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remarkable

  • adjective satellite unusual or striking
    singular.
    • a remarkable sight
    • such poise is singular in one so young
  • adjective satellite worthy of notice
    noteworthy.
    • a noteworthy fact is that her students rarely complain
    • a remarkable achievement

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recalculation

  • noun the act of calculating again (usually to eliminate errors or to include additional data)
    • recalculation yielded a much larger value

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yellow

  • noun yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
    yellowness.
  • verb turn yellow
    • The pages of the book began to yellow

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knell

  • noun the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death or a funeral or the end of something
  • verb ring as in announcing death

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computation

  • noun the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods
    calculation; computing.
  • noun problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
    calculation; figuring; reckoning.

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scheming

  • adjective satellite used of persons
    conniving; calculative; shrewd; calculating.
    • the most calculating and selfish men in the community
  • verb form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
    scheme; intrigue; connive.

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moses

  • noun (Old Testament) the Hebrew prophet who led the Israelites from Egypt across the Red sea on a journey known as the Exodus; Moses received the Ten Commandments from God on Mount Sinai
  • noun United States painter of colorful and primitive rural scenes (1860-1961)
    Grandma Moses; Anna Mary Robertson Moses.

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signalize

  • verb provide with traffic signals
    signalise.
    • signalize a busy intersection
  • verb communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs
    signalise; signal; sign.
    • He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture
    • The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu

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aggeus

  • noun a Hebrew minor prophet
    Haggai.
  • noun an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Haggai which are concerned mainly with rebuilding the temples after the Babylonian Captivity
    Book of Haggai; Haggai.

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ezechiel

  • noun a Hebrew prophet of the 6th century BC who was exiled to Babylon in 587 BC
    Ezekiel.
  • noun an Old Testament book containing Ezekiel's prophecies of the downfall of Jerusalem and Judah and their subsequent restoration
    Book of Ezekiel; Ezekiel.

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dreadful

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse
  • adjective satellite exceptionally bad or displeasing
    atrocious; terrible; unspeakable; awful; abominable; painful.
    • atrocious taste
    • abominable workmanship
    • an awful voice
    • dreadful manners
    • a painful performance
    • terrible handwriting
    • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room

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glimpse

  • noun a quick look
    glance; coup d'oeil.
  • noun a brief or incomplete view
    • from the window he could catch a glimpse of the lake

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anticipation

  • noun an expectation
    expectancy.
  • noun something expected (as on the basis of a norm)
    expectancy.
    • each of them had their own anticipations
    • an indicator of expectancy in development

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depend

  • verb be contingent upon (something that is elided)
    • That depends
  • verb have faith or confidence in
    count; look; reckon; bet; calculate.
    • you can count on me to help you any time
    • Look to your friends for support
    • You can bet on that!
    • Depend on your family in times of crisis

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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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vex

  • verb cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    annoy; rag; devil; bother; irritate; nettle; rile; get to; nark; get at; gravel; chafe.
    • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
    • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves
  • verb disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress
    worry.
    • I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me

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amaze

  • verb affect with wonder
    astonish; astound.
    • Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!
  • verb be a mystery or bewildering to
    mystify; perplex; bewilder; get; beat; puzzle; pose; vex; baffle; flummox; stick; stupefy; gravel; nonplus; dumbfound.
    • This beats me!
    • Got me--I don't know the answer!
    • a vexing problem
    • This question really stuck me

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charge

  • noun an impetuous rush toward someone or something
    • the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary
    • the battle began with a cavalry charge
  • noun (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
    complaint.
    • he was arrested on a charge of larceny

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blaze

  • noun a strong flame that burns brightly
    blazing.
    • the blaze spread rapidly
  • noun a cause of difficulty and suffering
    hell.
    • war is hell
    • go to blazes

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portentous

  • adjective satellite of momentous or ominous significance
    prodigious.
    • such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville
    • a prodigious vision
  • adjective satellite ominously prophetic
    foreboding; fateful.

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gravel

  • noun rock fragments and pebbles
    crushed rock.
  • verb cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    annoy; rag; devil; bother; vex; irritate; nettle; rile; get to; nark; get at; chafe.
    • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
    • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

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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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extrasensory

  • adjective seemingly outside normal sensory channels
    paranormal.

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appal

  • verb strike with disgust or revulsion
    scandalize; shock; appall; scandalise; outrage; offend.
    • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends
  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    horrify; dismay; alarm; appall.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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nonplus

  • verb be a mystery or bewildering to
    mystify; perplex; bewilder; get; beat; puzzle; pose; amaze; vex; baffle; flummox; stick; stupefy; gravel; dumbfound.
    • This beats me!
    • Got me--I don't know the answer!
    • a vexing problem
    • This question really stuck me

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inauspiciousness

  • noun the quality of suggesting an unsuccessful result
    unpropitiousness.

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hosea

  • noun a minor Hebrew prophet (8th century BC)
  • noun an Old Testament book telling Hosea's prophecies
    Book of Hosea.

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embark

  • verb go on board
    ship.
  • verb set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)
    enter.
    • she embarked upon a new career

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foretell

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

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prognostication

  • noun a sign of something about to happen
    omen; prognostic; prodigy; presage; portent.
    • he looked for an omen before going into battle
  • noun a statement made about the future
    forecasting; prediction; foretelling.

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fall

  • noun the season when the leaves fall from the trees
    autumn.
    • in the fall of 1973
  • noun a sudden drop from an upright position
    tumble; spill.
    • he had a nasty spill on the ice

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awful

  • adjective satellite exceptionally bad or displeasing
    dreadful; atrocious; terrible; unspeakable; abominable; painful.
    • atrocious taste
    • abominable workmanship
    • an awful voice
    • dreadful manners
    • a painful performance
    • terrible handwriting
    • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room
  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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induct

  • verb place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position
    invest; seat.
    • there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy
  • verb accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite
    initiate.
    • African men are initiated when they reach puberty

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overbalance

  • verb weigh more heavily
    outweigh; outbalance; preponderate.
    • these considerations outweigh our wishes
  • verb cause to be off balance
    • It is not desirable to overbalance the budget

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conceive

  • verb have the idea for
    gestate; conceptualize; conceptualise.
    • He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients
    • This library was well conceived
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    believe; think; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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large

  • noun a garment size for a large person
  • adjective above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    big.
    • a large city
    • set out for the big city
    • a large sum
    • a big (or large) barn
    • a large family
    • big businesses
    • a big expenditure
    • a large number of newspapers
    • a big group of scientists
    • large areas of the world

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inauspicious

  • adjective not auspicious; boding ill
    unfortunate.
  • adjective satellite contrary to your interests or welfare
    untoward; adverse.
    • adverse circumstances
    • made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions

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start_up

  • verb get going or set in motion
    start.
    • We simply could not start the engine
    • start up the computer
  • verb get off the ground
    start; embark on; commence.
    • Who started this company?
    • We embarked on an exciting enterprise
    • I start my day with a good breakfast
    • We began the new semester
    • The afternoon session begins at 4 PM
    • The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack

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inspection

  • noun a formal or official examination
    review.
    • the platoon stood ready for review
    • we had to wait for the inspection before we could use the elevator

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world-shaking

  • adjective satellite sufficiently significant to affect the whole world
    world-shattering; earthshaking.
    • earthshaking proposals
    • the contest was no world-shaking affair
    • the conversation...could hardly be called world-shattering

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apocalyptic

  • adjective satellite prophetic of devastation or ultimate doom
    apocalyptical; revelatory.
  • adjective of or relating to an apocalypse

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originate

  • verb come into existence; take on form or shape
    develop; rise; uprise; spring up; arise; grow.
    • A new religious movement originated in that country
    • a love that sprang up from friendship
    • the idea for the book grew out of a short story
    • An interesting phenomenon uprose
  • verb bring into being
    initiate; start.
    • He initiated a new program
    • Start a foundation

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blab_out

  • verb divulge confidential information or secrets
    let the cat out of the bag; peach; babble; spill the beans; babble out; tattle; sing; blab; talk.
    • Be careful--his secretary talks

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discover

  • verb discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    notice; observe; detect; find.
    • She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water
    • We found traces of lead in the paint
  • verb get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
    pick up; get a line; see; hear; learn; find out; get wind; get word.
    • I learned that she has two grown-up children
    • I see that you have been promoted

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sign

  • noun a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)
    mark.
    • he showed signs of strain
    • they welcomed the signs of spring
  • noun a public display of a message
    • he posted signs in all the shop windows

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jump

  • noun a sudden and decisive increase
    leap.
    • a jump in attendance
  • noun an abrupt transition
    leap; saltation.
    • a successful leap from college to the major leagues

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start_out

  • verb take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
    begin; get; set about; start; set out; get down; commence.
    • We began working at dawn
    • Who will start?
    • Get working as soon as the sun rises!
    • The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia
    • He began early in the day
    • Let's get down to work now
  • verb leave
    depart; set forth; set off; start; part; set out; take off.
    • The family took off for Florida

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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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pass

  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; walk.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls
  • noun (military) a written leave of absence
    • he had a pass for three days

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fear

  • noun an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
    fearfulness; fright.
  • noun an anxious feeling
    care; concern.
    • care had aged him
    • they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction

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shivery

  • adjective satellite cold enough to cause shivers
    • felt all shivery
    • shivery weather
  • adjective satellite provoking fear terror
    scary; shuddery; chilling; scarey.
    • a scary movie
    • the most terrible and shuddery...tales of murder and revenge

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get_down

  • verb lower (one's body) as by kneeling
    • Get down on your knees!
  • verb move something or somebody to a lower position
    take down; lower; let down; bring down.
    • take down the vase from the shelf

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forestall

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

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mischievous

  • adjective satellite naughtily or annoyingly playful
    pixilated; impish; puckish; prankish; implike; arch; wicked.
    • teasing and worrying with impish laughter
    • a wicked prank
  • adjective satellite deliberately causing harm or damage
    • mischievous rumors and falsehoods

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bird

  • noun warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
  • noun the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
    fowl.

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hairy

  • adjective having or covered with hair
    haired; hirsute.
    • Jacob was a hairy man
    • a hairy caterpillar
  • adjective satellite hazardous and frightening
    • hairy moments in the mountains

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perspicaciousness

  • noun intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
    shrewdness; astuteness; perspicacity.

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fortune_telling

  • noun the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
    divination; foretelling; soothsaying.

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mohammed

  • noun the Arab prophet who, according to Islam, was the last messenger of Allah (570-632)
    Mohammad; Muhammad; Mahomet; Mahound.

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antiquated

  • adjective satellite so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period
    antediluvian; archaic.
    • a ramshackle antediluvian tenement
    • antediluvian ideas
    • archaic laws
  • verb make obsolete or old-fashioned
    antiquate.

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redeemer

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    Christ; the Nazarene; Jesus of Nazareth; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Saviour; Savior; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.
  • noun someone who redeems or buys back (promissory notes or merchandise or commercial paper etc.)

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let

  • noun a brutal terrorist group active in Kashmir; fights against India with the goal of restoring Islamic rule of India
    Army of the Pure; Army of the Righteous; Lashkar-e-Taiba; Lashkar-e-Tayyiba; Lashkar-e-Toiba.
    • Lashkar-e-Toiba has committed mass murders of civilian Hindus
  • noun a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again
    net ball.

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haggai

  • noun a Hebrew minor prophet
    Aggeus.
  • noun an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Haggai which are concerned mainly with rebuilding the temples after the Babylonian Captivity
    Book of Haggai; Aggeus.

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amos

  • noun a Hebrew shepherd and minor prophet
  • noun an Old Testament book telling Amos's prophecies
    Book of Amos.

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sing

  • verb deliver by singing
    • Sing Christmas carols
  • verb produce tones with the voice
    • She was singing while she was cooking
    • My brother sings very well

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yellowed

  • adjective satellite changed to a yellowish color by age
    yellow.
    • yellowed parchment
  • verb turn yellow
    yellow.
    • The pages of the book began to yellow

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bode

  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; betoken; portend; foreshadow; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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blackwash

  • noun an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation
    character assassination; assassination.
  • noun a mixture of calomel and limewater that is used on syphilitic sores
    black lotion.

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momentous

  • adjective satellite of very great significance
    • deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision
    • a momentous event

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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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creepy

  • adjective satellite annoying and unpleasant
    • some creepy kids were bothering her
  • adjective satellite causing a sensation as of things crawling on your skin
    creepy-crawly.
    • a creepy story
    • I had a creepy-crawly feeling

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credit

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

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survey

  • noun a detailed critical inspection
    study.
  • noun short descriptive summary (of events)
    sketch; resume.

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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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permit

  • noun a legal document giving official permission to do something
    licence; license.
  • noun the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
    license; permission.

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astuteness

  • noun intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
    shrewdness; perspicaciousness; perspicacity.
  • noun the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
    depth; profundity; profoundness; deepness.

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mantic

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

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computerise

  • verb provide with computers
    computerize.
    • Our office is fully computerized now
  • verb store in a computer
    computerize.
    • computerized dictionary

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foresee

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

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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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extrasensory_perception

  • noun apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses
    second sight; ESP; clairvoyance; E.S.P..

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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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atrocious

  • adjective satellite shockingly brutal or cruel
    grievous; monstrous; flagitious.
    • murder is an atrocious crime
    • a grievous offense against morality
    • a grievous crime
    • no excess was too monstrous for them to commit
  • adjective satellite exceptionally bad or displeasing
    dreadful; terrible; unspeakable; awful; abominable; painful.
    • atrocious taste
    • abominable workmanship
    • an awful voice
    • dreadful manners
    • a painful performance
    • terrible handwriting
    • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room

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cybernate

  • verb control a function, process, or creation by a computer
    computerize; computerise.
    • They computerized the car industry
    • we live in a cybernated age
    • cybernate a factory

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foretoken

  • noun an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come
    preindication; augury; sign.
    • he hoped it was an augury
    • it was a sign from God

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ominous

  • adjective satellite threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    minatory; minacious; sinister; threatening; forbidding; baleful; menacing.
    • a baleful look
    • forbidding thunderclouds
    • his tone became menacing
    • ominous rumblings of discontent
    • sinister storm clouds
    • a sinister smile
    • his threatening behavior
    • ugly black clouds
    • the situation became ugly
  • adjective satellite presaging ill fortune
    ill; inauspicious.
    • ill omens
    • ill predictions
    • my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven"- P.B.Shelley
    • a dead and ominous silence prevailed
    • a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government

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whistle

  • noun the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture
    whistling.
  • noun the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle
    whistling.
    • the whistle signalled the end of the game

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prove

  • verb be shown or be found to be
    turn up; turn out.
    • She proved to be right
    • The medicine turned out to save her life
    • She turned up HIV positive
  • verb establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
    shew; demonstrate; show; establish.
    • The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound
    • The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture

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adumbrative

  • adjective satellite indistinctly prophetic
    prefigurative; foreshadowing.

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patched

  • adjective satellite mended usually clumsily by covering a hole with a patch
    • patched jeans
  • verb to join or unite the pieces of
    piece; patch.
    • patch the skirt

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predict

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

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take_up

  • verb pursue or resume
    • take up a matter for consideration
  • verb adopt
    fasten on; hook on; seize on; latch on.
    • take up new ideas

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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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sighted

  • adjective able to see
  • verb catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes
    spy; sight.
    • he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge

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strike

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

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dowse

  • noun searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod
    dowsing; rhabdomancy.
  • verb wet thoroughly
    douse.

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tell

  • verb express in words
    state; say.
    • He said that he wanted to marry her
    • tell me what is bothering you
    • state your opinion
    • state your name
  • noun a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)
    William Tell.

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dismay

  • noun the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
    discouragement; disheartenment.
  • noun fear resulting from the awareness of danger
    alarm; consternation.

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get_weaving

  • verb start to be active
    get started; get rolling; get going; get moving; get cracking; bestir oneself.
    • Get cracking, please!

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manes

  • noun a Persian prophet who founded Manichaeism (216-276)
  • noun long coarse hair growing from the crest of the animal's neck
    mane.

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start

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

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jesus_of_nazareth

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    Christ; the Nazarene; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Saviour; Redeemer; Savior; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.

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expose

  • noun the exposure of an impostor or a fraud
    unmasking.
    • he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government
  • verb expose or make accessible to some action or influence
    • Expose your students to art
    • expose the blanket to sunshine

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thunderous

  • adjective satellite loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss
    earsplitting; thundery; deafening.
  • adjective satellite extremely ominous
    • world events of thunderous import

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unmasking

  • noun the exposure of an impostor or a fraud
    expose.
    • he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government
  • verb reveal the true nature of
    unmask; uncloak.
    • The journal article unmasked the corrupt politician

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clue

  • noun a slight indication
    hint.
  • noun evidence that helps to solve a problem
    cue; clew.

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bewray

  • verb reveal unintentionally
    betray.
    • Her smile betrayed her true feelings

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stick

  • noun an implement consisting of a length of wood
    • he collected dry sticks for a campfire
    • the kid had a candied apple on a stick
  • noun a small thin branch of a tree

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prophecy

  • noun knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)
    vaticination; prognostication.
  • noun a prediction uttered under divine inspiration
    divination.

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apocalypse

  • noun a cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil
  • noun the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the Apostle
    Revelation; Revelation of Saint John the Divine; Book of Revelation.

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account

  • noun a record or narrative description of past events
    story; chronicle; history.
    • a history of France
    • he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
    • the story of exposure to lead
  • noun a short account of the news
    report; story; news report; write up.
    • the report of his speech
    • the story was on the 11 o'clock news
    • the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious

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pretend

  • noun the enactment of a pretense
    make-believe.
    • it was just pretend
  • verb make believe with the intent to deceive
    affect; feign; dissemble; sham.
    • He feigned that he was ill
    • He shammed a headache

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installing

  • noun the act of installing something (as equipment)
    installation; installment; instalment.
    • the telephone installation took only a few minutes
  • verb set up for use
    instal; set up; install; put in.
    • install the washer and dryer
    • We put in a new sink

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cat

  • noun feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats
    true cat.
  • noun an informal term for a youth or man
    bozo; guy; hombre.
    • a nice guy
    • the guy's only doing it for some doll

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muhammad

  • noun leader of Black Muslims who campaigned for independence for Black Americans (1897-1975)
    Elijah Muhammad.
  • noun the Arab prophet who, according to Islam, was the last messenger of Allah (570-632)
    Mohammad; Mohammed; Mahomet; Mahound.

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prophet

  • noun an authoritative person who divines the future
    oracle; vaticinator; seer; prophesier.
  • noun someone who speaks by divine inspiration; someone who is an interpreter of the will of God

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making

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

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medical_prognosis

  • noun a prediction of the course of a disease
    prospect; prognosis.

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petrifying

  • adjective satellite paralyzing with terror
  • verb cause to become stonelike or stiff or dazed and stunned
    petrify.
    • The horror petrified his feelings
    • Fear petrified her thinking

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conniving

  • adjective satellite acting together in secret toward a fraudulent or illegal end
    collusive.
  • verb encourage or assent to illegally or criminally
    connive.

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figure

  • noun a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
    fig.
    • the area covered can be seen from Figure 2
  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; flesh; soma; frame; physique; material body; anatomy; shape; chassis; build; human body; physical body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

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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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calculation

  • noun the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods
    computation; computing.
  • noun problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
    figuring; reckoning; computation.

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unpropitiousness

  • noun the quality of suggesting an unsuccessful result
    inauspiciousness.

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stupefying

  • adjective satellite so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm
    astonishing; staggering; astounding.
    • such an enormous response was astonishing
    • an astounding achievement
    • the amount of money required was staggering
    • suffered a staggering defeat
    • the figure inside the boucle dress was stupefying
  • verb make dull or stupid or muddle with drunkenness or infatuation
    besot; stupefy.

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malign

  • verb speak unfavorably about
    traduce; badmouth; drag through the mud.
    • She badmouths her husband everywhere
  • adjective evil or harmful in nature or influence
    • prompted by malign motives
    • believed in witches and malign spirits
    • gave him a malign look
    • a malign lesion

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quail

  • noun flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised
  • noun small gallinaceous game birds

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maleficent

  • adjective harmful or evil in intent or effect

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fearsome

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; dreaded.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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second-sighted

  • adjective satellite foreseeing the future
    clairvoyant; precognitive.

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frightful

  • adjective satellite provoking horror
    ugly; horrifying; atrocious; horrible.
    • an atrocious automobile accident
    • a frightful crime of decapitation
    • an alarming, even horrifying, picture
    • war is beyond all words horrible"- Winston Churchill
    • an ugly wound
  • adjective satellite extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact
    awful; terrible; tremendous.
    • in a frightful hurry
    • spent a frightful amount of money

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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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calculative

  • adjective satellite used of persons
    scheming; conniving; shrewd; calculating.
    • the most calculating and selfish men in the community

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chiromance

  • verb divine by reading someone's palms
    • The Gypsies chiromanced
    • She refused to chiromance my fate

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redoubtable

  • adjective satellite inspiring fear
    unnerving; formidable.
    • the formidable prospect of major surgery
    • a tougher and more redoubtable adversary than the heel-clicking, jackbooted fanatic"- G.H.Johnston
    • something unnerving and prisonlike about high grey wall
  • adjective satellite worthy of respect or honor
    • born of a redoubtable family

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beat

  • noun a regular route for a sentry or policeman
    round.
    • in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    heartbeat; pulsation; pulse.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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significance

  • noun the quality of being significant
    • do not underestimate the significance of nuclear power
  • noun a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred
    import; implication.
    • the significance of his remark became clear only later
    • the expectation was spread both by word and by implication

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significant

  • adjective important in effect or meaning
    important.
    • a significant change in tax laws
    • a significant change in the Constitution
    • a significant contribution
    • significant details
    • statistically significant
  • adjective satellite fairly large
    substantial.
    • won by a substantial margin

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allowable

  • adjective satellite deductible according to the tax laws
  • adjective that may be permitted especially as according to rule
    permissible.
    • permissible behavior in school
    • a permissible tax deduction

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menacing

  • adjective satellite threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    minatory; minacious; sinister; threatening; forbidding; baleful; ominous.
    • a baleful look
    • forbidding thunderclouds
    • his tone became menacing
    • ominous rumblings of discontent
    • sinister storm clouds
    • a sinister smile
    • his threatening behavior
    • ugly black clouds
    • the situation became ugly
  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    jeopardise; peril; jeopardize; imperil; endanger; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops

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mohammad

  • noun the Arab prophet who, according to Islam, was the last messenger of Allah (570-632)
    Muhammad; Mohammed; Mahomet; Mahound.

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gaming

  • noun the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)
    gambling; play.
    • his gambling cost him a fortune
    • there was heavy play at the blackjack table
  • verb place a bet on
    stake; bet on; back; gage; game; punt.
    • Which horse are you backing?
    • I'm betting on the new horse

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mystifying

  • adjective satellite of an obscure nature
    cryptical; cryptic; deep; inscrutable; mysterious.
    • the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms
    • a deep dark secret
    • the inscrutable workings of Providence
    • in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"- Rachel Carson
    • rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands
  • verb be a mystery or bewildering to
    mystify; perplex; bewilder; get; beat; puzzle; pose; amaze; vex; baffle; flummox; stick; stupefy; gravel; nonplus; dumbfound.
    • This beats me!
    • Got me--I don't know the answer!
    • a vexing problem
    • This question really stuck me

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prognostic

  • noun a sign of something about to happen
    omen; prodigy; prognostication; presage; portent.
    • he looked for an omen before going into battle
  • adjective satellite of or relating to prediction; having value for making predictions
    prognosticative; predictive.

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horoscope

  • noun a prediction of someone's future based on the relative positions of the planets
  • noun a diagram of the positions of the planets and signs of the zodiac at a particular time and place

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joel

  • noun a Hebrew minor prophet
  • noun an Old Testament book telling Joel's prophecies
    Book of Joel.

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get_moving

  • verb start to be active
    get started; get rolling; get going; get weaving; get cracking; bestir oneself.
    • Get cracking, please!

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hazard

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; peril; risk.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    chance; fortune; luck.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance

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vaticinator

  • noun an authoritative person who divines the future
    oracle; prophet; seer; prophesier.

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roman

  • noun a resident of modern Rome
  • noun an inhabitant of the ancient Roman Empire

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capitalize

  • verb draw advantages from
    take advantage; capitalise.
    • he is capitalizing on her mistake
    • she took advantage of his absence to meet her lover
  • verb supply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders
    capitalise.

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prognosticative

  • adjective satellite of or relating to prediction; having value for making predictions
    predictive; prognostic.

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omen

  • noun a sign of something about to happen
    prognostic; prodigy; prognostication; presage; portent.
    • he looked for an omen before going into battle
  • noun a strategically located monarchy on the southern and eastern coasts of the Arabian Peninsula; the economy is dominated by oil
    Sultanate of Oman; Oman; Muscat and Oman.

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capitalise

  • verb supply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders
    capitalize.
  • verb draw advantages from
    capitalize; take advantage.
    • he is capitalizing on her mistake
    • she took advantage of his absence to meet her lover

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counter

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

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dread

  • noun fearful expectation or anticipation
    apprehension; apprehensiveness.
    • the student looked around the examination room with apprehension
  • verb be afraid or scared of; be frightened of
    fear.
    • I fear the winters in Moscow
    • We should not fear the Communists!

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fundamental

  • noun any factor that could be considered important to the understanding of a particular business
    • fundamentals include a company's growth, revenues, earnings, management, and capital structure
  • noun the lowest tone of a harmonic series
    first harmonic; fundamental frequency.

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enter

  • verb to come or go into
    move into; go in; get into; come in; go into; get in.
    • the boat entered an area of shallow marshes
  • verb become a participant; be involved in
    participate.
    • enter a race
    • enter an agreement
    • enter a drug treatment program
    • enter negotiations

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revelation_of_saint_john_the_divine

  • noun the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the Apostle
    Revelation; Apocalypse; Book of Revelation.

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gesture

  • noun motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
  • noun the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
    motion.

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noteworthy

  • adjective satellite worthy of notice
    notable.
    • a noteworthy advance in cancer research
  • adjective satellite worthy of notice
    remarkable.
    • a noteworthy fact is that her students rarely complain
    • a remarkable achievement

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telling

  • noun an act of narration
    recounting; relation.
    • he was the hero according to his own relation
    • his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable
  • noun informing by words
    notification; apprisal.

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shuddery

  • adjective satellite provoking fear terror
    scary; shivery; chilling; scarey.
    • a scary movie
    • the most terrible and shuddery...tales of murder and revenge

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ghastly

  • adjective satellite shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    macabre; grisly; sick; gruesome; grim.
    • ghastly wounds
    • the grim aftermath of the bombing
    • the grim task of burying the victims
    • a grisly murder
    • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
    • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
    • macabre tortures conceived by madmen
  • adjective satellite gruesomely indicative of death or the dead
    sepulchral; charnel.
    • a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones
    • ghastly shrieks
    • the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs

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horrify

  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    dismay; alarm; appall; appal.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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prophetical

  • adjective foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention
    prophetic.
    • prophetic writings
    • prophetic powers
    • words that proved prophetic

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envisage

  • verb form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
    conceive of; ideate; imagine.
    • Can you conceive of him as the president?

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dismaying

  • adjective satellite causing consternation
    appalling.
    • appalling conditions
  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    depress; dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

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prefiguration

  • noun an example that prefigures or foreshadows what is to come
  • noun the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand
    foreshadowing; adumbration.

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adverse

  • adjective satellite contrary to your interests or welfare
    untoward; inauspicious.
    • adverse circumstances
    • made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions
  • adjective satellite in an opposing direction
    contrary.
    • adverse currents
    • a contrary wind

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prodigy

  • noun an unusually gifted or intelligent (young) person; someone whose talents excite wonder and admiration
    • she is a chess prodigy
  • noun a sign of something about to happen
    omen; prognostic; prognostication; presage; portent.
    • he looked for an omen before going into battle

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better

  • noun something superior in quality or condition or effect
    • a change for the better
  • noun someone who bets
    wagerer; punter; bettor.

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elijah

  • noun a Hebrew prophet in the Old Testament who opposed the worship of idols; he was persecuted for rebuking Ahab and Jezebel (king and queen of Israel); he was taken up to heaven in a chariot of fire (circa 9th century BC)

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craw

  • noun a pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food
    crop.

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bespeak

  • verb be a signal for or a symptom of
    indicate; signal; betoken; point.
    • These symptoms indicate a serious illness
    • Her behavior points to a severe neurosis
    • The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued
  • verb express the need or desire for; ask for
    call for; quest; request.
    • She requested an extra bed in her room
    • She called for room service

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quantise

  • verb approximate (a signal varying continuously in amplitude) by one whose amplitude is restricted to a prescribed set of discrete values
    quantize.
  • verb apply quantum theory to; restrict the number of possible values of (a quantity) or states of (a physical entity or system) so that certain variables can assume only certain discrete magnitudes that are integral multiples of a common factor
    quantize.
    • Quantize gravity

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puzzle

  • noun a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution
    puzzler; mystifier; teaser.
    • he loved to solve chessmate puzzles
    • that's a real puzzler
  • noun a game that tests your ingenuity

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unveiling

  • noun putting on display for the first time
    • he attended the unveiling of the statue
  • noun the act of beginning something new
    introduction; debut; entry; first appearance; launching.
    • they looked forward to the debut of their new product line

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bestir_oneself

  • verb start to be active
    get started; get rolling; get going; get moving; get weaving; get cracking.
    • Get cracking, please!

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introduce

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

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break

  • noun some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
    interruption.
    • the telephone is an annoying interruption
    • there was a break in the action when a player was hurt
  • noun an unexpected piece of good luck
    good luck; happy chance.
    • he finally got his big break

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resolve

  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; firmness of purpose; resolution; firmness.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work
  • noun a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
    resolution; declaration.

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compound

  • noun a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
  • noun (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
    chemical compound.

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point_out

  • verb make or write a comment on
    comment; notice; remark.
    • he commented the paper of his colleague
  • verb point out carefully and clearly
    signalise; signalize; call attention.

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teller

  • noun an official appointed to count the votes (especially in legislative assembly)
    vote counter.
  • noun United States physicist (born in Hungary) who worked on the first atom bomb and the first hydrogen bomb (1908-2003)
    Edward Teller.

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evidentiary

  • adjective pertaining to or constituting evidence
    • evidentiary technique
    • an evidentiary fact
  • adjective satellite serving as or based on evidence
    evidential.
    • evidential signs of a forced entry
    • its evidentiary value

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occult

  • noun supernatural forces and events and beings collectively
    supernatural.
    • She doesn't believe in the supernatural
  • noun supernatural practices and techniques
    occult arts.
    • he is a student of the occult

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minatory

  • adjective satellite threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    minacious; sinister; threatening; forbidding; baleful; ominous; menacing.
    • a baleful look
    • forbidding thunderclouds
    • his tone became menacing
    • ominous rumblings of discontent
    • sinister storm clouds
    • a sinister smile
    • his threatening behavior
    • ugly black clouds
    • the situation became ugly

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thrill

  • noun the swift release of a store of affective force
    rush; boot; charge; bang; flush; kick.
    • they got a great bang out of it
    • what a boot!
    • he got a quick rush from injecting heroin
    • he does it for kicks
  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; shudder; shiver; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him

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profound

  • adjective showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth
    • the differences are profound
    • a profound insight
    • a profound book
    • a profound mind
    • profound contempt
    • profound regret
  • adjective satellite of the greatest intensity; complete
    • a profound silence
    • a state of profound shock

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auspicate

  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; bode; betoken; portend; foreshadow; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news
  • verb commence in a manner calculated to bring good luck
    • They auspicated the trip with a bottle of champagne

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panic

  • noun an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
    terror; affright.
  • noun sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events
    scare.
    • panic in the stock market
    • a war scare
    • a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building

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debut

  • noun the act of beginning something new
    unveiling; introduction; entry; first appearance; launching.
    • they looked forward to the debut of their new product line
  • noun the presentation of a debutante in society

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bless

  • verb give a benediction to
    • The dying man blessed his son
  • verb confer prosperity or happiness on

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bring_out

  • verb make visible
    uncover; reveal; unveil.
    • Summer brings out bright clothes
    • He brings out the best in her
  • verb bring out of a specific state
    let out.

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prefigurative

  • adjective satellite indistinctly prophetic
    adumbrative; foreshadowing.

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get_to

  • verb reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team"
    progress to; make; reach.
    • We made it!
    • She may not make the grade
  • verb arrive at the point of
    • She gets to fretting if I stay away from home too long

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gaze

  • noun a long fixed look
    regard.
    • he fixed his paternal gaze on me
  • verb look at with fixed eyes
    stare.
    • The students stared at the teacher with amazement

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enigmatic

  • adjective satellite not clear to the understanding
    enigmatical; puzzling.
    • I didn't grasp the meaning of that enigmatic comment until much later
    • prophetic texts so enigmatic that their meaning has been disputed for centuries
  • adjective satellite resembling an oracle in obscurity of thought
    oracular.
    • the oracular sayings of Victorian poets
    • so enigmatic that priests might have to clarify it
    • an enigmatic smile

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financial

  • adjective involving financial matters
    fiscal.
    • fiscal responsibility

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weight

  • noun the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
  • noun sports equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting; it is not attached to anything and is raised and lowered by use of the hands and arms
    exercising weight; free weight.

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quiver

  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; thrill; shudder; shiver; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him
  • noun a shaky motion
    quivering; vibration; palpitation; trembling; shakiness; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

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hard

  • adjective not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
    difficult.
    • a difficult task
    • nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access
    • difficult times
    • why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?
  • adjective dispassionate;
    • took a hard look
    • a hard bargainer

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saviour

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    Christ; the Nazarene; Jesus of Nazareth; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Redeemer; Savior; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.
  • noun a person who rescues you from harm or danger
    rescuer; savior; deliverer.

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prognosis

  • noun a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop
    forecast.
  • noun a prediction of the course of a disease
    prospect; medical prognosis.

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computable

  • adjective satellite may be computed or estimated
    estimable.
    • a calculable risk
    • computable odds
    • estimable assets

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dawn

  • noun the first light of day
    sunup; daybreak; break of day; dawning; aurora; morning; break of the day; first light; dayspring; cockcrow; sunrise.
    • we got up before dawn
    • they talked until morning
  • noun the earliest period
    morning.
    • the dawn of civilization
    • the morning of the world

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extract

  • noun a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
    infusion.
  • noun a passage selected from a larger work
    excerption; selection; excerpt.
    • he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings

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witness

  • noun someone who sees an event and reports what happened
    witnesser; informant.
  • noun a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)
    viewer; looker; spectator; watcher.
    • the spectators applauded the performance
    • television viewers
    • sky watchers discovered a new star

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out

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

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samuel

  • noun (Old Testament) Hebrew prophet and judge who anointed Saul as king

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testify

  • verb give testimony in a court of law
    bear witness; attest; take the stand.
  • verb provide evidence for
    show; evidence; bear witness; prove.
    • The blood test showed that he was the father
    • Her behavior testified to her incompetence

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extrapolate

  • verb draw from specific cases for more general cases
    generalize; infer; generalise.
  • verb estimate the value of
    interpolate.

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tingle

  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; thrill; shudder; shiver; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him
  • noun a somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles
    prickling; tingling.

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debit

  • noun an accounting entry acknowledging sums that are owing
    debit entry.
  • verb enter as debit

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print

  • noun the text appearing in a book, newspaper, or other printed publication
    • I want to see it in print
  • noun a picture or design printed from an engraving

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good_shepherd

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    Christ; the Nazarene; Jesus of Nazareth; Jesus; Saviour; Redeemer; Savior; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.

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unnerving

  • adjective satellite inspiring fear
    redoubtable; formidable.
    • the formidable prospect of major surgery
    • a tougher and more redoubtable adversary than the heel-clicking, jackbooted fanatic"- G.H.Johnston
    • something unnerving and prisonlike about high grey wall
  • verb disturb the composure of
    faze; unsettle; enervate; unnerve.

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zacharias

  • noun a Hebrew minor prophet of the late 6th century BC
    Zechariah.
  • noun an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zechariah which are concerned mainly with the renewal of Israel after the Babylonian Captivity
    Zechariah; Book of Zachariah.

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disclose

  • verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    reveal; unwrap; bring out; expose; let on; discover; divulge; break; let out; give away.
    • The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
    • The actress won't reveal how old she is
    • bring out the truth
    • he broke the news to her
    • unwrap the evidence in the murder case
  • verb disclose to view as by removing a cover
    expose.
    • The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set

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perception

  • noun the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept
    percept; perceptual experience.
  • noun a way of conceiving something
    • Luther had a new perception of the Bible

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dumbfound

  • verb be a mystery or bewildering to
    mystify; perplex; bewilder; get; beat; puzzle; pose; amaze; vex; baffle; flummox; stick; stupefy; gravel; nonplus.
    • This beats me!
    • Got me--I don't know the answer!
    • a vexing problem
    • This question really stuck me

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abdias

  • noun a Hebrew minor prophet
    Obadiah.
  • noun an Old Testament book telling Obadiah's prophecies; the shortest book in the Christian Bible
    Obadiah; Book of Obadiah.

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dire

  • adjective satellite fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless
    desperate.
    • a desperate illness
    • on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel"- G.C.Marshall
    • a dire emergency
  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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imagine

  • verb form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
    conceive of; envisage; ideate.
    • Can you conceive of him as the president?
  • verb expect, believe, or suppose
    guess; reckon; suppose; opine; think.
    • I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel
    • I thought to find her in a bad state
    • he didn't think to find her in the kitchen
    • I guess she is angry at me for standing her up

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nightmarish

  • adjective satellite extremely alarming
    hair-raising; bloodcurdling.

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estimate

  • noun an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
    approximation; estimation; idea.
    • an estimate of what it would cost
    • a rough idea how long it would take
  • noun a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody
    estimation.
    • many factors are involved in any estimate of human life
    • in my estimation the boy is innocent

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evidential

  • adjective satellite serving as or based on evidence
    evidentiary.
    • evidential signs of a forced entry
    • its evidentiary value

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beginning

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

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scary

  • adjective satellite provoking fear terror
    shivery; shuddery; chilling; scarey.
    • a scary movie
    • the most terrible and shuddery...tales of murder and revenge

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age-old

  • adjective satellite belonging to or lasting from times long ago
    antique.
    • age-old customs
    • the antique fear that days would dwindle away to complete darkness

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launch

  • noun a motorboat with an open deck or a half deck
  • noun the act of propelling with force
    launching.

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pass_judgment

  • verb form a critical opinion of
    judge; evaluate.
    • I cannot judge some works of modern art
    • How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people

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come_on

  • verb appear or become visible; make a showing
    turn up; show up; come out; surface.
    • She turned up at the funeral
    • I hope the list key is going to surface again
  • verb move towards
    go up; come near; draw near; near; draw close; approach.
    • We were approaching our destination
    • They are drawing near
    • The enemy army came nearer and nearer

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terrible

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse
  • adjective satellite exceptionally bad or displeasing
    dreadful; atrocious; unspeakable; awful; abominable; painful.
    • atrocious taste
    • abominable workmanship
    • an awful voice
    • dreadful manners
    • a painful performance
    • terrible handwriting
    • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room

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jesus

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    Christ; the Nazarene; Jesus of Nazareth; Good Shepherd; Saviour; Redeemer; Savior; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.

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initiate

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

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punt

  • noun formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
    Irish punt; pound; Irish pound.
  • noun an open flat-bottomed boat used in shallow waters and propelled by a long pole

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apocalypse

  • noun a cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil
  • noun the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the Apostle
    Revelation; Revelation of Saint John the Divine; Book of Revelation.

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distinguish

  • verb mark as different
    secernate; severalise; separate; severalize; tell apart; differentiate; tell; secern.
    • We distinguish several kinds of maple
  • verb detect with the senses
    recognize; spot; make out; tell apart; recognise; pick out; discern.
    • The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards
    • I can't make out the faces in this photograph

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scare

  • noun sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events
    panic.
    • panic in the stock market
    • a war scare
    • a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building
  • noun a sudden attack of fear
    panic attack.

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dowsing

  • noun searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod
    dowse; rhabdomancy.
  • verb wet thoroughly
    dowse; douse.

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revealing

  • noun the speech act of making something evident
    disclosure; revelation.
  • verb make visible
    bring out; uncover; reveal; unveil.
    • Summer brings out bright clothes
    • He brings out the best in her

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number

  • noun the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
    figure.
    • he had a number of chores to do
    • the number of parameters is small
    • the figure was about a thousand
  • noun a concept of quantity involving zero and units
    • every number has a unique position in the sequence

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hair-raising

  • adjective satellite extremely alarming
    nightmarish; bloodcurdling.

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antiquity

  • noun the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe
  • noun extreme oldness
    ancientness.

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vaticinate

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

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enumerate

  • verb specify individually
    recite; itemise; itemize.
    • She enumerated the many obstacles she had encountered
    • The doctor recited the list of possible side effects of the drug
  • verb determine the number or amount of
    count; numerate; number.
    • Can you count the books on your shelf?
    • Count your change

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auspex

  • noun (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy
    augur.

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wager

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

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signpost

  • noun a post bearing a sign that gives directions or shows the way
    guidepost.
  • verb mark with a signpost, as of a path

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guess

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

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jeremiah

  • noun (Old Testament) an Israelite prophet who is remembered for his angry lamentations (jeremiads) about the wickedness of his people (circa 626-587 BC)
  • noun a book in the Old Testament containing the oracles of the prophet Jeremiah
    Book of Jeremiah.

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crunch

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

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threatening

  • adjective satellite threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    minatory; minacious; sinister; forbidding; baleful; ominous; menacing.
    • a baleful look
    • forbidding thunderclouds
    • his tone became menacing
    • ominous rumblings of discontent
    • sinister storm clouds
    • a sinister smile
    • his threatening behavior
    • ugly black clouds
    • the situation became ugly
  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    jeopardise; peril; jeopardize; imperil; endanger; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops

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indicate

  • verb be a signal for or a symptom of
    bespeak; signal; betoken; point.
    • These symptoms indicate a serious illness
    • Her behavior points to a severe neurosis
    • The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued
  • verb indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
    show; designate; point.
    • I showed the customer the glove section
    • He pointed to the empty parking space
    • he indicated his opponents

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attack

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

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shiver

  • noun a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement
    tremble; shake.
  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; thrill; shudder; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him

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master

  • noun an artist of consummate skill
    maestro.
    • a master of the violin
    • one of the old masters
  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    lord; overlord.

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terrifying

  • adjective satellite causing extreme terror
    terrific.
    • a terrifying wail
  • verb fill with terror; frighten greatly
    terrorise; terrorize; terrify.

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the_nazarene

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    Christ; Jesus of Nazareth; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Saviour; Redeemer; Savior; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.

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soothsayer

  • noun someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)
    forecaster; predictor; prognosticator.

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foretelling

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

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delphic

  • adjective of or relating to Delphi or to the oracles of Apollo at Delphi
    Delphian.
    • Delphic oracle
  • adjective satellite obscurely prophetic
    oracular.
    • Delphic pronouncements
    • an oracular message

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earthshaking

  • adjective satellite loud enough to shake the very earth
  • adjective satellite sufficiently significant to affect the whole world
    world-shattering; world-shaking.
    • earthshaking proposals
    • the contest was no world-shaking affair
    • the conversation...could hardly be called world-shattering

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prediction

  • noun the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
    anticipation; prevision.
  • noun a statement made about the future
    forecasting; prognostication; foretelling.

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differentiate

  • verb mark as different
    secernate; severalise; separate; severalize; tell apart; distinguish; tell; secern.
    • We distinguish several kinds of maple
  • verb be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense
    distinguish; mark.
    • His modesty distinguishes him from his peers

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bet_on

  • verb place a bet on
    stake; back; gage; game; punt.
    • Which horse are you backing?
    • I'm betting on the new horse

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gruesome

  • adjective satellite shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    macabre; grisly; ghastly; sick; grim.
    • ghastly wounds
    • the grim aftermath of the bombing
    • the grim task of burying the victims
    • a grisly murder
    • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
    • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
    • macabre tortures conceived by madmen

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portend

  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; betoken; foreshadow; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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commence

  • verb take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
    begin; get; start out; set about; start; set out; get down.
    • We began working at dawn
    • Who will start?
    • Get working as soon as the sun rises!
    • The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia
    • He began early in the day
    • Let's get down to work now
  • verb set in motion, cause to start
    lead off; start; begin.
    • The U.S. started a war in the Middle East
    • The Iraqis began hostilities
    • begin a new chapter in your life

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apprentice

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

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clairvoyance

  • noun apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses
    second sight; ESP; extrasensory perception; E.S.P..

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misestimate

  • verb judge incorrectly
    miscalculate.
    • I had misestimated his determination
  • verb calculate incorrectly
    miscalculate.
    • I miscalculated the number of guests at the wedding

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double

  • noun a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
    two-base hit; two-baser; two-bagger.
    • he hit a double to deep centerfield
  • noun a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
    stunt man; stunt woman.
    • his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable

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anticipate

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

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meteorology

  • noun predicting what the weather will be
    weather forecasting.
  • noun the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather)

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recruit

  • noun a recently enlisted soldier
    military recruit.
  • noun any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces)
    enlistee.

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recording

  • noun a signal that encodes something (e.g., picture or sound) that has been recorded
  • noun the act of making a record (especially an audio record)
    transcription.
    • she watched the recording from a sound-proof booth

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mathematical_operation

  • noun (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods
    operation; mathematical process.
    • the problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the mathematical processes involved in the derivation
    • they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic

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death_knell

  • noun an omen of death or destruction
  • noun a bell rung to announce a death
    death bell.

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venture

  • noun any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
  • noun an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits
    speculation.
    • he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it

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factor_out

  • verb consider as relevant when making a decision
    factor in; factor.
    • You must factor in the recent developments
  • verb resolve into factors
    factor in; factor.
    • a quantum computer can factor the number 15

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distinguished

  • adjective satellite (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation
    • our distinguished professor
  • verb mark as different
    secernate; severalise; separate; severalize; tell apart; differentiate; distinguish; tell; secern.
    • We distinguish several kinds of maple

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bet

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

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prospect

  • noun the possibility of future success
    chance.
    • his prospects as a writer are excellent
  • noun belief about (or mental picture of) the future
    outlook; expectation.

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jump_off

  • verb set off quickly, usually with success
    • The freshman jumped off to a good start in his math class
  • verb jump down from an elevated point
    jump; leap.
    • the parachutist didn't want to jump
    • every year, hundreds of people jump off the Golden Gate bridge
    • the widow leapt into the funeral pyre

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recommence

  • verb cause to start anew
    • The enemy recommenced hostilities after a few days of quiet
  • verb begin again
    • we recommenced his reading after a short nap

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seer

  • noun a person with unusual powers of foresight
    visionary; illusionist.
  • noun an observer who perceives visually
    • an incurable seer of movies

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prefigure

  • verb imagine or consider beforehand
    • It wasn't as bad as I had prefigured
  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; auspicate; bode; betoken; portend; foreshadow; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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revelation

  • noun the speech act of making something evident
    revealing; disclosure.
  • noun an enlightening or astonishing disclosure

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actuary

  • noun someone versed in the collection and interpretation of numerical data (especially someone who uses statistics to calculate insurance premiums)
    statistician.

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stupefy

  • verb make dull or stupid or muddle with drunkenness or infatuation
    besot.
  • verb be a mystery or bewildering to
    mystify; perplex; bewilder; get; beat; puzzle; pose; amaze; vex; baffle; flummox; stick; gravel; nonplus; dumbfound.
    • This beats me!
    • Got me--I don't know the answer!
    • a vexing problem
    • This question really stuck me

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shrewd

  • adjective satellite marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
    sharp; astute.
    • a smart businessman
    • an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease
    • he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow
  • adjective satellite used of persons
    scheming; conniving; calculative; calculating.
    • the most calculating and selfish men in the community

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mathematical_process

  • noun (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods
    mathematical operation; operation.
    • the problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the mathematical processes involved in the derivation
    • they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic

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medical

  • noun a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
    checkup; medical checkup; health check; medical examination; medical exam.
  • adjective relating to the study or practice of medicine
    • the medical profession
    • a medical student
    • medical school

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prophetic

  • adjective foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention
    prophetical.
    • prophetic writings
    • prophetic powers
    • words that proved prophetic

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kick_off

  • verb commence officially
    inaugurate.

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oracular

  • adjective of or relating to an oracle
    • able by oracular means to expose a witch
  • adjective satellite obscurely prophetic
    Delphic.
    • Delphic pronouncements
    • an oracular message

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zero

  • noun a quantity of no importance
    cypher; aught; zip; nil; nada; nix; cipher; zilch; goose egg; zippo; nothing; naught; null.
    • it looked like nothing I had ever seen before
    • reduced to nil all the work we had done
    • we racked up a pathetic goose egg
    • it was all for naught
    • I didn't hear zilch about it
  • noun a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
    0; nought; cipher; cypher.

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output

  • noun final product; the things produced
    end product.
  • noun production of a certain amount
    yield.

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divulge

  • verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    disclose; reveal; unwrap; bring out; expose; let on; discover; break; let out; give away.
    • The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
    • The actress won't reveal how old she is
    • bring out the truth
    • he broke the news to her
    • unwrap the evidence in the murder case

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lead_off

  • verb teach immoral behavior to
    lead astray.
    • It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits
  • verb set in motion, cause to start
    start; begin; commence.
    • The U.S. started a war in the Middle East
    • The Iraqis began hostilities
    • begin a new chapter in your life

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terrific

  • adjective satellite very great or intense
    • a terrific noise
    • a terrific thunderstorm storm
    • fought a terrific battle
  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    fantastic; marvelous; marvellous; grand; howling; wonderful; wondrous; rattling; tremendous.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement

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take

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

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soothsaying

  • noun the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
    fortune telling; divination; foretelling.

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begin

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

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micheas

  • noun a minor Hebrew prophet (8th century BC)
    Micah.
  • noun an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Micah foretelling the destruction of Jerusalem
    Micah; Book of Micah.

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allow

  • verb make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen
    let; permit.
    • This permits the water to rush in
    • This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement
    • This will permit the rain to run off
  • verb consent to, give permission
    countenance; let; permit.
    • She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband
    • I won't let the police search her basement
    • I cannot allow you to see your exam

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trace

  • noun a just detectable amount
    suggestion; hint.
    • he speaks French with a trace of an accent
  • noun an indication that something has been present
    vestige; shadow; tincture.
    • there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim
    • a tincture of condescension

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reckon

  • verb expect, believe, or suppose
    guess; suppose; imagine; opine; think.
    • I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel
    • I thought to find her in a bad state
    • he didn't think to find her in the kitchen
    • I guess she is angry at me for standing her up
  • verb judge to be probable
    calculate; figure; forecast; estimate; count on.

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average_out

  • verb compute the average of
    average.
  • verb amount to or come to an average, without loss or gain
    average.
    • The number of hours I work per work averages out to 40

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take_into_account

  • verb allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something
    allow.
    • I allow for this possibility
    • The seamstress planned for 5% shrinkage after the first wash

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cipher

  • noun a message written in a secret code
    cypher.
  • noun a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
    0; zero; nought; cypher.

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adder

  • noun a person who adds numbers
  • noun a machine that adds numbers

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cracking

  • noun a sudden sharp noise
    snap; crack.
    • the crack of a whip
    • he heard the cracking of the ice
    • he can hear the snap of a twig
  • noun the act of cracking something
    fracture; crack.

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multiply

  • verb combine by multiplication
    • multiply 10 by 15
  • verb combine or increase by multiplication
    manifold.
    • He managed to multiply his profits

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grave

  • noun death of a person
    • he went to his grave without forgiving me
    • from cradle to grave
  • noun a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
    tomb.
    • he put flowers on his mother's grave

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sibyl

  • noun a woman who tells fortunes
  • noun (ancient Rome) a woman who was regarded as an oracle or prophet

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jesus_christ

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    Christ; the Nazarene; Jesus of Nazareth; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Saviour; Redeemer; Savior; Deliverer.

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alarm

  • noun fear resulting from the awareness of danger
    dismay; consternation.
  • noun a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event
    alarm system; warning device.

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spill

  • noun liquid that is spilled
    • clean up the spills
  • noun a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction
    wasteweir; spillway.

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countable

  • adjective satellite that can be counted
    denumerable; enumerable; numerable.
    • countable sins
    • numerable assets

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subtracter

  • noun a person who subtracts numbers
  • noun a machine that subtracts numbers

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talk

  • noun an exchange of ideas via conversation
    talking.
    • let's have more work and less talk around here
  • noun discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of')
    • his poetry contains much talk about love and anger

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signaling

  • noun any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
    signal; sign.
    • signals from the boat suddenly stopped
  • verb communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs
    signalise; signal; signalize; sign.
    • He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture
    • The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu

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tincture

  • noun a substances that colors metals
  • noun an indication that something has been present
    vestige; shadow; trace.
    • there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim
    • a tincture of condescension

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show

  • noun the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
    • a remarkable show of skill
  • noun something intended to communicate a particular impression
    display.
    • made a display of strength
    • a show of impatience
    • a good show of looking interested

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quail_at

  • verb anticipate with dread or anxiety
    apprehend.

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babble_out

  • verb divulge confidential information or secrets
    let the cat out of the bag; peach; babble; spill the beans; tattle; blab out; sing; blab; talk.
    • Be careful--his secretary talks

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add_together

  • verb determine the sum of
    tot up; add up; sum; tally; tote up; tot; add; summate; total; sum up.
    • Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town
  • verb make an addition by combining numbers
    add.
    • Add 27 and 49, please!

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bring

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

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gauge

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    gage.
  • noun accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared
    standard of measurement.

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calculable

  • adjective capable of being calculated or estimated
    • a calculable risk
    • calculable odds

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book_of_revelation

  • noun the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the Apostle
    Revelation; Revelation of Saint John the Divine; Apocalypse.

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baneful

  • adjective satellite exceedingly harmful
    deadly; pestilent; pernicious.
  • adjective satellite deadly or sinister
    baleful.
    • the Florida eagles have a fierce baleful look

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jonah

  • noun (Old Testament) Jonah did not wish to become a prophet so God caused a great storm to throw him overboard from a ship; he was saved by being swallowed by a whale that vomited him out onto dry land
  • noun a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him
    jinx.

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creepy-crawly

  • noun an animal that creeps or crawls (such as worms or spiders or insects)
  • adjective satellite causing a sensation as of things crawling on your skin
    creepy.
    • a creepy story
    • I had a creepy-crawly feeling

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prognosticator

  • noun someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)
    forecaster; soothsayer; predictor.

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habakkuk

  • noun a Hebrew minor prophet
  • noun an Old Testament book telling Habakkuk's prophecies
    Book of Habakkuk; Habacuc.

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going

  • noun the act of departing
    going away; departure; leaving.
  • noun euphemistic expressions for death
    loss; departure; exit; expiration; release; passing.
    • thousands mourned his passing

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betray

  • verb reveal unintentionally
    bewray.
    • Her smile betrayed her true feelings
  • verb deliver to an enemy by treachery
    sell.
    • Judas sold Jesus
    • The spy betrayed his country

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figure_out

  • verb find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of
    lick; work out; work; puzzle out; solve.
    • did you solve the problem?
    • Work out your problems with the boss
    • this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out
    • did you get it?
    • Did you get my meaning?
    • He could not work the math problem

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factor

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

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integrate

  • verb make into a whole or make part of a whole
    incorporate.
    • She incorporated his suggestions into her proposal
  • verb open (a place) to members of all races and ethnic groups
    desegregate; mix.
    • This school is completely desegregated

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hardened

  • adjective satellite used of persons; emotionally hardened
    case-hardened; hard-boiled.
    • faced a case-hardened judge
  • verb become hard or harder
    harden; indurate.
    • The wax hardened

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dreaded

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse
  • verb be afraid or scared of; be frightened of
    fear; dread.
    • I fear the winters in Moscow
    • We should not fear the Communists!

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mystify

  • verb be a mystery or bewildering to
    perplex; bewilder; get; beat; puzzle; pose; amaze; vex; baffle; flummox; stick; stupefy; gravel; nonplus; dumbfound.
    • This beats me!
    • Got me--I don't know the answer!
    • a vexing problem
    • This question really stuck me
  • verb make mysterious
    • mystify the story

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mahomet

  • noun the Arab prophet who, according to Islam, was the last messenger of Allah (570-632)
    Mohammad; Muhammad; Mohammed; Mahound.

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founding

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

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get

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

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babble

  • noun gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby
    lallation; babbling.
  • verb utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way
    • The old man is only babbling--don't pay attention

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outguess

  • verb attempt to anticipate or predict
    second-guess.

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reckoning

  • noun problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
    calculation; figuring; computation.
  • noun a bill for an amount due
    tally.

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bear

  • noun massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
  • noun an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price

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baffle

  • noun a flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy
    baffle board.
  • verb be a mystery or bewildering to
    mystify; perplex; bewilder; get; beat; puzzle; pose; amaze; vex; flummox; stick; stupefy; gravel; nonplus; dumbfound.
    • This beats me!
    • Got me--I don't know the answer!
    • a vexing problem
    • This question really stuck me

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beam

  • noun a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides airplane pilots in darkness or bad weather
    radio beam.
  • noun long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction

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computerize

  • verb provide with computers
    computerise.
    • Our office is fully computerized now
  • verb store in a computer
    computerise.
    • computerized dictionary

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ticktack

  • noun system of signalling by hand signs used by bookmakers at racetracks
  • verb make a sound like a clock or a timer
    beat; tick; ticktock.
    • the clocks were ticking
    • the grandfather clock beat midnight

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inaugurate

  • verb commence officially
    kick off.
  • verb open ceremoniously or dedicate formally

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frightening

  • noun the act of inspiring with fear
    terrorisation; terrorization.
  • verb cause fear in
    frighten; scare; fright; affright.
    • The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me
    • Ghosts could never affright her

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get_rolling

  • verb start to be active
    get started; get going; get moving; get weaving; get cracking; bestir oneself.
    • Get cracking, please!

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reveal

  • verb make visible
    bring out; uncover; unveil.
    • Summer brings out bright clothes
    • He brings out the best in her
  • verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    disclose; unwrap; bring out; expose; let on; discover; divulge; break; let out; give away.
    • The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
    • The actress won't reveal how old she is
    • bring out the truth
    • he broke the news to her
    • unwrap the evidence in the murder case

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harbinger

  • noun something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
    predecessor; herald; forerunner; precursor.
  • verb foreshadow or presage
    herald; announce; foretell; annunciate.

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perspicacity

  • noun intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
    shrewdness; perspicaciousness; astuteness.
  • noun the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions
    judgement; sound judgment; judgment; sound judgement.

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transposition

  • noun any abnormal position of the organs of the body
    heterotaxy.
  • noun an event in which one thing is substituted for another
    replacement; permutation; switch; substitution.
    • the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood

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auspicatory

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worried

  • adjective satellite afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief
    distressed; disturbed; upset; disquieted.
    • too upset to say anything
    • spent many disquieted moments
    • distressed about her son's leaving home
    • lapsed into disturbed sleep
    • worried parents
    • a worried frown
    • one last worried check of the sleeping children
  • verb be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy
    worry.
    • I worry about my job

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signalise

  • verb provide with traffic signals
    signalize.
    • signalize a busy intersection
  • verb communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs
    signal; signalize; sign.
    • He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture
    • The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu

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bag

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

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monumental

  • adjective relating or belonging to or serving as a monument
    • the use of the arch in monumental architecture
    • monumental sculptures
  • adjective satellite of outstanding significance
    • Einstein's monumental contributions to physics

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call_attention

  • verb point out carefully and clearly
    signalise; signalize; point out.

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predictive

  • adjective satellite of or relating to prediction; having value for making predictions
    prognosticative; prognostic.

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set

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

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signify

  • verb denote or connote
    intend; stand for; mean.
    • `maison' means `house' in French
    • An example sentence would show what this word means
  • verb convey or express a meaning
    • These words mean nothing to me!
    • What does his strange behavior signify?

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reference

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

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prophesy

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

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adumbration

  • noun the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand
    foreshadowing; prefiguration.
  • noun a sketchy or imperfect or faint representation

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precursory

  • adjective satellite warning of future misfortune
    premonitory.

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numerable

  • adjective satellite that can be counted
    countable; denumerable; enumerable.
    • countable sins
    • numerable assets

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computer

  • noun a machine for performing calculations automatically
    data processor; computing machine; information processing system; computing device; electronic computer.
  • noun an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
    calculator; estimator; figurer; reckoner.

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malachi

  • noun a Hebrew minor prophet of the 5th century BC
    Malachias.
  • noun an Old Testament book containing the prophecies of Malachi
    Book of Malachi; Malachias.

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usher_in

  • verb be a precursor of
    inaugurate; introduce.
    • The fall of the Berlin Wall ushered in the post-Cold War period

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horrendous

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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portent

  • noun a sign of something about to happen
    omen; prognostic; prodigy; prognostication; presage.
    • he looked for an omen before going into battle

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crunch

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

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obadiah

  • noun a Hebrew minor prophet
    Abdias.
  • noun an Old Testament book telling Obadiah's prophecies; the shortest book in the Christian Bible
    Abdias; Book of Obadiah.

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closet

  • noun a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space
    cupboard.
  • noun a toilet in Britain
    W.C.; water closet; loo.

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alarming

  • adjective frightening because of an awareness of danger
  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    horrify; dismay; alarm; appall; appal.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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away

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

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come_out

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

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ideate

  • verb form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
    conceive of; envisage; imagine.
    • Can you conceive of him as the president?

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forecast

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

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gage

  • noun street names for marijuana
    sess; skunk; pot; weed; smoke; Mary Jane; sens; grass; green goddess; dope; locoweed.
  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    gauge.

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operative

  • noun a person secretly employed in espionage for a government
    intelligence agent; secret agent; intelligence officer.
  • noun someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
    private investigator; private eye; private detective; sherlock; shamus; PI.

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number_crunching

  • noun performing complex and lengthy numerical calculations

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horrible

  • adjective satellite provoking horror
    frightful; ugly; horrifying; atrocious.
    • an atrocious automobile accident
    • a frightful crime of decapitation
    • an alarming, even horrifying, picture
    • war is beyond all words horrible"- Winston Churchill
    • an ugly wound

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import

  • noun commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country
    importation.
  • noun an imported person brought from a foreign country
    importee.
    • the lead role was played by an import from Sweden
    • they are descendants of indentured importees

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isaiah

  • noun (Old Testament) the first of the major Hebrew prophets (8th century BC)
  • noun an Old Testament book consisting of Isaiah's prophecies
    Book of Isaiah.

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presage

  • noun a foreboding about what is about to happen
  • noun a sign of something about to happen
    omen; prognostic; prodigy; prognostication; portent.
    • he looked for an omen before going into battle

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micah

  • noun a minor Hebrew prophet (8th century BC)
    Micheas.
  • noun an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Micah foretelling the destruction of Jerusalem
    Micheas; Book of Micah.

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opening

  • noun an open or empty space in or between things
    gap.
    • there was a small opening between the trees
    • the explosion made a gap in the wall
  • noun a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise

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importance

  • noun the quality of being important and worthy of note
    • the importance of a well-balanced diet
  • noun a prominent status
    grandness.
    • a person of importance

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transpose

  • noun a matrix formed by interchanging the rows and columns of a given matrix
  • verb change the order or arrangement of
    commute; permute.
    • Dyslexics often transpose letters in a word

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attention

  • noun the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
    attending.
  • noun the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    aid; tending; care.
    • no medical care was required
    • the old car needs constant attention

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deliver

  • verb deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)
    present.
    • The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students
  • verb bring to a destination, make a delivery
    • our local super market delivers

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interpolate

  • verb estimate the value of
    extrapolate.
  • verb insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby
    alter; falsify.

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foreshadow

  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; betoken; portend; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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countenance

  • noun the appearance conveyed by a person's face
    visage.
    • a pleasant countenance
    • a stern visage
  • noun formal and explicit approval
    sanction; indorsement; endorsement; imprimatur; warrant.
    • a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement

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key

  • noun metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated
  • noun something crucial for explaining
    • the key to development is economic integration

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baleful

  • adjective satellite deadly or sinister
    baneful.
    • the Florida eagles have a fierce baleful look
  • adjective satellite threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    minatory; minacious; sinister; threatening; forbidding; ominous; menacing.
    • a baleful look
    • forbidding thunderclouds
    • his tone became menacing
    • ominous rumblings of discontent
    • sinister storm clouds
    • a sinister smile
    • his threatening behavior
    • ugly black clouds
    • the situation became ugly

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zoroaster

  • noun Persian prophet who founded Zoroastrianism (circa 628-551 BC)
    Zarathustra.

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conceive_of

  • verb form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
    envisage; ideate; imagine.
    • Can you conceive of him as the president?

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come

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

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direful

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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astrologer

  • noun someone who predicts the future by the positions of the planets and sun and Moon
    astrologist.

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ill

  • noun an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
    complaint; ailment.
  • adjective affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
    sick.
    • ill from the monotony of his suffering

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estimable

  • adjective deserving of respect or high regard
  • adjective satellite deserving of esteem and respect
    honorable; good; respectable.
    • all respectable companies give guarantees
    • ruined the family's good name

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admit

  • verb declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
    acknowledge.
    • He admitted his errors
    • She acknowledged that she might have forgotten
  • verb allow to enter; grant entry to
    intromit; let in; allow in.
    • We cannot admit non-members into our club building
    • This pipe admits air

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get_going

  • verb begin or set in motion
    go; start.
    • I start at eight in the morning
    • Ready, set, go!
  • verb start to be active
    get started; get rolling; get moving; get weaving; get cracking; bestir oneself.
    • Get cracking, please!

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figurer

  • noun an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
    calculator; estimator; computer; reckoner.

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argue

  • verb present reasons and arguments
    reason.
  • verb have an argument about something
    contend; debate; fence.

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let_the_cat_out_of_the_bag

  • verb divulge confidential information or secrets
    peach; babble; spill the beans; babble out; tattle; blab out; sing; blab; talk.
    • Be careful--his secretary talks

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grounds

  • noun your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief
    evidence.
    • the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling
  • noun the enclosed land around a house or other building
    curtilage; yard.
    • it was a small house with almost no yard

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forecasting

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

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christ

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    the Nazarene; Jesus of Nazareth; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Saviour; Redeemer; Savior; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.
  • noun any expected deliverer
    messiah.

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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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forecaster

  • noun someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)
    soothsayer; predictor; prognosticator.

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confide

  • verb reveal in private; tell confidentially
  • verb confer a trust upon
    entrust; trust; intrust; commit.
    • The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret
    • I commit my soul to God

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lick

  • noun a salt deposit that animals regularly lick
    salt lick.
  • noun touching with the tongue
    lap.
    • the dog's laps were warm and wet

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ante

  • noun (poker) the initial contribution that each player makes to the pot
  • verb place one's stake

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shudder

  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; thrill; shiver; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him
  • noun an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)
    tremor.

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weaving

  • noun creating fabric
  • verb interlace by or as if by weaving
    interweave; weave.

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horrific

  • adjective satellite grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror
    outrageous; hideous; horrid.
    • subjected to outrageous cruelty
    • a hideous pattern of injustice
    • horrific conditions in the mining industry
  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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bewilder

  • verb be a mystery or bewildering to
    mystify; perplex; get; beat; puzzle; pose; amaze; vex; baffle; flummox; stick; stupefy; gravel; nonplus; dumbfound.
    • This beats me!
    • Got me--I don't know the answer!
    • a vexing problem
    • This question really stuck me
  • verb cause to be confused emotionally
    bemuse; throw; discombobulate.

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appall

  • verb strike with disgust or revulsion
    scandalize; appal; shock; scandalise; outrage; offend.
    • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends
  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    horrify; dismay; alarm; appal.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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malachias

  • noun a Hebrew minor prophet of the 5th century BC
    Malachi.
  • noun an Old Testament book containing the prophecies of Malachi
    Book of Malachi; Malachi.

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mark

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; score.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a distinguishing symbol
    marker; marking.
    • the owner's mark was on all the sheep

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zarathustra

  • noun Persian prophet who founded Zoroastrianism (circa 628-551 BC)
    Zoroaster.

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weather_forecasting

  • noun predicting what the weather will be
    meteorology.

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judging

  • noun the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusions
    judgement; judgment.
  • verb determine the result of (a competition)
    judge.

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threaten

  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    jeopardise; peril; jeopardize; imperil; endanger; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops
  • verb to utter intentions of injury or punishment against:"He threatened me when I tried to call the police"

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shattering

  • noun the act of breaking something into small pieces
    smashing.
  • verb break into many pieces
    shatter.
    • The wine glass shattered

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craft

  • noun the skilled practice of a practical occupation
    trade.
    • he learned his trade as an apprentice
  • noun a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space

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clairvoyant

  • noun someone who has the power of clairvoyance
  • adjective satellite perceiving things beyond the natural range of the senses

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chill

  • noun coldness due to a cold environment
    iciness; gelidity.
  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; thrill; shudder; shiver; tingle.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him

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play

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

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cypher

  • noun a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
    0; zero; nought; cipher.
  • noun a quantity of no importance
    aught; zip; nil; nada; zero; nix; cipher; zilch; goose egg; zippo; nothing; naught; null.
    • it looked like nothing I had ever seen before
    • reduced to nil all the work we had done
    • we racked up a pathetic goose egg
    • it was all for naught
    • I didn't hear zilch about it

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look

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

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fearful

  • adjective satellite experiencing or showing fear
    • a fearful glance
    • fearful of criticism
  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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bill

  • noun a statute in draft before it becomes law
    measure.
    • they held a public hearing on the bill
  • noun an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered
    account; invoice.
    • he paid his bill and left
    • send me an account of what I owe

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budget

  • noun a sum of money allocated for a particular purpose
    • the laboratory runs on a budget of a million a year
  • noun a summary of intended expenditures along with proposals for how to meet them
    • the president submitted the annual budget to Congress

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ugly

  • adjective displeasing to the senses
    • an ugly face
    • ugly furniture
  • adjective satellite inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace
    surly.
    • a surly waiter
    • an ugly frame of mind

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revelatory

  • adjective satellite (usually followed by `of') pointing out or revealing clearly
    significative; indicatory; indicative; suggestive.
    • actions indicative of fear
  • adjective satellite prophetic of devastation or ultimate doom
    apocalyptic; apocalyptical.

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balance

  • noun a state of equilibrium
  • noun equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account

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chilling

  • noun the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature
    cooling; temperature reduction.
  • verb depress or discourage
    chill.
    • The news of the city's surrender chilled the soldiers

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apprehend

  • verb get the meaning of something
    grok; dig; comprehend; grasp; compass; savvy; get the picture.
    • Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?
  • verb take into custody
    nab; cop; pick up; nail; arrest; collar.
    • the police nabbed the suspected criminals

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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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set_about

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

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quantize

  • verb approximate (a signal varying continuously in amplitude) by one whose amplitude is restricted to a prescribed set of discrete values
    quantise.
  • verb apply quantum theory to; restrict the number of possible values of (a quantity) or states of (a physical entity or system) so that certain variables can assume only certain discrete magnitudes that are integral multiples of a common factor
    quantise.
    • Quantize gravity

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give_away

  • verb make a gift of
    • She gave away her antique furniture
  • verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    disclose; reveal; unwrap; bring out; expose; let on; discover; divulge; break; let out.
    • The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
    • The actress won't reveal how old she is
    • bring out the truth
    • he broke the news to her
    • unwrap the evidence in the murder case

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in

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

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denumerable

  • adjective satellite that can be counted
    countable; enumerable; numerable.
    • countable sins
    • numerable assets

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blab

  • verb divulge confidential information or secrets
    let the cat out of the bag; peach; babble; spill the beans; babble out; tattle; blab out; sing; talk.
    • Be careful--his secretary talks
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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astrologist

  • noun someone who predicts the future by the positions of the planets and sun and Moon
    astrologer.

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count_on

  • verb judge to be probable
    calculate; figure; reckon; forecast; estimate.

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irradiate

  • verb give spiritual insight to; in religion
    enlighten.
  • verb cast rays of light upon

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get_cracking

  • verb start to be active
    get started; get rolling; get going; get moving; get weaving; bestir oneself.
    • Get cracking, please!

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untoward

  • adjective satellite not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society
    unbecoming; uncomely; indecorous; unseemly; indecent.
    • was buried with indecent haste
    • indecorous behavior
    • language unbecoming to a lady
    • unseemly to use profanity
    • moved to curb their untoward ribaldry
  • adjective satellite contrary to your interests or welfare
    adverse; inauspicious.
    • adverse circumstances
    • made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions

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suggest

  • verb make a proposal, declare a plan for something
    propose; advise.
    • the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax
  • verb drop a hint; intimate by a hint
    hint.

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miscalculate

  • verb judge incorrectly
    misestimate.
    • I had misestimated his determination
  • verb calculate incorrectly
    misestimate.
    • I miscalculated the number of guests at the wedding

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tattle

  • noun disclosing information or giving evidence about another
    telling; singing.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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figuring

  • noun problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
    calculation; reckoning; computation.
  • verb judge to be probable
    calculate; figure; reckon; forecast; estimate; count on.

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epoch

  • noun a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event
    era.
  • noun (astronomy) an arbitrarily fixed date that is the point in time relative to which information (as coordinates of a celestial body) is recorded
    date of reference.

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unfortunate

  • noun a person who suffers misfortune
    unfortunate person.
  • adjective not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune
    • an unfortunate turn of events
    • an unfortunate decision
    • unfortunate investments
    • an unfortunate night for all concerned

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premonition

  • noun a feeling of evil to come
    foreboding; boding; presentiment.
    • a steadily escalating sense of foreboding
    • the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case
  • noun an early warning about a future event
    forewarning.

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prophesier

  • noun an authoritative person who divines the future
    oracle; prophet; vaticinator; seer.

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used

  • adjective employed in accomplishing something
    • the principle of surprise is the most used and misused of all the principles of war"- H.H.Arnold & I.C.Eaker
  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; apply; use; utilize; utilise.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer

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maleficence

  • noun doing or causing evil
  • noun the quality or nature of being harmful or evil
    mischief; balefulness.

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alert

  • noun condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
    qui vive.
    • bombers were put on alert during the crisis
  • noun a warning serves to make you more alert to danger
    alerting.

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moving

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

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prevision

  • noun a prophetic vision (as in a dream)
  • noun the power to foresee the future
    prescience.

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boding

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

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vaticination

  • noun knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)
    prophecy; prognostication.

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judgment

  • noun an opinion formed by judging something
    judgement; mind.
    • he was reluctant to make his judgment known
    • she changed her mind
  • noun the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event
    judgement; assessment.
    • they criticized my judgment of the contestants

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nahum

  • noun a Hebrew minor prophet of the 7th century BC
  • noun an Old Testament book telling Nahum's prophecy of the fall of Nineveh
    Book of Nahum.

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off

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

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come_out_of_the_closet

  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out; out.
    • This actor outed last year

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redeem

  • verb save from sins
    save; deliver.
  • verb restore the honor or worth of

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double_up

  • verb bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain
    double; double over.
    • He doubled and vomited violently
  • verb share a room or a bed designed for only one person

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solve

  • verb find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of
    lick; work out; work; puzzle out; figure out.
    • did you solve the problem?
    • Work out your problems with the boss
    • this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out
    • did you get it?
    • Did you get my meaning?
    • He could not work the math problem
  • verb find the solution
    resolve.
    • solve an equation
    • solve for x

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strike_out

  • verb remove from a list
    mark; cross out; strike off; cross off.
    • Cross the name of the dead person off the list
  • verb put out or be put out by a strikeout
    • Oral struck out three batters to close the inning

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dimension

  • noun the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height)
  • noun a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished
    attribute; property.
    • self-confidence is not an endearing property

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crystal_gazing

  • noun staring into a crystal ball to arouse visions of future or distant events

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prorate

  • verb make a proportional settlement or distribution
  • verb divide or assess proportionally
    • The rent was prorated for the rest of the month

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daniel

  • noun (Old Testament) a youth who was taken into the court of Nebuchadnezzar and given divine protection when thrown into a den of lions (6th century BC)
  • noun a wise and upright judge
    • a Daniel come to judgment" -- Shakespeare

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fateful

  • adjective satellite having momentous consequences; of decisive importance
    fatal.
    • that fateful meeting of the U.N. when...it declared war on North Korea"- Saturday Rev
    • the fatal day of the election finally arrived
  • adjective satellite ominously prophetic
    foreboding; portentous.

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prognosticate

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

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parlay

  • noun a series of wagers in which the winnings from one wager are used as a stake for the subsequent wagers
  • verb stake winnings from one bet on a subsequent wager
    double up.

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divination

  • noun successful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck
  • noun a prediction uttered under divine inspiration
    prophecy.

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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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enlighten

  • verb make understand
    edify.
    • Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal
  • verb give spiritual insight to; in religion
    irradiate.

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blow

  • noun a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
    • a blow on the head
  • noun an impact (as from a collision)
    bump.
    • the bump threw him off the bicycle

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death

  • noun the event of dying or departure from life
    decease; expiry.
    • her death came as a terrible shock
    • upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren
  • noun the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism
    • the animal died a painful death

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hint

  • noun an indirect suggestion
    breath; intimation.
    • not a breath of scandal ever touched her
  • noun a slight indication
    clue.

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add

  • verb make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of
    • We added two students to that dorm room
    • She added a personal note to her letter
    • Add insult to injury
    • Add some extra plates to the dinner table
  • noun a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders
    attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; minimal brain dysfunction; MBD; attention deficit disorder; minimal brain damage; hyperkinetic syndrome; ADHD.

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shaking

  • noun the act of causing something to move up and down (or back and forth) with quick movements
  • noun a shaky motion
    quiver; quivering; vibration; palpitation; trembling; shakiness.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

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cub

  • noun an awkward and inexperienced youth
    rookie; greenhorn.
  • noun a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy)
    lad; laddie; sonny; sonny boy.

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foreboding

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

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input

  • noun signal going into an electronic system
    input signal.
  • noun a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
    comment; remark.
    • from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account

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break_in

  • verb enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act
    break.
    • Someone broke in while I was on vacation
    • They broke into my car and stole my radio!
    • who broke into my account last night?
  • verb break into a conversation
    put in; cut in; barge in; butt in; chisel in; chime in.
    • her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation

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save

  • noun (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring
    • the goalie made a brilliant save
    • the relief pitcher got credit for a save
  • verb save from ruin, destruction, or harm
    relieve; salvage; salve.

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kick

  • noun the act of delivering a blow with the foot
    kicking; boot.
    • he gave the ball a powerful kick
    • the team's kicking was excellent
  • noun the swift release of a store of affective force
    rush; thrill; boot; charge; bang; flush.
    • they got a great bang out of it
    • what a boot!
    • he got a quick rush from injecting heroin
    • he does it for kicks

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fortune_teller

  • noun a person who foretells your personal future
    fortuneteller.

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sick

  • noun people who are sick
    • they devote their lives to caring for the sick
  • verb eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    retch; regorge; be sick; disgorge; spew; vomit up; puke; honk; cat; purge; cast; spue; upchuck; vomit; barf; regurgitate; throw up; chuck.
    • After drinking too much, the students vomited
    • He purged continuously
    • The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night

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mahound

  • noun the Arab prophet who, according to Islam, was the last messenger of Allah (570-632)
    Mohammad; Muhammad; Mohammed; Mahomet.

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read

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

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evaluate

  • verb evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
    measure; value; assess; valuate; appraise.
    • I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional
    • access all the factors when taking a risk
  • verb form a critical opinion of
    judge; pass judgment.
    • I cannot judge some works of modern art
    • How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people

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epoch-making

  • adjective satellite highly significant or important especially bringing about or marking the beginning of a new development or era
    epochal.
    • epochal decisions made by Roosevelt and Churchill
    • an epoch-making discovery

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bloodcurdling

  • adjective satellite extremely alarming
    nightmarish; hair-raising.

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auspicious

  • adjective auguring favorable circumstances and good luck
    • an auspicious beginning for the campaign

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game

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

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birth

  • noun the time when something begins (especially life)
    • they divorced after the birth of the child
    • his election signaled the birth of a new age
  • noun the event of being born
    nativity; nascency; nascence.
    • they celebrated the birth of their first child

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judge

  • noun a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
    justice; jurist.
  • noun an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
    evaluator.

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world

  • noun everything that exists anywhere
    universe; creation; macrocosm; existence; cosmos.
    • they study the evolution of the universe
    • the biggest tree in existence
  • noun people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest
    domain.
    • the Western world

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shadow

  • noun shade within clear boundaries
  • noun an unilluminated area
    dark; darkness.
    • he moved off into the darkness

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enumerable

  • adjective satellite that can be counted
    countable; denumerable; numerable.
    • countable sins
    • numerable assets

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grim

  • adjective satellite not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
    unrelenting; inexorable; unappeasable; relentless; stern; unforgiving.
    • grim determination
    • grim necessity
    • Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty
    • relentless persecution
    • the stern demands of parenthood
  • adjective satellite shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    macabre; grisly; ghastly; sick; gruesome.
    • ghastly wounds
    • the grim aftermath of the bombing
    • the grim task of burying the victims
    • a grisly murder
    • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
    • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
    • macabre tortures conceived by madmen

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retreat

  • noun (military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat
    • the disorderly retreat of French troops
  • noun a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet

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sibylline

  • adjective satellite resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy
    sibyllic; vatical; vatic; mantic; divinatory.
    • the high priest's divinatory pronouncement
    • mantic powers
    • a kind of sibylline book with ready and infallible answers to questions
  • adjective satellite having a secret or hidden meaning
    cryptical; cryptic; cabalistic; qabalistic; kabbalistic.
    • cabalistic symbols engraved in stone
    • cryptic writings
    • thoroughly sibylline in most of his pronouncements"- John Gunther

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fortune

  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    chance; hazard; luck.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance
  • noun a large amount of wealth or prosperity

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signal

  • noun any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
    signaling; sign.
    • signals from the boat suddenly stopped
  • noun any incitement to action
    • he awaited the signal to start
    • the victory was a signal for wild celebration

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second_sight

  • noun apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses
    ESP; extrasensory perception; clairvoyance; E.S.P..

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balefulness

  • noun the quality or nature of being harmful or evil
    maleficence; mischief.

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ezekiel

  • noun a Hebrew prophet of the 6th century BC who was exiled to Babylon in 587 BC
    Ezechiel.
  • noun an Old Testament book containing Ezekiel's prophecies of the downfall of Jerusalem and Judah and their subsequent restoration
    Book of Ezekiel; Ezechiel.

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let_on

  • verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    disclose; reveal; unwrap; bring out; expose; discover; divulge; break; let out; give away.
    • The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
    • The actress won't reveal how old she is
    • bring out the truth
    • he broke the news to her
    • unwrap the evidence in the murder case

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augur

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

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antique

  • noun an elderly man
    old geezer; old-timer; gaffer; oldtimer.
  • noun any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity

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deduct

  • verb make a subtraction
    subtract; take off.
    • subtract this amount from my paycheck
  • verb retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments
    recoup; withhold.
    • My employer is withholding taxes

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old

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

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macabre

  • adjective satellite shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    grisly; ghastly; sick; gruesome; grim.
    • ghastly wounds
    • the grim aftermath of the bombing
    • the grim task of burying the victims
    • a grisly murder
    • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
    • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
    • macabre tortures conceived by madmen

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spring

  • noun the season of growth
    springtime.
    • the emerging buds were a sure sign of spring
    • he will hold office until the spring of next year
  • noun a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed
    • the spring was broken

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back

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

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hair

  • noun a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss
    • he combed his hair
    • each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells
  • noun a very small distance or space
    hair's-breadth; whisker; hairsbreadth.
    • they escaped by a hair's-breadth
    • they lost the election by a whisker

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usher

  • noun an official stationed at the entrance of a courtroom or legislative chamber
    doorkeeper.
  • noun Irish prelate who deduced from the Bible that Creation occurred in the year 4004 BC (1581-1656)
    Ussher; James Usher; James Ussher.

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pall

  • noun a sudden numbing dread
    chill.
  • noun burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
    shroud; winding-sheet; winding-clothes; cerement.

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invoice

  • noun an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered
    account; bill.
    • he paid his bill and left
    • send me an account of what I owe
  • verb send an bill to
    • She invoiced the company for her expenses

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scarey

  • adjective satellite provoking fear terror
    scary; shivery; shuddery; chilling.
    • a scary movie
    • the most terrible and shuddery...tales of murder and revenge

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divine

  • noun a clergyman or other person in religious orders
    cleric; ecclesiastic; churchman.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Lord; Maker; Godhead.

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herald

  • noun (formal) a person who announces important news
    trumpeter.
    • the chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet
  • noun something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
    predecessor; forerunner; harbinger; precursor.

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projection

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

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prevenient

  • adjective satellite in anticipation
    anticipatory.

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for

In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.

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leak

  • noun an accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape
    • one of the tires developed a leak
  • noun soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi

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puzzle_out

  • verb find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of
    lick; work out; work; solve; figure out.
    • did you solve the problem?
    • Work out your problems with the boss
    • this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out
    • did you get it?
    • Did you get my meaning?
    • He could not work the math problem

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premonitory

  • adjective satellite warning of future misfortune
    precursory.

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spill_the_beans

  • verb divulge confidential information or secrets
    let the cat out of the bag; peach; babble; babble out; tattle; blab out; sing; blab; talk.
    • Be careful--his secretary talks

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zephaniah

  • noun a Hebrew minor prophet of the late 7th century BC
    Sophonias.
  • noun an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zephaniah which are concerned mainly with the approaching judgment by God upon the sinners of Judah
    Book of Zephaniah; Sophonias.

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fortunetelling

  • noun the practice of predicting people's futures (usually for payment)

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process

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

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intimate

  • noun someone to whom private matters are confided
    confidant.
  • verb give to understand
    insinuate; adumbrate.
    • I insinuated that I did not like his wife

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statistician

  • noun a mathematician who specializes in statistics
    mathematical statistician.
  • noun someone versed in the collection and interpretation of numerical data (especially someone who uses statistics to calculate insurance premiums)
    actuary.

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pose

  • noun affected manners intended to impress others
    airs.
    • don't put on airs with me
  • noun a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes

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offset

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

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budget_for

  • verb calculate enough money for; provide for in the budget
    • I have not budgeted for these expensive meals

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subtract

  • verb make a subtraction
    deduct; take off.
    • subtract this amount from my paycheck
  • verb take off or away
    • this prefix was subtracted when the word was borrowed from French

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presentiment

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

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on

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

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about

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

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epochal

  • adjective satellite highly significant or important especially bringing about or marking the beginning of a new development or era
    epoch-making.
    • epochal decisions made by Roosevelt and Churchill
    • an epoch-making discovery

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have

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

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sinister

  • adjective satellite threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    minatory; minacious; threatening; forbidding; baleful; ominous; menacing.
    • a baleful look
    • forbidding thunderclouds
    • his tone became menacing
    • ominous rumblings of discontent
    • sinister storm clouds
    • a sinister smile
    • his threatening behavior
    • ugly black clouds
    • the situation became ugly
  • adjective satellite stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable
    dark; black.
    • black deeds
    • a black lie
    • his black heart has concocted yet another black deed
    • Darth Vader of the dark side
    • a dark purpose
    • dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility
    • the scheme of some sinister intelligence bent on punishing him"-Thomas Hardy

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let_out

  • verb express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
    utter; let loose; emit.
    • She let out a big heavy sigh
    • He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand
  • verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    disclose; reveal; unwrap; bring out; expose; let on; discover; divulge; break; give away.
    • The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
    • The actress won't reveal how old she is
    • bring out the truth
    • he broke the news to her
    • unwrap the evidence in the murder case

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informing

  • noun to furnish incriminating evidence to an officer of the law (usually in return for favors)
    ratting.
  • noun a speech act that conveys information
    making known.

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estimator

  • noun an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
    calculator; computer; figurer; reckoner.

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bean

  • noun any of various edible seeds of plants of the family Leguminosae used for food
    edible bean.
  • noun any of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beans

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sophonias

  • noun a Hebrew minor prophet of the late 7th century BC
    Zephaniah.
  • noun an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zephaniah which are concerned mainly with the approaching judgment by God upon the sinners of Judah
    Zephaniah; Book of Zephaniah.

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shrewdness

  • noun intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
    perspicaciousness; astuteness; perspicacity.

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predictor

  • noun someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)
    forecaster; soothsayer; prognosticator.
  • noun information that supports a probabilistic estimate of future events
    • the weekly bulletin contains several predictors of mutual fund performance

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stakes

  • noun the money risked on a gamble
    wager; stake; bet.
  • noun (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
    stake; interest.
    • they have interests all over the world
    • a stake in the company's future

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mathematical

  • adjective of or pertaining to or of the nature of mathematics
    • a mathematical textbook
    • slide rules and other mathematical instruments
    • a mathematical solution to a problem
    • mathematical proof
  • adjective relating to or having ability to think in or work with numbers
    numerical.
    • tests for rating numerical aptitude
    • a mathematical whiz

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outlook

  • noun a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations
    mind-set; mentality; mindset.
  • noun belief about (or mental picture of) the future
    prospect; expectation.

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embark_on

  • verb get off the ground
    start; start up; commence.
    • Who started this company?
    • We embarked on an exciting enterprise
    • I start my day with a good breakfast
    • We began the new semester
    • The afternoon session begins at 4 PM
    • The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack

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burning

  • noun the act of burning something
    combustion.
    • the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance
  • noun pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
    burn.

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into

To the inside of; within. It is used in a variety of applications.

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preexisting

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

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prodigious

  • adjective satellite so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
    colossal; stupendous.
    • colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple
    • has a colossal nerve
    • a prodigious storm
    • a stupendous field of grass
    • stupendous demand
  • adjective satellite of momentous or ominous significance
    portentous.
    • such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville
    • a prodigious vision

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down

  • noun soft fine feathers
    down feather.
  • noun (American football) a complete play to advance the football
    • you have four downs to gain ten yards

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weather

  • noun the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
    atmospheric condition; conditions; weather condition.
    • they were hoping for good weather
    • every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception
    • the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow
  • verb face and withstand with courage
    brave out; brave; endure.
    • She braved the elements

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promise

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

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formidable

  • adjective satellite extremely impressive in strength or excellence
    • a formidable opponent
    • the challenge was formidable
    • had a formidable array of compositions to his credit
    • the formidable army of brains at the Prime Minister's disposal
  • adjective satellite inspiring fear
    redoubtable; unnerving.
    • the formidable prospect of major surgery
    • a tougher and more redoubtable adversary than the heel-clicking, jackbooted fanatic"- G.H.Johnston
    • something unnerving and prisonlike about high grey wall

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numerate

  • verb determine the number or amount of
    count; number; enumerate.
    • Can you count the books on your shelf?
    • Count your change
  • verb read out loud as words written numbers

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financial_forecast

  • noun a forecast of the expected financial position and the results of operations and cash flows based on expected conditions

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second-guess

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

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approximate

  • verb be close or similar
    come close.
    • Her results approximate my own
  • verb judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
    judge; estimate; guess; gauge.
    • I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds

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start

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

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fraction

  • noun a component of a mixture that has been separated by a fractional process
  • noun a small part or item forming a piece of a whole

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bear_witness

  • verb provide evidence for
    show; evidence; testify; prove.
    • The blood test showed that he was the father
    • Her behavior testified to her incompetence
  • verb give testimony in a court of law
    attest; testify; take the stand.

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forestalling

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

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set_out

  • verb take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
    begin; get; start out; set about; start; get down; commence.
    • We began working at dawn
    • Who will start?
    • Get working as soon as the sun rises!
    • The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia
    • He began early in the day
    • Let's get down to work now
  • verb lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
    range; lay out; array.
    • lay out the clothes
    • lay out the arguments

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vatic

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

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launching

  • noun the act of moving a newly built vessel into the water for the first time
  • noun the act of beginning something new
    unveiling; introduction; debut; entry; first appearance.
    • they looked forward to the debut of their new product line

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mischief

  • noun reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
    mischief-making; rascality; mischievousness; roguishness; roguery; devilment; deviltry; shenanigan; devilry.
  • noun the quality or nature of being harmful or evil
    maleficence; balefulness.

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perplex

  • verb be a mystery or bewildering to
    mystify; bewilder; get; beat; puzzle; pose; amaze; vex; baffle; flummox; stick; stupefy; gravel; nonplus; dumbfound.
    • This beats me!
    • Got me--I don't know the answer!
    • a vexing problem
    • This question really stuck me
  • verb make more complicated
    complicate.
    • There was a new development that complicated the matter

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unwrap

  • verb remove the outer cover or wrapping of
    undo.
    • Let's unwrap the gifts!
    • undo the parcel
  • verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    disclose; reveal; bring out; expose; let on; discover; divulge; break; let out; give away.
    • The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
    • The actress won't reveal how old she is
    • bring out the truth
    • he broke the news to her
    • unwrap the evidence in the murder case

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get_started

  • verb start to be active
    get rolling; get going; get moving; get weaving; get cracking; bestir oneself.
    • Get cracking, please!

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betoken

  • verb be a signal for or a symptom of
    bespeak; indicate; signal; point.
    • These symptoms indicate a serious illness
    • Her behavior points to a severe neurosis
    • The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued
  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; portend; foreshadow; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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zechariah

  • noun a Hebrew minor prophet of the late 6th century BC
    Zacharias.
  • noun an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zechariah which are concerned mainly with the renewal of Israel after the Babylonian Captivity
    Zacharias; Book of Zachariah.

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e.s.p.

  • noun apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses
    second sight; ESP; extrasensory perception; clairvoyance.

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forbidding

  • noun an official prohibition or edict against something
    ban; forbiddance; banning.
  • verb command against
    prohibit; forbid; proscribe; disallow; veto; nix; interdict.
    • I forbid you to call me late at night
    • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
    • Dad nixed our plans

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probate

  • noun a judicial certificate saying that a will is genuine and conferring on the executors the power to administer the estate
    probate will.
  • noun the act of proving that an instrument purporting to be a will was signed and executed in accord with legal requirements

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raising

  • noun the event of something being raised upward
    lift; elevation.
    • an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon
    • a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity
  • noun the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
    rearing; nurture.

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count

  • noun the total number counted
    • a blood count
  • noun the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order
    counting; tally; enumeration; reckoning; numeration.
    • the counting continued for several hours

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compute

  • verb make a mathematical calculation or computation
    cypher; calculate; work out; reckon; cipher; figure.

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minacious

  • adjective satellite threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    minatory; sinister; threatening; forbidding; baleful; ominous; menacing.
    • a baleful look
    • forbidding thunderclouds
    • his tone became menacing
    • ominous rumblings of discontent
    • sinister storm clouds
    • a sinister smile
    • his threatening behavior
    • ugly black clouds
    • the situation became ugly

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sibyllic

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

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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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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crystal

  • noun a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure
  • noun a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices

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probatory

  • adjective satellite tending to prove a particular proposition or to persuade you of the truth of an allegation
    probative.
    • evidence should only be excluded if its probative value was outweighed by its prejudicial effect

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vatical

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

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weather_outlook

  • noun a forecast of the weather
    weather forecast.

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world-shattering

  • adjective satellite sufficiently significant to affect the whole world
    earthshaking; world-shaking.
    • earthshaking proposals
    • the contest was no world-shaking affair
    • the conversation...could hardly be called world-shattering

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horrifying

  • adjective satellite provoking horror
    frightful; ugly; atrocious; horrible.
    • an atrocious automobile accident
    • a frightful crime of decapitation
    • an alarming, even horrifying, picture
    • war is beyond all words horrible"- Winston Churchill
    • an ugly wound
  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    horrify; dismay; alarm; appall; appal.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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average

  • noun a statistic describing the location of a distribution
    norm.
    • it set the norm for American homes
  • noun (sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities

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divinatory

  • adjective satellite resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy
    sibyllic; sibylline; vatical; vatic; mantic.
    • the high priest's divinatory pronouncement
    • mantic powers
    • a kind of sibylline book with ready and infallible answers to questions
  • adjective satellite based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
    conjectural; supposititious; suppositious; suppositional; supposed; hypothetical; hypothetic.
    • theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural
    • the supposed reason for his absence
    • suppositious reconstructions of dead languages
    • hypothetical situation

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extropy

  • noun the prediction that human intelligence and technology will enable life to expand in an orderly way throughout the entire universe

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sight

  • noun an instance of visual perception
    • the sight of his wife brought him back to reality
    • the train was an unexpected sight
  • noun anything that is seen
    • he was a familiar sight on the television
    • they went to Paris to see the sights

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deliberation

  • noun (usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question
    • the deliberations of the jury
  • noun careful consideration
    advisement; weighing.
    • a little deliberation would have deterred them

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computing

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

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evidence

  • noun your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief
    grounds.
    • the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling
  • noun an indication that makes something evident
    • his trembling was evidence of his fear

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muckrake

  • verb explore and expose misconduct and scandals concerning public figures
    • This reporter was well-known for his muckraking

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at

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

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deliverer

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    Christ; the Nazarene; Jesus of Nazareth; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Saviour; Redeemer; Savior; Jesus Christ.
  • noun a person who rescues you from harm or danger
    saviour; rescuer; savior.

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accounting

  • noun a convincing explanation that reveals basic causes
    • he was unable to give a clear accounting for his actions
  • noun a system that provides quantitative information about finances

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antiquate

  • verb make obsolete or old-fashioned
  • verb give an antique appearance to
    antique.
    • antique furniture

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operation

  • noun the state of being in effect or being operative
    • that rule is no longer in operation
  • noun a business especially one run on a large scale
    • a large-scale farming operation
    • a multinational operation
    • they paid taxes on every stage of the operation
    • they had to consolidate their operations

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surmise

  • noun a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    guess; conjecture; supposition; surmisal; hypothesis; speculation.
  • verb infer from incomplete evidence

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apocalyptical

  • adjective satellite prophetic of devastation or ultimate doom
    apocalyptic; revelatory.

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work_out

  • verb come up with
    work up.
    • His colleagues worked out his interesting idea
    • We worked up an ad for our client
  • verb happen in a certain way, leading to, producing, or resulting in a certain outcome, often well
    • Things worked out in an interesting way
    • Not everything worked out in the end and we were disappointed

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puzzling

  • adjective satellite not clear to the understanding
    enigmatic; enigmatical.
    • I didn't grasp the meaning of that enigmatic comment until much later
    • prophetic texts so enigmatic that their meaning has been disputed for centuries
  • verb be a mystery or bewildering to
    mystify; perplex; bewilder; get; beat; puzzle; pose; amaze; vex; baffle; flummox; stick; stupefy; gravel; nonplus; dumbfound.
    • This beats me!
    • Got me--I don't know the answer!
    • a vexing problem
    • This question really stuck me

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peach

  • noun cultivated in temperate regions
    peach tree; Prunus persica.
  • noun a very attractive or seductive looking woman
    sweetheart; beauty; knockout; lulu; smasher; stunner; ravisher; mantrap; dish; looker.

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flummox

  • verb be a mystery or bewildering to
    mystify; perplex; bewilder; get; beat; puzzle; pose; amaze; vex; baffle; stick; stupefy; gravel; nonplus; dumbfound.
    • This beats me!
    • Got me--I don't know the answer!
    • a vexing problem
    • This question really stuck me

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precognitive

  • adjective satellite foreseeing the future
    clairvoyant; second-sighted.

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mormon

  • noun the ancient prophet whose writings were revealed to Joseph Smith who founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • noun a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
    Latter-Day Saint.

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stake

  • noun (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
    interest.
    • they have interests all over the world
    • a stake in the company's future
  • noun a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)
    post.
    • a pair of posts marked the goal
    • the corner of the lot was indicated by a stake

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number_cruncher

  • noun someone able to perform complex and lengthy calculations
  • noun a computer capable of performing a large number of mathematical operations per second

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forebode

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

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probative

  • adjective satellite tending to prove a particular proposition or to persuade you of the truth of an allegation
    probatory.
    • evidence should only be excluded if its probative value was outweighed by its prejudicial effect

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savior

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    Christ; the Nazarene; Jesus of Nazareth; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Saviour; Redeemer; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.
  • noun a person who rescues you from harm or danger
    saviour; rescuer; deliverer.

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factor_in

  • verb consider as relevant when making a decision
    factor out; factor.
    • You must factor in the recent developments
  • verb resolve into factors
    factor out; factor.
    • a quantum computer can factor the number 15

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gambling

  • noun the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)
    play; gaming.
    • his gambling cost him a fortune
    • there was heavy play at the blackjack table
  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; take a chance; hazard; take chances; chance; adventure; gamble; run a risk.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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oneself

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

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calculating

  • adjective satellite used of persons
    scheming; conniving; calculative; shrewd.
    • the most calculating and selfish men in the community
  • verb make a mathematical calculation or computation
    cypher; compute; calculate; work out; reckon; cipher; figure.

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esp

  • noun apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses
    second sight; extrasensory perception; clairvoyance; E.S.P..

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preceding

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

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whistling

  • noun the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture
    whistle.
  • noun the act of whistling a tune
    • his cheerful whistling indicated that he enjoyed his work

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meaning

  • noun the message that is intended or expressed or signified
    signification; import; significance.
    • what is the meaning of this sentence
    • the significance of a red traffic light
    • the signification of Chinese characters
    • the import of his announcement was ambiguous
  • noun the idea that is intended
    substance.
    • What is the meaning of this proverb?

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important

  • adjective of great significance or value
    of import.
    • important people
    • the important questions of the day
  • adjective important in effect or meaning
    significant.
    • a significant change in tax laws
    • a significant change in the Constitution
    • a significant contribution
    • significant details
    • statistically significant

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weather_forecast

  • noun a forecast of the weather
    weather outlook.

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fortuneteller

  • noun a person who foretells your personal future
    fortune teller.

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rolling

  • noun a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
    peal; pealing; roll.
  • noun the act of robbing a helpless person
    • he was charged with rolling drunks in the park

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nazarene

  • noun a member of a group of Jews who (during the early history of the Christian Church) accepted Jesus as the Messiah; they accepted the Gospel According to Matthew but rejected the Epistles of St. Paul and continued to follow Jewish law and celebrate Jewish holidays; they were later declared heretic by the Church of Rome
    Ebionite.
  • noun an early name for any Christian

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antecedent

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

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take_off

  • verb leave
    depart; set forth; set off; start out; start; part; set out.
    • The family took off for Florida
  • verb take away or remove
    • Take that weight off me!

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lead

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

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age

  • noun how long something has existed
    • it was replaced because of its age
  • noun an era of history having some distinctive feature
    historic period.
    • we live in a litigious age

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together

  • adjective satellite mentally and emotionally stable
    • she's really together
  • adverb in contact with each other or in proximity
    • the leaves stuck together

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appalling

  • noun an experience that appalls
    • is it better to view the appalling or merely hear of it?
  • verb strike with disgust or revulsion
    scandalize; appal; shock; appall; scandalise; outrage; offend.
    • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends

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oracle

  • noun an authoritative person who divines the future
    prophet; vaticinator; seer; prophesier.
  • noun a prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess; believed to be infallible

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grisly

  • adjective satellite shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    macabre; ghastly; sick; gruesome; grim.
    • ghastly wounds
    • the grim aftermath of the bombing
    • the grim task of burying the victims
    • a grisly murder
    • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
    • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
    • macabre tortures conceived by madmen

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foreshadowing

  • noun the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand
    prefiguration; adumbration.
  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; betoken; portend; foreshadow; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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buoy

  • noun bright-colored; a float attached by rope to the seabed to mark channels in a harbor or underwater hazards
  • verb float on the surface of water

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