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unimaginative

  • adjective satellite deficient in originality or creativity; lacking powers of invention
    uninventive; sterile; uninspired.
    • a sterile ideology lacking in originality
    • unimaginative development of a musical theme
    • uninspired writing
  • adjective satellite dealing only with concrete facts

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magnetic

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

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playing_period

  • noun (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds
    play; period of play.
    • rain stopped play in the 4th inning

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commercialisation

  • noun the act of commercializing something; involving something in commerce
    commercialization.
    • my father considered the commercialization of Christmas to be a sacrilege
    • the government tried to accelerate the commercialization of this development
    • both companies will retain control over the commercialization of their own products

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foul

  • noun an act that violates the rules of a sport
  • verb hit a foul ball

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obstruction

  • noun any structure that makes progress difficult
    impedimenta; impediment; obstructor; obstructer.
  • noun the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction
    blockage.

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jihad

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

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land_development

  • noun making an area of land more useful

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strip_miner

  • noun a miner who does strip mining

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short-change

  • verb cheat someone by not returning him enough money
    short.
  • verb deprive of by deceit
    rook; scam; gip; nobble; goldbrick; con; mulct; gyp; bunco; victimize; hornswoggle; diddle; defraud; swindle.
    • He swindled me out of my inheritance
    • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
    • the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

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defraud

  • verb deprive of by deceit
    rook; scam; gip; nobble; goldbrick; con; short-change; mulct; gyp; bunco; victimize; hornswoggle; diddle; swindle.
    • He swindled me out of my inheritance
    • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
    • the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

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isometric

  • noun a line connecting isometric points
    isometric line.
  • adjective related by an isometry

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catheterise

  • verb insert a catheter into (a body part)
    catheterize.
    • catheterize the patient's bladder

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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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swab

  • noun implement consisting of a small piece of cotton that is used to apply medication or cleanse a wound or obtain a specimen of a secretion
  • noun cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
    swob; mop.

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refinish

  • verb give a new surface
    • refinish the dining room furniture

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swan

  • noun stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
  • verb to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
    avow; affirm; verify; assert; swear; aver.
    • Before God I swear I am innocent

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bludgeon

  • noun a club used as a weapon
  • verb overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club
    • The teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the math formulas

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swat

  • noun a sharp blow
  • verb hit swiftly with a violent blow
    • Swat flies

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raison_d'etre

  • noun reason for being
  • noun the purpose that justifies a thing's existence

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crossbar

  • noun a horizontal bar that goes across something
  • noun game equipment consisting of a horizontal bar to be jumped or vaulted over

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recycle

  • verb cause to repeat a cycle
  • verb use again after processing
    reprocess; reuse.
    • We must recycle the cardboard boxes

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sway

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

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shellac

  • noun lac purified by heating and filtering; usually in thin orange or yellow flakes but sometimes bleached white
  • noun a thin varnish made by dissolving lac in ethanol; used to finish wood
    shellac varnish.

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shaving

  • noun the act of removing hair with a razor
    shave.
  • noun a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
    paring; sliver.

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engineering_science

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

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ceramic

  • noun an artifact made of hard brittle material produced from nonmetallic minerals by firing at high temperatures
  • adjective of or relating to or made from a ceramic
    • a ceramic dish

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music

  • noun an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
  • noun any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
    euphony.
    • he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes

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cozenage

  • noun a fraudulent business scheme
    scam.

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dispense

  • verb administer or bestow, as in small portions
    dish out; deal; parcel out; distribute; dole out; administer; allot; lot; deal out; mete out; shell out.
    • administer critical remarks to everyone present
    • dole out some money
    • shell out pocket money for the children
    • deal a blow to someone
    • the machine dispenses soft drinks
  • verb grant a dispensation; grant an exemption
    • I was dispensed from this terrible task

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blanket

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

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pigment

  • noun dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
  • noun any substance whose presence in plant or animal tissues produces a characteristic color

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verbolatry

  • noun the worship of words
    word-worship; grammatolatry.

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jack

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

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affect

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

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fractal

  • noun (mathematics) a geometric pattern that is repeated at every scale and so cannot be represented by classical geometry

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missionary

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

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gluey

  • adjective satellite having the sticky properties of an adhesive
    pasty; gummy; glutinous; sticky; mucilaginous; viscid; viscous.

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reexamination

  • noun (law) questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness after that witness has been subject to cross-examination
    redirect examination.
  • noun a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment
    followup; review; follow-up.

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baking

  • noun making bread or cake or pastry etc.
  • noun cooking by dry heat in an oven

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grueling

  • adjective satellite characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
    heavy; toilsome; punishing; operose; backbreaking; hard; arduous; gruelling; laborious.
    • worked their arduous way up the mining valley
    • a grueling campaign
    • hard labor
    • heavy work
    • heavy going
    • spent many laborious hours on the project
    • set a punishing pace

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long-wearing

  • adjective satellite capable of withstanding wear and tear and decay
    durable.
    • durable denim jeans

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shoot_for

  • verb have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
    aspire; draw a bead on; aim.

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getable

  • adjective satellite capable of being obtained
    gettable; obtainable; procurable.
    • savings of up to 50 percent are obtainable

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military_adviser

  • noun a military officer who serves as an adviser to the troops of an allied nation
    military advisor.

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reveler

  • noun a celebrant who shares in a noisy party
    merrymaker; reveller.
    • the clubs attract revelers as young as thirteen

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inutility

  • noun the quality of having no practical use
    unusefulness; uselessness.

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enclosing

  • noun the act of enclosing something inside something else
    envelopment; inclosure; enclosure.
  • verb enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
    wrap; enclose; envelop; enfold; enwrap.
    • Fog enveloped the house

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make-work

  • noun active work of little value
    busywork.
    • while he was waiting he filled the days with busywork

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fritter

  • noun small quantity of fried batter containing fruit or meat or vegetables
  • verb spend frivolously and unwisely
    shoot; fool; fool away; fritter away; dissipate; frivol away.
    • Fritter away one's inheritance

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enjoy

  • verb derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in
    savor; savour; bask; relish.
    • She relished her fame and basked in her glory
  • verb have benefit from
    • enjoy privileges

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chew

  • noun a wad of something chewable as tobacco
    plug; wad; quid; cud; chaw.
  • noun biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
    manduction; chewing; mastication.

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bicycle

  • noun a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
    wheel; bike; cycle.
  • verb ride a bicycle
    wheel; pedal; bike; cycle.

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pragmatic

  • noun an imperial decree that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land
    pragmatic sanction.
  • adjective satellite concerned with practical matters
    matter-of-fact; pragmatical.
    • a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem
    • a matter-of-fact account of the trip

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lubricate

  • verb have lubricating properties
    • the liquid in this can lubricates well
  • verb apply a lubricant to
    lube.
    • lubricate my car

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capitalisation

  • noun writing in capital letters
    capitalization.
  • noun an estimation of the value of a business
    capitalization.

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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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terrorist_act

  • noun the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
    terrorism; act of terrorism.

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glutinousness

  • noun the property of having a viscosity like jelly
    glutinosity; gelatinousness.

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naturism

  • noun going without clothes as a social practice
    nudism.

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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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shining

  • noun the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it
    polishing.
    • the shining of shoes provided a meager living
    • every Sunday he gave his car a good polishing
  • verb be bright by reflecting or casting light
    reflect; shine.
    • Drive carefully--the wet road reflects

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blue

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

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colonialism

  • noun exploitation by a stronger country of weaker one; the use of the weaker country's resources to strengthen and enrich the stronger country

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collyrium

  • noun lotion consisting of a solution used as a cleanser for the eyes
    eye-lotion; eyewash.

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cooking

  • noun the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
    preparation; cookery.
    • cooking can be a great art
    • people are needed who have experience in cookery
    • he left the preparation of meals to his wife
  • verb prepare a hot meal
    cook.
    • My husband doesn't cook

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singlestick

  • noun a stick used instead of a sword for fencing
    backsword; fencing stick.

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pragmatism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that practical consequences are the criteria of knowledge and meaning and value
  • noun the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth
    realism.

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take_in_vain

  • verb use a name, such as God, without proper respect

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beater

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

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fetish

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

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groupie

  • noun an enthusiastic young fan (especially a young woman who follows rock groups around)

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systematizer

  • noun an organizer who puts things in order
    systemizer; orderer; systemiser; systematist; systematiser.
    • Aristotle was a great orderer of ideas

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crunch

  • noun the sound of something crunching
    • he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path
  • noun a critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources)
    • an end-of-the year crunch
    • a financial crunch

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niche

  • noun a position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it
    • he found his niche in the academic world
  • noun a small concavity
    recession; corner; recess.

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dead_reckoning

  • noun an estimate based on little or no information
    guesswork; guess; shot; guessing.
  • noun navigation without the aid of celestial observations

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library_paste

  • noun an adhesive made from water and flour or starch; used on paper and paperboard
    paste.

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disposable

  • noun an item that can be disposed of after it has been used
  • adjective free or available for use or disposition
    • every disposable piece of equipment was sent to the fire
    • disposable assets

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interdependent

  • adjective satellite mutually dependent
    mutualist; mutually beneficial.

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anthropology

  • noun the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings

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deposition

  • noun the natural process of laying down a deposit of something
    deposit.
  • noun (law) a pretrial interrogation of a witness; usually conducted in a lawyer's office

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protection

  • noun the activity of protecting someone or something
    • the witnesses demanded police protection
  • noun a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
    protective covering; protective cover.
    • they had no protection from the fallout
    • wax provided protection for the floors

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job_candidate

  • noun an applicant who is being considered for a job

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path

  • noun a course of conduct
    way of life; way.
    • the path of virtue
    • we went our separate ways
    • our paths in life led us apart
    • genius usually follows a revolutionary path
  • noun a way especially designed for a particular use

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wastefulness

  • noun the trait of wasting resources
    thriftlessness; waste.
    • a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste
    • the wastefulness of missed opportunities
  • noun useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
    dissipation; waste.
    • if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste
    • mindless dissipation of natural resources

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celebration

  • noun a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event
    jubilation.
  • noun any joyous diversion
    festivity.

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dry

  • noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
    prohibitionist.
  • verb remove the moisture from and make dry
    dry out.
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair

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property

  • noun something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone;
    belongings; holding.
    • that hat is my property
    • he is a man of property
  • noun a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
    • a study of the physical properties of atomic particles

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amoristic

  • adjective of or pertaining to romantic love

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study

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

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pinning

  • noun a mutual promise of a couple not to date anyone else; on college campuses it was once signaled by the giving of a fraternity pin
  • verb to hold fast or prevent from moving
    immobilize; immobilise; trap; pin.
    • The child was pinned under the fallen tree

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credit

  • noun approval
    recognition.
    • give her recognition for trying
    • he was given credit for his work
    • give her credit for trying
  • noun money available for a client to borrow

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harass

  • verb annoy continually or chronically
    beset; chivy; chevy; chevvy; hassle; chivvy; harry; plague; molest; provoke.
    • He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
    • This man harasses his female co-workers
  • verb exhaust by attacking repeatedly
    • harass the enemy

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smoke

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

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conjunctive

  • noun an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
    continuative; conjunction; connective.
  • adjective serving or tending to connect

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military

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; armed services; military machine; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker
  • adjective of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare
    • military law

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grapnel

  • noun a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope
    grappling hook; grappling iron; grapple; grappler.
  • noun a light anchor for small boats
    grapnel anchor.

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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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baseball_play

  • noun (baseball) a play executed by a baseball team

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swearing

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearword; expletive; cuss; curse; oath; curse word.
    • expletives were deleted
  • noun a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
    oath.

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regimentation

  • noun the imposition of order or discipline

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projection

  • noun a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations
  • noun the projection of an image from a film onto a screen

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shamanize

  • verb practice shamanism
    shamanise.

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replace

  • verb substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)
    • He replaced the old razor blade
    • We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago
    • the insurance will replace the lost income
    • This antique vase can never be replaced
  • verb take the place or move into the position of
    supercede; supplant; supersede; supervene upon.
    • Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left
    • the computer has supplanted the slide rule
    • Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school

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county

  • noun (United Kingdom) a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government
    • the county has a population of 12,345 people
  • noun (United States) the largest administrative district within a state
    • the county plans to build a new road

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visible

  • adjective capable of being seen; or open to easy view
    seeable.
    • a visible object
    • visible stars
    • mountains visible in the distance
    • a visible change of expression
    • visible files
  • adjective satellite obvious to the eye
    • a visible change of expression

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achievable

  • adjective satellite capable of existing or taking place or proving true; possible to do
    manageable; accomplishable; doable; realizable.

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reckoner

  • noun an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
    calculator; estimator; computer; figurer.
  • noun a handbook of tables used to facilitate computation
    ready reckoner.

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overworking

  • noun the act of working too much or too long
    overwork.
    • he became ill from overwork
  • verb use too much
    overwork.
    • This play has been overworked

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sheathe

  • verb cover with a protective sheathing
    • sheathe her face
  • verb enclose with a sheath
    • sheathe a sword

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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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formalised

  • adjective concerned with or characterized by rigorous adherence to recognized forms (especially in religion or art)
    formalistic; formalized.
    • highly formalized plays like `Waiting for Godot'
  • verb make formal or official
    formalize; formalise.
    • We formalized the appointment and gave him a title

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set_back

  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; defer; remit; put off; put over; shelve; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb slow down the progress of; hinder
    • His late start set him back

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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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trade_protection

  • noun the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition
    protection.
    • he made trade protection a plank in the party platform

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photographic_plate

  • noun a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded
    plate.

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army

  • noun a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
    ground forces; regular army.
  • noun a large number of people united for some specific purpose

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pigeonhole

  • noun a specific (often simplistic) category
  • noun a small compartment
    cubbyhole.

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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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sulphur_mine

  • noun a mine where sulphur is dug from the ground
    sulfur mine.

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spike

  • noun a transient variation in voltage or current
  • noun sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on th