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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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laudator

  • noun someone who communicates high praise
    extoller; lauder.

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hat

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

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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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protest

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

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proposition

  • noun (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false
  • noun a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
    suggestion; proffer.
    • it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse

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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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swan

  • noun stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
  • verb to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
    avow; affirm; verify; assert; swear; aver.
    • Before God I swear I am innocent

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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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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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gratulation

The act of gratulating or felicitating; congratulation.
I shall turn my wishes into gratulations. South.

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presentation

  • noun the activity of formally presenting something (as a prize or reward)
    • she gave the trophy but he made the presentation
  • noun a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view
    demonstration; presentment.
    • the presentation of new data
    • he gave the customer a demonstration

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rhodomontade

  • noun vain and empty boasting
    rodomontade; bluster; braggadocio.

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confirmation

  • noun additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct
    substantiation; verification; check.
    • fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory
  • noun information that confirms or verifies

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account

  • noun a record or narrative description of past events
    story; chronicle; history.
    • a history of France
    • he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
    • the story of exposure to lead
  • noun a short account of the news
    report; story; news report; write up.
    • the report of his speech
    • the story was on the 11 o'clock news
    • the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious

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replication

  • noun the act of making copies
    reproduction.
    • Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient
  • noun (genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division

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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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summary_treatment

  • noun a brief and unsympathetic rejection
    short shrift.
    • they made short shrift of my request

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telling

  • noun an act of narration
    recounting; relation.
    • he was the hero according to his own relation
    • his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable
  • noun informing by words
    notification; apprisal.

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difference

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

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encounter

  • noun a minor short-term fight
    skirmish; brush; clash.
  • noun a casual or unexpected convergence
    meeting.
    • he still remembers their meeting in Paris
    • there was a brief encounter in the hallway

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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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harbor

  • noun a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
    haven; harbour; seaport.
  • noun a place of refuge and comfort and security
    harbour.

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die

  • noun a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers
    dice.
  • noun a device used for shaping metal

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hooray

  • noun a victory cheer
    hurrah.
    • let's give the team a big hurrah

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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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verbalisation

  • noun the words that are spoken in the activity of verbalization
    verbalization.
  • noun the activity of expressing something in words
    verbalization.

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counterblast

  • noun a vigorous and unrestrained response
    • her tirade provoked a counterblast from her husband

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disclaimer

  • noun (law) a voluntary repudiation of a person's legal claim to something
  • noun denial of any connection with or knowledge of
    disavowal.

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smirch

  • noun a blemish made by dirt
    blot; slur; smear; spot; smudge; daub.
    • he had a smudge on his cheek
  • noun an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
    smear; blot; spot; stain.
    • he made a huge blot on his copybook

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regret

  • noun sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
    sorrow; ruefulness; rue.
    • he drank to drown his sorrows
    • he wrote a note expressing his regret
    • to his rue, the error cost him the game
  • verb feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
    repent; rue.

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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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injunction

  • noun a formal command or admonition
  • noun (law) a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity
    cease and desist order; enjoining; enjoinment.
    • injunction were formerly obtained by writ but now by a judicial order

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adulation

  • noun servile flattery; exaggerated and hypocritical praise

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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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trick

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

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panegyrist

  • noun an orator who delivers eulogies or panegyrics
    eulogist.

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curse

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearing; swearword; expletive; cuss; oath; curse word.
    • expletives were deleted
  • noun an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
    condemnation; execration.

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infelicity

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

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specification

  • noun a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work
    spec.
  • noun naming explicitly

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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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contrafibularities

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proffer

  • noun a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
    proposition; suggestion.
    • it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse
  • verb present for acceptance or rejection
    offer.
    • She offered us all a cold drink

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sequitur

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reply

  • noun a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
    answer; response.
    • I waited several days for his answer
    • he wrote replies to several of his critics
  • noun the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange
    response.
    • he growled his reply

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nurse

  • noun one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)
  • noun a woman who is the custodian of children
    nursemaid; nanny.

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appeal

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

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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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revealing

  • noun the speech act of making something evident
    disclosure; revelation.
  • verb make visible
    bring out; uncover; reveal; unveil.
    • Summer brings out bright clothes
    • He brings out the best in her

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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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slowness

  • noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
    ineptness; awkwardness; ineptitude; maladroitness; clumsiness.
  • noun a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry
    deliberateness; unhurriedness; deliberation.

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oral_presentation

  • noun delivering an address to a public audience
    speechmaking; public speaking; speaking.
    • people came to see the candidates and hear the speechmaking

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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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gloat

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

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cajolery

  • noun flattery intended to persuade
    palaver; blandishment.

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squawk

  • noun the noise of squawking
    • she awoke to the squawk of chickens
    • the squawk of car horns
  • noun informal terms for objecting
    gripe; beef; kick; bitch.
    • I have a gripe about the service here

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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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boast

  • noun speaking of yourself in superlatives
    self-praise; boasting; jactitation.
  • verb show off
    blow; gasconade; gas; brag; tout; swash; bluster; shoot a line; vaunt.

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troth

  • noun a mutual promise to marry
    betrothal; engagement.
  • noun a solemn pledge of fidelity
    plight.

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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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pinning

  • noun a mutual promise of a couple not to date anyone else; on college campuses it was once signaled by the giving of a fraternity pin
  • verb to hold fast or prevent from moving
    immobilize; immobilise; trap; pin.
    • The child was pinned under the fallen tree

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stiffness

  • noun the physical property of being inflexible and hard to bend
  • noun the property of moving with pain or difficulty
    • he awoke with a painful stiffness in his neck

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opinion

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

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inappositeness

  • noun inappropriateness
    inaptness.
    • greater inaptness of expression would be hard to imagine

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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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honor

  • noun a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
    honour; accolade; award; laurels.
    • an award for bravery
  • noun the state of being honored
    honour; laurels.

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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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connivance

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

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short_shrift

  • noun a brief and unsympathetic rejection
    summary treatment.
    • they made short shrift of my request

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feelings

  • noun emotional or moral sensitivity (especially in relation to personal principles or dignity)
    • the remark hurt his feelings
  • noun the experiencing of affective and emotional states
    feeling.
    • she had a feeling of euphoria
    • he had terrible feelings of guilt
    • I disliked him and the feeling was mutual

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eulogist

  • noun an orator who delivers eulogies or panegyrics
    panegyrist.

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snub

  • noun an instance of driving away or warding off
    repulse; rebuff.
  • noun a refusal to recognize someone you know
    cut; cold shoulder.
    • the snub was clearly intentional

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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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singing

  • noun the act of singing vocal music
    vocalizing.
  • noun disclosing information or giving evidence about another
    telling; tattle.

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sermon

  • noun an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
    discourse; preaching.
  • noun a moralistic rebuke
    preaching.
    • your preaching is wasted on him

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commandment

  • noun something that is commanded
  • noun a doctrine that is taught
    precept; teaching.
    • the teachings of religion
    • he believed all the Christian precepts

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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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revelation

  • noun the speech act of making something evident
    revealing; disclosure.
  • noun an enlightening or astonishing disclosure

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negative

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

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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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call

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

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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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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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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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shine

  • noun the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
    effulgence; radiance; refulgency; refulgence; radiancy.
  • verb be bright by reflecting or casting light
    reflect.
    • Drive carefully--the wet road reflects

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expose

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

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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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excuse

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

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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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hurl

  • noun a violent throw
    cast.
  • verb throw forcefully
    cast; hurtle.

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known

  • adjective apprehended with certainty
    • a known quantity
    • the limits of the known world
    • a musician known throughout the world
    • a known criminal
  • verb be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about
    know; cognize; cognise.
    • I know that the President lied to the people
    • I want to know who is winning the game!
    • I know it's time

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hold

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

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smarminess

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

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incline

  • noun an elevated geological formation
    slope; side.
    • he climbed the steep slope
    • the house was built on the side of a mountain
  • noun an inclined surface connecting two levels
    ramp.

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ineptness

  • noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
    awkwardness; ineptitude; maladroitness; clumsiness; slowness.
  • noun the quality of having the wrong properties for a specific purpose
    unsuitableness; unsuitability.

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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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recall

  • noun a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair)
    callback.
  • noun a call to return
    • the recall of our ambassador

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challenge

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

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extolment

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

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abnegation

  • noun the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief
    • abnegation of the Holy Trinity
  • noun renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others
    self-renunciation; denial; self-abnegation; self-denial.

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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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smear

  • noun slanderous defamation
    malignment; vilification.
  • noun a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope
    cytosmear; cytologic smear.

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making

  • noun the act that results in something coming to be
    fashioning; devising.
    • the devising of plans
    • the fashioning of pots and pans
    • the making of measurements
    • it was already in the making
  • noun an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something
    qualification.
    • her qualifications for the job are excellent
    • one of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree
    • she has the makings of fine musician

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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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swash

  • noun the movement or sound of water
    • the swash of waves on the beach
  • verb make violent, noisy movements

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conformity

  • noun correspondence in form or appearance
    conformance.
  • noun acting according to certain accepted standards
    compliance; conformation; abidance.
    • their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices

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vaunt

  • noun extravagant self-praise
  • verb show off
    blow; boast; gasconade; gas; brag; tout; swash; bluster; shoot a line.

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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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assent

  • noun agreement with a statement or proposal to do something
    acquiescence.
    • he gave his assent eagerly
    • a murmur of acquiescence from the assembly
  • verb to agree or express agreement
    accede; acquiesce.
    • The Maestro assented to the request for an encore

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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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chin

  • noun the protruding part of the lower jaw
    mentum.
  • noun Kamarupan languages spoken in western Burma and Bangladesh and easternmost India
    Kuki; Kuki-Chin.

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dictation

  • noun an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
    bid; command; bidding.
  • noun speech intended for reproduction in writing

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phrase

  • noun an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence
  • noun a short musical passage
    musical phrase.

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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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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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oratory

  • noun addressing an audience formally (usually a long and rhetorical address and often pompous)
    • he loved the sound of his own oratory

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boasting

  • noun speaking of yourself in superlatives
    self-praise; boast; jactitation.
  • verb show off
    blow; boast; gasconade; gas; brag; tout; swash; bluster; shoot a line; vaunt.

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awkwardness

  • noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
    ineptness; ineptitude; maladroitness; clumsiness; slowness.
  • noun the quality of an embarrassing situation
    nuisance value.
    • he sensed the awkwardness of his proposal

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inaugural

  • noun an address delivered at an inaugural ceremony (especially by a United States president)
    inaugural address.
  • noun the ceremonial induction into a position
    inauguration.
    • the new president obviously enjoyed his inauguration

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fortunate

  • adjective having unexpected good fortune
    • other, less fortunate, children died
    • a fortunate choice
  • adjective satellite supremely favored
    golden.
    • golden lads and girls all must / like chimney sweepers come to dust

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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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answer

  • noun a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
    reply; response.
    • I waited several days for his answer
    • he wrote replies to several of his critics
  • noun a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    solvent; resolution; solution; result.
    • they were trying to find a peaceful solution
    • the answers were in the back of the book
    • he computed the result to four decimal places

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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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description

  • noun a statement that represents something in words
    verbal description.
  • noun the act of describing something

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countermand

  • noun a contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous command
  • verb cancel officially
    annul; revoke; reverse; lift; vacate; overturn; repeal; rescind.
    • He revoked the ban on smoking
    • lift an embargo
    • vacate a death sentence

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divulgement

  • noun the act of disclosing something that was secret or private
    divulgence.

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shooting

  • noun the act of firing a projectile
    shot.
    • his shooting was slow but accurate
  • noun killing someone by gunfire
    • when the shooting stopped there were three dead bodies

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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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daring

  • noun a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy
    dare.
    • he could never refuse a dare
  • noun the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger
    hardiness; boldness; hardihood.
    • the proposal required great boldness
    • the plan required great hardiness of heart

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short

  • noun the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
  • noun accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
    short circuit.

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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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counter

  • noun table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted
  • noun game equipment (as a piece of wood, plastic, or ivory) used for keeping a count or reserving a space in various card or board games

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retort

  • noun a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
    rejoinder; return; counter; replication; comeback; riposte.
    • it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher
  • noun a vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat

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public_lecture

  • noun a speech that is open to the public
    lecture; talk.
    • he attended a lecture on telecommunications

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protestation

  • noun a formal and solemn declaration of objection
    protest.
    • they finished the game under protest to the league president
    • the senator rose to register his protest
    • the many protestations did not stay the execution
  • noun a strong declaration of protest

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callback

  • noun a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair)
    recall.

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so

  • noun the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization
    soh; sol.
  • adverb to a very great extent or degree
    • the idea is so obvious
    • never been so happy
    • I love you so
    • my head aches so!

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order

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

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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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infelicitous

  • adjective not appropriate in application; defective
    • an infelicitous remark
    • infelicitous phrasing
    • the infelicitous typesetting was due to illegible copy
  • adjective satellite marked by or producing unhappiness
    unhappy.
    • infelicitous circumstances
    • unhappy caravans, straggling afoot through swamps and canebrakes"- American Guide Series

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concurrence

  • noun agreement of results or opinions
    concurrency.
  • noun acting together, as agents or circumstances or events
    concurrency.

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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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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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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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indirect_request

  • noun an expression of some desire or inclination
    wish.
    • I could tell that it was his wish that the guests leave
    • his crying was an indirect request for attention

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concurrency

  • noun agreement of results or opinions
    concurrence.
  • noun acting together, as agents or circumstances or events
    concurrence.

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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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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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renouncement

  • noun an act (spoken or written) declaring that something is surrendered or disowned
    renunciation.

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treat

  • noun something considered choice to eat
    goody; kickshaw; delicacy; dainty.
  • noun an occurrence that causes special pleasure or delight

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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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glee

  • noun great merriment
    mirth; gleefulness; mirthfulness; hilarity.
  • noun malicious satisfaction
    gloating; gloat.

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gettysburg_address

  • noun a three-minute address by Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War at the dedication of a national cemetery on the site of the Battle of Gettysburg (November 19, 1863)

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vocaliser

  • noun an organism that can utter vocal sounds
    vocalizer; utterer.
    • an utterer of foul oaths
    • is the giraffe a vocalizer?
  • noun a person who sings
    singer; vocalizer; vocalist.

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clamor

  • noun a loud harsh or strident noise
    cacophony; din; blare; blaring.
  • noun loud and persistent outcry from many people
    clamour; clamoring; hue and cry; clamouring.
    • he ignored the clamor of the crowd

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petition

  • noun a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
    postulation; request.
  • noun reverent petition to a deity
    orison; prayer.

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non

  • adverb negation of a word or group of words
    not.
    • he does not speak French
    • she is not going
    • they are not friends
    • not many
    • not much
    • not at all

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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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return

  • noun document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability
    tax return; income tax return.
    • his gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return
  • noun a coming to or returning home
    homecoming.
    • on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party

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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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congratudolences

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break

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

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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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vocalizer

  • noun an organism that can utter vocal sounds
    utterer; vocaliser.
    • an utterer of foul oaths
    • is the giraffe a vocalizer?
  • noun a person who sings
    singer; vocalist; vocaliser.

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congratulative

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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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name

  • noun a language unit by which a person or thing is known
    • his name really is George Washington
    • those are two names for the same thing
  • noun a person's reputation
    • he wanted to protect his good name

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resignation

  • noun acceptance of despair
    surrender.
  • noun the act of giving up (a claim or office or possession etc.)

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drop

  • noun a shape that is spherical and small
    bead; pearl.
    • he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops
    • beads of sweat on his forehead
  • noun a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)
    driblet; drib.
    • he had a drop too much to drink
    • a drop of each sample was analyzed
    • there is not a drop of pity in that man
    • years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling

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say-so

  • noun one chap's arbitrary assertion
  • noun an authoritative declaration
    dictum; pronouncement.

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felicitator

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maladroitness

  • noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
    ineptness; awkwardness; ineptitude; clumsiness; slowness.

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particularization

  • noun an individualized description of a particular instance
    particularisation; detailing.

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concord

  • noun a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole
    concordance; harmony.
  • noun capital of the state of New Hampshire; located in south central New Hampshire on the Merrimack river
    capital of New Hampshire.

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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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preaching

  • noun an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
    discourse; sermon.
  • noun a moralistic rebuke
    sermon.
    • your preaching is wasted on him

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naming

  • noun the verbal act of naming
    • the part he failed was the naming of state capitals
  • noun the act of putting a person into a non-elective position
    assignment; appointment; designation.
    • the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee

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summary

  • noun a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form
    sum-up.
    • he gave a summary of the conclusions
  • adjective satellite performed speedily and without formality
    drumhead.
    • a summary execution
    • summary justice

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numeration

  • noun naming numbers
  • noun the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order
    count; counting; tally; enumeration; reckoning.
    • the counting continued for several hours

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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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abdication

  • noun a formal resignation and renunciation of powers
    stepping down.
  • noun the act of abdicating
    stepping down.

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crowing

  • noun an instance of boastful talk
    crow; vaporing; bragging; brag; line-shooting; gasconade.
    • his brag is worse than his fight
    • whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade
  • verb dwell on with satisfaction
    crow; triumph; gloat.

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lecture

  • noun a speech that is open to the public
    talk; public lecture.
    • he attended a lecture on telecommunications
  • noun a lengthy rebuke
    speech; talking to.
    • a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline
    • the teacher gave him a talking to

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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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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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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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giveaway

  • noun a gift of public land or resources for the private gain of a limited group
  • noun an unintentional disclosure

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comeback

  • noun a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
    rejoinder; return; counter; retort; replication; riposte.
    • it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher
  • noun return by a celebrity to some previously successful activity

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questioning

  • noun a request for information
    inquiring.
  • verb challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of
    call into question; question; oppugn.
    • We must question your judgment in this matter

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execration

  • noun hate coupled with disgust
    odium; abhorrence; abomination; detestation; loathing.
  • noun an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
    condemnation; curse.

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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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vocalization

  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalisation; voice; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations
  • noun the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
    utterance.

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apprisal

  • noun informing by words
    telling; notification.

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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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ratification

  • noun making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it
    confirmation.
    • the ratification of the treaty
    • confirmation of the appointment

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braggadocio

  • noun vain and empty boasting
    rhodomontade; rodomontade; bluster.

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invitation

  • noun a request (spoken or written) to participate or be present or take part in something
    • an invitation to lunch
    • she threw the invitation away
  • noun a tempting allurement
    • she was an invitation to trouble

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outcry

  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    cry; shout; call; vociferation; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience
  • verb shout louder than
    outshout.

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appropriateness

  • noun appropriate conduct; doing the right thing
    rightness.
  • noun the quality of being specially suitable

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clamour

  • noun loud and persistent outcry from many people
    clamor; clamoring; hue and cry; clamouring.
    • he ignored the clamor of the crowd
  • verb utter or proclaim insistently and noisily
    clamor.
    • The delegates clamored their disappointment

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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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echo

  • noun the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves
    replication; sound reflection; reverberation.
    • she could hear echoes of her own footsteps
  • noun (Greek mythology) a nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained

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bitch

  • noun an unpleasant difficulty
    • this problem is a real bitch
  • noun a person (usually but not necessarily a woman) who is thoroughly disliked
    cunt.
    • she said her son thought Hillary was a bitch

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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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open

  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    clear.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open
  • noun where the air is unconfined
    out-of-doors; open air; outdoors.
    • he wanted to get outdoors a little
    • the concert was held in the open air
    • camping in the open

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making_known

  • noun a speech act that conveys information
    informing.

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introduction

  • noun the act of beginning something new
    unveiling; debut; entry; first appearance; launching.
    • they looked forward to the debut of their new product line
  • noun the first section of a communication

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engagement

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    battle; conflict; fight.
    • 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 a meeting arranged in advance
    date; appointment.
    • she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date

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detailing

  • noun an individualized description of a particular instance
    particularisation; particularization.
  • verb provide details for
    detail.

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litany

  • noun any long and tedious address or recital
    • the patient recited a litany of complaints
    • a litany of failures
  • noun a prayer consisting of a series of invocations by the priest with responses from the congregation

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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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acquiescence

  • noun acceptance without protest
  • noun agreement with a statement or proposal to do something
    assent.
    • he gave his assent eagerly
    • a murmur of acquiescence from the assembly

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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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speaking

  • noun the utterance of intelligible speech
    speech production.
  • noun delivering an address to a public audience
    speechmaking; oral presentation; public speaking.
    • people came to see the candidates and hear the speechmaking

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trick_or_treat

  • noun a request by children on Halloween; they pass from door to door asking for goodies and threatening to play tricks on those who refuse

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smolder

  • noun a fire that burns with thick smoke but no flame
    smoulder.
    • the smoulder suddenly became a blaze
  • verb burn slowly and without a flame
    smoulder.
    • a smoldering fire

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explanation

  • noun a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.
    account.
    • the explanation was very simple
    • I expected a brief account
  • noun thought that makes something comprehensible

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rebuff

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

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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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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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accordance

  • noun concurrence of opinion
    accord; conformity.
    • we are in accord with your proposal
  • noun the act of granting rights
    accordance of rights.
    • the accordance to Canada of rights of access

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second

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

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ratting

  • noun to furnish incriminating evidence to an officer of the law (usually in return for favors)
    informing.
  • verb desert one's party or group of friends, for example, for one's personal advantage
    rat.

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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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verbalization

  • noun the words that are spoken in the activity of verbalization
    verbalisation.
  • noun the activity of expressing something in words
    verbalisation.

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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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briefing

  • noun detailed instructions, as for a military operation
  • verb give essential information to someone
    brief.
    • The reporters were briefed about the President's plan to invade

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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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oath

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearing; swearword; expletive; cuss; curse; curse word.
    • expletives were deleted
  • noun a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
    swearing.

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inaptness

  • noun inappropriateness
    inappositeness.
    • greater inaptness of expression would be hard to imagine

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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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call-out

  • noun a challenge to a fight or duel

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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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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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say

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

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dictate

  • noun an authoritative rule
  • noun a guiding principle
    • the dictates of reason

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anger

  • noun a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
    choler; ire.
  • noun the state of being angry
    angriness.

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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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congrats

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self

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

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gratz

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gripe

  • noun informal terms for objecting
    squawk; beef; kick; bitch.
    • I have a gripe about the service here
  • verb complain
    squawk; bellyache; grouse; beef; holler; bitch; crab.
    • What was he hollering about?

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congratz

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rain_check

  • noun a promise that an unaccepted offer will be renewed in the future
  • noun a ticket stub entitling the holder to admission to a future event if the scheduled event was cancelled due to rain

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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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gracelessness

  • noun an unpleasant lack of grace in carriage or form or movement or expression
    ungracefulness.
  • noun the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)
    clumsiness; stiffness; awkwardness.

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panegyrical

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

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disavowal

  • noun denial of any connection with or knowledge of
    disclaimer.

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quote

  • noun a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else
    quotation mark; inverted comma.
  • noun a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
    citation; quotation.

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encomium

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

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affirmation

  • noun a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
    avouchment; avowal.
  • noun the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
    assertion; statement.

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entreaty

  • noun earnest or urgent request
    appeal; prayer.
    • an entreaty to stop the fighting
    • an appeal for help
    • an appeal to the public to keep calm

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glow

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

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smoulder

  • noun a fire that burns with thick smoke but no flame
    smolder.
    • the smoulder suddenly became a blaze
  • verb have strong suppressed feelings
    smolder.

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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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request

  • noun a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
    postulation; petition.
  • noun the verbal act of requesting
    asking.

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panegyric

  • noun a formal expression of praise
    pean; paean; eulogy; encomium.
  • adjective satellite formally expressing praise
    encomiastic; panegyrical; eulogistic.

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face

  • noun the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear
    human face.
    • he washed his face
    • I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news
  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; look; aspect.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face

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calling_into_question

  • noun a challenge to defend what someone has said
    demand for explanation.

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inaugural_address

  • noun an address delivered at an inaugural ceremony (especially by a United States president)
    inaugural.

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speechmaking

  • noun delivering an address to a public audience
    oral presentation; public speaking; speaking.
    • people came to see the candidates and hear the speechmaking

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repudiation

  • noun rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid
    renunciation.
    • Congressional repudiation of the treaty that the President had negotiated
  • noun refusal to acknowledge or pay a debt or honor a contract (especially by public authorities)
    • the repudiation of the debt by the city

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marvel

  • noun something that causes feelings of wonder
    wonder.
    • the wonders of modern science
  • verb be amazed at
    wonder.
    • We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities

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rejoinder

  • noun a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
    return; counter; retort; replication; comeback; riposte.
    • it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher
  • noun (law) a pleading made by a defendant in response to the plaintiff's replication

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sweet_talk

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

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characterisation

  • noun a graphic or vivid verbal description
    picture; delineation; characterization; word picture; depiction; word-painting.
    • too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures
    • the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland
    • the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters
  • noun the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features
    characterization.
    • the media's characterization of Al Gore as a nerd

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excoriation

  • noun an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
    abrasion; scrape; scratch.
  • noun severe censure

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accession

  • noun a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group)
    • the art collection grew through accession
  • noun (civil law) the right to all of that which your property produces whether by growth or improvement

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jactitation

  • noun speaking of yourself in superlatives
    self-praise; boasting; boast.
  • noun (law) a false boast that can harm others; especially a false claim to be married to someone (formerly actionable at law)

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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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step

  • noun any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
    measure.
    • the situation called for strong measures
    • the police took steps to reduce crime
  • noun the distance covered by a step
    pace; footstep; stride.
    • he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig

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demurrer

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

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line

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

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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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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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assertion

  • noun a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
    averment; asseveration.
  • noun the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
    affirmation; statement.

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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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betrothal

  • noun a mutual promise to marry
    engagement; troth.
  • noun the act of becoming betrothed or engaged
    espousal.

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going

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

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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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self-praise

  • noun speaking of yourself in superlatives
    boasting; boast; jactitation.

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unctuousness

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

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dispute

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

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hip

  • noun either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh
  • noun the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
    pelvis; pelvic girdle; pelvic arch.

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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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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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beam

  • noun a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides airplane pilots in darkness or bad weather
    radio beam.
  • noun long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction

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clumsiness

  • noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
    ineptness; awkwardness; ineptitude; maladroitness; slowness.
  • noun the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant
    awkwardness.

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report

  • noun a written document describing the findings of some individual or group
    written report; study.
    • this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale
  • noun the act of informing by verbal report
    account.
    • he heard reports that they were causing trouble
    • by all accounts they were a happy couple

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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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collusion

  • noun secret agreement
  • noun agreement on a secret plot
    connivance.

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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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puffery

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

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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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speech_act

  • noun the use of language to perform some act

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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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showdown

  • noun a hostile disagreement face-to-face
    face-off; confrontation; encounter.

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accord

  • noun harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters
    agreement.
    • the two parties were in agreement
  • noun concurrence of opinion
    conformity; accordance.
    • we are in accord with your proposal

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damnation

  • noun the act of damning
  • noun the state of being condemned to eternal punishment in Hell
    eternal damnation.

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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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gantlet

  • noun to offer or accept a challenge
    gauntlet.
    • threw down the gauntlet
    • took up the gauntlet
  • noun a glove of armored leather; protects the hand
    gauntlet; metal glove.

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good_for_you

  • adjective satellite promoting health; healthful
    healthy; salubrious.
    • a healthy diet
    • clean healthy air
    • plenty of healthy sleep
    • healthy and normal outlets for youthful energy
    • the salubrious mountain air and water"- C.B.Davis
    • carrots are good for you

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label

  • noun a brief description given for purposes of identification
    • the label Modern is applied to many different kinds of architecture
  • noun trade name of a company that produces musical recordings
    recording label.
    • the artists and repertoire department of a recording label is responsible for finding new talent

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mud

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

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state

  • noun the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    province.
    • his state is in the deep south
  • noun the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • the current state of knowledge
    • his state of health
    • in a weak financial state

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rodomontade

  • noun vain and empty boasting
    rhodomontade; bluster; braggadocio.

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identification

  • noun the act of designating or identifying something
    designation.
  • noun evidence of identity; something that identifies a person or thing

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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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discovery

  • noun the act of discovering something
    uncovering; find.
  • noun something that is discovered

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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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joy

  • noun the emotion of great happiness
    joyfulness; joyousness.
  • noun something or someone that provides a source of happiness
    delight; pleasure.
    • a joy to behold
    • the pleasure of his company
    • the new car is a delight

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posit

  • noun (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
    postulate.
  • verb put (something somewhere) firmly
    fix; situate; deposit.
    • She posited her hand on his shoulder
    • deposit the suitcase on the bench
    • fix your eyes on this spot

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job

  • noun the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
    line; line of work; business; occupation.
    • he's not in my line of business
  • noun a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
    task; chore.
    • estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
    • the job of repairing the engine took several hours
    • the endless task of classifying the samples
    • the farmer's morning chores

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civic_spirit

  • noun pride in your city
    civic pride.

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key

  • noun metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated
  • noun something crucial for explaining
    • the key to development is economic integration

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defiance

  • noun intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude
    rebelliousness.
  • noun a hostile challenge

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fulmination

  • noun thunderous verbal attack
    diatribe.
  • noun the act of exploding with noise and violence
    • his fulminations frightened the horses

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gauntlet

  • noun to offer or accept a challenge
    gantlet.
    • threw down the gauntlet
    • took up the gauntlet
  • noun a glove of armored leather; protects the hand
    metal glove; gantlet.

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impromptu

  • noun an extemporaneous speech or remark
    • a witty impromptu must not sound premeditated
  • noun a short musical passage that seems to have been made spontaneously without advance preparation

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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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divine_revelation

  • noun communication of knowledge to man by a divine or supernatural agency
    revelation.

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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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vaporing

  • noun an instance of boastful talk
    crow; crowing; bragging; brag; line-shooting; gasconade.
    • his brag is worse than his fight
    • whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade

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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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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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display

  • noun something intended to communicate a particular impression
    show.
    • made a display of strength
    • a show of impatience
    • a good show of looking interested
  • noun something shown to the public
    exhibit; showing.
    • the museum had many exhibits of oriental art

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demur

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

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brag

  • noun an instance of boastful talk
    crow; vaporing; crowing; bragging; line-shooting; gasconade.
    • his brag is worse than his fight
    • whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade
  • verb show off
    blow; boast; gasconade; gas; tout; swash; bluster; shoot a line; vaunt.

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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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self-assertion

  • noun the act of putting forth your own opinions in a boastful or inconsiderate manner that implies you feel superior to others
  • noun the act of asserting yourself in an aggressive manner

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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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divulgence

  • noun the act of disclosing something that was secret or private
    divulgement.

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characterization

  • noun a graphic or vivid verbal description
    picture; delineation; characterisation; word picture; depiction; word-painting.
    • too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures
    • the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland
    • the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters
  • noun the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features
    characterisation.
    • the media's characterization of Al Gore as a nerd

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demurral

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

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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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address

  • noun (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored
    reference; computer address.
  • noun the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with

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harbour

  • noun a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
    harbor; haven; seaport.
  • noun a place of refuge and comfort and security
    harbor.

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satisfaction

  • noun the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation
    • the chef tasted the sauce with great satisfaction
  • noun state of being gratified or satisfied
    gratification.
    • dull repetitious work gives no gratification
    • to my immense gratification he arrived on time

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acrophony

  • noun naming a letter of the alphabet by using a word whose initial sound is the sound represented by that letter

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news

  • noun information about recent and important events
    tidings; word; intelligence.
    • they awaited news of the outcome
  • noun information reported in a newspaper or news magazine
    • the news of my death was greatly exaggerated

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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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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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raise

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

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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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non_sequitur

  • noun a reply that has no relevance to what preceded it
  • noun (logic) a conclusion that does not follow from the premises

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three

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

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mark

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; score.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a distinguishing symbol
    marker; marking.
    • the owner's mark was on all the sheep

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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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commission

  • noun a special group delegated to consider some matter
    committee.
    • a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle
  • noun a fee for services rendered based on a percentage of an amount received or collected or agreed to be paid (as distinguished from a salary)
    • he works on commission

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line-shooting

  • noun an instance of boastful talk
    crow; vaporing; crowing; bragging; brag; gasconade.
    • his brag is worse than his fight
    • whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade

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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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proposal

  • noun something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)
  • noun an offer of marriage
    marriage proposal; proposal of marriage; marriage offer.

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dissidence

  • noun disagreement; especially disagreement with the government

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treatment

  • noun care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
    intervention.
  • noun the management of someone or something
    handling.
    • the handling of prisoners
    • the treatment of water sewage
    • the right to equal treatment in the criminal justice system

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direction

  • noun a line leading to a place or point
    way.
    • he looked the other direction
    • didn't know the way home
  • noun the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves
    • he checked the direction and velocity of the wind

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ineptitude

  • noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
    ineptness; awkwardness; maladroitness; clumsiness; slowness.
  • noun having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful
    worthlessness.
    • the drill sergeant's intent was to convince all the recruits of their worthlessness

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gas

  • noun the state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by: relatively low density and viscosity; relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature; the ability to diffuse readily; and the spontaneous tendency to become distributed uniformly throughout any container
    gaseous state.
  • noun a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely

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dissension

  • noun disagreement among those expected to cooperate
    discord.
  • noun a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
    dissonance; disagreement.

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bidding

  • noun an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
    bid; command; dictation.
  • noun a request to be present
    summons.
    • they came at his bidding

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demand

  • noun an urgent or peremptory request
    • his demands for attention were unceasing
  • noun the ability and desire to purchase goods and services
    • the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips
    • the demand exceeded the supply

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secondment

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

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volunteer

  • noun (military) a person who freely enlists for service
    military volunteer; voluntary.
  • noun a person who performs voluntary work
    unpaid worker.

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exception

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

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explication

  • noun the act of making clear or removing obscurity from the meaning of a word or symbol or expression etc.
  • noun a detailed explanation of the meaning of something

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sesame

  • noun East Indian annual erect herb; source of sesame seed or benniseed and sesame oil
    benne; benni; Sesamum indicum; benny.

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warning

  • noun a message informing of danger
    • a warning that still more bombs could explode
  • noun cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)
    monition; admonition; word of advice.
    • a letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality
    • the warning was to beware of surprises
    • his final word of advice was not to play with matches

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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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riposte

  • noun a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
    rejoinder; return; counter; retort; replication; comeback.
    • it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher
  • noun (fencing) a counterattack made immediately after successfully parrying the opponents lunge

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elucidation

  • noun an act of explaining that serves to clear up and cast light on
  • noun an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding
    illumination; clarification.
    • the professor's clarification helped her to understand the textbook

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open_sesame

  • noun any very successful means of achieving a result
  • noun a magical command; used by Ali Baba

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dissent

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

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cuss

  • noun a persistently annoying person
    pesterer; pest; gadfly; blighter.
  • noun a boy or man
    fella; blighter; lad; gent; fellow; bloke; chap; feller.
    • that chap is your host
    • there's a fellow at the door
    • he's a likable cuss
    • he's a good bloke

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denial

  • noun the act of refusing to comply (as with a request)
    • it resulted in a complete denial of his privileges
  • noun the act of asserting that something alleged is not true
    disaffirmation.

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pat

  • noun the sound made by a gentle blow
    tap; rap.
  • noun a light touch or stroke
    tap; dab.

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tattle

  • noun disclosing information or giving evidence about another
    telling; singing.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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discourse

  • noun extended verbal expression in speech or writing
  • noun an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
    preaching; sermon.

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speech

  • noun the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
    address.
    • he listened to an address on minor Roman poets
  • noun (language) communication by word of mouth
    oral communication; spoken language; language; voice communication; speech communication; spoken communication.
    • his speech was garbled
    • he uttered harsh language
    • he recorded the spoken language of the streets

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harmony

  • noun compatibility in opinion and action
    harmoniousness.
  • noun the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords
    musical harmony.

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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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colloquium

  • noun an academic meeting or seminar usually led by a different lecturer and on a different topic at each meeting
  • noun an address to an academic meeting or seminar

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conflict

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

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resplendency

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

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eulogistic

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

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refusal

  • noun the act of refusing
  • noun a message refusing to accept something that is offered

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rain

  • noun water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
    rainfall.
  • noun drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds
    rainwater.

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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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recapture

  • noun a legal seizure by the government of profits beyond a fixed amount
  • noun the act of taking something back
    retaking.

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concordance

  • noun a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole
    harmony; concord.
  • noun agreement of opinions
    harmony; concord.

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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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philippic

  • noun a speech of violent denunciation
    tirade; broadside.

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renunciation

  • noun rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid
    repudiation.
    • Congressional repudiation of the treaty that the President had negotiated
  • noun the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)
    defection; apostasy.

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utterance

  • noun the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
    vocalization.

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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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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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approbation

  • noun official approval
  • noun official recognition or approval

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command

  • noun an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
    bid; dictation; bidding.
  • noun a military unit or region under the control of a single officer

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blessedness

  • noun a state of supreme happiness
    beatitude; beatification.

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discord

  • noun lack of agreement or harmony
    strife.
  • noun disagreement among those expected to cooperate
    dissension.

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fume

  • noun a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas
    smoke.
  • verb be mad, angry, or furious

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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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tirade

  • noun a speech of violent denunciation
    broadside; philippic.

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smarm

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

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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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public_speaking

  • noun delivering an address to a public audience
    speechmaking; oral presentation; speaking.
    • people came to see the candidates and hear the speechmaking

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shout

  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    cry; call; outcry; vociferation; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience
  • verb utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking)
    • My grandmother is hard of hearing--you'll have to shout

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gloating

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

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kick

  • noun the act of delivering a blow with the foot
    kicking; boot.
    • he gave the ball a powerful kick
    • the team's kicking was excellent
  • noun the swift release of a store of affective force
    rush; thrill; boot; charge; bang; flush.
    • they got a great bang out of it
    • what a boot!
    • he got a quick rush from injecting heroin
    • he does it for kicks

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complaint

  • noun an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
    ill; ailment.
  • noun (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow

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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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condemnation

  • noun an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable
    disapprobation.
    • his uncompromising condemnation of racism
  • noun (law) the act of condemning (as land forfeited for public use) or judging to be unfit for use (as a food product or an unsafe building)

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disagreement

  • noun a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
    dissonance; dissension.
  • noun a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions
    divergence; discrepancy; variance.
    • a growing divergence of opinion

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resplendence

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

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quest

  • noun a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria
    pursuit; pursuance.
    • the pursuit of love
    • life is more than the pursuance of fame
    • a quest for wealth
  • noun the act of searching for something
    seeking.
    • a quest for diamonds

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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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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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dare

  • noun a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy
    daring.
    • he could never refuse a dare
  • verb take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission
    make bold; presume.
    • How dare you call my lawyer?

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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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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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miracle

  • noun any amazing or wonderful occurrence
  • noun a marvellous event manifesting a supernatural act of a divine agent

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news_leak

  • noun unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information
    leak.

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allocution

  • noun (rhetoric) a formal or authoritative address that advises or exhorts

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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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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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sketch

  • noun preliminary drawing for later elaboration
    study.
    • he made several studies before starting to paint
  • noun a brief literary description
    vignette.

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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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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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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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orison

  • noun reverent petition to a deity
    petition; prayer.

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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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indirect

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

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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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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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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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notification

  • noun an accusation of crime made by a grand jury on its own initiative
    presentment.
  • noun informing by words
    telling; apprisal.

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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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asking

  • noun the verbal act of requesting
    request.
  • verb inquire about
    ask; inquire; enquire.
    • I asked about their special today
    • He had to ask directions several times

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indication

  • noun something that serves to indicate or suggest
    indicant.
    • an indication of foul play
    • indications of strain
    • symptoms are the prime indicants of disease
  • noun the act of indicating or pointing out by name
    denotation.

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burn

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

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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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agreement

  • noun the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises
    understanding.
    • they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business
    • there was an understanding between management and the workers
  • noun compatibility of observations
    correspondence.
    • there was no agreement between theory and measurement
    • the results of two tests were in correspondence

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rue

  • noun European strong-scented perennial herb with grey-green bitter-tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy
    herb of grace; Ruta graveolens.
  • noun leaves sometimes used for flavoring fruit or claret cup but should be used with great caution: can cause irritation like poison ivy

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confrontation

  • noun a bold challenge
  • noun discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions

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nonconformity

  • noun lack of harmony or correspondence
  • noun a lack of orthodoxy in thoughts or beliefs
    nonconformance; nonconformism.

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assenting

  • noun agreeing with or consenting to (often unwillingly)
    accession.
    • accession to such demands would set a dangerous precedent
    • assenting to the Congressional determination
  • verb to agree or express agreement
    accede; assent; acquiesce.
    • The Maestro assented to the request for an encore

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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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chafe

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

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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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beef

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

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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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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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preen

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

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informing

  • noun to furnish incriminating evidence to an officer of the law (usually in return for favors)
    ratting.
  • noun a speech act that conveys information
    making known.

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particularisation

  • noun an individualized description of a particular instance
    detailing; particularization.

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act

  • noun a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
    enactment.
  • noun something that people do or cause to happen
    deed; human activity; human action.

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concession

  • noun a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business
    grant.
    • he got the beer concession at the ball park
  • noun the act of conceding or yielding
    conceding; yielding.

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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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bluster

  • noun noisy confusion and turbulence
    • he was awakened by the bluster of their preparations
  • noun a swaggering show of courage
    bravado.

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or

  • noun a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
    Beaver State; Oregon.
  • noun a room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations
    operating theatre; operating theater; surgery; operating room.
    • great care is taken to keep the operating rooms aseptic

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disclosure

  • noun the speech act of making something evident
    revealing; revelation.

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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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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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into

To the inside of; within. It is used in a variety of applications.

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down

  • noun soft fine feathers
    down feather.
  • noun (American football) a complete play to advance the football
    • you have four downs to gain ten yards

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promise

  • noun a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
  • noun grounds for feeling hopeful about the future
    hope.
    • there is little or no promise that he will recover

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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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extoller

  • noun someone who communicates high praise
    lauder; laudator.

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question

  • noun an instance of questioning
    enquiry; inquiry; interrogation; query.
    • there was a question about my training
    • we made inquiries of all those who were present
  • noun the subject matter at issue
    head.
    • the question of disease merits serious discussion
    • under the head of minor Roman poets

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way

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; manner; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun how a result is obtained or an end is achieved
    agency; means.
    • a means of control
    • an example is the best agency of instruction
    • the true way to success

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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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offering

  • noun something offered (as a proposal or bid)
    offer.
    • noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds
  • noun money contributed to a religious organization

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offer

  • noun the verbal act of offering
    offering.
    • a generous offer of assistance
  • noun something offered (as a proposal or bid)
    offering.
    • noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds

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brand

  • noun a name given to a product or service
    marque; trade name; brand name.
  • noun a recognizable kind
    make.
    • there's a new brand of hero in the movies now
    • what make of car is that?

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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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grats

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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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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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felicitousness

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

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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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rejection

  • noun the act of rejecting something
    • his proposals were met with rejection
  • noun the state of being rejected

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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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difference_of_opinion

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

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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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tell

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

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slander

  • noun words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
  • noun an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
    defamation; calumny; denigration; aspersion.

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demand_for_explanation

  • noun a challenge to defend what someone has said
    calling into question.

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inquiring

  • noun a request for information
    questioning.
  • verb inquire about
    ask; inquire; enquire.
    • I asked about their special today
    • He had to ask directions several times

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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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repulse

  • noun an instance of driving away or warding off
    snub; rebuff.
  • verb force or drive back
    repel; drive back; rebuff; fight off.
    • repel the attacker
    • fight off the onslaught
    • rebuff the attack

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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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word_of_honor

  • noun a promise
    parole; word.
    • he gave his word

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gasconade

  • noun an instance of boastful talk
    crow; vaporing; crowing; bragging; brag; line-shooting.
    • his brag is worse than his fight
    • whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade
  • verb show off
    blow; boast; gas; brag; tout; swash; bluster; shoot a line; vaunt.

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citation

  • noun an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement
    commendation.
  • noun (law) the act of citing (as of spoken words or written passages or legal precedents etc.)

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kisser

  • noun someone who kisses
    osculator.
  • noun the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)
    smiler; physiognomy; visage; mug; countenance; phiz.

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intro

  • noun formally making a person known to another or to the public
    introduction; presentation.
  • noun a brief introductory passage to a piece of popular music

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prayer

  • noun the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)
    supplication.
    • the priest sank to his knees in prayer
  • noun reverent petition to a deity
    orison; petition.

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face-off

  • noun a hostile disagreement face-to-face
    showdown; confrontation; encounter.
  • noun (ice hockey) the method of starting play; a referee drops the puck between two opposing players

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check

  • noun a written order directing a bank to pay money
    cheque; bank check.
    • he paid all his bills by check
  • noun an appraisal of the state of affairs
    assay.
    • they made an assay of the contents
    • a check on its dependability under stress

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utterer

  • noun an organism that can utter vocal sounds
    vocalizer; vocaliser.
    • an utterer of foul oaths
    • is the giraffe a vocalizer?
  • noun someone who circulates forged banknotes or counterfeit coins

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objection

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

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bragging

  • noun an instance of boastful talk
    crow; vaporing; crowing; brag; line-shooting; gasconade.
    • his brag is worse than his fight
    • whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade
  • verb show off
    blow; boast; gasconade; gas; brag; tout; swash; bluster; shoot a line; vaunt.

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denotation

  • noun the act of indicating or pointing out by name
    indication.
  • noun the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to
    extension; reference.
    • the extension of `satellite of Mars' is the set containing only Demos and Phobos

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you

The pronoun of the second person, in the nominative, dative, and objective case, indicating the person or persons addressed. See the Note under Ye.
Ye go to Canterbury; God you speed. Chaucer.
Good sir, I do in friendship counsel you To leave this place. Shak.
In vain you tell your parting lover You wish fair winds may waft him over. Prior.
✍ Though you is properly a plural, it is in all ordinary discourse used also in addressing a single person, yet properly always with a plural verb. "Are you he that hangs the verses on the trees, wherein Rosalind is so admired ?" Shak. You and your are sometimes used indefinitely, like we, they, one, to express persons not specified. "The looks at a distance like a new-plowed land; but as you come near it, you see nothing but a long heap of heavy, disjointed clods." Addison. "Your medalist and critic are much nearer related than the world imagine." Addison. "It is always pleasant to be forced to do what you wish to do, but what, until pressed, you dare not attempt." Hook. You is often used reflexively for yourself of yourselves. "Your highness shall repose you at the tower." Shak.

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sully

  • verb place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
    defile; corrupt; taint; cloud.
    • sully someone's reputation
  • noun United States painter (born in England) of portraits and historical scenes (1783-1872)
    Thomas Sully.

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praiseful

  • adjective satellite full of or giving praise
    praising; laudatory.
    • a laudatory remark

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draw

  • noun a gully that is shallower than a ravine
  • noun an entertainer who attracts large audiences
    attraction; drawing card; attracter; attractor.
    • he was the biggest drawing card they had

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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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oiliness

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

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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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vignette

  • noun a brief literary description
    sketch.
  • noun a photograph whose edges shade off gradually

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pean

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

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soft_soap

  • noun flattery designed to gain favor
    coaxing; blarney; sweet talk.
  • noun a soft (or liquid) soap made from vegetable oils; used in certain skin diseases
    green soap.

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laudatory

  • adjective satellite full of or giving praise
    praiseful; praising.
    • a laudatory remark

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stepping_down

  • noun a formal resignation and renunciation of powers
    abdication.
  • noun the act of abdicating
    abdication.

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exposure

  • noun vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold or wind or rain;
    • exposure to the weather" or "they died from exposure
  • noun the act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience
    • she denounced the exposure of children to pornography

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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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subscription

  • noun a payment for consecutive issues of a newspaper or magazine for a given period of time
  • noun agreement expressed by (or as if expressed by) signing your name

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gratulatory

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

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leak

  • noun an accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape
    • one of the tires developed a leak
  • noun soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi

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push

  • noun the act of applying force in order to move something away
    pushing.
    • he gave the door a hard push
    • the pushing is good exercise
  • noun the force used in pushing
    thrust.
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
    • the thrust of the jet engines

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parole

  • noun a promise
    word of honor; word.
    • he gave his word
  • noun a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group
    word; countersign; password; watchword.
    • he forgot the password

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oral

  • noun an examination conducted by spoken communication
    viva; oral examination; viva voce; oral exam.
  • adjective satellite using speech rather than writing
    unwritten.
    • an oral tradition
    • an oral agreement

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