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hover

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

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juke

  • noun a small roadside establishment in the southeastern United States where you can eat and drink and dance to music provided by a jukebox
    juke house; jook house; juke joint; jook; jook joint.
  • noun (football) a deceptive move made by a football player
    fake.

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crouch

  • noun the act of bending low with the limbs close to the body
  • verb bend one's back forward from the waist on down
    stoop; bend; bow.
    • he crouched down
    • She bowed before the Queen
    • The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse

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elbow

  • noun hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped
    elbow joint; cubitus; human elbow; articulatio cubiti; cubital joint.
  • noun a sharp bend in a road or river

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peer

  • noun a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
    compeer; equal; match.
  • noun a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage

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guarded

  • adjective satellite prudent
    restrained.
    • guarded optimism
  • verb to keep watch over
    guard.
    • there would be men guarding the horses

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hover

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

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observant

  • adjective satellite paying close attention especially to details
  • adjective satellite quick to notice; showing quick and keen perception
    observing.

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derrick

  • noun a framework erected over an oil well to allow drill tubes to be raised and lowered
  • noun a simple crane having lifting tackle slung from a boom

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except

  • verb take exception to
    demur.
    • he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday
  • verb prevent from being included or considered or accepted
    take out; omit; leave off; leave out; exclude.
    • The bad results were excluded from the report
    • Leave off the top piece

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circle

  • noun ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point
    • he calculated the circumference of the circle
  • noun an unofficial association of people or groups
    band; set; lot.
    • the smart set goes there
    • they were an angry lot

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guard

  • noun a person who keeps watch over something or someone
  • noun the person who plays that position on a football team
    • the left guard was injured on the play

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hover

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

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tenacious

  • adjective good at remembering
    recollective; long; retentive.
    • a retentive mind
    • tenacious memory
  • adjective satellite stubbornly unyielding
    dour; dogged; persistent; unyielding; pertinacious.
    • dogged persistence
    • dour determination
    • the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics
    • a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot
    • men tenacious of opinion

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wait

  • noun time during which some action is awaited
    delay; hold; postponement; time lag.
    • instant replay caused too long a delay
    • he ordered a hold in the action
  • noun the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)
    waiting.
    • the wait was an ordeal for him

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alert

  • noun condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
    qui vive.
    • bombers were put on alert during the crisis
  • noun a warning serves to make you more alert to danger
    alerting.

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circle

  • noun ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point
    • he calculated the circumference of the circle
  • noun an unofficial association of people or groups
    band; set; lot.
    • the smart set goes there
    • they were an angry lot

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waiting

  • noun the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)
    wait.
    • the wait was an ordeal for him
  • verb stay in one place and anticipate or expect something
    wait.
    • I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets

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peer

  • noun a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
    compeer; equal; match.
  • noun a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage

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eye

  • noun the organ of sight
    optic; oculus.
  • noun good discernment (either visually or as if visually)
    • she has an eye for fresh talent
    • he has an artist's eye

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lurk

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

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observing

  • adjective satellite quick to notice; showing quick and keen perception
    observant.
  • 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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embroidery

  • noun elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail
    embellishment.
    • the mystery has been heightened by many embellishments in subsequent retellings
  • noun decorative needlework
    fancywork.

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attentive

  • adjective (often followed by `to') giving care or attention
    • attentive to details
    • the nurse was attentive to her patient
    • an attentive suitor
  • adjective taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention
    paying attention; thoughtful; heedful.
    • heedful of the warnings
    • so heedful a writer
    • heedful of what they were doing

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gaze

  • noun a long fixed look
    regard.
    • he fixed his paternal gaze on me
  • verb look at with fixed eyes
    stare.
    • The students stared at the teacher with amazement

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delineated

  • adjective represented accurately or precisely
    represented; delineate.
  • verb show the form or outline of
    delineate; define.
    • The tree was clearly defined by the light
    • The camera could define the smallest object

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perch

  • noun support consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a resting place (especially for a bird)
  • noun a linear measure of 16.5 feet
    pole; rod.

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awake

  • verb stop sleeping
    waken; come alive; arouse; wake; awaken; wake up.
    • She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock
  • adjective not in a state of sleep; completely conscious
    • lay awake thinking about his new job
    • still not fully awake

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stand

  • noun a support or foundation
    pedestal; base.
    • the base of the lamp
  • noun the position where a thing or person stands

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beside

At the side of; on one side of. "Beside him hung his bow." Milton.

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poised

  • adjective satellite marked by balance or equilibrium and readiness for action
    • a gull in poised flight
    • George's poised hammer
  • verb be motionless, in suspension
    poise.
    • The bird poised for a few moments before it attacked

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nursed

  • adjective satellite (of an infant) breast-fed
    suckled.
  • verb try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury
    nurse.
    • He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs

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narrowed

  • adjective satellite reduced in size as by squeezing together
    • his narrowed eyes
  • verb make or become more narrow or restricted
    narrow; contract.
    • The selection was narrowed
    • The road narrowed

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surveying

  • noun the practice of measuring angles and distances on the ground so that they can be accurately plotted on a map
    • he studied surveying at college
  • verb consider in a comprehensive way
    survey; appraise.
    • He appraised the situation carefully before acting

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standing

  • noun social or financial or professional status or reputation
    • of equal standing
    • a member in good standing
  • noun an ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors (individuals or teams) in a sporting event

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jealous

  • adjective satellite showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages
    covetous; envious.
    • he was never covetous before he met her
    • jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions
    • envious of their art collection
  • adjective satellite suspicious or unduly suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival
    green-eyed; overjealous.
    • a jealous lover

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sitting

  • noun (photography) the act of assuming a certain position (as for a photograph or portrait)
    posing.
    • he wanted his portrait painted but couldn't spare time for the sitting
  • noun the act of assuming or maintaining a seated position
    • he read the mystery at one sitting

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obedient

  • adjective dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority; the refractory remain unburdened"- Edmund Burke
    • an obedient soldier
    • obedient children
    • a little man obedient to his wife
    • the obedient colonies...are heavily taxed

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wait

  • noun time during which some action is awaited
    delay; hold; postponement; time lag.
    • instant replay caused too long a delay
    • he ordered a hold in the action
  • noun the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)
    waiting.
    • the wait was an ordeal for him

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overhead

  • noun the expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance); it does not include depreciation or the cost of financing or income taxes
    operating cost; operating expense; budget items.
  • noun (computer science) the processing time required by a device prior to the execution of a command
    command processing overhead time; command processing overhead; command overhead.

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sit

  • verb be seated
    sit down.
  • verb be around, often idly or without specific purpose
    sit around.
    • The object sat in the corner
    • We sat around chatting for another hour

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suspicious

  • adjective satellite openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
    untrusting; leery; mistrustful; wary.
  • adjective satellite not as expected
    funny; shady; suspect; fishy.
    • there was something fishy about the accident
    • up to some funny business
    • some definitely queer goings-on
    • a shady deal
    • her motives were suspect
    • suspicious behavior

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sit

  • verb be seated
    sit down.
  • verb be around, often idly or without specific purpose
    sit around.
    • The object sat in the corner
    • We sat around chatting for another hour

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glaring

  • adjective satellite shining intensely
    blinding; dazzling; blazing; fulgent; glary.
    • the blazing sun
    • blinding headlights
    • dazzling snow
    • fulgent patterns of sunlight
    • the glaring sun
  • verb look at with a fixed gaze
    glower; glare.
    • The girl glared at the man who tried to make a pass at her

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looking

  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking at; look.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him
  • noun the act of searching visually
    looking for.

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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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eyes

  • noun opinion or judgment
    • in the eyes of the law
    • I was wrong in her eyes
  • noun the organ of sight
    eye; optic; oculus.

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supervised

  • adjective under observation or under the direction of a superintendent or overseer
    • supervised play
  • verb watch and direct
    oversee; superintend; manage; supervise.
    • Who is overseeing this project?

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behind

  • noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
    bum; seat; stern; keister; tail end; prat; bottom; rear end; buns; tail; tush; rump; fanny; ass; tooshie; hind end; posterior; hindquarters; butt; nates; rear; arse; buttocks; backside; derriere; can; fundament.
    • he deserves a good kick in the butt
    • are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?
  • adjective satellite having the lower score or lagging position in a contest
    • behind by two points
    • the 8th inning found the home team trailing

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star

  • noun (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; whizz; wiz.

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attended

  • adjective playing or singing with instrumental or vocal accompaniment
    accompanied.
  • verb be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.
    attend; go to.
    • She attends class regularly
    • I rarely attend services at my church
    • did you go to the meeting?

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staring

  • adjective satellite (used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder
    agaze.
    • staring eyes
  • verb look at with fixed eyes
    stare; gaze.
    • The students stared at the teacher with amazement

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seize

  • verb take hold of; grab
    clutch; prehend.
    • The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter
    • She clutched her purse
    • The mother seized her child by the arm
    • Birds of prey often seize small mammals
  • verb take or capture by force
    • The terrorists seized the politicians
    • The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages

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gleaming

  • noun a flash of light (especially reflected light)
    gleam; glimmer.
  • noun an appearance of reflected light
    gleam; lambency; glow.

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silent

  • adjective satellite marked by absence of sound
    still; soundless.
    • a silent house
    • soundless footsteps on the grass
    • the night was still
  • adjective satellite failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to
    mum.
    • the witness remained silent

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gaze

  • noun a long fixed look
    regard.
    • he fixed his paternal gaze on me
  • verb look at with fixed eyes
    stare.
    • The students stared at the teacher with amazement

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awaited

  • adjective satellite expected hopefully
    hoped-for; anticipated.
  • verb look forward to the probable occurrence of
    await; 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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rested

  • adjective not tired; refreshed as by sleeping or relaxing
    • came back rested from her vacation
  • verb not move; be in a resting position
    rest.

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guided

  • adjective subject to guidance or control especially after launching
    • a guided missile
  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; channelize; manoeuver; steer.

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guard

  • noun a person who keeps watch over something or someone
  • noun the person who plays that position on a football team
    • the left guard was injured on the play

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stand

  • noun a support or foundation
    pedestal; base.
    • the base of the lamp
  • noun the position where a thing or person stands

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nearby

  • adjective satellite close at hand
    • the nearby towns
    • concentrated his study on the nearby planet Venus
  • adverb not far away in relative terms
    • she works nearby
    • the planets orbiting nearby are Venus and Mars

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gaze

  • noun a long fixed look
    regard.
    • he fixed his paternal gaze on me
  • verb look at with fixed eyes
    stare.
    • The students stared at the teacher with amazement

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pursued

  • noun a person who is being chased
    chased.
    • the film jumped back and forth from the pursuer to the pursued
  • verb carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
    pursue; prosecute; engage.
    • She pursued many activities
    • They engaged in a discussion

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walk

  • noun the act of traveling by foot
    walking.
    • walking is a healthy form of exercise
  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; pass.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls

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observe

  • verb discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    notice; detect; find; discover.
    • She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water
    • We found traces of lead in the paint
  • verb make mention of
    note; mention; remark.
    • She observed that his presentation took up too much time
    • They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing

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stay

  • noun continuing or remaining in a place or state
    • they had a nice stay in Paris
    • a lengthy hospital stay
    • a four-month stay in bankruptcy court
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; hitch; arrest; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

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advancing

  • adjective satellite moving forward
    forward; forward-moving.
  • verb move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
    advance; move on; march on; progress; pass on; go on.
    • Time marches on

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remain

  • verb stay the same; remain in a certain state
    rest; stay.
    • The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it
    • rest assured
    • stay alone
    • He remained unmoved by her tears
    • The bad weather continued for another week
  • verb continue in a place, position, or situation
    continue; stay on; stay.
    • After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser
    • Stay with me, please
    • despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year
    • She continued as deputy mayor for another year

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intent

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    aim; intention; design; purpose.
    • his intent was to provide a new translation
    • good intentions are not enough
    • it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
    • he made no secret of his designs
  • noun the intended meaning of a communication
    spirit; purport.

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fixed

  • adjective satellite (of a number) having a fixed and unchanging value
  • verb restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
    repair; touch on; doctor; fix; furbish up; restore; mend; bushel.
    • She repaired her TV set
    • Repair my shoes please

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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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wait

  • noun time during which some action is awaited
    delay; hold; postponement; time lag.
    • instant replay caused too long a delay
    • he ordered a hold in the action
  • noun the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)
    waiting.
    • the wait was an ordeal for him

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attend

  • verb be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.
    go to.
    • She attends class regularly
    • I rarely attend services at my church
    • did you go to the meeting?
  • verb take charge of or deal with
    see; take care; look.
    • Could you see about lunch?
    • I must attend to this matter
    • She took care of this business

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lying

  • noun the deliberate act of deviating from the truth
    prevarication; fabrication.
  • verb be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
    lie.

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alive

  • adjective possessing life
    live.
    • the happiest person alive
    • the nerve is alive
    • doctors are working hard to keep him alive
    • burned alive
    • a live canary
  • adjective satellite (often followed by `with') full of life and spirit
    • she was wonderfully alive for her age
    • a face alive with mischief

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ride

  • noun a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
    drive.
    • he took the family for a drive in his new car
  • noun a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement

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over

  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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seated

  • adjective (of persons) having the torso erect and legs bent with the body supported on the buttocks
    sitting.
    • the seated Madonna
    • the audience remained seated
  • verb show to a seat; assign a seat for
    sit down; sit; seat.
    • The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith

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round

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

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listen

  • verb hear with intention
    • Listen to the sound of this cello
  • verb listen and pay attention
    take heed; hear.
    • Listen to your father
    • We must hear the expert before we make a decision

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upon

On; -- used in all the senses of that word, with which it is interchangeable. "Upon an hill of flowers." Chaucer.
Our host upon his stirrups stood anon. Chaucer.
Thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar. Ex. xxix. 21.
The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. Judg. xvi. 9.
As I did stand my watch upon the hill. Shak.
He made a great difference between people that did rebel upon wantonness, and them that did rebel upon want. Bacon.
This advantage we lost upon the invention of firearms. Addison.
Upon the whole, it will be necessary to avoid that perpetual repetition of the same epithets which we find in Homer. Pope.
He had abandoned the frontiers, retiring upon Glasgow. Sir. W. Scott.
Philip swore upon the Evangelists to abstain from aggression in my absence. Landor.
Upon conveys a more distinct notion that on carries with it of something that literally or metaphorically bears or supports. It is less employed than it used to be, on having for the most part taken its place. Some expressions formed with it belong only to old style; as, upon pity they were taken away; that is, in consequence of pity: upon the rate of thirty thousand; that is, amounting to the rate: to die upon the hand; that is, by means of the hand: he had a garment upon; that is, upon himself: the time is coming fast upon; that is, upon the present time. By the omission of its object, upon acquires an adverbial sense, as in the last two examples.

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aware

  • adjective (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
    cognisant; cognizant.
    • was aware of his opponent's hostility
    • became aware of her surroundings
    • aware that he had exceeded the speed limit
  • adjective bearing in mind; attentive to
    mindful.
    • ever mindful of her health
    • mindful of his responsibilities
    • mindful of these criticisms, I shall attempt to justify my action

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sit

  • verb be seated
    sit down.
  • verb be around, often idly or without specific purpose
    sit around.
    • The object sat in the corner
    • We sat around chatting for another hour

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moved

  • adjective being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion
    affected; stirred; touched.
    • too moved to speak
    • very touched by the stranger's kindness
  • verb change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
    go; travel; move; locomote.
    • How fast does your new car go?
    • We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus
    • The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect
    • The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell
    • news travelled fast

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preserved

  • adjective prevented from decaying or spoiling and prepared for future use
  • verb keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
    carry on; preserve; continue; bear on; uphold.
    • preserve the peace in the family
    • continue the family tradition
    • Carry on the old traditions

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bent

  • noun a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way
    set.
    • the set of his mind was obvious
  • noun grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens
    bent grass; bent-grass.

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protected

  • adjective kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss
    • the most protected spot I could find
  • verb shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage
    protect.
    • Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain

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eye

  • noun the organ of sight
    optic; oculus.
  • noun good discernment (either visually or as if visually)
    • she has an eye for fresh talent
    • he has an artist's eye

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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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moving

  • adjective in motion
    • a constantly moving crowd
    • the moving parts of the machine
  • verb change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
    go; travel; move; locomote.
    • How fast does your new car go?
    • We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus
    • The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect
    • The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell
    • news travelled fast

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along

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

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look

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking; looking at.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him

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follow

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

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stand

  • noun a support or foundation
    pedestal; base.
    • the base of the lamp
  • noun the position where a thing or person stands

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more

  • adjective (comparative of `much' used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning greater in size or amount or extent or degree
    more than.
    • more land
    • more support
    • more rain fell
    • more than a gallon
  • noun English statesman who opposed Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and was imprisoned and beheaded; recalled for his concept of Utopia, the ideal state
    Sir Thomas More; Thomas More.

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controlled

  • adjective restrained or managed or kept within certain bounds
    • controlled emotions
    • the controlled release of water from reservoirs
  • verb exercise authoritative control or power over
    control; command.
    • control the budget
    • Command the military forces

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kept

  • adjective (especially of promises or contracts) not violated or disregarded
    unbroken.
    • unbroken promises
    • promises kept
  • verb keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"
    hold; maintain; keep.
    • hold in place
    • She always held herself as a lady
    • The students keep me on my toes

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lay

  • noun a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
    ballad.
  • noun a narrative poem of popular origin
    ballad.

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above

  • noun an earlier section of a written text
    • for instructions refer to the above
  • adjective satellite appearing earlier in the same text
    • flaws in the above interpretation

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again

  • adverb anew
    once more; once again; over again.
    • she tried again
    • they rehearsed the scene again

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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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remain

  • verb stay the same; remain in a certain state
    rest; stay.
    • The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it
    • rest assured
    • stay alone
    • He remained unmoved by her tears
    • The bad weather continued for another week
  • verb continue in a place, position, or situation
    continue; stay on; stay.
    • After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser
    • Stay with me, please
    • despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year
    • She continued as deputy mayor for another year

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turned

  • adjective moved around an axis or center
  • verb change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
    turn.
    • Turn towards me
    • The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face
    • She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs

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hostile

  • noun troops belonging to the enemy's military forces
    • the platoon ran into a pack of hostiles
  • adjective characterized by enmity or ill will
    • a hostile nation
    • a hostile remark
    • hostile actions

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near

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

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listening

  • noun the act of hearing attentively
    hearing.
    • you can learn a lot by just listening
    • they make good music--you should give them a hearing
  • verb hear with intention
    listen.
    • Listen to the sound of this cello

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tend

  • verb have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
    run; incline; lean; be given.
    • She tends to be nervous before her lectures
    • These dresses run small
    • He inclined to corpulence
  • verb have care of or look after
    • She tends to the children

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walk

  • noun the act of traveling by foot
    walking.
    • walking is a healthy form of exercise
  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; pass.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls

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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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out

  • noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    • you only get 3 outs per inning
  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out of the closet; come out.
    • This actor outed last year

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toward

In the direction of; to.
He set his face toward the wilderness. Num. xxiv. 1.
The waves make towards'' the pebbled shore. Shak.

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walking

  • noun the act of traveling by foot
    walk.
    • walking is a healthy form of exercise
  • verb use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
    walk.
    • Walk, don't run!
    • We walked instead of driving
    • She walks with a slight limp
    • The patient cannot walk yet
    • Walk over to the cabinet

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guard

  • noun a person who keeps watch over something or someone
  • noun the person who plays that position on a football team
    • the left guard was injured on the play

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through

  • adjective satellite having finished or arrived at completion
    done; through with.
    • certain to make history before he's done
    • it's a done deed
    • after the treatment, the patient is through except for follow-up
    • almost through with his studies
  • adjective satellite (of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes
    • a through street
    • a through bus
    • through traffic

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forward

  • noun the person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey
  • noun a position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team

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until

To; unto; towards; -- used of material objects. Chaucer.
Taverners until them told the same. Piers Plowman.
He roused himself full blithe, and hastened them until. Spenser.

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look

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking; looking at.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him

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maintained

  • adjective satellite kept in good condition
    well-kept; kept up.
  • verb keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"
    hold; maintain; keep.
    • hold in place
    • She always held herself as a lady
    • The students keep me on my toes

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very

  • adjective satellite precisely as stated
    • the very center of town
  • adjective satellite being the exact same one; not any other:
    identical; selfsame.
    • this is the identical room we stayed in before
    • the themes of his stories are one and the same
    • saw the selfsame quotation in two newspapers
    • on this very spot
    • the very thing he said yesterday
    • the very man I want to see

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