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adumbrate (Also adumbrating, adumbrates, adumbrated) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to adumbrate

essay

  • noun an analytic or interpretive literary composition
  • noun a tentative attempt

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represent

  • verb take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
    correspond; stand for.
    • Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin
  • verb express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
    symbolise; typify; symbolize; stand for.
    • What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?

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partial

  • noun the derivative of a function of two or more variables with respect to a single variable while the other variables are considered to be constant
    partial derivative.
  • noun a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency
    partial tone; overtone.

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consider

  • verb deem to be
    reckon; see; regard; view.
    • She views this quite differently from me
    • I consider her to be shallow
    • I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do
  • verb give careful consideration to
    study.
    • consider the possibility of moving

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proposition

  • noun (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false
  • noun a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
    suggestion; proffer.
    • it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse

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go

  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    turn; tour; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
  • noun street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    cristal; ecstasy; XTC; Adam; X; hug drug; disco biscuit.

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follow

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

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compact

  • noun a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse
    powder compact.
  • noun a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
    covenant; concordat.

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glimpse

  • noun a quick look
    glance; coup d'oeil.
  • noun a brief or incomplete view
    • from the window he could catch a glimpse of the lake

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ventilate

  • verb expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
    vent; air out; air.
    • air the old winter clothes
    • air out the smoke-filled rooms
  • verb expose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard spoilage
    • Wheat should be well ventilated

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send

  • verb cause to go somewhere
    direct.
    • The explosion sent the car flying in the air
    • She sent her children to camp
    • He directed all his energies into his dissertation
  • verb to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place
    send out.
    • He had sent the dispatches downtown to the proper people and had slept

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literary

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of literature
    • literary criticism
  • adjective satellite knowledgeable about literature
    • a literary style

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send_word

  • verb inform (somebody) of something
    apprize; apprise; give notice; notify; advise.
    • I advised him that the rent was due

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smile

  • noun a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement
    grinning; smiling; grin.
  • verb change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure

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volunteer

  • noun (military) a person who freely enlists for service
    military volunteer; voluntary.
  • noun a person who performs voluntary work
    unpaid worker.

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sway

  • noun controlling influence
  • noun pitching dangerously to one side
    tilt; careen; rock.

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lure

  • noun qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward
    come-on; enticement.
  • noun anything that serves as an enticement
    come-on; bait; sweetener; hook.

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assay

  • noun an appraisal of the state of affairs
    check.
    • they made an assay of the contents
    • a check on its dependability under stress
  • noun a substance that is undergoing an analysis of its components

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adumbrate

  • verb describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of
    sketch; outline.
    • sketch the outline of the book
    • outline his ideas
  • verb give to understand
    insinuate; intimate.
    • I insinuated that I did not like his wife

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foretell

  • verb foreshadow or presage
    herald; announce; harbinger; annunciate.
  • verb make a prediction about; tell in advance
    predict; anticipate; forebode; call; promise; prognosticate.
    • Call the outcome of an election

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condition

  • noun a state at a particular time
    status.
    • a condition (or state) of disrepair
    • the current status of the arms negotiations
  • noun an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
    precondition; stipulation.

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conceive

  • verb have the idea for
    gestate; conceptualize; conceptualise.
    • He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients
    • This library was well conceived
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    believe; think; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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try

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    effort; endeavor; attempt; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • verb make an effort or attempt
    attempt; seek; essay; assay.
    • He tried to shake off his fears
    • The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps
    • The police attempted to stop the thief
    • He sought to improve himself
    • She always seeks to do good in the world

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regret

  • noun sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
    sorrow; ruefulness; rue.
    • he drank to drown his sorrows
    • he wrote a note expressing his regret
    • to his rue, the error cost him the game
  • verb feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
    repent; rue.

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abridge

  • verb reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
    reduce; cut; abbreviate; shorten; contract; foreshorten.
    • The manuscript must be shortened
  • verb lessen, diminish, or curtail
    • the new law might abridge our freedom of expression

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give_notice

  • verb terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
    give the axe; send away; give the sack; fire; dismiss; terminate; displace; sack; force out; can.
    • The boss fired his secretary today
    • The company terminated 25% of its workers
  • verb inform (somebody) of something
    apprize; send word; apprise; notify; advise.
    • I advised him that the rent was due

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discover

  • verb discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    notice; observe; detect; find.
    • She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water
    • We found traces of lead in the paint
  • verb get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
    pick up; get a line; see; hear; learn; find out; get wind; get word.
    • I learned that she has two grown-up children
    • I see that you have been promoted

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sign

  • noun a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)
    mark.
    • he showed signs of strain
    • they welcomed the signs of spring
  • noun a public display of a message
    • he posted signs in all the shop windows

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abstracter

  • noun one who makes abstracts or summarizes information
    abstractor.
  • adjective existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment
    abstract.
    • abstract words like `truth' and `justice'

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imply

  • verb express or state indirectly
    connote.
  • verb suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic

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persuade

  • verb win approval or support for
    carry; sway.
    • Carry all before one
    • His speech did not sway the voters
  • verb cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm
    • You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!

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canvass

  • noun the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account
    canvas.
    • the crowded canvas of history
    • the movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound
  • noun an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
    public opinion poll; poll; opinion poll.

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sum

  • noun a quantity of money
    amount of money; amount; sum of money.
    • he borrowed a large sum
    • the amount he had in cash was insufficient
  • noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    total; amount.

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brief

  • noun a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case
    legal brief.
  • noun a condensed written summary or abstract

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experiment

  • noun the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation
    experimentation.
  • noun the testing of an idea
    experimentation.
    • it was an experiment in living
    • not all experimentation is done in laboratories

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succinct

  • adjective satellite briefly giving the gist of something
    compact; summary; compendious.
    • a short and compendious book
    • a compact style is brief and pithy
    • succinct comparisons
    • a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject

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proffer

  • noun a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
    proposition; suggestion.
    • it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse
  • verb present for acceptance or rejection
    offer.
    • She offered us all a cold drink

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revealing

  • noun the speech act of making something evident
    disclosure; revelation.
  • verb make visible
    bring out; uncover; reveal; unveil.
    • Summer brings out bright clothes
    • He brings out the best in her

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insinuation

  • noun an indirect (and usually malicious) implication
    innuendo.
  • noun the act of gaining acceptance or affection for yourself by persuasive and subtle blandishments
    ingratiation.
    • she refused to use insinuation in order to gain favor

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hash

  • noun chopped meat mixed with potatoes and browned
  • noun purified resinous extract of the hemp plant; used as a hallucinogen
    hasheesh; haschisch; hashish.

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rudimentary

  • adjective satellite being or involving basic facts or principles
    underlying; fundamental.
    • the fundamental laws of the universe
    • a fundamental incomatibility between them
    • these rudimentary truths
    • underlying principles
  • adjective satellite being in the earliest stages of development
    • rudimentary plans

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contemplate

  • verb look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought
    • contemplate one's navel
  • verb consider as a possibility
    • I contemplated leaving school and taking a full-time job

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explore

  • verb inquire into
    search; research.
    • the students had to research the history of the Second World War for their history project
    • He searched for information on his relatives on the web
    • Scientists are exploring the nature of consciousness
  • verb travel to or penetrate into
    • explore unknown territory in biology

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bowdlerize

  • verb edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
    bowdlerise; expurgate; shorten; castrate.
    • bowdlerize a novel

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let

  • noun a brutal terrorist group active in Kashmir; fights against India with the goal of restoring Islamic rule of India
    Army of the Pure; Army of the Righteous; Lashkar-e-Taiba; Lashkar-e-Tayyiba; Lashkar-e-Toiba.
    • Lashkar-e-Toiba has committed mass murders of civilian Hindus
  • noun a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again
    net ball.

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epitome

  • noun a standard or typical example
    prototype; image; paradigm.
    • he is the prototype of good breeding
    • he provided America with an image of the good father
  • noun a brief abstract (as of an article or book)

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sieve

  • noun a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles
    screen.
  • verb examine in order to test suitability
    sort; screen; screen out.
    • screen these samples
    • screen the job applicants

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bode

  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; betoken; portend; foreshadow; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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convert

  • noun a person who has been converted to another religious or political belief
  • verb change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy
    change over.
    • We converted from 220 to 110 Volt

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study

  • noun a detailed critical inspection
    survey.
  • noun applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
    work.
    • mastering a second language requires a lot of work
    • no schools offer graduate study in interior design

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give_away

  • verb make a gift of
    • She gave away her antique furniture
  • verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    disclose; reveal; unwrap; bring out; expose; let on; discover; divulge; break; let out.
    • The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
    • The actress won't reveal how old she is
    • bring out the truth
    • he broke the news to her
    • unwrap the evidence in the murder case

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precis

  • noun a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
    synopsis; outline; abstract.
  • verb make a summary (of)

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survey

  • noun a detailed critical inspection
    study.
  • noun short descriptive summary (of events)
    sketch; resume.

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smoke

  • noun a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas
    fume.
  • noun a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion
    smoking.
    • the fire produced a tower of black smoke that could be seen for miles

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adumbrate

  • verb describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of
    sketch; outline.
    • sketch the outline of the book
    • outline his ideas
  • verb give to understand
    insinuate; intimate.
    • I insinuated that I did not like his wife

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win_over

  • verb make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something
    convert; convince.
    • He had finally convinced several customers of the advantages of his product

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stray

  • noun an animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)
  • verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    ramble; cast; swan; drift; wander; tramp; range; rove; roam; vagabond; roll.
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • roving vagabonds
    • the wandering Jew
    • The cattle roam across the prairie
    • the laborers drift from one town to the next
    • They rolled from town to town

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win

  • noun a victory (as in a race or other competition)
    • he was happy to get the win
  • noun something won (especially money)
    winnings; profits.

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sneer

  • noun a facial expression of contempt or scorn; the upper lip curls
    leer.
  • noun a contemptuous or scornful remark

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summation

  • noun a concluding summary (as in presenting a case before a law court)
    summing up; rundown.
  • noun (physiology) the process whereby multiple stimuli can produce a response (in a muscle or nerve or other part) that one stimulus alone does not produce

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eye

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

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prove

  • verb be shown or be found to be
    turn up; turn out.
    • She proved to be right
    • The medicine turned out to save her life
    • She turned up HIV positive
  • verb establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
    shew; demonstrate; show; establish.
    • The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound
    • The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture

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adumbrative

  • adjective satellite indistinctly prophetic
    prefigurative; foreshadowing.

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overshadow

  • verb be greater in significance than
    eclipse; dominate.
    • the tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness
  • verb make appear small by comparison
    shadow; dwarf.
    • This year's debt dwarfs that of last year

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glimmering

  • noun a slight suggestion or vague understanding
    glimmer; intimation; inkling.
    • he had no inkling what was about to happen
  • verb shine brightly, like a star or a light
    gleam; glimmer.

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comparing

  • noun the act of examining resemblances
    comparison.
    • they made a comparison of noise levels
    • the fractions selected for comparison must require pupils to consider both numerator and denominator
  • verb examine and note the similarities or differences of
    compare.
    • John compared his haircut to his friend's
    • We compared notes after we had both seen the movie

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annunciate

  • verb foreshadow or presage
    herald; announce; foretell; harbinger.

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recommend

  • verb push for something
    urge; advocate.
    • The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day
  • verb express a good opinion of
    commend.

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look_into

  • verb investigate scientifically
    investigate.
    • Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese
  • verb examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
    check into; go over; suss out; check over; check up on; check out; check.
    • check the brakes
    • Check out the engine

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tell

  • verb express in words
    state; say.
    • He said that he wanted to marry her
    • tell me what is bothering you
    • state your opinion
    • state your name
  • noun a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)
    William Tell.

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screening

  • noun the display of a motion picture
    viewing; showing.
  • noun fabric of metal or plastic mesh

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expose

  • noun the exposure of an impostor or a fraud
    unmasking.
    • he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government
  • verb expose or make accessible to some action or influence
    • Expose your students to art
    • expose the blanket to sunshine

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curriculum

  • noun an integrated course of academic studies
    course of study; syllabus; program; programme.
    • he was admitted to a new program at the university

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sum_up

  • verb give a summary (of)
    summarize; resume; summarise.
    • he summed up his results
    • I will now summarize
  • verb be a summary of
    summarize; summarise; sum.
    • The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper

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clue

  • noun a slight indication
    hint.
  • noun evidence that helps to solve a problem
    cue; clew.

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warn

  • verb notify of danger, potential harm, or risk
    • The director warned him that he might be fired
    • The doctor warned me about the dangers of smoking
  • verb admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior
    admonish; discourage; monish.
    • I warned him not to go too far
    • I warn you against false assumptions
    • She warned him to be quiet

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recount

  • noun an additional (usually a second) count; especially of the votes in a close election
  • verb narrate or give a detailed account of
    recite; tell; narrate.
    • Tell what happened
    • The father told a story to his child

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account

  • noun a record or narrative description of past events
    story; chronicle; history.
    • a history of France
    • he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
    • the story of exposure to lead
  • noun a short account of the news
    report; story; news report; write up.
    • the report of his speech
    • the story was on the 11 o'clock news
    • the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious

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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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look_back

  • verb look towards one's back
    look backward.
    • don't look back while you walk
  • verb look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember
    review; retrospect.
    • she reviewed her achievements with pride

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feed_back

  • verb submit (information) again to a program or automatic system
    resubmit.
  • verb respond to a query or outcome

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inculpate

  • verb suggest that someone is guilty
    incriminate; imply.

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wise_up

  • verb get wise to
    • They wised up to it
  • verb cause someone to become aware of something

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suggestive

  • adjective satellite tending to suggest or imply
    implicative.
    • artifacts suggestive of an ancient society
    • an implicative statement
  • adjective satellite (usually followed by `of') pointing out or revealing clearly
    significative; indicatory; revelatory; indicative.
    • actions indicative of fear

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retell

  • verb render verbally, "recite a poem"
    recite.
    • retell a story
  • verb make into fiction
    fictionalize; fictionalise.
    • The writer fictionalized the lives of his parents in his latest novel

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learn

  • verb gain knowledge or skills
    acquire; larn.
    • She learned dancing from her sister
    • I learned Sanskrit
    • Children acquire language at an amazing rate
  • verb get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
    pick up; get a line; discover; see; hear; find out; get wind; get word.
    • I learned that she has two grown-up children
    • I see that you have been promoted

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compare

  • noun qualities that are comparable
    comparison; equivalence; comparability.
    • no comparison between the two books
    • beyond compare
  • verb examine and note the similarities or differences of
    • John compared his haircut to his friend's
    • We compared notes after we had both seen the movie

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prompt

  • noun a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)
    prompting.
    • the audience could hear his prompting
  • noun (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command
    command prompt.

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prompting

  • noun persuasion formulated as a suggestion
    suggestion.
  • noun a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)
    prompt.
    • the audience could hear his prompting

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predict

  • verb make a prediction about; tell in advance
    anticipate; forebode; foretell; call; promise; prognosticate.
    • Call the outcome of an election
  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; betoken; portend; foreshadow; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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predicate

  • noun (logic) what is predicated of the subject of a proposition; the second term in a proposition is predicated of the first term by means of the copula
    • `Socrates is a man' predicates manhood of Socrates
  • noun one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the predicate contains the verb and its complements
    verb phrase.

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phrase

  • noun an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence
  • noun a short musical passage
    musical phrase.

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publicise

  • verb call attention to
    advertise; publicize; advertize.
    • Please don't advertise the fact that he has AIDS
  • verb make public
    publicize; bare; air.
    • She aired her opinions on welfare

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rawness

  • noun a chilly dampness
    • the rawness of the midnight air
  • noun the state of being crude and incomplete and imperfect
    incompleteness.
    • the study was criticized for incompleteness of data but it stimulated further research
    • the rawness of his diary made it unpublishable

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nark

  • noun an informer or spy working for the police
    copper's nark.
  • noun a lawman concerned with narcotics violations
    narcotics agent; narc.

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bioassay

  • noun appraisal of the biological activity of a substance by testing its effect on an organism and comparing the result with some agreed standard
    bio-assay.
  • verb subject to a bio-assay

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exemplify

  • verb be characteristic of
    represent.
    • This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue
  • verb clarify by giving an example of
    instance; illustrate.

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diagnosing

  • noun identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon
    diagnosis.
  • verb determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
    diagnose; name.

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check_into

  • verb examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
    go over; suss out; check over; check up on; look into; check out; check.
    • check the brakes
    • Check out the engine

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suss_out

  • verb examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
    check into; go over; check over; check up on; look into; check out; check.
    • check the brakes
    • Check out the engine

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summarize

  • verb give a summary (of)
    resume; sum up; summarise.
    • he summed up his results
    • I will now summarize
  • verb be a summary of
    summarise; sum up; sum.
    • The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper

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burst_out

  • verb give sudden release to an expression
    • We burst out laughing
    • 'I hate you,' she burst out
  • verb appear suddenly
    pop out.
    • Spring popped up everywhere in the valley

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summarization

  • noun the act of preparing a summary (or an instance thereof); stating briefly and succinctly
    summarisation.

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stress

  • noun the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
    accent; emphasis.
    • he put the stress on the wrong syllable
  • noun (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
    tension; tenseness.
    • he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension
    • stress is a vasoconstrictor

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outline

  • noun the line that appears to bound an object
    lineation.
  • noun a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
    precis; synopsis; abstract.

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hash_over

  • verb go back over
    rehash; retrograde.
    • retrograde arguments

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sum

  • noun a quantity of money
    amount of money; amount; sum of money.
    • he borrowed a large sum
    • the amount he had in cash was insufficient
  • noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    total; amount.

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mislead

  • verb lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions
    lead astray; misguide; misdirect.
    • The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver
  • verb give false or misleading information to
    misinform.

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inform

  • verb impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
    • I informed him of his rights
  • verb give character or essence to
    • The principles that inform modern teaching

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adumbrant

Giving a faint shadow, or slight resemblance; shadowing forth.

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remonstrate

  • verb argue in protest or opposition
  • verb present and urge reasons in opposition
    point out.

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presuppose

  • verb take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand
    suppose.
    • I presuppose that you have done your work
  • verb require as a necessary antecedent or precondition
    suppose.
    • This step presupposes two prior ones

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gesture

  • noun motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
  • noun the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
    motion.

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recite

  • verb recite in elocution
    declaim.
  • verb repeat aloud from memory
    • she recited a poem
    • The pupil recited his lesson for the day

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understate

  • verb represent as less significant or important
    minimize; downplay; minimise.

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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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move

  • noun the act of deciding to do something
    • he didn't make a move to help
    • his first move was to hire a lawyer
  • noun the act of changing your residence or place of business
    relocation.
    • they say that three moves equal one fire

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predisposed

  • adjective satellite made susceptible
    • because of conditions in the mine, miners are predisposed to lung disease
  • verb make susceptible
    predispose.
    • This illness predisposes you to gain weight

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exemplification

  • noun showing by example
    illustration.
  • noun a representational or typifying form or model
    typification.

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digest

  • noun a periodical that summarizes the news
  • noun something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)
    compilation.

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susceptible

  • adjective (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of
    • susceptible to colds
    • susceptible of proof
  • adjective satellite easily impressed emotionally

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epitomise

  • verb embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of
    typify; epitomize.
    • The fugue typifies Bach's style of composition

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bespeak

  • verb be a signal for or a symptom of
    indicate; signal; betoken; point.
    • These symptoms indicate a serious illness
    • Her behavior points to a severe neurosis
    • The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued
  • verb express the need or desire for; ask for
    call for; quest; request.
    • She requested an extra bed in her room
    • She called for room service

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sensitized

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; supersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen
  • verb make sensitive or aware
    sensify; sensitise; sensibilise; sensibilize; sensitize.
    • He was not sensitized to her emotional needs

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image

  • noun an iconic mental representation
    mental image.
    • her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate
  • noun (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world
    persona.
    • a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty

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incompleteness

  • noun the state of being crude and incomplete and imperfect
    rawness.
    • the study was criticized for incompleteness of data but it stimulated further research
    • the rawness of his diary made it unpublishable

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reveal

  • verb make visible
    bring out; uncover; unveil.
    • Summer brings out bright clothes
    • He brings out the best in her
  • verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    disclose; unwrap; bring out; expose; let on; discover; divulge; break; let out; give away.
    • The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
    • The actress won't reveal how old she is
    • bring out the truth
    • he broke the news to her
    • unwrap the evidence in the murder case

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propose

  • verb make a proposal, declare a plan for something
    advise; suggest.
    • the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax
  • verb present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.
    project.
    • He proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism
    • She proposed a new theory of relativity

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spell

  • noun a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
    enchantment; trance.
  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    go; turn; tour.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work

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introduce

  • verb cause to come to know personally
    acquaint; present.
    • permit me to acquaint you with my son
    • introduce the new neighbors to the community
  • verb bring something new to an environment
    innovate.
    • A new word processor was introduced

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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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half

  • noun one of two equal parts of a divisible whole
    one-half.
    • half a loaf
    • half an hour
    • a century and one half
  • noun one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval

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recap

  • noun a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion
    review; recapitulation.
  • noun a used automobile tire that has been remolded to give it new treads
    retread.

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point_out

  • verb make or write a comment on
    comment; notice; remark.
    • he commented the paper of his colleague
  • verb point out carefully and clearly
    signalise; signalize; call attention.

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name

  • noun a language unit by which a person or thing is known
    • his name really is George Washington
    • those are two names for the same thing
  • noun a person's reputation
    • he wanted to protect his good name

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auspicate

  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; bode; betoken; portend; foreshadow; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news
  • verb commence in a manner calculated to bring good luck
    • They auspicated the trip with a bottle of champagne

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herald

  • noun (formal) a person who announces important news
    trumpeter.
    • the chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet
  • noun something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
    predecessor; forerunner; harbinger; precursor.

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bring_out

  • verb make visible
    uncover; reveal; unveil.
    • Summer brings out bright clothes
    • He brings out the best in her
  • verb bring out of a specific state
    let out.

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mean

  • noun an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
    mean value.
  • verb mean or intend to express or convey
    intend.
    • You never understand what I mean!
    • what do his words intend?

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telescope

  • noun a magnifier of images of distant objects
    scope.
  • verb crush together or collapse
    • In the accident, the cars telescoped
    • my hiking sticks telescope and can be put into the backpack

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formulate

  • verb elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
    explicate; develop.
    • Could you develop the ideas in your thesis
  • verb come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
    devise; contrive; invent; excogitate; forge.
    • excogitate a way to measure the speed of light

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reduce

  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; cut back; bring down; cut down; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
  • verb make less complex
    • reduce a problem to a single question

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recapitulate

  • verb summarize briefly
    recap.
    • Let's recapitulate the main ideas
  • verb repeat stages of evolutionary development during the embryonic phase of life

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wander

  • verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    ramble; stray; cast; swan; drift; tramp; range; rove; roam; vagabond; roll.
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • roving vagabonds
    • the wandering Jew
    • The cattle roam across the prairie
    • the laborers drift from one town to the next
    • They rolled from town to town
  • verb be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
    cheat; cuckold; cheat on; betray.
    • She cheats on her husband
    • Might her husband be wandering?

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witness

  • noun someone who sees an event and reports what happened
    witnesser; informant.
  • noun a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)
    viewer; looker; spectator; watcher.
    • the spectators applauded the performance
    • television viewers
    • sky watchers discovered a new star

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out

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

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canvas

  • noun a heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)
    canvass.
  • noun an oil painting on canvas fabric
    canvass.

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typecast

  • verb cast repeatedly in the same kind of role
  • verb identify as belonging to a certain type
    type.
    • Such people can practically be typed

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testify

  • verb give testimony in a court of law
    bear witness; attest; take the stand.
  • verb provide evidence for
    show; evidence; bear witness; prove.
    • The blood test showed that he was the father
    • Her behavior testified to her incompetence

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research

  • noun systematic investigation to establish facts
  • noun a search for knowledge
    enquiry; inquiry.
    • their pottery deserves more research than it has received

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equate

  • verb consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous
    liken; compare.
    • We can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans
    • You cannot equate success in financial matters with greed
  • verb be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics
    correspond.

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collate

  • verb compare critically; of texts
  • verb to assemble in proper sequence
    • collate the papers

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print

  • noun the text appearing in a book, newspaper, or other printed publication
    • I want to see it in print
  • noun a picture or design printed from an engraving

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instigate

  • verb provoke or stir up
    set off; incite; stir up.
    • incite a riot
    • set off great unrest among the people
  • verb serve as the inciting cause of
    prompt; inspire.
    • She prompted me to call my relatives

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give_voice

  • verb put into words or an expression
    phrase; articulate; word; formulate.
    • He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees

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disclose

  • verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    reveal; unwrap; bring out; expose; let on; discover; divulge; break; let out; give away.
    • The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
    • The actress won't reveal how old she is
    • bring out the truth
    • he broke the news to her
    • unwrap the evidence in the murder case
  • verb disclose to view as by removing a cover
    expose.
    • The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set

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abridgement

  • noun a shortened version of a written work
    capsule; condensation; abridgment.

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resume

  • noun short descriptive summary (of events)
    sketch; survey.
  • noun a summary of your academic and work history
    curriculum vitae; CV.

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expurgate

  • verb edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
    bowdlerise; bowdlerize; shorten; castrate.
    • bowdlerize a novel

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qualify

  • verb prove capable or fit; meet requirements
    measure up.
  • verb pronounce fit or able
    • She was qualified to run the marathon
    • They nurses were qualified to administer the injections

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tempt

  • verb dispose or incline or entice to
    allure.
    • We were tempted by the delicious-looking food
  • verb provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
    lure; entice.
    • He lured me into temptation

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put

  • noun the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
    put option.
  • verb put into a certain place or abstract location
    set; pose; place; lay; position.
    • Put your things here
    • Set the tray down
    • Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
    • Place emphasis on a certain point

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teach

  • verb impart skills or knowledge to
    instruct; learn.
    • I taught them French
    • He instructed me in building a boat
  • noun an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)
    Thatch; Edward Teach; Edward Thatch; Blackbeard.

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advance

  • noun a movement forward
    progress; progression.
    • he listened for the progress of the troops
  • noun a change for the better; progress in development
    betterment; improvement.

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spill

  • noun liquid that is spilled
    • clean up the spills
  • noun a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction
    wasteweir; spillway.

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keep

  • noun the financial means whereby one lives
    living; support; livelihood; bread and butter; sustenance.
    • each child was expected to pay for their keep
    • he applied to the state for support
    • he could no longer earn his own livelihood
  • noun the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
    dungeon; donjon.

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motion

  • noun the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
    gesture.
  • noun a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
    movement.

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explicate

  • verb make plain and comprehensible
    explain.
    • He explained the laws of physics to his students
  • verb elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
    develop; formulate.
    • Could you develop the ideas in your thesis

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symbolize

  • verb express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
    symbolise; typify; represent; stand for.
    • What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?
  • verb represent or identify by using a symbol; use symbols
    symbolise.
    • The poet symbolizes love in this poem
    • These painters believed that artists should symbolize

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think

  • noun an instance of deliberate thinking
    • I need to give it a good think
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    conceive; believe; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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go_over

  • verb hold a review (of troops)
    survey; review.
  • verb happen in a particular manner
    come off; go off.
    • how did your talk go over?

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feed

  • noun food for domestic livestock
    provender.
  • verb provide as food
    • Feed the guests the nuts

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accent

  • noun distinctive manner of oral expression
    speech pattern.
    • he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent
    • she had a very clear speech pattern
  • noun special importance or significance
    emphasis.
    • the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis
    • the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents

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instruct

  • verb impart skills or knowledge to
    teach; learn.
    • I taught them French
    • He instructed me in building a boat
  • verb give instructions or directions for some task
    • She instructed the students to work on their pronunciation

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notify

  • verb inform (somebody) of something
    apprize; send word; apprise; give notice; advise.
    • I advised him that the rent was due

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carry

  • noun the act of carrying something
  • verb move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
    transport.
    • You must carry your camping gear
    • carry the suitcases to the car
    • This train is carrying nuclear waste
    • These pipes carry waste water into the river

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open

  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    clear.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open
  • noun where the air is unconfined
    out-of-doors; open air; outdoors.
    • he wanted to get outdoors a little
    • the concert was held in the open air
    • camping in the open

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acquaint

  • verb cause to come to know personally
    present; introduce.
    • permit me to acquaint you with my son
    • introduce the new neighbors to the community
  • verb make familiar or conversant with
    familiarise; familiarize.
    • you should acquaint yourself with your new computer
    • We familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings

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paint

  • noun a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating
    pigment.
    • artists use `paint' and `pigment' interchangeably
  • noun (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court
    key.
    • he hit a jump shot from the top of the key
    • he dominates play in the paint

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breed

  • noun a special variety of domesticated animals within a species
    strain; stock.
    • he experimented on a particular breed of white rats
    • he created a new strain of sheep
  • noun a special type
    • Google represents a new breed of entrepreneurs

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detailing

  • noun an individualized description of a particular instance
    particularisation; particularization.
  • verb provide details for
    detail.

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indicate

  • verb be a signal for or a symptom of
    bespeak; signal; betoken; point.
    • These symptoms indicate a serious illness
    • Her behavior points to a severe neurosis
    • The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued
  • verb indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
    show; designate; point.
    • I showed the customer the glove section
    • He pointed to the empty parking space
    • he indicated his opponents

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checker

  • noun an attendant who checks coats or baggage
  • noun one who checks the correctness of something

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fraction

  • noun a component of a mixture that has been separated by a fractional process
  • noun a small part or item forming a piece of a whole

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punctuate

  • verb insert punctuation marks into
    mark.
  • verb to stress, single out as important
    emphasise; accent; stress; accentuate; emphasize.
    • Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet

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part

  • noun something determined in relation to something that includes it
    component part; portion; component; constituent.
    • he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
    • I read a portion of the manuscript
    • the smaller component is hard to reach
    • the animal constituent of plankton
  • noun something less than the whole of a human artifact
    portion.
    • the rear part of the house
    • glue the two parts together

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signaling

  • noun any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
    signal; sign.
    • signals from the boat suddenly stopped
  • verb communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs
    signalise; signal; signalize; sign.
    • He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture
    • The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu

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review

  • noun a new appraisal or evaluation
    reappraisal; reassessment; revaluation.
  • noun an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
    critique; critical review; review article.

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adumbration

  • noun the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand
    foreshadowing; prefiguration.
  • noun a sketchy or imperfect or faint representation

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specify

  • verb specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
    qualify; condition; stipulate.
    • The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life
    • The contract stipulates the dates of the payments
  • verb decide upon or fix definitely
    set; fix; limit; determine; define.
    • fix the variables
    • specify the parameters

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omen

  • noun a sign of something about to happen
    prognostic; prodigy; prognostication; presage; portent.
    • he looked for an omen before going into battle
  • noun a strategically located monarchy on the southern and eastern coasts of the Arabian Peninsula; the economy is dominated by oil
    Sultanate of Oman; Oman; Muscat and Oman.

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scrutinize

  • verb to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail
    size up; take stock; scrutinise.
    • he scrutinized his likeness in the mirror
  • verb examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification
    audit; inspect; scrutinise.
    • audit accounts and tax returns

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project

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    undertaking; task; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun a planned undertaking
    projection.

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posit

  • noun (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
    postulate.
  • verb put (something somewhere) firmly
    fix; situate; deposit.
    • She posited her hand on his shoulder
    • deposit the suitcase on the bench
    • fix your eyes on this spot

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factor_out

  • verb consider as relevant when making a decision
    factor in; factor.
    • You must factor in the recent developments
  • verb resolve into factors
    factor in; factor.
    • a quantum computer can factor the number 15

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steer

  • noun an indication of potential opportunity
    lead; hint; tip; wind; confidential information.
    • he got a tip on the stock market
    • a good lead for a job
  • noun castrated bull
    bullock.

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entail

  • noun land received by fee tail
  • noun the act of entailing property; the creation of a fee tail from a fee simple

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prefigure

  • verb imagine or consider beforehand
    • It wasn't as bad as I had prefigured
  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; auspicate; bode; betoken; portend; foreshadow; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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argument

  • noun a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true
    statement.
    • it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true
  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; tilt; controversy; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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rat

  • noun any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse
  • noun someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
    strikebreaker; scab; blackleg.

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complete

  • verb come or bring to a finish or an end; others finished in over 4 hours"
    finish.
    • He finished the dishes
    • She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree
    • The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours
  • verb bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements
    • A child would complete the family

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depict

  • verb show in, or as in, a picture
    picture; render; show.
    • This scene depicts country life
    • the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting
  • verb give a description of
    draw; describe.
    • He drew an elaborate plan of attack

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unwrap

  • verb remove the outer cover or wrapping of
    undo.
    • Let's unwrap the gifts!
    • undo the parcel
  • verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    disclose; reveal; bring out; expose; let on; discover; divulge; break; let out; give away.
    • The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
    • The actress won't reveal how old she is
    • bring out the truth
    • he broke the news to her
    • unwrap the evidence in the murder case

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divulge

  • verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    disclose; reveal; unwrap; bring out; expose; let on; discover; break; let out; give away.
    • The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
    • The actress won't reveal how old she is
    • bring out the truth
    • he broke the news to her
    • unwrap the evidence in the murder case

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umbra

  • noun a region of complete shadow resulting from total obstruction of light

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take

  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; yield; takings; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%
  • noun the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

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tell_on

  • verb give away information about somebody
    shop; give away; denounce; stag; rat; betray; snitch; grass; shit.
    • He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam
  • verb produce an effect or strain on somebody
    • Each step told on his tired legs

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urge

  • noun an instinctive motive
    impulse.
    • profound religious impulses
  • noun a strong restless desire
    itch.
    • why this urge to travel?

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apprize

  • verb inform (somebody) of something
    send word; apprise; give notice; notify; advise.
    • I advised him that the rent was due
  • verb make aware of
    instruct; apprise.
    • Have the students been apprised of the tuition hike?

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familiarise

  • verb make familiar or conversant with
    familiarize; acquaint.
    • you should acquaint yourself with your new computer
    • We familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings

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look_at

  • verb take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
    consider; deal; take.
    • Take the case of China
    • Consider the following case
  • verb look at carefully; study mentally
    consider; view.
    • view a problem

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charm

  • noun attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
    appeal; appealingness.
    • his smile was part of his appeal to her
  • noun a verbal formula believed to have magical force
    magical spell; magic spell; spell.
    • he whispered a spell as he moved his hands
    • inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese

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iterate

  • verb to say, state, or perform again
    reiterate; repeat; ingeminate; retell; restate.
    • She kept reiterating her request
  • verb run or be performed again
    • the function iterates

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tip_off

  • verb give insider information or advise to
    tip.
    • He tipped off the police about the terrorist plot

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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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literary_argument

  • noun a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie
    argument.
    • the editor added the argument to the poem

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cover

  • noun a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
    concealment; covert; screen.
    • a screen of trees afforded privacy
    • under cover of darkness
    • the brush provided a covert for game
    • the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background
  • noun bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
    blanket.
    • he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep

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digress

  • verb lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking
    divagate; wander; stray.
    • She always digresses when telling a story
    • her mind wanders
    • Don't digress when you give a lecture
  • verb wander from a direct or straight course
    straggle; depart; sidetrack.

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consummate

  • verb fulfill sexually
    • consummate a marriage
  • verb make perfect; bring to perfection

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talk

  • noun an exchange of ideas via conversation
    talking.
    • let's have more work and less talk around here
  • noun discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of')
    • his poetry contains much talk about love and anger

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equivocate

  • verb be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
    beat around the bush; tergiversate; palter; prevaricate.

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incomplete

  • adjective not complete or total; not completed
    uncomplete.
    • an incomplete account of his life
    • political consequences of incomplete military success
    • an incomplete forward pass
  • adjective satellite not yet finished
    uncompleted.
    • his thesis is still incomplete
    • an uncompleted play

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shop

  • noun a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services
    store.
    • he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod
  • noun small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done
    workshop.

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propagandise

  • verb subject to propaganda
    propagandize.
  • verb spread by propaganda
    propagandize.

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inspire

  • verb heighten or intensify
    invigorate; enliven; animate; exalt.
    • These paintings exalt the imagination
  • verb supply the inspiration for
    • The article about the artist inspired the exhibition of his recent work

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tincture

  • noun a substances that colors metals
  • noun an indication that something has been present
    vestige; shadow; trace.
    • there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim
    • a tincture of condescension

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show

  • noun the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
    • a remarkable show of skill
  • noun something intended to communicate a particular impression
    display.
    • made a display of strength
    • a show of impatience
    • a good show of looking interested

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probe

  • noun an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
    investigation.
    • there was a congressional probe into the scandal
  • noun a flexible slender surgical instrument with a blunt end that is used to explore wounds or body cavities

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bring

  • verb take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
    take; convey.
    • Bring me the box from the other room
    • Take these letters to the boss
    • This brings me to the main point
  • verb cause to come into a particular state or condition
    • Long hard years of on the job training had brought them to their competence
    • bring water to the boiling point

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forecast

  • noun a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop
    prognosis.
  • verb predict in advance
    calculate.

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debate

  • noun a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
    argumentation; argument.
    • the argument over foreign aid goes on and on
  • noun the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
    public debate; disputation.

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believe

  • verb accept as true; take to be true
    • I believed his report
    • We didn't believe his stories from the War
    • She believes in spirits
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    conceive; think; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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explain

  • verb make plain and comprehensible
    explicate.
    • He explained the laws of physics to his students
  • verb define
    • The committee explained their plan for fund-raising to the Dean

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sensitised

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; supersensitive; hypersensitized; sensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen
  • verb cause to sense; make sensitive
    sensitise; sensitize.
    • She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society
    • My tongue became sensitized to good wine

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insinuate

  • verb introduce or insert (oneself) in a subtle manner
    • He insinuated himself into the conversation of the people at the nearby table
  • verb give to understand
    adumbrate; intimate.
    • I insinuated that I did not like his wife

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betray

  • verb reveal unintentionally
    bewray.
    • Her smile betrayed her true feelings
  • verb deliver to an enemy by treachery
    sell.
    • Judas sold Jesus
    • The spy betrayed his country

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factor

  • noun anything that contributes causally to a result
    • a number of factors determined the outcome
  • noun an abstract part of something
    ingredient; constituent; component; element.
    • jealousy was a component of his character
    • two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony
    • the grammatical elements of a sentence
    • a key factor in her success
    • humor: an effective ingredient of a speech

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announce

  • verb make known; make an announcement
    denote.
    • She denoted her feelings clearly
  • verb announce publicly or officially
    declare.
    • The President declared war

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curriculum_vitae

  • noun a summary of your academic and work history
    CV; resume.

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express

  • noun mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system
    express mail.
  • noun public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
    limited.
    • he caught the express to New York

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watch

  • noun a small portable timepiece
    ticker.
  • noun a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty

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denounce

  • verb speak out against
    • He denounced the Nazis
  • verb to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful
    stigmatise; brand; stigmatize; mark.
    • He denounced the government action
    • She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock

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bear

  • noun massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
  • noun an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price

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beam

  • noun a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides airplane pilots in darkness or bad weather
    radio beam.
  • noun long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction

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capsule

  • noun a small container
  • noun a pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside

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report

  • noun a written document describing the findings of some individual or group
    written report; study.
    • this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale
  • noun the act of informing by verbal report
    account.
    • he heard reports that they were causing trouble
    • by all accounts they were a happy couple

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anatomize

  • verb dissect in order to analyze
    anatomise.
    • anatomize the bodies of the victims of this strange disease
  • verb analyze down to the smallest detail
    • This writer anatomized the depth of human behavior

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harbinger

  • noun something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
    predecessor; herald; forerunner; precursor.
  • verb foreshadow or presage
    herald; announce; foretell; annunciate.

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approach

  • noun ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
    plan of attack; attack.
    • his approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons
    • an attack on inflation
    • his plan of attack was misguided
  • noun the act of drawing spatially closer to something
    coming; approaching.
    • the hunter's approach scattered the geese

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foreshorten

  • verb reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
    reduce; cut; abbreviate; abridge; shorten; contract.
    • The manuscript must be shortened
  • verb shorten lines in a drawing so as to create an illusion of depth

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summary

  • noun a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form
    sum-up.
    • he gave a summary of the conclusions
  • adjective satellite performed speedily and without formality
    drumhead.
    • a summary execution
    • summary justice

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investigate

  • verb investigate scientifically
    look into.
    • Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese
  • verb conduct an inquiry or investigation of
    inquire; enquire.
    • The district attorney's office investigated reports of possible irregularities
    • inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady

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obscure

  • verb make less visible or unclear
    befog; haze over; fog; becloud; mist; obnubilate; cloud.
    • The stars are obscured by the clouds
    • the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley
  • verb make unclear, indistinct, or blurred
    confuse; obnubilate; blur.
    • Her remarks confused the debate
    • Their words obnubilate their intentions

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exude

  • verb release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities
    ooze out; exudate; ooze; transude.
    • exude sweat through the pores
  • verb make apparent by one's mood or behavior
    • She exudes great confidence

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view

  • noun a way of regarding situations or topics etc.
    position; perspective.
    • consider what follows from the positivist view
  • noun the visual percept of a region
    prospect; vista; panorama; scene; aspect.
    • the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views

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signify

  • verb denote or connote
    intend; stand for; mean.
    • `maison' means `house' in French
    • An example sentence would show what this word means
  • verb convey or express a meaning
    • These words mean nothing to me!
    • What does his strange behavior signify?

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burst

  • noun the act of exploding or bursting
    explosion.
    • the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children
    • the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft
  • noun rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
    fusillade; volley; salvo.
    • our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise

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reiterate

  • verb to say, state, or perform again
    repeat; ingeminate; retell; restate; iterate.
    • She kept reiterating her request

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portend

  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; betoken; foreshadow; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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allure

  • noun the power to entice or attract through personal charm
    allurement; temptingness.
  • verb dispose or incline or entice to
    tempt.
    • We were tempted by the delicious-looking food

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bare

  • verb lay bare
    • bare your breasts
    • bare your feelings
  • verb make public
    publicize; publicise; air.
    • She aired her opinions on welfare

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tender

  • noun something that can be used as an official medium of payment
    legal tender; stamp.
  • noun someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
    attendant; attender.

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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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enlightening

  • adjective tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance
    informative; illuminating.
    • an enlightening glimpse of government in action
    • an illuminating lecture
  • verb make understand
    edify; enlighten.
    • Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal

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away

  • adjective satellite not present; having left
    • he's away right now
    • you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away
  • adjective used of an opponent's ground
    • an away game

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label

  • noun a brief description given for purposes of identification
    • the label Modern is applied to many different kinds of architecture
  • noun trade name of a company that produces musical recordings
    recording label.
    • the artists and repertoire department of a recording label is responsible for finding new talent

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state

  • noun the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    province.
    • his state is in the deep south
  • noun the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • the current state of knowledge
    • his state of health
    • in a weak financial state

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score

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; mark.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages
    musical score.
    • he studied the score of the sonata

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import

  • noun commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country
    importation.
  • noun an imported person brought from a foreign country
    importee.
    • the lead role was played by an import from Sweden
    • they are descendants of indentured importees

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neither

  • adjective satellite not either; not one or the other

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reading

  • noun the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message
    • his main reading was detective stories
    • suggestions for further reading
  • noun a particular interpretation or performance
    • on that reading it was an insult
    • he was famous for his reading of Mozart

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presage

  • noun a foreboding about what is about to happen
  • noun a sign of something about to happen
    omen; prognostic; prodigy; prognostication; portent.
    • he looked for an omen before going into battle

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summing_up

  • noun a concluding summary (as in presenting a case before a law court)
    summation; rundown.

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notice

  • noun an announcement containing information about an event
    • you didn't give me enough notice
    • an obituary notice
    • a notice of sale
  • noun the act of noticing or paying attention
    observance; observation.
    • he escaped the notice of the police

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screen

  • noun a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing
    projection screen; silver screen.
  • noun a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight
    blind.
    • they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet

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scrutinise

  • verb to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail
    size up; take stock; scrutinize.
    • he scrutinized his likeness in the mirror
  • verb examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification
    audit; scrutinize; inspect.
    • audit accounts and tax returns

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uncompleted

  • adjective satellite not yet finished
    incomplete.
    • his thesis is still incomplete
    • an uncompleted play
  • adjective satellite not caught or not caught within bounds
    • an uncompleted pass

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foreshadow

  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; betoken; portend; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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briefing

  • noun detailed instructions, as for a military operation
  • verb give essential information to someone
    brief.
    • The reporters were briefed about the President's plan to invade

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concentrate

  • noun the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore
    dressed ore.
  • noun a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water

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encapsulate

  • verb enclose in a capsule or other small container
  • verb put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume
    capsulise; capsule; capsulize.
    • capsulize the news

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delimit

  • verb determine the essential quality of
    delineate; delimitate; specify; define.
  • verb be opposite to; of angles and sides, in geometry
    subtend.

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contract

  • noun a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
  • noun (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
    declaration.

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sketchy

  • adjective satellite giving only major points; lacking completeness
    unelaborated.
    • a sketchy account
    • details of the plan remain sketchy

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tout

  • noun someone who buys tickets to an event in order to resell them at a profit
    ticket tout.
  • noun someone who advertises for customers in an especially brazen way
    touter.

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retrograde

  • verb move backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies
  • verb move in a direction contrary to the usual one
    • retrograding planets

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argue

  • verb present reasons and arguments
    reason.
  • verb have an argument about something
    contend; debate; fence.

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propagandize

  • verb subject to propaganda
    propagandise.
  • verb spread by propaganda
    propagandise.

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synoptic

  • adjective presenting a summary or general view of a whole
    • a synoptic presentation of a physical theory
  • adjective satellite presenting or taking the same point of view; used especially with regard to the first three gospels of the New Testament
    synoptical.
    • synoptic sayings

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rehash

  • noun old material that is slightly reworked and used again
    • merely a dull rehash of his first novel
  • verb present or use over, with no or few changes

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abbreviate

  • verb reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
    reduce; cut; abridge; shorten; contract; foreshorten.
    • The manuscript must be shortened
  • verb shorten
    • Abbreviate `New York' and write `NY'

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point

  • noun a geometric element that has position but no extension
    • a point is defined by its coordinates
  • noun the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
    • she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street

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liken

  • verb consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous
    compare; equate.
    • We can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans
    • You cannot equate success in financial matters with greed

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overview

  • noun a general summary of a subject
    • the treasurer gave a brief overview of the financial consequences

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typify

  • verb embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of
    epitomise; epitomize.
    • The fugue typifies Bach's style of composition
  • verb express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
    symbolise; symbolize; represent; stand for.
    • What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?

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clue_in

  • verb provide someone with a clue
    • Can you clue me in?

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poll

  • noun an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
    canvass; public opinion poll; opinion poll.
  • noun the top of the head
    crown; pate.

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reexamine

  • verb look at again; examine again
    review.
    • let's review your situation

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source

  • noun the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    origin; root; beginning; rootage.
    • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    • communism's Russian root
  • noun a document (or organization) from which information is obtained
    • the reporter had two sources for the story

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actualize

  • verb make real or concrete; give reality or substance to
    substantiate; realize; realise; actualise.
    • our ideas must be substantiated into actions
  • verb represent or describe realistically
    actualise.

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overlook

  • noun a high place affording a good view
  • verb look past, fail to notice

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mark

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; score.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a distinguishing symbol
    marker; marking.
    • the owner's mark was on all the sheep

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advert

  • noun a public promotion of some product or service
    ad; advertising; advertisement; advertizement; advertizing.
  • verb give heed (to)
    hang; give ear; attend; pay heed.
    • The children in the audience attended the recital quietly
    • She hung on his every word
    • They attended to everything he said

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indicatory

  • adjective satellite (usually followed by `of') pointing out or revealing clearly
    significative; revelatory; indicative; suggestive.
    • actions indicative of fear

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accentuate

  • verb to stress, single out as important
    emphasise; accent; punctuate; stress; emphasize.
    • Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet
  • verb put stress on; utter with an accent
    stress; accent.
    • In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word

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minimise

  • verb represent as less significant or important
    minimize; downplay; understate.
  • verb make small or insignificant
    minimize.
    • Let's minimize the risk

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prototype

  • noun a standard or typical example
    epitome; image; paradigm.
    • he is the prototype of good breeding
    • he provided America with an image of the good father

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define

  • verb determine the essential quality of
    delineate; delimitate; delimit; specify.
  • verb give a definition for the meaning of a word
    • Define `sadness'

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retrospect

  • noun contemplation of things past
    • in retrospect
  • verb look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember
    review; look back.
    • she reviewed her achievements with pride

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delimitate

  • verb determine the essential quality of
    delineate; delimit; specify; define.
  • verb set, mark, or draw the boundaries of something
    delimit; demarcate.

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search

  • noun the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
    hunt; hunting.
  • noun an investigation seeking answers
    • a thorough search of the ledgers revealed nothing
    • the outcome justified the search

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observe

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

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try_out

  • verb put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
    essay; prove; try; examine; test.
    • This approach has been tried with good results
    • Test this recipe
  • verb try something new, as in order to gain experience
    experiment.
    • Students experiment sexually
    • The composer experimented with a new style

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downplay

  • verb represent as less significant or important
    minimize; understate; minimise.
  • verb understate the importance or quality of
    play down; background.
    • he played down his royal ancestry

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denote

  • verb be a sign or indication of
    • Her smile denoted that she agreed
  • verb have as a meaning
    refer.
    • `multi-' denotes `many'

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present

  • noun the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech
    nowadays.
    • that is enough for the present
    • he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow
  • noun something presented as a gift
    • his tie was a present from his wife

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take_apart

  • verb take apart into its constituent pieces
    break up; dismantle; break apart; disassemble.
  • verb divide into pieces
    discerp; dismember.
    • our department was dismembered when our funding dried up
    • The Empire was discerped after the war

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case

  • noun an occurrence of something
    instance; example.
    • it was a case of bad judgment
    • another instance occurred yesterday
    • but there is always the famous example of the Smiths
  • noun a special set of circumstances
    event.
    • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
    • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

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look

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

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foreshadow

  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; betoken; portend; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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dissect

  • verb cut open or cut apart
    • dissect the bodies for analysis
  • verb make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features
    take apart; analyze; analyse; break down.
    • analyze a specimen
    • analyze a sentence
    • analyze a chemical compound

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line_score

  • noun a summary of the scoring in a game (usually in tabular form)

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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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suppose

  • verb express a supposition
    say.
    • Let us say that he did not tell the truth
    • Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?
  • verb expect, believe, or suppose
    guess; reckon; imagine; opine; think.
    • I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel
    • I thought to find her in a bad state
    • he didn't think to find her in the kitchen
    • I guess she is angry at me for standing her up

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actualise

  • verb make real or concrete; give reality or substance to
    actualize; substantiate; realize; realise.
    • our ideas must be substantiated into actions
  • verb represent or describe realistically
    actualize.

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bowdlerise

  • verb edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
    expurgate; bowdlerize; shorten; castrate.
    • bowdlerize a novel

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investigating

  • noun the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
    investigation.
  • verb investigate scientifically
    investigate; look into.
    • Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese

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voice

  • noun the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech
    • A shrill voice sounded behind us
  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalization; vocalisation; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations

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guide

  • noun someone employed to conduct others
    usher.
  • noun someone who shows the way by leading or advising

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paint_a_picture

  • verb call to mind
    suggest; evoke.
    • this remark evoked sadness

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characterize

  • verb describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of
    qualify; characterise.
    • You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist
    • This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover
  • verb be characteristic of
    characterise.
    • What characterizes a Venetian painting?

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pressing

  • noun the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure
    press; pressure.
    • he gave the button a press
    • he used pressure to stop the bleeding
    • at the pressing of a button
  • noun a metal or plastic part that is made by a mechanical press

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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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keep_an_eye_on

  • verb follow with the eyes or the mind
    watch over; follow; observe; watch.
    • Keep an eye on the baby, please!
    • The world is watching Sarajevo
    • She followed the men with the binoculars

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suggest

  • verb make a proposal, declare a plan for something
    propose; advise.
    • the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax
  • verb drop a hint; intimate by a hint
    hint.

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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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shorten

  • verb make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration
    • He shortened his trip due to illness
  • verb reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
    reduce; cut; abbreviate; abridge; contract; foreshorten.
    • The manuscript must be shortened

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emphasize

  • verb to stress, single out as important
    emphasise; accent; punctuate; stress; accentuate.
    • Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet
  • verb give extra weight to (a communication)
    emphasise; underline; underscore.
    • Her gesture emphasized her words

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advise

  • verb give advice to
    counsel; rede.
    • The teacher counsels troubled students
    • The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud
  • verb inform (somebody) of something
    apprize; send word; apprise; give notice; notify.
    • I advised him that the rent was due

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capsulize

  • verb enclose in a capsule
    capsulate; capsule; capsulise.
  • verb put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume
    capsulise; capsule; encapsulate.
    • capsulize the news

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emphasise

  • verb give extra weight to (a communication)
    underline; underscore; emphasize.
    • Her gesture emphasized her words
  • verb to stress, single out as important
    accent; punctuate; stress; accentuate; emphasize.
    • Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet

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capsulise

  • verb enclose in a capsule
    capsulate; capsule; capsulize.
  • verb put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume
    capsule; encapsulate; capsulize.
    • capsulize the news

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suggestion

  • noun an idea that is suggested
    • the picnic was her suggestion
  • noun a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
    proposition; proffer.
    • it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse

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eccentric

  • noun a person with an unusual or odd personality
    eccentric person; geek; oddball; flake.
  • noun a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
    case; character; type.
    • a real character
    • a strange character
    • a friendly eccentric
    • the capable type
    • a mental case

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put_forward

  • verb put before
    posit; state; submit.
    • I submit to you that the accused is guilty
  • verb insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized
    assert.
    • Women should assert themselves more!

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audit

  • noun an inspection of the accounting procedures and records by a trained accountant or CPA
    audited account.
  • noun a methodical examination or review of a condition or situation
    • he made an audit of all the plants on his property
    • an energy efficiency audit
    • an email log audit

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compendium

  • noun a publication containing a variety of works
    collection.
  • noun a concise but comprehensive summary of a larger work

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make_a_motion

  • verb propose formally; in a debate or parliamentary meeting
    move.

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off

  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    murder; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered
  • adjective not in operation or operational
    • the oven is off
    • the lights are off

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minimize

  • verb make small or insignificant
    minimise.
    • Let's minimize the risk
  • verb represent as less significant or important
    downplay; understate; minimise.

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typification

  • noun a representational or typifying form or model
    exemplification.
  • noun the act of representing by a type or symbol; the action of typifying

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synopsis

  • noun a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
    precis; outline; abstract.

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position

  • noun the particular portion of space occupied by something
    place.
    • he put the lamp back in its place
  • noun a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
    military position.

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publicize

  • verb make public
    bare; publicise; air.
    • She aired her opinions on welfare
  • verb call attention to
    publicise; advertise; advertize.
    • Please don't advertise the fact that he has AIDS

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paradigm

  • noun systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word
  • noun a standard or typical example
    epitome; prototype; image.
    • he is the prototype of good breeding
    • he provided America with an image of the good father

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docket

  • noun (law) the calendar of a court; the list of cases to be tried or a summary of the court's activities
  • noun a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to
    agenda; schedule.

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abstractor

  • noun one who makes abstracts or summarizes information
    abstracter.

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vent

  • noun a hole for the escape of gas or air
    blowhole; venthole; vent-hole.
  • noun external opening of urinary or genital system of a lower vertebrate

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apprise

  • verb inform (somebody) of something
    apprize; send word; give notice; notify; advise.
    • I advised him that the rent was due
  • verb make aware of
    instruct; apprize.
    • Have the students been apprised of the tuition hike?

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evince

  • verb give expression to
    express; show.
    • She showed her disappointment

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ingeminate

  • verb to say, state, or perform again
    reiterate; repeat; retell; restate; iterate.
    • She kept reiterating her request

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touch

  • noun the event of something coming in contact with the body
    touching.
    • he longed for the touch of her hand
    • the cooling touch of the night air
  • noun the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
    sense of touch; touch modality; skin senses; cutaneous senses.
    • only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us

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prognosticate

  • verb make a prediction about; tell in advance
    predict; anticipate; forebode; foretell; call; promise.
    • Call the outcome of an election
  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; betoken; portend; foreshadow; predict; foretell; augur; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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rundown

  • noun a concluding summary (as in presenting a case before a law court)
    summation; summing up.

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cut

  • noun a share of the profits
    • everyone got a cut of the earnings
  • noun (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next
    • the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt

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hint

  • noun an indirect suggestion
    breath; intimation.
    • not a breath of scandal ever touched her
  • noun a slight indication
    clue.

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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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allude

  • verb make a more or less disguised reference to
    touch; advert.
    • He alluded to the problem but did not mention it

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cue

  • noun an actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech
  • noun evidence that helps to solve a problem
    clew; clue.

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designate

  • verb assign a name or title to
    denominate.
  • verb give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
    depute; assign; delegate.

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fill_in

  • verb supply with information on a specific topic
    • He filled me in on the latest developments
  • verb represent the effect of shade or shadow on
    shade.

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characterise

  • verb be characteristic of
    characterize.
    • What characterizes a Venetian painting?
  • verb describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of
    characterize; qualify.
    • You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist
    • This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover

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advocate

  • noun a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
    advocator; proponent; exponent.
  • noun a lawyer who pleads cases in court
    counsel; counselor-at-law; counsellor; pleader; counselor.

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symbolise

  • verb represent or identify by using a symbol; use symbols
    symbolize.
    • The poet symbolizes love in this poem
    • These painters believed that artists should symbolize
  • verb express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
    typify; symbolize; represent; stand for.
    • What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?

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test

  • noun trying something to find out about it
    trial; trial run; tryout.
    • a sample for ten days free trial
    • a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain
  • noun any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc
    mental testing; mental test; psychometric test.
    • the test was standardized on a large sample of students

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divagate

  • verb lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking
    digress; wander; stray.
    • She always digresses when telling a story
    • her mind wanders
    • Don't digress when you give a lecture

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indicative

  • noun a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact
    common mood; declarative mood; declarative; indicative mood; fact mood.
  • adjective relating to the mood of verbs that is used simple in declarative statements
    declarative.
    • indicative mood

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capitulation

  • noun a document containing the terms of surrender
  • noun a summary that enumerates the main parts of a topic

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judge

  • noun a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
    justice; jurist.
  • noun an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
    evaluator.

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shadow

  • noun shade within clear boundaries
  • noun an unilluminated area
    dark; darkness.
    • he moved off into the darkness

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implicate

  • verb bring into intimate and incriminating connection
    • He is implicated in the scheme to defraud the government
  • verb impose, involve, or imply as a necessary accompaniment or result
    entail.
    • What does this move entail?

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vague

  • adjective satellite not clearly understood or expressed
    obscure.
    • an obscure turn of phrase
    • an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit"-Anatole Broyard
    • their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear"- P.A.Sorokin
    • vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science"- John Locke
  • adjective not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished
    undefined.
    • an undefined term
    • undefined authority
    • some undefined sense of excitement
    • vague feelings of sadness
    • a vague uneasiness

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block_out

  • verb plan where and when songs should be inserted into a theatrical production, or plan a theatrical production in general
  • verb prevent from entering
    screen.
    • block out the strong sunlight

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apart

  • adjective satellite remote and separate physically or socially
    obscure; isolated.
    • existed over the centuries as a world apart
    • preserved because they inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson
    • tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization
    • an obscure village
  • adjective satellite having characteristics not shared by others
    • scientists felt they were a group apart"- Vannever Bush

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crisp

  • noun a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat
    Saratoga chip; potato chip; chip.
  • verb make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
    scrunch; crease; crinkle; ruckle; wrinkle; scrunch up.
    • The dress got wrinkled
    • crease the paper like this to make a crane

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signal

  • noun any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
    signaling; sign.
    • signals from the boat suddenly stopped
  • noun any incitement to action
    • he awaited the signal to start
    • the victory was a signal for wild celebration

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let_on

  • verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    disclose; reveal; unwrap; bring out; expose; discover; divulge; break; let out; give away.
    • The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
    • The actress won't reveal how old she is
    • bring out the truth
    • he broke the news to her
    • unwrap the evidence in the murder case

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entice

  • verb provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
    lure; tempt.
    • He lured me into temptation

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augur

  • noun (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy
    auspex.
  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; betoken; portend; foreshadow; predict; foretell; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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summarise

  • verb be a summary of
    summarize; sum up; sum.
    • The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper
  • verb give a summary (of)
    summarize; resume; sum up.
    • he summed up his results
    • I will now summarize

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sketch

  • noun preliminary drawing for later elaboration
    study.
    • he made several studies before starting to paint
  • noun a brief literary description
    vignette.

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unelaborated

  • adjective satellite giving only major points; lacking completeness
    sketchy.
    • a sketchy account
    • details of the plan remain sketchy

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back

  • noun the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
    dorsum.
    • his back was nicely tanned
  • noun the side that goes last or is not normally seen
    rear.
    • he wrote the date on the back of the photograph

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compendious

  • adjective satellite briefly giving the gist of something
    compact; summary; succinct.
    • a short and compendious book
    • a compact style is brief and pithy
    • succinct comparisons
    • a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject

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incriminate

  • verb suggest that someone is guilty
    imply; inculpate.
  • verb bring an accusation against; level a charge against
    impeach; accuse; criminate.
    • The neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse

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sum-up

  • noun a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form
    summary.
    • he gave a summary of the conclusions

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convey

  • verb make known; pass on, of information
    • She conveyed the message to me
  • verb serve as a means for expressing something
    carry; express.
    • The painting of Mary carries motherly love
    • His voice carried a lot of anger

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watch_over

  • verb follow with the eyes or the mind
    follow; observe; watch; keep an eye on.
    • Keep an eye on the baby, please!
    • The world is watching Sarajevo
    • She followed the men with the binoculars

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trace

  • noun a just detectable amount
    suggestion; hint.
    • he speaks French with a trace of an accent
  • noun an indication that something has been present
    vestige; shadow; tincture.
    • there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim
    • a tincture of condescension

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lead

  • noun an advantage held by a competitor in a race
    • he took the lead at the last turn
  • noun a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey
    Pb; atomic number 82.
    • the children were playing with lead soldiers

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remind

  • verb put in the mind of someone
    • Remind me to call Mother
  • verb assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned
    cue; prompt.

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inkling

  • noun a slight suggestion or vague understanding
    glimmer; glimmering; intimation.
    • he had no inkling what was about to happen

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throw_out

  • verb force to leave or move out
    kick out; expel.
    • He was expelled from his native country
  • verb throw or cast away
    dispose; cast aside; throw away; fling; toss; cast away; chuck out; cast out; put away; discard; toss out; toss away.
    • Put away your worries

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inoculate

  • verb introduce an idea or attitude into the mind of
    • My teachers inoculated me with their beliefs
  • verb introduce a microorganism into

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castrate

  • noun a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction
    eunuch.
    • eunuchs guarded the harem
  • verb deprive of strength or vigor
    emasculate.
    • The Senate emasculated the law

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intimate

  • noun someone to whom private matters are confided
    confidant.
  • verb give to understand
    insinuate; adumbrate.
    • I insinuated that I did not like his wife

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inspect

  • verb look over carefully
    • Please inspect your father's will carefully
  • verb come to see in an official or professional capacity
    visit.
    • The governor visited the prison
    • The grant administrator visited the laboratory

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check_over

  • verb examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
    check into; go over; suss out; check up on; look into; check out; check.
    • check the brakes
    • Check out the engine

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broken

  • adjective physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split
    • a broken mirror
    • a broken tooth
    • a broken leg
    • his neck is broken
  • verb terminate
    interrupt; break.
    • She interrupted her pregnancy
    • break a lucky streak
    • break the cycle of poverty

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sift

  • verb move as if through a sieve
    • The soldiers sifted through the woods
  • verb separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements
    strain; sieve.
    • sift the flour

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obscure

  • verb make less visible or unclear
    befog; haze over; fog; becloud; mist; obnubilate; cloud.
    • The stars are obscured by the clouds
    • the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley
  • verb make unclear, indistinct, or blurred
    confuse; obnubilate; blur.
    • Her remarks confused the debate
    • Their words obnubilate their intentions

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throw

  • noun the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)
    • the catcher made a good throw to second base
  • noun a single chance or instance
    • he couldn't afford $50 a throw

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narrate

  • verb provide commentary for a film, for example
  • verb narrate or give a detailed account of
    recite; tell; recount.
    • Tell what happened
    • The father told a story to his child

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roundup

  • noun the activity of gathering livestock together so that they can be counted or branded or sold
  • noun a summary list; as in e.g. "a news roundup"

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on

  • adjective in operation or operational
    • left the oven on
    • the switch is in the on position
  • adjective (of events) planned or scheduled
    • the picnic is on, rain or shine
    • we have nothing on for Friday night

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stag

  • noun a male deer, especially an adult male red deer
    hart.
  • noun adult male deer

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innuendo

  • noun an indirect (and usually malicious) implication
    insinuation.

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uncomplete

  • adjective not complete or total; not completed
    incomplete.
    • an incomplete account of his life
    • political consequences of incomplete military success
    • an incomplete forward pass

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let_out

  • verb express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
    utter; let loose; emit.
    • She let out a big heavy sigh
    • He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand
  • verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    disclose; reveal; unwrap; bring out; expose; let on; discover; divulge; break; give away.
    • The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
    • The actress won't reveal how old she is
    • bring out the truth
    • he broke the news to her
    • unwrap the evidence in the murder case

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check_out

  • verb examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
    check into; go over; suss out; check over; check up on; look into; check.
    • check the brakes
    • Check out the engine
  • verb announce one's departure from a hotel

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informing

  • noun to furnish incriminating evidence to an officer of the law (usually in return for favors)
    ratting.
  • noun a speech act that conveys information
    making known.

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evoke

  • verb call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    raise; fire; enkindle; elicit; arouse; kindle; provoke.
    • arouse pity
    • raise a smile
    • evoke sympathy
  • verb evoke or provoke to appear or occur
    provoke; call forth; kick up.
    • Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple

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epitomize

  • verb embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of
    typify; epitomise.
    • The fugue typifies Bach's style of composition

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restate

  • verb to say, state, or perform again
    reiterate; repeat; ingeminate; retell; iterate.
    • She kept reiterating her request

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block

  • noun a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)
    • the pyramids were built with large stone blocks
  • noun a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings
    city block.
    • he lives in the next block

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summarisation

  • noun the act of preparing a summary (or an instance thereof); stating briefly and succinctly
    summarization.

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into

To the inside of; within. It is used in a variety of applications.

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articulate

  • verb provide with a joint
    joint.
    • the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood
  • verb put into words or an expression
    phrase; word; formulate; give voice.
    • He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees

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down

  • noun soft fine feathers
    down feather.
  • noun (American football) a complete play to advance the football
    • you have four downs to gain ten yards

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break_down

  • verb make ineffective
    crush.
    • Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination
  • verb make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features
    take apart; dissect; analyze; analyse.
    • analyze a specimen
    • analyze a sentence
    • analyze a chemical compound

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breath

  • noun the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing
    • he took a deep breath and dived into the pool
    • he was fighting to his last breath
  • noun the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration
    • his sour breath offended her

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familiarize

  • verb make familiar or conversant with
    familiarise; acquaint.
    • you should acquaint yourself with your new computer
    • We familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings

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connote

  • verb express or state indirectly
    imply.
  • verb involve as a necessary condition of consequence; as in logic
    predicate.
    • solving the problem is predicated on understanding it well

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condense

  • verb undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops
    distil; distill.
    • water condenses
    • The acid distills at a specific temperature
  • verb make more concise
    concentrate; digest.
    • condense the contents of a book into a summary

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submit

  • verb refer for judgment or consideration
    subject.
    • The lawyers submitted the material to the court
  • verb put before
    posit; state; put forward.
    • I submit to you that the accused is guilty

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glimmer

  • noun a flash of light (especially reflected light)
    gleam; gleaming.
  • noun a slight suggestion or vague understanding
    glimmering; intimation; inkling.
    • he had no inkling what was about to happen

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bear_witness

  • verb provide evidence for
    show; evidence; testify; prove.
    • The blood test showed that he was the father
    • Her behavior testified to her incompetence
  • verb give testimony in a court of law
    attest; testify; take the stand.

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forward

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

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analyze

  • verb consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
    canvas; study; analyse; examine; canvass.
    • analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare
    • analyze the evidence in a criminal trial
    • analyze your real motives
  • verb make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features
    take apart; dissect; analyse; break down.
    • analyze a specimen
    • analyze a sentence
    • analyze a chemical compound

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delineate

  • verb show the form or outline of
    define.
    • The tree was clearly defined by the light
    • The camera could define the smallest object
  • verb determine the essential quality of
    delimitate; delimit; specify; define.

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groak

  • verb look or stare at longingly
    • The dog his master who was eating a sausage

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an

  • noun an associate degree in nursing
    Associate in Nursing.

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invite

  • noun a colloquial expression for invitation
    • he didn't get no invite to the party
  • verb increase the likelihood of
    ask for.
    • ask for trouble
    • invite criticism

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offering

  • noun something offered (as a proposal or bid)
    offer.
    • noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds
  • noun money contributed to a religious organization

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offer

  • noun the verbal act of offering
    offering.
    • a generous offer of assistance
  • noun something offered (as a proposal or bid)
    offering.
    • noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds

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analyse

  • verb consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
    canvas; study; examine; canvass; analyze.
    • analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare
    • analyze the evidence in a criminal trial
    • analyze your real motives
  • verb break down into components or essential features
    analyze.
    • analyze today's financial market

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betoken

  • verb be a signal for or a symptom of
    bespeak; indicate; signal; point.
    • These symptoms indicate a serious illness
    • Her behavior points to a severe neurosis
    • The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued
  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; portend; foreshadow; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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illuminating

  • adjective tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance
    informative; enlightening.
    • an enlightening glimpse of government in action
    • an illuminating lecture
  • verb make lighter or brighter
    light; illuminate; illumine; light up; illume.
    • This lamp lightens the room a bit

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line

  • noun a formation of people or things one beside another
    • the line of soldiers advanced with their bayonets fixed
    • they were arrayed in line of battle
    • the cast stood in line for the curtain call
  • noun a mark that is long relative to its width
    • He drew a line on the chart

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partitioning

  • noun an analysis into mutually exclusive categories
    breakdown.
  • noun the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart
    division; sectionalization; partition; segmentation; sectionalisation.

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misinform

  • verb give false or misleading information to
    mislead.

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wise

  • noun a way of doing or being
    • in no wise
    • in this wise
  • noun United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949)
    Stephen Samuel Wise.

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check_up_on

  • verb examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
    check into; go over; suss out; check over; look into; check out; check.
    • check the brakes
    • Check out the engine

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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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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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convince

  • verb make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something
    convert; win over.
    • He had finally convinced several customers of the advantages of his product

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grass

  • noun narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
  • noun German writer of novels and poetry and plays (born 1927)
    Gunter Grass; Gunter Wilhelm Grass.

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urging

  • noun a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
    goading; goad; spurring; prodding; prod; spur.
    • the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves
  • noun the act of earnestly supporting or encouraging

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appraise

  • verb evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
    evaluate; measure; value; assess; valuate.
    • I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional
    • access all the factors when taking a risk
  • verb consider in a comprehensive way
    survey.
    • He appraised the situation carefully before acting

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diagnose

  • verb determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
    name.
  • verb subject to a medical analysis

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suggestible

  • adjective satellite susceptible or responsive to suggestion
    • suggestible young minds

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abstract

  • noun a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
    abstraction.
    • he loved her only in the abstract--not in person
  • noun a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
    precis; synopsis; outline.

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describe

  • verb give a description of
    draw; depict.
    • He drew an elaborate plan of attack
  • verb to give an account or representation of in words
    report; account.
    • Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental

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influence

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

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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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examine

  • verb consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
    canvas; study; analyse; canvass; analyze.
    • analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare
    • analyze the evidence in a criminal trial
    • analyze your real motives
  • verb observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect
    see.
    • The customs agent examined the baggage
    • I must see your passport before you can enter the country

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revelatory

  • adjective satellite (usually followed by `of') pointing out or revealing clearly
    significative; indicatory; indicative; suggestive.
    • actions indicative of fear
  • adjective satellite prophetic of devastation or ultimate doom
    apocalyptic; apocalyptical.

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at

  • noun a highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series); a decay product of uranium and thorium
    atomic number 85; astatine.
  • noun 100 at equal 1 kip in Laos

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check

  • noun a written order directing a bank to pay money
    cheque; bank check.
    • he paid all his bills by check
  • noun an appraisal of the state of affairs
    assay.
    • they made an assay of the contents
    • a check on its dependability under stress

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shit

  • noun obscene terms for feces
    poop; crap; dirt; shite; turd.
  • noun obscene words for unacceptable behavior
    crap; horseshit; Irish bull; dogshit; bull; bullshit.
    • I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk
    • what he said was mostly bull

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fill

  • noun a quantity sufficient to satisfy
    • he ate his fill of potatoes
    • she had heard her fill of gossip
  • noun any material that fills a space or container
    filling.
    • there was not enough fill for the trench

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implicative

  • adjective satellite tending to suggest or imply
    suggestive.
    • artifacts suggestive of an ancient society
    • an implicative statement

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tip

  • noun the extreme end of something; especially something pointed
  • noun a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
    baksheesh; pourboire; bakshis; bakshish; gratuity; backsheesh.

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factor_in

  • verb consider as relevant when making a decision
    factor out; factor.
    • You must factor in the recent developments
  • verb resolve into factors
    factor out; factor.
    • a quantum computer can factor the number 15

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significative

  • adjective satellite (usually followed by `of') pointing out or revealing clearly
    indicatory; revelatory; indicative; suggestive.
    • actions indicative of fear

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picture

  • noun a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
    image; ikon; icon.
    • they showed us the pictures of their wedding
    • a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them
  • noun graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
    painting.
    • a small painting by Picasso
    • he bought the painting as an investment
    • his pictures hang in the Louvre

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draw

  • noun a gully that is shallower than a ravine
  • noun an entertainer who attracts large audiences
    attraction; drawing card; attracter; attractor.
    • he was the biggest drawing card they had

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repeat

  • noun an event that repeats
    repetition.
    • the events today were a repeat of yesterday's
  • verb to say, state, or perform again
    reiterate; ingeminate; retell; restate; iterate.
    • She kept reiterating her request

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give_vent

  • verb give expression or utterance to
    vent; ventilate.
    • She vented her anger
    • The graduates gave vent to cheers

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update

  • noun news that updates your information
  • verb modernize or bring up to date
    • We updated the kitchen in the old house

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vignette

  • noun a brief literary description
    sketch.
  • noun a photograph whose edges shade off gradually

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connotative

  • adjective having the power of implying or suggesting something in addition to what is explicit

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meaning

  • noun the message that is intended or expressed or signified
    signification; import; significance.
    • what is the meaning of this sentence
    • the significance of a red traffic light
    • the signification of Chinese characters
    • the import of his announcement was ambiguous
  • noun the idea that is intended
    substance.
    • What is the meaning of this proverb?

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suggestibility

  • noun susceptibility or responsiveness to suggestion

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intimation

  • noun an indirect suggestion
    breath; hint.
    • not a breath of scandal ever touched her
  • noun a slight suggestion or vague understanding
    glimmer; glimmering; inkling.
    • he had no inkling what was about to happen

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snitch

  • noun someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
    sneaker; stool pigeon; canary; sneak; stoolpigeon; fink; stoolie; snitcher.
  • verb take by theft
    cop; knock off; glom; thieve; hook.
    • Someone snitched my wallet!

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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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abridgment

  • noun a shortened version of a written work
    capsule; condensation; abridgement.

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ghost

  • noun a mental representation of some haunting experience
    spectre; shade; spook; specter; wraith.
    • he looked like he had seen a ghost
    • it aroused specters from his past
  • noun a writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else
    ghostwriter.

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condensation

  • noun (psychoanalysis) an unconscious process whereby two ideas or images combine into a single symbol; especially in dreams
  • noun the process of changing from a gaseous to a liquid or solid state

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recapitulation

  • noun emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species
    palingenesis.
  • noun (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) in which musical themes that were introduced earlier are repeated

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make_out

  • verb detect with the senses
    recognize; spot; tell apart; recognise; distinguish; pick out; discern.
    • The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards
    • I can't make out the faces in this photograph
  • verb make out and issue
    cut; issue; write out.
    • write out a check
    • cut a ticket
    • Please make the check out to me

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portion

  • noun something determined in relation to something that includes it
    component part; part; component; constituent.
    • he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
    • I read a portion of the manuscript
    • the smaller component is hard to reach
    • the animal constituent of plankton
  • noun something less than the whole of a human artifact
    part.
    • the rear part of the house
    • glue the two parts together

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menace

  • noun something that is a source of danger
    threat.
    • earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan
  • noun a threat or the act of threatening
    • he spoke with desperate menace

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