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exacting

  • adjective having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures
    fastidious.
    • fastidious microorganisms
    • certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements
  • verb claim as due or just
    exact; demand.
    • The bank demanded payment of the loan

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glister

  • noun the quality of shining with a bright reflected light
    scintillation; glitter; glisten; sparkle.

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soaking

  • noun the process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid)
    soakage; soak.
    • a good soak put life back in the wagon
  • noun the act of making something completely wet
    souse; drenching; sousing.
    • he gave it a good drenching

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commendable

  • adjective satellite worthy of high praise
    applaudable; praiseworthy; laudable.
    • applaudable efforts to save the environment
    • a commendable sense of purpose
    • laudable motives of improving housing conditions
    • a significant and praiseworthy increase in computer intelligence
  • adverb in an admirable manner
    admirably; laudably; praiseworthily.
    • the children's responses were admirably normal

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curettement

  • noun surgery to remove tissue or growths from a bodily cavity (as the uterus) by scraping with a curette
    curettage.

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painstakingly

  • adverb in a fastidious and painstaking manner
    fastidiously.
    • it is almost a waste of time painstakingly to learn the routines of selling

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insalivation

(Physiol.) The mixing of the food with the saliva and other secretions of the mouth in eating.

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devastating

  • adjective satellite making light of
    withering; annihilating.
    • afire with annihilating invective
    • a devastating portrait of human folly
    • to compliments inflated I've a withering reply"- W.S.Gilbert
  • verb cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
    desolate; devastate; scourge; lay waste to; ravage; waste.
    • The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion

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trouncing

  • noun a sound defeat
    drubbing; whipping; thrashing; slaughter; debacle; walloping.
  • noun the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
    whacking; drubbing; thrashing; licking; lacing; beating.

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housecleaning

  • noun (figurative) the act of reforming by the removal of unwanted personnel or practices or conditions
    • more housecleaning is in store at other accounting firms
    • many employees were discharged in a general housecleaning by the new owners
  • noun the act of cleaning the rooms and furnishings of a house
    • efficient housecleaning should proceed one room at a time

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satisfyingly

  • adverb in a gratifying manner
    gratifyingly.
    • the performance was at a gratifyingly high level

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rubdown

  • noun the act of rubbing down, usually for relaxation or medicinal purposes

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impressively

  • adverb in an impressive manner
    imposingly.
    • the students progressed impressively fast

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conversance

  • noun personal knowledge or information about someone or something
    conversancy; acquaintance; familiarity.

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excruciatingly

  • adverb in a very painful manner
    agonizingly; torturously.
    • the progress was agonizingly slow

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fiendishness

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pedantically

  • adverb in a pedantic manner
    • these interpretations are called `schemas' or, more pedantically, `schemata'

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overhaul

  • noun periodic maintenance on a car or machine
    inspection and repair; service.
    • it was time for an overhaul on the tractor
  • noun the act of improving by renewing and restoring
    renovation; redevelopment.
    • they are pursuing a general program of renovation to the entire property
    • a major overhal of the healthcare system was proposed

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exhaustively

  • adverb in an exhaustive manner
    thoroughly.
    • we searched the files thoroughly

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drubbing

  • noun a sound defeat
    trouncing; whipping; thrashing; slaughter; debacle; walloping.
  • noun the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
    trouncing; whacking; thrashing; licking; lacing; beating.

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forum

  • noun a public meeting or assembly for open discussion
  • noun a public facility to meet for open discussion
    meeting place; assembly.

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vet

  • noun a doctor who practices veterinary medicine
    veterinary surgeon; veterinary; veterinarian.
  • noun a person who has served in the armed forces
    veteran; ex-serviceman.

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meticulously

  • adverb in a meticulous manner
    • the set was meticulously authentic

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watering

  • noun shedding tears
    lacrimation; tearing; lachrymation.
  • noun wetting with water
    • the lawn needs a great deal of watering

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exceptionally

  • adverb to an exceptional degree
    • it worked exceptionally well

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reinvestigation

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astounding

  • adjective satellite bewildering or striking dumb with wonder
    dumbfounding; dumfounding.
  • verb affect with wonder
    amaze; astonish; astound.
    • Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!

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conversancy

  • noun personal knowledge or information about someone or something
    conversance; acquaintance; familiarity.

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obsessively

  • adverb in a compulsive manner
    compulsively; obsessionally.
    • he cleaned his shoes compulsively after every walk

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checkup

  • noun a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
    medical checkup; health check; medical examination; medical; medical exam.

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amazingly

  • adverb in an amazing manner; to everyone's surprise
    astonishingly; surprisingly.
    • amazingly, he finished medical school in three years

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rinsing

  • noun the removal of soap with clean water in the final stage of washing
    rinse.
  • verb wash off soap or remaining dirt
    rinse off; rinse.

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extraordinarily

  • adverb extremely
    inordinately.
    • she was inordinately smart
    • it will be an extraordinarily painful step to negotiate

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shellac

  • noun lac purified by heating and filtering; usually in thin orange or yellow flakes but sometimes bleached white
  • noun a thin varnish made by dissolving lac in ethanol; used to finish wood
    shellac varnish.

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outstandingly

  • adverb in an outstanding manner or to an outstanding degree
    • she was outstandingly successful in her profession
  • adverb to a remarkable degree or extent
    unusually; remarkably; unco.
    • she was unusually tall

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workup

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unusually

  • adverb to a remarkable degree or extent
    remarkably; unco; outstandingly.
    • she was unusually tall

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revamp

  • verb to patch up or renovate; repair or restore
    • They revamped their old house before selling it
  • verb provide (a shoe) with a new vamp
    vamp.
    • revamp my old boots

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tediously

  • adverb in a tedious manner
    boringly; tiresomely.
    • boringly slow work
    • he plodded tediously forward

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debridement

  • noun surgical removal of foreign material and dead tissue from a wound in order to prevent infection and promote healing

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frighteningly

  • adverb in an alarming manner
    scarily.
    • the disturbing thing about the Minister's behavior is that far from being artificial, it too often rings frighteningly true

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vacuum

  • noun the absence of matter
    vacuity.
  • noun an empty area or space
    vacancy; void; emptiness.
    • the huge desert voids
    • the emptiness of outer space
    • without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum

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incredibly

  • adverb not easy to believe
    implausibly; improbably; unbelievably.
    • behind you the coastal hills plunge to the incredibly blue sea backed by the Turkish mountains
  • adverb exceedingly; extremely
    fantastically; fabulously.
    • she plays fabulously well

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pulverization

  • noun a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized
    pulverisation; powder.
  • noun the act of grinding to a powder or dust
    mill; pulverisation; grind.

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remarkably

  • adverb to a remarkable degree or extent
    unusually; unco; outstandingly.
    • she was unusually tall
  • adverb in a signal manner
    signally; unmistakably.
    • signally inappropriate methods

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workups

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unbelievably

  • adverb not easy to believe
    incredibly; implausibly; improbably.
    • behind you the coastal hills plunge to the incredibly blue sea backed by the Turkish mountains
  • adverb in an unbelievable manner
    • he was unbelievably angry

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soap

  • noun a cleansing agent made from the salts of vegetable or animal fats
  • noun money offered as a bribe

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insufficiently

  • adverb to an insufficient degree
    • he was insufficiently prepared

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curet

  • noun a surgical instrument shaped like a scoop to remove tissue from a bodily cavity
    curette.

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admirably

  • adverb in an admirable manner
    laudably; commendable; praiseworthily.
    • the children's responses were admirably normal

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overhaul

  • noun periodic maintenance on a car or machine
    inspection and repair; service.
    • it was time for an overhaul on the tractor
  • noun the act of improving by renewing and restoring
    renovation; redevelopment.
    • they are pursuing a general program of renovation to the entire property
    • a major overhal of the healthcare system was proposed

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astonishingly

  • adverb in an amazing manner; to everyone's surprise
    amazingly; surprisingly.
    • amazingly, he finished medical school in three years

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ophthalmologic

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fanatically

  • adverb in a passionately fanatic manner
    • he followed the teachings of his guru fanatically

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dousing

  • noun the act of wetting something by submerging it
    immersion; ducking; submersion.
  • verb put out, as of a candle or a light
    douse; put out.
    • Douse the lights

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grounding

  • noun education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge
    foundation.
    • he lacks the foundation necessary for advanced study
    • a good grounding in mathematics
  • noun fastening electrical equipment to earth
    earthing.

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necessitate

  • verb require as useful, just, or proper
    call for; require; involve; need; take; demand; ask; postulate.
    • It takes nerve to do what she did
    • success usually requires hard work
    • This job asks a lot of patience and skill
    • This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice
    • This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert
    • This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent
  • verb cause to be a concomitant

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respecter

  • noun a person who respects someone or something; usually used in the negative
    • X is no respecter of Y

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compulsively

  • adverb in a compulsive manner
    obsessively; obsessionally.
    • he cleaned his shoes compulsively after every walk

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cleaning

  • noun the act of making something clean
    cleanup; cleansing.
    • he gave his shoes a good cleaning
  • verb make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
    make clean; clean.
    • Clean the stove!
    • The dentist cleaned my teeth

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undergo

  • verb pass through
    • The chemical undergoes a sudden change
    • The fluid undergoes shear
    • undergo a strange sensation

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sousing

  • noun the act of making something completely wet
    soaking; souse; drenching.
    • he gave it a good drenching
  • verb cover with liquid; pour liquid onto
    drench; souse; soak; sop; douse; dowse.
    • souse water on his hot face

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marvelously

  • adverb (used as an intensifier) extremely well
    wondrously; marvellously; terrifically; superbly; wondrous; toppingly; wonderfully.
    • her voice is superbly disciplined
    • the colors changed wondrously slowly

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otoscopic

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reasonably

  • adverb to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
    fairly; pretty; passably; moderately; jolly; middling; somewhat.
    • pretty big
    • pretty bad
    • jolly decent of him
    • the shoes are priced reasonably
    • he is fairly clever with computers
  • adverb with good sense or in a reasonable or intelligent manner
    sanely; sensibly.
    • he acted sensibly in the crisis
    • speak more sanely about these affairs
    • acted quite reasonably

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reexamination

  • noun (law) questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness after that witness has been subject to cross-examination
    redirect examination.
  • noun a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment
    followup; review; follow-up.

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insure

  • verb be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
    control; see to it; assure; see; ensure; ascertain; check.
    • He verified that the valves were closed
    • See that the curtains are closed
    • control the quality of the product
  • verb make certain of
    assure; ensure; secure; guarantee.
    • This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us
    • Preparation will guarantee success!

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shakeup

  • noun the imposition of a new organization; organizing differently (often involving extensive and drastic changes)
    shake-up; reorganization; reorganisation.
    • a committee was appointed to oversee the reorganization of the curriculum
    • top officials were forced out in the cabinet shakeup

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undergo

  • verb pass through
    • The chemical undergoes a sudden change
    • The fluid undergoes shear
    • undergo a strange sensation

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sportswoman

  • noun someone who engages in sports
    sport; sportsman.

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comparably

  • adverb in a comparable manner or to a comparable degree
    • you will have to work comparably harder

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disk

  • noun something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate
    disc; saucer.
    • the moon's disk hung in a cloudless sky
  • noun a flat circular plate
    disc.

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ruthlessly

  • adverb in a ruthless manner
    • the government has been urged to take immediate action to deal ruthlessly with the strikers

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mastication

  • noun biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
    manduction; chew; chewing.

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await

  • verb look forward to the probable occurrence of
    expect; wait; look.
    • We were expecting a visit from our relatives
    • She is looking to a promotion
    • he is waiting to be drafted

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airing

  • noun the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate
    spreading; public exposure; dissemination.
  • noun a short excursion (a walk or ride) in the open air
    • he took the dogs for an airing

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undergo

  • verb pass through
    • The chemical undergoes a sudden change
    • The fluid undergoes shear
    • undergo a strange sensation

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drenching

  • noun the act of making something completely wet
    soaking; souse; sousing.
    • he gave it a good drenching
  • verb drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged
    drench; swamp.
    • The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor

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extremely

  • adverb to a high degree or extent; favorably or with much respect
    highly.
    • highly successful
    • He spoke highly of her
    • does not think highly of his writing
    • extremely interesting
  • adverb to an extreme degree
    super; exceedingly; passing.
    • extremely cold
    • extremely unpleasant

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pulverisation

  • noun a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized
    powder; pulverization.
  • noun the act of grinding to a powder or dust
    mill; pulverization; grind.

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scrupulously

  • adverb with extreme conscientiousness
    conscientiously; religiously.
    • he came religiously every morning at 8 o'clock

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delouse

  • verb free of lice
    • They deloused the prisoners after they liberated the camps

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methodologically

  • adverb in a methodical manner
    • let us proceed methodologically

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whaleman

A man employed in the whale fishery.

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curettage

  • noun surgery to remove tissue or growths from a bodily cavity (as the uterus) by scraping with a curette
    curettement.

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necessitate

  • verb require as useful, just, or proper
    call for; require; involve; need; take; demand; ask; postulate.
    • It takes nerve to do what she did
    • success usually requires hard work
    • This job asks a lot of patience and skill
    • This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice
    • This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert
    • This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent
  • verb cause to be a concomitant

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familiarisation

  • noun the experience of becoming familiar with something
    familiarization.

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fairly

  • adverb to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
    pretty; passably; reasonably; moderately; jolly; middling; somewhat.
    • pretty big
    • pretty bad
    • jolly decent of him
    • the shoes are priced reasonably
    • he is fairly clever with computers
  • adverb without favoring one party, in a fair evenhanded manner
    evenhandedly; fair.
    • deal fairly with one another

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frisking

  • noun the act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs
    frisk.
    • he gave the suspect a quick frisk
  • verb play boisterously
    disport; rollick; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; frisk; lark; lark about; frolic; gambol.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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pretty

  • adjective satellite pleasing by delicacy or grace; not imposing
    • pretty girl
    • pretty song
    • pretty room
  • adjective satellite (used ironically) unexpectedly bad
    • a pretty mess
    • a pretty kettle of fish

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otologic

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appallingly

  • adverb to an appalling extent
    • the prisoners were appallingly thin

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restudy

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conducting

  • noun the way of administering a business
  • noun the direction of an orchestra or choir
    • he does not use a baton for conducting

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wetting

  • noun the act of making something wet
  • noun a euphemism for urination
    passing water; leak; making water.
    • he had to take a leak

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ensure

  • verb make certain of
    insure; assure; secure; guarantee.
    • This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us
    • Preparation will guarantee success!
  • verb be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
    insure; control; see to it; assure; see; ascertain; check.
    • He verified that the valves were closed
    • See that the curtains are closed
    • control the quality of the product

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familiarization

  • noun the experience of becoming familiar with something
    familiarisation.

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insure

  • verb be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
    control; see to it; assure; see; ensure; ascertain; check.
    • He verified that the valves were closed
    • See that the curtains are closed
    • control the quality of the product
  • verb make certain of
    assure; ensure; secure; guarantee.
    • This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us
    • Preparation will guarantee success!

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reconnoissance

The act of reconnoitering; preliminary examination or survey. Specifically: (a) (Geol.) An examination or survey of a region in reference to its general geological character. (b) (Engin.) An examination of a region as to its general natural features, preparatory to a more particular survey for the purposes of triangulation, or of determining the location of a public work. (c) (Mil.) An examination of a territory, or of an enemy's position, for the purpose of obtaining information necessary for directing military operations; a preparatory expedition.

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embarrassingly

  • adverb causing embarrassment
    • the great man was embarrassingly humble and self-effacing

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debriefing

  • noun report of a mission or task
  • verb put someone through a debriefing and make him report
    debrief.
    • The released hostages were debriefed

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require

  • verb require as useful, just, or proper
    call for; necessitate; involve; need; take; demand; ask; postulate.
    • It takes nerve to do what she did
    • success usually requires hard work
    • This job asks a lot of patience and skill
    • This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice
    • This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert
    • This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent
  • verb consider obligatory; request and expect
    ask; expect.
    • We require our secretary to be on time
    • Aren't we asking too much of these children?
    • I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons

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debriefing

  • noun report of a mission or task
  • verb put someone through a debriefing and make him report
    debrief.
    • The released hostages were debriefed

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deserve

  • verb be worthy or deserving
    merit.
    • You deserve a promotion after all the hard work you have done

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scrubbing

  • noun the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water
    scouring; scrub.
  • verb clean with hard rubbing
    scrub; scour.
    • She scrubbed his back

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sufficiently

  • adverb to a sufficient degree
    • she was sufficiently fluent in Mandarin

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ensure

  • verb make certain of
    insure; assure; secure; guarantee.
    • This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us
    • Preparation will guarantee success!
  • verb be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
    insure; control; see to it; assure; see; ascertain; check.
    • He verified that the valves were closed
    • See that the curtains are closed
    • control the quality of the product

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exteriorization

  • noun embodying in an outward form
    externalization; exteriorisation; externalisation.

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passe

  • adjective satellite out of fashion
    antique; demode; old-hat; ex; passee; outmoded; old-fashioned.
    • a suit of rather antique appearance
    • demode (or outmoded) attire
    • outmoded ideas

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stocktaking

  • noun reappraisal of a situation or position or outlook
    stock-taking.
  • noun making an itemized list of merchandise or supplies on hand
    inventorying; stock-taking; inventory.
    • an inventory may be necessary to see if anything is missing
    • they held an inventory every month

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uncommonly

  • adverb exceptionally
    • a common remedy is uncommonly difficult to find

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ablution

  • noun the ritual washing of a priest's hands or of sacred vessels

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relentlessly

  • adverb in a relentless manner
    unrelentingly.
    • he worked relentlessly

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bibliomaniac

One who has a mania for books. -- a. Relating to a bibliomaniac.

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