appreciation (Also appreciations) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to appreciation


  • noun the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity)
    • he owns a controlling share of the company's stock
  • noun the merchandise that a shop has on hand
    • they carried a vast inventory of hardware
    • they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory

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

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  • noun an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals
    receiving set; wireless; radio; tuner; radio set.

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

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  • noun the ability to hear; the auditory faculty
    audition; auditory sense; sense of hearing; hearing.
    • his hearing was impaired

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  • noun the act of excusing a mistake or offense
  • noun a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense

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  • noun a burning pain in a limb along the course of a peripheral nerve; usually associated with skin changes

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

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  • noun a mental image that is similar to a visual perception
    visualization; visualisation.
  • noun a percept that arises from the eyes; an image in the visual system
    visual percept.

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  • noun a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
    periphrasis; ambage.
  • noun an indirect way of expressing something
    indirect expression.

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

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  • noun a worker who belongs to a trade union
    trade unionist; unionist.

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  • noun a picture painted with oil paints
  • noun the art or method of painting with oil paints

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  • noun a formal and solemn declaration of objection
    • they finished the game under protest to the league president
    • the senator rose to register his protest
    • the many protestations did not stay the execution
  • noun the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
    objection; dissent.

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

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  • noun a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
    • he didn't get enough sleep last night
    • calm as a child in dreamless slumber
  • noun a torpid state resembling deep sleep

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  • noun leader of a religious order

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  • noun enthusiastic approval
    acclamation; eclat; acclaim; plaudit.
    • the book met with modest acclaim
    • he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd
    • they gave him more eclat than he really deserved
  • noun enthusiastic approval
    acclamation; eclat; acclaim; plaudit.
    • the book met with modest acclaim
    • he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd
    • they gave him more eclat than he really deserved

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  • noun destruction of tissue by freezing and characterized by tingling, blistering and possibly gangrene

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  • noun the property of being cohesive and sticky
    gluiness; gumminess; cohesiveness; glueyness; viscidness; ropiness; viscidity.
  • noun tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar
    tat; cheapness; sleaze.

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  • noun the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)
    • it was a long march
    • we heard the sound of marching
  • verb march in a procession
    process; march.
    • They processed into the dining room

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  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking at; look.
    • 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
  • noun the act of searching visually
    looking for.

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  • verb be fully aware or cognizant of
    recognise; recognize; realise; agnise; realize.

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  • noun a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies
    comforter; reliever.
    • a reliever of anxiety
    • an allayer of fears

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  • noun a language that is deliberately created for a specific purpose

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  • noun one who sets written material into type
    compositor; typesetter; setter.

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

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  • noun a person who delivers a speech or oration
    orator; public speaker; speechmaker; speechifier.

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  • noun an expression of respect
    • the Japanese use many honorifics
  • adjective satellite conferring or showing honor or respect
    • honorific social status commonly attaches to membership in a recognized profession

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  • noun language expressed by visible hand gestures

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  • noun a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language

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  • noun a group of people or things arranged by class or category
    categorization; classification.
  • noun the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories
    categorization; sorting; classification.

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  • noun a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)
    • speculations about the outcome of the election
    • he dismissed it as mere conjecture
  • noun a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    guess; supposition; surmisal; hypothesis; speculation; surmise.

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  • noun an ache localized in the stomach or abdominal region
    stomach ache; stomachache; gastralgia.
  • verb complain
    squawk; grouse; beef; gripe; holler; bitch; crab.
    • What was he hollering about?

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

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

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  • noun putting the wrong interpretation on
    mistaking; misinterpretation.
    • his misinterpretation of the question caused his error
    • there was no mistaking her meaning
  • noun an understanding of something that is not correct
    misapprehension; mistake.
    • he wasn't going to admit his mistake
    • make no mistake about his intentions
    • there must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister

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  • noun a person afflicted with psychosis
    psychotic; psycho.

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

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  • noun a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
  • noun the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
    nip; tang; flavour; savor; savour; sapidity; flavor; relish.

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  • 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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  • noun fortuneteller who predicts your future by the lines on your palms
    palmister; palmist.

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  • 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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  • noun the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)
    • his reluctant delivery of bad news
  • verb take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
    bring; take; convey.
    • Bring me the box from the other room
    • Take these letters to the boss
    • This brings me to the main point

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  • noun an expert manner of speaking involving control of voice and gesture

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  • noun a minor short-term fight
    skirmish; brush; clash.
  • noun a casual or unexpected convergence
    • he still remembers their meeting in Paris
    • there was a brief encounter in the hallway

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  • verb see something for a brief time
    catch sight; catch a glimpse.

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

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  • noun the faculty through which the external world is apprehended
    sensory faculty; sentience; sensation; sense.
    • in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing

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  • noun a wild delusion (especially one induced by a hallucinogenic drug)
    freak out.
  • noun confusion (usually transient) about where you are and how to proceed; uncertainty as to direction
    • his disorientation was the result of inattention

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

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  • adjective satellite capable of being apprehended or understood
    graspable; understandable; perceivable; intelligible.

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  • noun a painful or straitened circumstance
    • the pinch of the recession
  • noun an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed

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  • noun a viewer who enjoys seeing the sex acts or sex organs of others
    Peeping Tom; peeper.

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  • noun the creation of beautiful or significant things
    artistic creation; art.
    • art does not need to be innovative to be good
    • I was never any good at art
    • he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully

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  • noun a tart spicy quality
    piquantness; tanginess; zest; piquance; nip; piquancy.
  • noun the imperial dynasty of China from 618 to 907
    Tang dynasty.

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  • noun action that makes something stronger or more extreme
  • noun the act of increasing the contrast of (a photographic film)

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  • adjective satellite tastelessly showy
    garish; gaudy; brassy; meretricious; tatty; tawdry; flash; cheap; tacky; gimcrack; loud; trashy.
    • a flash car
    • a flashy ring
    • garish colors
    • a gaudy costume
    • loud sport shirts
    • a meretricious yet stylish book
    • tawdry ornaments
  • adjective satellite (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display
    showy; gaudy; sporty; jazzy.

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

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  • noun someone who spoils the pleasure of others
    spoilsport; killjoy; wet blanket.

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  • noun the body of people who lead a group
    • the national leadership adopted his plan
  • noun a person who rules or guides or inspires others

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  • noun a surface coating for ceramics or porcelain
  • noun a quality that outshines the usual
    splendour; brilliancy; splendor; luster.

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  • adjective satellite having great beauty and splendor
    splendid; glorious; resplendent.
    • a glorious spring morning
    • a glorious sunset
    • splendid costumes
    • a kind of splendiferous native simplicity

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  • adjective refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style
    • elegant handwriting
    • an elegant dark suit
    • she was elegant to her fingertips
    • small churches with elegant white spires
    • an elegant mathematical solution--simple and precise and lucid
  • adjective satellite suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
    refined; graceful.

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

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  • noun pain that is felt at a place in the body different from the injured or diseased part where the pain would be expected
    • angina pectoris can cause referred pain in the left shoulder
    • pain in the right shoulder can be referred pain from gallbladder disease

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  • verb to travel behind, go after, come after
    • The ducklings followed their mother around the pond
    • Please follow the guide through the museum
  • verb be later in time
    • Tuesday always follows Monday

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  • noun a quick look
    glance; glimpse.

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  • 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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  • adjective satellite characterized by expression
    • a very expressive face

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  • noun the patterns of stress and intonation in a language
  • noun (prosody) a system of versification
    poetic rhythm; rhythmic pattern.

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  • adjective of or relating to or proceeding from the sense of touch
    tactual; haptic.
    • haptic data
    • a tactile reflex
  • adjective satellite producing a sensation of touch
    • tactile qualities
    • the tactual luxury of stroking silky human hair

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

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  • noun the quality of comprehensible language or thought

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  • noun the quality of lacking refinement and good taste

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  • noun any person who is on your side

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  • noun a person who takes part in social activities

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

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  • 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

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  • noun the activity of constructing something again
  • noun the period after the American Civil War when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union; 1865-1877
    Reconstruction Period.

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  • 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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  • adjective of or relating to the biological study of physiology
    • physiological psychology
    • Pavlov's physiological theories
  • adjective satellite of or consistent with an organism's normal functioning
    • physiologic functions
    • physiological processes

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

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

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

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  • noun set that receives radio or tv signals

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

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  • noun a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
    • he taught foreign languages
    • the language introduced is standard throughout the text
    • the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written

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

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

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  • noun an applicant who is being considered for a job

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

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  • noun a viewer who gazes fixedly (often with hostility)

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

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

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  • noun a leader in municipal affairs
    civil leader.

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  • noun an expert able to appreciate a field; especially in the fine arts

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

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

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  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; penetrating; incisive; penetrative; discriminating; keen; sharp; knifelike.
    • an acute observer of politics and politicians
    • incisive comments
    • icy knifelike reasoning
    • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
    • penetrating insight
    • frequent penetrative observations
  • verb cut or make a way through
    • the knife cut through the flesh
    • The path pierced the jungle
    • Light pierced through the forest

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

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  • noun approval
    • 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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  • noun a wise and trusted guide and advisor
    wise man.
  • verb serve as a teacher or trusted counselor
    • The famous professor mentored him during his years in graduate school
    • She is a fine lecturer but she doesn't like mentoring

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  • 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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  • noun one whose prevailing mental imagery is visual

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  • noun the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions
    verbal expression; expression.
    • expressions of good will
    • he helped me find verbal expression for my ideas
    • the idea was immediate but the verbalism took hours
  • noun overabundance of words

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

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  • adjective satellite resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy
    sibyllic; sibylline; vatical; vatic; divinatory.
    • the high priest's divinatory pronouncement
    • mantic powers
    • a kind of sibylline book with ready and infallible answers to questions

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  • noun disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings
    unfavorable judgment.
    • the senator received severe criticism from his opponent
  • noun a serious examination and judgment of something
    • constructive criticism is always appreciated

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  • adjective satellite having the deep slightly brownish color of gold
    aureate; gilded; gilt; gold.
    • long aureate (or golden) hair
    • a gold carpet
  • adjective satellite marked by peace and prosperity
    halcyon; prosperous.
    • a golden era
    • the halcyon days of the clipper trade

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  • noun the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
    touch; sense of touch; skin senses; cutaneous senses.
    • only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us

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  • noun a person who adheres briefly to different diets

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  • noun the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
    categorisation; categorization; compartmentalization; compartmentalisation; assortment.
  • noun a group of people or things arranged by class or category
    categorisation; categorization.

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  • noun a collection of art works

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