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undulate

  • verb stir up (water) so as to form ripples
    ripple; riffle; ruffle; cockle.
  • verb occur in soft rounded shapes
    roll.
    • The hills rolled past

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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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shamble

  • noun walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet
    shambling; shuffle; shuffling.
    • from his shambling I assumed he was very old
  • verb walk by dragging one's feet
    shuffle; scuffle.
    • he shuffled out of the room
    • We heard his feet shuffling down the hall

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trolley

  • noun a wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricity
    tram; tramcar; trolley car; streetcar.

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swag

  • noun valuable goods
  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    booty; prize; pillage; plunder; dirty money; loot.

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swan

  • noun stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
  • verb to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
    avow; affirm; verify; assert; swear; aver.
    • Before God I swear I am innocent

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swap

  • noun an equal exchange
    swop; barter; trade.
    • we had no money so we had to live by barter
  • verb exchange or give (something) in exchange for
    switch; swop; trade.

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under

  • adjective satellite located below or beneath something else
    nether.
    • nether garments
    • the under parts of a machine
  • adjective satellite lower in rank, power, or authority
    • an under secretary

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speeder

  • noun a driver who exceeds the safe speed limit
    speed demon.

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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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simoon

  • noun a violent hot sand-laden wind on the deserts of Arabia and North Africa
    simoom; samiel.

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simoom

  • noun a violent hot sand-laden wind on the deserts of Arabia and North Africa
    simoon; samiel.

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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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whisk

  • noun a mixer incorporating a coil of wires; used for whipping eggs or cream
  • noun a small short-handled broom used to brush clothes
    whisk broom.

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correct

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

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strayer

  • noun someone who strays or falls behind
    straggler.
  • adjective satellite not close together in time
    isolated; stray.
    • isolated instances of rebellion
    • a few stray crumbs

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white_horse

  • noun a wave that is blown by the wind so its crest is broken and appears white
    whitecap.

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move_through

  • verb make a passage or journey from one place to another
    transit; pass through; pass across; pass over.
    • The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs
    • "Some travelers pass through the desert

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cloudiness

  • noun the state of the sky when it is covered by clouds
    cloud cover; overcast.
  • noun gloomy semidarkness caused by cloud cover
    overcast.

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shlep

  • noun (Yiddish) an awkward and stupid person
    schlep; schlepper; shlepper.
  • noun a tedious or difficult journey
    schlep.

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whirlwind

  • noun a more or less vertical column of air whirling around itself as it moves over the surface of the Earth

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altocumulus

  • noun a cumulus cloud at an intermediate altitude of 2 or 3 miles
    altocumulus cloud.

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mare's_tail

  • noun a long narrow flowing cirrus cloud

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thunder

  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    roar; roaring; boom.
  • noun a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning

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hazy

  • adjective satellite filled or abounding with fog or mist
    foggy; brumous; misty.
    • a brumous October morning
  • adjective satellite indistinct or hazy in outline
    muzzy; blurred; fuzzy; foggy; bleary; blurry.
    • a landscape of blurred outlines
    • the trees were just blurry shapes

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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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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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distention

  • noun the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions
    distension; dilatation.
  • noun the act of expanding by pressure from within
    distension.

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herd

  • noun a group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans
  • noun a group of wild mammals of one species that remain together: antelope or elephants or seals or whales or zebra

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pursuit

  • noun the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
    following; pursual; chase.
    • the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit
  • noun a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria
    quest; pursuance.
    • the pursuit of love
    • life is more than the pursuance of fame
    • a quest for wealth

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moroseness

  • noun a gloomy ill-tempered feeling
    sullenness; glumness.
  • noun a sullen moody resentful disposition
    sulkiness; sullenness; sourness.

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doldrums

  • noun a state of inactivity (in business or art etc)
    stagnancy; stagnation.
    • economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation
  • noun a belt of calms and light winds between the northern and southern trade winds of the Atlantic and Pacific

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undulation

  • noun an undulating curve
    wave.
  • noun wavelike motion; a gentle rising and falling in the manner of waves

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uplifting

  • noun the rise of something
    • the uplifting of the clouds revealed the blue of a summer sky
  • verb fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
    intoxicate; uplift; elate; pick up; lift up.
    • Music can uplift your spirits

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nacreous_cloud

  • noun a luminous iridescent cloud at a high altitude that may be seen when the sun is a few degrees below the horizon
    mother-of-pearl cloud.

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cirrostratus_cloud

  • noun a thin uniform layer of hazy cloud at high altitude
    cirrostratus.

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smoke

  • noun a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas
    fume.
  • noun a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion
    smoking.
    • the fire produced a tower of black smoke that could be seen for miles

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maunder

  • verb wander aimlessly
  • verb talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
    mussitate; mumble; mutter.

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snow_eater

  • noun a warm dry wind blowing down the eastern slopes of the Rockies
    chinook; chinook wind.

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cirrus_cloud

  • noun a wispy white cloud (usually of fine ice crystals) at a high altitude (4 to 8 miles)
    cirrus.

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stray

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

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plow

  • noun a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing
    plough.
  • verb to break and turn over earth especially with a plow
    turn; plough.
    • Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week
    • turn the earth in the Spring

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reflate

  • verb economics: experience reflation
    • The economy reflated after the Fed took extreme measures
  • verb economics: raise demand, expand the money supply, or raise prices, after a period of deflation
    • These measures reflated the economy

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plop

  • noun the noise of a rounded object dropping into a liquid without a splash
  • verb drop something with a plopping sound

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liftoff

  • noun the initial ascent of a rocket from its launching pad

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agitation

  • noun a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
  • noun a state of agitation or turbulent change or development
    ferment; unrest; tempestuousness; fermentation.
    • the political ferment produced new leadership
    • social unrest

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plod

  • noun the act of walking with a slow heavy gait
    plodding.
    • I could recognize his plod anywhere
  • verb walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
    footslog; tramp; trudge; slog; pad.
    • Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone

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calm

  • noun steadiness of mind under stress
    equanimity; calmness; composure.
    • he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity
  • noun wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale
    calm air.

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billowing

  • adjective satellite characterized by great swelling waves or surges
    surging; billowy.
    • billowy storm clouds
    • the restless billowing sea
    • surging waves
  • verb rise up as if in waves
    wallow; billow.
    • smoke billowed up into the sky

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lunge

  • noun the act of moving forward suddenly
    lurch.
  • noun (fencing) an attacking thrust made with one foot forward and the back leg straight and with the sword arm outstretched forward
    passado; straight thrust.

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cloud_over

  • verb become covered with clouds
    overcloud; cloud up.
    • The sky clouded over
  • verb become overcast
    • the sky clouded over

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windiness

  • noun a mildly windy state of the air
    breeziness.
  • noun boring verbosity
    prolixity; long-windedness; wordiness; prolixness.

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cut_through

  • verb travel across or pass over
    traverse; track; pass over; get across; cover; cross; get over; cut across.
    • The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day

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blustering

  • adjective satellite blowing in violent and abrupt bursts
    blustery; blusterous.
    • blustering (or blusterous) winds of Patagonia
    • a cold blustery day
    • a gusty storm with strong sudden rushes of wind
  • verb blow hard; be gusty, as of wind
    bluster.
    • A southeaster blustered onshore
    • The flames blustered

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shoot

  • noun a new branch
  • noun the act of shooting at targets
    • they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer

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err

  • verb to make a mistake or be incorrect
    slip; mistake.
  • verb wander from a direct course or at random
    drift; stray.
    • The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her
    • don't drift from the set course

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pursue

  • verb carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
    prosecute; engage.
    • She pursued many activities
    • They engaged in a discussion
  • verb follow in or as if in pursuit
    follow.
    • The police car pursued the suspected attacker
    • Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life

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sandblast

  • noun a blast of wind laden with sand
  • verb grind with a sandblast
    • sandblast the facade of the building

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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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worm

  • noun any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae
  • noun a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
    dirt ball; insect; louse.

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carry_on

  • verb direct the course of; manage or control
    deal; conduct.
    • You cannot conduct business like this
  • verb keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
    preserve; continue; bear on; uphold.
    • preserve the peace in the family
    • continue the family tradition
    • Carry on the old traditions

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freshet

  • noun the occurrence of a water flow resulting from sudden rain or melting snow
    spate.

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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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wildness

  • noun a feeling of extreme emotional intensity
    abandon.
    • the wildness of his anger
  • noun the property of being wild or turbulent
    fury; violence; furiousness; fierceness; vehemence; ferocity.
    • the storm's violence

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fohn

  • noun a warm dry wind that blows down the northern slopes of the Alps
    foehn.

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drippage

  • noun a liquid (as water) that flows in drops (as from the eaves of house)
    dripping.

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ground_swell

  • noun an obvious change of public opinion or political sentiment that occurs without leadership or overt expression
    • there was a ground swell of antiwar sentiment
  • noun a broad and deep undulation of the ocean
    heavy swell.

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travel

  • noun the act of going from one place to another
    travelling; traveling.
    • he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel
  • noun a movement through space that changes the location of something
    change of location.

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slalom

  • noun a downhill race over a winding course defined by upright poles
  • verb race on skis around obstacles

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revisit

  • verb visit again
    • We revisited Rome after 25 years

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machine

  • noun any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
  • noun an efficient person
    • the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine

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east_wind

  • noun a wind from the east
    easter; easterly.

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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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chase

  • noun the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
    following; pursual; pursuit.
    • the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit
  • noun United States politician and jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1808-1873)
    Salmon Portland Chase; Salmon P. Chase.

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swiftness

  • noun a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens
    speed; fastness.
    • the project advanced with gratifying speed

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unhorse

  • verb alight from (a horse)
    light; dismount; get off; get down.

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axial_rotation

  • noun rotary motion of an object around its own axis
    axial motion; roll.
    • wheels in axial rotation

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after

  • adjective satellite located farther aft
  • adverb happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
    afterwards; later; later on; subsequently; afterward.
    • he apologized subsequently
    • he's going to the store but he'll be back here later
    • it didn't happen until afterward
    • two hours after that

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lump

  • noun a compact mass
    clod; ball; glob; clump; chunk.
    • a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder
  • noun an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
    swelling; puffiness.

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stamping_ground

  • noun a frequently visited place
    resort; hangout; haunt; repair.

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lap

  • noun the upper side of the thighs of a seated person
    • he picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap
  • noun an area of control or responsibility
    • the job fell right in my lap

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puff_of_air

  • noun a short light gust of air
    puff; whiff.

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cosmonaut

  • noun a person trained to travel in a spacecraft
    astronaut; spaceman.
    • the Russians called their astronauts cosmonauts

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mare

  • noun female equine animal
    female horse.
  • noun a dark region of considerable extent on the surface of the moon
    maria.

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haste

  • noun overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
    precipitation; hastiness; hurry; hurriedness.
    • he soon regretted his haste
  • noun the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
    rush; hurry; rushing.
    • in his haste to leave he forgot his book

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south

  • noun the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees
    due south; S; southward.
  • noun the region of the United States lying to the south of the Mason-Dixon line

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crestless_wave

  • noun the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
    swell.

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vapor

  • noun a visible suspension in the air of particles of some substance
    vapour.
  • noun the process of becoming a vapor
    evaporation; vaporisation; vaporization; vapour.

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child's_play

  • noun any undertaking that is easy to do
    picnic; walkover; duck soup; piece of cake; breeze; cinch; snap; pushover.
    • marketing this product will be no picnic
  • noun activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules
    play.
    • Freud believed in the utility of play to a small child

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wind

  • noun air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
    air current; current of air.
    • trees bent under the fierce winds
    • when there is no wind, row
    • the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere
  • noun a tendency or force that influences events
    • the winds of change

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over

  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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betake_oneself

  • verb displace oneself; go from one location to another

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wagon_train

  • noun a procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file
    caravan; train.
    • we were part of a caravan of almost a thousand camels
    • they joined the wagon train for safety

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tramp

  • noun a disreputable vagrant
    hobo; bum.
    • a homeless tramp
    • he tried to help the really down-and-out bums
  • noun a person who engages freely in promiscuous sex
    swinger.

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precipitate

  • noun a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering
  • verb bring about abruptly
    • The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution

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fin

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
    quintet; quintuplet; quint; Little Phoebe; cinque; fivesome; 5; Phoebe; V; five; pentad.
  • noun one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile
    tail fin; tailfin.

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belly

  • noun the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
    venter; stomach; abdomen.
  • noun a protruding abdomen
    paunch.

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equinoctial

  • noun the great circle on the celestial sphere midway between the celestial poles
    celestial equator; equinoctial line; equinoctial circle.
  • adjective relating to the vicinity of the equator

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scend

  • verb rise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave
    surge.
    • the boats surged

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grand

  • noun the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
    yard; G; thou; thousand; M; chiliad; one thousand; K; 1000.
  • noun a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame; usually supported by three legs
    grand piano.

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break

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

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bang

  • noun a vigorous blow
    knock; belt; bash; smash.
    • the sudden knock floored him
    • he took a bash right in his face
    • he got a bang on the head
  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; blast; eruption; clap.

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flotation

  • noun the phenomenon of floating (remaining on the surface of a liquid without sinking)
    floatation.
  • noun financing a commercial enterprise by bond or stock shares
    floatation.

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silver

  • noun a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography
    atomic number 47; Ag.
  • noun coins made of silver

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bank

  • noun sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)
    • they pulled the canoe up on the bank
    • he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents
  • noun a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
    banking concern; depository financial institution; banking company.
    • he cashed a check at the bank
    • that bank holds the mortgage on my home

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progression

  • noun a series with a definite pattern of advance
    patterned advance.
  • noun a movement forward
    progress; advance.
    • he listened for the progress of the troops

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wend

  • verb direct one's course or way
    • wend your way through the crowds

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motoring

  • noun the act of driving an automobile
  • verb travel or be transported in a vehicle
    drive; motor.
    • We drove to the university every morning
    • They motored to London for the theater

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natation

  • noun the act of someone who floats on the water
    floating.

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wheel

  • noun a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
  • noun a handwheel that is used for steering
    steering wheel.

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displacement

  • noun act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics
    supplanting.
  • noun an event in which something is displaced without rotation
    shift.

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flock

  • noun a church congregation guided by a pastor
  • noun a group of birds

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slew

  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money
  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    swerve; cut; veer; trend; curve; sheer; slue.
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right

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pounce

  • noun the act of pouncing
  • verb move down on as if in an attack
    swoop.
    • The raptor swooped down on its prey
    • The teacher swooped down upon the new students

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whoosh

  • noun the noise produced by the sudden rush of a fluid (a gas or liquid)
    swoosh.
  • verb move with a sibilant sound
    woosh.
    • He whooshed the doors open

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come_up_to

  • verb speak to someone
    accost; address.

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stamp

  • noun the distinctive form in which a thing is made
    mould; cast; mold.
    • pottery of this cast was found throughout the region
  • noun a type or class
    • more men of his stamp are needed

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turning

  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turn.
    • he took a turn to the right
  • noun act of changing in practice or custom
    • the law took many turnings over the years

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whiff

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

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waddle

  • noun walking with short steps and the weight tilting from one foot to the other
    • ducks walk with a waddle
  • verb walk unsteadily
    totter; paddle; coggle; dodder; toddle.
    • small children toddle

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ascending

  • noun the act of changing location in an upward direction
    ascension; rise; ascent.
  • verb travel up, "We ascended the mountain"
    ascend; go up.
    • go up a ladder
    • The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope

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dodder

  • noun a leafless annual parasitic vine of the genus Cuscuta having whitish or yellow filamentous stems; obtain nourishment through haustoria
  • verb walk unsteadily
    totter; waddle; paddle; coggle; toddle.
    • small children toddle

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marco_polo

  • noun Venetian traveler who explored Asia in the 13th century and served Kublai Khan (1254-1324)
    Polo.

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upthrow

  • noun (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
    upthrust; uplift; upheaval.

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electric_storm

  • noun a storm resulting from strong rising air currents; heavy rain or hail along with thunder and lightning
    electrical storm; thunderstorm.

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filter

  • noun device that removes something from whatever passes through it
  • noun an electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it

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clouding

  • noun the process whereby water particles become visible in the sky
    clouding up.
  • verb make overcast or cloudy
    overcast; cloud.
    • Fall weather often overcasts our beaches

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enraged

  • adjective satellite marked by extreme anger
    furious; angered; maddened; infuriated.
    • the enraged bull attached
    • furious about the accident
    • a furious scowl
    • infuriated onlookers charged the police who were beating the boy
    • could not control the maddened crowd
  • verb put into a rage; make violently angry
    enrage.

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take_the_air

  • verb take a walk; go for a walk; walk for pleasure
    walk.
    • The lovers held hands while walking
    • We like to walk every Sunday

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expansivity

  • noun the fractional change in length or area or volume per unit change in temperature at a given constant pressure
    coefficient of expansion.
  • noun a quality characterized by magnificence of scale or the tendency to expand
    expansiveness.
    • the expansiveness of their extravagant life style was soon curtailed

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rope_down

  • verb lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside
    abseil; rappel.
    • The ascent was easy--roping down the mountain would be much more difficult and dangerous
    • You have to learn how to abseil when you want to do technical climbing

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hoof

  • noun the foot of an ungulate mammal
  • noun the horny covering of the end of the foot in ungulate mammals

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dance_step

  • noun a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance
    step.
    • he taught them the waltz step

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fall_back

  • verb fall backwards and down
  • verb hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
    dawdle; fall behind; lag.

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fumble

  • noun (sports) dropping the ball
    muff.
  • verb feel about uncertainly or blindly
    grope.
    • She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom

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go_forward

  • verb move ahead; travel onward in time or space
    continue; proceed.
    • We proceeded towards Washington
    • She continued in the direction of the hills
    • We are moving ahead in time now

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purposefully

  • adverb in a purposeful manner
    • he caught the motorcycles in the full glare of his headlights, braked and slipped purposefully out of the car

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toe

  • noun one of the digits of the foot
  • noun the part of footwear that provides a covering for the toes

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totter

  • verb move without being stable, as if threatening to fall
    • The drunk man tottered over to our table
  • verb walk unsteadily
    waddle; paddle; coggle; dodder; toddle.
    • small children toddle

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hangout

  • noun a frequently visited place
    stamping ground; resort; haunt; repair.

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bouncing

  • noun rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)
    bounce.
  • verb spring back; spring away from an impact
    spring; rebound; bound; bounce; take a hop; reverberate; recoil; resile; ricochet.
    • The rubber ball bounced
    • These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide

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lunger

  • noun someone who moves forward suddenly (as in fencing)
  • noun a person with pulmonary tuberculosis
    tubercular; consumptive.

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manner_of_walking

  • noun manner of walking
    walk.
    • he had a funny walk

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crawl

  • noun a very slow movement
    • the traffic advanced at a crawl
  • noun a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick
    Australian crawl; front crawl.

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symptom

  • noun (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
  • noun anything that accompanies X and is regarded as an indication of X's existence

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get_across

  • verb communicate successfully
    put over.
    • I couldn't get across the message
    • He put over the idea very well
  • verb become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions
    get through; sink in; come home; fall into place; penetrate; dawn; click.
    • It dawned on him that she had betrayed him
    • she was penetrated with sorrow

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hike

  • noun a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure
    hiking; tramp.
    • she enjoys a hike in her spare time
  • noun an increase in cost
    rise; boost; cost increase.
    • they asked for a 10% rise in rates

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meteorology

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

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ratchet_down

  • verb move by degrees in one direction only
    ratchet; rachet up.
    • a ratcheting lopping tool

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backflow

  • noun a flow that returns toward its source
    backflowing.

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seep

  • verb pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings
    ooze.

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runner

  • noun someone who imports or exports without paying duties
    contrabandist; smuggler; moon curser; moon-curser.
  • noun someone who travels on foot by running

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raw

  • noun informal terms for nakedness
    birthday suit; altogether.
    • in the raw
    • in the altogether
    • in his birthday suit
  • adjective satellite (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes
    natural; rude.
    • natural yogurt
    • natural produce
    • raw wool
    • raw sugar
    • bales of rude cotton

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manner

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; way; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun a way of acting or behaving
    personal manner.

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runnel

  • noun a small stream
    run; rill; rivulet; streamlet.

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seek

  • noun the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk
  • verb try to get or reach
    • seek a position
    • seek an education
    • seek happiness

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draw_back

  • verb pull back or move away or backward
    retire; recede; pull back; move back; withdraw; pull away; retreat.
    • The enemy withdrew
    • The limo pulled away from the curb
  • verb use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ)
    retract; pull back.

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trolley_car

  • noun a wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricity
    tram; tramcar; streetcar; trolley.

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snow

  • noun precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals
    snowfall.
  • noun a layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water) covering the ground

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fly_on

  • verb continue flying

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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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hot-dog

  • verb perform intricate maneuvers while skiing

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private_road

  • noun a road leading up to a private house
    driveway; drive.
    • they parked in the driveway

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move_back

  • verb pull back or move away or backward
    retire; recede; pull back; withdraw; pull away; draw back; retreat.
    • The enemy withdrew
    • The limo pulled away from the curb

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flop

  • noun an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers
    floating-point operation.
    • this computer can perform a million flops per second
  • noun someone who is unsuccessful
    washout; dud.

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flow

  • noun the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
    flowing.
  • noun the amount of fluid that flows in a given time
    flow rate; rate of flow.

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dog

  • noun a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds
    domestic dog; Canis familiaris.
    • the dog barked all night
  • noun a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman
    frump.
    • she got a reputation as a frump
    • she's a real dog

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cloudlike

  • adjective satellite resembling a cloud
    nebular.

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unpeaceful

  • adjective not peaceful
    • unpeaceful times
    • an unpeaceful marriage

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retire

  • verb go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position
    • He retired at age 68
  • verb withdraw from active participation
    withdraw.
    • He retired from chess

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skitter

  • verb to move about or proceed hurriedly
    scamper; scurry; scuttle.
    • so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground
  • verb glide easily along a surface

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northeast

  • noun the compass point midway between north and east; at 45 degrees
    NE; northeastward; nor'-east.
  • noun the northeastern region of the United States
    northeastern United States.

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bush

  • noun a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
    shrub.
  • noun a large wilderness area

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easterly

  • noun a wind from the east
    easter; east wind.
  • adjective satellite lying in or toward the east
    eastern.
    • the east side of New York
    • eastern cities

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dullness

  • noun the quality of being slow to understand
    obtuseness.
  • noun the quality of lacking interestingness
    • the stories were of a dullness to bring a buffalo to its knees

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moderate_breeze

  • noun wind moving 13-18 knots; 4 on the Beaufort scale

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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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coast

  • noun the shore of a sea or ocean
    sea-coast; seashore; seacoast.
  • noun a slope down which sleds may coast
    • when it snowed they made a coast on the golf course

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jazz_around

  • verb wander aimlessly in search of pleasure
    gad; gallivant.

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tramper

  • noun someone who walks with a heavy noisy gait or who stamps on the ground
    stamper; stomper; trampler.
  • noun a foot traveler; someone who goes on an extended walk (for pleasure)
    hiker; tramp.

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traverser

  • noun someone who moves or passes across
    • the traversers slowly ascended the mountain

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bad

  • noun that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
    badness.
    • take the bad with the good
  • adjective having undesirable or negative qualities
    • a bad report card
    • his sloppy appearance made a bad impression
    • a bad little boy
    • clothes in bad shape
    • a bad cut
    • bad luck
    • the news was very bad
    • the reviews were bad
    • the pay is bad
    • it was a bad light for reading
    • the movie was a bad choice

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troop

  • noun a group of soldiers
  • noun a cavalry unit corresponding to an infantry company

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carrier

  • noun someone whose employment involves carrying something
    toter; bearer.
    • the bonds were transmitted by carrier
  • noun a self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something
    • refrigerated carriers have revolutionized the grocery business

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hasten

  • verb act or move at high speed
    rush; festinate; look sharp; hurry.
    • We have to rush!
    • hurry--it's late!
  • verb move fast
    rush; bucket along; hotfoot; belt along; cannonball along; race; step on it; hie; speed; pelt along; rush along.
    • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    • The cars raced down the street

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steam

  • noun water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere
  • verb travel by means of steam power
    steamer.
    • The ship steamed off into the Pacific

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upthrust

  • noun (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
    uplift; upheaval; upthrow.

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traverse

  • noun a horizontal beam that extends across something
    crosspiece; crossbeam; trave.
  • noun a horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window over it
    transom.

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rivulet

  • noun a small stream
    run; rill; streamlet; runnel.

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ferryboat

  • noun a boat that transports people or vehicles across a body of water and operates on a regular schedule
    ferry.

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change_of_location

  • noun a movement through space that changes the location of something
    travel.

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rate_of_flow

  • noun the amount of fluid that flows in a given time
    flow rate; flow.

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back_off

  • verb move backwards from a certain position
    back down; back up.
    • The bully had to back down
  • verb remove oneself from an obligation
    back down; pull out; bow out; chicken out.
    • He bowed out when he heard how much work was involved

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mother-of-pearl_cloud

  • noun a luminous iridescent cloud at a high altitude that may be seen when the sun is a few degrees below the horizon
    nacreous cloud.

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away

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

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sail

  • noun a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
    canvass; canvas; sheet.
  • noun an ocean trip taken for pleasure
    cruise.

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murkiness

  • noun an atmosphere in which visibility is reduced because of a cloud of some substance
    fog; fogginess; murk.
  • noun the quality of being cloudy
    cloudiness; muddiness.

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belwen

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approach

  • noun ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
    plan of attack; attack.
    • his approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons
    • an attack on inflation
    • his plan of attack was misguided
  • noun the act of drawing spatially closer to something
    coming; approaching.
    • the hunter's approach scattered the geese

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tumefaction

  • noun the process of tumefying; the organic process whereby tissue becomes swollen by the accumulation of fluid within it

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extend

  • verb extend in scope or range or area
    broaden; widen.
    • The law was extended to all citizens
    • widen the range of applications
    • broaden your horizon
    • Extend your backyard
  • verb stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
    go; run; lead; pass.
    • Service runs all the way to Cranbury
    • His knowledge doesn't go very far
    • My memory extends back to my fourth year of life
    • The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets

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roller

  • noun a grounder that rolls along the infield
  • noun a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
    rolling wave; roll.

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airflow

  • noun the flow of air
    air flow; flow of air.
    • she adjusted the fan so that the airflow was directed right at her

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tough

  • noun someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing
    street fighter.
  • noun an aggressive and violent young criminal
    strong-armer; goon; punk; hoodlum; thug; toughie; hood.

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soar_upwards

  • verb rise rapidly
    soar up; surge; zoom; soar.
    • the dollar soared against the yen

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dawdler

  • noun someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
    poke; laggard; drone; lagger; trailer.

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burble

  • verb flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
    babble; guggle; ripple; bubble; gurgle.
    • babbling brooks

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raw_weather

  • noun unpleasantly cold and damp weather

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inflator

  • noun an air pump operated by hand to inflate something (as a tire)
    inflater.

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bring_up

  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; conjure 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
  • verb bring up
    parent; nurture; raise; rear.
    • raise a family
    • bring up children

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subside

  • verb wear off or die down
    lessen.
    • The pain subsided
  • verb sink to a lower level or form a depression
    • the valleys subside

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blower

  • noun a device that produces a current of air
  • noun a fan run by an electric motor
    electric fan.

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atmospheric_phenomenon

  • noun a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere

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inclemency

  • noun weather unsuitable for outdoor activities
    bad weather; inclementness.
  • noun excessive sternness
    harshness; stiffness; severity; severeness; rigor; rigorousness; rigour; hardness; rigourousness.
    • severity of character
    • the harshness of his punishment was inhuman
    • the rigors of boot camp

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lift

  • noun the act of giving temporary assistance
  • noun the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
    aerodynamic lift.

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glider

  • noun aircraft supported only by the dynamic action of air against its surfaces
    sailplane.

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tread_down

  • verb walk on and flatten
    tramp down; trample.
    • tramp down the grass
    • trample the flowers

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motivity

  • noun the power or ability to move
    locomotion; motive power.

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play

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

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come_up

  • verb bring forth, usually something desirable
    • The committee came up with some interesting recommendations
  • verb result or issue
    arise.
    • A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion

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gentle

  • verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    gruntle; placate; appease; conciliate; assuage; pacify; mollify; lenify.
    • She managed to mollify the angry customer
  • verb give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
    ennoble; entitle.

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air

  • noun a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
    • air pollution
    • a smell of chemicals in the air
    • open a window and let in some air
    • I need some fresh air
  • noun the region above the ground
    • her hand stopped in mid air
    • he threw the ball into the air

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near

  • verb move towards
    go up; come near; draw near; draw close; come on; approach.
    • We were approaching our destination
    • They are drawing near
    • The enemy army came nearer and nearer
  • adjective not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
    close; nigh.
    • near neighbors
    • in the near future
    • they are near equals
    • his nearest approach to success
    • a very near thing
    • a near hit by the bomb
    • she was near tears
    • she was close to tears
    • had a close call

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motorist

  • noun someone who drives (or travels in) an automobile
    automobilist.

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thrash

  • noun a swimming kick used while treading water
  • verb give a thrashing to; beat hard
    lam; thresh; flail.

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precede

  • verb be earlier in time; go back further
    antecede; forego; predate; forgo; antedate.
    • Stone tools precede bronze tools
  • verb come before
    predate.
    • Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify

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whine

  • noun a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way
    whimper.
  • verb move with a whining sound
    • The bullets were whining past us

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it

  • noun the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information
    information technology.

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push_on

  • verb continue moving forward
    press on; plough on.

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in

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

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uplift

  • noun (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
    upthrust; upheaval; upthrow.
  • noun a brassiere that lifts and supports the breasts

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mouse

  • noun any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails
  • noun a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye
    black eye; shiner.

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descent

  • noun a movement downward
  • noun properties attributable to your ancestry
    origin; extraction.
    • he comes from good origins

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make

  • noun a recognizable kind
    brand.
    • there's a new brand of hero in the movies now
    • what make of car is that?
  • noun the act of mixing cards haphazardly
    shuffle; shuffling.

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overstep

  • verb pass beyond (limits or boundaries)
    trespass; transgress.
  • verb be superior or better than some standard
    transcend; exceed; top; go past; pass.
    • She exceeded our expectations
    • She topped her performance of last year

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travel_purposefully

  • verb travel volitionally and in a certain direction with a certain goal

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descend

  • verb move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
    go down; come down; fall.
    • The temperature is going down
    • The barometer is falling
    • The curtain fell on the diva
    • Her hand went up and then fell again
  • verb come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example
    derive; come.
    • She was descended from an old Italian noble family
    • he comes from humble origins

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voyager

  • noun a traveler to a distant land (especially one who travels by sea)

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mistiness

  • noun cloudiness resulting from haze or mist or vapor
    vaporousness; vapourousness; steaminess; haziness.

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swell

  • noun the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
    crestless wave.
  • noun a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)

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hang

  • noun a special way of doing something
    knack; bent.
    • he had a bent for it
    • he had a special knack for getting into trouble
    • he couldn't get the hang of it
  • noun the way a garment hangs
    • he adjusted the hang of his coat

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rain

  • noun water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
    rainfall.
  • noun drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds
    rainwater.

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cycle

  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    round; rhythm.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons
  • noun a series of poems or songs on the same theme
    • Schubert's song cycles

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drip

  • noun flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid
    trickle; dribble.
    • there's a drip through the roof
  • noun the sound of a liquid falling drop by drop
    dripping.
    • the constant sound of dripping irritated him

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mother

  • noun a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother)
    female parent.
    • the mother of three children
  • noun a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar

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plash

  • noun the sound like water splashing
    splash.
  • verb interlace the shoots of
    pleach.
    • pleach a hedge

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rushing

  • noun (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line
    rush.
    • the linebackers were ready to stop a rush
  • noun the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
    rush; hurry; haste.
    • in his haste to leave he forgot his book

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ease

  • noun freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort
    simplicity; simpleness; easiness.
    • he rose through the ranks with apparent ease
    • they put it into containers for ease of transportation
    • the very easiness of the deed held her back
  • noun a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state
    comfort.
    • a life of luxury and ease
    • he had all the material comforts of this world

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advancement

  • noun encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something
    promotion; furtherance.
  • noun the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
    advance; forward motion; progression; procession; onward motion; progress.

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spread

  • noun process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
    spreading.
  • noun a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures
    gap.
    • gap between income and outgo
    • the spread between lending and borrowing costs

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nightwalker

  • noun terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
    earthworm; angleworm; dew worm; fishworm; wiggler; fishing worm; red worm; nightcrawler; crawler.

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falter

  • noun the act of pausing uncertainly
    faltering; hesitation; waver.
    • there was a hesitation in his speech
  • verb be unsure or weak
    waver.
    • Their enthusiasm is faltering

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east

  • noun the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees
    eastward; E; due east.
  • noun the countries of Asia
    Orient.

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rise_up

  • verb come to the surface
    rise; surface; come up.
  • verb take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance
    rise; rebel; arise.

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elevation

  • noun the event of something being raised upward
    lift; raising.
    • an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon
    • a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity
  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; pinnacle; acme; top; height; summit; peak; tiptop; meridian.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession

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advancer

  • noun someone who advances
  • adjective satellite being ahead of time or need
    advance; beforehand.
    • gave advance warning
    • was beforehand with her report

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dismount

  • noun the act of dismounting (a horse or bike etc.)
  • verb alight from (a horse)
    light; unhorse; get off; get down.

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barge

  • noun a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)
    hoy; lighter; flatboat.
  • verb push one's way
    thrust ahead; push forward.
    • she barged into the meeting room

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shadow

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

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retreat

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

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overfly

  • verb fly over
    pass over.
    • The plane passed over Damascus

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zoom

  • noun a rapid rise
    rapid climb; rapid growth.
  • noun the act of rising upward into the air
    soar.

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police_car

  • noun a car in which policemen cruise the streets; equipped with radiotelephonic communications to headquarters
    cruiser; squad car; police cruiser; prowl car; patrol car.

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come_down

  • verb move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
    go down; descend; fall.
    • The temperature is going down
    • The barometer is falling
    • The curtain fell on the diva
    • Her hand went up and then fell again
  • verb be the essential element
    boil down; reduce.
    • The proposal boils down to a compromise

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pursuer

  • noun a person who is pursuing and trying to overtake or capture
    chaser.
    • always before he had been able to outwit his pursuers
  • noun a person who pursues some plan or goal
    • a pursuer of truth

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go_out

  • verb move out of or depart from
    leave; exit; get out.
    • leave the room
    • the fugitive has left the country
  • verb leave the house to go somewhere
    • We never went out when our children were small

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cirrus

  • noun usually coiled
    cirrhus.
  • noun a wispy white cloud (usually of fine ice crystals) at a high altitude (4 to 8 miles)
    cirrus cloud.

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roamer

  • noun someone who leads a wandering unsettled life
    rover; bird of passage; wanderer.

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furiousness

  • noun the property of being wild or turbulent
    fury; violence; wildness; fierceness; vehemence; ferocity.
    • the storm's violence

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deflection

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

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accost

  • verb speak to someone
    come up to; address.
  • verb approach with an offer of sexual favors
    hook; solicit.
    • he was solicited by a prostitute
    • The young man was caught soliciting in the park

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warring

  • adjective satellite engaged in war
    militant; belligerent; war-ridden.
    • belligerent (or warring) nations
  • verb make or wage war
    war.

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rill

  • noun a small stream
    run; rivulet; streamlet; runnel.
  • noun a small channel (as one formed by soil erosion)

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creep

  • noun someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric
    weirdy; weirdo; weirdie; spook.
  • noun a slow longitudinal movement or deformation

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ice

  • noun water frozen in the solid state
    water ice.
    • Americans like ice in their drinks
  • noun the frozen part of a body of water

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flounder

  • noun flesh of any of various American and European flatfish
  • noun any of various European and non-European marine flatfish

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fog

  • noun droplets of water vapor suspended in the air near the ground
  • noun an atmosphere in which visibility is reduced because of a cloud of some substance
    murkiness; fogginess; murk.

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levitation

  • noun the phenomenon of a person or thing rising into the air by apparently supernatural means
  • noun movement upward in virtue of lightness

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go_home

  • verb return home
    head home.
    • After the movie, we went home

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thundershower

  • noun a short rainstorm accompanied by thunder and lightning

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angriness

  • noun the state of being angry
    anger.

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sift

  • verb move as if through a sieve
    • The soldiers sifted through the woods
  • verb separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements
    strain; sieve.
    • sift the flour

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shifting

  • noun the act of moving from one place to another
    shift.
    • his constant shifting disrupted the class
  • verb make a shift in or exchange of; then we switched"
    shift; switch; change over.
    • First Joe led

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bolt

  • noun a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder
    thunderbolt; bolt of lightning.
  • noun a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech

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aerology

  • noun meteorology of the total extent of the atmosphere; especially the upper layers

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gentle_breeze

  • noun wind moving 8-12 knots; 3 on the Beaufort scale

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descendent

  • noun a person considered as descended from some ancestor or race
    descendant.
  • adjective satellite going or coming down
    descendant.

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slither

  • verb to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly
    slide.
    • They slid through the wicket in the big gate

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hostilities

  • noun fighting; acts of overt warfare
    belligerency.
    • the outbreak of hostilities
  • noun a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition
    ill will; hostility.
    • he could not conceal his hostility

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tag_along

  • verb go along with, often uninvited
    • my younger brother often tagged along when I went out with my friends

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float

  • noun the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment
  • noun the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public

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down

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

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stumble

  • noun an unsteady uneven gait
    stagger; lurch.
  • noun an unintentional but embarrassing blunder
    trip-up; misstep; trip.
    • he recited the whole poem without a single trip
    • he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later
    • confusion caused his unfortunate misstep

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journeying

  • noun the act of traveling from one place to another
    journey.
  • verb undertake a journey or trip
    travel; journey.

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wavelet

  • noun a small wave on the surface of a liquid
    ripple; riffle; rippling.

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fabric

  • noun artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
    textile; cloth; material.
    • the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent
    • woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC
    • she measured off enough material for a dress
  • noun the underlying structure
    framework.
    • providing a factual framework for future research
    • it is part of the fabric of society

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scamper

  • noun rushing about hastily in an undignified way
    scramble; scurry.
  • verb to move about or proceed hurriedly
    skitter; scurry; scuttle.
    • so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground

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flying

  • noun an instance of traveling by air
    flight.
    • flying was still an exciting adventure for him
  • verb travel through the air; be airborne
    fly; wing.
    • Man cannot fly

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puffiness

  • noun an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
    swelling; lump.
  • noun lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
    splashiness; pompousness; pretentiousness; ostentation; inflation; pomposity; ostentatiousness.

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vehemence

  • noun intensity or forcefulness of expression
    emphasis.
    • the vehemence of his denial
    • his emphasis on civil rights
  • noun the property of being wild or turbulent
    fury; violence; furiousness; wildness; fierceness; ferocity.
    • the storm's violence

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head

  • noun the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    caput.
    • he stuck his head out the window
  • noun a single domestic animal
    • 200 head of cattle

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patrol_car

  • noun a car in which policemen cruise the streets; equipped with radiotelephonic communications to headquarters
    cruiser; squad car; police cruiser; prowl car; police car.

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emanate

  • verb proceed or issue forth, as from a source
    • Water emanates from this hole in the ground
  • verb give out (breath or an odor)
    exhale; give forth.
    • The chimney exhales a thick smoke

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harmattan

  • noun a dusty wind from the Sahara that blows toward the western coast of Africa during the winter

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continuance

  • noun the act of continuing an activity without interruption
    continuation.
  • noun the period of time during which something continues
    duration.

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rippling

  • noun a small wave on the surface of a liquid
    ripple; riffle; wavelet.
  • verb stir up (water) so as to form ripples
    ripple; riffle; undulate; ruffle; cockle.

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go_past

  • verb move past
    travel by; pass by; go by; surpass; pass.
    • A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window
    • He passed his professor in the hall
    • One line of soldiers surpassed the other
  • verb be superior or better than some standard
    transcend; exceed; top; overstep; pass.
    • She exceeded our expectations
    • She topped her performance of last year

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prowl

  • noun the act of prowling (walking about in a stealthy manner)
  • verb move about in or as if in a predatory manner
    • The suspicious stranger prowls the streets of the town

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boomerang

  • noun a curved piece of wood; when properly thrown will return to thrower
    throwing stick; throw stick.
  • noun a miscalculation that recoils on its maker
    backfire.

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passenger

  • noun a traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it
    rider.

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lowering

  • noun the act of causing to become less
  • noun the act of causing something to move to a lower level
    letting down.

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fury

  • noun a feeling of intense anger
    madness; rage.
    • hell hath no fury like a woman scorned
    • his face turned red with rage
  • noun state of violent mental agitation
    delirium; frenzy; craze; hysteria.

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ship

  • noun a vessel that carries passengers or freight
  • verb transport commercially
    send; transport.

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trip

  • noun a journey for some purpose (usually including the return)
    • he took a trip to the shopping center
  • noun a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs
    • an acid trip

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upheaval

  • noun a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)
    turbulence; Sturm und Drang.
    • the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence
  • noun a violent disturbance
    turmoil; convulsion.
    • the convulsions of the stock market

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tip

  • noun the extreme end of something; especially something pointed
  • noun a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
    baksheesh; pourboire; bakshis; bakshish; gratuity; backsheesh.

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roll

  • noun rotary motion of an object around its own axis
    axial motion; axial rotation.
    • wheels in axial rotation
  • noun a list of names
    roster.
    • his name was struck off the rolls

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slink

  • verb walk stealthily
    • I saw a cougar slinking toward its prey

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journey

  • noun the act of traveling from one place to another
    journeying.
  • verb undertake a journey or trip
    travel.

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rolling

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

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discharge

  • noun the sudden giving off of energy
  • noun the act of venting
    venting.

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derail

  • verb cause to run off the tracks
    • they had planned to derail the trains that carried atomic waste
  • verb run off or leave the rails
    jump.
    • the train derailed because a cow was standing on the tracks

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meteorologist

  • noun a specialist who studies processes in the earth's atmosphere that cause weather conditions

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pacer

  • noun a horse used to set the pace in racing
    pacesetter; pacemaker.
  • noun a horse trained to a special gait in which both feet on one side leave the ground together

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push

  • noun the act of applying force in order to move something away
    pushing.
    • he gave the door a hard push
    • the pushing is good exercise
  • noun the force used in pushing
    thrust.
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
    • the thrust of the jet engines

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meander

  • noun a bend or curve, as in a stream or river
  • noun an aimless amble on a winding course
    ramble.

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ferment

  • noun a state of agitation or turbulent change or development
    unrest; tempestuousness; fermentation; agitation.
    • the political ferment produced new leadership
    • social unrest
  • noun a substance capable of bringing about fermentation

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pass_on

  • verb place into the hands or custody of
    give; turn over; reach; hand; pass.
    • hand me the spoon, please
    • Turn the files over to me, please
    • He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers
  • verb transmit (knowledge or skills)
    leave; give; impart.
    • give a secret to the Russians
    • leave your name and address here
    • impart a new skill to the students

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dance

  • noun an artistic form of nonverbal communication
  • noun a party of people assembled for dancing

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horseback

  • noun the back of a horse
  • noun a narrow ridge of hills
    hogback.

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avalanche

  • noun a slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain
  • noun a sudden appearance of an overwhelming number of things
    • the program brought an avalanche of mail

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skate

  • noun sports equipment that is worn on the feet to enable the wearer to glide along and to be propelled by the alternate actions of the legs
  • noun large edible rays having a long snout and thick tail with pectoral fins continuous with the head; swim by undulating the edges of the pectoral fins

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skim

  • noun a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid
    • there was a thin skim of oil on the water
  • noun reading or glancing through quickly
    skimming.

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skiing

  • noun a sport in which participants must travel on skis
  • verb move along on skis
    ski.
    • We love to ski the Rockies
    • My children don't ski

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skid

  • noun one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects
  • noun a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation
    shoe; brake shoe.

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flash

  • noun a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
  • noun a momentary brightness

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passage

  • noun the act of passing from one state or place to the next
    transition.
  • noun a section of text; particularly a section of medium length

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charge

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

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march_on

  • verb move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
    advance; move on; progress; pass on; go on.
    • Time marches on

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swoop

  • noun (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale
    slide.
    • the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides
  • noun a very rapid raid

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string

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

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spate

  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money
  • noun a sudden forceful flow
    rush; upsurge; surge.

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decamp

  • verb leave a camp
    break camp.
    • The hikers decamped before dawn
  • verb run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
    abscond; make off; absquatulate; bolt; go off; run off.
    • The thief made off with our silver
    • the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe

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blast

  • noun a very long fly ball
  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; bang; eruption; clap.

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roving

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

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trespass

  • noun a wrongful interference with the possession of property (personal property as well as realty), or the action instituted to recover damages
  • noun entry to another's property without right or permission
    violation; encroachment; usurpation; intrusion.

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tear

  • noun a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands
    teardrop.
    • his story brought tears to her eyes
  • noun an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
    split; rent; rip; snag.
    • there was a rip in his pants
    • she had snags in her stockings

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cloudy

  • adjective satellite lacking definite form or limits
    nebulose; nebulous.
    • gropes among cloudy issues toward a feeble conclusion"- H.T.Moore
    • nebulous distinction between pride and conceit
  • adjective full of or covered with clouds
    • cloudy skies

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cut_across

  • verb travel across or pass over
    traverse; track; pass over; get across; cover; cross; cut through; get over.
    • The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day
  • verb be contrary to ordinary procedure or limitations
    • Opinions on bombing the Serbs cut across party lines

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settle

  • noun a long wooden bench with a back
    settee.
  • verb settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
    settle down.
    • dust settled on the roofs

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horseback_riding

  • noun the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements
    riding; equitation.
  • noun travel by being carried on horseback
    riding.

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encroach

  • verb advance beyond the usual limit
    infringe; impinge.
  • verb impinge or infringe upon
    impinge; trench; entrench.
    • This impinges on my rights as an individual
    • This matter entrenches on other domains

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dip

  • noun a depression in an otherwise level surface
    • there was a dip in the road
  • noun (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
    magnetic dip; angle of dip; inclination; magnetic inclination.

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round

  • noun a charge of ammunition for a single shot
    one shot; unit of ammunition.
  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    rhythm; cycle.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons

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trend

  • noun a general direction in which something tends to move
    tendency.
    • the shoreward tendency of the current
    • the trend of the stock market
  • noun general line of orientation
    course.
    • the river takes a southern course
    • the northeastern trend of the coast

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takeoff

  • noun a departure; especially of airplanes
  • noun the initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne

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move_around

  • verb pass to the other side of
    turn.
    • turn the corner
    • move around the obstacle
  • verb travel from place to place, as for the purpose of finding work, preaching, or acting as a judge
    travel.

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distension

  • noun the act of expanding by pressure from within
    distention.
  • noun the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions
    dilatation; distention.

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current

  • noun a flow of electricity through a conductor
    electric current.
    • the current was measured in amperes
  • noun a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes)
    stream.
    • the raft floated downstream on the current
    • he felt a stream of air
    • the hose ejected a stream of water

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axial

  • adjective of or relating to or resembling an axis of rotation
  • adjective relating to or attached to the axis
    axile.
    • axial angle

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storminess

  • noun the state of being stormy
    • he dreaded the storminess of the North Atlantic in winter
  • noun violent passion in speech or action
    • frightened by the storminess of their argument

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ground

  • noun the solid part of the earth's surface
    dry land; land; terra firma; earth; solid ground.
    • the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land
    • the earth shook for several minutes
    • he dropped the logs on the ground
  • noun a rational motive for a belief or action
    reason.
    • the reason that war was declared
    • the grounds for their declaration

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spirt

  • noun the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)
    spurt; squirt; jet.
  • verb gush forth in a sudden stream or jet
    spurt; spout; gush.
    • water gushed forth

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abscond

  • verb run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
    make off; absquatulate; decamp; bolt; go off; run off.
    • The thief made off with our silver
    • the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe

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electric_fan

  • noun a fan run by an electric motor
    blower.

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water

  • noun binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
    H2O.
  • noun the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
    body of water.
    • they invaded our territorial waters
    • they were sitting by the water's edge

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address

  • noun (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored
    reference; computer address.
  • noun the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with

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along

  • adverb with a forward motion
    on.
    • we drove along admiring the view
    • the horse trotted along at a steady pace
    • the circus traveled on to the next city
    • move along
    • march on
  • adverb in accompaniment or as a companion
    • his little sister came along to the movies
    • I brought my camera along
    • working along with his father

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change

  • noun an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
    modification; alteration.
    • the change was intended to increase sales
    • this storm is certainly a change for the worse
    • the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago
  • noun a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event
    • he attributed the change to their marriage

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buck

  • noun a gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated; used lengthwise for vaulting
    vaulting horse; long horse.
  • noun a piece of paper money worth one dollar
    dollar bill; clam; dollar; one dollar bill.

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descender

  • noun someone who descends
  • noun a lowercase letter that has a part extending below other lowercase letters

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shift

  • noun an event in which something is displaced without rotation
    displacement.
  • noun a qualitative change
    transformation; transmutation.

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ride_horseback

  • verb ride on horseback

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locomotion

  • noun the power or ability to move
    motive power; motivity.
  • noun self-propelled movement
    travel.

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outride

  • verb hang on during a trial of endurance
    ride out; last out; stay.
    • ride out the storm
  • verb ride better, faster, or further than
    • The champion bicyclist outrode all his competitors

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homecoming

  • noun an annual school or university reunion for graduates
  • noun a coming to or returning home
    return.
    • on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party

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cloud_up

  • verb become covered with clouds
    cloud over; overcloud.
    • The sky clouded over

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make_off

  • verb run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
    abscond; absquatulate; decamp; bolt; go off; run off.
    • The thief made off with our silver
    • the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe

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snowboard

  • noun a board that resembles a broad ski or a small surfboard; used in a standing position to slide down snow-covered slopes
  • verb glide down a snow-covered slope while standing on a board
    • The children love to snowboard in winter

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run_out

  • verb become used up; be exhausted
    • Our supplies finally ran out
  • verb flow off gradually
    drain.
    • The rain water drains into this big vat

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motive_power

  • noun the power or ability to move
    locomotion; motivity.

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streetcar

  • noun a wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricity
    tram; tramcar; trolley car; trolley.

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puff_up

  • verb make larger or distend
    • The estimates were puffed up
  • verb to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"
    puff; blow up; puff out.
    • puffed out chests

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angry

  • adjective feeling or showing anger
    • angry at the weather
    • angry customers
    • an angry silence
    • sending angry letters to the papers
  • adjective satellite (of the elements) as if showing violent anger
    furious; raging; wild; tempestuous.
    • angry clouds on the horizon
    • furious winds
    • the raging sea

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pusher

  • noun one who intrudes or pushes himself forward
    thruster.
  • noun an unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs
    drug peddler; drug dealer; drug trafficker; peddler.

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manoeuvre

  • noun a plan for attaining a particular goal
    maneuver; tactics; tactic.
  • noun a military training exercise
    maneuver; simulated military operation.

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spread_out

  • verb move outward
    fan out; spread; diffuse.
    • The soldiers fanned out
  • verb set out or stretch in a line, succession, or series
    string out.
    • the houses were strung out in a long row

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swagger

  • noun an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work
    swaggie; swagman.
  • noun a proud stiff pompous gait
    prance; strut.

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entrance

  • noun something that provides access (to get in or get out)
    entryway; entree; entranceway; entry.
    • they waited at the entrance to the garden
    • beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral
  • noun a movement into or inward
    entering.

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fly

  • noun two-winged insects characterized by active flight
  • noun flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
    rainfly; tent flap; fly sheet; tent-fly.

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car

  • noun a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
    machine; motorcar; automobile; auto.
    • he needs a car to get to work
  • noun a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad
    railroad car; railcar; railway car.
    • three cars had jumped the rails

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reflux

  • noun an abnormal backward flow of body fluids
  • noun the outward flow of the tide
    ebb.

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sandstorm

  • noun a windstorm that lifts up clouds of dust or sand
    sirocco; dust storm; duster.
    • it was the kind of duster not experienced in years

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soup

  • noun liquid food especially of meat or fish or vegetable stock often containing pieces of solid food
  • noun any composition having a consistency suggestive of soup

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pelt_along

  • verb move fast
    rush; bucket along; hotfoot; belt along; cannonball along; race; step on it; hie; hasten; speed; rush along.
    • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    • The cars raced down the street

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cam

  • noun a rotating disk shaped to convert circular into linear motion
  • noun a river in east central England that flows past Cambridge to join the Ouse River
    River Cam; Cam River.

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following

  • noun a group of followers or enthusiasts
    followers.
  • noun the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
    pursual; pursuit; chase.
    • the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit

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ferry

  • noun a boat that transports people or vehicles across a body of water and operates on a regular schedule
    ferryboat.
  • noun transport by boat or aircraft
    ferrying.

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stream

  • noun a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
    watercourse.
  • noun dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas
    current; flow.
    • two streams of development run through American history
    • stream of consciousness
    • the flow of thought
    • the current of history

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stroke

  • noun (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
    shot.
    • it took two strokes to get out of the bunker
    • a good shot requires good balance and tempo
    • he left me an almost impossible shot
  • noun the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
    throw; cam stroke.

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fog_up

  • verb get foggy
    • The windshield fogged up

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glide_by

  • verb pass by
    elapse; go along; lapse; slip away; go by; slip by; pass; slide by.
    • three years elapsed

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rain_cloud

  • noun a dark grey cloud bearing rain
    nimbus; nimbus cloud.

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tailwind

  • noun wind blowing in the same direction as the path of a ship or aircraft

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flow_of_air

  • noun the flow of air
    air flow; airflow.
    • she adjusted the fan so that the airflow was directed right at her

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purl

  • noun gold or silver wire thread
  • noun a basic knitting stitch
    purl stitch.

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ice_storm

  • noun a storm with freezing rain that leaves everything glazed with ice
    silver storm.

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dive

  • noun a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall
    honkytonk.
  • noun a headlong plunge into water
    diving.

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draw_close

  • verb move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
    nuzzle; nest; nestle; cuddle; snuggle.
    • We cuddled against each other to keep warm
    • The children snuggled into their sleeping bags
  • verb move towards
    go up; come near; draw near; near; come on; approach.
    • We were approaching our destination
    • They are drawing near
    • The enemy army came nearer and nearer

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grow

  • verb pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become
    turn.
    • The weather turned nasty
    • She grew angry
  • verb become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain
    • The problem grew too large for me
    • Her business grew fast

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itinerate

  • verb travel from place to place, as for work
    • an itinerating merchant

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perambulate

  • verb make an official inspection on foot of (the bounds of a property)
    • Selectmen are required by law to perambulate the bounds every five years
  • verb walk with no particular goal
    walk about; walk around.
    • we were walking around in the garden
    • after breakfast, she walked about in the park

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puller

  • noun someone who applies force so as to cause motion toward herself or himself
  • noun someone who pulls or tugs or drags in an effort to move something
    tugger; dragger.

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guggle

  • verb flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
    babble; burble; ripple; bubble; gurgle.
    • babbling brooks
  • verb make a sound like a liquid that is being poured from a bottle

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outpouring

  • noun a natural flow of ground water
    spring; natural spring; outflow; fountain.
  • noun a sudden rapid flow (as of water)
    gush; flush.
    • he heard the flush of a toilet
    • there was a little gush of blood
    • she attacked him with an outpouring of words

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cascade

  • noun a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls
  • noun a succession of stages or operations or processes or units
    • progressing in severity as though a cascade of genetic damage was occurring
    • separation of isotopes by a cascade of processes

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absquatulate

  • verb run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
    abscond; make off; decamp; bolt; go off; run off.
    • The thief made off with our silver
    • the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe

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thundery

  • adjective satellite loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss
    earsplitting; deafening; thunderous.
  • adjective satellite accompanied with thunder

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boreas

  • noun a wind that blows from the north
    northerly; north wind; norther.
  • noun (Greek mythology) the god who personified the north wind
    • Boreas was pictured as bearded and powerful and winged and draped against the cold

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gentle_wind

  • noun a slight wind (usually refreshing)
    air; breeze; zephyr.
    • the breeze was cooled by the lake
    • as he waited he could feel the air on his neck

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vagrant

  • noun a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support
    floater; vagabond; drifter.
  • adjective satellite continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another
    vagabond; floating; aimless; drifting.
    • a drifting double-dealer
    • the floating population
    • vagrant hippies of the sixties

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footstep

  • noun the sound of a step of someone walking
    step; footfall.
    • he heard footsteps on the porch
  • noun the act of taking a step in walking

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course

  • noun education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings
    course of study; course of instruction; class.
    • he took a course in basket weaving
    • flirting is not unknown in college classes
  • noun a connected series of events or actions or developments
    line.
    • the government took a firm course
    • historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available

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pitch

  • noun the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
  • noun (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
    delivery.

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go_down

  • verb move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
    descend; come down; fall.
    • The temperature is going down
    • The barometer is falling
    • The curtain fell on the diva
    • Her hand went up and then fell again
  • verb go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
    settle; sink; go under.

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overhaul

  • noun periodic maintenance on a car or machine
    inspection and repair; service.
    • it was time for an overhaul on the tractor
  • noun the act of improving by renewing and restoring
    renovation; redevelopment.
    • they are pursuing a general program of renovation to the entire property
    • a major overhal of the healthcare system was proposed

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steaminess

  • noun cloudiness resulting from haze or mist or vapor
    vaporousness; mistiness; vapourousness; haziness.

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hot

  • adjective used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning
    • hot stove
    • hot water
    • a hot August day
    • a hot stuffy room
    • she's hot and tired
    • a hot forehead
  • adjective satellite characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
    raging.
    • the fighting became hot and heavy
    • a hot engagement
    • a raging battle
    • the river became a raging torrent

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close_in

  • verb advance or converge on
    draw in.
    • The police were closing in on him
  • verb surround completely
    inclose; shut in; enclose.
    • Darkness enclosed him
    • They closed in the porch with a fence

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expansiveness

  • noun a quality characterized by magnificence of scale or the tendency to expand
    expansivity.
    • the expansiveness of their extravagant life style was soon curtailed
  • noun a friendly open trait of a talkative person
    effusiveness; expansivity.

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wobble

  • noun an unsteady rocking motion
  • verb move unsteadily
    coggle.
    • His knees wobbled
    • The old cart wobbled down the street

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sea_breeze

  • noun a cooling breeze from the sea (during the daytime)

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pushover

  • noun someone who is easily taken advantage of
  • noun any undertaking that is easy to do
    picnic; walkover; duck soup; piece of cake; breeze; child's play; cinch; snap.
    • marketing this product will be no picnic

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slippage

  • noun a decrease of transmitted power in a mechanical system caused by slipping
  • noun decline from a standard level of performance or achievement

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wagon

  • noun any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by an animal or a tractor
    waggon.
  • noun van used by police to transport prisoners
    police van; paddy wagon; police wagon; patrol wagon; black Maria.

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plunk

  • noun a hollow twanging sound
  • noun (baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly
    plunker.

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drop

  • noun a shape that is spherical and small
    bead; pearl.
    • he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops
    • beads of sweat on his forehead
  • noun a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)
    driblet; drib.
    • he had a drop too much to drink
    • a drop of each sample was analyzed
    • there is not a drop of pity in that man
    • years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling

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fresh_breeze

  • noun wind moving 19-24 knots; 5 on the Beaufort scale

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musher

  • noun a traveler who drives (or travels with) a dog team

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entering

  • noun a movement into or inward
    entrance.
  • noun the act of entering
    entry; entrance; incoming; ingress.
    • she made a grand entrance

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beetle

  • noun insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
  • noun a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing
    mallet.

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coggle

  • verb walk unsteadily
    totter; waddle; paddle; dodder; toddle.
    • small children toddle
  • verb move unsteadily
    wobble.
    • His knees wobbled
    • The old cart wobbled down the street

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ascendent

  • noun position or state of being dominant or in control
    ascendant.
    • that idea was in the ascendant
  • noun someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
    antecedent; ancestor; ascendant; root.

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shoot_down

  • verb move quickly and violently
    tear; shoot; charge; buck.
    • The car tore down the street
    • He came charging into my office
  • verb shoot at and force to come down
    down; land.
    • the enemy landed several of our aircraft

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jounce

  • noun a sudden jarring impact
    shock; jar; jolt.
    • the door closed with a jolt
    • all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers
  • verb move up and down repeatedly
    bounce.

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infuriated

  • adjective satellite marked by extreme anger
    furious; enraged; angered; maddened.
    • the enraged bull attached
    • furious about the accident
    • a furious scowl
    • infuriated onlookers charged the police who were beating the boy
    • could not control the maddened crowd
  • verb make furious
    infuriate; incense; exasperate.

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go_around

  • verb be sufficient
    • There's not enough to go around
  • verb become widely known and passed on
    spread; circulate.
    • the rumor spread
    • the story went around in the office

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onrush

  • noun (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
    onset; attack; onslaught.
    • the attack began at dawn
  • noun a forceful forward rush or flow
    • from the bow she stared at the mesmerising onrush of the sea where it split and foamed
    • the explosion interrupted the wild onrush of her thoughts

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belligerency

  • noun hostile or warlike attitude or nature
    belligerence.
  • noun fighting; acts of overt warfare
    hostilities.
    • the outbreak of hostilities

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cumulus_cloud

  • noun a globular cloud
    cumulus.

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light_breeze

  • noun wind moving 4-7 knots; 2 on the Beaufort scale

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maneuver

  • noun a military training exercise
    simulated military operation; manoeuvre.
  • noun a plan for attaining a particular goal
    manoeuvre; tactics; tactic.

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lag

  • noun the act of slowing down or falling behind
    retardation; slowdown.
  • noun the time between one event, process, or period and another
    meantime; interim; meanwhile.
    • meanwhile the socialists are running the government

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ascendant

  • noun position or state of being dominant or in control
    ascendent.
    • that idea was in the ascendant
  • noun someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
    ascendent; antecedent; ancestor; root.

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flyer

  • noun an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
    handbill; flier; bill; broadside; broadsheet; throwaway; circular.
    • he mailed the circular to all subscribers
  • noun someone who travels by air
    flier.

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brachiation

  • noun swinging by the arms from branch to branch

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hobble

  • noun a shackle for the ankles or feet
    fetter.
  • noun the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
    limp; hitch.

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orb

  • noun the ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye
    eyeball.
  • noun an object with a spherical shape
    globe; ball.
    • a ball of fire

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advance

  • noun a movement forward
    progress; progression.
    • he listened for the progress of the troops
  • noun a change for the better; progress in development
    betterment; improvement.

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motion

  • noun the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
    gesture.
  • noun a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
    movement.

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turn

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

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tippytoe

  • verb walk on one's toes
    tip; tiptoe.

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swing

  • noun a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity
    • the party went with a swing
    • it took time to get into the swing of things
  • noun mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth

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gusty

  • adjective satellite blowing in puffs or short intermittent blasts
    puffy.
    • puffy off-shore winds
    • gusty winds

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zag

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

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rachet

  • noun mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction
    ratchet; ratch.

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piece_of_cake

  • noun any undertaking that is easy to do
    picnic; walkover; duck soup; breeze; child's play; cinch; snap; pushover.
    • marketing this product will be no picnic

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carry

  • noun the act of carrying something
  • verb move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
    transport.
    • You must carry your camping gear
    • carry the suitcases to the car
    • This train is carrying nuclear waste
    • These pipes carry waste water into the river

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draft

  • noun a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another
    order of payment; bill of exchange.
  • noun a current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle)
    draught.

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brownian_motion

  • noun the random motion of small particles suspended in a gas or liquid
    pedesis; Brownian movement.

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escort

  • noun someone who escorts and protects a prominent person
    bodyguard.
  • noun the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them
    accompaniment.

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white

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    whiteness.
  • noun a member of the Caucasoid race
    White person; Caucasian.

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west

  • noun the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees
    due west; W; westward.
  • noun the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America
    Occident.

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backpedal

  • verb pedal backwards on a bicycle
  • verb step backwards, in boxing

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infiltrate

  • verb cause (a liquid) to enter by penetrating the interstices
  • verb enter a group or organization in order to spy on the members
    penetrate.
    • The student organization was infiltrated by a traitor

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cockle

  • noun common edible European bivalve
  • noun common edible, burrowing European bivalve mollusk that has a strong, rounded shell with radiating ribs

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ooze

  • noun any thick, viscous matter
    goo; gunk; guck; gook; slime; muck; goop; sludge.
  • noun the process of seeping
    oozing; seepage.

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impinge

  • verb impinge or infringe upon
    trench; entrench; encroach.
    • This impinges on my rights as an individual
    • This matter entrenches on other domains
  • verb advance beyond the usual limit
    infringe; encroach.

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transferrer

  • noun someone who transfers something
    transferer.

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wandering

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

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dash

  • noun distinctive and stylish elegance
    elan; panache; style; flair.
    • he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer
  • noun a quick run
    sprint.

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anger

  • noun a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
    choler; ire.
  • noun the state of being angry
    angriness.

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climb_down

  • verb come down
    alight.
    • the birds alighted

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island_hop

  • verb travel from one island to the next
    • on the cruise, we did some island-hopping

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wanderer

  • noun someone who leads a wandering unsettled life
    roamer; rover; bird of passage.
  • noun a computer program that prowls the internet looking for publicly accessible resources that can be added to a database; the database can then be searched with a search engine
    spider.

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foreigner

  • noun a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country
    alien; noncitizen; outlander.
  • noun someone who is excluded from or is not a member of a group
    outsider.

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squad

  • noun a smallest army unit
  • noun a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
    team.

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take

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

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pedesis

  • noun the random motion of small particles suspended in a gas or liquid
    Brownian movement; Brownian motion.

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calm_air

  • noun wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale
    calm.

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go_through

  • verb go or live through
    see; experience.
    • We had many trials to go through
    • he saw action in Viet Nam
  • verb apply thoroughly; think through
    work through; run through.
    • We worked through an example

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cirrocumulus_cloud

  • noun a cloud at a high altitude consisting of a series of regularly arranged small clouds resembling ripples
    cirrocumulus.

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surf

  • noun waves breaking on the shore
    breaker; breakers.
  • verb ride the waves of the sea with a surfboard
    surfboard.
    • Californians love to surf

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pass_through

  • verb make a passage or journey from one place to another
    move through; transit; pass across; pass over.
    • The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs
    • "Some travelers pass through the desert
  • verb cause to move through
    • Pass a chemical through a solution

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trace

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

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track

  • noun a line or route along which something travels or moves
    path; course.
    • the hurricane demolished houses in its path
    • the track of an animal
    • the course of the river
  • noun evidence pointing to a possible solution
    trail; lead.
    • the police are following a promising lead
    • the trail led straight to the perpetrator

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evaporate

  • verb lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue
    vaporise; vaporize.
    • evaporate milk
  • verb cause to change into a vapor
    vaporise.
    • The chemist evaporated the water

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whizz

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; wiz.
  • verb make a soft swishing sound
    purr; birr; whiz; whir; whirr.
    • the motor whirred
    • the car engine purred

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get_off

  • verb leave a vehicle, aircraft, etc.
  • verb be relieved of one's duties temporarily

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billow

  • noun a large sea wave
    surge.
  • verb rise up as if in waves
    wallow.
    • smoke billowed up into the sky

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saunter

  • noun a careless leisurely gait
    • he walked with a kind of saunter as if he hadn't a care in the world
  • noun a leisurely walk (usually in some public place)
    promenade; perambulation; amble; stroll.

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drive

  • noun the act of applying force to propel something
    thrust; driving force.
    • after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off
  • noun a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
    • a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds

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wing

  • noun a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)
  • noun one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane

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miasm

  • noun an unwholesome atmosphere
    miasma.
    • the novel spun a miasma of death and decay
  • noun unhealthy vapors rising from the ground or other sources
    miasma.
    • the miasma of the marshes
    • a miasma of cigar smoke

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walking

  • noun the act of traveling by foot
    walk.
    • walking is a healthy form of exercise
  • verb use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
    walk.
    • Walk, don't run!
    • We walked instead of driving
    • She walks with a slight limp
    • The patient cannot walk yet
    • Walk over to the cabinet

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tumefy

  • verb cause to become very swollen
  • verb expand abnormally
    swell up; swell; intumesce; tumesce.
    • The bellies of the starving children are swelling

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mince

  • noun food chopped into small bits
    • a mince of mushrooms
  • verb make less severe or harsh
    moderate; soften.
    • He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears

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elevate

  • verb give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    advance; upgrade; kick upstairs; promote; raise.
    • John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired
    • Women tend not to advance in the major law firms
    • I got promoted after many years of hard work
  • verb raise from a lower to a higher position
    get up; lift; bring up; raise.
    • Raise your hands
    • Lift a load

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trot

  • noun a slow pace of running
    lope; jog.
  • noun radicals who support Trotsky's theory that socialism must be established throughout the world by continuing revolution
    Trotskyite; Trotskyist.

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stormy

  • adjective (especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion
    • a stormy day
    • wide and stormy seas
  • adjective satellite characterized by violent emotions or behavior
    tempestuous.
    • a stormy argument
    • a stormy marriage

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go_along

  • verb cooperate or pretend to cooperate
    play along.
    • He decided to play along with the burglars for the moment
  • verb continue a certain state, condition, or activity
    keep; continue; proceed; go on.
    • Keep on working!
    • We continued to work into the night
    • Keep smiling
    • We went on working until well past midnight

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shimmer

  • noun a weak and tremulous light
    play.
    • the shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers
    • the play of light on the water
  • verb shine with a weak or fitful light
    • Beech leaves shimmered in the moonlight

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see_red

  • verb become angry
    anger.
    • He angers easily

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slog

  • verb work doggedly or persistently
    keep one's shoulder to the wheel; peg away; plug away; keep one's nose to the grindstone.
    • She keeps plugging away at her dissertation
  • verb walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
    footslog; tramp; trudge; plod; pad.
    • Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone

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alight

  • verb to come to rest, settle
    perch; light.
    • Misfortune lighted upon him
  • verb come down
    climb down.
    • the birds alighted

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entrant

  • noun a commodity that enters competition with established merchandise
    • a well publicized entrant is the pocket computer
  • noun any new participant in some activity
    newbie; fledgeling; neophyte; newcomer; freshman; fledgling; starter.

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get

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

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stomp

  • noun a dance involving a rhythmical stamping step
  • verb walk heavily
    stamp; stump.
    • The men stomped through the snow in their heavy boots

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jazz

  • noun empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk
    nothingness; malarky; idle words; malarkey; wind.
    • that's a lot of wind
    • don't give me any of that jazz
  • noun a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles

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stroll

  • noun a leisurely walk (usually in some public place)
    promenade; perambulation; amble; saunter.
  • verb walk leisurely and with no apparent aim
    saunter.

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clouding_up

  • noun the process whereby water particles become visible in the sky
    clouding.

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wester

  • noun wind that blows from west to east
    west wind.
  • adjective situated in or facing or moving toward the west
    west.

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cannonball_along

  • verb move fast
    rush; bucket along; hotfoot; belt along; race; step on it; hie; hasten; speed; pelt along; rush along.
    • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    • The cars raced down the street

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picnic

  • noun a day devoted to an outdoor social gathering
    field day; outing.
  • noun any undertaking that is easy to do
    walkover; duck soup; piece of cake; breeze; child's play; cinch; snap; pushover.
    • marketing this product will be no picnic

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nimbus_cloud

  • noun a dark grey cloud bearing rain
    nimbus; rain cloud.

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zigzag

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

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air_current

  • noun air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
    current of air; wind.
    • trees bent under the fierce winds
    • when there is no wind, row
    • the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere

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fierceness

  • noun the property of being wild or turbulent
    fury; violence; furiousness; wildness; vehemence; ferocity.
    • the storm's violence

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behind

  • noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
    bum; seat; stern; keister; tail end; prat; bottom; rear end; buns; tail; tush; rump; fanny; ass; tooshie; hind end; posterior; hindquarters; butt; nates; rear; arse; buttocks; backside; derriere; can; fundament.
    • he deserves a good kick in the butt
    • are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?
  • adjective satellite having the lower score or lagging position in a contest
    • behind by two points
    • the 8th inning found the home team trailing

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hiss

  • noun a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)
    hissing; hushing; fizzle; sibilation.
    • the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience
  • noun a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    razz; boo; razzing; Bronx cheer; hoot; raspberry; bird; snort.

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across

  • adverb to the opposite side
    • the football field was 300 feet across
  • adverb transversely
    crosswise; crossways.
    • the marble slabs were cut across

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arrival

  • noun accomplishment of an objective
    reaching.
  • noun the act of arriving at a certain place
    • they awaited her arrival

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thundercloud

  • noun a dark cloud of great vertical extent charged with electricity; associated with thunderstorms
    cumulonimbus; cumulonimbus cloud.

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air_flow

  • noun the flow of air
    airflow; flow of air.
    • she adjusted the fan so that the airflow was directed right at her

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come

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

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slice_into

  • verb move through a body or an object with a slicing motion
    slice through.
    • His hand sliced through the air

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vaporous

  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    gauze-like; sheer; see-through; gossamer; cobwebby; vapourous; filmy; diaphanous; transparent; gauzy.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks
  • adjective satellite resembling or characteristic of vapor
    vapourous; vapourific; vaporish; vaporific; vapourish.
    • vaporous clouds

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propagation

  • noun the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions
    extension.
  • noun the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production
    generation; multiplication.

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tour

  • noun a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area
    circuit.
    • they took an extended tour of Europe
    • we took a quick circuit of the park
    • a ten-day coach circuit of the island
  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    go; turn; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work

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comer

  • noun someone with a promising future
  • noun someone who arrives (or has arrived)
    arrival; arriver.

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jitter

  • noun small rapid variations in a waveform resulting from fluctuations in the voltage supply or mechanical vibrations or other sources
  • noun a small irregular movement

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continuation

  • noun the act of continuing an activity without interruption
    continuance.
  • noun a part added to a book or play that continues and extends it
    sequel.

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travel_rapidly

  • verb move very fast
    speed; hurry; zip.
    • The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed

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resort

  • noun a hotel located in a resort area
    resort hotel; holiday resort.
  • noun a frequently visited place
    stamping ground; hangout; haunt; repair.

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mounting

  • noun an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
    climbing; climb.
  • noun framework used for support or display

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breath

  • noun the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing
    • he took a deep breath and dived into the pool
    • he was fighting to his last breath
  • noun the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration
    • his sour breath offended her

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cloud_cover

  • noun the state of the sky when it is covered by clouds
    cloudiness; overcast.

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pull_back

  • verb pull back or move away or backward
    retire; recede; move back; withdraw; pull away; draw back; retreat.
    • The enemy withdrew
    • The limo pulled away from the curb
  • verb use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ)
    retract; draw back.

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dew_worm

  • noun terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
    earthworm; angleworm; fishworm; wiggler; nightwalker; fishing worm; red worm; nightcrawler; crawler.

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wake

  • noun the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)
    aftermath; backwash.
    • the aftermath of war
    • in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured
  • noun an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii
    Wake Island.

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foggy

  • adjective satellite stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness or exhaustion)
    groggy; logy; stuporous; dazed.
  • adjective satellite indistinct or hazy in outline
    muzzy; hazy; blurred; fuzzy; bleary; blurry.
    • a landscape of blurred outlines
    • the trees were just blurry shapes

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dribble

  • noun flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid
    trickle; drip.
    • there's a drip through the roof
  • noun saliva spilling from the mouth
    drool; drivel; slobber.

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sound

  • noun the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
    • the sound of rain on the roof
    • the beautiful sound of music
  • noun the subjective sensation of hearing something
    auditory sensation.
    • he strained to hear the faint sounds

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mount

  • noun a lightweight horse kept for riding only
    riding horse; saddle horse.
  • noun the act of climbing something
    climb.
    • it was a difficult climb to the top

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fogbound

  • adjective satellite enveloped in fog
    • a fogbound fleet
    • the fogbound city

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scud

  • noun the act of moving along swiftly (as before a gale)
    scudding.
  • verb run or move very quickly or hastily
    shoot; flash; dart; dash; scoot.
    • She dashed into the yard

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ratchet

  • noun mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction
    rachet; ratch.
  • verb move by degrees in one direction only
    ratchet down; rachet up.
    • a ratcheting lopping tool

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slice_through

  • verb move through a body or an object with a slicing motion
    slice into.
    • His hand sliced through the air

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cock

  • noun obscene terms for penis
    shaft; prick; tool; dick; putz; peter; pecker.
  • noun faucet consisting of a rotating device for regulating flow of a liquid
    stopcock; turncock.

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rachet_up

  • verb move by degrees in one direction only
    ratchet down; ratchet.
    • a ratcheting lopping tool

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cirrocumulus

  • noun a cloud at a high altitude consisting of a series of regularly arranged small clouds resembling ripples
    cirrocumulus cloud.

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inflatable

  • adjective satellite designed to be filled with air or gas
    • an inflatable mattress
    • an inflatable boat

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laggard

  • noun someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
    poke; dawdler; drone; lagger; trailer.
  • adjective satellite wasting time
    dilatory; pokey; poky.

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dispread

  • verb spread abroad or out
    • The sun dispread its beams

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floating

  • noun the act of someone who floats on the water
    natation.
  • verb be in motion due to some air or water current
    blow; be adrift; float; drift.
    • The leaves were blowing in the wind
    • the boat drifted on the lake
    • The sailboat was adrift on the open sea
    • the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore

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develop

  • verb make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation
    • Her company developed a new kind of building material that withstands all kinds of weather
    • They developed a new technique
  • verb work out
    evolve; germinate.
    • We have developed a new theory of evolution

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tumesce

  • verb expand abnormally
    swell up; swell; intumesce; tumefy.
    • The bellies of the starving children are swelling

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