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create by mental act

  • verb create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
    create mentally.
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creating by mental acts

  • noun the act of creating something by thinking
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mental ability

  • noun the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior
    capacity.
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mental abnormality

  • noun any abnormality of mental function
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mental age

  • noun the level of intellectual development as measured by an intelligence test
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Mental alienation

  • insanity.
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mental anguish

  • noun sustained dull painful emotion
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Mental arithmetic

  • the art or practice of solving arithmetical problems by mental processes, unassisted by written figures.
Webster 1913

mental attitude

  • noun a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways
    attitude.
    • he had the attitude that work was fun
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mental balance

  • noun the healthy psychological state of someone with good judgment
    mental balance.
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mental block

  • noun an inability to remember or think of something you normally can do; often caused by emotional tension
    block.
    • I knew his name perfectly well but I had a temporary block
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mental capacity

  • noun mental ability
    learning ability; mentality; brainpower; brain; wit.
    • he's got plenty of brains but no common sense
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mental case

  • noun a person suffering from neurosis
    psychoneurotic; neurotic.
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mental condition

  • noun (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic
    psychological condition; psychological state; mental condition.
    • a manic state
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mental confusion

  • noun a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior
    confusion; disarray; confusedness; muddiness.
    • a confusion of impressions
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mental defectiveness

  • noun retardation sufficient to fall outside the normal range of intelligence
    abnormality.
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mental deficiency

  • noun mild mental retardation
    moronity.
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mental dexterity

  • noun intelligence as revealed by quickness and alertness of mind
    nimbleness.
    • nimbleness of wit and imagination
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mental disease

  • noun any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention
    psychopathy; mental disease.
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mental disorder

  • noun (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
    folie; psychological disorder; disturbance; mental disorder.
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mental disturbance

  • noun (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
    folie; psychological disorder; disturbance; mental disorder.
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mental energy

  • noun an actuating force or factor
    psychic energy.
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mental exhaustion

  • noun exhaustion that affects mental keenness
    brain-fag.
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mental faculty

  • noun one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
    module; faculty.
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mental health

  • noun the psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment
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mental home

  • noun a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
    psychiatric hospital; mental home; mental hospital; insane asylum; asylum; institution.
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mental hospital

  • noun a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
    psychiatric hospital; mental home; mental hospital; insane asylum; asylum; institution.
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mental hygiene

  • noun the branch of psychiatry concerned with psychological methods
    psychotherapeutics; psychotherapy.
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mental illness

  • noun any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention
    psychopathy; mental disease.
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mental image

  • noun an iconic mental representation
    image.
    • her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate
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mental imagery

  • noun the ability to form mental images of things or events
    imagination; imagery; imaging.
    • he could still hear her in his imagination
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mental institution

  • noun a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
    psychiatric hospital; mental home; mental hospital; insane asylum; asylum; institution.
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mental lexicon

  • noun a language user's knowledge of words
    lexicon; vocabulary.
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mental measurement

  • noun a generic term used to cover any application of measurement techniques to the quantification of mental functions
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mental note

  • noun special attention with intent to remember
    • he made a mental note to send her flowers
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mental object

  • noun the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
    content; cognitive content.
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mental picture

  • noun a clear and telling mental image
    picture; impression.
    • he described his mental picture of his assailant
    • he had no clear picture of himself or his world
    • the events left a permanent impression in his mind
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mental process

  • noun (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
    process; operation; cognitive process; cognitive operation.
    • the process of thinking
    • the cognitive operation of remembering
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mental quickness

  • noun intelligence as revealed by an ability to give correct responses without delay
    quick-wittedness; quickness.
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mental rejection

  • noun doubt about the truth of something
    skepticism; incredulity; disbelief.
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mental representation

  • noun a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
    representation; internal representation.
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mental reservation

  • noun an unstated doubt that prevents you from accepting something wholeheartedly
    reservation; arriere pensee.
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mental retardation

  • noun lack of normal development of intellectual capacities
    retardation; subnormality; slowness; backwardness.
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mental soundness

  • noun the healthy psychological state of someone with good judgment
    mental balance.
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mental state

  • noun (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic
    psychological condition; psychological state; mental condition.
    • a manic state
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mental strain

  • noun (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress
    strain; nervous strain.
    • his responsibilities were a constant strain
    • the mental strain of staying alert hour after hour was too much for him
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mental synthesis

  • noun the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought
    construction.
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mental telepathist

  • noun someone with the power of communicating thoughts directly
    mind reader; telepathist; thought-reader.
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mental test

  • noun any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc
    test; mental test; psychometric test.
    • the test was standardized on a large sample of students
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mental testing

  • noun any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc
    test; mental test; psychometric test.
    • the test was standardized on a large sample of students
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mental unsoundness

  • noun a state of mental disturbance and disorientation
    unbalance; derangement.
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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