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gatekeeper

  • noun someone who controls access to something
    • there are too many gatekeepers between the field officers and the chief
  • noun someone who guards an entrance
    ostiary; door guard; doorkeeper; doorman; porter; hall porter.

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walk-in

  • noun person who walks in without having an appointment
    • the emergency room was overrun with walk-ins
  • noun an operative who initiates his own defection (usually to a hostile country) for political asylum

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suicidal

  • adjective satellite dangerous to yourself or your interests
    self-destructive.
    • suicidal impulses
    • a suicidal corporate takeover strategy
    • a kamikaze pilot

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bidding

  • noun an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
    bid; command; dictation.
  • noun a request to be present
    summons.
    • they came at his bidding

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saver

  • noun someone who saves something from danger or violence
    recoverer; rescuer.
  • noun someone who saves (especially money)

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crumpled

  • adjective satellite of metal e.g.
    bent; dented.
    • bent nails
    • a car with a crumpled front end
    • dented fenders
  • verb fall apart
    collapse; tumble; crumple; break down; crumble.
    • the building crumbled after the explosion
    • Negotiations broke down

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yellow

  • noun yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
    yellowness.
  • verb turn yellow
    • The pages of the book began to yellow

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four

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
    tetrad; quaternity; quadruplet; foursome; Little Joe; IV; quaternion; quatern; quaternary; quartet; 4.
  • noun a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips
    four-spot.

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jihad

  • noun a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
    international jihad; jehad.
  • noun a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal
    jehad.

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mount_saint_helens

  • noun an active volcano in the Cascade Range in southwestern Washington; erupted violently in 1980 after 123 years of inactivity
    Mt. St. Helens; Mount St. Helens.

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sevens

  • noun a card game in which you play your sevens and other cards in sequence in the same suit as the sevens; you win if you are the first to use all your cards
    parliament; fantan.
  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one
    seven; heptad; sevener; VII; septet; 7; septenary.

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john_ross

  • noun Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856)
    Sir John Ross; Ross.

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livingstone

  • noun Scottish missionary and explorer who discovered the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls (1813-1873)
    David Livingstone.

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sir_edmund_percival_hillary

  • noun New Zealand mountaineer who in 1953 first attained the summit of Mount Everest with his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay (born in 1919)
    Hillary; Sir Edmund Hillary; Edmund Hillary.

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sir_martin_frobisher

  • noun English explorer who led an expedition in search of the Northwest Passage to the orient; served under Drake and helped defeat the Spanish Armada (1535-1594)
    Frobisher.

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microeconomic_expert

  • noun an economist who specializes in microeconomics
    microeconomist.

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opener

  • noun the first event in a series
    • she played Chopin for her opener
    • the season's opener was a game against the Yankees
  • noun a person who unfastens or unwraps or opens
    undoer; untier; unfastener.
    • children are talented undoers of their shoelaces

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sputter

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; spattering; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
    splutter.

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rightist

  • noun a member of a right wing political party
    right-winger.
  • adjective satellite believing in or supporting tenets of the political right
    right-wing.

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nonresident

  • noun someone who does not live in a particular place
    • described by an admiring nonresident as a green and pleasant land
  • adjective not living in a particular place or owned by permanent residents
    • nonresident students who commute to classes
    • nonresident real estate

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risk

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

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on_the_hook

  • adjective satellite caught in a difficult or dangerous situation
    • there I was back on the hook

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woman

  • noun an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
    adult female.
    • the woman kept house while the man hunted
  • noun a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man
    • he was faithful to his woman

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jack

  • noun a small worthless amount
    diddlyshit; squat; shit; diddly-squat; diddly-shit; diddly; diddley; diddlysquat; doodly-squat.
    • you don't know jack
  • noun a man who serves as a sailor
    Jack-tar; tar; old salt; sea dog; seaman; gob; seafarer; mariner.

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affect

  • noun the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion
  • verb have an effect upon
    impact; touch on; bear upon; bear on; touch.
    • Will the new rules affect me?

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examen

  • noun a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits)
    examination.
  • noun a critical study (as of a writer's work)

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look_for

  • verb try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
    search; seek.
    • The police are searching for clues
    • They are searching for the missing man in the entire county
  • verb be excited or anxious about
    look to; anticipate.

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courageous

  • adjective possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching
    brave.
    • Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville
    • a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth
    • set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory

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missionary

  • noun someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program
  • noun someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country
    missioner.

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rene-robert_cavelier

  • noun French explorer who claimed Louisiana for France (1643-1687)
    Sieur de LaSalle; LaSalle.

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school

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

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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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prize

  • noun something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery
    award.
    • the prize was a free trip to Europe
  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    swag; booty; pillage; plunder; dirty money; loot.

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investigator

  • noun a scientist who devotes himself to doing research
    researcher; research worker.
  • noun someone who investigates

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richard_e._byrd

  • noun explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)
    Admiral Byrd; Richard Evelyn Byrd; Byrd.

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nondescript

  • noun a person is not easily classified and not very interesting
  • adjective satellite lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting
    characterless.
    • women dressed in nondescript clothes
    • a nondescript novel

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spelunker

  • noun a person who explores caves
    spelaeologist; speleologist; potholer.

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triumph

  • noun a successful ending of a struggle or contest
    victory.
    • a narrow victory
    • the general always gets credit for his army's victory
    • clinched a victory
    • convincing victory
    • the agreement was a triumph for common sense
  • noun the exultation of victory

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rollick

  • verb play boisterously
    disport; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; frisk; lark; lark about; frolic; gambol.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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force

  • noun a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • noun (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration

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el_misti

  • noun the world's 2nd largest active volcano; located in the Andes in southern Peru

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bacon

  • noun back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
  • noun English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
    Roger Bacon.

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direct

  • verb command with authority
    • He directed the children to do their homework
  • verb intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    aim; point; place; target.
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

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nail

  • noun horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
  • noun a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

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yerk

To throw or thrust with a sudden, smart movement; to kick or strike suddenly; to jerk.
Their wounded steeds . . . Yerk out their armed heels at their dead masters. Shak.

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second

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

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da_gamma

  • noun Portuguese navigator who led an expedition around the Cape of Good Hope in 1497; he sighted and named Natal on Christmas Day before crossing the Indian Ocean (1469-1524)
    Gamma; Vasco da Gamma.

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advertising_campaign

  • noun an organized program of advertisements
    ad campaign; ad blitz.

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channelize

  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; manoeuver; steer.
  • verb make a channel for; provide with a channel
    channelise.
    • channelize the country for better transportation

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supply-side_economics

  • noun the school of economic theory that stresses the costs of production as a means of stimulating the economy; advocates policies that raise capital and labor output by increasing the incentive to produce

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good_guy

  • noun any person who is on your side

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footer

  • noun (used only in combinations) the height or length of something in feet
    • he is a six-footer
    • the golfer sank a 40-footer
    • his yacht is a 60-footer
  • noun a person who travels by foot
    walker; pedestrian.

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religious

  • noun a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
  • adjective satellite concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church
    spiritual.
    • religious texts
    • a member of a religious order
    • lords temporal and spiritual
    • spiritual leaders
    • spiritual songs

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socialiser

  • noun a person who takes part in social activities
    socializer.

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unskilled

  • adjective not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency
    • unskilled in the art of rhetoric
    • an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber
    • unskilled labor
    • workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities
    • unskilled workmanship
  • adjective satellite lacking professional skill or expertise
    amateurish; amateur; inexpert.
    • a very amateurish job
    • inexpert but conscientious efforts
    • an unskilled painting

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driving_force

  • noun the act of applying force to propel something
    thrust; drive.
    • after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off

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hero

  • noun a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength
    • RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain
  • noun the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem

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applier

  • noun a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission
    applicant.
  • noun a device for applying a substance
    applicator.

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drooler

  • noun a person who dribbles; he needs a bib"
    driveller; dribbler; slobberer.
    • that baby is a dribbler

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spunky

  • adjective satellite showing courage
    feisty; plucky.
    • the champion is faced with a feisty challenger
  • adjective satellite willing to face danger
    gritty; mettlesome; gamy; spirited; game; gamey.

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tasman

  • noun Dutch navigator who was the first European to discover Tasmania and New Zealand (1603-1659)
    Abel Tasman; Abel Janszoon Tasman.

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carrottop

  • noun someone who has red hair
    redhead; redheader; red-header.

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pursuit

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

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active

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

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noncompliant

  • noun a person who refuses to comply
    balker; baulker.
  • adjective boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
    defiant.
    • brought up to be aggressive and defiant
    • a defiant attitude

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interpret

  • verb make sense of; assign a meaning to
    see; construe.
    • What message do you see in this letter?
    • How do you interpret his behavior?
  • verb give an interpretation or explanation to
    rede.

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substance

  • noun the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
    • DNA is the substance of our genes
  • noun the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    kernel; center; centre; nitty-gritty; essence; sum; meat; heart; pith; nub; heart and soul; core; inwardness; marrow; gist.
    • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
    • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
    • the nub of the story

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auction

  • noun a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge
    auction bridge.
  • noun the public sale of something to the highest bidder
    auction sale; vendue.

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venturer

  • noun a merchant who undertakes a trading venture (especially a venture that sends goods overseas)
    merchant-venturer.
  • noun a person who enjoys taking risks
    adventurer.

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economics

  • noun the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
    economic science; political economy.

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sniffler

  • noun a person who breathes audibly through a congested nose
    sniveler.

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personify

  • verb invest with or as with a body; give body to
    body.
  • verb represent, as of a character on stage
    embody; be.
    • Derek Jacobi was Hamlet

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raft

  • noun a flat float (usually made of logs or planks) that can be used for transport or as a platform for swimmers
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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changer

  • noun a person who changes something
    modifier.
    • an inveterate changer of the menu
  • noun an automatic mechanical device on a record player that causes new records to be played without manual intervention
    auto-changer; record changer.

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jew

  • noun a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
    Israelite; Hebrew.

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campaign

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

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sebastian_vizcaino

  • noun Spanish explorer who was the first European to explore the California coast (1550-1615)
    Vizcaino.

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psychological

  • adjective satellite mental or emotional as opposed to physical in nature
    • give psychological support
    • psychological warfare
  • adjective of or relating to or determined by psychology
    • psychological theories

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cassino

  • noun a card game in which cards face up on the table are taken with eligible cards in the hand
    casino.

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moral

  • noun the significance of a story or event
    lesson.
    • the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor
  • adjective concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
    • moral sense
    • a moral scrutiny
    • a moral lesson
    • a moral quandary
    • moral convictions
    • a moral life

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large_person

  • noun a person of greater than average size

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manoeuver

  • verb act in order to achieve a certain goal
    maneuver; manoeuvre.
    • He maneuvered to get the chairmanship
    • She maneuvered herself into the directorship
  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; channelize; steer.

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plot

  • noun a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)
    game; secret plan.
    • they concocted a plot to discredit the governor
    • I saw through his little game from the start
  • noun a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
    patch; plot of land; plot of ground.
    • a bean plot
    • a cabbage patch
    • a briar patch

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sagittarius

  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Sagittarius
    Archer.
  • noun a large zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Scorpius and Capricornus

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richard_evelyn_byrd

  • noun explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)
    Admiral Byrd; Byrd; Richard E. Byrd.

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geisha

  • noun a Japanese woman trained to entertain men with conversation and singing and dancing
    geisha girl.

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insecurity

  • noun the state of being subject to danger or injury
  • noun the anxiety you experience when you feel vulnerable and insecure

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sweater

  • noun a crocheted or knitted garment covering the upper part of the body
    jumper.
  • noun a person who perspires
    perspirer.

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chooser

  • noun a person who chooses or selects out
    picker; selector.

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wilkins

  • noun United States civil rights leader (1901-1981)
    Roy Wilkins.
  • noun Australian who was the first to explore the Arctic by airplane (1888-1958)
    George Hubert Wilkins.

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call

  • noun a telephone connection
    telephone call; phone call.
    • she reported several anonymous calls
    • he placed a phone call to London
    • he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call
  • noun a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
    • he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call

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incautious

  • adjective lacking in caution
    • an incautious remark
    • incautious talk
  • adjective satellite carelessly failing to exercise proper caution
    • an incautious step sent her headlong down the stairs

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rock_climbing

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

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separated

  • adjective satellite being or feeling set or kept apart from others
    set-apart; detached; isolated.
    • she felt detached from the group
    • could not remain the isolated figure he had been"- Sherwood Anderson
    • thought of herself as alone and separated from the others
    • had a set-apart feeling
  • verb act as a barrier between; stand between
    divide; separate.
    • The mountain range divides the two countries

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withholder

  • noun a person who refrains from granting
    • a withholder of payments
  • noun a person who restrains or checks or holds back

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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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hurt

  • noun any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
    harm; injury; trauma.
  • noun psychological suffering
    suffering; distress.
    • the death of his wife caused him great distress

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insecureness

  • noun the state of being exposed to risk or anxiety

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adult

  • noun a fully developed person from maturity onward
    grownup.
  • noun any mature animal

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boomer

  • noun a member of the baby boom generation in the 1950s
    baby boomer.
    • they expanded the schools for a generation of baby boomers

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mauna_loa

  • noun an active volcano on south central Hawaii Island

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ward

  • noun a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another
  • noun a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections

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moil

  • verb work hard
    travail; dig; grind; labour; drudge; toil; labor; fag.
    • She was digging away at her math homework
    • Lexicographers drudge all day long
  • verb be agitated
    churn; roil; boil.
    • the sea was churning in the storm

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striving

  • noun an effortful attempt to attain a goal
    strain; pains; nisus.
  • verb attempt by employing effort
    endeavor; endeavour; strive.
    • we endeavor to make our customers happy

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shoot

  • noun a new branch
  • noun the act of shooting at targets
    • they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer

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twenty-one

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of twenty and one
    XXI; 21.
  • noun a gambling game using cards; the object is to hold cards having a higher count than those dealt to the banker up to but not exceeding 21
    vingt-et-un; blackjack.

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work

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

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stigmatist

  • noun a person whose body is marked by religious stigmata (such as marks resembling the wounds of the crucified Christ)
    stigmatic.

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archaist

  • noun a person who archaizes
  • noun an expert or collector of antiquities
    antiquary; antiquarian.

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solitaire

  • noun a gem (usually a diamond) in a setting by itself
  • noun extinct flightless bird related to the dodo
    Pezophaps solitaria.

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plunger

  • noun someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains
    speculator.
  • noun someone who dives (into water)
    diver.

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my

Of or belonging to me; -- used always attributively; as, my body; my book; -- mine is used in the predicate; as, the book is mine. See Mine.

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example

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

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candidature

  • noun the campaign of a candidate to be elected
    campaigning; electioneering; candidacy; political campaign.

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estate

  • noun everything you own; all of your assets (whether real property or personal property) and liabilities
  • noun extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use
    land; demesne; landed estate; acres.
    • the family owned a large estate on Long Island

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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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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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vulnerability

  • noun the state of being vulnerable or exposed
    exposure.
    • his vulnerability to litigation
    • his exposure to ridicule
  • noun susceptibility to injury or attack

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admiral_byrd

  • noun explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)
    Richard Evelyn Byrd; Byrd; Richard E. Byrd.

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end

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

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aquanaut

  • noun an underwater swimmer equipped with a face mask and foot fins and either a snorkel or an air cylinder
    skin-diver.
  • noun a skilled worker who can live in underwater installations and participate in scientific research
    oceanaut.

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verify

  • verb confirm the truth of
    • Please verify that the doors are closed
    • verify a claim
  • verb check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard
    control.
    • Are you controlling for the temperature?

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travel

  • noun the act of going from one place to another
    travelling; traveling.
    • he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel
  • noun a movement through space that changes the location of something
    change of location.

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john_speke

  • noun English explorer who with Sir Richard Burton was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika; he also discovered Lake Victoria and named it (1827-1864)
    Speke; John Hanning Speke.

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feature

  • noun a prominent attribute or aspect of something
    characteristic.
    • the map showed roads and other features
    • generosity is one of his best characteristics
  • noun the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin
    lineament.
    • an expression of pleasure crossed his features
    • his lineaments were very regular

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adventurism

  • noun recklessness in politics or foreign affairs

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machine

  • noun any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
  • noun an efficient person
    • the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine

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far

  • adjective located at a great distance in time or space or degree
    • we come from a far country
    • far corners of the earth
    • the far future
    • a far journey
    • the far side of the road
    • far from the truth
    • far in the future
  • noun a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control again
    Army for the Liberation of Rwanda; Interahamwe; ALIR; Former Armed Forces.
    • in 1999 ALIR guerrillas kidnapped and killed eight foreign tourists

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economic_science

  • noun the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
    political economy; economics.

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fan_tan

  • noun a Chinese gambling game; a random number of counters are placed under a bowl and you gamble on how many will be left (0, 1, 2, or 3 modulo 4)
    fantan.

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widespread

  • adjective satellite widely circulated or diffused
    • a widespread doctrine
    • widespread fear of nuclear war
  • adjective satellite distributed over a considerable extent
    far-flung.
    • far-flung trading operations
    • the West's far-flung mountain ranges
    • widespread nuclear fallout

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gamble

  • noun money that is risked for possible monetary gain
  • noun a risky act or venture

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written_assignment

  • noun an assignment to write something
    writing assignment.

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gaming

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

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poker

  • noun fire iron consisting of a metal rod with a handle; used to stir a fire
    fire hook; stove poker; salamander.
  • noun any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand
    poker game.

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pig

  • noun domestic swine
    grunter; hog; squealer; Sus scrofa.
  • noun a coarse obnoxious person
    slovenly person; sloven; slob.

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unfitness

  • noun poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
    softness.
  • noun lacking the power to perform
    inability.

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chapman

  • noun United States pioneer who planted apple trees as he traveled (1774-1845)
    John Chapman; Johnny Appleseed.
  • noun archaic term for an itinerant peddler

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citlaltepetl

  • noun an extinct volcano in southern Mexico between Mexico City and Veracruz; the highest peak in Mexico (18,695 feet)
    Mt Orizaba; Mount Orizaba; Pico de Orizaba.

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lay

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

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mount_pinatubo

  • noun a volcano on Luzon to the northwest of Manila; erupted in 1991 after 600 years of dormancy
    Pinatubo.

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free_spirit

  • noun someone acting freely or even irresponsibly
    free agent; freewheeler.

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arthritic

  • noun a person afflicted with arthritis
    • the hands of an elderly arthritic
  • adjective satellite of or pertaining to arthritis
    rheumatic; rheumy; rheumatoid; creaky.
    • my creaky old joints
    • rheumy with age and grief

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rummy

  • noun a chronic drinker
    drunk; inebriate; sot; wino; drunkard.
  • noun a card game based on collecting sets and sequences; the winner is the first to meld all their cards
    rum.

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foolhardy

  • adjective satellite marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences
    rash; heady; reckless.
    • foolhardy enough to try to seize the gun from the hijacker
    • became the fiercest and most reckless of partisans"-Macaulay
    • a reckless driver
    • a rash attempt to climb Mount Everest

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attempt

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    try; effort; endeavor; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • noun the act of attacking
    attack.
    • attacks on women increased last year
    • they made an attempt on his life

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third

  • noun one of three equal parts of a divisible whole
    tierce; one-third.
    • it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement
  • noun the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the third of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)
    third base.
    • he is playing third

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scourge

  • noun a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
    flagellum.
  • noun something causing misery or death
    bane; nemesis; curse.
    • the bane of my life

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japanese

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Japan
    Nipponese.
  • noun the language (usually considered to be Altaic) spoken by the Japanese

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ticket_tout

  • noun someone who buys tickets to an event in order to resell them at a profit
    tout.

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sickening

  • adjective satellite causing or able to cause nausea
    queasy; vile; nauseous; offensive; loathsome; noisome; nauseating.
    • a nauseating smell
    • nauseous offal
    • a sickening stench
  • verb cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of
    nauseate; sicken; revolt; churn up; disgust.
    • The pornographic pictures sickened us

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daredevil

  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    harum-scarum; swashbuckler; lunatic; madcap; hothead.
  • adjective satellite presumptuously daring
    temerarious.
    • a daredevil test pilot having the right stuff

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nervelessness

  • noun fearless self-possession in the face of danger
    coolness.

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jacques_cartier

  • noun French explorer who explored the St. Lawrence river and laid claim to the region for France (1491-1557)
    Cartier.

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captain_james_cook

  • noun English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
    Cook; Captain Cook; James Cook.

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worst

  • noun the least favorable outcome
    • the worst that could happen
  • noun the greatest damage or wickedness of which one is capable
    • the invaders did their worst
    • so pure of heart that his worst is another man's best

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inhabitant

  • noun a person who inhabits a particular place
    indweller; habitant; dweller; denizen.

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first

  • noun the first or highest in an ordering or series
    number one.
    • He wanted to be the first
  • noun the first element in a countable series
    number 1; number one.
    • the first of the month

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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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squint

  • noun abnormal alignment of one or both eyes
    strabismus.
  • noun the act of squinting; looking with the eyes partly closed

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operations

  • noun financial transactions at a brokerage; having to do with the execution of trades and keeping customer records
    trading operations.
  • noun the state of being in effect or being operative
    operation.
    • that rule is no longer in operation

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gumption

  • noun sound practical judgment
    mother wit; horse sense; good sense; sense; common sense.
    • Common sense is not so common
    • he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples
    • fortunately she had the good sense to run away
  • noun fortitude and determination
    backbone; grit; guts; sand; moxie.
    • he didn't have the guts to try it

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daredeviltry

  • noun boldness as manifested in rash and daredevil behavior
    daredevilry.

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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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mixed-blood

  • noun a person whose ancestors belonged to two or more races

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james_clark_ross

  • noun British explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic; located the north magnetic pole in 1831; discovered the Ross Sea in Antarctica; nephew of Sir John Ross (1800-1862)
    Sir James Clark Ross; Ross.

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robert_scott

  • noun English explorer who reached the South Pole just a month after Amundsen; he and his party died on the return journey (1868-1912)
    Robert Falcon Scott; Scott.

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welcomer

  • noun a person who greets
    greeter; saluter.
    • the newcomers were met by smiling greeters
  • adjective giving pleasure or satisfaction or received with pleasure or freely granted
    welcome.
    • a welcome relief
    • a welcome guest
    • made the children feel welcome
    • you are welcome to join us

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sir_humphrey_gilbert

  • noun English navigator who in 1583 established in Newfoundland the first English colony in North America (1539-1583)
    Gilbert; Humphrey Gilbert.

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trying

  • adjective satellite hard to endure
    • fell upon trying times
  • verb make an effort or attempt
    try; 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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writing

  • noun the act of creating written works
    authorship; penning; composition.
    • writing was a form of therapy for him
    • it was a matter of disputed authorship
  • noun the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect)
    written material; piece of writing.
    • the writing in her novels is excellent
    • that editorial was a fine piece of writing

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better

  • noun something superior in quality or condition or effect
    • a change for the better
  • noun someone who bets
    wagerer; punter; bettor.

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signatory

  • noun someone who signs and is bound by a document
    signer.

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production

  • noun the act or process of producing something
    • Shakespeare's production of poetry was enormous
    • the production of white blood cells
  • noun a presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television
    • have you seen the new production of Hamlet?

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valor

  • noun the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
    valiancy; gallantry; valorousness; valour; heroism; valiance.
    • he showed great heroism in battle
    • he received a medal for valor

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counterterrorist

  • noun someone who attempts to prevent terrorism
  • adjective intended to prevent terrorism
    counterterror.
    • the government took counterterror measures

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purace

  • noun an inactive volcano in the Andes in southern Colombia; last erupted in 1950

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five_hundred

  • noun the cardinal number that is the product of one hundred and five
    500; D.
  • noun a card game similar to ecarte; each player is dealt 5 cards and the player making trump must take 3 tricks to win a hand
    euchre.

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driveller

  • noun someone whose talk is trivial drivel
    jabberer.
  • noun a person who dribbles; he needs a bib"
    dribbler; drooler; slobberer.
    • that baby is a dribbler

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owned

  • adjective having an owner; often used in combination
    • state-owned railways
  • verb have ownership or possession of
    own; have; possess.
    • He owns three houses in Florida
    • How many cars does she have?

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tourism

  • noun the business of providing services to tourists
    touristry.
    • Tourism is a major business in Bermuda

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good_person

  • noun a person who is good to other people

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competitiveness

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

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amerigo_vespucci

  • noun Florentine navigator who explored the coast of South America; America was named in his honor (1454-1512)
    Vespucci; Americus Vespucius.

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unskilled_person

  • noun a person who lacks technical training

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volcano

  • noun a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt
    vent.
  • noun a mountain formed by volcanic material

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side

  • noun a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location
    • they always sat on the right side of the church
    • he never left my side
  • noun one of two or more contesting groups
    • the Confederate side was prepared to attack

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luck

  • noun your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
    fortune; destiny; fate; portion; lot; circumstances.
    • whatever my fortune may be
    • deserved a better fate
    • has a happy lot
    • the luck of the Irish
    • a victim of circumstances
    • success that was her portion
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    chance; fortune; hazard.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance

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exertion

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

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sporting_man

  • noun someone who leads a merry existence; especially a gambler on the outcome of sporting events
  • noun someone who enjoys outdoor activities
    outdoor man.

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put_out_feelers

  • verb make some preliminary investigations or test the waters

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mangled

  • adjective satellite having edges that are jagged from injury
    torn; lacerate; lacerated.
  • verb press with a mangle
    mangle.
    • mangle the sheets

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louis_antoine_de_bougainville

  • noun French explorer who circumnavigated the globe accompanied by scientists (1729-1811)
    Bougainville.

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pan_out

  • verb be a success
    • The idea panned out
  • verb wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals
    pan off; pan.

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robert_bartlett

  • noun United States explorer who accompanied Peary's expedition to the North Pole and who led many other Arctic trips (1875-1946)
    Bartlett; Robert Abram Bartlett; Captain Bob.

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mangler

  • noun a person who mutilates or destroys or disfigures or cripples
    mutilator; maimer.

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collector

  • noun a person who collects things
    aggregator.
  • noun a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes)
    gatherer; accumulator.

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sword_of_damocles

  • noun a constant and imminent peril
    • the possibility hangs over their heads like the sword of Damocles

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driving

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

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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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re

  • noun a rare heavy polyvalent metallic element that resembles manganese chemically and is used in some alloys; is obtained as a by-product in refining molybdenum
    atomic number 75; rhenium.
  • noun ancient Egyptian sun god with the head of a hawk; a universal creator; he merged with the god Amen as Amen-Ra to become the king of the gods
    Ra.

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beggar-my-neighbour

  • noun a card game for two players in which the object is to win all of the other player's cards
    strip-Jack-naked; beggar-my-neighbor.

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underbid

  • verb bid (a hand of cards) at less than the strength of the hand warrants
  • verb bid lower than a competing bidder

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medicine

  • noun the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
    medical specialty.
  • noun (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
    medicament; medication; medicinal drug.

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forth

  • adverb from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete)
    away; off.
    • ran away from the lion
    • wanted to get away from there
    • sent the children away to boarding school
    • the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal
    • went off to school
    • they drove off
    • go forth and preach
  • noun a river in southern Scotland that flows eastward to the Firth of Forth
    Forth River.

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skin_diving

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

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napoleon

  • noun French general who became emperor of the French (1769-1821)
    Little Corporal; Bonaparte; Napoleon I; Napoleon Bonaparte.
  • noun a rectangular piece of pastry with thin flaky layers and filled with custard cream

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grease

  • noun a thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate machinery)
    lubricating oil.
  • noun the state of being covered with unclean things
    filth; dirt; soil; grime; grunge; stain.

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harum-scarum

  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    swashbuckler; lunatic; madcap; daredevil; hothead.
  • adjective satellite cheerfully irresponsible
    slaphappy; carefree; happy-go-lucky; devil-may-care; freewheeling.
    • carefree with his money
    • freewheeling urban youths
    • had a harum-scarum youth

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threatened

  • adjective satellite (of flora or fauna) likely in the near future to become endangered
    • the spotted owl is a threatened species, not yet an endangered one
  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    jeopardise; peril; jeopardize; imperil; endanger; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops

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fugitive

  • noun someone who flees from an uncongenial situation
    runaway; fleer.
    • fugitives from the sweatshops
  • noun someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice
    fugitive from justice.

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free

  • noun people who are free
    free people.
    • the home of the free and the brave
  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; loose; release; liberate.

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aboriginal

  • noun an indigenous person who was born in a particular place
    indigen; indigene; aborigine; native.
    • the art of the natives of the northwest coast
    • the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students
  • noun a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived
    Aborigine; Australian Aborigine; native Australian; Abo.

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straight_poker

  • noun poker in which each player gets 5 cards face down and bets are made without drawing any further cards

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struggle

  • noun an energetic attempt to achieve something
    battle.
    • getting through the crowd was a real struggle
    • he fought a battle for recognition
  • noun an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
    battle; conflict.
    • the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine
    • police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs

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parlour_game

  • noun a game suitable for playing in a parlor
    parlor game.

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real-estate_business

  • noun the business of selling real estate

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color-blind_person

  • noun a person unable to distinguish differences in hue

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relief_map

  • noun a map having contour lines through points of equal elevation
    contour map.

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laborer

  • noun someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
    labourer; manual laborer; jack.

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cotacachi

  • noun an Andean volcano in northern Ecuador; last erupted in 1955

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penny

  • noun a fractional monetary unit of Ireland and the United Kingdom; equal to one hundredth of a pound
  • noun a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit
    centime; cent.

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curb

  • noun an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
    kerb; curbing.
  • noun a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse
    curb bit.

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user

  • noun a person who makes use of a thing; someone who uses or employs something
  • noun a person who uses something or someone selfishly or unethically
    exploiter.

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researcher

  • noun a scientist who devotes himself to doing research
    investigator; research worker.

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domestic_partner

  • noun a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship
    spousal equivalent; spouse equivalent; significant other.

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giovanni_da_verrazano

  • noun Florentine navigator who explored the eastern coast of North America (circa 1485-1528)
    Verrazzano; Verrazano; Giovanni da Verrazzano.

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hook

  • noun a catch for locking a door
  • noun a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
    crotchet.

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unperson

  • noun a person regarded as nonexistent and having no rights; a person whose existence is systematically ignored (especially for ideological or political reasons)
    nonperson.
    • the former senator is treated as a nonperson by this administration
    • George Orwell predicted that political dissidents would be treated as unpersons

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comforter

  • noun commiserates with someone who has had misfortune
    sympathizer; sympathiser.
  • noun a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies
    allayer; reliever.
    • a reliever of anxiety
    • an allayer of fears

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discriminator

  • noun a person who (or that which) differentiates
    differentiator.

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rashness

  • noun the trait of acting rashly and without prudence
    heedlessness; mindlessness.
  • noun the trait of giving little thought to danger
    foolhardiness; recklessness.

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basketball

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

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bring_home_the_bacon

  • verb attain success or reach a desired goal
    win; come through; succeed; deliver the goods.
    • The enterprise succeeded
    • We succeeded in getting tickets to the show
    • she struggled to overcome her handicap and won
  • verb supply means of subsistence; earn a living
    provide.
    • He provides for his large family by working three jobs
    • Women nowadays not only take care of the household but also bring home the bacon

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needer

  • noun a person who wants or needs something
    wanter.
    • an owner of many things and needer of none

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dutch_courage

  • noun courage resulting from intoxication

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fiction

  • noun a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact
  • noun a deliberately false or improbable account
    fable; fabrication.

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compromise

  • noun a middle way between two extremes
    via media.
  • noun an accommodation in which both sides make concessions
    • the newly elected congressmen rejected a compromise because they considered it `business as usual'

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fumble

  • noun (sports) dropping the ball
    muff.
  • verb feel about uncertainly or blindly
    grope.
    • She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom

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table_game

  • noun a game that is played on a table

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toe

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

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loved_one

  • noun a person who you love, usually a member of your family

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rectifier

  • noun electrical device that transforms alternating into direct current
  • noun a person who corrects or sets right
    • a rectifier of prejudices

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anti-war_movement

  • noun a campaign against entering or continuing a war

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mount_vesuvius

  • noun a volcano in southwestern Italy on the Mediterranean coast; a Plinian eruption in 79 AD buried Pompeii and killed Pliny the Elder; last erupted in 1944
    Mt. Vesuvius; Vesuvius.

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mutilated

  • adjective satellite having a part of the body crippled or disabled
    maimed.
  • verb destroy or injure severely
    mutilate; mangle; cut up.
    • The madman mutilates art work

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helen

  • noun (Greek mythology) the beautiful daughter of Zeus and Leda who was abducted by Paris; the Greek army sailed to Troy to get her back which resulted in the Trojan War
    Helen of Troy.

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nonpartisan

  • noun a person who is nonpartisan
    nonpartizan.
  • adjective free from party affiliation or bias
    nonpartizan.

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gambler

  • noun a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events
  • noun someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement
    risk taker.

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rebuff

  • noun a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
    slight.
  • noun an instance of driving away or warding off
    repulse; snub.

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spoiler

  • noun a candidate with no chance of winning but who may draw enough votes to prevent one of the leading candidates from winning
  • noun someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)
    looter; despoiler; plunderer; pillager; freebooter; raider.

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bondholder

  • noun a holder of bonds issued by a government or corporation

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coward

  • noun a person who shows fear or timidity
  • noun English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)
    Noel Coward; Sir Noel Pierce Coward.

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turn_a_loss

  • verb fail to make money in a business; make a loss or fail to profit
    lose.
    • I lost thousands of dollars on that bad investment!
    • The company turned a loss after the first year

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preparation

  • noun the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose
    readying.
    • preparations for the ceremony had begun
  • noun a substance prepared according to a formula
    formulation.
    • the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine

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idle

  • noun the state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling
    • the car engine was running at idle
  • verb run disconnected or idle
    tick over.
    • the engine is idling

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design

  • noun the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)
    designing.
    • he contributed to the design of a new instrument
  • noun an arrangement scheme
    plan.
    • the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult
    • it was an excellent design for living
    • a plan for seating guests

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hernando_cortez

  • noun Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)
    Hernando Cortes; Hernan Cortes; Cortez; Hernan Cortez; Cortes.

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bidder

  • noun someone who makes an offer
  • noun someone who makes a bid at cards

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jehad

  • noun a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
    jihad; international jihad.
  • noun a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal
    jihad.

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jeopardise

  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    peril; jeopardize; imperil; endanger; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops

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bridge

  • noun a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
    span.
  • noun a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
    bridge circuit.

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risk_taker

  • noun someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement
    gambler.

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valiant

  • adjective satellite having or showing valor
    valorous.
    • a valiant attempt to prevent the hijack
    • a valiant soldier

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chicago

  • noun largest city in Illinois; a bustling Great Lakes port that extends 26 miles along the southwestern shoreline of Lake Michigan
    Windy City.
  • noun a gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops; the player who plays a card matching one in the layout wins all the chips on that card
    Michigan; Newmarket; boodle; stops.

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wagerer

  • noun someone who bets
    better; punter; bettor.

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abstinent

  • noun a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages
    abstainer; nondrinker.
  • adjective satellite self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink
    abstentious.
    • not totally abstinent but abstemious

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modern

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

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captain_john_smith

  • noun English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580-1631)
    John Smith; Smith.

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crab

  • noun decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
  • noun a quarrelsome grouch
    crabby person.

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arousal

  • noun the act of arousing
    rousing.
    • the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions
  • noun a state of heightened physiological activity

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grind

  • noun an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious
    wonk; dweeb; nerd; swot.
  • noun the grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground
    • a coarse grind of coffee

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seek

  • noun the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk
  • verb try to get or reach
    • seek a position
    • seek an education
    • seek happiness

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laugher

  • noun a person who is laughing or who laughs easily
  • noun an easy victory
    romp; blowout; runaway; walkaway; shoo-in.

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gambol

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

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handicapped_person

  • noun a person who has some condition that markedly restricts their ability to function physically or mentally or socially

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pick_up_the_gauntlet

  • verb be dared to do something and attempt it
    take a dare.

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fitting

  • noun making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
    adjustment; accommodation.
  • noun a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system

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extravert

  • noun (psychology) a person concerned more with practical realities than with inner thoughts and feelings
    extrovert.
  • adjective satellite being concerned with the social and physical environment
    extroverted; extravertive; extrovertive; extraverted; extrovert.

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clinical_trial

  • noun a rigorously controlled test of a new drug or a new invasive medical device on human subjects; in the United States it is conducted under the direction of the FDA before being made available for general clinical use
    clinical test.

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beat_back

  • verb cause to move back by force or influence
    repulse; repel; drive; push back; force back.
    • repel the enemy
    • push back the urge to smoke
    • beat back the invaders

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scupper

  • noun drain that allows water on the deck of a vessel to flow overboard
  • verb wait in hiding to attack
    lie in wait; lurk; bushwhack; ambush; waylay; ambuscade.

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object

  • noun a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
    physical object.
    • it was full of rackets, balls and other objects
  • noun the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    aim; objective; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children

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sir_henry_morton_stanley

  • noun Welsh journalist and explorer who led an expedition to Africa in search of David Livingstone and found him in Tanzania in 1871; he and Livingstone together tried to find the source of the Nile River (1841-1904)
    Stanley; John Rowlands; Henry M. Stanley.

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disjointed

  • adjective satellite lacking orderly continuity
    disordered; disconnected; garbled; scattered; confused; unconnected; illogical.
    • a confused set of instructions
    • a confused dream about the end of the world
    • disconnected fragments of a story
    • scattered thoughts
  • verb part; cease or break association with
    dissociate; divorce; disjoint; disassociate; disunite.
    • She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president

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mount_st._helens

  • noun an active volcano in the Cascade Range in southwestern Washington; erupted violently in 1980 after 123 years of inactivity
    Mt. St. Helens; Mount Saint Helens.

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grave

  • noun death of a person
    • he went to his grave without forgiving me
    • from cradle to grave
  • noun a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
    tomb.
    • he put flowers on his mother's grave

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ejector

  • noun a person who ousts or supplants someone else
    ouster.
  • noun a mechanism in a firearm that ejects the empty shell case after firing
    cartridge ejector.

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lewis

  • noun United States rock star singer and pianist (born in 1935)
    Jerry Lee Lewis.
  • noun United States athlete who won gold medals at the Olympics for his skill in sprinting and jumping (born in 1961)
    Frederick Carleton Lewis; Carl Lewis.

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clumsy_person

  • noun a person with poor motor coordination

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flow

  • noun the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
    flowing.
  • noun the amount of fluid that flows in a given time
    flow rate; rate of flow.

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black_person

  • noun a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
    Negroid; blackamoor; Black; Negro.

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bodybuilder

  • noun someone who does special exercises to develop a brawny musculature
    muscleman; muscle builder; muscle-builder; musclebuilder.

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enterprise

  • noun a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
    endeavor; endeavour.
    • he had doubts about the whole enterprise
  • noun an organization created for business ventures
    • a growing enterprise must have a bold leader

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outdoor_sport

  • noun a sport that is played outdoors
    field sport.

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notion

  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    impression; feeling; belief; opinion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying
  • noun a general inclusive concept

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be_at_pains

  • verb try very hard to do something
    take pains.

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learner

  • noun someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
    assimilator; scholar.
  • noun works for an expert to learn a trade
    prentice; apprentice.

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enjoyer

  • noun a person who delights in having or using or experiencing something

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tempter

  • noun a person who tempts others
    • Satan is the great tempter of mankind

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precarious

  • adjective satellite affording no ease or reassurance
    unstable.
    • a precarious truce
  • adjective satellite fraught with danger
    touch-and-go; parlous; perilous.
    • dangerous waters
    • a parlous journey on stormy seas
    • a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat
    • the precarious life of an undersea diver
    • dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery

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dupe

  • noun a person who is tricked or swindled
    victim.
  • verb fool or hoax
    fool; put on; gull; take in; befool; put one over; cod; put one across; slang.
    • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
    • You can't fool me!

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pardoner

  • noun a person who pardons or forgives or excuses a fault or offense
    excuser; forgiver.
  • noun a medieval cleric who raised money for the church by selling papal indulgences

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queer

  • noun offensive term for an openly homosexual man
    poove; fairy; nance; queen; fagot; pansy; poof; pouf; faggot; fag.
  • verb hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    thwart; bilk; cross; frustrate; baffle; foil; spoil; scotch.
    • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
    • foil your opponent

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mutilator

  • noun a person who mutilates or destroys or disfigures or cripples
    mangler; maimer.

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toucher

  • noun a person who causes or allows a part of the body to come in contact with someone or something

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squirmer

  • noun one who can't stay still (especially a child)
    wiggler; wriggler.
    • the toddler was a real wiggler on plane trips

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banking_game

  • noun any gambling game in which bets are laid against the gambling house or the dealer

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strip-jack-naked

  • noun a card game for two players in which the object is to win all of the other player's cards
    beggar-my-neighbour; beggar-my-neighbor.

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cripple

  • noun someone who is unable to walk normally because of an injury or disability to the legs or back
  • verb deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless
    stultify.
    • This measure crippled our efforts
    • Their behavior stultified the boss's hard work

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pearler

  • noun a diver who searches for molluscs containing pearls
    pearl diver.

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rich

  • noun people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group)
    rich people.
    • only the very rich benefit from this legislation
  • adjective possessing material wealth
    • her father is extremely rich
    • many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles

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stumping

  • noun campaigning for something by making political speeches (stump speeches)
  • verb cause to be perplexed or confounded
    mix up; stump.
    • This problem stumped her

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do

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

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de

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

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da

  • noun an official prosecutor for a judicial district
    district attorney.

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yielder

  • noun a person who yields or surrenders
    surrenderer.

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francisco_pizarro

  • noun Spanish conquistador who conquered the Incas in what is now Peru and founded the city of Lima (1475-1541)
    Pizarro.

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segregate

  • noun someone who is or has been segregated
  • verb separate by race or religion; practice a policy of racial segregation
    • This neighborhood is segregated
    • We don't segregate in this county

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bat

  • noun nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
    chiropteran.
  • noun (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit
    at-bat.
    • he was at bat when it happened
    • he got four hits in four at-bats

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responsibleness

  • noun a form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct
    responsibility.
    • he holds a position of great responsibility

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rowing

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

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public

  • noun people in general considered as a whole
    world; populace.
    • he is a hero in the eyes of the public
  • noun a body of people sharing some common interest
    • the reading public

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illegitimate

  • noun the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
    bastard; whoreson; by-blow; illegitimate child; love child.
  • adjective satellite contrary to or forbidden by law
    illicit; outlaw; unlawful; outlawed.
    • an illegitimate seizure of power
    • illicit trade
    • an outlaw strike
    • unlawful measures

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indigen

  • noun an indigenous person who was born in a particular place
    aboriginal; indigene; aborigine; native.
    • the art of the natives of the northwest coast
    • the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students

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mackenzie

  • noun Canadian explorer (born in England) who explored the Mackenzie River and who was first to cross North America by land north of Mexico (1764-1820)
    Sir Alexander Mackenzie.
  • noun a Canadian river; flows into the Beaufort Sea
    Mackenzie River.

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linguist

  • noun a specialist in linguistics
    linguistic scientist.
  • noun a person who speaks more than one language
    polyglot.

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observer

  • noun a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
    percipient; perceiver; beholder.
  • noun an expert who observes and comments on something
    commentator.

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soldier_of_fortune

  • noun a person hired to fight for another country than their own
    mercenary.

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testing

  • noun the act of subjecting to experimental test in order to determine how well something works
    • they agreed to end the testing of atomic weapons
  • noun an examination of the characteristics of something
    • there are laboratories for commercial testing
    • it involved testing thousands of children for smallpox

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public-relations_campaign

  • noun an advertising campaign intended to improve public relations

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money_dealer

  • noun a person who receives or invests or pays out money
    money handler.

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quarante

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lascar

  • noun an East Indian sailor
  • noun a volcano in the Andes in Chile

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best

  • noun the supreme effort one can make
    • they did their best
  • noun the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others
    topper.
    • he could beat the best of them

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cristobal_colon

  • noun Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to China (1451-1506)
    Christopher Columbus; Cristoforo Colombo; Columbus.

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exponent

  • noun a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
    advocator; proponent; advocate.
  • noun someone who expounds and interprets or explains

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scuba_diver

  • noun an underwater diver who uses scuba gear

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william_clark

  • noun United States explorer who (with Meriwether Lewis) led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River; Clark was responsible for making maps of the area (1770-1838)
    Clark.

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pizarro

  • noun Spanish conquistador who conquered the Incas in what is now Peru and founded the city of Lima (1475-1541)
    Francisco Pizarro.

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go_fish

  • noun a card game for two players who try to assemble books of cards by asking the opponent for particular cards

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giovanni_jacopo_casanova

  • noun an Italian adventurer who wrote vivid accounts of his sexual encounters (1725-1798)
    Casanova; Giovanni Jacopo Casanova de Seingalt; Casanova de Seingalt.

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commercial_enterprise

  • noun an enterprise connected with commerce
  • noun the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
    business; business enterprise.
    • computers are now widely used in business

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hit_the_jackpot

  • verb succeed by luck
    luck out.
    • I lucked out and found the last parking spot in the lot

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scrag

  • noun a person who is unusually thin and scrawny
    thin person; skin and bones.
  • noun lean end of the neck

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savouring

  • noun taking a small amount into the mouth to test its quality
    degustation; savoring; relishing; tasting.
    • cooking was fine but it was the savoring that he enjoyed most
  • verb have flavor; taste of something
    taste; savor; savour.

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adventuresome

  • adjective willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
    adventurous.
    • adventurous pioneers
    • the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy

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personate

  • verb pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions
    pose; impersonate.
    • She posed as the Czar's daughter
  • verb attribute human qualities to something
    personify.
    • The Greeks personated their gods ridiculous

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extend

  • verb extend in scope or range or area
    broaden; widen.
    • The law was extended to all citizens
    • widen the range of applications
    • broaden your horizon
    • Extend your backyard
  • verb stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
    go; run; lead; pass.
    • Service runs all the way to Cranbury
    • His knowledge doesn't go very far
    • My memory extends back to my fourth year of life
    • The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets

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personalize

  • verb make personal or more personal
    individualize; personalise; individualise.
    • personalized service

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roller

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

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terror

  • noun an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
    panic; affright.
  • noun a person who inspires fear or dread
    threat; scourge.
    • he was the terror of the neighborhood

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planner

  • noun a person who makes plans
    deviser; contriver.
  • noun a notebook for recording appointments and things to be done, etc.

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boffin

  • noun (British slang) a scientist or technician engaged in military research

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ill

  • noun an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
    complaint; ailment.
  • adjective affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
    sick.
    • ill from the monotony of his suffering

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adventurer

  • noun a person who enjoys taking risks
    venturer.
  • noun someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)
    explorer.

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movement

  • noun a change of position that does not entail a change of location
    motion; move; motility.
    • the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise
    • movement is a sign of life
    • an impatient move of his hand
    • gastrointestinal motility
  • noun the act of changing location from one place to another
    motion; move.
    • police controlled the motion of the crowd
    • the movement of people from the farms to the cities
    • his move put him directly in my path

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mot

  • noun a clever remark
    bon mot.
  • noun a compulsory annual test of older motor vehicles for safety and exhaust fumes
    Ministry of Transportation test; MOT test.

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gemini

  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Gemini
    Twin.
  • noun a zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere between Taurus and Cancer on the ecliptic

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bet

  • noun the money risked on a gamble
    wager; stake; stakes.
  • noun the act of gambling
    wager.
    • he did it on a bet

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contribution

  • noun the part played by a person in bringing about a result
    part; share.
    • I am proud of my contribution in advancing the project
    • they all did their share of the work
  • noun a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause
    donation.

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