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convolute

  • verb curl, wind, or twist together
    convolve.
  • verb practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
    twist; pervert; sophisticate; twist around.
    • Don't twist my words

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inverse_function

  • noun a function obtained by expressing the dependent variable of one function as the independent variable of another; f and g are inverse functions if f(x)=y and g(y)=x

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cussed

  • adjective satellite stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
    obdurate; unrepentant; obstinate.
  • verb utter obscenities or profanities
    imprecate; cuss; curse; blaspheme; swear.
    • The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street

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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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foul

  • noun an act that violates the rules of a sport
  • verb hit a foul ball

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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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corruptive

  • adjective satellite tending to corrupt or pervert
    pestiferous; perversive.

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protest

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

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knell

  • noun the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death or a funeral or the end of something
  • verb ring as in announcing death

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integrity

  • noun an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
    unity; wholeness.
    • the integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development
    • he took measures to insure the territorial unity of Croatia
  • noun moral soundness
    • he expects to find in us the common honesty and integrity of men of business
    • they admired his scrupulous professional integrity

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half-truth

  • noun a partially true statement intended to deceive or mislead

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liveliness

  • noun general activity and motion
    animation.
  • noun animation and energy in action or expression
    life; sprightliness; spirit.
    • it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it

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mentally_ill

  • adjective satellite suffering from severe mental illness
    unsound; unstable.
    • of unsound mind

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vile

  • adjective satellite morally reprehensible
    worthless; unworthy; slimy; wretched; ugly; despicable.
    • would do something as despicable as murder
    • ugly crimes
    • the vile development of slavery appalled them
    • a slimy little liar
  • adjective satellite causing or able to cause nausea
    queasy; nauseous; offensive; loathsome; sickening; noisome; nauseating.
    • a nauseating smell
    • nauseous offal
    • a sickening stench

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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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curve_ball

  • noun a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter
    breaking ball; curve; bender.

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similarity

  • noun the quality of being similar
  • noun a Gestalt principle of organization holding that (other things being equal) parts of a stimulus field that are similar to each other tend to be perceived as belonging together as a unit
    law of similarity.

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originality

  • noun the ability to think and act independently
  • noun the quality of being new and original (not derived from something else)

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unsuitableness

  • noun the quality of having the wrong properties for a specific purpose
    ineptness; unsuitability.

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pronator

  • noun a muscle that produces or assists in pronation

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tenacity

  • noun persistent determination
    perseverance; persistency; tenaciousness; doggedness; pertinacity; persistence.

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sharia_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; Islamic law; shariah.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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portentous

  • adjective satellite of momentous or ominous significance
    prodigious.
    • such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville
    • a prodigious vision
  • adjective satellite ominously prophetic
    foreboding; fateful.

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sorry

  • adjective feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone
    bad; regretful.
    • felt regretful over his vanished youth
    • regretful over mistakes she had made
    • he felt bad about breaking the vase
  • adjective satellite bad; unfortunate
    distressing; sad; pitiful; lamentable; deplorable.
    • my finances were in a deplorable state
    • a lamentable decision
    • her clothes were in sad shape
    • a sorry state of affairs

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rumbustious

  • adjective satellite noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
    rambunctious; robustious; unruly; boisterous.
    • a boisterous crowd
    • a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand
    • a robustious group of teenagers
    • beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the vulnerability of ordinary human beings
    • an unruly class

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divergent

  • adjective satellite diverging from another or from a standard
    • a divergent opinion
  • adjective tending to move apart in different directions
    diverging.

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applied

  • adjective concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles
    • applied physics
    • applied psychology
    • technical problems in medicine, engineering, economics and other applied disciplines"- Sidney Hook
  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; apply; use; utilize; utilise.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer

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enfant_terrible

  • noun a person whose unconventional behavior embarrasses others

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marine_law

  • noun the branch of international law that deals with territorial and international waters or with shipping or with ocean fishery etc.
    maritime law; admiralty law.

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unfavorableness

  • noun the quality of not being encouraging or indicative of success
    unfavourableness.

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self-supporting

  • adjective satellite financially independent
    • now that my children are self-supporting

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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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distort

  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; falsify; garble.
  • verb form into a spiral shape
    twist; twine.
    • The cord is all twisted

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reparation

  • noun compensation (given or received) for an insult or injury
    • an act for which there is no reparation
  • noun (usually plural) compensation exacted from a defeated nation by the victors
    • Germany was unable to pay the reparations demanded after World War I

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disobedient

  • adjective not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority
    • disobedient children
  • adjective satellite unwilling to submit to authority
    unruly.
    • unruly teenagers

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hocus-pocus

  • noun verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
    trickery; hanky panky; skulduggery; slickness; jiggery-pokery; skullduggery.

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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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rotary_motion

  • noun the act of rotating as if on an axis
    rotation.
    • the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music

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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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reformist

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

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protean

  • adjective satellite taking on different forms
    • eyes...of that baffling protean grey which is never twice the same

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reciprocal

  • noun something (a term or expression or concept) that has a reciprocal relation to something else
    • risk is the reciprocal of safety
  • noun (mathematics) one of a pair of numbers whose product is 1: the reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2; the multiplicative inverse of 7 is 1/7
    multiplicative inverse.

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turpitude

  • noun a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice
    depravity.
    • the various turpitudes of modern society

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vitriolic

  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; acrid; virulent; sulphurous; acerb; sulfurous; caustic; acid; bitter.
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique
  • adjective satellite of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
    erosive; corrosive; mordant; caustic.

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multifaceted

  • adjective satellite having many aspects
    many-sided; miscellaneous; multifarious.
    • a many-sided subject
    • a multifaceted undertaking
    • multifarious interests
    • the multifarious noise of a great city
    • a miscellaneous crowd

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prescriptive_linguistics

  • noun an account of how a language should be used instead of how it is actually used; a prescription for the `correct' phonology and morphology and syntax and semantics

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amerindian

  • noun any member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived
    Native American.

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red

  • noun red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
    redness.
  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
    Red River.

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stiff-necked

  • adjective satellite haughtily stubborn
    • a stiff-necked old Boston brahmin

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deplorable

  • adjective satellite bad; unfortunate
    distressing; sad; pitiful; lamentable; sorry.
    • my finances were in a deplorable state
    • a lamentable decision
    • her clothes were in sad shape
    • a sorry state of affairs
  • adjective satellite of very poor quality or condition
    miserable; execrable; woeful; wretched.
    • deplorable housing conditions in the inner city
    • woeful treatment of the accused
    • woeful errors of judgment

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straight

  • noun a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
    straight person; heterosexual person; heterosexual.
  • noun a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)

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trumped-up

  • adjective satellite concocted with intent to deceive
    • trumped-up charges

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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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statutory

  • adjective relating to or created by statutes
    • statutory matters
    • statutory law
  • adjective satellite prescribed or authorized by or punishable under a statute
    • statutory restrictions
    • a statutory age limit
    • statutory crimes
    • statutory rape

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counterbiblical

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heterogenous

  • adjective consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature
    heterogeneous.
    • the population of the United States is vast and heterogeneous
  • adjective originating outside the body
    heterogeneous.

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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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approximation

  • noun an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
    estimate; estimation; idea.
    • an estimate of what it would cost
    • a rough idea how long it would take
  • noun the quality of coming near to identity (especially close in quantity)

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second

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

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fabulous

  • adjective satellite extremely pleasing
    fab.
    • a fabulous vacation
  • adjective satellite based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
    mythic; mythological; mythical; mythologic.
    • mythical centaurs
    • the fabulous unicorn

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sustain

  • verb lengthen or extend in duration or space
    prolong; keep up.
    • We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible
    • prolong the treatment of the patient
    • keep up the good work
  • verb undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
    suffer; have; get.
    • She suffered a fracture in the accident
    • He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars
    • She got a bruise on her leg
    • He got his arm broken in the scuffle

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rigorous

  • adjective satellite rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard
    strict.
    • rigorous application of the law
    • a strict vegetarian
  • adjective satellite demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
    tight; stringent.
    • rigorous discipline
    • tight security
    • stringent safety measures

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theory

  • noun a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena
    • theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses
    • true in fact and theory
  • noun a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
    hypothesis; possibility.
    • a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory
    • he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices

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blue

  • noun blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
    blueness.
    • he had eyes of bright blue
  • noun blue clothing
    • she was wearing blue

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renegue_on

  • verb fail to fulfill a promise or obligation
    renege on; go back on; renege.
    • She backed out of her promise

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filtration

  • noun the process whereby fluids pass through a filter or a filtering medium
  • noun the act of changing a fluid by passing it through a filter

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good_guy

  • noun any person who is on your side

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incompatible

  • adjective not compatible
    • incompatible personalities
    • incompatible colors
  • adjective used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect
    antagonistic.

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self-reliant

  • adjective satellite (of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment
    autonomous; self-directed.

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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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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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unskilled

  • adjective not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency
    • unskilled in the art of rhetoric
    • an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber
    • unskilled labor
    • workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities
    • unskilled workmanship
  • adjective satellite lacking professional skill or expertise
    amateurish; amateur; inexpert.
    • a very amateurish job
    • inexpert but conscientious efforts
    • an unskilled painting

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tinker

  • noun a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts
    tinkerer.
  • noun formerly a person (traditionally a Gypsy) who traveled from place to place mending pots and kettles and other metal utensils as a way to earn a living

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crabby_person

  • noun a quarrelsome grouch
    crab.

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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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resilient

  • adjective satellite recovering readily from adversity, depression, or the like
  • adjective satellite elastic; rebounds readily
    bouncy; springy; live; lively.
    • clean bouncy hair
    • a lively tennis ball
    • as resilient as seasoned hickory
    • springy turf

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new

  • adjective not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered
    • a new law
    • new cars
    • a new comet
    • a new friend
    • a new year
    • the New World
  • adjective satellite original and of a kind not seen before
    fresh; novel.
    • the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem

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maverick

  • noun someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
    rebel.
  • noun an unbranded range animal (especially a stray calf); belongs to the first person who puts a brand on it

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unintegrated

  • adjective not integrated; not taken into or made a part of a whole
    nonintegrated.
  • adjective separated or isolated from others or a main group
    segregated.
    • a segregated school system
    • a segregated neighborhood

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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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mother_hen

  • noun a person who cares for the needs of others (especially in an overprotective or interfering way)
  • noun a hen with chicks

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responsiveness

  • noun responsive to stimulation
    reactivity.
  • noun the quality of being responsive; reacting quickly; as a quality of people, it involves responding with emotion to people and events

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invalidation

  • noun (law) a formal termination (of a relationship or a judicial proceeding etc)
    annulment.

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eye_opener

  • noun an alcoholic drink intended to wake one up early in the morning
  • noun something surprising and revealing

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feisty

  • adjective satellite showing courage
    spunky; plucky.
    • the champion is faced with a feisty challenger
  • adjective satellite quick to take offense
    touchy; thin-skinned; huffy.

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metamorphose

  • verb change completely the nature or appearance of
    transfigure; transmogrify.
    • In Kafka's story, a person metamorphoses into a bug
    • The treatment and diet transfigured her into a beautiful young woman
    • Jesus was transfigured after his resurrection
  • verb change in outward structure or looks
    transmute; transform.
    • He transformed into a monster
    • The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle

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specialise

  • verb devote oneself to a special area of work
    specialize.
    • She specializes in honey bees
    • This baker specializes in French bread
  • verb be specific about
    particularize; particularise; specify; specialize.
    • Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?

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active

  • noun chemical agent capable of activity
    active agent.
  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
    active voice.
    • `The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice

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noncompliant

  • noun a person who refuses to comply
    balker; baulker.
  • adjective boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
    defiant.
    • brought up to be aggressive and defiant
    • a defiant attitude

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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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obscurantism

  • noun a policy of opposition to enlightenment or the spread of knowledge
  • noun a deliberate act intended to make something obscure

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substance

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

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distinctness

  • noun the quality of being sharp and clear
    sharpness.
  • noun the state of being several and distinct
    discreteness; severalty; separateness.

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soul

  • noun the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
    psyche.
  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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unwillingness

  • noun the trait of being unwilling
    involuntariness.
    • his unwillingness to cooperate vetoed every proposal I made
    • in spite of our warnings he plowed ahead with the involuntariness of an automaton

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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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changed

  • adjective made or become different in nature or form
    • changed attitudes
    • changed styles of dress
    • a greatly changed country after the war
  • verb cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
    modify; alter; change.
    • The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city
    • The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

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controversy

  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; tilt; argument; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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pinning

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

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permit

  • noun a legal document giving official permission to do something
    licence; license.
  • noun the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
    license; permission.

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military

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

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spotty

  • adjective satellite having spots or patches (small areas of contrasting color or texture)
    spotted; patched.
    • a field patched with ice and snow
    • the wall had a spotty speckled effect
    • a black-and-white spotted cow
  • adjective satellite lacking consistency
    uneven; scratchy.
    • the golfer hit the ball well but his putting was spotty

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verbal_description

  • noun a statement that represents something in words
    description.

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cancellation

  • noun the act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement
  • noun the speech act of revoking or annulling or making void

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point_mutation

  • noun (genetics) a mutation due to an intramolecular reorganization of a gene
    gene mutation.

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impenitency

  • noun the trait of refusing to repent
    impenitence.

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divide

  • noun a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
  • noun a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
    water parting; watershed.

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contrarily

  • adverb in a contrary disobedient manner
    contrariwise; perversely.
  • adverb contrary to expectations; on the contrary, he went out with his friends"
    contrariwise; to the contrary; on the contrary.
    • he didn't stay home

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replace

  • verb substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)
    • 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
  • verb take the place or move into the position of
    supercede; supplant; supersede; supervene upon.
    • Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left
    • the computer has supplanted the slide rule
    • Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school

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moral

  • noun the significance of a story or event
    lesson.
    • the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor
  • adjective concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
    • moral sense
    • a moral scrutiny
    • a moral lesson
    • a moral quandary
    • moral convictions
    • a moral life

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diametrical_opposition

  • noun the relation of opposition along a diameter
    antipodal opposition; antipodal.

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impenitence

  • noun the trait of refusing to repent
    impenitency.

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cheating

  • noun a deception for profit to yourself
    cheat.
  • verb deprive somebody of something by deceit
    cheat; rip off; chisel.
    • The con-man beat me out of $50
    • This salesman ripped us off!
    • we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme
    • They chiseled me out of my money

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flop

  • noun an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers
    floating-point operation.
    • this computer can perform a million flops per second
  • noun someone who is unsuccessful
    washout; dud.

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negativist

  • noun someone who refuses to do what is asked or does the opposite of what is asked
  • noun someone who is resigned to defeat without offering positive suggestions
    defeatist.

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testiness

  • noun feeling easily irritated
    tetchiness; touchiness.

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orb

  • noun the ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye
    eyeball.
  • noun an object with a spherical shape
    globe; ball.
    • a ball of fire

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linguistic_scientist

  • noun a specialist in linguistics
    linguist.

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lessening

  • noun a change downward
    drop-off; decrease.
    • there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided
    • there was a sharp drop-off in sales
  • verb decrease in size, extent, or range
    diminish; fall; decrease; lessen.
    • The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester
    • The cabin pressure fell dramatically
    • her weight fell to under a hundred pounds
    • his voice fell to a whisper

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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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breaking_ball

  • noun a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter
    curve ball; curve; bender.

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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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tell

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

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negativism

  • noun characterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands
    negativeness; negativity.

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literate_person

  • noun a person who can read and write
    literate.

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standardized

  • adjective satellite brought into conformity with a standard
    standardised.
    • standardized education
  • verb cause to conform to standard or norm
    standardise; standardize.
    • The weights and measures were standardized

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remark

  • noun a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
    comment; input.
    • from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account
  • noun explicit notice
    • it passed without remark

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dissimilitude

  • noun dissimilarity evidenced by an absence of likeness
    unlikeness.

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whirling

  • noun the act of rotating in a circle or spiral
    gyration.
  • verb turn in a twisting or spinning motion
    swirl; whirl; twiddle; twirl.
    • The leaves swirled in the autumn wind

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warp

  • noun a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting
    deflection.
  • noun a shape distorted by twisting or folding
    buckle.

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hurt

  • noun any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
    harm; injury; trauma.
  • noun psychological suffering
    suffering; distress.
    • the death of his wife caused him great distress

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glass

  • noun a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
  • noun a container for holding liquids while drinking
    drinking glass.

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reversible

  • noun a garment (especially a coat) that can be worn inside out (with either side of the cloth showing)
  • adjective capable of reversing or being reversed
    • reversible hypertension

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adult

  • noun a fully developed person from maturity onward
    grownup.
  • noun any mature animal

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boomer

  • noun a member of the baby boom generation in the 1950s
    baby boomer.
    • they expanded the schools for a generation of baby boomers

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vicissitude

  • noun a variation in circumstances or fortune at different times in your life or in the development of something
    • the project was subject to the usual vicissitudes of exploratory research
  • noun mutability in life or nature (especially successive alternation from one condition to another)

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temperature_gradient

  • noun change in temperature as a function of distance (especially altitude)

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adamant

  • noun very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem
    diamond.
  • adjective satellite impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason; she would have none of him"- W.Churchill
    intransigent; adamantine; inexorable.
    • he is adamant in his refusal to change his mind
    • Cynthia was inexorable
    • an intransigent conservative opposed to every liberal tendency

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nonuniformity

  • noun the quality of being diverse and interesting

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segregated

  • adjective separated or isolated from others or a main group
    unintegrated.
    • a segregated school system
    • a segregated neighborhood
  • verb separate by race or religion; practice a policy of racial segregation
    segregate.
    • This neighborhood is segregated
    • We don't segregate in this county

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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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ineptness

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

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word

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

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player

  • noun a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
    participant.
  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    musician; instrumentalist.

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