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centralise (Also centralises, centralised, centralising) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to centralise

ramp_up

  • verb bolster or strengthen
    build up; build; work up.
    • We worked up courage
    • build up confidence
    • ramp up security in the airports

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ejaculate

  • noun the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
    semen; seminal fluid; seed; cum; come.
  • verb utter impulsively
    blurt; blurt out; blunder out; blunder.
    • He blurted out the secret
    • He blundered his stupid ideas

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sweetening

  • noun something added to foods to make them taste sweeter
    sweetener.
  • noun an improvement that makes something more agreeable
    enhancement.

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foul

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

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plump_out

  • verb depart suddenly
    • He plumped out of the house
  • verb make fat or plump
    fatten up; fat; fill out; flesh out; fatten; fatten out; plump.
    • We will plump out that poor starving child

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sleep

  • noun a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
    slumber.
    • he didn't get enough sleep last night
    • calm as a child in dreamless slumber
  • noun a torpid state resembling deep sleep
    sopor.

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hanging

  • noun decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window
    wall hanging.
    • the cold castle walls were covered with hangings
  • noun a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead
    • in those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment

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intermingle

  • verb combine into one
    immingle; intermix; blend.
    • blend the nuts and raisins together
    • he blends in with the crowd
    • We don't intermingle much

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depressurise

  • verb decrease the pressure of
    depressurize; decompress.
    • depressurize the cabin in the air plane

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disoblige

  • verb to cause inconvenience or discomfort to
    bother; inconvenience; incommode; discommode; trouble; put out.
    • Sorry to trouble you, but...
  • verb ignore someone's wishes

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oxidise

  • verb add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
    oxidize; oxidate.
  • verb enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide
    oxidize; oxidate.
    • This metal oxidizes easily

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violate

  • verb fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
    go against; break.
    • This sentence violates the rules of syntax
  • verb act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    go against; infract; break; offend; breach; transgress.
    • offend all laws of humanity
    • violate the basic laws or human civilization
    • break a law
    • break a promise

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spin

  • noun a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
  • noun the act of rotating rapidly
    twist; whirl; twisting; twirl.
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting

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rouse

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

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automatize

  • verb turn into an automaton
    automatise.
  • verb make automatic or control or operate automatically
    automatise; automate.
    • automatize the production
    • automate the movement of the robot

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daze

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

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sputter

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

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angulate

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

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sexualise

  • verb make sexual, endow with sex, attribute sex to
    sexualize.
    • The god was sexualized and married to another god
    • Some languages sexualize all nouns and do not have a neuter gender

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denationalise

  • verb put under private control or ownership
    denationalize.
    • The steel industry was denationalized

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lure

  • noun qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward
    come-on; enticement.
  • noun anything that serves as an enticement
    come-on; bait; sweetener; hook.

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blistering

  • noun the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin
    vesiculation; vesication.
  • verb get blistered
    blister; vesicate.
    • Her feet blistered during the long hike

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masculinize

  • verb give a masculine appearance or character to
    • Fashion designers have masculinized women's looks in the 1990s
  • verb produce virilism in or cause to assume masculine characteristics, as through a hormonal imbalance or hormone therapy
    masculinise; virilise; virilize.
    • the drugs masculinized the teenage girl

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void

  • noun the state of nonexistence
    nothingness; nullity; nihility.
  • noun an empty area or space
    vacancy; emptiness; vacuum.
    • the huge desert voids
    • the emptiness of outer space
    • without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum

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rise

  • noun a growth in strength or number or importance
  • noun the act of changing location in an upward direction
    ascension; ascent; ascending.

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distort

  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; falsify; garble.
  • verb form into a spiral shape
    twist; twine.
    • The cord is all twisted

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pigment

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

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redact

  • noun someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication
    rewriter; redactor; reviser; rewrite man.
  • verb formulate in a particular style or language
    put; frame; couch; cast.
    • I wouldn't put it that way
    • She cast her request in very polite language

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affect

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

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cut_down

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

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embroider

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

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disturb

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

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stun

  • verb make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow
    stupefy.
    • stun fish
  • verb hit something or somebody as if with a sandbag
    sandbag.

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naturalise

  • verb adopt to another place
    naturalize.
    • The stories had become naturalized into an American setting
  • verb make more natural or lifelike
    naturalize.

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enhance

  • verb increase
    heighten; raise.
    • This will enhance your enjoyment
    • heighten the tension
  • verb make better or more attractive
    • This sauce will enhance the flavor of the meat

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steam_clean

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

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snarl_up

  • verb make more complicated or confused through entanglements
    embrangle; snarl.

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speck

  • noun a very small spot
    pinpoint.
    • the plane was just a speck in the sky
  • noun (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
    particle; atom; molecule; corpuscle; mote.

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louden

  • verb become louder
    • The room loudened considerably
  • verb cause to become loud

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nail

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

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tenderise

  • verb make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer
    tender; tenderize.
    • tenderize meat

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homologize

  • verb be homologous
    • A person's arms homologize with a quadruped's forelimbs
  • verb make homologous
    homologise.

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channelize

  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; manoeuver; steer.
  • verb make a channel for; provide with a channel
    channelise.
    • channelize the country for better transportation

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even

  • noun the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
    eventide; evening; eve.
    • he enjoyed the evening light across the lake
  • verb make level or straight
    even out; level; flush.
    • level the ground

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keratinise

  • verb convert into keratin
    keratinize.
  • verb become horny and impregnated with keratin
    keratinize.

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hide

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

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worsen

  • verb grow worse
    decline.
    • Conditions in the slum worsened
  • verb make worse
    aggravate; exasperate; exacerbate.
    • This drug aggravates the pain

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revolutionize

  • verb change radically
    overturn; revolutionise.
    • E-mail revolutionized communication in academe
  • verb overthrow by a revolution, of governments

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poison

  • noun any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism
    toxicant; poisonous substance.
  • noun anything that harms or destroys
    • the poison of fascism

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blur

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

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jaundice

  • noun yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood; can be a symptom of gallstones or liver infection or anemia
    icterus.
  • noun a rough and bitter manner
    acrimony; tartness; bitterness; acerbity; thorniness.

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cut_back

  • verb return in time
    flash back.
    • the film cut back to an earlier event in the story
  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; bring down; reduce; cut down; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits

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acidify

  • verb make sour or more sour
    sour; acetify; acidulate.
  • verb turn acidic
    acetify.
    • the solution acetified

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endanger

  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    jeopardise; peril; jeopardize; imperil; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops
  • verb put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
    scupper; expose; peril; queer.

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ventilate

  • verb expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
    vent; air out; air.
    • air the old winter clothes
    • air out the smoke-filled rooms
  • verb expose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard spoilage
    • Wheat should be well ventilated

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verbify

  • verb make into a verb
    • 'mouse' has been verbified by computer users

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chink

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

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dry

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

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balance

  • noun a state of equilibrium
  • noun equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account

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deodorize

  • verb eliminate the odor from
    deodorise; deodourise.
    • This stick will deodorize your armpits

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elaborate

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

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culminate

  • verb end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
    climax.
    • The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace
  • verb bring to a head or to the highest point
    • Seurat culminated pointillism

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lignify

  • verb convert into wood or cause to become woody

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territorialise

  • verb organize as a territory
    territorialize.
  • verb place on a territorial basis
    territorialize.
    • The railways were territorialized

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alchemise

  • verb alter (elements) by alchemy
    alchemize.

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unweave

  • verb undo strands that have been woven together

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secure

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

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dehumanize

  • verb deprive of human qualities
    dehumanise.
    • Life in poverty has dehumanized them
  • verb make mechanical or routine
    dehumanise.

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lengthen

  • verb make longer
    • Lengthen this skirt, please
  • verb become long or longer
    • In Spring, the days lengthen

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insulate

  • verb protect from heat, cold, or noise by surrounding with insulating material
    • We had his bedroom insulated before winter came
  • verb place or set apart
    isolate.
    • They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates

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clear_out

  • verb move out and leave nothing behind
  • verb clear out the chest and lungs
    expectorate; drive out.
    • This drug expectorates quickly

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total

  • noun the whole amount
    aggregate; sum; totality.
  • noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    sum; amount.

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landscape

  • noun an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view
  • noun painting depicting an expanse of natural scenery

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make_pure

  • verb remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
    purify; sublimate; distill.
    • purify the water

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reflate

  • verb economics: experience reflation
    • The economy reflated after the Fed took extreme measures
  • verb economics: raise demand, expand the money supply, or raise prices, after a period of deflation
    • These measures reflated the economy

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dissonate

  • verb be dissonant or harsh
    • The violins in this piece dissonated disturbingly
  • verb cause to sound harsh and unpleasant
    disharmonize.

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embrangle

  • verb make more complicated or confused through entanglements
    snarl; snarl up.

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lessening

  • noun a change downward
    drop-off; decrease.
    • there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided
    • there was a sharp drop-off in sales
  • verb decrease in size, extent, or range
    diminish; fall; decrease; lessen.
    • The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester
    • The cabin pressure fell dramatically
    • her weight fell to under a hundred pounds
    • his voice fell to a whisper

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rationalise

  • verb structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results
    rationalize.
    • We rationalized the factory's production and raised profits
  • verb defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
    rationalize; apologise; excuse; apologize; justify.
    • rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior
    • he rationalized his lack of success

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call

  • noun a telephone connection
    telephone call; phone call.
    • she reported several anonymous calls
    • he placed a phone call to London
    • he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call
  • noun a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
    • he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call

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calm

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

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recommend

  • verb push for something
    urge; advocate.
    • The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day
  • verb express a good opinion of
    commend.

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strike

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

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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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breathe

  • verb draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
    respire; take a breath; suspire.
    • I can breathe better when the air is clean
    • The patient is respiring
  • verb be alive
    • Every creature that breathes

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vascularise

  • verb become vascular and have vessels that circulate fluids
    vascularize.
    • The egg yolk vascularized
  • verb make vascular
    vascularize.
    • the yolk sac is gradually vascularized

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slam-dunk

  • verb make a forceful move against
    • the electronic travel market is slam-dunking traditional travel agencies
  • verb make a slam dunk; shoot a basketball in a slam dunk

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relax

  • verb become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
    unwind; unbend; decompress; slow down; loosen up.
    • He relaxed in the hot tub
    • Let's all relax after a hard day's work
  • verb make less taut
    unbend.
    • relax the tension on the rope

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expose

  • noun the exposure of an impostor or a fraud
    unmasking.
    • he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government
  • verb expose or make accessible to some action or influence
    • Expose your students to art
    • expose the blanket to sunshine

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bilge

  • noun water accumulated in the bilge of a ship
    bilge water.
  • noun where the sides of the vessel curve in to form the bottom

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hurt

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

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wake_up

  • verb cause to become awake or conscious
    awaken; waken; arouse; wake; rouse.
    • He was roused by the drunken men in the street
    • Please wake me at 6 AM.
  • verb stop sleeping
    waken; come alive; arouse; wake; awake; awaken.
    • She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock

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warm

  • verb get warm or warmer
    warm up.
    • The soup warmed slowly on the stove
  • verb make warm or warmer
    • The blanket will warm you

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hydrolise

  • verb make a compound react with water and undergo hydrolysis
    hydrolize.

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undergird

  • verb lend moral support to
  • verb make secure underneath
    brace up.
    • undergird the ship

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complexify

  • verb have or develop complicating consequences
    ramify.
    • These actions will ramify
  • verb make complex
    • he unnecessarily complexified every problem

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sparge

  • noun the act of sprinkling or splashing water
    sprinkling; sprinkle.
    • baptized with a sprinkling of holy water
    • a sparge of warm water over the malt
  • verb agitate by introducing air or compressed gas
    • sparge the water

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hold

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

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stigmatise

  • verb to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful
    brand; stigmatize; denounce; mark.
    • He denounced the government action
    • She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock
  • verb mark with a stigma or stigmata
    stigmatize.
    • They wanted to stigmatize the adulteress

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archaise

  • verb give an archaic appearance of character to
    archaize.
    • archaized craftwork

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retouch

  • verb give retouches to (hair)
    • retouch the roots
  • verb alter so as to produce a more desirable appearance
    touch up.
    • This photograph has been retouched!

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sweeten

  • verb make sweeter in taste
    dulcify; edulcorate; dulcorate.
  • verb make sweeter, more pleasant, or more agreeable
    • sweeten a deal

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work

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

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substantiate

  • verb establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
    affirm; support; confirm; corroborate; sustain.
    • his story confirmed my doubts
    • The evidence supports the defendant
  • verb represent in bodily form
    embody; incarnate; body forth.
    • He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system
    • The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist

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urbanise

  • verb impart urban habits, ways of life, or responsibilities upon
    urbanize.
    • Birds are being urbanized by people in outdoor cafes feeding them
  • verb make more industrial or city-like
    urbanize.
    • The area was urbanized after many people moved in

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centralization

  • noun the act of consolidating power under a central control
    centralisation.
  • noun gathering to a center
    centralisation.

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endow

  • verb give qualities or abilities to
    endue; gift; invest; empower; indue.
  • verb furnish with an endowment
    dower.
    • When she got married, she got dowered

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scavenge

  • verb clean refuse from
    • Scavenge a street
  • verb collect discarded or refused material
    salvage.
    • She scavenged the garbage cans for food

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loosen

  • verb make loose or looser
    loose.
    • loosen the tension on a rope
  • verb make less severe or strict
    relax.
    • The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught

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pollute

  • verb make impure
    foul; contaminate.
    • The industrial wastes polluted the lake

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lifehack

  • verb make one's day-to-day activities more efficient

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slenderize

  • verb make slender or appear to be slender
    slenderise.
    • slenderizing skirts
  • verb take off weight
    slim; melt off; reduce; slim down; lose weight; thin.

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impair

  • verb make worse or less effective
    • His vision was impaired
  • verb make imperfect
    mar; deflower; vitiate; spoil.
    • nothing marred her beauty

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degenerate

  • noun a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
    pervert; deviate; deviant.
  • verb grow worse
    drop; devolve; deteriorate.
    • Her condition deteriorated
    • Conditions in the slums degenerated
    • The discussion devolved into a shouting match

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jumble

  • noun a confused multitude of things
    welter; muddle; smother; clutter; mare's nest; fuddle.
  • noun small flat ring-shaped cake or cookie
    jumbal.

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freshen

  • verb make (to feel) fresh
    refresh.
    • The cool water refreshed us
  • verb become or make oneself fresh again
    refreshen; refresh; freshen up.
    • She freshened up after the tennis game

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end

  • noun either extremity of something that has length
    terminal.
    • the end of the pier
    • she knotted the end of the thread
    • they rode to the end of the line
    • the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
  • noun the point in time at which something ends
    ending.
    • the end of the year
    • the ending of warranty period

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strop

  • noun a leather strap used to sharpen razors
  • verb sharpen on a strop
    • strop razors

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farce

  • noun a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
    travesty; farce comedy.
  • noun mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with pistachios and truffles and onions and parsley and lots of butter and bound with eggs
    forcemeat.

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provide

  • verb give something useful or necessary to
    furnish; render; supply.
    • We provided the room with an electrical heater
  • verb give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
    cater; ply; supply.
    • The hostess provided lunch for all the guests

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dimple

  • noun a chad that has been punched or dimpled but all four corners are still attached
    dimpled chad; pregnant chad.
  • noun any slight depression in a surface
    • there are approximately 336 dimples on a golf ball

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damage

  • noun the occurrence of a change for the worse
    harm; impairment.
  • noun loss of military equipment
    equipment casualty.

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eternalise

  • verb make famous forever
    immortalize; eternalize; eternize; eternise; immortalise.
    • This melody immortalized its composer

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finalise

  • verb make final; put the last touches on; put into final form
    nail down; settle; finalize.
    • let's finalize the proposal

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bedight

  • verb decorate
    bedeck; deck.
    • deck the halls with holly

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moisten

  • verb make moist
    wash; dampen.
    • The dew moistened the meadows
  • verb moisten with fine drops
    drizzle.
    • drizzle the meat with melted butter

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mess

  • noun a state of confusion and disorderliness
    messiness; muss; mussiness.
    • the house was a mess
    • she smoothed the mussiness of the bed
  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; fix; muddle; jam; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage

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lag

  • noun the act of slowing down or falling behind
    retardation; slowdown.
  • noun the time between one event, process, or period and another
    meantime; interim; meanwhile.
    • meanwhile the socialists are running the government

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sulfate

  • noun a salt or ester of sulphuric acid
    sulphate.
  • verb convert into a sulfate

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whittle

  • verb cut small bits or pare shavings from
    pare.
    • whittle a piece of wood
  • noun English aeronautical engineer who invented the jet aircraft engine (1907-1996)
    Sir Frank Whittle; Frank Whittle.

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lay

  • noun a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
    ballad.
  • noun a narrative poem of popular origin
    ballad.

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parallel

  • noun something having the property of being analogous to something else
    analogue; analog.
  • noun an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
    latitude; parallel of latitude; line of latitude.

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fecundate

  • verb make fertile or productive
    fertilize; fertilise.
    • The course fertilized her imagination
  • verb introduce semen into (a female)
    fertilize; fertilise; inseminate.

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alienate

  • verb arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
    alien; disaffect; estrange.
    • She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious
  • verb transfer property or ownership
    alien.
    • The will aliened the property to the heirs

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do_the_dishes

  • verb wash dishes
    wash up.
    • I cook and my husband washes up after dinner

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devilize

  • verb turn into a devil or make devilish
    diabolize; diabolise; devilise.
    • Man devilized by war

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purging

  • noun an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
    purge.
  • noun the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
    purge; purgation.

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sensitizing

  • noun rendering an organism sensitive to a serum by a series of injections
    sensitisation; sensitization; sensitising.
  • verb make sensitive or aware
    sensify; sensitise; sensibilise; sensibilize; sensitize.
    • He was not sensitized to her emotional needs

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incrust

  • verb decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems)
    beset; encrust.
  • verb cover or coat with a crust
    encrust.

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deform

  • verb make formless
    • the heat deformed the plastic sculpture
  • verb twist and press out of shape
    wring; distort; contort.

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deck

  • noun any of various platforms built into a vessel
  • noun street name for a packet of illegal drugs

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over

  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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dulcify

  • verb make sweeter in taste
    sweeten; edulcorate; dulcorate.

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vary

  • verb become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
    alter; change.
    • her mood changes in accordance with the weather
    • The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season
  • verb be at variance with; be out of line with
    depart; deviate; diverge.

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fortify

  • verb make strong or stronger
    strengthen; beef up.
    • This exercise will strengthen your upper body
    • strengthen the relations between the two countries
  • verb enclose by or as if by a fortification
    fort.

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activating

  • noun the activity of causing to have energy and be active
    energizing; activation.
  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; trigger off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits

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estrange

  • verb remove from customary environment or associations
    • years of boarding school estranged the child from her home
  • verb arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
    alien; disaffect; alienate.
    • She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious

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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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fix

  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; mess; muddle; jam; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage
  • noun something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug
    • she needed a fix of chocolate

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better

  • noun something superior in quality or condition or effect
    • a change for the better
  • noun someone who bets
    wagerer; punter; bettor.

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glorify

  • verb praise, glorify, or honor
    exalt; extol; laud; proclaim.
    • extol the virtues of one's children
    • glorify one's spouse's cooking
  • verb bestow glory upon
    • The victory over the enemy glorified the Republic

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animize

  • verb give lifelike qualities to
    animate; animise.
    • animated cartoons

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enrich

  • verb make better or improve in quality
    • The experience enriched her understanding
    • enriched foods
  • verb make wealthy or richer
    • the oil boom enriched a lot of local people

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indurate

  • verb become fixed or established
    • indurated customs
  • verb make hard or harder
    harden.
    • The cold hardened the butter

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demythologize

  • verb remove the mythical element from (writings)
    demythologise.
    • the Bible should be demythologized and examined for its historical value

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break

  • noun some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
    interruption.
    • the telephone is an annoying interruption
    • there was a break in the action when a player was hurt
  • noun an unexpected piece of good luck
    good luck; happy chance.
    • he finally got his big break

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bang

  • noun a vigorous blow
    knock; belt; bash; smash.
    • the sudden knock floored him
    • he took a bash right in his face
    • he got a bang on the head
  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; blast; eruption; clap.

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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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soak

  • noun the process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid)
    soaking; soakage.
    • a good soak put life back in the wagon
  • noun washing something by allowing it to soak
    soaking.

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interrupt

  • noun a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out
  • verb make a break in
    cut off; disrupt; break up.
    • We interrupt the program for the following messages

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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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unsubstantialise

  • verb render immaterial or incorporeal
    immaterialize; immaterialise; unsubstantialize.

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crock

  • noun a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink
    smut; soot; lampblack; carbon black.
  • noun nonsense; foolish talk
    • that's a crock

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dinge

  • noun discoloration due to dirtiness
    dinginess.
  • verb make a dent or impression in
    batter.
    • dinge a soft hat

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constitutionalise

  • verb incorporate into a constitution, make constitutional
    constitutionalize.
    • A woman's right to an abortion was constitutionalized in the 1970's

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filling

  • noun any material that fills a space or container
    fill.
    • there was not enough fill for the trench
  • noun flow into something (as a container)

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crystalize

  • verb make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
    crystallise; illuminate; straighten out; elucidate; clear; clear up; crystallize; sort out; crystalise; shed light on; enlighten.
    • Could you clarify these remarks?
    • Clear up the question of who is at fault
  • verb cause to form crystals or assume crystalline form
    crystallise; crystalise; crystallize.
    • crystallize minerals

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bond

  • noun an electrical force linking atoms
    chemical bond.
  • noun a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal
    bond certificate.

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consolidate

  • verb unite into one
    • The companies consolidated
  • verb make firm or secure; strengthen
    • consolidate one's gains
    • consolidate one's hold on first place

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unscrew

  • verb loosen something by unscrewing it
    • unscrew the outlet plate
  • verb loosen by turning
    • unscrew the bottle cap

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ameliorate

  • verb to make better
    better; amend; meliorate; improve.
    • The editor improved the manuscript with his changes
  • verb get better
    better; meliorate; improve.
    • The weather improved toward evening

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depress

  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her
  • verb lower (prices or markets)
    • The glut of oil depressed gas prices

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schematise

  • verb give conventional form to
    schematize.
    • some art forms schematise designs into geometrical patterns

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sorcerize

  • verb transform or change by means of sorcery
    sorcerise.

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devitrify

  • verb become crystalline
  • verb make (glassy materials) brittle or opaque

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make_grow

  • verb cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development
    develop.
    • The perfect climate here develops the grain
    • He developed a new kind of apple

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humify

  • verb convert (plant remains) into humus

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surprise

  • noun the astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you
  • noun a sudden unexpected event

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grease

  • noun a thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate machinery)
    lubricating oil.
  • noun the state of being covered with unclean things
    filth; dirt; soil; grime; grunge; stain.

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turning

  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turn.
    • he took a turn to the right
  • noun act of changing in practice or custom
    • the law took many turnings over the years

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bestow

  • verb present
    confer.
    • The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated
    • bestow an honor on someone
  • verb give as a gift

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abate

  • verb make less active or intense
    slake; slack.
  • verb become less in amount or intensity
    die away; slack off; slack; let up.
    • The storm abated
    • The rain let up after a few hours

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mutilate

  • verb destroy or injure severely
    mangle; cut up.
    • The madman mutilates art work
  • verb alter so as to make unrecognizable
    murder; mangle.
    • The tourists murdered the French language

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fret

  • noun agitation resulting from active worry
    swither; sweat; stew; lather.
    • don't get in a stew
    • he's in a sweat about exams
  • noun a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion
    worn spot.

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drench

  • verb drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged
    swamp.
    • The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor
  • verb force to drink

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nitrify

  • verb convert into nitric acid, nitrous acid, or nitrate, especially with the action of nitrobacteria
  • verb treat with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound
    nitrogenise; nitrogenize.

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slack_up

  • verb make less active or fast
    slack; slacken; relax.
    • He slackened his pace as he got tired
    • Don't relax your efforts now

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lour

  • verb set lower
    lower.
    • lower a rating
    • lower expectations
  • verb make lower or quieter
    lower; turn down.
    • turn down the volume of a radio

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attune

  • verb adjust or accustom to; bring into harmony with

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domesticate

  • verb adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
    naturalize; cultivate; tame; naturalise.
    • domesticate oats
    • tame the soil
  • verb overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable
    domesticize; domesticise; tame; reclaim.
    • He tames lions for the circus
    • reclaim falcons

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fill_out

  • verb write all the required information onto a form
    fill in; make out; complete.
    • fill out this questionnaire, please!
    • make out a form
  • verb make bigger or better or more complete
    round out.

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render

  • noun a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls
  • verb cause to become
    • The shot rendered her immobile

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sporulate

  • verb produce spores
    • plants sporulate
  • verb convert into spores

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hook

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

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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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illustrate

  • verb clarify by giving an example of
    exemplify; instance.
  • verb depict with an illustration

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debase

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb lower in value by increasing the base-metal content
    alloy.

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cut_up

  • verb cut to pieces
    carve.
    • Father carved the ham
  • verb destroy or injure severely
    mutilate; mangle.
    • The madman mutilates art work

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top

  • noun the upper part of anything
    • the mower cuts off the tops of the grass
    • the title should be written at the top of the first page
  • noun the highest or uppermost side of anything
    upside; upper side; top side.
    • put your books on top of the desk
    • only the top side of the box was painted

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abridge

  • verb reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
    reduce; cut; abbreviate; shorten; contract; foreshorten.
    • The manuscript must be shortened
  • verb lessen, diminish, or curtail
    • the new law might abridge our freedom of expression

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batten_down

  • verb furnish with battens
    batten; secure.
    • batten ships

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inflate

  • verb exaggerate or make bigger
    blow up; expand; amplify.
    • The charges were inflated
  • verb fill with gas or air
    blow up.
    • inflate a balloons

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bitter

  • noun English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft)
  • noun the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
    bitterness.

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efface

  • verb remove completely from recognition or memory
    obliterate.
    • efface the memory of the time in the camps
  • verb make inconspicuous
    • efface oneself

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decentralize

  • verb make less central
    decentralise; deconcentrate.
    • After the revolution, food distribution was decentralized

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embellish

  • verb add details to
    dramatize; dramatise; blow up; pad; embroider; lard; aggrandise; aggrandize.
  • verb be beautiful to look at
    deck; beautify; decorate; grace; adorn.
    • Flowers adorned the tables everywhere

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gelatinize

  • verb coat with gelatin
  • verb become gelatinous or change into a jelly
    gelatinise.
    • the starch gelatinized when it was heated

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peril

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; risk; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun a state of danger involving risk
    riskiness.

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fatten_up

  • verb make fat or plump
    fat; fill out; flesh out; fatten; fatten out; plump out; plump.
    • We will plump out that poor starving child

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zero

  • noun a quantity of no importance
    cypher; aught; zip; nil; nada; nix; cipher; zilch; goose egg; zippo; nothing; naught; null.
    • it looked like nothing I had ever seen before
    • reduced to nil all the work we had done
    • we racked up a pathetic goose egg
    • it was all for naught
    • I didn't hear zilch about it
  • noun a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
    0; nought; cipher; cypher.

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iron

  • noun a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
    atomic number 26; Fe.
  • noun a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head

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barbarize

  • verb become crude or savage or barbaric in behavior or language
    barbarise.
  • verb make crude or savage in behavior or speech
    barbarise.
    • his years in prison have barbarized the young man

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quench

  • verb satisfy (thirst)
    allay; slake; assuage.
    • The cold water quenched his thirst
  • verb put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
    snuff out; blow out; extinguish.
    • Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained
    • quench the flames
    • snuff out the candles

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unbrace

  • verb undo the ties of
    untie; unlace.
    • They untied the prisoner
  • verb remove from tension

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heat_up

  • verb gain heat or get hot
    heat; hot up.
    • The room heated up quickly
  • verb make hot or hotter
    heat.
    • the sun heats the oceans
    • heat the water on the stove

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cause_to_sleep

  • verb make fall asleep
    • The soft music caused us to fall asleep

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barde

  • verb put a caparison on
    dress up; bard; caparison.
    • caparison the horses for the festive occasion

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lull

  • noun a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished
    letup.
    • there was never a letup in the noise
  • noun a period of calm weather
    quiet.
    • there was a lull in the storm

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paint_the_lily

  • verb adorn unnecessarily (something that is already beautiful)
    gild the lily.
  • verb make unnecessary additions to what is already complete
    gild the lily.

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regulate

  • verb fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of
    modulate.
    • regulate the temperature
    • modulate the pitch
  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    regularize; regularise; order; govern.
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate

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customise

  • verb make to specifications
    customize; custom-make; tailor-make.
    • I had this desk custom-made for me
  • verb make according to requirements
    customize.
    • customize a car

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laden

  • verb remove with or as if with a ladle
    lade; ladle.
    • ladle the water out of the bowl
  • verb fill or place a load on
    load; lade; load up.
    • load a car
    • load the truck with hay

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worsening

  • noun process of changing to an inferior state
    declension; decline in quality; deterioration.
  • noun changing something with the result that it becomes worse

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quieten

  • verb become quiet or quieter
    quiesce; pipe down; quiet; quiet down; hush.
    • The audience fell silent when the speaker entered
  • verb make calm or still
    still; tranquilize; tranquillize; calm down; quiet; calm; tranquillise; lull.
    • quiet the dragons of worry and fear

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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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foliate

  • verb hammer into thin flat foils
    • foliate metal
  • verb decorate with leaves

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scarify

  • verb puncture and scar (the skin), as for purposes or tribal identification or rituals
    • The men in some African tribes scarify their faces
  • verb scratch the surface of
    • scarify seeds

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simplify

  • verb make simpler or easier or reduce in complexity or extent
    • We had to simplify the instructions
    • this move will simplify our lives

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evangelise

  • verb preach the gospel (to)
    evangelize.
  • verb convert to Christianity
    evangelize.
    • The missionaries evangelized the Pacific Islanders

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addict

  • noun someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction
    nut; freak; junkie; junky.
    • a golf addict
    • a car nut
    • a bodybuilding freak
    • a news junkie
  • noun someone who is physiologically dependent on a substance; abrupt deprivation of the substance produces withdrawal symptoms

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phase

  • noun any distinct time period in a sequence of events
    stage.
    • we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected
  • noun (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary
    form.
    • the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system

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glow

  • noun an alert and refreshed state
    freshness.
  • noun light from nonthermal sources
    luminescence.

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mitigate

  • verb lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
    extenuate; palliate.
    • The circumstances extenuate the crime
  • verb make less severe or harsh
    • mitigating circumstances

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loosen_up

  • verb cause to become unblocked
    unstuff.
    • The medicine unstuffed my nose in minutes!
  • verb become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner
    relax.
    • our new colleague relaxed when he saw that we were a friendly group

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camp

  • noun temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
    encampment; bivouac; cantonment.
    • wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling
  • noun a group of people living together in a camp
    • the whole camp laughed at his mistake

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demagnetize

  • verb erase (a magnetic storage device)
    demagnetise.
  • verb make nonmagnetic; take away the magnetic properties (of)
    degauss; demagnetise.
    • demagnetize the iron shavings
    • they degaussed the ship

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swamp

  • noun low land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog
    swampland.
  • noun a situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables
    • he was trapped in a medical swamp

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disaffect

  • verb arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
    alien; alienate; estrange.
    • She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious

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bracket

  • noun a category falling within certain defined limits
  • noun either of two punctuation marks (`<' or `>') used in computer programming and sometimes used to enclose textual material
    angle bracket.

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classicise

  • verb make classic or classical
    classicize.

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detransitivize

  • verb intransitivize
    intransitivise; intransitivize; detransitivise.
    • removing the object will intransitivize the verbs

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dot

  • noun a very small circular shape
    point.
    • a row of points
    • draw lines between the dots
  • noun the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966
    Department of Transportation; Transportation.

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incorporate

  • verb make into a whole or make part of a whole
    integrate.
    • She incorporated his suggestions into her proposal
  • verb include or contain; have as a component
    comprise; contain.
    • A totally new idea is comprised in this paper
    • The record contains many old songs from the 1930's

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bait

  • noun anything that serves as an enticement
    come-on; lure; sweetener; hook.
  • noun something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
    decoy; lure.

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spangle

  • noun adornment consisting of a small piece of shiny material used to decorate clothing
    diamante; sequin.
  • verb glitter as if covered with spangles

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ending

  • noun the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme)
    termination.
    • I don't like words that have -ism as an ending
  • noun the act of ending something
    termination; conclusion.
    • the termination of the agreement

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stub_out

  • verb extinguish by crushing
    extinguish; crush out; press out.
    • stub out your cigar

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striate

  • verb mark with striae or striations
  • adjective marked with stria or striations

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queer

  • noun offensive term for an openly homosexual man
    poove; fairy; nance; queen; fagot; pansy; poof; pouf; faggot; fag.
  • verb hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    thwart; bilk; cross; frustrate; baffle; foil; spoil; scotch.
    • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
    • foil your opponent

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bail

  • noun (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial
    bail bond; bond.
    • the judge set bail at $10,000
    • a $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman
  • noun the legal system that allows an accused person to be temporarily released from custody (usually on condition that a sum of money guarantees their appearance at trial)
    • he is out on bail

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toast

  • noun slices of bread that have been toasted
  • noun a celebrity who receives much acclaim and attention
    • he was the toast of the town

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cripple

  • noun someone who is unable to walk normally because of an injury or disability to the legs or back
  • verb deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless
    stultify.
    • This measure crippled our efforts
    • Their behavior stultified the boss's hard work

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lube

  • noun a substance capable of reducing friction by making surfaces smooth or slippery
    lubricant; lubricating substance; lubricator.
  • verb apply a lubricant to
    lubricate.
    • lubricate my car

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integrate

  • verb make into a whole or make part of a whole
    incorporate.
    • She incorporated his suggestions into her proposal
  • verb open (a place) to members of all races and ethnic groups
    desegregate; mix.
    • This school is completely desegregated

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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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de

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Diamond State; Delaware; First State.

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stop

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

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devitalise

  • verb sap of life or energy
    devitalize.
    • The recession devitalized the economy

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reconstruct

  • verb reassemble mentally
    construct; retrace.
    • reconstruct the events of 20 years ago
  • verb build again
    rebuild.
    • The house was rebuild after it was hit by a bomb

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humanise

  • verb make more humane
    humanize.
    • The mayor tried to humanize life in the big city

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copyread

  • verb edit and correct (written or printed material)
    copyedit; subedit.

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shape

  • noun any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    configuration; contour; form; conformation.
    • he could barely make out their shapes
  • noun the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
    form.
    • geometry is the mathematical science of shape

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steam

  • noun water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere
  • verb travel by means of steam power
    steamer.
    • The ship steamed off into the Pacific

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habit

  • noun an established custom
    wont.
    • it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening
  • noun (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition
    use.
    • owls have nocturnal habits
    • she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair
    • long use had hardened him to it

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corrupt

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
    grease one's palms; buy; bribe.
    • This judge can be bought

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ruffle

  • noun a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
    flounce; frill; furbelow.
  • noun a high tight collar
    choker; neck ruff; ruff.

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internationalize

  • verb put under international control
    internationalise.
    • internationalize trade of certain drugs
  • verb make international in character
    internationalise.
    • We internationalized the committee

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subject

  • noun the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    topic; theme.
    • he didn't want to discuss that subject
    • it was a very sensitive topic
    • his letters were always on the theme of love
  • noun something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
    content; depicted object.
    • a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject

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dulcorate

  • verb make sweeter in taste
    sweeten; dulcify; edulcorate.

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begrime

  • verb make soiled, filthy, or dirty
    soil; grime; bemire; dirty; colly.
    • don't soil your clothes when you play outside!

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away

  • adjective satellite not present; having left
    • he's away right now
    • you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away
  • adjective used of an opponent's ground
    • an away game

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mud

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

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let_up

  • verb become less in amount or intensity
    die away; slack off; slack; abate.
    • The storm abated
    • The rain let up after a few hours
  • verb reduce pressure or intensity
    ease up; ease off.
    • he eased off the gas pedal and the car slowed down

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stiffening

  • noun the act of becoming stiff
    • stiffening his shoulders, he prepared to advance
  • noun the process of becoming stiff or rigid
    rigidification; rigidifying.

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extend

  • verb extend in scope or range or area
    broaden; widen.
    • The law was extended to all citizens
    • widen the range of applications
    • broaden your horizon
    • Extend your backyard
  • verb stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
    go; run; lead; pass.
    • Service runs all the way to Cranbury
    • His knowledge doesn't go very far
    • My memory extends back to my fourth year of life
    • The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets

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opsonize

  • verb make (cells) more susceptible to the action of phagocytes

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visualise

  • verb view the outline of by means of an X-ray
    visualize.
    • The radiologist can visualize the cancerous liver
  • verb form a mental picture of something that is invisible or abstract
    visualize.
    • Mathematicians often visualize

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wean

  • verb gradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother's milk
    ablactate.
    • she weaned her baby when he was 3 months old and started him on powdered milk
    • The kitten was weaned and fed by its owner with a bottle
  • verb detach the affections of

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personalize

  • verb make personal or more personal
    individualize; personalise; individualise.
    • personalized service

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weary

  • verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    wear out; tire; wear down; jade; fag out; fatigue; wear; tire out; outwear; fag; wear upon.
    • We wore ourselves out on this hike
  • verb lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
    jade; fatigue; pall; tire.
    • I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food

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shade_off

  • verb cast a shadow over
    shadow; shade.

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emulsify

  • verb cause to become an emulsion; make into an emulsion
  • verb form into or become an emulsion
    • The solution emulsified

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wear

  • noun impairment resulting from long use
    • the tires showed uneven wear
  • noun a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
    habiliment; vesture; clothing; wearable; article of clothing.

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improve

  • verb to make better
    better; amend; ameliorate; meliorate.
    • The editor improved the manuscript with his changes
  • verb get better
    better; ameliorate; meliorate.
    • The weather improved toward evening

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conglomerate

  • noun a composite rock made up of particles of varying size
    pudding stone.
  • noun a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization
    empire.

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veer

  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    swerve; cut; trend; curve; sheer; slew; slue.
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right
  • verb shift to a clockwise direction
    • the wind veered

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sanitise

  • verb make sanitary by cleaning or sterilizing
    hygienise; sanitize; hygienize.
  • verb make less offensive or more acceptable by removing objectionable features
    sanitize.
    • sanitize a document before releasing it to the press
    • sanitize history
    • sanitize the language in a book

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federalise

  • verb put under the control and authority of a federal government
    federalize.
  • verb enter into a league for a common purpose
    federate; federalize.
    • The republics federated to become the Soviet Union

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officialise

  • verb make official
    officialize.
    • We officialized our relationship

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discommode

  • verb to cause inconvenience or discomfort to
    disoblige; bother; inconvenience; incommode; trouble; put out.
    • Sorry to trouble you, but...

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tinge

  • noun a slight but appreciable amount
    jot; speck; hint; pinch; soupcon; touch; mite.
    • this dish could use a touch of garlic
  • noun a pale or subdued color
    undertone.

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tone

  • noun the quality of a person's voice
    tone of voice.
    • he began in a conversational tone
    • he spoke in a nervous tone of voice
  • noun (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages
    • the Beijing dialect uses four tones

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abbreviate

  • verb reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
    reduce; cut; abridge; shorten; contract; foreshorten.
    • The manuscript must be shortened
  • verb shorten
    • Abbreviate `New York' and write `NY'

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burthen

  • noun a variant of `burden'
  • verb weight down with a load
    weight down; weight; burden.

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inactivate

  • verb release from military service or remove from the active list of military service
    demobilise; demobilize.
  • verb make inactive
    deactivate.
    • they deactivated the file

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wash_out

  • verb prevent or interrupt due to rain
    rain out.
    • The storm had washed out the game
  • verb wash free from unwanted substances, such as dirt
    • Wash out your dirty shirt in the sink

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transfigure

  • verb elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration
    glorify; spiritualize.
  • verb change completely the nature or appearance of
    transmogrify; metamorphose.
    • In Kafka's story, a person metamorphoses into a bug
    • The treatment and diet transfigured her into a beautiful young woman
    • Jesus was transfigured after his resurrection

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refill

  • noun a prescription drug that is provided again
    • he got a refill of his prescription
    • the prescription specified only one refill
  • noun a commercial product that refills a container with its appropriate contents
    • he got a refill for his ball-point pen
    • he got a refill for his notebook

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paralyze

  • verb make powerless and unable to function
    paralyse.
    • The bureaucracy paralyzes the entire operation
  • verb cause to be paralyzed and immobile
    paralyse.
    • The poison paralyzed him
    • Fear paralyzed her

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broadening

  • noun the act of making something wider
    widening.
  • noun the action of making broader
    • the broadening of travel

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tint

  • noun a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color
    tone; tincture; shade.
    • after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted
  • verb color lightly
    touch; tinct; tinge.
    • her greying hair was tinged blond
    • the leaves were tinged red in November

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beef

  • noun cattle that are reared for their meat
    beef cattle.
  • noun meat from an adult domestic bovine
    boeuf.

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exalt

  • verb praise, glorify, or honor
    glorify; extol; laud; proclaim.
    • extol the virtues of one's children
    • glorify one's spouse's cooking
  • verb fill with sublime emotion
    thrill; tickle pink; inebriate; exhilarate; beatify.
    • The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies
    • He was inebriated by his phenomenal success

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regenerate

  • verb reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new
    renew.
    • We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years
    • They renewed their membership
  • verb amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit

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smash

  • noun a vigorous blow
    knock; bang; belt; bash.
    • the sudden knock floored him
    • he took a bash right in his face
    • he got a bang on the head
  • noun a serious collision (especially of motor vehicles)
    smash-up.

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muck

  • noun any thick, viscous matter
    goo; gunk; guck; gook; slime; ooze; goop; sludge.
  • noun fecal matter of animals
    droppings; dung.

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christianize

  • verb adapt in the name of Christianity
    • some people want to Christianize ancient pagan sites
  • verb convert to Christianity
    Christianise.
    • missionaries have tried to Christianize native people all over the world

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suppress

  • verb to put down by force or authority
    inhibit; stamp down; subdue; curb; conquer.
    • suppress a nascent uprising
    • stamp down on littering
    • conquer one's desires
  • verb come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
    crush; oppress.
    • The government oppresses political activists

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dismiss

  • verb bar from attention or consideration
    brush aside; brush off; ignore; discount; push aside; disregard.
    • She dismissed his advances
  • verb cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration
    throw out.
    • This case is dismissed!

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excite

  • verb arouse or elicit a feeling
  • verb act as a stimulant
    stimulate.
    • The book stimulated her imagination
    • This play stimulates

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habituate

  • verb take or consume (regularly or habitually)
    use.
    • She uses drugs rarely
  • verb make psychologically or physically used (to something)
    accustom.
    • She became habituated to the background music

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lift

  • noun the act of giving temporary assistance
  • noun the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
    aerodynamic lift.

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incommode

  • verb to cause inconvenience or discomfort to
    disoblige; bother; inconvenience; discommode; trouble; put out.
    • Sorry to trouble you, but...

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sallow

  • noun any of several Old World shrubby broad-leaved willows having large catkins; some are important sources for tanbark and charcoal
  • verb cause to become sallow
    • The illness has sallowed her face

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disarrange

  • verb destroy the arrangement or order of
    • My son disarranged the papers on my desk
  • verb disturb the arrangement of
    • disarrange the papers

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chill

  • noun coldness due to a cold environment
    iciness; gelidity.
  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; thrill; shudder; shiver; tingle.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him

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solvate

  • noun a compound formed by solvation (the combination of solvent molecules with molecules or ions of the solute)
  • verb cause a solvation in (a substance)

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lessen

  • verb decrease in size, extent, or range
    diminish; fall; decrease.
    • The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester
    • The cabin pressure fell dramatically
    • her weight fell to under a hundred pounds
    • his voice fell to a whisper
  • verb make smaller
    minify; decrease.
    • He decreased his staff

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plasticise

  • verb become plastic, as by having a plasticizer added
    plasticize.
  • verb make plastic, as by the addition of a plasticizer
    plasticize.
    • plasticized PVC

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blot_out

  • verb make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
    hide; obscure; obliterate; veil.
    • a hidden message
    • a veiled threat

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aid

  • noun a resource
    assistance; help.
    • visual aids in teaching
  • noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    assistance; assist; help.
    • he gave me an assist with the housework
    • could not walk without assistance
    • rescue party went to their aid
    • offered his help in unloading

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prostrate

  • verb get into a prostrate position, as in submission
    bow down.
  • verb render helpless or defenseless
    • They prostrated the enemy

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mangle

  • noun clothes dryer for drying and ironing laundry by passing it between two heavy heated rollers
  • verb press with a mangle
    • mangle the sheets

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chilling

  • noun the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature
    cooling; temperature reduction.
  • verb depress or discourage
    chill.
    • The news of the city's surrender chilled the soldiers

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souse

  • noun a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
    alcoholic; lush; alky; boozer; dipsomaniac; soaker.
  • noun pork trimmings chopped and pickled and jelled

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hygienise

  • verb make sanitary by cleaning or sterilizing
    sanitize; sanitise; hygienize.

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womanize

  • verb have amorous affairs; of men
    philander; womanise.
    • He has been womanizing for years
  • verb to give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to
    effeminise; effeminize; feminize; feminise.
    • This hairdo feminizes the man

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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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demoralise

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    depress; dispirit; dismay; deject; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

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transfuse

  • verb impart gradually
    instill.
    • Her presence instilled faith into the children
    • transfuse love of music into the students
  • verb pour out of one vessel into another

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surcharge

  • noun an additional charge (as for items previously omitted or as a penalty for failure to exercise common caution or common skill)
  • verb charge an extra fee, as for a special service

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hone

  • noun a whetstone made of fine gritstone; used for sharpening razors
  • verb sharpen with a hone
    • hone a knife

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patent

  • noun a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention
    patent of invention.
  • noun an official document granting a right or privilege
    letters patent.

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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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damages

  • noun a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
    indemnification; amends; redress; indemnity; restitution.
  • noun the occurrence of a change for the worse
    harm; impairment; damage.

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contaminate

  • verb make impure
    foul; pollute.
    • The industrial wastes polluted the lake
  • verb make radioactive by adding radioactive material
    • Don't drink the water--it's contaminated

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verbalise

  • verb be verbose
    verbalize.
    • This lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious
  • verb express in speech
    verbalize; mouth; utter; talk; speak.
    • She talks a lot of nonsense
    • This depressed patient does not verbalize

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unstrain

  • verb cause to feel relaxed
    unwind; relax; unlax; make relaxed; loosen up.
    • A hot bath always relaxes me

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emphasise

  • verb give extra weight to (a communication)
    underline; underscore; emphasize.
    • Her gesture emphasized her words
  • verb to stress, single out as important
    accent; punctuate; stress; accentuate; emphasize.
    • Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet

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redevelop

  • verb develop for a second time, in order to improve the contrast, colour, etc., of a negative or print
  • verb formulate or develop again, of an improved theory or hypothesis
    reformulate.

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hang

  • noun a special way of doing something
    knack; bent.
    • he had a bent for it
    • he had a special knack for getting into trouble
    • he couldn't get the hang of it
  • noun the way a garment hangs
    • he adjusted the hang of his coat

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de-emphasize

  • verb reduce the emphasis
    de-emphasise; destress.

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tune

  • noun a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
    melodic phrase; air; melodic line; strain; melody; line.
    • she was humming an air from Beethoven
  • noun the property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch
    • he cannot sing in tune
    • the clarinet was out of tune

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transitivise

  • verb make transitive
    transitivize.
    • adding `out' to many verbs transitivizes them

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dish

  • noun a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food
    • we gave them a set of dishes for a wedding present
  • noun a particular item of prepared food
    • she prepared a special dish for dinner

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humble

  • verb cause to be unpretentious
    • This experience will humble him
  • verb cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
    abase; chagrin; mortify; humiliate.
    • He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss

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drip

  • noun flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid
    trickle; dribble.
    • there's a drip through the roof
  • noun the sound of a liquid falling drop by drop
    dripping.
    • the constant sound of dripping irritated him

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recombine

  • verb undergo genetic recombination
    • The DNA can recombine
  • verb cause genetic recombination
    • should scientists recombine DNA?

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mingle

  • verb to bring or combine together or with something else
    amalgamate; mix; unify; commix.
    • resourcefully he mingled music and dance
  • verb get involved or mixed-up with
    • He was about to mingle in an unpleasant affair

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dignify

  • verb confer dignity or honor upon
    ennoble.
    • He was dignified with a title
  • verb raise the status of
    • I shall not dignify this insensitive remark with an answer

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bruise

  • noun an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
    contusion.
  • verb injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of
    contuse.
    • I bruised my knee

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step_up

  • verb increase in extent or intensity
    escalate; intensify.
    • The Allies escalated the bombing
  • verb speed up
    rev up.
    • let's rev up production

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beset

  • verb annoy continually or chronically
    chivy; chevy; chevvy; harass; hassle; chivvy; harry; plague; molest; provoke.
    • He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
    • This man harasses his female co-workers
  • verb assail or attack on all sides: "The zebra was beset by leopards"
    set upon.

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harmonise

  • verb go together
    accord; fit in; concord; consort; harmonize; agree.
    • The colors don't harmonize
    • Their ideas concorded
  • verb write a harmony for
    harmonize.

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suburbanise

  • verb take on suburban character
    suburbanize.
    • the city suburbanized
  • verb make suburban in character
    suburbanize.
    • highly suburbanized cities

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achromatize

  • verb remove color from
    achromatise.
    • achromatize the lenses

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modulate

  • verb change the key of, in music
    • modulate the melody
  • verb vary the pitch of one's speech
    inflect; tone.

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endue

  • verb give qualities or abilities to
    gift; invest; empower; indue; endow.

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rusticate

  • verb live in the country and lead a rustic life
  • verb send to the country
    • He was rusticated for his bad behavior

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ease

  • noun freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort
    simplicity; simpleness; easiness.
    • he rose through the ranks with apparent ease
    • they put it into containers for ease of transportation
    • the very easiness of the deed held her back
  • noun a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state
    comfort.
    • a life of luxury and ease
    • he had all the material comforts of this world

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isomerise

  • verb cause to change into an isomer
    isomerize.
  • verb change into an isomer
    isomerize.

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thickening

  • noun any material used to thicken
    thickener.
    • starch is used in cooking as a thickening
  • noun any thickened enlargement
    node; knob.

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hay

  • noun grass mowed and cured for use as fodder
  • verb convert (plant material) into hay

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domesticise

  • verb overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable
    domesticize; tame; reclaim; domesticate.
    • He tames lions for the circus
    • reclaim falcons

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opt

  • verb select as an alternative over another
    prefer; choose.
    • I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant
    • She opted for the job on the East coast

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zero_in

  • verb direct onto a point or target, especially by automatic navigational aids
    home in; range in.
  • verb adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun)
    zero.
    • He zeroed in his rifle at 200 yards

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caramelise

  • verb be converted into caramel
    caramelize.
    • The sugar caramelized
  • verb convert to caramel
    caramelize.

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discolourise

  • verb remove color from
    bleach out; decolorize; decolorise; discolorise; decolour; decolourise; bleach; decolor; decolourize; discolorize.
    • The sun bleached the red shirt

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birth

  • noun the time when something begins (especially life)
    • they divorced after the birth of the child
    • his election signaled the birth of a new age
  • noun the event of being born
    nativity; nascency; nascence.
    • they celebrated the birth of their first child

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shadow

  • noun shade within clear boundaries
  • noun an unilluminated area
    dark; darkness.
    • he moved off into the darkness

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oxygenize

  • verb change (a compound) by increasing the proportion of the electronegative part; or change (an element or ion) from a lower to a higher positive valence: remove one or more electrons from (an atom, ion, or molecule)
    oxygenise.
  • verb dehydrogenate with oxygen
    oxygenise.

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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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gift

  • noun something acquired without compensation
  • noun natural abilities or qualities
    talent; endowment; natural endowment.

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put_right

  • verb settle or put right
    straighten out; iron out.
    • we need to iron out our disagreements

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antique

  • noun an elderly man
    old geezer; old-timer; gaffer; oldtimer.
  • noun any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity

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right

  • noun an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; it is something that nobody can take away"
    • they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
    • Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt
    • a right is not something that somebody gives you
  • noun location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
    • he stood on the right

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edit_out

  • verb cut and assemble the components of
    edit; cut.
    • edit film
    • cut recording tape

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deaf

  • noun people who have severe hearing impairments
    • many of the deaf use sign language
  • verb make or render deaf
    deafen.
    • a deafening noise

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desensitize

  • verb cause not to be sensitive
    desensitise.
    • The war desensitized many soldiers
    • The photographic plate was desensitized
  • verb make insensitive
    desensitise.
    • His military training desensitized him

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arterialize

  • verb change venous blood into arterial blood
    arterialise.

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bolshevise

  • verb make Communist or bring in accord with Communist principles
    communize; communise; bolshevize.
    • communize the government

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work_out

  • verb come up with
    work up.
    • His colleagues worked out his interesting idea
    • We worked up an ad for our client
  • verb happen in a certain way, leading to, producing, or resulting in a certain outcome, often well
    • Things worked out in an interesting way
    • Not everything worked out in the end and we were disappointed

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glamorize

  • verb interpret romantically
    glamourise; romanticise; romanticize.
    • Don't romanticize this uninteresting and hard work!
  • verb make glamorous and attractive
    glamourise; glamorise; glamourize.
    • This new wallpaper really glamorizes the living room!

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dirtying

  • noun the act of soiling something
    soiling; soilure.
  • verb make soiled, filthy, or dirty
    begrime; soil; grime; bemire; dirty; colly.
    • don't soil your clothes when you play outside!

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collect

  • noun a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England
  • verb get or gather together
    amass; roll up; compile; accumulate; hoard; pile up.
    • I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
    • She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
    • She rolled up a small fortune

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purple

  • noun a purple color or pigment
    purpleness.
  • noun of imperial status
    • he was born to the purple

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ice

  • noun water frozen in the solid state
    water ice.
    • Americans like ice in their drinks
  • noun the frozen part of a body of water

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sensitising

  • noun rendering an organism sensitive to a serum by a series of injections
    sensitisation; sensitization; sensitizing.
  • verb cause to sense; make sensitive
    sensitise; sensitize.
    • She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society
    • My tongue became sensitized to good wine

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core

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

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marketing

  • noun the exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money
    selling; merchandising.
  • noun the commercial processes involved in promoting and selling and distributing a product or service
    • most companies have a manager in charge of marketing

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burn

  • noun pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
    burning.
  • noun a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
    sunburn; tan; suntan.

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etiolate

  • verb make weak by stunting the growth or development of
  • verb bleach and alter the natural development of (a green plant) by excluding sunlight

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peer

  • noun a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
    compeer; equal; match.
  • noun a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage

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overheat

  • verb get excessively and undesirably hot
    • The car engines overheated
  • verb make excessively or undesirably hot
    • The room was overheated

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post

  • noun the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
    station.
    • a soldier manned the entrance post
    • a sentry station
  • noun military installation at which a body of troops is stationed
    military post.
    • this military post provides an important source of income for the town nearby
    • there is an officer's club on the post

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make_relaxed

  • verb cause to feel relaxed
    unwind; relax; unlax; loosen up; unstrain.
    • A hot bath always relaxes me

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digitalize

  • verb put into digital form, as for use in a computer
    digitise; digitalise; digitize.
    • he bought a device to digitize the data
  • verb administer digitalis such that the patient benefits maximally without getting adverse effects

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chafe

  • noun soreness and warmth caused by friction
    • he had a nasty chafe on his knee
  • noun anger produced by some annoying irritation
    annoyance; vexation.

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linearise

  • verb make linear or get into a linear form
    linearize.
    • a catalyst linearizes polyethylene

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commix

  • verb to bring or combine together or with something else
    amalgamate; mix; unify; mingle.
    • resourcefully he mingled music and dance

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azure

  • noun a light shade of blue
    sky-blue; lazuline; sapphire; cerulean.
  • verb color azure
    • Morning azured the village

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taint

  • noun the state of being contaminated
    contamination.
  • verb place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
    sully; defile; corrupt; cloud.
    • sully someone's reputation

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decimalize

  • verb change from fractions to decimals
    decimalise.
    • Stock prices will be decimalized in the year 2000
  • verb change to the decimal system
    decimalise.
    • The country decimalized the currency in 1975

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float

  • noun the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment
  • noun the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public

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frenchify

  • verb make French in appearance or character
    • let's Frenchify the restaurant and charge more money
  • verb become French in appearance or character
    • This restaurant has Frenchified

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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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sop

  • noun piece of solid food for dipping in a liquid
    sops.
  • noun a concession given to mollify or placate
    • the offer was a sop to my feelings

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transform

  • verb subject to a mathematical transformation
  • verb change or alter in form, appearance, or nature
    transmute; transubstantiate.
    • This experience transformed her completely
    • She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture
    • transubstantiate one element into another

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tame

  • verb correct by punishment or discipline
    chasten; subdue.
  • verb make less strong or intense; soften
    moderate; tone down.
    • Tone down that aggressive letter
    • The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements

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untie

  • verb undo the ties of
    unbrace; unlace.
    • They untied the prisoner
  • verb cause to become loose
    loosen; undo.
    • undo the shoelace
    • untie the knot
    • loosen the necktie

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focalise

  • verb concentrate on a particular place or spot
    localize; localise; focalize.
    • The infection has localized in the left eye
  • verb bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions
    focalize; concentre; focus; concenter.

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laicise

  • verb reduce to lay status
    laicize.
    • laicize the parochial schools

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fork

  • noun cutlery used for serving and eating food
  • noun the act of branching out or dividing into branches
    branching; forking; ramification.

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form

  • noun the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
    descriptor; word form; signifier.
    • the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached
  • noun a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    sort; kind; variety.
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?

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spike

  • noun a transient variation in voltage or current
  • noun sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes
    • spikes provide greater traction

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heat

  • noun a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature
    heat energy.
  • noun the presence of heat
    high temperature; hotness.

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heap

  • noun a collection of objects laid on top of each other
    agglomerate; cumulus; pile; mound; cumulation.
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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reset

  • noun device for resetting instruments or controls
  • verb set anew
    • They re-set the date on the clock

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socialize

  • verb take part in social activities; interact with others
    socialise.
    • He never socializes with his colleagues
    • The old man hates to socialize
  • verb train for a social environment
    socialise.
    • The children must be properly socialized

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decorate

  • verb make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
    ornament; embellish; beautify; grace; adorn.
    • Decorate the room for the party
    • beautify yourself for the special day
  • verb be beautiful to look at
    deck; embellish; beautify; grace; adorn.
    • Flowers adorned the tables everywhere

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radicalize

  • verb make more radical in social or political outlook
    • Her work in the developing world radicalized her

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temper

  • noun a sudden outburst of anger
    pique; irritation.
    • his temper sparked like damp firewood
  • noun a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    humor; humour; mood.
    • whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
    • he was in a bad humor

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accelerate

  • verb move faster
    speed up; speed; quicken.
    • The car accelerated
  • verb cause to move faster
    speed up; speed.
    • He accelerated the car

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communize

  • verb make Communist or bring in accord with Communist principles
    bolshevise; communise; bolshevize.
    • communize the government
  • verb make into property owned by the state
    communise.
    • The new government communized all banks

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strengthening

  • noun becoming stronger
  • noun the act of increasing the strength of something

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suborn

  • verb incite to commit a crime or an evil deed
    • He suborned his butler to cover up the murder of his wife
  • verb procure (false testimony or perjury)

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change_intensity

  • verb increase or decrease in intensity

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revitalize

  • verb restore strength
    regenerate.
    • This food revitalized the patient
  • verb give new life or vigor to
    revitalise.

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liberalise

  • verb become more liberal
    liberalize.
    • The laws liberalized after Prohibition
  • verb make liberal or more liberal, of laws and rules
    liberalize.

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vivify

  • verb give new life or energy to
    repair; revivify; recreate; reanimate; revive; renovate; animate; quicken.
    • A hot soup will revive me
    • This will renovate my spirits
    • This treatment repaired my health
  • verb make more striking or animated
    • his remarks always vivify an otherwise dull story

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ship

  • noun a vessel that carries passengers or freight
  • verb transport commercially
    send; transport.

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animate

  • verb heighten or intensify
    invigorate; enliven; inspire; exalt.
    • These paintings exalt the imagination
  • verb give lifelike qualities to
    animize; animise.
    • animated cartoons

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tenderize

  • verb make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer
    tender; tenderise.
    • tenderize meat

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marking

  • noun a distinguishing symbol
    marker; mark.
    • the owner's mark was on all the sheep
  • noun a pattern of marks

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inspissate

  • verb make viscous or dense
    thicken.
    • thicken the sauce by adding flour
  • verb make thick or thicker
    thicken.
    • Thicken the sauce
    • inspissate the tar so that it becomes pitch

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stake

  • noun (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
    interest.
    • they have interests all over the world
    • a stake in the company's future
  • noun a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)
    post.
    • a pair of posts marked the goal
    • the corner of the lot was indicated by a stake

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tip

  • noun the extreme end of something; especially something pointed
  • noun a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
    baksheesh; pourboire; bakshis; bakshish; gratuity; backsheesh.

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loosening

  • noun an occurrence of control or strength weakening
    slackening; relaxation.
    • the relaxation of requirements
    • the loosening of his grip
    • the slackening of the wind
  • noun the act of making something less tight
    laxation.

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flood

  • noun the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
    alluvion; deluge; inundation.
    • plains fertilized by annual inundations
  • noun an overwhelming number or amount
    torrent; deluge; inundation.
    • a flood of requests
    • a torrent of abuse

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whet

  • verb make keen or more acute
    quicken.
    • whet my appetite
  • verb sharpen by rubbing, as on a whetstone

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tie

  • noun neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front
    necktie.
    • he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie
    • he wore a vest and tie
  • noun a social or business relationship
    affiliation; tie-up; association.
    • a valuable financial affiliation
    • he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team
    • many close associations with England

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remilitarise

  • verb militarize anew
    remilitarize.
    • Should Japan be remilitarized?

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roll

  • noun rotary motion of an object around its own axis
    axial motion; axial rotation.
    • wheels in axial rotation
  • noun a list of names
    roster.
    • his name was struck off the rolls

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garland

  • noun an anthology of short literary pieces and poems and ballads etc.
    florilegium; miscellany.
  • noun United States singer and film actress (1922-1969)
    Judy Garland.

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handicap

  • noun the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
    impairment; disablement; disability.
    • reading disability
    • hearing impairment
  • noun advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning

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axe

  • noun an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle
    ax.
  • verb chop or split with an ax
    ax.
    • axe wood

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asterisk

  • noun a star-shaped character * used in printing
    star.
  • verb mark with an asterisk
    star.
    • Linguists star unacceptable sentences

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objectify

  • verb make external or objective, or give reality to
    exteriorise; externalise; externalize; exteriorize.
    • language externalizes our thoughts
  • verb make impersonal or present as an object
    depersonalize; depersonalise.
    • Will computers depersonalize human interactions?
    • Pornography objectifies women

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tranquillise

  • verb make calm or still
    still; tranquilize; tranquillize; calm down; quiet; calm; quieten; lull.
    • quiet the dragons of worry and fear
  • verb cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to
    tranquilize; tranquillize; calm; sedate.
    • The patient must be sedated before the operation

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blank_out

  • verb be unable to remember
    forget; block; draw a blank.
    • I'm drawing a blank
    • You are blocking the name of your first wife!
  • verb cut out, as for political reasons
    • several line in the report were blanked out

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urbanize

  • verb make more industrial or city-like
    urbanise.
    • The area was urbanized after many people moved in
  • verb impart urban habits, ways of life, or responsibilities upon
    urbanise.
    • Birds are being urbanized by people in outdoor cafes feeding them

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together

  • adjective satellite mentally and emotionally stable
    • she's really together
  • adverb in contact with each other or in proximity
    • the leaves stuck together

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time

  • noun an instance or single occasion for some event
    clip.
    • this time he succeeded
    • he called four times
    • he could do ten at a clip
  • noun a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something
    • take time to smell the roses
    • I didn't have time to finish
    • it took more than half my time

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fasten

  • verb cause to be firmly attached
    fix; secure.
    • fasten the lock onto the door
    • she fixed her gaze on the man
  • verb become fixed or fastened
    • This dress fastens in the back

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crystallise

  • verb make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
    illuminate; straighten out; elucidate; clear; clear up; crystallize; sort out; crystalise; shed light on; crystalize; enlighten.
    • Could you clarify these remarks?
    • Clear up the question of who is at fault
  • verb cause to form crystals or assume crystalline form
    crystalise; crystalize; crystallize.
    • crystallize minerals

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debauch

  • noun a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
    bacchanalia; saturnalia; bacchanal; riot; drunken revelry; debauchery; orgy.
  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals

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relieve

  • verb provide physical relief, as from pain
    assuage; palliate; alleviate.
    • This pill will relieve your headaches
  • verb free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
    take over.

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focus

  • noun the concentration of attention or energy on something
    direction; centering; focussing; focal point; focusing.
    • the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology
    • he had no direction in his life
  • noun maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system
    • in focus
    • out of focus

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effeminize

  • verb to give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to
    effeminise; womanize; feminize; feminise.
    • This hairdo feminizes the man

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semi-automatize

  • verb make semiautomatic
    semi-automatise.
    • Can we semi-automatize the semantic tagging process?

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destalinize

  • verb counteract the effects and policies of Stalinism
    destalinise.
    • Russia was slowly destalinized in the late 1950's

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carnalise

  • verb debase through carnal gratification
    sensualise; sensualize; carnalize.

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adorn

  • verb make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
    ornament; embellish; beautify; decorate; grace.
    • Decorate the room for the party
    • beautify yourself for the special day
  • verb be beautiful to look at
    deck; embellish; beautify; decorate; grace.
    • Flowers adorned the tables everywhere

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decentralise

  • verb make less central
    decentralize; deconcentrate.
    • After the revolution, food distribution was decentralized

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flash

  • noun a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
  • noun a momentary brightness

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charge

  • noun an impetuous rush toward someone or something
    • the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary
    • the battle began with a cavalry charge
  • noun (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
    complaint.
    • he was arrested on a charge of larceny

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compensate

  • verb adjust for
    even off; make up; counterbalance; even out; even up; correct.
    • engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance
  • verb make amends for; pay compensation for
    repair; indemnify; recompense.
    • One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich
    • She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident

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pervaporate

  • verb evaporate through a semipermeable membrane
  • verb cause (a liquid) to evaporate through a semipermeable membrane

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weakening

  • noun becoming weaker
  • noun the act of reducing the strength of something

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brown

  • noun an orange of low brightness and saturation
    brownness.
  • noun Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858)
    Robert Brown.

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string

  • noun a lightweight cord
    twine.
  • noun stringed instruments that are played with a bow
    bowed stringed instrument.
    • the strings played superlatively well

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terminate

  • verb bring to an end or halt
    end.
    • She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime
    • The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I
  • verb have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
    stop; cease; finish; end.
    • the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed
    • Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other
    • My property ends by the bushes
    • The symphony ends in a pianissimo

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nationalize

  • verb put under state control or ownership
    nationalise.
    • Mitterand nationalized the banks
  • verb make national in character or scope
    nationalise.
    • His heroic deeds were nationalized by the press

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mobilise

  • verb call to arms; of military personnel
    rally; mobilize; call up.
  • verb get ready for war
    mobilize.

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gear_up

  • verb make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
    set; prepare; fix; set up; ready.
    • Get the children ready for school!
    • prepare for war
    • I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill

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europeanize

  • verb make (continental) European in customs, character, or ideas
    Europeanise.
  • verb denationalize and subject (a territory) to the supervision of an agency of a European community of nations
    Europeanise.

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cook

  • noun someone who cooks food
  • noun English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
    Captain Cook; James Cook; Captain James Cook.

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airing

  • noun the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate
    spreading; public exposure; dissemination.
  • noun a short excursion (a walk or ride) in the open air
    • he took the dogs for an airing

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cool

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

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stiffen

  • verb become stiff or stiffer
    • He stiffened when he saw his boss enter the room
  • verb make stiff or stiffer
    • Stiffen the cream by adding gelatine

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dim

  • verb switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
    dip.
  • verb become dim or lusterless
    • the lights dimmed and the curtain rose

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gun

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

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leave

  • noun the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
    leave of absence.
    • a ten day's leave to visit his mother
  • noun permission to do something
    • she was granted leave to speak

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settle

  • noun a long wooden bench with a back
    settee.
  • verb settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
    settle down.
    • dust settled on the roofs