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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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unregenerate

  • adjective tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
    stubborn; obstinate.
  • adjective not reformed morally or spiritually
    unregenerated.
    • unregenerate human nature
    • unregenerate conservatism

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dogged

  • adjective satellite stubbornly unyielding
    tenacious; dour; persistent; unyielding; pertinacious.
    • dogged persistence
    • dour determination
    • the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics
    • a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot
    • men tenacious of opinion
  • verb go after with the intent to catch
    go after; chase after; track; dog; trail; tail; tag; give chase; chase.
    • The policeman chased the mugger down the alley
    • the dog chased the rabbit

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consider

  • verb deem to be
    reckon; see; regard; view.
    • She views this quite differently from me
    • I consider her to be shallow
    • I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do
  • verb give careful consideration to
    study.
    • consider the possibility of moving

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remarkable

  • adjective satellite unusual or striking
    singular.
    • a remarkable sight
    • such poise is singular in one so young
  • adjective satellite worthy of notice
    noteworthy.
    • a noteworthy fact is that her students rarely complain
    • a remarkable achievement

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empty-headed

  • adjective satellite lacking seriousness; given to frivolity
    giddy; featherbrained; airheaded; lightheaded; dizzy; light-headed; silly.
    • a dizzy blonde
    • light-headed teenagers
    • silly giggles

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thoughtful

  • adjective satellite having intellectual depth
    • a deeply thoughtful essay
  • adjective exhibiting or characterized by careful thought
    • a thoughtful paper

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skin

  • noun a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
    tegument; cutis.
    • your skin is the largest organ of your body
  • noun an outer surface (usually thin)
    • the skin of an airplane

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resourceful

  • adjective satellite having inner resources; adroit or imaginative
    • someone who is resourceful is capable of dealing with difficult situations
    • an able and resourceful politician
    • the most resourceful cook in town

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tongue-in-cheek

  • adjective satellite cleverly amusing in tone
    facetious; bantering.
    • a bantering tone
    • facetious remarks
    • tongue-in-cheek advice
  • adverb in a bantering fashion
    banteringly.
    • he spoke to her banteringly

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pledged

  • adjective satellite bound by or as if by an oath
    sworn.
    • according to an early tradition became his sworn brother
    • sworn enemies
  • verb promise solemnly and formally
    plight; pledge.
    • I pledge that I will honor my wife

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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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foursquare

  • noun (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon
    square.
    • you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides
  • adjective satellite characterized by firm and unwavering conviction
    • a foursquare refusal to yield

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obstinate

  • verb persist stubbornly
    • he obstinates himself against all rational arguments
  • adjective tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
    stubborn; unregenerate.

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portentous

  • adjective satellite of momentous or ominous significance
    prodigious.
    • such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville
    • a prodigious vision
  • adjective satellite ominously prophetic
    foreboding; fateful.

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fatal

  • adjective bringing death
  • adjective satellite having momentous consequences; of decisive importance
    fateful.
    • that fateful meeting of the U.N. when...it declared war on North Korea"- Saturday Rev
    • the fatal day of the election finally arrived

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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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tenacious

  • adjective good at remembering
    recollective; long; retentive.
    • a retentive mind
    • tenacious memory
  • adjective satellite stubbornly unyielding
    dour; dogged; persistent; unyielding; pertinacious.
    • dogged persistence
    • dour determination
    • the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics
    • a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot
    • men tenacious of opinion

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frivolousness

  • noun the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible
    frivolity.

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undeterred

  • adjective satellite not deterred
    undiscouraged.
    • pursued his own path...undeterred by lack of popular appreciation and understanding"- Osbert Sitwell

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button-down

  • adjective satellite unimaginatively conventional
    buttoned-down; conservative.
    • a colorful character in the buttoned-down, dull-grey world of business"- Newsweek
  • adjective satellite of a shirt; having the ends of the collar fastened down by buttons
    • Brooks Brothers button-down shirts

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facetious

  • adjective satellite cleverly amusing in tone
    bantering; tongue-in-cheek.
    • a bantering tone
    • facetious remarks
    • tongue-in-cheek advice

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gloomy

  • adjective satellite depressingly dark
    glooming; gloomful; sulky.
    • the gloomy forest
    • the glooming interior of an old inn
    • `gloomful' is archaic
  • adjective satellite filled with melancholy and despondency
    blue; downhearted; dispirited; down in the mouth; depressed; downcast; down; low; low-spirited; grim.
    • gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
    • gloomy predictions
    • a gloomy silence
    • took a grim view of the economy
    • the darkening mood
    • lonely and blue in a strange city
    • depressed by the loss of his job
    • a dispirited and resigned expression on her face
    • downcast after his defeat
    • feeling discouraged and downhearted

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minded

  • adjective satellite (used in combination) mentally oriented toward something specified
    • civic-minded
    • career-minded
  • verb be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by
    mind.
    • I don't mind your behavior

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telling

  • noun an act of narration
    recounting; relation.
    • he was the hero according to his own relation
    • his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable
  • noun informing by words
    notification; apprisal.

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moss-grown

  • adjective satellite overgrown with moss
    mossy.
  • adjective satellite (used pejoratively) out of fashion; old fashioned
    fogyish; mossy; stodgy; stick-in-the-mud.
    • moss-grown ideas about family life

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manageable

  • adjective capable of being managed or controlled
  • adjective satellite capable of existing or taking place or proving true; possible to do
    accomplishable; doable; achievable; realizable.

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courageous

  • adjective possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching
    brave.
    • Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville
    • a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth
    • set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory

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valorous

  • adjective satellite having or showing valor
    valiant.
    • a valiant attempt to prevent the hijack
    • a valiant soldier

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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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impressive

  • adjective making a strong or vivid impression
    • an impressive ceremony
  • adjective satellite producing a strong effect
    telling.
    • gave an impressive performance as Othello
    • a telling gesture

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stodgy

  • adjective satellite heavy and starchy and hard to digest
    • stodgy food
    • a stodgy pudding served up when everyone was already full
  • adjective satellite (used pejoratively) out of fashion; old fashioned
    fogyish; moss-grown; mossy; stick-in-the-mud.
    • moss-grown ideas about family life

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accompanying

  • adjective satellite following or accompanying as a consequence
    concomitant; incidental; consequent; attendant; resultant; sequent; ensuant.
    • an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems
    • snags incidental to the changeover in management
    • attendant circumstances
    • the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness
    • the ensuant response to his appeal
    • the resultant savings were considerable
  • verb be present or associated with an event or entity
    attach to; come with; accompany; go with.
    • French fries come with the hamburger
    • heart attacks are accompanied by distruction of heart tissue
    • fish usually goes with white wine
    • this kind of vein accompanies certain arteries

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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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button

  • noun a round fastener sewn to shirts and coats etc to fit through buttonholes
  • noun an electrical switch operated by pressing
    push; push button.
    • the elevator was operated by push buttons
    • the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk

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large

  • noun a garment size for a large person
  • adjective above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    big.
    • a large city
    • set out for the big city
    • a large sum
    • a big (or large) barn
    • a large family
    • big businesses
    • a big expenditure
    • a large number of newspapers
    • a big group of scientists
    • large areas of the world

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uncheerful

  • adjective causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
    depressing; cheerless.
    • the economic outlook is depressing
    • something cheerless about the room
    • a moody and uncheerful person
    • an uncheerful place

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purpose-built

  • adjective satellite designed and constructed to serve a particular purpose
    purpose-made.

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world-shaking

  • adjective satellite sufficiently significant to affect the whole world
    world-shattering; earthshaking.
    • earthshaking proposals
    • the contest was no world-shaking affair
    • the conversation...could hardly be called world-shattering

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brave

  • noun a North American Indian warrior
  • noun people who are brave
    • the home of the free and the brave

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methodical

  • adjective satellite characterized by method and orderliness
    • a methodical scholar

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set_up

  • verb set up or found
    found; establish; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program
  • verb create by putting components or members together
    tack together; tack; assemble; piece; put together.
    • She pieced a quilt
    • He tacked together some verses
    • They set up a committee

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measurable

  • adjective capable of being measured
    mensurable.
    • measurable depths
  • adjective satellite of distinguished importance
    • a measurable figure in literature

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sign

  • noun a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)
    mark.
    • he showed signs of strain
    • they welcomed the signs of spring
  • noun a public display of a message
    • he posted signs in all the shop windows

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cost

  • noun the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
  • noun the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)
    price; monetary value.
    • the fluctuating monetary value of gold and silver
    • he puts a high price on his services
    • he couldn't calculate the cost of the collection

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purposefulness

  • noun the quality of having a definite purpose
    sense of purpose.

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valiant

  • adjective satellite having or showing valor
    valorous.
    • a valiant attempt to prevent the hijack
    • a valiant soldier

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pass

  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; walk.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls
  • noun (military) a written leave of absence
    • he had a pass for three days

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investment

  • noun the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit
    investing.
  • noun money that is invested with an expectation of profit
    investment funds.

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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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advantageous

  • adjective giving an advantage
    • a contract advantageous to our country
    • socially advantageous to entertain often
  • adjective satellite appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness

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solemn

  • adjective satellite dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises
    sober; sedate; grave.
    • a grave God-fearing man
    • a quiet sedate nature
    • as sober as a judge
    • a solemn promise
    • the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence
  • adjective satellite characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions
    earnest; sincere.
    • both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate
    • an entirely sincere and cruel tyrant
    • a film with a solemn social message

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trivial

  • adjective satellite (informal) small and of little importance
    little; petty; footling; piffling; niggling; piddling; fiddling; picayune; lilliputian.
    • a fiddling sum of money
    • a footling gesture
    • our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war
    • a little (or small) matter
    • a dispute over niggling details
    • limited to petty enterprises
    • piffling efforts
    • giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction
  • adjective satellite of little substance or significance
    superficial.
    • a few superficial editorial changes
    • only trivial objections

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consequent

  • adjective satellite following or accompanying as a consequence
    concomitant; accompanying; incidental; attendant; resultant; sequent; ensuant.
    • an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems
    • snags incidental to the changeover in management
    • attendant circumstances
    • the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness
    • the ensuant response to his appeal
    • the resultant savings were considerable

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unreal

  • adjective lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria
    • ghosts and other unreal entities
    • unreal propaganda serving as news
  • adjective not actually such; being or seeming fanciful or imaginary
    • this conversation is getting more and more unreal
    • the fantastically unreal world of government bureaucracy
    • the unreal world of advertising art

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mischievous

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

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all-powerful

  • adjective satellite having unlimited power
    almighty; omnipotent.

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solidness

  • 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
    solid; solid state.
  • noun the consistency of a solid
    solidity.

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melancholy

  • noun a feeling of thoughtful sadness
  • noun a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed

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efficacious

  • adjective marked by qualities giving the power to produce an intended effect
    • written propaganda is less efficacious than the habits and prejudices...of the readers"-Aldous Huxley
    • the medicine is efficacious in stopping a cough
  • adjective producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
    effectual; effective.
    • an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford
    • effective teaching methods
    • effective steps toward peace
    • made an effective entrance
    • his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action
    • an efficacious law

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solemnity

  • noun a trait of dignified seriousness
    solemness; staidness; sedateness.
  • noun a solemn and dignified feeling
    gravity.

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harlequinade

  • noun acting like a clown or buffoon
    japery; clowning; frivolity; buffoonery; prank.

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spunky

  • adjective satellite showing courage
    feisty; plucky.
    • the champion is faced with a feisty challenger
  • adjective satellite willing to face danger
    gritty; mettlesome; gamy; spirited; game; gamey.

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puckish

  • adjective satellite naughtily or annoyingly playful
    pixilated; impish; prankish; mischievous; implike; arch; wicked.
    • teasing and worrying with impish laughter
    • a wicked prank

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focused

  • adjective being in focus or brought into focus
    focussed.
  • verb direct one's attention on something
    center; centre; pore; focus; concentrate; rivet.
    • Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies

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consideration

  • noun the process of giving careful thought to something
  • noun information that should be kept in mind when making a decision
    condition; circumstance.
    • another consideration is the time it would take

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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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momentous

  • adjective satellite of very great significance
    • deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision
    • a momentous event

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great

  • noun a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field
    • he is one of the greats of American music
  • adjective satellite relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind
    • a great juicy steak
    • a great multitude
    • the great auk
    • a great old oak
    • a great ocean liner
    • a great delay

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frolicsome

  • adjective satellite given to merry frolicking
    sportive; coltish; frolicky; rollicking.
    • frolicsome students celebrated their graduation with parties and practical jokes

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technical

  • noun a pickup truck with a gun mounted on it
  • noun (basketball) a foul that can be assessed on a player or a coach or a team for unsportsmanlike conduct; does not usually involve physical contact during play
    technical foul.

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precipitant

  • noun an agent that causes a precipitate to form
  • adjective satellite done with very great haste and without due deliberation
    hasty; precipitate; overhasty; precipitous.
    • hasty marriage seldom proveth well"- Shakespeare
    • hasty makeshifts take the place of planning"- Arthur Geddes
    • rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion
    • wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king

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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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cogent

  • adjective satellite powerfully persuasive
    telling; weighty.
    • a cogent argument
    • a telling presentation
    • a weighty argument

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ineffective

  • adjective not producing an intended effect
    ineffectual; uneffective.
    • an ineffective teacher
    • ineffective legislation
  • adjective satellite lacking in power or forcefulness
    ineffectual; unable.
    • an ineffectual ruler
    • like an unable phoenix in hot ashes

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constitutive

  • adjective satellite constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)
    organic; constituent; constitutional.

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existent

  • adjective having existence or being or actuality
    existing.
    • an attempt to refine the existent machinery to make it more efficient
    • much of the beluga caviar existing in the world is found in the Soviet Union and Iran
  • adjective being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; not ghosts"
    real.
    • real objects
    • real people
    • a film based on real life
    • a real illness
    • real humility
    • Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow

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priceless

  • adjective satellite having incalculable monetary, intellectual, or spiritual worth
    invaluable.

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whimsical

  • adjective satellite determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
    capricious; impulsive.
    • a capricious refusal
    • authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious
    • the victim of whimsical persecutions

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useful

  • adjective being of use or service
    utile.
    • the girl felt motherly and useful
    • a useful job
    • a useful member of society
  • adjective satellite having a useful function
    utilitarian.
    • utilitarian steel tables

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hardy

  • adjective satellite having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships
    stalwart; stout; sturdy.
    • hardy explorers of northern Canada
    • proud of her tall stalwart son
    • stout seamen
    • sturdy young athletes
  • noun United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957)
    Oliver Hardy.

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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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achievable

  • adjective satellite capable of existing or taking place or proving true; possible to do
    manageable; accomplishable; doable; realizable.

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staple

  • noun (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
    basic.
  • noun a natural fiber (raw cotton, wool, hemp, flax) that can be twisted to form yarn
    staple fiber; staple fibre.
    • staple fibers vary widely in length

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meaty

  • adjective like or containing meat; let's have a meaty meal"
    • enough of vegetarianism
  • adjective satellite being on topic and prompting thought
    substantive.
    • a meaty discussion

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conventional

  • adjective following accepted customs and proprieties
    • conventional wisdom
    • she had strayed from the path of conventional behavior
    • conventional forms of address
  • adjective satellite conforming with accepted standards
    established.
    • a conventional view of the world

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efficaciousness

  • noun capacity or power to produce a desired effect
    efficacy.
    • concern about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine

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distinct

  • adjective satellite (often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality
    distinguishable.
    • plants of several distinct types
    • the word `nationalism' is used in at least two distinct senses
    • gold is distinct from iron
    • a tree related to but quite distinct from the European beech
    • management had interests quite distinct from those of their employees
  • adjective easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined
    • a distinct flavor
    • a distinct odor of turpentine
    • a distinct outline
    • the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette
    • distinct fingerprints

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realness

  • noun the state of being actual or real
    realism; reality.
    • the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him

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sententious

  • adjective satellite abounding in or given to pompous or aphoristic moralizing
    • too often the significant episode deteriorates into sententious conversation"- Kathleen Barnes
  • adjective satellite concise and full of meaning
    pithy.
    • welcomed her pithy comments
    • the peculiarly sardonic and sententious style in which Don Luis composed his epigrams"- Hervey Allen

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impressionable

  • adjective easily impressed or influenced
    impressible; waxy.
    • an impressionable youngster
    • an impressionable age
    • a waxy mind

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pert

  • adjective satellite characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
    impertinent; saucy; irreverent.
    • a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner

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biogenic

  • adjective produced by living organisms or biological processes
    • fermentation is a biogenic process
  • adjective satellite essential for maintaining the fundamental life processes
    • sleep and food and water are among the biogenic needs of the organism

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wicked

  • adjective morally bad in principle or practice
  • adjective satellite having committed unrighteous acts
    sinful; unholy.
    • a sinful person

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businesslikeness

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dispirited

  • adjective satellite marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm
    listless.
    • a dispirited and divided Party
    • reacted to the crisis with listless resignation
  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    depress; dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

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cost-efficient

  • adjective satellite productive relative to the cost
    cost-effective.

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apparent

  • adjective satellite clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
    evident; patent; plain; unmistakable; manifest.
    • the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields
    • evident hostility
    • manifest disapproval
    • patent advantages
    • made his meaning plain
    • it is plain that he is no reactionary
    • in plain view
  • adjective satellite appearing as such but not necessarily so
    ostensible; seeming.
    • for all his apparent wealth he had no money to pay the rent
    • the committee investigated some apparent discrepancies
    • the ostensible truth of their theories
    • his seeming honesty

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downhearted

  • adjective satellite filled with melancholy and despondency
    blue; dispirited; down in the mouth; depressed; downcast; down; gloomy; low; low-spirited; grim.
    • gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
    • gloomy predictions
    • a gloomy silence
    • took a grim view of the economy
    • the darkening mood
    • lonely and blue in a strange city
    • depressed by the loss of his job
    • a dispirited and resigned expression on her face
    • downcast after his defeat
    • feeling discouraged and downhearted

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sobering

  • adjective satellite tending to make sober or more serious
    • the news had a sobering effect
  • verb cause to become sober
    sober.
    • A sobering thought

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dismal

  • adjective satellite causing dejection
    blue; dingy; drear; disconsolate; dreary; dark; gloomy; drab; sorry; grim.
    • a blue day
    • the dark days of the war
    • a week of rainy depressing weather
    • a disconsolate winter landscape
    • the first dismal dispiriting days of November
    • a dark gloomy day
    • grim rainy weather

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stick

  • noun an implement consisting of a length of wood
    • he collected dry sticks for a campfire
    • the kid had a candied apple on a stick
  • noun a small thin branch of a tree

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low-spirited

  • adjective satellite filled with melancholy and despondency
    blue; downhearted; dispirited; down in the mouth; depressed; downcast; down; gloomy; low; grim.
    • gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
    • gloomy predictions
    • a gloomy silence
    • took a grim view of the economy
    • the darkening mood
    • lonely and blue in a strange city
    • depressed by the loss of his job
    • a dispirited and resigned expression on her face
    • downcast after his defeat
    • feeling discouraged and downhearted

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dilettantish

  • adjective satellite showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish
    sciolistic; dilettante; dilettanteish.
    • his dilettantish efforts at painting

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adamant

  • noun very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem
    diamond.
  • adjective satellite impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason; she would have none of him"- W.Churchill
    intransigent; adamantine; inexorable.
    • he is adamant in his refusal to change his mind
    • Cynthia was inexorable
    • an intransigent conservative opposed to every liberal tendency

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sorry

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

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must

  • noun a necessary or essential thing
    • seat belts are an absolute must
  • noun grape juice before or during fermentation

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high-octane

  • adjective satellite used of gasoline; having a high octane number
  • adjective satellite vigorously energetic or forceful
    high-energy; high-powered; high-power; high-voltage.
    • a high-octane sales manager
    • a high-octane marketing plan
    • high-powered executives
    • a high-voltage theatrical entrepreneur

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bullheaded

  • adjective satellite obstinate and stupid
    bullet-headed; pigheaded.

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somber

  • adjective satellite lacking brightness or color; dull
    sober; sombre; drab.
    • drab faded curtains
    • sober Puritan grey
    • children in somber brown clothes
  • adjective satellite grave or even gloomy in character
    melancholy; sombre.
    • solemn and mournful music
    • a suit of somber black
    • a somber mood

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frivolity

  • noun the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible
    frivolousness.
  • noun something of little value or significance
    frippery; fluff; bagatelle.

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ineffectual

  • adjective not producing an intended effect
    ineffective; uneffective.
    • an ineffective teacher
    • ineffective legislation
  • adjective satellite producing no result or effect
    otiose; unavailing; futile.
    • a futile effort
    • the therapy was ineffectual
    • an otiose undertaking
    • an unavailing attempt

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outstanding

  • adjective satellite distinguished from others in excellence
    • did outstanding work in human relations
    • an outstanding war record
  • adjective satellite having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
    striking; salient; prominent; spectacular.
    • an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom
    • a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book
    • salient traits
    • a spectacular rise in prices
    • a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center
    • a striking resemblance between parent and child

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head-in-the-clouds

  • adjective satellite guided by whim and fancy
    flighty; flyaway; scatterbrained.
    • flighty young girls

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making

  • noun the act that results in something coming to be
    fashioning; devising.
    • the devising of plans
    • the fashioning of pots and pans
    • the making of measurements
    • it was already in the making
  • noun an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something
    qualification.
    • her qualifications for the job are excellent
    • one of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree
    • she has the makings of fine musician

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mindedness

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stubborn

  • adjective tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
    unregenerate; obstinate.
  • adjective satellite not responding to treatment
    refractory.
    • a stubborn infection
    • a refractory case of acne
    • stubborn rust stains

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buffoonery

  • noun acting like a clown or buffoon
    japery; harlequinade; clowning; frivolity; prank.

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bent

  • noun a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way
    set.
    • the set of his mind was obvious
  • noun grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens
    bent grass; bent-grass.

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earnestness

  • noun an earnest and sincere feeling
    seriousness; sincerity.
  • noun the trait of being serious
    seriousness; serious-mindedness; sincerity.
    • a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice

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chip

  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    bit; fleck; flake; scrap.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
  • noun a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line

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high

  • noun a lofty level or position or degree
    • summer temperatures reached an all-time high
  • noun an air mass of higher than normal pressure
    • the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high

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accomplishable

  • adjective satellite capable of existing or taking place or proving true; possible to do
    manageable; doable; achievable; realizable.

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intransigent

  • adjective satellite impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason; she would have none of him"- W.Churchill
    adamant; adamantine; inexorable.
    • he is adamant in his refusal to change his mind
    • Cynthia was inexorable
    • an intransigent conservative opposed to every liberal tendency

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sense

  • noun a general conscious awareness
    • a sense of security
    • a sense of happiness
    • a sense of danger
    • a sense of self
  • noun the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted
    signified.
    • the dictionary gave several senses for the word
    • in the best sense charity is really a duty
    • the signifier is linked to the signified

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sharp

  • noun a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
  • noun a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point

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wrapped_up

  • adjective satellite deeply devoted to
    bound up.
    • bound up in her teaching
    • is wrapped up in his family

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masterly

  • adjective satellite having or revealing supreme mastery or skill
    masterful; virtuoso; consummate.
    • a consummate artist
    • consummate skill
    • a masterful speaker
    • masterful technique
    • a masterly performance of the sonata
    • a virtuoso performance

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unwavering

  • adjective satellite marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
    firm; unbendable; steadfast; stiff; steady; unfaltering; unshakable.
    • firm convictions
    • a firm mouth
    • steadfast resolve
    • a man of unbendable perseverence
    • unwavering loyalty
  • adjective satellite not showing abrupt variations
    level.
    • spoke in a level voice
    • she gave him a level look"- Louis Auchincloss

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goal

  • noun the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it
    end.
    • the ends justify the means
  • noun the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)
    destination; finish.
    • a crowd assembled at the finish
    • he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view

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disconsolate

  • adjective sad beyond comforting; incapable of being consoled
    unconsolable; inconsolable.
    • inconsolable when her son died
  • adjective satellite causing dejection
    blue; dingy; drear; dreary; dark; gloomy; dismal; drab; sorry; grim.
    • a blue day
    • the dark days of the war
    • a week of rainy depressing weather
    • a disconsolate winter landscape
    • the first dismal dispiriting days of November
    • a dark gloomy day
    • grim rainy weather

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semiprecious

  • adjective satellite used of gemstones having less commercial value than precious stones
    • such semiprecious stones as amethyst, garnet, jade, and tourmaline

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effectualness

  • noun power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect
    effectuality; effectiveness; effectivity.

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bullet-headed

  • adjective satellite obstinate and stupid
    bullheaded; pigheaded.
  • adjective satellite having a small round head

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hot

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

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vital

  • adjective satellite urgently needed; absolutely necessary
    critical.
    • a critical element of the plan
    • critical medical supplies
    • vital for a healthy society
    • of vital interest
  • adjective satellite performing an essential function in the living body
    life-sustaining.
    • vital organs
    • blood and other vital fluids
    • the loss of vital heat in shock
    • a vital spot
    • life-giving love and praise

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cardinal

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of a group of more than 100 prominent bishops in the Sacred College who advise the Pope and elect new Popes
  • noun the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order
    cardinal number.

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actual

  • adjective presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible
    existent.
    • the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different
    • actual and imagined conditions
  • adjective satellite taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated
    • we saw the actual wedding on television
    • filmed the actual beating

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irreverent

  • adjective showing lack of due respect or veneration
    • irreverent scholars mocking sacred things
    • noisy irreverent tourists
  • adjective satellite characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
    impertinent; saucy; pert.
    • a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner

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sworn

  • adjective satellite bound by or as if by an oath
    pledged.
    • according to an early tradition became his sworn brother
    • sworn enemies
  • verb utter obscenities or profanities
    imprecate; cuss; curse; blaspheme; swear.
    • The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street

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economy

  • noun the system of production and distribution and consumption
    economic system.
  • noun the efficient use of resources
    • economy of effort

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doable

  • adjective satellite capable of existing or taking place or proving true; possible to do
    manageable; accomplishable; achievable; realizable.

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penetrative

  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; penetrating; incisive; piercing; 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
  • adjective satellite tending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing
    penetrating.
    • a toxic penetrative spray applied to the surface
    • a cold penetrating wind
    • a penetrating odor

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unshakable

  • adjective satellite marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
    firm; unbendable; steadfast; stiff; steady; unfaltering; unwavering.
    • firm convictions
    • a firm mouth
    • steadfast resolve
    • a man of unbendable perseverence
    • unwavering loyalty
  • adjective satellite without flaws or loopholes
    watertight; unassailable; bulletproof.
    • an ironclad contract
    • a watertight alibi
    • a bulletproof argument

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frill

  • noun (paleontology) a bony plate that curves upward behind the skull of many ceratopsian dinosaurs
  • noun an external body part consisting of feathers or hair about the neck of a bird or other animal
    ruff.

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impulsive

  • adjective satellite proceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus
    unprompted.
    • an impulsive gesture of affection
  • adjective satellite without forethought
    • letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted

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referent

  • noun something referred to; the object of a reference
  • noun the first term in a proposition; the term to which other terms relate

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of_import

  • adjective of great significance or value
    important.
    • important people
    • the important questions of the day

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meaningful

  • adjective having a meaning or purpose
    • a meaningful explanation
    • a meaningful discussion
    • a meaningful pause

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matter-of-fact

  • adjective satellite not fanciful or imaginative
    prosaic.
    • local guides describe the history of various places in matter-of-fact tones
    • a prosaic and unimaginative essay
  • adjective satellite concerned with practical matters
    pragmatical; pragmatic.
    • a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem
    • a matter-of-fact account of the trip

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drear

  • adjective satellite causing dejection
    blue; dingy; disconsolate; dreary; dark; gloomy; dismal; drab; sorry; grim.
    • a blue day
    • the dark days of the war
    • a week of rainy depressing weather
    • a disconsolate winter landscape
    • the first dismal dispiriting days of November
    • a dark gloomy day
    • grim rainy weather

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effective

  • adjective producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
    effectual; efficacious.
    • an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford
    • effective teaching methods
    • effective steps toward peace
    • made an effective entrance
    • his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action
    • an efficacious law
  • adjective satellite able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively
    efficient.
    • people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons..."-G.B.Shaw
    • effective personnel
    • an efficient secretary
    • the efficient cause of the revolution

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hasty

  • adjective satellite excessively quick
    headlong.
    • made a hasty exit
    • a headlong rush to sell
  • adjective satellite done with very great haste and without due deliberation
    precipitate; overhasty; precipitant; precipitous.
    • hasty marriage seldom proveth well"- Shakespeare
    • hasty makeshifts take the place of planning"- Arthur Geddes
    • rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion
    • wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king

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light

  • noun (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
    visible light; visible radiation.
    • the light was filtered through a soft glass window
  • noun any device serving as a source of illumination
    light source.
    • he stopped the car and turned off the lights

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coltish

  • adjective satellite given to merry frolicking
    sportive; frolicsome; frolicky; rollicking.
    • frolicsome students celebrated their graduation with parties and practical jokes

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chief

  • noun a person who is in charge
    head; top dog.
    • the head of the whole operation
  • noun a person who exercises control over workers
    foreman; gaffer; honcho; boss.
    • if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman

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sedateness

  • noun a trait of dignified seriousness
    solemness; staidness; solemnity.

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skilful

  • adjective satellite having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
    good; practiced; expert; skillful; proficient; adept.
    • adept in handicrafts
    • an adept juggler
    • an expert job
    • a good mechanic
    • a practiced marksman
    • a proficient engineer
    • a lesser-known but no less skillful composer
    • the effect was achieved by skillful retouching

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fundamental

  • noun any factor that could be considered important to the understanding of a particular business
    • fundamentals include a company's growth, revenues, earnings, management, and capital structure
  • noun the lowest tone of a harmonic series
    first harmonic; fundamental frequency.

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stuffiness

  • noun state of obstruction or stoppage or air in the nose or throat
  • noun the quality of being close and poorly ventilated
    closeness.

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lionhearted

  • adjective satellite extraordinarily courageous

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noteworthy

  • adjective satellite worthy of notice
    notable.
    • a noteworthy advance in cancer research
  • adjective satellite worthy of notice
    remarkable.
    • a noteworthy fact is that her students rarely complain
    • a remarkable achievement

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essence

  • noun the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    kernel; substance; center; centre; nitty-gritty; sum; meat; heart; pith; nub; heart and soul; core; inwardness; marrow; gist.
    • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
    • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
    • the nub of the story
  • noun any substance possessing to a high degree the predominant properties of a plant or drug or other natural product from which it is extracted

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heartfelt

  • adjective satellite earnest
    dear; earnest; devout.
    • one's dearest wish
    • devout wishes for their success
    • heartfelt condolences

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playful

  • adjective full of fun and high spirits
    • playful children just let loose from school

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committed

  • adjective bound or obligated, as under a pledge to a particular cause, action, or attitude
    • committed church members
    • a committed Marxist
  • verb perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
    perpetrate; commit; pull.
    • perpetrate a crime
    • pull a bank robbery

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hell

  • noun any place of pain and turmoil;
    the pits; hellhole; snake pit; hell on earth; inferno.
    • the hell of battle
    • the inferno of the engine room
    • when you're alone Christmas is the pits
  • noun a cause of difficulty and suffering
    blaze.
    • war is hell
    • go to blazes

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operative

  • noun a person secretly employed in espionage for a government
    intelligence agent; secret agent; intelligence officer.
  • noun someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
    private investigator; private eye; private detective; sherlock; shamus; PI.

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skin-deep

  • adjective satellite penetrating no deeper than the skin: "her beauty is only skin-deep"

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saucy

  • adjective satellite characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
    impertinent; irreverent; pert.
    • a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner
  • adjective satellite improperly forward or bold
    impudent; wise; overbold; impertinent; fresh; sassy; smart.
    • don't be fresh with me
    • impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup
    • an impudent boy given to insulting strangers
    • Don't get wise with me!

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fit

  • noun a display of bad temper
    conniption; tantrum; scene.
    • he had a fit
    • she threw a tantrum
    • he made a scene
  • noun a sudden uncontrollable attack
    paroxysm; convulsion.
    • a paroxysm of giggling
    • a fit of coughing
    • convulsions of laughter

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temporal

  • noun the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the time of the state or action denoted by the verb
    temporal role.
  • adjective satellite not eternal
    • temporal matters of but fleeting moment"- F.D.Roosevelt

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prankish

  • adjective satellite naughtily or annoyingly playful
    pixilated; impish; puckish; mischievous; implike; arch; wicked.
    • teasing and worrying with impish laughter
    • a wicked prank

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compelling

  • adjective satellite driving or forcing
    • compelling ambition
  • verb force somebody to do something
    oblige; obligate; compel.
    • We compel all students to fill out this form

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rough-and-ready

  • adjective satellite crude but effective for the purpose at hand

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consequential

  • adjective satellite having important issues or results
    eventful.
    • the year's only really consequential legislation
    • an eventful decision

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precipitate

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

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main

  • noun any very large body of (salt) water
    briny.
  • noun a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage

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downsizing

  • noun the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable
    retrenchment; curtailment.
  • verb dismiss from work
    downsize.
    • three secretaries were downsized during the financial crisis

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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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grievous

  • adjective satellite causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
    life-threatening; dangerous; severe; serious; grave.
    • a dangerous operation
    • a grave situation
    • a grave illness
    • grievous bodily harm
    • a serious wound
    • a serious turn of events
    • a severe case of pneumonia
    • a life-threatening disease
  • adjective satellite causing or marked by grief or anguish
    heartbreaking; heartrending.
    • a grievous loss
    • a grievous cry
    • her sigh was heartbreaking
    • the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter

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trenchant

  • adjective satellite having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect
    searching.
    • searching insights
    • trenchant criticism
  • adjective satellite characterized by or full of force and vigor
    hard-hitting.
    • a hard-hitting expose
    • a trenchant argument

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facile

  • adjective satellite arrived at without due care or effort; lacking depth
    • too facile a solution for so complex a problem
  • adjective satellite performing adroitly and without effort
    • a facile hand

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reigning

  • adjective satellite exercising power or authority
    regnant; ruling.
  • verb have sovereign power
    reign.
    • Henry VIII reigned for a long time

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bound

  • noun a line determining the limits of an area
    boundary; edge.
  • noun the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
    boundary; bounds.

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qualified

  • adjective meeting the proper standards and requirements and training for an office or position or task
    • many qualified applicants for the job
  • verb prove capable or fit; meet requirements
    qualify; measure up.

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stout

  • noun a strong very dark heavy-bodied ale made from pale malt and roasted unmalted barley and (often) caramel malt with hops
  • noun a garment size for a large or heavy person

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workmanlike

  • adjective satellite worthy of a good workman
    • a competent job
    • the book is a workmanlike job with chronology and bibliography and index

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evidentiary

  • adjective pertaining to or constituting evidence
    • evidentiary technique
    • an evidentiary fact
  • adjective satellite serving as or based on evidence
    evidential.
    • evidential signs of a forced entry
    • its evidentiary value

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gloom

  • noun a state of partial or total darkness
    sombreness; somberness.
    • he struck a match to dispel the gloom
  • noun a feeling of melancholy apprehension
    gloominess; sombreness; somberness.

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pregnant

  • adjective carrying developing offspring within the body or being about to produce new life
  • adjective satellite rich in significance or implication
    meaning; significant.
    • a meaning look

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stiff

  • noun an ordinary man
    • a lucky stiff
    • a working stiff
  • noun the dead body of a human being
    remains; clay; corpse; cadaver.
    • the cadaver was intended for dissection
    • the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse
    • the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river
    • honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay

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dingy

  • adjective satellite thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot
    begrimed; grimy; grubby; raunchy; grungy.
    • a miner's begrimed face
    • dingy linen
    • grimy hands
    • grubby little fingers
    • a grungy kitchen
  • adjective satellite (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear
    muddy; muddied; dirty.
    • dirty" is often used in combination
    • a dirty (or dingy) white
    • the muddied grey of the sea
    • muddy colors
    • dirty-green walls
    • dirty-blonde hair

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capricious

  • adjective satellite changeable
    freakish.
    • a capricious summer breeze
    • freakish weather
  • adjective satellite determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
    whimsical; impulsive.
    • a capricious refusal
    • authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious
    • the victim of whimsical persecutions

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shaking

  • noun the act of causing something to move up and down (or back and forth) with quick movements
  • noun a shaky motion
    quiver; quivering; vibration; palpitation; trembling; shakiness.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

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economize

  • verb use cautiously and frugally
    conserve; husband; economise.
    • I try to economize my spare time
    • conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit
  • verb spend sparingly, avoid the waste of
    save; economise.
    • This move will save money
    • The less fortunate will have to economize now

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realism

  • noun the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth
    pragmatism.
  • noun the state of being actual or real
    realness; reality.
    • the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him

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mean

  • noun an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
    mean value.
  • verb mean or intend to express or convey
    intend.
    • You never understand what I mean!
    • what do his words intend?

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heavy

  • noun an actor who plays villainous roles
  • noun a serious (or tragic) role in a play

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dour

  • adjective satellite stubbornly unyielding
    tenacious; dogged; persistent; unyielding; pertinacious.
    • dogged persistence
    • dour determination
    • the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics
    • a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot
    • men tenacious of opinion
  • adjective satellite harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
    forbidding; grim.
    • a dour, self-sacrificing life
    • a forbidding scowl
    • a grim man loving duty more than humanity
    • undoubtedly the grimmest part of him was his iron claw"- J.M.Barrie

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weight

  • noun the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
  • noun sports equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting; it is not attached to anything and is raised and lowered by use of the hands and arms
    exercising weight; free weight.

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resolute

  • adjective firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination
    • stood resolute against the enemy
    • faced with a resolute opposition
    • a resolute and unshakeable faith
  • adjective satellite characterized by quickness and firmness
    unhesitating.
    • his reply was unhesitating

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hard

  • adjective not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
    difficult.
    • a difficult task
    • nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access
    • difficult times
    • why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?
  • adjective dispassionate;
    • took a hard look
    • a hard bargainer

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gloominess

  • noun an atmosphere of depression and melancholy
    gloom; glumness.
    • gloom pervaded the office
  • noun a feeling of melancholy apprehension
    gloom; sombreness; somberness.

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most-valuable

  • adjective satellite designating the player judged to be the most important to the sport
    • the most-valuable player award

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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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giddy

  • adjective satellite having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling
    vertiginous; dizzy; woozy.
    • had a dizzy spell
    • a dizzy pinnacle
    • had a headache and felt giddy
    • a giddy precipice
    • feeling woozy from the blow on his head
    • a vertiginous climb up the face of the cliff
  • adjective satellite lacking seriousness; given to frivolity
    featherbrained; airheaded; lightheaded; empty-headed; dizzy; light-headed; silly.
    • a dizzy blonde
    • light-headed teenagers
    • silly giggles

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omnipotent

  • adjective satellite having unlimited power
    almighty; all-powerful.

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blue-chip

  • adjective satellite extremely valuable
    • Rembrandt is considered a blue-chip artist

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crucial

  • adjective of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis
    important.
    • a crucial moment in his career
    • a crucial election
    • a crucial issue for women
  • adjective satellite having crucial relevance
    • crucial to the case
    • relevant testimony

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light-minded

  • adjective satellite showing inappropriate levity
    flippant.

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looking

  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking at; look.
    • 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
  • noun the act of searching visually
    looking for.

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flyaway

  • adjective satellite guided by whim and fancy
    flighty; head-in-the-clouds; scatterbrained.
    • flighty young girls
  • adjective satellite (of hair or clothing) worn loose
    • her flyaway hair
    • a flyaway coat

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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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curtailment

  • noun the temporal property of being cut short
  • noun the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation
    suppression.
    • a suppression of the newspaper

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light-headed

  • adjective satellite weak and likely to lose consciousness
    light; swooning; faint; lightheaded.
    • suddenly felt faint from the pain
    • was sick and faint from hunger
    • felt light in the head
    • a swooning fit
    • light-headed with wine
    • light-headed from lack of sleep
  • adjective satellite lacking seriousness; given to frivolity
    giddy; featherbrained; airheaded; lightheaded; empty-headed; dizzy; silly.
    • a dizzy blonde
    • light-headed teenagers
    • silly giggles

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attendant

  • noun someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
    tender; attender.
  • noun a person who is present and participates in a meeting
    attendee; attender; meeter.
    • he was a regular attender at department meetings
    • the gathering satisfied both organizers and attendees

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evidential

  • adjective satellite serving as or based on evidence
    evidentiary.
    • evidential signs of a forced entry
    • its evidentiary value

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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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fogyish

  • adjective satellite (used pejoratively) out of fashion; old fashioned
    moss-grown; mossy; stodgy; stick-in-the-mud.
    • moss-grown ideas about family life

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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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organic

  • noun a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter
    organic fertilizer; organic fertiliser.
  • adjective relating or belonging to the class of chemical compounds having a carbon basis
    • hydrocarbons are organic compounds

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undaunted

  • adjective satellite unshaken in purpose
    unshaken; undismayed.
    • wholly undismayed by the commercial failure of the three movies he had made
  • adjective satellite resolutely courageous
    • undaunted in the face of death

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determining

  • adjective satellite having the power or quality of deciding
    deciding; determinant; determinative.
    • the crucial experiment
    • cast the deciding vote
    • the determinative (or determinant) battle
  • verb establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
    find out; find; determine; ascertain.
    • find the product of two numbers
    • The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize

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keen

  • noun a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
  • verb express grief verbally
    lament.
    • we lamented the death of the child

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expeditiousness

  • noun the property of being prompt and efficient
    despatch; dispatch; expedition.
    • it was done with dispatch

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truehearted

  • adjective satellite unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause
    firm; loyal; fast.
    • a firm ally
    • loyal supporters
    • the true-hearted soldier...of Tippecanoe"- Campaign song for William Henry Harrison
    • fast friends

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purpose

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    aim; intention; design; intent.
    • his intent was to provide a new translation
    • good intentions are not enough
    • it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
    • he made no secret of his designs
  • noun what something is used for
    function; use; role.
    • the function of an auger is to bore holes
    • ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

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solemness

  • noun a trait of dignified seriousness
    staidness; sedateness; solemnity.

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saving

  • noun an act of economizing; reduction in cost
    economy.
    • it was a small economy to walk to work every day
    • there was a saving of 50 cents
  • noun recovery or preservation from loss or danger
    delivery; rescue; deliverance.
    • work is the deliverance of mankind
    • a surgeon's job is the saving of lives

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seeming

  • adjective satellite appearing as such but not necessarily so
    apparent; ostensible.
    • for all his apparent wealth he had no money to pay the rent
    • the committee investigated some apparent discrepancies
    • the ostensible truth of their theories
    • his seeming honesty
  • verb give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
    seem; look; appear.
    • She seems to be sleeping
    • This appears to be a very difficult problem
    • This project looks fishy
    • They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time

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powerful

  • adjective having great power or force or potency or effect
    • the most powerful government in western Europe
    • his powerful arms
    • a powerful bomb
    • the horse's powerful kick
    • powerful drugs
    • a powerful argument
  • adjective satellite strong enough to knock down or overwhelm
    knock-down.
    • a knock-down blow

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primary

  • noun a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen
    primary election.
  • noun one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing
    primary feather; primary quill.

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strategic

  • adjective relating to or concerned with strategy
    strategical.
    • strategic weapon
    • the islands are of strategic importance
    • strategic considerations
  • adjective satellite highly important to or an integral part of a strategy or plan of action especially in war
    • a strategic chess move
    • strategic withdrawal
    • strategic bombing missions

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humourous

  • adjective full of or characterized by humor
    humorous.
    • humorous stories
    • humorous cartoons
    • in a humorous vein

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sober

  • verb cause to become sober
    • A sobering thought
  • verb become more realistic
    sober up.
    • After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up

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prank

  • noun acting like a clown or buffoon
    japery; harlequinade; clowning; frivolity; buffoonery.
  • noun a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
    caper; joke; trick; antic; put-on.

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cheerless

  • adjective causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
    depressing; uncheerful.
    • the economic outlook is depressing
    • something cheerless about the room
    • a moody and uncheerful person
    • an uncheerful place

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purposive

  • adjective satellite having or showing or acting with a purpose or design
    • purposive behavior
  • adjective satellite having a purpose
    goal-directed.
    • purposive behavior

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arch

  • noun a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening
  • noun a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet)

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sure-handed

  • adjective satellite proficient and confident in performance
    • promising playwrights...sure-handed enough to turn out top-drawer scripts

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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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flippant

  • adjective satellite showing inappropriate levity
    light-minded.

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overbold

  • adjective satellite improperly forward or bold
    saucy; impudent; wise; impertinent; fresh; sassy; smart.
    • don't be fresh with me
    • impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup
    • an impudent boy given to insulting strangers
    • Don't get wise with me!

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wrapped

  • adjective satellite covered with or as if with clothes or a wrap or cloak
    clothed; draped; cloaked; mantled.
    • leaf-clothed trees
    • fog-cloaked meadows
    • a beam draped with cobwebs
    • cloud-wrapped peaks
  • verb arrange or fold as a cover or protection
    wrap; wrap up.
    • wrap the baby before taking her out
    • Wrap the present

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cost-effective

  • adjective satellite productive relative to the cost
    cost-efficient.

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low

  • noun an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
    depression.
    • a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow
  • noun British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)
    David Low; Sir David Alexander Cecil Low; Sir David Low.

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featherbrained

  • adjective satellite lacking seriousness; given to frivolity
    giddy; airheaded; lightheaded; empty-headed; dizzy; light-headed; silly.
    • a dizzy blonde
    • light-headed teenagers
    • silly giggles

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earthshaking

  • adjective satellite loud enough to shake the very earth
  • adjective satellite sufficiently significant to affect the whole world
    world-shattering; world-shaking.
    • earthshaking proposals
    • the contest was no world-shaking affair
    • the conversation...could hardly be called world-shattering

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shallow

  • noun a stretch of shallow water
    shoal.
  • verb make shallow
    shoal.
    • The silt shallowed the canal

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dreary

  • adjective satellite lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise
    drab.
    • her drab personality
    • life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas
    • a series of dreary dinner parties
  • adjective satellite causing dejection
    blue; dingy; drear; disconsolate; dark; gloomy; dismal; drab; sorry; grim.
    • a blue day
    • the dark days of the war
    • a week of rainy depressing weather
    • a disconsolate winter landscape
    • the first dismal dispiriting days of November
    • a dark gloomy day
    • grim rainy weather

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veridical

  • adjective satellite coinciding with reality
    real.
    • perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson

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depressing

  • adjective causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
    cheerless; uncheerful.
    • the economic outlook is depressing
    • something cheerless about the room
    • a moody and uncheerful person
    • an uncheerful place
  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    depress; dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

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antic

  • noun a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
    caper; joke; trick; put-on; prank.
  • verb act as or like a clown
    clown around; clown.

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constituent

  • noun an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system
    component; element.
    • spare components for cars
    • a component or constituent element of a system
  • noun a member of a constituency; a citizen who is represented in a government by officials for whom he or she votes
    • needs continued support by constituents to be re-elected

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center

  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; middle; eye; centre.
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm
  • noun the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher
    centerfield; center field.
    • he hit the ball to deep center

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depressed

  • adjective satellite lower than previously
    down.
    • the market is depressed
    • prices are down
  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    depress; dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

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peremptory

  • adjective satellite offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power
    magisterial; dominating; high-and-mighty; autocratic; bossy.
    • an autocratic person
    • autocratic behavior
    • a bossy way of ordering others around
    • a rather aggressive and dominating character
    • managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way
    • a swaggering peremptory manner
  • adjective satellite not allowing contradiction or refusal
    • spoke in peremptory tones
    • peremptory commands

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discriminating

  • adjective showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste
    • the discriminating eye of the connoisseur
  • verb recognize or perceive the difference
    know apart; discriminate.

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spirited

  • adjective displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
  • verb infuse with spirit
    spirit up; spirit; inspirit.
    • The company spirited him up

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matter

  • noun a vaguely specified concern
    thing; affair.
    • several matters to attend to
    • it is none of your affair
    • things are going well
  • noun some situation or event that is thought about
    topic; issue; subject.
    • he kept drifting off the topic
    • he had been thinking about the subject for several years
    • it is a matter for the police

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idle

  • noun the state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling
    • the car engine was running at idle
  • verb run disconnected or idle
    tick over.
    • the engine is idling

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determined

  • adjective satellite characterized by great determination
    • a struggle against a determined enemy
  • verb establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
    find out; find; determine; ascertain.
    • find the product of two numbers
    • The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize

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silly

  • noun a word used for misbehaving children
    • don't be a silly
  • adjective satellite ludicrous, foolish
    cockamamie; wacky; goofy; sappy; whacky; zany; cockamamy.
    • gave me a cockamamie reason for not going
    • wore a goofy hat
    • a silly idea
    • some wacky plan for selling more books

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sedate

  • verb cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to
    tranquilize; tranquillize; calm; tranquillise.
    • The patient must be sedated before the operation
  • adjective satellite characterized by dignity and propriety
    staid.

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stick-in-the-mud

  • noun someone who moves slowly
    plodder; slowcoach; slowpoke.
    • in England they call a slowpoke a slowcoach
  • adjective satellite (used pejoratively) out of fashion; old fashioned
    fogyish; moss-grown; mossy; stodgy.
    • moss-grown ideas about family life

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distinguished

  • adjective satellite (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation
    • our distinguished professor
  • verb mark as different
    secernate; severalise; separate; severalize; tell apart; differentiate; distinguish; tell; secern.
    • We distinguish several kinds of maple

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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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deciding

  • noun the cognitive process of reaching a decision
    decision making.
    • a good executive must be good at decision making
  • verb reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    make up one's mind; determine; decide.
    • We finally decided after lengthy deliberations

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overserious

  • adjective satellite excessively serious

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pigheaded

  • adjective satellite obstinate and stupid
    bullheaded; bullet-headed.

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effectuate

  • verb produce
    set up; effect.
    • The scientists set up a shock wave

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multipurpose

  • adjective satellite having multiple uses
    • a multipurpose tool

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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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mossy

  • adjective satellite overgrown with moss
    moss-grown.
  • adjective satellite (used pejoratively) out of fashion; old fashioned
    fogyish; moss-grown; stodgy; stick-in-the-mud.
    • moss-grown ideas about family life

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sustain

  • verb lengthen or extend in duration or space
    prolong; keep up.
    • We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible
    • prolong the treatment of the patient
    • keep up the good work
  • verb undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
    suffer; have; get.
    • She suffered a fracture in the accident
    • He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars
    • She got a bruise on her leg
    • He got his arm broken in the scuffle

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unfaltering

  • adjective satellite marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
    firm; unbendable; steadfast; stiff; steady; unshakable; unwavering.
    • firm convictions
    • a firm mouth
    • steadfast resolve
    • a man of unbendable perseverence
    • unwavering loyalty

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recyclable

  • adjective satellite capable of being used again
    reclaimable; reusable.

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substantial

  • adjective satellite fairly large
    significant.
    • won by a substantial margin
  • adjective satellite having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable
    substantive.
    • substantial equivalents

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sincerity

  • noun an earnest and sincere feeling
    earnestness; seriousness.
  • noun the quality of being open and truthful; not deceitful or hypocritical
    • his sincerity inspired belief
    • they demanded some proof of my sincerity

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businessy

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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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competency

  • noun the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually
    competence.

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genuine

  • adjective not fake or counterfeit
    echt.
    • a genuine Picasso
    • genuine leather
  • adjective satellite not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed
    true; unfeigned.
    • genuine emotion
    • her interest in people was unfeigned
    • true grief

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built

  • adjective satellite (used of soaps or cleaning agents) having a substance (an abrasive or filler) added to increase effectiveness
    reinforced.
    • the built liquid detergents
  • verb make by combining materials and parts
    make; build; construct.
    • this little pig made his house out of straw
    • Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer

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footed

  • adjective having feet
    • footed creatures
    • a footed sofa
  • verb pay for something
    foot; pick.
    • pick up the tab
    • pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages
    • foot the bill

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efficient

  • adjective being effective without wasting time or effort or expense
    • an efficient production manager
    • efficient engines save gas
  • adjective satellite able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively
    effective.
    • people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons..."-G.B.Shaw
    • effective personnel
    • an efficient secretary
    • the efficient cause of the revolution

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able

  • adjective (usually followed by `to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something
    • able to swim
    • she was able to program her computer
    • we were at last able to buy a car
    • able to get a grant for the project
  • adjective satellite have the skills and qualifications to do things well
    capable.
    • able teachers
    • a capable administrator
    • children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable

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gravity

  • noun (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface
    gravitation; gravitational force; gravitational attraction.
    • the more remote the body the less the gravity
    • the gravitation between two bodies is proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
    • gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love"--Albert Einstein
  • noun a manner that is serious and solemn
    sobriety; graveness; soberness; sombreness; somberness.

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pivotal

  • adjective satellite being of crucial importance
    polar.
    • a pivotal event
    • Its pivotal location has also exposed it to periodic invasions"- Henry Kissinger
    • the polar events of this study
    • a polar principal

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hell-bent

  • adjective satellite recklessly determined
    • hell-bent on winning

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effectiveness

  • noun power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect
    effectuality; effectivity; effectualness.
  • noun capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
    strength; potency.
    • the toxin's potency
    • the strength of the drinks

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competence

  • noun the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually
    competency.

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pixilated

  • adjective satellite naughtily or annoyingly playful
    impish; puckish; prankish; mischievous; implike; arch; wicked.
    • teasing and worrying with impish laughter
    • a wicked prank
  • adjective satellite very drunk
    sozzled; soaked; tight; soused; sloshed; slopped; blotto; plastered; crocked; besotted; cockeyed; squiffy; wet; pie-eyed; fuddled; smashed; blind drunk; stiff; loaded; pissed.

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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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pragmatical

  • adjective of or concerning the theory of pragmatism
    pragmatic.
  • adjective satellite concerned with practical matters
    matter-of-fact; pragmatic.
    • a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem
    • a matter-of-fact account of the trip

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most

  • adjective (superlative of `many' used with count nouns and often preceded by `the') quantifier meaning the greatest in number
    • who has the most apples?
    • most people like eggs
    • most fishes have fins
  • adjective the superlative of `much' that can be used with mass nouns and is usually preceded by `the'; a quantifier meaning the greatest in amount or extent or degree
    • made the most money he could
    • what attracts the most attention?
    • made the most of a bad deal

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beta

  • noun the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet
  • noun beets
    genus Beta.

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mouth

  • noun the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
    oral fissure; oral cavity; rima oris.
    • he stuffed his mouth with candy
  • noun the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening
    • she wiped lipstick from her mouth

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alpha

  • noun the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet
  • noun the beginning of a series or sequence
    • the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end"--Revelations

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grave

  • noun death of a person
    • he went to his grave without forgiving me
    • from cradle to grave
  • noun a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
    tomb.
    • he put flowers on his mother's grave

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basal

  • adjective especially of leaves; located at the base of a plant or stem; especially arising directly from the root or rootstock or a root-like stem
    radical.
    • basal placentation
    • radical leaves
  • adjective satellite serving as or forming a base
    base.
    • the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats

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inexorable

  • adjective satellite not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
    unrelenting; unappeasable; relentless; stern; unforgiving; grim.
    • grim determination
    • grim necessity
    • Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty
    • relentless persecution
    • the stern demands of parenthood
  • adjective satellite impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason; she would have none of him"- W.Churchill
    intransigent; adamant; adamantine.
    • he is adamant in his refusal to change his mind
    • Cynthia was inexorable
    • an intransigent conservative opposed to every liberal tendency

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steadfast

  • adjective satellite marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
    firm; unbendable; stiff; steady; unfaltering; unshakable; unwavering.
    • firm convictions
    • a firm mouth
    • steadfast resolve
    • a man of unbendable perseverence
    • unwavering loyalty
  • adjective satellite firm and dependable especially in loyalty
    staunch; unswerving.
    • a steadfast ally
    • a staunch defender of free speech
    • unswerving devotion
    • unswerving allegiance

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incisive

  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; penetrating; penetrative; piercing; 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
  • adjective satellite suitable for cutting or piercing
    • incisive teeth

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sturdy

  • adjective satellite having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships
    hardy; stalwart; stout.
    • hardy explorers of northern Canada
    • proud of her tall stalwart son
    • stout seamen
    • sturdy young athletes
  • adjective not making concessions
    uncompromising; inflexible.
    • took an uncompromising stance in the peace talks
    • uncompromising honesty

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enthusiastic

  • adjective having or showing great excitement and interest
    • enthusiastic crowds filled the streets
    • an enthusiastic response
    • was enthusiastic about taking ballet lessons

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steady

  • noun a person loved by another person
    truelove; sweetheart; sweetie.
  • verb make steady
    becalm; calm.
    • steady yourself

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consummate

  • verb fulfill sexually
    • consummate a marriage
  • verb make perfect; bring to perfection

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sense_of_purpose

  • noun the quality of having a definite purpose
    purposefulness.

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fact

  • noun a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred
    • first you must collect all the facts of the case
  • noun a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened
    • he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts

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overhasty

  • adjective satellite done with very great haste and without due deliberation
    hasty; precipitate; precipitant; precipitous.
    • hasty marriage seldom proveth well"- Shakespeare
    • hasty makeshifts take the place of planning"- Arthur Geddes
    • rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion
    • wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king

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impish

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

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economise

  • verb spend sparingly, avoid the waste of
    economize; save.
    • This move will save money
    • The less fortunate will have to economize now
  • verb use cautiously and frugally
    economize; conserve; husband.
    • I try to economize my spare time
    • conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit

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inflexible

  • adjective incapable of change
    • a man of inflexible purpose
  • adjective not making concessions
    uncompromising; sturdy.
    • took an uncompromising stance in the peace talks
    • uncompromising honesty

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prodigious

  • adjective satellite so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
    colossal; stupendous.
    • colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple
    • has a colossal nerve
    • a prodigious storm
    • a stupendous field of grass
    • stupendous demand
  • adjective satellite of momentous or ominous significance
    portentous.
    • such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville
    • a prodigious vision

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rough

  • noun the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short
  • verb prepare in preliminary or sketchy form
    rough in; rough out.

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economist

  • noun an expert in the science of economics
    economic expert.

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principal

  • noun the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated
  • noun the educator who has executive authority for a school
    head; school principal; head teacher.
    • she sent unruly pupils to see the principal

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sportive

  • adjective relating to or interested in sports
  • adjective satellite given to merry frolicking
    coltish; frolicsome; frolicky; rollicking.
    • frolicsome students celebrated their graduation with parties and practical jokes

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scatterbrained

  • adjective satellite lacking sense or discretion
    rattlebrained; scatty; rattlepated.
    • his rattlebrained crackpot ideas
    • how rattlepated I am! I've forgotten what I came for"- Glenway Westcott
  • adjective satellite guided by whim and fancy
    flighty; flyaway; head-in-the-clouds.
    • flighty young girls

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unhappy

  • adjective experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent
    • unhappy over her departure
    • unhappy with her raise
    • after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence
    • had an unhappy time at school
    • the unhappy (or sad) news
    • he looks so sad
  • adjective generalized feeling of distress
    distressed; dysphoric.

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staid

  • adjective satellite characterized by dignity and propriety
    sedate.

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rich

  • noun people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group)
    rich people.
    • only the very rich benefit from this legislation
  • adjective possessing material wealth
    • her father is extremely rich
    • many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles

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flighty

  • adjective satellite guided by whim and fancy
    flyaway; head-in-the-clouds; scatterbrained.
    • flighty young girls
  • adjective satellite unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)
    spooky; skittish; nervous.

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adequate

  • adjective having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
    equal.
    • she had adequate training
    • her training was adequate
    • she was adequate to the job
    • he was equal to the task
  • adjective satellite sufficient for the purpose
    decent; enough.
    • an adequate income
    • the food was adequate
    • a decent wage
    • enough food
    • food enough

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do

  • noun an uproarious party
    bash; brawl.
  • noun the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
    doh; ut.

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upstanding

  • adjective satellite meriting respect or esteem
    solid.
    • an upstanding member of the community

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secular

  • noun someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
    layperson; layman.
  • adjective of or relating to the doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations

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unimportant

  • adjective not important
    • a relatively unimportant feature of the system
    • the question seems unimportant
  • adjective devoid of importance, meaning, or force
    insignificant.

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kittenish

  • adjective satellite playful like a lively kitten
    frisky.

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sassy

  • adjective satellite improperly forward or bold
    saucy; impudent; wise; overbold; impertinent; fresh; smart.
    • don't be fresh with me
    • impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup
    • an impudent boy given to insulting strangers
    • Don't get wise with me!

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somberness

  • noun a state of partial or total darkness
    gloom; sombreness.
    • he struck a match to dispel the gloom
  • noun a feeling of melancholy apprehension
    gloom; gloominess; sombreness.

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resolve

  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; firmness of purpose; resolution; firmness.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work
  • noun a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
    resolution; declaration.

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effectual

  • adjective producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
    efficacious; effective.
    • an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford
    • effective teaching methods
    • effective steps toward peace
    • made an effective entrance
    • his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action
    • an efficacious law
  • adjective satellite having legal efficacy or force
    sound; legal.
    • a sound title to the property

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streamlined

  • adjective satellite made efficient by stripping off nonessentials
    • short streamlined meetings
    • a streamlined hiring process
  • verb contour economically or efficiently
    streamline.

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husband

  • noun a married man; a woman's partner in marriage
    married man; hubby.
  • verb use cautiously and frugally
    economize; conserve; economise.
    • I try to economize my spare time
    • conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit

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set

  • noun a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
    • a set of books
    • a set of golf clubs
    • a set of teeth
  • noun (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
    • the set of prime numbers is infinite

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potent

  • adjective satellite having great influence
    powerful.
  • adjective satellite having or wielding force or authority
    strong.
    • providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons

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businessperson

  • noun a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise
    bourgeois.

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ball-hawking

  • adjective satellite used of a player skilled in stealing the ball or robbing a batter of a hit
    • a ball-hawking center fielder

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desperate

  • noun a person who is frightened and in need of help
    • they prey on the hopes of the desperate
  • adjective satellite arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope
    despairing.
    • a despairing view of the world situation
    • the last despairing plea of the condemned criminal
    • a desperate cry for help
    • helpless and desperate--as if at the end of his tether
    • her desperate screams

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despatch

  • noun an official report (usually sent in haste)
    dispatch; communique.
  • noun the property of being prompt and efficient
    expeditiousness; dispatch; expedition.
    • it was done with dispatch

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playfulness

  • noun a festive merry feeling
    gaiety.
  • noun a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement
    fun.
    • her playfulness surprised me
    • he was fun to be with

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expert

  • noun a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
  • adjective satellite having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
    good; practiced; skillful; proficient; adept; skilful.
    • adept in handicrafts
    • an adept juggler
    • an expert job
    • a good mechanic
    • a practiced marksman
    • a proficient engineer
    • a lesser-known but no less skillful composer
    • the effect was achieved by skillful retouching

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inefficacious

  • adjective lacking the power to produce a desired effect
    • laws that are inefficacious in stopping crime

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rollicking

  • adjective satellite given to merry frolicking
    sportive; coltish; frolicsome; frolicky.
    • frolicsome students celebrated their graduation with parties and practical jokes
  • verb play boisterously
    disport; rollick; 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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bound_up

  • adjective satellite closely or inseparably connected or associated with
    • his career is bound up with the fortunes of the enterprise
  • adjective satellite deeply devoted to
    wrapped up.
    • bound up in her teaching
    • is wrapped up in his family

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mud

  • noun water soaked soil; soft wet earth
    clay.
  • noun slanderous remarks or charges

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ostensible

  • adjective satellite appearing as such but not necessarily so
    apparent; seeming.
    • for all his apparent wealth he had no money to pay the rent
    • the committee investigated some apparent discrepancies
    • the ostensible truth of their theories
    • his seeming honesty
  • adjective satellite represented or appearing as such; pretended
    ostensive.
    • His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity

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import

  • noun commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country
    importation.
  • noun an imported person brought from a foreign country
    importee.
    • the lead role was played by an import from Sweden
    • they are descendants of indentured importees

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thoughtfulness

  • noun a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
    contemplation; reflection; reflexion; rumination; musing.
  • noun kind and considerate regard for others
    consideration; considerateness.
    • he showed no consideration for her feelings

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spartan

  • adjective satellite resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity
    • spartan courage
  • noun a resident of Sparta

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sciolistic

  • adjective satellite showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish
    dilettantish; dilettante; dilettanteish.
    • his dilettantish efforts at painting

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determinative

  • noun one of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases
    determiner.
  • noun a determining or causal element or factor
    causal factor; determinant; determiner; determining factor.
    • education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life

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undiscouraged

  • adjective satellite not deterred
    undeterred.
    • pursued his own path...undeterred by lack of popular appreciation and understanding"- Osbert Sitwell

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importance

  • noun the quality of being important and worthy of note
    • the importance of a well-balanced diet
  • noun a prominent status
    grandness.
    • a person of importance

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masterful

  • adjective satellite having or revealing supreme mastery or skill
    virtuoso; consummate; masterly.
    • a consummate artist
    • consummate skill
    • a masterful speaker
    • masterful technique
    • a masterly performance of the sonata
    • a virtuoso performance

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adept

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.
  • adjective satellite having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
    good; practiced; expert; skillful; proficient; skilful.
    • adept in handicrafts
    • an adept juggler
    • an expert job
    • a good mechanic
    • a practiced marksman
    • a proficient engineer
    • a lesser-known but no less skillful composer
    • the effect was achieved by skillful retouching

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death

  • noun the event of dying or departure from life
    decease; expiry.
    • her death came as a terrible shock
    • upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren
  • noun the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism
    • the animal died a painful death

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devout

  • adjective satellite deeply religious
    god-fearing.
    • a god-fearing and law-abiding people" H.L.Mencken
  • adjective satellite earnest
    dear; earnest; heartfelt.
    • one's dearest wish
    • devout wishes for their success
    • heartfelt condolences

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key

  • noun metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated
  • noun something crucial for explaining
    • the key to development is economic integration

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competent

  • adjective properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient
    • a competent typist
  • adjective satellite adequate for the purpose
    • a competent performance

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precious

  • adjective satellite characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for
    cherished; wanted; treasured.
    • a cherished friend
    • children are precious
    • a treasured heirloom
    • so good to feel wanted
  • adjective satellite of high worth or cost
    • diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds are precious stones

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useable

  • adjective satellite fit or ready for use or service
    usable; operable; functional; operational.
    • the toaster was still functional even after being dropped
    • the lawnmower is a bit rusty but still usable
    • an operational aircraft
    • the dishwasher is now in working order
  • adjective satellite capable of being put to use
    usable.
    • usable byproducts

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realizable

  • adjective satellite capable of being realized
    • realizable benefits of the plan
  • adjective satellite capable of existing or taking place or proving true; possible to do
    manageable; accomplishable; doable; achievable.

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tangible

  • adjective perceptible by the senses especially the sense of touch
    touchable.
    • skin with a tangible roughness
  • adjective satellite capable of being treated as fact
    real.
    • tangible evidence
    • his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor

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frisky

  • adjective satellite playful like a lively kitten
    kittenish.

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efficiency

  • noun the ratio of the output to the input of any system
  • noun skillfulness in avoiding wasted time and effort
    • she did the work with great efficiency

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equal

  • noun a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
    peer; compeer; match.
  • verb be identical or equivalent to
    be.
    • One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!

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precipitous

  • adjective satellite done with very great haste and without due deliberation
    hasty; precipitate; overhasty; precipitant.
    • hasty marriage seldom proveth well"- Shakespeare
    • hasty makeshifts take the place of planning"- Arthur Geddes
    • rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion
    • wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king
  • adjective satellite extremely steep
    sharp; abrupt.
    • an abrupt canyon
    • the precipitous rapids of the upper river
    • the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings
    • a sharp drop

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well-qualified

  • adjective satellite more than adequately qualified
    • a well-qualified officer

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life-sustaining

  • adjective satellite performing an essential function in the living body
    vital.
    • vital organs
    • blood and other vital fluids
    • the loss of vital heat in shock
    • a vital spot
    • life-giving love and praise

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pertinacious

  • adjective satellite stubbornly unyielding
    tenacious; dour; dogged; persistent; unyielding.
    • dogged persistence
    • dour determination
    • the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics
    • a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot
    • men tenacious of opinion

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gamey

  • adjective satellite suggestive of sexual impropriety
    blue; naughty; juicy; gamy; racy; spicy; risque.
    • a blue movie
    • blue jokes
    • he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details
    • a juicy scandal
    • a naughty wink
    • naughty words
    • racy anecdotes
    • a risque story
    • spicy gossip
  • adjective satellite (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted
    high; gamy.

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firmness

  • noun the muscle tone of healthy tissue
    soundness.
    • his muscular firmness
  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; resolve; firmness of purpose; resolution.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work

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headed

  • adjective satellite having a heading or course in a certain direction
    • westward headed wagons
  • verb to go or travel towards
    head.
    • where is she heading
    • We were headed for the mountains

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graveness

  • noun a manner that is serious and solemn
    sobriety; gravity; soberness; sombreness; somberness.

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meaningfulness

  • noun the quality of having great value or significance

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dispatch

  • noun an official report (usually sent in haste)
    despatch; communique.
  • noun the act of sending off something
    despatch; shipment.

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worldly

  • adjective characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world
    secular; temporal.
    • worldly goods and advancement
    • temporal possessions of the church
  • adjective satellite very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world
    blase.
    • the blase traveler refers to the ocean he has crossed as `the pond'
    • the benefits of his worldly wisdom

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eventful

  • adjective full of events or incidents
    • the most exhausting and eventful day of my life
  • adjective satellite having important issues or results
    consequential.
    • the year's only really consequential legislation
    • an eventful decision

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coercive

  • adjective satellite serving or intended to coerce
    • authority is directional instead of coercive

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capable

  • adjective (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability
    • capable of winning
    • capable of hard work
    • capable of walking on two feet
  • adjective satellite possibly accepting or permitting
    subject; open.
    • a passage capable of misinterpretation
    • open to interpretation
    • an issue open to question
    • the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation

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do-or-die

  • adjective satellite desperately determined
    desperate.
    • do-or-die revolutionaries
    • a do-or-die conflict

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hitting

  • noun the act of contacting one thing with another
    hit; striking.
    • repeated hitting raised a large bruise
    • after three misses she finally got a hit
  • verb cause to move by striking
    hit.
    • hit a ball

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almighty

  • adjective satellite having unlimited power
    omnipotent; all-powerful.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Lord; Divine; Maker; Godhead.

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literal

  • noun a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind
    typographical error; misprint; erratum; typo; literal error.
  • adjective satellite being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
    real; genuine; actual.
    • her actual motive
    • a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton
    • a genuine dilemma

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life-and-death

  • adjective satellite vitally important
    life-or-death.
    • a life-and-death struggle

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hawking

  • noun the act of selling goods for a living
    vending; peddling; vendition.
  • noun English theoretical physicist (born in 1942)
    Stephen Hawking; Stephen William Hawking.

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empty

  • noun a container that has been emptied
    • return all empties to the store
  • verb make void or empty of contents
    • Empty the box
    • The alarm emptied the building

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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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life

  • noun a characteristic state or mode of living
    • social life
    • city life
    • real life
  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    living.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life

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sobriety

  • noun the state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol
    soberness.
  • noun moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
    dryness.

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efficacy

  • noun capacity or power to produce a desired effect
    efficaciousness.
    • concern about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine

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decorous

  • adjective characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct
    • the tete-a-tete was decorous in the extreme
  • adjective satellite according with custom or propriety
    comme il faut; decent; becoming; seemly; comely.
    • her becoming modesty
    • comely behavior
    • it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money
    • a decent burial
    • seemly behavior

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shattering

  • noun the act of breaking something into small pieces
    smashing.
  • verb break into many pieces
    shatter.
    • The wine glass shattered

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multipotent

  • adjective satellite able to many things
    • multipotent drugs

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muscular

  • adjective of or relating to or consisting of muscle
    • muscular contraction
  • adjective having a robust muscular body-build characterized by predominance of structures (bone and muscle and connective tissue) developed from the embryonic mesodermal layer
    mesomorphic.

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conserve

  • noun fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
    preserve; preserves; conserves.
  • verb keep constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary change
    • Energy is conserved in this process

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resultant

  • noun the final point in a process
    end point.
  • noun something that results
    final result; termination; outcome; result.
    • he listened for the results on the radio

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gritty

  • adjective satellite composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency
    grainy; granular; farinaceous; mealy; coarse-grained; granulose.
    • granular sugar
    • the photographs were grainy and indistinct
    • it left a mealy residue
  • adjective satellite willing to face danger
    spunky; mettlesome; gamy; spirited; game; gamey.

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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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unhesitating

  • adjective satellite characterized by quickness and firmness
    resolute.
    • his reply was unhesitating

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fun

  • noun activities that are enjoyable or amusing
    merriment; playfulness.
    • I do it for the fun of it
    • he is fun to have around
  • noun verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)
    play; sport.
    • he became a figure of fun
    • he said it in sport

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sombreness

  • noun a state of partial or total darkness
    gloom; somberness.
    • he struck a match to dispel the gloom
  • noun a feeling of melancholy apprehension
    gloom; gloominess; somberness.

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sombre

  • adjective satellite lacking brightness or color; dull
    sober; somber; drab.
    • drab faded curtains
    • sober Puritan grey
    • children in somber brown clothes
  • adjective satellite grave or even gloomy in character
    melancholy; somber.
    • solemn and mournful music
    • a suit of somber black
    • a somber mood

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surefooted

  • adjective satellite not liable to stumble or fall
    footsure; sure-footed.
    • on surefooted donkeys
  • adjective satellite not liable to error in judgment or action
    confident; sure-footed.
    • most surefooted of the statesmen who dealt with the depression"- Walter Lippman
    • demonstrates a surefooted storytelling talent"- Michiko Kakutani

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uncompromising

  • adjective not making concessions
    inflexible; sturdy.
    • took an uncompromising stance in the peace talks
    • uncompromising honesty

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resolved

  • adjective satellite determined
    single-minded.
    • she was firmly resolved to be a doctor
    • single-minded in his determination to stop smoking
  • verb bring to an end; settle conclusively
    settle; resolve; decide; adjudicate.
    • The case was decided
    • The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff
    • The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance

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concomitant

  • noun an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another
    attendant; accompaniment; co-occurrence.
  • adjective satellite following or accompanying as a consequence
    accompanying; incidental; consequent; attendant; resultant; sequent; ensuant.
    • an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems
    • snags incidental to the changeover in management
    • attendant circumstances
    • the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness
    • the ensuant response to his appeal
    • the resultant savings were considerable

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dead_set

  • adjective satellite fixed in your purpose
    bent on; bent; out to.
    • bent on going to the theater
    • dead set against intervening
    • out to win every event

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sincere

  • adjective open and genuine; not deceitful
    • he was a good man, decent and sincere
    • felt sincere regret that they were leaving
    • sincere friendship
  • adjective satellite characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions
    solemn; earnest.
    • both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate
    • an entirely sincere and cruel tyrant
    • a film with a solemn social message

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usable

  • adjective satellite capable of being put to use
    useable.
    • usable byproducts
  • adjective satellite fit or ready for use or service
    useable; operable; functional; operational.
    • the toaster was still functional even after being dropped
    • the lawnmower is a bit rusty but still usable
    • an operational aircraft
    • the dishwasher is now in working order

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dizzy

  • verb make dizzy or giddy
    • a dizzying pace
  • adjective satellite having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling
    giddy; vertiginous; woozy.
    • had a dizzy spell
    • a dizzy pinnacle
    • had a headache and felt giddy
    • a giddy precipice
    • feeling woozy from the blow on his head
    • a vertiginous climb up the face of the cliff

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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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ready

  • noun poised for action
    • their guns were at the ready
  • verb prepare for eating by applying heat
    cook; fix; make; prepare.
    • Cook me dinner, please
    • can you make me an omelette?
    • fix breakfast for the guests, please

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single-minded

  • adjective satellite determined
    resolved.
    • she was firmly resolved to be a doctor
    • single-minded in his determination to stop smoking

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utile

  • adjective being of use or service
    useful.
    • the girl felt motherly and useful
    • a useful job
    • a useful member of society

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all-important

  • adjective satellite of the greatest importance
    all important; crucial; of the essence; essential.
    • the all-important subject of disarmament
    • crucial information
    • in chess cool nerves are of the essence

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grown

  • adjective satellite (of animals) fully developed
    full-grown; big; adult; grownup; fully grown.
    • an adult animal
    • a grown woman
  • verb pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become
    turn; grow.
    • The weather turned nasty
    • She grew angry

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japery

  • noun acting like a clown or buffoon
    harlequinade; clowning; frivolity; buffoonery; prank.

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accomplished

  • adjective satellite highly skilled
    complete.
    • an accomplished pianist
    • a complete musician
  • verb put in effect
    fulfil; execute; accomplish; carry out; carry through; action; fulfill.
    • carry out a task
    • execute the decision of the people
    • He actioned the operation

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utilitarian

  • noun someone who believes that the value of a thing depends on its utility
  • adjective satellite having a useful function
    useful.
    • utilitarian steel tables

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epoch

  • noun a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event
    era.
  • noun (astronomy) an arbitrarily fixed date that is the point in time relative to which information (as coordinates of a celestial body) is recorded
    date of reference.

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grand

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

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unstylish

  • adjective lacking in style or elegance
    styleless.
    • a styleless way of dressing
    • expensive but styleless country tweeds
    • wearing unstylish clothes
  • adjective not in accord with or not following current fashion
    unfashionable.
    • unfashionable clothes
    • melodrama of a now unfashionable kind

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unplayful

  • adjective completely lacking in playfulness
    sober; serious.

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frivolous

  • adjective not serious in content or attitude or behavior
    • a frivolous novel
    • a frivolous remark
    • a frivolous young woman

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in_good_taste

  • adjective satellite satisfying generally accepted social or esthetic standards

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ball

  • noun round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games
    • the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve
    • the mayor threw out the first ball
    • the ball rolled into the corner pocket
  • noun a solid projectile that is shot by a musket
    musket ball.
    • they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball

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effect

  • noun a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    result; consequence; upshot; outcome; issue; event.
    • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    • his decision had depressing consequences for business
    • he acted very wise after the event
  • noun an outward appearance
    impression.
    • he made a good impression
    • I wanted to create an impression of success
    • she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting

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retrenchment

  • noun entrenchment consisting of an additional interior fortification to prolong the defense
  • noun the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable
    downsizing; curtailment.

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unyielding

  • adjective satellite stubbornly unyielding
    tenacious; dour; dogged; persistent; pertinacious.
    • dogged persistence
    • dour determination
    • the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics
    • a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot
    • men tenacious of opinion
  • adjective satellite resistant to physical force or pressure
    • an unyielding head support

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impelling

  • adjective satellite markedly effective as if by emotional pressure
    • impelling skill as a teller of tales
    • an impelling personality
  • verb urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
    impel; force.

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delicate

  • adjective exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury
    • a delicate violin passage
    • delicate china
    • a delicate flavor
    • the delicate wing of a butterfly
  • adjective satellite marked by great skill especially in meticulous technique
    • a surgeon's delicate touch

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dark

  • noun absence of light or illumination
    darkness.
  • noun absence of moral or spiritual values
    iniquity; darkness; wickedness.
    • the powers of darkness

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adamantine

  • adjective consisting of or having the hardness of adamant
  • adjective satellite having the hardness of a diamond

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economy_of_scale

  • noun the saving in cost of production that is due to mass production

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practiced

  • adjective satellite having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
    good; expert; skillful; proficient; adept; skilful.
    • adept in handicrafts
    • an adept juggler
    • an expert job
    • a good mechanic
    • a practiced marksman
    • a proficient engineer
    • a lesser-known but no less skillful composer
    • the effect was achieved by skillful retouching
  • verb carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions
    practise; practice; exercise; do.
    • practice law

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effectivity

  • noun power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect
    effectuality; effectiveness; effectualness.

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reclaimable

  • adjective satellite capable of being used again
    recyclable; reusable.

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businesslike

  • adjective satellite exhibiting methodical and systematic characteristics that would be useful in business
  • adjective satellite not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal
    earnest.

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purposeful

  • adjective serving as or indicating the existence of a purpose or goal
  • adjective satellite having meaning through having an aim
    • led a happy purposeful life

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cheek

  • noun either side of the face below the eyes
  • noun an impudent statement
    impudence; impertinence.

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constitutional

  • noun a regular walk taken as a form of exercise
  • adjective of benefit to or intended to benefit your physical makeup
    • constitutional walk

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substantive

  • noun any word or group of words functioning as a noun
  • adjective satellite having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable
    substantial.
    • substantial equivalents

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skillful

  • adjective satellite having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
    good; practiced; expert; proficient; adept; skilful.
    • adept in handicrafts
    • an adept juggler
    • an expert job
    • a good mechanic
    • a practiced marksman
    • a proficient engineer
    • a lesser-known but no less skillful composer
    • the effect was achieved by skillful retouching
  • adjective satellite done with delicacy and skill
    nice.
    • a nice bit of craft
    • a job requiring nice measurements with a micrometer
    • a nice shot

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goal-directed

  • adjective satellite having a purpose
    purposive.
    • purposive behavior

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committedness

  • noun the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose
    commitment.
    • a man of energy and commitment

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impertinent

  • adjective satellite characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
    saucy; irreverent; pert.
    • a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner
  • adjective satellite not pertinent to the matter under consideration
    orthogonal; extraneous; immaterial.
    • an issue extraneous to the debate
    • the price was immaterial
    • mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point

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staidness

  • noun a trait of dignified seriousness
    solemness; sedateness; solemnity.

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executive

  • noun a person responsible for the administration of a business
    executive director.
  • noun persons who administer the law

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valuable

  • noun something of value
    • all our valuables were stolen
  • adjective having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange
    • a valuable diamond

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fateful

  • adjective satellite having momentous consequences; of decisive importance
    fatal.
    • that fateful meeting of the U.N. when...it declared war on North Korea"- Saturday Rev
    • the fatal day of the election finally arrived
  • adjective satellite ominously prophetic
    foreboding; portentous.

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virtual

  • adjective satellite being actually such in almost every respect
    practical.
    • a practical failure
    • the once elegant temple lay in virtual ruin
  • adjective satellite existing in essence or effect though not in actual fact
    • a virtual dependence on charity
    • a virtual revolution
    • virtual reality

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serious-minded

  • adjective satellite acting with or showing thought and good sense
    thoughtful.
    • a sensible young man

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superficial

  • adjective concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually
    • superficial similarities
    • a superficial mind
    • his thinking was superficial and fuzzy
    • superficial knowledge
    • the superficial report didn't give the true picture
    • only superficial differences
  • adjective of, affecting, or being on or near the surface
    • superficial measurements
    • the superficial area of the wall
    • a superficial wound

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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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impressible

  • adjective easily impressed or influenced
    waxy; impressionable.
    • an impressionable youngster
    • an impressionable age
    • a waxy mind

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regent

  • noun members of a governing board
    trustee.
  • noun someone who rules during the absence or incapacity or minority of the country's monarch

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save

  • noun (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring
    • the goalie made a brilliant save
    • the relief pitcher got credit for a save
  • verb save from ruin, destruction, or harm
    relieve; salvage; salve.

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smart

  • noun a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
    smartness; smarting.
  • verb be the source of pain
    ache; hurt.

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real

  • noun any rational or irrational number
    real number.
  • noun the basic unit of money in Brazil; equal to 100 centavos

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soberness

  • noun the state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol
    sobriety.
  • noun a manner that is serious and solemn
    sobriety; graveness; gravity; sombreness; somberness.

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big

  • adjective above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    large.
    • a large city
    • set out for the big city
    • a large sum
    • a big (or large) barn
    • a large family
    • big businesses
    • a big expenditure
    • a large number of newspapers
    • a big group of scientists
    • large areas of the world
  • adjective satellite significant
    • graduation was a big day in his life

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joyless

  • adjective not experiencing or inspiring joy
    • a joyless man
    • a joyless occasion
    • joyless evenings

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epoch-making

  • adjective satellite highly significant or important especially bringing about or marking the beginning of a new development or era
    epochal.
    • epochal decisions made by Roosevelt and Churchill
    • an epoch-making discovery

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gamy

  • adjective satellite suggestive of sexual impropriety
    blue; naughty; juicy; racy; spicy; risque; gamey.
    • a blue movie
    • blue jokes
    • he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details
    • a juicy scandal
    • a naughty wink
    • naughty words
    • racy anecdotes
    • a risque story
    • spicy gossip
  • adjective satellite (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted
    high; gamey.

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copernican

  • adjective satellite of radical or major importance
    • a Copernican revolution in modern art
  • adjective satellite according to Copernicus
    • in the Copernican system the earth and other planets revolve around the sun

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earnest

  • noun something of value given by one person to another to bind a contract
  • adjective satellite characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions
    solemn; sincere.
    • both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate
    • an entirely sincere and cruel tyrant
    • a film with a solemn social message

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game

  • noun a contest with rules to determine a winner
    • you need four people to play this game
  • noun a single play of a sport or other contest
    • the game lasted two hours

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historic

  • adjective satellite belonging to the past; of what is important or famous in the past
    historical.
    • historic victories
    • historical (or historic) times
    • a historical character
  • adjective satellite important in history
    • the historic first voyage to outer space

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regnant

  • adjective satellite exercising power or authority
    reigning; ruling.

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world

  • noun everything that exists anywhere
    universe; creation; macrocosm; existence; cosmos.
    • they study the evolution of the universe
    • the biggest tree in existence
  • noun people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest
    domain.
    • the Western world

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grim

  • adjective satellite not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
    unrelenting; inexorable; unappeasable; relentless; stern; unforgiving.
    • grim determination
    • grim necessity
    • Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty
    • relentless persecution
    • the stern demands of parenthood
  • adjective satellite shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    macabre; grisly; ghastly; sick; gruesome.
    • ghastly wounds
    • the grim aftermath of the bombing
    • the grim task of burying the victims
    • a grisly murder
    • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
    • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
    • macabre tortures conceived by madmen

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reusable

  • adjective satellite capable of being used again
    recyclable; reclaimable.

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down_in_the_mouth

  • adjective satellite filled with melancholy and despondency
    blue; downhearted; dispirited; depressed; downcast; down; gloomy; low; low-spirited; grim.
    • gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
    • gloomy predictions
    • a gloomy silence
    • took a grim view of the economy
    • the darkening mood
    • lonely and blue in a strange city
    • depressed by the loss of his job
    • a dispirited and resigned expression on her face
    • downcast after his defeat
    • feeling discouraged and downhearted

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acute

  • noun a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
    ague; acute accent.
  • adjective having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course
    • acute appendicitis
    • the acute phase of the illness
    • acute patients

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pithy

  • adjective satellite concise and full of meaning
    sententious.
    • welcomed her pithy comments
    • the peculiarly sardonic and sententious style in which Don Luis composed his epigrams"- Hervey Allen

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airheaded

  • adjective satellite lacking seriousness; given to frivolity
    giddy; featherbrained; lightheaded; empty-headed; dizzy; light-headed; silly.
    • a dizzy blonde
    • light-headed teenagers
    • silly giggles

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signal

  • noun any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
    signaling; sign.
    • signals from the boat suddenly stopped
  • noun any incitement to action
    • he awaited the signal to start
    • the victory was a signal for wild celebration

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incidental

  • noun (frequently plural) an expense not budgeted or not specified
    incidental expense; minor expense.
    • he requested reimbursement of $7 for incidental expenses
  • noun an item that is incidental

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businesslike

  • adjective satellite exhibiting methodical and systematic characteristics that would be useful in business
  • adjective satellite not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal
    earnest.

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serious

  • adjective concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities
    • a serious student of history
    • a serious attempt to learn to ski
    • gave me a serious look
    • a serious young man
    • are you serious or joking?
    • Don't be so serious!
  • adjective satellite of great consequence
    • marriage is a serious matter

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economic_expert

  • noun an expert in the science of economics
    economist.

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arbitrary

  • adjective based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice
    • an arbitrary decision
    • the arbitrary rule of a dictator
    • an arbitrary penalty
    • of arbitrary size and shape
    • an arbitrary choice
    • arbitrary division of the group into halves

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invaluable

  • adjective satellite having incalculable monetary, intellectual, or spiritual worth
    priceless.

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hard-hitting

  • adjective satellite characterized by or full of force and vigor
    trenchant.
    • a hard-hitting expose
    • a trenchant argument
  • adjective satellite aggressively and persistently persuasive
    high-pressure.
    • a hard-hitting advertising campaign
    • a high-pressure salesman

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essential

  • noun anything indispensable
    necessary; requirement; requisite; necessity.
    • food and shelter are necessities of life
    • the essentials of the good life
    • allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions
    • a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained
  • adjective satellite absolutely necessary; vitally necessary
    indispensable.
    • essential tools and materials
    • funds essential to the completion of the project
    • an indispensable worker

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resoluteness

  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resolve; firmness of purpose; resolution; firmness.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work

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polar

  • adjective satellite having a pair of equal and opposite charges
  • adjective satellite characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed
    diametrical; diametric; opposite.
    • in diametric contradiction to his claims
    • diametrical (or opposite) points of view
    • opposite meanings
    • extreme and indefensible polar positions

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humorous

  • adjective full of or characterized by humor
    humourous.
    • humorous stories
    • humorous cartoons
    • in a humorous vein

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searching

  • adjective satellite diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation
    probing; inquisitory.
    • a probing inquiry
    • a searching investigation of their past dealings
  • verb try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
    look for; search; seek.
    • The police are searching for clues
    • They are searching for the missing man in the entire county

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all_important

  • adjective satellite of the greatest importance
    crucial; all-important; of the essence; essential.
    • the all-important subject of disarmament
    • crucial information
    • in chess cool nerves are of the essence

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weightiness

  • noun the relative importance granted to something
    weight.
    • his opinion carries great weight
    • the progression implied an increasing weightiness of the items listed
  • noun the property of being comparatively great in weight
    heaviness.
    • the heaviness of lead

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out_to

  • adjective satellite fixed in your purpose
    bent on; dead set; bent.
    • bent on going to the theater
    • dead set against intervening
    • out to win every event

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economic

  • adjective of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth
    economical.
    • economic growth
    • aspects of social, political, and economical life
  • adjective of or relating to the science of economics
    • economic theory

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mighty

  • adjective satellite having or showing great strength or force or intensity
    • struck a mighty blow
    • the mighty logger Paul Bunyan
    • the pen is mightier than the sword"- Bulwer-Lytton
  • adverb (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree
    powerful; right; mightily.
    • the baby is mighty cute
    • he's mighty tired
    • it is powerful humid
    • that boy is powerful big now
    • they have a right nice place
    • they rejoiced mightily

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dear

  • noun a beloved person; used as terms of endearment
    honey; dearest; love; beloved.
  • noun a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)
    lamb.

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stuffy

  • adjective satellite lacking fresh air
    airless; close; unaired.
    • a dusty airless attic
    • the dreadfully close atmosphere
    • hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke
  • adjective satellite excessively conventional and unimaginative and hence dull
    stodgy.
    • why is the middle class so stodgy, so utterly without a sense of humor?
    • a stodgy dinner party

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octane

  • noun any isomeric saturated hydrocarbon found in petroleum and used as a fuel and solvent

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knifelike

  • adjective satellite cutting or able to cut as if with a knife
  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; penetrating; incisive; penetrative; piercing; discriminating; keen; sharp.
    • 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

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scale

  • noun an ordered reference standard
    scale of measurement; ordered series; graduated table.
    • judging on a scale of 1 to 10
  • noun relative magnitude
    • they entertained on a grand scale

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proficient

  • adjective satellite having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
    good; practiced; expert; skillful; adept; skilful.
    • adept in handicrafts
    • an adept juggler
    • an expert job
    • a good mechanic
    • a practiced marksman
    • a proficient engineer
    • a lesser-known but no less skillful composer
    • the effect was achieved by skillful retouching
  • adjective of or relating to technique or proficiency in a practical skill
    technical.
    • his technical innovation was his brushwork
    • the technical dazzle of her dancing

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critical

  • adjective marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws
    • a critical attitude
  • adjective at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction
    • a critical temperature of water is 100 degrees C--its boiling point at standard atmospheric pressure
    • critical mass
    • go critical

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economical

  • adjective satellite using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness
    economic.
    • an economic use of home heating oil
    • a modern economical heating system
    • an economical use of her time
  • adjective of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth
    economic.
    • economic growth
    • aspects of social, political, and economical life

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of_the_essence

  • adjective satellite of the greatest importance
    all important; crucial; all-important; essential.
    • the all-important subject of disarmament
    • crucial information
    • in chess cool nerves are of the essence

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uneffective

  • adjective not producing an intended effect
    ineffective; ineffectual.
    • an ineffective teacher
    • ineffective legislation

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dilettanteish

  • adjective satellite showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish
    sciolistic; dilettantish; dilettante.
    • his dilettantish efforts at painting

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business

  • noun a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it
    business organisation; business concern; business organization; concern.
    • he bought his brother's business
    • a small mom-and-pop business
    • a racially integrated business concern
  • noun the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
    commercial enterprise; business enterprise.
    • computers are now widely used in business

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undismayed

  • adjective satellite unshaken in purpose
    unshaken; undaunted.
    • wholly undismayed by the commercial failure of the three movies he had made

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mettlesome

  • adjective satellite having a proud and unbroken spirit
  • adjective satellite willing to face danger
    gritty; spunky; gamy; spirited; game; gamey.

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life-or-death

  • adjective satellite vitally important
    life-and-death.
    • a life-and-death struggle

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on

  • adjective in operation or operational
    • left the oven on
    • the switch is in the on position
  • adjective (of events) planned or scheduled
    • the picnic is on, rain or shine
    • we have nothing on for Friday night

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central

  • noun a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
    telephone exchange; exchange.
  • adjective satellite serving as an essential component
    cardinal; key; fundamental; primal.
    • a cardinal rule
    • the central cause of the problem
    • an example that was fundamental to the argument
    • computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure

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lightheaded

  • adjective satellite weak and likely to lose consciousness
    light; swooning; faint; light-headed.
    • suddenly felt faint from the pain
    • was sick and faint from hunger
    • felt light in the head
    • a swooning fit
    • light-headed with wine
    • light-headed from lack of sleep
  • adjective satellite lacking seriousness; given to frivolity
    giddy; featherbrained; airheaded; empty-headed; dizzy; light-headed; silly.
    • a dizzy blonde
    • light-headed teenagers
    • silly giggles

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epochal

  • adjective satellite highly significant or important especially bringing about or marking the beginning of a new development or era
    epoch-making.
    • epochal decisions made by Roosevelt and Churchill
    • an epoch-making discovery

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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serviceable

  • adjective ready for service or able to give long service
    • serviceable equipment
    • heavy serviceable fabrics
  • adjective satellite capable of being put to good use
    • a serviceable kitchen gadget

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practical

  • adjective concerned with actual use or practice
    • he is a very practical person
    • the idea had no practical application
    • a practical knowledge of Japanese
    • woodworking is a practical art
  • adjective satellite guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory
    hardheaded; hard-nosed; pragmatic.
    • a hardheaded appraisal of our position
    • a hard-nosed labor leader
    • completely practical in his approach to business
    • not ideology but pragmatic politics

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stodginess

  • noun dull and pompous gravity
    stuffiness.

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tongue

  • noun a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
    clapper; lingua; glossa.
  • noun a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
    natural language.

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bent_on

  • adjective satellite fixed in your purpose
    dead set; bent; out to.
    • bent on going to the theater
    • dead set against intervening
    • out to win every event

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or

  • noun a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
    Beaver State; Oregon.
  • noun a room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations
    operating theatre; operating theater; surgery; operating room.
    • great care is taken to keep the operating rooms aseptic

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effectuality

  • noun power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect
    effectiveness; effectivity; effectualness.

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dilettante

  • noun an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge
    dabbler; sciolist.
  • adjective satellite showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish
    sciolistic; dilettantish; dilettanteish.
    • his dilettantish efforts at painting

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significant

  • adjective important in effect or meaning
    important.
    • a significant change in tax laws
    • a significant change in the Constitution
    • a significant contribution
    • significant details
    • statistically significant
  • adjective satellite fairly large
    substantial.
    • won by a substantial margin

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burning

  • noun the act of burning something
    combustion.
    • the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance
  • noun pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
    burn.

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primal

  • adjective satellite serving as an essential component
    central; cardinal; key; fundamental.
    • a cardinal rule
    • the central cause of the problem
    • an example that was fundamental to the argument
    • computers are fundamental to modern industrial structure
  • adjective satellite having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state
    primaeval; aboriginal; primordial; primeval.
    • aboriginal forests
    • primal eras before the appearance of life on earth
    • the forest primeval
    • primordial matter
    • primordial forms of life

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skilled

  • adjective having or showing or requiring special skill
    • only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team
    • a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience
    • a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow
    • a skilled trade

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emotive

  • adjective satellite characterized by emotion
    affective; affectional.

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commitment

  • noun the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose
    committedness.
    • a man of energy and commitment
  • noun the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
    dedication; loyalty; allegiance.
    • his long commitment to public service
    • they felt no loyalty to a losing team

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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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utilizable

  • adjective satellite capable of being put to a profitable or practical use

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unfashionable

  • adjective not in accord with or not following current fashion
    unstylish.
    • unfashionable clothes
    • melodrama of a now unfashionable kind

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utility

  • noun a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
    public utility company; public-service corporation; public utility.
  • noun the quality of being of practical use
    usefulness.

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frolicky

  • adjective satellite given to merry frolicking
    sportive; coltish; frolicsome; rollicking.
    • frolicsome students celebrated their graduation with parties and practical jokes

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confident

  • adjective having or marked by confidence or assurance
    • a confident speaker
    • a confident reply
    • his manner is more confident these days
    • confident of fulfillment
  • adjective satellite persuaded of; very sure
    positive; convinced.
    • were convinced that it would be to their advantage to join
    • I am positive he is lying
    • was confident he would win

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firmness_of_purpose

  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; resolve; resolution; firmness.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work

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distracted

  • adjective satellite having the attention diverted especially because of anxiety
    distrait.
  • verb draw someone's attention away from something
    deflect; distract.
    • The thief distracted the bystanders
    • He deflected his competitors

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fast

  • noun abstaining from food
    fasting.
  • verb abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons
    • Catholics sometimes fast during Lent

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bantering

  • adjective satellite cleverly amusing in tone
    facetious; tongue-in-cheek.
    • a bantering tone
    • facetious remarks
    • tongue-in-cheek advice
  • verb be silly or tease one another
    banter; chaff; josh; jolly; kid.
    • After we relaxed, we just kidded around

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unshaken

  • adjective satellite unshaken in purpose
    undaunted; undismayed.
    • wholly undismayed by the commercial failure of the three movies he had made

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purpose-made

  • adjective satellite designed and constructed to serve a particular purpose
    purpose-built.

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decisive

  • adjective determining or having the power to determine an outcome
    • cast the decisive vote
    • two factors had a decisive influence
  • adjective satellite unmistakable
    • had a decisive lead in the polls

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ensuant

  • adjective satellite following or accompanying as a consequence
    concomitant; accompanying; incidental; consequent; attendant; resultant; sequent.
    • an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems
    • snags incidental to the changeover in management
    • attendant circumstances
    • the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness
    • the ensuant response to his appeal
    • the resultant savings were considerable

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glib

  • adjective satellite marked by lack of intellectual depth
    • glib generalizations
    • a glib response to a complex question
  • adjective satellite having only superficial plausibility
    pat; slick.
    • glib promises
    • a slick commercial

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head

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

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impudent

  • adjective satellite marked by casual disrespect
    insolent; snotty-nosed; flip.
    • a flip answer to serious question
    • the student was kept in for impudent behavior
  • adjective satellite improperly forward or bold
    saucy; wise; overbold; impertinent; fresh; sassy; smart.
    • don't be fresh with me
    • impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup
    • an impudent boy given to insulting strangers
    • Don't get wise with me!

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complete

  • verb come or bring to a finish or an end; others finished in over 4 hours"
    finish.
    • He finished the dishes
    • She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree
    • The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours
  • verb bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements
    • A child would complete the family

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no-frills

  • adjective satellite characterized by the absence of inessential features
    • he got a no-frills introduction to the job

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solidity

  • noun the consistency of a solid
    solidness.
  • noun state of having the interior filled with matter

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in-chief

  • adjective satellite indicating the head of a staff
    • editor-in-chief

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dead

  • noun people who are no longer living
    • they buried the dead
  • noun a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
    • the dead of winter

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implike

  • adjective satellite naughtily or annoyingly playful
    pixilated; impish; puckish; prankish; mischievous; arch; wicked.
    • teasing and worrying with impish laughter
    • a wicked prank

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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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directed

  • adjective satellite (often used in combination) having a specified direction
    • a positively directed vector
    • goal-directed
  • verb command with authority
    direct.
    • He directed the children to do their homework

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rush

  • noun the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
    hurry; haste; rushing.
    • in his haste to leave he forgot his book
  • noun a sudden forceful flow
    upsurge; spate; surge.

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made

  • adjective satellite produced by a manufacturing process; rope and nails"
    • bought some made goods at the local store
  • verb engage in
    do; make.
    • make love, not war
    • make an effort
    • do research
    • do nothing
    • make revolution

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wise

  • noun a way of doing or being
    • in no wise
    • in this wise
  • noun United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949)
    Stephen Samuel Wise.

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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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probatory

  • adjective satellite tending to prove a particular proposition or to persuade you of the truth of an allegation
    probative.
    • evidence should only be excluded if its probative value was outweighed by its prejudicial effect

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ruling

  • noun the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
    opinion.
  • verb exercise authority over; as of nations
    rule; govern.
    • Who is governing the country now?

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stouthearted

  • adjective satellite used especially of persons
    stalwart.
    • a stalwart knight
    • a stouthearted fellow who had an active career in the army

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world-shattering

  • adjective satellite sufficiently significant to affect the whole world
    earthshaking; world-shaking.
    • earthshaking proposals
    • the contest was no world-shaking affair
    • the conversation...could hardly be called world-shattering

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clear

  • noun the state of being free of suspicion
    • investigation showed that he was in the clear
  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    open.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open

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penetrating

  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; incisive; penetrative; piercing; 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 pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
    penetrate; perforate.
    • The bullet penetrated her chest

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monumental

  • adjective relating or belonging to or serving as a monument
    • the use of the arch in monumental architecture
    • monumental sculptures
  • adjective satellite of outstanding significance
    • Einstein's monumental contributions to physics

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expedition

  • noun a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country
    military expedition; hostile expedition.
  • noun an organized group of people undertaking a journey for a particular purpose
    • an expedition was sent to explore Mars

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taste

  • noun the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus
    gustatory sensation; taste sensation; gustatory perception; taste perception.
    • the candy left him with a bad taste
    • the melon had a delicious taste
  • noun a strong liking
    predilection; penchant; preference.
    • my own preference is for good literature
    • the Irish have a penchant for blarney

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upset

  • noun an unhappy and worried mental state
    perturbation; disturbance.
    • there was too much anger and disturbance
    • she didn't realize the upset she caused me
  • noun the act of disturbing the mind or body
    overthrow; derangement.
    • his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset
    • she was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living

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serious-mindedness

  • noun the trait of being serious
    seriousness; earnestness; sincerity.
    • a lack of solemnity is not necessarily a lack of seriousness"- Robert Rice

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determinant

  • noun a determining or causal element or factor
    causal factor; determinative; determiner; determining factor.
    • education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life
  • noun the site on the surface of an antigen molecule to which an antibody attaches itself
    epitope; antigenic determinant.

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deep

  • noun the central and most intense or profound part
    • in the deep of night
    • in the deep of winter
  • noun a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
    trench; oceanic abyss.

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persistent

  • adjective satellite never-ceasing
    unrelenting; relentless.
    • the relentless beat of the drums
  • adjective satellite continually recurring to the mind
    haunting.
    • haunting memories
    • the cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty"- Claudia Cassidy

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proper

  • adjective marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness
    • proper medical treatment
    • proper manners
  • adjective satellite having all the qualities typical of the thing specified; not just a snack"
    • wanted a proper dinner
    • he finally has a proper job

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single

  • noun a base hit on which the batter stops safely at first base
    bingle.
  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; one; 1.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one

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sure-footed

  • adjective satellite not liable to stumble or fall
    surefooted; footsure.
    • on surefooted donkeys
  • adjective satellite not liable to error in judgment or action
    confident; surefooted.
    • most surefooted of the statesmen who dealt with the depression"- Walter Lippman
    • demonstrates a surefooted storytelling talent"- Michiko Kakutani

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faithful

  • noun any loyal and steadfast following
  • noun a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
    fold; congregation.

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no

  • noun a negative
    • his no was loud and clear
  • noun a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding curium with carbon ions; 7 isotopes are known
    atomic number 102; nobelium.

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affectional

  • adjective satellite characterized by emotion
    affective; emotive.

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handed

  • adjective having or involving the use of hands
    • a handed, tree-living animal
    • a four-handed card game
  • verb place into the hands or custody of
    give; turn over; reach; hand; pass; pass on.
    • hand me the spoon, please
    • Turn the files over to me, please
    • He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers

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reality

  • noun all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you
    world.
    • his world was shattered
    • we live in different worlds
    • for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were
  • noun the state of being actual or real
    realness; realism.
    • the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him

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probative

  • adjective satellite tending to prove a particular proposition or to persuade you of the truth of an allegation
    probatory.
    • evidence should only be excluded if its probative value was outweighed by its prejudicial effect

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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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gallant

  • noun a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
    dandy; clotheshorse; fop; beau; swell; dude; sheik; fashion plate.
  • noun a man who attends or escorts a woman
    squire.

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clear-cut

  • verb remove all the trees at one time
    • clear-cut an acre of forest
  • adjective satellite clearly or sharply defined to the mind
    distinct; trenchant.
    • clear-cut evidence of tampering
    • Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct...intentions of conquest
    • trenchant distinctions between right and wrong

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seriousness

  • noun an earnest and sincere feeling
    earnestness; sincerity.
  • noun the quality of arousing fear or distress
    distressfulness.
    • he learned the seriousness of his illness

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meaning

  • noun the message that is intended or expressed or signified
    signification; import; significance.
    • what is the meaning of this sentence
    • the significance of a red traffic light
    • the signification of Chinese characters
    • the import of his announcement was ambiguous
  • noun the idea that is intended
    substance.
    • What is the meaning of this proverb?

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important

  • adjective of great significance or value
    of import.
    • important people
    • the important questions of the day
  • adjective important in effect or meaning
    significant.
    • a significant change in tax laws
    • a significant change in the Constitution
    • a significant contribution
    • significant details
    • statistically significant

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intent

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    aim; intention; design; purpose.
    • his intent was to provide a new translation
    • good intentions are not enough
    • it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
    • he made no secret of his designs
  • noun the intended meaning of a communication
    spirit; purport.

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drab

  • noun a dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown
    olive drab.
  • adjective satellite lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise
    dreary.
    • her drab personality
    • life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas
    • a series of dreary dinner parties

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sequent

  • adjective satellite in regular succession without gaps
    consecutive; serial; sequential; successive.
    • serial concerts
  • adjective satellite following or accompanying as a consequence
    concomitant; accompanying; incidental; consequent; attendant; resultant; ensuant.
    • an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems
    • snags incidental to the changeover in management
    • attendant circumstances
    • the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness
    • the ensuant response to his appeal
    • the resultant savings were considerable

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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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unbendable

  • adjective satellite marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
    firm; steadfast; stiff; steady; unfaltering; unshakable; unwavering.
    • firm convictions
    • a firm mouth
    • steadfast resolve
    • a man of unbendable perseverence
    • unwavering loyalty

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bullet

  • noun a projectile that is fired from a gun
    slug.
  • noun a high-speed passenger train
    bullet train.

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downcast

  • noun a ventilation shaft through which air enters a mine
  • adjective satellite directed downward
    • a downcast glance

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profound

  • adjective showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth
    • the differences are profound
    • a profound insight
    • a profound book
    • a profound mind
    • profound contempt
    • profound regret
  • adjective satellite of the greatest intensity; complete
    • a profound silence
    • a state of profound shock

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clowning

  • noun acting like a clown or buffoon
    japery; harlequinade; frivolity; buffoonery; prank.
  • noun a comic incident or series of incidents
    comedy; funniness; drollery.

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loyal

  • adjective steadfast in allegiance or duty
    • loyal subjects
    • loyal friends stood by him
  • adjective inspired by love for your country
    patriotic.

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fresh

  • adjective recently made, produced, or harvested
    • fresh bread
    • a fresh scent
    • fresh lettuce
  • adjective satellite (of a cycle) beginning or occurring again
    • a fresh start
    • fresh ideas

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resolution

  • noun a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
    resolve; declaration.
  • noun the ability of a microscope or telescope to measure the angular separation of images that are close together
    resolving power.

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weighty

  • adjective having relatively great weight; heavy
    • a weighty load
    • a weighty package
  • adjective satellite powerfully persuasive
    telling; cogent.
    • a cogent argument
    • a telling presentation
    • a weighty argument

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