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fawn

  • noun a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color
    greyish brown; dun; grayish brown.
    • she wore dun
  • noun a young deer

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playing_period

  • noun (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds
    play; period of play.
    • rain stopped play in the 4th inning

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territorialize

  • verb organize as a territory
    territorialise.
  • verb place on a territorial basis
    territorialise.
    • The railways were territorialized

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foul

  • noun an act that violates the rules of a sport
  • verb hit a foul ball

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hitch

  • noun a period of time spent in military service
    tour; term of enlistment; enlistment; duty tour; tour of duty.
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

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sleep

  • noun a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
    slumber.
    • he didn't get enough sleep last night
    • calm as a child in dreamless slumber
  • noun a torpid state resembling deep sleep
    sopor.

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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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preface

  • noun a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
    prolusion; foreword.
  • verb furnish with a preface or introduction
    introduce; precede; premise.
    • She always precedes her lectures with a joke
    • He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution

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aggression

  • noun a disposition to behave aggressively
  • noun a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack
    aggressiveness.

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conjure

  • 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.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain
  • verb ask for or request earnestly
    beseech; bid; entreat; press; adjure.
    • The prophet bid all people to become good persons

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shedder

  • noun an attacker who sheds or spills blood
    spiller.
    • a great hunter and spiller of blood

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profanation

  • noun blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character
    blasphemy; desecration; sacrilege.
    • desecration of the Holy Sabbath
  • noun degradation of something worthy of respect; cheapening

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porno

  • noun creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc.) of no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desire
    pornography; erotica; smut; porn.

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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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heighten

  • verb become more extreme
    rise.
    • The tension heightened
  • verb make more extreme; raise in quantity, degree, or intensity
    • heightened interest

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talk_about

  • verb to consider or examine in speech or writing
    discourse; discuss.
    • The author talks about the different aspects of this question
    • The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'
  • verb discuss or mention
    talk of.
    • They spoke of many things

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bludgeon

  • noun a club used as a weapon
  • verb overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club
    • The teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the math formulas

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originality

  • noun the ability to think and act independently
  • noun the quality of being new and original (not derived from something else)

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opener

  • noun the first event in a series
    • she played Chopin for her opener
    • the season's opener was a game against the Yankees
  • noun a person who unfastens or unwraps or opens
    undoer; untier; unfastener.
    • children are talented undoers of their shoelaces

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aggravated_assault

  • noun a reckless attack with intent to injure seriously (as with a deadly weapon)

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wake_up

  • verb cause to become awake or conscious
    awaken; waken; arouse; wake; rouse.
    • He was roused by the drunken men in the street
    • Please wake me at 6 AM.
  • verb stop sleeping
    waken; come alive; arouse; wake; awake; awaken.
    • She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock

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lord

  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    overlord; master.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Divine; Maker; Godhead.

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spark

  • noun a momentary flash of light
    glint; flicker.
  • noun merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
    sparkle; light; twinkle.
    • he had a sparkle in his eye
    • there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes

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whack

  • noun the sound made by a sharp swift blow
  • noun the act of hitting vigorously
    knock; whang; rap; belt.
    • he gave the table a whack

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salutatorian

  • noun a graduating student with the second highest academic rank; may deliver the opening address at graduation exercises
    salutatory speaker.

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antecede

  • verb be earlier in time; go back further
    forego; predate; forgo; antedate; precede.
    • Stone tools precede bronze tools

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hormone

  • noun the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
    endocrine; internal secretion.

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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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egotrip

  • verb act in a way that attracts attention
    • This teacher always egotrips and the students don't like him

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activation

  • noun stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical
  • noun the activity of causing to have energy and be active
    energizing; activating.

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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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lurk

  • verb lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
    skulk.
  • verb be about
    loaf; footle; mess about; lallygag; linger; lollygag; tarry; mill about; hang around; lounge; loiter; mill around.
    • The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square
    • Who is this man that is hanging around the department?

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redact

  • noun someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication
    rewriter; redactor; reviser; rewrite man.
  • verb formulate in a particular style or language
    put; frame; couch; cast.
    • I wouldn't put it that way
    • She cast her request in very polite language

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blubber

  • noun an insulating layer of fat under the skin of whales and other large marine mammals; used as a source of oil
  • noun excess bodily weight
    avoirdupois; fat; fatness.
    • she disliked fatness in herself as well as in others

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departure_time

  • noun the time at which a public conveyance is scheduled to depart from a given point of origin
    time of departure.

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spring_up

  • verb come into existence; take on form or shape
    originate; develop; rise; uprise; 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

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cut_down

  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; cut back; bring down; reduce; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
  • verb cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
    slash.

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come_close

  • verb nearly do something
    • She came close to quitting her job
  • verb be close or similar
    approximate.
    • Her results approximate my own

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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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disturb

  • verb move deeply
    upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought
  • verb change the arrangement or position of
    raise up; commove; stir up; vex; shake up; agitate.

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specify

  • verb specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
    qualify; condition; stipulate.
    • The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life
    • The contract stipulates the dates of the payments
  • verb decide upon or fix definitely
    set; fix; limit; determine; define.
    • fix the variables
    • specify the parameters

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scholar

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

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induction

  • noun a formal entry into an organization or position or office
    initiation; installation.
    • his initiation into the club
    • he was ordered to report for induction into the army
    • he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame
  • noun an electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current
    inductance.

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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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artistic_production

  • noun the creation of beautiful or significant things
    artistic creation; art.
    • art does not need to be innovative to be good
    • I was never any good at art
    • he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully

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time_of_departure

  • noun the time at which a public conveyance is scheduled to depart from a given point of origin
    departure time.

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unblock

  • verb clear or remove an obstruction from
    • the procedure unblocked his arteries
  • verb play the cards of (a suit) so that the last trick on which a hand can follow suit will be taken by a higher card in the hand of a partner who has the remaining cards of a combined holding

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delegate

  • noun a person appointed or elected to represent others
  • verb transfer power to someone
    depute.

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guiding

  • adjective satellite exerting control or influence
    • a guiding principle
  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; channelize; manoeuver; steer.

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deadline

  • noun the point in time at which something must be completed

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reinvent

  • verb bring back into existence
    • The candidate reinvented the concept of national health care so that he would get elected
  • verb create anew and make over
    • He reinvented African music for American listeners

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harrier

  • noun a persistent attacker
    harasser.
    • the harassers were not members of the regular army
  • noun a hound that resembles a foxhound but is smaller; used to hunt rabbits

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clothes

  • noun clothing in general
    apparel; dress; wearing apparel.
    • she was refined in her choice of apparel
    • he always bought his clothes at the same store
    • fastidious about his dress
  • verb provide with clothes or put clothes on
    enclothe; garment; fit out; garb; raiment; apparel; habilitate; dress; tog; clothe.
    • Parents must feed and dress their child

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carnivore

  • noun a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal
    • terrestrial carnivores have four or five clawed digits on each limb
  • noun any animal that feeds on flesh
    • Tyrannosaurus Rex was a large carnivore
    • insectivorous plants are considered carnivores

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rollick

  • verb play boisterously
    disport; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; frisk; lark; lark about; frolic; gambol.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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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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make_up_one's_mind

  • verb reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    determine; decide.
    • We finally decided after lengthy deliberations

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blasphemy

  • noun blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred)
  • noun blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character
    profanation; desecration; sacrilege.
    • desecration of the Holy Sabbath

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releasing_factor

  • noun a substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland
    RF; releasing hormone.
  • noun any of several hormones produced in the hypothalamus and carried by a vein to the anterior pituitary gland where they stimulate the release of anterior pituitary hormones; each of these hormones causes the anterior pituitary to secrete a specific hormone
    hypothalamic releasing hormone; RH; hypothalamic releasing factor; releasing hormone.

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bacon

  • noun back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
  • noun English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
    Roger Bacon.

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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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bat_mitzvah

  • noun (Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 12th birthday of a Jewish girl and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility
    bas mitzvah; bath mitzvah.
  • verb confirm in the bat mitzvah ceremony, of girls in the Jewish faith

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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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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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persuade

  • verb win approval or support for
    carry; sway.
    • Carry all before one
    • His speech did not sway the voters
  • verb cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm
    • You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!

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yack

  • noun noisy talk
    chatter; cackle; yak; yakety-yak.
  • verb talk incessantly and tiresomely
    jaw; yap away; yack away; rattle on.

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lineage

  • noun the descendants of one individual
    pedigree; parentage; descent; bloodline; ancestry; stemma; blood; line; stock; line of descent; origin; blood line.
    • his entire lineage has been warriors
  • noun the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
    filiation; line of descent; descent.

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naif

  • noun a naive or inexperienced person
  • adjective marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience
    naive.
    • a teenager's naive ignorance of life
    • the naive assumption that things can only get better
    • this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances

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period_of_time

  • noun an amount of time
    time period; period.
    • a time period of 30 years
    • hastened the period of time of his recovery
    • Picasso's blue period

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blue

  • noun blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
    blueness.
    • he had eyes of bright blue
  • noun blue clothing
    • she was wearing blue

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haze

  • noun atmospheric moisture or dust or smoke that causes reduced visibility
  • noun confusion characterized by lack of clarity
    fog; daze.

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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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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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naiveness

  • noun lack of sophistication or worldliness
    naivete; naivety.

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inducement

  • noun a positive motivational influence
    motivator; incentive.
  • noun act of bringing about a desired result
    inducing.
    • inducement of sleep

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systematizer

  • noun an organizer who puts things in order
    systemizer; orderer; systemiser; systematist; systematiser.
    • Aristotle was a great orderer of ideas

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cut_back

  • verb return in time
    flash back.
    • the film cut back to an earlier event in the story
  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; bring down; reduce; cut down; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits

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candymaker

  • noun someone who makes candies and other sweets
    confectioner.

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creating_from_raw_materials

  • noun the act of creating something that is different from the materials that went into it

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teetertotter

  • noun a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end
    tilting board; teeter; teeter-totter; seesaw; dandle board; teeterboard.
  • verb ride on a plank
    seesaw; teeter-totter.

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here

  • noun the present location; this place
    • where do we go from here?
  • noun queen of the Olympian gods in ancient Greek mythology; sister and wife of Zeus remembered for her jealously of the many mortal women Zeus fell in love with; identified with Roman Juno
    Hera.

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line_of_defence

  • noun any organization whose responsibility it is to defend against something
    line of defense.
    • police are the major line of defense against crime
  • noun defensive structure consisting of a barrier that can be employed for defense against attack
    line of defense.

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active

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

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enrol

  • verb register formally as a participant or member
    enroll; enter; recruit; inscribe.
    • The party recruited many new members

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violate

  • verb fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
    go against; break.
    • This sentence violates the rules of syntax
  • verb act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    go against; infract; break; offend; breach; transgress.
    • offend all laws of humanity
    • violate the basic laws or human civilization
    • break a law
    • break a promise

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reference_system

  • noun a system that uses coordinates to establish position
    reference frame; frame of reference; coordinate system.

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ravish

  • verb force (someone) to have sex against their will
    violate; dishonor; assault; dishonour; outrage; rape.
    • The woman was raped on her way home at night
  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; delight; enthral; enrapture; enchant; transport.

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settler

  • noun a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
    colonist.
  • noun a negotiator who settles disputes