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carp (Also carps, carped, carping, carpings) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to carp

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perch

  • noun support consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a resting place (especially for a bird)
  • noun a linear measure of 16.5 feet
    pole; rod.

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niggle

  • verb worry unnecessarily or excessively
    fuss; fret.
    • don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now
  • verb argue over petty things
    squabble; pettifog; bicker; brabble; quibble.
    • Let's not quibble over pennies

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excessive

  • adjective satellite beyond normal limits
    undue; inordinate; unreasonable.
    • excessive charges
    • a book of inordinate length
    • his dress stops just short of undue elegance
    • unreasonable demands
  • adjective satellite unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
    extravagant; overweening; exuberant.
    • extravagant praise
    • exuberant compliments
    • overweening ambition
    • overweening greed

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words

  • noun the words that are spoken
    • I listened to his words very closely
  • noun the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number
    lyric; language.
    • his compositions always started with the lyrics
    • he wrote both words and music
    • the song uses colloquial language

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roaster

  • noun a harsh or humorous critic (sometimes intended as a facetious compliment)
    • the honoree gave his roasters as good as he got
  • noun a cook who roasts food

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expostulation

  • noun the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
    objection; remonstration; remonstrance.
  • noun an exclamation of protest or remonstrance or reproof

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minnow

  • noun very small European freshwater fish common in gravelly streams
    Phoxinus phoxinus.

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fall

  • noun the season when the leaves fall from the trees
    autumn.
    • in the fall of 1973
  • noun a sudden drop from an upright position
    tumble; spill.
    • he had a nasty spill on the ice

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circumlocution

  • noun a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
    periphrasis; ambage.
  • noun an indirect way of expressing something
    indirect expression.

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wrangle

  • noun an angry dispute
    run-in; dustup; words; quarrel; row.
    • they had a quarrel
    • they had words
  • noun an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
    wrangling; haggling; haggle.

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take_exception

  • verb raise a formal objection in a court of law
    challenge.

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protest

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

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rutilus_rutilus

  • noun European freshwater food fish having a greenish back
    roach.

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split-tail

(Zoöl.) (a) A california market fish (Pogonichthys macrolepidotus) belonging to the Carp family. (b) The pintail duck.

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bristle_at

  • verb show anger or indignation
    bridle up; bridle at; bristle up.
    • She bristled at his insolent remarks

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carper

  • noun someone who constantly criticizes in a petty way
    niggler.

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demurrer

  • noun (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
    demurral; demur.
  • noun (law) any pleading that attacks the legal sufficiency of the opponent's pleadings

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sorehead

  • noun someone who is peevish or disgruntled

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zoilus

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debate

  • noun a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
    argumentation; argument.
    • the argument over foreign aid goes on and on
  • noun the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
    public debate; disputation.

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disceptation

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

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pick

  • noun the person or thing chosen or selected
    selection; choice.
    • he was my pick for mayor
  • noun the quantity of a crop that is harvested
    picking.
    • he sent the first picking of berries to the market
    • it was the biggest peach pick in years

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objector

  • noun a person who dissents from some established policy
    contestant; dissident; dissenter; protester.

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group

  • noun any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
    grouping.
  • noun (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
    radical; chemical group.

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silverfish

  • noun silver-grey wingless insect found in houses feeding on book bindings and starched clothing
    Lepisma saccharina.
  • noun a silvery variety of Carassius auratus

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crappie

  • noun small sunfishes of the genus Pomoxis of central United States rivers
  • noun small sunfishes of central United States rivers

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public_debate

  • noun the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
    disputation; debate.

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brook

  • noun a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)
    creek.
    • the creek dried up every summer
  • verb put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    stomach; support; put up; tolerate; bear; abide; endure; stick out; suffer; digest; stand.
    • I cannot bear his constant criticism
    • The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks
    • he learned to tolerate the heat
    • She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage

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polemize

  • verb engage in a controversy
    polemise; polemicise; polemicize.
    • The two historians polemicized for years

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demurral

  • noun (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
    demur; demurrer.

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bush

  • noun a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
    shrub.
  • noun a large wilderness area

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fall_out

  • verb have a breach in relations
    • We fell out over a trivial question
  • verb come as a logical consequence; follow logically
    follow.
    • It follows that your assertion is false
    • the theorem falls out nicely

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mirror_carp

  • noun domestic carp with some large shining scales

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contestant

  • noun a person who participates in competitions
  • noun a person who dissents from some established policy
    objector; dissident; dissenter; protester.

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quiddity

  • noun an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
    cavil; quibble.
  • noun the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other
    haecceity.

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finical

  • adjective satellite exacting especially about details
    particular; fussy; finicky; picky.
    • a finicky eater
    • fussy about clothes
    • very particular about how her food was prepared

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carp

  • noun the lean flesh of a fish that is often farmed; can be baked or braised
  • noun any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae

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dispute

  • noun a disagreement or argument about something important
    difference of opinion; difference; conflict.
    • he had a dispute with his wife
    • there were irreconcilable differences
    • the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats
  • noun coming into conflict with
    contravention.

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dodge

  • noun an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade
    stratagem; contrivance.
    • his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track
  • noun a quick evasive movement

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pickerel

  • noun flesh of young or small pike
  • noun any of several North American species of small pike

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around

  • adverb in the area or vicinity
    about.
    • a few spectators standing about
    • hanging around
    • waited around for the next flight
  • adverb by a circular or circuitous route
    • He came all the way around the base
    • the road goes around the pond

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taxonomic_group

  • noun animal or plant group having natural relations
    taxonomic category; taxon.

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beat

  • noun a regular route for a sentry or policeman
    round.
    • in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    heartbeat; pulsation; pulse.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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domestic

  • noun a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household
    house servant; domestic help.
  • adjective of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation
    • domestic issues such as tax rate and highway construction

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freshwater_fish

  • noun flesh of fish from fresh water used as food

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tergiversate

  • verb be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
    beat around the bush; equivocate; palter; prevaricate.
  • verb abandon one's beliefs or allegiances
    apostatize; apostatise.

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mahseer

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parry

  • noun (fencing) blocking a lunge or deflecting it with a circular motion of the sword
  • noun a return punch (especially by a boxer)
    counterpunch; counter.

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malcontent

  • noun a person who is discontented or disgusted
  • adjective satellite discontented as toward authority
    ill-affected; disaffected; rebellious.

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polemicise

  • verb engage in a controversy
    polemise; polemicize; polemize.
    • The two historians polemicized for years

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equivocation

  • noun a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
    evasion.
  • noun intentionally vague or ambiguous
    prevarication; evasiveness.

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bream

  • noun flesh of various freshwater fishes of North America or of Europe
    freshwater bream.
  • noun flesh of any of various saltwater fishes of the family Sparidae or the family Bramidae
    sea bream.

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emerald

  • noun a green transparent form of beryl; highly valued as a gemstone
  • noun a transparent piece of emerald that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem

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hedge

  • noun a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
    hedgerow.
  • noun any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
    hedging.

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difference

  • noun the quality of being unlike or dissimilar
    • there are many differences between jazz and rock
  • noun a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
    deviation; divergence; departure.
    • the deviation from the mean

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bridle_up

  • verb show anger or indignation
    bristle at; bridle at; bristle up.
    • She bristled at his insolent remarks

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complain

  • verb express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
    plain; kvetch; sound off; kick; quetch.
    • My mother complains all day
    • She has a lot to kick about
  • verb make a formal accusation; bring a formal charge
    • The plaintiff's lawyer complained that he defendant had physically abused his client

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caviller

  • noun a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections
    caviler; quibbler; pettifogger.

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apart

  • adjective satellite remote and separate physically or socially
    obscure; isolated.
    • existed over the centuries as a world apart
    • preserved because they inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson
    • tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization
    • an obscure village
  • adjective satellite having characteristics not shared by others
    • scientists felt they were a group apart"- Vannever Bush

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knock

  • noun the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)
    knocking.
    • the knocking grew louder
  • noun negative criticism
    roast.

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freshwater_bass

  • noun any of various North American freshwater fish with lean flesh (especially of the genus Micropterus)
    bass.
  • noun North American food and game fish

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largemouth

  • noun a large black bass; the angle of the jaw falls behind the eye
    largemouthed black bass; largemouth bass; largemouth black bass; largemouthed bass; Micropterus salmoides.

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scardinius_erythrophthalmus

  • noun European freshwater fish resembling the roach
    rudd.

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remonstration

  • noun the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
    expostulation; objection; remonstrance.

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gobio_gobio

  • noun small slender European freshwater fish often used as bait by anglers
    gudgeon.

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evade

  • verb avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    dodge; fudge; sidestep; parry; elude; skirt; duck; hedge; circumvent; put off.
    • He dodged the issue
    • she skirted the problem
    • They tend to evade their responsibilities
    • he evaded the questions skillfully
  • verb escape, either physically or mentally
    elude; bilk.
    • The thief eluded the police
    • This difficult idea seems to evade her
    • The event evades explanation

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altercate

  • verb have a disagreement over something
    argufy; scrap; dispute; quarrel.
    • We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America
    • These two fellows are always scrapping over something

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leather

  • noun an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning
  • verb whip with a leather strap

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taramosalata

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disputant

  • noun a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
    eristic; controversialist.

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leather_carp

  • noun scaleless domestic carp

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common

  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; park; commons.
    • they went for a walk in the park
  • adjective belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public
    • for the common good
    • common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community

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tench

  • noun freshwater dace-like game fish of Europe and western Asia noted for ability to survive outside water
    Tinca tinca.

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raise_hell

  • verb take strong and forceful action, as to object or express discontent
    make a stink; raise a stink.
    • She raised hell when she found out that she wold not be hired again

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captious

  • adjective satellite tending to find and call attention to faults
    faultfinding.
    • a captious pedant
    • an excessively demanding and faultfinding tutor

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remonstrate

  • verb argue in protest or opposition
  • verb present and urge reasons in opposition
    point out.

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duck

  • noun small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
  • noun (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman
    duck's egg.

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indirect_expression

  • noun an indirect way of expressing something
    circumlocution.

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cisco

  • noun cold-water fish caught in Lake Superior and northward
    lake herring.
  • noun important food fish of cold deep lakes of North America
    lake herring; Coregonus artedi.

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direct_action

  • noun a protest action by labor or minority groups to obtain their demands

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fence

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

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mudcat

  • noun flesh of scaleless food fish of the southern United States; often farmed
    catfish.
  • noun large catfish of central United States having a flattened head and projecting jaw
    Pylodictus olivaris; goujon; spoonbill catfish; shovelnose catfish; flathead catfish.

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fish

  • noun any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills
    • the shark is a large fish
    • in the living room there was a tank of colorful fish
  • noun the flesh of fish used as food
    • in Japan most fish is eaten raw
    • after the scare about foot-and-mouth disease a lot of people started eating fish instead of meat
    • they have a chef who specializes in fish

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domestic_carp

  • noun large Old World freshwater bottom-feeding fish introduced into Europe from Asia; inhabits ponds and sluggish streams and often raised for food; introduced into United States where it has become a pest
    Cyprinus carpio.

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sidestep

  • noun a step to one side (as in boxing or dancing)
  • verb avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    dodge; fudge; evade; parry; elude; skirt; duck; hedge; circumvent; put off.
    • He dodged the issue
    • she skirted the problem
    • They tend to evade their responsibilities
    • he evaded the questions skillfully

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direct

  • verb command with authority
    • He directed the children to do their homework
  • verb intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    aim; point; place; target.
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

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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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doublespeak

  • noun any language that pretends to communicate but actually does not

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bickering

  • noun a quarrel about petty points
    squabble; fuss; bicker; pettifoggery; tiff; spat.
  • verb argue over petty things
    niggle; squabble; pettifog; bicker; brabble; quibble.
    • Let's not quibble over pennies

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bridle_at

  • verb show anger or indignation
    bridle up; bristle at; bristle up.
    • She bristled at his insolent remarks

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dustup

  • noun an angry dispute
    run-in; wrangle; words; quarrel; row.
    • they had a quarrel
    • they had words

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nimby

  • noun someone who objects to siting something in their own neighborhood but does not object to it being sited elsewhere; an acronym for not in my backyard

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disputation

  • noun the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
    public debate; debate.
  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; tilt; argument; controversy; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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indirect

  • adjective satellite having intervening factors or persons or influences
    • reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light
    • indirect evidence
    • an indirect cause
  • adjective not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination
    • sometimes taking an indirect path saves time
    • you must take an indirect course in sailing

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cyprinid

  • noun soft-finned mainly freshwater fishes typically having toothless jaws and cycloid scales
    cyprinid fish.
  • adjective of or relating to members of fish family Cyprinidae
    cyprinoid.

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harp

  • noun a chordophone that has a triangular frame consisting of a sounding board and a pillar and a curved neck; the strings stretched between the neck and the soundbox are plucked with the fingers
  • noun a pair of curved vertical supports for a lampshade

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contend

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

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whitefish

  • noun any market fish--edible saltwater fish or shellfish--except herring
  • noun flesh of salmon-like or trout-like cold-water fish of cold lakes of the northern hemisphere

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row

  • noun an arrangement of objects or people side by side in a line
    • a row of chairs
  • noun an angry dispute
    run-in; wrangle; dustup; words; quarrel.
    • they had a quarrel
    • they had words

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buffalofish

  • noun large carp-like North American fish
  • noun any of several large suckers of the Mississippi valley
    buffalo fish.

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herring

  • noun valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific; usually salted or pickled
  • noun commercially important food fish of northern waters of both Atlantic and Pacific
    Clupea harangus.

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equivocate

  • verb be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
    beat around the bush; tergiversate; palter; prevaricate.

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pettifog

  • verb argue over petty things
    niggle; squabble; bicker; brabble; quibble.
    • Let's not quibble over pennies

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crucian

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prevaricate

  • verb be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
    beat around the bush; equivocate; tergiversate; palter.

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rohu

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appeal

  • noun earnest or urgent request
    entreaty; prayer.
    • an entreaty to stop the fighting
    • an appeal for help
    • an appeal to the public to keep calm
  • noun attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
    charm; appealingness.
    • his smile was part of his appeal to her

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issue

  • noun an important question that is in dispute and must be settled
    • the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone
    • politicians never discuss the real issues
  • noun one of a series published periodically
    number.
    • she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room

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public

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

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carping

  • noun persistent petty and unjustified criticism
    faultfinding.
  • verb raise trivial objections
    cavil; carp; chicane.

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bighead

  • noun any of various diseases of animals characterized by edema of the head and neck

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smallmouth

  • noun a variety of black bass; the angle of the jaw falls below the eye
    smallmouth bass; smallmouth black bass; smallmouthed bass; smallmouthed black bass; Micropterus dolomieu.

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make_a_stink

  • verb take strong and forceful action, as to object or express discontent
    raise hell; raise a stink.
    • She raised hell when she found out that she wold not be hired again

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particular

  • noun a fact about some part (as opposed to general)
    specific.
    • he always reasons from the particular to the general
  • noun a small part that can be considered separately from the whole
    item; detail.
    • it was perfect in all details

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squabble

  • noun a quarrel about petty points
    fuss; bicker; pettifoggery; bickering; tiff; spat.
  • verb argue over petty things
    niggle; pettifog; bicker; brabble; quibble.
    • Let's not quibble over pennies

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run

  • noun a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
    tally.
    • the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th
    • their first tally came in the 3rd inning
  • noun the act of testing something
    test; trial.
    • in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately
    • he called each flip of the coin a new trial

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bass

  • noun the lowest part of the musical range
  • noun the lowest part in polyphonic music
    bass part.

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chicane

  • noun a bridge hand that is void of trumps
  • noun a movable barrier used in motor racing; sometimes placed before a dangerous corner to reduce speed as cars pass in single file

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brawl

  • noun an uproarious party
    do; bash.
  • noun a noisy fight in a crowd
    free-for-all.

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carp

  • noun the lean flesh of a fish that is often farmed; can be baked or braised
  • noun any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae

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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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scrapper

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

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palter

  • verb be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
    beat around the bush; equivocate; tergiversate; prevaricate.

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tinca_tinca

  • noun freshwater dace-like game fish of Europe and western Asia noted for ability to survive outside water
    tench.

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kvetch

  • noun (Yiddish) a constant complainer
  • noun (Yiddish) a nagging complaint

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taxonomic

  • adjective of or relating to taxonomy
    taxonomical; systematic.
    • taxonomic relations
    • a taxonomic designation

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notropis_cornutus

  • noun the common North American shiner
    common shiner; silversides.

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dissenter

  • noun a person who dissents from some established policy
    contestant; objector; dissident; protester.

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expostulate

  • verb reason with (somebody) for the purpose of dissuasion

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goldfish

  • noun small golden or orange-red freshwater fishes of Eurasia used as pond or aquarium fishes
    Carassius auratus.

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smallmouth_bass

  • noun flesh of smallmouth bass
  • noun a variety of black bass; the angle of the jaw falls below the eye
    smallmouth; smallmouth black bass; smallmouthed bass; smallmouthed black bass; Micropterus dolomieu.

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combatant

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

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finicky

  • adjective satellite exacting especially about details
    particular; fussy; picky; finical.
    • a finicky eater
    • fussy about clothes
    • very particular about how her food was prepared

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fussiness

  • noun an irritable petulant feeling
    irritability; choler; crossness; fretfulness; petulance; peevishness.
  • noun unnecessary elaborateness in details

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raise

  • noun the amount a salary is increased
    wage hike; hike; rise; salary increase; wage increase.
    • he got a 3% raise
    • he got a wage hike
  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; upgrade; rise; climb; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise

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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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quarreler

  • noun a disputant who quarrels
    quarreller.

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brook_trout

  • noun a delicious freshwater food fish
    speckled trout.
  • noun North American freshwater trout; introduced in Europe
    speckled trout; Salvelinus fontinalis.

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fault

  • noun a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
    error; mistake.
    • he made a bad mistake
    • she was quick to point out my errors
    • I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults
  • noun an imperfection in an object or machine
    flaw; defect.
    • a flaw caused the crystal to shatter
    • if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer

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run-in

  • noun an angry dispute
    wrangle; dustup; words; quarrel; row.
    • they had a quarrel
    • they had words

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louse

  • noun wingless usually flattened bloodsucking insect parasitic on warm-blooded animals
    sucking louse.
  • noun a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
    dirt ball; insect; worm.

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controversy

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

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polemise

  • verb engage in a controversy
    polemicise; polemicize; polemize.
    • The two historians polemicized for years

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protester

  • noun a person who dissents from some established policy
    contestant; objector; dissident; dissenter.
  • noun someone who participates in a public display of group feeling
    demonstrator.

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demur

  • noun (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
    demurral; demurrer.
  • verb take exception to
    except.
    • he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday

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quibble

  • noun an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
    cavil; quiddity.
  • verb evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections

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pettifoggery

  • noun a quarrel about petty points
    squabble; fuss; bicker; bickering; tiff; spat.

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action

  • noun something done (usually as opposed to something said)
    • there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions
  • noun the state of being active
    activeness; activity.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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crucian_carp

  • noun European carp closely resembling wild goldfish
    Carassius carassius; Carassius vulgaris.

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argue

  • verb present reasons and arguments
    reason.
  • verb have an argument about something
    contend; debate; fence.

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expression

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; look; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun expression without words
    reflexion; reflection; manifestation.
    • tears are an expression of grief
    • the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition

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silver

  • noun a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography
    atomic number 47; Ag.
  • noun coins made of silver

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golden

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

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leuciscus_leuciscus

  • noun small European freshwater fish with a slender bluish-green body
    dace.

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criticise

  • verb find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
    knock; pick apart; criticize.
    • The paper criticized the new movie
    • Don't knock the food--it's free
  • verb act as a critic
    criticize.
    • Those who criticize others often are not perfect, either

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political

  • adjective involving or characteristic of politics or parties or politicians
    • calling a meeting is a political act in itself"- Daniel Goleman
    • political pressure
    • a political machine
    • political office
    • political policy
  • adjective of or relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power
    • political opinions

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belligerent

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

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recusant

  • noun someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
    nonconformist.
  • adjective satellite (of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England
    dissentient.

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nonconformist

  • noun someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
    recusant.
  • noun a Protestant in England who is not a member of the Church of England
    chapelgoer.

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except

  • verb take exception to
    demur.
    • he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday
  • verb prevent from being included or considered or accepted
    take out; omit; leave off; leave out; exclude.
    • The bad results were excluded from the report
    • Leave off the top piece

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elude

  • verb escape, either physically or mentally
    bilk; evade.
    • The thief eluded the police
    • This difficult idea seems to evade her
    • The event evades explanation
  • verb be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
    escape.
    • What you are seeing in him eludes me

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put

  • noun the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
    put option.
  • verb put into a certain place or abstract location
    set; pose; place; lay; position.
    • Put your things here
    • Set the tray down
    • Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
    • Place emphasis on a certain point

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tiff

  • noun a quarrel about petty points
    squabble; fuss; bicker; pettifoggery; bickering; spat.

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disaffected

  • adjective satellite discontented as toward authority
    malcontent; ill-affected; rebellious.
  • verb arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
    alien; disaffect; alienate; estrange.
    • She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious

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masgouf

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conscientious

  • adjective satellite characterized by extreme care and great effort
    scrupulous; painstaking.
    • conscientious application to the work at hand
    • painstaking research
    • scrupulous attention to details
  • adjective guided by or in accordance with conscience or sense of right and wrong
    • a conscientious decision to speak out about injustice

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dissenting

  • adjective satellite disagreeing, especially with a majority
    dissentient; dissident.
  • verb withhold assent
    dissent.
    • Several Republicans dissented

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circumvent

  • verb surround so as to force to give up
    beleaguer; hem in; surround; besiege.
    • The Turks besieged Vienna
  • verb beat through cleverness and wit
    outsmart; beat; overreach; outwit; outfox.
    • I beat the traffic
    • She outfoxed her competitors

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lake_herring

  • noun cold-water fish caught in Lake Superior and northward
    cisco.
  • noun important food fish of cold deep lakes of North America
    cisco; Coregonus artedi.

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koi

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differ

  • verb be different
    • These two tests differ in only one respect
  • verb be of different opinions
    dissent; disagree; take issue.
    • I beg to differ!
    • She disagrees with her husband on many questions

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hedging

  • noun any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
    hedge.
  • noun an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement
    hedge.
    • when you say `maybe' you are just hedging

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sucker

  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    fool; soft touch; gull; patsy; fall guy; mug; chump; mark.
  • noun a shoot arising from a plant's roots

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pick_apart

  • verb find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
    criticise; knock; criticize.
    • The paper criticized the new movie
    • Don't knock the food--it's free

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lake

  • noun a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
  • noun a purplish red pigment prepared from lac or cochineal

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carpic

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tail

  • noun the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
  • noun the time of the last part of something
    fag end; tail end.
    • the fag end of this crisis-ridden century
    • the tail of the storm

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fight

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

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brabble

  • verb argue over petty things
    niggle; squabble; pettifog; bicker; quibble.
    • Let's not quibble over pennies

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cyprinus_carpio

  • noun large Old World freshwater bottom-feeding fish introduced into Europe from Asia; inhabits ponds and sluggish streams and often raised for food; introduced into United States where it has become a pest
    domestic carp.

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take_issue

  • verb be of different opinions
    dissent; differ; disagree.
    • I beg to differ!
    • She disagrees with her husband on many questions

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quibbler

  • noun a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections
    caviler; caviller; pettifogger.

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cypriniform

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tell

  • verb express in words
    state; say.
    • He said that he wanted to marry her
    • tell me what is bothering you
    • state your opinion
    • state your name
  • noun a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)
    William Tell.

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bristle_up

  • verb show anger or indignation
    bridle up; bristle at; bridle at.
    • She bristled at his insolent remarks

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gudgeon

  • noun small spiny-finned fish of coastal or brackish waters having a large head and elongated tapering body having the ventral fins modified as a sucker
    goby.
  • noun small slender European freshwater fish often used as bait by anglers
    Gobio gobio.

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phoxinus_phoxinus

  • noun very small European freshwater fish common in gravelly streams
    minnow.

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contestation

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

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co

  • noun an odorless very poisonous gas that is a product of incomplete combustion of carbon
    carbon monoxide gas; carbon monoxide.
  • noun a hard ferromagnetic silver-white bivalent or trivalent metallic element; a trace element in plant and animal nutrition
    atomic number 27; cobalt.

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nitpicker

  • noun someone who makes small and unjustified criticisms

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pettifogger

  • noun a person (especially a lawyer or politician) who uses unscrupulous or unethical methods
    shyster.
  • noun a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections
    caviler; quibbler; caviller.

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carp

  • noun the lean flesh of a fish that is often farmed; can be baked or braised
  • noun any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae

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caviler

  • noun a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections
    quibbler; caviller; pettifogger.

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carassius_auratus

  • noun small golden or orange-red freshwater fishes of Eurasia used as pond or aquarium fishes
    goldfish.

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polemicize

  • verb engage in a controversy
    polemise; polemicise; polemize.
    • The two historians polemicized for years

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common_shiner

  • noun the common North American shiner
    Notropis cornutus; silversides.

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criticize

  • verb find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
    criticise; knock; pick apart.
    • The paper criticized the new movie
    • Don't knock the food--it's free
  • verb act as a critic
    criticise.
    • Those who criticize others often are not perfect, either

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speckled_trout

  • noun a delicious freshwater food fish
    brook trout.
  • noun North American freshwater trout; introduced in Europe
    brook trout; Salvelinus fontinalis.

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carping

  • noun persistent petty and unjustified criticism
    faultfinding.
  • verb raise trivial objections
    cavil; carp; chicane.

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manifestation

  • noun a clear appearance
    • a manifestation of great emotion
  • noun a manifest indication of the existence or presence or nature of some person or thing
    • a manifestation of disease

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silversides

  • noun small fishes having a silver stripe along each side; abundant along the Atlantic coast of the United States
    silverside.
  • noun the common North American shiner
    Notropis cornutus; common shiner.

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off

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

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squabbler

  • noun someone who quarrels about a small matter

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cyprinid_fish

  • noun soft-finned mainly freshwater fishes typically having toothless jaws and cycloid scales
    cyprinid.

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zoilism

Resemblance to Zoilus in style or manner; carping criticism; detraction.
Bring candid eyes the perusal of men's works, and let not Zoilism or detraction blast well-intended labors. Sir T. Browne.

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resist

  • verb elude, especially in a baffling way
    defy; refuse.
    • This behavior defies explanation
  • verb stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
    withstand; hold out; stand firm.

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exception

  • noun a deliberate act of omission
    elision; exclusion.
    • with the exception of the children, everyone was told the news
  • noun an instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization; the only exception was her last child"
    • all her children were brilliant
    • an exception tests the rule

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emerald_shiner

  • noun small blunt-nosed fish of Great Lakes and Mississippi valley with a greenish luster
    Notropis atherinoides.

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difference_of_opinion

  • noun a disagreement or argument about something important
    difference; conflict; dispute.
    • he had a dispute with his wife
    • there were irreconcilable differences
    • the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats

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split

  • noun extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back)
  • noun a bottle containing half the usual amount

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challenge

  • noun a demanding or stimulating situation
    • they reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power
  • noun a call to engage in a contest or fight

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take

  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; yield; takings; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%
  • noun the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

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freshwater_bream

  • noun flesh of various freshwater fishes of North America or of Europe
    bream.
  • noun any of various usually edible freshwater percoid fishes having compressed bodies and shiny scales; especially (but not exclusively) of the genus Lepomis
    bream.

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muskellunge

  • noun flesh of very large North American pike; a game fish
  • noun large (60 to 80 pounds) sport fish of North America
    Esox masquinongy.

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controversialist

  • noun a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
    eristic; disputant.

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lake_trout

  • noun flesh of large trout of northern lakes
  • noun large fork-tailed trout of lakes of Canada and the northern United States
    salmon trout; Salvelinus namaycush.

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momism

  • noun excessive protection
    overprotection; overshielding.

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niggler

  • noun someone who constantly criticizes in a petty way
    carper.

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say

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

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carassius_carassius

  • noun European carp closely resembling wild goldfish
    crucian carp; Carassius vulgaris.

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stink

  • noun a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
    foetor; fetor; malodor; mephitis; malodour; reek; stench.
  • verb be extremely bad in quality or in one's performance
    • This term paper stinks!

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bicker

  • noun a quarrel about petty points
    squabble; fuss; pettifoggery; bickering; tiff; spat.
  • verb argue over petty things
    niggle; squabble; pettifog; brabble; quibble.
    • Let's not quibble over pennies

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eristic

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

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dissent

  • noun (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority
    • he expressed his dissent in a contrary opinion
  • noun a difference of opinion

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mirror

  • noun polished surface that forms images by reflecting light
  • noun a faithful depiction or reflection
    • the best mirror is an old friend

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mind

  • noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    psyche; brain; head; nous.
    • his mind wandered
    • I couldn't get his words out of my head
  • noun recall or remembrance
    • it came to mind

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argument

  • noun a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true
    statement.
    • it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true
  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; tilt; controversy; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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dissident

  • noun a person who dissents from some established policy
    contestant; objector; dissenter; protester.
  • adjective satellite characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
    heterodox; heretical.

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boycott

  • noun a group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies
  • verb refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with

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critic

  • noun a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art
  • noun anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something

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at

  • noun a highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series); a decay product of uranium and thorium
    atomic number 85; astatine.
  • noun 100 at equal 1 kip in Laos

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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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chub

  • noun European freshwater game fish with a thick spindle-shaped body
    Leuciscus cephalus.

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shiner

  • noun a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye
    black eye; mouse.
  • noun something that shines (with emitted or reflected light)

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demonstration

  • noun a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view
    presentation; presentment.
    • the presentation of new data
    • he gave the customer a demonstration
  • noun a show of military force or preparedness
    • he confused the enemy with feints and demonstrations

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contention

  • noun a point asserted as part of an argument
  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; arguing; tilt; argument; controversy; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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golden_shiner

  • noun shiner of eastern North America having golden glints; sometimes also called `bream'
    Notemigonus crysoleucas.

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evasion

  • noun a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
    equivocation.
  • noun the deliberate act of failing to pay money
    nonpayment.
    • his evasion of all his creditors
    • he was indicted for nonpayment

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complaining

  • adjective expressing pain or dissatisfaction of resentment
    complaintive.
    • a complaining boss
  • verb express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
    plain; kvetch; sound off; kick; complain; quetch.
    • My mother complains all day
    • She has a lot to kick about

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largemouth_bass

  • noun flesh of largemouth bass
  • noun a large black bass; the angle of the jaw falls behind the eye
    largemouthed black bass; largemouth; largemouth black bass; largemouthed bass; Micropterus salmoides.

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make

  • noun a recognizable kind
    brand.
    • there's a new brand of hero in the movies now
    • what make of car is that?
  • noun the act of mixing cards haphazardly
    shuffle; shuffling.

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dace

  • noun small European freshwater fish with a slender bluish-green body
    Leuciscus leuciscus.

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battler

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

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argufy

  • verb have a disagreement over something
    altercate; scrap; dispute; quarrel.
    • We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America
    • These two fellows are always scrapping over something

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trout

  • noun flesh of any of several primarily freshwater game and food fishes
  • noun any of various game and food fishes of cool fresh waters mostly smaller than typical salmons

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catfish

  • noun flesh of scaleless food fish of the southern United States; often farmed
    mudcat.
  • noun large ferocious northern deep-sea food fishes with strong teeth and no pelvic fins
    wolf fish; wolffish.

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bristle

  • noun a stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or synthetic
  • noun a stiff hair

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political_dissident

  • noun a dissenter from political orthodoxy

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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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fudge

  • noun soft creamy candy
  • verb tamper, with the purpose of deception
    wangle; fake; cook; misrepresent; falsify; manipulate.
    • Fudge the figures
    • cook the books
    • falsify the data

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carassius_vulgaris

  • noun European carp closely resembling wild goldfish
    Carassius carassius; crucian carp.

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conflict

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

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remonstrance

  • noun the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
    expostulation; objection; remonstration.

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cavil

  • noun an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
    quibble; quiddity.
  • verb raise trivial objections
    carp; chicane.

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roach

  • noun a roll of hair brushed back from the forehead
  • noun the butt of a marijuana cigarette

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fuss

  • noun an excited state of agitation
    pother; tizzy; dither; flap.
    • he was in a dither
    • there was a terrible flap about the theft
  • noun an angry disturbance
    bother; trouble; hassle.
    • he didn't want to make a fuss
    • they had labor trouble
    • a spot of bother

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combat

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

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rudd

  • noun European freshwater fish resembling the roach
    Scardinius erythrophthalmus.

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arguing

  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; tilt; argument; controversy; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument
  • verb present reasons and arguments
    reason; argue.

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barbel

  • noun slender tactile process on the jaws of a fish
    feeler.

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object

  • noun a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
    physical object.
    • it was full of rackets, balls and other objects
  • noun the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    aim; objective; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children

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disagree

  • verb be of different opinions
    dissent; differ; take issue.
    • I beg to differ!
    • She disagrees with her husband on many questions
  • verb be different from one another
    disaccord; discord.

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censure

  • noun harsh criticism or disapproval
    animadversion.
  • noun the state of being excommunicated
    exclusion; excommunication.

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skirt

  • noun cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist
  • noun a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women

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put_off

  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; set back; defer; remit; put over; shelve; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb cause to feel intense dislike or distaste
    turn off.

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fruit

  • noun the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
  • noun an amount of a product
    yield.

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bridle

  • noun headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control
  • noun the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
    curb; check.
    • his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper

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leuciscus_cephalus

  • noun European freshwater game fish with a thick spindle-shaped body
    chub.

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spat

  • noun a quarrel about petty points
    squabble; fuss; bicker; pettifoggery; bickering; tiff.
  • noun a cloth covering (a legging) that covers the instep and ankles
    gaiter.

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opinion

  • noun a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
    thought; persuasion; sentiment; view.
    • my opinion differs from yours
    • I am not of your persuasion
    • what are your thoughts on Haiti?
  • noun a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof
    view.
    • his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page

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notemigonus_crysoleucas

  • noun shiner of eastern North America having golden glints; sometimes also called `bream'
    golden shiner.

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carpous

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speckled

  • adjective satellite having a pattern of dots
    flecked; specked; stippled; dotted.
  • verb produce a mottled effect
    stipple; speckle.
    • The sunlight stippled the trees

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beat_around_the_bush

  • verb be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
    equivocate; tergiversate; palter; prevaricate.

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conscientious_objector

  • noun one who refuses to serve in the armed forces on grounds of conscience
    CO.

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carplike

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fighter

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

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picky

  • adjective satellite exacting especially about details
    particular; fussy; finicky; finical.
    • a finicky eater
    • fussy about clothes
    • very particular about how her food was prepared

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walkout

  • noun a strike in which the workers walk out
  • noun the act of walking out (of a meeting or organization) as a sign of protest
    • there was a walkout by the Black members as the chairman rose to speak

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pike

  • noun a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic
    motorway; thruway; freeway; throughway; superhighway; state highway; expressway.
  • noun highly valued northern freshwater fish with lean flesh

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cyprinoid

  • adjective of or relating to members of fish family Cyprinidae
    cyprinid.

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fighting

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

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objection

  • noun the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
    expostulation; remonstration; remonstrance.
  • noun the speech act of objecting

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quarrel

  • noun an angry dispute
    run-in; wrangle; dustup; words; row.
    • they had a quarrel
    • they had words
  • noun an arrow that is shot from a crossbow; has a head with four edges

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tilt

  • noun a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances
    joust.
  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; argument; controversy; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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sunfish

  • noun the lean flesh of any of numerous American perch-like fishes of the family Centrarchidae
  • noun among the largest bony fish; pelagic fish having an oval compressed body with high dorsal and anal fins and caudal fin reduced to a rudder-like lobe; worldwide in warm waters
    mola; headfish; ocean sunfish.

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characin

  • noun any freshwater fish of the family Characinidae
    characid; characin fish.

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raise_a_stink

  • verb take strong and forceful action, as to object or express discontent
    raise hell; make a stink.
    • She raised hell when she found out that she wold not be hired again

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notropis_atherinoides

  • noun small blunt-nosed fish of Great Lakes and Mississippi valley with a greenish luster
    emerald shiner.

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scrap

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

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fussy

  • adjective satellite annoyed and irritable
    crabby; grouchy; ill-tempered; crabbed; cross; bad-tempered; grumpy.
  • adjective satellite overcrowded or cluttered with detail
    busy.
    • a busy painting
    • a fussy design

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