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conquer (Also conquering, conquers, conqueresses, conquered, conqueress) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to conquer

tie_up

  • verb secure with or as if with ropes
    bind; tie down; truss.
    • tie down the prisoners
    • tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed
  • verb invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes
    • All my money is tied up in long-term investments

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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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hitch

  • noun a period of time spent in military service
    tour; term of enlistment; enlistment; duty tour; tour of duty.
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

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plump_out

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

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sleep

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

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limiter

  • noun (electronics) a nonlinear electronic circuit whose output is limited in amplitude; used to limit the instantaneous amplitude of a waveform (to clip off the peaks of a waveform)
    clipper.
    • a limiter introduces amplitude distortion

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short-change

  • verb cheat someone by not returning him enough money
    short.
  • verb deprive of by deceit
    rook; scam; gip; nobble; goldbrick; con; mulct; gyp; bunco; victimize; hornswoggle; diddle; defraud; swindle.
    • He swindled me out of my inheritance
    • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
    • the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

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defraud

  • verb deprive of by deceit
    rook; scam; gip; nobble; goldbrick; con; short-change; mulct; gyp; bunco; victimize; hornswoggle; diddle; swindle.
    • He swindled me out of my inheritance
    • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
    • the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

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lace

  • noun a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)
    lacing.
  • noun a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns

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muzzle

  • noun the open circular discharging end of a gun
    gun muzzle.
  • noun forward projecting part of the head of certain animals; includes the jaws and nose

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ventilate

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

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oxidise

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

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violate

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

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untie

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

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physiological

  • adjective of or relating to the biological study of physiology
    • physiological psychology
    • Pavlov's physiological theories
  • adjective satellite of or consistent with an organism's normal functioning
    physiologic.
    • physiologic functions
    • physiological processes

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automatize

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

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outwit

  • verb beat through cleverness and wit
    outsmart; beat; overreach; outfox; circumvent.
    • I beat the traffic
    • She outfoxed her competitors

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trouser

  • noun (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately
    pant.
    • he had a sharp crease in his trousers
  • noun a garment (or part of a garment) designed for or relating to trousers
    • in his trouser's pocket
    • he ripped his left trouser on the fence

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sputter

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

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angulate

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

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sway

  • noun controlling influence
  • noun pitching dangerously to one side
    tilt; careen; rock.

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sexualise

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

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denationalise

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

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lure

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

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masculinize

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

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void

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

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rise

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

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abreact

  • verb discharge bad feelings or tension through verbalization

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stipulate

  • verb specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
    qualify; specify; condition.
    • The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life
    • The contract stipulates the dates of the payments
  • verb give a guarantee or promise of
    • They stipulated to release all the prisoners

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redact

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

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appropriation

  • noun money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose
  • noun incorporation by joining or uniting
    annexation.

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jack

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

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wear_the_trousers

  • verb exercise authority or be in charge
    call the tune; call the shots.
    • Who is calling the shots in this house?

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govern

  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    regularize; regularise; regulate; order.
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate
  • verb direct or strongly influence the behavior of
    • His belief in God governs his conduct

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hibernating

  • adjective satellite in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation
    dormant; torpid.
    • dormant buds
    • a hibernating bear
    • torpid frogs
  • verb sleep during winter
    hole up; hibernate.
    • Bears must eat a lot of food before they hibernate in their caves

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affect

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

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sleek

  • verb make slick or smooth
    slick.
  • adjective satellite well-groomed and neatly tailored; especially too well-groomed
    • sleek figures in expensive clothes

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disturb

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

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reverse

  • noun a relation of direct opposition
    contrary; opposite.
    • we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true
  • noun the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
    reverse gear.

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pinch

  • noun a painful or straitened circumstance
    • the pinch of the recession
  • noun an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed

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naturalise

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

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anathemise

  • verb wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
    imprecate; curse; damn; bedamn; anathemize; maledict; beshrew.
    • The bad witch cursed the child
  • verb curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment
    accurse; execrate; anathematise; comminate; anathemize; anathematize.

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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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charter

  • noun a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; includes the articles of incorporation and the certificate of incorporation
  • noun a contract to hire or lease transportation

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rollick

  • verb play boisterously
    disport; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; frisk; lark; lark about; frolic; gambol.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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eagle

  • noun any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight
    bird of Jove.
  • noun (golf) a score of two strokes under par on a hole

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direct

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

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horn

  • noun a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it
  • noun one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

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nail

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

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tenderise

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

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subordinate

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

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channelize

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

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even

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

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vitalise

  • verb give life to
    vitalize.
    • The eggs are vitalized
  • verb make more lively or vigorous
    vitalize.
    • The treatment at the spa vitalized the old man

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hide

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

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worsen

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

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revolutionize

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

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poison

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

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blur

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

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net

  • noun a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange
    cyberspace; internet.
  • noun a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects

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squeeze_out

  • verb force out
    • Some employees were squeezed out by the recent budget cuts
  • verb make by laborious and precarious means
    eke out.
    • He eked out a living as a painter

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cut_back

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

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avert

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; debar; avoid; deflect; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike
  • verb turn away or aside
    turn away.
    • They averted their eyes when the King entered

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obviating

  • adjective satellite made impossible
    preclusive.
  • verb do away with
    rid of; eliminate; obviate.

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socialize

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

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verbify

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

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dry

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

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deodorize

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

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tranquillizer

  • noun a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity
    ataractic; tranquilizer; ataractic agent; antianxiety agent; tranquilliser; ataractic drug.

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elaborate

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

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outpace

  • verb surpass in speed
    • Malthus believed that population increase would outpace increases in the means of subsistence

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territorialise

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

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personify

  • verb invest with or as with a body; give body to
    body.
  • verb represent, as of a character on stage
    embody; be.
    • Derek Jacobi was Hamlet

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exacting

  • adjective having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures
    fastidious.
    • fastidious microorganisms
    • certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements
  • verb claim as due or just
    exact; demand.
    • The bank demanded payment of the loan

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alchemise

  • verb alter (elements) by alchemy
    alchemize.

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secure

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

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dehumanize

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

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oxygenize

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

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psychological

  • adjective satellite mental or emotional as opposed to physical in nature
    • give psychological support
    • psychological warfare
  • adjective of or relating to or determined by psychology
    • psychological theories

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repurchase

  • noun the act of purchasing back something previously sold
    redemption; buyback.
  • verb buy what had previously been sold, lost, or given away
    buy back.
    • He bought back the house that his father sold years ago

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perennate

  • verb survive from season to season, of plants

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circumvent

  • verb surround so as to force to give up
    beleaguer; hem in; surround; besiege.
    • The Turks besieged Vienna
  • verb beat through cleverness and wit
    outsmart; beat; overreach; outwit; outfox.
    • I beat the traffic
    • She outfoxed her competitors

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manoeuver

  • verb act in order to achieve a certain goal
    maneuver; manoeuvre.
    • He maneuvered to get the chairmanship
    • She maneuvered herself into the directorship
  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; channelize; steer.

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mooch

  • noun someone who mooches or cadges (tries to get something free)
    cadger; scrounger; moocher.
  • verb ask for and get free; be a parasite
    sponge; cadge; bum; grub.

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draw_a_line

  • verb reasonably object (to) or set a limit (on)
    draw the line.
    • I draw the line when it comes to lending money to friends!

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appeasing

  • adjective satellite intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions
    placatory; placating; placative.
    • the appeasing concessions to the Nazis at Munich
    • placating (or placative) gestures
    • an astonishingly placatory speech
  • verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    gruntle; placate; appease; conciliate; assuage; gentle; pacify; mollify; lenify.
    • She managed to mollify the angry customer

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dissonate

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

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gloss

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

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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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rationalise

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

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racketeer

  • noun someone who commits crimes for profit (especially one who obtains money by fraud or extortion)
  • verb carry on illegal business activities involving crime

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call

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

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calm

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

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recommend

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

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strike

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

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survive

  • verb continue to live through hardship or adversity
    live on; last; hold up; live; endure; hold out; go.
    • We went without water and food for 3 days
    • These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America
    • The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents
    • how long can a person last without food and water?
  • verb continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)
    pull round; make it; come through; pull through.
    • He survived the cancer against all odds

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breathe

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

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vascularise

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

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relay

  • noun the act of passing something along from one person or group to another
    • the relay was successful
  • noun a crew of workers who relieve another crew

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relax

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

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mesmerize

  • verb attract strongly, as if with a magnet
    bewitch; mesmerise; magnetize; magnetise; spellbind.
    • She magnetized the audience with her tricks
  • verb induce hypnosis in
    hypnotize; mesmerise; hypnotise.

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under

  • adjective satellite located below or beneath something else
    nether.
    • nether garments
    • the under parts of a machine
  • adjective satellite lower in rank, power, or authority
    • an under secretary

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applied_psychology

  • noun any of several branches of psychology that seek to apply psychological principles to practical problems of education or industry or marketing etc.
    industrial psychology.

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wake_up

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

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warm

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

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choke_off

  • verb suppress
    choke back; choke down.
    • He choked down his rage
  • verb become or cause to become obstructed
    clog; congest; choke; foul; clog up; back up.
    • The leaves clog our drains in the Fall
    • The water pipe is backed up

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ward

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

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hold

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

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overrun

  • noun too much production or more than expected
    overproduction.
  • verb invade in great numbers
    infest.
    • the roaches infested our kitchen

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tongueless

  • adjective lacking a tongue
    • tongueless moccasins
  • adjective satellite expressed without speech
    wordless; unspoken; mute.
    • a mute appeal
    • a silent curse
    • best grief is tongueless"- Emily Dickinson
    • the words stopped at her lips unsounded
    • unspoken grief
    • choking exasperation and wordless shame"- Thomas Wolfe

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shoot

  • noun a new branch
  • noun the act of shooting at targets
    • they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer

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consociate

  • verb bring or come into association or action
    associate.
    • The churches consociated to fight their dissolution

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archaise

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

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gear_up

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

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sweeten

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

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work

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

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outscore

  • verb score more points than one's opponents
    outpoint.

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rim

  • noun the shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object
  • noun (basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended
    • the ball hit the rim and bounced off

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confining

  • adjective satellite restricting the scope or freedom of action
    constraining; constrictive; restricting; limiting.
  • verb place limits on (extent or access)
    throttle; bound; restrict; trammel; restrain; limit; confine.
    • restrict the use of this parking lot
    • limit the time you can spend with your friends

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versify

  • verb compose verses or put into verse
    verse; poetize; poetise.
    • He versified the ancient saga

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loosen

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

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volatilise

  • verb make volatile; cause to pass off in a vapor
    volatilize.

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subscribe_to

  • verb receive or obtain regularly
    subscribe; take.
    • We take the Times every day

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lifehack

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

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slenderize

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

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comparative

  • noun the comparative form of an adjective or adverb
    comparative degree.
    • `faster' is the comparative of the adjective `fast'
    • `less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective `famous'
    • `more surely' is the comparative of the adverb `surely'
  • adjective relating to or based on or involving comparison
    • comparative linguistics

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freshen

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

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end

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

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damage

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

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eternalise

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

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machine

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

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regaining

  • noun getting something back again
    restoration; return; restitution.
    • upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing
  • verb get or find back; recover the use of
    regain; recover; retrieve; find.
    • She regained control of herself
    • She found her voice and replied quickly

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gate

  • noun a movable barrier in a fence or wall
  • noun a computer circuit with several inputs but only one output that can be activated by particular combinations of inputs
    logic gate.

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classify

  • verb arrange or order by classes or categories
    sort; separate; assort; sort out; class.
    • How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?
  • verb declare unavailable, as for security reasons
    • Classify these documents

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shutout

  • noun a defeat in a game where one side fails to score
    skunk.

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replacing

  • noun the act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another
    replacement.
    • replacing the star will not be easy
  • verb substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)
    replace.
    • He replaced the old razor blade
    • We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago
    • the insurance will replace the lost income
    • This antique vase can never be replaced

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outfight

  • verb to fight better than; get the better of
    • the Rangers outfought the Maple Leafs
    • The French forces outfought the Germans

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outlawed

  • adjective satellite contrary to or forbidden by law
    illegitimate; illicit; outlaw; unlawful.
    • an illegitimate seizure of power
    • illicit trade
    • an outlaw strike
    • unlawful measures
  • verb declare illegal; outlaw
    criminalize; illegalise; outlaw; illegalize; criminalise.
    • Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S.

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lay

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

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law

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

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parallel

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

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purchase

  • noun the acquisition of something for payment
    • they closed the purchase with a handshake
  • noun something acquired by purchase

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attempt

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    try; effort; endeavor; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • noun the act of attacking
    attack.
    • attacks on women increased last year
    • they made an attempt on his life

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fecundate

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

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capitalise

  • verb supply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders
    capitalize.
  • verb draw advantages from
    capitalize; take advantage.
    • he is capitalizing on her mistake
    • she took advantage of his absence to meet her lover

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devilize

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

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uniformise

  • verb make uniform
    uniformize.
    • the data have been uniformized

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wink

  • noun a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
    instant; blink of an eye; flash; New York minute; twinkling; jiffy; heartbeat; split second; trice.
    • if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash
  • noun closing one eye quickly as a signal

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comparative_psychology

  • noun the branch of psychology concerned with the behavior of animals
    animal psychology.

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enter

  • verb to come or go into
    move into; go in; get into; come in; go into; get in.
    • the boat entered an area of shallow marshes
  • verb become a participant; be involved in
    participate.
    • enter a race
    • enter an agreement
    • enter a drug treatment program
    • enter negotiations

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worst

  • noun the least favorable outcome
    • the worst that could happen
  • noun the greatest damage or wickedness of which one is capable
    • the invaders did their worst
    • so pure of heart that his worst is another man's best

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child's_play

  • noun any undertaking that is easy to do
    picnic; walkover; duck soup; piece of cake; breeze; cinch; snap; pushover.
    • marketing this product will be no picnic
  • noun activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules
    play.
    • Freud believed in the utility of play to a small child

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blind

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

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fetter

  • noun a shackle for the ankles or feet
    hobble.
  • verb restrain with fetters
    shackle.

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deform

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

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restrictiveness

  • noun a grammatical qualification that makes the meaning more specific (`red hat' has a more specific meaning than `hat')
  • noun a lack of permissiveness or indulgence and a tendency to confine behavior within certain specified limits
    unpermissiveness.

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sprout

  • noun any new growth of a plant such as a new branch or a bud
  • noun a newly grown bud (especially from a germinating seed)

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over

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

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ensnare

  • verb take or catch as if in a snare or trap
    entrap; frame; set up.
    • I was set up!
    • The innocent man was framed by the police
  • verb catch in or as if in a trap
    trammel; entrap; snare; trap.
    • The men trap foxes

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outshine

  • verb shine brighter than
    • What star outshines the sun?
  • verb attract more attention and praise than others
    • This film outshone all the others in quality

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handcuff

  • noun shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs
    handlock; cuff; manacle.
  • verb confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs
    manacle; cuff.
    • The police handcuffed the suspect at the scene of the crime

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fortify

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

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overcomer

  • noun someone who overcomes and establishes ascendancy and control by force or persuasion
    surmounter; subduer.

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strangle

  • verb kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
    strangulate; throttle.
    • he tried to strangle his opponent
    • A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes
  • verb conceal or hide
    muffle; stifle; smother; repress.
    • smother a yawn
    • muffle one's anger
    • strangle a yawn

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arrogation

  • noun seizure by the government
    confiscation.

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estrange

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

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ataractic_drug

  • noun a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity
    tranquillizer; ataractic; tranquilizer; ataractic agent; antianxiety agent; tranquilliser.

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subsister

  • noun one who lives through affliction
    survivor.
    • the survivors of the fire were taken to a hospital

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better

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

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pen_up

  • verb confine in a fold, like sheep
    fold.

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stifling

  • noun forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority
    quelling; crushing; suppression.
    • the suppression of heresy
    • the quelling of the rebellion
    • the stifling of all dissent
  • verb conceal or hide
    muffle; strangle; stifle; smother; repress.
    • smother a yawn
    • muffle one's anger
    • strangle a yawn

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take_in

  • verb provide with shelter
  • verb fool or hoax
    fool; put on; gull; dupe; befool; put one over; cod; put one across; slang.
    • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
    • You can't fool me!

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coquered

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absolutism

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

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glorify

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

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debarment

  • noun the state of being debarred (excluded from enjoying certain possessions or rights or practices)
  • noun the act of prevention by legal means
    • they achieved his debarment from holding public office

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animize

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

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demythologize

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

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break

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

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crib

  • noun baby bed with high sides made of slats
    cot.
  • noun a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly)
    pony; trot.

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chance_on

  • verb find unexpectedly
    happen upon; fall upon; attain; come upon; chance upon; discover; light upon; come across; strike.
    • the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb
    • she struck a goldmine
    • The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake

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one

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

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straighten_out

  • verb settle or put right
    put right; iron out.
    • we need to iron out our disagreements
  • verb extricate from entanglement
    unsnarl; disentangle.
    • Can you disentangle the cord?

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unsubstantialise

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

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dinge

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

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chuck

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

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constitutionalise

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

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get_the_better_of

  • verb win a victory over
    overcome; defeat.
    • You must overcome all difficulties
    • defeat your enemies
    • He overcame his shyness
    • He overcame his infirmity
    • Her anger got the better of her and she blew up

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affiliate

  • noun a subordinate or subsidiary associate; a person who is affiliated with another or with an organization
  • noun a subsidiary or subordinate organization that is affiliated with another organization
    • network affiliates

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arrester

  • noun a restraint that slows airplanes as they land on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier
    arrester hook.

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sham

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

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side

  • noun a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location
    • they always sat on the right side of the church
    • he never left my side
  • noun one of two or more contesting groups
    • the Confederate side was prepared to attack

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bond

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

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prohibit

  • verb command against
    forbid; proscribe; disallow; veto; nix; interdict.
    • I forbid you to call me late at night
    • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
    • Dad nixed our plans

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series

  • noun similar things placed in order or happening one after another
    • they were investigating a series of bank robberies
  • noun a serialized set of programs
    serial.
    • a comedy series
    • the Masterworks concert series

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contracting

  • noun becoming infected
    catching.
    • catching cold is sometimes unavoidable
    • the contracting of a serious illness can be financially catastrophic
  • verb enter into a contractual arrangement
    undertake; contract.

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rout_up

  • verb get or find by searching
    rout out.
    • What did you rout out in the library?

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come_across

  • verb find unexpectedly
    happen upon; fall upon; attain; come upon; chance upon; discover; light upon; strike; chance on.
    • the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb
    • she struck a goldmine
    • The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake
  • verb be perceived in a certain way; make a certain impression

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ameliorate

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

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allay

  • verb lessen the intensity of or calm
    relieve; still; ease.
    • The news eased my conscience
    • still the fears
  • verb satisfy (thirst)
    quench; slake; assuage.
    • The cold water quenched his thirst

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extract

  • noun a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
    infusion.
  • noun a passage selected from a larger work
    excerption; selection; excerpt.
    • he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings

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whip

  • noun an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
  • noun a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline
    party whip.

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contend

  • verb maintain or assert
    postulate.
    • He contended that Communism had no future
  • verb have an argument about something
    argue; debate; fence.

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depress

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

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decree

  • noun a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
    edict; fiat; order; rescript.
    • a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there
  • verb issue a decree
    • The King only can decree

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quantify

  • verb use as a quantifier
  • verb express as a number or measure or quantity
    measure.
    • Can you quantify your results?

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content

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

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make_grow

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

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banning

  • noun an official prohibition or edict against something
    ban; forbidding; forbiddance.
  • verb forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
    ban; censor.

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medicine

  • noun the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
    medical specialty.
  • noun (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
    medicament; medication; medicinal drug.

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associate

  • noun a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor
    • he had to consult his associate before continuing
  • noun a friend who is frequently in the company of another
    familiar; comrade; fellow; companion.
    • drinking companions
    • comrades in arms

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veto

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

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soulfly

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bestow

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

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curtailment

  • noun the temporal property of being cut short
  • noun the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation
    suppression.
    • a suppression of the newspaper

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outmarch

  • verb march longer distances and for a longer time than
    • This guy can outmarch anyone!

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abate

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

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entrap

  • verb take or catch as if in a snare or trap
    ensnare; frame; set up.
    • I was set up!
    • The innocent man was framed by the police
  • verb catch in or as if in a trap
    trammel; ensnare; snare; trap.
    • The men trap foxes

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anathematisation

  • noun the formal act of pronouncing (someone or something) accursed
    anathematization.

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recovering

  • adjective satellite returning to health after illness or debility
    convalescent.
    • convalescent children are difficult to keep in bed
  • verb get or find back; recover the use of
    regain; recover; retrieve; find.
    • She regained control of herself
    • She found her voice and replied quickly

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have_the_best

  • verb overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome
    get the best; overcome.
    • Heart disease can get the best of us

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filter

  • noun device that removes something from whatever passes through it
  • noun an electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it

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domesticate

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

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take_out

  • verb cause to leave
    remove; move out.
    • The teacher took the children out of the classroom
  • verb remove from its packing
    unpack.
    • unpack the presents

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fill_out

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

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industrial

  • adjective of or relating to or resulting from industry
    • industrial output
  • adjective having highly developed industries
    • the industrial revolution
    • an industrial nation

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reassure

  • verb cause to feel sure; give reassurance to
    assure.
    • The airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe
  • verb give or restore confidence in; cause to feel sure or certain
    • I reassured him that we were safe

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restrict

  • verb place restrictions on
    curtail; curb; cut back.
    • curtail drinking in school
  • verb place under restrictions; limit access to
    • This substance is controlled

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hook

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

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comforter

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

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hood

  • noun an aggressive and violent young criminal
    strong-armer; tough; goon; punk; hoodlum; thug; toughie.
  • noun a protective covering that is part of a plant
    cap.

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surge_protector

  • noun electrical device inserted in a power line to protect equipment from sudden fluctuations in current
    spike arrester; surge suppressor; spike suppressor; lightning arrester.

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toy

  • noun an artifact designed to be played with
    plaything.
  • noun a nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier)
    • a toy stove

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debase

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

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top

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

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scare_away

  • verb cause to lose courage
    scare off; frighten off; dash; pall; daunt; scare; frighten away.
    • dashed by the refusal

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symmetrise

  • verb make symmetric
    symmetrize.
    • symmetrized waves

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master

  • noun an artist of consummate skill
    maestro.
    • a master of the violin
    • one of the old masters
  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    lord; overlord.

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suppressive

  • adjective satellite tending to suppress
    • the government used suppressive measures to control the protest

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archaize

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

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inflate

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

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alexander

  • noun European herb somewhat resembling celery widely naturalized in Britain coastal regions and often cultivated as a potherb
    Smyrnium olusatrum; Alexanders; black lovage; horse parsley.
  • noun king of Macedon; conqueror of Greece and Egypt and Persia; founder of Alexandria (356-323 BC)
    Alexander the Great.

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outgrow

  • verb grow too large or too mature for
    • I have outgrown these clothes
    • She outgrew her childish habits
  • verb grow faster than

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decentralize

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

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reprobate

  • noun a person without moral scruples
    miscreant.
  • verb reject (documents) as invalid

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forbiddance

  • noun an official prohibition or edict against something
    ban; forbidding; banning.
  • noun the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof)
    inhibition; prohibition.
    • they were restrained by a prohibition in their charter
    • a medical inhibition of alcoholic beverages
    • he ignored his parents' forbiddance

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yield

  • noun production of a certain amount
    output.
  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; takings; take; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%

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embellish

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

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inarticulate

  • adjective without or deprived of the use of speech or words
    unarticulate.
    • inarticulate beasts
    • remained stupidly inarticulate and saying something noncommittal
    • inarticulate with rage
    • an inarticulate cry

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gyp

  • noun a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
    bunko; bunco game; bunko game; sting; flimflam; con game; confidence game; bunco; hustle; confidence trick; con.
  • verb deprive of by deceit
    rook; scam; gip; nobble; goldbrick; con; short-change; mulct; bunco; victimize; hornswoggle; diddle; defraud; swindle.
    • He swindled me out of my inheritance
    • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
    • the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

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come_upon

  • verb find unexpectedly
    happen upon; fall upon; attain; chance upon; discover; light upon; come across; strike; chance on.
    • the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb
    • she struck a goldmine
    • The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake
  • verb take possession of
    luck into; enter upon.
    • She entered upon the estate of her rich relatives

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louden

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

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lather

  • noun the froth produced by soaps or detergents
    soapsuds; suds.
  • noun agitation resulting from active worry
    swither; sweat; stew; fret.
    • don't get in a stew
    • he's in a sweat about exams

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fatten_up

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

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guile

  • noun shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
    craft; slyness; foxiness; craftiness; wiliness; cunning.
  • noun the quality of being crafty
    craftiness; deceitfulness.

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unsanctify

  • verb remove the sanctification from or make unsanctified

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outlaw

  • noun someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
    malefactor; crook; criminal; felon.
  • verb declare illegal; outlaw
    criminalize; illegalise; illegalize; criminalise.
    • Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S.

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cabin

  • noun small room on a ship or boat where people sleep
  • noun a small house built of wood; usually in a wooded area

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espouse

  • verb choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
    follow; adopt.
    • She followed the feminist movement
    • The candidate espouses Republican ideals
  • verb take in marriage
    get hitched with; wed; marry; conjoin; get married; hook up with.

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walloper

  • noun a very hard hitter
  • noun a winner by a wide margin

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bridge

  • noun a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
    span.
  • noun a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
    bridge circuit.

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barbarize

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

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quench

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

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disambiguation

  • noun clarification that follows from the removal of ambiguity

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pass

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

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heat_up

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

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cause_to_sleep

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

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rat

  • noun any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse
  • noun someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
    strikebreaker; scab; blackleg.

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lull

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

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emphasizing

  • noun the act of giving special importance or significance to something
    accentuation; accenting.
  • verb to stress, single out as important
    emphasise; accent; punctuate; stress; accentuate; emphasize.
    • Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet

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cadge

  • verb ask for and get free; be a parasite
    sponge; bum; grub; mooch.
  • verb obtain or seek to obtain by cadging or wheedling
    shnorr; schnorr; scrounge.
    • he is always shnorring cigarettes from his friends

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regulate

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

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reprieve

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

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customise

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

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widen

  • verb become broader or wider or more extensive
    • The road widened
  • verb make (clothes) larger
    let out.
    • Let out that dress--I gained a lot of weight

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consoling

  • adjective satellite affording comfort or solace
    consolatory; comforting.
  • verb give moral or emotional strength to
    soothe; comfort; console; solace.

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get_the_hang

  • verb be or become completely proficient or skilled in
    master.
    • She mastered Japanese in less than two years

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desist

  • verb choose not to consume
    abstain; refrain.
    • I abstain from alcohol

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closelipped

  • adjective satellite inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information
    close; tightlipped; closemouthed; secretive.
    • although they knew her whereabouts her friends kept close about it

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quieten

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

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pander

  • noun someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)
    procurer; pimp; fancy man; ponce; pandar; panderer.
  • verb yield (to); give satisfaction to
    gratify; indulge.

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shallow

  • noun a stretch of shallow water
    shoal.
  • verb make shallow
    shoal.
    • The silt shallowed the canal

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glom

  • verb take by theft
    cop; knock off; thieve; hook; snitch.
    • Someone snitched my wallet!
  • verb seize upon or latch onto something
    • The Republicans glommed onto Whitewater

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hypnotize

  • verb induce hypnosis in
    mesmerize; mesmerise; hypnotise.

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letter

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

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crack_down

  • verb repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable)
    clamp down.
    • The police clamped down on illegal drugs

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alarm

  • noun fear resulting from the awareness of danger
    dismay; consternation.
  • noun a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event
    alarm system; warning device.

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camp

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

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demagnetize

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

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regulative

  • adjective satellite restricting according to rules or principles
    regulatory.
    • a regulatory gene

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disaffect

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

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unpermissive

  • adjective not inclined to grant permission; severe in discipline

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romanticize

  • verb interpret romantically
    glamourise; romanticise; glamorize.
    • Don't romanticize this uninteresting and hard work!
  • verb make romantic in style
    romanticise.
    • The designer romanticized the little black dress

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classicise

  • verb make classic or classical
    classicize.

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detransitivize

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

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flog

  • verb beat severely with a whip or rod
    trounce; strap; welt; whip; slash; lash; lather.
    • The teacher often flogged the students
    • The children were severely trounced
  • verb beat with a cane
    cane; lambaste; lambast.

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oppress

  • verb come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
    crush; suppress.
    • The government oppresses political activists
  • verb cause to suffer
    persecute.
    • Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union

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reserve

  • noun formality and propriety of manner
    modesty.
  • noun something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
    stockpile; backlog.

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renting

  • noun the act of paying for the use of something (as an apartment or house or car)
    rental.
  • verb let for money
    rent; lease.
    • We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad

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bait

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

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dupe

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

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transaminate

  • verb change (an amino group) by transferring it from one compound to another
  • verb undergo transfer from one compound to another
    • amino groups can transaminate

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appease

  • verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    gruntle; placate; conciliate; assuage; gentle; pacify; mollify; lenify.
    • She managed to mollify the angry customer
  • verb overcome or allay
    quell; stay.
    • quell my hunger

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departed

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

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illegalise

  • verb declare illegal; outlaw
    criminalize; outlaw; illegalize; criminalise.
    • Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S.

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gelatinize

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

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cripple

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

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lodge

  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    guild; club; society; social club; gild; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today
  • noun English physicist who studied electromagnetic radiation and was a pioneer of radiotelegraphy (1851-1940)
    Sir Oliver Lodge; Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge.

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pull_round

  • verb continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)
    survive; make it; come through; pull through.
    • He survived the cancer against all odds

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jailed

  • adjective satellite being in captivity
    confined; captive; imprisoned.
  • verb lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
    incarcerate; jug; remand; lag; immure; gaol; jail; put away; imprison; put behind bars.
    • The suspects were imprisoned without trial
    • the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life

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de

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

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stop

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

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blinking

  • noun a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
    nictitation; winking; eye blink; nictation; blink; wink.
  • verb briefly shut the eyes
    wink; nictitate; nictate; blink.
    • The TV announcer never seems to blink

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degradation

  • noun changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
    debasement.
  • noun a low or downcast state
    abasement; abjection.
    • each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"- H.L.Menchken

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baffle

  • noun a flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy
    baffle board.
  • verb be a mystery or bewildering to
    mystify; perplex; bewilder; get; beat; puzzle; pose; amaze; vex; flummox; stick; stupefy; gravel; nonplus; dumbfound.
    • This beats me!
    • Got me--I don't know the answer!
    • a vexing problem
    • This question really stuck me

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repose

  • noun freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
    ease; rest; relaxation.
    • took his repose by the swimming pool
  • noun the absence of mental stress or anxiety
    peacefulness; peace; ataraxis; serenity; heartsease; peace of mind.

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cushion

  • noun a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses
    shock; shock absorber.
    • the old car needed a new set of shocks
  • noun the layer of air that supports a hovercraft or similar vehicle

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reconstruct

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

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earn

  • verb earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
    bring in; clear; pull in; take in; gain; realise; realize; make.
    • How much do you make a month in your new job?
    • She earns a lot in her new job
    • this merger brought in lots of money
    • He clears $5,000 each month
  • verb acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions
    garner.

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overbearing

  • adjective satellite expecting unquestioning obedience
    authoritarian; dictatorial.
    • the timid child of authoritarian parents
    • insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter
  • verb overcome
    overbear.
    • overbear criticism, protest, or arguments

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humanise

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

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rowing

  • noun the act of rowing as a sport
    row.
  • verb propel with oars
    row.
    • row the boat across the lake

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licking

  • noun an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest
    defeat.
    • it was a narrow defeat
    • the army's only defeat
    • they suffered a convincing licking
  • noun the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
    trouncing; whacking; drubbing; thrashing; lacing; beating.

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turn_up

  • verb appear or become visible; make a showing
    show up; come out; surface; come on.
    • She turned up at the funeral
    • I hope the list key is going to surface again
  • verb bend or lay so that one part covers the other
    fold up; fold.
    • fold up the newspaper
    • turn up your collar

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bag

  • noun a flexible container with a single opening
    • he stuffed his laundry into a large bag
  • noun the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person)
    • his bag included two deer

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shot

  • noun the act of firing a projectile
    shooting.
    • his shooting was slow but accurate
  • noun a solid missile discharged from a firearm
    pellet.
    • the shot buzzed past his ear

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ban

  • noun a decree that prohibits something
    proscription; prohibition.
  • noun 100 bani equal 1 leu in Moldova

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steal

  • noun an advantageous purchase
    buy; bargain.
    • she got a bargain at the auction
    • the stock was a real buy at that price
  • noun a stolen base; an instance in which a base runner advances safely during the delivery of a pitch (without the help of a hit or walk or passed ball or wild pitch)

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laying_claim

  • noun the act of taking possession of or power over something
    assumption.
    • his assumption of office coincided with the trouble in Cuba
    • the Nazi assumption of power in 1934
    • he acquired all the company's assets for ten million dollars and the assumption of the company's debts

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thrashing

  • noun a sound defeat
    trouncing; drubbing; whipping; slaughter; debacle; walloping.
  • noun the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
    trouncing; whacking; drubbing; licking; lacing; beating.

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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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misdirect

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions
    mislead; lead astray; misguide.
    • The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver

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corrupt

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

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internationalize

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

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best

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

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subject

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

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thralldom

  • noun the state of being under the control of another person
    thrall; thraldom; slavery; bondage.

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draw_rein

  • verb control and direct with or as if by reins
    rein in; harness; rein.
    • rein a horse

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begrime

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

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away

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

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interdiction

  • noun authoritative prohibition
  • noun a court order prohibiting a party from doing a certain activity
    interdict.

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sumptuary

  • adjective satellite regulating or controlling expenditure or personal behavior
    • sumptuary laws discouraging construction of large houses on small plots
    • sumptuary laws forbidding gambling

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let_up

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

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pirate

  • noun someone who uses another person's words or ideas as if they were his own
    plagiarist; literary pirate; plagiariser; plagiarizer.
  • noun someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation
    buccaneer; sea robber; sea rover.

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hopple

  • verb strap the foreleg and hind leg together on each side (of a horse) in order to keep the legs on the same side moving in unison
    hobble.
    • hobble race horses

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wage

  • noun something that remunerates
    pay; earnings; salary; remuneration.
    • wages were paid by check
    • he wasted his pay on drink
    • they saved a quarter of all their earnings
  • verb carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)
    engage.
    • Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe

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personate

  • verb pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions
    pose; impersonate.
    • She posed as the Czar's daughter
  • verb attribute human qualities to something
    personify.
    • The Greeks personated their gods ridiculous

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extend

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

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opsonize

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

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visualise

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

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modify

  • verb make less severe or harsh or extreme
    • please modify this letter to make it more polite
    • he modified his views on same-gender marriage
  • verb add a modifier to a constituent
    qualify.

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restricting

  • adjective satellite restricting the scope or freedom of action
    constraining; constrictive; confining; limiting.
  • verb place restrictions on
    restrict; curtail; curb; cut back.
    • curtail drinking in school

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personalize

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

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emulsify

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

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wear

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

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excavate

  • verb recover through digging
    unearth.
    • Schliemann excavated Troy
    • excavate gold
  • verb find by digging in the ground
    turn up; dig up.
    • I dug up an old box in the garden

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improve

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

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tyranny

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

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cop

  • noun uncomplimentary terms for a policeman
    pig; fuzz; copper; bull.
  • verb take by theft
    knock off; glom; thieve; hook; snitch.
    • Someone snitched my wallet!

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abasement

  • noun a low or downcast state
    abjection; degradation.
    • each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"- H.L.Menchken
  • noun depriving one of self-esteem
    humiliation.

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trickster

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

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against

Abreast; opposite to; facing; towards; as, against the mouth of a river; -- in this sense often preceded by over.
Jacob saw the angels of God come against him. Tyndale.

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steer

  • noun an indication of potential opportunity
    lead; hint; tip; wind; confidential information.
    • he got a tip on the stock market
    • a good lead for a job
  • noun castrated bull
    bullock.

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officialise

  • verb make official
    officialize.
    • We officialized our relationship

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hold_down

  • verb keep
    • She manages to hold down two jobs
  • verb restrain
    • please hold down the noise so that the neighbors can sleep

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