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totemic

  • adjective relating to totemism
    • totemic object

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surrounding

  • adjective satellite closely encircling
    encompassing; circumferent.
    • encompassing mountain ranges
    • the surrounding countryside
  • verb extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    skirt; ring; border; environ; surround.
    • The forest surrounds my property

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menstrual

  • adjective of or relating to menstruation or the menses
    catamenial.
    • menstrual period

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surround

  • noun the area in which something exists or lives
    environment; surroundings; environs.
    • the country--the flat agricultural surround
  • verb extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    skirt; ring; border; environ.
    • The forest surrounds my property

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commensal

  • noun either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
  • adjective living in a state of commensalism

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prohibit

  • verb command against
    forbid; proscribe; disallow; veto; nix; interdict.
    • I forbid you to call me late at night
    • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
    • Dad nixed our plans

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transgress

  • verb act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    go against; infract; violate; break; offend; breach.
    • offend all laws of humanity
    • violate the basic laws or human civilization
    • break a law
    • break a promise
  • verb spread over land, especially along a subsiding shoreline
    • The sea transgresses along the West coast of the island

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imposed

  • adjective satellite set forth authoritatively as obligatory
    • the imposed taxation
    • rules imposed by society
  • verb compel to behave in a certain way
    impose; enforce.
    • Social relations impose courtesy

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postpartum

  • adjective occurring immediately after birth
    postnatal.
    • postnatal development

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regard

  • noun (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point
    respect.
    • it differs in that respect
  • noun paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
    paying attention; attentiveness; heed.
    • his attentiveness to her wishes
    • he spends without heed to the consequences

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societal

  • adjective relating to human society and its members
    social.
    • social institutions
    • societal evolution
    • societal forces
    • social legislation

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prohibit

  • verb command against
    forbid; proscribe; disallow; veto; nix; interdict.
    • I forbid you to call me late at night
    • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
    • Dad nixed our plans

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transgress

  • verb act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    go against; infract; violate; break; offend; breach.
    • offend all laws of humanity
    • violate the basic laws or human civilization
    • break a law
    • break a promise
  • verb spread over land, especially along a subsiding shoreline
    • The sea transgresses along the West coast of the island

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forbidding

  • noun an official prohibition or edict against something
    ban; forbiddance; banning.
  • verb command against
    prohibit; forbid; proscribe; disallow; veto; nix; interdict.
    • I forbid you to call me late at night
    • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
    • Dad nixed our plans

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menstruation

  • noun the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause
    flow; period; menstruum; menses; catamenia.
    • the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation
    • a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped"--Hippocrates
    • the semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females"--Aristotle

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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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miscegenation

  • noun reproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons)
    interbreeding; crossbreeding.

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concern

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

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transgress

  • verb act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    go against; infract; violate; break; offend; breach.
    • offend all laws of humanity
    • violate the basic laws or human civilization
    • break a law
    • break a promise
  • verb spread over land, especially along a subsiding shoreline
    • The sea transgresses along the West coast of the island

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relate

  • verb make a logical or causal connection
    tie in; associate; colligate; link; connect; link up.
    • I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind
    • colligate these facts
    • I cannot relate these events at all
  • verb be relevant to
    touch on; pertain; have-to doe with; bear on; touch; come to; refer; concern.
    • There were lots of questions referring to her talk
    • My remark pertained to your earlier comments

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dietary

  • noun a regulated daily food allowance
  • adjective of or relating to the diet
    dietetical; dietetic.
    • dietary restrictions

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restricting

  • adjective satellite restricting the scope or freedom of action
    constraining; constrictive; confining; limiting.
  • verb place restrictions on
    restrict; curtail; curb; cut back.
    • curtail drinking in school

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violate

  • verb fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
    go against; break.
    • This sentence violates the rules of syntax
  • verb act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    go against; infract; break; offend; breach; transgress.
    • offend all laws of humanity
    • violate the basic laws or human civilization
    • break a law
    • break a promise

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forbid

  • verb command against
    prohibit; proscribe; disallow; veto; nix; interdict.
    • I forbid you to call me late at night
    • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
    • Dad nixed our plans
  • verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    prevent; preclude; foreclose; forestall.
    • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
    • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project

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breach

  • noun a failure to perform some promised act or obligation
  • noun an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification)

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pertain

  • verb be relevant to
    touch on; relate; have-to doe with; bear on; touch; come to; refer; concern.
    • There were lots of questions referring to her talk
    • My remark pertained to your earlier comments
  • verb be a part or attribute of
    appertain.

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unbreakable

  • adjective impossible to break especially under ordinary usage
    • unbreakable plastic dinnerwear

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associate

  • noun a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor
    • he had to consult his associate before continuing
  • noun a friend who is frequently in the company of another
    familiar; comrade; fellow; companion.
    • drinking companions
    • comrades in arms

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taboo

  • noun a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature
    tabu.
  • noun an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion
    tabu.

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strict

  • adjective satellite rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard
    rigorous.
    • rigorous application of the law
    • a strict vegetarian
  • adjective satellite (of rules) stringently enforced
    hard-and-fast.
    • hard-and-fast rules

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forbid

  • verb command against
    prohibit; proscribe; disallow; veto; nix; interdict.
    • I forbid you to call me late at night
    • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
    • Dad nixed our plans
  • verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    prevent; preclude; foreclose; forestall.
    • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
    • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project

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exogamous

  • adjective characterized by or fit for fertilization by a flower that is not closely related
    exogamic.
  • adjective pertaining to or characterized by the custom of marrying only outside the limits of a clan or tribe
    exogamic.

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governing

  • noun the act of governing; exercising authority
    administration; government activity; governance; government.
    • regulations for the governing of state prisons
    • he had considerable experience of government
  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    regularize; regularise; regulate; order; govern.
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate

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sexual

  • adjective of or relating to or characterized by sexuality
    • sexual orientation
    • sexual distinctions
  • adjective having or involving sex
    • sexual reproduction
    • sexual spores

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regulating

  • noun the act of controlling or directing according to rule
    regulation.
    • fiscal regulations are in the hands of politicians
  • verb fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of
    regulate; modulate.
    • regulate the temperature
    • modulate the pitch

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unspoken

  • adjective satellite expressed without speech
    wordless; tongueless; mute.
    • a mute appeal
    • a silent curse
    • best grief is tongueless"- Emily Dickinson
    • the words stopped at her lips unsounded
    • unspoken grief
    • choking exasperation and wordless shame"- Thomas Wolfe
  • adjective satellite not made explicit
    unexpressed; unstated; unverbalised; unvoiced; unuttered; unverbalized; unsaid.
    • the unexpressed terms of the agreement
    • things left unsaid
    • some kind of unspoken agreement
    • his action is clear but his reason remains unstated

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connected

  • adjective satellite being joined in close association
    affiliated; attached.
    • affiliated clubs
    • all art schools whether independent or attached to universities
  • verb connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
    tie; link; connect; link up.
    • Can you connect the two loudspeakers?
    • Tie the ropes together
    • Link arms

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totem

  • noun a clan or tribe identified by their kinship to a common totemic object
  • noun emblem consisting of an object such as an animal or plant; serves as the symbol of a family or clan (especially among American Indians)

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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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breaking

  • noun the act of breaking something
    break; breakage.
    • the breakage was unavoidable
  • verb terminate
    interrupt; break.
    • She interrupted her pregnancy
    • break a lucky streak
    • break the cycle of poverty

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exist

  • verb have an existence, be extant
    be.
    • Is there a God?
  • verb support oneself
    survive; live; subsist.
    • he could barely exist on such a low wage
    • Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?
    • Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day

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puritanical

  • adjective of or relating to Puritans or Puritanism
  • adjective satellite exaggeratedly proper
    prissy; square-toed; straight-laced; straitlaced; strait-laced; tight-laced; victorian; prudish; prim; straightlaced; priggish.
    • my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts

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attached

  • adjective satellite being joined in close association
    affiliated; connected.
    • affiliated clubs
    • all art schools whether independent or attached to universities
  • verb cause to be attached
    attach.

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tribal

  • adjective relating to or characteristic of a tribe
    • tribal customs

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restrict

  • verb place restrictions on
    curtail; curb; cut back.
    • curtail drinking in school
  • verb place under restrictions; limit access to
    • This substance is controlled

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observed

  • adjective satellite discovered or determined by scientific observation
    discovered; ascertained.
    • variation in the ascertained flux depends on a number of factors
    • the discovered behavior norms
    • discovered differences in achievement
    • no explanation for the observed phenomena
  • verb discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    notice; observe; detect; find; discover.
    • She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water
    • We found traces of lead in the paint

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violate

  • verb fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
    go against; break.
    • This sentence violates the rules of syntax
  • verb act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    go against; infract; break; offend; breach; transgress.
    • offend all laws of humanity
    • violate the basic laws or human civilization
    • break a law
    • break a promise

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inhibit

  • verb to put down by force or authority
    stamp down; subdue; suppress; curb; conquer.
    • suppress a nascent uprising
    • stamp down on littering
    • conquer one's desires
  • verb limit the range or extent of
    • Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs

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caste

  • noun social status or position conferred by a system based on class
    • lose caste by doing work beneath one's station
  • noun (Hinduism) a hereditary social class among Hindus; stratified according to ritual purity

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related

  • adjective being connected either logically or causally or by shared characteristics
    related to.
    • painting and the related arts
    • school-related activities
    • related to micelle formation is the...ability of detergent actives to congregate at oil-water interfaces
  • verb make a logical or causal connection
    tie in; associate; relate; colligate; link; connect; link up.
    • I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind
    • colligate these facts
    • I cannot relate these events at all

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ingrained

  • adjective satellite (used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held
    deep-rooted; deep-seated; planted; implanted.
    • deep-rooted prejudice
    • deep-seated differences of opinion
    • implanted convictions
    • ingrained habits of a lifetime
    • a deeply planted need
  • verb thoroughly work in
    grain; ingrain.
    • His hands were grained with dirt

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prevent

  • verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    forbid; preclude; foreclose; forestall.
    • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
    • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project
  • verb stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state
    keep.
    • We must prevent the cancer from spreading
    • His snoring kept me from falling asleep
    • Keep the child from eating the marbles

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cultural

  • adjective of or relating to the arts and manners that a group favors
    • cultural events
    • a person of broad cultural interests
  • adjective satellite denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people
    ethnical; ethnic.
    • influenced by ethnic and cultural ties"- J.F.Kennedy
    • ethnic food

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affecting

  • adjective satellite arousing affect
    poignant; touching.
    • the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene
    • poignant grief cannot endure forever
    • his gratitude was simple and touching
  • verb have an effect upon
    impact; touch on; bear upon; bear on; touch; affect.
    • Will the new rules affect me?

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stringent

  • adjective satellite demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
    rigorous; tight.
    • rigorous discipline
    • tight security
    • stringent safety measures

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attach

  • verb cause to be attached
  • verb be attached; be in contact with

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strict

  • adjective satellite rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard
    rigorous.
    • rigorous application of the law
    • a strict vegetarian
  • adjective satellite (of rules) stringently enforced
    hard-and-fast.
    • hard-and-fast rules

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instill

  • verb impart gradually
    transfuse.
    • Her presence instilled faith into the children
    • transfuse love of music into the students
  • verb enter drop by drop
    instil.
    • instill medication into my eye

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food

  • noun any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
    nutrient.
  • noun any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment
    solid food.
    • food and drink

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centering

  • noun the concentration of attention or energy on something
    direction; focussing; focus; focal point; focusing.
    • the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology
    • he had no direction in his life
  • noun (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back
    snap.
    • the quarterback fumbled the snap

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unwritten

  • adjective based on custom rather than documentation
    • an unwritten law
    • rites...so ancient that they well might have had their unwritten origins in Aurignacian times"- J.L.T.C.Spence
  • adjective satellite using speech rather than writing
    oral.
    • an oral tradition
    • an oral agreement

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enforced

  • adjective forced or compelled or put in force
    implemented.
    • a life of enforced inactivity
    • enforced obedience
  • verb ensure observance of laws and rules;
    apply; implement; enforce.
    • Apply the rules to everyone

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prudish

  • adjective satellite exaggeratedly proper
    puritanical; prissy; square-toed; straight-laced; straitlaced; strait-laced; tight-laced; victorian; prim; straightlaced; priggish.
    • my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts

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prevent

  • verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    forbid; preclude; foreclose; forestall.
    • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
    • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project
  • verb stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state
    keep.
    • We must prevent the cancer from spreading
    • His snoring kept me from falling asleep
    • Keep the child from eating the marbles

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longstanding

  • adjective satellite having existed for a long time
    • a longstanding friendship
    • the longstanding conflict

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violated

  • adjective satellite treated irreverently or sacrilegiously
    profaned.
  • verb fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
    go against; break; violate.
    • This sentence violates the rules of syntax

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pollution

  • noun undesirable state of the natural environment being contaminated with harmful substances as a consequence of human activities
  • noun the state of being polluted
    befoulment; defilement.

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persist

  • verb continue to exist
    run; die hard; prevail; endure.
    • These stories die hard
    • The legend of Elvis endures
  • verb be persistent, refuse to stop
    persevere; hold on; hang on; hang in.
    • he persisted to call me every night
    • The child persisted and kept asking questions

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directional

  • adjective relating to or indicating directions in space
    • a directional microphone
  • adjective relating to direction toward a (nonspatial) goal
    • he tried to explain the directional trends of modern science

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exist

  • verb have an existence, be extant
    be.
    • Is there a God?
  • verb support oneself
    survive; live; subsist.
    • he could barely exist on such a low wage
    • Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?
    • Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day

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outwear

  • verb last longer than others
    • This material outwears all others
  • verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    wear out; tire; wear down; jade; fag out; weary; fatigue; wear; tire out; fag; wear upon.
    • We wore ourselves out on this hike

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prevalent

  • adjective satellite most frequent or common
    rife; dominant; predominant; prevailing.
    • prevailing winds

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strict

  • adjective satellite rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard
    rigorous.
    • rigorous application of the law
    • a strict vegetarian
  • adjective satellite (of rules) stringently enforced
    hard-and-fast.
    • hard-and-fast rules

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prohibited

  • adjective satellite excluded from use or mention
    proscribed; forbidden; tabu; verboten; taboo; out.
    • forbidden fruit
    • in our house dancing and playing cards were out
    • a taboo subject
  • verb command against
    prohibit; forbid; proscribe; disallow; veto; nix; interdict.
    • I forbid you to call me late at night
    • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
    • Dad nixed our plans

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alimentary

  • adjective satellite of or providing nourishment
    nutritious; alimental; nourishing; nutrient; nutritive.
    • good nourishing stew

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discourage

  • verb try to prevent; show opposition to
    deter.
    • We should discourage this practice among our youth
  • verb deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged

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conversational

  • adjective satellite characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation
    colloquial.
    • wrote her letters in a colloquial style
    • the broken syntax and casual enunciation of conversational English

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apply

  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; use; utilize; utilise.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer
  • verb be pertinent or relevant or applicable
    hold; go for.
    • The same laws apply to you!
    • This theory holds for all irrational numbers
    • The same rules go for everyone

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irrational

  • noun a real number that cannot be expressed as a rational number
    irrational number.
  • adjective not consistent with or using reason
    • irrational fears
    • irrational animals

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inhibit

  • verb to put down by force or authority
    stamp down; subdue; suppress; curb; conquer.
    • suppress a nascent uprising
    • stamp down on littering
    • conquer one's desires
  • verb limit the range or extent of
    • Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs

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outmoded

  • adjective satellite out of fashion
    antique; demode; old-hat; ex; passee; passe; old-fashioned.
    • a suit of rather antique appearance
    • demode (or outmoded) attire
    • outmoded ideas
  • verb make unfashionable, outdated, or obsolete
    outmode.
    • Modern ways of cooking have outmoded the hearth

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dictated

  • adjective satellite determined or decided upon as by an authority
    set; determined.
    • date and place are already determined
    • the dictated terms of surrender
    • the time set for the launching
  • verb issue commands or orders for
    prescribe; order; dictate.

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violate

  • verb fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
    go against; break.
    • This sentence violates the rules of syntax
  • verb act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    go against; infract; break; offend; breach; transgress.
    • offend all laws of humanity
    • violate the basic laws or human civilization
    • break a law
    • break a promise

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originate

  • verb come into existence; take on form or shape
    develop; rise; uprise; spring up; arise; grow.
    • A new religious movement originated in that country
    • a love that sprang up from friendship
    • the idea for the book grew out of a short story
    • An interesting phenomenon uprose
  • verb bring into being
    initiate; start.
    • He initiated a new program
    • Start a foundation

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sacrosanct

  • adjective satellite must be kept sacred
    inviolate; inviolable.

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limiting

  • noun the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase
    modification; qualifying.
  • 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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prevail

  • verb be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
    dominate; reign; rule; predominate.
    • Money reigns supreme here
    • Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood
  • verb be valid, applicable, or true
    hold; obtain.
    • This theory still holds

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superstitious

  • adjective satellite showing ignorance of the laws of nature and faith in magic or chance
    • finally realized that the horror he felt was superstitious in origin

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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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racial

  • adjective of or related to genetically distinguished groups of people
    • racial groups
  • adjective of or characteristic of race or races or arising from differences among groups
    • racial differences
    • racial discrimination

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enjoin

  • verb issue an injunction
  • verb give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
    say; order; tell.
    • I said to him to go home
    • She ordered him to do the shopping
    • The mother told the child to get dressed

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religious

  • noun a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
  • adjective satellite concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church
    spiritual.
    • religious texts
    • a member of a religious order
    • lords temporal and spiritual
    • spiritual leaders
    • spiritual songs

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broken

  • adjective physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split
    • a broken mirror
    • a broken tooth
    • a broken leg
    • his neck is broken
  • verb terminate
    interrupt; break.
    • She interrupted her pregnancy
    • break a lucky streak
    • break the cycle of poverty

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victorian

  • adjective satellite exaggeratedly proper
    puritanical; prissy; square-toed; straight-laced; straitlaced; strait-laced; tight-laced; prudish; prim; straightlaced; priggish.
    • my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts
  • noun a person who lived during the reign of Victoria

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separate

  • noun a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
    offprint; reprint.
  • noun a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments

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ritual

  • noun any customary observance or practice
    rite.
  • noun the prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies

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evolve

  • verb work out
    germinate; develop.
    • We have developed a new theory of evolution
  • verb undergo development or evolution
    • Modern man evolved a long time ago

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smashing

  • noun the act of breaking something into small pieces
    shattering.
  • verb hit hard
    nail; smash; blast; boom.
    • He smashed a 3-run homer

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abound

  • verb be abundant or plentiful; exist in large quantities
  • verb be in a state of movement or action
    bristle; burst.
    • The room abounded with screaming children
    • The garden bristled with toddlers

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strong

  • adjective having strength or power greater than average or expected
    • a strong radio signal
    • strong medicine
    • a strong man
  • adjective satellite not faint or feeble
    • a strong odor of burning rubber

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placed

  • adjective satellite situated in a particular spot or position
    located; set; situated.
    • valuable centrally located urban land
    • strategically placed artillery
    • a house set on a hilltop
    • nicely situated on a quiet riverbank
  • verb put into a certain place or abstract location
    set; pose; place; lay; put; position.
    • Put your things here
    • Set the tray down
    • Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
    • Place emphasis on a certain point

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protecting

  • adjective satellite shielding (or designed to shield) against harm or discomfort
    • the protecting blanket of snow
    • a protecting alibi
  • verb shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage
    protect.
    • Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain

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avoidance

  • noun deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening
    turning away; shunning; dodging.

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regulate

  • verb fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of
    modulate.
    • regulate the temperature
    • modulate the pitch
  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    regularize; regularise; order; govern.
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate

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internalize

  • verb incorporate within oneself; make subjective or personal
    interiorize; interiorise; internalise.
    • internalize a belief

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operate

  • verb direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
    run.
    • She is running a relief operation in the Sudan
  • verb perform as expected when applied
    function; go; work; run.
    • The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in
    • Does this old car still run well?
    • This old radio doesn't work anymore

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mourning

  • noun state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
    bereavement.
  • noun the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief
    lamentation.

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prevent

  • verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    forbid; preclude; foreclose; forestall.
    • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
    • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project
  • verb stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state
    keep.
    • We must prevent the cancer from spreading
    • His snoring kept me from falling asleep
    • Keep the child from eating the marbles

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traditional

  • adjective consisting of or derived from tradition
    • traditional history
    • traditional morality
  • adjective satellite pertaining to time-honored orthodox doctrines
    • the simple security of traditional assumptions has vanished

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laid

  • adjective satellite set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"
    set.
    • stones laid in a pattern
  • verb put into a certain place or abstract location
    set; pose; place; lay; put; position.
    • Put your things here
    • Set the tray down
    • Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
    • Place emphasis on a certain point

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transgress

  • verb act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    go against; infract; violate; break; offend; breach.
    • offend all laws of humanity
    • violate the basic laws or human civilization
    • break a law
    • break a promise
  • verb spread over land, especially along a subsiding shoreline
    • The sea transgresses along the West coast of the island

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prescribed

  • adjective satellite set down as a rule or guide
  • verb issue commands or orders for
    prescribe; order; dictate.

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social

  • noun a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
    mixer; sociable.
  • adjective relating to human society and its members
    societal.
    • social institutions
    • societal evolution
    • societal forces
    • social legislation

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anymore

  • adverb at the present or from now on; usually used with a negative
    any longer.
    • Alice doesn't live here anymore
    • the children promised not to quarrel any more

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defy

  • verb resist or confront with resistance
    withstand; hold; hold up.
    • The politician defied public opinion
    • The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear
    • The bridge held
  • verb elude, especially in a baffling way
    resist; refuse.
    • This behavior defies explanation

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surrounded

  • adjective satellite confined on all sides
    encircled.
    • a camp surrounded by enemies
    • the encircled pioneers
  • verb extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    skirt; ring; border; environ; surround.
    • The forest surrounds my property

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priestly

  • adjective associated with the priesthood or priests
    hieratical; sacerdotal; hieratic.
    • priestly (or sacerdotal) vestments
    • hieratic gestures
  • adjective befitting or characteristic of a priest or the priesthood
    priestlike.
    • priestly dedication to the people of his parish

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