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henrik_ibsen

  • noun realistic Norwegian author who wrote plays on social and political themes (1828-1906)
    Henrik Johan Ibsen; Ibsen.

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william_somerset_maugham

  • noun English writer (born in France) of novels and short stories (1874-1965)
    Somerset Maugham; W. Somerset Maugham; Maugham.

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conditioned_emotion

  • noun an emotional response that has been acquired by conditioning
    CER; conditioned emotional response.

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pelham_grenville_wodehouse

  • noun English writer known for his humorous novels and stories (1881-1975)
    P. G. Wodehouse; Wodehouse.

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wouk

  • noun United States writer (born in 1915)
    Herman Wouk.

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burgess

  • noun English writer of satirical novels (1917-1993)
    Anthony Burgess.
  • noun a citizen of an English borough
    burgher.

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conjuring

  • noun calling up a spirit or devil
    conjuration; conjury; invocation.
  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; bring up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir; conjure.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain

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captain

  • noun an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
  • noun the naval officer in command of a military ship
    skipper.

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hate

  • noun the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action
    hatred.
  • verb dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards
    detest.
    • I hate Mexican food
    • She detests politicians

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barbra_joan_streisand

  • noun United States singer and actress (born in 1942)
    Streisand; Barbra Streisand.

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george_orson_welles

  • noun United States actor and filmmaker (1915-1985)
    Welles; Orson Welles.

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john_webster

  • noun English playwright (1580-1625)
    Webster.

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plath

  • noun United States writer and poet (1932-1963)
    Sylvia Plath.

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muriel_sarah_spark

  • noun Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918)
    Spark; Dame Muriel Spark; Muriel Spark.

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emile_gaboriau

  • noun French writer considered by some to be a founder of the detective novel (1832-1873)
    Gaboriau.

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lyrist

  • noun a person who writes the words for songs
    lyricist.

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gwynn

  • noun English comedienne and mistress of Charles II (1650-1687)
    Eleanor Gwyn; Gynne; Gywn; Nell Gwynn; Nell Gwynne; Eleanor Gwynne; Nell Gywn; Eleanor Gwynn.

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imamu_amiri_baraka

  • noun United States writer of poems and plays about racial conflict (born in 1934)
    Baraka; LeRoi Jones.

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g._k._chesterton

  • noun conservative English writer of the Roman Catholic persuasion; in addition to volumes of criticism and polemics he wrote detective novels featuring Father Brown (1874-1936)
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton; Chesterton.

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shirley_temple_black

  • noun popular child actress of the 1930's (born in 1928)
    Shirley Temple; Black.

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tallchief

  • noun United States ballerina who promoted American ballet through tours and television appearances (born in 1925)
    Maria Tallchief.

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jimmy_durante

  • noun United States comedian remembered for his large nose and hoarse voice (1893-1980)
    Durante.

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keaton

  • noun United States comedian and actor in silent films noted for his acrobatic skills and deadpan face (1895-1966)
    Buster Keaton; Joseph Francis Keaton.

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hume_cronyn

  • noun Canadian actor who frequently played character parts with his wife Jessica Tandy (1911-2003)
    Hume Blake Cronyn; Cronyn.

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howells

  • noun United States writer and editor (1837-1920)
    William Dean Howells.

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robert_charles_benchley

  • noun United States humorist (1889-1945)
    Benchley; Robert Benchley.

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mikhail_yurievich_lermontov

  • noun Russian writer (1814-1841)
    Lermontov.

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affect

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

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zangwill

  • noun English writer (1864-1926)
    Israel Zangwill.

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wayne

  • noun United States film actor who played tough heroes (1907-1979)
    Duke Wayne; John Wayne.
  • noun American general during the American Revolution (1745-1796)
    Anthony Wayne; Mad Anthony Wayne.

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sir_harold_george_nicolson

  • noun English diplomat and author (1886-1968)
    Nicolson; Harold Nicolson.

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monologue

  • noun speech you make to yourself
    soliloquy.
  • noun a long utterance by one person (especially one that prevents others from participating in the conversation)

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product_introduction

  • noun the introduction (usually by an advertising campaign) of a new product or product line

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charles_robert_redford

  • noun United States actor and filmmaker who starred with Paul Newman in several films (born in 1936)
    Redford; Robert Redford.

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christie

  • noun prolific English writer of detective stories (1890-1976)
    Agatha Christie; Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie.

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eugene_ormandy

  • noun United States conductor (born in Hungary) (1899-1985)
    Ormandy.

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nail

  • noun horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
  • noun a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

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bernard_malamud

  • noun United States writer (1914-1986)
    Malamud.

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street

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

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collins

  • noun English writer noted for early detective novels (1824-1889)
    Wilkie Collins; William Wilkie Collins.
  • noun tall iced drink of liquor (usually gin) with fruit juice
    Tom Collins.

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poetiser

  • noun a writer who composes rhymes; a maker of poor verses (usually used as terms of contempt for minor or inferior poets)
    rhymester; versifier; poetizer; rhymer.

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stardom

  • noun the status of being acknowledged as a star
    • stardom meant nothing to her

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philharmonic

  • noun a large orchestra; can perform symphonies
    symphony orchestra; symphony.
    • we heard the Vienna symphony
  • adjective composing or characteristic of an orchestral group
    • philharmonic players

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buster_keaton

  • noun United States comedian and actor in silent films noted for his acrobatic skills and deadpan face (1895-1966)
    Keaton; Joseph Francis Keaton.

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thomas_dekker

  • noun English dramatist and pamphleteer (1572-1632)
    Dekker; Decker; Thomas Decker.

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histrion

  • noun a theatrical performer
    thespian; player; role player; actor.

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conduct

  • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
    behaviour; doings; behavior.
  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    demeanour; behaviour; demeanor; deportment; behavior.

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lena_calhoun_horne

  • noun United States singer and actress (born in 1917)
    Horne; Lena Horne.

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booth

  • noun a table (in a restaurant or bar) surrounded by two high-backed benches
  • noun small area set off by walls for special use
    kiosk; stall; cubicle.

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upton_beall_sinclair

  • noun United States writer whose novels argued for social reform (1878-1968)
    Upton Sinclair; Sinclair.

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hero

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

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balanchine

  • noun United States dancer and choreographer (born in Russia) noted for his abstract and formal works (1904-1983)
    George Balanchine.

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jean_anouilh

  • noun French dramatist noted for his reinterpretations of Greek myths (1910-1987)
    Anouilh.

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greene

  • noun English novelist and Catholic (1904-1991)
    Graham Greene; Henry Graham Greene.

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ingrid_bergman

  • noun Swedish film actress (1915-1982)
    Bergman.

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ralph_richardson

  • noun British stage and screen actor noted for playing classic roles (1902-1983)
    Richardson; Sir Ralph David Richardson.

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sir_thomas_malory

  • noun English writer who published a translation of romances about King Arthur taken from French and other sources (died in 1471)
    Malory; Thomas Malory.

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piano_player

  • noun a person who plays the piano
    pianist.

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mime

  • noun an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
    pantomimist; pantomimer; mummer; mimer.
  • noun a performance using gestures and body movements without words
    dumb show; pantomime.

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tobias_smollett

  • noun Scottish writer of adventure novels (1721-1771)
    Smollett; Tobias George Smollett.

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oliver_wendell_holmes

  • noun United States writer of humorous essays (1809-1894)
    Holmes.

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henry_david_thoreau

  • noun United States writer and social critic (1817-1862)
    Thoreau.

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browne

  • noun English illustrator of several of Dickens' novels (1815-1882)
    Hablot Knight Browne; Phiz.
  • noun United States writer of humorous tales of an itinerant showman (1834-1867)
    Charles Farrar Browne; Artemus Ward.

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solomon_bellow

  • noun United States author (born in Canada) whose novels influenced American literature after World War II (1915-2005)
    Bellow; Saul Bellow.

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tom_stoppard

  • noun British dramatist (born in Czechoslovakia in 1937)
    Thomas Straussler; Sir Tom Stoppard; Stoppard.

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joseph_hilaire_peter_belloc

  • noun English author (born in France) remembered especially for his verse for children (1870-1953)
    Hilaire Belloc; Belloc.

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wodehouse

  • noun English writer known for his humorous novels and stories (1881-1975)
    P. G. Wodehouse; Pelham Grenville Wodehouse.

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morality_play

  • noun an allegorical play popular in the 15th and 16th centuries; characters personified virtues and vices

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w._c._fields

  • noun United States comedian and film actor (1880-1946)
    Fields; William Claude Dukenfield.

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john_dryden

  • noun the outstanding poet and dramatist of the Restoration (1631-1700)
    Dryden.

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bernhardt

  • noun French actress (1844-1923)
    Henriette Rosine Bernard; Sarah Bernhardt.

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twirler

  • noun someone who twirls a baton
    baton twirler.
  • noun (baseball) the person who does the pitching
    hurler; pitcher.
    • our pitcher has a sore arm

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thomas_kyd

  • noun English dramatist (1558-1594)
    Kid; Thomas Kid; Kyd.

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program

  • noun a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
    plan; programme.
    • they drew up a six-step plan
    • they discussed plans for a new bond issue
  • noun a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need
    programme.
    • he proposed an elaborate program of public works
    • working mothers rely on the day care program

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music

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

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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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james_michener

  • noun United States writer of historical novels (1907-1997)
    Michener; James Albert Michener.

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beau_ideal

  • noun an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept
    paragon; idol; perfection.

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j.r.r._tolkien

  • noun British philologist and writer of fantasies (born in South Africa) (1892-1973)
    John Ronald Reuel Tolkien; Tolkien.

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tudor

  • noun an English dynasty descended from Henry Tudor; Tudor monarchs ruled from Henry VII to Elizabeth I (from 1485 to 1603)
    House of Tudor.
  • noun United States dancer and choreographer (born in England) (1909-1987)
    Antony Tudor.

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gustav_mahler

  • noun Austrian composer and conductor (1860-1911)
    Mahler.

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chekhov

  • noun Russian dramatist whose plays are concerned with the difficulty of communication between people (1860-1904)
    Anton Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekov; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Chekov; Anton Chekov.

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thomas_wolfe

  • noun United States writer who has written extensively on American culture (born in 1931)
    Wolfe; Tom Wolfe; Thomas Kennerly Wolfe Jr..
  • noun United States writer best known for his autobiographical novels (1900-1938)
    Wolfe; Thomas Clayton Wolfe.

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seriocomedy

  • noun a comedy with serious elements or overtones
    tragicomedy.

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emerson

  • noun United States writer and leading exponent of transcendentalism (1803-1882)
    Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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galanty_show

  • noun a drama executed by throwing shadows on a wall
    shadow show; shadow play.

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virginia_woolf

  • noun English author whose work used such techniques as stream of consciousness and the interior monologue; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1882-1941)
    Woolf; Adeline Virginia Stephen Woolf.

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word

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

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lunt

  • noun United States actor who performed with his wife Lynn Fontanne in many stage productions (1893-1977)
    Alfred Lunt.

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henri_rene_albert_guy_de_maupassant

  • noun French writer noted especially for his short stories (1850-1893)
    Maupassant; Guy de Maupassant.

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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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steele

  • noun English writer (1672-1729)
    Sir Richrd Steele.

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bram_stoker

  • noun Irish writer of the horror novel about Dracula (1847-1912)
    Stoker; Abraham Stoker.

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standby

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

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gogol

  • noun Russian writer who introduced realism to Russian literature (1809-1852)
    Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol.

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alan_paton

  • noun South African writer (1903-1988)
    Alan Stewart Paton; Paton.

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shadow_play

  • noun a drama executed by throwing shadows on a wall
    galanty show; shadow show.

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william_wycherley

  • noun English playwright noted for his humorous and satirical plays (1640-1716)
    Wycherley.

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raymond_chandler

  • noun United States writer of detective thrillers featuring the character of Philip Marlowe (1888-1959)
    Raymond Thornton Chandler; Chandler.

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wilhelm_grimm

  • noun the younger of the two Grimm brothers remembered best for their fairy stories (1786-1859)
    Wilhelm Karl Grimm; Grimm.

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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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ring_lardner

  • noun United States humorist and writer of satirical short stories (1885-1933)
    Ringgold Wilmer Lardner; Lardner.

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punk

  • noun an aggressive and violent young criminal
    strong-armer; tough; goon; hoodlum; thug; toughie; hood.
  • noun substance that smolders when ignited; used to light fuses (especially fireworks)

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co-pilot

  • noun a relief pilot on an airplane
    copilot.

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ham_actor

  • noun an unskilled actor who overacts
    ham.

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harold_clayton_lloyd

  • noun United States comic actor in silent films; he used physical danger as a source of comedy (1893-1971)
    Harold Lloyd; Lloyd.

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de_niro

  • noun United States film actor who frequently plays tough characters (born 1943)
    Robert De Niro.

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end

  • noun either extremity of something that has length
    terminal.
    • the end of the pier
    • she knotted the end of the thread
    • they rode to the end of the line
    • the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
  • noun the point in time at which something ends
    ending.
    • the end of the year
    • the ending of warranty period

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james_fenimore_cooper

  • noun United States novelist noted for his stories of American Indians and the frontier life (1789-1851)
    Cooper.

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sir_alec_guinness

  • noun English stage and screen actor noted for versatility (1914-2000)
    Guinness; Alec Guinness.

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zweig

  • noun Austrian writer (1881-1942)
    Stefan Zweig.

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jessica_mitford

  • noun United States writer (born in England) who wrote on American culture (1917-1996)
    Jessica Lucy Mitford; Mitford.

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irving

  • noun United States writer remembered for his stories (1783-1859)
    Washington Irving.
  • noun United States writer of darkly humorous novels (born in 1942)
    John Irving.

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gardner

  • noun United States collector and patron of art who built a museum in Boston to house her collection and opened it to the public in 1903 (1840-1924)
    Isabella Stewart Gardner.
  • noun writer of detective novels featuring Perry Mason (1889-1970)
    Erle Stanley Gardner.

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sitar_player

  • noun a musician who plays the sitar

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hop

  • noun the act of hopping; jumping upward or forward (especially on one foot)
  • noun twining perennials having cordate leaves and flowers arranged in conelike spikes; the dried flowers of this plant are used in brewing to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer
    hops.

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hindemith

  • noun German neoclassical composer and conductor who believed that music should have a social purpose (1895-1963)
    Paul Hindemith.

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grand_guignol

  • noun a play of a macabre or horrific nature

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ozawa

  • noun United States conductor (born in Japan in 1935)
    Seiji Ozawa.

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ringgold_wilmer_lardner

  • noun United States humorist and writer of satirical short stories (1885-1933)
    Ring Lardner; Lardner.

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stage_manager

  • noun someone who supervises the physical aspects in the production of a show and who is in charge of the stage when the show is being performed
    stager.

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personation

  • noun imitating the mannerisms of another person
    impersonation.
  • noun acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture
    portrayal; enactment; characterization.

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mary_wollstonecraft_godwin

  • noun English writer and early feminist who denied male supremacy and advocated equal education for women; mother of Mary Shelley (1759-1797)
    Mary Wollstonecraft; Wollstonecraft.

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jessica_tandy

  • noun United States actress (born in England) who made many stage appearances, often with her husband Hume Cronyn (1909-1994)
    Tandy.

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rattigan

  • noun British playwright (1911-1977)
    Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan; Terence Rattigan.

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theodor_seuss_geisel

  • noun United States writer of children's books (1904-1991)
    Dr. Seuss; Geisel.

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theatricality

  • noun an artificial and mannered quality
    staginess.

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william_sydney_porter

  • noun United States writer of short stories whose pen name was O. Henry (1862-1910)
    O. Henry; Porter.

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hydroplane

  • noun an airplane that can land on or take off from water
    seaplane.
    • the designer of marine aircraft demonstrated his newest hydroplane
  • noun a speedboat that is equipped with winglike structures that lift it so that it skims the water at high speeds
    hydrofoil.
    • the museum houses a replica of the jet hydroplane that broke the record

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ray_bradbury

  • noun United States writer of science fiction (born 1920)
    Ray Douglas Bradbury; Bradbury.

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lucius_annaeus_seneca

  • noun Roman statesman and philosopher who was an advisor to Nero; his nine extant tragedies are modeled on Greek tragedies (circa 4 BC - 65 AD)
    Seneca.

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sightreader

  • noun a performer who reads without preparation or prior acquaintance (as in music)

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john_simmons_barth

  • noun United States novelist (born in 1930)
    John Barth; Barth.

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rickenbacker

  • noun the most decorated United States combat pilot in World War I (1890-1973)
    Eddie Rickenbacker; Edward Vernon Rickenbacker.

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farrell

  • noun United States writer remembered for his novels (1904-1979)
    James Thomas Farrell.
  • noun United States operatic soprano noted for the clarity and power of her voice (1920-2002)
    Eileen Farrell.

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aleksey_maksimovich_peshkov

  • noun Russian writer of plays and novels and short stories; noted for his depiction of social outcasts
    Gorky; Maxim Gorki; Aleksey Maximovich Peshkov; Maksim Gorky; Gorki.

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hemminge

  • noun English actor who edited the first folio of Shakespeare's plays (1556-1630)
    Heming; John Hemminge; John Heming.

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lloyd

  • noun United States comic actor in silent films; he used physical danger as a source of comedy (1893-1971)
    Harold Lloyd; Harold Clayton Lloyd.

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monroe

  • noun United States film actress noted for sex appeal (1926-1962)
    Norma Jean Baker; Marilyn Monroe.
  • noun 5th President of the United States; author of the Monroe Doctrine (1758-1831)
    President Monroe; James Monroe.

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ernst_theodor_wilhelm_hoffmann

  • noun German writer of fantastic tales (1776-1822)
    Hoffmann; E. T. A. Hoffmann; Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann.

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conjuring_trick

  • noun an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
    magic; thaumaturgy; legerdemain; trick; deception; conjuration; magic trick; illusion.

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inge

  • noun English prelate noted for his pessimistic sermons and articles (1860-1954)
    Gloomy Dean; William Ralph Inge.
  • noun United States playwright (1913-1973)
    William Inge.

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black_comedy

  • noun comedy that uses black humor

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montgomery

  • noun Canadian novelist (1874-1942)
    Lucy Maud Montgomery; L. M. Montgomery.
  • noun English general during World War II; won victories over Rommel in North Africa and led British ground forces in the invasion of Normandy (1887-1976)
    Sir Bernard Law Montgomery; Bernard Law Montgomery; 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein.

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moving-picture_show

  • noun a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
    flick; picture; picture show; pic; movie; motion picture; motion-picture show; film; moving picture.
    • they went to a movie every Saturday night
    • the film was shot on location

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merry_andrew

  • noun a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
    goof; goofball; buffoon; clown.

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versification

  • noun a metrical adaptation of something (e.g., of a prose text)
  • noun the form or metrical composition of a poem

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hip-hop

  • noun an urban youth culture associated with rap music and the fashions of African-American residents of the inner city
  • noun genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged
    rap music; rap.

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musical_accompaniment

  • noun a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
    backup; support; accompaniment.

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sade

  • noun French soldier and writer whose descriptions of sexual perversion gave rise to the term `sadism' (1740-1814)
    Comte Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade; de Sade; Marquis de Sade.

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george_bernard_shaw

  • noun British playwright (born in Ireland); founder of the Fabian Society (1856-1950)
    G. B. Shaw; Shaw.

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snake_charmer

  • noun a performer who uses movements and music to control snakes

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drew

  • noun United States actor (born in Ireland); father of Georgiana Emma Barrymore (1827-1862)
    John Drew.
  • verb cause to move by pulling
    pull; draw; force.
    • draw a wagon
    • pull a sled

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writing

  • noun the act of creating written works
    authorship; penning; composition.
    • writing was a form of therapy for him
    • it was a matter of disputed authorship
  • noun the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect)
    written material; piece of writing.
    • the writing in her novels is excellent
    • that editorial was a fine piece of writing

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harris

  • noun United States author who wrote the stories about Uncle Remus (1848-1908)
    Joel Harris; Joel Chandler Harris.
  • noun United States linguist (born in Ukraine) who developed mathematical linguistics and interpreted speech and writing in a social context (1909-1992)
    Zellig Sabbatai Harris; Zellig Harris.

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eliezer_wiesel

  • noun United States writer (born in Romania) who survived Nazi concentration camps and is dedicated to keeping alive the memory of the Holocaust (born in 1928)
    Elie Wiesel; Wiesel.

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burns

  • noun United States comedian and film actor (1896-1996)
    Nathan Birnbaum; George Burns.
  • noun celebrated Scottish poet (1759-1796)
    Robert Burns.

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rex_harrison

  • noun English actor on stage and in films (1908-1990)
    Reginald Carey Harrison; Harrison; Sir Rex Harrison.

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john_marquand

  • noun United States writer who created the Japanese detective Mr. Moto and wrote other novels as well (1893-1960)
    John Philip Marquand; Marquand.

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vidal

  • noun United States writer (born in 1925)
    Gore Vidal; Eugene Luther Vidal.

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barbra_streisand

  • noun United States singer and actress (born in 1942)
    Streisand; Barbra Joan Streisand.

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scene

  • noun the place where some action occurs
    • the police returned to the scene of the crime
  • noun an incident (real or imaginary)
    • their parting was a sad scene

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band

  • noun an unofficial association of people or groups
    circle; set; lot.
    • the smart set goes there
    • they were an angry lot
  • noun instrumentalists not including string players

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currer_bell

  • noun English novelist; one of three Bronte sisters (1818-1848)
    Bronte; Emily Jane Bronte; Emily Bronte.

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reenactment

  • noun performing a role in an event that occurred at an earlier time
    • the reenactment of the battle of Princeton

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s._s._van_dine

  • noun United States writer of detective novels (1888-1939)
    Wright; Willard Huntington Wright.

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dudley_moore

  • noun English actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935)
    Dudley Stuart John Moore; Moore.

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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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jorge_borges

  • noun Argentinian writer remembered for his short stories (1899-1986)
    Jorge Luis Borges; Borges.

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duncan

  • noun United States dancer and pioneer of modern dance (1878-1927)
    Isadora Duncan.

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method_acting

  • noun an acting technique introduced by Stanislavsky in which the actor recalls emotions or reactions from his or her own life and uses them to identify with the character being portrayed
    method.

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scene-stealer

  • noun an actor who draws more attention than other actors in the same scene
    • babies are natural scene-stealers

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whiz

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.
  • noun a buzzing or hissing sound as of something traveling rapidly through the air
    • he heard the whiz of bullets near his head

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george_dibdin_pitt

  • noun a British playwright who created the fictional character Sweeney Todd (1799-1855)
    George Dibdin-Pitt; George Pitt; Pitt.

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mavin

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.

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goldsmith

  • noun an artisan who makes jewelry and other objects out of gold
    gold-worker; goldworker.
  • noun Irish writer of novels and poetry and plays and essays (1728-1774)
    Oliver Goldsmith.

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upstager

  • noun a selfish actor who upstages the other actors
  • adjective of the back half of a stage
    upstage.
    • she crossed to the upstage chair forcing the lead to turn his back to the audience

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sir_john_gielgud

  • noun English actor of Shakespearean roles who was also noted for appearances in films (1904-2000)
    Gielgud; Arthur John Gielgud.

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trumpeter

  • noun a musician who plays the trumpet or cornet
    cornetist.
  • noun (formal) a person who announces important news
    herald.
    • the chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet

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jane_austen

  • noun English novelist noted for her insightful portrayals of middle-class families (1775-1817)
    Austen.

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somerset_maugham

  • noun English writer (born in France) of novels and short stories (1874-1965)
    W. Somerset Maugham; Maugham; William Somerset Maugham.

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jean_giraudoux

  • noun French novelist and dramatist whose plays were reinterpretations of Greek myths (1882-1944)
    Hippolyte Jean Giraudoux; Giraudoux.

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re

  • noun a rare heavy polyvalent metallic element that resembles manganese chemically and is used in some alloys; is obtained as a by-product in refining molybdenum
    atomic number 75; rhenium.
  • noun ancient Egyptian sun god with the head of a hawk; a universal creator; he merged with the god Amen as Amen-Ra to become the king of the gods
    Ra.

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anna_pavlova

  • noun Russian ballerina (1882-1931)
    Pavlova.

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ballet_mistress

  • noun a woman who directs and teaches and rehearses dancers for a ballet company

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ward

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

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idoliser

  • noun a lover blind with admiration and devotion
    idolizer.
  • noun a person who worships idols
    idolater; idolizer; idol worshiper.

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elie_wiesel

  • noun United States writer (born in Romania) who survived Nazi concentration camps and is dedicated to keeping alive the memory of the Holocaust (born in 1928)
    Eliezer Wiesel; Wiesel.

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ray_douglas_bradbury

  • noun United States writer of science fiction (born 1920)
    Ray Bradbury; Bradbury.

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philip_michael_ondaatje

  • noun Canadian writer (born in Sri Lanka in 1943)
    Ondaatje; Michael Ondaatje.

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adeline_virginia_stephen_woolf

  • noun English author whose work used such techniques as stream of consciousness and the interior monologue; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1882-1941)
    Virginia Woolf; Woolf.

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eric_arthur_blair

  • noun imaginative British writer concerned with social justice (1903-1950)
    George Orwell; Eric Blair; Orwell.

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roth

  • noun United States writer whose novels portray middle-class Jewish life (born in 1933)
    Philip Milton Roth; Philip Roth.

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overacting

  • noun poor acting by a ham actor
    hamming.
  • verb exaggerate one's acting
    ham; overplay; overact; ham it up.

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ventriloquy

  • noun the art of projecting your voice so that it seems to come from another source (as from a ventriloquist's dummy)
    ventriloquism.

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mistress

  • noun an adulterous woman; a woman who has an ongoing extramarital sexual relationship with a man
    kept woman; fancy woman.
  • noun a woman schoolteacher (especially one regarded as strict)
    schoolma'am; schoolmistress; schoolmarm.

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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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fielding

  • noun (baseball) handling the ball while playing in the field
  • noun English novelist and dramatist (1707-1754)
    Henry Fielding.

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speechwriter

  • noun a writer who composes speeches for others to deliver

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chorus_girl

  • noun a woman who dances in a chorus line
    showgirl; chorine.

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aristophanes

  • noun an ancient Greek dramatist remembered for his comedies (448-380 BC)

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strip_show

  • noun a form of erotic entertainment in which a dancer gradually undresses to music
    striptease; strip.
    • she did a strip right in front of everyone

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ernst_theodor_amadeus_hoffmann

  • noun German writer of fantastic tales (1776-1822)
    Hoffmann; E. T. A. Hoffmann; Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann.

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samuel_beckett

  • noun a playwright and novelist (born in Ireland) who lived in France; wrote plays for the theater of the absurd (1906-1989)
    Beckett.

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lope_felix_de_vega_carpio

  • noun prolific Spanish playwright (1562-1635)
    Lope de Vega; Vega.

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patrick_victor_martindale_white

  • noun Australian writer (1912-1990)
    White; Patrick White.

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cooper

  • noun United States industrialist who built the first American locomotive; founded Cooper Union in New York City to offer free courses in the arts and sciences (1791-1883)
    Peter Cooper.
  • noun United States film actor noted for his portrayals of strong silent heroes (1901-1961)
    Gary Cooper; Frank Cooper.

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render

  • noun a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls
  • verb cause to become
    • The shot rendered her immobile

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howard_lindsay

  • noun United States playwright who collaborated with Russel Crouse on several musicals (1889-1931)
    Lindsay.

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production

  • noun the act or process of producing something
    • Shakespeare's production of poetry was enormous
    • the production of white blood cells
  • noun a presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television
    • have you seen the new production of Hamlet?

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alan_stewart_paton

  • noun South African writer (1903-1988)
    Paton; Alan Paton.

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wilhelm_karl_grimm

  • noun the younger of the two Grimm brothers remembered best for their fairy stories (1786-1859)
    Wilhelm Grimm; Grimm.

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erle_stanley_gardner

  • noun writer of detective novels featuring Perry Mason (1889-1970)
    Gardner.

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comic

  • noun a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
    comedian.
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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historiography

  • noun a body of historical literature
  • noun the writing of history

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helen_hayes

  • noun acclaimed actress of stage and screen (1900-1993)
    Hayes.

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top

  • noun the upper part of anything
    • the mower cuts off the tops of the grass
    • the title should be written at the top of the first page
  • noun the highest or uppermost side of anything
    upside; upper side; top side.
    • put your books on top of the desk
    • only the top side of the box was painted

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leading_man

  • noun actor who plays the leading male role

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interlude

  • noun an intervening period or episode
  • noun a brief show (music or dance etc) inserted between the sections of a longer performance
    intermezzo; entr'acte.

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ingenue

  • noun an actress who specializes in playing the role of an artless innocent young girl
  • noun an artless innocent young girl (especially as portrayed on the stage)

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escape_expert

  • noun an entertainer who is expert in the art of escaping
    escapologist.

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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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overact

  • verb exaggerate one's acting
    ham; overplay; ham it up.

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f._scott_fitzgerald

  • noun United States author whose novels characterized the Jazz Age in the United States (1896-1940)
    Fitzgerald; Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald.

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barrie

  • noun Scottish dramatist and novelist; created Peter Pan (1860-1937)
    James Matthew Barrie; J. M. Barrie; Sir James Matthew Barrie; James Barrie.

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joel_harris

  • noun United States author who wrote the stories about Uncle Remus (1848-1908)
    Harris; Joel Chandler Harris.

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john_barrington_wain

  • noun English writer (1925-1994)
    John Wain; Wain.

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herbert_marx

  • noun United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1901-1979)
    Zeppo; Marx.

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george_william_russell

  • noun Irish writer whose pen name was A.E. (1867-1935)
    A.E.; Russell.

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rushdie

  • noun British writer of novels who was born in India; one of his novels is regarded as blasphemous by Muslims and a fatwa was issued condemning him to death (born in 1947)
    Ahmed Salman Rushdie; Salman Rushdie.

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wizard

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.
  • noun one who practices magic or sorcery
    necromancer; thaumaturgist; thaumaturge; magician; sorcerer.

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italo_calvino

  • noun Italian writer of novels and short stories (born in Cuba) (1923-1987)
    Calvino.

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erich_von_stroheim

  • noun United States film actor (born in Austria) (1885-1957)
    Stroheim.

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william_shakspere

  • noun English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616)
    Bard of Avon; Shakspere; Shakespeare; William Shakespeare.

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robert_mitchum

  • noun United States film actor (1917-1997)
    Mitchum.

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henry_james

  • noun writer who was born in the United States but lived in England (1843-1916)
    James.

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laughton

  • noun United States film actor (born in England) (1899-1962)
    Charles Laughton.

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horace_walpole

  • noun English writer and historian; son of Sir Robert Walpole (1717-1797)
    Walpole; Horatio Walpole; Fourth Earl of Orford.

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van_doren

  • noun United States writer and literary critic (1885-1950)
    Carl Van Doren; Carl Clinton Van Doren.

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anxiety

  • noun (psychiatry) a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness occurring in a variety of mental disorders, usually accompanied by compulsive behavior or attacks of panic
    anxiousness.
  • noun a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune

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majorette

  • noun a female baton twirler who accompanies a marching band
    drum majorette.
  • noun a female drum major
    drum majorette.

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fire-eater

  • noun a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires
    firefighter; fire fighter; fireman.
  • noun a belligerent grouch
    hothead.

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shepard

  • noun United States author of surrealistic allegorical plays (born in 1943)
    Sam Shepard.
  • noun astronaut who made the first United States' suborbital rocket-powered flight in 1961 (1923-1998)
    Alan Shepard; Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr..

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sir_james_matthew_barrie

  • noun Scottish dramatist and novelist; created Peter Pan (1860-1937)
    James Matthew Barrie; J. M. Barrie; James Barrie; Barrie.

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anton_pavlovich_chekhov

  • noun Russian dramatist whose plays are concerned with the difficulty of communication between people (1860-1904)
    Chekhov; Anton Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekov; Chekov; Anton Chekov.

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carroll

  • noun English author; Charles Dodgson was an Oxford don of mathematics who is remembered for the children's stories he wrote under the pen name Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)
    Dodgson; Charles Lutwidge Dodgson; Lewis Carroll; Reverend Dodgson; Charles Dodgson.

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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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maria_magdalene_von_losch

  • noun United States film actress (born in Germany) who made many films with Josef von Sternberg and later was a successful cabaret star (1901-1992)
    Dietrich; Marlene Dietrich.

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mary_flannery_o'connor

  • noun United States writer (1925-1964)
    Flannery O'Connor; O'Connor.

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vicomte_de_chateaubriand

  • noun French statesman and writer; considered a precursor of the romantic movement in France (1768-1848)
    Chateaubriand; Francois Rene Chateaubriand.

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jamison

  • noun United States dancer and choreographer (born in 1944)
    Judith Jamison.

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mind

  • noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    psyche; brain; head; nous.
    • his mind wandered
    • I couldn't get his words out of my head
  • noun recall or remembrance
    • it came to mind

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edmond_hoyle

  • noun English writer on card games (1672-1769)
    Hoyle.

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rap

  • noun a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
    blame.
    • he took the blame for it
    • it was a bum rap
  • noun a gentle blow
    strike; tap.

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cary_grant

  • noun United States actor (born in England) who was the elegant leading man in many films (1904-1986)
    Grant.

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duke_wayne

  • noun United States film actor who played tough heroes (1907-1979)
    Wayne; John Wayne.

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williams

  • noun United States country singer and songwriter (1923-1953)
    Hiram Williams; Hiram King Williams; Hank Williams.
  • noun English philosopher credited with reviving the field of moral philosophy (1929-2003)
    Bernard Arthur Owen Williams; Sir Bernard Williams.

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judith_jamison

  • noun United States dancer and choreographer (born in 1944)
    Jamison.

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lionel_barrymore

  • noun United States actor; son of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore (1878-1954)
    Barrymore.

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george_sand

  • noun French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876)
    Sand; Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin; Baroness Dudevant.

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francis_scott_key_fitzgerald

  • noun United States author whose novels characterized the Jazz Age in the United States (1896-1940)
    Fitzgerald; F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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rider

  • noun a traveler who actively rides an animal (as a horse or camel)
  • noun a clause that is appended to a legislative bill

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loren

  • noun Italian film actress (born in 1934)
    Sophia Loren; Sofia Scicolone.

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mrs._humphrey_ward

  • noun English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920)
    Mary Augusta Arnold Ward; Ward.

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andre_malraux

  • noun French novelist (1901-1976)
    Malraux.

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john_ernst_steinbeck

  • noun United States writer noted for his novels about agricultural workers (1902-1968)
    John Steinbeck; Steinbeck.

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calderon_de_la_barca

  • noun Spanish poet and dramatist considered one of the great Spanish writers (1600-1681)
    Pedro Calderon de la Barca; Calderon.

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luce

  • noun United States publisher of magazines (1898-1967)
    Henry Robinson Luce; Henry Luce.
  • noun United States playwright and public official (1902-1987)
    Clare Booth Luce.

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mystery_play

  • noun a medieval play representing episodes from the life of Christ

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cummings

  • noun United States writer noted for his typographically eccentric poetry (1894-1962)
    e. e. cummings; Edward Estlin Cummings.

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reverence

  • noun a feeling of profound respect for someone or something
    fear; veneration; awe.
    • the fear of God
    • the Chinese reverence for the dead
    • the French treat food with gentle reverence
    • his respect for the law bordered on veneration
  • noun a reverent mental attitude

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make-believe

  • noun imaginative intellectual play
    pretence; pretense.
  • noun the enactment of a pretense
    pretend.
    • it was just pretend

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conrad

  • noun English novelist (born in Poland) noted for sea stories and for his narrative technique (1857-1924)
    Joseph Conrad; Teodor Josef Konrad Korzeniowski.

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mahler

  • noun Austrian composer and conductor (1860-1911)
    Gustav Mahler.

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morality

  • noun concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct
  • noun motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
    ethics; ethical motive; morals.

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de_quincey

  • noun English writer who described the psychological effects of addiction to opium (1785-1859)
    Thomas De Quincey.

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richard_horatio_edgar_wallace

  • noun English writer noted for his crime novels (1875-1932)
    Edgar Wallace; Wallace.

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lewis

  • noun United States rock star singer and pianist (born in 1935)
    Jerry Lee Lewis.
  • noun United States athlete who won gold medals at the Olympics for his skill in sprinting and jumping (born in 1961)
    Frederick Carleton Lewis; Carl Lewis.

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oliver_goldsmith

  • noun Irish writer of novels and poetry and plays and essays (1728-1774)
    Goldsmith.

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israel_strassberg

  • noun United States actor and film director (born in Austria) who was a leader in developing method acting in the United States (1901-1982)
    Lee Strasberg; Strasberg.

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place

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    spot; topographic point.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun any area set aside for a particular purpose
    property.
    • who owns this place?
    • the president was concerned about the property across from the White House

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hamming

  • noun poor acting by a ham actor
    overacting.
  • verb exaggerate one's acting
    ham; overplay; overact; ham it up.

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david_john_moore_cornwell

  • noun English writer of novels of espionage (born in 1931)
    John le Carre; le Carre.

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durrell

  • noun English writer of Irish descent who spent much of his life in Mediterranean regions (1912-1990)
    Lawrence Durrell; Lawrence George Durrell.

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mary_godwin_wollstonecraft_shelley

  • noun English writer who created Frankenstein's monster and married Percy Bysshe Shelley (1797-1851)
    Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Shelley; Mary Shelley.

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isherwood

  • noun United States writer (born in England) whose best known novels portray Berlin in the 1930's and who collaborated with W. H. Auden in writing plays in verse (1904-1986)
    Christopher Isherwood; Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood.

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symonds

  • noun English writer (1840-1893)
    John Addington Symonds.

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orchestra

  • noun a musical organization consisting of a group of instrumentalists including string players
  • noun seating on the main floor in a theater

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helen_keller

  • noun United States lecturer and writer who was blind and deaf from the age of 19 months; Anne Sullivan taught her to read and write and speak; Helen Keller graduated from college and went on to champion the cause of blind and deaf people (1880-1968)
    Helen Adams Keller; Keller.

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mickey_spillane

  • noun United States writer of popular detective novels (born in 1918)
    Frank Morrison Spillane; Spillane.

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mary_wollstonecraft_shelley

  • noun English writer who created Frankenstein's monster and married Percy Bysshe Shelley (1797-1851)
    Shelley; Mary Shelley; Mary Godwin Wollstonecraft Shelley.

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adoration

  • noun a feeling of profound love and admiration
    worship.
  • noun the act of admiring strongly
    idolization; idolisation.

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exotic_belly_dancer

  • noun a woman who performs a solo belly dance
    belly dancer; exotic dancer.

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arthur_conan_doyle

  • noun British author who created Sherlock Holmes (1859-1930)
    A. Conan Doyle; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Conan Doyle.

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headline

  • noun the heading or caption of a newspaper article
    newspaper headline.
  • verb publicize widely or highly, as if with a headline

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walk-on

  • noun plays a small part in a dramatic production
  • adjective not capable of or especially not involving speech or spoken lines
    nonspeaking.
    • had a nonspeaking role in the play

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symphonic

  • adjective relating to or characteristic or suggestive of a symphony
    • symphonic choir
  • adjective satellite harmonious in sound
    symphonious.
    • the symphonic hum of a million insects

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nautch_girl

  • noun a professional dancing girl in India

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martha_beatrice_potter_webb

  • noun English writer and a central member of the Fabian Society (1858-1943)
    Webb; Beatrice Webb.

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instrumentalist

  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    player; musician.

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do

  • noun an uproarious party
    bash; brawl.
  • noun the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
    doh; ut.

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mary_martin

  • noun United States actress (1913-1990)
    Martin.

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george_dibdin-pitt

  • noun a British playwright who created the fictional character Sweeney Todd (1799-1855)
    George Dibdin Pitt; George Pitt; Pitt.

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de

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Diamond State; Delaware; First State.

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marshall_mcluhan

  • noun Canadian writer noted for his analyses of the mass media (1911-1980)
    McLuhan; Herbert Marshall McLuhan.

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geek

  • noun a carnival performer who does disgusting acts
  • noun a person with an unusual or odd personality
    eccentric person; eccentric; oddball; flake.

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pound

  • noun 16 ounces avoirdupois
    lb.
    • he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds
  • noun the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence
    British pound sterling; pound sterling; quid; British pound.

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