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  • adjective satellite suited to or suggestive of a grave or burial
    • funereal gloom
    • hollow sepulchral tones

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  • adjective satellite not able to be supported or defended

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  • noun a burning pain in a limb along the course of a peripheral nerve; usually associated with skin changes

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  • noun an irritating or obnoxious person
  • noun any of various small animals or insects that are pests; e.g. cockroaches or rats
    • cereals must be protected from mice and other vermin
    • he examined the child's head for vermin
    • boys in the village have probably been shooting vermin

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  • noun a mixture of lime or gypsum with sand and water; hardens into a smooth solid; used to cover walls and ceilings
  • noun any of several gypsum cements; a white powder (a form of calcium sulphate) that forms a paste when mixed with water and hardens into a solid; used in making molds and sculptures and casts for broken limbs
    plaster of Paris.

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

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  • verb put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
    essay; prove; try; examine; test.
    • This approach has been tried with good results
    • Test this recipe
  • verb try something new, as in order to gain experience
    • Students experiment sexually
    • The composer experimented with a new style

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  • noun a formal and solemn declaration of objection
    • they finished the game under protest to the league president
    • the senator rose to register his protest
    • the many protestations did not stay the execution
  • noun the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
    objection; dissent.

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  • adjective satellite quick to take offense
    touchy; thin-skinned; feisty.
  • adjective satellite roused to anger
    sore; mad.
    • stayed huffy a good while"- Mark Twain
    • she gets mad when you wake her up so early
    • mad at his friend
    • sore over a remark

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

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  • noun an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
    unity; wholeness.
    • the integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development
    • he took measures to insure the territorial unity of Croatia
  • noun moral soundness
    • he expects to find in us the common honesty and integrity of men of business
    • they admired his scrupulous professional integrity

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

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

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  • verb to cause inconvenience or discomfort to
    bother; inconvenience; incommode; discommode; trouble; put out.
    • Sorry to trouble you, but...
  • verb ignore someone's wishes

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  • adjective satellite distasteful and unpleasant; spoiled by mixture
    • a thin brackish gruel
  • adjective satellite slightly salty (especially from containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water)
    • a brackish lagoon
    • the briny deep

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  • adjective having an unpleasant smell
    malodorous; unpleasant-smelling; ill-smelling; malodourous.
  • adjective satellite very bad
    stinking; shitty; crappy; lousy; rotten; icky.
    • a lousy play
    • it's a stinking world

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  • verb express strong disapproval of
    decry; reprobate; objurgate; condemn.
    • We condemn the racism in South Africa
    • These ideas were reprobated
  • verb tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading
    • This leash chafes the dog's neck

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  • noun a cutaneous sensation often resulting from light stroking
  • noun the act of tickling
    titillation; tickling.

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

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

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(Chem.) An alkaloid found in several species of lupine (Lupinus luteus, L. albus, etc.), and extracted as a bitter crystalline substance. <-- [MI11] [1-R-trans]-Octahydro-2H-quinolizine-1-methanol, l-lupinine, C10H19NO, a bicyclic saturated quinolizine CH2OH | /\ H /\ / \|/ \ | | | | N | \ / \ / \/ \/ -->

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

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  • adjective feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone
    bad; regretful.
    • felt regretful over his vanished youth
    • regretful over mistakes she had made
    • he felt bad about breaking the vase
  • adjective satellite bad; unfortunate
    distressing; sad; pitiful; lamentable; deplorable.
    • my finances were in a deplorable state
    • a lamentable decision
    • her clothes were in sad shape
    • a sorry state of affairs

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  • verb cause to seem less serious; play down
    minimize; denigrate; belittle.
    • Don't belittle his influence

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  • noun the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin
    vesiculation; vesication.
  • verb get blistered
    blister; vesicate.
    • Her feet blistered during the long hike

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  • noun an ache localized in the stomach or abdominal region
    stomach ache; stomachache; gastralgia.
  • verb complain
    squawk; grouse; beef; gripe; holler; bitch; crab.
    • What was he hollering about?

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  • adjective satellite painful as if caused by a sharp instrument
    piercing; keen; cutting; stabbing; lancinating; knifelike.
    • a cutting wind
    • keen winds
    • knifelike cold
    • piercing knifelike pains
    • piercing cold
    • piercing criticism
    • a stabbing pain
    • lancinating pain

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

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  • noun a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
  • noun the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it

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  • adjective satellite conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry
    blatant; clamant; clamorous; strident.
    • blatant radios
    • a clamorous uproar
    • strident demands
    • a vociferous mob

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  • noun the quality of being productive or having the power to produce

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  • noun feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless
    disconsolateness; heartsickness; despondence.

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  • noun a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
  • noun the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
    nip; tang; flavour; savor; savour; sapidity; flavor; relish.

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  • adjective satellite showing deep-seated resentment
    • preserve...from rancourous envy of the rich"- Aldous Huxley

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  • noun a small worthless amount
    diddlyshit; squat; shit; diddly-squat; diddly-shit; diddly; diddley; diddlysquat; doodly-squat.
    • you don't know jack
  • noun a man who serves as a sailor
    Jack-tar; tar; old salt; sea dog; seaman; gob; seafarer; mariner.

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  • verb be envious of; set one's heart on
  • verb wish ill or allow unwillingly

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  • adjective satellite extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin
    • a catastrophic depression
    • catastrophic illness
    • a ruinous course of action
  • adjective satellite causing injury or blight; especially affecting with sudden violence or plague or ruin
    • the blasting effects of the intense cold on the budding fruit
    • the blasting force of the wind blowing sharp needles of sleet in our faces
    • a ruinous war

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

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  • noun a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
    gall; rancor; bitterness; resentment.

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

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  • noun hate coupled with disgust
    odium; execration; abomination; detestation; loathing.

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  • noun a state of agitation or turbulent change or development
    ferment; tempestuousness; fermentation; agitation.
    • the political ferment produced new leadership
    • social unrest
  • noun a feeling of restless agitation

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  • noun the state of being alone in solitary isolation
  • noun sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
    forlornness; desolation.

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  • noun a sodium salt of carbonic acid; used in making soap powders and glass and paper
    sodium carbonate; sal soda; washing soda; soda.

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  • noun a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution
    • he used a solution of peroxide and water
  • noun a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    answer; solvent; resolution; result.
    • they were trying to find a peaceful solution
    • the answers were in the back of the book
    • he computed the result to four decimal places

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  • noun a tart spicy quality
    piquantness; tanginess; zest; piquance; nip; piquancy.
  • noun the imperial dynasty of China from 618 to 907
    Tang dynasty.

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  • adjective satellite resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility
    bestial; brute; brutal; beastly.
    • beastly desires
    • a bestial nature
    • brute force
    • a dull and brutish man
    • bestial treatment of prisoners

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  • verb depart suddenly
    • He plumped out of the house
  • verb make fat or plump
    fatten up; fat; fill out; flesh out; fatten; fatten out; plump.
    • We will plump out that poor starving child

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  • adjective satellite bad; unfortunate
    distressing; sad; pitiful; lamentable; sorry.
    • my finances were in a deplorable state
    • a lamentable decision
    • her clothes were in sad shape
    • a sorry state of affairs
  • adjective satellite of very poor quality or condition
    miserable; execrable; woeful; wretched.
    • deplorable housing conditions in the inner city
    • woeful treatment of the accused
    • woeful errors of judgment

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  • noun a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
    smarting; smart.
  • noun intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty
    cleverness; brightness.

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

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  • noun small bushy deciduous tree native to Asia and North Africa having pretty pink blossoms and highly prized edible nuts enclosed in a hard green hull; cultivated in southern Australia and California
    Amygdalus communis; Prunus dulcis; sweet almond; Prunus amygdalus.
  • noun oval-shaped edible seed of the almond tree

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  • noun a match between boxers; usually held in a boxing ring

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  • noun a winged often one-seed indehiscent fruit as of the ash or elm or maple
    key fruit; key.

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  • adjective satellite having a mild taste

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

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  • noun pain that is felt at a place in the body different from the injured or diseased part where the pain would be expected
    • angina pectoris can cause referred pain in the left shoulder
    • pain in the right shoulder can be referred pain from gallbladder disease

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  • noun the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it
    performance; execution; carrying out.
    • they criticised his performance as mayor
    • experience generally improves performance

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  • adjective satellite rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard
    • rigorous application of the law
    • a strict vegetarian
  • adjective satellite demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
    tight; stringent.
    • rigorous discipline
    • tight security
    • stringent safety measures

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  • noun devastating sorrow and despair
    • he is recovering from a broken heart
    • a broken heart languishes here

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  • noun hate coupled with disgust
    odium; execration; abhorrence; abomination; detestation.
  • verb find repugnant
    abominate; execrate; abhor; loathe.
    • I loathe that man
    • She abhors cats

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  • adjective not compatible
    • incompatible personalities
    • incompatible colors
  • adjective used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect

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  • noun the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
    eventide; evening; eve.
    • he enjoyed the evening light across the lake
  • verb make level or straight
    even out; level; flush.
    • level the ground

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  • noun aromatic bulb used as seasoning
  • verb be ill or unwell

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  • adjective having or expressing desire for something
    • desirous of high office
    • desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem

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  • noun a grape whose skin slips readily from the pulp

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  • noun wine containing not more than 14 percent alcohol usually served with a meal

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  • adjective of or related to or containing sulfur or derived from sulfur
  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; acrid; vitriolic; virulent; acerb; sulfurous; caustic; acid; bitter.
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique

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  • noun pale yellowish wine made from white grapes or red grapes with skins removed before fermentation

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  • adjective detrimental to physical or moral well-being
    • unwholesome food
    • unwholesome habits like smoking

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  • adjective not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency
    • unskilled in the art of rhetoric
    • an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber
    • unskilled labor
    • workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities
    • unskilled workmanship
  • adjective satellite lacking professional skill or expertise
    amateurish; amateur; inexpert.
    • a very amateurish job
    • inexpert but conscientious efforts
    • an unskilled painting

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

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  • noun a quarrelsome grouch

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

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  • noun brown oval fruit flesh makes excellent sherbet
    sapote; mammee.

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  • noun yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood; can be a symptom of gallstones or liver infection or anemia
  • noun a rough and bitter manner
    acrimony; tartness; bitterness; acerbity; thorniness.

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  • noun Chinese tree cultivated especially in Philippines and India for its edible fruit; sometimes placed in genus Nephelium
    lichee; litchi tree; Litchi chinensis; Nephelium litchi.
  • noun Chinese fruit having a thin brittle shell enclosing a sweet jellylike pulp and a single seed; often dried
    lichi; litchee; lychee; litchi nut; lichee; leechee.

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  • noun sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
    loneliness; desolation.

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  • verb make sweeter in taste
    sweeten; dulcify; edulcorate.

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  • noun small nut-bearing tree much grown in Europe
    Corylus avellana grandis; Corylus avellana; cobnut.
  • noun nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus
    cobnut; cob; hazelnut.

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  • verb not be very easily digestible
    • Spicy food disagrees with some people

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  • adjective satellite showing courage
    spunky; plucky.
    • the champion is faced with a feisty challenger
  • adjective satellite quick to take offense
    touchy; thin-skinned; huffy.

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  • noun a feeling of sorrow (often self-indulgent) over your own sufferings

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  • verb make sour or more sour
    sour; acetify; acidulate.
  • verb turn acidic
    • the solution acetified

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  • noun extreme unpalatability to the mouth
    disgustingness; distastefulness; unsavoriness; sickeningness.

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  • adjective satellite harsh
    sharp; tart.
    • sharp criticism
    • a sharp-worded exchange
    • a tart remark

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

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  • noun a headache resulting from congestion or infection in the paranasal sinuses

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  • noun a person who refuses to comply
    balker; baulker.
  • adjective boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
    • brought up to be aggressive and defiant
    • a defiant attitude

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  • adjective devoid of feeling and consciousness and animation
    • insentient (or insensate) stone
  • adjective satellite without compunction or human feeling
    cold; inhuman; cold-blooded.
    • in cold blood
    • cold-blooded killing
    • insensate destruction

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  • noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
  • verb remove the moisture from and make dry
    dry out.
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair

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  • noun something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone;
    belongings; holding.
    • that hat is my property
    • he is a man of property
  • noun a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
    • a study of the physical properties of atomic particles

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  • noun Australian tree having an agreeably acid fruit that resembles a gourd
    Adansonia gregorii; cream-of-tartar tree.
  • noun African gourd-like fruit with edible pulp
    monkey bread.

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  • noun a war instigated by a major power that does not itself participate

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  • noun dull-purple grape of southern United States

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  • adjective marked by or emitting or filled with smoke
    • smoky rafters
    • smoky chimneys
    • a smoky fireplace
    • a smoky corridor
  • adjective satellite tasting of smoke
    • smoky sausages

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Stout; sullen; obstinate. Obs.
With stern looks and stomachous disdain. Spenser.

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  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; penetrating; incisive; penetrative; discriminating; keen; sharp; knifelike.
    • an acute observer of politics and politicians
    • incisive comments
    • icy knifelike reasoning
    • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
    • penetrating insight
    • frequent penetrative observations
  • verb cut or make a way through
    • the knife cut through the flesh
    • The path pierced the jungle
    • Light pierced through the forest

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  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; tilt; argument; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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  • verb annoy continually or chronically
    beset; chivy; chevy; chevvy; hassle; chivvy; harry; plague; molest; provoke.
    • He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
    • This man harasses his female co-workers
  • verb exhaust by attacking repeatedly
    • harass the enemy

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  • noun a sourness resembling that of vinegar

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  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; armed services; military machine; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker
  • adjective of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare
    • military law

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  • noun a human being
    somebody; soul; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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  • adjective satellite filled with or evoking sadness
    • the child's doleful expression
    • stared with mournful eyes
    • mournful news

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  • noun a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
    insurgent; freedom fighter; insurrectionist.
  • noun `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms
    Reb; Johnny Reb; greyback; Johnny.

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  • noun disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings
    unfavorable judgment.
    • the senator received severe criticism from his opponent
  • noun a serious examination and judgment of something
    • constructive criticism is always appreciated

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  • adjective satellite having the deep slightly brownish color of gold
    aureate; gilded; gilt; gold.
    • long aureate (or golden) hair
    • a gold carpet
  • adjective satellite marked by peace and prosperity
    halcyon; prosperous.
    • a golden era
    • the halcyon days of the clipper trade

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  • adjective satellite ludicrously odd
    grotesque; antic; fantastical.
    • Hamlet's assumed antic disposition
    • fantastic Halloween costumes
    • a grotesque reflection in the mirror
  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    marvelous; marvellous; grand; terrific; howling; wonderful; wondrous; rattling; tremendous.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement

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  • noun small dry indehiscent fruit with the seed distinct from the fruit wall

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  • adjective satellite arrogantly insolent

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  • adverb to a high degree or extent; favorably or with much respect
    • highly successful
    • He spoke highly of her
    • does not think highly of his writing
    • extremely interesting
  • adverb at a high rate or wage
    • highly paid workers

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

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  • noun a destroyer of images used in religious worship
    image breaker.
  • noun someone who attacks cherished ideas or traditional institutions

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  • noun pinkish table wine from red grapes whose skins were removed after fermentation began
    pink wine; rose wine; rose.

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  • noun Chinese fruit having a thin brittle shell enclosing a sweet jellylike pulp and a single seed; often dried
    lichi; litchee; lychee; lichee; litchi; leechee.

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  • noun the whole amount
    aggregate; sum; totality.
  • noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    sum; amount.

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  • adjective satellite characterized by direct opposition
    • a head-on confrontation
  • adjective satellite meeting front to front
    • a frontal attack
    • a head-on collision

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  • noun reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
    rascality; mischief; mischievousness; roguishness; roguery; devilment; deviltry; shenanigan; devilry.

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The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. "To Canterbury they wend." Chaucer.
Stay with us, go not to Wittenberg. Shak.
So to the sylvan lodge They came, that like Pomona's arbor smiled. Milton.
I'll to him again, . . . He'll tell me all his purpose. She stretched her arms to heaven. Dryden.

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  • noun leather made from alligator's hide
  • noun either of two amphibious reptiles related to crocodiles but with shorter broader snouts

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  • noun shedding tears
    lacrimation; tearing; lachrymation.
  • noun wetting with water
    • the lawn needs a great deal of watering

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  • noun a reply of denial
    • he answered in the negative
  • noun a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed

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  • noun a person who eats human flesh
    anthropophagite; man-eater; anthropophagus.

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  • noun a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
    revilement; abuse; vilification; contumely.
    • when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse
    • they yelled insults at the visiting team
  • noun a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    • turning his back on me was a deliberate insult

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  • verb structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results
    • We rationalized the factory's production and raised profits
  • verb defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
    rationalize; apologise; excuse; apologize; justify.
    • rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior
    • he rationalized his lack of success

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

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  • 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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  • noun a transient variation in voltage or current
  • noun sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes
    • spikes provide greater traction

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

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  • adjective having an unpleasant smell
    unpleasant-smelling; stinky; ill-smelling; malodourous.

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  • noun unbearable physical pain
  • noun extreme mental distress
    anguish; torture.

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  • noun any soft or soggy mass
    • he pounded it to a pulp
  • noun cornmeal boiled in water
    cornmeal mush.

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  • adjective satellite (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
    savage; vicious; brutal; cruel; fell; roughshod.
    • a barbarous crime
    • brutal beatings
    • cruel tortures
    • Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks
    • a savage slap
    • vicious kicks
  • adjective satellite primitive in customs and culture

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  • noun a sacred place of pilgrimage
    sanctum; holy place.