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arguer (Also arguers) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to arguer

gatekeeper

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

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pardon

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

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expostulation

  • noun the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
    objection; remonstration; remonstrance.
  • noun an exclamation of protest or remonstrance or reproof

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saver

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

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vermin

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

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counsellorship

  • noun the position of counselor
    counselorship.

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preoccupancy

  • noun the mental state of being preoccupied by something
    absorption; engrossment; preoccupation.
  • noun the act of taking occupancy before someone else does
    preoccupation.

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aegis

  • noun kindly endorsement and guidance
    protection; auspices.
    • the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council
  • noun armor plate that protects the chest; the front part of a cuirass
    egis; breastplate.

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controversial

  • adjective marked by or capable of arousing controversy
    • the issue of the death penalty is highly controversial
    • Rushdie's controversial book
    • a controversial decision on affirmative action

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tug-of-war

  • noun any hard struggle between equally matched groups
  • noun a contest in which teams pull of opposite ends of a rope; the team dragged across a central line loses

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shnook

  • noun (Yiddish) a gullible simpleton more to be pitied than despised
    schnook.
    • don't be such an apologetic shnook

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tribal_chief

  • noun the head of a tribe or clan
    chief; chieftain; headman.

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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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ratiocination

  • noun the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism)
    conclusion.
  • noun logical and methodical reasoning

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sports_fan

  • noun an enthusiastic devotee of sports
    rooter; fan.

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mate

  • noun the officer below the master on a commercial ship
    first mate.
  • noun a fellow member of a team
    teammate.
    • it was his first start against his former teammates

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raison_d'etre

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

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postmortem

  • noun discussion of an event after it has occurred
    post-mortem.
  • noun an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease
    postmortem examination; post-mortem; necropsy; post-mortem examination; autopsy; PM.

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rightist

  • noun a member of a right wing political party
    right-winger.
  • adjective satellite believing in or supporting tenets of the political right
    right-wing.

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systems_analysis

  • noun analysis of all aspects of a project along with ways to collect information about the operation of its parts

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categorisation

  • 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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conjecture

  • noun a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)
    speculation.
    • 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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shielding

  • noun the act of shielding from harm
  • noun a shield of lead or concrete intended as a barrier to radiation emitted in nuclear decay

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risk

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

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blanket

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

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rise

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

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woman

  • noun an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
    adult female.
    • the woman kept house while the man hunted
  • noun a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man
    • he was faithful to his woman

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woman

  • noun an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
    adult female.
    • the woman kept house while the man hunted
  • noun a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man
    • he was faithful to his woman

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replication

  • noun the act of making copies
    reproduction.
    • Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient
  • noun (genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division

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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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encounter

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

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surrebutter

  • noun (law) a pleading by the plaintiff in reply to the defendant's rebutter
    surrebuttal.

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school

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

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peroxide_blonde

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

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scholar

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

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investigator

  • noun a scientist who devotes himself to doing research
    researcher; research worker.
  • noun someone who investigates

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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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clientele

  • noun customers collectively
    patronage; business.
    • they have an upper class clientele

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den_mother

  • noun someone who plays the role of a den mother
    • he serves as den mother to all the freshmen in this dormitory
    • she's the den mother to new secretaries
  • noun a woman who supervises a den of Cub Scouts

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protest

  • noun a formal and solemn declaration of objection
    protestation.
    • 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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military_adviser

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

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samurai

  • noun a Japanese warrior who was a member of the feudal military aristocracy
  • noun feudal Japanese military aristocracy

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freedom_fighter

  • noun a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
    insurgent; rebel; insurrectionist.

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shlep

  • noun (Yiddish) an awkward and stupid person
    schlep; schlepper; shlepper.
  • noun a tedious or difficult journey
    schlep.

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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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twiddler

  • noun someone who manipulates in a nervous or unconscious manner
    fiddler.

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contretemps

  • noun an awkward clash
    • he tried to smooth over his contretemps with the policeman

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self-examination

  • noun the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct
    introspection; self-contemplation.

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second

  • noun 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    sec; s.
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; minute.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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street

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

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winder

  • noun a worker who winds (e.g., a winch or clock or other mechanism)
  • noun mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock)
    key.

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subordinate

  • noun an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
    underling; foot soldier; subsidiary.
  • noun a word that is more specific than a given word
    hyponym; subordinate word.

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meditation

  • noun continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature
    speculation.
    • the habit of meditation is the basis for all real knowledge
  • noun (religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)

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sweetie

  • noun a person loved by another person
    truelove; sweetheart; steady.

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warrantor

  • noun one who provides a warrant or guarantee to another
    guarantor; surety; warranter.

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demonstrative_of

  • adjective satellite serving to prove or demonstrate
    • the oath of office is...demonstrative of the legislative opinion on this subject"- John Marshall

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good_guy

  • noun any person who is on your side

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deliberate

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

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religious

  • noun a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
  • adjective satellite concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church
    spiritual.
    • religious texts
    • a member of a religious order
    • lords temporal and spiritual
    • spiritual leaders
    • spiritual songs

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pragmatist

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

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socialiser

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

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system_of_logic

  • noun a system of reasoning
    logical system; logic.

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aide

  • noun an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer
    aide-de-camp; adjutant.
  • noun someone who acts as assistant
    auxiliary.

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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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endorse

  • verb be behind; approve of
    indorse; plunk for; support; plump for; back.
    • He plumped for the Labor Party
    • I backed Kennedy in 1960
  • verb give support or one's approval to
    second; indorse; back.
    • I'll second that motion
    • I can't back this plan
    • endorse a new project

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specialist

  • noun an expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning
    specializer; specialiser.
  • noun practices one branch of medicine
    medical specialist.

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hero

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

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applier

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

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drooler

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

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reporter

  • noun a person who investigates and reports or edits news stories
    newsperson; newsman.

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young_man

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

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patrilineal

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

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carrottop

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

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nanny

  • noun a woman who is the custodian of children
    nurse; nursemaid.
  • noun female goat
    she-goat; nanny-goat.

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niggler

  • noun someone who constantly criticizes in a petty way
    carper.

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active

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

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virtuoso

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.
  • noun a musician who is a consummate master of technique and artistry

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noncompliant

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

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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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substance

  • noun the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
    • DNA is the substance of our genes
  • noun the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    kernel; center; centre; nitty-gritty; essence; sum; meat; heart; pith; nub; heart and soul; core; inwardness; marrow; gist.
    • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
    • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
    • the nub of the story

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vulgariser

  • noun someone who makes something vulgar
    vulgarizer.
  • noun someone who makes attractive to the general public
    populariser; popularizer; vulgarizer.

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venturer

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

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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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postponer

  • noun someone who postpones work (especially out of laziness or habitual carelessness)
    procrastinator; cunctator.

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controversy

  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; tilt; argument; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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ruminator

  • noun a reflective thinker characterized by quiet contemplation
    muser; muller; ponderer.

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utiliser

  • noun someone who puts to good use
    utilizer.
    • not all organisms are utilizers of oxygen
    • the social agencies and their utilizers both objected to the budget cut

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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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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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trend_analysis

  • noun analysis of changes over time

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yid

  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew
    kike; hymie; sheeny.

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changer

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

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tugger

  • noun someone who pulls or tugs or drags in an effort to move something
    puller; dragger.

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public_debate

  • noun the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
    disputation; debate.

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divide

  • noun a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
  • noun a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
    water parting; watershed.

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campaign

  • noun a race between candidates for elective office
    run; political campaign.
    • I managed his campaign for governor
    • he is raising money for a Senate run
  • noun a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
    cause; drive; crusade; effort; movement.
    • he supported populist campaigns
    • they worked in the cause of world peace
    • the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant
    • the movement to end slavery
    • contributed to the war effort

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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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thrust

  • noun the force used in pushing
    push.
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
    • the thrust of the jet engines
  • noun a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument
    knife thrust; stab.
    • one strong stab to the heart killed him

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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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litigiousness

  • noun a quarrelsome disposition to engage in or carry on lawsuits
    • charges of litigiousness and widespread perjury

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tutelage

  • noun teaching pupils individually (usually by a tutor hired privately)
    tutorship; tuition.
  • noun attention and management implying responsibility for safety
    charge; guardianship; care.
    • he is in the care of a bodyguard

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regicide

  • noun someone who commits regicide; the killer of a king
  • noun the act of killing a king

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rationalist

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

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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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stemmer

  • noun a worker who strips the stems from moistened tobacco leaves and binds the leaves together into books
    sprigger; stripper.
  • noun a worker who makes or applies stems for artificial flowers

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secessionism

  • noun a doctrine that maintains the right of secession

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sweater

  • noun a crocheted or knitted garment covering the upper part of the body
    jumper.
  • noun a person who perspires
    perspirer.

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gloss

  • noun an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
    rubric.
  • noun an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
    glossary.

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chooser

  • noun a person who chooses or selects out
    picker; selector.

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negative

  • noun a reply of denial
    • he answered in the negative
  • noun a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed

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rationalise

  • verb structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results
    rationalize.
    • We rationalized the factory's production and raised profits
  • verb defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
    rationalize; apologise; excuse; apologize; justify.
    • rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior
    • he rationalized his lack of success

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backing

  • noun the act of providing approval and support
    patronage; championship; backup.
    • his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives
  • noun something forming a back that is added for strengthening
    mount.

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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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rumormonger

  • noun a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
    gossipmonger; rumourmonger; gossiper; newsmonger; gossip.

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type

  • noun a subdivision of a particular kind of thing
    • what type of sculpture do you prefer?
  • noun a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
    case; eccentric; character.
    • a real character
    • a strange character
    • a friendly eccentric
    • the capable type
    • a mental case

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calculator

  • noun an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
    estimator; computer; figurer; reckoner.
  • noun a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations
    calculating machine.

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repugnance

  • noun intense aversion
    horror; repulsion; revulsion.
  • noun the relation between propositions that cannot both be true at the same time
    incompatibility; mutual exclusiveness; inconsistency.

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eristical

  • adjective satellite given to disputation for its own sake and often employing specious arguments
    eristic.

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speaking

  • noun the utterance of intelligible speech
    speech production.
  • noun delivering an address to a public audience
    speechmaking; oral presentation; public speaking.
    • people came to see the candidates and hear the speechmaking

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withholder

  • noun a person who refrains from granting
    • a withholder of payments
  • noun a person who restrains or checks or holds back

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reversioner

  • noun (law) a party who is entitled to an estate in reversion

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muse

  • noun the source of an artist's inspiration
    • Euterpe was his muse
  • noun in ancient Greek mythology any of 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne; protector of an art or science

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unraveler

  • noun a person who removes tangles; someone who takes something out of a tangled state
    disentangler; unraveller.

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warn

  • verb notify of danger, potential harm, or risk
    • The director warned him that he might be fired
    • The doctor warned me about the dangers of smoking
  • verb admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior
    admonish; discourage; monish.
    • I warned him not to go too far
    • I warn you against false assumptions
    • She warned him to be quiet

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sharia_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; Islamic law; shariah.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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standardizer

  • noun a person who sets a standard for things to conform to
    standardiser.

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adult

  • noun a fully developed person from maturity onward
    grownup.
  • noun any mature animal

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boomer

  • noun a member of the baby boom generation in the 1950s
    baby boomer.
    • they expanded the schools for a generation of baby boomers

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ward

  • noun a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another
  • noun a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections

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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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word

  • noun a unit of language that native speakers can identify
    • words are the blocks from which sentences are made
    • he hardly said ten words all morning
  • noun a brief statement
    • he didn't say a word about it

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right

  • noun an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; it is something that nobody can take away"
    • they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
    • Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt
    • a right is not something that somebody gives you
  • noun location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
    • he stood on the right

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stigmatism

  • noun the condition of having or being marked by stigmata
  • noun (optics) condition of an optical system (as a lens) in which light rays from a single point converge in a single focal point

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presentation

  • noun the activity of formally presenting something (as a prize or reward)
    • she gave the trophy but he made the presentation
  • noun a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view
    demonstration; presentment.
    • the presentation of new data
    • he gave the customer a demonstration

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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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worm

  • noun any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae
  • noun a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
    dirt ball; insect; louse.

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advocacy

  • noun active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something
    protagonism.

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stigmatist

  • noun a person whose body is marked by religious stigmata (such as marks resembling the wounds of the crucified Christ)
    stigmatic.

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suggestive

  • adjective satellite tending to suggest or imply
    implicative.
    • artifacts suggestive of an ancient society
    • an implicative statement
  • adjective satellite (usually followed by `of') pointing out or revealing clearly
    significative; indicatory; revelatory; indicative.
    • actions indicative of fear

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archaist

  • noun a person who archaizes
  • noun an expert or collector of antiquities
    antiquary; antiquarian.

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era

  • noun a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event
    epoch.
  • noun a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods
    geological era.

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revenant

  • noun a person who returns after a lengthy absence
  • noun someone who has returned from the dead

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plunger

  • noun someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains
    speculator.
  • noun someone who dives (into water)
    diver.

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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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quarrel

  • noun an angry dispute
    run-in; wrangle; dustup; words; row.
    • they had a quarrel
    • they had words
  • noun an arrow that is shot from a crossbow; has a head with four edges

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presiding_officer

  • noun the leader of a group meeting

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spiritual_leader

  • noun a leader in religious or sacred affairs

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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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play_off

  • verb set into opposition or rivalry
    oppose; pit; match.
    • let them match their best athletes against ours
    • pit a chess player against the Russian champion
    • He plays his two children off against each other

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lighthouse_keeper

  • noun the keeper of a lighthouse

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nonresident

  • noun someone who does not live in a particular place
    • described by an admiring nonresident as a green and pleasant land
  • adjective not living in a particular place or owned by permanent residents
    • nonresident students who commute to classes
    • nonresident real estate

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surveyor

  • noun an engineer who determines the boundaries and elevations of land or structures
  • noun someone who conducts a statistical survey

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pro-lifer

  • noun an advocate of full legal protection for embryos and fetuses; someone opposed to legalized induced abortion
  • adjective advocating full legal protection of embryos and fetuses (especially opposing the legalization of induced abortions)
    pro-life.

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caution

  • noun the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger
    carefulness; cautiousness.
    • a man of caution
  • noun a warning against certain acts
    caveat.
    • a caveat against unfair practices

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sleeper

  • noun a rester who is sleeping
    slumberer.
  • noun a spy or saboteur or terrorist planted in an enemy country who lives there as a law-abiding citizen until activated by a prearranged signal

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want

  • noun a state of extreme poverty
    neediness; deprivation; privation.
  • noun the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
    deficiency; lack.
    • there is a serious lack of insight into the problem
    • water is the critical deficiency in desert regions
    • for want of a nail the shoe was lost

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counseling

  • noun something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
    guidance; direction; counsel; counselling.
  • verb give advice to
    advise; counsel; rede.
    • The teacher counsels troubled students
    • The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud

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guarantee

  • noun a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications
    warrantee; warranty; warrant.
  • noun an unconditional commitment that something will happen or that something is true
    • there is no guarantee that they are not lying

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swearer

  • noun someone who uses profanity
  • noun someone who takes a solemn oath

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