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limited

  • noun public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
    express.
    • he caught the express to New York
  • 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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water_tank

  • noun a tank that holds the water used to flush a toilet
    cistern.

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magnetic

  • adjective of or relating to or caused by magnetism
    • magnetic forces
  • adjective having the properties of a magnet; i.e. of attracting iron or steel
    magnetized; magnetised.
    • the hard disk is covered with a thin coat of magnetic material

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pour_out

  • verb express without restraint
    • The woman poured out her frustrations as the judge listened
  • verb pour out
    decant; pour.
    • the sommelier decanted the wines

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take_the_air

  • verb take a walk; go for a walk; walk for pleasure
    walk.
    • The lovers held hands while walking
    • We like to walk every Sunday

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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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four

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
    tetrad; quaternity; quadruplet; foursome; Little Joe; IV; quaternion; quatern; quaternary; quartet; 4.
  • noun a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips
    four-spot.

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moldable

  • adjective satellite capable of being molded or modeled (especially of earth or clay or other soft material)
    fictile; plastic.
    • plastic substances such as wax or clay

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back_channel

  • noun an alternative to the regular channels of communication that is used when agreements must be made secretly (especially in diplomacy or government)
    • they negotiated via a back channel

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telephotography

  • noun transmission and reproduction of photographs and charts and pictures over a distance
  • noun photography using a telephoto lens

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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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rampart

  • noun an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
    wall; bulwark.
    • they stormed the ramparts of the city
    • they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down

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keep_in

  • verb cause to stay indoors

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weapons_carrier

  • noun military vehicle that is a light truck designed to carry mortars or machine guns and their crews

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repress

  • verb put down by force or intimidation
    subdue; reduce; quash; subjugate; keep down.
    • The government quashes any attempt of an uprising
    • China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently
    • The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land
  • verb conceal or hide
    muffle; strangle; stifle; smother.
    • smother a yawn
    • muffle one's anger
    • strangle a yawn

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trolley

  • noun a wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricity
    tram; tramcar; trolley car; streetcar.

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increase

  • noun a quantity that is added
    addition; gain.
    • there was an addition to property taxes this year
    • they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks
  • noun a change resulting in an increase
    • the increase is scheduled for next month

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swag

  • noun valuable goods
  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    booty; prize; pillage; plunder; dirty money; loot.

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feeding

  • noun the act of consuming food
    eating.
  • noun the act of supplying food and nourishment
    alimentation.

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caddie

  • noun an attendant who carries the golf clubs for a player
    golf caddie.
  • verb act as a caddie and carry clubs for a player
    caddy.

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knife-edge

  • noun a narrow boundary
    • he lived on a knife-edge between genius and insanity

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solitary_confinement

  • noun confinement of a prisoner in isolation from other prisoners
    solitary.
    • he was held in solitary

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bike

  • noun a motor vehicle with two wheels and a strong frame
    motorcycle.
  • noun a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
    wheel; bicycle; cycle.

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teaspoon

  • noun as much as a teaspoon will hold
    teaspoonful.
  • noun a small spoon used for stirring tea or coffee; holds about one fluid dram

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hen_yard

  • noun an enclosed yard for keeping poultry
    fowl run; chicken yard; chicken run.

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letter_box

  • noun a numbered compartment in a post office where mail is put to be called for
    Post-Office box; POB; call box; PO Box.
  • noun public box for deposit of mail
    postbox; mailbox.

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sway

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

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coin_bank

  • noun a container (usually with a slot in the top) for keeping money at home
    money box; bank; savings bank.
    • the coin bank was empty

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transmission_channel

  • noun a path over which electrical signals can pass
    channel.
    • a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company

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pin_down

  • verb define clearly
    nail down; narrow down; narrow; specify; peg down.
    • I cannot narrow down the rules for this game
  • verb place in a confining or embarrassing position
    trap.
    • He was trapped in a difficult situation

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dispense

  • verb administer or bestow, as in small portions
    dish out; deal; parcel out; distribute; dole out; administer; allot; lot; deal out; mete out; shell out.
    • administer critical remarks to everyone present
    • dole out some money
    • shell out pocket money for the children
    • deal a blow to someone
    • the machine dispenses soft drinks
  • verb grant a dispensation; grant an exemption
    • I was dispensed from this terrible task

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activation

  • noun stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical
  • noun the activity of causing to have energy and be active
    energizing; activating.

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impart

  • verb transmit (knowledge or skills)
    leave; give; pass on.
    • give a secret to the Russians
    • leave your name and address here
    • impart a new skill to the students
  • verb bestow a quality on
    lend; contribute; add; bring; bestow.
    • Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company
    • The music added a lot to the play
    • She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings
    • This adds a light note to the program

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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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phial

  • noun a small bottle that contains a drug (especially a sealed sterile container for injection by needle)
    vial; ampul; ampoule; ampule.

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fishbowl

  • noun a state of affairs in which you have no privacy
    fish bowl; goldfish bowl.
    • the president lives in a goldfish bowl
  • noun a transparent bowl in which small fish are kept
    fish bowl; goldfish bowl.

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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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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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overcomer

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

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bringing

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

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pull_through

  • verb continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)
    survive; pull round; make it; come through.
    • He survived the cancer against all odds
  • verb bring into safety
    bring through; save; carry through.
    • We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack

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vast

  • adjective satellite unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope
    huge; Brobdingnagian; immense.
    • huge government spending
    • huge country estates
    • huge popular demand for higher education
    • a huge wave
    • the Los Angeles aqueduct winds like an immense snake along the base of the mountains
    • immense numbers of birds
    • at vast (or immense) expense
    • the vast reaches of outer space
    • the vast accumulation of knowledge...which we call civilization"- W.R.Inge

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whisk

  • noun a mixer incorporating a coil of wires; used for whipping eggs or cream
  • noun a small short-handled broom used to brush clothes
    whisk broom.

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heat_sink

  • noun a metal conductor specially designed to conduct (and radiate) heat

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tandem_bicycle

  • noun a bicycle with two sets of pedals and two seats
    bicycle-built-for-two; tandem.

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induction

  • noun a formal entry into an organization or position or office
    initiation; installation.
    • his initiation into the club
    • he was ordered to report for induction into the army
    • he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame
  • noun an electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current
    inductance.

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conceive

  • verb have the idea for
    gestate; conceptualize; conceptualise.
    • He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients
    • This library was well conceived
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    believe; think; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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cannery

  • noun a factory where food is canned

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roadblock

  • noun any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective
    barrier.
    • intolerance is a barrier to understanding
  • noun a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.
    barricade.

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math

  • noun a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
    maths; mathematics.

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enclosing

  • noun the act of enclosing something inside something else
    envelopment; inclosure; enclosure.
  • verb enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
    wrap; enclose; envelop; enfold; enwrap.
    • Fog enveloped the house

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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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shedding

  • noun the process whereby something is shed
    sloughing.
  • noun loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales
    peeling; desquamation.

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clothes

  • noun clothing in general
    apparel; dress; wearing apparel.
    • she was refined in her choice of apparel
    • he always bought his clothes at the same store
    • fastidious about his dress
  • verb provide with clothes or put clothes on
    enclothe; garment; fit out; garb; raiment; apparel; habilitate; dress; tog; clothe.
    • Parents must feed and dress their child

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bicycle

  • noun a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
    wheel; bike; cycle.
  • verb ride a bicycle
    wheel; pedal; bike; cycle.

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gasbag

  • noun a boring person who talks a great deal about uninteresting topics
    windbag.
  • noun the bag containing the gas in a balloon
    envelope.

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doggie_bag

  • noun a bag for food that a customer did not eat at a restaurant; the transparent pretense is that the food is taken home to feed the customer's dog
    doggy bag.

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temperateness

  • noun moderate weather; suitable for outdoor activities
    sunshine; fair weather.
  • noun exhibiting restraint imposed on the self
    self-restraint.
    • an effective temperateness in debate

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inkwell

  • noun a small well holding writing ink into which a pen can be dipped
    inkstand.

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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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surrounding

  • adjective satellite closely encircling
    encompassing; circumferent.
    • encompassing mountain ranges
    • the surrounding countryside
  • verb extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    skirt; ring; border; environ; surround.
    • The forest surrounds my property

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spoonful

  • noun as much as a spoon will hold
    spoon.
    • he added two spoons of sugar

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manner

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

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jamjar

  • noun a jar for holding jellies or preserves
    jampot.

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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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expressive

  • adjective satellite characterized by expression
    • a very expressive face

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cigar_box

  • noun a box for holding cigars

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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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thunder

  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    roar; roaring; boom.
  • noun a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning

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specification

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

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cooking

  • noun the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
    preparation; cookery.
    • cooking can be a great art
    • people are needed who have experience in cookery
    • he left the preparation of meals to his wife
  • verb prepare a hot meal
    cook.
    • My husband doesn't cook

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parfait_glass

  • noun a tall slender glass with a short stem in which parfait is served

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fossil

  • noun someone whose style is out of fashion
    fogey; dodo; fogy.
  • noun the remains (or an impression) of a plant or animal that existed in a past geological age and that has been excavated from the soil

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baptistery

  • noun bowl for baptismal water
    font; baptistry; baptismal font.

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baptismal_font

  • noun bowl for baptismal water
    font; baptistry; baptistery.

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fibre_optics

  • noun the transmission of light signals via glass fibers
    fiber optics; fibreoptics; fiberoptics.

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tea_tray

  • noun a tray that accommodates a tea service

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canopic_vase

  • noun a jar used in ancient Egypt to contain entrails of an embalmed body
    canopic jar.

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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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niche

  • noun a position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it
    • he found his niche in the academic world
  • noun a small concavity
    recession; corner; recess.

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sweat_bag

  • noun a porous bag (usually of canvas) that holds water and cools it by evaporation

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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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wrapping

  • noun the covering (usually paper or cellophane) in which something is wrapped
    wrap; wrapper.
  • noun an enveloping bandage
    swathe.

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dustpan

  • noun the quantity that a dustpan will hold
    dustpanful.
  • noun a short-handled receptacle into which dust can be swept

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localisation

  • noun (physiology) the principle that specific functions have relatively circumscribed locations in some particular part or organ of the body
    localization of function; localization; localization principle; localisation of function; localisation principle.
  • noun a determination of the place where something is
    fix; locating; location; localization.
    • he got a good fix on the target

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punch

  • noun (boxing) a blow with the fist
    biff; clout; poke; lick; slug.
    • I gave him a clout on his nose
  • noun an iced mixed drink usually containing alcohol and prepared for multiple servings; normally served in a punch bowl

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armored_vehicle

  • noun a vehicle that is protected by armor plate
    armoured vehicle.

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virtuoso

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.
  • noun a musician who is a consummate master of technique and artistry

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suppresser

  • noun someone who suppresses
    suppressor.
    • dictators are suppressors of free speech
  • noun a gene that suppresses the phenotypic expression of another gene (especially of a mutant gene)
    suppressor gene; suppressor; suppresser gene.

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reconnaissance

  • noun the act of reconnoitring (especially to gain information about an enemy or potential enemy)
    reconnaissance mission.
    • an exchange of fire occurred on a reconnaissance mission

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interpret

  • verb make sense of; assign a meaning to
    see; construe.
    • What message do you see in this letter?
    • How do you interpret his behavior?
  • verb give an interpretation or explanation to
    rede.

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spark_off

  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; trigger off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits

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property

  • noun something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone;
    belongings; holding.
    • that hat is my property
    • he is a man of property
  • noun a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
    • a study of the physical properties of atomic particles

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lightning_arrester

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

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nebuliser

  • noun a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist
    atomizer; spray; sprayer; atomiser; nebulizer.

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retentivity

  • noun the power of retaining and recalling past experience
    retention; retentiveness; memory.
    • he had a good memory when he was younger
  • noun the property of retaining possessions that have been acquired
    retentiveness.

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study

  • noun a detailed critical inspection
    survey.
  • noun applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
    work.
    • mastering a second language requires a lot of work
    • no schools offer graduate study in interior design

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cupful

  • noun the quantity a cup will hold
    cup.
    • he drank a cup of coffee
    • he borrowed a cup of sugar

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verbalise

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

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shot_glass

  • noun a small glass adequate to hold a single swallow of whiskey
    pony; jigger.

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send_on

  • verb send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit
    forward.
    • forward my mail

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pan_off

  • verb wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals
    pan out; pan.

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bunker

  • noun a hazard on a golf course
    trap; sand trap.
  • noun a large container for storing fuel
    • the ship's bunkers were full of coal

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pack

  • noun a large indefinite number
    plurality; battalion; multitude; large number.
    • a battalion of ants
    • a multitude of TV antennas
    • a plurality of religions
  • noun a complete collection of similar things

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box-shaped

  • adjective satellite resembling a box in rectangularity
    boxlike; boxy.

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golden

  • adjective satellite having the deep slightly brownish color of gold
    aureate; gilded; gilt; gold.
    • long aureate (or golden) hair
    • a gold carpet
  • adjective satellite marked by peace and prosperity
    halcyon; prosperous.
    • a golden era
    • the halcyon days of the clipper trade

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