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(Chem.) Tending to remove or separate water; eliminating water.
Hydrolytic agents, such as sulphuric acid or caustic alkali. Encyc. Brit.
= hydrolase (after 1910)

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  • noun a religion based on mystical communion with an ultimate reality
    religious mysticism.
  • noun obscure or irrational thought

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  • noun normal use of the faculty of vision
    seeing; sightedness.

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  • adverb with fatal consequences or implications
    • he was fatally ill equipped for the climb

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  • noun the state of being contaminated
  • noun a substance that contaminates

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  • noun nutritive tissue surrounding the embryo within seeds of flowering plants

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  • verb combine (a radio frequency wave) with a locally generated wave of a different frequency so as to produce a new frequency equal to the sum or the difference between the two
  • adjective of or relating to the beat produced by heterodyning two oscillations

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

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  • adverb in a noticeable manner
    noticeably; observably.
    • he changed noticeably over the years

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

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  • noun the act of grasping
    clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; hold; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
    hold; handgrip; handle.
    • he grabbed the hammer by the handle
    • it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip

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

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  • noun the basic monetary unit of most members of the European Union (introduced in 1999); in 2002 twelve European nations (Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Austria, Finland) adopted the euro as their basic unit of money and abandoned their traditional currencies

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  • adverb in a visible manner
    • he was visibly upset
  • adverb so as to be visible
    • the sign was visibly displayed

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  • noun the act of amending or correcting
  • noun a statement that is added to or revises or improves a proposal or document (a bill or constitution etc.)

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  • noun cooking by direct exposure to radiant heat (as over a fire or under a grill)
    broiling; grilling.
  • verb cook under a broiler
    oven broil.
    • broil fish

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  • noun an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another
    attendant; accompaniment; co-occurrence.
  • adjective satellite following or accompanying as a consequence
    accompanying; incidental; consequent; attendant; resultant; sequent; ensuant.
    • an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems
    • snags incidental to the changeover in management
    • attendant circumstances
    • the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness
    • the ensuant response to his appeal
    • the resultant savings were considerable

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  • noun indecision in speech or action
    vacillation; wavering.
  • noun a certain degree of unwillingness
    hesitancy; reluctance; disinclination; indisposition.
    • a reluctance to commit himself
    • his hesitancy revealed his basic indisposition
    • after some hesitation he agreed

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  • adjective being or marked by or containing or functioning as a consonant
    • consonantal sounds
    • a consonantal Hebrew text
    • consonantal alliteration
    • a consonantal cluster
  • adjective relating to or having the nature of a consonant

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  • noun the basic monetary unit in many countries; equal to 100 cents
  • noun a piece of paper money worth one dollar
    dollar bill; clam; one dollar bill; buck.

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  • noun a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going
    progressive tense; imperfect; imperfect tense; continuous tense.
  • noun a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
    liberal; liberalist.

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  • noun thick cushion used as a seat
    pouf; puff; hassock; pouffe.
  • noun a Turk (especially a Turk who is a member of the tribe of Osman I)
    Osmanli; Ottoman Turk.

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  • noun the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
    melting; melt; thawing.
    • the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster
    • the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours
  • noun warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt
    warming; thawing.
    • they welcomed the spring thaw

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  • noun the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used
  • noun general acceptance or use
    • the currency of ideas

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  • noun any grammatical case other than the nominative
    oblique case.
  • noun a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso
    abdominal external oblique muscle; external oblique muscle; musculus obliquus externus abdominis.

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  • noun an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives

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

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  • noun a yearning for something or to do something
  • noun the basic unit of money in Japan; equal to 100 sen

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

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  • noun a negative motivational influence
  • noun a communication that makes you afraid to try something
    determent; intimidation.

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  • adverb in a dangerous manner
    perilously; hazardously.
    • he came dangerously close to falling off the ledge

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  • noun an aggressive willingness to compete
    • the team was full of fight

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  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; firmness of purpose; resolution; firmness.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work
  • noun a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
    resolution; declaration.

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  • adverb at a steady rate or pace
    • his interest eroded steadily
  • adverb in a steady manner
    • he could still walk steadily

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  • noun an international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security
    North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

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  • noun a speech sound made with the vocal tract open
    vowel sound.
  • noun a letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken vowel

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  • noun neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front
    • he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie
    • he wore a vest and tie
  • noun a social or business relationship
    affiliation; tie-up; association.
    • a valuable financial affiliation
    • he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team
    • many close associations with England

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  • adverb in a disastrous manner
    • the real value of the trust capital may be disastrously less than when the trust began

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  • adjective satellite forceful and extreme and rigorous
    • drastic measures

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  • noun a state of individual psychological well-being based upon a sense of confidence and usefulness and purpose
  • noun the spirit of a group that makes the members want the group to succeed
    esprit de corps; team spirit.

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  • adjective of or relating to speech sounds
    • phonetic transcription
  • adjective of or relating to the scientific study of speech sounds
    • phonetic analysis

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  • noun the last imperial dynasty of China (from 1644 to 1912) which was overthrown by revolutionaries; during the Qing dynasty China was ruled by the Manchu
    Ch'ing; Manchu dynasty; Ch'ing dynasty; Qing dynasty; Manchu.

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  • noun the final point in a process
    end point.
  • noun something that results
    final result; termination; outcome; result.
    • he listened for the results on the radio

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  • noun the system of production and distribution and consumption
    economic system.
  • noun the efficient use of resources
    • economy of effort

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  • adverb in a grave and sober manner
    staidly; soberly.
    • he walked soberly toward the altar
  • adverb to a severe or serious degree
    badly; seriously; severely.
    • fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated
    • badly injured
    • a severely impaired heart
    • is gravely ill
    • was seriously ill

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  • noun a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    result; consequence; upshot; outcome; issue; event.
    • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    • his decision had depressing consequences for business
    • he acted very wise after the event
  • noun an outward appearance
    • he made a good impression
    • I wanted to create an impression of success
    • she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting

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  • adjective satellite having important issues or results
    • the year's only really consequential legislation
    • an eventful decision

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  • noun Iraqi leader who waged war against Iran; his invasion of Kuwait led to the Gulf War (born in 1937)
    Husayn; Saddam bin Hussein at-Takriti; Husain; Saddam Hussein; Hussein.

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

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  • noun the basic unit of money in Uruguay; equal to 100 centesimos
    Uruguayan peso.
  • noun the basic unit of money in the Philippines; equal to 100 centavos
    Philippine peso.

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  • adjective satellite expected to follow in the indefinite future from causes already operating
    • hope of eventual (or ultimate) rescue
    • if this trend continues it is not reasonable to expect the eventual collapse of the stock market

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  • noun (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires
  • noun the quality of being inhibited

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  • adverb in a serious manner
    in earnest; earnestly.
    • talking earnestly with his son
    • she started studying snakes in earnest
    • a play dealing seriously with the question of divorce
  • adverb to a severe or serious degree
    gravely; badly; severely.
    • fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated
    • badly injured
    • a severely impaired heart
    • is gravely ill
    • was seriously ill

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  • noun a positive motivational influence
    motivator; inducement.
  • noun an additional payment (or other remuneration) to employees as a means of increasing output

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  • adverb to a severe or serious degree
    gravely; badly; seriously.
    • fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated
    • badly injured
    • a severely impaired heart
    • is gravely ill
    • was seriously ill
  • adverb with sternness; in a severe manner
    • `No,' she said sternly
    • peered severely over her glasses

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  • noun Palestinian statesman who was chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (1929-2004)
    Yasser Arafat.

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  • adverb in an irreparable manner or to an irreparable degree

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  • noun (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies
    defence; defensive measure.
    • they died in the defense of Stalingrad
    • they were developed for the defense program
  • noun protection from harm
    • sanitation is the best defense against disease

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  • noun the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used
  • noun general acceptance or use
    • the currency of ideas

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  • adjective of or relating to phonology
    • the phonological component of language

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  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    appreciation; hold.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices
  • noun the limit of capability
    range; reach; compass.
    • within the compass of education

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  • adverb in a gradual manner
    step by step; bit by bit.
    • the snake moved gradually toward its victim

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  • noun an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer
    trades union; brotherhood; labor union; trade union.
    • you have to join the union in order to get a job
  • noun the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)
    • he has visited every state in the Union
    • Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union
    • the North's superior resources turned the scale

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  • noun property of a personal character that is portable but not used in business
    personal effects.
    • she left some of her personal effects in the house
    • I watched over their effects until they returned
  • noun a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    effect; result; consequence; upshot; outcome; issue; event.
    • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    • his decision had depressing consequences for business
    • he acted very wise after the event

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  • verb promote the growth of
    • Foster our children's well-being and education
  • verb contribute to the progress or growth of
    advance; encourage; promote; boost.
    • I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom

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  • noun a state of conflict between persons
  • noun the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another

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  • adjective capable of being perceived by the mind or senses
    • a perceptible limp
    • easily perceptible sounds
    • perceptible changes in behavior
  • adjective satellite easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind
    • a perceptible sense of expectation in the court

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  • noun the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose
    • a man of energy and commitment
  • noun the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
    dedication; loyalty; allegiance.
    • his long commitment to public service
    • they felt no loyalty to a losing team

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  • adjective satellite occurring or operating at the same time
    concurrent; co-occurrent; coinciding; coincident; cooccurring; coincidental.
    • a series of coincident events

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  • adjective satellite not desired
    • an undesired result

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  • noun a speech sound that is not a vowel
  • noun a letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken consonant

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  • noun certainty based on past experience
    • he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists
    • he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun
  • noun the state of relying on something

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  • noun the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives
  • noun a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
    commonwealth; republic.

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  • noun a historical region in central and northern Yugoslavia; Serbs settled the region in the 6th and 7th centuries

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  • noun a person loved by another person
    truelove; sweetheart; sweetie.
  • verb make steady
    becalm; calm.
    • steady yourself

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  • noun a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc
    • used her parents' influence to get the job
  • noun causing something without any direct or apparent effort

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

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  • adverb with rapid movements
    chop-chop; speedily; apace; quickly.
    • he works quickly

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  • noun the rate of flow of energy or particles across a given surface
  • noun a flow or discharge

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  • noun a general direction in which something tends to move
    • the shoreward tendency of the current
    • the trend of the stock market
  • noun general line of orientation
    • the river takes a southern course
    • the northeastern trend of the coast

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  • adjective satellite lasting for a markedly brief time
    momentaneous; fleeting; fugitive.
    • a fleeting glance
    • fugitive hours
    • rapid momentaneous association of things that meet and pass
    • a momentary glimpse

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  • noun abstaining from food
  • verb abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons
    • Catholics sometimes fast during Lent

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  • adverb in a harmfully insidious manner
    • these drugs act insidiously

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  • noun an associative relation
  • noun (genetics) traits that tend to be inherited together as a consequence of an association between their genes; all of the genes of a given chromosome are linked (where one goes they all go)
    gene linkage.

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  • adjective capable or worthy of being perceived
    • noticeable shadows under her eyes
    • noticeable for its vivid historical background
    • a noticeable lack of friendliness
  • adjective satellite capable of being detected
    • after a noticeable pause the lecturer continued

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  • noun a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq
    Al-Iraq; Irak; Republic of Iraq.

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  • adverb in a noticeable manner
    observably; perceptibly.
    • he changed noticeably over the years

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  • noun a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc
    • used her parents' influence to get the job
  • noun causing something without any direct or apparent effort

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

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  • noun principles from which other truths can be derived
    fundamental principle; basics; bedrock; basic principle.
    • first you must learn the fundamentals
    • let's get down to basics
  • noun any factor that could be considered important to the understanding of a particular business
    • fundamentals include a company's growth, revenues, earnings, management, and capital structure

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  • adjective of or relating to articulation
    • articulatory features
    • articulatory phonetics

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  • noun an organization of countries formed in 1961 to agree on a common policy for the production and sale of petroleum
    Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries.

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  • adjective satellite fairly large
    • won by a substantial margin
  • adjective satellite having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable
    • substantial equivalents

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  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    beat; pulsation; pulse.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart
  • noun a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
    instant; wink; blink of an eye; flash; New York minute; twinkling; jiffy; split second; trice.
    • if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash

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

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  • 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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  • noun hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella
    genu; articulatio genus; knee joint; human knee.
  • noun joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee

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  • noun a fervent and even militant proponent of something
    zealot; drumbeater.
  • noun an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
    enthusiast; partizan.

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  • noun a worker (especially in an office) hired on a temporary basis
    temporary worker; temp.
  • adjective not permanent; not lasting
    • politics is an impermanent factor of life"- James Thurber
    • impermanent palm cottages
    • a temperary arrangement
    • temporary housing

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  • noun a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
    • the procedure of obtaining a driver's license
    • it was a process of trial and error
  • noun a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work
    • the operations in building a house
    • certain machine tool operations

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  • adjective satellite enough to be estimated or measured
    • appreciable amounts of noxious wastes are dumped into the harbor

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  • noun (physics) the maximum displacement of a periodic wave
  • noun the property of copious abundance
    bountifulness; bounty.

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  • adverb with firmness
    • `I will come along,' she said decisively
  • adverb with finality; conclusively
    • the voted settled the argument decisively

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  • noun a golf course that is built on sandy ground near a shore
    golf links.
  • noun the means of connection between things linked in series
    nexus; link.

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  • adverb so as to be palpable
    • she was palpably nervous

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  • adjective designating the generation of organisms from which hybrid offspring are produced
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent
    paternal; maternal.
    • parental guidance

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

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  • noun a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character
    • found a natural affinity with the immigrants
    • felt a deep kinship with the other students
    • anthropology's kinship with the humanities
  • noun (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
    family relationship; relationship.

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  • adverb with respect to material aspects
    • psychologically similar but materially different
  • adverb to a significant degree
    • it aided him materially in winning the argument

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  • noun an urgent or peremptory request
    • his demands for attention were unceasing
  • noun the ability and desire to purchase goods and services
    • the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips
    • the demand exceeded the supply

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  • adjective bringing death
  • adjective satellite having momentous consequences; of decisive importance
    • that fateful meeting of the U.N. when...it declared war on North Korea"- Saturday Rev
    • the fatal day of the election finally arrived

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  • noun a person who is immune to a particular infection
  • adjective relating to the condition of immunity
    • the immune system

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  • noun an unavoidable event
    • don't argue with the inevitable
  • adjective incapable of being avoided or prevented
    • the inevitable result

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  • noun the state of cohering or sticking together
    cohesiveness; coherence; coherency.
  • noun (botany) the process in some plants of parts growing together that are usually separate (such as petals)

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  • adverb in an unpleasant manner
    • he had been unpleasantly surprised

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