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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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disorganized_type_schizophrenia

  • noun a form of schizophrenia characterized by severe disintegration of personality including erratic speech and childish mannerisms and bizarre behavior; usually becomes evident during puberty; the most common diagnostic category in mental institutions
    hebephrenia; disorganized schizophrenia; hebephrenic schizophrenia.

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odd_man_out

  • noun someone regarded as eccentric or crazy and standing out from a group
    kook; queer duck; queer bird; odd fish; odd fellow.

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daftness

  • noun informal terms for insanity
    flakiness; craziness.

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magnetic

  • adjective of or relating to or caused by magnetism
    • magnetic forces
  • adjective having the properties of a magnet; i.e. of attracting iron or steel
    magnetized; magnetised.
    • the hard disk is covered with a thin coat of magnetic material

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vermin

  • noun an irritating or obnoxious person
    varmint.
  • noun any of various small animals or insects that are pests; e.g. cockroaches or rats
    • cereals must be protected from mice and other vermin
    • he examined the child's head for vermin
    • boys in the village have probably been shooting vermin

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dynamic

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

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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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varicose_vein

  • noun a vein that is permanently dilated; most common in the legs

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dysplasia

  • noun abnormal development (of organs or cells) or an abnormal structure resulting from such growth

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cryptophthalmos

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perverted

  • adjective satellite (used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes
    kinky.
    • kinky sex
    • perverted practices
  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals

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dowager's_hump

  • noun abnormal spinal curvature that results when osteoporosis causes the spine to collapse; seen most often in elderly women

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zombie

  • noun a dead body that has been brought back to life by a supernatural force
    zombi; living dead.
  • noun (voodooism) a spirit or supernatural force that reanimates a dead body
    zombie spirit; zombi spirit; zombi.

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profanation

  • noun blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character
    blasphemy; desecration; sacrilege.
    • desecration of the Holy Sabbath
  • noun degradation of something worthy of respect; cheapening

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mentally_ill

  • adjective satellite suffering from severe mental illness
    unsound; unstable.
    • of unsound mind

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non_compos_mentis

  • adjective satellite not of sound mind, memory, or understanding; in law, not competent to go to trial
    of unsound mind.

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epispadias

  • noun a congenital abnormality in males in which the urethra is on the upper surface of the penis

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automatize

  • verb turn into an automaton
    automatise.
  • verb make automatic or control or operate automatically
    automatise; automate.
    • automatize the production
    • automate the movement of the robot

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socializer

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

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microscopist

  • noun a scientist who specializes in research with the use of microscopes

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under

  • adjective satellite located below or beneath something else
    nether.
    • nether garments
    • the under parts of a machine
  • adjective satellite lower in rank, power, or authority
    • an under secretary

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pride

  • noun a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
    pridefulness.
  • noun satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements
    • he takes pride in his son's success

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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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divergent

  • adjective satellite diverging from another or from a standard
    • a divergent opinion
  • adjective tending to move apart in different directions
    diverging.

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engineering_science

  • noun the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems
    engineering; applied science; technology.
    • he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study

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digit

  • noun one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration
    figure.
    • 0 and 1 are digits
  • noun the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
    finger's breadth; fingerbreadth; finger.

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antidromic

  • adjective satellite conducting nerve impulses in a direction opposite to normal

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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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blanket

  • noun bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
    cover.
    • he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep
  • noun anything that covers
    mantle.
    • there was a blanket of snow

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rise

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

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psychotic_person

  • noun a person afflicted with psychosis
    psychotic; psycho.

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manic

  • adjective satellite affected with or marked by frenzy or mania uncontrolled by reason
    frenzied.
    • a frenzied attack
    • a frenzied mob
    • the prosecutor's frenzied denunciation of the accused"- H.W.Carter
    • outbursts of drunken violence and manic activity and creativity

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practicality

  • noun concerned with actual use rather than theoretical possibilities

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gratification

  • noun state of being gratified or satisfied
    satisfaction.
    • dull repetitious work gives no gratification
    • to my immense gratification he arrived on time
  • noun the act or an instance of satisfying

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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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vast

  • adjective satellite unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope
    huge; Brobdingnagian; immense.
    • huge government spending
    • huge country estates
    • huge popular demand for higher education
    • a huge wave
    • the Los Angeles aqueduct winds like an immense snake along the base of the mountains
    • immense numbers of birds
    • at vast (or immense) expense
    • the vast reaches of outer space
    • the vast accumulation of knowledge...which we call civilization"- W.R.Inge

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steering_linkage

  • noun mechanism consisting of a system of rods and levers connected to the front wheels of a motor vehicle; the steering gear pushes it left or right which swivels the front wheels, causing the vehicle to turn

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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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peroxide_blonde

  • noun a blond whose hair is bleached with peroxide
    peroxide blond.

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scholar

  • noun a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
    scholarly person; bookman; student.
  • noun someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
    assimilator; learner.

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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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fruitcake

  • noun a whimsically eccentric person
    screwball; nut case; nut; crackpot; crank.
  • noun a rich cake containing dried fruit and nuts and citrus peel and so on

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relict

  • noun an organism or species surviving as a remnant of an otherwise extinct flora or fauna in an environment much changed from that in which it originated
  • noun geological feature that is a remnant of a pre-existing formation after other parts have disappeared

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nigger

  • noun (ethnic slur) extremely offensive name for a Black person
    nigga; nigra; jigaboo; coon; spade.
    • only a Black can call another Black a nigga

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woods

  • noun the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
    wood; forest.
  • noun the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
    wood.

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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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tricuspid_valve

  • noun valve with three cusps; situated between the right atrium and the right ventricle; allows blood to pass from atrium to ventricle and closes to prevent backflow when the ventricle contracts
    right atrioventricular valve.

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vision_defect

  • noun impairment of the sense of sight
    visual impairment; visual defect; visual disorder.

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degeneracy

  • noun the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
    degeneration; decadence; decadency.
  • noun moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles
    putrefaction; depravation; depravity; corruption.
    • the luxury and corruption among the upper classes
    • moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration
    • its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity
    • Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction

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infancy

  • noun the early stage of growth or development
    early childhood; babyhood.
  • noun the earliest state of immaturity
    babyhood.

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ingenue

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

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sexual_love

  • noun a deep feeling of sexual desire and attraction
    erotic love; love.
    • their love left them indifferent to their surroundings
    • she was his first love
  • noun sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people
    making love; love life; love; lovemaking.
    • his lovemaking disgusted her
    • he hadn't had any love in months
    • he has a very complicated love life

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syndactyly

  • noun birth defect in which there is partial or total webbing connecting two or more fingers or toes
    syndactylism.

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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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street

  • noun a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings
    • they walked the streets of the small town
    • he lives on Nassau Street
  • noun the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel
    • be careful crossing the street

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carrying_into_action

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

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paederastic

  • adjective satellite of homosexuality between a man and a boy
    pederastic.

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theory

  • noun a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena
    • theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses
    • true in fact and theory
  • noun a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
    hypothesis; possibility.
    • a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory
    • he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices

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blue

  • noun blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
    blueness.
    • he had eyes of bright blue
  • noun blue clothing
    • she was wearing blue

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around_the_bend

  • adjective satellite informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
    loco; wacky; loopy; bats; haywire; nuts; balmy; kooky; nutty; barmy; buggy; kookie; loony; whacky; crackers; round the bend; daft; dotty; batty; cracked; fruity; bonkers.
    • it used to drive my husband balmy

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center_of_curvature

  • noun the center of the circle of curvature
    centre of curvature.

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grotesquery

  • noun ludicrous or incongruous unnaturalness or distortion
    grotesquerie; grotesqueness.

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good_guy

  • noun any person who is on your side

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voluminous

  • adjective satellite large in volume or bulk
    • a voluminous skirt
  • adjective satellite marked by repeated turns and bends
    twisty; tortuous; twisting; winding.
    • a tortuous road up the mountain
    • winding roads are full of surprises
    • had to steer the car down a twisty track

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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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pragmatist

  • noun an adherent of philosophical pragmatism
  • noun a person who takes a practical approach to problems and is concerned primarily with the success or failure of her actions

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zoological

  • adjective concerning the study of animals and their classification and properties
    • zoological research
  • adjective of or relating to animals or animal groups
    • zoological garden

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poison

  • noun any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism
    toxicant; poisonous substance.
  • noun anything that harms or destroys
    • the poison of fascism

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hydatid

  • noun cyst filled with liquid; forms as a result of infestation by tapeworm larvae (as in echinococcosis)

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dissoluteness

  • noun indiscipline with regard to sensuous pleasures
    incontinence; self-gratification.

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midway

  • noun the place at a fair or carnival where sideshows and similar amusements are located
  • noun naval battle of World War II (June 1942); American planes based on land and on carriers decisively defeated a Japanese fleet on its way to invade the Midway Islands
    Battle of Midway.

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beater

  • noun a worker who rouses wild game from under cover for a hunter
  • noun an implement for beating

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fetish

  • noun a form of sexual desire in which gratification depends to an abnormal degree on some object or item of clothing or part of the body
    • common male fetishes are breasts, legs, hair, shoes, and underwear
  • noun a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
    juju; voodoo; hoodoo; fetich.

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figural_blindness

  • noun inability to see shapes and contours

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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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drooler

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

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environmental_science

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
    bionomics; ecology.

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young_man

  • noun a teenager or a young adult male
    young buck.
  • noun a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman
    swain; beau; fellow; boyfriend.
    • if I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked

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patrilineal

  • adjective satellite based on or tracing descent through the male line
    patrilinear.
    • a patrilineal society

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carrottop

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

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humility

  • noun a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride
    humbleness.
    • not everyone regards humility as a virtue
  • noun a humble feeling
    humbleness.
    • he was filled with humility at the sight of the Pope

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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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vernal

  • adjective satellite suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh
    young; youthful.
    • he is young for his age
  • adjective of or characteristic of or occurring in spring
    • the vernal equinox

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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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alchemist

  • noun one who was versed in the practice of alchemy and who sought an elixir of life and a panacea and an alkahest and the philosopher's stone

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study

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

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foolishness

  • noun the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
    folly; unwiseness.
  • noun the quality of being rash and foolish
    folly; madness; craziness.
    • trying to drive through a blizzard is the height of folly
    • adjusting to an insane society is total foolishness

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spin

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

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zombi

  • noun (voodooism) a spirit or supernatural force that reanimates a dead body
    zombie; zombie spirit; zombi spirit.
  • noun a god of voodoo cults of African origin worshipped especially in West Indies
    zombie; snake god.

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anarchist

  • noun an advocate of anarchism
    syndicalist; nihilist.

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point_of_periapsis

  • noun (astronomy) the point in an orbit closest to the body being orbited
    periapsis.

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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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attractor

  • noun an entertainer who attracts large audiences
    attraction; draw; drawing card; attracter.
    • he was the biggest drawing card they had
  • noun (physics) a point in the ideal multidimensional phase space that is used to describe a system toward which the system tends to evolve regardless of the starting conditions of the system
    attracter.

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congenital_abnormality

  • noun a defect that is present at birth
    congenital disorder; birth defect; congenital anomaly; congenital defect.

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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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outre

  • adjective satellite conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual
    gonzo; freakish; eccentric; flaky; outlandish; bizarre; freaky; off-the-wall; flakey.
    • restaurants of bizarre design--one like a hat, another like a rabbit
    • famed for his eccentric spelling
    • a freakish combination of styles
    • his off-the-wall antics
    • the outlandish clothes of teenagers
    • outre and affected stage antics

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spinocerebellar

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total

  • noun the whole amount
    aggregate; sum; totality.
  • noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    sum; amount.

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rationalist

  • noun someone who emphasizes observable facts and excludes metaphysical speculation about origins or ultimate causes
    positivist.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of rationalism
    • rationalist philosophy

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tape_transport

  • noun a mechanism that transports magnetic tape across the read/write heads of a tape playback/recorder
    transport; tape drive.