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knowing

  • noun a clear and certain mental apprehension
  • verb be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about
    know; cognize; cognise.
    • I know that the President lied to the people
    • I want to know who is winning the game!
    • I know it's time

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forethought

  • noun planning or plotting in advance of acting
    premeditation.
  • noun judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
    precaution; caution; care.
    • he exercised caution in opening the door
    • he handled the vase with care

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actuated

  • adjective satellite moved to action
    • a man actuated by unworthy desired
  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; trigger off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits

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aforethought

  • adjective satellite planned in advance
    planned; plotted.
    • with malice aforethought

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waking

  • noun the state of remaining awake
    • days of danger and nights of waking
  • verb be awake, be alert, be there
    wake.

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well-meaning

  • adjective satellite not unfriendly or threatening
    unthreatening.
    • her well-meaning words were received in silence
    • the exasperation of a...well-meaning cow worried by dogs
  • adjective satellite marked by good intentions though often producing unfortunate results
    well-meant; well-intentioned.
    • a well-intentioned but clumsy waiter
    • a well-meaning but tactless fellow
    • the son's well-meaning efforts threw a singular chill upon the father's admirers"- S.W.Maughm
    • blunt but well-meant criticism

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impelled

  • adjective satellite urged or forced to action through moral pressure
    driven.
    • felt impelled to take a stand against the issue
  • verb urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
    impel; force.

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deep

  • noun the central and most intense or profound part
    • in the deep of night
    • in the deep of winter
  • noun a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
    trench; oceanic abyss.

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deliberate

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

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malice_aforethought

  • noun (law) criminal intent; the thoughts and intentions behind a wrongful act (including knowledge that the act is illegal); often at issue in murder trials
    mens rea.

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self

  • noun your consciousness of your own identity
    ego.
  • noun a person considered as a unique individual
    • one's own self

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well-intentioned

  • adjective satellite marked by good intentions though often producing unfortunate results
    well-meant; well-meaning.
    • a well-intentioned but clumsy waiter
    • a well-meaning but tactless fellow
    • the son's well-meaning efforts threw a singular chill upon the father's admirers"- S.W.Maughm
    • blunt but well-meant criticism

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to

The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. "To Canterbury they wend." Chaucer.
Stay with us, go not to Wittenberg. Shak.
So to the sylvan lodge They came, that like Pomona's arbor smiled. Milton.
I'll to him again, . . . He'll tell me all his purpose. She stretched her arms to heaven. Dryden.

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laid

  • adjective satellite set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"
    set.
    • stones laid in a pattern
  • verb put into a certain place or abstract location
    set; pose; place; lay; put; position.
    • Put your things here
    • Set the tray down
    • Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
    • Place emphasis on a certain point

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wise_to

  • adjective satellite evidencing the possession of inside information
    knowing; wise.

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moot

  • noun a hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise
    • he organized the weekly moot
  • verb think about carefully; weigh
    deliberate; turn over; consider; debate.
    • They considered the possibility of a strike
    • Turn the proposal over in your mind

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put-up

  • adjective satellite planned secretly
    • it was a put-up job

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mean

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

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motivated

  • adjective provided with a motive or given incentive for action
    • a highly motivated child can learn almost anything
    • a group of politically motivated men
  • verb give an incentive for action
    motivate; prompt; propel; incite; move; actuate.
    • This moved me to sacrifice my career

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intended

  • adjective resulting from one's intentions
    • your intended trip abroad
    • an intended insult
  • verb have in mind as a purpose
    intend; think; mean.
    • I mean no harm
    • I only meant to help you
    • She didn't think to harm me
    • We thought to return early that night

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premeditated

  • adjective characterized by deliberate purpose and some degree of planning
    • a premeditated crime
  • verb consider, ponder, or plan (an action) beforehand
    premeditate.
    • premeditated murder

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intention

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    aim; design; intent; purpose.
    • his intent was to provide a new translation
    • good intentions are not enough
    • it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
    • he made no secret of his designs
  • noun (usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal
    • his intentions are entirely honorable

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well-meant

  • adjective satellite marked by good intentions though often producing unfortunate results
    well-intentioned; well-meaning.
    • a well-intentioned but clumsy waiter
    • a well-meaning but tactless fellow
    • the son's well-meaning efforts threw a singular chill upon the father's admirers"- S.W.Maughm
    • blunt but well-meant criticism

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fore

  • noun front part of a vessel or aircraft
    prow; stem; bow.
    • he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line
  • adjective situated at or toward the bow of a vessel

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malice

  • noun feeling a need to see others suffer
    spitefulness; maliciousness; spite; venom.
  • noun the quality of threatening evil
    malevolence; malevolency.

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driven

  • adjective satellite compelled forcibly by an outside agency
    goaded.
    • mobs goaded by blind hatred
  • verb operate or control a vehicle
    drive.
    • drive a car or bus
    • Can you drive this four-wheel truck?

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meaning

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

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predetermined

  • adjective satellite set in advance
    preset.
    • a preset plan of action
    • at a predetermined time
  • verb determine beforehand
    predetermine.

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deep-laid

  • adjective satellite secretly and carefully planned
    • deep-laid plans

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designed

  • adjective done or made or performed with purpose and intent
    intentional.
    • style...is more than the deliberate and designed creation"- Havelock Ellis
    • games designed for all ages
    • well-designed houses
  • verb make or work out a plan for; devise
    project; design; contrive; plan.
    • They contrived to murder their boss
    • design a new sales strategy
    • plan an attack

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put

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

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measured

  • adjective having notes of fixed rhythmic value
    mensurable; mensural.
  • verb determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
    mensurate; measure out; measure.
    • Measure the length of the wall

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contrived

  • adjective satellite showing effects of planning or manipulation
    • a novel with a contrived ending
  • verb make or work out a plan for; devise
    project; design; contrive; plan.
    • They contrived to murder their boss
    • design a new sales strategy
    • plan an attack

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witting

  • adjective aware or knowing
    • a witting tool of the Communists
  • adjective satellite intentionally conceived
    conscious.
    • a conscious effort to speak more slowly
    • a conscious policy

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wise

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

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conscious

  • adjective satellite intentionally conceived
    witting.
    • a conscious effort to speak more slowly
    • a conscious policy
  • adjective knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts
    • remained conscious during the operation
    • conscious of his faults
    • became conscious that he was being followed

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calculated

  • adjective satellite carefully thought out in advance
    measured; deliberate.
    • a calculated insult
    • with measured irony
  • verb make a mathematical calculation or computation
    cypher; compute; calculate; work out; reckon; cipher; figure.

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well

  • noun a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
  • noun a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid

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up

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

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thought

  • noun the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
    idea.
    • it was not a good idea
    • the thought never entered my mind
  • noun the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
    cerebration; thinking; mentation; intellection; thought process.
    • thinking always made him frown
    • she paused for thought

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preset

  • adjective satellite set in advance
    predetermined.
    • a preset plan of action
    • at a predetermined time

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planned

  • adjective designed or carried out according to a plan
    • the planned outlays for new equipment
  • verb have the will and intention to carry out some action
    be after; plan.
    • He plans to be in graduate school next year
    • The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion

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plotted

  • adjective satellite planned in advance
    planned; aforethought.
    • with malice aforethought
  • verb plan secretly, usually something illegal
    plot.
    • They plotted the overthrow of the government

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intentional

  • adjective satellite characterized by conscious design or purpose
    knowing.
    • intentional damage
    • a knowing attempt to defraud
    • a willful waste of time
  • adjective done or made or performed with purpose and intent
    designed.
    • style...is more than the deliberate and designed creation"- Havelock Ellis
    • games designed for all ages
    • well-designed houses

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plan

  • noun a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
    program; programme.
    • they drew up a six-step plan
    • they discussed plans for a new bond issue
  • noun an arrangement scheme
    design.
    • 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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