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convolute

  • verb curl, wind, or twist together
    convolve.
  • verb practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
    twist; pervert; sophisticate; twist around.
    • Don't twist my words

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precise

  • adjective sharply exact or accurate or delimited
    • a precise mind
    • specified a precise amount
    • arrived at the precise moment
  • adjective satellite (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth; strictly correct
    accurate; exact.
    • a precise image
    • a precise measurement

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rambling

  • adjective satellite spreading out in different directions
    sprawling; straggling; straggly.
    • sprawling handwriting
    • straggling branches
    • straggly hair
  • verb continue talking or writing in a desultory manner
    ramble on; ramble; jog.
    • This novel rambles on and jogs

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skew-whiff

  • adjective satellite turned or twisted toward one side
    lopsided; wonky; askew; cockeyed; awry.
    • a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton
    • his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff
  • adverb turned or twisted to one side
    askew; awry.
    • rugs lying askew
    • with his necktie twisted awry

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wound

  • noun an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)
    lesion.
  • noun a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat
    injury; combat injury.

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accurate

  • adjective conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy
    • an accurate reproduction
    • the accounting was accurate
    • accurate measurements
    • an accurate scale
  • adjective satellite (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth; strictly correct
    precise; exact.
    • a precise image
    • a precise measurement

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refractive

  • adjective of or relating to or capable of refraction
    refractile.
    • the refractive characteristics of the eye
  • adjective satellite capable of changing the direction (of a light or sound wave)
    deflective.

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univocal

  • adjective admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; having only one meaning or interpretation and leading to only one conclusion
    unambiguous; unequivocal.
    • unequivocal evidence
    • took an unequivocal position
    • an unequivocal success
    • an unequivocal promise
    • an unequivocal (or univocal) statement

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deflective

  • adjective satellite capable of changing the direction (of a light or sound wave)
    refractive.

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askew

  • adjective satellite turned or twisted toward one side
    skew-whiff; lopsided; wonky; cockeyed; awry.
    • a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton
    • his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff
  • adverb turned or twisted to one side
    skew-whiff; awry.
    • rugs lying askew
    • with his necktie twisted awry

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through

  • adjective satellite having finished or arrived at completion
    done; through with.
    • certain to make history before he's done
    • it's a done deed
    • after the treatment, the patient is through except for follow-up
    • almost through with his studies
  • adjective satellite (of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes
    • a through street
    • a through bus
    • through traffic

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snarled

  • adjective satellite tangled in knots or snarls
    knotty; snarly.
    • a mass of knotted string
    • snarled thread
  • verb utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone
    snap; snarl.
    • The sales clerk snapped a reply at the angry customer
    • The guard snarled at us

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contorted

  • adjective satellite twisted (especially as in pain or struggle)
    writhed; writhen.
    • his mad contorted smile
    • writhed lips
    • my writhen features"- Walter scott
  • verb twist and press out of shape
    wring; distort; deform; contort.

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alternative

  • noun one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
    option; choice.
    • what option did I have?
    • there no other alternative
    • my only choice is to refuse
  • adjective satellite serving or used in place of another
    alternate; substitute.
    • an alternative plan

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coiling

  • adjective satellite in the shape of a coil
    helical; spiraling; spiral; turbinate; voluted; whorled; volute.
  • verb to wind or move in a spiral course
    coil; gyrate; spiral.
    • the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action
    • black smoke coiling up into the sky
    • the young people gyrated on the dance floor

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perfect

  • noun a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)
    perfective; perfect tense; perfective tense.
  • verb make perfect or complete
    hone.
    • perfect your French in Paris!

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unmediated

  • adjective satellite having no intervening persons, agents, conditions
    direct.
    • in direct sunlight
    • in direct contact with the voters
    • direct exposure to the disease
    • a direct link
    • the direct cause of the accident
    • direct vote

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alternate

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

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to

The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. "To Canterbury they wend." Chaucer.
Stay with us, go not to Wittenberg. Shak.
So to the sylvan lodge They came, that like Pomona's arbor smiled. Milton.
I'll to him again, . . . He'll tell me all his purpose. She stretched her arms to heaven. Dryden.

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convoluted

  • adjective satellite rolled longitudinally upon itself
    convolute.
    • a convolute petal
  • verb curl, wind, or twist together
    convolute; convolve.

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aquiline

  • adjective satellite curved down like an eagle's beak
    hooked.

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involute

  • adjective satellite especially of petals or leaves in bud; having margins rolled inward
    rolled.
  • adjective satellite (of some shells) closely coiled so that the axis is obscured

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knotted

  • adjective satellite tied with a knot
    • his carefully knotted necktie
  • verb make into knots; make knots out of
    knot.
    • She knotted her fingers

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letter-perfect

  • adjective satellite correct to the last detail; especially being in or following the exact words
    word-perfect.
    • a letter-perfect rendition of the soliloquy
    • she was word-perfect in her part

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wry

  • adjective satellite humorously sarcastic or mocking
    dry; ironic; ironical.
    • dry humor
    • an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely
    • an ironic novel
    • an ironical smile
    • with a wry Scottish wit
  • adjective satellite bent to one side
    • a wry neck

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substitute

  • noun a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
    replacement.
  • noun an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced
    second-stringer; reserve.

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string

  • noun a lightweight cord
    twine.
  • noun stringed instruments that are played with a bow
    bowed stringed instrument.
    • the strings played superlatively well

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straightforward

  • adjective satellite free from ambiguity
    • a straightforward set of instructions
  • adjective satellite without evasion or compromise
    straight; square.
    • a square contradiction
    • he is not being as straightforward as it appears

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wonky

  • adjective satellite turned or twisted toward one side
    skew-whiff; lopsided; askew; cockeyed; awry.
    • a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton
    • his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff
  • adjective satellite inclined to shake as from weakness or defect
    shaky; rickety; wobbly.
    • a rickety table
    • a wobbly chair with shaky legs
    • the ladder felt a little wobbly
    • the bridge still stands though one of the arches is wonky

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windblown

  • adjective satellite used especially of trees; growing in a shape determined by the prevailing winds

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gnarled

  • adjective satellite used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots
    gnarly; knotted; knobbed; knotty.
    • gnarled and knotted hands
    • a knobbed stick
  • verb twist into a state of deformity
    gnarl.
    • The wind has gnarled this old tree

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divagate

  • verb lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking
    digress; wander; stray.
    • She always digresses when telling a story
    • her mind wanders
    • Don't digress when you give a lecture

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roundabout

  • noun a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island
    traffic circle; circle; rotary.
    • the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary
  • noun a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement
    whirligig; carrousel; carousel; merry-go-round.

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refractile

  • adjective of or relating to or capable of refraction
    refractive.
    • the refractive characteristics of the eye

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downright

  • adjective satellite characterized by plain blunt honesty
    • a downright answer
    • a downright kind of person
  • adjective satellite complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
    sheer; rank; right-down; out-and-out; absolute.
    • absolute freedom
    • an absolute dimwit
    • a downright lie
    • out-and-out mayhem
    • an out-and-out lie
    • a rank outsider
    • many right-down vices
    • got the job through sheer persistence
    • sheer stupidity

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exact

  • verb claim as due or just
    demand.
    • The bank demanded payment of the loan
  • verb take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
    claim; take.
    • the accident claimed three lives
    • The hard work took its toll on her

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secondary

  • noun the defensive football players who line up behind the linemen
  • noun coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil
    secondary coil; secondary winding.

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gnarly

  • adjective satellite used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots
    gnarled; knotted; knobbed; knotty.
    • gnarled and knotted hands
    • a knobbed stick

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obliqueness

  • noun the property of being neither parallel nor perpendicular, but at a slanting angle
  • noun the quality of being oblique and rambling indirectly
    deviousness.

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deviousness

  • noun the quality of being oblique and rambling indirectly
    obliqueness.
  • noun the quality of being deceitful and underhanded
    crookedness.

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skewed

  • adjective satellite having an oblique or slanting direction or position
    skew.
    • the picture was skew
  • verb turn or place at an angle
    skew.
    • the lines on the sheet of paper are skewed

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warped

  • adjective satellite used especially of timbers or boards; bent out of shape usually by moisture
    • the floors were warped and cracked
  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; falsify; distort; garble.

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saboteur

  • noun someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks
    diversionist; wrecker.
  • noun a member of a clandestine subversive organization who tries to help a potential invader
    fifth columnist.

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anfractuous

  • adjective satellite full of twists and turns
    • anfractuous cliffs

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crookedness

  • noun a tortuous and twisted shape or position
    tortuousness; contortion; tortuosity; torsion.
    • they built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs
    • the acrobat performed incredible contortions
  • noun having or distinguished by crooks or curves or bends or angles

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first-string

  • adjective satellite of members of a team; not substitutes
  • adjective satellite being a regular member of a team
    • first-string players

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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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allusive

  • adjective satellite characterized by indirect references
    • allusive speech is characterized by allusions

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contiguous

  • adjective satellite very close or connected in space or time
    immediate.
    • contiguous events
    • immediate contact
    • the immediate vicinity
    • the immediate past
  • adjective satellite connecting without a break; within a common boundary
    conterminous.
    • the 48 conterminous states
    • the contiguous 48 states

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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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deflection

  • noun a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting
    warp.
  • noun the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
    refraction; deflexion.

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supplementary

  • adjective satellite functioning in a supporting capacity
    subsidiary; auxiliary; supplemental.
    • the main library and its auxiliary branches
  • adjective satellite added to complete or make up a deficiency
    supplemental.
    • produced supplementary volumes

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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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immediateness

  • noun the quickness of action or occurrence
    immediacy; instancy; instantaneousness.
    • the immediacy of their response
    • the instancy of modern communication
  • noun lack of an intervening or mediating agency
    immediacy.
    • the immediacy of television coverage

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vicarious

  • adjective satellite experienced at secondhand
    • read about mountain climbing and felt vicarious excitement
  • adjective satellite occurring in an abnormal part of the body instead of the usual site involved in that function
    • vicarious menstruation

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awry

  • adjective satellite turned or twisted toward one side
    skew-whiff; lopsided; wonky; askew; cockeyed.
    • a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton
    • his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff
  • adjective satellite not functioning properly
    amiss; wrong; haywire.
    • something is amiss
    • has gone completely haywire
    • something is wrong with the engine

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close

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

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indirect

  • adjective satellite having intervening factors or persons or influences
    • reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light
    • indirect evidence
    • an indirect cause
  • adjective not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination
    • sometimes taking an indirect path saves time
    • you must take an indirect course in sailing

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divagation

  • noun a message that departs from the main subject
    digression; aside; excursus; parenthesis.
  • noun a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)
    deviation; digression; deflexion; deflection; diversion.
    • a diversion from the main highway
    • a digression into irrelevant details
    • a deflection from his goal

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special

  • noun a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising
    • they are having a special on pork chops
  • noun a dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant

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akimbo

  • adjective satellite (used of arms and legs) bent outward with the joint away from the body
    • a tailor sitting with legs akimbo
    • stood with arms akimbo
  • adverb with hands on hips and elbows extending outward
    • she stood there akimbo

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unoriginal

  • adjective not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual
    • the manuscript contained unoriginal emendations
    • his life had been unoriginal, conforming completely to the given pattern"- Gwethalyn Graham

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indirectness

  • noun having the characteristic of lacking a true course toward a goal

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aboveboard

  • adjective satellite without concealment or deception; honest
    straightforward.
    • their business was open and aboveboard
    • straightforward in all his business affairs
  • adverb in an honest manner
    honestly.
    • in he can't get it honestly, he is willing to steal it
    • was known for dealing aboveboard in everything

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crooked

  • adjective having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned
    • crooked country roads
    • crooked teeth
  • verb bend or cause to bend
    crook; curve.
    • He crooked his index finger
    • the road curved sharply

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away

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

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hooked

  • adjective satellite curved down like an eagle's beak
    aquiline.
  • verb fasten with a hook
    hook.

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mediated

  • adjective satellite acting or brought about through an intervening agency
    • the mediated settlement brought satisfaction to both sides
  • verb act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
    mediate; intermediate; liaise; intercede; arbitrate.
    • He interceded in the family dispute
    • He mediated a settlement

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capital

  • noun assets available for use in the production of further assets
    working capital.
  • noun wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value

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honorable

  • adjective not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent
    honest.
    • honest lawyers
    • honest reporting
  • adjective worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect
    honourable.
    • an honorable man
    • led an honorable life
    • honorable service to his country

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volute

  • noun ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center
    spiral.
  • noun a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
    coil; spiral; helix; whorl.
    • a coil of rope

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wrecker

  • noun someone who demolishes or dismantles buildings as a job
  • noun someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks
    diversionist; saboteur.

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correct

  • verb make right or correct
    right; rectify.
    • Correct the mistakes
    • rectify the calculation
  • verb make reparations or amends for
    compensate; right; redress.
    • right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust

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red

  • noun red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
    redness.
  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
    Red River.

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second-string

  • adjective satellite being a replacement or substitute for a regular member of a team
    • a second-string pitcher

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collateral

  • noun a security pledged for the repayment of a loan
  • adjective descended from a common ancestor but through different lines
    indirect.
    • cousins are collateral relatives
    • an indirect descendant of the Stuarts

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meandering

  • adjective satellite of a path e.g.
    winding; wandering; rambling.
    • meandering streams
    • rambling forest paths
    • the river followed its wandering course
    • a winding country road
  • verb to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
    wander; meander; thread; wind; weave.
    • the river winds through the hills
    • the path meanders through the vineyards
    • sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body

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whiff

  • noun a short light gust of air
    puff; puff of air.
  • noun a lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil

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rolled

  • adjective satellite especially of petals or leaves in bud; having margins rolled inward
    involute.
  • verb move by turning over or rotating
    roll; turn over.
    • The child rolled down the hill
    • turn over on your left side

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sideways

  • adjective satellite (of movement) at an angle
    crabwise.
  • adverb with one side forward or to the front
    sidewise; sideway.
    • turned sideways to show the profile
    • crabs seeming to walk sidewise

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turbinate

  • noun any of the scrolled spongy bones of the nasal passages in man and other vertebrates
    turbinate bone; turbinal.
  • adjective of or relating to the scroll-shaped turbinate bones in the nasal passages

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zigzag

  • noun an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions
    zig; zag.
  • verb travel along a zigzag path
    crank.
    • The river zigzags through the countryside

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zig-zag

  • adjective satellite having short sharp turns or angles
    zigzag.

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allusiveness

  • noun a quality characterized by indirect reference

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standby

  • noun something that can be relied on when needed
  • noun an actor able to replace a regular performer when required
    understudy.

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tortuous

  • adjective satellite highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious
    Byzantine; tangled; convoluted; involved; knotty.
    • the Byzantine tax structure
    • Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship
    • convoluted legal language
    • convoluted reasoning
    • the plot was too involved
    • a knotty problem
    • got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering
    • Oh, what a tangled web we weave"- Sir Walter Scott
    • tortuous legal procedures
    • tortuous negotiations lasting for months
  • adjective satellite marked by repeated turns and bends
    twisty; twisting; voluminous; winding.
    • a tortuous road up the mountain
    • winding roads are full of surprises
    • had to steer the car down a twisty track

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unswerving

  • adjective satellite going directly ahead from one point to another without veering or turning aside
    undeviating.
    • some people see evolution as an undeviating upward march from simple organisms to the very complex
    • a straight and narrow tree-lined road unswerving across the lowlands
  • adjective satellite firm and dependable especially in loyalty
    staunch; steadfast.
    • a steadfast ally
    • a staunch defender of free speech
    • unswerving devotion
    • unswerving allegiance

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knobbed

  • adjective satellite used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots
    gnarly; gnarled; knotted; knotty.
    • gnarled and knotted hands
    • a knobbed stick

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honest

  • adjective not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent
    honorable.
    • honest lawyers
    • honest reporting
  • adjective satellite without dissimulation; frank
    • my honest opinion

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turn

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

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digressive

  • adjective satellite of superficial relevance if any
    tangential.
    • a digressive allusion to the day of the week
    • a tangential remark
  • adjective satellite (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects
    excursive; rambling; discursive.
    • amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things
    • a rambling discursive book
    • his excursive remarks
    • a rambling speech about this and that

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coiled

  • adjective curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals)
    • a coiled snake ready to strike
    • the rope lay coiled on the deck
  • verb to wind or move in a spiral course
    coil; gyrate; spiral.
    • the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action
    • black smoke coiling up into the sky
    • the young people gyrated on the dance floor

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tributary

  • noun a branch that flows into the main stream
    affluent; confluent; feeder.
  • adjective satellite (of a stream) flowing into a larger stream

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snarly

  • adjective satellite tangled in knots or snarls
    knotty; snarled.
    • a mass of knotted string
    • snarled thread

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first

  • noun the first or highest in an ordering or series
    number one.
    • He wanted to be the first
  • noun the first element in a countable series
    number 1; number one.
    • the first of the month

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dianoetic

  • adjective satellite proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition
    discursive.

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stray

  • noun an animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)
  • verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    ramble; cast; swan; drift; wander; tramp; range; rove; roam; vagabond; roll.
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • roving vagabonds
    • the wandering Jew
    • The cattle roam across the prairie
    • the laborers drift from one town to the next
    • They rolled from town to town

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point

  • noun a geometric element that has position but no extension
    • a point is defined by its coordinates
  • noun the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
    • she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street

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askant

  • adjective satellite (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    askance; sidelong; asquint; squinty; squint; squint-eyed.
    • her eyes with their misted askance look"- Elizabeth Bowen
    • sidelong glances

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zag

  • noun an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions
    zig; zigzag.

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helical

  • adjective satellite in the shape of a coil
    spiraling; spiral; turbinate; voluted; whorled; volute; coiling.

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point-blank

  • adjective satellite characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
    frank; straight-from-the-shoulder; outspoken; candid; plainspoken; blunt; free-spoken; forthright.
    • blunt talking and straight shooting
    • a blunt New England farmer
    • I gave them my candid opinion
    • forthright criticism
    • a forthright approach to the problem
    • tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank
    • it is possible to be outspoken without being rude
    • plainspoken and to the point
    • a point-blank accusation
  • adjective satellite close enough to go straight to the target
    • point-blank range
    • a point-blank shot

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primary

  • noun a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen
    primary election.
  • noun one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing
    primary feather; primary quill.

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logical

  • adjective capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning
    • a logical mind
  • adjective satellite based on known statements or events or conditions
    legitimate.
    • rain was a logical expectation, given the time of year

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square

  • noun (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon
    foursquare.
    • you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides
  • noun the product of two equal terms
    second power.
    • nine is the second power of three
    • gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance

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voluted

  • adjective satellite in the shape of a coil
    helical; spiraling; spiral; turbinate; whorled; volute; coiling.

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blank

  • noun a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing
    space.
    • he said the space is the most important character in the alphabet
  • noun a blank gap or missing part
    lacuna.

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narrowed

  • adjective satellite reduced in size as by squeezing together
    • his narrowed eyes
  • verb make or become more narrow or restricted
    narrow; contract.
    • The selection was narrowed
    • The road narrowed

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herring

  • noun valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific; usually salted or pickled
  • noun commercially important food fish of northern waters of both Atlantic and Pacific
    Clupea harangus.

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whorled

  • adjective satellite in the shape of a coil
    helical; spiraling; spiral; turbinate; voluted; volute; coiling.
  • adjective satellite forming one or more whorls (especially a whorl of leaves around a stem)
    verticillate; verticillated.

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asquint

  • adjective satellite (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    askant; askance; sidelong; squinty; squint; squint-eyed.
    • her eyes with their misted askance look"- Elizabeth Bowen
    • sidelong glances

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utility

  • noun a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
    public utility company; public-service corporation; public utility.
  • noun the quality of being of practical use
    usefulness.

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unambiguous

  • adjective having or exhibiting a single clearly defined meaning
    • As a horror, apartheid...is absolutely unambiguous"- Mario Vargas Llosa
  • adjective admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; having only one meaning or interpretation and leading to only one conclusion
    unequivocal; univocal.
    • unequivocal evidence
    • took an unequivocal position
    • an unequivocal success
    • an unequivocal promise
    • an unequivocal (or univocal) statement

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door-to-door

  • adjective satellite (of e.g. journeys or deliveries) direct from point of origin to point of destination
    • the limousine offers door-to-door service
  • adjective satellite omitting no one; from the door of one house to that of the next
    house-to-house.
    • a door-to-door campaign
    • house-to-house coverage

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diversionist

  • noun someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks
    wrecker; saboteur.

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skew

  • verb turn or place at an angle
    • the lines on the sheet of paper are skewed
  • adjective satellite having an oblique or slanting direction or position
    skewed.
    • the picture was skew

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unequivocal

  • adjective admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; having only one meaning or interpretation and leading to only one conclusion
    unambiguous; univocal.
    • unequivocal evidence
    • took an unequivocal position
    • an unequivocal success
    • an unequivocal promise
    • an unequivocal (or univocal) statement
  • adjective satellite clearly defined or formulated
    definitive.
    • the plain and unequivocal language of the laws"- R.B.Taney

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spiral

  • noun a plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center
  • noun a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle
    helix.

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subsidiary

  • noun an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
    subordinate; underling; foot soldier.
  • noun a company that is completely controlled by another company
    subsidiary company.

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zig

  • noun an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions
    zigzag; zag.

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mediate

  • verb act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
    intermediate; liaise; intercede; arbitrate.
    • He interceded in the family dispute
    • He mediated a settlement
  • verb occupy an intermediate or middle position or form a connecting link or stage between two others
    • mediate between the old and the new

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circuitous

  • adjective satellite marked by obliqueness or indirection in speech or conduct
    roundabout.
    • the explanation was circuitous and puzzling
    • a roundabout paragraph
    • hear in a roundabout way that her ex-husband was marrying her best friend
  • adjective satellite deviating from a straight course
    devious; roundabout.
    • a scenic but devious route
    • a long and circuitous journey by train and boat
    • a roundabout route avoided rush-hour traffic

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pointedness

  • noun the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip
    point.
  • noun the quality of being obviously directed at a particular person or thing
    • the pointedness of his sarcasm was unmistakable

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eyes

  • noun opinion or judgment
    • in the eyes of the law
    • I was wrong in her eyes
  • noun the organ of sight
    eye; optic; oculus.

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door

  • noun a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle
    • he knocked on the door
    • he slammed the door as he left
  • noun the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close
    threshold; room access; doorway.
    • he stuck his head in the doorway

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secondhand

  • adjective satellite derived from what is primary or original; not firsthand
    • a secondhand report
    • a secondhand account of a memory of something once read
    • most of our knowledge is secondhand
  • adjective satellite previously used or owned by another
    used.
    • bought a secondhand (or used) car

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immediate

  • adjective satellite of the present time and place
    • the immediate revisions
  • adjective satellite very close or connected in space or time
    contiguous.
    • contiguous events
    • immediate contact
    • the immediate vicinity
    • the immediate past

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diversionary

  • adjective satellite (of tactics e.g.) likely or designed to confuse or deceive

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crank

  • noun a bad-tempered person
    grouch; churl; grump; crosspatch.
  • noun a whimsically eccentric person
    screwball; fruitcake; nut case; nut; crackpot.

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eyed

  • adjective having an eye or eyes or eyelike feature especially as specified; often used in combination
    • a peacock's eyed feathers
    • red-eyed
  • verb look at
    eyeball; eye.

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particular

  • noun a fact about some part (as opposed to general)
    specific.
    • he always reasons from the particular to the general
  • noun a small part that can be considered separately from the whole
    item; detail.
    • it was perfect in all details

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red_herring

  • noun any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue
  • noun a dried and smoked herring having a reddish color
    smoked herring.

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supplemental

  • adjective satellite functioning in a supporting capacity
    supplementary; subsidiary; auxiliary.
    • the main library and its auxiliary branches
  • adjective satellite added to complete or make up a deficiency
    supplementary.
    • produced supplementary volumes

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downrightness

  • noun the quality of being direct and straightforward
    straightforwardness.
    • what some people take for rudeness is really straightforwardness

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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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winding

  • noun the act of winding or twisting
    twist; wind.
    • he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind
  • verb to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
    wander; meander; thread; wind; weave.
    • the river winds through the hills
    • the path meanders through the vineyards
    • sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body

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unessential

  • adjective not basic or fundamental
    inessential.

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characteristic

  • noun a prominent attribute or aspect of something
    feature.
    • the map showed roads and other features
    • generosity is one of his best characteristics
  • noun a distinguishing quality

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straight

  • noun a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
    straight person; heterosexual person; heterosexual.
  • noun a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)

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word-perfect

  • adjective satellite correct to the last detail; especially being in or following the exact words
    letter-perfect.
    • a letter-perfect rendition of the soliloquy
    • she was word-perfect in her part

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voluminous

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

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excursive

  • adjective satellite (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects
    digressive; rambling; discursive.
    • amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things
    • a rambling discursive book
    • his excursive remarks
    • a rambling speech about this and that

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devious

  • adjective satellite indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading
    oblique.
    • used devious means to achieve success
    • gave oblique answers to direct questions
    • oblique political maneuvers
  • adjective satellite characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive
    shifty.
    • a devious character
    • shifty eyes

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wandering

  • noun travelling about without any clear destination
    vagabondage; roving.
    • she followed him in his wanderings and looked after him
  • verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    ramble; stray; cast; swan; drift; wander; tramp; range; rove; roam; vagabond; roll.
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • roving vagabonds
    • the wandering Jew
    • The cattle roam across the prairie
    • the laborers drift from one town to the next
    • They rolled from town to town

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twisty

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

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pointed

  • adjective having a point
  • verb indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
    show; indicate; designate; point.
    • I showed the customer the glove section
    • He pointed to the empty parking space
    • he indicated his opponents

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digression

  • noun a message that departs from the main subject
    divagation; aside; excursus; parenthesis.
  • noun a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)
    deviation; deflexion; deflection; diversion; divagation.
    • a diversion from the main highway
    • a digression into irrelevant details
    • a deflection from his goal

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cockeyed

  • adjective satellite turned or twisted toward one side
    skew-whiff; lopsided; wonky; askew; awry.
    • a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton
    • his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff
  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; ludicrous; idiotic; preposterous; ridiculous; absurd; laughable; nonsensical.
    • the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework
    • that's a cockeyed idea
    • ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer
    • a contribution so small as to be laughable
    • it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
    • a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history
    • her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous

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bend

  • noun a circular segment of a curve
    twist; crook; turn.
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
  • noun movement that causes the formation of a curve
    bending.

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squinty

  • adjective characterized by squinting
    • he looked with squinty eyes
  • adjective satellite (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    askant; askance; sidelong; asquint; squint; squint-eyed.
    • her eyes with their misted askance look"- Elizabeth Bowen
    • sidelong glances

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writhed

  • adjective satellite twisted (especially as in pain or struggle)
    writhen; contorted.
    • his mad contorted smile
    • writhed lips
    • my writhen features"- Walter scott
  • verb to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
    twist; wrestle; writhe; worm; wriggle; squirm.
    • The prisoner writhed in discomfort
    • The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace

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lopsided

  • adjective satellite having one side lower or smaller or lighter than the other
  • adjective satellite turned or twisted toward one side
    skew-whiff; wonky; askew; cockeyed; awry.
    • a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton
    • his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff

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spiraling

  • adjective satellite in the shape of a coil
    helical; spiral; turbinate; voluted; whorled; volute; coiling.
  • verb to wind or move in a spiral course
    coil; gyrate; spiral.
    • the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action
    • black smoke coiling up into the sky
    • the young people gyrated on the dance floor

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wander

  • verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    ramble; stray; cast; swan; drift; tramp; range; rove; roam; vagabond; roll.
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • roving vagabonds
    • the wandering Jew
    • The cattle roam across the prairie
    • the laborers drift from one town to the next
    • They rolled from town to town
  • verb be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
    cheat; cuckold; cheat on; betray.
    • She cheats on her husband
    • Might her husband be wandering?

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narrowing

  • noun an instance of becoming narrow
  • noun a decrease in width

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straightness

  • noun (of hair) lack of a tendency to curl
  • noun freedom from crooks or curves or bends or angles

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squiggly

  • adjective satellite wavy and twisting

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divert

  • verb turn aside; turn away from
    deviate.
  • verb send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one

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deviate

  • noun a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
    pervert; deviant; degenerate.
  • verb turn aside; turn away from
    divert.

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nonstop

  • noun a flight made without intermediate stops between source and destination
    nonstop flight.
    • how many nonstops are there to Dallas?
  • adjective satellite (of a journey especially a flight) occurring without stops
    • a nonstop flight to Atlanta

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squint-eyed

  • adjective affected by strabismus
  • adjective satellite (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    askant; askance; sidelong; asquint; squinty; squint.
    • her eyes with their misted askance look"- Elizabeth Bowen
    • sidelong glances

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deviation

  • noun a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
    difference; divergence; departure.
    • the deviation from the mean
  • noun the difference between an observed value and the expected value of a variable or function

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oblique

  • noun any grammatical case other than the nominative
    oblique case.
  • noun a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso
    abdominal external oblique muscle; external oblique muscle; musculus obliquus externus abdominis.

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malposed

  • adjective satellite characterized by malposition
    • crooked malposed teeth

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deflexion

  • noun the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
    refraction; deflection.
  • noun the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position
    deflection.

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firsthand

  • adjective satellite received directly from a source
    • firsthand information
  • adverb from the original source; directly
    at first hand.
    • I heard this story firsthand

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inessential

  • noun anything that is not essential
    nonessential.
    • they discarded all their inessentials
  • adjective not basic or fundamental
    unessential.

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reflexed

  • adjective satellite (of leaves) bent downward and outward more than 90 degrees

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deflect

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; avert; debar; avoid; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike
  • verb turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
    bend; turn away.

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diversion

  • noun an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates
    recreation.
    • scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists
    • for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles
    • drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation
  • noun a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)
    deviation; digression; deflexion; deflection; divagation.
    • a diversion from the main highway
    • a digression into irrelevant details
    • a deflection from his goal

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immediacy

  • noun lack of an intervening or mediating agency
    immediateness.
    • the immediacy of television coverage
  • noun immediate intuitive awareness
    immediate apprehension.

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writhen

  • adjective satellite twisted (especially as in pain or struggle)
    writhed; contorted.
    • his mad contorted smile
    • writhed lips
    • my writhen features"- Walter scott

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letter

  • noun a written message addressed to a person or organization
    missive.
    • mailed an indignant letter to the editor
  • noun the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
    alphabetic character; letter of the alphabet.
    • his grandmother taught him his letters

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auxiliary

  • noun someone who acts as assistant
    aide.
  • adjective satellite functioning in a supporting capacity
    supplementary; subsidiary; supplemental.
    • the main library and its auxiliary branches

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askance

  • adjective satellite (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    askant; sidelong; asquint; squinty; squint; squint-eyed.
    • her eyes with their misted askance look"- Elizabeth Bowen
    • sidelong glances
  • adverb with suspicion or disapproval
    • he looked askance at the offer

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twisting

  • noun the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
    straining; overrefinement; torture; distortion.
  • noun the act of rotating rapidly
    twist; whirl; spin; twirl.
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting

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sidelong

  • adjective satellite (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    askant; askance; asquint; squinty; squint; squint-eyed.
    • her eyes with their misted askance look"- Elizabeth Bowen
    • sidelong glances
  • adjective satellite situated at or extending to the side
    lateral.
    • the lateral branches of a tree
    • shot out sidelong boughs"- Tennyson

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turn_away

  • verb move so as not face somebody or something
  • verb turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
    bend; deflect.

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digress

  • verb lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking
    divagate; wander; stray.
    • She always digresses when telling a story
    • her mind wanders
    • Don't digress when you give a lecture
  • verb wander from a direct or straight course
    straggle; depart; sidetrack.

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discursive

  • adjective satellite proceeding to a conclusion by reason or argument rather than intuition
    dianoetic.
  • adjective satellite (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects
    excursive; digressive; rambling.
    • amusingly digressive with satirical thrusts at women's fashions among other things
    • a rambling discursive book
    • his excursive remarks
    • a rambling speech about this and that

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thirdhand

  • adjective satellite derived from what is primary or original by two intermediate steps
    • a thirdhand report
  • adverb by doubly indirect means
    • I got the news thirdhand

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straightforwardness

  • noun the quality of being direct and straightforward
    downrightness.
    • what some people take for rudeness is really straightforwardness
  • noun without hypocrisy
    singleness.
    • the singleness of his motives could not be questioned

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directness

  • noun trueness of course toward a goal
    straightness.
    • rivaling a hawk in directness of aim
  • noun the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
    candor; candidness; forthrightness; candour; frankness.

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knotty

  • adjective satellite making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe
    tough; problematic; elusive; baffling; problematical.
    • a baffling problem
    • I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast
    • a problematic situation at home
  • adjective satellite used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots
    gnarly; gnarled; knotted; knobbed.
    • gnarled and knotted hands
    • a knobbed stick

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original

  • noun an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made
    master; master copy.
  • noun something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies
    archetype; pilot.
    • this painting is a copy of the original

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squint

  • noun abnormal alignment of one or both eyes
    strabismus.
  • noun the act of squinting; looking with the eyes partly closed

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undeviating

  • adjective satellite going directly ahead from one point to another without veering or turning aside
    unswerving.
    • some people see evolution as an undeviating upward march from simple organisms to the very complex
    • a straight and narrow tree-lined road unswerving across the lowlands
  • adjective satellite used of values and principles; not subject to change; steady
    • undeviating loyalty

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