slow; dull.
    • business is dull (or slow)
    • a sluggish market

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miasma

  • noun an unwholesome atmosphere
    miasm.
    • the novel spun a miasma of death and decay
  • noun unhealthy vapors rising from the ground or other sources
    miasm.
    • the miasma of the marshes
    • a miasma of cigar smoke

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downright

  • adjective satellite characterized by plain blunt honesty
    • a downright answer
    • a downright kind of person
  • adjective satellite complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
    sheer; rank; right-down; out-and-out; absolute.
    • absolute freedom
    • an absolute dimwit
    • a downright lie
    • out-and-out mayhem
    • an out-and-out lie
    • a rank outsider
    • many right-down vices
    • got the job through sheer persistence
    • sheer stupidity

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orthodoxy

  • noun the quality of being orthodox (especially in religion)
  • noun a belief or orientation agreeing with conventional standards

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emotionally

  • adverb in an emotional manner
    • at the funeral he spoke emotionally
  • adverb with regard to emotions
    • emotionally secure

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reek

  • noun a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
    foetor; stink; fetor; malodor; mephitis; malodour; stench.
  • verb have an element suggestive (of something)
    smack; smell.
    • his speeches smacked of racism
    • this passage smells of plagiarism

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spiritually

  • adverb in a spiritual manner
    • the ninth century was the spiritually freest period

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fumes

  • noun gases ejected from an engine as waste products
    exhaust; exhaust fumes.
  • noun a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas
    fume; smoke.

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sulphurous

  • adjective of or related to or containing sulfur or derived from sulfur
    sulfurous.
  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; acrid; vitriolic; virulent; acerb; sulfurous; caustic; acid; bitter.
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique

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conventionality

  • noun conformity with conventional thought and behavior
  • noun unoriginality as a result of being too conventional

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positively

  • adverb extremely
    • it was positively monumental
  • adverb so as to be positive; in a positive manner
    • she intended her remarks to be interpreted positively

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stench

  • noun a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
    foetor; stink; fetor; malodor; mephitis; malodour; reek.

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atmosphere

  • noun a particular environment or surrounding influence
    ambience; ambiance.
    • there was an atmosphere of excitement
  • noun a unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees centigrade
    standard pressure; atm; standard atmosphere.

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confines

  • noun a bounded scope
    • he stayed within the confines of the city
  • verb place limits on (extent or access)
    throttle; bound; restrict; trammel; restrain; limit; confine.
    • restrict the use of this parking lot
    • limit the time you can spend with your friends

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effectively

  • adverb in an effective manner
    efficaciously.
    • these are real problems that can be dealt with most effectively by rational discussion
  • adverb in actuality or reality or fact
    in effect.
    • she is effectively his wife
    • in effect, they had no choice

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dissent

  • noun (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority
    • he expressed his dissent in a contrary opinion
  • noun a difference of opinion

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grow

  • verb pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become
    turn.
    • The weather turned nasty
    • She grew angry
  • verb become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain
    • The problem grew too large for me
    • Her business grew fast

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scipio

  • noun Roman general who commanded the invasion of Carthage in the second Punic War and defeated Hannibal at Zama (circa 237-183 BC)
    Scipio Africanus; Scipio the Elder; Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus Major; Scipio Africanus Major; Publius Cornelius Scipio.

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sob

  • noun a dyspneic condition
    shortness of breath; breathlessness.
  • noun insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
    mother fucker; bastard; prick; motherfucker; whoreson; dickhead; son of a bitch; asshole; cocksucker; shit.

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dreadfully

  • adverb of a dreadful kind
    horribly; awfully.
    • there was a dreadfully bloody accident on the road this morning
  • adverb in a dreadful manner
    dismally.
    • as he looks at the mess he has left behind he must wonder how the Brits so often managed to succeed in the kind of situation where he has so dismally failed

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impulsiveness

  • noun the trait of acting suddenly on impulse without reflection

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bravely

  • adverb in a courageous manner
    courageously.
    • bravely he went into the burning house

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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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creativity

  • noun the ability to create
    creativeness; creative thinking.

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politely

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

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domesticity

  • noun the quality of being domestic or domesticated
    • a royal family living in unpretentious domesticity
  • noun domestic activities or life
    • making a hobby of domesticity

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straitjacket

  • noun anything immaterial that severely hinders or confines
    • they defected because Russian dance was in a straitjacket
    • the government is operating in an economic straitjacket
  • noun a garment similar to a jacket that is used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent person
    straightjacket.

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unduly

  • adverb to an undue degree
    • she was unduly pessimistic about her future

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hothouse

  • noun a greenhouse in which plants are arranged in a pleasing manner
    conservatory; indoor garden.

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increasingly

  • adverb advancing in amount or intensity
    more and more; progressively.
    • she became increasingly depressed

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boredom

  • noun the feeling of being bored by something tedious
    tedium; ennui.

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absolutely

  • adverb completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers
    perfectly; dead; utterly.
    • an absolutely magnificent painting
    • a perfectly idiotic idea
    • you're perfectly right
    • utterly miserable
    • you can be dead sure of my innocence
    • was dead tired
    • dead right
  • adverb totally and definitely; without question
    • we are absolutely opposed to the idea
    • he forced himself to lie absolutely still
    • iron is absolutely necessary

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bureaucracy

  • noun nonelective government officials
    bureaucratism.
  • noun a government that is administered primarily by bureaus that are staffed with nonelective officials

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avoid

  • verb stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something
    • Her former friends now avoid her
  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; avert; debar; deflect; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike

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hovel

  • noun small crude shelter used as a dwelling
    hut; shack; hutch; shanty.

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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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heat

  • noun a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature
    heat energy.
  • noun the presence of heat
    high temperature; hotness.

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purlieu

  • noun an outer adjacent area of any place
    environs.

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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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attic

  • noun floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
    loft; garret.
  • noun the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and Athens and Ionia
    Ionic dialect; Ionic; Classical Greek.

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possessiveness

  • noun excessive desire to possess or dominate

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unnecessarily

  • adverb in an unnecessary manner
    • they were unnecessarily rude
  • adverb without any necessity
    • this marathon would exhaust him unnecessarily

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odour

  • noun the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
    odor; smell; olfactory perception; olfactory sensation.
    • she loved the smell of roses
  • noun any property detected by the olfactory system
    scent; odor; aroma; olfactory property; smell.

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bureaucratic

  • adjective of or relating to or resembling a bureaucrat or bureaucracy
    • his bureaucratic behavior annoyed his colleagues
    • a bureaucratic nightmare

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regimentation

  • noun the imposition of order or discipline

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somewhat

  • adverb to a small degree or extent
    slightly; more or less.
    • his arguments were somewhat self-contradictory
    • the children argued because one slice of cake was slightly larger than the other
  • adverb to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
    fairly; pretty; passably; reasonably; moderately; jolly; middling.
    • pretty big
    • pretty bad
    • jolly decent of him
    • the shoes are priced reasonably
    • he is fairly clever with computers

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innovation

  • noun a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation
    invention.
  • noun the creation of something in the mind
    design; invention; conception; excogitation.

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stagnant

  • adjective satellite not circulating or flowing
    dead.
    • dead air
    • dead water
    • stagnant water
  • adjective satellite not growing or changing; without force or vitality
    moribund.

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conformity

  • noun correspondence in form or appearance
    conformance.
  • noun acting according to certain accepted standards
    compliance; conformation; abidance.
    • their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices

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languid

  • adjective satellite lacking spirit or liveliness
    languorous; dreamy; lackadaisical.
    • a lackadaisical attempt
    • a languid mood
    • a languid wave of the hand
    • a hot languorous afternoon

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closeness

  • noun a feeling of being intimate and belonging together
    intimacy.
    • their closeness grew as the night wore on
  • noun the quality of being close and poorly ventilated
    stuffiness.

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risk

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; peril; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
    peril; danger.
    • he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
    • there was a danger he would do the wrong thing

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banality

  • noun a trite or obvious remark
    platitude; cliche; commonplace; bromide.

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stranglehold

  • noun complete power over a person or situation
    chokehold; throttlehold.
    • corporations have a stranglehold on the media
    • the president applied a chokehold to labor disputes that inconvenienced the public
  • noun a wrestling hold in which the arms are pressed against the opponent's windpipe

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terribly

  • adverb used as intensifiers
    awful; frightfully; awfully.
    • terribly interesting
    • I'm awful sorry
  • adverb in a terrible manner
    rottenly; abominably; awfully; atrociously; abysmally.
    • she sings terribly

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bureaucracy

  • noun nonelective government officials
    bureaucratism.
  • noun a government that is administered primarily by bureaus that are staffed with nonelective officials

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deliberate

  • verb think about carefully; weigh
    moot; turn over; consider; debate.
    • They considered the possibility of a strike
    • Turn the proposal over in your mind
  • verb discuss the pros and cons of an issue
    debate.

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narrowness

  • noun the property of being narrow; having little width
    • the narrowness of the road
  • noun an inclination to criticize opposing opinions or shocking behavior
    narrow-mindedness.

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bit

  • noun a small piece or quantity of something
    spot.
    • a spot of tea
    • a bit of paper
    • a bit of lint
    • I gave him a bit of my mind
  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    fleck; chip; flake; scrap.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye

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mediocrity

  • noun ordinariness as a consequence of being average and not outstanding
    averageness.
  • noun a person of second-rate ability or value
    second-rater.
    • a team of aging second-raters
    • shone among the mediocrities who surrounded him

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blown

  • adjective satellite being moved or acted upon by moving air or vapor
    • blown clouds of dust choked the riders
    • blown soil mounded on the window sill
  • verb exhale hard
    blow.
    • blow on the soup to cool it down

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paternalism

  • noun the attitude (of a person or a government) that subordinates should be controlled in a fatherly way for their own good

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felt

  • noun a fabric made of compressed matted animal fibers
  • verb mat together and make felt-like
    • felt the wool

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airless

  • adjective satellite lacking fresh air
    close; unaired; stuffy.
    • a dusty airless attic
    • the dreadfully close atmosphere
    • hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke

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consequent

  • adjective satellite following or accompanying as a consequence
    concomitant; accompanying; incidental; attendant; resultant; sequent; ensuant.
    • an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems
    • snags incidental to the changeover in management
    • attendant circumstances
    • the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness
    • the ensuant response to his appeal
    • the resultant savings were considerable

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hot

  • adjective used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning
    • hot stove
    • hot water
    • a hot August day
    • a hot stuffy room
    • she's hot and tired
    • a hot forehead
  • adjective satellite characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
    raging.
    • the fighting became hot and heavy
    • a hot engagement
    • a raging battle
    • the river became a raging torrent

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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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constriction

  • noun a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel
    chokepoint; bottleneck.
  • noun tight or narrow compression
    coarctation.

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odor

  • noun any property detected by the olfactory system
    scent; odour; aroma; olfactory property; smell.
  • noun the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
    odour; smell; olfactory perception; olfactory sensation.
    • she loved the smell of roses

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suddenly

  • adverb happening unexpectedly
    all of a sudden; of a sudden.
    • suddenly she felt a sharp pain in her side
  • adverb quickly and without warning
    short; dead; abruptly.
    • he stopped suddenly

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smoke

  • noun a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas
    fume.
  • noun a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion
    smoking.
    • the fire produced a tower of black smoke that could be seen for miles

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utterly

  • adverb completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers
    absolutely; perfectly; dead.
    • an absolutely magnificent painting
    • a perfectly idiotic idea
    • you're perfectly right
    • utterly miserable
    • you can be dead sure of my innocence
    • was dead tired
    • dead right

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barroom

  • noun a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
    taproom; saloon; bar; ginmill.
    • he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar

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already

  • adverb prior to a specified or implied time
    • she has already graduated

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garret

  • noun floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
    attic; loft.

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ultimately

  • adverb as the end result of a succession or process
    in the end; at long last; finally; at last.
    • ultimately he had to give in
    • at long last the winter was over

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traditionalism

  • noun strict adherence to traditional methods or teachings
    traditionality.
  • noun adherence to tradition (especially in cultural or religious matters)

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thus

  • noun an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation
    frankincense; gum olibanum; olibanum.
  • adverb (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result
    hence; so; therefore; thence.
    • therefore X must be true
    • the eggs were fresh and hence satisfactory
    • we were young and thence optimistic
    • it is late and thus we must go
    • the witness is biased and so cannot be trusted

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pall

  • noun a sudden numbing dread
    chill.
  • noun burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
    shroud; winding-sheet; winding-clothes; cerement.

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odor

  • noun any property detected by the olfactory system
    scent; odour; aroma; olfactory property; smell.
  • noun the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
    odour; smell; olfactory perception; olfactory sensation.
    • she loved the smell of roses

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allegedly

  • adverb according to what has been alleged
    • he was on trial for allegedly murdering his wife

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smell

  • noun the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
    odour; odor; olfactory perception; olfactory sensation.
    • she loved the smell of roses
  • noun any property detected by the olfactory system
    scent; odor; odour; aroma; olfactory property.

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gradual

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) an antiphon (usually from the Book of Psalms) immediately after the epistle at Mass
  • adjective proceeding in small stages
    • a gradual increase in prices

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midday

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

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effectually

  • adverb in an effectual manner
    • Bismarck was constantly criticised by the more liberal newspapers, and he retaliated by passing an emergency decree that effectually muzzled the press

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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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vapours

  • noun a state of depression
    blues; vapors; blue devils; megrims.
    • he had a bad case of the blues
  • noun a visible suspension in the air of particles of some substance
    vapor; vapour.

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sometimes

  • adverb on certain occasions or in certain cases but not always; at other times for six months"
    • sometimes she wished she were back in England
    • sometimes her photography is breathtaking
    • sometimes they come for a month

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orthodoxy

  • noun the quality of being orthodox (especially in religion)
  • noun a belief or orientation agreeing with conventional standards

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psychologically

  • adverb with regard to psychology
    • war that caught them in its toils either psychologically or physically
    • the event was very damaging to the child psychologically
  • adverb in terms of psychology
    • classify poetry psychologically

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monotony

  • noun the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety
    humdrum; sameness.
    • he had never grown accustomed to the monotony of his work
    • he was sick of the humdrum of his fellow prisoners
    • he hated the sameness of the food the college served
  • noun constancy of tone or pitch or inflection

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socially

  • adverb by or with respect to society
    • socially accepted norms
  • adverb in a social manner
    • socially unpopular

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tenement

  • noun a run-down apartment house barely meeting minimal standards
    tenement house.

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trifle

  • noun a cold pudding made of layers of sponge cake spread with fruit or jelly; may be decorated with nuts, cream, or chocolate
  • noun a detail that is considered insignificant
    technicality; triviality.

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cocoon

  • noun silky envelope spun by the larvae of many insects to protect pupas and by spiders to protect eggs
  • verb retreat as if into a cocoon, as from an unfriendly environment
    • Families cocoon around the T.V. set most evenings
    • She loves to stay at home and cocoon

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