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fawn

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

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powdery

  • adjective satellite consisting of fine particles
    pulverised; fine-grained; small-grained; pulverized; powdered.
    • powdered cellulose
    • powdery snow
    • pulverized sugar is prepared from granulated sugar by grinding
  • adjective satellite as if dulled in color with a sprinkling of powder
    • a powdery blue

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magnetic

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

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desirable

  • adjective worth having or seeking or achieving
    • a desirable job
    • computer with many desirable features
    • a desirable outcome
  • adjective satellite worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse
    suitable; worthy.
    • the parents found the girl suitable for their son

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yellow

  • noun yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
    yellowness.
  • verb turn yellow
    • The pages of the book began to yellow

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sleek

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

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with_child

  • adjective satellite in an advanced stage of pregnancy
    heavy; great; gravid; big; enceinte; expectant; large.
    • was big with child
    • was great with child

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orangeness

  • noun orange color or pigment; any of a range of colors between red and yellow
    orange.

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scheming

  • adjective satellite used of persons
    conniving; calculative; shrewd; calculating.
    • the most calculating and selfish men in the community
  • verb form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
    scheme; intrigue; connive.

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woody

  • adjective made of or containing or resembling wood
    • woody plants
    • perennial herbs with woody stems
    • a woody taste
  • adjective satellite abounding in trees
    arboreous; arboraceous; woodsy.
    • an arboreous landscape
    • violets in woodsy shady spots
    • a woody area near the highway

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work

  • noun activity directed toward making or doing something
    • she checked several points needing further work
  • noun a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
    piece of work.
    • it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works
    • the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work
    • he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey
    • the work of an active imagination
    • erosion is the work of wind or water over time

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ingraining

  • noun teaching or impressing upon the mind by frequent instruction or repetition
    inculcation; instilling.
  • verb thoroughly work in
    grain; ingrain.
    • His hands were grained with dirt

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rouse

  • verb become active
    bestir.
    • He finally bestirred himself
  • verb force or drive out
    force out; rout out; drive out.
    • The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M.

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boundless

  • adjective satellite seemingly boundless in amount, number, degree, or especially extent
    unbounded; limitless.
    • unbounded enthusiasm
    • children with boundless energy
    • a limitless supply of money

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rosaceous

  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of plants of the family Rosaceae
  • adjective satellite of something having a dusty purplish pink color
    roseate; rose.
    • the roseate glow of dawn

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daze

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

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angulate

  • verb make or become angular
  • adjective having angles or an angular shape
    angular.

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worth

  • noun an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value
    • 10 dollars worth of gasoline
  • noun the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful

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supreme

  • adjective satellite final or last in your life or progress
    • the supreme sacrifice
    • the supreme judgment
  • adjective satellite greatest in status or authority or power
    sovereign.
    • a supreme tribunal

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nonresident

  • noun someone who does not live in a particular place
    • described by an admiring nonresident as a green and pleasant land
  • adjective not living in a particular place or owned by permanent residents
    • nonresident students who commute to classes
    • nonresident real estate

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brown-purple

  • adjective satellite of dark purple tinted with brown
    brownish-purple.

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blanket

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

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dutch

Pertaining to Holland, or to its inhabitants. Dutch was formerly used for German.
Germany is slandered to have sent none to this war [the Crusades] at this first voyage; and that other pilgrims, passing through that country, were mocked by the Dutch, and called fools for their pains. Fuller.

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penny

  • noun a fractional monetary unit of Ireland and the United Kingdom; equal to one hundredth of a pound
  • noun a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit
    centime; cent.

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replication

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

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leisurely

  • adjective satellite not hurried or forced
    easygoing; easy.
    • an easy walk around the block
    • at a leisurely (or easygoing) pace
  • adverb in an unhurried way or at one's convenience
    at leisure.
    • read the manual at your leisure
    • he traveled leisurely

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affect

  • noun the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion
  • verb have an effect upon
    impact; touch on; bear upon; bear on; touch.
    • Will the new rules affect me?

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screaming

  • noun sharp piercing cry
    screech; screeching; shriek; scream; shrieking.
    • her screaming attracted the neighbors
  • noun a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    shriek; screech; screeching; scream; shrieking.
    • he ducked at the screechings of shells
    • he heard the scream of the brakes

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embroider

  • verb decorate with needlework
    broider.
  • verb add details to
    dramatize; dramatise; embellish; blow up; pad; lard; aggrandise; aggrandize.

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disturb

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

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prize

  • noun something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery
    award.
    • the prize was a free trip to Europe
  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    swag; booty; pillage; plunder; dirty money; loot.

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apprehensible

  • adjective satellite capable of being apprehended or understood
    graspable; understandable; perceivable; intelligible.

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yellow-brown

  • adjective satellite of a medium to dark brownish yellow color
    amber; brownish-yellow.

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solid

  • noun matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure
  • noun the state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape
    solidness; solid state.

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intensification

  • noun action that makes something stronger or more extreme
  • noun the act of increasing the contrast of (a photographic film)

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guiding

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

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greenish

  • adjective satellite of the color between blue and yellow in the color spectrum; similar to the color of fresh grass
    dark-green; green; light-green.
    • a green tree
    • green fields
    • green paint

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eye-popping

  • adjective satellite amazingly impressive; suggestive of the flashing of lightning
    fulgurous; dazzling; fulgurant.
    • the skater's dazzling virtuosic leaps
    • these great best canvases still look as astonishing and as invitingly new as they did...when...his fulgurant popularity was in full growth"- Janet Flanner
    • adventures related...in a style both vivid and fulgurous"- Idwal Jones

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deplorable

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

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favour

  • noun a feeling of favorable regard
    favor.
  • noun an inclination to approve
    favor.
    • that style is in favor this season

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glassy

  • adjective satellite resembling glass in smoothness and shininess and slickness
    • the glassy surface of the lake
    • the pavement was...glassy with water"- Willa Cather
  • adjective satellite (used of eyes) lacking liveliness
    glazed.
    • empty eyes
    • a glassy stare
    • his eyes were glazed over with boredom

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embeam

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

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lustre

  • noun a surface coating for ceramics or porcelain
    luster.
  • noun a quality that outshines the usual
    splendour; brilliancy; splendor; luster.

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bubbling

  • adjective satellite emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation
    bubbly; foaming; spumy; effervescing; foamy; frothy.
    • bubbling champagne
    • foamy (or frothy) beer
  • verb form, produce, or emit bubbles
    bubble.
    • The soup was bubbling

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splendiferous

  • adjective satellite having great beauty and splendor
    splendid; glorious; resplendent.
    • a glorious spring morning
    • a glorious sunset
    • splendid costumes
    • a kind of splendiferous native simplicity

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lavender

  • noun any of various Old World aromatic shrubs or subshrubs with usually mauve or blue flowers; widely cultivated
  • noun a pale purple color

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pink-red

  • adjective satellite of red tinged with pink

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rust-red

  • adjective satellite of a red color tinged with rust
    rusty-red.

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elegant

  • adjective refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style
    • elegant handwriting
    • an elegant dark suit
    • she was elegant to her fingertips
    • small churches with elegant white spires
    • an elegant mathematical solution--simple and precise and lucid
  • adjective satellite suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
    refined; graceful.

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rusty

  • adjective satellite covered with or consisting of rust
    • a rusty machine
    • rusty deposits
  • adjective satellite of the brown color of rust
    rust-brown; rust.

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fabulous

  • adjective satellite extremely pleasing
    fab.
    • a fabulous vacation
  • adjective satellite based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
    mythic; mythological; mythical; mythologic.
    • mythical centaurs
    • the fabulous unicorn

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naif

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

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expressive

  • adjective satellite characterized by expression
    • a very expressive face

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shining

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

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blue

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

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changefulness

  • noun the quality of being changeable and variable
    inconstancy.

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iron-gray

  • noun the color of freshly broken cast iron
    iron-grey.
  • adjective satellite of the grey color of iron
    iron-grey.

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tall-growing

  • adjective satellite (of plants) having tall spindly stems
    leggy.

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hazy

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

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haze

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

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above

  • noun an earlier section of a written text
    • for instructions refer to the above
  • adjective satellite appearing earlier in the same text
    • flaws in the above interpretation

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purple-tinged

  • adjective satellite of a color tinged with purple
    purple-tinted.

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new

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

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maverick

  • noun someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
    rebel.
  • noun an unbranded range animal (especially a stray calf); belongs to the first person who puts a brand on it

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satanic

  • adjective satellite extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell
    fiendish; infernal; demonic; hellish; unholy; diabolical; diabolic.
    • something demonic in him--something that could be cruel
    • fires lit up a diabolic scene
    • diabolical sorcerers under the influence of devils
    • a fiendish despot
    • hellish torture
    • infernal instruments of war
    • satanic cruelty
    • unholy grimaces
  • adjective of or relating to Satan
    • Satanic verses

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crunch

  • noun the sound of something crunching
    • he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path
  • noun a critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources)
    • an end-of-the year crunch
    • a financial crunch

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wavering

  • noun indecision in speech or action
    vacillation; hesitation.
  • noun the quality of being unsteady and subject to changes
    fluctuation.
    • he kept a record of price fluctuations

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sage-green

  • adjective satellite of the grey-green color of sage leaves
    sage.

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shimmery

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

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violet-purple

  • adjective satellite light violet and dark purple

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inferiority

  • noun the state of being inferior
    lower rank; lower status.
  • noun an inferior quality
    low quality.

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pastelike

  • adjective satellite resembling paste in color; pallid
    pasty.
    • he looked pasty and red-eyed
    • a complexion that had been pastelike was now chalky white

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active

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

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virtuoso

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.
  • noun a musician who is a consummate master of technique and artistry

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chink

  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
    Chinaman.
  • noun a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall

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dry

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

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kudos

  • noun an expression of approval and commendation
    congratulations; extolment; praise.
    • he always appreciated praise for his work

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elaborate

  • verb add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
    expound; lucubrate; dilate; expatiate; enlarge; exposit; flesh out; expand.
    • She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation
  • verb produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product
    • The bee elaborates honey

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piercing

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

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top-hole

  • adjective satellite excellent; best possible
    top-flight; topping.

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hokey

  • adjective satellite effusively or insincerely emotional
    sentimental; schmalzy; bathetic; mushy; soppy; kitschy; slushy; soupy; maudlin; schmaltzy; mawkish; drippy.
    • a bathetic novel
    • maudlin expressions of sympathy
    • mushy effusiveness
    • a schmaltzy song
    • sentimental soap operas
    • slushy poetry
  • adjective satellite artificially formal
    contrived; stilted; artificial.
    • that artificial humility that her husband hated
    • contrived coyness
    • a stilted letter of acknowledgment
    • when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation

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well-bred

  • adjective satellite of good upbringing
    well-mannered.

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wit

  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; humor; humour.
  • noun mental ability
    mental capacity; learning ability; mentality; brainpower; brain.
    • he's got plenty of brains but no common sense

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cress_green

  • adjective satellite of a moderate yellow-green color that is greener and deeper than moss green and yellower and darker than pea green
    watercress; cresson.

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astuteness

  • noun intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
    shrewdness; perspicaciousness; perspicacity.
  • noun the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
    depth; profundity; profoundness; deepness.

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olive-gray

  • adjective satellite of grey tinged with olive
    olive-grey.

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astute

  • adjective satellite marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
    sharp; shrewd.
    • a smart businessman
    • an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease
    • he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow

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glittering

  • adjective satellite having brief brilliant points or flashes of light
    glittery; fulgid; glistering; scintillant; coruscant; sparkly; aglitter; glinting; scintillating.
    • bugle beads all aglitter
    • glinting eyes
    • glinting water
    • his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent
    • shop window full of glittering Christmas trees
    • glittery costume jewelry
    • scintillant mica
    • the scintillating stars
    • a dress with sparkly sequins
    • `glistering' is an archaic term
  • verb be shiny, as if wet
    shine; glint; glitter; glisten; gleam.
    • His eyes were glistening

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golden

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

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fantastic

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

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straw

  • noun plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder
  • noun material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
    stubble; chaff; husk; stalk; shuck.

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snuff

  • noun the charred portion of a candlewick
  • noun a pinch of smokeless tobacco inhaled at a single time

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off-white

  • noun a shade of white the color of bleached bones
    pearl; ivory; bone.
  • adjective satellite of something having a color tending toward white
    whitish.

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orangish

  • adjective satellite of the color between red and yellow; similar to the color of a ripe orange
    orange.

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psychological

  • adjective satellite mental or emotional as opposed to physical in nature
    • give psychological support
    • psychological warfare
  • adjective of or relating to or determined by psychology
    • psychological theories

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shoddy

  • noun reclaimed wool fiber
  • adjective satellite cheap and shoddy
    cheapjack; tawdry.
    • cheapjack moviemaking...that feeds on the low taste of the mob"- Judith Crist

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moral

  • noun the significance of a story or event
    lesson.
    • the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor
  • adjective concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
    • moral sense
    • a moral scrutiny
    • a moral lesson
    • a moral quandary
    • moral convictions
    • a moral life

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tawny

  • adjective satellite of a light brown to brownish orange color; the color of tanned leather
    tawny-brown.

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sunlit

  • adjective satellite lighted by sunlight
    sunstruck.
    • the sunlit slopes of the canyon
    • violet valleys and the sunstruck ridges"- Wallace Stegner

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ebony

  • noun a very dark black
    jet black; soot black; sable; coal black; pitch black.
  • noun hard dark-colored heartwood of the ebony tree; used in cabinetwork and for piano keys

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inculcation

  • noun teaching or impressing upon the mind by frequent instruction or repetition
    ingraining; instilling.

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exceedance

  • noun (geology) the probability that an earthquake will generate a level of ground motion that exceeds a specified reference level during a given exposure time
    • the concept of exceedance can be applied to any type of environmental risk modeling

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grayish-green

  • adjective satellite of green tinged with grey
    gray-green; greyish-green; grey-green.

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gloss

  • noun an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
    rubric.
  • noun an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
    glossary.

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negative

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

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eristic

  • noun a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
    disputant; controversialist.
  • noun the art of logical disputation (especially if specious)

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meritable

  • adjective satellite deserving reward or praise
    meritorious.
    • a lifetime of meritorious service
    • meritorious conduct

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music

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

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calm

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

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mystic

  • noun someone who believes in the existence of realities beyond human comprehension
    religious mystic.
  • adjective satellite having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding
    mystical; occult; secret; orphic; mysterious.
    • mysterious symbols
    • the mystical style of Blake
    • occult lore
    • the secret learning of the ancients

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strike

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

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gilding

  • noun a coating of gold or of something that looks like gold
    gilt.
  • verb decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold
    gild; engild; begild.

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etiolated

  • adjective satellite (especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light
    blanched; etiolate.
    • etiolated celery
  • verb make weak by stunting the growth or development of
    etiolate.

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ravishing

  • adjective satellite stunningly beautiful
    • a ravishing blonde
  • verb force (someone) to have sex against their will
    violate; ravish; dishonor; assault; dishonour; outrage; rape.
    • The woman was raped on her way home at night

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blue-gray

  • adjective satellite of grey tinged with blue
    bluish-gray; bluish-grey; blue-grey.

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standardized

  • adjective satellite brought into conformity with a standard
    standardised.
    • standardized education
  • verb cause to conform to standard or norm
    standardise; standardize.
    • The weights and measures were standardized

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holy

  • noun a sacred place of pilgrimage
    sanctum; holy place.
  • adjective belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power

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waxy

  • adjective made of or covered with wax
    waxen.
    • waxen candles
    • careful, the floor is waxy
  • adjective easily impressed or influenced
    impressible; impressionable.
    • an impressionable youngster
    • an impressionable age
    • a waxy mind

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binding

  • noun the capacity to attract and hold something
  • noun strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration

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naive

  • adjective marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience
    naif.
    • a teenager's naive ignorance of life
    • the naive assumption that things can only get better
    • this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances
  • adjective satellite of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style
    primitive.
    • primitive art such as that by Grandma Moses is often colorful and striking

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hurt

  • noun any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
    harm; injury; trauma.
  • noun psychological suffering
    suffering; distress.
    • the death of his wife caused him great distress

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orange-coloured

  • adjective satellite having the color of ripe oranges
    orange-colored; orange-hued.

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glass

  • noun a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
  • noun a container for holding liquids while drinking
    drinking glass.

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