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understudy

  • noun an actor able to replace a regular performer when required
    standby.
  • verb be an understudy or alternate for a role
    alternate.

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dynamic

  • noun an efficient incentive
    moral force.
    • they hoped it would act as a spiritual dynamic on all churches
  • adjective characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality
    dynamical.
    • a dynamic market
    • a dynamic speaker
    • the dynamic president of the firm

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dynasty

  • noun a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family

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conjuring

  • noun calling up a spirit or devil
    conjuration; conjury; invocation.
  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; bring up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir; conjure.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain

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briskness

  • noun liveliness and eagerness
    alacrity; smartness.
    • he accepted with alacrity
    • the smartness of the pace soon exhausted him

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isometric

  • noun a line connecting isometric points
    isometric line.
  • adjective related by an isometry

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swan

  • noun stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
  • verb to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
    avow; affirm; verify; assert; swear; aver.
    • Before God I swear I am innocent

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endurance_riding

  • noun riding for long hours over long distances

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bike

  • noun a motor vehicle with two wheels and a strong frame
    motorcycle.
  • noun a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
    wheel; bicycle; cycle.

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swap

  • noun an equal exchange
    swop; barter; trade.
    • we had no money so we had to live by barter
  • verb exchange or give (something) in exchange for
    switch; swop; trade.

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stomach_exercise

  • noun an exercise designed to strengthen the abdominal muscles
    tummy crunch.

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tallchief

  • noun United States ballerina who promoted American ballet through tours and television appearances (born in 1925)
    Maria Tallchief.

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jimmy_durante

  • noun United States comedian remembered for his large nose and hoarse voice (1893-1980)
    Durante.

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keaton

  • noun United States comedian and actor in silent films noted for his acrobatic skills and deadpan face (1895-1966)
    Buster Keaton; Joseph Francis Keaton.

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rise

  • noun a growth in strength or number or importance
  • noun the act of changing location in an upward direction
    ascension; ascent; ascending.

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school

  • noun an educational institution
    • the school was founded in 1900
  • noun a building where young people receive education
    schoolhouse.
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning

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vitality

  • noun an energetic style
    verve.
  • noun a healthy capacity for vigorous activity
    energy; vim.
    • jogging works off my excess energy
    • he seemed full of vim and vigor

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whisk

  • noun a mixer incorporating a coil of wires; used for whipping eggs or cream
  • noun a small short-handled broom used to brush clothes
    whisk broom.

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tang

  • noun a tart spicy quality
    piquantness; tanginess; zest; piquance; nip; piquancy.
  • noun the imperial dynasty of China from 618 to 907
    Tang dynasty.

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wayne

  • noun United States film actor who played tough heroes (1907-1979)
    Duke Wayne; John Wayne.
  • noun American general during the American Revolution (1745-1796)
    Anthony Wayne; Mad Anthony Wayne.

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auto_racing

  • noun the sport of racing automobiles
    car racing.

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rollick

  • verb play boisterously
    disport; 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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bicycle

  • noun a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
    wheel; bike; cycle.
  • verb ride a bicycle
    wheel; pedal; bike; cycle.

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charles_robert_redford

  • noun United States actor and filmmaker who starred with Paul Newman in several films (born in 1936)
    Redford; Robert Redford.

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second

  • noun 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    sec; s.
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; minute.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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winder

  • noun a worker who winds (e.g., a winch or clock or other mechanism)
  • noun mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock)
    key.

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carrying_into_action

  • noun the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it
    performance; execution; carrying out.
    • they criticised his performance as mayor
    • experience generally improves performance

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airiness

  • noun the property of something spacious and abounding in fresh air
  • noun the property of something weightless and insubstantial
    buoyancy.

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stardom

  • noun the status of being acknowledged as a star
    • stardom meant nothing to her

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pace

  • noun the rate of moving (especially walking or running)
    gait.
  • noun the distance covered by a step
    footstep; step; stride.
    • he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig

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boogie

  • noun an instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano)
    boogie-woogie.
  • verb dance to boogie music

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buster_keaton

  • noun United States comedian and actor in silent films noted for his acrobatic skills and deadpan face (1895-1966)
    Keaton; Joseph Francis Keaton.

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histrion

  • noun a theatrical performer
    thespian; player; role player; actor.

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ballroom_dancing

  • noun any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom
    ballroom dance.

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conduct

  • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
    behaviour; doings; behavior.
  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    demeanour; behaviour; demeanor; deportment; behavior.

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crunch

  • noun the sound of something crunching
    • he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path
  • noun a critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources)
    • an end-of-the year crunch
    • a financial crunch

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thrash

  • noun a swimming kick used while treading water
  • verb give a thrashing to; beat hard
    lam; thresh; flail.

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china

  • noun high quality porcelain originally made only in China
  • noun a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
    Cathay; PRC; Communist China; mainland China; Red China; People's Republic of China.

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pursuit

  • noun the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
    following; pursual; chase.
    • the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit
  • noun a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria
    quest; pursuance.
    • the pursuit of love
    • life is more than the pursuance of fame
    • a quest for wealth

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active

  • noun chemical agent capable of activity
    active agent.
  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
    active voice.
    • `The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice

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celebration

  • noun a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event
    jubilation.
  • noun any joyous diversion
    festivity.

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dry

  • noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
    prohibitionist.
  • verb remove the moisture from and make dry
    dry out.
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair

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ralph_richardson

  • noun British stage and screen actor noted for playing classic roles (1902-1983)
    Richardson; Sir Ralph David Richardson.

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rollerblade

  • noun (trademark) an in-line skate
  • verb travel on shoes with a single line of rubber wheels attached to their soles
    • you'd better wear a helmet and knee protectors when you Rollerblade!
    • The muscular actor loves to Rollerblade

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piano_player

  • noun a person who plays the piano
    pianist.

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mime

  • noun an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
    pantomimist; pantomimer; mummer; mimer.
  • noun a performance using gestures and body movements without words
    dumb show; pantomime.

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water-skiing

  • noun skiing on water while being towed by a motorboat

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campaign

  • noun a race between candidates for elective office
    run; political campaign.
    • I managed his campaign for governor
    • he is raising money for a Senate run
  • noun a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
    cause; drive; crusade; effort; movement.
    • he supported populist campaigns
    • they worked in the cause of world peace
    • the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant
    • the movement to end slavery
    • contributed to the war effort

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slam_dance

  • noun a form of dancing in which dancers slam into one another; normally performed to punk rock
    slam dancing.
  • verb dance the slam dance
    thrash; slam; mosh.

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plow

  • noun a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing
    plough.
  • verb to break and turn over earth especially with a plow
    turn; plough.
    • Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week
    • turn the earth in the Spring

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w._c._fields

  • noun United States comedian and film actor (1880-1946)
    Fields; William Claude Dukenfield.

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twirler

  • noun someone who twirls a baton
    baton twirler.
  • noun (baseball) the person who does the pitching
    hurler; pitcher.
    • our pitcher has a sore arm

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music

  • noun an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
  • noun any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
    euphony.
    • he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes

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isometrics

  • noun muscle-building exercises (or a system of musclebuilding exercises) involving muscular contractions against resistance without movement (the muscles contracts but the length of the muscle does not change)
    isometric exercise.
  • noun a line connecting isometric points
    isometric; isometric line.

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rock_climbing

  • noun the sport or pastime of scaling rock masses on mountain sides (especially with the help of ropes and special equipment)

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type

  • noun a subdivision of a particular kind of thing
    • what type of sculpture do you prefer?
  • noun a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
    case; eccentric; character.
    • a real character
    • a strange character
    • a friendly eccentric
    • the capable type
    • a mental case

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tudor

  • noun an English dynasty descended from Henry Tudor; Tudor monarchs ruled from Henry VII to Elizabeth I (from 1485 to 1603)
    House of Tudor.
  • noun United States dancer and choreographer (born in England) (1909-1987)
    Antony Tudor.

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mush

  • noun any soft or soggy mass
    pulp.
    • he pounded it to a pulp
  • noun cornmeal boiled in water
    cornmeal mush.

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escapism

  • noun an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy
    escape.
    • romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life
    • his alcohol problem was a form of escapism

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stadium_jumping

  • noun riding horses in competitions over set courses to demonstrate skill in jumping over obstacles
    showjumping.

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sortie

  • noun a military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position
    sally.
  • noun (military) an operational flight by a single aircraft (as in a military operation)

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word

  • noun a unit of language that native speakers can identify
    • words are the blocks from which sentences are made
    • he hardly said ten words all morning
  • noun a brief statement
    • he didn't say a word about it

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lunt

  • noun United States actor who performed with his wife Lynn Fontanne in many stage productions (1893-1977)
    Alfred Lunt.

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work

  • noun activity directed toward making or doing something
    • she checked several points needing further work
  • noun a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
    piece of work.
    • it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works
    • the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work
    • he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey
    • the work of an active imagination
    • erosion is the work of wind or water over time

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straddle

  • noun a noncommittal or equivocal position
  • noun a gymnastic exercise performed with a leg on either side of the parallel bars

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squash

  • noun any of numerous annual trailing plants of the genus Cucurbita grown for their fleshy edible fruits
    squash vine.
  • noun edible fruit of a squash plant; eaten as a vegetable

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example

  • noun an item of information that is typical of a class or group
    instance; illustration; representative.
    • this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome
    • there is an example on page 10
  • noun a representative form or pattern
    model.
    • I profited from his example

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give

  • noun the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    spring; springiness.
  • verb cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

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ham_actor

  • noun an unskilled actor who overacts
    ham.

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swivel

  • noun a coupling (as in a chain) that has one end that turns on a headed pin
  • verb turn on a pivot
    pivot.

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harold_clayton_lloyd

  • noun United States comic actor in silent films; he used physical danger as a source of comedy (1893-1971)
    Harold Lloyd; Lloyd.

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rassling

  • noun the sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down
    wrestling; grappling.

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trampoline

  • noun gymnastic apparatus consisting of a strong canvas sheet attached with springs to a metal frame; used for tumbling

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acrobatic

  • adjective satellite vigorously active
    athletic; gymnastic.
    • an acrobatic dance
    • an athletic child
    • athletic playing
    • gymnastic exercises

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professional_boxing

  • noun boxing for money

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de_niro

  • noun United States film actor who frequently plays tough characters (born 1943)
    Robert De Niro.

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end

  • noun either extremity of something that has length
    terminal.
    • the end of the pier
    • she knotted the end of the thread
    • they rode to the end of the line
    • the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
  • noun the point in time at which something ends
    ending.
    • the end of the year
    • the ending of warranty period

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dame_alicia_markova

  • noun English ballet dancer (born in 1910)
    Lilian Alicia Marks; Markova.

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sir_alec_guinness

  • noun English stage and screen actor noted for versatility (1914-2000)
    Guinness; Alec Guinness.

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roller_skating

  • noun skating on wheels
  • verb travel on shoes with steel or rubber rollers attached to their soles
    roller skate.
    • In some fashionable restaurants, the waiters roller skate around

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slalom

  • noun a downhill race over a winding course defined by upright poles
  • verb race on skis around obstacles

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hot

  • adjective used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning
    • hot stove
    • hot water
    • a hot August day
    • a hot stuffy room
    • she's hot and tired
    • a hot forehead
  • adjective satellite characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
    raging.
    • the fighting became hot and heavy
    • a hot engagement
    • a raging battle
    • the river became a raging torrent

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sitar_player

  • noun a musician who plays the sitar

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hop

  • noun the act of hopping; jumping upward or forward (especially on one foot)
  • noun twining perennials having cordate leaves and flowers arranged in conelike spikes; the dried flowers of this plant are used in brewing to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer
    hops.

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foot_pedal

  • noun a lever that is operated with the foot
    pedal; foot lever; treadle.

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bebop

  • noun an early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940)
    bop.
  • verb dance the bebop
    bop.

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gaming

  • noun the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)
    gambling; play.
    • his gambling cost him a fortune
    • there was heavy play at the blackjack table
  • verb place a bet on
    stake; bet on; back; gage; game; punt.
    • Which horse are you backing?
    • I'm betting on the new horse

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axial_rotation

  • noun rotary motion of an object around its own axis
    axial motion; roll.
    • wheels in axial rotation

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funny

  • noun an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)
    funny story; funny remark; good story.
    • she told a funny story
    • she made a funny
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    risible; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comic; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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contredanse

  • noun a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line
    country dancing; country-dance; contradance; contra danse.
  • verb perform a contradance
    country-dance; contra danse; contradance.

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delicacy

  • noun the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance
    fineness; daintiness.
    • the daintiness of her touch
    • the fineness of her features
  • noun something considered choice to eat
    goody; kickshaw; treat; dainty.

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jumping

  • noun the act of participating in an athletic competition in which you must jump
  • noun the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground
    jump.
    • he advanced in a series of jumps
    • the jumping was unexpected

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hydroplane

  • noun an airplane that can land on or take off from water
    seaplane.
    • the designer of marine aircraft demonstrated his newest hydroplane
  • noun a speedboat that is equipped with winglike structures that lift it so that it skims the water at high speeds
    hydrofoil.
    • the museum houses a replica of the jet hydroplane that broke the record

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parallel

  • noun something having the property of being analogous to something else
    analogue; analog.
  • noun an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
    latitude; parallel of latitude; line of latitude.

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scull

  • noun a long oar that is mounted at the stern of a boat and moved left and right to propel the boat forward
  • noun each of a pair of short oars that are used by a single oarsman

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inactivity

  • noun the state of being inactive
    inactiveness; inaction.
  • noun a disposition to remain inactive or inert
    inertia; inactiveness.
    • he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work

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hemminge

  • noun English actor who edited the first folio of Shakespeare's plays (1556-1630)
    Heming; John Hemminge; John Heming.

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lloyd

  • noun United States comic actor in silent films; he used physical danger as a source of comedy (1893-1971)
    Harold Lloyd; Harold Clayton Lloyd.

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make

  • noun a recognizable kind
    brand.
    • there's a new brand of hero in the movies now
    • what make of car is that?
  • noun the act of mixing cards haphazardly
    shuffle; shuffling.

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wind

  • noun air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
    air current; current of air.
    • trees bent under the fierce winds
    • when there is no wind, row
    • the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere
  • noun a tendency or force that influences events
    • the winds of change

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blind

  • noun people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group
    • he spent hours reading to the blind
  • noun a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)
    • he waited impatiently in the blind

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interpretation

  • noun a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
    reading; version.
  • noun the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance
    rendition; rendering.
    • her rendition of Milton's verse was extraordinarily moving

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deck

  • noun any of various platforms built into a vessel
  • noun street name for a packet of illegal drugs

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tetherball

  • noun a game with two players who use rackets to strike a ball that is tethered to the top of a pole; the object is to wrap the string around the pole

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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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tap_dancer

  • noun a dancer who sounds out rhythms by using metal taps on the toes and heels of the shoes
    tapper.

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merry_andrew

  • noun a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
    goof; goofball; buffoon; clown.

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stadium

  • noun a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
    arena; sports stadium; bowl.

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superstar

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.

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canto

  • noun the highest part (usually the melody) in a piece of choral music
  • noun a major division of a long poem

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snake_charmer

  • noun a performer who uses movements and music to control snakes

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drew

  • noun United States actor (born in Ireland); father of Georgiana Emma Barrymore (1827-1862)
    John Drew.
  • verb cause to move by pulling
    pull; draw; force.
    • draw a wagon
    • pull a sled

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tramp

  • noun a disreputable vagrant
    hobo; bum.
    • a homeless tramp
    • he tried to help the really down-and-out bums
  • noun a person who engages freely in promiscuous sex
    swinger.

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vocaliser

  • noun an organism that can utter vocal sounds
    vocalizer; utterer.
    • an utterer of foul oaths
    • is the giraffe a vocalizer?
  • noun a person who sings
    singer; vocalizer; vocalist.

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croquet

  • noun a game in which players hit a wooden ball through a series of hoops; the winner is the first to traverse all the hoops and hit a peg
  • verb drive away by hitting with one's ball, "croquet the opponent's ball"

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burns

  • noun United States comedian and film actor (1896-1996)
    Nathan Birnbaum; George Burns.
  • noun celebrated Scottish poet (1759-1796)
    Robert Burns.

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fin

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
    quintet; quintuplet; quint; Little Phoebe; cinque; fivesome; 5; Phoebe; V; five; pentad.
  • noun one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile
    tail fin; tailfin.

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split

  • noun extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back)
  • noun a bottle containing half the usual amount

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undress

  • noun partial or complete nakedness
    • a state of undress
  • verb get undressed
    uncase; peel; strip down; strip; unclothe; disrobe; discase.
    • please don't undress in front of everybody!
    • She strips in front of strangers every night for a living

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team_sport

  • noun a sport that involves competition between teams of players
    • baseball is a team sport by golf is not

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workout

  • noun the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
    physical exertion; exercising; exercise; physical exercise.
    • the doctor recommended regular exercise
    • he did some exercising
    • the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit

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break

  • noun some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
    interruption.
    • the telephone is an annoying interruption
    • there was a break in the action when a player was hurt
  • noun an unexpected piece of good luck
    good luck; happy chance.
    • he finally got his big break

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bang

  • noun a vigorous blow
    knock; belt; bash; smash.
    • the sudden knock floored him
    • he took a bash right in his face
    • he got a bang on the head
  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; blast; eruption; clap.

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reenactment

  • noun performing a role in an event that occurred at an earlier time
    • the reenactment of the battle of Princeton

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flotation

  • noun the phenomenon of floating (remaining on the surface of a liquid without sinking)
    floatation.
  • noun financing a commercial enterprise by bond or stock shares
    floatation.

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dudley_moore

  • noun English actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935)
    Dudley Stuart John Moore; Moore.

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debut

  • noun the act of beginning something new
    unveiling; introduction; entry; first appearance; launching.
    • they looked forward to the debut of their new product line
  • noun the presentation of a debutante in society

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soaring

  • noun the activity of flying a glider
    gliding; sailing; glide; sailplaning.
  • verb rise rapidly
    soar up; surge; zoom; soar upwards; soar.
    • the dollar soared against the yen

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natation

  • noun the act of someone who floats on the water
    floating.

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ducking

  • noun hunting ducks
    duck hunting.
  • noun the act of wetting something by submerging it
    immersion; submersion; dousing.

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muscularity

  • noun the physiological state of having or consisting of muscle
  • noun possessing muscular strength
    brawn; heftiness; sinew; brawniness; muscle.

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wheel

  • noun a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
  • noun a handwheel that is used for steering
    steering wheel.

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war_dance

  • noun a ceremonial dance performed before a battle or after a victory

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duncan

  • noun United States dancer and pioneer of modern dance (1878-1927)
    Isadora Duncan.

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method_acting

  • noun an acting technique introduced by Stanislavsky in which the actor recalls emotions or reactions from his or her own life and uses them to identify with the character being portrayed
    method.

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cardiopulmonary

  • adjective of or pertaining to or affecting both the heart and the lungs and their functions
    cardiorespiratory.
    • cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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sled

  • noun a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow
    sledge; sleigh.
  • verb ride (on) a sled
    sleigh.

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whiz

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.
  • noun a buzzing or hissing sound as of something traveling rapidly through the air
    • he heard the whiz of bullets near his head

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juggling

  • noun the act of rearranging things to give a misleading impression
    juggle.
  • noun throwing and catching several objects simultaneously
    juggle.

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flock

  • noun a church congregation guided by a pastor
  • noun a group of birds

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slew

  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money
  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    swerve; cut; veer; trend; curve; sheer; slue.
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right

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upstager

  • noun a selfish actor who upstages the other actors
  • adjective of the back half of a stage
    upstage.
    • she crossed to the upstage chair forcing the lead to turn his back to the audience

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sir_john_gielgud

  • noun English actor of Shakespearean roles who was also noted for appearances in films (1904-2000)
    Gielgud; Arthur John Gielgud.

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driving

  • noun hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
    drive.
    • he sliced his drive out of bounds
  • noun the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal

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trumpeter

  • noun a musician who plays the trumpet or cornet
    cornetist.
  • noun (formal) a person who announces important news
    herald.
    • the chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet

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whoosh

  • noun the noise produced by the sudden rush of a fluid (a gas or liquid)
    swoosh.
  • verb move with a sibilant sound
    woosh.
    • He whooshed the doors open

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sparkle

  • noun merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
    spark; light; twinkle.
    • he had a sparkle in his eye
    • there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes
  • noun the occurrence of a small flash or spark
    glitter; coruscation.

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anna_pavlova

  • noun Russian ballerina (1882-1931)
    Pavlova.

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ballet_mistress

  • noun a woman who directs and teaches and rehearses dancers for a ballet company

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car_racing

  • noun the sport of racing automobiles
    auto racing.

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skin_diving

  • noun underwater swimming without any more breathing equipment than a snorkel
    skin-dive.

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horseshoes

  • noun a game in which iron rings (or open iron rings) are thrown at a stake in the ground in the hope of encircling it
    quoits.
  • noun game equipment consisting of an open ring of iron used in playing horseshoes
    horseshoe.

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turning

  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turn.
    • he took a turn to the right
  • noun act of changing in practice or custom
    • the law took many turnings over the years

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overacting

  • noun poor acting by a ham actor
    hamming.
  • verb exaggerate one's acting
    ham; overplay; overact; ham it up.

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ventriloquy

  • noun the art of projecting your voice so that it seems to come from another source (as from a ventriloquist's dummy)
    ventriloquism.

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mistress

  • noun an adulterous woman; a woman who has an ongoing extramarital sexual relationship with a man
    kept woman; fancy woman.
  • noun a woman schoolteacher (especially one regarded as strict)
    schoolma'am; schoolmistress; schoolmarm.

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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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acrobat

  • noun an athlete who performs acts requiring skill and agility and coordination

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quickstep

  • noun military march accompanying quick time
  • noun a ballroom dance with both quick and slow steps

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chorus_girl

  • noun a woman who dances in a chorus line
    showgirl; chorine.

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racquetball

  • noun the ball used in playing the game of racquetball
  • noun a game played on a handball court with short-handled rackets

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ritual

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

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rex_harrison

  • noun English actor on stage and in films (1908-1990)
    Reginald Carey Harrison; Harrison; Sir Rex Harrison.

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cooper

  • noun United States industrialist who built the first American locomotive; founded Cooper Union in New York City to offer free courses in the arts and sciences (1791-1883)
    Peter Cooper.
  • noun United States film actor noted for his portrayals of strong silent heroes (1901-1961)
    Gary Cooper; Frank Cooper.

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render

  • noun a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls
  • verb cause to become
    • The shot rendered her immobile

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hoop

  • noun a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt
  • noun a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling
    ring.
    • there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse

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crooning

  • noun singing in a soft low tone
    • her crooning soon put the child to sleep
  • noun the act of singing popular songs in a sentimental manner

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expansivity

  • noun the fractional change in length or area or volume per unit change in temperature at a given constant pressure
    coefficient of expansion.
  • noun a quality characterized by magnificence of scale or the tendency to expand
    expansiveness.
    • the expansiveness of their extravagant life style was soon curtailed

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scissors

  • noun an edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades
    pair of scissors.
  • noun a wrestling hold in which you wrap your legs around the opponents body or head and put your feet together and squeeze
    scissors grip; scissor hold; scissors hold; scissor grip.

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comic

  • noun a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
    comedian.
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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hoof

  • noun the foot of an ungulate mammal
  • noun the horny covering of the end of the foot in ungulate mammals

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basketball

  • noun a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop
    hoops; basketball game.
  • noun an inflated ball used in playing basketball

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ritual_dance

  • noun a dance that is part of a religious ritual
    ceremonial dance; ritual dancing.

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top

  • noun the upper part of anything
    • the mower cuts off the tops of the grass
    • the title should be written at the top of the first page
  • noun the highest or uppermost side of anything
    upside; upper side; top side.
    • put your books on top of the desk
    • only the top side of the box was painted

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leading_man

  • noun actor who plays the leading male role

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instantaneousness

  • noun the quickness of action or occurrence
    immediacy; immediateness; instancy.
    • the immediacy of their response
    • the instancy of modern communication

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interlude

  • noun an intervening period or episode
  • noun a brief show (music or dance etc) inserted between the sections of a longer performance
    intermezzo; entr'acte.

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ingenue

  • noun an actress who specializes in playing the role of an artless innocent young girl
  • noun an artless innocent young girl (especially as portrayed on the stage)

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escape_expert

  • noun an entertainer who is expert in the art of escaping
    escapologist.

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master

  • noun an artist of consummate skill
    maestro.
    • a master of the violin
    • one of the old masters
  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    lord; overlord.

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poitier

  • noun United States film actor and director (born in 1927)
    Sidney Poitier.

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hydroplane_racing

  • noun racing in high-speed motor boats

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herbert_marx

  • noun United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1901-1979)
    Zeppo; Marx.

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toe

  • noun one of the digits of the foot
  • noun the part of footwear that provides a covering for the toes

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scene-stealer

  • noun an actor who draws more attention than other actors in the same scene
    • babies are natural scene-stealers

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bouncing

  • noun rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)
    bounce.
  • verb spring back; spring away from an impact
    spring; rebound; bound; bounce; take a hop; reverberate; recoil; resile; ricochet.
    • The rubber ball bounced
    • These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide

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tragedian

  • noun a writer (especially a playwright) who writes tragedies
  • noun an actor who specializes in tragic roles

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western

  • noun a sandwich made from a western omelet
    western sandwich.
  • noun a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development
    horse opera.

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erich_von_stroheim

  • noun United States film actor (born in Austria) (1885-1957)
    Stroheim.

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charleston

  • noun state capital of West Virginia in the central part of the state on the Kanawha river
    capital of West Virginia.
  • noun a port city in southeastern South Carolina

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robert_mitchum

  • noun United States film actor (1917-1997)
    Mitchum.

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crawl

  • noun a very slow movement
    • the traffic advanced at a crawl
  • noun a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick
    Australian crawl; front crawl.

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laughton

  • noun United States film actor (born in England) (1899-1962)
    Charles Laughton.

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majorette

  • noun a female baton twirler who accompanies a marching band
    drum majorette.
  • noun a female drum major
    drum majorette.

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fly-by

  • noun a flight at a low altitude (usually of military aircraft) over spectators on the ground
    flypast; flyover.

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singalong

  • noun informal group singing of popular songs
    singsong.

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ski_jump

  • noun a steep downward ramp from which skiers jump
  • verb jump on skis

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jamison

  • noun United States dancer and choreographer (born in 1944)
    Judith Jamison.

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runner

  • noun someone who imports or exports without paying duties
    contrabandist; smuggler; moon curser; moon-curser.
  • noun someone who travels on foot by running

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modern

  • noun a contemporary person
  • noun a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
    Bodoni font; modern font; Bodoni.

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mind

  • noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    psyche; brain; head; nous.
    • his mind wandered
    • I couldn't get his words out of my head
  • noun recall or remembrance
    • it came to mind

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ginger

  • noun perennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes and leafy reedlike stems
  • noun dried ground gingerroot
    powdered ginger.

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strenuosity

  • noun intense energy
    athleticism.
    • his music is characterized by a happy athleticism

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rap

  • noun a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
    blame.
    • he took the blame for it
    • it was a bum rap
  • noun a gentle blow
    strike; tap.

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cary_grant

  • noun United States actor (born in England) who was the elegant leading man in many films (1904-1986)
    Grant.

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duke_wayne

  • noun United States film actor who played tough heroes (1907-1979)
    Wayne; John Wayne.

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pas_de_trois

  • noun (ballet) a dance for three people

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judith_jamison

  • noun United States dancer and choreographer (born in 1944)
    Jamison.

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gambol

  • noun gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
    caper; play; frolic; romp.
    • it was all done in play
    • their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly
  • verb play boisterously
    disport; rollick; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; frisk; lark; lark about; frolic.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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lionel_barrymore

  • noun United States actor; son of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore (1878-1954)
    Barrymore.

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gymnastic_apparatus

  • noun sports equipment used in gymnastic exercises
    exerciser.

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contact

  • noun close interaction
    • they kept in daily contact
    • they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings
  • noun the act of touching physically
    physical contact.
    • her fingers came in contact with the light switch

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rider

  • noun a traveler who actively rides an animal (as a horse or camel)
  • noun a clause that is appended to a legislative bill

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isotonic

  • adjective (used of solutions) having the same or equal osmotic pressure
    isosmotic.
  • adjective relating to or characterized by the equal intervals of a musical scale
    • isotonic tuning

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maiden

  • noun an unmarried girl (especially a virgin)
    maid.
  • noun (cricket) an over in which no runs are scored
    maiden over.

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audition

  • noun the ability to hear; the auditory faculty
    auditory sense; sense of hearing; auditory modality; hearing.
    • his hearing was impaired
  • noun a test of the suitability of a performer
    tryout.

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immediacy

  • noun lack of an intervening or mediating agency
    immediateness.
    • the immediacy of television coverage
  • noun immediate intuitive awareness
    immediate apprehension.

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olivier

  • noun English actor best know for his Shakespearean roles (1907-1989)
    Baron Olivier of Birghton; Sir Laurence Kerr Olivier; Laurence Olivier.

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exercise

  • noun the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
    workout; physical exertion; exercising; physical exercise.
    • the doctor recommended regular exercise
    • he did some exercising
    • the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit
  • noun the act of using
    use; utilization; utilisation; usage; employment.
    • he warned against the use of narcotic drugs
    • skilled in the utilization of computers

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coil

  • noun a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
    volute; spiral; helix; whorl.
    • a coil of rope
  • noun a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
    gyre; ringlet; scroll; whorl; curl; curlicue; roll.

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singer

  • noun a person who sings
    vocalizer; vocalist; vocaliser.
  • noun United States inventor of an improved chain-stitch sewing machine (1811-1875)
    Isaac Merrit Singer; Isaac M. Singer.

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flop

  • noun an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers
    floating-point operation.
    • this computer can perform a million flops per second
  • noun someone who is unsuccessful
    washout; dud.

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water_sport

  • noun sports that involve bodies of water
    aquatics.

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israel_strassberg

  • noun United States actor and film director (born in Austria) who was a leader in developing method acting in the United States (1901-1982)
    Lee Strasberg; Strasberg.

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hamming

  • noun poor acting by a ham actor
    overacting.
  • verb exaggerate one's acting
    ham; overplay; overact; ham it up.

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sun

  • noun the star that is the source of light and heat for the planets in the solar system
    • the sun contains 99.85% of the mass in the solar system
    • the Earth revolves around the Sun
  • noun the rays of the sun
    sunshine; sunlight.
    • the shingles were weathered by the sun and wind

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solfeggio

  • noun singing using solfa syllables to denote the notes of the scale of C major
    solmization; solfege.
  • noun a voice exercise; singing scales or runs to the same syllable
    solfege.

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pavan

  • noun music composed for dancing the pavane
    pavane.
  • noun a stately court dance of the 16th and 17th centuries
    pavane.

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harmonizer

  • noun a musician who sings or plays in harmony
    harmoniser.
  • noun a mediator who brings one thing into harmonious agreement with another
    harmoniser.

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gene_kelly

  • noun United States dancer who performed in many musical films (1912-1996)
    Kelly; Eugene Curran Kelly.

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cancan

  • noun a high-kicking dance of French origin performed by a female chorus line

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standup_comedian

  • noun a comedian who uses gags
    gagman.

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singsong

  • noun a regular and monotonous rising and falling intonation
  • noun informal group singing of popular songs
    singalong.

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caper

  • noun any of numerous plants of the genus Capparis
  • noun pickled flower buds used as a pungent relish in various dishes and sauces

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exotic_belly_dancer

  • noun a woman who performs a solo belly dance
    belly dancer; exotic dancer.

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headline

  • noun the heading or caption of a newspaper article
    newspaper headline.
  • verb publicize widely or highly, as if with a headline

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akrobateō

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nautch_girl

  • noun a professional dancing girl in India

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instrumentalist

  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    player; musician.

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jauntiness

  • noun stylishness as evidenced by a smart appearance
    nattiness; rakishness; dapperness.
  • noun a breezy liveliness
    breeziness.
    • a delightful breeziness of manner

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do

  • noun an uproarious party
    bash; brawl.
  • noun the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
    doh; ut.

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waltz

  • noun an assured victory (especially in an election)
    walk-in.
  • noun music composed in triple time for waltzing

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de

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Diamond State; Delaware; First State.

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geek

  • noun a carnival performer who does disgusting acts
  • noun a person with an unusual or odd personality
    eccentric person; eccentric; oddball; flake.

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danse

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du

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night_life

  • noun the entertainment available to people seeking nighttime diversion
    nightlife.
  • noun the activity of people seeking nighttime diversion (as at the theater, a nightclub, etc.)
    nightlife.
    • a futile search for intelligent nightlife
    • in the summer the nightlife shifts to the dance clubs

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bar

  • noun a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
    taproom; barroom; saloon; ginmill.
    • he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar
  • noun a counter where you can obtain food or drink
    • he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar

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moore

  • noun United States composer of works noted for their use of the American vernacular (1893-1969)
    Douglas Moore.
  • noun English actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935)
    Dudley Stuart John Moore; Dudley Moore.

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rowing

  • noun the act of rowing as a sport
    row.
  • verb propel with oars
    row.
    • row the boat across the lake

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method

  • noun a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps)
  • noun an acting technique introduced by Stanislavsky in which the actor recalls emotions or reactions from his or her own life and uses them to identify with the character being portrayed
    method acting.

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steam

  • noun water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere
  • verb travel by means of steam power
    steamer.
    • The ship steamed off into the Pacific

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part-singing

  • noun singing with three or more voice parts

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psalmody

  • noun the act of singing psalms or hymns
    hymnody.

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clew

  • noun a ball of yarn or cord or thread
  • noun evidence that helps to solve a problem
    cue; clue.

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exotic_dancer

  • noun a performer who provides erotic entertainment by undressing to music
    ecdysiast; striptease; stripteaser; striptease artist; peeler; stripper.
  • noun a woman who performs a solo belly dance
    exotic belly dancer; belly dancer.

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fine_art

  • noun the products of human creativity; works of art collectively
    art.
    • an art exhibition
    • a fine collection of art

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subject

  • noun the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    topic; theme.
    • he didn't want to discuss that subject
    • it was a very sensitive topic
    • his letters were always on the theme of love
  • noun something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
    content; depicted object.
    • a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject

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noel_coward

  • noun English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)
    Coward; Sir Noel Pierce Coward.

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playfulness

  • noun a festive merry feeling
    gaiety.
  • noun a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement
    fun.
    • her playfulness surprised me
    • he was fun to be with

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rings

  • noun gymnastic apparatus consisting of a pair of heavy metal circles (usually covered with leather) suspended by ropes; used for gymnastic exercises
    • the rings require a strong upper body
  • noun a characteristic sound
    ring.
    • it has the ring of sincerity

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sir_anthony_philip_hopkins

  • noun Welsh film actor (born in 1937)
    Anthony Hopkins; Sir Anthony Hopkins; Hopkins.

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cellist

  • noun someone who plays a violoncello
    violoncellist.

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toe_dance

  • noun a dance performed on tiptoe
    toe dancing.

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hoofing

  • noun dancing in which the steps are more important than gestures or postures
    step dancing.
  • verb walk
    foot; leg it; hoof; hoof it.
    • let's hoof it to the disco

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tree

  • noun a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
  • noun a figure that branches from a single root
    tree diagram.
    • genealogical tree

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paul_newman

  • noun United States film actor (born in 1925)
    Newman; Paul Leonard Newman.

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flypast

  • noun a flight at a low altitude (usually of military aircraft) over spectators on the ground
    fly-by; flyover.

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angling

  • noun fishing with a hook and line (and usually a pole)
  • verb move or proceed at an angle
    angle.
    • he angled his way into the room

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roller

  • noun a grounder that rolls along the infield
  • noun a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
    rolling wave; roll.

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apache_devil_dance

  • noun a ritual dance of the Apache

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country

  • noun a politically organized body of people under a single government
    commonwealth; land; res publica; nation; state; body politic.
    • the state has elected a new president
    • African nations
    • students who had come to the nation's capitol
    • the country's largest manufacturer
    • an industrialized land
  • noun the territory occupied by a nation
    state; land.
    • he returned to the land of his birth
    • he visited several European countries

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mel_gibson

  • noun Australian actor (born in the United States in 1956)
    Gibson; Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson.

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sun_dance

  • noun a ceremonial dance performed by Amerindians at the summer solstice

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shearer

  • noun Scottish ballet dancer and actress (born in 1926)
    Moira Shearer.
  • noun a workman who uses shears to cut leather or metal or textiles

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dustin_hoffman

  • noun versatile United States film actor (born in 1937)
    Hoffman.

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escapade

  • noun a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    risky venture; adventure; dangerous undertaking.
  • noun any carefree episode
    lark.

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tone

  • noun the quality of a person's voice
    tone of voice.
    • he began in a conversational tone
    • he spoke in a nervous tone of voice
  • noun (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages
    • the Beijing dialect uses four tones

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spear

  • noun a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
    lance; shaft.
  • noun an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
    gig; fizgig; fishgig; lance.

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character

  • noun an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
    fictional character; fictitious character.
    • she is the main character in the novel
  • noun a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
    lineament; quality.
    • each town has a quality all its own
    • the radical character of our demands

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agnes_de_mille

  • noun United States dancer and choreographer who introduced formal dance to a wide audience (1905-1993)
    de Mille; Agnes George de Mille.

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ancient_greek

  • noun the Greek language prior to the Roman Empire

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lindy_hop

  • noun an energetic American dance that was popular in the 1930s (probably named for the aviator Charles Lindbergh)
    lindy.

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humming

  • noun a humming noise
    hum.
    • the hum of distant traffic
  • noun the act of singing with closed lips

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konstantin_sergeevich_alekseev

  • noun Russian actor and theater director who trained his actors to emphasize the psychological motivation of their roles (1863-1938)
    Stanislavsky; Konstantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky; Konstantin Stanislavsky.

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kean

  • noun English actor noted for his portrayals of Shakespeare's great tragic characters (1789-1833)
    Edmund Kean.

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martha_graham

  • noun United States dancer and choreographer whose work was noted for its austerity and technical rigor (1893-1991)
    Graham.

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frisk

  • noun the act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs
    frisking.
    • he gave the suspect a quick frisk
  • verb play boisterously
    disport; rollick; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; 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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knockabout

  • noun a sloop with a simplified rig and no bowsprit
  • adjective satellite full of rough and exuberant animal spirits
    boisterous.
    • boisterous practical jokes
    • knockabout comedy

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life

  • noun a characteristic state or mode of living
    • social life
    • city life
    • real life
  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    living.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life

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sprightliness

  • noun animation and energy in action or expression
    liveliness; life; spirit.
    • it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it

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cronyn

  • noun Canadian actor who frequently played character parts with his wife Jessica Tandy (1911-2003)
    Hume Cronyn; Hume Blake Cronyn.

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worker

  • noun a person who works at a specific occupation
    • he is a good worker
  • noun a member of the working class (not necessarily employed)
    proletarian; prole.
    • workers of the world--unite!

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racquet

  • noun a sports implement (usually consisting of a handle and an oval frame with a tightly interlaced network of strings) used to strike a ball (or shuttlecock) in various games
    racket.

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koto

  • noun Japanese stringed instrument that resembles a zither; has a rectangular wooden sounding board and usually 13 silk strings that are plucked with the fingers

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lift

  • noun the act of giving temporary assistance
  • noun the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
    aerodynamic lift.

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toboggan

  • noun a long narrow sled without runners; boards curve upward in front
  • verb move along on a luge or toboggan
    luge.

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aviation

  • noun the aggregation of a country's military aircraft
    air power.
  • noun the operation of aircraft to provide transportation

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dumb_show

  • noun a performance using gestures and body movements without words
    mime; pantomime.

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spin

  • noun a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
  • noun the act of rotating rapidly
    twist; whirl; twisting; twirl.
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting

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motivity

  • noun the power or ability to move
    locomotion; motive power.

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play

  • noun a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    drama; dramatic play.
    • he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway
  • noun a theatrical performance of a drama
    • the play lasted two hours

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overflight

  • noun a flight by an aircraft over a particular area (especially over an area in foreign territory)

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hyperactive

  • adjective satellite more active than normal
    overactive.
    • a hyperactive child

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smartness

  • noun a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
    smarting; smart.
  • noun intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty
    cleverness; brightness.

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air

  • noun a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
    • air pollution
    • a smell of chemicals in the air
    • open a window and let in some air
    • I need some fresh air
  • noun the region above the ground
    • her hand stopped in mid air
    • he threw the ball into the air

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harrison

  • noun English actor on stage and in films (1908-1990)
    Reginald Carey Harrison; Rex Harrison; Sir Rex Harrison.
  • noun English rock star; lead guitarist of the Beatles (1943-2001)
    George Harrison.

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stopping

  • noun fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members
    fillet.
  • noun the kind of playing that involves pressing the fingers on the strings of a stringed instrument to control the pitch
    • the violinist's stopping was excellent

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pastime

  • noun a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)
    pursuit; interest.
    • sailing is her favorite pastime
    • his main pastime is gambling
    • he counts reading among his interests
    • they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits

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balance

  • noun a state of equilibrium
  • noun equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account

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john_hemminge

  • noun English actor who edited the first folio of Shakespeare's plays (1556-1630)
    Heming; Hemminge; John Heming.

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arthur_john_gielgud

  • noun English actor of Shakespearean roles who was also noted for appearances in films (1904-2000)
    Gielgud; Sir John Gielgud.

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whine

  • noun a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way
    whimper.
  • verb move with a whining sound
    • The bullets were whining past us

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tummy_crunch

  • noun an exercise designed to strengthen the abdominal muscles
    stomach exercise.

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player

  • noun a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
    participant.
  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    musician; instrumentalist.

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jest

  • noun a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    gag; joke; laugh; jape.
    • he told a very funny joke
    • he knows a million gags
    • thanks for the laugh
    • he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest
    • even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point
  • noun activity characterized by good humor
    jocularity; joke.

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in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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child's_play

  • noun any undertaking that is easy to do
    picnic; walkover; duck soup; piece of cake; breeze; cinch; snap; pushover.
    • marketing this product will be no picnic
  • noun activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules
    play.
    • Freud believed in the utility of play to a small child

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newman

  • noun United States film actor (born in 1925)
    Paul Newman; Paul Leonard Newman.
  • noun English prelate and theologian who (with John Keble and Edward Pusey) founded the Oxford movement; Newman later turned to Roman Catholicism and became a cardinal (1801-1890)
    John Henry Newman; Cardinal Newman.

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grapple

  • noun a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope
    grappling hook; grapnel; grappling iron; grappler.
  • noun a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam
    clamshell.

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sid_caesar

  • noun United States comedian who pioneered comedy television shows (born 1922)
    Caesar; Sidney Caesar.

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belly

  • noun the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
    venter; stomach; abdomen.
  • noun a protruding abdomen
    paunch.

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robert_redford

  • noun United States actor and filmmaker who starred with Paul Newman in several films (born in 1936)
    Redford; Charles Robert Redford.

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exertion

  • noun use of physical or mental energy; hard work
    elbow grease; effort; travail; sweat.
    • he got an A for effort
    • they managed only with great exertion

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bing_crosby

  • noun United States singer and film actor (1904-1977)
    Crosby; Harry Lillis Crosby.

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kip

  • noun sleep
    • roused him from his kip
  • noun the basic unit of money in Laos

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hang

  • noun a special way of doing something
    knack; bent.
    • he had a bent for it
    • he had a special knack for getting into trouble
    • he couldn't get the hang of it
  • noun the way a garment hangs
    • he adjusted the hang of his coat

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rain

  • noun water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
    rainfall.
  • noun drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds
    rainwater.

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cycle

  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    round; rhythm.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons
  • noun a series of poems or songs on the same theme
    • Schubert's song cycles

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romp

  • noun an easy victory
    laugher; blowout; runaway; walkaway; shoo-in.
  • noun a girl who behaves in a boyish manner
    tomboy; hoyden.

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douglas_fairbanks

  • noun United States film actor noted for his swashbuckling roles (1883-1939)
    Fairbanks; Julius Ullman; Douglas Elton Fairbanks.

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jai_alai

  • noun a Basque or Spanish game played in a court with a ball and a wickerwork racket
    pelota.

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arthur_marx

  • noun United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1893-1964)
    Harpo; Marx.

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leonard_marx

  • noun United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1891-1961)
    Marx; Chico.

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peter_alexander_ustinov

  • noun British actor and playwright (1921-2004)
    Ustinov; Sir Peter Ustinov.

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musical

  • noun a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
    musical comedy; musical theater.
  • adjective characterized by or capable of producing music
    • a musical evening
    • musical instruments

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outdoor_sport

  • noun a sport that is played outdoors
    field sport.

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lutenist

  • noun a musician who plays the lute
    lutanist; lutist.

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athletic

  • adjective relating to or befitting athletics or athletes
    • athletic facilities
  • adjective satellite vigorously active
    gymnastic; acrobatic.
    • an acrobatic dance
    • an athletic child
    • athletic playing
    • gymnastic exercises

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sporting

  • adjective satellite exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
    sporty; clean; sportsmanlike.
    • a clean fight
    • a sporting solution of the disagreement
    • sportsmanlike conduct
  • verb wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
    sport; feature; boast.
    • she was sporting a new hat

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musical_instrument

  • noun any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
    instrument.

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konstantin_stanislavsky

  • noun Russian actor and theater director who trained his actors to emphasize the psychological motivation of their roles (1863-1938)
    Stanislavsky; Konstantin Sergeevich Alekseev; Konstantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky.

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human

  • noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
    human being; homo; man.
  • adjective characteristic of humanity
    • human nature

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hanks

  • noun United States film actor (born in 1956)
    Tom Hanks; Thomas J. Hanks.
  • noun a coil of rope or wool or yarn
    hank.

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trouper

  • noun a person who is reliable and uncomplaining and hard working
  • noun an actor who travels around the country presenting plays
    playactor; play-actor; barnstormer.

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blind_landing

  • noun using only instruments for flying an aircraft because you cannot see through clouds or mists etc.
    blind flying.

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ham

  • noun meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)
    jambon; gammon.
  • noun (Old Testament) son of Noah

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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agile

  • adjective satellite moving quickly and lightly
    quick; spry; nimble.
    • sleek and agile as a gymnast
    • as nimble as a deer
    • nimble fingers
    • quick of foot
    • the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it
  • adjective satellite mentally quick
    nimble.
    • an agile mind
    • nimble wits

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ease

  • noun freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort
    simplicity; simpleness; easiness.
    • he rose through the ranks with apparent ease
    • they put it into containers for ease of transportation
    • the very easiness of the deed held her back
  • noun a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state
    comfort.
    • a life of luxury and ease
    • he had all the material comforts of this world

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flutist

  • noun someone who plays the flute
    flautist; flute player.

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spread

  • noun process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
    spreading.
  • noun a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures
    gap.
    • gap between income and outgo
    • the spread between lending and borrowing costs

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transit

  • noun a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod
    theodolite.
  • noun a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
    transportation system; transportation.

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casting

  • noun object formed by a mold
    cast.
  • noun the act of creating something by casting it in a mold
    molding.

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boxer

  • noun someone who fights with his fists for sport
    pugilist.
  • noun a workman employed to pack things into containers
    packer; bagger.

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vim

  • noun a healthy capacity for vigorous activity
    energy; vitality.
    • jogging works off my excess energy
    • he seemed full of vim and vigor
  • noun an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)
    vigor; energy; vigour; muscularity.
    • his writing conveys great energy
    • a remarkable muscularity of style

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retreat

  • noun (military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat
    • the disorderly retreat of French troops
  • noun a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet

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benjamin_kubelsky

  • noun United States comedian known for his timeing and delivery and self-effacing humor (1894-1974)
    Benny; Jack Benny.

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foolery

  • noun foolish or senseless behavior
    indulgence; craziness; tomfoolery; folly; lunacy.

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pommel_horse

  • noun a gymnastic horse with a cylindrical body covered with leather and two upright handles (pommels) near the center; held upright by two steel supports, one at each end
    side horse.

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nude

  • noun a painting of a naked human figure
    nude painting.
  • noun without clothing (especially in the phrase `in the nude')
    • they swam in the nude

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hunt

  • noun an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport
    hunt club.
  • noun Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910)
    William Holman Hunt; Holman Hunt.

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fisticuffs

  • noun a fight with bare fists
    fistfight; slugfest.
  • noun fighting with the fists
    pugilism; boxing.

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zoom

  • noun a rapid rise
    rapid climb; rapid growth.
  • noun the act of rising upward into the air
    soar.

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night

  • noun the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
    dark; nighttime.
  • noun a period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom

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one-step

  • noun an early ballroom dance; precursor to the fox-trot
  • verb dance the one-step

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performing

  • noun the performance of a part or role in a drama
    acting; playacting; playing.
  • verb carry out or perform an action
    perform; do; execute.
    • John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters
    • the skater executed a triple pirouette
    • she did a little dance

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nautch_dance

  • noun an intricate traditional dance in India performed by professional dancing girls
    nauch; nautch.

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macabre

  • adjective satellite shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    grisly; ghastly; sick; gruesome; grim.
    • ghastly wounds
    • the grim aftermath of the bombing
    • the grim task of burying the victims
    • a grisly murder
    • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
    • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
    • macabre tortures conceived by madmen

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manual

  • noun a small handbook
  • noun (military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle
    manual of arms.

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scrimmage

  • noun (American football) practice play between a football team's squads
  • noun a noisy riotous fight
    melee; battle royal.

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escape

  • noun the act of escaping physically
    flight.
    • he made his escape from the mental hospital
    • the canary escaped from its cage
    • his flight was an indication of his guilt
  • noun an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy
    escapism.
    • romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life
    • his alcohol problem was a form of escapism

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trombone

  • noun a brass instrument consisting of a long tube whose length can be varied by a U-shaped slide

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creep

  • noun someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric
    weirdy; weirdo; weirdie; spook.
  • noun a slow longitudinal movement or deformation

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theatrical

  • noun a performance of a play
    theatrical performance; histrionics; representation.
  • adjective of or relating to the theater

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lee

  • noun United States filmmaker whose works explore the richness of black culture in America (born in 1957)
    Spike Lee; Shelton Jackson Lee.
  • noun United States striptease artist who became famous on Broadway in the 1930s (1914-1970)
    Rose Louise Hovick; Gypsy Rose Lee.

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fox

  • noun alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs
  • noun a shifty deceptive person
    dodger; slyboots.

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ice

  • noun water frozen in the solid state
    water ice.
    • Americans like ice in their drinks
  • noun the frozen part of a body of water

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track

  • noun a line or route along which something travels or moves
    path; course.
    • the hurricane demolished houses in its path
    • the track of an animal
    • the course of the river
  • noun evidence pointing to a possible solution
    trail; lead.
    • the police are following a promising lead
    • the trail led straight to the perpetrator

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anthony_hopkins

  • noun Welsh film actor (born in 1937)
    Sir Anthony Philip Hopkins; Sir Anthony Hopkins; Hopkins.

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manual_dexterity

  • noun adroitness in using the hands
    sleight; dexterity.

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peel

  • noun the rind of a fruit or vegetable
    skin.
  • noun British politician (1788-1850)
    Sir Robert Peel; Robert Peel.

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jazzman

  • noun a musician who plays or composes jazz music
    jazz musician.

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pose

  • noun affected manners intended to impress others
    airs.
    • don't put on airs with me
  • noun a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes

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astir

  • adjective satellite out of bed
    up.
    • are they astir yet?
    • up by seven each morning
  • adjective satellite on the move
    about.
    • up and about
    • the whole town was astir over the incident

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post

  • noun the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
    station.
    • a soldier manned the entrance post
    • a sentry station
  • noun military installation at which a body of troops is stationed
    military post.
    • this military post provides an important source of income for the town nearby
    • there is an officer's club on the post

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cowboy

  • noun a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback
    puncher; cowherd; cowpuncher; cowpoke; cattleman; cowman; cowhand.
  • noun a performer who gives exhibitions of riding and roping and bulldogging
    rodeo rider.

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crucifix

  • noun representation of the cross on which Jesus died
    rood-tree; rood.
  • noun a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings when the gymnast supports himself with both arms extended horizontally

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facility

  • noun a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry
    installation.
    • the assembly plant is an enormous facility
  • noun skillful performance or ability without difficulty
    quickness; deftness; adeptness; adroitness.
    • his quick adeptness was a product of good design
    • he was famous for his facility as an archer

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float

  • noun the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment
  • noun the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public

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bound

  • noun a line determining the limits of an area
    boundary; edge.
  • noun the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
    boundary; bounds.

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rendering

  • noun a performance of a musical composition or a dramatic role etc.
    rendition.
    • they heard a live rendition of three pieces by Schubert
  • noun an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious
    rendition; interpretation; interpreting.
    • the edict was subject to many interpretations
    • he annoyed us with his interpreting of parables
    • often imitations are extended to provide a more accurate rendition of the child's intended meaning

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greco-roman_wrestling

  • noun a style of wrestling where the wrestlers are forbidden to tackle or trip or use holds below the waist

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mambo

  • noun a Latin American dance similar in rhythm to the rumba
  • verb dance a mambo

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wrap

  • noun cloak that is folded or wrapped around a person
    wrapper.
  • noun a sandwich in which the filling is rolled up in a soft tortilla

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john_uhler

  • noun United States film actor (1925-2001)
    Lemmon; Jack Lemmon.

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deception

  • noun a misleading falsehood
    deceit; misrepresentation.
  • noun the act of deceiving
    deceit; dissimulation; dissembling.

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shawn

  • noun United States dancer and choreographer who collaborated with Ruth Saint Denis (1891-1972)
    Ted Shawn.

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support

  • noun the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
    • his support kept the family together
    • they gave him emotional support during difficult times
  • noun aiding the cause or policy or interests of
    • the president no longer has the support of his own party
    • they developed a scheme of mutual support

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flying

  • noun an instance of traveling by air
    flight.
    • flying was still an exciting adventure for him
  • verb travel through the air; be airborne
    fly; wing.
    • Man cannot fly

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fight

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    battle; engagement; conflict.
    • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
  • noun the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    scrap; combat; fighting.
    • a fight broke out at the hockey game
    • there was fighting in the streets
    • the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap

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walk-on

  • noun plays a small part in a dramatic production
  • adjective not capable of or especially not involving speech or spoken lines
    nonspeaking.
    • had a nonspeaking role in the play

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gymnastic_exercise

  • noun (gymnastics) an exercise designed to develop and display strength and agility and balance (usually performed with or on some gymnastic apparatus)
  • noun a sport that involves exercises intended to display strength and balance and agility
    gymnastics.

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war

  • noun the waging of armed conflict against an enemy
    warfare.
    • thousands of people were killed in the war
  • noun a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply
    state of war.
    • war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring

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ice_hockey

  • noun a game played on an ice rink by two opposing teams of six skaters each who try to knock a flat round puck into the opponents' goal with angled sticks
    hockey game; hockey.

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form

  • noun the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
    descriptor; word form; signifier.
    • the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached
  • noun a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    sort; kind; variety.
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?

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lee_yuen_kam

  • noun United States actor who was an expert in kung fu and starred in martial arts films (1941-1973)
    Lee; Bruce Lee.

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inactiveness

  • noun the state of being inactive
    inactivity; inaction.
  • noun a disposition to remain inactive or inert
    inactivity; inertia.
    • he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work

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jimmy_stewart

  • noun United States film actor who portrayed incorruptible but modest heros (1908-1997)
    James Maitland Stewart; Stewart.

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pilotage

  • noun the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
    navigation; piloting.
  • noun the occupation of a pilot
    piloting.

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gagman

  • noun a comedian who uses gags
    standup comedian.
  • noun someone who writes comic material for public performers
    gagwriter; gagster.

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bronco_busting

  • noun breaking a bronco to saddle

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ski_jumping

  • noun the act of performing a jump on skis from a high ramp overhanging a snow covered slope
  • verb jump on skis
    ski jump.

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rack

  • noun framework for holding objects
  • noun rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton

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duet

  • noun two items of the same kind
    twosome; span; distich; couple; duo; twain; yoke; couplet; pair; brace; dyad; duad.
  • noun two performers or singers who perform together
    duette; duo.

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toss

  • noun the act of flipping a coin
    flip.
  • noun (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team
    flip; pass.
    • the pass was fumbled

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evidence

  • noun your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief
    grounds.
    • the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling
  • noun an indication that makes something evident
    • his trembling was evidence of his fear

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somebody

  • noun a human being
    someone; soul; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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moira_shearer

  • noun Scottish ballet dancer and actress (born in 1926)
    Shearer.

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peter_lorre

  • noun United States actor (born in Hungary) noted for playing sinister roles (1904-1964)
    Lorre; Laszlo Lowestein.

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racing_car

  • noun a fast car that competes in races
    race car; racer.

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floating

  • noun the act of someone who floats on the water
    natation.
  • verb be in motion due to some air or water current
    blow; be adrift; float; drift.
    • The leaves were blowing in the wind
    • the boat drifted on the lake
    • The sailboat was adrift on the open sea
    • the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore

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physical

  • adjective involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit
    • physical exercise
    • physical suffering
    • was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance
  • adjective relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics
    • physical sciences
    • physical laws

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karsavina

  • noun Russian dancer who danced with Nijinsky (1885-1978)
    Tamara Karsavina.

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actor

  • noun a theatrical performer
    thespian; player; role player; histrion.
  • noun a person who acts and gets things done
    doer; worker.
    • he's a principal actor in this affair
    • when you want something done get a doer
    • he's a miracle worker

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john_wayne

  • noun United States film actor who played tough heroes (1907-1979)
    Wayne; Duke Wayne.

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power

  • noun possession of controlling influence
    powerfulness.
    • the deterrent power of nuclear weapons
    • the power of his love saved her
    • his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade
  • noun (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)

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role

  • noun the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
    function; part; office.
    • the function of a teacher
    • the government must do its part
    • play its role
  • noun an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
    part; character; persona; theatrical role.
    • she played the part of Desdemona

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rapidity

  • noun a rate that is rapid
    quickness; rapidness; celerity; speediness.

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rhythm_and_blues_musician

  • noun a performer (and sometimes composer) of rhythm and blues music

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back_exercise

  • noun exercise designed to strengthen the back muscles

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tracy

  • noun United States film actor who appeared in many films with Katharine Hepburn (1900-1967)
    Spencer Tracy.

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frolic

  • noun gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
    caper; play; gambol; romp.
    • it was all done in play
    • their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly
  • verb play boisterously
    disport; rollick; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; frisk; lark; lark about; gambol.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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roll

  • noun rotary motion of an object around its own axis
    axial motion; axial rotation.
    • wheels in axial rotation
  • noun a list of names
    roster.
    • his name was struck off the rolls

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wing

  • noun a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)
  • noun one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane

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tirelessness

  • noun tireless determination
    indefatigableness; indefatigability.

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football

  • noun any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
    football game.
  • noun the inflated oblong ball used in playing American football

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pizzaz

  • noun the activeness of an energetic personality
    pizzazz; dynamism; zing; oomph.

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journey

  • noun the act of traveling from one place to another
    journeying.
  • verb undertake a journey or trip
    travel.

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belly_dance

  • noun a Middle Eastern dance in which the dancer makes sensuous movements of the hips and abdomen
    belly dancing; danse du ventre.
  • verb perform a belly dance

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ruth_saint_denis

  • noun United States dancer and choreographer who collaborated with Ted Shawn (1877-1968)
    Saint Denis; Ruth St. Denis; St. Denis.

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rolling

  • noun a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
    peal; pealing; roll.
  • noun the act of robbing a helpless person
    • he was charged with rolling drunks in the park

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concert_dance

  • noun a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers
    ballet.

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airplane_pilot

  • noun someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight
    pilot.

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gielgud

  • noun English actor of Shakespearean roles who was also noted for appearances in films (1904-2000)
    Arthur John Gielgud; Sir John Gielgud.

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push

  • noun the act of applying force in order to move something away
    pushing.
    • he gave the door a hard push
    • the pushing is good exercise
  • noun the force used in pushing
    thrust.
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
    • the thrust of the jet engines

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meander

  • noun a bend or curve, as in a stream or river
  • noun an aimless amble on a winding course
    ramble.

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animator

  • noun someone who imparts energy and vitality and spirit to other people
    vitaliser; energiser; energizer; vitalizer.
  • noun the technician who produces animated cartoons

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welles

  • noun United States actor and filmmaker (1915-1985)
    Orson Welles; George Orson Welles.
  • verb come up, as of a liquid
    swell; well.
    • Tears well in her eyes
    • the currents well up

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dance

  • noun an artistic form of nonverbal communication
  • noun a party of people assembled for dancing

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end_man

  • noun a man at one end of line of performers in a minstrel show; carries on humorous dialogue with the interlocutor
    corner man.
  • noun a man at one end of a row of people

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vibist

  • noun a musician who plays the vibraphone
    vibraphonist.

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solfege

  • noun singing using solfa syllables to denote the notes of the scale of C major
    solmization; solfeggio.
  • noun a voice exercise; singing scales or runs to the same syllable
    solfeggio.

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horseback

  • noun the back of a horse
  • noun a narrow ridge of hills
    hogback.

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avalanche

  • noun a slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain
  • noun a sudden appearance of an overwhelming number of things
    • the program brought an avalanche of mail

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shimmy

  • noun an abnormal wobble in a motor vehicle (especially in the front wheels)
    • he could feel the shimmy in the steering wheel
  • noun a woman's sleeveless undergarment
    shift; teddy; slip; chemise.

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james_byron_dean

  • noun United States film actor whose moody rebellious roles made him a cult figure (1931-1955)
    James Dean; Dean.

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skiing

  • noun a sport in which participants must travel on skis
  • verb move along on skis
    ski.
    • We love to ski the Rockies
    • My children don't ski

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gypsy_dancing

  • noun a style of dancing characteristic of the Andalusian Gypsies; vigorous and rhythmic with clapping and stamping of feet
    flamenco.

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physical_exertion

  • noun the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
    workout; exercising; exercise; physical exercise.
    • the doctor recommended regular exercise
    • he did some exercising
    • the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit

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row

  • noun an arrangement of objects or people side by side in a line
    • a row of chairs
  • noun an angry dispute
    run-in; wrangle; dustup; words; quarrel.
    • they had a quarrel
    • they had words

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ballet

  • noun a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers
    concert dance.
  • noun music written for a ballet

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uneven

  • adjective not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture
    • an uneven color
    • uneven ground
    • uneven margins
    • wood with an uneven grain
  • adjective satellite (of a contest or contestants) not fairly matched as opponents
    mismatched.
    • vaudeville...waged an uneven battle against the church

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summersault

  • noun an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return
    flip; somersault; summerset; somerset; somersaulting.

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netball

  • noun a team game that resembles basketball; a soccer ball is to be thrown so that it passes through a ring on the top of a post

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bicycler

  • noun a person who rides a bicycle
    cyclist; wheeler; bicyclist.

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rhythm

  • noun the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
    beat; musical rhythm.
    • the piece has a fast rhythm
    • the conductor set the beat
  • noun recurring at regular intervals
    regular recurrence.

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henson

  • noun United States puppeteer who created a troupe of puppet characters (1936-1990)
    Jim Henson.

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ballooning

  • noun flying in a balloon
  • verb ride in a hot-air balloon
    balloon.
    • He tried to balloon around the earth but storms forced him to land in China

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speed_skate

  • noun an ice skate with a long blade; worn for racing
    racing skate.
  • verb race on skates

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propellent

  • noun any substance that propels
    propellant.
  • adjective satellite tending to or capable of propelling
    propellant; propelling; propulsive.
    • propellant fuel for submarines
    • the faster a jet plane goes the greater its propulsive efficiency
    • universities...the seats of propulsive thought

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thoroughbred_racing

  • noun the sport of racing thoroughbred horses

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level

  • noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    grade; degree.
    • a moderate grade of intelligence
    • a high level of care is required
    • it is all a matter of degree
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    grade; tier.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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anaerobic_exercise

  • noun exercise that builds muscles through tension
    bodybuilding; muscle building; musclebuilding.

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contact_sport

  • noun a sport that necessarily involves body contact between opposing players

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horseback_riding

  • noun the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements
    riding; equitation.
  • noun travel by being carried on horseback
    riding.

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straight_man

  • noun a performer who acts as stooge to a comedian
    second banana.

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team

  • noun a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
    squad.
  • noun two or more draft animals that work together to pull something

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quick

  • noun any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)
  • adjective satellite accomplished rapidly and without delay
    speedy.
    • was quick to make friends
    • his quick reaction prevented an accident
    • hoped for a speedy resolution of the problem
    • a speedy recovery
    • he has a right to a speedy trial

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lever

  • noun a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum
  • noun a simple machine that gives a mechanical advantage when given a fulcrum

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dip

  • noun a depression in an otherwise level surface
    • there was a dip in the road
  • noun (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
    magnetic dip; angle of dip; inclination; magnetic inclination.

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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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trend

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

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