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antecede (Also anteceding, antecedes, anteceded) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to antecede

essay

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

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represent

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

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precondition

  • noun an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
    condition; stipulation.
  • noun an assumption that is taken for granted
    presumption; given.

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coach

  • noun (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team
    handler; manager.
  • noun a person who gives private instruction (as in singing, acting, etc.)
    tutor; private instructor.

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existing

  • adjective satellite presently existing
    • the existing system
  • verb have an existence, be extant
    be; exist.
    • Is there a God?

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antagonize

  • verb provoke the hostility of
    antagonise.
    • Don't antagonize your boss
  • verb act in opposition to
    counteract; antagonise.

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preface

  • noun a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
    prolusion; foreword.
  • verb furnish with a preface or introduction
    introduce; precede; premise.
    • She always precedes her lectures with a joke
    • He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution

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dish

  • noun a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food
    • we gave them a set of dishes for a wedding present
  • noun a particular item of prepared food
    • she prepared a special dish for dinner

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captain

  • noun an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
  • noun the naval officer in command of a military ship
    skipper.

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make_sure

  • verb make a point of doing something; act purposefully and intentionally
    make a point.

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hold

  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    grasp; appreciation.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices

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calculate

  • verb make a mathematical calculation or computation
    cypher; compute; work out; reckon; cipher; figure.
  • verb judge to be probable
    figure; reckon; forecast; estimate; count on.

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hunting

  • noun the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
    hunt.
  • noun the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
    search; hunt.

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father

  • noun a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)
    male parent; begetter.
    • his father was born in Atlanta
  • noun the founder of a family
    forefather; sire.
    • keep the faith of our forefathers

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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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spearhead

  • noun someone who leads or initiates an activity (attack or campaign etc.)
  • noun the leading military unit in an attack

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solicit

  • verb make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently
    tap; beg.
    • Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce
    • My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities
  • verb make amorous advances towards
    romance; woo; court.
    • John is courting Mary

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lord

  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    overlord; master.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Divine; Maker; Godhead.

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antecede

  • verb be earlier in time; go back further
    forego; predate; forgo; antedate; precede.
    • Stone tools precede bronze tools

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queen

  • noun the only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs
  • noun a female sovereign ruler
    female monarch; queen regnant.

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assay

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

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chronologize

  • verb establish the order in time of something
    chronologise.
    • The archivist chronologized the documents

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egotrip

  • verb act in a way that attracts attention
    • This teacher always egotrips and the students don't like him

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induce

  • verb cause to arise
    bring on.
    • induce a crisis
  • verb cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
    get; make; have; cause; stimulate.
    • The ads induced me to buy a VCR
    • My children finally got me to buy a computer
    • My wife made me buy a new sofa

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foretell

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

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come_close

  • verb nearly do something
    • She came close to quitting her job
  • verb be close or similar
    approximate.
    • Her results approximate my own

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arrange

  • verb put into a proper or systematic order
    set up.
    • arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order
  • verb make arrangements for
    fix up.
    • Can you arrange a meeting with the President?

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disturb

  • verb move deeply
    upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought
  • verb change the arrangement or position of
    raise up; commove; stir up; vex; shake up; agitate.

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put_on_airs

  • verb act like the master of
    lord it over; queen it over; act superior.
    • He is lording it over the students

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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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try

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

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lord_it_over

  • verb act like the master of
    put on airs; queen it over; act superior.
    • He is lording it over the students

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race

  • noun any competition
    • the race for the presidency
  • noun a contest of speed
    • the race is to the swift

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heading

  • noun a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
    header; head.
    • the heading seemed to have little to do with the text
  • noun the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
    aim; bearing.

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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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maneuver

  • noun a military training exercise
    simulated military operation; manoeuvre.
  • noun a plan for attaining a particular goal
    manoeuvre; tactics; tactic.

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set_up

  • verb set up or found
    found; establish; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program
  • verb create by putting components or members together
    tack together; tack; assemble; piece; put together.
    • She pieced a quilt
    • He tacked together some verses
    • They set up a committee

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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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crop

  • noun the yield from plants in a single growing season
    harvest.
  • noun a cultivated plant that is grown commercially on a large scale

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go

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

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rate

  • noun a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit
    • they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour
    • the rate of change was faster than expected
  • noun amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis
    charge per unit.
    • a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5

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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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educate

  • verb give an education to
    • We must educate our youngsters better
  • verb create by training and teaching
    train; develop; prepare.
    • The old master is training world-class violinists
    • we develop the leaders for the future

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forestall

  • verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    forbid; prevent; preclude; foreclose.
    • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
    • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project
  • verb act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
    anticipate; counter; foresee.

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foregoing

  • adjective satellite especially of writing or speech; going before
  • verb be earlier in time; go back further
    antecede; forego; predate; forgo; antedate; precede.
    • Stone tools precede bronze tools

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hereditary

  • adjective satellite occurring among members of a family usually by heredity
    transmissible; familial; genetic; transmitted; inherited.
    • an inherited disease
    • familial traits
    • genetically transmitted features
  • adjective satellite inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent
    patrimonial; ancestral; transmissible.
    • ancestral home
    • ancestral lore
    • hereditary monarchy
    • patrimonial estate
    • transmissible tradition

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stoop

  • noun an inclination of the top half of the body forward and downward
  • noun basin for holy water
    stoup.

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above

  • noun an earlier section of a written text
    • for instructions refer to the above
  • adjective satellite appearing earlier in the same text
    • flaws in the above interpretation

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conduct

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

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exercise

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

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supporting

  • noun the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
    support.
    • he leaned against the wall for support
  • verb give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
    support; back up.
    • She supported him during the illness
    • Her children always backed her up

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make_a_point

  • verb make a point of doing something; act purposefully and intentionally
    make sure.

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socialize

  • verb take part in social activities; interact with others
    socialise.
    • He never socializes with his colleagues
    • The old man hates to socialize
  • verb train for a social environment
    socialise.
    • The children must be properly socialized

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retraining

  • noun training for a new occupation
  • verb teach new skills
    retrain.
    • We must retrain the linguists who cannot find employment

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preamble

  • noun a preliminary introduction to a statute or constitution (usually explaining its purpose)
  • verb make a preliminary introduction, usually to a formal document

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supplying

  • noun the activity of supplying or providing something
    provision; supply.
  • verb give something useful or necessary to
    provide; furnish; render; supply.
    • We provided the room with an electrical heater

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retrograde

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

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search

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

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engage

  • verb carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
    pursue; prosecute.
    • She pursued many activities
    • They engaged in a discussion
  • verb consume all of one's attention or time
    engross; absorb; occupy.
    • Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely

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ahead

  • adjective satellite having the leading position or higher score in a contest
    leading; in the lead.
    • he is ahead by a pawn
    • the leading team in the pennant race
  • adverb at or in the front
    in front; before.
    • I see the lights of a town ahead
    • the road ahead is foggy
    • staring straight ahead
    • we couldn't see over the heads of the people in front
    • with the cross of Jesus marching on before

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institute

  • noun an association organized to promote art or science or education
  • verb set up or lay the groundwork for
    constitute; found; plant; establish.
    • establish a new department

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root

  • noun (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
  • noun the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    origin; beginning; rootage; source.
    • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    • communism's Russian root

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introductory

  • adjective satellite serving to open or begin
    • began the slide show with some introductory remarks
  • adjective satellite serving as a base or starting point
    basic.
    • a basic course in Russian
    • basic training for raw recruits
    • a set of basic tools
    • an introductory art course

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precede

  • verb be earlier in time; go back further
    antecede; forego; predate; forgo; antedate.
    • Stone tools precede bronze tools
  • verb come before
    predate.
    • Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify

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prior

  • noun the head of a religious order; in an abbey the prior is next below the abbot
  • adjective satellite earlier in time
    anterior.

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action

  • noun something done (usually as opposed to something said)
    • there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions
  • noun the state of being active
    activeness; activity.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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intrigue

  • noun a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends
    machination.
  • noun a clandestine love affair

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name

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

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foresee

  • verb realize beforehand
    anticipate; foreknow; previse.
  • verb picture to oneself; imagine possible
    envision.
    • I cannot envision him as President

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sire

  • noun a title of address formerly used for a man of rank and authority
  • noun the founder of a family
    father; forefather.
    • keep the faith of our forefathers

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manage

  • verb be successful; achieve a goal
    negociate; bring off; carry off; pull off.
    • She succeeded in persuading us all
    • I managed to carry the box upstairs
    • She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it
    • The pianist negociated the difficult runs
  • verb be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
    handle; deal; care.
    • I can deal with this crew of workers
    • This blender can't handle nuts
    • She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old

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schooling

  • noun the act of teaching at school
  • noun the process of being formally educated at a school
    school.
    • what will you do when you finish school?

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coinciding

  • adjective satellite occurring or operating at the same time
    concurrent; co-occurrent; simultaneous; coincident; cooccurring; coincidental.
    • a series of coincident events
  • verb go with, fall together
    co-occur; coincide; cooccur.

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prompt

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

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forefront

  • noun the part in the front or nearest the viewer
    head.
    • he was in the forefront
    • he was at the head of the column
  • noun the position of greatest importance or advancement; the leading position in any movement or field
    vanguard; cutting edge.
    • the Cotswolds were once at the forefront of woollen manufacturing in England
    • the idea of motion was always to the forefront of his mind and central to his philosophy

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establish

  • verb set up or found
    found; set up; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program
  • verb set up or lay the groundwork for
    constitute; found; plant; institute.
    • establish a new department

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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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market

  • noun the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold
    market place; marketplace.
    • without competition there would be no market
    • they were driven from the marketplace
  • noun the customers for a particular product or service
    • before they publish any book they try to determine the size of the market for it

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superordinate

  • noun one of greater rank or station or quality
    superior; higher-up.
  • noun a word that is more generic than a given word
    hypernym; superordinate word.

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aggress

  • verb take the initiative and go on the offensive
    attack.
    • The Serbs attacked the village at night
    • The visiting team started to attack

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plow

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

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proceed

  • verb continue talking
    carry on; continue; go on.
    • I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice
    • carry on--pretend we are not in the room
  • verb move ahead; travel onward in time or space
    go forward; continue.
    • We proceeded towards Washington
    • She continued in the direction of the hills
    • We are moving ahead in time now

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steering

  • noun the act of guiding or showing the way
    guidance.
  • noun the act of setting and holding a course
    guidance; direction.
    • a new council was installed under the direction of the king

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process

  • noun a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
    procedure.
    • the procedure of obtaining a driver's license
    • it was a process of trial and error
  • noun (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
    operation; cognitive process; mental process; cognitive operation.
    • the process of thinking
    • the cognitive operation of remembering

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forestalling

  • noun the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively
    preclusion; obviation.
  • verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    forbid; prevent; preclude; foreclose; forestall.
    • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
    • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project

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strike

  • noun a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
    work stoppage.
    • the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled
  • noun an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
    • the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn

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cram

  • verb crowd or pack to capacity
    wad; ram; jampack; jam; chock up.
    • the theater was jampacked
  • verb put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled
    • cram books into the suitcase

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stage

  • noun any distinct time period in a sequence of events
    phase.
    • we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected
  • noun a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
    point; degree; level.
    • a remarkable degree of frankness
    • at what stage are the social sciences?

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engender

  • verb call forth
    spawn; breed.
  • verb make children
    sire; get; father; mother; bring forth; beget; generate.
    • Abraham begot Isaac
    • Men often father children but don't recognize them

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take_part

  • verb share in something
    participate.

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comport

  • verb behave well or properly
    behave.
    • The children must learn to behave
  • verb behave in a certain manner
    acquit; bear; behave; conduct; carry; deport.
    • She carried herself well
    • he bore himself with dignity
    • They conducted themselves well during these difficult times

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excuse

  • noun a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
    exculpation; alibi; self-justification.
    • he kept finding excuses to stay
    • every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job
    • his transparent self-justification was unacceptable
  • noun a note explaining an absence
    • he had to get his mother to write an excuse for him

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train

  • noun public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive
    railroad train.
    • express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction
  • noun a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding
    string.
    • a string of islands
    • train of mourners
    • a train of thought

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come_to_the_fore

  • verb make oneself visible; take action
    step forward; step to the fore; step up; come forward; come out.
    • Young people should step to the fore and help their peers

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teaching

  • noun the profession of a teacher
    pedagogy; instruction.
    • he prepared for teaching while still in college
    • pedagogy is recognized as an important profession
  • noun a doctrine that is taught
    precept; commandment.
    • the teachings of religion
    • he believed all the Christian precepts

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prologise

  • verb write or speak a prologue
    prologize; prologuize.

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hurry

  • noun a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry
    haste.
    • in a hurry to lock the door
  • noun overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
    precipitation; hastiness; haste; hurriedness.
    • he soon regretted his haste

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gear_up

  • verb make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
    set; prepare; fix; set up; ready.
    • Get the children ready for school!
    • prepare for war
    • I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill

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transmissible

  • adjective satellite (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection
    transmittable; contagious; communicable; catching; contractable.
  • adjective satellite occurring among members of a family usually by heredity
    familial; hereditary; genetic; transmitted; inherited.
    • an inherited disease
    • familial traits
    • genetically transmitted features

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pursue

  • verb carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
    prosecute; engage.
    • She pursued many activities
    • They engaged in a discussion
  • verb follow in or as if in pursuit
    follow.
    • The police car pursued the suspected attacker
    • Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life

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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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channelise

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

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drill

  • noun a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
  • noun similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored
    Mandrillus leucophaeus.

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learn

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

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making

  • noun the act that results in something coming to be
    fashioning; devising.
    • the devising of plans
    • the fashioning of pots and pans
    • the making of measurements
    • it was already in the making
  • noun an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something
    qualification.
    • her qualifications for the job are excellent
    • one of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree
    • she has the makings of fine musician

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go_off_half-cocked

  • verb act prematurely or without reflection or too soon
    go off at half-cock.
    • she wanted to quit her job but her mother told her not to go off half-cocked

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fetch

  • noun the action of fetching
  • verb go or come after and bring or take back
    bring; convey; get.
    • Get me those books over there, please
    • Could you bring the wine?
    • The dog fetched the hat

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control

  • noun power to direct or determine
    • under control
  • noun a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another
    • measures for the control of disease
    • they instituted controls over drinking on campus

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preexistent

  • adjective satellite existing previously or before something
    pre-existent; preexisting; pre-existing.
    • variations on pre-existent musical themes

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prologuize

  • verb write or speak a prologue
    prologize; prologise.

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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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predict

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

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prioritise

  • verb assign a priority to
    prioritize.
    • we have too many things to do and must prioritize

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sample

  • noun a small part of something intended as representative of the whole
  • noun items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population
    sample distribution; sampling.

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condescend

  • verb behave in a patronizing and condescending manner
  • verb do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
    deign; descend.

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antedate

  • verb be earlier in time; go back further
    antecede; forego; predate; forgo; precede.
    • Stone tools precede bronze tools
  • verb establish something as being earlier relative to something else
    predate; foredate.

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sharp

  • noun a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
  • noun a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point

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cultivate

  • verb foster the growth of
  • verb prepare for crops
    work; crop.
    • Work the soil
    • cultivate the land

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synchronise

  • verb happen at the same time
    synchronize; contemporise; contemporize.
  • verb make (motion picture sound) exactly simultaneous with the action
    synchronize.
    • synchronize this film

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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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turn

  • noun a circular segment of a curve
    twist; crook; bend.
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turning.
    • he took a turn to the right

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provide

  • verb give something useful or necessary to
    furnish; render; supply.
    • We provided the room with an electrical heater
  • verb give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
    cater; ply; supply.
    • The hostess provided lunch for all the guests

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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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play_it_by_ear

  • verb decide on one's actions as one goes along, depending on the situation
    • She didn't know what to expect from her new job, so she played it by ear

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hold_back

  • verb hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
    turn back; stop; arrest; contain; check.
    • Arrest the downward trend
    • Check the growth of communism in South East Asia
    • Contain the rebel movement
    • Turn back the tide of communism
  • verb keep under control; keep in check
    keep back; restrain; keep.
    • suppress a smile
    • Keep your temper
    • keep your cool

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place

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    spot; topographic point.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun any area set aside for a particular purpose
    property.
    • who owns this place?
    • the president was concerned about the property across from the White House

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ancestor

  • noun someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
    ascendent; antecedent; ascendant; root.

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sin

  • noun estrangement from god
    sinfulness; wickedness.
  • noun an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will
    sinning.

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exemplify

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

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plant

  • noun buildings for carrying on industrial labor
    works; industrial plant.
    • they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles
  • noun (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    flora; plant life.

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sandwich

  • noun two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them
  • verb make into a sandwich

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use

  • noun the act of using
    utilization; utilisation; usage; employment; exercise.
    • he warned against the use of narcotic drugs
    • skilled in the utilization of computers
  • noun what something is used for
    function; role; purpose.
    • the function of an auger is to bore holes
    • ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

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sneak

  • noun a person who is regarded as underhanded and furtive and contemptible
  • noun someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions
    prowler; stalker.

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wrong

  • noun that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law
    wrongfulness.
    • he feels that you are in the wrong
  • noun any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right
    legal injury; damage.

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produce

  • noun fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market
    green goods; garden truck; green groceries.
  • verb bring forth or yield
    bring forth.
    • The tree would not produce fruit

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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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coming

  • noun the act of drawing spatially closer to something
    approach; approaching.
    • the hunter's approach scattered the geese
  • noun arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)
    advent.
    • the advent of the computer

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court

  • noun an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
    tribunal; judicature.
  • noun a room in which a lawcourt sits
    courtroom.
    • television cameras were admitted in the courtroom

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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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counter

  • noun table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted
  • noun game equipment (as a piece of wood, plastic, or ivory) used for keeping a count or reserving a space in various card or board games

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lay_out

  • verb lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
    range; array; set out.
    • lay out the clothes
    • lay out the arguments
  • verb get ready for a particular purpose or event
    set; set up.
    • set up an experiment
    • set the table
    • lay out the tools for the surgery

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had_best

  • verb act in one's own or everybody's best interest
    do well.
    • You will do well to arrive on time tomorrow!

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playing

  • noun the act of playing a musical instrument
  • noun the action of taking part in a game or sport or other recreation

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wind

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

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case_in_point

  • noun an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time
    precedent.

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help

  • noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    aid; assistance; assist.
    • he gave me an assist with the housework
    • could not walk without assistance
    • rescue party went to their aid
    • offered his help in unloading
  • noun a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    assistant; helper; supporter.
    • my invaluable assistant
    • they hired additional help to finish the work

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over

  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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move

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

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take_time_by_the_forelock

  • verb act quickly and decisively; not let slip an opportunity

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course

  • noun education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings
    course of study; course of instruction; class.
    • he took a course in basket weaving
    • flirting is not unknown in college classes
  • noun a connected series of events or actions or developments
    line.
    • the government took a firm course
    • historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available

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helm

  • noun steering mechanism for a vessel; a mechanical device by which a vessel is steered
  • noun a position of leadership
    • the President is at the helm of the Ship of State

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misconduct

  • noun bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf
  • noun activity that transgresses moral or civil law
    wrongful conduct; wrongdoing; actus reus.
    • he denied any wrongdoing

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activating

  • noun the activity of causing to have energy and be active
    energizing; activation.
  • 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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worship

  • noun the activity of worshipping
  • noun a feeling of profound love and admiration
    adoration.

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before

  • adverb earlier in time; previously
    earlier.
    • I had known her before
    • as I said before
    • he called me the day before but your call had come even earlier
    • her parents had died four years earlier
    • I mentioned that problem earlier
  • adverb at or in the front
    in front; ahead.
    • I see the lights of a town ahead
    • the road ahead is foggy
    • staring straight ahead
    • we couldn't see over the heads of the people in front
    • with the cross of Jesus marching on before

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superior

  • noun one of greater rank or station or quality
    superordinate; higher-up.
  • noun the head of a religious community

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fit

  • noun a display of bad temper
    conniption; tantrum; scene.
    • he had a fit
    • she threw a tantrum
    • he made a scene
  • noun a sudden uncontrollable attack
    paroxysm; convulsion.
    • a paroxysm of giggling
    • a fit of coughing
    • convulsions of laughter

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fix

  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; mess; muddle; jam; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage
  • noun something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug
    • she needed a fix of chocolate

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dispose

  • verb give, sell, or transfer to another
    • She disposed of her parents' possessions
  • verb throw or cast away
    cast aside; throw away; fling; toss; cast away; chuck out; throw out; cast out; put away; discard; toss out; toss away.
    • Put away your worries

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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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act_superior

  • verb act like the master of
    lord it over; put on airs; queen it over.
    • He is lording it over the students

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forbear

  • noun a person from whom you are descended
    forebear.
  • verb refrain from doing
    hold back.
    • she forbore a snicker

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pay_back

  • verb act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions
    repay; reward.
  • verb take vengeance on or get even
    fix; get; pay off.
    • We'll get them!
    • That'll fix him good!
    • This time I got him

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introduce

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

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retrain

  • verb teach new skills
    • We must retrain the linguists who cannot find employment
  • verb train again
    • He is retraining to become an IT worker

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premedical

  • adjective preparing for the study of medicine
    • premedical students
  • adjective satellite preceding and preparing for the study of medicine
    • premedical courses

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queen_it_over

  • verb act like the master of
    lord it over; put on airs; act superior.
    • He is lording it over the students

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half

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

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front

  • noun the side that is forward or prominent
    forepart; front end.
  • noun the line along which opposing armies face each other
    front line; battlefront.

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provision

  • noun a stipulated condition
    proviso.
    • he accepted subject to one provision
  • noun the activity of supplying or providing something
    supplying; supply.

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vaticinate

  • verb predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration
    prophesy.
  • verb foretell through or as if through the power of prophecy

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evade

  • verb avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    dodge; fudge; sidestep; parry; elude; skirt; duck; hedge; circumvent; put off.
    • He dodged the issue
    • she skirted the problem
    • They tend to evade their responsibilities
    • he evaded the questions skillfully
  • verb escape, either physically or mentally
    elude; bilk.
    • The thief eluded the police
    • This difficult idea seems to evade her
    • The event evades explanation

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lower_oneself

  • verb debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way
    stoop; condescend.
    • I won't stoop to reading other people's mail

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turn

  • noun a circular segment of a curve
    twist; crook; bend.
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turning.
    • he took a turn to the right

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found

  • noun food and lodging provided in addition to money
    • they worked for $30 and found
  • verb set up or found
    establish; set up; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program

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plow_ahead

  • verb proceed (with a plan of action)
    go ahead.
    • He went ahead with the project

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house

  • noun a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families
    • he has a house on Cape Cod
    • she felt she had to get out of the house
  • noun the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
    firm; business firm.
    • he worked for a brokerage house

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begin

  • verb take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
    get; start out; set about; start; set out; get down; commence.
    • We began working at dawn
    • Who will start?
    • Get working as soon as the sun rises!
    • The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia
    • He began early in the day
    • Let's get down to work now
  • noun Israeli statesman (born in Russia) who (as prime minister of Israel) negotiated a peace treaty with Anwar Sadat (then the president of Egypt) (1913-1992)
    Menachem Begin.

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constitute

  • verb form or compose
    represent; be; comprise; make up.
    • This money is my only income
    • The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance
    • These constitute my entire belonging
    • The children made up the chorus
    • This sum represents my entire income for a year
    • These few men comprise his entire army
  • verb create and charge with a task or function
    appoint; nominate; name.
    • nominate a committee

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undertake

  • verb enter upon an activity or enterprise
    set about; attempt.
  • verb accept as a challenge
    tackle; take on.
    • I'll tackle this difficult task

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measure

  • noun any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
    step.
    • the situation called for strong measures
    • the police took steps to reduce crime
  • noun how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
    amount; quantity.

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counteract

  • verb act in opposition to
    antagonize; antagonise.
  • verb oppose or check by a counteraction
    countercheck.

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out

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

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ascendent

  • noun position or state of being dominant or in control
    ascendant.
    • that idea was in the ascendant
  • noun someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
    antecedent; ancestor; ascendant; root.

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preexistence

  • noun existing in a former state or previous to something else

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make_do

  • verb come to terms with
    contend; deal; cope; manage; get by; grapple; make out.
    • We got by on just a gallon of gas
    • They made do on half a loaf of bread every day

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acting

  • noun the performance of a part or role in a drama
    performing; playacting; playing.
  • verb perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
    move; act.
    • think before you act
    • We must move quickly
    • The governor should act on the new energy bill
    • The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel

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surprise

  • noun the astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you
  • noun a sudden unexpected event

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contemporise

  • verb happen at the same time
    synchronize; synchronise; contemporize.
  • verb arrange or represent events so that they co-occur
    synchronize; synchronise; contemporize.
    • synchronize biblical events

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engineer

  • noun a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems
    applied scientist; technologist.
  • noun the operator of a railway locomotive
    locomotive engineer; railroad engineer; engine driver.

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cause

  • noun events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
    • they are trying to determine the cause of the crash
  • noun a justification for something existing or happening
    reason; grounds.
    • he had no cause to complain
    • they had good reason to rejoice

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instigate

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

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contemporize

  • verb happen at the same time
    synchronize; synchronise; contemporise.
  • verb arrange or represent events so that they co-occur
    synchronize; synchronise; contemporise.
    • synchronize biblical events

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ascendant

  • noun position or state of being dominant or in control
    ascendent.
    • that idea was in the ascendant
  • noun someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
    ascendent; antecedent; ancestor; root.

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mourning

  • noun state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
    bereavement.
  • noun the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief
    lamentation.

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qualify

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

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put

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

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teach

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

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generate

  • verb bring into existence
    bring forth.
    • The new manager generated a lot of problems
    • The computer bug generated chaos in the office
    • The computer generated this image
    • The earthquake generated a tsunami
  • verb give or supply
    return; yield; render; give.
    • The cow brings in 5 liters of milk
    • This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn
    • The estate renders some revenue for the family

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care

  • noun the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    aid; tending; attention.
    • no medical care was required
    • the old car needs constant attention
  • noun judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
    precaution; caution; forethought.
    • he exercised caution in opening the door
    • he handled the vase with care

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training

  • noun activity leading to skilled behavior
    preparation; grooming.
  • noun the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)
    education; breeding.
    • a woman of breeding and refinement

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forego

  • verb be earlier in time; go back further
    antecede; predate; forgo; antedate; precede.
    • Stone tools precede bronze tools
  • verb do without or cease to hold or adhere to
    relinquish; foreswear; waive; forgo; dispense with.
    • We are dispensing with formalities
    • relinquish the old ideas

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stampede

  • noun a headlong rush of people on a common impulse
    • when he shouted `fire' there was a stampede to the exits
  • noun a wild headlong rush of frightened animals (horses or cattle)

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positioning

  • noun the act of putting something in a certain place
    emplacement; placement; location; position; locating.
  • verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
    position.

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predate

  • verb be earlier in time; go back further
    antecede; forego; forgo; antedate; precede.
    • Stone tools precede bronze tools
  • verb come before
    precede.
    • Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify

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initiate

  • noun someone new to a field or activity
    tyro; novice; beginner; tiro.
  • noun someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
    savant; pundit; learned person.

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oppose

  • verb be against; express opposition to
    • We oppose the ban on abortion
  • verb fight against or resist strongly
    defend; fight down; fight back; fight.
    • The senator said he would oppose the bill
    • Don't fight it!

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act_on

  • verb carry further or advance
    pursue; follow up on.
    • Can you act on this matter soon?
  • verb regulate one's behavior in accordance with certain information, ideas, or advice
    • The Founding Fathers acted on certain moral principles

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locating

  • noun the act of putting something in a certain place
    emplacement; placement; positioning; location; position.
  • noun a determination of the place where something is
    localisation; fix; location; localization.
    • he got a good fix on the target

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stimulate

  • verb act as a stimulant
    excite.
    • The book stimulated her imagination
    • This play stimulates
  • verb cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
    get; make; induce; have; cause.
    • The ads induced me to buy a VCR
    • My children finally got me to buy a computer
    • My wife made me buy a new sofa

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organize

  • verb create (as an entity)
    organise; form.
    • social groups form everywhere
    • They formed a company
  • verb cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea
    organise.

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grade

  • noun a body of students who are taught together
    course; class; form.
    • early morning classes are always sleepy
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    tier; level.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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get_by

  • verb come to terms with
    contend; deal; cope; manage; grapple; make out; make do.
    • We got by on just a gallon of gas
    • They made do on half a loaf of bread every day
  • verb pass or move in front of
    • Bride's Biscuit got by the other dogs to win the race

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rank

  • noun a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another
    • the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen
  • noun relative status
    • his salary was determined by his rank and seniority

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instruct

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

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wager

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

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illustrate

  • verb clarify by giving an example of
    exemplify; instance.
  • verb depict with an illustration

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guess

  • noun a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    conjecture; supposition; surmisal; hypothesis; speculation; surmise.
  • noun an estimate based on little or no information
    guesswork; dead reckoning; shot; guessing.

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toy

  • noun an artifact designed to be played with
    plaything.
  • noun a nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier)
    • a toy stove

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service

  • noun work done by one person or group that benefits another
    • budget separately for goods and services
  • noun an act of help or assistance
    • he did them a service

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leading

  • noun thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
    lead.
  • noun the activity of leading
    leadership.
    • his leadership inspired the team

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interact

  • verb act together or towards others or with others
    • He should interact more with his colleagues

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priority

  • noun status established in order of importance or urgency
    precedency; precedence.
    • ...its precedence as the world's leading manufacturer of pharmaceuticals
    • national independence takes priority over class struggle
  • noun preceding in time
    antecedency; precedence; anteriority; antecedence; precedency.

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attack

  • noun (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
    onset; onrush; onslaught.
    • the attack began at dawn
  • noun an offensive move in a sport or game
    • they won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning

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airs

  • noun affected manners intended to impress others
    pose.
    • don't put on airs with me
  • noun a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
    air.
    • air pollution
    • a smell of chemicals in the air
    • open a window and let in some air
    • I need some fresh air

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go_forward

  • verb move ahead; travel onward in time or space
    continue; proceed.
    • We proceeded towards Washington
    • She continued in the direction of the hills
    • We are moving ahead in time now

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front_burner

  • noun top priority
    • the work was moved to the front burner in order to meet deadlines

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foretelling

  • noun a statement made about the future
    forecasting; prognostication; prediction.
  • noun the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
    fortune telling; divination; soothsaying.

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gear

  • noun a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion
    cogwheel; gear wheel; geared wheel.
  • noun wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed
    gearing; geartrain; train; power train.
    • the fool got his tie caught in the geartrain

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cope

  • noun brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
    coping; header.
  • noun a long cloak; worn by a priest or bishop on ceremonial occasions

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embattle

  • verb fortify by furnishing with battlements for defense
    • an embattled castle
  • verb prepare for battle or conflict

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innovate

  • verb bring something new to an environment
    introduce.
    • A new word processor was introduced

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sync

  • verb make synchronous and adjust in time or manner
    synchronize; synchronise.
    • Let's synchronize our efforts

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toilet-train

  • verb train (a small child) to use the toilet

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part

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

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prologize

  • verb write or speak a prologue
    prologise; prologuize.

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precedential

  • adjective satellite having precedence (especially because of longer service)
    • precedential treatment for senior members of the firm

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get_around_to

  • verb do something despite obstacles such as lack of time
    • He finally got around to painting the windows

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desynchronise

  • verb cause to become desynchronized; cause to occur at unrelated times
    desynchronize.

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rampage

  • noun violently angry and destructive behavior
    violent disorder.
  • verb act violently, recklessly, or destructively

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anticipate

  • verb regard something as probable or likely
    expect.
    • The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow
  • verb act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
    forestall; counter; foresee.

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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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dismantling

  • noun the act of taking something apart (as a piece of machinery)
    dismantlement; disassembly.
    • Russia and the United States discussed the dismantling of their nuclear weapons
  • verb tear down so as to make flat with the ground
    rase; level; take down; dismantle; pull down; tear down; raze.
    • The building was levelled

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festinate

  • verb act or move at high speed
    rush; hasten; look sharp; hurry.
    • We have to rush!
    • hurry--it's late!

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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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exert

  • verb put to use
    exercise.
    • exert one's power or influence
  • verb have and exercise
    maintain; wield.
    • wield power and authority

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strike_up

  • verb start playing
    sound off.
    • The musicians struck up a tune
  • verb begin
    • strike up a conversation
    • strike up a friendship

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have

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

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put_on

  • verb put clothing on one's body
    assume; don; get into; wear.
    • What should I wear today?
    • He put on his best suit for the wedding
    • The princess donned a long blue dress
    • The queen assumed the stately robes
    • He got into his jeans
  • verb add to something existing
    • She put on a sun room

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bring_forth

  • verb bring into existence
    generate.
    • The new manager generated a lot of problems
    • The computer bug generated chaos in the office
    • The computer generated this image
    • The earthquake generated a tsunami
  • verb bring out for display
    produce.
    • The proud father produced many pictures of his baby
    • The accused brought forth a letter in court that he claims exonerates him

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lie

  • noun a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
    prevarication.
  • noun Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968)
    Trygve Lie; Trygve Halvden Lie.

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take_over

  • verb seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
    assume; arrogate; usurp; seize.
    • He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town
    • he usurped my rights
    • She seized control of the throne after her husband died
  • verb take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
    assume; take on; adopt.
    • When will the new President assume office?

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instance

  • noun an occurrence of something
    case; example.
    • it was a case of bad judgment
    • another instance occurred yesterday
    • but there is always the famous example of the Smiths
  • noun an item of information that is typical of a class or group
    example; illustration; representative.
    • this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome
    • there is an example on page 10

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take

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

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brace

  • noun a support that steadies or strengthens something else
    • he wore a brace on his knee
  • noun two items of the same kind
    twosome; span; distich; couple; duo; twain; yoke; couplet; pair; duet; dyad; duad.

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play

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

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sure

  • adjective having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured
    certain.
    • felt certain of success
    • was sure (or certain) she had seen it
    • was very sure in his beliefs
    • sure of her friends
  • adjective satellite exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance
    certain.
    • be certain to disconnect the iron when you are through
    • be sure to lock the doors

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react

  • verb show a response or a reaction to something
    respond.
  • verb act against or in opposition to
    oppose.
    • She reacts negatively to everything I say

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class

  • noun a collection of things sharing a common attribute
    category; family.
    • there are two classes of detergents
  • noun a body of students who are taught together
    grade; course; form.
    • early morning classes are always sleepy

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order

  • noun (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
    • the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London
  • noun a degree in a continuum of size or quantity
    order of magnitude.
    • it was on the order of a mile
    • an explosion of a low order of magnitude

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forerunner

  • noun a person who goes before or announces the coming of another
    precursor.
  • noun something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
    predecessor; herald; harbinger; precursor.

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organise

  • verb bring order and organization to
    coordinate; organize.
    • Can you help me organize my files?
  • verb create (as an entity)
    organize; form.
    • social groups form everywhere
    • They formed a company

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look_sharp

  • verb act or move at high speed
    rush; hasten; festinate; hurry.
    • We have to rush!
    • hurry--it's late!

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playacting

  • noun the performance of a part or role in a drama
    acting; performing; playing.
  • verb perform on a stage or theater
    play; playact; roleplay; act.
    • She acts in this play
    • He acted in `Julius Caesar'
    • I played in `A Christmas Carol'

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take_turns

  • verb do something in turns
    alternate.
    • We take turns on the night shift

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shop

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

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inspire

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

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summerize

  • verb prepare for summer
    summerise.
    • summerize your car
    • summerize a house

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burner

  • noun an apparatus for burning fuel (or refuse)
    • a diesel engine is an oil burner
  • noun the heating elements of a stove or range on which pots and pans are placed for cooking
    • the electric range had one large burner and three smaller one

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come_forward

  • verb make oneself visible; take action
    step forward; step to the fore; come to the fore; step up; come out.
    • Young people should step to the fore and help their peers

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bring

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

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planning

  • noun an act of formulating a program for a definite course of action
    • the planning was more fun than the trip itself
  • noun the act or process of drawing up plans or layouts for some project or enterprise

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relation

  • noun an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
  • noun the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
    congress; intercourse; sexual intercourse; sex act; sexual relation; carnal knowledge; sexual congress; copulation; coitus; coition.

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participate

  • verb share in something
    take part.
  • verb become a participant; be involved in
    enter.
    • enter a race
    • enter an agreement
    • enter a drug treatment program
    • enter negotiations

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prefatory

  • adjective satellite serving as an introduction or preface
    prefatorial; introductory.

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pre-existent

  • adjective satellite existing previously or before something
    preexisting; preexistent; pre-existing.
    • variations on pre-existent musical themes

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get_up

  • verb rise to one's feet
    stand up; rise; uprise; arise.
    • The audience got up and applauded
  • verb get up and out of bed
    rise; turn out; uprise; arise.
    • I get up at 7 A.M. every day
    • They rose early
    • He uprose at night

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machinate

  • verb arrange by systematic planning and united effort
    organize; prepare; devise; get up; organise.
    • machinate a plot
    • organize a strike
    • devise a plan to take over the director's office
  • verb engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together
    complot; cabal; conspire; conjure.
    • They conspired to overthrow the government

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theme

  • noun the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    topic; subject.
    • he didn't want to discuss that subject
    • it was a very sensitive topic
    • his letters were always on the theme of love
  • noun a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work
    motif.
    • it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme

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manoeuvre

  • noun a plan for attaining a particular goal
    maneuver; tactics; tactic.
  • noun a military training exercise
    maneuver; simulated military operation.

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winterise

  • verb prepare for winter
    winterize.
    • winterize cars
    • winterize your houses

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factor

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

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deign

  • verb do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
    condescend; descend.

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apprentice

  • noun works for an expert to learn a trade
    prentice; learner.
  • verb be or work as an apprentice
    • She apprenticed with the great master

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predecessor

  • noun one who precedes you in time (as in holding a position or office)
  • noun something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
    herald; forerunner; harbinger; precursor.

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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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winterize

  • verb prepare for winter
    winterise.
    • winterize cars
    • winterize your houses

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founding

  • noun the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
    foundation; instauration; introduction; origination; creation; initiation; innovation; institution.
    • she looked forward to her initiation as an adult
    • the foundation of a new scientific society
  • verb set up or found
    found; establish; set up; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program

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get

  • noun a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    acquire.
    • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
    • They acquired a new pet
    • Get your results the next day
    • Get permission to take a few days off from work

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go_about

  • verb begin to deal with
    set about; approach.
    • approach a task
    • go about a difficult problem
    • approach a new project

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outguess

  • verb attempt to anticipate or predict
    second-guess.

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satisfise

  • verb decide on and pursue a course of action satisfying the minimum requirements to achieve a goal
    satisfice.
    • optimization requires processes that are more complex than those needed to merely satisfice

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antagonise

  • verb act in opposition to
    counteract; antagonize.
  • verb provoke the hostility of
    antagonize.
    • Don't antagonize your boss

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devising

  • noun the act that results in something coming to be
    making; fashioning.
    • the devising of plans
    • the fashioning of pots and pans
    • the making of measurements
    • it was already in the making
  • verb come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
    formulate; devise; contrive; invent; excogitate; forge.
    • excogitate a way to measure the speed of light

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timing

  • noun the time when something happens
  • noun the regulation of occurrence, pace, or coordination to achieve a desired effect (as in music, theater, athletics, mechanics)

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prime

  • noun a number that has no factor but itself and 1
    prime quantity.
  • noun the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
    flower; blossom; efflorescence; peak; flush; bloom; heyday.

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precession

  • noun the motion of a spinning body (as a top) in which it wobbles so that the axis of rotation sweeps out a cone
  • noun the act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony)
    precedency; precedence.

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end_up

  • verb finally be or do something
    finish; wind up; fetch up; land up; finish up.
    • He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart
    • he wound up being unemployed and living at home again

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instantiate

  • verb represent by an instance
    • This word instantiates the usage that the linguists claimed to be typical for a certain dialect
  • verb find an instance of (a word or particular usage of a word)
    • The linguists could not instantiate this sense of the noun that he claimed existed in a certain dialect

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bag

  • noun a flexible container with a single opening
    • he stuffed his laundry into a large bag
  • noun the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person)
    • his bag included two deer

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release

  • noun merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)
    • a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra
  • noun the act of liberating someone or something
    liberation; freeing.

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hasten

  • verb act or move at high speed
    rush; festinate; look sharp; hurry.
    • We have to rush!
    • hurry--it's late!
  • verb move fast
    rush; bucket along; hotfoot; belt along; cannonball along; race; step on it; hie; speed; pelt along; rush along.
    • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    • The cars raced down the street

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approaching

  • noun the event of one object coming closer to another
    approach.
  • noun the temporal property of becoming nearer in time
    coming; approach.
    • the approach of winter

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respond

  • verb show a response or a reaction to something
    react.
  • verb react verbally
    answer; reply.
    • She didn't want to answer
    • answer the question
    • We answered that we would accept the invitation

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above-mentioned

  • adjective satellite mentioned or named earlier in the same text
    above-named.

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set

  • noun a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
    • a set of books
    • a set of golf clubs
    • a set of teeth
  • noun (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
    • the set of prime numbers is infinite

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burst

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

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prophesy

  • verb predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration
    vaticinate.
  • verb deliver a sermon
    preach.
    • The minister is not preaching this Sunday

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mention

  • noun a remark that calls attention to something or someone
    reference.
    • she made frequent mention of her promotion
    • there was no mention of it
    • the speaker made several references to his wife
  • noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    acknowledgment; reference; citation; credit; cite; quotation.
    • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
    • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
    • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases

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doings

  • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
    behaviour; behavior; conduct.
  • verb engage in
    do; make.
    • make love, not war
    • make an effort
    • do research
    • do nothing
    • make revolution

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above-named

  • adjective satellite mentioned or named earlier in the same text
    above-mentioned.

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close

  • noun the temporal end; the concluding time
    finish; last; finis; finale; stopping point; conclusion.
    • the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
    • the market was up at the finish
    • they were playing better at the close of the season
  • noun the last section of a communication
    closing; ending; end; conclusion.
    • in conclusion I want to say...

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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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subject

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

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practice

  • noun a customary way of operation or behavior
    pattern.
    • it is their practice to give annual raises
    • they changed their dietary pattern
  • noun systematic training by multiple repetitions
    recitation; practice session; drill; exercise.
    • practice makes perfect

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hold_off

  • verb resist and fight to a standoff
    • Dallas had enough of a lead to hold the Broncos off
  • verb wait before acting
    hold back; wait.
    • the scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment

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do_well

  • verb act in one's own or everybody's best interest
    had best.
    • You will do well to arrive on time tomorrow!

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pattern

  • noun a perceptual structure
    shape; form.
    • the composition presents problems for students of musical form
    • a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them
  • noun a customary way of operation or behavior
    practice.
    • it is their practice to give annual raises
    • they changed their dietary pattern

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away

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

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come_out

  • verb appear or become visible; make a showing
    turn up; show up; surface; come on.
    • She turned up at the funeral
    • I hope the list key is going to surface again
  • verb be issued or published
    appear.
    • Did your latest book appear yet?
    • The new Woody Allen film hasn't come out yet

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forecast

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

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woo

  • verb seek someone's favor
    court.
    • China is wooing Russia
  • verb make amorous advances towards
    romance; court; solicit.
    • John is courting Mary

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priming

  • noun the act of making something ready
  • noun any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
    fusee; fuze; fuse; fuzee; primer.

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approach

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

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orchestrate

  • verb write an orchestra score for
  • verb plan and direct (a complex undertaking)
    organize; direct; organise; engineer; mastermind.
    • he masterminded the robbery

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solo

  • noun any activity that is performed alone without assistance
  • noun a musical composition for one voice or instrument (with or without accompaniment)

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foreword

  • noun a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
    prolusion; preface.

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prolusion

  • noun a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
    foreword; preface.
  • noun exercising in preparation for strenuous activity
    warm-up; tune-up.

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synchronizing

  • noun the relation that exists when things occur at the same time
    synchronisation; synchronicity; synchronism; synchronization; synchroneity; synchrony.
    • the drug produces an increased synchrony of the brain waves
  • noun an adjustment that causes something to occur or recur in unison
    synchronising; synchronization; synchronisation.

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boss

  • noun a person who exercises control over workers
    foreman; chief; gaffer; honcho.
    • if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman
  • noun a person responsible for hiring workers
    hirer.
    • the boss hired three more men for the new job

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job

  • noun the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
    line; line of work; business; occupation.
    • he's not in my line of business
  • noun a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
    task; chore.
    • estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
    • the job of repairing the engine took several hours
    • the endless task of classifying the samples
    • the farmer's morning chores

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readying

  • noun the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose
    preparation.
    • preparations for the ceremony had begun
  • verb prepare for eating by applying heat
    cook; ready; fix; make; prepare.
    • Cook me dinner, please
    • can you make me an omelette?
    • fix breakfast for the guests, please

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premise

  • noun a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
    premiss; assumption.
    • on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play
  • verb set forth beforehand, often as an explanation
    • He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand

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dally

  • verb behave carelessly or indifferently
    flirt; toy; play.
    • Play about with a young girl's affection
  • verb waste time
    dawdle.
    • Get busy--don't dally!

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come

  • noun the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
    semen; ejaculate; seminal fluid; seed; cum.
  • verb move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
    come up.
    • He came singing down the road
    • Come with me to the Casbah
    • come down here!
    • come out of the closet!
    • come into the room

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last

  • noun the temporal end; the concluding time
    finish; finis; finale; close; stopping point; conclusion.
    • the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
    • the market was up at the finish
    • they were playing better at the close of the season
  • noun the last or lowest in an ordering or series
    • he was the last to leave
    • he finished an inglorious last

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chronologise

  • verb establish the order in time of something
    chronologize.
    • The archivist chronologized the documents

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participating

  • adjective satellite taking part in an activity
    active.
    • an active member of the club
    • he was politically active
    • the participating organizations
  • verb share in something
    take part; participate.

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steer

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

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buzz

  • noun sound of rapid vibration
    bombilation; bombination.
    • the buzz of a bumble bee
  • noun a confusion of activity and gossip
    • the buzz of excitement was so great that a formal denial was issued

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summerise

  • verb prepare for summer
    summerize.
    • summerize your car
    • summerize a house

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grooming

  • noun activity leading to skilled behavior
    preparation; training.
  • noun the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes
    dressing.

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temporal

  • noun the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the time of the state or action denoted by the verb
    temporal role.
  • adjective satellite not eternal
    • temporal matters of but fleeting moment"- F.D.Roosevelt

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vent

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

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forecasting

  • noun a statement made about the future
    prognostication; prediction; foretelling.
  • verb predict in advance
    calculate; forecast.

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step_forward

  • verb make oneself visible; take action
    step to the fore; come to the fore; step up; come forward; come out.
    • Young people should step to the fore and help their peers

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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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foreboding

  • noun a feeling of evil to come
    boding; presentiment; premonition.
    • a steadily escalating sense of foreboding
    • the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case
  • noun an unfavorable omen

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dispatch

  • noun an official report (usually sent in haste)
    despatch; communique.
  • noun the act of sending off something
    despatch; shipment.

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go_off_at_half-cock

  • verb act prematurely or without reflection or too soon
    go off half-cocked.
    • she wanted to quit her job but her mother told her not to go off half-cocked

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endeavor

  • noun a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
    endeavour; enterprise.
    • he had doubts about the whole enterprise
  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    try; effort; attempt; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try

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create

  • verb make or cause to be or to become
    make.
    • make a mess in one's office
    • create a furor
  • verb bring into existence
    • The company was created 25 years ago
    • He created a new movement in painting

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pre-existing

  • adjective satellite existing previously or before something
    pre-existent; preexisting; preexistent.
    • variations on pre-existent musical themes

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reciprocate

  • verb act, feel, or give mutually or in return
    • We always invite the neighbors and they never reciprocate!
  • verb alternate the direction of motion of
    • the engine reciprocates the propeller

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wait

  • noun time during which some action is awaited
    delay; hold; postponement; time lag.
    • instant replay caused too long a delay
    • he ordered a hold in the action
  • noun the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)
    waiting.
    • the wait was an ordeal for him

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finish_up

  • verb finish a task completely
    get through; wrap up; clear up; mop up; polish off; finish off.
    • I finally got through this homework assignment
  • verb finally be or do something
    finish; wind up; fetch up; land up; end up.
    • He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart
    • he wound up being unemployed and living at home again

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locomote

  • verb change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
    go; travel; move.
    • How fast does your new car go?
    • We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus
    • The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect
    • The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell
    • news travelled fast

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demand

  • noun an urgent or peremptory request
    • his demands for attention were unceasing
  • noun the ability and desire to purchase goods and services
    • the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips
    • the demand exceeded the supply

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present

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

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volunteer

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

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case

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

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look

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

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mount

  • noun a lightweight horse kept for riding only
    riding horse; saddle horse.
  • noun the act of climbing something
    climb.
    • it was a difficult climb to the top

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near

  • verb move towards
    go up; come near; draw near; draw close; come on; approach.
    • We were approaching our destination
    • They are drawing near
    • The enemy army came nearer and nearer
  • adjective not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
    close; nigh.
    • near neighbors
    • in the near future
    • they are near equals
    • his nearest approach to success
    • a very near thing
    • a near hit by the bomb
    • she was near tears
    • she was close to tears
    • had a close call

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aid

  • noun a resource
    assistance; help.
    • visual aids in teaching
  • noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    assistance; assist; help.
    • he gave me an assist with the housework
    • could not walk without assistance
    • rescue party went to their aid
    • offered his help in unloading

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socialise

  • verb take part in social activities; interact with others
    socialize.
    • He never socializes with his colleagues
    • The old man hates to socialize
  • verb train for a social environment
    socialize.
    • The children must be properly socialized

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cock

  • noun obscene terms for penis
    shaft; prick; tool; dick; putz; peter; pecker.
  • noun faucet consisting of a rotating device for regulating flow of a liquid
    stopcock; turncock.

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guide

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

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supply

  • noun an amount of something available for use
  • noun offering goods and services for sale

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come_near

  • verb almost do or experience something
    • She came near to screaming with fear
  • verb move towards
    go up; draw near; near; draw close; come on; approach.
    • We were approaching our destination
    • They are drawing near
    • The enemy army came nearer and nearer

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it

  • noun the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information
    information technology.

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set_about

  • verb begin to deal with
    go about; approach.
    • approach a task
    • go about a difficult problem
    • approach a new project
  • verb enter upon an activity or enterprise
    attempt; undertake.

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middle

  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; eye; center; centre.
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm
  • noun an intermediate part or section
    • A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"- Aristotle

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propaedeutic

  • noun a course that provides an introduction to an art or science (or to more advanced study generally)
    propaedeutics.
  • adjective satellite preceding and preparing for something
    preparatory; preparative.
    • preparatory steps

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headway

  • noun vertical space available to allow easy passage under something
    headroom; clearance.
  • noun forward movement
    head.
    • the ship made little headway against the gale

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in

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

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ready

  • noun poised for action
    • their guns were at the ready
  • verb prepare for eating by applying heat
    cook; fix; make; prepare.
    • Cook me dinner, please
    • can you make me an omelette?
    • fix breakfast for the guests, please

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partner

  • noun a person's partner in marriage
    married person; spouse; mate; better half.
  • noun an associate in an activity or endeavor or sphere of common interest
    collaborator; cooperator; pardner.
    • the musician and the librettist were collaborators
    • sexual partners

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primogenitor

  • noun an ancestor in the direct line
    progenitor.

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develop

  • verb make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation
    • Her company developed a new kind of building material that withstands all kinds of weather
    • They developed a new technique
  • verb work out
    evolve; germinate.
    • We have developed a new theory of evolution

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perform

  • verb carry out or perform an action
    do; execute.
    • John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters
    • the skater executed a triple pirouette
    • she did a little dance
  • verb perform a function
    • Who will perform the wedding?

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pay

  • noun something that remunerates
    wage; earnings; salary; remuneration.
    • wages were paid by check
    • he wasted his pay on drink
    • they saved a quarter of all their earnings
  • verb give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
    • I paid four dollars for this sandwich
    • Pay the waitress, please

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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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concealing

  • noun the activity of keeping something secret
    concealment; hiding.
  • verb prevent from being seen or discovered
    conceal; hide.
    • Muslim women hide their faces
    • hide the money

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fashioning

  • noun the act that results in something coming to be
    making; devising.
    • the devising of plans
    • the fashioning of pots and pans
    • the making of measurements
    • it was already in the making
  • verb make out of components (often in an improvising manner)
    forge; fashion.
    • She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks

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romance

  • noun a relationship between two lovers
    love affair.
  • noun an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)
    romanticism.

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grapple

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

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descend

  • verb move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
    go down; come down; fall.
    • The temperature is going down
    • The barometer is falling
    • The curtain fell on the diva
    • Her hand went up and then fell again
  • verb come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example
    derive; come.
    • She was descended from an old Italian noble family
    • he comes from humble origins

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energizing

  • noun the activity of causing to have energy and be active
    activation; activating.
  • verb cause to be alert and energetic
    energize; arouse; energise; perk up; brace; stimulate.
    • Coffee and tea stimulate me
    • This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate

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finish

  • noun a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)
    finishing; coating.
    • the boat had a metallic finish
    • he applied a coat of a clear finish
    • when the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply evenly
  • noun the temporal end; the concluding time
    last; finis; finale; close; stopping point; conclusion.
    • the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
    • the market was up at the finish
    • they were playing better at the close of the season

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assist

  • noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    aid; assistance; help.
    • he gave me an assist with the housework
    • could not walk without assistance
    • rescue party went to their aid
    • offered his help in unloading
  • noun (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play

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effect

  • noun a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    result; consequence; upshot; outcome; issue; event.
    • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    • his decision had depressing consequences for business
    • he acted very wise after the event
  • noun an outward appearance
    impression.
    • he made a good impression
    • I wanted to create an impression of success
    • she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting

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existent

  • adjective having existence or being or actuality
    existing.
    • an attempt to refine the existent machinery to make it more efficient
    • much of the beluga caviar existing in the world is found in the Soviet Union and Iran
  • adjective being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; not ghosts"
    real.
    • real objects
    • real people
    • a film based on real life
    • a real illness
    • real humility
    • Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow

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boding

  • noun a feeling of evil to come
    foreboding; presentiment; premonition.
    • a steadily escalating sense of foreboding
    • the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case
  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; betoken; portend; foreshadow; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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prefatorial

  • adjective satellite serving as an introduction or preface
    introductory; prefatory.

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lower

  • noun the lower of two berths
    lower berth.
  • verb move something or somebody to a lower position
    take down; get down; let down; bring down.
    • take down the vase from the shelf

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off

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

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prevenient

  • adjective satellite in anticipation
    anticipatory.

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prioritize

  • verb assign a priority to
    prioritise.
    • we have too many things to do and must prioritize

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housebreak

  • verb train (a pet) to live cleanly in a house
    house-train.

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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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perpetrate

  • verb perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
    commit; pull.
    • perpetrate a crime
    • pull a bank robbery

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mother

  • noun a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother)
    female parent.
    • the mother of three children
  • noun a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar

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coordinate

  • noun a number that identifies a position relative to an axis
    co-ordinate.
  • verb bring order and organization to
    organize; organise.
    • Can you help me organize my files?

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position

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

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model

  • noun a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
    framework; theoretical account.
    • the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems
  • noun a type of product
    • his car was an old model

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reward

  • noun a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing
    wages; payoff.
    • the wages of sin is death
    • virtue is its own reward
  • noun payment made in return for a service rendered

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endeavour

  • noun a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
    endeavor; enterprise.
    • he had doubts about the whole enterprise
  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    try; effort; endeavor; attempt.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try

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precedence

  • noun status established in order of importance or urgency
    priority; precedency.
    • ...its precedence as the world's leading manufacturer of pharmaceuticals
    • national independence takes priority over class struggle
  • noun preceding in time
    antecedency; anteriority; priority; antecedence; precedency.

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anteriority

  • noun the quality of being in front or (in lower animals) toward the head
  • noun preceding in time
    antecedency; precedence; priority; antecedence; precedency.

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step_up

  • verb increase in extent or intensity
    escalate; intensify.
    • The Allies escalated the bombing
  • verb speed up
    rev up.
    • let's rev up production

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interrupt

  • noun a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out
  • verb make a break in
    cut off; disrupt; break up.
    • We interrupt the program for the following messages

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house-train

  • verb train (a pet) to live cleanly in a house
    housebreak.

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prognosticate

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

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precedency

  • noun status established in order of importance or urgency
    priority; precedence.
    • ...its precedence as the world's leading manufacturer of pharmaceuticals
    • national independence takes priority over class struggle
  • noun preceding in time
    antecedency; precedence; anteriority; priority; antecedence.

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succeeding

  • adjective coming after or following
  • verb attain success or reach a desired goal
    win; come through; succeed; bring home the bacon; deliver the goods.
    • The enterprise succeeded
    • We succeeded in getting tickets to the show
    • she struggled to overcome her handicap and won

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previous

  • adjective satellite just preceding something else in time or order
    old.
    • the previous owner
    • my old house was larger
  • adjective satellite (used especially of persons) of the immediate past
    late; former.
    • the former president
    • our late President is still very active
    • the previous occupant of the White House

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discipline

  • noun a branch of knowledge
    subject field; field of study; study; subject area; field; bailiwick; subject.
    • in what discipline is his doctorate?
    • teachers should be well trained in their subject
    • anthropology is the study of human beings
  • noun a system of rules of conduct or method of practice;
    • he quickly learned the discipline of prison routine
    • for such a plan to work requires discipline

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waste

  • noun any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
    waste material; waste matter; waste product.
    • they collect the waste once a week
    • much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers
  • noun useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
    dissipation; wastefulness.
    • if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste
    • mindless dissipation of natural resources

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land_up

  • verb block with earth, as after a landslide
    earth up.
  • verb finally be or do something
    finish; wind up; fetch up; end up; finish up.
    • He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart
    • he wound up being unemployed and living at home again

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alternate

  • noun someone who takes the place of another person
    replacement; surrogate.
  • verb go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
    jump.

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have

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

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forebode

  • verb make a prediction about; tell in advance
    predict; anticipate; foretell; call; promise; prognosticate.
    • Call the outcome of an election

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around

  • adverb in the area or vicinity
    about.
    • a few spectators standing about
    • hanging around
    • waited around for the next flight
  • adverb by a circular or circuitous route
    • He came all the way around the base
    • the road goes around the pond

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temporal_relation

  • noun a relation involving time

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read

  • noun something that is read
    • the article was a very good read
  • verb interpret something that is written or printed
    • read the advertisement
    • Have you read Salman Rushdie?

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preexist

  • verb exist beforehand or prior to a certain point in time
    • Did this condition pre-exist?

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game

  • noun a contest with rules to determine a winner
    • you need four people to play this game
  • noun a single play of a sport or other contest
    • the game lasted two hours

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presume

  • verb take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
    assume; take for granted.
    • I assume his train was late
  • verb take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission
    make bold; dare.
    • How dare you call my lawyer?

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dare

  • noun a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy
    daring.
    • he could never refuse a dare
  • verb take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission
    make bold; presume.
    • How dare you call my lawyer?

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preparatory

  • adjective satellite preceding and preparing for something
    propaedeutic; preparative.
    • preparatory steps

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spatchcock

  • noun flesh of a chicken (or game bird) split down the back and grilled (usually immediately after being killed)
  • verb prepare for eating if or as if a spatchcock
    • spatchcock a guinea hen

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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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performing

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

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continue

  • verb continue a certain state, condition, or activity
    go along; keep; proceed; go on.
    • Keep on working!
    • We continued to work into the night
    • Keep smiling
    • We went on working until well past midnight
  • verb continue talking
    carry on; proceed; go on.
    • I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice
    • carry on--pretend we are not in the room

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augur

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

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works

  • noun buildings for carrying on industrial labor
    plant; industrial plant.
    • they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles
  • noun everything available; usually preceded by `the'
    whole caboodle; kit and boodle; whole kit and boodle; whole kit and caboodle; full treatment; whole works; whole kit; kit and caboodle; whole shebang.
    • we saw the whole shebang
    • a hotdog with the works
    • we took on the whole caboodle
    • for $10 you get the full treatment

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wind_up

  • verb finally be or do something
    finish; fetch up; land up; end up; finish up.
    • He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart
    • he wound up being unemployed and living at home again
  • verb give a preliminary swing to the arm pitching

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grouping

  • noun any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
    group.
  • noun the activity of putting things together in groups

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hunt

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

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old

  • noun past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')
  • adjective (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age
    • his mother is very old
    • a ripe old age
    • how old are you?

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antecedency

  • noun preceding in time
    precedence; anteriority; priority; antecedence; precedency.

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crown

  • noun the part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel
  • noun the Crown (or the reigning monarch) as the symbol of the power and authority of a monarchy
    • the colonies revolted against the Crown

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back

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

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surmount

  • verb get on top of; deal with successfully
    get over; master; subdue; overcome.
    • He overcame his shyness
  • verb be on top of
    • The scarf surmounted the gown

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antecedence

  • noun preceding in time
    antecedency; precedence; anteriority; priority; precedency.

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lead

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

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synchronize

  • verb make synchronous and adjust in time or manner
    synchronise; sync.
    • Let's synchronize our efforts
  • verb happen at the same time
    synchronise; contemporise; contemporize.

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pioneer

  • noun someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art
    trailblazer; groundbreaker; innovator.
  • noun one the first colonists or settlers in a new territory
    • they went west as pioneers with only the possessions they could carry with them

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behave

  • verb behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
    do; act.
    • You should act like an adult
    • Don't behave like a fool
    • What makes her do this way?
    • The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people
  • verb behave in a certain manner
    acquit; comport; bear; conduct; carry; deport.
    • She carried herself well
    • he bore himself with dignity
    • They conducted themselves well during these difficult times

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desynchronize

  • verb cause to become desynchronized; cause to occur at unrelated times
    desynchronise.

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beget

  • verb make children
    engender; sire; get; father; mother; bring forth; generate.
    • Abraham begot Isaac
    • Men often father children but don't recognize them

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leader

  • noun a person who rules or guides or inspires others
  • noun a featured article of merchandise sold at a loss in order to draw customers
    loss leader; drawing card.

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measuring

  • noun the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
    mensuration; measure; measurement.
    • the measurements were carefully done
    • his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate
  • 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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bold

  • noun a typeface with thick heavy lines
    bold face; boldface.
  • adjective fearless and daring
    • bold settlers on some foreign shore
    • a bold speech
    • a bold adventure

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poise

  • noun a cgs unit of dynamic viscosity equal to one dyne-second per square centimeter; the viscosity of a fluid in which a force of one dyne per square centimeter maintains a velocity of 1 centimeter per second
  • noun a state of being balanced in a stable equilibrium

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step

  • noun any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
    measure.
    • the situation called for strong measures
    • the police took steps to reduce crime
  • noun the distance covered by a step
    pace; footstep; stride.
    • he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig

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by

  • adverb so as to pass a given point
    past.
    • every hour a train goes past
  • adverb in reserve; not for immediate use
    away; aside.
    • started setting aside money to buy a car
    • put something by for her old age
    • has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day

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head_up

  • verb be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel
    head.
    • This student heads the class

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hiding

  • noun the activity of keeping something secret
    concealing; concealment.
  • noun the state of being hidden
    • he went into hiding

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on

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

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about

  • adjective satellite on the move
    astir.
    • up and about
    • the whole town was astir over the incident
  • adverb (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
    around; some; roughly; approximately; just about; or so; more or less; close to.
    • lasted approximately an hour
    • in just about a minute
    • he's about 30 years old
    • I've had about all I can stand
    • we meet about once a month
    • some forty people came
    • weighs around a hundred pounds
    • roughly $3,000
    • holds 3 gallons, more or less
    • 20 or so people were at the party

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propaedeutics

  • noun a course that provides an introduction to an art or science (or to more advanced study generally)
    propaedeutic.
  • noun a course that provides an introduction to an art or science (or to more advanced study generally)
    propaedeutic.

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range

  • noun an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"
    ambit; reach; orbit; compass; scope.
    • a piano has a greater range than the human voice
    • the ambit of municipal legislation
    • within the compass of this article
    • within the scope of an investigation
    • outside the reach of the law
    • in the political orbit of a world power
  • noun the limits within which something can be effective
    reach.
    • range of motion
    • he was beyond the reach of their fire

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act

  • noun a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
    enactment.
  • noun something that people do or cause to happen
    deed; human activity; human action.

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commit

  • verb perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
    perpetrate; pull.
    • perpetrate a crime
    • pull a bank robbery
  • verb give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    devote; consecrate; dedicate; give.
    • She committed herself to the work of God
    • give one's talents to a good cause
    • consecrate your life to the church

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anterior

  • noun a tooth situated at the front of the mouth
    front tooth.
    • his malocclusion was caused by malposed anteriors
  • adjective of or near the head end or toward the front plane of a body

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cock

  • noun obscene terms for penis
    shaft; prick; tool; dick; putz; peter; pecker.
  • noun faucet consisting of a rotating device for regulating flow of a liquid
    stopcock; turncock.

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preexisting

  • adjective satellite existing previously or before something
    pre-existent; preexistent; pre-existing.
    • variations on pre-existent musical themes
  • verb exist beforehand or prior to a certain point in time
    preexist.
    • Did this condition pre-exist?

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antecede

  • verb be earlier in time; go back further
    forego; predate; forgo; antedate; precede.
    • Stone tools precede bronze tools

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guard

  • noun a person who keeps watch over something or someone
  • noun the person who plays that position on a football team
    • the left guard was injured on the play

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promise

  • noun a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
  • noun grounds for feeling hopeful about the future
    hope.
    • there is little or no promise that he will recover

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second-guess

  • verb attempt to anticipate or predict
    outguess.
  • verb evaluate or criticize with hindsight

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deal

  • noun a particular instance of buying or selling
    business deal; trade.
    • it was a package deal
    • I had no further trade with him
    • he's a master of the business deal
  • noun an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
    bargain.
    • he made a bargain with the devil
    • he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals

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prepare

  • verb make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
    set; fix; set up; gear up; ready.
    • Get the children ready for school!
    • prepare for war
    • I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill
  • verb prepare for eating by applying heat
    cook; ready; fix; make.
    • Cook me dinner, please
    • can you make me an omelette?
    • fix breakfast for the guests, please

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forelock

  • noun a lock of hair growing (or falling) over the forehead
  • noun a lock of a horse's mane that grows forward between the ears
    foretop.

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support

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

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start

  • noun the beginning of anything
    • it was off to a good start
  • noun the time at which something is supposed to begin
    outset; get-go; showtime; starting time; kickoff; offset; beginning; commencement; first.
    • they got an early start
    • she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her

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draw_away

  • verb move ahead of (one's competitors) in a race
  • verb remove by drawing or pulling
    draw off; pull off.
    • She placed the tray down and drew off the cloth
    • draw away the cloth that is covering the cheese

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forward

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

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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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fetch_up

  • verb finally be or do something
    finish; wind up; land up; end up; finish up.
    • He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart
    • he wound up being unemployed and living at home again

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head

  • noun the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    caput.
    • he stuck his head out the window
  • noun a single domestic animal
    • 200 head of cattle

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offer

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

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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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line

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

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ear

  • noun the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium
  • noun good hearing
    • he had a keen ear
    • a good ear for pitch

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go_ahead

  • verb proceed (with a plan of action)
    plow ahead.
    • He went ahead with the project

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pull

  • noun the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you
    pulling.
    • the pull up the hill had him breathing harder
    • his strenuous pulling strained his back
  • noun the force used in pulling
    • the pull of the moon
    • the pull of the current

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rush

  • noun the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
    hurry; haste; rushing.
    • in his haste to leave he forgot his book
  • noun a sudden forceful flow
    upsurge; spate; surge.

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patrimonial

  • adjective satellite inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent
    ancestral; transmissible; hereditary.
    • ancestral home
    • ancestral lore
    • hereditary monarchy
    • patrimonial estate
    • transmissible tradition

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back_burner

  • noun reduced priority
    • dozens of cases were put on the back burner

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forefather

  • noun the founder of a family
    father; sire.
    • keep the faith of our forefathers
  • noun person from an earlier time who contributed to the tradition shared by some group
    • our forefathers brought forth a great nation

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ancestral

  • adjective satellite inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent
    patrimonial; transmissible; hereditary.
    • ancestral home
    • ancestral lore
    • hereditary monarchy
    • patrimonial estate
    • transmissible tradition
  • adjective of or belonging to or inherited from an ancestor

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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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flirt

  • noun a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
    minx; prickteaser; tease; vamper; coquette; vamp.
  • noun playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest
    coquetry; dalliance; flirting; flirtation; toying.

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take_care

  • verb be careful, prudent, or watchful
    • Take care when you cross the street!
  • verb be in charge of or deal with
    mind.
    • She takes care of all the necessary arrangements

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preparative

  • adjective satellite preceding and preparing for something
    preparatory; propaedeutic.
    • preparatory steps

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toilet

  • noun a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
    bathroom; privy; lavatory; can; lav; john.
  • noun a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
    throne; commode; crapper; stool; potty; can; pot.

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prosecute

  • verb conduct a prosecution in a court of law
  • verb bring a criminal action against (in a trial)
    • The State of California prosecuted O.J. Simpson

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computing

  • noun the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
    computer science.
  • noun the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods
    calculation; computation.

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devise

  • noun a will disposing of real property
  • noun (law) a gift of real property by will

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at

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

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come_before

  • verb be the predecessor of
    precede.
    • Bill preceded John in the long line of Susan's husbands

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satisfice

  • verb decide on and pursue a course of action satisfying the minimum requirements to achieve a goal
    satisfise.
    • optimization requires processes that are more complex than those needed to merely satisfice

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forgo

  • verb do without or cease to hold or adhere to
    relinquish; foreswear; forego; waive; dispense with.
    • We are dispensing with formalities
    • relinquish the old ideas
  • verb be earlier in time; go back further
    antecede; forego; predate; antedate; precede.
    • Stone tools precede bronze tools

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step_to_the_fore

  • verb make oneself visible; take action
    step forward; come to the fore; step up; come forward; come out.
    • Young people should step to the fore and help their peers

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desynchronizing

  • noun the relation that exists when things occur at unrelated times
    asynchrony; desynchronization; desynchronisation; asynchronism.
    • the stimulus produced a desynchronizing of the brain waves
  • verb cause to become desynchronized; cause to occur at unrelated times
    desynchronize; desynchronise.

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contend

  • verb maintain or assert
    postulate.
    • He contended that Communism had no future
  • verb have an argument about something
    argue; debate; fence.

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draw

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

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repeat

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

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oneself

A reflexive form of the indefinite pronoun one. Commonly writen as two words, one's self.
One's self (or more properly oneself), is quite a modern form. In Elizabethan English we find a man's self=one's self. Morris.

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preceding

  • adjective existing or coming before
  • verb be earlier in time; go back further
    antecede; forego; predate; forgo; antedate; precede.
    • Stone tools precede bronze tools

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puncture

  • noun loss of air pressure in a tire when a hole is made by some sharp object
  • noun a small hole made by a sharp object

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mastermind

  • noun someone who creates new things
    originator; conceiver.
  • noun someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality
    Einstein; genius; brainiac; brain.
    • Mozart was a child genius
    • he's smart but he's no Einstein

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antecedent

  • noun someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
    ascendent; ancestor; ascendant; root.
  • noun a preceding occurrence or cause or event

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land

  • noun the land on which real estate is located
    • he built the house on land leased from the city
  • noun material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)
    soil; ground.
    • the land had never been plowed
    • good agricultural soil

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groom

  • noun a man participant in his own marriage ceremony
    bridegroom.
  • noun someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses
    hostler; ostler; stableboy; stableman.

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make_out

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

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repay

  • verb pay back
    refund; return; give back.
    • Please refund me my money
  • verb make repayment for or return something
    requite.

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time

  • noun an instance or single occasion for some event
    clip.
    • this time he succeeded
    • he called four times
    • he could do ten at a clip
  • noun a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something
    • take time to smell the roses
    • I didn't have time to finish
    • it took more than half my time

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make_bold

  • verb take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission
    presume; dare.
    • How dare you call my lawyer?

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precedent

  • noun an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time
    case in point.
  • noun (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
    common law; case law.

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