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hoi_polloi

  • noun the common people generally
    people; masses; the great unwashed; mass; multitude.
    • separate the warriors from the mass
    • power to the people

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lower_class

  • noun the social class lowest in the social hierarchy
    underclass.

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coach

  • noun (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team
    handler; manager.
  • noun a person who gives private instruction (as in singing, acting, etc.)
    tutor; private instructor.

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savior

  • noun a person who rescues you from harm or danger
    saviour; rescuer; deliverer.
  • 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; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Saviour; Redeemer; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.

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chain

  • noun a series of things depending on each other as if linked together
    concatenation.
    • the chain of command
    • a complicated concatenation of circumstances
  • noun (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
    chemical chain.

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retch

  • noun an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting
    heave.
    • a bad case of the heaves
  • verb eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    regorge; be sick; disgorge; spew; vomit up; puke; honk; cat; purge; cast; spue; upchuck; vomit; sick; barf; regurgitate; throw up; chuck.
    • After drinking too much, the students vomited
    • He purged continuously
    • The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night

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head_shop

  • noun a shop specializing in articles of interest to drug users
    • he bought some roach clips and hashish pipes at the head shop

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gentlefolk

  • noun people of good family and breeding and high social status

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hatchet_man

  • noun a professional killer
    iceman.
  • noun one whose job it is to execute unpleasant tasks for a superior
    enforcer.

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francophil

  • noun an admirer of France and everything French
    Francophile.

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uphold

  • verb keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
    carry on; preserve; continue; bear on.
    • preserve the peace in the family
    • continue the family tradition
    • Carry on the old traditions
  • verb stand up for; stick up for; of causes, principles, or ideals

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peanut

  • noun underground pod of the peanut vine
  • noun widely cultivated American plant cultivated in tropical and warm regions; showy yellow flowers on stalks that bend over to the soil so that seed pods ripen underground
    Arachis hypogaea; peanut vine.

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young

  • noun any immature animal
    offspring.
  • noun United States film and television actress (1913-2000)
    Loretta Young.

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charge

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

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foster

  • verb promote the growth of
    further.
    • Foster our children's well-being and education
  • noun United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864)
    Stephen Collins Foster; Stephen Foster.

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undergird

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

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woman

  • noun an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
    adult female.
    • the woman kept house while the man hunted
  • noun a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man
    • he was faithful to his woman

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deli

  • noun a shop selling ready-to-eat food products
    delicatessen; food shop.

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provider

  • noun someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
    supplier.
  • noun someone who provides the means for subsistence

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mannikin

  • noun a person who is very small but who is not otherwise deformed or abnormal
    homunculus; manikin.
  • noun a woman who wears clothes to display fashions
    mannequin; manakin; fashion model; model; manikin.
    • she was too fat to be a mannequin

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developmentally

  • adverb with respect to development
    • developmentally retarded

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stamp

  • noun the distinctive form in which a thing is made
    mould; cast; mold.
    • pottery of this cast was found throughout the region
  • noun a type or class
    • more men of his stamp are needed

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wish

  • noun a specific feeling of desire
    wishing; want.
    • he got his wish
    • he was above all wishing and desire
  • noun an expression of some desire or inclination
    indirect request.
    • I could tell that it was his wish that the guests leave
    • his crying was an indirect request for attention

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gift_shop

  • noun a shop that sells miscellaneous articles appropriate as gifts
    novelty shop.

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confederate

  • noun someone who assists in a plot
    collaborator; partner in crime; henchman.
  • noun a supporter of the Confederate States of America

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right-hand_man

  • noun the most helpful assistant
    man Friday; chief assistant.

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bringing

  • noun the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)
    delivery.
    • his reluctant delivery of bad news
  • verb take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
    bring; take; convey.
    • Bring me the box from the other room
    • Take these letters to the boss
    • This brings me to the main point

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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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keep_going

  • verb continue uninterrupted
    run on.
    • The disease will run on unchecked
    • The party kept going until 4 A.M.
  • verb suffice for a period between two points
    tide over; bridge over.
    • This money will keep us going for another year

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cleaners

  • noun shop where dry cleaning is done
    dry cleaners.
  • noun a preparation used in cleaning something
    cleaner; cleansing agent; cleanser.

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clientele

  • noun customers collectively
    patronage; business.
    • they have an upper class clientele

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commons

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

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unemployed_people

  • noun people who are involuntarily out of work (considered as a group)
    unemployed.
    • the long-term unemployed need assistance

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presenter

  • noun someone who presents a message of some sort (as a petition or an address or a check or a memorial etc.)
  • noun an advocate who presents a person (as for an award or a degree or an introduction etc.)
    sponsor.

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convenience

  • noun the state of being suitable or opportune
    • chairs arranged for his own convenience
  • noun the quality of being useful and convenient
    • they offered the convenience of an installment plan

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developmentally_challenged

  • noun people collectively who are mentally retarded
    retarded; mentally retarded.
    • he started a school for the retarded

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actor's_assistant

  • noun a wardrobe assistant for an actor
    dresser.

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clientage

  • noun relation of a client to a patron

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shoe

  • noun footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
  • noun (card games) a case from which playing cards are dealt one at a time

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brave

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

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underboss

  • noun an assistant or second-in-command to a chief (especially in a crime syndicate)

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sodality

  • noun people engaged in a particular occupation
    fraternity; brotherhood.
    • the medical fraternity

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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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outfitter

  • noun someone who sells men's clothes
  • noun a shop that provides equipment for some specific purpose
    • an outfitter provided everything needed for the safari

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believer

  • noun a supporter who accepts something as true
    truster.
  • noun a person who has religious faith
    worshiper; worshipper.

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free_people

  • noun people who are free
    free.
    • the home of the free and the brave

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further

  • verb promote the growth of
    foster.
    • Foster our children's well-being and education
  • verb contribute to the progress or growth of
    advance; encourage; promote; boost.
    • I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom

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cat

  • noun feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats
    true cat.
  • noun an informal term for a youth or man
    bozo; guy; hombre.
    • a nice guy
    • the guy's only doing it for some doll

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chemist's

  • noun a retail shop where medicine and other articles are sold
    chemist's shop; apothecary's shop; drugstore; pharmacy.

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trick

  • noun a cunning or deceitful action or device
    fast one.
    • he played a trick on me
    • he pulled a fast one and got away with it
  • noun a period of work or duty

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bakeshop

  • noun a workplace where baked goods (breads and cakes and pastries) are produced or sold
    bakehouse; bakery.

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good

  • noun benefit
    • for your own good
    • what's the good of worrying?
  • noun moral excellence or admirableness
    goodness.
    • there is much good to be found in people

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assistance

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

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crust

  • noun the outer layer of the Earth
    Earth's crust.
  • noun a hard outer layer that covers something
    encrustation; incrustation.

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disburser

  • noun someone who spends money to purchase goods or services
    expender; spender.

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butcher_shop

  • noun a shop in which meat and poultry (and sometimes fish) are sold
    meat market.

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age_bracket

  • noun a group of people having approximately the same age
    cohort; age group.

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endorse

  • verb be behind; approve of
    indorse; plunk for; support; plump for; back.
    • He plumped for the Labor Party
    • I backed Kennedy in 1960
  • verb give support or one's approval to
    second; indorse; back.
    • I'll second that motion
    • I can't back this plan
    • endorse a new project

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pharmacy

  • noun the art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines,
    pharmaceutics.
  • noun a retail shop where medicine and other articles are sold
    chemist's shop; apothecary's shop; drugstore; chemist's.

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boost

  • noun the act of giving hope or support to someone
    encouragement.
  • noun an increase in cost
    hike; rise; cost increase.
    • they asked for a 10% rise in rates

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protagonism

  • noun active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something
    advocacy.

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multitude

  • noun a large indefinite number
    plurality; battalion; pack; large number.
    • a battalion of ants
    • a multitude of TV antennas
    • a plurality of religions
  • noun a large gathering of people
    throng; concourse.

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body

  • noun the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
    organic structure; physical structure.
    • he felt as if his whole body were on fire
  • noun a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
    • the whole body filed out of the auditorium
    • the student body
    • administrative body

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collateral

  • noun a security pledged for the repayment of a loan
  • adjective descended from a common ancestor but through different lines
    indirect.
    • cousins are collateral relatives
    • an indirect descendant of the Stuarts

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justification

  • noun something (such as a fact or circumstance) that shows an action to be reasonable or necessary
    • he considered misrule a justification for revolution
  • noun a statement in explanation of some action or belief

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hero

  • noun a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength
    • RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain
  • noun the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem

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guardian

  • noun a person who cares for persons or property
    defender; protector; shielder.

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middle_class

  • noun the social class between the lower and upper classes
    bourgeoisie.

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water

  • noun binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
    H2O.
  • noun the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
    body of water.
    • they invaded our territorial waters
    • they were sitting by the water's edge

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safekeeping

  • noun the responsibility of a guardian or keeper
    keeping; guardianship.
    • he left his car in my keeping

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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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licence

  • noun excessive freedom; lack of due restraint
    license.
    • when liberty becomes license dictatorship is near"- Will Durant
    • the intolerable license with which the newspapers break...the rules of decorum"- Edmund Burke
  • noun freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech)
    license.

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english

  • noun an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries
    English language.
  • noun the people of England
    English people.

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dry

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

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boy

  • noun a youthful male person
    male child.
    • the baby was a boy
    • she made the boy brush his teeth every night
    • most soldiers are only boys in uniform
  • noun a friendly informal reference to a grown man
    • he likes to play golf with the boys

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great

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

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guarantor

  • noun one who provides a warrant or guarantee to another
    warrantor; surety; warranter.

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soldier

  • noun an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army
    • the soldiers stood at attention
  • noun a wingless sterile ant or termite having a large head and powerful jaws adapted for defending the colony

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upper_class

  • noun the class occupying the highest position in the social hierarchy
    upper crust.

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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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betting_shop

  • noun a licensed bookmaker's shop that is not at the race track

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rank_and_file

  • noun the ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army)
    rank.
    • the strike was supported by the union rank and file
    • he rose from the ranks to become a colonel
  • noun people who constitute the main body of any group

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deputy

  • noun someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies
    deputy sheriff.
  • noun an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
    lieutenant.

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shopaholic

  • noun a compulsive shopper
    • shopaholics can never resist a bargain

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peer

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

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perfumery

  • noun perfumes in general
  • noun store where perfumes are sold

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cheerleader

  • noun an enthusiastic and vocal supporter
    • he has become a cheerleader for therapeutic cloning
  • noun someone who leads the cheers by spectators at a sporting event

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stand

  • noun a support or foundation
    pedestal; base.
    • the base of the lamp
  • noun the position where a thing or person stands

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commonalty

  • noun a class composed of persons lacking clerical or noble rank
    commonality; commons.

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enlightened

  • noun people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity
    initiate.
    • it is very familiar to the initiate
  • verb make understand
    edify; enlighten.
    • Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal

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market

  • noun the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold
    market place; marketplace.
    • without competition there would be no market
    • they were driven from the marketplace
  • noun the customers for a particular product or service
    • before they publish any book they try to determine the size of the market for it

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taker

  • noun one who accepts an offer
  • noun one who takes a bet or wager

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patron

  • noun a regular customer
    frequenter.
  • noun the proprietor of an inn

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working

  • noun a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked
    workings.
  • verb exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
    work.
    • I will work hard to improve my grades
    • she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor

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army

  • noun a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
    ground forces; regular army.
  • noun a large number of people united for some specific purpose

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browse

  • noun vegetation (such as young shoots, twigs, and leaves) that is suitable for animals to eat
    • a deer needs to eat twenty pounds of browse every day
  • noun reading superficially or at random
    browsing.

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positive

  • noun the primary form of an adjective or adverb; denotes a quality without qualification, comparison, or relation to increase or diminution
    positive degree.
  • noun a film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject

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gloss

  • noun an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
    rubric.
  • noun an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
    glossary.

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puke

  • noun a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
    git; crumb; stinker; so-and-so; scum bag; rat; rotter; dirty dog; bum; skunk; stinkpot; lowlife.
    • only a rotter would do that
    • kill the rat
    • throw the bum out
    • you cowardly little pukes!
    • the British call a contemptible person a `git'
  • noun the matter ejected in vomiting
    vomit; vomitus; barf.

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rationalise

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

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bazar

  • noun a street of small shops (especially in Orient)
    bazaar.
  • noun a shop where a variety of goods are sold
    bazaar.

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sort

  • noun a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    kind; form; variety.
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?
  • noun an approximate definition or example
    • she wore a sort of magenta dress
    • she served a creamy sort of dessert thing

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patronage

  • noun the act of providing approval and support
    backing; championship; backup.
    • his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives
  • noun customers collectively
    clientele; business.
    • they have an upper class clientele

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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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advance

  • noun a movement forward
    progress; progression.
    • he listened for the progress of the troops
  • noun a change for the better; progress in development
    betterment; improvement.

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food_shop

  • noun a shop selling ready-to-eat food products
    deli; delicatessen.

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stick_up

  • verb rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat
    hold up.
  • verb defend against attack or criticism
    stand up.
    • He stood up for his friend
    • She stuck up for the teacher who was accused of harassing the student

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approving

  • noun the formal act of approving
    approval; blessing.
    • he gave the project his blessing
    • his decision merited the approval of any sensible person
  • verb give sanction to
    O.K.; okay; approve; sanction.
    • I approve of his educational policies

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fend_for

  • verb argue or speak in defense of
    defend; support.
    • She supported the motion to strike

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excuse

  • noun a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
    exculpation; alibi; self-justification.
    • he kept finding excuses to stay
    • every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job
    • his transparent self-justification was unacceptable
  • noun a note explaining an absence
    • he had to get his mother to write an excuse for him

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liquor_store

  • noun a store that sells alcoholic beverages for consumption elsewhere
    off-licence; package store.

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defeated

  • noun people who are defeated
    discomfited.
    • the Romans had no pity for the defeated
  • verb win a victory over
    get the better of; overcome; defeat.
    • You must overcome all difficulties
    • defeat your enemies
    • He overcame his shyness
    • He overcame his infirmity
    • Her anger got the better of her and she blew up

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citizenry

  • noun the body of citizens of a state or country
    people.
    • the Spanish people

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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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keeping

  • noun conformity or harmony
    • his behavior was not in keeping with the occasion
  • noun the responsibility of a guardian or keeper
    safekeeping; guardianship.
    • he left his car in my keeping

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unconfessed

  • noun people who have not confessed
    • the unconfessed cannot be forgiven
  • adjective satellite not admitted
    • unconfessed sins

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retreated

  • noun people who have retreated
    • he had only contempt for the retreated
  • verb pull back or move away or backward
    retire; recede; pull back; move back; withdraw; pull away; draw back; retreat.
    • The enemy withdrew
    • The limo pulled away from the curb

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tower_of_strength

  • noun a person who can be relied on to give a great deal of support and comfort
    pillar of strength.

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hardware_store

  • noun a store selling hardware
    ironmonger; ironmonger's shop.
    • in Great Britain they used to call a hardware store an ironmonger's shop

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advocacy

  • noun active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something
    protagonism.

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chemist's_shop

  • noun a retail shop where medicine and other articles are sold
    apothecary's shop; drugstore; chemist's; pharmacy.

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purge

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

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nurture

  • noun the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
    rearing; raising.
  • noun helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
    fostering; upbringing; bringing up; rearing; fosterage; breeding; raising.
    • they debated whether nature or nurture was more important

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pizza_parlor

  • noun a shop where pizzas are made and sold
    pizzeria; pizza shop.

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shielder

  • noun a person who cares for persons or property
    defender; protector; guardian.

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crazy

  • noun someone deranged and possibly dangerous
    loony; weirdo; looney; nutcase.
  • adjective satellite affected with madness or insanity
    unhinged; brainsick; demented; disturbed; mad; sick; unbalanced.
    • a man who had gone mad

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estate

  • noun everything you own; all of your assets (whether real property or personal property) and liabilities
  • noun extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use
    land; demesne; landed estate; acres.
    • the family owned a large estate on Long Island

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do

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

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financial_support

  • noun financial resources provided to make some project possible
    backing; funding; support; financial backing.
    • the foundation provided support for the experiment

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admirer

  • noun a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
    champion; protagonist; supporter; friend; booster.
    • all their supporters came out for the game
    • they are friends of the library
  • noun a person who admires; someone who esteems or respects or approves

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voucher

  • noun someone who vouches for another or for the correctness of a statement
    verifier.
  • noun a document that serves as evidence of some expenditure

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labor_coach

  • noun an assistant (often the father of the soon-to-be-born child) who provides support for a woman in labor by encouraging her to use techniques learned in childbirth-preparation classes
    birthing coach; doula; monitrice.

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hat_shop

  • noun shop selling women's hats
    millinery.

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french_people

  • noun the people of France
    French.

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swiss_people

  • noun the natives or inhabitants of Switzerland
    Swiss.

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dutch

  • noun the people of the Netherlands
    Dutch people.
    • the Dutch are famous for their tulips
  • noun the West Germanic language of the Netherlands

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keep

  • noun the financial means whereby one lives
    living; support; livelihood; bread and butter; sustenance.
    • each child was expected to pay for their keep
    • he applied to the state for support
    • he could no longer earn his own livelihood
  • noun the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
    dungeon; donjon.

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clothing

  • noun a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
    habiliment; wear; vesture; wearable; article of clothing.
  • verb provide with clothes or put clothes on
    enclothe; garment; fit out; garb; raiment; apparel; habilitate; dress; tog; clothe.
    • Parents must feed and dress their child

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absolute

  • noun something that is conceived or that exists independently and not in relation to other things; something that does not depend on anything else and is beyond human control; something that is not relative
    • no mortal being can influence the absolute
  • adjective perfect or complete or pure
    • absolute loyalty
    • absolute silence
    • absolute truth
    • absolute alcohol

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flower_girl

  • noun a woman who sells flowers in the street
  • noun a young girl who carries flowers in a (wedding) procession

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needy

  • noun needy people collectively
    • they try to help the needy
  • adjective satellite poor enough to need help from others
    poverty-stricken; necessitous; impoverished; destitute; indigent.

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dress

  • noun a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
    frock.
  • noun clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
    garb; attire.
    • formal attire
    • battle dress

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parlour

  • noun reception room in an inn or club where visitors can be received
    parlor.
  • noun a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax
    living-room; living room; parlor; front room; sitting room.

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tobacconist

  • noun a retail dealer in tobacco and tobacco-related articles
  • noun a shop that sells pipes and pipe tobacco and cigars and cigarettes
    tobacco shop; tobacconist shop.

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attachment

  • noun a feeling of affection for a person or an institution
    fond regard.
  • noun a supplementary part or accessory

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womankind

  • noun women as distinguished from men

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endorsement

  • noun a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books)
    indorsement; blurb.
    • the author got all his friends to write blurbs for his book
  • noun a speech seconding a motion
    second; indorsement; secondment.
    • do I hear a second?

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ratifier

  • noun someone who expresses strong approval
    subscriber; endorser; indorser.

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the_halt

  • noun (archaic) lame persons collectively
    • the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind"--Luke 14:21

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fosterage

  • noun encouragement; aiding the development of something
    fostering.
  • noun helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
    fostering; upbringing; bringing up; rearing; nurture; breeding; raising.
    • they debated whether nature or nurture was more important

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establishment

  • noun the act of forming or establishing something
    formation; organisation; constitution; organization.
    • the constitution of a PTA group last year
    • it was the establishment of his reputation
    • he still remembers the organization of the club
  • noun an organization founded and united for a specific purpose
    institution.

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pizza

  • noun Italian open pie made of thin bread dough spread with a spiced mixture of e.g. tomato sauce and cheese
    pizza pie.

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law_officer

  • noun an officer of the law
    lawman; peace officer.

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financial_backing

  • noun financial resources provided to make some project possible
    backing; funding; support; financial support.
    • the foundation provided support for the experiment

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beauty

  • noun the qualities that give pleasure to the senses
  • noun a very attractive or seductive looking woman
    sweetheart; peach; knockout; lulu; smasher; stunner; ravisher; mantrap; dish; looker.

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british

  • noun the people of Great Britain
    British people; Brits.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Great Britain or its people or culture
    • his wife is British

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accessory

  • noun clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing
    accouterment; accoutrement.
  • noun a supplementary component that improves capability
    add-on; supplement; appurtenance.

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wassailer

  • noun someone who enjoys riotous drinking
    carouser.
  • noun someone who proposes a toast; someone who drinks to the health of success of someone or some venture
    toaster.

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blood

  • noun the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets
    • blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products
    • the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions
  • noun temperament or disposition
    • a person of hot blood

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do-gooder

  • noun someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms
    improver; humanitarian.

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swiss

  • noun the natives or inhabitants of Switzerland
    Swiss people.
  • adjective of or relating to Switzerland or its people or culture
    • the Swiss army

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trader

  • noun someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
    bargainer; monger; dealer.

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law

  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    jurisprudence.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order
  • noun legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
    • there is a law against kidnapping

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promotion

  • noun a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution
    promotional material; packaging; publicity.
    • the packaging of new ideas
  • noun act of raising in rank or position

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man

  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus
  • noun someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
    military man; serviceman; military personnel.
    • two men stood sentry duty

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rationalize

  • verb defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
    apologise; rationalise; excuse; apologize; justify.
    • rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior
    • he rationalized his lack of success
  • verb weed out unwanted or unnecessary things
    rationalise; cut; prune.
    • We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet

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bootstrap

  • noun a strap that is looped and sewn to the top of a boot for pulling it on
  • verb help oneself, often through improvised means

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peer_group

  • noun contemporaries of the same status

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chief

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

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patronise

  • verb do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
    shop; buy at; patronize; sponsor; shop at; frequent.
  • verb assume sponsorship of
    sponsor; patronize.

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graecophile

  • noun an admirer of Greece and everything Greek
    philhellene; philhellenist.
  • adjective characterized by a love of Greece and Grecian things
    philhellenic; Graecophilic; philhellene.
    • the Philhellenic Society

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warranty

  • noun a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications
    warrantee; warrant; guarantee.

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fix-it_shop

  • noun a shop specializing in repairs and maintenance
    repair shop.

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salon

  • noun gallery where works of art can be displayed
  • noun a shop where hairdressers and beauticians work
    beauty parlour; beauty shop; beauty salon; beauty parlor.

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help

  • noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    aid; assistance; assist.
    • he gave me an assist with the housework
    • could not walk without assistance
    • rescue party went to their aid
    • offered his help in unloading
  • noun a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    assistant; helper; supporter.
    • my invaluable assistant
    • they hired additional help to finish the work

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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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repair

  • noun the act of putting something in working order again
    reparation; fixing; fix; mending; fixture; mend.
  • noun a formal way of referring to the condition of something
    • the building was in good repair

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booboisie

  • noun class consisting of all those who are considered boobs

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frequenter

  • noun a regular customer
    patron.
  • adjective coming at short intervals or habitually
    frequent.
    • a frequent guest
    • frequent complaints

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disabled

  • noun people collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped
    handicapped.
    • technology to help the elderly and the disabled
  • verb make unable to perform a certain action
    disenable; disable; incapacitate.
    • disable this command on your computer

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honk

  • noun the cry of a goose (or any sound resembling this)
  • verb make a loud noise
    beep; toot; claxon; blare.
    • The horns of the taxis blared

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ancients

  • noun people who lived in times long past (especially during the historical period before the fall of the Roman Empire in western Europe)
  • noun a very old person
    antediluvian; ancient.

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patronize

  • verb assume sponsorship of
    patronise; sponsor.
  • verb do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
    shop; buy at; patronise; sponsor; shop at; frequent.

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roots

  • noun the condition of belonging to a particular place or group by virtue of social or ethnic or cultural lineage
    • his roots in Texas go back a long way
    • he went back to Sweden to search for his roots
    • his music has African roots
  • noun (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
    root.

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whig

  • noun a member of the political party that urged social reform in 18th and 19th century England; was the opposition party to the Tories
  • noun a supporter of the American Revolution

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off-licence

  • noun a store that sells alcoholic beverages for consumption elsewhere
    liquor store; package store.

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group

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

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millinery

  • noun shop selling women's hats
    hat shop.
  • noun hats for women; the wares sold by a milliner
    woman's hat.

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chosen

  • noun one who is the object of choice; who is given preference
    • she was Mama's chosen
  • noun the name for Korea as a Japanese province (1910-1945)

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betterment

  • noun a change for the better; progress in development
    advance; improvement.
  • noun an improvement that adds to the value of a property or facility

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fix

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

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social_class

  • noun people having the same social, economic, or educational status
    socio-economic class; class; stratum.
    • the working class
    • an emerging professional class

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labor

  • noun a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
    working class; labour; proletariat.
    • there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field
  • noun productive work (especially physical work done for wages)
    toil; labour.
    • his labor did not require a great deal of skill

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resort

  • noun a hotel located in a resort area
    resort hotel; holiday resort.
  • noun a frequently visited place
    stamping ground; hangout; haunt; repair.

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tobacco_shop

  • noun a shop that sells pipes and pipe tobacco and cigars and cigarettes
    tobacconist; tobacconist shop.

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discomfited

  • noun people who are defeated
    defeated.
    • the Romans had no pity for the defeated
  • verb cause to lose one's composure
    untune; discompose; upset; disconcert; discomfit.

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secondment

  • noun a speech seconding a motion
    second; indorsement; endorsement.
    • do I hear a second?
  • noun the detachment of a person from their regular organization for temporary assignment elsewhere

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good

  • noun benefit
    • for your own good
    • what's the good of worrying?
  • noun moral excellence or admirableness
    goodness.
    • there is much good to be found in people

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exculpation

  • noun a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
    excuse; alibi; self-justification.
    • he kept finding excuses to stay
    • every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job
    • his transparent self-justification was unacceptable
  • noun the act of freeing from guilt or blame

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warranter

  • noun one who provides a warrant or guarantee to another
    warrantor; guarantor; surety.

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food

  • noun any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
    nutrient.
  • noun any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment
    solid food.
    • food and drink

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unemployed

  • noun people who are involuntarily out of work (considered as a group)
    unemployed people.
    • the long-term unemployed need assistance
  • adjective not engaged in a gainful occupation
    • unemployed workers marched on the capital

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thriftshop

  • noun a shop that sells secondhand goods at reduced prices
    second-hand store.

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hunter

  • noun someone who hunts game
    huntsman.
  • noun a person who searches for something
    • a treasure hunter

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youth_culture

  • noun young adults (a generational unit) considered as a cultural class or subculture

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fairy_godmother

  • noun a generous benefactor
  • noun a female character in some fairy stories who has magical powers and can bring unexpected good fortune to the hero or heroine

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warrantee

  • noun a recipient of a warrant issued by a court in the United States
  • noun a customer to whom a warrant or guarantee is given

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grass_roots

  • noun the essential foundation or source
    • the problem was attacked at the grass roots
  • noun the common people at a local level (as distinguished from the centers of political activity)

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vomit

  • noun the matter ejected in vomiting
    puke; vomitus; barf.
  • noun a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting
    nauseant; vomitive; emetic.

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well-wisher

  • noun someone who shares your feelings or opinions and hopes that you will be successful
    sympathizer; sympathiser.

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ninja

  • noun a member of the ninja who were trained in martial arts and hired for espionage or sabotage or assassinations; a person skilled in ninjutsu
  • noun a class of 14th century Japanese who were trained in martial arts and were hired for espionage and assassinations

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smart_money

  • noun money bet or invested by experienced gamblers or investors (especially if they have inside information)
  • noun (law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct)
    exemplary damages; punitive damages.

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apothecary's_shop

  • noun a retail shop where medicine and other articles are sold
    chemist's shop; drugstore; chemist's; pharmacy.

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meat

  • noun the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
  • noun the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone
    kernel.
    • black walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell

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dutch_people

  • noun the people of the Netherlands
    Dutch.
    • the Dutch are famous for their tulips

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jacobite

  • noun a supporter of James II after he was overthrown or a supporter of the Stuarts

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chuck

  • noun informal terms for a meal
    eats; grub; chow.
  • noun the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade

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convenience_store

  • noun a store selling a limited variety of food and pharmaceutical items; open long hours for the convenience of customers

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admonisher

  • noun someone who gives a warning so that a mistake can be avoided
    monitor; reminder.

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fairy

  • noun a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
    fay; faerie; faery; sprite.
  • noun offensive term for an openly homosexual man
    poove; nance; queen; fagot; pansy; poof; queer; pouf; faggot; fag.

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habitue

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

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homogeneous

  • adjective all of the same or similar kind or nature
    homogenous.
    • a close-knit homogeneous group

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domain

  • noun a particular environment or walk of life
    arena; sphere; area; orbit; field.
    • his social sphere is limited
    • it was a closed area of employment
    • he's out of my orbit
  • noun territory over which rule or control is exercised
    land; demesne.
    • his domain extended into Europe
    • he made it the law of the land

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financial

  • adjective involving financial matters
    fiscal.
    • fiscal responsibility

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challenge

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

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generation

  • noun all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age
    coevals; contemporaries.
  • noun group of genetically related organisms constituting a single step in the line of descent

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house

  • noun a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families
    • he has a house on Cape Cod
    • she felt she had to get out of the house
  • noun the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
    firm; business firm.
    • he worked for a brokerage house

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bookshop

  • noun a shop where books are sold
    bookstore; bookstall.

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fixture

  • noun an object firmly fixed in place (especially in a household)
  • noun a regular patron
    regular; habitue.
    • an habitue of the racetrack
    • a bum who is a Central Park fixture

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aide

  • noun an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer
    aide-de-camp; adjutant.
  • noun someone who acts as assistant
    auxiliary.

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free_trader

  • noun an advocate of unrestricted international trade

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frequency

  • noun the number of occurrences within a given time period
    oftenness; frequence.
    • the frequency of modulation was 40 cycles per second
    • the frequency of his seizures increased as he grew older
  • noun the ratio of the number of observations in a statistical category to the total number of observations
    relative frequency.

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furtherance

  • noun encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something
    promotion; advancement.
  • noun the advancement of some enterprise
    promotion; forwarding.
    • his experience in marketing resulted in the forwarding of his career

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sponsor

  • noun someone who supports or champions something
    patron; supporter.
  • noun an advocate who presents a person (as for an award or a degree or an introduction etc.)
    presenter.

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girl

  • noun a young woman
    young woman; fille; missy; miss; young lady.
    • a young lady of 18
  • noun a youthful female person
    female child; little girl.
    • the baby was a girl
    • the girls were just learning to ride a tricycle

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agriculture

  • noun a large-scale farming enterprise
    agribusiness; factory farm.
  • noun the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
    farming; husbandry.

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event

  • noun something that happens at a given place and time
  • noun a special set of circumstances
    case.
    • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
    • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

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out

  • noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    • you only get 3 outs per inning
  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out of the closet; come out.
    • This actor outed last year

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age_class

  • noun people in the same age range

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event_planner

  • noun someone who plans social events as a profession (usually for government or corporate officials)

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flower

  • noun a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
  • noun reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
    blossom; bloom.

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funding

  • noun financial resources provided to make some project possible
    backing; support; financial support; financial backing.
    • the foundation provided support for the experiment
  • noun the act of financing
    financing.

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network

  • noun an interconnected system of things or people
    web.
    • he owned a network of shops
    • retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had been part of my life
    • tangled in a web of cloth
  • noun (broadcasting) a communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs
    • the networks compete to broadcast important sports events

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populace

  • noun people in general considered as a whole
    world; public.
    • he is a hero in the eyes of the public

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defend

  • verb argue or speak in defense of
    support; fend for.
    • She supported the motion to strike
  • verb be on the defensive; act against an attack

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sympathizer

  • noun commiserates with someone who has had misfortune
    comforter; sympathiser.
  • noun someone who shares your feelings or opinions and hopes that you will be successful
    well-wisher; sympathiser.

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foot_soldier

  • noun fights on foot with small arms
    infantryman; footslogger; marcher.
  • noun an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
    subordinate; underling; subsidiary.

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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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encourage

  • verb contribute to the progress or growth of
    advance; promote; boost; further.
    • I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom
  • verb inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to

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birthing

  • noun the process of giving birth
    giving birth; birth; parturition.
  • verb cause to be born
    have; deliver; birth; bear; give birth.
    • My wife had twins yesterday!

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reader

  • noun a person who enjoys reading
  • noun someone who contracts to receive and pay for a service or a certain number of issues of a publication
    subscriber.

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pizzeria

  • noun a shop where pizzas are made and sold
    pizza parlor; pizza shop.

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shoe-shop

  • noun a shop where shoes are sold
    shoe shop; shoe store.

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shut

  • verb move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
    close.
    • Close the door
    • shut the window
  • verb become closed
    close.
    • The windows closed with a loud bang

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network_army

  • noun a group of like-minded people united by the internet; a new kind of social or political of business group that may exert broad influence on a shared concern
    • a network army of software programmers contribute free software to those who want it

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building_supply_house

  • noun a store where builders can purchase materials for building houses and related structures
    building supply store.

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new_dealer

  • noun a supporter of the economic policies in the United States known as the New Deal

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release

  • noun merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)
    • a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra
  • noun the act of liberating someone or something
    liberation; freeing.

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base

  • noun installation from which a military force initiates operations
    base of operations.
    • the attack wiped out our forward bases
  • noun lowest support of a structure
    foundation; substructure; groundwork; understructure; fundament; foot.
    • it was built on a base of solid rock
    • he stood at the foot of the tower

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girl_friday

  • noun a female assistant who has a range of duties

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attender

  • noun someone who listens attentively
    listener; hearer; auditor.
  • noun someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
    tender; attendant.

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attendant

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

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working_class

  • noun a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
    labour; proletariat; labor.
    • there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field

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manikin

  • noun a person who is very small but who is not otherwise deformed or abnormal
    homunculus; mannikin.
  • noun a woman who wears clothes to display fashions
    mannequin; manakin; fashion model; model; mannikin.
    • she was too fat to be a mannequin

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care

  • noun the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    aid; tending; attention.
    • no medical care was required
    • the old car needs constant attention
  • noun judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
    precaution; caution; forethought.
    • he exercised caution in opening the door
    • he handled the vase with care

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british_people

  • noun the people of Great Britain
    British; Brits.

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gathering_place

  • noun a favorite haunt where people gather

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waterer

  • noun someone who waters plants or crops
  • noun an assistant who supplies drinking water
    water boy.

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episcopate

  • noun the term of office of a bishop
  • noun the territorial jurisdiction of a bishop
    bishopric; diocese.

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initiate

  • noun someone new to a field or activity
    tyro; novice; beginner; tiro.
  • noun someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
    savant; pundit; learned person.

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place

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    spot; topographic point.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun any area set aside for a particular purpose
    property.
    • who owns this place?
    • the president was concerned about the property across from the White House

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firing_line

  • noun the line from which soldiers deliver fire
  • noun the most advanced and responsible group in an activity
    • the firing line is where the action is

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proletariat

  • noun a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
    working class; labour; labor.
    • there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field

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frequent

  • verb do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
    shop; buy at; patronize; patronise; sponsor; shop at.
  • verb be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place
    haunt.
    • She haunts the ballet

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feed

  • noun food for domestic livestock
    provender.
  • verb provide as food
    • Feed the guests the nuts

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fair_sex

  • noun women as a class
    womanhood; woman.
    • it's an insult to American womanhood
    • woman is the glory of creation
    • the fair sex gathered on the veranda

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anglophile

  • noun an admirer of England and things English
    anglophil.

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shopper

  • noun someone who visits stores in search of articles to buy
  • noun a commercial agent who shops at the competitor's store in order to compare their prices and merchandise with those of the store that employs her

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upper

  • noun the higher of two berths
    upper berth.
  • noun piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot
    • Uppers come in many styles

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florist

  • noun someone who grows and deals in flowers
    • the florist made up an attractive bouquet
  • noun a shop where flowers and ornamental plants are sold
    florist shop; flower store.

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accommodator

  • noun someone who performs a service or does a favor
    obliger.

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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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irish_people

  • noun people of Ireland or of Irish extraction
    Irish.

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whipper-in

  • noun huntsman's assistant in managing the hounds

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carry

  • noun the act of carrying something
  • verb move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
    transport.
    • You must carry your camping gear
    • carry the suitcases to the car
    • This train is carrying nuclear waste
    • These pipes carry waste water into the river

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beauty_parlor

  • noun a shop where hairdressers and beauticians work
    beauty parlour; beauty shop; salon; beauty salon.

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forwarding

  • noun the act of sending on to another destination
    • the forwarding of mail to a new address is done automatically
    • the forwarding of resumes to the personnel department
  • noun the advancement of some enterprise
    promotion; furtherance.
    • his experience in marketing resulted in the forwarding of his career

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promoter

  • noun someone who is an active supporter and advocate
    plugger; booster.
  • noun a sponsor who books and stages public entertainments
    impresario; showman.

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confectionery

  • noun candy and other sweets considered collectively
    • the business decided to concentrate on confectionery and soft drinks
  • noun a confectioner's shop
    candy store; confectionary.

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birthing_coach

  • noun an assistant (often the father of the soon-to-be-born child) who provides support for a woman in labor by encouraging her to use techniques learned in childbirth-preparation classes
    doula; labor coach; monitrice.

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unwashed

  • adjective satellite of or associated with the great masses of people
    vulgar; common; plebeian.
    • the common people in those days suffered greatly
    • behavior that branded him as common
    • his square plebeian nose
    • a vulgar and objectionable person
    • the unwashed masses
  • adjective satellite not cleaned with or as if with soap and water
    • a sink full of unwashed dishes

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upholder

  • noun someone who upholds or maintains
    maintainer; sustainer.
    • firm upholders of tradition
    • they are sustainers of the idea of democracy

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escort

  • noun someone who escorts and protects a prominent person
    bodyguard.
  • noun the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them
    accompaniment.

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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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drugstore

  • noun a retail shop where medicine and other articles are sold
    chemist's shop; apothecary's shop; chemist's; pharmacy.

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national

  • noun a person who owes allegiance to that nation
    subject.
    • a monarch has a duty to his subjects
  • adjective of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country
    • national hero
    • national anthem
    • a national landmark

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friend

  • noun a person you know well and regard with affection and trust
    • he was my best friend at the university
  • noun an associate who provides cooperation or assistance
    ally.
    • he's a good ally in fight

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mainstay

  • noun a prominent supporter
    pillar.
    • he is a pillar of the community
  • noun a central cohesive source of support and stability
    backbone; linchpin; lynchpin; keystone; anchor.
    • faith is his anchor
    • the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money
    • he is the linchpin of this firm

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loan_office

  • noun a shop where loans are made with personal property as security
    pawnshop; pawnbroker's shop.
  • noun an office where loans are negotiated and repaid

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lawman

  • noun an officer of the law
    law officer; peace officer.

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hangout

  • noun a frequently visited place
    stamping ground; resort; haunt; repair.

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dental_assistant

  • noun an assistant to a dentist

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saint

  • noun a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
  • noun person of exceptional holiness
    holy person; angel; holy man.

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doomed

  • noun people who are destined to die soon
    lost.
    • the agony of the doomed was in his voice
  • verb decree or designate beforehand
    destine; doom; fate; designate.
    • She was destined to become a great pianist

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apologise

  • verb defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
    rationalize; rationalise; excuse; apologize; justify.
    • rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior
    • he rationalized his lack of success
  • verb acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing
    apologize.
    • I apologized for being late
    • He apologized for the many typoes

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pawnbroker's_shop

  • noun a shop where loans are made with personal property as security
    loan office; pawnshop.

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vindication

  • noun the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.
    exoneration.
    • friends provided a vindication of his position
  • noun the justification for some act or belief
    defense; defence.
    • he offered a persuasive defense of the theory

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theater

  • noun a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented
    house; theatre.
    • the house was full
  • noun the art of writing and producing plays
    dramatic art; dramatics; dramaturgy; theatre.

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immigrant

  • noun a person who comes to a country where they were not born in order to settle there

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apologist

  • noun a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution
    justifier; vindicator.
    • an apologist for capital punishment

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blind

  • noun people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group
    • he spent hours reading to the blind
  • noun a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)
    • he waited impatiently in the blind

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population

  • noun the people who inhabit a territory or state
    • the population seemed to be well fed and clothed
  • noun a group of organisms of the same species inhabiting a given area
    • they hired hunters to keep down the deer population

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bodyguard

  • noun someone who escorts and protects a prominent person
    escort.
  • noun a group of men who escort and protect some important person

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fashion_model

  • noun a woman who wears clothes to display fashions
    mannequin; manakin; model; manikin; mannikin.
    • she was too fat to be a mannequin

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beauty_salon

  • noun a shop where hairdressers and beauticians work
    beauty parlour; beauty shop; salon; beauty parlor.

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linchpin

  • noun a central cohesive source of support and stability
    mainstay; backbone; lynchpin; keystone; anchor.
    • faith is his anchor
    • the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money
    • he is the linchpin of this firm
  • noun pin inserted through an axletree to hold a wheel on
    lynchpin.

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youth

  • noun a young person (especially a young man or boy)
    young person; spring chicken; younker.
  • noun young people collectively
    young.
    • rock music appeals to the young
    • youth everywhere rises in revolt

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defense

  • noun (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies
    defence; defensive measure.
    • they died in the defense of Stalingrad
    • they were developed for the defense program
  • noun protection from harm
    defence.
    • sanitation is the best defense against disease

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tutelage

  • noun teaching pupils individually (usually by a tutor hired privately)
    tutorship; tuition.
  • noun attention and management implying responsibility for safety
    charge; guardianship; care.
    • he is in the care of a bodyguard

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giver

  • noun someone who devotes himself completely
    • there are no greater givers than those who give themselves
  • noun person who makes a gift of property
    donor; bestower; conferrer; presenter.

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whoremonger

  • noun a prostitute's customer
    trick; john; whoremaster.
  • noun a pimp who procures whores
    whoremaster.

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rationalization

  • noun the cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason
    rationalisation.
  • noun (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your true motivation is concealed by explaining your actions and feelings in a way that is not threatening
    rationalisation.

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damned

  • noun people who are condemned to eternal punishment
    • he felt he had visited the realm of the damned
  • verb wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
    imprecate; curse; anathemise; damn; bedamn; anathemize; maledict; beshrew.
    • The bad witch cursed the child

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booth

  • noun a table (in a restaurant or bar) surrounded by two high-backed benches
  • noun small area set off by walls for special use
    kiosk; stall; cubicle.

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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gathering

  • noun a group of persons together in one place
    assemblage.
  • noun the social act of assembling
    assembly; assemblage.
    • they demanded the right of assembly

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fashion

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; manner; way; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun characteristic or habitual practice

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beauty_parlour

  • noun a shop where hairdressers and beauticians work
    beauty shop; salon; beauty salon; beauty parlor.

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angel

  • noun spiritual being attendant upon God
  • noun person of exceptional holiness
    holy person; saint; holy man.

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tender

  • noun something that can be used as an official medium of payment
    legal tender; stamp.
  • noun someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
    attendant; attender.

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spender

  • noun someone who spends money prodigally
    spendthrift; scattergood; spend-all.
  • noun English poet and critic (1909-1995)
    Stephen Spender; Sir Stephen Harold Spender.

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enforcer

  • noun one whose job it is to execute unpleasant tasks for a superior
    hatchet man.

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subordinate

  • noun an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
    underling; foot soldier; subsidiary.
  • noun a word that is more specific than a given word
    hyponym; subordinate word.

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aged

  • noun people who are old collectively
    elderly.
    • special arrangements were available for the aged
  • verb begin to seem older; get older
    age.
    • The death of his wife caused him to age fast

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shop_at

  • verb do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
    shop; buy at; patronize; patronise; sponsor; frequent.

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strength

  • noun the property of being physically or mentally strong
    • fatigue sapped his strength
  • noun capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war
    military posture; military capability; military strength; posture.
    • we faced an army of great strength
    • politicians have neglected our military posture

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realm

  • noun a domain in which something is dominant
    kingdom; land.
    • the untroubled kingdom of reason
    • a land of make-believe
    • the rise of the realm of cotton in the south
  • noun the domain ruled by a king or queen
    kingdom.

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alibi

  • noun (law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question
  • noun a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
    excuse; exculpation; self-justification.
    • he kept finding excuses to stay
    • every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job
    • his transparent self-justification was unacceptable

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self

  • noun your consciousness of your own identity
    ego.
  • noun a person considered as a unique individual
    • one's own self

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bakery

  • noun a workplace where baked goods (breads and cakes and pastries) are produced or sold
    bakehouse; bakeshop.

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patroness

  • noun a woman who is a patron or the wife of a patron
    patronne.

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adjunct

  • noun something added to another thing but not an essential part of it
  • noun a person who is an assistant or subordinate to another

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labour

  • noun a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
    working class; proletariat; labor.
    • there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field
  • noun concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child
    travail; lying-in; childbed; labor; parturiency; confinement.
    • she was in labor for six hours

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folk

  • noun people in general (often used in the plural)
    folks; common people.
    • they're just country folk
    • folks around here drink moonshine
    • the common people determine the group character and preserve its customs from one generation to the next
  • noun a social division of (usually preliterate) people
    tribe.

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donor

  • noun person who makes a gift of property
    bestower; conferrer; giver; presenter.
  • noun (medicine) someone who gives blood or tissue or an organ to be used in another person (the host)

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francophile

  • noun an admirer of France and everything French
    Francophil.

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chief_assistant

  • noun the most helpful assistant
    man Friday; right-hand man.

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age_group

  • noun a group of people having approximately the same age
    cohort; age bracket.

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godfather

  • noun any man who serves as a sponsor for a child at baptism
  • noun someone having a relation analogous to that of a male sponsor to his godchild

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warrantor

  • noun one who provides a warrant or guarantee to another
    guarantor; surety; warranter.

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serve

  • noun (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play
    service.
    • his powerful serves won the game
  • verb serve a purpose, role, or function
    function.
    • The tree stump serves as a table
    • The female students served as a control group
    • This table would serve very well
    • His freedom served him well
    • The table functions as a desk

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eater

  • noun someone who consumes food for nourishment
    feeder.
  • noun any green goods that are good to eat
    • these apples are good eaters

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samaritan

  • noun a member of the people inhabiting Samaria in biblical times

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defence

  • noun (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
    defence mechanism; defense reaction; defense; defense mechanism; defence reaction.
  • noun (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring
    defense; defending team.
    • his teams are always good on defense

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loan

  • noun the temporary provision of money (usually at interest)
  • noun a word borrowed from another language; e.g. `blitz' is a German word borrowed into modern English
    loanword.

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powder_monkey

  • noun someone who carries explosives (as from the magazine to the guns on board a warship)

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gallery

  • noun spectators at a golf or tennis match
  • noun a porch along the outside of a building (sometimes partly enclosed)
    veranda; verandah.

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shoe_shop

  • noun a shop where shoes are sold
    shoe-shop; shoe store.

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value

  • noun a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed
    • the value assigned was 16 milliseconds
  • noun the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable
    • the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world

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womanhood

  • noun the state of being an adult woman
    muliebrity.
  • noun women as a class
    woman; fair sex.
    • it's an insult to American womanhood
    • woman is the glory of creation
    • the fair sex gathered on the veranda

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foot

  • noun the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint
    human foot; pes.
    • his bare feet projected from his trousers
    • armored from head to foot
  • noun a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard
    ft.
    • he is six feet tall

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supporting

  • noun the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
    support.
    • he leaned against the wall for support
  • verb give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
    support; back up.
    • She supported him during the illness
    • Her children always backed her up

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humanitarian

  • noun someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms
    improver; do-gooder.
  • noun an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans
    humanist.

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estate_of_the_realm

  • noun a major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country (especially in the United Kingdom) and formerly possessing distinct political rights
    the three estates; estate.

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bracket

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

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peacekeeper

  • noun a member of a military force that is assigned (often with international sanction) to preserve peace in a trouble area
  • noun someone who keeps peace
    • she's the peacekeeper in that family

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wounded

  • noun people who are wounded
    maimed.
    • they had to leave the wounded where they fell
  • verb cause injuries or bodily harm to
    wound; injure.

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reassurance

  • noun the act of reassuring; restoring someone's confidence

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shop

  • noun a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services
    store.
    • he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod
  • noun small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done
    workshop.

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ironmonger

  • noun someone who sells hardware
    hardwareman.
    • in England they call a hardwareman an ironmonger
  • noun a store selling hardware
    hardware store; ironmonger's shop.
    • in Great Britain they used to call a hardware store an ironmonger's shop

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bondsman

  • noun a male slave
    bondman.
  • noun someone who signs a bond as surety for someone else
    bondswoman.

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rearing

  • noun the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
    nurture; raising.
  • noun helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
    fostering; upbringing; bringing up; nurture; fosterage; breeding; raising.
    • they debated whether nature or nurture was more important

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tobacconist_shop

  • noun a shop that sells pipes and pipe tobacco and cigars and cigarettes
    tobacconist; tobacco shop.

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stand_up

  • verb rise to one's feet
    get up; rise; uprise; arise.
    • The audience got up and applauded
  • verb refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack

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second-hand_store

  • noun a shop that sells secondhand goods at reduced prices
    thriftshop.

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commissary

  • noun a retail store that sells equipment and provisions (usually to military personnel)
  • noun a snack bar in a film studio

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specialty_store

  • noun a store that sells only one kind of merchandise

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defender

  • noun a person who cares for persons or property
    protector; shielder; guardian.
  • noun a fighter who holds out against attack
    withstander.

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surety

  • noun something clearly established
  • noun property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation
    security.
    • bankers are reluctant to lend without good security

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supporter

  • noun a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
    champion; protagonist; admirer; friend; booster.
    • all their supporters came out for the game
    • they are friends of the library
  • noun someone who supports or champions something
    sponsor; patron.

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ground

  • noun the solid part of the earth's surface
    dry land; land; terra firma; earth; solid ground.
    • the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land
    • the earth shook for several minutes
    • he dropped the logs on the ground
  • noun a rational motive for a belief or action
    reason.
    • the reason that war was declared
    • the grounds for their declaration

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enthusiast

  • noun an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
    partisan; partizan.
  • noun a person having a strong liking for something
    fancier.

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fend

  • verb try to manage without help
    • The youngsters had to fend for themselves after their parents died
  • verb withstand the force of something
    resist; stand.
    • The trees resisted her
    • stand the test of time
    • The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow

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promote

  • verb contribute to the progress or growth of
    advance; encourage; boost; further.
    • I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom
  • verb give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    advance; upgrade; kick upstairs; elevate; raise.
    • John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired
    • Women tend not to advance in the major law firms
    • I got promoted after many years of hard work

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front

  • noun the side that is forward or prominent
    forepart; front end.
  • noun the line along which opposing armies face each other
    front line; battlefront.

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french

  • noun the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France
  • noun the people of France
    French people.

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men

  • noun the force of workers available
    hands; manpower; work force; workforce.
  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male; man.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus

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going

  • noun the act of departing
    going away; departure; leaving.
  • noun euphemistic expressions for death
    loss; departure; exit; expiration; release; passing.
    • thousands mourned his passing

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secretarial

  • adjective of or relating to a secretary or to a secretary's work

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package_store

  • noun a store that sells alcoholic beverages for consumption elsewhere
    liquor store; off-licence.

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confederate

  • noun a supporter of the Confederate States of America
  • noun someone who assists in a plot
    collaborator; partner in crime; henchman.

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folks

  • noun your parents
    • he wrote to his folks every day
  • noun people in general (often used in the plural)
    common people; folk.
    • they're just country folk
    • folks around here drink moonshine
    • the common people determine the group character and preserve its customs from one generation to the next

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bobtail

  • noun a short or shortened tail of certain animals
    dock; bob.
  • noun large sheepdog with a profuse shaggy bluish-grey-and-white coat and short tail; believed to trace back to the Roman occupation of Britain
    Old English sheepdog.

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infernal

  • noun an inhabitant of Hell
    • his roar made the infernals quake
  • adjective characteristic of or resembling Hell
    • infernal noise
    • infernal punishment

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accessary

  • noun someone who helps another person commit a crime
    accessory.
  • adjective satellite aiding and abetting in a crime
    accessory.
    • he was charged with being accessory to the crime

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dominant

  • noun (music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale
  • noun an allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different
    dominant allele.

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assistant

  • noun a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    help; helper; supporter.
    • my invaluable assistant
    • they hired additional help to finish the work
  • adjective satellite of or relating to a person who is subordinate to another
    adjunct.

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chain_store

  • noun one of a chain of retail stores under the same management and selling the same merchandise

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pocket

  • noun a small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles
  • noun an enclosed space
    sac; pouch; sack.
    • the trapped miners found a pocket of air

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indorse

  • verb be behind; approve of
    plunk for; support; plump for; back; endorse.
    • He plumped for the Labor Party
    • I backed Kennedy in 1960
  • verb give support or one's approval to
    second; back; endorse.
    • I'll second that motion
    • I can't back this plan
    • endorse a new project

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peanut_gallery

  • noun (figurative) people whose criticisms are regarded as irrelevant or insignificant (resembling uneducated people who throw peanuts on the stage to express displeasure with a performance)
    • he ignored complaints from the peanut gallery
  • noun rearmost or uppermost area in the balcony containing the least expensive seats
    upper balcony; family circle; second balcony.

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foster_parent

  • noun a person who acts as parent and guardian for a child in place of the child's natural parents but without legally adopting the child
    foster-parent.

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trade

  • noun the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services
    • Venice was an important center of trade with the East
    • they are accused of conspiring to constrain trade
  • noun the skilled practice of a practical occupation
    craft.
    • he learned his trade as an apprentice

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spur

  • noun a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
    goading; goad; spurring; prodding; prod; urging.
    • the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves
  • noun any sharply pointed projection
    spine; acantha.

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enemy

  • noun an opposing military force
    • the enemy attacked at dawn
  • noun an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)
    foeman; opposition; foe.
    • a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies

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bat

  • noun nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
    chiropteran.
  • noun (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit
    at-bat.
    • he was at bat when it happened
    • he got four hits in four at-bats

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tobacco

  • noun leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion
    baccy.
  • noun aromatic annual or perennial herbs and shrubs
    tobacco plant.

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hebrews

  • noun the ethnic group claiming descent from Abraham and Isaac (especially from Isaac's son Jacob); the nation whom God chose to receive his revelation and with whom God chose to make a covenant (Exodus 19)
    Israelites.
  • noun a New Testament book traditionally included among the epistle of Saint Paul but now generally considered not to have been written by him
    Epistle to the Hebrews.

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public

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

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junk_shop

  • noun a shop that sells cheap secondhand goods

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common

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

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demimonde

  • noun a class of woman not considered respectable because of indiscreet or promiscuous behavior

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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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the_three_estates

  • noun a major social class or order of persons regarded collectively as part of the body politic of the country (especially in the United Kingdom) and formerly possessing distinct political rights
    estate; estate of the realm.

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secretary

  • noun a person who is head of an administrative department of government
  • noun an assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work for a boss or an organization
    secretarial assistant.

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preserve

  • noun a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone
    • medicine is no longer a male preserve
  • noun a reservation where animals are protected

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fair

  • noun a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
    funfair; carnival.
  • noun gathering of producers to promote business
    • world fair
    • trade fair
    • book fair

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habit

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

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liquor

  • noun an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
    hard drink; spirits; John Barleycorn; booze; hard liquor; strong drink.
  • noun a liquid substance that is a solution (or emulsion or suspension) used or obtained in an industrial process
    • waste liquors

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bargain

  • noun an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
    deal.
    • he made a bargain with the devil
    • he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals
  • noun an advantageous purchase
    buy; steal.
    • she got a bargain at the auction
    • the stock was a real buy at that price

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culture

  • noun a particular society at a particular time and place
    civilization; civilisation.
    • early Mayan civilization
  • noun the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group

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computer

  • noun a machine for performing calculations automatically
    data processor; computing machine; information processing system; computing device; electronic computer.
  • noun an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
    calculator; estimator; figurer; reckoner.

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migration

  • noun the movement of persons from one country or locality to another
  • noun a group of people migrating together (especially in some given time period)

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barf

  • noun the matter ejected in vomiting
    vomit; puke; vomitus.
  • verb eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    retch; regorge; be sick; disgorge; spew; vomit up; puke; honk; cat; purge; cast; spue; upchuck; vomit; sick; regurgitate; throw up; chuck.
    • After drinking too much, the students vomited
    • He purged continuously
    • The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night

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bringing_up

  • noun helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
    fostering; upbringing; rearing; nurture; fosterage; breeding; raising.
    • they debated whether nature or nurture was more important

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cat

  • noun feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats
    true cat.
  • noun an informal term for a youth or man
    bozo; guy; hombre.
    • a nice guy
    • the guy's only doing it for some doll

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whipper

  • noun a person who administers punishment by wielding a switch or whip
    switcher.

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partisan

  • noun a fervent and even militant proponent of something
    zealot; drumbeater.
  • noun an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
    enthusiast; partizan.

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justifier

  • noun a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution
    apologist; vindicator.
    • an apologist for capital punishment

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vendee

  • noun a person who buys
    buyer; purchaser; emptor.

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sponsorship

  • noun the act of sponsoring (either officially or financially)

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seconder

  • noun someone who endorses a motion or petition as a necessary preliminary to a discussion or vote

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underling

  • noun an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
    subordinate; foot soldier; subsidiary.

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policyholder

  • noun a person who holds an insurance policy; usually, the client in whose name an insurance policy is written

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blurb

  • noun a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books)
    indorsement; endorsement.
    • the author got all his friends to write blurbs for his book

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cat's-paw

  • noun a person used by another to gain an end
    instrument; pawn.
  • noun a hitch in the middle of rope that has two eyes into which tackle can be hooked

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country_people

  • noun people living in the same country; compatriots
    countryfolk.
  • noun people raised in or living in a rural environment; rustics
    countryfolk.

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parent

  • noun a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian
  • noun an organism (plant or animal) from which younger ones are obtained

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sparer

  • noun someone who refrains from injuring or destroying
  • adjective satellite thin and fit
    trim; spare.
    • the spare figure of a marathon runner
    • a body kept trim by exercise

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clothing_store

  • noun a store where men's clothes are sold
    mens store; haberdashery store; haberdashery.

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screen

  • noun a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing
    projection screen; silver screen.
  • noun a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight
    blind.
    • they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet

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ragtag_and_bobtail

  • noun disparaging terms for the common people
    rabble; riffraff; ragtag.

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blame

  • noun an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed
    incrimination; inculpation.
    • his incrimination was based on my testimony
    • the police laid the blame on the driver
  • noun a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
    rap.
    • he took the blame for it
    • it was a bum rap

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approval

  • noun the formal act of approving
    blessing; approving.
    • he gave the project his blessing
    • his decision merited the approval of any sensible person
  • noun a feeling of liking something or someone good
    • although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval

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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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monitor

  • noun someone who supervises (an examination)
    proctor.
  • noun someone who gives a warning so that a mistake can be avoided
    admonisher; reminder.

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expender

  • noun someone who spends money to purchase goods or services
    spender; disburser.

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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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underclass

  • noun the social class lowest in the social hierarchy
    lower class.
  • adjective satellite belonging to the lowest and least privileged social stratum
    • underclass mothers and children

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country

  • noun a politically organized body of people under a single government
    commonwealth; land; res publica; nation; state; body politic.
    • the state has elected a new president
    • African nations
    • students who had come to the nation's capitol
    • the country's largest manufacturer
    • an industrialized land
  • noun the territory occupied by a nation
    state; land.
    • he returned to the land of his birth
    • he visited several European countries

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bodega

  • noun a small Hispanic shop selling wine and groceries

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sympathiser

  • noun commiserates with someone who has had misfortune
    comforter; sympathizer.
  • noun someone who shares your feelings or opinions and hopes that you will be successful
    sympathizer; well-wisher.

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beauty_shop

  • noun a shop where hairdressers and beauticians work
    beauty parlour; salon; beauty salon; beauty parlor.

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lifeline

  • noun a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live
    line of life; life line.
  • noun support that enables people to survive or to continue doing something (often by providing an essential connection)
    • the airlift provided a lifeline for Berlin
    • she offered me a lifeline in my time of grief

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improver

  • noun someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms
    humanitarian; do-gooder.
  • noun a component that is added to something to improve it
    addition; add-on.
    • the addition of a bathroom was a major improvement
    • the addition of cinnamon improved the flavor

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estate

  • noun everything you own; all of your assets (whether real property or personal property) and liabilities
  • noun extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use
    land; demesne; landed estate; acres.
    • the family owned a large estate on Long Island

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fraternity

  • noun a social club for male undergraduates
    frat.
  • noun people engaged in a particular occupation
    sodality; brotherhood.
    • the medical fraternity

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retarded

  • noun people collectively who are mentally retarded
    developmentally challenged; mentally retarded.
    • he started a school for the retarded
  • verb cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate
    retard.
    • This drug will retard your heart rate

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bakehouse

  • noun a workplace where baked goods (breads and cakes and pastries) are produced or sold
    bakery; bakeshop.

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protector

  • noun a person who cares for persons or property
    defender; shielder; guardian.

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masses

  • noun the common people generally
    people; the great unwashed; mass; hoi polloi; multitude.
    • separate the warriors from the mass
    • power to the people
  • noun the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field
    mass.

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candy_store

  • noun a confectioner's shop
    confectionery; confectionary.

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rich_people

  • noun people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group)
    rich.
    • only the very rich benefit from this legislation

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maintainer

  • noun someone who upholds or maintains
    upholder; sustainer.
    • firm upholders of tradition
    • they are sustainers of the idea of democracy

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whoremaster

  • noun a prostitute's customer
    whoremonger; trick; john.
  • noun a pimp who procures whores
    whoremonger.

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supply

  • noun an amount of something available for use
  • noun offering goods and services for sale

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color

  • noun a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect
    colour; coloring; colouring.
    • a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light
  • noun interest and variety and intensity
    vividness; colour.
    • the Puritan Period was lacking in color
    • the characters were delineated with exceptional vividness

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betting

  • adjective satellite preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance
    dissipated; sporting; card-playing.
    • led a dissipated life
    • a betting man
    • a card-playing son of a bitch
    • a gambling fool
    • sporting gents and their ladies
  • verb maintain with or as if with a bet
    wager; bet.
    • I bet she will be there!

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anglophil

  • noun an admirer of England and things English
    anglophile.

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slain

  • noun people who have been slain (as in battle)
  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    murder; off; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered

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godparent

  • noun a person who sponsors someone (the godchild) at baptism

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nationality

  • noun people having common origins or traditions and often comprising a nation
    • immigrants of the same nationality often seek each other out
    • such images define their sense of nationality
  • noun the status of belonging to a particular nation by birth or naturalization

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man_friday

  • noun the most helpful assistant
    chief assistant; right-hand man.

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shut-in

  • noun someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury
    invalid.
  • adjective satellite somewhat introverted
    introvertish.

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underworld

  • noun the criminal class
  • noun (religion) the world of the dead
    infernal region; Hades; netherworld; Scheol; Hell.
    • No one goes to Hades with all his immense wealth"-Theognis

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instrument

  • noun a device that requires skill for proper use
  • noun the means whereby some act is accomplished
    tool.
    • my greed was the instrument of my destruction
    • science has given us new tools to fight disease

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self-justification

  • noun a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
    excuse; exculpation; alibi.
    • he kept finding excuses to stay
    • every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job
    • his transparent self-justification was unacceptable

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shoe_store

  • noun a shop where shoes are sold
    shoe shop; shoe-shop.

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three

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    deuce-ace; trio; triplet; tercet; tierce; troika; trey; 3; ternion; trine; ternary; triad; threesome; leash; III; trinity; terzetto.
  • noun one of four playing cards in a deck having three pips
    trey.

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subscriber

  • noun someone who expresses strong approval
    ratifier; endorser; indorser.
  • noun someone who contracts to receive and pay for a service or a certain number of issues of a publication
    reader.

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damn

  • noun something of little value
    tinker's dam; tinker's damn; red cent; hoot; darn; shucks; shit.
    • his promise is not worth a damn
    • not worth one red cent
    • not worth shucks
  • verb wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
    imprecate; curse; anathemise; bedamn; anathemize; maledict; beshrew.
    • The bad witch cursed the child

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monkey

  • noun any of various long-tailed primates (excluding the prosimians)
  • noun one who is playfully mischievous
    rascal; rapscallion; scallywag; imp; scamp; scalawag.

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patron_saint

  • noun a saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation

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oftenness

  • noun the number of occurrences within a given time period
    frequency; frequence.
    • the frequency of modulation was 40 cycles per second
    • the frequency of his seizures increased as he grew older

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champion

  • noun someone who has won first place in a competition
    champ; title-holder.
  • noun someone who fights for a cause
    hero; paladin; fighter.

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actor

  • noun a theatrical performer
    thespian; player; role player; histrion.
  • noun a person who acts and gets things done
    doer; worker.
    • he's a principal actor in this affair
    • when you want something done get a doer
    • he's a miracle worker

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confectionary

  • noun a confectioner's shop
    candy store; confectionery.

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fire

  • noun the event of something burning (often destructive)
    • they lost everything in the fire
  • noun the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
    firing.
    • hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes
    • they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire

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ironmonger's_shop

  • noun a store selling hardware
    ironmonger; hardware store.
    • in Great Britain they used to call a hardware store an ironmonger's shop

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blessing

  • noun the formal act of approving
    approval; approving.
    • he gave the project his blessing
    • his decision merited the approval of any sensible person
  • noun a desirable state
    boon.
    • enjoy the blessings of peace
    • a spanking breeze is a boon to sailors

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sidesman

  • noun (Church of England) an assistant to the churchwarden; collects offerings of money in the church

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haunt

  • noun a frequently visited place
    stamping ground; resort; hangout; repair.
  • verb follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to
    stalk.
    • her ex-boyfriend stalked her
    • the ghost of her mother haunted her

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rabble

  • noun a disorderly crowd of people
    mob; rout.
  • noun disparaging terms for the common people
    riffraff; ragtag; ragtag and bobtail.

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craft

  • noun the skilled practice of a practical occupation
    trade.
    • he learned his trade as an apprentice
  • noun a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space

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mannequin

  • noun a woman who wears clothes to display fashions
    manakin; fashion model; model; manikin; mannikin.
    • she was too fat to be a mannequin
  • noun a life-size dummy used to display clothes
    manakin; form; manikin; mannikin.

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offerer

  • noun someone who presents something to another for acceptance or rejection
    offeror.
  • adjective not in operation or operational
    off.
    • the oven is off
    • the lights are off

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present

  • noun the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech
    nowadays.
    • that is enough for the present
    • he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow
  • noun something presented as a gift
    • his tie was a present from his wife

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ill

  • noun an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
    complaint; ailment.
  • adjective affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
    sick.
    • ill from the monotony of his suffering

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poor_people

  • noun people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)
    poor.
    • the urban poor need assistance

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warrant

  • noun a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts
  • noun a type of security issued by a corporation (usually together with a bond or preferred stock) that gives the holder the right to purchase a certain amount of common stock at a stated price
    stock warrant; stock-purchase warrant.
    • as a sweetener they offered warrants along with the fixed-income securities

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sex

  • noun activities associated with sexual intercourse
    sexual activity; sex activity; sexual practice.
    • they had sex in the back seat
  • noun either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided
    • the war between the sexes

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homebound

  • noun people who are confined to their homes
  • adjective satellite confined usually by illness
    housebound; shut-in.

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handicapped

  • noun people collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped
    disabled.
    • technology to help the elderly and the disabled
  • verb injure permanently
    handicap; disable; incapacitate; invalid.
    • He was disabled in a car accident

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cast

  • noun the actors in a play
    cast of characters; dramatis personae.
  • noun container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
    mould; mold.

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smart

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

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corporatist

  • noun a supporter of corporatism
  • adjective of or relating to corporatism

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aid

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

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anchor

  • noun a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
    ground tackle.
  • noun a central cohesive source of support and stability
    mainstay; backbone; linchpin; lynchpin; keystone.
    • faith is his anchor
    • the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money
    • he is the linchpin of this firm

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guardianship

  • noun attention and management implying responsibility for safety
    charge; tutelage; care.
    • he is in the care of a bodyguard
  • noun the responsibility of a guardian or keeper
    keeping; safekeeping.
    • he left his car in my keeping

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fire_fighter

  • noun a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires
    firefighter; fire-eater; fireman.

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dress_shop

  • noun a shop that sells women's clothes and jewelry
    boutique.

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helper

  • noun a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    assistant; help; supporter.
    • my invaluable assistant
    • they hired additional help to finish the work
  • noun a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
    benefactor.

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backing

  • noun the act of providing approval and support
    patronage; championship; backup.
    • his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives
  • noun something forming a back that is added for strengthening
    mount.

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delicatessen

  • noun ready-to-eat food products
    delicatessen food.
  • noun a shop selling ready-to-eat food products
    deli; food shop.

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haberdashery_store

  • noun a store where men's clothes are sold
    clothing store; mens store; haberdashery.

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it

  • noun the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information
    information technology.

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encouragement

  • noun the expression of approval and support
  • noun the act of giving hope or support to someone
    boost.

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hardware

  • noun major items of military weaponry (as tanks or missile)
  • noun instrumentalities (tools or implements) made of metal
    ironware.

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middle

  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; eye; center; centre.
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm
  • noun an intermediate part or section
    • A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"- Aristotle

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regularity

  • noun a property of polygons: the property of having equal sides and equal angles
    geometrical regularity.
  • noun the quality of being characterized by a fixed principle or rate
    • he was famous for the regularity of his habits

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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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bondswoman

  • noun someone who signs a bond as surety for someone else
    bondsman.
  • noun a female bound to serve without wages
    bondwoman; bondmaid.

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lynchpin

  • noun a central cohesive source of support and stability
    mainstay; backbone; linchpin; keystone; anchor.
    • faith is his anchor
    • the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money
    • he is the linchpin of this firm
  • noun pin inserted through an axletree to hold a wheel on
    linchpin.

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halt

  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    stoppage; stop; hitch; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat
  • noun the event of something ending
    stop.
    • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill

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cohort

  • noun a company of companions or supporters
  • noun a band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion)

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pawnshop

  • noun a shop where loans are made with personal property as security
    loan office; pawnbroker's shop.

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paw

  • noun a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped
  • noun the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
    mitt; manus; hand.
    • he had the hands of a surgeon
    • he extended his mitt

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toaster

  • noun someone who proposes a toast; someone who drinks to the health of success of someone or some venture
    wassailer.
  • noun a kitchen appliance (usually electric) for toasting bread

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doula

  • noun an assistant (often the father of the soon-to-be-born child) who provides support for a woman in labor by encouraging her to use techniques learned in childbirth-preparation classes
    birthing coach; labor coach; monitrice.

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common_people

  • noun people in general (often used in the plural)
    folks; folk.
    • they're just country folk
    • folks around here drink moonshine
    • the common people determine the group character and preserve its customs from one generation to the next

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butcher

  • noun a retailer of meat
    meatman.
  • noun a brutal indiscriminate murderer

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verifier

  • noun someone who vouches for another or for the correctness of a statement
    voucher.

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pillar_of_strength

  • noun a person who can be relied on to give a great deal of support and comfort
    tower of strength.

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peoples

  • noun the human beings of a particular nation or community or ethnic group
    • the indigenous peoples of Australia
  • noun (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
    people.
    • old people
    • there were at least 200 people in the audience

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meat_market

  • noun a shop in which meat and poultry (and sometimes fish) are sold
    butcher shop.

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reminder

  • noun a message that helps you remember something
    • he ignored his wife's reminders
  • noun an experience that causes you to remember something

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mentally_retarded

  • noun people collectively who are mentally retarded
    developmentally challenged; retarded.
    • he started a school for the retarded

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peace_officer

  • noun an officer of the law
    law officer; lawman.

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paladin

  • noun someone who fights for a cause
    hero; fighter; champion.

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fireman

  • noun play in which children pretend to put out a fire
  • noun a laborer who tends fires (as on a coal-fired train or steamship)
    stoker.

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assist

  • noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    aid; assistance; help.
    • he gave me an assist with the housework
    • could not walk without assistance
    • rescue party went to their aid
    • offered his help in unloading
  • noun (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play

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hang

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

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upbringing

  • noun properties acquired during a person's formative years
  • noun helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
    fostering; bringing up; rearing; nurture; fosterage; breeding; raising.
    • they debated whether nature or nurture was more important

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hand

  • noun the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
    mitt; paw; manus.
    • he had the hands of a surgeon
    • he extended his mitt
  • noun a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
    hired hand; hired man.
    • the hired hand fixed the railing
    • a ranch hand

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dry_cleaners

  • noun shop where dry cleaning is done
    cleaners.
  • noun the operator of dry-cleaning establishment
    cleaner; dry cleaner.

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monitrice

  • noun an assistant (often the father of the soon-to-be-born child) who provides support for a woman in labor by encouraging her to use techniques learned in childbirth-preparation classes
    birthing coach; doula; labor coach.

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nation

  • noun a politically organized body of people under a single government
    commonwealth; land; res publica; country; state; body politic.
    • the state has elected a new president
    • African nations
    • students who had come to the nation's capitol
    • the country's largest manufacturer
    • an industrialized land
  • noun the people who live in a nation or country
    country; land.
    • a statement that sums up the nation's mood
    • the news was announced to the nation
    • the whole country worshipped him

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timid

  • noun people who are fearful and cautious
    cautious.
    • whitewater rafting is not for the timid
  • adjective showing fear and lack of confidence

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lobby

  • noun a large entrance or reception room or area
    entrance hall; anteroom; hall; antechamber; vestibule; foyer.
  • noun the people who support some common cause or business or principle or sectional interest

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booster

  • noun a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
    champion; protagonist; admirer; supporter; friend.
    • all their supporters came out for the game
    • they are friends of the library
  • noun someone who is an active supporter and advocate
    plugger; promoter.

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secretarial_assistant

  • noun an assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work for a boss or an organization
    secretary.

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lower

  • noun the lower of two berths
    lower berth.
  • verb move something or somebody to a lower position
    take down; get down; let down; bring down.
    • take down the vase from the shelf

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off

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

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center

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

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fire-eater

  • noun a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires
    firefighter; fire fighter; fireman.
  • noun a belligerent grouch
    hothead.

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repair_shop

  • noun a shop specializing in repairs and maintenance
    fix-it shop.

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colour

  • noun any material used for its color
    color; coloring material; colouring material.
    • she used a different color for the trim
  • noun a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
    color; people of color; people of colour.

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roundhead

  • noun a brachycephalic person
  • noun a supporter of parliament and Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War

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well

  • noun a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
  • noun a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid

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immigrant_class

  • noun recent immigrants who are lumped together as a class by their low socioeconomic status in spite of different cultural backgrounds

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client

  • noun a person who seeks the advice of a lawyer
  • noun someone who pays for goods or services
    customer.

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model

  • noun a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
    framework; theoretical account.
    • the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems
  • noun a type of product
    • his car was an old model

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justify

  • verb show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for
    warrant.
    • The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns
    • The end justifies the means
  • verb show to be right by providing justification or proof
    vindicate.
    • vindicate a claim

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haberdashery

  • noun a store where men's clothes are sold
    clothing store; mens store; haberdashery store.
  • noun the drygoods sold by a haberdasher
    men's furnishings.

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money

  • noun the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender
    • we tried to collect the money he owed us
  • noun wealth reckoned in terms of money
    • all his money is in real estate

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water_boy

  • noun an assistant who supplies drinking water
    waterer.

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coevals

  • noun all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age
    generation; contemporaries.
  • noun a person of nearly the same age as another
    coeval; contemporary.

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philhellenist

  • noun an admirer of Greece and everything Greek
    philhellene; Graecophile.

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steward

  • noun someone who manages property or other affairs for someone else
  • noun the ship's officer who is in charge of provisions and dining arrangements

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patronne

  • noun a woman who is a patron or the wife of a patron
    patroness.

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pizza_shop

  • noun a shop where pizzas are made and sold
    pizzeria; pizza parlor.

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ease

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

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friday

  • noun the sixth day of the week; the fifth working day
    Fri.

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advancement

  • noun encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something
    promotion; furtherance.
  • noun the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
    advance; forward motion; progression; procession; onward motion; progress.

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improvement

  • noun a change for the better; progress in development
    advance; betterment.
  • noun the act of improving something
    • their improvements increased the value of the property

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chaperon

  • noun one who accompanies and supervises a young woman or gatherings of young people
    chaperone.
  • verb accompany as a chaperone
    chaperone.

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paraprofessional

  • noun a trained worker who is not a member of a profession but who assists a professional

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custodian

  • noun one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals
    keeper; steward.

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stratum

  • noun one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock)
  • noun people having the same social, economic, or educational status
    social class; socio-economic class; class.
    • the working class
    • an emerging professional class

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english_people

  • noun the people of England
    English.

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hat

  • noun headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
    lid; chapeau.
  • noun an informal term for a person's role
    • he took off his politician's hat and talked frankly

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fostering

  • noun encouragement; aiding the development of something
    fosterage.
  • noun helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
    upbringing; bringing up; rearing; nurture; fosterage; breeding; raising.
    • they debated whether nature or nurture was more important

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mens_store

  • noun a store where men's clothes are sold
    clothing store; haberdashery store; haberdashery.

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sick

  • noun people who are sick
    • they devote their lives to caring for the sick
  • verb eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    retch; regorge; be sick; disgorge; spew; vomit up; puke; honk; cat; purge; cast; spue; upchuck; vomit; barf; regurgitate; throw up; chuck.
    • After drinking too much, the students vomited
    • He purged continuously
    • The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night

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building_supply_store

  • noun a store where builders can purchase materials for building houses and related structures
    building supply house.

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yeomanry

  • noun class of small freeholders who cultivated their own land
  • noun a British volunteer cavalry force organized in 1761 for home defense later incorporated into the Territorial Army

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world

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

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poser

  • noun a person who habitually pretends to be something he is not
    poseur.
  • noun a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor
    model.
    • the president didn't have time to be a model so the artist worked from photos

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foster-parent

  • noun a person who acts as parent and guardian for a child in place of the child's natural parents but without legally adopting the child
    foster parent.

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lost

  • noun people who are destined to die soon
    doomed.
    • the agony of the doomed was in his voice
  • verb fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense
    lose.
    • She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat

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gift

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

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countryfolk

  • noun people living in the same country; compatriots
    country people.
  • noun people raised in or living in a rural environment; rustics
    country people.

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endorser

  • noun someone who expresses strong approval
    subscriber; ratifier; indorser.
  • noun a person who transfers his ownership interest in something by signing a check or negotiable security
    indorser.

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candy

  • noun a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
    confect.
  • verb coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze
    glaze; sugarcoat.

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florist_shop

  • noun a shop where flowers and ornamental plants are sold
    florist; flower store.

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vindicator

  • noun a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution
    justifier; apologist.
    • an apologist for capital punishment

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loyalist

  • noun a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)
    stalwart.

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apologia

  • noun a formal written defense of something you believe in strongly
    apology.

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contemporaries

  • noun all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age
    coevals; generation.
  • noun a person of nearly the same age as another
    coeval; contemporary.

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pillar

  • noun a fundamental principle or practice
    • science eroded the pillars of superstition
  • noun anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower
    column; tower.
    • the test tube held a column of white powder
    • a tower of dust rose above the horizon
    • a thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite

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right

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

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old

  • noun past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')
  • adjective (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age
    • his mother is very old
    • a ripe old age
    • how old are you?

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pawn

  • noun an article deposited as security
  • noun a person used by another to gain an end
    cat's-paw; instrument.

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people

  • noun (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
    • old people
    • there were at least 200 people in the audience
  • noun the body of citizens of a state or country
    citizenry.
    • the Spanish people

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steady

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

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deaf

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

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back

  • noun the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
    dorsum.
    • his back was nicely tanned
  • noun the side that goes last or is not normally seen
    rear.
    • he wrote the date on the back of the photograph

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dead

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

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economic

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

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canteen

  • noun a flask for carrying water; used by soldiers or travelers
  • noun sells food and personal items to personnel at an institution or school or camp etc.

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supportive

  • adjective furnishing support or assistance
    • a supportive family network
    • his family was supportive of his attempts to be a writer

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hang_out

  • verb spend time in a certain location or with certain people
    • She hangs out at the corner cafe

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accomplice

  • noun a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)
    confederate.

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obliger

  • noun someone who performs a service or does a favor
    accommodator.

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for

In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.

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shavian

  • noun an admirer of G. B. Shaw or his works
  • adjective of or relating to George Bernard Shaw or his works

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pet

  • noun a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement
  • noun a special loved one
    ducky; favourite; deary; favorite; dearie; darling.

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separate

  • noun a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
    offprint; reprint.
  • noun a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments

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novelty

  • noun originality by virtue of being refreshingly novel
    freshness.
  • noun originality by virtue of being new and surprising
    freshness.

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absolute_frequency

  • noun the number of observations in a given statistical category
    frequency.

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keystone

  • noun a central cohesive source of support and stability
    mainstay; backbone; linchpin; lynchpin; anchor.
    • faith is his anchor
    • the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money
    • he is the linchpin of this firm
  • noun the central building block at the top of an arch or vault
    headstone; key.

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deliverer

  • noun a person who rescues you from harm or danger
    saviour; rescuer; savior.
  • 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; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Saviour; Redeemer; Savior; Jesus Christ.

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socio-economic_class

  • noun people having the same social, economic, or educational status
    social class; class; stratum.
    • the working class
    • an emerging professional class

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rationalisation

  • noun (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your true motivation is concealed by explaining your actions and feelings in a way that is not threatening
    rationalization.
  • noun the cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason
    rationalization.

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officer

  • noun any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command
    military officer.
    • an officer is responsible for the lives of his men
  • noun someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust
    officeholder.
    • he is an officer of the court
    • the club elected its officers for the coming year

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philhellene

  • noun an admirer of Greece and everything Greek
    philhellenist; Graecophile.
  • adjective characterized by a love of Greece and Grecian things
    philhellenic; Graecophilic; Graecophile.
    • the Philhellenic Society

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business

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

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dental

  • noun a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge
    alveolar; dental consonant; alveolar consonant.
  • adjective of or relating to the teeth
    • dental floss

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benefactor

  • noun a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
    helper.

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admass

  • noun the segment of the public that is easily influenced by mass media (chiefly British)

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lieutenant

  • noun a commissioned military officer
  • noun an officer in a police force
    police lieutenant.

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protagonist

  • noun a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
    champion; admirer; supporter; friend; booster.
    • all their supporters came out for the game
    • they are friends of the library
  • noun the principal character in a work of fiction
    agonist.

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defensive

  • noun an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive')
    defensive attitude.
  • adjective intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack
    • defensive weapons
    • a defensive stance

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keeper

  • noun someone in charge of other people
    • am I my brother's keeper?
  • noun one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals
    custodian; steward.

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bazaar

  • noun a shop where a variety of goods are sold
    bazar.
  • noun a street of small shops (especially in Orient)
    bazar.

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tower

  • noun a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building
  • noun anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower
    column; pillar.
    • the test tube held a column of white powder
    • a tower of dust rose above the horizon
    • a thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite

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baffled

  • noun people who are frustrated and perplexed
    • the children's faces clearly expressed the frustration of the baffled
  • verb be a mystery or bewildering to
    mystify; perplex; bewilder; get; beat; puzzle; pose; amaze; vex; baffle; flummox; stick; stupefy; gravel; nonplus; dumbfound.
    • This beats me!
    • Got me--I don't know the answer!
    • a vexing problem
    • This question really stuck me

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cautious

  • noun people who are fearful and cautious
    timid.
    • whitewater rafting is not for the timid
  • adjective showing careful forethought; never making swift decisions"
    • reserved and cautious
    • a cautious driver

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package

  • noun a collection of things wrapped or boxed together
    parcel; packet; bundle.
  • noun a wrapped container
    parcel.

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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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hatchet

  • noun weapon consisting of a fighting ax; used by North American Indians
    tomahawk.
  • noun a small ax with a short handle used with one hand (usually to chop wood)

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firing

  • noun the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
    fire.
    • hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes
    • they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire
  • noun the act of discharging a gun
    discharge; firing off.

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shield

  • noun a protective covering or structure
  • noun armor carried on the arm to intercept blows
    buckler.

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riffraff

  • noun disparaging terms for the common people
    rabble; ragtag; ragtag and bobtail.

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old_school

  • noun a class of people favoring traditional ideas

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guest

  • noun a visitor to whom hospitality is extended
    invitee.
  • noun United States journalist (born in England) noted for his syndicated homey verse (1881-1959)
    Edgar Guest; Edgar Albert Guest.

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episcopacy

  • noun the collective body of bishops
    episcopate.

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partizan

  • noun an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
    enthusiast; partisan.
  • noun a pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuries
    partisan.

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backup

  • noun an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage
    • a traffic backup on the main street
    • he discovered a backup in the toilet
  • noun someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
    stand-in; fill-in; substitute; relief; reliever; backup man.
    • the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes
    • we need extra employees for summer fill-ins

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flower_store

  • noun a shop where flowers and ornamental plants are sold
    florist; florist shop.

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offeror

  • noun someone who presents something to another for acceptance or rejection
    offerer.

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novelty_shop

  • noun a shop that sells miscellaneous articles appropriate as gifts
    gift shop.

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pet_shop

  • noun a shop where pet animals can be purchased

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guard

  • noun a person who keeps watch over something or someone
  • noun the person who plays that position on a football team
    • the left guard was injured on the play

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weather

  • noun the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
    atmospheric condition; conditions; weather condition.
    • they were hoping for good weather
    • every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception
    • the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow
  • verb face and withstand with courage
    brave out; brave; endure.
    • She braved the elements

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tribune

  • noun (ancient Rome) an official elected by the plebeians to protect their interests
  • noun the apse of a Christian church that contains the bishop's throne

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homeless

  • noun someone unfortunate without housing
    homeless person.
    • a homeless was found murdered in Central Park
  • noun poor people who unfortunately do not have a home to live in
    • the homeless became a problem in the large cities

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apologize

  • verb acknowledge faults or shortcomings or failing
    apologise.
    • I apologized for being late
    • He apologized for the many typoes
  • verb defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
    rationalize; apologise; rationalise; excuse; justify.
    • rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior
    • he rationalized his lack of success

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watchdog

  • noun a guardian or defender against theft or illegal practices or waste
    • she is the global watchdog for human rights abuses
  • noun a dog trained to guard property
    guard dog.

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business_people

  • noun people who transact business (especially business executives)
    businesspeople.

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upper_crust

  • noun the class occupying the highest position in the social hierarchy
    upper class.

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support

  • noun the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
    • his support kept the family together
    • they gave him emotional support during difficult times
  • noun aiding the cause or policy or interests of
    • the president no longer has the support of his own party
    • they developed a scheme of mutual support

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firefighter

  • noun a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires
    fire-eater; fire fighter; fireman.

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custom

  • noun accepted or habitual practice
    usage; usance.
  • noun a specific practice of long standing
    tradition.

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avail

  • noun a means of serving
    help; service.
    • of no avail
    • there's no help for it
  • verb use to one's advantage
    • He availed himself of the available resources

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bat_boy

  • noun (baseball) a boy who takes care of bats and other baseball equipment

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breeding

  • noun elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression
    gentility; genteelness.
  • noun the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)
    training; education.
    • a woman of breeding and refinement

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back_up

  • verb give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
    support.
    • She supported him during the illness
    • Her children always backed her up
  • verb move backwards from a certain position
    back down; back off.
    • The bully had to back down

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head

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

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buy

  • noun an advantageous purchase
    steal; bargain.
    • she got a bargain at the auction
    • the stock was a real buy at that price
  • verb obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction
    purchase.
    • The family purchased a new car
    • The conglomerate acquired a new company
    • She buys for the big department store

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theater_prompter

  • noun someone who assists a performer by providing the next words of a forgotten speech
    prompter.

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computer_store

  • noun a store that sells computers to the small businessperson or personal user

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specialty

  • noun an asset of special worth or utility
    strong suit; strength; speciality; strong point; long suit; forte; metier.
    • cooking is his forte
  • noun a distinguishing trait
    peculiarity; distinctiveness; speciality; specialness.

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sustainer

  • noun someone who upholds or maintains
    maintainer; upholder.
    • firm upholders of tradition
    • they are sustainers of the idea of democracy

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bookstore

  • noun a shop where books are sold
    bookshop; bookstall.

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uncle

  • noun the brother of your father or mother; the husband of your aunt
  • noun a source of help and advice and encouragement
    • he played uncle to lonely students

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elderly

  • noun people who are old collectively
    aged.
    • special arrangements were available for the aged
  • adjective satellite advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables)
    senior; aged; older.
    • aged members of the society
    • elderly residents could remember the construction of the first skyscraper
    • senior citizen

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indorser

  • noun someone who expresses strong approval
    subscriber; ratifier; endorser.
  • noun a person who transfers his ownership interest in something by signing a check or negotiable security
    endorser.

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boswell

  • noun Scottish author noted for his biography of Samuel Johnson (1740-1795)
    James Boswell.
  • noun a devoted admirer and recorder of another's words and deeds

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subsidiary

  • noun an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
    subordinate; underling; foot soldier.
  • noun a company that is completely controlled by another company
    subsidiary company.

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line

  • noun a formation of people or things one beside another
    • the line of soldiers advanced with their bayonets fixed
    • they were arrayed in line of battle
    • the cast stood in line for the curtain call
  • noun a mark that is long relative to its width
    • He drew a line on the chart

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frequence

  • noun the number of occurrences within a given time period
    oftenness; frequency.
    • the frequency of modulation was 40 cycles per second
    • the frequency of his seizures increased as he grew older

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raising

  • noun the event of something being raised upward
    lift; elevation.
    • an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon
    • a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity
  • noun the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
    rearing; nurture.

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powder

  • noun a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized
    pulverisation; pulverization.
  • noun a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks
    gunpowder.

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irish

  • noun people of Ireland or of Irish extraction
    Irish people.
  • noun whiskey made in Ireland chiefly from barley
    Irish whisky; Irish whiskey.

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commonality

  • noun a class composed of persons lacking clerical or noble rank
    commonalty; commons.
  • noun sharing of common attributes
    commonness.

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apothecary

  • noun a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
    druggist; pill roller; pill pusher; pharmacist; chemist.

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chaperone

  • noun one who accompanies and supervises a young woman or gatherings of young people
    chaperon.
  • verb accompany as a chaperone
    chaperon.

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businesspeople

  • noun people who transact business (especially business executives)
    business people.

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lead

  • noun an advantage held by a competitor in a race
    • he took the lead at the last turn
  • noun a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey
    Pb; atomic number 82.
    • the children were playing with lead soldiers

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café

A coffeehouse; a restaurant; also, a room in a hotel or restaurant where coffee and liquors are served.

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prompter

  • noun someone who assists a performer by providing the next words of a forgotten speech
    theater prompter.
  • noun a device that displays words for people to read
    autocue.

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uninitiate

  • noun people who have not been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity
    • it diverts the attention of the uninitiate
  • adjective satellite not initiated; deficient in relevant experience
    naive; uninitiated.
    • it seemed a bizarre ceremony to uninitiated western eyes
    • he took part in the experiment as a naive subject

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brits

  • noun the people of Great Britain
    British people; British.
  • noun a native or inhabitant of Great Britain
    Britisher; Briton; Brit.

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grass

  • noun narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
  • noun German writer of novels and poetry and plays (born 1927)
    Gunter Grass; Gunter Wilhelm Grass.

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the_great_unwashed

  • noun the common people generally
    people; masses; mass; hoi polloi; multitude.
    • separate the warriors from the mass
    • power to the people

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chosen_people

  • noun any people believing themselves to be chosen by God

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indorsement

  • noun a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books)
    blurb; endorsement.
    • the author got all his friends to write blurbs for his book
  • noun a speech seconding a motion
    second; secondment; endorsement.
    • do I hear a second?

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ragtag

  • noun disparaging terms for the common people
    rabble; riffraff; ragtag and bobtail.

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stick

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

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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cover

  • noun a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
    concealment; covert; screen.
    • a screen of trees afforded privacy
    • under cover of darkness
    • the brush provided a covert for game
    • the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background
  • noun bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
    blanket.
    • he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep

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bookstall

  • noun a shop where books are sold
    bookstore; bookshop.

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store

  • noun a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services
    shop.
    • he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod
  • noun a supply of something available for future use
    fund; stock.
    • he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars

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at

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

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file

  • noun a set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together
    data file.
  • noun a line of persons or things ranged one behind the other
    Indian file; single file.

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home

  • noun where you live at a particular time
    place.
    • deliver the package to my home
    • he doesn't have a home to go to
    • your place or mine?
  • noun housing that someone is living in
    abode; dwelling house; dwelling; domicile; habitation.
    • he built a modest dwelling near the pond
    • they raise money to provide homes for the homeless

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good_samaritan

  • noun a person who voluntarily offers help or sympathy in times of trouble

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succour

  • noun assistance in time of difficulty
    succor; relief; ministration.
    • the contributions provided some relief for the victims
  • verb help in a difficult situation
    succor.

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bestower

  • noun person who makes a gift of property
    donor; conferrer; giver; presenter.

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peace

  • noun the state prevailing during the absence of war
  • noun harmonious relations; freedom from disputes
    • the roommates lived in peace together

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bargain_hunter

  • noun a shopper who hunts for bargains

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saviour

  • noun a person who rescues you from harm or danger
    rescuer; savior; deliverer.
  • 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; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Redeemer; Savior; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.

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adjuvant

  • noun an additive that enhances the effectiveness of medical treatment
  • adjective satellite furnishing added support
    auxiliary; accessory; adjunct; ancillary; appurtenant.
    • an ancillary pump
    • an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism
    • The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other

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parlor

  • noun reception room in an inn or club where visitors can be received
    parlour.
  • noun a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax
    living-room; living room; parlour; front room; sitting room.

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succor

  • noun assistance in time of difficulty
    succour; relief; ministration.
    • the contributions provided some relief for the victims
  • verb help in a difficult situation
    succour.

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guarantee

  • noun a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications
    warrantee; warranty; warrant.
  • noun an unconditional commitment that something will happen or that something is true
    • there is no guarantee that they are not lying

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manakin

  • noun a woman who wears clothes to display fashions
    mannequin; fashion model; model; manikin; mannikin.
    • she was too fat to be a mannequin
  • noun a life-size dummy used to display clothes
    form; mannequin; manikin; mannikin.

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home_folk

  • noun folks from your own home town

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plugger

  • noun someone who is an active supporter and advocate
    promoter; booster.

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stalwart

  • noun a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt)
    loyalist.
  • adjective satellite having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships
    hardy; stout; sturdy.
    • hardy explorers of northern Canada
    • proud of her tall stalwart son
    • stout seamen
    • sturdy young athletes

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stamping_ground

  • noun a frequently visited place
    resort; hangout; haunt; repair.

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dresser

  • noun furniture with drawers for keeping clothes
    chest; bureau; chest of drawers.
  • noun a person who dresses in a particular way
    • she's an elegant dresser
    • he's a meticulous dresser

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poor

  • noun people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)
    poor people.
    • the urban poor need assistance
  • adjective satellite deserving or inciting pity
    wretched; pathetic; pitiable; piteous; misfortunate; miserable; pitiful; hapless.
    • a hapless victim
    • miserable victims of war
    • the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy
    • piteous appeals for help
    • pitiable homeless children
    • a pitiful fate
    • Oh, you poor thing
    • his poor distorted limbs
    • a wretched life

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junk

  • noun the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
    dust; detritus; debris; rubble.
  • noun any of various Chinese boats with a high poop and lugsails

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championship

  • noun the status of being a champion
    title.
    • he held the title for two years
  • noun a competition at which a champion is chosen

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israelites

  • noun the ethnic group claiming descent from Abraham and Isaac (especially from Isaac's son Jacob); the nation whom God chose to receive