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versatile

  • adjective satellite having great diversity or variety
    various.
    • his various achievements are impressive
    • his vast and versatile erudition
  • adjective satellite changeable or inconstant
    • versatile moods

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slap_on

  • verb apply carelessly
    slam on; clap on.
    • slap some paint onto the wall

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undulate

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

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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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climb_on

  • verb get up on the back of
    hop on; get on; mount; mount up; bestride; jump on.
    • mount a horse

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hitch

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

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woods

  • noun the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
    wood; forest.
  • noun the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
    wood.

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forgather

  • verb collect in one place
    assemble; meet; gather; foregather.
    • We assembled in the church basement
    • Let's gather in the dining room

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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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tilting_board

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

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exenterate

  • verb remove the contents of (an organ)

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feeding

  • noun the act of consuming food
    eating.
  • noun the act of supplying food and nourishment
    alimentation.

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tamp

  • noun a tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.)
    tamper; tamping bar.
  • verb press down tightly
    tamp down; pack.
    • tamp the coffee grinds in the container to make espresso

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slide_by

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

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curve_ball

  • noun a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter
    breaking ball; curve; bender.

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sable_brush

  • noun an artist's brush made of sable hairs
    sable; sable's hair pencil.

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tickle

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

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list

  • noun a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
    listing.
  • noun the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
    tilt; lean; leaning; inclination.
    • the tower had a pronounced tilt
    • the ship developed a list to starboard
    • he walked with a heavy inclination to the right

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crossbar

  • noun a horizontal bar that goes across something
  • noun game equipment consisting of a horizontal bar to be jumped or vaulted over

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sputter

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; spattering; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
    splutter.

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sway

  • noun controlling influence
  • noun pitching dangerously to one side
    tilt; careen; rock.

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shaving

  • noun the act of removing hair with a razor
    shave.
  • noun a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
    paring; sliver.

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swivel

  • noun a coupling (as in a chain) that has one end that turns on a headed pin
  • verb turn on a pivot
    pivot.

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hunker_down

  • verb sit on one's heels
    scrunch; crouch; hunker; squat; scrunch up.
    • In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting
    • The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm
  • verb take shelter
    • During the sandstorm, they hunkered down in a small hut

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stick_out

  • verb extend out or project in space
    project; protrude; jut out; jut.
    • His sharp nose jutted out
    • A single rock sticks out from the cliff
  • verb be highly noticeable
    jump; jump out; leap out; stand out.

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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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housecleaning

  • noun (figurative) the act of reforming by the removal of unwanted personnel or practices or conditions
    • more housecleaning is in store at other accounting firms
    • many employees were discharged in a general housecleaning by the new owners
  • noun the act of cleaning the rooms and furnishings of a house
    • efficient housecleaning should proceed one room at a time

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pigment

  • noun dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
  • noun any substance whose presence in plant or animal tissues produces a characteristic color

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smack

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

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foul

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

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rotary_motion

  • noun the act of rotating as if on an axis
    rotation.
    • the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music

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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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sparking_plug

  • noun electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark
    spark plug; plug.

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encounter

  • noun a minor short-term fight
    skirmish; brush; clash.
  • noun a casual or unexpected convergence
    meeting.
    • he still remembers their meeting in Paris
    • there was a brief encounter in the hallway

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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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hula-hoop

  • noun plaything consisting of a tubular plastic hoop for swinging around the hips

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whisk

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

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commons

  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; park; common.
    • they went for a walk in the park
  • noun a pasture subject to common use
    common land.

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popgun

  • noun plaything consisting of a toy gun that makes a popping sound

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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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unblock

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

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disburden

  • verb take the burden off; remove the burden from
    unburden.
    • unburden the donkey

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lawn_bowling

  • noun a bowling game played on a level lawn with biased wooden balls that are rolled at a jack
    bowls.

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auto_racing

  • noun the sport of racing automobiles
    car racing.

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charwoman

  • noun a human female employed to do housework
    char; cleaning woman; woman; cleaning lady.
    • the char will clean the carpet
    • I have a woman who comes in four hours a day while I write

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clothes

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

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steam_clean

  • verb clean by means of steaming
    steam.
    • steam-clean the upholstered sofa

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rollick

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

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bicycle

  • noun a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
    wheel; bike; cycle.
  • verb ride a bicycle
    wheel; pedal; bike; cycle.

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contretemps

  • noun an awkward clash
    • he tried to smooth over his contretemps with the policeman

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boxing_match

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

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nail

  • noun horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
  • noun a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

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start_out

  • verb take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
    begin; get; set about; start; set out; get down; commence.
    • We began working at dawn
    • Who will start?
    • Get working as soon as the sun rises!
    • The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia
    • He began early in the day
    • Let's get down to work now
  • verb leave
    depart; set forth; set off; start; part; set out; take off.
    • The family took off for Florida

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second

  • noun 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    sec; s.
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; minute.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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street

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

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stock_car

  • noun a car kept in dealers' stock for regular sales
  • noun a racing car with the basic chassis of a commercially available car

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skim_off

  • verb remove from the surface
    cream off; skim; cream.
    • skim cream from the surface of milk
  • verb pick the best
    cream off.

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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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renegue_on

  • verb fail to fulfill a promise or obligation
    renege on; go back on; renege.
    • She backed out of her promise

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hide

  • noun the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
    fell.
  • noun body covering of a living animal
    pelt; skin.

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thunder

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

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boogie

  • noun an instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano)
    boogie-woogie.
  • verb dance to boogie music

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schism

  • noun division of a group into opposing factions
    split.
    • another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy
  • noun the formal separation of a church into two churches or the withdrawal of one group over doctrinal differences

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driving_force

  • noun the act of applying force to propel something
    thrust; drive.
    • after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off

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blur

  • noun a hazy or indistinct representation
    fuzz.
    • it happened so fast it was just a blur
    • he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz
  • verb become glassy; lose clear vision
    glaze over; film over.
    • Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep

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squeeze_out

  • verb force out
    • Some employees were squeezed out by the recent budget cuts
  • verb make by laborious and precarious means
    eke out.
    • He eked out a living as a painter

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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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avert

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; debar; avoid; deflect; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike
  • verb turn away or aside
    turn away.
    • They averted their eyes when the King entered

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