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funereal

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

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unattackable

  • adjective satellite immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with
    secure; unassailable; impregnable; inviolable; strong.
    • an impregnable fortress
    • fortifications that made the frontier inviolable
    • a secure telephone connection

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all

  • adjective quantifier; used with either mass or count nouns to indicate the whole number or amount of or every one of a class
    • we sat up all night
    • ate all the food
    • all men are mortal
    • all parties are welcome
  • adjective satellite completely given to or absorbed by
    • became all attention

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wrestle

  • noun the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat
    grappling; grapple; wrestling; hand-to-hand struggle.
    • they had a fierce wrestle
    • we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully
  • verb combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force
    • He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority

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battle

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    engagement; conflict; fight.
    • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
  • noun an energetic attempt to achieve something
    struggle.
    • getting through the crowd was a real struggle
    • he fought a battle for recognition

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ward

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

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stokehole

  • noun (nautical) chamber or compartment in which the furnaces of a ship are stoked or fired
    stokehold; fireroom.

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chicken-fight

  • verb fight while sitting on somebody's shoulders
    chickenfight.

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to

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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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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foster

  • verb promote the growth of
    further.
    • Foster our children's well-being and education
  • noun United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864)
    Stephen Collins Foster; Stephen Foster.

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brake_cylinder

  • noun a cylinder that contains brake fluid that is compressed by a piston
    master cylinder; hydraulic brake cylinder.

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protective

  • adjective intended or adapted to afford protection of some kind
    • a protective covering
    • the use of protective masks and equipment
    • protective coatings
    • kept the drunken sailor in protective custody
    • animals with protective coloring
    • protective tariffs
  • adjective satellite showing care
    • a protective mother

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justificatory

  • adjective satellite attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing
    justificative; defensive.
  • adjective satellite providing justification
    justificative; vindicatory.

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unhurt

  • adjective satellite not injured
    unharmed; whole; unscathed.
  • adjective satellite free from danger or injury
    safe and sound.
    • the children were found safe and sound

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wish

  • noun a specific feeling of desire
    wishing; want.
    • he got his wish
    • he was above all wishing and desire
  • noun an expression of some desire or inclination
    indirect request.
    • I could tell that it was his wish that the guests leave
    • his crying was an indirect request for attention

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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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cut_down

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

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cool

  • noun the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature
    • the cool of early morning
  • noun great coolness and composure under strain
    sang-froid; aplomb; poise; assuredness.
    • keep your cool

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insuperable

  • adjective satellite impossible to surmount
    insurmountable.
  • adjective satellite incapable of being surmounted or excelled
    unconquerable.
    • insuperable odds
    • insuperable heroes

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gun

  • noun a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
  • noun large but transportable armament
    heavy weapon; ordnance; artillery.

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sang

  • noun North American woodland herb similar to and used as substitute for the Chinese ginseng
    American ginseng; Panax quinquefolius.
  • verb deliver by singing
    sing.
    • Sing Christmas carols

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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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team

  • noun a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
    squad.
  • noun two or more draft animals that work together to pull something

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indemnity

  • noun protection against future loss
    insurance.
  • noun legal exemption from liability for damages

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force

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

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fence

  • noun a barrier that serves to enclose an area
    fencing.
  • noun a dealer in stolen property

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hyperbaric_chamber

  • noun a large chamber in which the oxygen pressure is above normal for the atmosphere; used in treating breathing disorders or carbon monoxide poisoning

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agitate

  • verb try to stir up public opinion
    stir up; foment.
  • verb cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
    commove; turn on; excite; charge up; charge; rouse.
    • The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks

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rampart

  • noun an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
    wall; bulwark.
    • they stormed the ramparts of the city
    • they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down

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weatherproof

  • verb make resistant to bad weather
  • adjective satellite able to withstand exposure to weather without damage
    • weatherproof electric wiring
    • a weatherproof coat

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philhellene

  • noun an admirer of Greece and everything Greek
    philhellenist; Graecophile.
  • adjective characterized by a love of Greece and Grecian things
    philhellenic; Graecophilic; Graecophile.
    • the Philhellenic Society

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voucher

  • noun someone who vouches for another or for the correctness of a statement
    verifier.
  • noun a document that serves as evidence of some expenditure

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further

  • verb promote the growth of
    foster.
    • Foster our children's well-being and education
  • verb contribute to the progress or growth of
    advance; encourage; promote; boost.
    • I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom

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impregnability

  • noun having the strength to withstand attack
    invulnerability.

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cosy

  • noun a padded cloth covering to keep a teapot warm
    tea cosy; tea cozy; cozy.
  • adjective satellite enjoying or affording comforting warmth and shelter especially in a small space
    snug; cozy.
    • a cozy nook near the fire
    • snug in bed
    • a snug little apartment

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heroical

  • adjective satellite having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes
    heroic.
    • the heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy
    • heroic explorers

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defence

  • noun (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
    defence mechanism; defense reaction; defense; defense mechanism; defence reaction.
  • noun (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring
    defense; defending team.
    • his teams are always good on defense

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tussle

  • noun disorderly fighting
    dogfight; hassle; scuffle; rough-and-tumble.
  • verb fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters
    scuffle.
    • the drunken men started to scuffle

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sepulchre

  • noun a chamber that is used as a grave
    sepulcher; sepulture; burial chamber.

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assuredness

  • noun great coolness and composure under strain
    sang-froid; cool; aplomb; poise.
    • keep your cool

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thickness

  • noun the dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width
  • noun indistinct articulation
    • judging from the thickness of his speech he had been drinking heavily

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tank_furnace

  • noun furnace into one end of which a batch of measured raw materials is shoveled and from the other end molten glass is obtained

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defensibility

  • noun capability of being defended
    • they built their castles with an eye to their defensibility
    • client complaints create a felt need for the defensibility of individual actions

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endorse

  • verb be behind; approve of
    indorse; plunk for; support; plump for; back.
    • He plumped for the Labor Party
    • I backed Kennedy in 1960
  • verb give support or one's approval to
    second; indorse; back.
    • I'll second that motion
    • I can't back this plan
    • endorse a new project

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en_garde

  • adjective satellite (fencing) in a defensive stance

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boost

  • noun the act of giving hope or support to someone
    encouragement.
  • noun an increase in cost
    hike; rise; cost increase.
    • they asked for a 10% rise in rates

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public

  • noun people in general considered as a whole
    world; populace.
    • he is a hero in the eyes of the public
  • noun a body of people sharing some common interest
    • the reading public

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body

  • noun the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
    organic structure; physical structure.
    • he felt as if his whole body were on fire
  • noun a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
    • the whole body filed out of the auditorium
    • the student body
    • administrative body

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unhazardous

  • adjective satellite thought to be devoid of risk
    risk-free; riskless.

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hero

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

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cozy

  • noun a padded cloth covering to keep a teapot warm
    tea cosy; tea cozy; cosy.
  • adjective satellite enjoying or affording comforting warmth and shelter especially in a small space
    snug; cosy.
    • a cozy nook near the fire
    • snug in bed
    • a snug little apartment

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apologetic

  • adjective offering or expressing apology
    excusatory.
    • an apologetic note
    • an apologetic manner

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never

  • adverb not ever; at no time in the past or future
    ne'er.
    • I have never been to China
    • I shall never forget this day
    • had never seen a circus
    • never on Sunday
    • I will never marry you!
  • adverb not at all; certainly not; not in any circumstances
    • never fear
    • bringing up children is never easy
    • that will never do
    • what is morally wrong can never be politically right

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scrapper

  • noun someone who fights (or is fighting)
    combatant; fighter; belligerent; battler.

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mothproof

  • verb protect from moths
    • mothproof woollen clothes during the summer
  • adjective satellite resistant to damage by moths
    moth-resistant.

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packing

  • noun any material used especially to protect something
    wadding; packing material.
  • noun the enclosure of something in a package or box
    boxing.

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protection

  • noun the activity of protecting someone or something
    • the witnesses demanded police protection
  • noun a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
    protective covering; protective cover.
    • they had no protection from the fallout
    • wax provided protection for the floors

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combatant

  • noun someone who fights (or is fighting)
    scrapper; fighter; belligerent; battler.
  • adjective satellite engaging in or ready for combat

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strong

  • adjective having strength or power greater than average or expected
    • a strong radio signal
    • strong medicine
    • a strong man
  • adjective satellite not faint or feeble
    • a strong odor of burning rubber

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box

  • noun a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid
    • he rummaged through a box of spare parts
  • noun private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance
    loge.
    • the royal box was empty

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engage

  • verb carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
    pursue; prosecute.
    • She pursued many activities
    • They engaged in a discussion
  • verb consume all of one's attention or time
    engross; absorb; occupy.
    • Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely

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seawall

  • noun a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
    groyne; bulwark; jetty; breakwater; groin; mole.

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tightness

  • noun a state occasioned by scarcity of money and a shortage of credit
    stringency.
  • noun a tight feeling in some part of the body
    constriction.
    • he felt a constriction in her chest
    • she felt an alarming tightness in her chest
    • emotion caused a constriction of his throat

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secure

  • verb get by special effort
    procure.
    • He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed
  • verb cause to be firmly attached
    fasten; fix.
    • fasten the lock onto the door
    • she fixed her gaze on the man

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campaign

  • noun a race between candidates for elective office
    run; political campaign.
    • I managed his campaign for governor
    • he is raising money for a Senate run
  • noun a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
    cause; drive; crusade; effort; movement.
    • he supported populist campaigns
    • they worked in the cause of world peace
    • the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant
    • the movement to end slavery
    • contributed to the war effort

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stuffing

  • noun a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables
    dressing.
  • noun padding put in mattresses and cushions and upholstered furniture

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snug

  • noun a small secluded room
    snuggery; cubby; cubbyhole.
  • adjective satellite offering safety; well protected or concealed
    • a snug harbor
    • a snug hideout

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steam_chest

  • noun the chamber from which steam is distributed to a cylinder

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cheerleader

  • noun an enthusiastic and vocal supporter
    • he has become a cheerleader for therapeutic cloning
  • noun someone who leads the cheers by spectators at a sporting event

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tutelage

  • noun teaching pupils individually (usually by a tutor hired privately)
    tutorship; tuition.
  • noun attention and management implying responsibility for safety
    charge; guardianship; care.
    • he is in the care of a bodyguard

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cloud

  • noun any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
  • noun a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude

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rationalise

  • verb structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results
    rationalize.
    • 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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aplomb

  • noun great coolness and composure under strain
    sang-froid; cool; poise; assuredness.
    • keep your cool

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hydraulic_brake_cylinder

  • noun a cylinder that contains brake fluid that is compressed by a piston
    brake cylinder; master cylinder.

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resonator

  • noun a hollow chamber whose dimensions allow the resonant oscillation of electromagnetic or acoustic waves
    cavity resonator; resonating chamber.
  • noun an electrical circuit that combines capacitance and inductance in such a way that a periodic electric oscillation will reach maximum amplitude
    resonant circuit.

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justificative

  • adjective satellite attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing
    justificatory; defensive.
  • adjective satellite providing justification
    justificatory; vindicatory.

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fend_for

  • verb argue or speak in defense of
    defend; support.
    • She supported the motion to strike

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excuse

  • noun a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
    exculpation; alibi; self-justification.
    • he kept finding excuses to stay
    • every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job
    • his transparent self-justification was unacceptable
  • noun a note explaining an absence
    • he had to get his mother to write an excuse for him

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open-hearth_furnace

  • noun a furnace for making steel in which the steel is placed on a shallow hearth and flames of burning gas and hot air play over it

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goofproof

  • verb proof against human misuse or error
    goof-proof; foolproof.
    • foolproof this appliance

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stokehold

  • noun (nautical) chamber or compartment in which the furnaces of a ship are stoked or fired
    stokehole; fireroom.

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hold

  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    grasp; appreciation.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices

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keeping

  • noun conformity or harmony
    • his behavior was not in keeping with the occasion
  • noun the responsibility of a guardian or keeper
    safekeeping; guardianship.
    • he left his car in my keeping

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join

  • noun the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
    juncture; joint; junction; articulation.
  • noun a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets
    union; sum.
    • let C be the union of the sets A and B

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shielded

  • adjective satellite (used especially of machinery) protected by a shield to prevent injury
  • verb protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm
    screen; shield.

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fortified

  • adjective satellite secured with bastions or fortifications
    bastioned.
  • verb make strong or stronger
    strengthen; fortify; beef up.
    • This exercise will strengthen your upper body
    • strengthen the relations between the two countries

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immunise

  • verb law: grant immunity from prosecution
    immunize.
  • verb perform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation
    inoculate; immunize; vaccinate.
    • We vaccinate against scarlet fever
    • The nurse vaccinated the children in the school

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believer

  • noun a supporter who accepts something as true
    truster.
  • noun a person who has religious faith
    worshiper; worshipper.

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containment

  • noun a policy of creating strategic alliances in order to check the expansion of a hostile power or ideology or to force it to negotiate peacefully
    • containment of communist expansion was a central principle of United States' foreign policy from 1947 to the 1975
  • noun (physics) a system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive material from a reactor

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shielder

  • noun a person who cares for persons or property
    defender; protector; guardian.

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proof

  • noun any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something
    cogent evidence.
    • if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it
  • noun a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it

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patron

  • noun a regular customer
    frequenter.
  • noun the proprietor of an inn

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lock

  • noun a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
  • noun a strand or cluster of hair
    curl; ringlet; whorl.

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admirer

  • noun a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
    champion; protagonist; supporter; friend; booster.
    • all their supporters came out for the game
    • they are friends of the library
  • noun a person who admires; someone who esteems or respects or approves

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inviolate

  • adjective satellite (of a woman) having the hymen unbroken
    intact.
    • she was intact, virginal
  • adjective satellite must be kept sacred
    inviolable; sacrosanct.

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oil_furnace

  • noun a furnace that burns oil
    oil burner.

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goof-proof

  • verb proof against human misuse or error
    goofproof; foolproof.
    • foolproof this appliance

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steward

  • noun someone who manages property or other affairs for someone else
  • noun the ship's officer who is in charge of provisions and dining arrangements

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guarantee

  • noun a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications
    warrantee; warranty; warrant.
  • noun an unconditional commitment that something will happen or that something is true
    • there is no guarantee that they are not lying

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invincibility

  • noun the property being difficult or impossible to defeat
    indomitability.

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soundboard

  • noun (music) resonator consisting of a thin board whose vibrations reinforce the sound of the instrument
    sounding board.

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invulnerability

  • noun having the strength to withstand attack
    impregnability.
  • noun the property of being invulnerable; the property of being incapable of being hurt (physically or emotionally)

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immune

  • noun a person who is immune to a particular infection
  • adjective relating to the condition of immunity
    • the immune system

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hyperbaric

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ratifier

  • noun someone who expresses strong approval
    subscriber; endorser; indorser.

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defensive_attitude

  • noun an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive')
    defensive.

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furnace

  • noun an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.

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law_officer

  • noun an officer of the law
    lawman; peace officer.

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firebox

  • noun a furnace (as on a steam locomotive) in which fuel is burned

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impregnable

  • adjective satellite immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with
    unattackable; secure; unassailable; inviolable; strong.
    • an impregnable fortress
    • fortifications that made the frontier inviolable
    • a secure telephone connection
  • adjective satellite capable of conceiving
    conceptive.

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wassailer

  • noun someone who enjoys riotous drinking
    carouser.
  • noun someone who proposes a toast; someone who drinks to the health of success of someone or some venture
    toaster.

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indomitable

  • adjective satellite impossible to subdue
    never-say-die; unsubduable.

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law

  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    jurisprudence.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order
  • noun legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
    • there is a law against kidnapping

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rationalize

  • verb defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
    apologise; rationalise; excuse; apologize; justify.
    • rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior
    • he rationalized his lack of success
  • verb weed out unwanted or unnecessary things
    rationalise; cut; prune.
    • We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet

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sepulture

  • noun the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
    burial; interment; inhumation; entombment.
  • noun a chamber that is used as a grave
    sepulchre; sepulcher; burial chamber.

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counter

  • noun table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted
  • noun game equipment (as a piece of wood, plastic, or ivory) used for keeping a count or reserving a space in various card or board games

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maintain

  • verb keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"
    hold; keep.
    • hold in place
    • She always held herself as a lady
    • The students keep me on my toes
  • verb keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
    preserve; keep up; conserve.
    • We preserve these archeological findings
    • The old lady could not keep up the building
    • children must be taught to conserve our national heritage
    • The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts

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graecophile

  • noun an admirer of Greece and everything Greek
    philhellene; philhellenist.
  • adjective characterized by a love of Greece and Grecian things
    philhellenic; Graecophilic; philhellene.
    • the Philhellenic Society

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skirmish

  • noun a minor short-term fight
    encounter; brush; clash.
  • verb engage in a skirmish

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inexpugnable

  • adjective satellite incapable of being overcome, challenged or refuted
    impregnable.
    • an impregnable argument
    • impregnable self-confidence

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innocuous

  • adjective not injurious to physical or mental health
  • adjective satellite not causing disapproval
    unobjectionable.
    • it was an innocuous remark
    • confined himself to innocuous generalities
    • unobjectionable behavior

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shield

  • noun a protective covering or structure
  • noun armor carried on the arm to intercept blows
    buckler.

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attitude

  • noun a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways
    mental attitude.
    • he had the attitude that work was fun
  • noun the arrangement of the body and its limbs
    position; posture.
    • he assumed an attitude of surrender

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monitor

  • noun someone who supervises (an examination)
    proctor.
  • noun someone who gives a warning so that a mistake can be avoided
    admonisher; reminder.

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childproof

  • verb make safe against children
    child-proof.
    • childproof the apartment

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harmless

  • adjective not causing or capable of causing harm
    • harmless bacteria
    • rendered the bomb harmless

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whole

  • noun all of something including all its component elements or parts
    • Europe considered as a whole
    • the whole of American literature
  • noun an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity
    unit.
    • how big is that part compared to the whole?
    • the team is a unit

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sheltered

  • adjective satellite protected from danger or bad weather
    • a sheltered harbor
  • verb provide shelter for
    shelter.
    • After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people

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goof

  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    cuckoo; fathead; goose; bozo; zany; twat; jackass; goofball.
  • noun a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
    goofball; buffoon; clown; merry andrew.

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good

  • noun benefit
    • for your own good
    • what's the good of worrying?
  • noun moral excellence or admirableness
    goodness.
    • there is much good to be found in people

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cupola

  • noun a vertical cylindrical furnace for melting iron for casting
  • noun a roof in the form of a dome

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endorsement

  • noun a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books)
    indorsement; blurb.
    • the author got all his friends to write blurbs for his book
  • noun a speech seconding a motion
    second; indorsement; secondment.
    • do I hear a second?

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cloud_chamber

  • noun apparatus that detects the path of high-energy particles passing through a supersaturated vapor; each particle ionizes molecules along its path and small droplets condense on them to produce a visible track
    Wilson cloud chamber.

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untouchable

  • noun belongs to lowest social and ritual class in India
    Harijan.
  • adjective satellite beyond the reach of criticism or attack or impeachment
    • for the first time criticism was directed at a hitherto untouchable target"- Newsweek

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unsurmountable

  • adjective not capable of being surmounted or overcome
    insurmountable.
    • insurmountable disadvantages
  • adjective satellite incapable of being surmounted or climbed
    unclimbable.

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breakwater

  • noun a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
    groyne; bulwark; jetty; groin; mole; seawall.

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body_guard

  • verb accompany and protect from physical harm

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jacobite

  • noun a supporter of James II after he was overthrown or a supporter of the Stuarts

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soundbox

  • noun a resonating chamber in a musical instrument (as the body of a violin)
    body.

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admonisher

  • noun someone who gives a warning so that a mistake can be avoided
    monitor; reminder.

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die

  • noun a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers
    dice.
  • noun a device used for shaping metal

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athletics

  • noun an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
    sport.
  • noun a contest between athletes
    athletic competition; athletic contest.

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master_cylinder

  • noun a cylinder that contains brake fluid that is compressed by a piston
    brake cylinder; hydraulic brake cylinder.

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dependableness

  • noun the quality of being dependable or reliable
    dependability; reliability; reliableness.

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burial

  • noun the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
    interment; sepulture; inhumation; entombment.
  • noun concealing something under the ground
    burying.

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air-tight

  • adjective satellite having no weak points
    airtight.
    • an airtight defense
    • an airtight argument
  • adjective satellite not allowing air or gas to pass in or out
    airtight; gas-tight.

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fireproof

  • verb make resistant to fire
  • adjective satellite impervious to damage by fire

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free_trader

  • noun an advocate of unrestricted international trade

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insurance

  • noun promise of reimbursement in the case of loss; paid to people or companies so concerned about hazards that they have made prepayments to an insurance company
  • noun written contract or certificate of insurance
    policy; insurance policy.
    • you should have read the small print on your policy

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out

  • noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    • you only get 3 outs per inning
  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out of the closet; come out.
    • This actor outed last year

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contend

  • verb maintain or assert
    postulate.
    • He contended that Communism had no future
  • verb have an argument about something
    argue; debate; fence.

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foolproof

  • verb proof against human misuse or error
    goof-proof; goofproof.
    • foolproof this appliance
  • adjective satellite not liable to failure
    unfailing.
    • a foolproof identification system
    • the unfailing sign of an amateur
    • an unfailing test

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defend

  • verb argue or speak in defense of
    support; fend for.
    • She supported the motion to strike
  • verb be on the defensive; act against an attack

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sympathizer

  • noun commiserates with someone who has had misfortune
    comforter; sympathiser.
  • noun someone who shares your feelings or opinions and hopes that you will be successful
    well-wisher; sympathiser.

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hydraulic

  • adjective moved or operated or effected by liquid (water or oil)
    • hydraulic erosion
    • hydraulic brakes
  • adjective of or relating to the study of hydraulics
    • hydraulic engineer

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encourage

  • verb contribute to the progress or growth of
    advance; promote; boost; further.
    • I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom
  • verb inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to

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safety

  • noun the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions
    • insure the safety of the children
    • the reciprocal of safety is risk
  • noun a safe place
    refuge.
    • He ran to safety

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turn_back

  • verb retrace one's course
    double back; backtrack.
    • The hikers got into a storm and had to turn back
  • verb go back to a previous state
    retrovert; return; revert; regress.
    • We reverted to the old rules

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protector

  • noun a person who cares for persons or property
    defender; shielder; guardian.

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athanor

  • noun a furnace that feeds itself so as to maintain a uniform temperature; used by alchemists

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assured

  • adjective satellite marked by assurance; exhibiting confidence
    • she paints with an assured hand
  • verb make certain of
    insure; assure; ensure; secure; guarantee.
    • This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us
    • Preparation will guarantee success!

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sepulcher

  • noun a chamber that is used as a grave
    sepulchre; sepulture; burial chamber.

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free

  • noun people who are free
    free people.
    • the home of the free and the brave
  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; loose; release; liberate.

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new_dealer

  • noun a supporter of the economic policies in the United States known as the New Deal

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struggle

  • noun an energetic attempt to achieve something
    battle.
    • getting through the crowd was a real struggle
    • he fought a battle for recognition
  • noun an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
    battle; conflict.
    • the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine
    • police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs

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heroic

  • noun a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter
    heroic verse; heroic meter.
  • adjective satellite very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)
    epic; larger-than-life.
    • an epic voyage
    • of heroic proportions
    • heroic sculpture

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care

  • noun the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    aid; tending; attention.
    • no medical care was required
    • the old car needs constant attention
  • noun judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
    precaution; caution; forethought.
    • he exercised caution in opening the door
    • he handled the vase with care

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patronage

  • noun the act of providing approval and support
    backing; championship; backup.
    • his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives
  • noun customers collectively
    clientele; business.
    • they have an upper class clientele

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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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never-say-die

  • adjective satellite impossible to subdue
    indomitable; unsubduable.

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shellproof

  • adjective satellite able to resist the explosive force of bombs and shells
    bombproof.
    • bombproof shelter

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keep

  • noun the financial means whereby one lives
    living; support; livelihood; bread and butter; sustenance.
    • each child was expected to pay for their keep
    • he applied to the state for support
    • he could no longer earn his own livelihood
  • noun the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
    dungeon; donjon.

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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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oppose

  • verb be against; express opposition to
    • We oppose the ban on abortion
  • verb fight against or resist strongly
    defend; fight down; fight back; fight.
    • The senator said he would oppose the bill
    • Don't fight it!

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air-raid_shelter

  • noun a chamber (often underground) reinforced against bombing and provided with food and living facilities; used during air raids
    bomb shelter; bombproof.

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oil_burner

  • noun a furnace that burns oil
    oil furnace.

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anglophile

  • noun an admirer of England and things English
    anglophil.

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tokamak

  • noun a doughnut-shaped chamber used in fusion research; a plasma is heated and confined in a magnetic bottle

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belligerent

  • noun someone who fights (or is fighting)
    scrapper; combatant; fighter; battler.
  • adjective satellite characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight
    aggressive.
    • aggressive acts against another country
    • a belligerent tone

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well-wisher

  • noun someone who shares your feelings or opinions and hopes that you will be successful
    sympathizer; sympathiser.

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hook

  • noun a catch for locking a door
  • noun a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
    crotchet.

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join_battle

  • verb engage in a conflict
    • The battle over health care reform was joined

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holy_sepulchre

  • noun the sepulcher in which Christ's body lay between burial and resurrection
    Holy Sepulcher.

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thick

  • noun the location of something surrounded by other things
    midst.
    • in the midst of the crowd
  • adjective not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions
    • an inch thick
    • a thick board
    • a thick sandwich
    • spread a thick layer of butter
    • thick coating of dust
    • thick warm blankets

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open

  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    clear.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open
  • noun where the air is unconfined
    out-of-doors; open air; outdoors.
    • he wanted to get outdoors a little
    • the concert was held in the open air
    • camping in the open

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unvanquishable

  • adjective satellite incapable of being overcome or subdued
    invincible; unbeatable.
    • an invincible army
    • her invincible spirit

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moated

  • adjective satellite protected by a deep wide ditch usually filled with water

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engagement

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    battle; conflict; fight.
    • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
  • noun a meeting arranged in advance
    date; appointment.
    • she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date

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jetty

  • noun a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
    groyne; bulwark; breakwater; groin; mole; seawall.

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vibrate

  • verb shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner
  • verb move or swing from side to side regularly
    oscillate.
    • the needle on the meter was oscillating

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attack

  • noun (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
    onset; onrush; onslaught.
    • the attack began at dawn
  • noun an offensive move in a sport or game
    • they won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning

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victorious

  • adjective satellite having won
    winning.
    • the victorious entry
    • the winning team
  • adjective satellite experiencing triumph
    triumphant.

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master

  • noun an artist of consummate skill
    maestro.
    • a master of the violin
    • one of the old masters
  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    lord; overlord.

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upholder

  • noun someone who upholds or maintains
    maintainer; sustainer.
    • firm upholders of tradition
    • they are sustainers of the idea of democracy

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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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friend

  • noun a person you know well and regard with affection and trust
    • he was my best friend at the university
  • noun an associate who provides cooperation or assistance
    ally.
    • he's a good ally in fight

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mainstay

  • noun a prominent supporter
    pillar.
    • he is a pillar of the community
  • noun a central cohesive source of support and stability
    backbone; linchpin; lynchpin; keystone; anchor.
    • faith is his anchor
    • the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money
    • he is the linchpin of this firm

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lawman

  • noun an officer of the law
    law officer; peace officer.

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saint

  • noun a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
  • noun person of exceptional holiness
    holy person; angel; holy man.

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apologise

  • verb defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
    rationalize; rationalise; excuse; apologize; justify.
    • rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior
    • he rationalized his lack of success
  • verb acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing
    apologize.
    • I apologized for being late
    • He apologized for the many typoes

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risklessness

  • noun safety as a consequence of entailing no risk

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vindication

  • noun the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.
    exoneration.
    • friends provided a vindication of his position
  • noun the justification for some act or belief
    defense; defence.
    • he offered a persuasive defense of the theory

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apologist

  • noun a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution
    justifier; vindicator.
    • an apologist for capital punishment

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uncut

  • adjective not trimmed
    untrimmed.
    • shaggy untrimmed locks
  • adjective (used of grass or vegetation) not cut down with a hand implement or machine
    unmown.
    • uncut grass
    • an unmown lawn

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bodyguard

  • noun someone who escorts and protects a prominent person
    escort.
  • noun a group of men who escort and protect some important person

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protected

  • adjective kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss
    • the most protected spot I could find
  • verb shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage
    protect.
    • Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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caisson

  • noun an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome
    lacuna; coffer.
  • noun a two-wheeled military vehicle carrying artillery ammunition

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sounding_board

  • noun a person whose reactions to something serve as an indication of its acceptability
    • I would use newspapermen as a sounding board for such policies
  • noun (music) resonator consisting of a thin board whose vibrations reinforce the sound of the instrument
    soundboard.

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excusatory

  • adjective offering or expressing apology
    apologetic.
    • an apologetic note
    • an apologetic manner

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say

  • noun the chance to speak
    • let him have his say
  • verb express in words
    state; tell.
    • He said that he wanted to marry her
    • tell me what is bothering you
    • state your opinion
    • state your name

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defending

  • adjective satellite attempting to or designed to prevent an opponent from winning or scoring
  • verb argue or speak in defense of
    defend; support; fend for.
    • She supported the motion to strike

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bubble_chamber

  • noun an instrument that records the tracks of ionizing particles

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sounding

  • noun a measure of the depth of water taken with a sounding line
  • noun the act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line)

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fireroom

  • noun (nautical) chamber or compartment in which the furnaces of a ship are stoked or fired
    stokehold; stokehole.

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piston_chamber

  • noun a chamber within which piston moves
    cylinder.

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strength

  • noun the property of being physically or mentally strong
    • fatigue sapped his strength
  • noun capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war
    military posture; military capability; military strength; posture.
    • we faced an army of great strength
    • politicians have neglected our military posture

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snugness

  • noun a state of warm snug comfort
    coziness; cosiness.

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plunk_for

  • verb be behind; approve of
    indorse; support; plump for; back; endorse.
    • He plumped for the Labor Party
    • I backed Kennedy in 1960

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battler

  • noun someone who fights (or is fighting)
    scrapper; combatant; fighter; belligerent.

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chest

  • noun the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
    pectus; thorax.
  • noun box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy

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detector

  • noun any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner
    sensing element; sensor.
  • noun rectifier that extracts modulation from a radio carrier wave
    demodulator.

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brace

  • noun a support that steadies or strengthens something else
    • he wore a brace on his knee
  • noun two items of the same kind
    twosome; span; distich; couple; duo; twain; yoke; couplet; pair; duet; dyad; duad.

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vacuum_chamber

  • noun a chamber from which nearly all matter (especially air) has been removed

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sure

  • adjective having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured
    certain.
    • felt certain of success
    • was sure (or certain) she had seen it
    • was very sure in his beliefs
    • sure of her friends
  • adjective satellite exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance
    certain.
    • be certain to disconnect the iron when you are through
    • be sure to lock the doors

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electric

  • noun a car that is powered by electricity
    electric automobile; electric car.
  • adjective using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity
    electrical.
    • electric current
    • electric wiring
    • electrical appliances
    • an electrical storm

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combat

  • noun an engagement fought between two military forces
    armed combat.
  • noun the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    scrap; fighting; fight.
    • a fight broke out at the hockey game
    • there was fighting in the streets
    • the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap

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eater

  • noun someone who consumes food for nourishment
    feeder.
  • noun any green goods that are good to eat
    • these apples are good eaters

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charm

  • noun attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
    appeal; appealingness.
    • his smile was part of his appeal to her
  • noun a verbal formula believed to have magical force
    magical spell; magic spell; spell.
    • he whispered a spell as he moved his hands
    • inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese

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risk-free

  • adjective satellite thought to be devoid of risk
    riskless; unhazardous.

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antitank

  • adjective satellite designed for defense against armored vehicles

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defensible

  • adjective satellite capable of being defended
    defendable.

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sustainer

  • noun someone who upholds or maintains
    maintainer; upholder.
    • firm upholders of tradition
    • they are sustainers of the idea of democracy

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air_lock

  • noun a chamber that provides access to space where air is under pressure
    airlock.

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indorsement

  • noun a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books)
    blurb; endorsement.
    • the author got all his friends to write blurbs for his book
  • noun a speech seconding a motion
    second; secondment; endorsement.
    • do I hear a second?

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cover

  • noun a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
    concealment; covert; screen.
    • a screen of trees afforded privacy
    • under cover of darkness
    • the brush provided a covert for game
    • the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background
  • noun bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
    blanket.
    • he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep

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burial_vault

  • noun a burial chamber (usually underground)
    vault.

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unconquerable

  • adjective not capable of being conquered or vanquished or overcome
    • a tribute to his courage...and his unconquerable will"- R.E.Danielson
    • faced unconquerable difficulties
  • adjective satellite incapable of being surmounted or excelled
    insuperable.
    • insuperable odds
    • insuperable heroes

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resonating_chamber

  • noun a hollow chamber whose dimensions allow the resonant oscillation of electromagnetic or acoustic waves
    cavity resonator; resonator.

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peacekeeper

  • noun a member of a military force that is assigned (often with international sanction) to preserve peace in a trouble area
  • noun someone who keeps peace
    • she's the peacekeeper in that family

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scrap

  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    bit; fleck; chip; flake.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
  • noun worthless material that is to be disposed of
    trash; rubbish.

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bomb

  • noun an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
  • noun strong sealed vessel for measuring heat of combustion
    bomb calorimeter.

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antisubmarine

  • adjective satellite defensive against enemy submarines

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francophil

  • noun an admirer of France and everything French
    Francophile.

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burner

  • noun an apparatus for burning fuel (or refuse)
    • a diesel engine is an oil burner
  • noun the heating elements of a stove or range on which pots and pans are placed for cooking
    • the electric range had one large burner and three smaller one

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unsubduable

  • adjective satellite impossible to subdue
    never-say-die; indomitable.

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defense_force

  • noun an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack
    defence force; defense; defence.
    • he joined the defense against invasion

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defender

  • noun a person who cares for persons or property
    protector; shielder; guardian.
  • noun a fighter who holds out against attack
    withstander.

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chicken

  • noun the flesh of a chicken used for food
    poulet; volaille.
  • noun a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl
    Gallus gallus.

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supporter

  • noun a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
    champion; protagonist; admirer; friend; booster.
    • all their supporters came out for the game
    • they are friends of the library
  • noun someone who supports or champions something
    sponsor; patron.

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enthusiast

  • noun an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
    partisan; partizan.
  • noun a person having a strong liking for something
    fancier.

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fend

  • verb try to manage without help
    • The youngsters had to fend for themselves after their parents died
  • verb withstand the force of something
    resist; stand.
    • The trees resisted her
    • stand the test of time
    • The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow

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groyne

  • noun a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
    bulwark; jetty; breakwater; groin; mole; seawall.

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promote

  • verb contribute to the progress or growth of
    advance; encourage; boost; further.
    • I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom
  • verb give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    advance; upgrade; kick upstairs; elevate; 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

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holy_sepulcher

  • noun the sepulcher in which Christ's body lay between burial and resurrection
    Holy Sepulchre.

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electric_furnace

  • noun any furnace in which the heat is provided by an electric current

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bastion

  • noun a group that defends a principle
    • a bastion against corruption
    • the last bastion of communism
  • noun a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle
    citadel.

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wilson_cloud_chamber

  • noun apparatus that detects the path of high-energy particles passing through a supersaturated vapor; each particle ionizes molecules along its path and small droplets condense on them to produce a visible track
    cloud chamber.

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confederate

  • noun a supporter of the Confederate States of America
  • noun someone who assists in a plot
    collaborator; partner in crime; henchman.

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plump

  • noun the sound of a sudden heavy fall
  • verb drop sharply
    plummet.
    • The stock market plummeted

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defence_force

  • noun an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack
    defense; defence; defense force.
    • he joined the defense against invasion

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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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custodian

  • noun one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals
    keeper; steward.

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unbeatable

  • adjective satellite hard to defeat
    • an unbeatable ball team
  • adjective satellite incapable of being overcome or subdued
    unvanquishable; invincible.
    • an invincible army
    • her invincible spirit

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stop

  • noun the event of something ending
    halt.
    • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill
  • noun the act of stopping something
    stoppage.
    • the third baseman made some remarkable stops
    • his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood

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camera_obscura

  • noun a darkened enclosure in which images of outside objects are projected through a small aperture or lens onto a facing surface

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bear

  • noun massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
  • noun an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price

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foster_parent

  • noun a person who acts as parent and guardian for a child in place of the child's natural parents but without legally adopting the child
    foster-parent.

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exoneration

  • noun the condition of being relieved from blame or obligation
  • noun the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.
    vindication.
    • friends provided a vindication of his position

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covering

  • noun a natural object that covers or envelops
    cover; natural covering.
    • under a covering of dust
    • the fox was flushed from its cover
  • noun an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)

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public_security

  • noun the general security of public places
    peace.
    • he was arrested for disturbing the peace

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contain

  • verb include or contain; have as a component
    incorporate; comprise.
    • A totally new idea is comprised in this paper
    • The record contains many old songs from the 1930's
  • verb contain or hold; have within
    carry; hold; bear.
    • The jar carries wine
    • The canteen holds fresh water
    • This can contains water

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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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defending_team

  • noun (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring
    defense; defence.
    • his teams are always good on defense

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pneumatic

  • adjective of or relating to or using air (or a similar gas)
    • pneumatic drill
    • pneumatic tire

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packing_box

  • noun a small chamber in which packing is compressed around a reciprocating shaft or piston to form a seal
    stuffing box.
  • noun a large crate in which goods are packed for shipment or storage
    packing case.

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ward_off

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; avert; debar; avoid; deflect; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike
  • verb avert, turn away, or repel
    • Ward off danger

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defendable

  • adjective satellite capable of being defended
    defensible.

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defense

  • noun (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies
    defence; defensive measure.
    • they died in the defense of Stalingrad
    • they were developed for the defense program
  • noun protection from harm
    defence.
    • sanitation is the best defense against disease

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fail

  • verb fail to do something; leave something undone
    neglect.
    • She failed to notice that her child was no longer in his crib
    • The secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost the account
  • verb be unsuccessful
    miscarry; go wrong.
    • Where do today's public schools fail?
    • The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably

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sport

  • noun an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
    athletics.
  • noun the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

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bear_down

  • verb exert a force with a heavy weight
    drag down; press down on; weigh down; bear down on.
    • The snow bore down on the roof
  • verb contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery
    overbear.

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uninjured

  • adjective not injured physically or mentally

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firing_chamber

  • noun chamber that is the part of a gun that receives the charge
    gun chamber.

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invulnerable

  • adjective immune to attack; impregnable
    • gunners raked the beach from invulnerable positions on the cliffs

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partisan

  • noun a fervent and even militant proponent of something
    zealot; drumbeater.
  • noun an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
    enthusiast; partizan.

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justifier

  • noun a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution
    apologist; vindicator.
    • an apologist for capital punishment

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secureness

  • noun the state of freedom from fear or danger
  • noun the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment
    fixity; fixedness; fixture; fastness.

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seconder

  • noun someone who endorses a motion or petition as a necessary preliminary to a discussion or vote

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guardian

  • noun a person who cares for persons or property
    defender; protector; shielder.

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piston

  • noun mechanical device that has a plunging or thrusting motion
    plunger.
  • noun United States neoclassical composer (1894-1976)
    Walter Piston.

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screen

  • noun a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing
    projection screen; silver screen.
  • noun a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight
    blind.
    • they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet

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blurb

  • noun a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books)
    indorsement; endorsement.
    • the author got all his friends to write blurbs for his book

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preserve

  • noun a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone
    • medicine is no longer a male preserve
  • noun a reservation where animals are protected

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parent

  • noun a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian
  • noun an organism (plant or animal) from which younger ones are obtained

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guard

  • noun a person who keeps watch over something or someone
  • noun the person who plays that position on a football team
    • the left guard was injured on the play

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reverberatory_furnace

  • noun a furnace in which the material that is being treated is heated indirectly by flames that are directed at the roof and walls of the furnace

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concentrate

  • noun the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore
    dressed ore.
  • noun a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water

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spark

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

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patron_saint

  • noun a saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation

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protect

  • verb shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage
    • Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain
  • verb use tariffs to favor domestic industry

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radioprotection

  • noun protection against harmful effects of radiation

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whig

  • noun a member of the political party that urged social reform in 18th and 19th century England; was the opposition party to the Tories
  • noun a supporter of the American Revolution

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safeguard

  • noun a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
    guard; precaution.
    • he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution
    • an insurance policy is a good safeguard
    • we let our guard down
  • noun a document or escort providing safe passage through a region especially in time of war
    safe-conduct.

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sympathiser

  • noun commiserates with someone who has had misfortune
    comforter; sympathizer.
  • noun someone who shares your feelings or opinions and hopes that you will be successful
    sympathizer; well-wisher.

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vault

  • noun a burial chamber (usually underground)
    burial vault.
  • noun a strongroom or compartment (often made of steel) for safekeeping of valuables
    bank vault.

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fail-safe

  • noun a mechanism capable of returning to a safe state in case there is a failure or malfunction
  • adjective satellite guaranteed not to fail
    • a fail-safe recipe for cheese souffle

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fight_down

  • verb fight against or resist strongly
    defend; oppose; fight back; fight.
    • The senator said he would oppose the bill
    • Don't fight it!

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maintainer

  • noun someone who upholds or maintains
    upholder; sustainer.
    • firm upholders of tradition
    • they are sustainers of the idea of democracy

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chaperon

  • noun one who accompanies and supervises a young woman or gatherings of young people
    chaperone.
  • verb accompany as a chaperone
    chaperone.

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crematory

  • noun a mortuary where corpses are cremated
    crematorium.
  • noun a furnace where a corpse can be burned and reduced to ashes
    cremation chamber; crematorium.

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immunize

  • verb law: grant immunity from prosecution
    immunise.
  • verb perform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation
    inoculate; immunise; vaccinate.
    • We vaccinate against scarlet fever
    • The nurse vaccinated the children in the school

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unassailable

  • adjective satellite immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with
    unattackable; secure; impregnable; inviolable; strong.
    • an impregnable fortress
    • fortifications that made the frontier inviolable
    • a secure telephone connection
  • adjective satellite impossible to assail
    untouchable.

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pneumatic_caisson

  • noun large watertight chamber used for construction under water
    caisson; cofferdam.

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get_back

  • verb recover something or somebody that appeared to be lost
    win back.
    • We got back the money after we threatened to sue the company
    • He got back his son from the kidnappers
  • verb take revenge or even out a score
    get even.
    • I cannot accept the defeat--I want to get even

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subscriber

  • noun someone who expresses strong approval
    ratifier; endorser; indorser.
  • noun someone who contracts to receive and pay for a service or a certain number of issues of a publication
    reader.

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dependable

  • adjective worthy of reliance or trust
    reliable.
    • a reliable source of information
    • a dependable worker
  • adjective satellite worthy of being depended on
    true; reliable; honest.
    • a dependable worker
    • an honest working stiff
    • a reliable sourcSFLe of information
    • he was true to his word
    • I would be true for there are those who trust me

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tug

  • noun a sudden abrupt pull
    jerk.
  • noun a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships
    tugboat; tower; towboat.

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look_up_to

  • verb feel admiration for
    admire.

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firm

  • noun the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
    house; business firm.
    • he worked for a brokerage house
  • verb become taut or tauter
    tauten.
    • Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly
    • the rope tautened

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champion

  • noun someone who has won first place in a competition
    champ; title-holder.
  • noun someone who fights for a cause
    hero; paladin; fighter.

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overprotect

  • verb care for like a mother
    fuss; mother.
    • She fusses over her husband
  • verb protect excessively
    • Don't overprotect your son--he is an adult now!

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sepulchral

  • adjective of or relating to a sepulchre
    • sepulchral inscriptions
    • sepulchral monuments in churches
  • adjective satellite gruesomely indicative of death or the dead
    charnel; ghastly.
    • a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones
    • ghastly shrieks
    • the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs

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gas

  • noun the state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by: relatively low density and viscosity; relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature; the ability to diffuse readily; and the spontaneous tendency to become distributed uniformly throughout any container
    gaseous state.
  • noun a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely

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joust

  • noun a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances
    tilt.
  • verb joust against somebody in a tournament by fighting on horseback

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child

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; fry; shaver; tike; minor; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
    kid.
    • they had three children
    • they were able to send their kids to college

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catch

  • noun a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
    gimmick.
    • it sounds good but what's the catch?
  • noun the quantity that was caught
    haul.
    • the catch was only 10 fish

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indomitability

  • noun the property being difficult or impossible to defeat
    invincibility.

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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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tank

  • noun an enclosed armored military vehicle; has a cannon and moves on caterpillar treads
    armoured combat vehicle; armored combat vehicle; army tank.
  • noun a large (usually metallic) vessel for holding gases or liquids
    storage tank.

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look

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking; looking at.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him

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attack_aircraft

  • noun a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
    fighter aircraft; fighter.

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inviolable

  • adjective incapable of being transgressed or dishonored
    • the person of the king is inviolable
    • an inviolable oath
  • adjective satellite immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with
    unattackable; secure; unassailable; impregnable; strong.
    • an impregnable fortress
    • fortifications that made the frontier inviolable
    • a secure telephone connection

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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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admire

  • verb feel admiration for
    look up to.
  • verb look at with admiration

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bombproof

  • noun a chamber (often underground) reinforced against bombing and provided with food and living facilities; used during air raids
    bomb shelter; air-raid shelter.
  • verb make safe against bombings

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compactness

  • noun the spatial property of being crowded together
    concentration; tightness; denseness; density.
  • noun the consistency of a compact solid

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corporatist

  • noun a supporter of corporatism
  • adjective of or relating to corporatism

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trader

  • noun someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
    bargainer; monger; dealer.

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groin

  • noun the crease at the junction of the inner part of the thigh with the trunk together with the adjacent region and often including the external genitals
    inguen.
  • noun a curved edge formed by two intersecting vaults

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guardianship

  • noun attention and management implying responsibility for safety
    charge; tutelage; care.
    • he is in the care of a bodyguard
  • noun the responsibility of a guardian or keeper
    keeping; safekeeping.
    • he left his car in my keeping

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cylinder

  • noun a solid bounded by a cylindrical surface and two parallel planes (the bases)
  • noun a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line

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fire_fighter

  • noun a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires
    firefighter; fire-eater; fireman.

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backing

  • noun the act of providing approval and support
    patronage; championship; backup.
    • his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives
  • noun something forming a back that is added for strengthening
    mount.

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brake

  • noun a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle
  • noun any of various ferns of the genus Pteris having pinnately compound leaves and including several popular houseplants

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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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concentration

  • noun the strength of a solution; number of molecules of a substance in a given volume
  • noun the spatial property of being crowded together
    compactness; tightness; denseness; density.

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unaffected

  • adjective undergoing no change when acted upon
    • entirely unaffected by each other's writings
    • fibers remained apparently unaffected by the treatment
  • adjective satellite unaware of or indifferent to
    insensible.
    • insensible to the suffering around him

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vindicate

  • verb show to be right by providing justification or proof
    justify.
    • vindicate a claim
  • verb maintain, uphold, or defend
    • vindicate the rights of the citizens

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toaster

  • noun someone who proposes a toast; someone who drinks to the health of success of someone or some venture
    wassailer.
  • noun a kitchen appliance (usually electric) for toasting bread

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plump_for

  • verb be behind; approve of
    indorse; plunk for; support; back; endorse.
    • He plumped for the Labor Party
    • I backed Kennedy in 1960

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mole

  • noun the molecular weight of a substance expressed in grams; the basic unit of amount of substance adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    mol; gram molecule.
  • noun a spy who works against enemy espionage
    counterspy.

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verifier

  • noun someone who vouches for another or for the correctness of a statement
    voucher.

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battlemented

  • adjective satellite protected with battlements or parapets with indentations or embrasures for shooting through
  • adjective satellite having or resembling repeated square indentations like those in a battlement
    embattled; castellated; castled.
    • a crenelated molding

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wall

  • noun an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure
    • the south wall had a small window
    • the walls were covered with pictures
  • noun anything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect
    • a wall of water
    • a wall of smoke
    • a wall of prejudice
    • negotiations ran into a brick wall

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reminder

  • noun a message that helps you remember something
    • he ignored his wife's reminders
  • noun an experience that causes you to remember something

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reverberatory

Producing reverberation; acting by reverberation; reverberative.

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spark_chamber

  • noun an instrument that detects ionizing radiation from elementary particles
    spark counter.

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conflict

  • noun an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
    battle; struggle.
    • the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine
    • police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs
  • noun opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings
    • he was immobilized by conflict and indecision

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unharmed

  • adjective satellite not injured
    unhurt; whole; unscathed.

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peace_officer

  • noun an officer of the law
    law officer; lawman.

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paladin

  • noun someone who fights for a cause
    hero; fighter; champion.

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oil

  • noun a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
  • noun oil paint containing pigment that is used by an artist
    oil color; oil colour.

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raid

  • noun a sudden short attack
    maraud; foray.
  • noun an attempt by speculators to defraud investors

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cofferdam

  • noun large watertight chamber used for construction under water
    caisson; pneumatic caisson.

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fireman

  • noun play in which children pretend to put out a fire
  • noun a laborer who tends fires (as on a coal-fired train or steamship)
    stoker.

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bulletproof

  • verb make bulletproof
    • bulletproof the car
  • adjective satellite without flaws or loopholes
    watertight; unshakable; unassailable.
    • an ironclad contract
    • a watertight alibi
    • a bulletproof argument

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airlock

  • noun a chamber that provides access to space where air is under pressure
    air lock.

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booster

  • noun a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
    champion; protagonist; admirer; supporter; friend.
    • all their supporters came out for the game
    • they are friends of the library
  • noun someone who is an active supporter and advocate
    plugger; promoter.

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insure

  • verb be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
    control; see to it; assure; see; ensure; ascertain; check.
    • He verified that the valves were closed
    • See that the curtains are closed
    • control the quality of the product
  • verb make certain of
    assure; ensure; secure; guarantee.
    • This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us
    • Preparation will guarantee success!

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hearth

  • noun an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built
    fireplace; open fireplace.
    • the fireplace was so large you could walk inside it
    • he laid a fire in the hearth and lit it
    • the hearth was black with the charcoal of many fires
  • noun home symbolized as a part of the fireplace
    fireside.
    • driven from hearth and home
    • fighting in defense of their firesides

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bomb_shelter

  • noun a chamber (often underground) reinforced against bombing and provided with food and living facilities; used during air raids
    air-raid shelter; bombproof.

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off

  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    murder; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered
  • adjective not in operation or operational
    • the oven is off
    • the lights are off

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fire-eater

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

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vindicator

  • noun a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution
    justifier; apologist.
    • an apologist for capital punishment

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look_out

  • verb be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful
    watch out; watch.
    • Watch out for pickpockets!
  • verb to protect someone's interests
    • A man's gotta look out for his family

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well

  • noun a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
  • noun a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid

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fighting

  • noun the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    scrap; combat; fight.
    • a fight broke out at the hockey game
    • there was fighting in the streets
    • the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap
  • verb be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight
    contend; struggle; fight.
    • the tribesmen fought each other
    • Siblings are always fighting
    • Militant groups are contending for control of the country

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insurmountable

  • adjective not capable of being surmounted or overcome
    unsurmountable.
    • insurmountable disadvantages
  • adjective satellite impossible to surmount
    insuperable.

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reliableness

  • noun the quality of being dependable or reliable
    dependability; reliability; dependableness.

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hold_back

  • verb hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
    turn back; stop; arrest; contain; check.
    • Arrest the downward trend
    • Check the growth of communism in South East Asia
    • Contain the rebel movement
    • Turn back the tide of communism
  • verb keep under control; keep in check
    keep back; restrain; keep.
    • suppress a smile
    • Keep your temper
    • keep your cool

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protective_covering

  • noun a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
    protection; protective cover.
    • they had no protection from the fallout
    • wax provided protection for the floors
  • noun the tough natural covering of some organisms

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fistfight

  • noun a fight with bare fists
    slugfest; fisticuffs.
  • verb fight with the fists
    • The man wanted to fist-fight

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justify

  • verb show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for
    warrant.
    • The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns
    • The end justifies the means
  • verb show to be right by providing justification or proof
    vindicate.
    • vindicate a claim

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burglarproof

  • adjective satellite secure against burglary

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press

  • noun the state of demanding notice or attention
    pressure; insistency; imperativeness; insistence.
    • the insistence of their hunger
    • the press of business matters
  • noun the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines
    public press.

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kiln

  • noun a furnace for firing or burning or drying such things as porcelain or bricks

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philhellenist

  • noun an admirer of Greece and everything Greek
    philhellene; Graecophile.

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wage

  • noun something that remunerates
    pay; earnings; salary; remuneration.
    • wages were paid by check
    • he wasted his pay on drink
    • they saved a quarter of all their earnings
  • verb carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)
    engage.
    • Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe

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cut

  • noun a share of the profits
    • everyone got a cut of the earnings
  • noun (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next
    • the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt

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density

  • noun the amount per unit size
    denseness.
  • noun the spatial property of being crowded together
    compactness; concentration; tightness; denseness.

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informal

  • adjective not formal
    • conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress
    • an informal free-and-easy manner
    • an informal gathering of friends
  • adjective satellite not officially recognized or controlled
    loose.
    • an informal agreement
    • a loose organization of the local farmers

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anglophil

  • noun an admirer of England and things English
    anglophile.

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cremation_chamber

  • noun a furnace where a corpse can be burned and reduced to ashes
    crematory; crematorium.

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arrest

  • noun the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
    taking into custody; apprehension; pinch; catch; collar.
    • the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; hitch; 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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board

  • noun a committee having supervisory powers
    • the board has seven members
  • noun a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
    plank.

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innocent

  • noun a person who lacks knowledge of evil
    inexperienced person.
  • adjective free from evil or guilt
    clean-handed; guiltless.
    • an innocent child
    • the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty

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warrant

  • noun a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts
  • noun a type of security issued by a corporation (usually together with a bond or preferred stock) that gives the holder the right to purchase a certain amount of common stock at a stated price
    stock warrant; stock-purchase warrant.
    • as a sweetener they offered warrants along with the fixed-income securities

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dependability

  • noun the quality of being dependable or reliable
    reliability; dependableness; reliableness.

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bandy

  • verb toss or strike a ball back and forth
  • verb exchange blows

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bastioned

  • adjective satellite secured with bastions or fortifications
    fortified.

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tourney

  • noun a sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner
    tournament.
  • verb engage in a tourney

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vacuum

  • noun the absence of matter
    vacuity.
  • noun an empty area or space
    vacancy; void; emptiness.
    • the huge desert voids
    • the emptiness of outer space
    • without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum

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gas_furnace

  • noun a furnace that burns gas

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entrenched

  • adjective satellite dug in
  • verb fix firmly or securely
    entrench; intrench.

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child-proof

  • verb make safe against children
    childproof.
    • childproof the apartment

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foster-parent

  • noun a person who acts as parent and guardian for a child in place of the child's natural parents but without legally adopting the child
    foster parent.

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particle

  • noun (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
    speck; atom; molecule; corpuscle; mote.
  • noun a body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions
    subatomic particle.

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endorser

  • noun someone who expresses strong approval
    subscriber; ratifier; indorser.
  • noun a person who transfers his ownership interest in something by signing a check or negotiable security
    indorser.

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spark_counter

  • noun an instrument that detects ionizing radiation from elementary particles
    spark chamber.

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crematorium

  • noun a mortuary where corpses are cremated
    crematory.
  • noun a furnace where a corpse can be burned and reduced to ashes
    cremation chamber; crematory.

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chamber

  • noun a natural or artificial enclosed space
  • noun an enclosed volume in the body
    • the chambers of his heart were healthy

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officer

  • noun any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command
    military officer.
    • an officer is responsible for the lives of his men
  • noun someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust
    officeholder.
    • he is an officer of the court
    • the club elected its officers for the coming year

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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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loyalist

  • noun a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)
    stalwart.

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security

  • noun the state of being free from danger or injury
    • we support the armed services in the name of national security
  • noun defense against financial failure; financial independence
    protection.
    • his pension gave him security in his old age
    • insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness

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pillar

  • noun a fundamental principle or practice
    • science eroded the pillars of superstition
  • noun anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower
    column; tower.
    • the test tube held a column of white powder
    • a tower of dust rose above the horizon
    • a thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite

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safekeeping

  • noun the responsibility of a guardian or keeper
    keeping; guardianship.
    • he left his car in my keeping

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antiaircraft

  • noun artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
    pom-pom; ack-ack; antiaircraft gun; ack-ack gun; flack; flak.
  • adjective satellite designed for defense from a surface position against air attack

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back

  • noun the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
    dorsum.
    • his back was nicely tanned
  • noun the side that goes last or is not normally seen
    rear.
    • he wrote the date on the back of the photograph

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coziness

  • noun a state of warm snug comfort
    snugness; cosiness.

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burial_chamber

  • noun a chamber that is used as a grave
    sepulchre; sepulcher; sepulture.

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intact

  • adjective satellite constituting the undiminished entirety; lacking nothing essential especially not damaged
    entire; integral.
    • a local motion keepeth bodies integral"- Bacon
    • was able to keep the collection entire during his lifetime
    • fought to keep the union intact
  • adjective satellite (of a woman) having the hymen unbroken
    inviolate.
    • she was intact, virginal

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chickenfight

  • verb fight while sitting on somebody's shoulders
    chicken-fight.

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dense

  • adjective satellite permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter
    heavy; impenetrable.
    • dense smoke
    • heavy fog
    • impenetrable gloom
  • adjective satellite hard to pass through because of dense growth
    thick.
    • dense vegetation
    • thick woods

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denseness

  • noun the quality of being mentally slow and limited
    dumbness; slow-wittedness.
  • noun the spatial property of being crowded together
    compactness; concentration; tightness; density.

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for

In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.

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shavian

  • noun an admirer of G. B. Shaw or his works
  • adjective of or relating to George Bernard Shaw or his works

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cavity

  • noun a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
    pit.
    • they dug a pit to bury the body
  • noun space that is surrounded by something
    enclosed space.

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resonate

  • verb sound with resonance
    vibrate.
    • The sound resonates well in this theater
  • verb be received or understood
    come across.

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fighter_aircraft

  • noun a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
    attack aircraft; fighter.

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core

  • noun a small group of indispensable persons or things
    core group; nucleus.
    • five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program
  • noun the center of an object
    • the ball has a titanium core

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gun_chamber

  • noun chamber that is the part of a gun that receives the charge
    firing chamber.

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repository

  • noun a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
    depository; deposit; depositary.
  • noun a person to whom a secret is entrusted
    secretary.

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intimate

  • noun someone to whom private matters are confided
    confidant.
  • verb give to understand
    insinuate; adumbrate.
    • I insinuated that I did not like his wife

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fight_back

  • verb defend oneself
  • verb fight against or resist strongly
    defend; fight down; oppose; fight.
    • The senator said he would oppose the bill
    • Don't fight it!

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blast_furnace

  • noun a furnace for smelting of iron from iron oxide ores; combustion is intensified by a blast of air

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poise

  • noun a cgs unit of dynamic viscosity equal to one dyne-second per square centimeter; the viscosity of a fluid in which a force of one dyne per square centimeter maintains a velocity of 1 centimeter per second
  • noun a state of being balanced in a stable equilibrium

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protagonist

  • noun a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
    champion; admirer; supporter; friend; booster.
    • all their supporters came out for the game
    • they are friends of the library
  • noun the principal character in a work of fiction
    agonist.

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defensive

  • noun an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive')
    defensive attitude.
  • adjective intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack
    • defensive weapons
    • a defensive stance

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keeper

  • noun someone in charge of other people
    • am I my brother's keeper?
  • noun one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals
    custodian; steward.

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riskless

  • adjective satellite thought to be devoid of risk
    risk-free; unhazardous.

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cover_for

  • verb provide an excuse or alibi for someone so as to cover up guilt
    • I won't lie and cover for you

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impenetrable

  • adjective not admitting of penetration or passage into or through
    • an impenetrable fortress
    • impenetrable rain forests
  • adjective satellite permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter
    heavy; dense.
    • dense smoke
    • heavy fog
    • impenetrable gloom

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firing

  • noun the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
    fire.
    • hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes
    • they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire
  • noun the act of discharging a gun
    discharge; firing off.

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palisade

  • noun fortification consisting of a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground
  • verb surround with a wall in order to fortify
    wall; surround; fence; fence in.

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surround

  • noun the area in which something exists or lives
    environment; surroundings; environs.
    • the country--the flat agricultural surround
  • verb extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    skirt; ring; border; environ.
    • The forest surrounds my property

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partizan

  • noun an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
    enthusiast; partisan.
  • noun a pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuries
    partisan.

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backup

  • noun an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage
    • a traffic backup on the main street
    • he discovered a backup in the toilet
  • noun someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
    stand-in; fill-in; substitute; relief; reliever; backup man.
    • the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes
    • we need extra employees for summer fill-ins

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stuffing_box

  • noun a small chamber in which packing is compressed around a reciprocating shaft or piston to form a seal
    packing box.

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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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airtight

  • adjective satellite having no weak points
    air-tight.
    • an airtight defense
    • an airtight argument
  • adjective satellite not allowing air or gas to pass in or out
    gas-tight; air-tight.

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guard

  • noun a person who keeps watch over something or someone
  • noun the person who plays that position on a football team
    • the left guard was injured on the play

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tribune

  • noun (ancient Rome) an official elected by the plebeians to protect their interests
  • noun the apse of a Christian church that contains the bishop's throne

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apologize

  • verb acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing
    apologise.
    • I apologized for being late
    • He apologized for the many typoes
  • verb defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
    rationalize; apologise; rationalise; excuse; justify.
    • rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior
    • he rationalized his lack of success

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watchdog

  • noun a guardian or defender against theft or illegal practices or waste
    • she is the global watchdog for human rights abuses
  • noun a dog trained to guard property
    guard dog.

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risk

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; peril; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
    peril; danger.
    • he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
    • there was a danger he would do the wrong thing

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support

  • noun the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
    • his support kept the family together
    • they gave him emotional support during difficult times
  • noun aiding the cause or policy or interests of
    • the president no longer has the support of his own party
    • they developed a scheme of mutual support

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firefighter

  • noun a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires
    fire-eater; fire fighter; fireman.

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fight

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    battle; engagement; conflict.
    • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
  • noun the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    scrap; combat; fighting.
    • a fight broke out at the hockey game
    • there was fighting in the streets
    • the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap

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camera

  • noun equipment for taking photographs (usually consisting of a lightproof box with a lens at one end and light-sensitive film at the other)
    photographic camera.
  • noun television equipment consisting of a lens system that focuses an image on a photosensitive mosaic that is scanned by an electron beam
    television camera; tv camera.

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spar

  • noun any of various nonmetallic minerals (calcite or feldspar) that are light in color and transparent or translucent and cleavable
  • noun a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging

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bubble

  • noun a hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide)
  • noun a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control
    house of cards.
    • his proposal was nothing but a house of cards
    • a real estate bubble

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war

  • noun the waging of armed conflict against an enemy
    warfare.
    • thousands of people were killed in the war
  • noun a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply
    state of war.
    • war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring

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tight

  • adjective closely constrained or constricted or constricting
    • tight skirts
    • he hated tight starched collars
    • fingers closed in a tight fist
    • a tight feeling in his chest
  • adjective satellite pulled or drawn tight
    taut.
    • taut sails
    • a tight drumhead
    • a tight rope

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francophile

  • noun an admirer of France and everything French
    Francophil.

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scuffle

  • noun disorderly fighting
    tussle; dogfight; hassle; rough-and-tumble.
  • noun a hoe that is used by pushing rather than pulling
    scuffle hoe; Dutch hoe.

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indorser

  • noun someone who expresses strong approval
    subscriber; ratifier; endorser.
  • noun a person who transfers his ownership interest in something by signing a check or negotiable security
    endorser.

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boswell

  • noun Scottish author noted for his biography of Samuel Johnson (1740-1795)
    James Boswell.
  • noun a devoted admirer and recorder of another's words and deeds

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assail

  • verb attack someone physically or emotionally
    assault; attack; set on.
    • The mugger assaulted the woman
    • Nightmares assailed him regularly
  • verb launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with
    attack.
    • Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II
    • Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week

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cut_out

  • verb delete or remove
    • Cut out the extra text
    • cut out the newspaper article
  • verb form and create by cutting out
    • Picasso cut out a guitar from a piece of paper

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incinerator

  • noun a furnace for incinerating (especially to dispose of refuse)

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duel

  • noun a prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor
    affaire d'honneur.
  • noun any struggle between two skillful opponents (individuals or groups)

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indorse

  • verb be behind; approve of
    plunk for; support; plump for; back; endorse.
    • He plumped for the Labor Party
    • I backed Kennedy in 1960
  • verb give support or one's approval to
    second; back; endorse.
    • I'll second that motion
    • I can't back this plan
    • endorse a new project

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invincible

  • adjective satellite incapable of being overcome or subdued
    unvanquishable; unbeatable.
    • an invincible army
    • her invincible spirit

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chaperone

  • noun one who accompanies and supervises a young woman or gatherings of young people
    chaperon.
  • verb accompany as a chaperone
    chaperon.

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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monument

  • noun a structure erected to commemorate persons or events
    memorial.
  • noun an important site that is marked and preserved as public property

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sang-froid

  • noun great coolness and composure under strain
    cool; aplomb; poise; assuredness.
    • keep your cool

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cosiness

  • noun a state of warm snug comfort
    coziness; snugness.

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covert

  • noun a flock of coots
  • noun a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
    concealment; screen; cover.
    • a screen of trees afforded privacy
    • under cover of darkness
    • the brush provided a covert for game
    • the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background

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crusade

  • noun a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
    campaign; cause; drive; effort; movement.
    • he supported populist campaigns
    • they worked in the cause of world peace
    • the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant
    • the movement to end slavery
    • contributed to the war effort
  • noun any of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11th to 13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims

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reliability

  • noun the quality of being dependable or reliable
    dependability; dependableness; reliableness.

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check

  • noun a written order directing a bank to pay money
    cheque; bank check.
    • he paid all his bills by check
  • noun an appraisal of the state of affairs
    assay.
    • they made an assay of the contents
    • a check on its dependability under stress

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resonating

  • adjective satellite characterized by resonance
    resonant; resounding; reverberating; reverberative.
    • a resonant voice
    • hear the rolling thunder
  • verb sound with resonance
    vibrate; resonate.
    • The sound resonates well in this theater

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particle_detector

  • noun a chamber in which particles can be made visible

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supportive

  • adjective furnishing support or assistance
    • a supportive family network
    • his family was supportive of his attempts to be a writer

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roundhead

  • noun a brachycephalic person
  • noun a supporter of parliament and Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War

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crypt

  • noun a cellar or vault or underground burial chamber (especially beneath a church)

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peace

  • noun the state prevailing during the absence of war
  • noun harmonious relations; freedom from disputes
    • the roommates lived in peace together

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fire

  • noun the event of something burning (often destructive)
    • they lost everything in the fire
  • noun the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
    firing.
    • hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes
    • they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire

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cavity_resonator

  • noun a hollow chamber whose dimensions allow the resonant oscillation of electromagnetic or acoustic waves
    resonator; resonating chamber.

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stormproof

  • adjective satellite protected against or able to withstand storms

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forge

  • noun furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping
  • noun a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering
    smithy.

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stalwart

  • noun a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)
    loyalist.
  • adjective satellite having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships
    hardy; stout; sturdy.
    • hardy explorers of northern Canada
    • proud of her tall stalwart son
    • stout seamen
    • sturdy young athletes

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immunity

  • noun the state of not being susceptible
    unsusceptibility.
    • unsusceptibility to rust
  • noun (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
    resistance.

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championship

  • noun the status of being a champion
    title.
    • he held the title for two years
  • noun a competition at which a champion is chosen

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shelter

  • noun a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
  • noun protective covering that provides protection from the weather

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off_the_hook

  • adjective satellite freed from danger or blame or obligation
    • I let him off the hook with a mild reprimand

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fence_in

  • verb enclose with a fence
    fence.
    • we fenced in our yard
  • verb surround with a wall in order to fortify
    wall; surround; palisade; fence.

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protective_cover

  • noun a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
    protective covering; protection.
    • they had no protection from the fallout
    • wax provided protection for the floors

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pacify

  • verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    gruntle; placate; appease; conciliate; assuage; gentle; mollify; lenify.
    • She managed to mollify the angry customer
  • verb fight violence and try to establish peace in (a location)
    • The U.N. troops are working to pacify Bosnia

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safe_and_sound

  • adjective satellite free from danger or injury
    unhurt.
    • the children were found safe and sound

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fighter

  • noun someone who fights (or is fighting)
    scrapper; combatant; belligerent; battler.
  • noun a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
    fighter aircraft; attack aircraft.

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jurisprudence

  • noun the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do
    legal philosophy; law.
  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    law.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order

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bulwark

  • noun an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
    rampart; wall.
    • they stormed the ramparts of the city
    • they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down
  • noun a fencelike structure around a deck (usually plural)

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unscathed

  • adjective satellite not injured
    unharmed; unhurt; whole.

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feud

  • noun a bitter quarrel between two parties
  • verb carry out a feud
    • The two professors have been feuding for years

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safe

  • noun strongbox where valuables can be safely kept
  • noun a ventilated or refrigerated cupboard for securing provisions from pests

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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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