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baptist_church

  • noun any of various evangelical Protestant churches that believe in the baptism of voluntary believers
    Baptists.

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gatekeeper

  • noun someone who controls access to something
    • there are too many gatekeepers between the field officers and the chief
  • noun someone who guards an entrance
    ostiary; door guard; doorkeeper; doorman; porter; hall porter.

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vaudois

  • noun a Christian sect of dissenters that originated in southern France in the late 12th century adopted Calvinist doctrines in the 16th century
    Waldenses.

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giovanni_mastai-ferretti

  • noun Italian pope from 1846 to 1878 who in 1854 declared the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary
    Pius IX; Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti.

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khalif

  • noun the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth
    khalifah; caliph; kalif; kaliph; calif.
    • many radical Muslims believe a Khalifah will unite all Islamic lands and people and subjugate the rest of the world

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bruno_of_toul

  • noun German pope from 1049 to 1054 whose papacy was the beginning of papal reforms in the 11th century (1002-1054)
    Bruno; Leo IX.

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huguenot

  • noun a French Calvinist of the 16th or 17th centuries

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protest

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

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pantheistic

  • adjective of or relating to pantheism
    pantheist.

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johannes_eckhart

  • noun German Roman Catholic theologian and mystic (1260-1327)
    Meister Eckhart; Eckhart.

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religious_sect

  • noun a subdivision of a larger religious group
    religious order; sect.

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socializer

  • noun a person who takes part in social activities
    socialiser.

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saver

  • noun someone who saves something from danger or violence
    recoverer; rescuer.
  • noun someone who saves (especially money)

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saint_mark

  • noun Apostle and companion of Saint Peter; assumed to be the author of the second Gospel
    St. Mark; Mark.

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nonresident

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

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karaites

  • noun a Jewish sect that recognizes only the Hebrew Scriptures as the source of divinely inspired legislation and denies the authority of the postbiblical tradition of the Talmud; the sect arose in Iraq in the eighth century

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rescue

  • noun recovery or preservation from loss or danger
    delivery; saving; deliverance.
    • work is the deliverance of mankind
    • a surgeon's job is the saving of lives
  • verb free from harm or evil
    deliver.

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jack

  • noun a small worthless amount
    diddlyshit; squat; shit; diddly-squat; diddly-shit; diddly; diddley; diddlysquat; doodly-squat.
    • you don't know jack
  • noun a man who serves as a sailor
    Jack-tar; tar; old salt; sea dog; seaman; gob; seafarer; mariner.

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worshiper

  • noun someone who admires too much to recognize faults
    worshipper.
  • noun a person who has religious faith
    worshipper; believer.

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missionary

  • noun someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program
  • noun someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country
    missioner.

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pilgrim

  • noun someone who journeys in foreign lands
  • noun one of the colonists from England who sailed to America on the Mayflower and founded the colony of Plymouth in New England in 1620
    Pilgrim Father.

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ignatius

  • noun bishop of Antioch who was martyred under the Roman Emperor Trajan (died 110)
    Saint Ignatius; St. Ignatius.

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scholar

  • noun a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
    scholarly person; bookman; student.
  • noun someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
    assimilator; learner.

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ayatollah_ruholla_khomeini

  • noun Iranian religious leader of the Shiites; when Shah Pahlavi's regime fell Khomeini established a new constitution giving himself supreme powers (1900-1989)
    Ayatollah Khomeini; Ruholla Khomeini; Khomeini.

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sufi

  • noun a Muslim who represents the mystical dimension of Islam; a Muslim who seeks direct experience of Allah; mainly in Iran
  • adjective of or relating to the Sufis or to Sufism

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predestinarianism

  • noun the belief or doctrine of predestinarians

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wynfrith

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754)
    Boniface; Winfred; St. Boniface; Apostle of Germany; Saint Boniface.

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red

  • noun red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
    redness.
  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
    Red River.

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misbeliever

  • noun a person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church
    heretic; religious outcast.

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nondescript

  • noun a person is not easily classified and not very interesting
  • adjective satellite lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting
    characterless.
    • women dressed in nondescript clothes
    • a nondescript novel

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straight

  • noun a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
    straight person; heterosexual person; heterosexual.
  • noun a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)

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sannyasi

  • noun a Hindu religious mendicant
    sannyasin; sanyasi.

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leaders

  • noun the body of people who lead a group
    leadership.
    • the national leadership adopted his plan
  • noun a person who rules or guides or inspires others
    leader.

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matthew

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel
    St. Matthew the Apostle; St. Matthew; Levi; Saint Matthew the Apostle; Saint Matthew.
  • noun one of the Gospels in the New Testament; includes the Sermon on the Mount
    Gospel According to Matthew.

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eddy

  • noun founder of Christian Science in 1866 (1821-1910)
    Mary Baker Eddy; Mary Morse Baker Eddy.
  • noun a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself
    twist.

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established

  • adjective brought about or set up or accepted; especially long established
    constituted.
    • the established social order
    • distrust the constituted authority
    • a team established as a member of a major league
    • enjoyed his prestige as an established writer
    • an established precedent
    • the established Church
  • verb set up or found
    found; establish; set up; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program

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christ

  • noun any expected deliverer
    messiah.
  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    the Nazarene; Jesus of Nazareth; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Saviour; Redeemer; Savior; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.

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good_guy

  • noun any person who is on your side

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lutheranism

  • noun teachings of Martin Luther emphasizing the cardinal doctrine of justification by faith alone

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st._matthew

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel
    St. Matthew the Apostle; Matthew; Levi; Saint Matthew the Apostle; Saint Matthew.

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socialiser

  • noun a person who takes part in social activities
    socializer.

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unskilled

  • adjective not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency
    • unskilled in the art of rhetoric
    • an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber
    • unskilled labor
    • workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities
    • unskilled workmanship
  • adjective satellite lacking professional skill or expertise
    amateurish; amateur; inexpert.
    • a very amateurish job
    • inexpert but conscientious efforts
    • an unskilled painting

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fetish

  • noun a form of sexual desire in which gratification depends to an abnormal degree on some object or item of clothing or part of the body
    • common male fetishes are breasts, legs, hair, shoes, and underwear
  • noun a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
    juju; voodoo; hoodoo; fetich.

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maffeo_barberini

  • noun Italian pope from 1623 to 1644 who sanctioned the condemnation of Galileo but later freed him (1568-1644)
    Urban VIII.

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applier

  • noun a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission
    applicant.
  • noun a device for applying a substance
    applicator.

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drooler

  • noun a person who dribbles; he needs a bib"
    driveller; dribbler; slobberer.
    • that baby is a dribbler

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st._jerome

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian Church whose major work was his translation of the Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (which became the Vulgate); a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-420)
    Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus; Eusebius Hieronymus; Hieronymus; Jerome; Saint Jerome.

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shi'ite_muslim

  • noun a member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs
    Shiite; Shi'ite; Shiite Muslim; Shia Muslim.

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armenian_apostolic_orthodox_church

  • noun an independent Christian church established in Armenia since 300; was influenced by both Roman and Byzantine traditions
    Armenian Church.

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carrottop

  • noun someone who has red hair
    redhead; redheader; red-header.

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jude

  • noun (New Testament) supposed brother of St. James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless
    St. Jude; Thaddaeus; Judas; Saint Jude.
  • noun a New Testament book attributed to Saint Jude
    Epistle of Jude.

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haggai

  • noun a Hebrew minor prophet
    Aggeus.
  • noun an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Haggai which are concerned mainly with rebuilding the temples after the Babylonian Captivity
    Book of Haggai; Aggeus.

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active

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

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noncompliant

  • noun a person who refuses to comply
    balker; baulker.
  • adjective boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
    defiant.
    • brought up to be aggressive and defiant
    • a defiant attitude

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vaishnavism

  • noun Hindu sect worshiping of Vishnu
    Vaisnavism.
  • noun worship of Vishnu one of the 3 chief gods of the Hindu pantheon
    Vishnuism; Vaisnavism.

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substance

  • noun the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
    • DNA is the substance of our genes
  • noun the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    kernel; center; centre; nitty-gritty; essence; sum; meat; heart; pith; nub; heart and soul; core; inwardness; marrow; gist.
    • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
    • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
    • the nub of the story

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venturer

  • noun a merchant who undertakes a trading venture (especially a venture that sends goods overseas)
    merchant-venturer.
  • noun a person who enjoys taking risks
    adventurer.

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baptize

  • verb administer baptism to
    christen; baptise.
    • The parents had the child baptized

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gregory_nazianzen

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-391)
    Gregory; Gregory of Nazianzen; St. Gregory of Nazianzen.

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changer

  • noun a person who changes something
    modifier.
    • an inveterate changer of the menu
  • noun an automatic mechanical device on a record player that causes new records to be played without manual intervention
    auto-changer; record changer.

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karol_wojtyla

  • noun the first Pope born in Poland; the first Pope not born in Italy in 450 years (1920-2005)
    John Paul II.

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jew

  • noun a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
    Israelite; Hebrew.

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albert_schweitzer

  • noun French philosopher and physician and organist who spent most of his life as a medical missionary in Gabon (1875-1965)
    Schweitzer.

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moral

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

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basil

  • noun any of several Old World tropical aromatic annual or perennial herbs of the genus Ocimum
  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)
    St. Basil; St. Basil the Great; Basil the Great; Basil of Caesarea.

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straight_person

  • noun a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
    straight; heterosexual person; heterosexual.

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absolution

  • noun the condition of being formally forgiven by a priest in the sacrament of penance
  • noun the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance
    remittal; remission of sin; remission.

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sagittarius

  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Sagittarius
    Archer.
  • noun a large zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Scorpius and Capricornus

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sweater

  • noun a crocheted or knitted garment covering the upper part of the body
    jumper.
  • noun a person who perspires
    perspirer.

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chooser

  • noun a person who chooses or selects out
    picker; selector.

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negative

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

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benedict

  • noun United States anthropologist (1887-1948)
    Ruth Benedict; Ruth Fulton.
  • noun Italian monk who founded the Benedictine order about 540 (480-547)
    St. Benedict; Saint Benedict.

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faerie

  • noun a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
    fairy; fay; faery; sprite.
  • noun the enchanted realm of fairies
    fairyland; faery.

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mystical

  • adjective relating to or characteristic of mysticism
    mystic.
    • mystical religion
  • adjective relating to or resembling mysticism
    mystic.
    • mystical intuition
    • mystical theories about the securities market

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united_society_of_believers_in_christ's_second_appearing

  • noun a celibate and communistic Christian sect in the United States
    Shakers.

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manes

  • noun a Persian prophet who founded Manichaeism (216-276)
  • noun long coarse hair growing from the crest of the animal's neck
    mane.

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holy

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

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calvinistical

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Calvinism or its adherents
    Calvinistic; Calvinist.

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withholder

  • noun a person who refrains from granting
    • a withholder of payments
  • noun a person who restrains or checks or holds back

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unraveler

  • noun a person who removes tangles; someone who takes something out of a tangled state
    disentangler; unraveller.

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fatimah

  • noun youngest daughter of the prophet Mohammed and wife of the fourth calif Ali; revered especially by Shiite Muslims (606-632)
    Fatima.

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adult

  • noun a fully developed person from maturity onward
    grownup.
  • noun any mature animal

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boomer

  • noun a member of the baby boom generation in the 1950s
    baby boomer.
    • they expanded the schools for a generation of baby boomers

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ward

  • noun a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another
  • noun a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections

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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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gregory_i

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership; a saint and Doctor of the Church (540?-604)
    St. Gregory I; Gregory; Saint Gregory I; Gregory the Great.

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nature_worship

  • noun a system of religion that deifies and worships natural forces and phenomena

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satan

  • noun (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell
    Devil; Prince of Darkness; Lucifer; the Tempter; Beelzebub; Old Nick.

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fakir

  • noun a Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man
    fakeer; faqir; faquir.

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kaliph

  • noun the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth
    khalifah; caliph; kalif; khalif; calif.
    • many radical Muslims believe a Khalifah will unite all Islamic lands and people and subjugate the rest of the world

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calixtus_iii

  • noun Italian pope whose nepotism put the Borgia family in power in Italy (1378-1458)
    Borgia; Alfonso Borgia.

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apologetics

  • noun the branch of theology that is concerned with the defense of Christian doctrines

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muhammad

  • noun leader of Black Muslims who campaigned for independence for Black Americans (1897-1975)
    Elijah Muhammad.
  • noun the Arab prophet who, according to Islam, was the last messenger of Allah (570-632)
    Mohammad; Mohammed; Mahomet; Mahound.

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archaist

  • noun a person who archaizes
  • noun an expert or collector of antiquities
    antiquary; antiquarian.

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baptists

  • noun any of various evangelical Protestant churches that believe in the baptism of voluntary believers
    Baptist Church.
  • noun follower of Baptistic doctrines
    Baptist.

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plunger

  • noun someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains
    speculator.
  • noun someone who dives (into water)
    diver.

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salvage

  • noun property or goods saved from damage or destruction
  • noun the act of saving goods or property that were in danger of damage or destruction

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ascetic

  • noun someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline
    abstainer.
  • adjective pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline
    ascetical.
    • ascetic practices

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beguiler

  • noun someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
    slicker; trickster; cheat; deceiver; cheater.
  • noun a person who charms others (usually by personal attractiveness)
    charmer.

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shivaism

  • noun a Hindu sect worshiping Shiva
    Sivaism.
  • noun worship of Shiva one of the 3 chief gods of the Hindu pantheon
    Sivaism.

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organized

  • adjective formed into a structured or coherent whole
  • verb create (as an entity)
    organize; organise; form.
    • social groups form everywhere
    • They formed a company

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boehme

  • noun German mystic and theosophist who founded modern theosophy; influenced George Fox (1575-1624)
    Jakob Boehm; Jakob Bohme; Behmen; Jakob Boehme; Bohme; Boehm; Jakob Behmen.

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bruno

  • noun German pope from 1049 to 1054 whose papacy was the beginning of papal reforms in the 11th century (1002-1054)
    Bruno of Toul; Leo IX.
  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a French cleric (born in Germany) who founded the Carthusian order in 1084 (1032-1101)
    Saint Bruno; St. Bruno.

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mary_magdalen

  • noun sinful woman Jesus healed of evil spirits; she became a follower of Jesus
    Mary Magdalene; St. Mary Magdalene; St. Mary Magdalen.

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venerable

  • adjective satellite impressive by reason of age
    • a venerable sage with white hair and beard
  • adjective satellite profoundly honored
    revered; august.
    • revered holy men

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bihari

  • noun the Indic language spoken in Bihar (and by some people in Pakistan and Bangladesh)

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calixtus_ii

  • noun pope who in 1122 forced the Holy Roman Emperor Henry V to sign a concordat that recognized the right of the church to choose its own leadership (died in 1124)
    Guy of Burgundy.

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machine

  • noun any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
  • noun an efficient person
    • the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine

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occupational_group

  • noun a body of people doing the same kind of work
    vocation.

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sinhala

  • noun the Indic language spoken by the people of Sri Lanka
    Singhalese; Sinhalese.
  • adjective of or relating to the Sinhalese languages
    Singhalese; Sinhalese.
    • the Sinhalese versions of the Ramayana

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st._dominic

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Spanish priest who founded an order whose members became known as Dominicans or Black Friars (circa 1170-1221)
    Dominic; Saint Dominic; Domingo de Guzman.

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asanga

  • noun Indian religious leader and founder of the Yogacara school of Buddhism in India (4th century)

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free_spirit

  • noun someone acting freely or even irresponsibly
    free agent; freewheeler.

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lifesaving

  • noun saving the lives of drowning persons
    • he took a course in lifesaving

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austere

  • adjective satellite severely simple
    severe; stark; stern.
    • a stark interior
  • adjective satellite of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect
    stern.
    • an austere expression
    • a stern face

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third

  • noun one of three equal parts of a divisible whole
    tierce; one-third.
    • it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement
  • noun the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the third of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)
    third base.
    • he is playing third

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scourge

  • noun a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
    flagellum.
  • noun something causing misery or death
    bane; nemesis; curse.
    • the bane of my life

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saint_james

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament
    James; Saint James the Apostle; St. James the Apostle; St. James.

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capitalist

  • noun a conservative advocate of capitalism
  • noun a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)

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inhabitant

  • noun a person who inhabits a particular place
    indweller; habitant; dweller; denizen.

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pantheist

  • noun someone who believes that God and the universe are the same
  • adjective of or relating to pantheism
    pantheistic.

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order

  • noun (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
    • the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London
  • noun a degree in a continuum of size or quantity
    order of magnitude.
    • it was on the order of a mile
    • an explosion of a low order of magnitude

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squint

  • noun abnormal alignment of one or both eyes
    strabismus.
  • noun the act of squinting; looking with the eyes partly closed

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st._leo_i

  • noun Italian pope from 440 to 461 who extended the authority of the papacy to the west and persuaded Attila not to attack Rome (440-461)
    Leo the Great; Leo I.

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old_catholic

  • noun a member of the church formed in the 19th century by German Catholics who refused to accept the infallibility of the Pope

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office

  • noun place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed
    business office.
    • he rented an office in the new building
  • noun an administrative unit of government
    agency; authority; bureau; federal agency; government agency.
    • the Central Intelligence Agency
    • the Census Bureau
    • Office of Management and Budget
    • Tennessee Valley Authority

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gospeler

  • noun a preacher of the Christian gospel
    revivalist; evangelist; gospeller.

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mixed-blood

  • noun a person whose ancestors belonged to two or more races

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coenobite

  • noun a member of a religious order living in common
    cenobite.

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welcomer

  • noun a person who greets
    greeter; saluter.
    • the newcomers were met by smiling greeters
  • adjective giving pleasure or satisfaction or received with pleasure or freely granted
    welcome.
    • a welcome relief
    • a welcome guest
    • made the children feel welcome
    • you are welcome to join us

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theologian

  • noun someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
    theologizer; theologiser; theologist.

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soaking

  • noun the process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid)
    soakage; soak.
    • a good soak put life back in the wagon
  • noun the act of making something completely wet
    souse; drenching; sousing.
    • he gave it a good drenching

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religious_belief

  • noun a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
    religion; faith.
    • he lost his faith but not his morality

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hakim

  • noun a Muslim ruler or governor or judge
  • noun a Muslim physician
    hakeem.

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parsiism

  • noun the faith of a Zoroastrian sect in India
    Parseeism.

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counterterrorist

  • noun someone who attempts to prevent terrorism
  • adjective intended to prevent terrorism
    counterterror.
    • the government took counterterror measures

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absolutism

  • noun dominance through threat of punishment and violence
    tyranny; despotism.
  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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driveller

  • noun someone whose talk is trivial drivel
    jabberer.
  • noun a person who dribbles; he needs a bib"
    dribbler; drooler; slobberer.
    • that baby is a dribbler

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remission

  • noun an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease)
    remittal; subsidence.
    • his cancer is in remission
  • noun a payment of money sent to a person in another place
    remittance; remitment; remittal.

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cataphatism

  • noun the religious belief that God has given enough clues to be known to humans positively and affirmatively (e.g., God created Adam `in his own image')

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pope_alexander_vi

  • noun Pope and father of Cesare Borgia and Lucrezia Borgia (1431-1503)
    Borgia; Rodrigo Borgia; Alexander VI.

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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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school

  • noun an educational institution
    • the school was founded in 1900
  • noun a building where young people receive education
    schoolhouse.
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning

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yogacara

  • noun one of the main traditions of Mahayana Buddhism; holds that the mind is real but that objects are just ideas or states of consciousness

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absolutist

  • noun one who advocates absolutism
  • adjective pertaining to the principle of totalitarianism
    absolutistic.

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angelology

  • noun the branch of theology that is concerned with angels

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good_person

  • noun a person who is good to other people

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hermeneutics

  • noun the branch of theology that deals with principles of exegesis

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unskilled_person

  • noun a person who lacks technical training

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orangeman

  • noun a member of a society founded in Ireland in 1795 to uphold Protestantism and the British sovereign

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ducking

  • noun hunting ducks
    duck hunting.
  • noun the act of wetting something by submerging it
    immersion; submersion; dousing.

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messianic

  • adjective of or relating to a messiah promising deliverance
    • messianic cult

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mulla

  • noun a Muslim trained in the doctrine and law of Islam; the head of a mosque
    Mullah; Mollah.

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hanger

  • noun a worker who hangs something
  • noun anything from which something can be hung

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nonchurchgoing

  • adjective satellite no longer active or practicing
    lapsed.
    • a lapsed Catholic

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muhammedan

  • noun a follower of Mohammed
    Muhammadan; Mohammedan.

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satellite

  • noun man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
    orbiter; artificial satellite.
  • noun a person who follows or serves another
    planet.

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apotheosis

  • noun model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
    nonesuch; nonsuch; paragon; ideal; saint; nonpareil.
  • noun the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
    exaltation; deification.

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vote

  • noun a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
    voting; ballot; balloting.
    • there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion
    • they allowed just one vote per person
  • noun the opinion of a group as determined by voting
    • they put the question to a vote

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cathedral

  • noun any large and important church
  • noun the principal Christian church building of a bishop's diocese
    duomo.

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mangler

  • noun a person who mutilates or destroys or disfigures or cripples
    mutilator; maimer.

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gregory_xiii

  • noun the pope who sponsored the introduction of the modern calendar (1572-1585)
    Gregory; Ugo Buoncompagni.

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large

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

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presbyterian

  • noun a follower of Calvinism as taught in the Presbyterian Church

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theravada

  • noun one of two great schools of Buddhist doctrine emphasizing personal salvation through your own efforts; a conservative form of Buddhism that adheres to Pali scriptures and the non-theistic ideal of self purification to nirvana; the dominant religion of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand and Laos and Cambodia
    Theravada Buddhism.

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god

  • noun any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
    deity; divinity; immortal.
  • noun the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions
    Supreme Being.

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ismailian

  • noun an adherent of Ismailism; a member of the Ismaili branch of Shiism
    Ismaili.

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wuss

  • noun a person who is physically weak and ineffectual
    doormat; weakling.

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adhesion

  • noun abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the abdomen
  • noun a fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures

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millennium

  • noun a span of 1000 years
    millenary.
  • noun (New Testament) in Revelations it is foretold that those faithful to Jesus will reign with Jesus over the earth for a thousand years; the meaning of these words have been much debated; some denominations (e.g. Jehovah's Witnesses) expect it to be a thousand years of justice and peace and happiness

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sikhism

  • noun the doctrines of a monotheistic religion founded in northern India in the 16th century by Guru Nanak and combining elements of Hinduism and Islam

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good_shepherd

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    Christ; the Nazarene; Jesus of Nazareth; Jesus; Saviour; Redeemer; Savior; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.

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idoliser

  • noun a lover blind with admiration and devotion
    idolizer.
  • noun a person who worships idols
    idolater; idolizer; idol worshiper.

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missionary_work

  • noun the organized work of a religious missionary
    mission.

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veto

  • noun a vote that blocks a decision
  • noun the power or right to prohibit or reject a proposed or intended act (especially the power of a chief executive to reject a bill passed by the legislature)

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st._thomas_aquinas

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology; presented philosophical proofs of the existence of God (1225-1274)
    Saint Thomas Aquinas; Thomas Aquinas; Aquinas; St. Thomas; Saint Thomas.

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fugitive

  • noun someone who flees from an uncongenial situation
    runaway; fleer.
    • fugitives from the sweatshops
  • noun someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice
    fugitive from justice.

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free

  • noun people who are free
    free people.
    • the home of the free and the brave
  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; loose; release; liberate.

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socinian

  • noun an adherent of the teachings of Socinus; a Christian who rejects the divinity of Christ and the Trinity and original sin; influenced the development of Unitarian theology

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aboriginal

  • noun an indigenous person who was born in a particular place
    indigen; indigene; aborigine; native.
    • the art of the natives of the northwest coast
    • the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students
  • noun a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived
    Aborigine; Australian Aborigine; native Australian; Abo.

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catholicity

  • noun the beliefs and practices of a Catholic Church
    Catholicism.
  • noun the quality of being universal; existing everywhere
    universality.

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redemptory

  • adjective of or relating to or resulting in redemption
    redemptive; redemptional.
    • a redemptive theory about life"- E.K.Brown

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hoodooism

  • noun a religious cult practiced chiefly in Caribbean countries (especially Haiti); involves witchcraft and animistic deities
    voodoo; voodooism; vodoun.

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paul

  • noun United States feminist (1885-1977)
    Alice Paul.
  • noun (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle
    Saul of Tarsus; Paul the Apostle; Saint Paul; Apostle Paul; Apostle of the Gentiles; St. Paul; Saul.
    • Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity

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color-blind_person

  • noun a person unable to distinguish differences in hue

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organized_religion

  • noun an institution to express belief in a divine power
    religion; faith.
    • he was raised in the Baptist religion
    • a member of his own faith contradicted him

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ism

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; philosophy; school of thought; doctrine.

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saint_anselm

  • noun an Italian who was a Benedictine monk; was archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109; one of the founders of scholasticism; best known for his proof of the existence of God
    St. Anselm; Anselm.

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wesleyanism

  • noun evangelical principles taught by John Wesley
    Wesleyism.

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wasp

  • noun a white person of Anglo-Saxon ancestry who belongs to a Protestant denomination
    white Anglo-Saxon Protestant.
  • noun social or solitary hymenopterans typically having a slender body with the abdomen attached by a narrow stalk and having a formidable sting

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angelic

  • adjective satellite marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint
    saintly; sainted; beatific; saintlike; angelical.
    • angelic beneficence
    • a beatific smile
    • a saintly concern for his fellow men
    • my sainted mother
  • adjective of or relating to angels
    angelical.
    • angelic messenger

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bridget

  • noun Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
    St. Brigid; St. Bridget; Brigid; Saint Bridget; Saint Brigid; Bride; Saint Bride; St. Bride.

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domestic_partner

  • noun a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship
    spousal equivalent; spouse equivalent; significant other.

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buddhist

  • noun one who follows the teachings of Buddha
  • adjective of or relating to or supporting Buddhism
    Buddhistic.
    • Buddhist sculpture

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rank

  • noun a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another
    • the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen
  • noun relative status
    • his salary was determined by his rank and seniority

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buddhism

  • noun a religion represented by the many groups (especially in Asia) that profess various forms of the Buddhist doctrine and that venerate Buddha
  • noun the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth

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parseeism

  • noun the faith of a Zoroastrian sect in India
    Parsiism.

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comforter

  • noun commiserates with someone who has had misfortune
    sympathizer; sympathiser.
  • noun a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies
    allayer; reliever.
    • a reliever of anxiety
    • an allayer of fears

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discriminator

  • noun a person who (or that which) differentiates
    differentiator.

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adoptee

  • noun someone (such as a child) who has been adopted

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arianism

  • noun heretical doctrine taught by Arius that asserted the radical primacy of the Father over the Son

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louis_ix

  • noun king of France and son of Louis VIII; he led two unsuccessful Crusades; considered an ideal medieval king (1214-1270)
    St. Louis; Saint Louis.

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service

  • noun work done by one person or group that benefits another
    • budget separately for goods and services
  • noun an act of help or assistance
    • he did them a service

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needer

  • noun a person who wants or needs something
    wanter.
    • an owner of many things and needer of none

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tantra

  • noun any of a fairly recent class of Hindu or Buddhist religious literature concerned with ritual acts of body and speech and mind
  • noun doctrine of enlightenment as the realization of the oneness of one's self and the visible world; combines elements of Hinduism and paganism including magical and mystical elements like mantras and mudras and erotic rites; especially influential in Tibet
    Tantrism.

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roman_catholicism

  • noun the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church based in Rome
    Romanism; papism.

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mandean

  • noun a member of a small Gnostic sect that originated in Jordan and survives in Iraq and who believes that John the Baptist was the Messiah
    Mandaean.
  • noun the form of Aramaic used by the Mandeans
    Mandaean.

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rate

  • noun a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit
    • they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour
    • the rate of change was faster than expected
  • noun amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis
    charge per unit.
    • a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5

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the_nazarene

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    Christ; Jesus of Nazareth; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Saviour; Redeemer; Savior; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.

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puritanism

  • noun the beliefs and practices characteristic of Puritans (most of whom were Calvinists who wished to purify the Church of England of its Catholic aspects)
  • noun strictness and austerity in conduct and religion

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submersion

  • noun sinking until covered completely with water
    immersion; submergence; submerging.
  • noun the act of wetting something by submerging it
    immersion; ducking; dousing.

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guillaume_de_grimoard

  • noun French pope from 1362 to 1370 who tried to reestablish the papacy in Rome but in 1367 returned to Avignon hoping to end the war between France and England; canonized in 1870 (1310-1370)
    Urban V.

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alessandro_farnese

  • noun Italian pope from 1534 to 1549 who excommunicated Henry VIII of England in 1538 and initiated the Council of Trent in 1545; was active in the Counter Reformation and promoted the Society of Jesus for this purpose (1468-1549)
    Paul III.

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loved_one

  • noun a person who you love, usually a member of your family

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gregory_the_great

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership; a saint and Doctor of the Church (540?-604)
    Gregory I; St. Gregory I; Gregory; Saint Gregory I.

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rectifier

  • noun electrical device that transforms alternating into direct current
  • noun a person who corrects or sets right
    • a rectifier of prejudices

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aeneas_silvius

  • noun Italian pope from 1458 to 1464 who is remembered for his unsuccessful attempt to lead a crusade against the Turks (1405-1464)
    Pius II; Enea Silvio Piccolomini.

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nonpartisan

  • noun a person who is nonpartisan
    nonpartizan.
  • adjective free from party affiliation or bias
    nonpartizan.

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gambler

  • noun a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events
  • noun someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement
    risk taker.

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rebuff

  • noun a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
    slight.
  • noun an instance of driving away or warding off
    repulse; snub.

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spoiler

  • noun a candidate with no chance of winning but who may draw enough votes to prevent one of the leading candidates from winning
  • noun someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)
    looter; despoiler; plunderer; pillager; freebooter; raider.

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george_fox

  • noun English religious leader who founded the Society of Friends (1624-1691)
    Fox.

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donatism

  • noun a schismatic Christian religion in northern Africa from the 4th to the 7th century; held that only those who led a blameless life belonged in the church or could administer the sacraments

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coward

  • noun a person who shows fear or timidity
  • noun English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)
    Noel Coward; Sir Noel Pierce Coward.

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manichaeism

  • noun a religion founded by Manes in the third century; a synthesis of Zoroastrian dualism between light and dark and Babylonian folklore and Buddhist ethics and superficial elements of Christianity; spread widely in the Roman Empire but had largely died out by 1000
    Manichaeanism.

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second

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

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tibetan_buddhism

  • noun a Buddhist doctrine that includes elements from India that are not Buddhist and elements of preexisting shamanism
    Lamaism.

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absolutistic

  • adjective pertaining to the principle of totalitarianism
    absolutist.

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jakob_behmen

  • noun German mystic and theosophist who founded modern theosophy; influenced George Fox (1575-1624)
    Jakob Boehm; Jakob Bohme; Behmen; Jakob Boehme; Boehme; Bohme; Boehm.

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donatist

  • noun an adherent of Donatism
  • adjective of or relating to Donatism

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affusion

  • noun the act of baptizing someone by pouring water on their head

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gregorian_chant

  • noun a liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic Church
    plainchant; plainsong.

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abstinent

  • noun a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages
    abstainer; nondrinker.
  • adjective satellite self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink
    abstentious.
    • not totally abstinent but abstemious

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modern

  • noun a contemporary person
  • noun a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
    Bodoni font; modern font; Bodoni.

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antagonistic

  • adjective satellite indicating opposition or resistance
    counter.
  • adjective satellite characterized by antagonism or antipathy
    antipathetic; antipathetical.
    • slaves antagonistic to their masters
    • antipathetic factions within the party

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lorenzo_ganganelli

  • noun Italian pope from 1769 to 1774 who lost whatever support remained of Catholic Europe, causing the church to fall into the hands of secular princes (1705-1774)
    Clement XIV.

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ashkenazi

  • noun a Jew of eastern European or German descent

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crab

  • noun decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
  • noun a quarrelsome grouch
    crabby person.

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sounding

  • noun a measure of the depth of water taken with a sounding line
  • noun the act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line)

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reprieve

  • noun a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
    respite.
  • noun an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
    suspension; abatement; hiatus; respite.

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laugher

  • noun a person who is laughing or who laughs easily
  • noun an easy victory
    romp; blowout; runaway; walkaway; shoo-in.

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coptic_church

  • noun the ancient Christian church of Egypt

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christian

  • noun a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of Christianity
    • Christian rites

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person

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a human body (usually including the clothing)
    • a weapon was hidden on his person

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handicapped_person

  • noun a person who has some condition that markedly restricts their ability to function physically or mentally or socially

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saktism

  • noun a Hindu sect worshiping Shakti
    Shaktism.
  • noun worship of Shakti as the wife of Shiva
    Shaktism.

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mahdi

  • noun (Islam) a messianic leader who (according to popular Muslim belief) will appear before the end of the world and restore justice and religion

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oddone_colonna

  • noun Italian pope from 1417 to 1431 whose election as pope ended the Great Schism (1368-1431)
    Martin V.

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mormonism

  • noun the doctrines and practices of the Mormon Church based on the Book of Mormon

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extravert

  • noun (psychology) a person concerned more with practical realities than with inner thoughts and feelings
    extrovert.
  • adjective satellite being concerned with the social and physical environment
    extroverted; extravertive; extrovertive; extraverted; extrovert.

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supreme_being

  • noun the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions
    God.

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melkite

  • noun an eastern Christian in Egypt or Syria who adheres to the Orthodox faith as defined by the council of Chalcedon in 451 and as accepted by the Byzantine emperor
    Melchite.
  • noun an Orthodox Christian or Uniate Christian belonging to the patriarchate of Alexandria or Antioch or Jerusalem
    Melchite.

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evangelicalism

  • noun stresses the importance of personal conversion and faith as the means of salvation

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wise

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

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miguel_jose_serra

  • noun Spanish missionary who founded Franciscan missions in California (1713-1784)
    Serra; Junipero Serra.

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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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foreign_mission

  • noun an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work
    mission; missionary post; missionary station.
  • noun a permanent diplomatic mission headed by a minister
    legation.

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regular

  • noun a regular patron
    fixture; habitue.
    • an habitue of the racetrack
    • a bum who is a Central Park fixture
  • noun a soldier in the regular army

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krishnaism

  • noun worship of Krishna the 8th avatar of Vishnu

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bride

  • noun a woman who has recently been married
  • noun Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
    St. Brigid; Bridget; St. Bridget; Brigid; Saint Bridget; Saint Brigid; Saint Bride; St. Bride.

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swami

  • noun a Hindu religious teacher; used as a title of respect

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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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bodybuilder

  • noun someone who does special exercises to develop a brawny musculature
    muscleman; muscle builder; muscle-builder; musclebuilder.

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canonization

  • noun (Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints
    canonisation.

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pietistical

  • adjective of or relating to Pietism
    pietistic.
    • the Pietistic movement
  • adjective satellite excessively or hypocritically pious
    pharisaic; self-righteous; sanctimonious; holier-than-thou; pietistic; pharisaical.
    • a sickening sanctimonious smile

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pope

  • noun the head of the Roman Catholic Church
    Roman Catholic Pope; pontiff; Catholic Pope; Vicar of Christ; Holy Father; Bishop of Rome.
  • noun English poet and satirist (1688-1744)
    Alexander Pope.

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guru

  • noun a Hindu or Buddhist religious leader and spiritual teacher
  • noun each of the first ten leaders of the Sikh religion

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novitiate

  • noun the period during which you are a novice (especially in a religious order)
    noviciate.
  • noun someone who has entered a religious order but has not taken final vows
    novice.

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enjoyer

  • noun a person who delights in having or using or experiencing something

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tempter

  • noun a person who tempts others
    • Satan is the great tempter of mankind

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st._basil

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)
    Basil; St. Basil the Great; Basil the Great; Basil of Caesarea.

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dupe

  • noun a person who is tricked or swindled
    victim.
  • verb fool or hoax
    fool; put on; gull; take in; befool; put one over; cod; put one across; slang.
    • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
    • You can't fool me!

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saint_bridget

  • noun Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
    St. Brigid; Bridget; St. Bridget; Brigid; Saint Brigid; Bride; Saint Bride; St. Bride.

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pardoner

  • noun a person who pardons or forgives or excuses a fault or offense
    excuser; forgiver.
  • noun a medieval cleric who raised money for the church by selling papal indulgences

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muhammadanism

  • noun the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
    Mohammedanism; Islamism; Muslimism; Islam.
    • Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion
    • the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion

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russell

  • noun United States religious leader who founded the sect that is now called Jehovah's Witnesses (1852-1916)
    Charles Taze Russell.
  • noun English film director (born in 1927)
    Henry Kenneth Alfred Russell; Ken Russell.

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mutilator

  • noun a person who mutilates or destroys or disfigures or cripples
    mangler; maimer.

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toucher

  • noun a person who causes or allows a part of the body to come in contact with someone or something

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latent

  • adjective satellite potentially existing but not presently evident or realized
    • a latent fingerprint
    • latent talent
  • adjective satellite (pathology) not presently active
    • latent infection
    • latent diabetes

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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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than

A particle expressing comparison, used after certain adjectives and adverbs which express comparison or diversity, as more, better, other, otherwise, and the like. It is usually followed by the object compared in the nominative case. Sometimes, however, the object compared is placed in the objective case, and than is then considered by some grammarians as a preposition. Sometimes the object is expressed in a sentence, usually introduced by that; as, I would rather suffer than that you should want.
Behold, a greater than Solomon is here. Matt. xii. 42.
Which when Beelzebub perceived, than whom, Satan except, none higher sat. Milton.
It's wiser being good than bad; It's safer being meek than fierce; It's fitter being sane than mad. R. Browning.

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spiritual_being

  • noun an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events
    supernatural being.

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rich

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

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northern_baptist

  • noun a member of the American Baptist Convention

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hostility

  • noun a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition
    ill will.
    • he could not conceal his hostility
  • noun a state of deep-seated ill-will
    enmity; antagonism.

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nonobservant

  • adjective satellite failing or refusing to observe religious customs

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worldling

  • noun a person absorbed by the concerns and interests and pleasures of the present world
  • noun an inhabitant of the earth
    earthman; tellurian; earthling.

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sheeny

  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew
    kike; hymie; yid.
  • adjective satellite reflecting light
    lustrous; glistening; glossy; shiny; shining.
    • glistening bodies of swimmers
    • the horse's glossy coat
    • lustrous auburn hair
    • saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet
    • shining white enamel

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simon_the_zealot

  • noun one of the twelve Apostles (first century)
    St. Simon; Simon the Canaanite; Simon; Simon Zelotes.

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yielder

  • noun a person who yields or surrenders
    surrenderer.

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rebirth

  • noun after death the soul begins a new cycle of existence in another human body
    metempsychosis.
  • noun a second or new birth
    reincarnation; renascence.

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theism

  • noun the doctrine or belief in the existence of a God or gods

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western_church

  • noun the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
    Roman Catholic; Roman Church; Roman Catholic Church; Church of Rome.

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indigen

  • noun an indigenous person who was born in a particular place
    aboriginal; indigene; aborigine; native.
    • the art of the natives of the northwest coast
    • the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students

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bad

  • noun that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
    badness.
    • take the bad with the good
  • adjective having undesirable or negative qualities
    • a bad report card
    • his sloppy appearance made a bad impression
    • a bad little boy
    • clothes in bad shape
    • a bad cut
    • bad luck
    • the news was very bad
    • the reviews were bad
    • the pay is bad
    • it was a bad light for reading
    • the movie was a bad choice

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reformation

  • noun improvement (or an intended improvement) in the existing form or condition of institutions or practices etc.; intended to make a striking change for the better in social or political or religious affairs
  • noun a religious movement of the 16th century that began as an attempt to reform the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in the creation of Protestant churches
    Protestant Reformation.

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siva

  • noun the destroyer; one of the three major divinities in the later Hindu pantheon
    Shiva.

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adherence

  • noun faithful support for a cause or political party or religion
    adhesion; attachment.
    • attachment to a formal agenda
    • adherence to a fat-free diet
    • the adhesion of Seville was decisive
  • noun the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition
    adhesiveness; adhesion; bond.
    • the mutual adhesiveness of cells
    • a heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion

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linguist

  • noun a specialist in linguistics
    linguistic scientist.
  • noun a person who speaks more than one language
    polyglot.

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hanger-on

  • noun someone who persistently (and annoyingly) follows along
    tagalong.

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methodist_church

  • noun a Protestant denomination founded on the principles of John Wesley and Charles Wesley
    Methodists.

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barnaba_chiaramonti

  • noun Italian pope from 1800 to 1823 who was humiliated by Napoleon and taken prisoner in 1809; he concluded a concordat with Napoleon and crowned him emperor of France; he returned to Rome in 1814 (1740-1823)
    Luigi Barnaba Gregorio Chiaramonti; Pius VII.

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latinise

  • verb cause to adopt Catholicism
    catholicise; catholicize; latinize.
  • verb write in the Latin alphabet
    Romanise; Latinize; Romanize.
    • many shops in Japan now carry neon signs with Romanized names

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druidism

  • noun the system of religion and philosophy taught by the Druids and their rites and ceremonies

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observer

  • noun a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
    percipient; perceiver; beholder.
  • noun an expert who observes and comments on something
    commentator.

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christianity

  • noun a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
    Christian religion.
  • noun the collective body of Christians throughout the world and history (found predominantly in Europe and the Americas and Australia)
    Christendom.
    • for a thousand years the Roman Catholic Church was the principal church of Christendom

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nun

  • noun a woman religious
  • noun a buoy resembling a cone
    nun buoy; conical buoy.

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saint_ignatius

  • noun bishop of Antioch who was martyred under the Roman Emperor Trajan (died 110)
    Ignatius; St. Ignatius.

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vedanta

  • noun (from the Sanskrit for `end of the Veda') one of six orthodox philosophical systems or viewpoints rooted in the Upanishads as opposed to Mimamsa which relies on the Vedas and Brahmanas

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money_dealer

  • noun a person who receives or invests or pays out money
    money handler.

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mollycoddler

  • noun someone who pampers or spoils by excessive indulgence
    coddler; spoiler; pamperer.

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john

  • noun a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
    toilet; bathroom; privy; lavatory; can; lav.
  • noun youngest son of Henry II; King of England from 1199 to 1216; succeeded to the throne on the death of his brother Richard I; lost his French possessions; in 1215 John was compelled by the barons to sign the Magna Carta (1167-1216)
    King John; John Lackland.

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best

  • noun the supreme effort one can make
    • they did their best
  • noun the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others
    topper.
    • he could beat the best of them

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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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exponent

  • noun a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
    advocator; proponent; advocate.
  • noun someone who expounds and interprets or explains

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obeah

  • noun (West Indies) followers of a religious system involving witchcraft and sorcery
    obi.
  • noun a religious belief of African origin involving witchcraft and sorcery; practiced in parts of the West Indies and tropical Americas
    obi.

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one-man_rule

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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presbyterianism

  • noun the doctrines and practices of the Presbyterian Church: based in Calvinism

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saint_boniface

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754)
    Boniface; Winfred; St. Boniface; Apostle of Germany; Wynfrith.

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anglican_communion

  • noun the national church of England (and all other churches in other countries that share its beliefs); has its see in Canterbury and the sovereign as its temporal head
    Anglican Church; Church of England.

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sinhalese

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Sri Lanka
    Singhalese.
  • noun the Indic language spoken by the people of Sri Lanka
    Singhalese; Sinhala.

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occupational

  • adjective of or relating to the activity or business for which you are trained
    • occupational hazard

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gautama

  • noun founder of Buddhism; worshipped as a god (c 563-483 BC)
    Siddhartha; Buddha; Gautama Buddha; Gautama Siddhartha.

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benedict_xv

  • noun pope who founded the Vatican service for prisoners of war during World War I (1854-1922)
    Giacomo della Chiesa.

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infidel

  • noun a person who does not acknowledge your god
    heathen; pagan; gentile.

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benedetto_caetani

  • noun pope who declared that Catholic princes are subject to the pope in temporal as well as in theological matters (1235-1303)
    Boniface VIII.

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nature

  • noun the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized
    • it is the nature of fire to burn
    • the true nature of jealousy
  • noun a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe
    • the laws of nature
    • nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women

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zephaniah

  • noun a Hebrew minor prophet of the late 7th century BC
    Sophonias.
  • noun an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zephaniah which are concerned mainly with the approaching judgment by God upon the sinners of Judah
    Book of Zephaniah; Sophonias.

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lover

  • noun a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
  • noun an ardent follower and admirer
    devotee; fan; buff.

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john_paul_i

  • noun the first Pope to assume a double name; he reigned for only 34 days (1912-1978)
    Albino Luciano.

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carry_through

  • verb put in effect
    fulfil; execute; accomplish; carry out; action; fulfill.
    • carry out a task
    • execute the decision of the people
    • He actioned the operation
  • verb bring into safety
    bring through; save; pull through.
    • We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack

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devout

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

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otho_of_lagery

  • noun French pope from 1088 to 1099 whose sermons called for the First Crusade (1042-1099)
    Odo of Lagery; Urban II; Otho; Odo.

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tyranny

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.
  • noun dominance through threat of punishment and violence
    absolutism; despotism.

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planner

  • noun a person who makes plans
    deviser; contriver.
  • noun a notebook for recording appointments and things to be done, etc.

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trickster

  • noun someone who plays practical jokes on others
    cut-up; prankster; tricker; practical joker; hoaxer.
  • noun someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
    slicker; beguiler; cheat; deceiver; cheater.

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resistant

  • adjective satellite relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)
    immune.
  • adjective satellite able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress
    tolerant.
    • the plant is tolerant of saltwater
    • these fish are quite tolerant as long as extremes of pH are avoided
    • the new hybrid is more resistant to drought

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adventurer

  • noun a person who enjoys taking risks
    venturer.
  • noun someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)
    explorer.

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st._gregory_i

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership; a saint and Doctor of the Church (540?-604)
    Gregory I; Gregory; Saint Gregory I; Gregory the Great.

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gemini

  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Gemini
    Twin.
  • noun a zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere between Taurus and Cancer on the ecliptic

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prospect

  • noun the possibility of future success
    chance.
    • his prospects as a writer are excellent
  • noun belief about (or mental picture of) the future
    outlook; expectation.

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muhammadan

  • noun a follower of Mohammed
    Mohammedan; Muhammedan.
  • adjective of or relating to the Arabian prophet Muhammad or to the religion he founded
    Mohammedan.

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apprehender

  • noun a person who knows or apprehends
    knower.
  • noun a person who seizes or arrests (especially a person who seizes or arrests in the name of justice)

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amos

  • noun a Hebrew shepherd and minor prophet
  • noun an Old Testament book telling Amos's prophecies
    Book of Amos.

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st._lawrence

  • noun Roman martyr; supposedly Lawrence was ordered by the police to give up the church's treasure and when he responded by presenting the poor people of Rome he was roasted to death on a gridiron (died in 258)
    Saint Lawrence; Laurentius; Lawrence.
  • noun a North American river; flows into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the North Atlantic
    Saint Lawrence River; Saint Lawrence; St. Lawrence River.

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antipope

  • noun someone who is elected pope in opposition to another person who is held to be canonically elected
    • the antipopes resided in Avignon during the Great Schism

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revealed_religion

  • noun a religion founded primarily on the revelations of God to humankind

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weight_gainer

  • noun a person who gains weight
    gainer.

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copycat

  • noun someone who copies the words or behavior of another
    aper; ape; imitator; emulator.

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adventism

  • noun any Christian religion that believes the second coming of Christ is imminent
    Second Adventism.

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martin_v

  • noun Italian pope from 1417 to 1431 whose election as pope ended the Great Schism (1368-1431)
    Oddone Colonna.

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mahdism

  • noun belief in the appearance of the Mahdi; devotion to a Mahdi

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pharisee

  • noun a self-righteous or sanctimonious person
  • noun a member of an ancient Jewish sect noted for strict obedience to Jewish traditions

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sponger

  • noun a workman employed to collect sponges
  • noun a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
    sponge; leech; parasite.

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idol

  • noun a material effigy that is worshipped
    god; graven image.
    • thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image
    • money was his god
  • noun someone who is adored blindly and excessively
    matinee idol.

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adventist

  • noun a member of Christian denomination that expects the imminent advent of Christ
    Second Adventist.

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life

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

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aristotelianism

  • noun (philosophy) the philosophy of Aristotle that deals with logic and metaphysics and ethics and poetics and politics and natural science
    peripateticism.
    • Aristotelianism profoundly influenced Western thought

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sprite

  • noun a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
    fairy; fay; faerie; faery.

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holy_roller

  • noun a member of a religion that expresses ecstatic fervor

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worker

  • noun a person who works at a specific occupation
    • he is a good worker
  • noun a member of the working class (not necessarily employed)
    proletarian; prole.
    • workers of the world--unite!

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child

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; fry; shaver; tike; minor; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
    kid.
    • they had three children
    • they were able to send their kids to college

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shi'ite

  • noun a member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs
    Shiite; Shi'ite Muslim; Shiite Muslim; Shia Muslim.

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applied

  • adjective concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles
    • applied physics
    • applied psychology
    • technical problems in medicine, engineering, economics and other applied disciplines"- Sidney Hook
  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; apply; use; utilize; utilise.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer

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save

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

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being

  • noun the state or fact of existing
    beingness; existence.
    • a point of view gradually coming into being
    • laws in existence for centuries
  • noun a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
    organism.

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attack_aircraft

  • noun a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
    fighter aircraft; fighter.

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baulker

  • noun a person who refuses to comply
    balker; noncompliant.

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religious_cult

  • noun a system of religious beliefs and rituals
    cult; cultus.
    • devoted to the cultus of the Blessed Virgin

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doormat

  • noun a person who is physically weak and ineffectual
    weakling; wuss.
  • noun a mat placed outside an exterior door for wiping the shoes before entering
    welcome mat.

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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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unperson

  • noun a person regarded as nonexistent and having no rights; a person whose existence is systematically ignored (especially for ideological or political reasons)
    nonperson.
    • the former senator is treated as a nonperson by this administration
    • George Orwell predicted that political dissidents would be treated as unpersons

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saul_of_tarsus

  • noun (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle
    Paul the Apostle; Saint Paul; Apostle Paul; Apostle of the Gentiles; Paul; St. Paul; Saul.
    • Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity

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have

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

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monocracy

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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player

  • noun a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
    participant.
  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    musician; instrumentalist.

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st._jude

  • noun (New Testament) supposed brother of St. James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless
    Thaddaeus; Judas; Saint Jude; Jude.

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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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mouse

  • noun any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails
  • noun a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye
    black eye; shiner.

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hebraism

  • noun Jews collectively who practice a religion based on the Torah and the Talmud
    Judaism; Jewish religion.

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unfortunate

  • noun a person who suffers misfortune
    unfortunate person.
  • adjective not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune
    • an unfortunate turn of events
    • an unfortunate decision
    • unfortunate investments
    • an unfortunate night for all concerned

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plainsong

  • noun a liturgical chant of the Roman Catholic Church
    plainchant; Gregorian chant.

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lightning_rod

  • noun someone who is a frequent target of negative reactions and serves to distract attention from another
  • noun a metallic conductor that is attached to a high point and leads to the ground; protects the building from destruction by lightning
    lightning conductor.

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stalinism

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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decedent

  • noun someone who is no longer alive
    dead person; departed; deceased person; dead soul; deceased.
    • I wonder what the dead person would have done

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advocate

  • noun a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
    advocator; proponent; exponent.
  • noun a lawyer who pleads cases in court
    counsel; counselor-at-law; counsellor; pleader; counselor.

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st._baeda

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
    Beda; Bede; Saint Baeda; St. Beda; St. Bede; Baeda; the Venerable Bede; Saint Beda; Saint Bede.

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social

  • noun a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
    mixer; sociable.
  • adjective relating to human society and its members
    societal.
    • social institutions
    • societal evolution
    • societal forces
    • social legislation

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hebraic

  • adjective of or relating to the language of the Hebrews
    Hebraical; Hebrew.
    • Hebrew vowels
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of the Hebrews
    Hebraical; Hebrew.
    • the old Hebrew prophets

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stalinist

  • noun a follower of Stalin and Stalinism
  • adjective of or relating to Joseph Stalin or his times

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greeter

  • noun a person who greets
    saluter; welcomer.
    • the newcomers were met by smiling greeters

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obstructor

  • noun someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
    obstructionist; resister; thwarter; obstructer.
  • noun any structure that makes progress difficult
    impedimenta; obstruction; impediment; obstructer.

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saint_edward_the_martyr

  • noun King of England who was a son of Edgar; he was challenged for the throne by supporters of his half-brother Ethelred II who eventually murdered him (963-978)
    Edward the Martyr; St. Edward the Martyr.

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sanctimonious

  • adjective satellite excessively or hypocritically pious
    pharisaic; self-righteous; holier-than-thou; pietistic; pharisaical; pietistical.
    • a sickening sanctimonious smile

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mother

  • noun a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother)
    female parent.
    • the mother of three children
  • noun a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar

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left

  • noun location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east
    • she stood on the left
  • noun those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare
    left wing.

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departed

  • noun someone who is no longer alive
    dead person; decedent; deceased person; dead soul; deceased.
    • I wonder what the dead person would have done
  • verb move away from a place into another direction
    go; go away; depart.
    • Go away before I start to cry
    • The train departs at noon

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bad_person

  • noun a person who does harm to others

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sabbatarian

  • noun one who observes Saturday as the Sabbath (as in Judaism)
  • adjective pertaining to the Sabbath and its observance

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devil

  • noun (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell
    Prince of Darkness; Lucifer; the Tempter; Beelzebub; Satan; Old Nick.
  • noun an evil supernatural being
    daemon; demon; daimon; fiend.

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hegelian

  • noun a follower of the thought of Hegel
  • adjective of or relating to Hegel or his dialectic philosophy

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methodists

  • noun a Protestant denomination founded on the principles of John Wesley and Charles Wesley
    Methodist Church.
  • noun a follower of Wesleyanism as practiced by the Methodist Church
    Methodist.

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faqir

  • noun a Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man
    fakeer; fakir; faquir.

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calvinism

  • noun the theological system of John Calvin and his followers emphasizing omnipotence of God and salvation by grace alone

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candidate

  • noun a politician who is running for public office
    nominee; campaigner.
  • noun someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.)
    prospect.

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aquarius

  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aquarius
    Water Bearer.
  • noun a zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Capricornus and Pisces

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loyola

  • noun Spaniard and Roman Catholic theologian and founder of the Society of Jesus; a leading opponent of the Reformation (1491-1556)
    Saint Ignatius of Loyola; Ignatius of Loyola; St. Ignatius of Loyola.

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hinayana_buddhism

  • noun an offensive name for the early conservative Theravada Buddhism; it died out in India but survived in Sri Lanka and was taken from there to other regions of southwestern Asia
    Hinayana.

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mohammedanism

  • noun the monotheistic reli