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valve

  • noun a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it
  • noun device in a brass wind instrument for varying the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone

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expostulation

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

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magnetic

  • adjective of or relating to or caused by magnetism
    • magnetic forces
  • adjective having the properties of a magnet; i.e. of attracting iron or steel
    magnetized; magnetised.
    • the hard disk is covered with a thin coat of magnetic material

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lacrimal

  • adjective of or relating to tears
    lachrymal.
  • adjective relating to or located near the organ that produces tears
    lachrymal.

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bioluminescence

  • noun luminescence produced by physiological processes (as in the firefly)

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canalis_inguinalis

  • noun oblique passage through the lower abdominal wall; in males it is the passage through which the testes descend into the scrotum and it contains the spermatic cord; in females it transmits the round ligament of the uterus
    inguinal canal.

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sleek

  • verb make slick or smooth
    slick.
  • adjective satellite well-groomed and neatly tailored; especially too well-groomed
    • sleek figures in expensive clothes

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four

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
    tetrad; quaternity; quadruplet; foursome; Little Joe; IV; quaternion; quatern; quaternary; quartet; 4.
  • noun a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips
    four-spot.

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back_channel

  • noun an alternative to the regular channels of communication that is used when agreements must be made secretly (especially in diplomacy or government)
    • they negotiated via a back channel

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optical_maser

  • noun an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation; an optical device that produces an intense monochromatic beam of coherent light
    laser.

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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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muzzle

  • noun the open circular discharging end of a gun
    gun muzzle.
  • noun forward projecting part of the head of certain animals; includes the jaws and nose

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ventilate

  • verb expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
    vent; air out; air.
    • air the old winter clothes
    • air out the smoke-filled rooms
  • verb expose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard spoilage
    • Wheat should be well ventilated

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spin

  • noun a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
  • noun the act of rotating rapidly
    twist; whirl; twisting; twirl.
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting

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blacking

  • noun a substance used to produce a shiny protective surface on footwear
    shoe polish.
  • verb make or become black
    melanize; black; blacken; melanise; nigrify.
    • The smoke blackened the ceiling
    • The ceiling blackened

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daze

  • noun the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
    shock; stupor.
    • his mother's death left him in a daze
    • he was numb with shock
  • noun confusion characterized by lack of clarity
    haze; fog.

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crossbar

  • noun a horizontal bar that goes across something
  • noun game equipment consisting of a horizontal bar to be jumped or vaulted over

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pride

  • noun a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
    pridefulness.
  • noun satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements
    • he takes pride in his son's success

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silicon

  • noun a tetravalent nonmetallic element; next to oxygen it is the most abundant element in the earth's crust; occurs in clay and feldspar and granite and quartz and sand; used as a semiconductor in transistors
    Si; atomic number 14.

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luxury_liner

  • noun a liner equipped for sumptuous living
    express luxury liner.

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lure

  • noun qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward
    come-on; enticement.
  • noun anything that serves as an enticement
    come-on; bait; sweetener; hook.

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stick_out

  • verb extend out or project in space
    project; protrude; jut out; jut.
    • His sharp nose jutted out
    • A single rock sticks out from the cliff
  • verb be highly noticeable
    jump; jump out; leap out; stand out.

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blanket

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

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rise

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

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factory_ship

  • noun a whaling ship equipped to process whale products at sea

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adumbrate

  • verb describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of
    sketch; outline.
    • sketch the outline of the book
    • outline his ideas
  • verb give to understand
    insinuate; intimate.
    • I insinuated that I did not like his wife

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canal_of_schlemm

  • noun a circular canal in the eye that drains aqueous humor from the anterior chamber of the eye into the anterior ciliary veins
    Schlemm's canal; sinus venosus sclerae.

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replication

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

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lightship

  • noun a ship equipped like a lighthouse and anchored where a permanent lighthouse would be impracticable

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gaslight

  • noun light yielded by the combustion of illuminating gas

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washboard

  • noun device consisting of a corrugated surface to scrub clothes on
  • noun protective covering consisting of a broad plank along a gunwale to keep water from splashing over the side
    splashboard.

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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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ignition_interlock

  • noun a device that prevents an automotive engine from starting
    interlock.
    • car theives know how to bypass the ignition interlock

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bringing

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

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electronics

  • noun the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices

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public_relations_man

  • noun someone employed to arrange publicity (for a firm or a public figure)
    press agent; publicity man; PR man.

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school

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

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ductus_deferens

  • noun a duct that carries spermatozoa from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct
    vas deferens.

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propping_up

  • noun the act of propping up with shores
    shoring up; shoring.

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heat_sink

  • noun a metal conductor specially designed to conduct (and radiate) heat

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wooden

  • adjective satellite made or consisting of (entirely or in part) or employing wood
    • a wooden box
    • an ancient cart with wooden wheels
  • adjective satellite lacking ease or grace
    • the actor's performance was wooden
    • a wooden smile

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commons

  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; park; common.
    • they went for a walk in the park
  • noun a pasture subject to common use
    common land.

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handout

  • noun an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation
    release; press release.
  • noun giving money or food or clothing to a needy person

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blat_out

  • verb announce loudly
    blare out.

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convenience

  • noun the state of being suitable or opportune
    • chairs arranged for his own convenience
  • noun the quality of being useful and convenient
    • they offered the convenience of an installment plan

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succession

  • noun a following of one thing after another in time
    chronological succession; chronological sequence; successiveness; sequence.
    • the doctor saw a sequence of patients
  • noun a group of people or things arranged or following in order
    • a succession of stalls offering soft drinks
    • a succession of failures

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intercommunication

  • noun mutual communication; communication with each other
    • they intercepted intercommunication between enemy ships

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barber's_pole

  • noun striped pole outside a barbershop

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aeronautics

  • noun the theory and practice of navigation through air or space
    astronautics.

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bimonthly

  • noun a periodical that is published twice a month or every two months (either 24 or 6 issues per year)
  • adjective satellite occurring twice a month
    semimonthly.
    • a semimonthly publication

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force

  • noun a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • noun (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration

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embeam

To make brilliant with beams. R. G. Fletcher.

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corvette

  • noun a highly maneuverable escort warship; smaller than a destroyer

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battle_cruiser

  • noun a cruiser of maximum speed and firepower

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give_notice

  • verb terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
    give the axe; send away; give the sack; fire; dismiss; terminate; displace; sack; force out; can.
    • The boss fired his secretary today
    • The company terminated 25% of its workers
  • verb inform (somebody) of something
    apprize; send word; apprise; notify; advise.
    • I advised him that the rent was due

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diffuseness

  • noun the spatial property of being spread out over a wide area or through a large volume

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direct

  • verb command with authority
    • He directed the children to do their homework
  • verb intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    aim; point; place; target.
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

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pulse

  • noun (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)
    pulsing; pulsation; impulse.
    • the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    beat; heartbeat; pulsation.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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horn

  • noun a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it
  • noun one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

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sustain

  • verb lengthen or extend in duration or space
    prolong; keep up.
    • We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible
    • prolong the treatment of the patient
    • keep up the good work
  • verb undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
    suffer; have; get.
    • She suffered a fracture in the accident
    • He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars
    • She got a bruise on her leg
    • He got his arm broken in the scuffle

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channelize

  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; manoeuver; steer.
  • verb make a channel for; provide with a channel
    channelise.
    • channelize the country for better transportation

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shining

  • noun the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it
    polishing.
    • the shining of shoes provided a meager living
    • every Sunday he gave his car a good polishing
  • verb be bright by reflecting or casting light
    reflect; shine.
    • Drive carefully--the wet road reflects

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whale

  • noun a very large person; impressive in size or qualities
    giant; heavyweight; hulk.
  • noun any of the larger cetacean mammals having a streamlined body and breathing through a blowhole on the head

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wreck

  • noun something or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation
    • the house was a wreck when they bought it
    • thanks to that quack I am a human wreck
  • noun an accident that destroys a ship at sea
    shipwreck.

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insinuate

  • verb introduce or insert (oneself) in a subtle manner
    • He insinuated himself into the conversation of the people at the nearby table
  • verb give to understand
    adumbrate; intimate.
    • I insinuated that I did not like his wife

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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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ureter

  • noun either of a pair of thick-walled tubes that carry urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder

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new

  • adjective not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered
    • a new law
    • new cars
    • a new comet
    • a new friend
    • a new year
    • the New World
  • adjective satellite original and of a kind not seen before
    fresh; novel.
    • the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem

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fibre_optics

  • noun the transmission of light signals via glass fibers
    fiber optics; fibreoptics; fiberoptics.

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guided_missile_destroyer

  • noun a small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship
    destroyer.

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set_down

  • verb put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.
    get down; put down; write down.
  • verb reach or come to rest
    land.
    • The bird landed on the highest branch
    • The plane landed in Istanbul

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widget

  • noun something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known
    gubbins; gismo; thingumabob; whatchamacallit; doohickey; doodad; thingumajig; whatsis; thingamabob; thingummy; thingmabob; whatchamacallum; doojigger; thingamajig; gimmick; thingmajig; gizmo.
    • she eased the ball-shaped doodad back into its socket
    • there may be some great new gizmo around the corner that you will want to use
  • noun a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
    contraption; gismo; gadget; appliance; convenience; contrivance; gizmo.

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philia

  • noun a positive feeling of liking
    heart; warmness; warmheartedness; tenderness; affection; affectionateness; fondness.
    • he had trouble expressing the affection he felt
    • the child won everyone's heart
    • the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home

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ski_lift

  • noun a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill
    lift; ski tow.

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aerosolise

  • verb become dispersed as an aerosol
    aerosolize.
    • the bacteria quickly aerosolised
  • verb disperse as an aerosol
    aerosolize.
    • The bacteria suspension was aerosolized

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reporter

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

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receiving_system

  • noun set that receives radio or tv signals
    receiver.

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shimmery

  • adjective satellite glistening tremulously
    • the shimmery surface of the lake
    • a dress of shimmery satin

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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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chirk_up

  • verb become cheerful
    cheer up; cheer.

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remote_control

  • noun a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance
    remote.
    • he lost the remote for his TV

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hulk

  • noun a very large person; impressive in size or qualities
    whale; giant; heavyweight.
  • noun a ship that has been wrecked and abandoned

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superconductivity

  • noun the disappearance of electrical resistance at very low temperatures

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humility

  • noun a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride
    humbleness.
    • not everyone regards humility as a virtue
  • noun a humble feeling
    humbleness.
    • he was filled with humility at the sight of the Pope

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cool_off

  • verb become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation
    calm; calm down; simmer down; cool it; chill out; settle down.
    • After the fight both men need to cool off.
    • It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again.
  • verb lose intensity
    cool down; cool.
    • His enthusiasm cooled considerably

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morning_star

  • noun a planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky
    daystar; Phosphorus; Lucifer.