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fawn

  • noun a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color
    greyish brown; dun; grayish brown.
    • she wore dun
  • noun a young deer

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handbill

  • noun an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
    flier; bill; broadside; flyer; broadsheet; throwaway; circular.
    • he mailed the circular to all subscribers

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laudator

  • noun someone who communicates high praise
    extoller; lauder.

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sales

  • noun income (at invoice values) received for goods and services over some given period of time
    gross revenue; gross sales.
  • noun a particular instance of selling
    sale.
    • he has just made his first sale
    • they had to complete the sale before the banks closed

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sign_language

  • noun language expressed by visible hand gestures
    signing.

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fabricated

  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fictitious; fictional; fancied.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character
  • verb put together out of artificial or natural components or parts; He manufactured a popular cereal"
    manufacture; fabricate; construct.
    • the company fabricates plastic chairs
    • They manufacture small toys

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fawner

  • noun someone who humbles himself as a sign of respect; who behaves as if he had no self-respect
    bootlicker; truckler; groveler; groveller; apple polisher.

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oleaginous

  • adjective satellite unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
    fulsome; buttery; unctuous; soapy; smarmy; oily.
    • buttery praise
    • gave him a fulsome introduction
    • an oily sycophantic press agent
    • oleaginous hypocrisy
    • smarmy self-importance
    • the unctuous Uriah Heep
    • soapy compliments
  • adjective satellite containing an unusual amount of grease or oil
    sebaceous; oily; greasy.
    • greasy hamburgers
    • oily fried potatoes
    • oleaginous seeds

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disingenuousness

  • noun the quality of being disingenuous and lacking candor

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forged

  • adjective satellite reproduced fraudulently
    bad.
    • like a bad penny...
    • a forged twenty dollar bill
  • verb create by hammering
    forge; hammer.
    • hammer the silver into a bowl
    • forge a pair of tongues

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perverted

  • adjective satellite (used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes
    kinky.
    • kinky sex
    • perverted practices
  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals

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wholeheartedness

  • noun the quality of hearty sincerity
    heartiness.
  • noun undivided commitment or unreserved enthusiasm

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go

  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    turn; tour; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
  • noun street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    cristal; ecstasy; XTC; Adam; X; hug drug; disco biscuit.

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sweet_talk

  • noun flattery designed to gain favor
    coaxing; blarney; soft soap.

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synthetic

  • noun a compound made artificially by chemical reactions
    synthetic substance.
  • adjective satellite not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially
    man-made; semisynthetic.
    • man-made fibers
    • synthetic leather

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artificial_language

  • noun a language that is deliberately created for a specific purpose

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acting

  • noun the performance of a part or role in a drama
    performing; playacting; playing.
  • verb perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
    move; act.
    • think before you act
    • We must move quickly
    • The governor should act on the new energy bill
    • The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel

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ingratiation

  • noun the act of gaining acceptance or affection for yourself by persuasive and subtle blandishments
    insinuation.
    • she refused to use insinuation in order to gain favor

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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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sales_promotion

  • noun promotion that supplements or coordinates advertising

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go_ballistic

  • verb get very angry and fly into a rage
    hit the roof; flip one's lid; have kittens; fly off the handle; flip one's wig; hit the ceiling; throw a fit; blow one's stack; lose one's temper; combust; blow up; blow a fuse; have a fit.
    • The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question
    • Spam makes me go ballistic

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worth

  • noun an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value
    • 10 dollars worth of gasoline
  • noun the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful

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fancied

  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fictitious; fabricated; fictional.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character
  • verb imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
    picture; visualize; envision; figure; visualise; image; fancy; project; see.
    • I can't see him on horseback!
    • I can see what will happen
    • I can see a risk in this strategy

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brown

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

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belonging

  • noun happiness felt in a secure relationship
    • with his classmates he felt a sense of belonging
  • verb be owned by; be in the possession of
    belong.
    • This book belongs to me

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kudo

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string

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

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song

  • noun a short musical composition with words
    vocal.
    • a successful musical must have at least three good songs
  • noun a distinctive or characteristic sound
    • the song of bullets was in the air
    • the song of the wind
    • the wheels sang their song as the train rocketed ahead

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poesy

  • noun literature in metrical form
    verse; poetry.

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pinchbeck

  • noun an alloy of copper and zinc that is used in cheap jewelry to imitate gold
  • adjective satellite serving as an imitation or substitute
    • pinchbeck heroism

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felicity

  • noun pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)
    felicitousness.
  • noun state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
    happiness.

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spenserian_sonnet

  • noun a sonnet consisting of three quatrains and a concluding couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab bcbd cdcd ee

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english_sonnet

  • noun a sonnet consisting three quatrains and a concluding couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab cdcd efef gg
    Shakespearean sonnet; Elizabethan sonnet.

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approbate

  • verb approve or sanction officially
  • verb accept (documents) as valid

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elated

  • adjective exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits
    • the elated winner
    • felt elated and excited
  • verb fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
    intoxicate; uplift; elate; pick up; lift up.
    • Music can uplift your spirits

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heaven

  • noun any place of complete bliss and delight and peace
    promised land; Eden; nirvana; Shangri-la; paradise.
  • noun the abode of God and the angels

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buoy_up

  • verb become more cheerful
    lighten; lighten up.
    • after a glass of wine, he lightened up a bit
  • verb make more cheerful
    lighten; lighten up.
    • the conversation lightened me up a bit

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cable

  • noun a telegram sent abroad
    overseas telegram; cablegram.
  • noun a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
    transmission line; line.

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gender

  • noun a grammatical category in inflected languages governing the agreement between nouns and pronouns and adjectives; in some languages it is quite arbitrary but in Indo-European languages it is usually based on sex or animateness
    grammatical gender.
  • noun the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles
    sexuality; sex.
    • she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus

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artfulness

  • noun the quality of being adroit in taking unfair advantage

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give_tongue_to

  • verb articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
    utter; express; verbalise; verbalize.
    • She expressed her anger
    • He uttered a curse

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laud

  • verb praise, glorify, or honor
    exalt; glorify; extol; proclaim.
    • extol the virtues of one's children
    • glorify one's spouse's cooking

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butter_up

  • verb flatter with the intention of getting something
    brown-nose.

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truckler

  • noun someone who humbles himself as a sign of respect; who behaves as if he had no self-respect
    fawner; bootlicker; groveler; groveller; apple polisher.

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salute

  • noun an act of honor or courteous recognition
    salutation.
    • a musical salute to the composer on his birthday
  • noun a formal military gesture of respect
    military greeting.

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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pass_judgment

  • verb form a critical opinion of
    judge; evaluate.
    • I cannot judge some works of modern art
    • How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people

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triumph

  • noun a successful ending of a struggle or contest
    victory.
    • a narrow victory
    • the general always gets credit for his army's victory
    • clinched a victory
    • convincing victory
    • the agreement was a triumph for common sense
  • noun the exultation of victory

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phoney

  • noun a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
    hypocrite; dissembler; phony; dissimulator; pretender.
  • adjective satellite fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
    bastard; bogus; phony; fake.

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force

  • noun a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • noun (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration

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encomiastic

  • adjective satellite formally expressing praise
    panegyrical; eulogistic; panegyric.

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crow

  • noun black birds having a raucous call
  • noun the cry of a cock (or an imitation of it)

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direct

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

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agitate

  • verb try to stir up public opinion
    stir up; foment.
  • verb cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
    commove; turn on; excite; charge up; charge; rouse.
    • The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks

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fly_off_the_handle

  • verb get very angry and fly into a rage
    hit the roof; flip one's lid; have kittens; go ballistic; flip one's wig; hit the ceiling; throw a fit; blow one's stack; lose one's temper; combust; blow up; blow a fuse; have a fit.
    • The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question
    • Spam makes me go ballistic

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plaudits

  • noun enthusiastic approval
    acclamation; eclat; acclaim; plaudit.
    • the book met with modest acclaim
    • he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd
    • they gave him more eclat than he really deserved
  • noun enthusiastic approval
    acclamation; eclat; acclaim; plaudit.
    • the book met with modest acclaim
    • he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd
    • they gave him more eclat than he really deserved

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adulation

  • noun servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise

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bombardment

  • noun the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)
    outpouring; onslaught; barrage.
    • a barrage of questions
    • a bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake
  • noun the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target
    battery; barrage fire; barrage; shelling.
    • they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops
    • the shelling went on for hours without pausing

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pass

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

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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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lighten_up

  • verb make more cheerful
    lighten; buoy up.
    • the conversation lightened me up a bit
  • verb become more cheerful
    lighten; buoy up.
    • after a glass of wine, he lightened up a bit

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hymn

  • noun a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)
    anthem.
  • verb sing a hymn

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panegyrist

  • noun an orator who delivers eulogies or panegyrics
    eulogist.

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choral

  • noun a stately Protestant (especially Lutheran) hymn tune
    chorale.
  • adjective related to or written for or performed by a chorus or choir
    • choral composition
    • choral ensemble

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infelicity

  • noun inappropriate and unpleasing manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)

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anthem

  • noun a song of devotion or loyalty (as to a nation or school)
  • noun a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)
    hymn.

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sum

  • noun a quantity of money
    amount of money; amount; sum of money.
    • he borrowed a large sum
    • the amount he had in cash was insufficient
  • noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    total; amount.

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celebrated

  • adjective satellite widely known and esteemed
    renowned; illustrious; famed; notable; noted; famous; far-famed.
    • a famous actor
    • a celebrated musician
    • a famed scientist
    • an illustrious judge
    • a notable historian
    • a renowned painter
  • verb behave as expected during of holidays or rites
    observe; celebrate; keep.
    • Keep the commandments
    • celebrate Christmas
    • Observe Yom Kippur

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servility

  • noun abject or cringing submissiveness
    obsequiousness; subservience.

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favour

  • noun a feeling of favorable regard
    favor.
  • noun an inclination to approve
    favor.
    • that style is in favor this season

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verbalize

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

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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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unreality

  • noun the quality possessed by something that is unreal
  • noun the state of being insubstantial or imaginary; not existing objectively or in fact
    irreality.

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source_language

  • noun a language that is to be translated into another language

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wheedler

  • noun someone who tries to persuade by blandishment and coaxing
    coaxer.

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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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tribute

  • noun something given or done as an expression of esteem
    testimonial.
  • noun payment by one nation for protection by another

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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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ass-kisser

  • noun a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
    sycophant; toady; lackey; crawler.

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movement

  • noun a change of position that does not entail a change of location
    motion; move; motility.
    • the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise
    • movement is a sign of life
    • an impatient move of his hand
    • gastrointestinal motility
  • noun the act of changing location from one place to another
    motion; move.
    • police controlled the motion of the crowd
    • the movement of people from the farms to the cities
    • his move put him directly in my path

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insinuation

  • noun an indirect (and usually malicious) implication
    innuendo.
  • noun the act of gaining acceptance or affection for yourself by persuasive and subtle blandishments
    ingratiation.
    • she refused to use insinuation in order to gain favor

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meretricious

  • adjective like or relating to a prostitute
    • meretricious relationships
  • adjective satellite tastelessly showy
    garish; gaudy; brassy; tatty; tawdry; flash; cheap; flashy; tacky; gimcrack; loud; trashy.
    • a flash car
    • a flashy ring
    • garish colors
    • a gaudy costume
    • loud sport shirts
    • a meretricious yet stylish book
    • tawdry ornaments

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explosion

  • noun a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
    detonation; blowup.
  • noun the act of exploding or bursting
    burst.
    • the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children
    • the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft

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degree

  • noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    grade; level.
    • a moderate grade of intelligence
    • a high level of care is required
    • it is all a matter of degree
  • noun a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
    point; stage; level.
    • a remarkable degree of frankness
    • at what stage are the social sciences?

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wheedling

  • noun the act of urging by means of teasing or flattery
    blandishment.
  • verb influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
    wheedle; coax; inveigle; cajole; sweet-talk; blarney; palaver.
    • He palavered her into going along

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commercial

  • noun a commercially sponsored ad on radio or television
    commercial message.
  • adjective connected with or engaged in or sponsored by or used in commerce or commercial enterprises
    • commercial trucker
    • commercial TV
    • commercial diamonds

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linguistic_communication

  • noun a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
    language.
    • he taught foreign languages
    • the language introduced is standard throughout the text
    • the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written

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favourable

  • adjective encouraging or approving or pleasing
    favorable.
    • a favorable reply
    • he received a favorable rating
    • listened with a favorable ear
    • made a favorable impression
  • adjective (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate
    favorable.
    • the days were fair and the winds were favorable

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gloat

  • noun malicious satisfaction
    glee; gloating.
  • verb dwell on with satisfaction
    crow; triumph.

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respect

  • noun (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point
    regard.
    • it differs in that respect
  • noun the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)
    regard; esteem.
    • it is held in esteem
    • a man who has earned high regard

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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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kudos

  • noun an expression of approval and commendation
    congratulations; extolment; praise.
    • he always appreciated praise for his work

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soft_sell

  • noun suggestive or persuasive advertising

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oleaginousness

  • noun consisting of or covered with oil
    oiliness; greasiness.
  • noun smug self-serving earnestness
    fulsomeness; unction; oiliness; smarminess; unctuousness.

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inspired

  • adjective satellite being of such surpassing excellence as to suggest inspiration by the gods
    elysian; divine.
    • her pies were simply divine
    • the divine Shakespeare
    • an elysian meal
    • an inspired performance
  • verb heighten or intensify
    invigorate; enliven; animate; inspire; exalt.
    • These paintings exalt the imagination

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visualised

  • adjective satellite seen in the mind as a mental image
    envisioned; visualized; pictured.
    • the glory of his envisioned future
    • the snow-covered Alps pictured in her imagination
    • the visualized scene lacked the ugly details of real life
  • verb view the outline of by means of an X-ray
    visualise; visualize.
    • The radiologist can visualize the cancerous liver

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experience

  • noun the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities
    • a man of experience
    • experience is the best teacher
  • noun the content of direct observation or participation in an event
    • he had a religious experience
    • he recalled the experience vividly

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splendor

  • noun a quality that outshines the usual
    splendour; lustre; brilliancy; luster.
  • noun the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
    grandness; brilliance; splendour; magnificence; grandeur.
    • for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel
    • his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects
    • it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor
    • an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art
    • advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products

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credit

  • noun approval
    recognition.
    • give her recognition for trying
    • he was given credit for his work
    • give her credit for trying
  • noun money available for a client to borrow

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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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verbalise

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

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advertising

  • noun a public promotion of some product or service
    ad; advert; advertisement; advertizement; advertizing.
  • noun the business of drawing public attention to goods and services
    publicizing.

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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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action

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

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military

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; armed services; military machine; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker
  • adjective of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare
    • military law

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commendable

  • adjective satellite worthy of high praise
    applaudable; praiseworthy; laudable.
    • applaudable efforts to save the environment
    • a commendable sense of purpose
    • laudable motives of improving housing conditions
    • a significant and praiseworthy increase in computer intelligence
  • adverb in an admirable manner
    admirably; laudably; praiseworthily.
    • the children's responses were admirably normal

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bonheur

  • noun (French) happiness and good humor

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wig

  • noun hairpiece covering the head and made of real or synthetic hair
  • noun British slang for a scolding
    wigging.

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eulogise

  • verb praise formally and eloquently
    eulogize.
    • The dead woman was eulogized at the funeral

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apple

  • noun fruit with red or yellow or green skin and sweet to tart crisp whitish flesh
  • noun native Eurasian tree widely cultivated in many varieties for its firm rounded edible fruits
    orchard apple tree; Malus pumila.

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campaign

  • noun a race between candidates for elective office
    run; political campaign.
    • I managed his campaign for governor
    • he is raising money for a Senate run
  • noun a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
    cause; drive; crusade; effort; movement.
    • he supported populist campaigns
    • they worked in the cause of world peace
    • the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant
    • the movement to end slavery
    • contributed to the war effort

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doxology

  • noun a hymn or verse in Christian liturgy glorifying God

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barker

  • noun someone who stands in front of a show (as at a carnival) and gives a loud colorful sales talk to potential customers
  • noun informal terms for dogs
    doggie; pooch; doggy; bow-wow.

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clapping

  • noun a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
    hand clapping; applause.
  • verb put quickly or forcibly
    clap.
    • The judge clapped him in jail

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te_deum

  • noun an ancient liturgical hymn

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connivance

  • noun agreement on a secret plot
    collusion.
  • noun (law) tacit approval of someone's wrongdoing
    secret approval; tacit consent.

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eulogist

  • noun an orator who delivers eulogies or panegyrics
    panegyrist.

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superlative

  • noun an exaggerated expression (usually of praise)
    • the critics lavished superlatives on it
  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    pinnacle; acme; top; height; summit; peak; elevation; tiptop; meridian.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession

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fake

  • noun something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
    postiche; sham.
  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; pseudo; faker; pseud; role player; pretender; sham.

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buildup

  • noun the act of building up an accumulation
    • I envied his rapid buildup of assets
    • a military buildup in preparation for the invasion
  • noun the result of the process of accumulation
    • the buildup of leaves blocked the drain pipes

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have_kittens

  • verb get very angry and fly into a rage
    hit the roof; flip one's lid; fly off the handle; go ballistic; flip one's wig; hit the ceiling; throw a fit; blow one's stack; lose one's temper; combust; blow up; blow a fuse; have a fit.
    • The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question
    • Spam makes me go ballistic

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armed

  • adjective (used of persons or the military) characterized by having or bearing arms
    • armed robbery
  • verb prepare oneself for a military confrontation
    build up; gird; fortify; arm.
    • The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East
    • troops are building up on the Iraqi border

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cloud

  • noun any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
  • noun a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude

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commendatory

Serving to commend; containing praise or commendation; commending; praising. "Commendatory verses." Pope.

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subject_matter

  • noun what a communication that is about something is about
    content; message; substance.

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string_of_words

  • noun a linear sequence of words as spoken or written
    linguistic string; word string.

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puff_up

  • verb make larger or distend
    • The estimates were puffed up
  • verb to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"
    puff; blow up; puff out.
    • puffed out chests

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soft-soap

  • verb persuade someone through flattery
  • verb use flattering talk on somebody

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curry_favour

  • verb seek favor by fawning or flattery
    court favor; curry favor; court favour.
    • This employee is currying favor with his superordinates

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insult

  • noun a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
    revilement; abuse; vilification; contumely.
    • when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse
    • they yelled insults at the visiting team
  • noun a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    affront.
    • turning his back on me was a deliberate insult

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unctuous

  • adjective satellite unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
    fulsome; buttery; soapy; oleaginous; smarmy; oily.
    • buttery praise
    • gave him a fulsome introduction
    • an oily sycophantic press agent
    • oleaginous hypocrisy
    • smarmy self-importance
    • the unctuous Uriah Heep
    • soapy compliments

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card

  • noun one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes
    • he collected cards and traded them with the other boys
  • noun a card certifying the identity of the bearer
    identity card.
    • he had to show his card to get in

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recommend

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

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bliss

  • noun a state of extreme happiness
    cloud nine; blissfulness; seventh heaven; walking on air.

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preview

  • noun an advertisement consisting of short scenes from a motion picture that will appear in the near future
    prevue; trailer.
  • noun a screening for a select audience in advance of release for the general public

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oily

  • adjective satellite containing an unusual amount of grease or oil
    oleaginous; sebaceous; greasy.
    • greasy hamburgers
    • oily fried potatoes
    • oleaginous seeds
  • adjective satellite unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
    fulsome; buttery; unctuous; soapy; oleaginous; smarmy.
    • buttery praise
    • gave him a fulsome introduction
    • an oily sycophantic press agent
    • oleaginous hypocrisy
    • smarmy self-importance
    • the unctuous Uriah Heep
    • soapy compliments

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posting

  • noun a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement
    notice; placard; poster; bill; card.
    • a poster advertised the coming attractions
  • noun (bookkeeping) a listing on the company's records
    • the posting was made in the cash account

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yobo

  • noun a cruel and brutal fellow
    ruffian; tough; bully; roughneck; hooligan; rowdy; yob; yobbo.

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curry_favor

  • verb seek favor by fawning or flattery
    court favor; court favour; curry favour.
    • This employee is currying favor with his superordinates

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ensky

  • verb exalt to the skies; lift to the skies or to heaven with praise

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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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insincerity

  • noun the quality of not being open or truthful; deceitful or hypocritical
    falseness; hollowness.

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teaser

  • noun a worker who teases wool
  • noun someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
    vexer; annoyer; tease.

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sanctimony

  • noun the quality of being hypocritically devout
    sanctimoniousness.

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groveler

  • noun someone who humbles himself as a sign of respect; who behaves as if he had no self-respect
    fawner; bootlicker; truckler; groveller; apple polisher.

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placard

  • noun a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement
    notice; posting; poster; bill; card.
    • a poster advertised the coming attractions
  • verb post in a public place

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effort

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    try; endeavor; attempt; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • noun use of physical or mental energy; hard work
    exertion; elbow grease; travail; sweat.
    • he got an A for effort
    • they managed only with great exertion

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glad

  • noun any of numerous plants of the genus Gladiolus native chiefly to tropical and South Africa having sword-shaped leaves and one-sided spikes of brightly colored funnel-shaped flowers; widely cultivated
    gladiolus; sword lily; gladiola.
  • adjective showing or causing joy and pleasure; especially made happy
    • glad you are here
    • glad that they succeeded
    • gave a glad shout
    • a glad smile
    • heard the glad news
    • a glad occasion

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fly

  • noun two-winged insects characterized by active flight
  • noun flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
    rainfly; tent flap; fly sheet; tent-fly.

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cold_turkey

  • noun a blunt expression of views
    • I told him cold turkey
  • noun complete and abrupt withdrawal of all addictive drugs or anything else on which you have become dependent
    • he quit smoking cold turkey
    • she quit her job cold turkey

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word

  • noun a unit of language that native speakers can identify
    • words are the blocks from which sentences are made
    • he hardly said ten words all morning
  • noun a brief statement
    • he didn't say a word about it

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hand_clapping

  • noun a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
    clapping; applause.

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ethernet_cable

  • noun any of several types of coaxial cable used in ethernets

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secret_approval

  • noun (law) tacit approval of someone's wrongdoing
    connivance; tacit consent.

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pretend

  • noun the enactment of a pretense
    make-believe.
    • it was just pretend
  • verb make believe with the intent to deceive
    affect; feign; dissemble; sham.
    • He feigned that he was ill
    • He shammed a headache

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extolment

  • noun an expression of approval and commendation
    congratulations; kudos; praise.
    • he always appreciated praise for his work

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roof

  • noun a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building
  • noun protective covering on top of a motor vehicle

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nine

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of eight and one
    IX; niner; Nina from Carolina; ennead; 9.
  • noun a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together
    club; baseball club; ball club.
    • each club played six home games with teams in its own division

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praise

  • noun an expression of approval and commendation
    congratulations; kudos; extolment.
    • he always appreciated praise for his work
  • noun offering words of homage as an act of worship
    • they sang a hymn of praise to God

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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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blarney

  • noun flattery designed to gain favor
    coaxing; soft soap; sweet talk.
  • verb influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
    wheedle; coax; inveigle; cajole; sweet-talk; palaver.
    • He palavered her into going along

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natural_language

  • noun a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
    tongue.

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beautiful

  • adjective delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration
    • a beautiful child
    • beautiful country
    • a beautiful painting
    • a beautiful theory
    • a beautiful party
  • adjective satellite (of weather) highly enjoyable
    • what a beautiful day

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radiance

  • noun the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface
    glowing; glow.
  • noun the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
    shine; effulgence; refulgency; refulgence; radiancy.

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dandy

  • noun a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
    gallant; clotheshorse; fop; beau; swell; dude; sheik; fashion plate.
  • noun a sailing vessel with two masts; a small mizzen is aft of the rudderpost
    yawl.

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onslaught

  • noun a sudden and severe onset of trouble
  • noun (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
    onset; attack; onrush.
    • the attack began at dawn

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promotional

  • adjective of or relating to serving as publicity
    • promotional fares
  • adjective of or relating to advancement
    • promotional exams

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stroke

  • noun (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
    shot.
    • it took two strokes to get out of the bunker
    • a good shot requires good balance and tempo
    • he left me an almost impossible shot
  • noun the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
    throw; cam stroke.

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handle

  • noun the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
    grip; hold; handgrip.
    • he grabbed the hammer by the handle
    • it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip
  • verb be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
    manage; deal; care.
    • I can deal with this crew of workers
    • This blender can't handle nuts
    • She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old

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preen

  • verb clean with one's bill
    plume.
    • The birds preened
  • verb pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement
    congratulate.

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well-wishing

  • noun an expression of good will from one person to another
    • much hand-shaking and well-wishing
  • adjective satellite extending good wishes for success
    • his well-wishing supporters

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publicise

  • verb call attention to
    advertise; publicize; advertize.
    • Please don't advertise the fact that he has AIDS
  • verb make public
    publicize; bare; air.
    • She aired her opinions on welfare

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counterfeit

  • noun a copy that is represented as the original
    forgery.
  • verb make a copy of with the intent to deceive
    forge; fake.
    • he faked the signature
    • they counterfeited dollar bills
    • She forged a Green Card

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sycophant

  • noun a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
    toady; lackey; ass-kisser; crawler.

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blissfulness

  • noun a state of extreme happiness
    cloud nine; bliss; seventh heaven; walking on air.

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court

  • noun an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
    tribunal; judicature.
  • noun a room in which a lawcourt sits
    courtroom.
    • television cameras were admitted in the courtroom

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keen

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

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permission

  • noun approval to do something
    • he asked permission to leave
  • noun the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
    permit; license.

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poetry

  • noun literature in metrical form
    verse; poesy.
  • noun any communication resembling poetry in beauty or the evocation of feeling

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goody-goody

  • noun a person who behaves extremely well in order to please a superior
  • adjective satellite affectedly or smugly good or self-righteous

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cajole

  • verb influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
    wheedle; coax; inveigle; sweet-talk; blarney; palaver.
    • He palavered her into going along

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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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speciousness

  • noun an appearance of truth that is false or deceptive; seeming plausibility
    meretriciousness.
    • the speciousness of his argument

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native

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

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deification

  • noun the condition of being treated like a god
  • noun an embodiment of the qualities of a god
    • the capitalists' deification of capital

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circular

  • noun an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
    handbill; flier; bill; broadside; flyer; broadsheet; throwaway.
    • he mailed the circular to all subscribers
  • adjective having a circular shape
    round.

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okay

  • noun an endorsement
    okey; OK; O.K.; okeh.
    • they gave us the O.K. to go ahead
  • verb give sanction to
    O.K.; approve; sanction.
    • I approve of his educational policies

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plump

  • noun the sound of a sudden heavy fall
  • verb drop sharply
    plummet.
    • The stock market plummeted

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misrepresented

  • adjective satellite having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented
    twisted; perverted; distorted.
    • many of the facts seemed twisted out of any semblance to reality
    • a perverted translation of the poem
  • verb represent falsely
    belie; misrepresent.
    • This statement misrepresents my intentions

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praiseworthy

  • adjective satellite worthy of high praise
    commendable; applaudable; laudable.
    • applaudable efforts to save the environment
    • a commendable sense of purpose
    • laudable motives of improving housing conditions
    • a significant and praiseworthy increase in computer intelligence

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sign

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

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suck

  • noun the act of sucking
    suction; sucking.
  • verb draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth
    • suck the poison from the place where the snake bit
    • suck on a straw
    • the baby sucked on the mother's breast

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shakespearean_sonnet

  • noun a sonnet consisting three quatrains and a concluding couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab cdcd efef gg
    English sonnet; Elizabethan sonnet.

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response

  • noun a result
    • this situation developed in response to events in Africa
  • noun a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent
    reaction.
    • a bad reaction to the medicine
    • his responses have slowed with age

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natural

  • noun someone regarded as certain to succeed
    • he's a natural for the job
  • noun a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
    cancel.

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coax

  • noun a transmission line for high-frequency signals
    coaxial cable; coax cable.
  • verb influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
    wheedle; inveigle; cajole; sweet-talk; blarney; palaver.
    • He palavered her into going along

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beatification

  • noun a state of supreme happiness
    beatitude; blessedness.
  • noun the action of rendering supremely blessed and extremely happy

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rowdy

  • noun a cruel and brutal fellow
    yobo; ruffian; tough; bully; roughneck; hooligan; yob; yobbo.
  • adjective satellite disturbing the public peace; loud and rough
    raucous.
    • a raucous party
    • rowdy teenagers

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greet

  • verb express greetings upon meeting someone
    recognize; recognise.
  • verb send greetings to

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hit_the_roof

  • verb get very angry and fly into a rage
    flip one's lid; have kittens; fly off the handle; go ballistic; flip one's wig; hit the ceiling; throw a fit; blow one's stack; lose one's temper; combust; blow up; blow a fuse; have a fit.
    • The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question
    • Spam makes me go ballistic

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genuflect

  • verb bend the knees and bow in church or before a religious superior or image
  • verb bend the knees and bow in a servile manner
    kowtow; scrape.

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ethernet

  • noun a type of network technology for local area networks; coaxial cable carries radio frequency signals between computers at a rate of 10 megabits per second

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eulogize

  • verb praise formally and eloquently
    eulogise.
    • The dead woman was eulogized at the funeral

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talk

  • noun an exchange of ideas via conversation
    talking.
    • let's have more work and less talk around here
  • noun discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of')
    • his poetry contains much talk about love and anger

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sonnet

  • noun a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme
  • verb praise in a sonnet

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lingua

  • noun a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
    clapper; tongue; glossa.

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words

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

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clapper

  • noun someone who applauds
    applauder.
  • noun a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
    tongue; lingua; glossa.

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consent

  • noun permission to do something
    • he indicated his consent
  • verb give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to
    go for; accept.
    • I cannot accept your invitation
    • I go for this resolution

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top_billing

  • noun the advertisement of a star's name at the top of a theatrical poster

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wishing

  • noun a specific feeling of desire
    wish; want.
    • he got his wish
    • he was above all wishing and desire
  • verb hope for; have a wish
    wish.
    • I wish I could go home now

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advertorial

  • noun an advertisement that is written and presented in the style of an editorial or journalistic report

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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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sham

  • noun something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
    postiche; fake.
  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; pseudo; faker; pseud; role player; fake; pretender.

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pitch

  • noun the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
  • noun (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
    delivery.

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flattering

  • adjective showing or representing to advantage
    • a flattering color
  • verb praise somewhat dishonestly
    flatter; blandish.

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plausive

  • adjective satellite expressing or manifesting praise or approval
    approbative; affirmative; approbatory; approving.
    • approbative criticism
    • an affirmative nod

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cold

  • noun a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)
    common cold.
    • will they never find a cure for the common cold?
  • noun the absence of heat
    frigidness; coldness; frigidity; low temperature.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor

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cheerfulness

  • noun the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom
    cheer; sunshine; sunniness.
    • flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room
  • noun a feeling of spontaneous good spirits
    blitheness.
    • his cheerfulness made everyone feel better

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fit

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

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how

In what manner or way; by what means or process.
How can a man be born when he is old? John iii. 4.

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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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howdy

  • noun an expression of greeting
    hi; hello; how-do-you-do; hullo.
    • every morning they exchanged polite hellos

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faithlessness

  • noun unfaithfulness by virtue of being unreliable or treacherous
    inconstancy; falseness; fickleness.

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impressiveness

  • noun splendid or imposing in size or appearance
    magnificence; grandness; richness.
    • the grandness of the architecture
    • impressed by the richness of the flora
  • noun the quality of making a strong or vivid impression on the mind

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mail

  • noun the bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service
  • noun the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office
    post; mail service; postal service.
    • the mail handles billions of items every day
    • he works for the United States mail service
    • in England they call mail `the post'

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newspaper_ad

  • noun a printed advertisement that is published in a newspaper
    newspaper advertisement.

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glorify

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

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unfortunate

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

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articulation

  • noun the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech
  • noun the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
    juncture; joint; junction; join.

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eulogy

  • noun a formal expression of praise for someone who has died recently
    eulogium.
  • noun a formal expression of praise
    pean; paean; panegyric; encomium.

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dissimulative

  • adjective satellite concealing under a false appearance with the intent to deceive
    • dissimulative arts

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indigenous

  • adjective satellite originating where it is found
    autochthonal; autochthonous; endemic; autochthonic.
    • the autochthonal fauna of Australia includes the kangaroo
    • autochthonous rocks and people and folktales
    • endemic folkways
    • the Ainu are indigenous to the northernmost islands of Japan

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band

  • noun an unofficial association of people or groups
    circle; set; lot.
    • the smart set goes there
    • they were an angry lot
  • noun instrumentalists not including string players

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tacit_consent

  • noun (law) tacit approval of someone's wrongdoing
    secret approval; connivance.

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publicizing

  • noun the business of drawing public attention to goods and services
    advertising.
  • verb make public
    publicize; bare; publicise; air.
    • She aired her opinions on welfare

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kiss

  • noun the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)
    buss; osculation.
  • noun a cookie made of egg whites and sugar

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broadsheet

  • noun an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
    handbill; flier; bill; broadside; flyer; throwaway; circular.
    • he mailed the circular to all subscribers

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respectful

  • adjective full of or exhibiting respect
    • respectful behavior
    • a respectful glance
  • adjective satellite feeling or manifesting veneration
    venerating; reverential.

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gushing

  • adjective satellite flowing profusely
    pouring.
    • a gushing hydrant
    • pouring flood waters
  • verb gush forth in a sudden stream or jet
    spurt; spout; spirt; gush.
    • water gushed forth

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subservience

  • noun the condition of being something that is useful in reaching an end or carrying out a plan
    • all his actions were in subservience to the general plan
  • noun in a subservient state
    subservientness.

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plunk

  • noun a hollow twanging sound
  • noun (baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly
    plunker.

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deify

  • verb consider as a god or godlike
    • These young men deify financial success
  • verb exalt to the position of a God
    • the people deified their King

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herald

  • noun (formal) a person who announces important news
    trumpeter.
    • the chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet
  • noun something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
    predecessor; forerunner; harbinger; precursor.

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lose_one's_temper

  • verb get very angry and fly into a rage
    hit the roof; flip one's lid; have kittens; fly off the handle; go ballistic; flip one's wig; hit the ceiling; throw a fit; blow one's stack; combust; blow up; blow a fuse; have a fit.
    • The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question
    • Spam makes me go ballistic

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rejoicing

  • noun a feeling of great happiness
  • noun the utterance of sounds expressing great joy
    jubilation; exultation.

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luster

  • noun a quality that outshines the usual
    splendour; lustre; brilliancy; splendor.
  • noun the visual property of something that shines with reflected light
    lustre; shininess; sheen.

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effuse

  • verb pour out
    pour out.
    • effused brine
  • verb flow or spill forth
    flow out.

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publicity

  • noun a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution
    promotional material; packaging; promotion.
    • the packaging of new ideas
  • noun the quality of being open to public view
    • the publicity of the court room

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signing

  • noun language expressed by visible hand gestures
    sign language.
  • verb mark with one's signature; write one's name (on)
    subscribe; sign.
    • She signed the letter and sent it off
    • Please sign here

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throw_a_fit

  • verb get very angry and fly into a rage
    hit the roof; flip one's lid; have kittens; fly off the handle; go ballistic; flip one's wig; hit the ceiling; blow one's stack; lose one's temper; combust; blow up; blow a fuse; have a fit.
    • The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question
    • Spam makes me go ballistic

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sanctimoniousness

  • noun the quality of being hypocritically devout
    sanctimony.

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energy

  • noun (physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs
    free energy.
    • energy can take a wide variety of forms
  • noun forceful exertion
    vigor; vigour; zip.
    • he plays tennis with great energy
    • he's full of zip

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hard

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

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scrape

  • noun a harsh noise made by scraping
    scratching; scraping; scratch.
    • the scrape of violin bows distracted her
  • noun an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
    abrasion; excoriation; scratch.

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apotheosis

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

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combust

  • verb cause to burn or combust
    burn.
    • The sun burned off the fog
    • We combust coal and other fossil fuels
  • verb start to burn or burst into flames
    ignite; catch fire; take fire; erupt; conflagrate.
    • Marsh gases ignited suddenly
    • The oily rags combusted spontaneously

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verbalism

  • noun the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions
    verbal expression; expression.
    • expressions of good will
    • he helped me find verbal expression for my ideas
    • the idea was immediate but the verbalism took hours
  • noun overabundance of words
    verbiage.

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object_language

  • noun a computer language into which something written in another computer language is to be translated
    target language.
  • noun the language into which a text written in another language is to be translated
    target language.

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irreality

  • noun the state of being insubstantial or imaginary; not existing objectively or in fact
    unreality.

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morning

  • noun the time period between dawn and noon
    morning time; forenoon; morn.
    • I spent the morning running errands
  • noun a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
    good morning.

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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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album

  • noun one or more recordings issued together; originally released on 12-inch phonograph records (usually with attractive record covers) and later on cassette audiotape and compact disc
    record album.
  • noun a book of blank pages with pockets or envelopes; for organizing photographs or stamp collections etc

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apotheosise

  • verb deify or glorify
    apotheosize; apotheose.

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rubberstamp

  • verb stamp with a rubber stamp, usually an indication of official approval on a document
    handstamp.
  • verb approve automatically

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god

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

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puffery

  • noun a flattering commendation (especially when used for promotional purposes)

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content

  • noun everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something
    • he emptied the contents of his pockets
    • the two groups were similar in content
  • noun what a communication that is about something is about
    message; substance; subject matter.

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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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okey

  • noun an endorsement
    OK; okay; O.K.; okeh.
    • they gave us the O.K. to go ahead

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reformist

  • noun a disputant who advocates reform
    reformer; meliorist; social reformer; crusader.
  • adjective satellite favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)
    reform-minded; progressive.

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cause

  • noun events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
    • they are trying to determine the cause of the crash
  • noun a justification for something existing or happening
    reason; grounds.
    • he had no cause to complain
    • they had good reason to rejoice

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swell

  • noun the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
    crestless wave.
  • noun a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)

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outburst

  • noun an unrestrained expression of emotion
    effusion; ebullition; gush; blowup.
  • noun a sudden intense happening
    flare-up; burst.
    • an outburst of heavy rain
    • a burst of lightning

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gush

  • noun a sudden rapid flow (as of water)
    outpouring; flush.
    • he heard the flush of a toilet
    • there was a little gush of blood
    • she attacked him with an outpouring of words
  • noun an unrestrained expression of emotion
    effusion; ebullition; outburst; blowup.

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ass

  • noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
    bum; seat; stern; keister; tail end; prat; bottom; rear end; buns; tail; tush; rump; fanny; behind; tooshie; hind end; posterior; hindquarters; butt; nates; rear; arse; buttocks; backside; derriere; can; fundament.
    • he deserves a good kick in the butt
    • are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?
  • noun a pompous fool

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compliment

  • noun a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration
  • verb say something to someone that expresses praise
    congratulate.
    • He complimented her on her last physics paper

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bully

  • noun a cruel and brutal fellow
    yobo; ruffian; tough; roughneck; hooligan; rowdy; yob; yobbo.
  • noun a hired thug

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douceur

Gentleness and sweetness of manner; agreeableness. Chesterfield.

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seventh

  • noun position seven in a countable series of things
  • noun one part in seven equal parts
    one-seventh.

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sales_pitch

  • noun promotion by means of an argument and demonstration
    pitch; sales talk.

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flyer

  • noun an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
    handbill; flier; bill; broadside; broadsheet; throwaway; circular.
    • he mailed the circular to all subscribers
  • noun someone who travels by air
    flier.

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compliment

  • noun a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration
  • verb say something to someone that expresses praise
    congratulate.
    • He complimented her on her last physics paper

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put

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

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calling_card

  • noun a card that is used instead of cash to make telephone calls
    phone card.
  • noun a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited
    card; visiting card.

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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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language

  • noun a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
    linguistic communication.
    • he taught foreign languages
    • the language introduced is standard throughout the text
    • the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written
  • noun (language) communication by word of mouth
    oral communication; spoken language; voice communication; speech communication; speech; spoken communication.
    • his speech was garbled
    • he uttered harsh language
    • he recorded the spoken language of the streets

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propaganda

  • noun information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause

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flare

  • noun a shape that spreads outward
    flair.
    • the skirt had a wide flare
  • noun a sudden burst of flame

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contented

  • adjective satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are
    content.
    • a contented smile
  • verb satisfy in a limited way
    content.
    • He contented himself with one glass of beer per day

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bootlicker

  • noun someone who humbles himself as a sign of respect; who behaves as if he had no self-respect
    fawner; truckler; groveler; groveller; apple polisher.

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cheering

  • noun encouragement in the form of cheers from spectators
    shouting.
    • it's all over but the shouting
  • verb give encouragement to
    embolden; cheer; recreate; hearten.

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fuse

  • noun an electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded
    electrical fuse; safety fuse.
  • noun any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
    fusee; fuze; fuzee; primer; priming.

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bootlick

  • verb try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
    fawn; kowtow; kotow; toady; suck up; truckle.
    • He is always kowtowing to his boss

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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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feel

  • noun an intuitive awareness;
    • he has a feel for animals" or "it's easy when you get the feel of it
  • noun the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    flavour; look; tone; flavor; feeling; smell; spirit.
    • the feel of the city excited him
    • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
    • it had the smell of treason

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resplend

  • verb be resplendent or radiant; to shine brightly
    • The Queen's garments resplended in velvet and jewels

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welcome

  • noun the state of being welcome
    • don't outstay your welcome
  • noun a greeting or reception
    • the proposal got a warm welcome

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felicitous

  • adjective exhibiting an agreeably appropriate manner or style
    • a felicitous speaker
  • adjective satellite marked by good fortune
    happy.
    • a felicitous life
    • a happy outcome

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soapy

  • adjective resembling or having the qualities of soap
    saponaceous.
    • a soapy consistency
  • adjective satellite unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
    fulsome; buttery; unctuous; oleaginous; smarmy; oily.
    • buttery praise
    • gave him a fulsome introduction
    • an oily sycophantic press agent
    • oleaginous hypocrisy
    • smarmy self-importance
    • the unctuous Uriah Heep
    • soapy compliments

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message

  • noun a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled
    • he sent a three-word message
  • noun what a communication that is about something is about
    content; substance; subject matter.

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coax_cable

  • noun a transmission line for high-frequency signals
    coaxial cable; coax.

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double-dealing

  • noun acting in bad faith; deception by pretending to entertain one set of intentions while acting under the influence of another
    duplicity.
  • adjective satellite marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another
    two-faced; duplicitous; deceitful; double-faced; Janus-faced; ambidextrous; double-tongued.
    • she was a deceitful scheming little thing"- Israel Zangwill
    • a double-dealing double agent
    • a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"- W.M.Thackeray

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horse

  • noun solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
    Equus caballus.
  • noun a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs
    gymnastic horse.

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service

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

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indulgent

  • adjective characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone
    • indulgent grandparents
  • adjective satellite tolerant or lenient
    lenient; soft.
    • indulgent parents risk spoiling their children
    • too soft on the children
    • they are soft on crime

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top

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

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hymeneal

  • noun a wedding hymn
  • adjective of or relating to a wedding or marriage
    • hymeneal rites

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twisted

  • adjective satellite having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented
    misrepresented; perverted; distorted.
    • many of the facts seemed twisted out of any semblance to reality
    • a perverted translation of the poem
  • verb to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
    twist; wrestle; writhe; worm; wriggle; squirm.
    • The prisoner writhed in discomfort
    • The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace

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relations

  • noun mutual dealings or connections or communications among persons or groups
    dealings.
  • noun an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
    relation.

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browbeat

  • verb be bossy towards
    bully; ballyrag; bullyrag; hector; push around; boss around; strong-arm.
    • Her big brother always bullied her when she was young
  • verb discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate
    swagger; bully.

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ballistic

  • adjective relating to or characteristic of the motion of objects moving under their own momentum and the force of gravity
    • ballistic missile

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statement

  • noun a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc
    • according to his statement he was in London on that day
  • noun a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true
    argument.
    • it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true

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dealing

  • noun method or manner of conduct in relation to others
    • honest dealing
  • noun the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities)
    transaction; dealings.
    • no transactions are possible without him
    • he has always been honest is his dealings with me

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cite

  • noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    acknowledgment; reference; mention; citation; credit; quotation.
    • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
    • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
    • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases
  • verb make reference to
    name; bring up; advert; mention; refer.
    • His name was mentioned in connection with the invention

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ceiling

  • noun the overhead upper surface of a covered space
    • he hated painting the ceiling
  • noun (meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds

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thieving

  • noun the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
    larceny; thievery; theft; stealing.
    • the thieving is awful at Kennedy International
  • verb take by theft
    cop; knock off; glom; thieve; hook; snitch.
    • Someone snitched my wallet!

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sweet

  • noun a dish served as the last course of a meal
    dessert; afters.
  • noun English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912)
    Henry Sweet.

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social_reformer

  • noun a disputant who advocates reform
    reformer; meliorist; reformist; crusader.

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favorable

  • adjective encouraging or approving or pleasing
    favourable.
    • a favorable reply
    • he received a favorable rating
    • listened with a favorable ear
    • made a favorable impression
  • adjective (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate
    favourable.
    • the days were fair and the winds were favorable

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visiting_card

  • noun a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited
    calling card; card.

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crawl

  • noun a very slow movement
    • the traffic advanced at a crawl
  • noun a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick
    Australian crawl; front crawl.

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seventh_heaven

  • noun a state of extreme happiness
    cloud nine; blissfulness; bliss; walking on air.

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congratulatory

  • adjective satellite expressive of sympathetic pleasure or joy on account of someone's success or good fortune
    gratulatory.
    • a congratulatory telegram
    • the usual congratulatory crowd was conspicuously absent
    • a gratulatory address

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compliments

  • noun (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare
    wish; regard.
    • give him my kind regards
    • my best wishes
  • noun a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration
    compliment.

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target

  • noun a reference point to shoot at
    mark.
    • his arrow hit the mark
  • noun a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
    fair game; prey; quarry.
    • he fell prey to muggers
    • everyone was fair game
    • the target of a manhunt

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double

  • noun a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
    two-base hit; two-baser; two-bagger.
    • he hit a double to deep centerfield
  • noun a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
    stunt man; stunt woman.
    • his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable

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singleness

  • noun without hypocrisy
    straightforwardness.
    • the singleness of his motives could not be questioned
  • noun the quality of concentrating on one central objective
    • his singleness of purpose

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advertize

  • verb make publicity for; try to sell (a product)
    push; advertise; promote.
    • The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model
    • The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops
  • verb call attention to
    publicise; advertise; publicize.
    • Please don't advertise the fact that he has AIDS

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matter

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

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indigenous_language

  • noun a language that originated in a specified place and was not brought to that place from elsewhere

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propagandize

  • verb subject to propaganda
    propagandise.
  • verb spread by propaganda
    propagandise.

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deserving

  • adjective satellite worthy of being treated in a particular way
    worth.
    • an idea worth considering
    • the deserving poor" (often used ironically)
  • verb be worthy or deserving
    deserve; merit.
    • You deserve a promotion after all the hard work you have done

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blandishment

  • noun flattery intended to persuade
    cajolery; palaver.
  • noun the act of urging by means of teasing or flattery
    wheedling.

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feeling

  • noun the experiencing of affective and emotional states
    • she had a feeling of euphoria
    • he had terrible feelings of guilt
    • I disliked him and the feeling was mutual
  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    impression; belief; opinion; notion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying

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sublime

  • verb vaporize and then condense right back again
    sublimate.
  • verb change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting
    sublimate.
    • sublime iodine
    • some salts sublime when heated

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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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  • noun a printed advertisement that is published in a newspaper
    newspaper ad.

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acclaim

  • noun enthusiastic approval
    plaudits; acclamation; eclat; plaudit.
    • the book met with modest acclaim
    • he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd
    • they gave him more eclat than he really deserved
  • verb praise vociferously
    herald; hail.
    • The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein

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false

  • adjective not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
    • gave false testimony under oath
    • false tales of bravery
  • adjective satellite arising from error
    mistaken.
    • a false assumption
    • a mistaken view of the situation

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turned

  • adjective moved around an axis or center
  • verb change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
    turn.
    • Turn towards me
    • The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face
    • She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs

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eyes

  • noun opinion or judgment
    • in the eyes of the law
    • I was wrong in her eyes
  • noun the organ of sight
    eye; optic; oculus.

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affirmative

  • noun a reply of affirmation
    • he answered in the affirmative
  • adjective affirming or giving assent
    affirmatory.
    • an affirmative decision
    • affirmative votes

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sincerity

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

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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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distorted

  • adjective satellite so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly
    deformed; misshapen; ill-shapen; malformed.
    • deformed thalidomide babies
    • his poor distorted limbs
    • an ill-shapen vase
    • a limp caused by a malformed foot
    • misshapen old fingers
  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; falsify; distort; garble.

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plump_for

  • verb be behind; approve of
    indorse; plunk for; support; back; endorse.
    • He plumped for the Labor Party
    • I backed Kennedy in 1960

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put_on

  • verb put clothing on one's body
    assume; don; get into; wear.
    • What should I wear today?
    • He put on his best suit for the wedding
    • The princess donned a long blue dress
    • The queen assumed the stately robes
    • He got into his jeans
  • verb add to something existing
    • She put on a sun room

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lid

  • noun either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye
    palpebra; eyelid.
    • his lids would stay open no longer
  • noun a movable top or cover (hinged or separate) for closing the opening at the top of a box, chest, jar, pan, etc.
    • he raised the piano lid

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outpouring

  • noun a natural flow of ground water
    spring; natural spring; outflow; fountain.
  • noun a sudden rapid flow (as of water)
    gush; flush.
    • he heard the flush of a toilet
    • there was a little gush of blood
    • she attacked him with an outpouring of words

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bastard

  • noun insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
    mother fucker; SOB; prick; motherfucker; whoreson; dickhead; son of a bitch; asshole; cocksucker; shit.
  • noun the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
    whoreson; illegitimate; by-blow; illegitimate child; love child.

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dishonourableness

  • noun the quality of not deserving honor or respect
    dishonorableness.

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angle

  • noun the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians
  • noun a biased way of looking at or presenting something
    slant.

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plunk_for

  • verb be behind; approve of
    indorse; support; plump for; back; endorse.
    • He plumped for the Labor Party
    • I backed Kennedy in 1960

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well-chosen

  • adjective satellite well expressed and to the point
    happy.
    • a happy turn of phrase
    • a few well-chosen words

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approbation

  • noun official approval
  • noun official recognition or approval

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note

  • noun a brief written record
    • he made a note of the appointment
  • noun a short personal letter
    line; billet; short letter.
    • drop me a line when you get there

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lip

  • noun either of two fleshy folds of tissue that surround the mouth and play a role in speaking
  • noun (botany) either of the two parts of a bilabiate corolla or calyx

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idealization

  • noun a portrayal of something as ideal
    idealisation; glorification.
    • the idealization of rural life was very misleading
  • noun (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that splits something you are ambivalent about into two representations--one good and one bad
    idealisation.

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superstrate

  • noun any stratum or layer superimposed on another
    superstratum.
  • noun the language of a later invading people that is imposed on an indigenous population and contributes features to their language
    superstratum.

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may

  • noun thorny Eurasian shrub of small tree having dense clusters of white to scarlet flowers followed by deep red berries; established as an escape in eastern North America
    English hawthorn; Crataegus oxycantha; whitethorn; Crataegus laevigata.
  • noun the month following April and preceding June

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soap

  • noun a cleansing agent made from the salts of vegetable or animal fats
  • noun money offered as a bribe

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panegyrical

  • adjective satellite formally expressing praise
    encomiastic; eulogistic; panegyric.

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urge

  • noun an instinctive motive
    impulse.
    • profound religious impulses
  • noun a strong restless desire
    itch.
    • why this urge to travel?

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grandness

  • noun a prominent status
    importance.
    • a person of importance
  • noun unusual largeness in size or extent or number
    immenseness; vastness; immensity; greatness; wideness; enormousness; sizeableness.

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adulatory

  • adjective satellite obsequiously complimentary
    • they listened with flattering interest

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coaxial_cable

  • noun a transmission line for high-frequency signals
    coax; coax cable.

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encomium

  • noun a formal expression of praise
    pean; paean; eulogy; panegyric.

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courtesy

  • noun a courteous or respectful or considerate act
  • noun a courteous or respectful or considerate remark

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barrage

  • noun the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)
    outpouring; onslaught; bombardment.
    • a barrage of questions
    • a bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake
  • noun the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target
    battery; barrage fire; bombardment; shelling.
    • they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops
    • the shelling went on for hours without pausing

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make-believe

  • noun imaginative intellectual play
    pretence; pretense.
  • noun the enactment of a pretense
    pretend.
    • it was just pretend

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bootlicking

  • adjective satellite attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
    obsequious; toadyish; fawning; sycophantic.
  • verb try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
    fawn; kowtow; kotow; bootlick; toady; suck up; truckle.
    • He is always kowtowing to his boss

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publicize

  • verb make public
    bare; publicise; air.
    • She aired her opinions on welfare
  • verb call attention to
    publicise; advertise; advertize.
    • Please don't advertise the fact that he has AIDS

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good_morning

  • noun a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
    morning.

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backhanded

  • adjective (of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke
    backhand.
  • verb hit a tennis ball backhand
    backhand.

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give

  • noun the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    spring; springiness.
  • verb cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

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ballyhoo

  • noun blatant or sensational promotion
    hype; plug; hoopla.
  • verb advertize noisily or blatantly

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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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drive

  • noun the act of applying force to propel something
    thrust; driving force.
    • after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off
  • noun a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
    • a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds

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blowup

  • noun a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
    explosion; detonation.
  • noun an unrestrained expression of emotion
    effusion; ebullition; gush; outburst.

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sweet-talk

  • verb influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
    wheedle; coax; inveigle; cajole; blarney; palaver.
    • He palavered her into going along

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throwaway

  • noun (sometimes offensive) a homeless boy who has been abandoned and roams the streets
    gamin; street arab.
  • noun an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
    handbill; flier; bill; broadside; flyer; broadsheet; circular.
    • he mailed the circular to all subscribers

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walking

  • noun the act of traveling by foot
    walk.
    • walking is a healthy form of exercise
  • verb use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
    walk.
    • Walk, don't run!
    • We walked instead of driving
    • She walks with a slight limp
    • The patient cannot walk yet
    • Walk over to the cabinet

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propagandise

  • verb subject to propaganda
    propagandize.
  • verb spread by propaganda
    propagandize.

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get-up-and-go

  • noun enterprising or ambitious drive
    push; energy.
    • Europeans often laugh at American energy

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idealisation

  • noun (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that splits something you are ambivalent about into two representations--one good and one bad
    idealization.
  • noun something that exists only as an idea
    idealization.

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brilliance

  • noun a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted
    glare; blaze.
    • a glare of sunlight
  • noun the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
    grandness; splendour; magnificence; grandeur; splendor.
    • for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel
    • his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects
    • it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor
    • an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art
    • advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products

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meretriciousness

  • noun an appearance of truth that is false or deceptive; seeming plausibility
    speciousness.
    • the speciousness of his argument
  • noun tasteless showiness
    tawdriness; gaudiness; glitz; flashiness; brashness; loudness; garishness.

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visualized

  • adjective satellite seen in the mind as a mental image
    envisioned; visualised; pictured.
    • the glory of his envisioned future
    • the snow-covered Alps pictured in her imagination
    • the visualized scene lacked the ugly details of real life
  • verb imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
    picture; visualize; envision; figure; visualise; image; fancy; project; see.
    • I can't see him on horseback!
    • I can see what will happen
    • I can see a risk in this strategy

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brilliancy

  • noun a quality that outshines the usual
    splendour; lustre; splendor; luster.

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acting_out

  • noun a (usually irritating) impulsive and uncontrollable outburst by a problem child or a neurotic adult
  • noun (psychiatry) the display of previously inhibited emotions (often in actions rather than words); considered to be healthy and therapeutic

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well-turned

  • adjective satellite of a pleasing shape
    • a well-turned ankle
  • adjective satellite (of language) aptly and pleasingly expressed
    • a well-turned phrase

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smarminess

  • noun smug self-serving earnestness
    oleaginousness; fulsomeness; unction; oiliness; unctuousness.

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utter

  • verb articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
    give tongue to; express; verbalise; verbalize.
    • She expressed her anger
    • He uttered a curse
  • verb express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
    let loose; emit; let out.
    • She let out a big heavy sigh
    • He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand

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obsequious

  • adjective satellite attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
    toadyish; bootlicking; fawning; sycophantic.
  • adjective satellite attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner
    • obsequious shop assistants

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make

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

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gilded

  • adjective satellite having the deep slightly brownish color of gold
    aureate; gilt; gold; golden.
    • long aureate (or golden) hair
    • a gold carpet
  • verb decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold
    gild; engild; begild.

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believe

  • verb accept as true; take to be true
    • I believed his report
    • We didn't believe his stories from the War
    • She believes in spirits
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    conceive; think; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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divinity

  • noun any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
    god; deity; immortal.
  • noun the quality of being divine
    • ancient Egyptians believed in the divinity of the Pharaohs

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lauder

  • noun someone who communicates high praise
    extoller; laudator.
  • noun Scottish ballad singer and music hall comedian (1870-1950)
    Harry Lauder; Sir Harry MacLennan Lauder.

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good_afternoon

  • noun a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
    afternoon.

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fulsome

  • adjective satellite unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
    buttery; unctuous; soapy; oleaginous; smarmy; oily.
    • buttery praise
    • gave him a fulsome introduction
    • an oily sycophantic press agent
    • oleaginous hypocrisy
    • smarmy self-importance
    • the unctuous Uriah Heep
    • soapy compliments

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sycophantic

  • adjective satellite attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
    obsequious; toadyish; bootlicking; fawning.
  • adjective satellite attempting to win favor by flattery
    toadyish; bootlicking; fawning.

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sugar

  • noun a white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative
    refined sugar.
  • noun an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
    carbohydrate; saccharide.

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coaxing

  • noun flattery designed to gain favor
    blarney; soft soap; sweet talk.
  • verb influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
    wheedle; coax; inveigle; cajole; sweet-talk; blarney; palaver.
    • He palavered her into going along

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apple_polisher

  • noun someone who humbles himself as a sign of respect; who behaves as if he had no self-respect
    fawner; bootlicker; truckler; groveler; groveller.

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dreamed

  • adjective satellite conceived of or imagined or hoped for
    • his dreamed symphony that would take the world of music by storm
  • verb have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
    woolgather; stargaze; dream; daydream.

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truckle

  • noun a low bed to be slid under a higher bed
    trundle bed; trundle; truckle bed.
  • verb yield to out of weakness

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unctuousness

  • noun smug self-serving earnestness
    oleaginousness; fulsomeness; unction; oiliness; smarminess.

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ebullition

  • noun an unrestrained expression of emotion
    effusion; gush; outburst; blowup.

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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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approbatory

  • adjective satellite expressing or manifesting praise or approval
    plausive; approbative; affirmative; approving.
    • approbative criticism
    • an affirmative nod

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commendation

  • noun an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement
    citation.
  • noun a message expressing a favorable opinion
    approval.
    • words of approval seldom passed his lips

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get

  • noun a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    acquire.
    • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
    • They acquired a new pet
    • Get your results the next day
    • Get permission to take a few days off from work

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good_word

  • noun something that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable
    testimonial; recommendation.
  • noun good news

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exaltation

  • noun a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
    rapture; ecstasy; raptus; transport.
    • listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens
  • noun the location of a planet in the zodiac at which it is believed to exert its maximum influence

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lighten

  • verb make more cheerful
    lighten up; buoy up.
    • the conversation lightened me up a bit
  • verb reduce the weight on; make lighter
    • she lightened the load on the tired donkey

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express

  • noun mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system
    express mail.
  • noun public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
    limited.
    • he caught the express to New York

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paean

  • noun a formal expression of praise
    pean; eulogy; panegyric; encomium.
  • noun (ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity)
    pean.

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mention

  • noun a remark that calls attention to something or someone
    reference.
    • she made frequent mention of her promotion
    • there was no mention of it
    • the speaker made several references to his wife
  • noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    acknowledgment; reference; citation; credit; cite; quotation.
    • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
    • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
    • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases

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truckling

  • noun the act of obeying meanly (especially obeying in a humble manner or for unworthy reasons)
  • verb yield to out of weakness
    truckle.

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plaudit

  • noun enthusiastic approval
    plaudits; acclamation; eclat; acclaim.
    • the book met with modest acclaim
    • he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd
    • they gave him more eclat than he really deserved

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coaxer

  • noun someone who tries to persuade by blandishment and coaxing
    wheedler.

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cry

  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    shout; call; outcry; vociferation; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience
  • noun a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)
    yell.
    • a cry of rage
    • a yell of pain

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slanguage

  • noun language characterized by excessive use of slang or cant

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lip_service

  • noun an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction
    hypocrisy.

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kiss_of_peace

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a greeting signifying Christian love for those assisting at the Eucharist
    pax.

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calling

  • noun the particular occupation for which you are trained
    career; vocation.
  • verb assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
    call; name.
    • They named their son David
    • The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader

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bad

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

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advertizing

  • noun a public promotion of some product or service
    ad; advert; advertising; advertisement; advertizement.
  • verb make publicity for; try to sell (a product)
    push; advertise; promote; advertize.
    • The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model
    • The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops

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cower

  • verb crouch or curl up
    huddle.
    • They huddled outside in the rain
  • verb show submission or fear
    fawn; crawl; grovel; cringe; creep.

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hype

  • noun blatant or sensational promotion
    plug; hoopla; ballyhoo.
  • verb publicize in an exaggerated and often misleading manner

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cringe

  • verb draw back, as with fear or pain
    squinch; flinch; recoil; wince; quail; shrink; funk.
    • she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf
  • verb show submission or fear
    fawn; crawl; grovel; cower; creep.

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eulogium

  • noun a formal expression of praise for someone who has died recently
    eulogy.

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reference

  • noun a remark that calls attention to something or someone
    mention.
    • she made frequent mention of her promotion
    • there was no mention of it
    • the speaker made several references to his wife
  • noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    acknowledgment; mention; citation; credit; cite; quotation.
    • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
    • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
    • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases

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imitate

  • verb reproduce someone's behavior or looks
    copy; simulate.
    • The mime imitated the passers-by
    • Children often copy their parents or older siblings
  • verb appear like, as in behavior or appearance
    • Life imitate art

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gladness

  • noun experiencing joy and pleasure
    gladfulness; gladsomeness.

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plausible

  • adjective apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful
    • a plausible excuse
  • adjective satellite given to or characterized by presenting specious arguments
    • a plausible liar

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toady

  • noun a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
    sycophant; lackey; ass-kisser; crawler.
  • verb try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
    fawn; kowtow; kotow; bootlick; suck up; truckle.
    • He is always kowtowing to his boss

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bare

  • verb lay bare
    • bare your breasts
    • bare your feelings
  • verb make public
    publicize; publicise; air.
    • She aired her opinions on welfare

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salutation

  • noun an act of honor or courteous recognition
    salute.
    • a musical salute to the composer on his birthday
  • noun (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
    greeting.

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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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stack

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

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deity

  • noun any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
    god; divinity; immortal.

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direct_mail

  • noun advertising sent directly to prospective customers via the mail

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target_language

  • noun the language into which a text written in another language is to be translated
    object language.
  • noun a computer language into which something written in another computer language is to be translated
    object language.

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visiting

  • noun the activity of making visits
    • the purpose was to promote homes, clubs, visiting, and other services
  • verb go to see a place, as for entertainment
    see; visit.
    • We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning

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artificial

  • adjective contrived by art rather than nature
    unreal.
    • artificial flowers
    • artificial flavoring
    • an artificial diamond
    • artificial fibers
    • artificial sweeteners
  • adjective satellite artificially formal
    contrived; stilted; hokey.
    • that artificial humility that her husband hated
    • contrived coyness
    • a stilted letter of acknowledgment
    • when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation

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favor

  • noun an act of gracious kindness
    favour.
  • noun an advantage to the benefit of someone or something
    favour.
    • the outcome was in his favor

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halcyon

  • noun a mythical bird said to breed at the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea and to have the power of calming the winds and waves
  • noun (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher
    Alcyone.

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recessional

  • noun the withdrawal of the clergy and choir from the chancel to the vestry at the end of a church service
    recession.
  • noun a hymn that is sung at the end of a service as the clergy and choir withdraw

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imprimatur

  • noun formal and explicit approval
    sanction; indorsement; countenance; endorsement; warrant.
    • a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement

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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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notice

  • noun an announcement containing information about an event
    • you didn't give me enough notice
    • an obituary notice
    • a notice of sale
  • noun the act of noticing or paying attention
    observance; observation.
    • he escaped the notice of the police

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how-do-you-do

  • noun an awkward situation
    how-d'ye-do.
    • that's a fine how-d'ye-do
  • noun an expression of greeting
    howdy; hi; hello; hullo.
    • every morning they exchanged polite hellos

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lingua_franca

  • noun a common language used by speakers of different languages
    interlanguage; koine.
    • Koine is a dialect of ancient Greek that was the lingua franca of the empire of Alexander the Great and was widely spoken throughout the eastern Mediterranean area in Roman times

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complementary

  • noun either one of two chromatic colors that when mixed together give white (in the case of lights) or grey (in the case of pigments)
    complementary color.
    • yellow and blue are complementaries
  • adjective satellite of words or propositions so related that each is the negation of the other
    • `male' and `female' are complementary terms

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complement

  • noun a word or phrase used to complete a grammatical construction
  • noun a complete number or quantity
    • a full complement

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subject

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

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tacit

  • adjective satellite implied by or inferred from actions or statements
    understood; silent.
    • gave silent consent
    • a tacit agreement
    • the understood provisos of a custody agreement

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specious

  • adjective satellite plausible but false
    spurious.
    • a specious claim
    • spurious inferences
  • adjective satellite based on pretense; deceptively pleasing
    gilded; meretricious.
    • the gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility
    • meretricious praise
    • a meretricious argument

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countenance

  • noun the appearance conveyed by a person's face
    visage.
    • a pleasant countenance
    • a stern visage
  • noun formal and explicit approval
    sanction; indorsement; endorsement; imprimatur; warrant.
    • a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement

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civic_spirit

  • noun pride in your city
    civic pride.

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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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glorification

  • noun a state of high honor
    glory.
    • he valued glory above life itself
  • noun a portrayal of something as ideal
    idealization; idealisation.
    • the idealization of rural life was very misleading

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referral

  • noun a person whose case has been referred to a specialist or professional group
    • the patient is a referral from Dr. Bones
  • noun a recommendation to consult the (professional) person or group to whom one has been referred
    • the insurance company says that you need a written referral from your physician before seeing a specialist

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last

  • noun the temporal end; the concluding time
    finish; finis; finale; close; stopping point; conclusion.
    • the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
    • the market was up at the finish
    • they were playing better at the close of the season
  • noun the last or lowest in an ordering or series
    • he was the last to leave
    • he finished an inglorious last

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hypocrisy

  • noun an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction
    lip service.
  • noun insincerity by virtue of pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have

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broadside

  • noun an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
    handbill; flier; bill; flyer; broadsheet; throwaway; circular.
    • he mailed the circular to all subscribers
  • noun a speech of violent denunciation
    tirade; philippic.

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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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tout

  • noun someone who buys tickets to an event in order to resell them at a profit
    ticket tout.
  • noun someone who advertises for customers in an especially brazen way
    touter.

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commercial_message

  • noun a commercially sponsored ad on radio or television
    commercial.

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puff

  • noun a short light gust of air
    whiff; puff of air.
  • noun a light inflated pastry or puff shell

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approve

  • verb give sanction to
    O.K.; okay; sanction.
    • I approve of his educational policies
  • verb judge to be right or commendable; think well of

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petrarchan_sonnet

  • noun a sonnet consisting of an octave with the rhyme pattern abbaabba, followed by a sestet with the rhyme pattern cdecde or cdcdcd
    Italian sonnet.

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flier

  • noun someone who travels by air
    flyer.
  • noun someone who operates an aircraft
    flyer; aeronaut; aviator; airman.

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tough

  • noun someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing
    street fighter.
  • noun an aggressive and violent young criminal
    strong-armer; goon; punk; hoodlum; thug; toughie; hood.

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verbal_expression

  • noun the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions
    verbalism; expression.
    • expressions of good will
    • he helped me find verbal expression for my ideas
    • the idea was immediate but the verbalism took hours

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o.k.

  • noun an endorsement
    okey; OK; okay; okeh.
    • they gave us the O.K. to go ahead
  • verb give sanction to
    okay; approve; sanction.
    • I approve of his educational policies

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cajolery

  • noun flattery intended to persuade
    palaver; blandishment.

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smashing

  • noun the act of breaking something into small pieces
    shattering.
  • verb hit hard
    nail; smash; blast; boom.
    • He smashed a 3-run homer

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ruffian

  • noun a cruel and brutal fellow
    yobo; tough; bully; roughneck; hooligan; rowdy; yob; yobbo.

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hollow

  • noun a cavity or space in something
    • hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks
  • noun a small valley between mountains
    holler.
    • he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians

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commend

  • verb express approval of
  • verb present as worthy of regard, kindness, or confidence
    • His paintings commend him to the artistic world

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gaiety

  • noun a gay feeling
    merriment.
  • noun a festive merry feeling
    playfulness.

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fulsomeness

  • noun excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm
    unction; smarm.
  • noun smug self-serving earnestness
    oleaginousness; unction; oiliness; smarminess; unctuousness.

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rave

  • noun a dance party that lasts all night and electronically synthesized music is played
    • raves are very popular in Berlin
  • noun an extravagantly enthusiastic review
    • he gave it a rave

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blow_up

  • verb cause to burst with a violent release of energy
    explode; detonate; set off.
    • We exploded the nuclear bomb
  • verb make large
    enlarge; magnify.
    • blow up an image

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laudable

  • adjective satellite worthy of high praise
    commendable; applaudable; praiseworthy.
    • applaudable efforts to save the environment
    • a commendable sense of purpose
    • laudable motives of improving housing conditions
    • a significant and praiseworthy increase in computer intelligence

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civic_pride

  • noun pride in your city
    civic spirit.

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turkey

  • noun large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food
    Meleagris gallopavo.
  • noun a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
    Republic of Turkey.

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billing

  • noun request for payment of a debt
    charge.
    • they submitted their charges at the end of each month
  • verb demand payment
    charge; bill.
    • Will I get charged for this service?
    • We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights

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shouting

  • noun encouragement in the form of cheers from spectators
    cheering.
    • it's all over but the shouting
  • noun uttering a loud inarticulate cry as of pain or excitement
    yelling.

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advert

  • noun a public promotion of some product or service
    ad; advertising; advertisement; advertizement; advertizing.
  • verb give heed (to)
    hang; give ear; attend; pay heed.
    • The children in the audience attended the recital quietly
    • She hung on his every word
    • They attended to everything he said

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secret

  • noun something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on)
    • the combination to the safe was a secret
    • he tried to keep his drinking a secret
  • noun information known only to a special group
    arcanum.
    • the secret of Cajun cooking

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linguistic

  • adjective consisting of or related to language
    lingual.
    • linguistic behavior
    • a linguistic atlas
    • lingual diversity
  • adjective of or relating to the scientific study of language
    • linguistic theory

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toadyish

  • adjective satellite attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
    obsequious; bootlicking; fawning; sycophantic.
  • adjective satellite attempting to win favor by flattery
    bootlicking; fawning; sycophantic.

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empty

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

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wheedle

  • verb influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
    coax; inveigle; cajole; sweet-talk; blarney; palaver.
    • He palavered her into going along

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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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blitheness

  • noun a feeling of spontaneous good spirits
    cheerfulness.
    • his cheerfulness made everyone feel better

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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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chorale

  • noun a stately Protestant (especially Lutheran) hymn tune
    choral.

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laudability

  • noun the quality of being worthy of praise
    laudableness; praiseworthiness.

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acclamation

  • noun enthusiastic approval
    plaudits; eclat; acclaim; plaudit.
    • the book met with modest acclaim
    • he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd
    • they gave him more eclat than he really deserved

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substance

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

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spirit

  • noun the vital principle or animating force within living things
  • noun the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    flavour; look; feel; tone; flavor; feeling; smell.
    • the feel of the city excited him
    • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
    • it had the smell of treason

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approbative

  • adjective satellite expressing or manifesting praise or approval
    plausive; affirmative; approbatory; approving.
    • approbative criticism
    • an affirmative nod

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affirm

  • verb establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
    substantiate; support; confirm; corroborate; sustain.
    • his story confirmed my doubts
    • The evidence supports the defendant
  • verb to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
    avow; verify; swan; assert; swear; aver.
    • Before God I swear I am innocent

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solid

  • noun matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure
  • noun the state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape
    solidness; solid state.

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walking_on_air

  • noun a state of extreme happiness
    cloud nine; blissfulness; bliss; seventh heaven.

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bill

  • noun a statute in draft before it becomes law
    measure.
    • they held a public hearing on the bill
  • noun an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered
    account; invoice.
    • he paid his bill and left
    • send me an account of what I owe

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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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air

  • noun a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
    • air pollution
    • a smell of chemicals in the air
    • open a window and let in some air
    • I need some fresh air
  • noun the region above the ground
    • her hand stopped in mid air
    • he threw the ball into the air

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cloud_nine

  • noun a state of extreme happiness
    blissfulness; bliss; seventh heaven; walking on air.

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newspaper

  • noun a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements
    paper.
    • he read his newspaper at breakfast
  • noun a business firm that publishes newspapers
    paper; newspaper publisher.
    • Murdoch owns many newspapers

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prevue

  • noun an advertisement consisting of short scenes from a motion picture that will appear in the near future
    preview; trailer.

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trailer

  • noun someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
    poke; dawdler; laggard; drone; lagger.
  • noun an advertisement consisting of short scenes from a motion picture that will appear in the near future
    preview; prevue.

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huckster

  • noun a seller of shoddy goods
    cheap-jack.
  • noun a person who writes radio or tv advertisements

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shoddy

  • noun reclaimed wool fiber
  • adjective satellite cheap and shoddy
    cheapjack; tawdry.
    • cheapjack moviemaking...that feeds on the low taste of the mob"- Judith Crist

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congratulation

  • noun the act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration
    felicitation.
  • noun (usually plural) an expression of pleasure at the success or good fortune of another
    felicitation.
    • I sent them my sincere congratulations on their marriage

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crusader

  • noun a disputant who advocates reform
    reformer; meliorist; reformist; social reformer.
  • noun a warrior who engages in a holy war
    • the Crusaders tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims

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fickleness

  • noun unfaithfulness by virtue of being unreliable or treacherous
    inconstancy; faithlessness; falseness.

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unction

  • noun excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm
    fulsomeness; smarm.
  • noun smug self-serving earnestness
    oleaginousness; fulsomeness; oiliness; smarminess; unctuousness.

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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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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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applaudable

  • adjective satellite worthy of high praise
    commendable; praiseworthy; laudable.
    • applaudable efforts to save the environment
    • a commendable sense of purpose
    • laudable motives of improving housing conditions
    • a significant and praiseworthy increase in computer intelligence

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splendour

  • noun a quality that outshines the usual
    lustre; brilliancy; splendor; luster.
  • noun the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
    grandness; brilliance; magnificence; grandeur; splendor.
    • for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel
    • his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects
    • it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor
    • an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art
    • advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products

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blow_one's_stack

  • verb get very angry and fly into a rage
    hit the roof; flip one's lid; have kittens; fly off the handle; go ballistic; flip one's wig; hit the ceiling; throw a fit; lose one's temper; combust; blow up; blow a fuse; have a fit.
    • The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question
    • Spam makes me go ballistic

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happy

  • adjective enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure
    • a happy smile
    • spent many happy days on the beach
    • a happy marriage
  • adjective satellite marked by good fortune
    felicitous.
    • a felicitous life
    • a happy outcome

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court_favour

  • verb seek favor by fawning or flattery
    court favor; curry favor; curry favour.
    • This employee is currying favor with his superordinates

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dishonorableness

  • noun the quality of not deserving honor or respect
    dishonourableness.

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pax

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a greeting signifying Christian love for those assisting at the Eucharist
    kiss of peace.

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flip_one's_lid

  • verb get very angry and fly into a rage
    hit the roof; have kittens; fly off the handle; go ballistic; flip one's wig; hit the ceiling; throw a fit; blow one's stack; lose one's temper; combust; blow up; blow a fuse; have a fit.
    • The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question
    • Spam makes me go ballistic

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richness

  • noun the property of being extremely abundant
    profusion; cornucopia; profuseness.
    • the profusion of detail
    • the idiomatic richness of English
  • noun abundant wealth
    affluence.
    • they studied forerunners of richness or poverty
    • the richness all around unsettled him for he had expected to find poverty

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jerry

  • noun offensive term for a person of German descent
    Boche; Hun; Krauthead; Kraut.

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plume

  • noun anything that resembles a feather in shape or lightness
    • a plume of smoke
    • grass with large plumes
  • noun a feather or cluster of feathers worn as an ornament

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italian_sonnet

  • noun a sonnet consisting of an octave with the rhyme pattern abbaabba, followed by a sestet with the rhyme pattern cdecde or cdcdcd
    Petrarchan sonnet.

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circularization

  • noun circulating printed notices as a means of advertising
    circularisation.

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party

  • noun an organization to gain political power
    political party.
    • in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level
  • noun a group of people gathered together for pleasure
    • she joined the party after dinner

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crack_up

  • verb suffer a nervous breakdown
    crock up; break up; collapse; crack.
  • verb rhapsodize about

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grandeur

  • noun the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
    grandness; brilliance; splendour; magnificence; splendor.
    • for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel
    • his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects
    • it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor
    • an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art
    • advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products
  • noun the quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct
    nobleness; nobility; magnanimousness.

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koine

  • noun a common language used by speakers of different languages
    lingua franca; interlanguage.
    • Koine is a dialect of ancient Greek that was the lingua franca of the empire of Alexander the Great and was widely spoken throughout the eastern Mediterranean area in Roman times
  • noun a Greek dialect that flourished under the Roman Empire

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sell

  • noun the activity of persuading someone to buy
    • it was a hard sell
  • verb exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
    • He sold his house in January
    • She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit

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paladin

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

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material

  • noun the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
    stuff.
    • coal is a hard black material
    • wheat is the stuff they use to make bread
  • noun information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form
    • the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography

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praising

  • adjective satellite full of or giving praise
    praiseful; laudatory.
    • a laudatory remark
  • verb express approval of
    praise.
    • The parents praised their children for their academic performance

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applaud

  • verb clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
    acclaim; spat; clap.
  • verb express approval of
    • I applaud your efforts

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eulogistic

  • adjective satellite formally expressing praise
    encomiastic; panegyrical; panegyric.

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hullo

  • noun an expression of greeting
    howdy; hi; hello; how-do-you-do.
    • every morning they exchanged polite hellos

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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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applauder

  • noun someone who applauds
    clapper.

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advertisement

  • noun a public promotion of some product or service
    ad; advert; advertising; advertizement; advertizing.

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have_a_fit

  • verb get very angry and fly into a rage
    hit the roof; flip one's lid; have kittens; fly off the handle; go ballistic; flip one's wig; hit the ceiling; throw a fit; blow one's stack; lose one's temper; combust; blow up; blow a fuse.
    • The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question
    • Spam makes me go ballistic

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laudableness

  • noun the quality of being worthy of praise
    praiseworthiness; laudability.

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judgment

  • noun an opinion formed by judging something
    judgement; mind.
    • he was reluctant to make his judgment known
    • she changed her mind
  • noun the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event
    judgement; assessment.
    • they criticized my judgment of the contestants

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advertizement

  • noun a public promotion of some product or service
    ad; advert; advertising; advertisement; advertizing.

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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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butter

  • noun an edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or cream; for cooking and table use
  • noun a fighter who strikes the opponent with his head

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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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acknowledgement

  • noun the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged
    acknowledgment; recognition.
    • the partners were delighted with the recognition of their work
    • she seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own
  • noun a statement acknowledging something or someone
    acknowledgment.
    • she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment
    • the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her

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expression

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

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valued

  • adjective satellite (usually used in combination) having value of a specified kind
    • triple-valued
  • verb fix or determine the value of; assign a value to
    value.
    • value the jewelry and art work in the estate

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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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object

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

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pride

  • noun a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
    pridefulness.
  • noun satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements
    • he takes pride in his son's success

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cheer

  • noun a cry or shout of approval
  • noun the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom
    sunshine; cheerfulness; sunniness.
    • flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room

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sales_talk

  • noun promotion by means of an argument and demonstration
    sales pitch; pitch.

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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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gladsomeness

  • noun experiencing joy and pleasure
    gladfulness; gladness.

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blessedness

  • noun a state of supreme happiness
    beatitude; beatification.

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left

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

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advertiser

  • noun someone whose business is advertising
    adman; advertizer.

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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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circularisation

  • noun circulating printed notices as a means of advertising
    circularization.

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durood

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valuable

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

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inveigle

  • verb influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
    wheedle; coax; cajole; sweet-talk; blarney; palaver.
    • He palavered her into going along

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press

  • noun the state of demanding notice or attention
    pressure; insistency; imperativeness; insistence.
    • the insistence of their hunger
    • the press of business matters
  • noun the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines
    public press.

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court_favor

  • verb seek favor by fawning or flattery
    curry favor; court favour; curry favour.
    • This employee is currying favor with his superordinates

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hollowness

  • noun the state of being hollow: having an empty space within
  • noun the property of having a sunken area

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superstratum

  • noun any stratum or layer superimposed on another
    superstrate.
  • noun the language of a later invading people that is imposed on an indigenous population and contributes features to their language
    superstrate.

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lustre

  • noun a surface coating for ceramics or porcelain
    luster.
  • noun a quality that outshines the usual
    splendour; brilliancy; splendor; luster.

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extol

  • verb praise, glorify, or honor
    exalt; glorify; laud; proclaim.
    • extol the virtues of one's children
    • glorify one's spouse's cooking

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happiness

  • noun state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
    felicity.
  • noun emotions experienced when in a state of well-being

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blow

  • noun a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
    • a blow on the head
  • noun an impact (as from a collision)
    bump.
    • the bump threw him off the bicycle

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smarm

  • noun excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm
    unction; fulsomeness.

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reformer

  • noun a disputant who advocates reform
    meliorist; reformist; social reformer; crusader.
  • noun an apparatus that reforms the molecular structure of hydrocarbons to produce richer fuel
    • a catalytic reformer

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falsity

  • noun the state of being false or untrue
    falseness.
    • argument could not determine its truth or falsity
  • noun a false statement
    falsehood; untruth.

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character

  • noun an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
    fictional character; fictitious character.
    • she is the main character in the novel
  • noun a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
    lineament; quality.
    • each town has a quality all its own
    • the radical character of our demands

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exalt

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

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verse

  • noun literature in metrical form
    poetry; poesy.
  • noun a piece of poetry
    rhyme.

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temper

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

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crack

  • noun a long narrow opening
    crevice; cleft; scissure; fissure.
  • noun a narrow opening
    gap.
    • he opened the window a crack

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usage

  • noun the act of using
    use; utilization; utilisation; employment; exercise.
    • he warned against the use of narcotic drugs
    • skilled in the utilization of computers
  • noun accepted or habitual practice
    usance; custom.

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heartiness

  • noun active strength of body or mind
    vigor; vigour; dynamism.
  • noun the quality of hearty sincerity
    wholeheartedness.

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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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to

The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. "To Canterbury they wend." Chaucer.
Stay with us, go not to Wittenberg. Shak.
So to the sylvan lodge They came, that like Pomona's arbor smiled. Milton.
I'll to him again, . . . He'll tell me all his purpose. She stretched her arms to heaven. Dryden.

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evaluate

  • verb evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
    measure; value; assess; valuate; appraise.
    • I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional
    • access all the factors when taking a risk
  • verb form a critical opinion of
    judge; pass judgment.
    • I cannot judge some works of modern art
    • How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people

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bid

  • noun an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
    command; dictation; bidding.
  • noun an attempt to get something
    play.
    • they made a futile play for power
    • he made a bid to gain attention

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advocate

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

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resplendency

  • noun brilliant radiant beauty
    resplendence; glory.
    • the glory of the sunrise

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resplendence

  • noun brilliant radiant beauty
    resplendency; glory.
    • the glory of the sunrise

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dead_language

  • noun a language that is no longer learned as a native language

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judge

  • noun a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
    justice; jurist.
  • noun an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
    evaluator.

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groveller

  • noun someone who humbles himself as a sign of respect; who behaves as if he had no self-respect
    fawner; bootlicker; truckler; groveler; apple polisher.

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trade-last

  • noun a compliment that I heard about you that I offer to trade for a compliment you have heard about me

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packaging

  • noun the business of packing
    • his business is packaging for transport
  • noun a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution
    promotional material; promotion; publicity.
    • the packaging of new ideas

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ok

  • noun a state in south central United States
    Oklahoma; Sooner State.
  • noun an endorsement
    okey; okay; O.K.; okeh.
    • they gave us the O.K. to go ahead

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roughneck

  • noun a cruel and brutal fellow
    yobo; ruffian; tough; bully; hooligan; rowdy; yob; yobbo.

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envisioned

  • adjective satellite seen in the mind as a mental image
    visualized; visualised; pictured.
    • the glory of his envisioned future
    • the snow-covered Alps pictured in her imagination
    • the visualized scene lacked the ugly details of real life
  • verb imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
    picture; visualize; envision; figure; visualise; image; fancy; project; see.
    • I can't see him on horseback!
    • I can see what will happen
    • I can see a risk in this strategy

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empyrean

  • noun the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected
    firmament; vault of heaven; welkin; sphere; celestial sphere; heavens.
  • adjective of or relating to the sky or heavens
    empyreal.
    • the empyrean sphere

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greeting

  • noun (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting)
    salutation.
  • verb express greetings upon meeting someone
    recognize; recognise; greet.

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feigned

  • adjective satellite not genuine
    • feigned sympathy
  • verb make believe with the intent to deceive
    affect; feign; pretend; dissemble; sham.
    • He feigned that he was ill
    • He shammed a headache

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laughing

  • adjective satellite showing or feeling mirth or pleasure or happiness
    riant.
    • laughing children
  • verb produce laughter
    express joy; express mirth; laugh.

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lose

  • verb fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense
    • She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat
  • verb fail to win
    • We lost the battle but we won the war

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hit_the_ceiling

  • verb get very angry and fly into a rage
    hit the roof; flip one's lid; have kittens; fly off the handle; go ballistic; flip one's wig; throw a fit; blow one's stack; lose one's temper; combust; blow up; blow a fuse; have a fit.
    • The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question
    • Spam makes me go ballistic

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soft

  • adjective yielding readily to pressure or weight
  • adjective compassionate and kind; conciliatory
    • he was soft on his children

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clap

  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; bang; blast; eruption.
  • noun a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra
    gonorrhoea; gonorrhea.

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crawler

  • noun a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
    sycophant; toady; lackey; ass-kisser.
  • noun a person who crawls or creeps along the ground
    creeper.

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effusion

  • noun an unrestrained expression of emotion
    ebullition; gush; outburst; blowup.
  • noun flow under pressure

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falsehood

  • noun a false statement
    untruth; falsity.
  • noun the act of rendering something false as by fraudulent changes (of documents or measures etc.) or counterfeiting
    falsification.

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verbal

  • adjective satellite communicated in the form of words
    • verbal imagery
    • a verbal protest
  • adjective of or relating to or formed from words in general
    • verbal ability

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public_relations

  • noun a promotion intended to create goodwill for a person or institution
    PR.

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flatter

  • verb praise somewhat dishonestly
    blandish.
  • adjective satellite having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another
    flat; plane; level.
    • a flat desk
    • acres of level farmland
    • a plane surface
    • skirts sewn with fine flat seams

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sanction

  • noun formal and explicit approval
    indorsement; countenance; endorsement; imprimatur; warrant.
    • a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement
  • noun a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards

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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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immortal

  • noun a person (such as an author) of enduring fame
    • Shakespeare is one of the immortals
  • noun any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
    god; deity; divinity.

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hard_sell

  • noun forceful and insistent advertising

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insincere

  • adjective lacking sincerity
    • a charming but thoroughly insincere woman
    • their praise was extravagant and insincere

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recommendation

  • noun something (as a course of action) that is recommended as advisable
  • noun something that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable
    good word; testimonial.

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smarmy

  • adjective satellite unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
    fulsome; buttery; unctuous; soapy; oleaginous; oily.
    • buttery praise
    • gave him a fulsome introduction
    • an oily sycophantic press agent
    • oleaginous hypocrisy
    • smarmy self-importance
    • the unctuous Uriah Heep
    • soapy compliments

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advertise

  • verb call attention to
    publicise; publicize; advertize.
    • Please don't advertise the fact that he has AIDS
  • verb make publicity for; try to sell (a product)
    push; promote; advertize.
    • The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model
    • The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops

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divine

  • noun a clergyman or other person in religious orders
    cleric; ecclesiastic; churchman.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Lord; Maker; Godhead.

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redeeming

  • adjective satellite bringing about salvation or redemption from sin
    redemptive; saving.
    • saving faith
    • redemptive (or redeeming) love
  • verb save from sins
    redeem; save; deliver.

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creep

  • noun someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric
    weirdy; weirdo; weirdie; spook.
  • noun a slow longitudinal movement or deformation

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congratulate

  • verb say something to someone that expresses praise
    compliment.
    • He complimented her on her last physics paper
  • verb express congratulations
    felicitate.

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character_reference

  • noun a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability
    character; reference.
    • requests for character references are all too often answered evasively

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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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confirm

  • verb establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
    affirm; substantiate; support; corroborate; sustain.
    • his story confirmed my doubts
    • The evidence supports the defendant
  • verb strengthen or make more firm
    reassert.
    • The witnesses confirmed the victim's account

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overcompliment

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beatitude

  • noun a state of supreme happiness
    blessedness; beatification.
  • noun one of the eight sayings of Jesus at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount; in Latin each saying begins with `beatus' (blessed)
    • her favorite Beatitude is `Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth'

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voice

  • noun the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech
    • A shrill voice sounded behind us
  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalization; vocalisation; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations

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dies_irae

  • noun the first words of a medieval Latin hymn describing the Last Judgment (literally `day of wrath')

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nose

  • noun the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals
    olfactory organ.
    • he has a cold in the nose
  • noun a front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of an aircraft)
    • the nose of the rocket heated up on reentry

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palaver

  • noun flattery intended to persuade
    cajolery; blandishment.
  • noun loud and confused and empty talk
    rhetoric; empty talk; empty words; hot air.
    • mere rhetoric

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corking

  • adjective satellite very good
    groovy; dandy; bully; not bad; swell; smashing; great; keen; slap-up; neat; cracking; nifty; peachy; bang-up.
    • he did a bully job
    • a neat sports car
    • had a great time at the party
    • you look simply smashing
  • verb close a bottle with a cork
    cork up; cork.

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word_string

  • noun a linear sequence of words as spoken or written
    string of words; linguistic string.

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hypocritical

  • adjective satellite professing feelings or virtues one does not have
    • hypocritical praise

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hooligan

  • noun a cruel and brutal fellow
    yobo; ruffian; tough; bully; roughneck; rowdy; yob; yobbo.

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notable

  • noun a celebrity who is an inspiration to others
    luminary; guiding light; leading light; notability.
    • he was host to a large gathering of luminaries
  • adjective satellite worthy of notice
    noteworthy.
    • a noteworthy advance in cancer research

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yobbo

  • noun a cruel and brutal fellow
    yobo; ruffian; tough; bully; roughneck; hooligan; rowdy; yob.

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worthy

  • noun an important, honorable person (word is often used humorously)
    • he told his story to some conservative worthies
    • local worthies rarely challenged the chief constable
  • adjective having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable
    • a worthy fellow
    • a worthy cause

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imaginary

  • noun (mathematics) a number of the form a+bi where a and b are real numbers and i is the square root of -1
    complex number; complex quantity; imaginary number.
  • adjective satellite not based on fact; unreal
    notional; fanciful.
    • the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt
    • a small child's imaginary friends
    • to create a notional world for oneself

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throw

  • noun the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)
    • the catcher made a good throw to second base
  • noun a single chance or instance
    • he couldn't afford $50 a throw

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military_greeting

  • noun a formal military gesture of respect
    salute.

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plug

  • noun blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
    stopper; stopple.
  • noun a wad of something chewable as tobacco
    chew; wad; quid; cud; chaw.

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on

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

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advertizer

  • noun someone whose business is advertising
    adman; advertiser.

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testimonial

  • noun something that serves as evidence
    testimony.
    • his effort was testimony to his devotion
  • noun something given or done as an expression of esteem
    tribute.

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lackey

  • noun a male servant (especially a footman)
    flunky; flunkey.
  • noun a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
    sycophant; toady; ass-kisser; crawler.

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goody

  • noun something considered choice to eat
    kickshaw; delicacy; treat; dainty.

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flip_one's_wig

  • verb get very angry and fly into a rage
    hit the roof; flip one's lid; have kittens; fly off the handle; go ballistic; hit the ceiling; throw a fit; blow one's stack; lose one's temper; combust; blow up; blow a fuse; have a fit.
    • The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question
    • Spam makes me go ballistic

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typeface

  • noun a specific size and style of type within a type family
    case; fount; face; font.

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obsequiousness

  • noun abject or cringing submissiveness
    servility; subservience.

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compliment

  • noun a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration
  • verb say something to someone that expresses praise
    congratulate.
    • He complimented her on her last physics paper

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adman

  • noun someone whose business is advertising
    advertiser; advertizer.

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misleading

  • adjective satellite designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently
    shoddy; deceptive.
    • the deceptive calm in the eye of the storm
    • deliberately deceptive packaging
    • a misleading similarity
    • statistics can be presented in ways that are misleading
    • shoddy business practices
  • verb lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions
    mislead; lead astray; misguide; misdirect.
    • The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver

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afternoon

  • noun the part of the day between noon and evening
    • he spent a quiet afternoon in the park
  • noun a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
    good afternoon.

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tongue

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

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complimentary

  • adjective conveying or resembling a compliment
    • a complimentary remark
  • adjective satellite costing nothing
    costless; gratis; free; gratuitous.
    • complimentary tickets
    • free admission

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curry

  • noun (East Indian cookery) a pungent dish of vegetables or meats flavored with curry powder and usually eaten with rice
  • verb season with a mixture of spices; typical of Indian cooking

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cracking

  • noun a sudden sharp noise
    snap; crack.
    • the crack of a whip
    • he heard the cracking of the ice
    • he can hear the snap of a twig
  • noun the act of cracking something
    fracture; crack.

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civic

  • adjective of or relating or belonging to a city
    • civic center
    • civic problems
  • adjective of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals
    civil.
    • civil rights
    • civil liberty
    • civic duties
    • civic pride

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communication

  • noun the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information
    communicating.
    • they could not act without official communication from Moscow
  • noun something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups

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promotional_material

  • noun a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution
    packaging; promotion; publicity.
    • the packaging of new ideas

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blessed

  • adjective highly favored or fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace)
    blest.
    • our blessed land
    • the blessed assurance of a steady income
  • verb give a benediction to
    bless.
    • The dying man blessed his son

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falseness

  • noun the state of being false or untrue
    falsity.
    • argument could not determine its truth or falsity
  • noun unfaithfulness by virtue of being unreliable or treacherous
    inconstancy; faithlessness; fickleness.

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troll

  • noun (Scandanavian folklore) a supernatural creature (either a dwarf or a giant) that is supposed to live in caves or in the mountains
  • noun a partsong in which voices follow each other; one voice starts and others join in one after another until all are singing different parts of the song at the same time
    round.
    • they enjoyed singing rounds

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elizabethan_sonnet

  • noun a sonnet consisting three quatrains and a concluding couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab cdcd efef gg
    Shakespearean sonnet; English sonnet.

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extoller

  • noun someone who communicates high praise
    lauder; laudator.

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fawning

  • adjective satellite attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
    obsequious; toadyish; bootlicking; sycophantic.
  • verb show submission or fear
    fawn; crawl; grovel; cower; cringe; creep.

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inconstancy

  • noun unfaithfulness by virtue of being unreliable or treacherous
    faithlessness; falseness; fickleness.
  • noun the quality of being changeable and variable
    changefulness.

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assumed

  • adjective satellite adopted in order to deceive
    false; put on; pretended; fictitious; fictive; sham.
    • an assumed name
    • an assumed cheerfulness
    • a fictitious address
    • fictive sympathy
    • a pretended interest
    • a put-on childish voice
    • sham modesty
  • verb take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
    assume; take for granted; presume.
    • I assume his train was late

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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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touter

  • noun someone who advertises for customers in an especially brazen way
    tout.

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fight

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

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letter

  • noun a written message addressed to a person or organization
    missive.
    • mailed an indignant letter to the editor
  • noun the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
    alphabetic character; letter of the alphabet.
    • his grandmother taught him his letters

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swagger

  • noun an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work
    swaggie; swagman.
  • noun a proud stiff pompous gait
    prance; strut.

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fish

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

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spat

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

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dithyramb

  • noun a wildly enthusiastic speech or piece of writing
  • noun (ancient Greece) a passionate hymn (usually in honor of Dionysus)

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mailer

  • noun a person who mails something
  • noun United States writer (born in 1923)
    Norman Mailer.

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kitten

  • noun young domestic cat
    kitty.
  • verb have kittens
    • our cat kittened again this year

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poster

  • noun a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement
    notice; placard; posting; bill; card.
    • a poster advertised the coming attractions
  • noun someone who pastes up bills or placards on walls or billboards
    bill poster; bill sticker.

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regard

  • noun (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point
    respect.
    • it differs in that respect
  • noun paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
    paying attention; attentiveness; heed.
    • his attentiveness to her wishes
    • he spends without heed to the consequences

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buttery

  • noun a small storeroom for storing foods or wines
    larder; pantry.
  • noun a teashop where students in British universities can purchase light meals

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kotow

  • noun a former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission
    kowtow.
  • verb try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
    fawn; kowtow; bootlick; toady; suck up; truckle.
    • He is always kowtowing to his boss

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uncomplimented

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hi

  • noun an expression of greeting
    howdy; hello; how-do-you-do; hullo.
    • every morning they exchanged polite hellos
  • noun a state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands
    Hawai'i; Hawaii; Aloha State.

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hail

  • noun precipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents
  • noun many objects thrown forcefully through the air
    • a hail of pebbles
    • a hail of bullets

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gladfulness

  • noun experiencing joy and pleasure
    gladsomeness; gladness.

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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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felicitousness

  • noun pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)
    felicity.

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meliorist

  • noun a disputant who advocates reform
    reformer; reformist; social reformer; crusader.

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congratulations

  • noun an expression of approval and commendation
    kudos; extolment; praise.
    • he always appreciated praise for his work
  • noun the act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration
    congratulation; felicitation.

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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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glory

  • noun a state of high honor
    glorification.
    • he valued glory above life itself
  • noun brilliant radiant beauty
    resplendence; resplendency.
    • the glory of the sunrise

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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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flip

  • noun an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return
    summersault; somersault; summerset; somerset; somersaulting.
  • noun hot or cold alcoholic mixed drink containing a beaten egg

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felicitation

  • noun (usually plural) an expression of pleasure at the success or good fortune of another
    congratulation.
    • I sent them my sincere congratulations on their marriage
  • noun the act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration
    congratulation.

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recognition

  • noun the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged
    acknowledgment; acknowledgement.
    • the partners were delighted with the recognition of their work
    • she seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own
  • noun the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering
    identification.
    • a politician whose recall of names was as remarkable as his recognition of faces
    • experimental psychologists measure the elapsed time from the onset of the stimulus to its recognition by the observer

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beguiling

  • adjective satellite highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire
    alluring; tempting; enticing.
    • an alluring prospect
    • her alluring smile
    • the voice was low and beguiling
    • difficult to say no to an enticing advertisement
    • a tempting invitation
  • verb influence by slyness
    juggle; hoodwink; beguile.

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canonise

  • verb treat as a sacred person
    canonize.
    • He canonizes women
  • verb declare (a dead person) to be a saint
    canonize; saint.
    • After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized

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kowtow

  • noun a former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission
    kotow.
  • verb bend the knees and bow in a servile manner
    genuflect; scrape.

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ad

  • noun a public promotion of some product or servic