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gatekeeper

  • noun someone who controls access to something
    • there are too many gatekeepers between the field officers and the chief
  • noun someone who guards an entrance
    ostiary; door guard; doorkeeper; doorman; porter; hall porter.

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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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expostulation

  • noun the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
    objection; remonstration; remonstrance.
  • noun an exclamation of protest or remonstrance or reproof

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saver

  • noun someone who saves something from danger or violence
    recoverer; rescuer.
  • noun someone who saves (especially money)

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playing_period

  • noun (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds
    play; period of play.
    • rain stopped play in the 4th inning

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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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obstruction

  • noun any structure that makes progress difficult
    impedimenta; impediment; obstructor; obstructer.
  • noun the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction
    blockage.

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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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jihad

  • noun a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
    international jihad; jehad.
  • noun a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal
    jehad.

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controversial

  • adjective marked by or capable of arousing controversy
    • the issue of the death penalty is highly controversial
    • Rushdie's controversial book
    • a controversial decision on affirmative action

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aggression

  • noun a disposition to behave aggressively
  • noun a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack
    aggressiveness.

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marching

  • noun the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)
    march.
    • it was a long march
    • we heard the sound of marching
  • verb march in a procession
    process; march.
    • They processed into the dining room

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shedder

  • noun an attacker who sheds or spills blood
    spiller.
    • a great hunter and spiller of blood

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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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criminal_law

  • noun the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment

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paris

(Bot.) A plant common in Europe (Paris quadrifolia); herb Paris; truelove. It has been used as a narcotic. ✍ It much resembles the American genus Trillium, but has usually four leaves and a tetramerous flower.

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sexual_assault

  • noun a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat
    sexual abuse; sex crime; sex offense.
    • most states have replaced the common law definition of rape with statutes defining sexual assault

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mate

  • noun the officer below the master on a commercial ship
    first mate.
  • noun a fellow member of a team
    teammate.
    • it was his first start against his former teammates

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daze

  • noun the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
    shock; stupor.
    • his mother's death left him in a daze
    • he was numb with shock
  • noun confusion characterized by lack of clarity
    haze; fog.

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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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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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rightist

  • noun a member of a right wing political party
    right-winger.
  • adjective satellite believing in or supporting tenets of the political right
    right-wing.

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nonresident

  • noun someone who does not live in a particular place
    • described by an admiring nonresident as a green and pleasant land
  • adjective not living in a particular place or owned by permanent residents
    • nonresident students who commute to classes
    • nonresident real estate

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beecher

  • noun United States clergyman who was a leader for the abolition of slavery (1813-1887)
    Henry Ward Beecher.

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belligerency

  • noun hostile or warlike attitude or nature
    belligerence.
  • noun fighting; acts of overt warfare
    hostilities.
    • the outbreak of hostilities

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traitorousness

  • noun disloyalty by virtue of subversive behavior
    subversiveness; treason.

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woman

  • noun an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
    adult female.
    • the woman kept house while the man hunted
  • noun a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man
    • he was faithful to his woman

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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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persona_non_grata

  • noun a diplomat who is unacceptable to the government to which he is sent
  • noun a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome
    unwelcome person.

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encounter

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

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look

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking; looking at.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him

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intemperateness

  • noun consumption of alcoholic drinks
    intemperance.
  • noun excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence
    self-indulgence; intemperance.
    • the intemperance of their language

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scholar

  • noun a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
    scholarly person; bookman; student.
  • noun someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
    assimilator; learner.

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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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samurai

  • noun a Japanese warrior who was a member of the feudal military aristocracy
  • noun feudal Japanese military aristocracy

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freedom_fighter

  • noun a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
    insurgent; rebel; insurrectionist.

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harrier

  • noun a persistent attacker
    harasser.
    • the harassers were not members of the regular army
  • noun a hound that resembles a foxhound but is smaller; used to hunt rabbits

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phoney

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

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force

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

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direct_action

  • noun a protest action by labor or minority groups to obtain their demands

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maneuver

  • noun a military training exercise
    simulated military operation; manoeuvre.
  • noun a plan for attaining a particular goal
    manoeuvre; tactics; tactic.

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blasphemy

  • noun blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred)
  • noun blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character
    profanation; desecration; sacrilege.
    • desecration of the Holy Sabbath

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contretemps

  • noun an awkward clash
    • he tried to smooth over his contretemps with the policeman

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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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snafu

  • noun an acronym often used by soldiers in World War II: situation normal all fucked up
  • verb cause to be in a state of complete confusion

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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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street

  • noun a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings
    • they walked the streets of the small town
    • he lives on Nassau Street
  • noun the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel
    • be careful crossing the street

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mercantile

  • adjective of or relating to the economic system of mercantilism
    • mercantile theories
    • mercantile system
  • adjective satellite profit oriented
    moneymaking; mercenary.
    • a commercial book
    • preached a mercantile and militant patriotism"- John Buchan
    • a mercenary enterprise
    • a moneymaking business

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townsend

  • noun United States social reformer who proposed an old-age pension sponsored by the federal government; his plan was a precursor to Social Security (1867-1960)
    Francis Everett Townsend.

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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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yom_kippur_war

  • noun Egypt and Syria attacked Israel in October 1973 (on Yom Kippur); Israel counterattacked and drove the Syrians back and crossed the Suez Canal into Egypt
    Arab-Israeli War.

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good_guy

  • noun any person who is on your side

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deliberate

  • verb think about carefully; weigh
    moot; turn over; consider; debate.
    • They considered the possibility of a strike
    • Turn the proposal over in your mind
  • verb discuss the pros and cons of an issue
    debate.

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rosa_parks

  • noun United States civil rights leader who refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in Montgomery (Alabama) and so triggered the national Civil Rights movement (born in 1913)
    Parks.

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thirty_years'_war

  • noun a series of conflicts (1618-1648) between Protestants and Catholics starting in Germany and spreading until France and Denmark and Sweden were opposing the Holy Roman Empire and Spain

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socialiser

  • noun a person who takes part in social activities
    socializer.

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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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crown_of_thorns

  • noun any affliction that causes great suffering
    cross.
    • that is his cross to bear
    • he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns
  • noun somewhat climbing bushy spurge of Madagascar having long woody spiny stems with few leaves and flowers with scarlet bracts
    Christ plant; Christ thorn; Euphorbia milii.

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conduct

  • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
    behaviour; doings; behavior.
  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    demeanour; behaviour; demeanor; deportment; behavior.

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jaundice

  • noun yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood; can be a symptom of gallstones or liver infection or anemia
    icterus.
  • noun a rough and bitter manner
    acrimony; tartness; bitterness; acerbity; thorniness.

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inducement

  • noun a positive motivational influence
    motivator; incentive.
  • noun act of bringing about a desired result
    inducing.
    • inducement of sleep

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amphibious_landing

  • noun a military action of coordinated land, sea, and air forces organized for an invasion
    • MacArthur staged a massive amphibious landing behind enemy lines

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drooler

  • noun a person who dribbles; he needs a bib"
    driveller; dribbler; slobberer.
    • that baby is a dribbler

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james_john_corbett

  • noun United States heavyweight boxing champion (1866-1933)
    Jim Corbett; Corbett; Gentleman Jim.

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carrottop

  • noun someone who has red hair
    redhead; redheader; red-header.

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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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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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ganof

  • noun (Yiddish) a thief or dishonest person or scoundrel (often used as a general term of abuse)
    gonif; ganef; goniff.

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venturer

  • noun a merchant who undertakes a trading venture (especially a venture that sends goods overseas)
    merchant-venturer.
  • noun a person who enjoys taking risks
    adventurer.

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huss

  • noun Czechoslovakian religious reformer who anticipated the Reformation; he questioned the infallibility of the Catholic Church was excommunicated (1409) for attacking the corruption of the clergy; he was burned at the stake (1372-1415)
    John Huss; Jan Hus; Hus.
  • noun Czechoslovakian religious reformer who anticipated the Reformation; he questioned the infallibility of the Catholic Church was excommunicated (1409) for attacking the corruption of the clergy; he was burned at the stake (1372-1415)
    John Huss; Jan Hus; Hus.

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sniffler

  • noun a person who breathes audibly through a congested nose
    sniveler.

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internationalisation

  • noun the act of bringing something under international control
    internationalization.

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statutory_offense

  • noun crimes created by statutes and not by common law
    regulatory offense; regulatory offence; statutory offence.

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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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head

  • noun the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    caput.
    • he stuck his head out the window
  • noun a single domestic animal
    • 200 head of cattle

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changer

  • noun a person who changes something
    modifier.
    • an inveterate changer of the menu
  • noun an automatic mechanical device on a record player that causes new records to be played without manual intervention
    auto-changer; record changer.

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franco-prussian_war

  • noun a war between France and Prussia that ended the Second Empire in France and led to the founding of modern Germany; 1870-1871

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bloomer

  • noun a flower that blooms in a particular way
    • a night bloomer
  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    botch; boo-boo; flub; blooper; blunder; foul-up; pratfall; boner; fuckup; bungle.

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fraud_in_the_inducement

  • noun fraud which intentionally causes a person to execute and instrument or make an agreement or render a judgment; e.g., misleading someone about the true facts

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general_election

  • noun a national or state election; candidates are chosen in all constituencies

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campaign

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

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straw

  • noun plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder
  • noun material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
    stubble; chaff; husk; stalk; shuck.

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encirclement

  • noun a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
    blockade.

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great_revolt

  • noun a widespread rebellion in 1381 against poll taxes and other inequities that oppressed the poorer people of England; suppressed by Richard II
    Peasant's Revolt.

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liston

  • noun United States prizefighter who lost his world heavyweight championship to Cassius Clay in 1964 (1932-1970)
    Charles Liston; Sonny Liston.

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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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thrust

  • noun the force used in pushing
    push.
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
    • the thrust of the jet engines
  • noun a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument
    knife thrust; stab.
    • one strong stab to the heart killed him

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iconoclast

  • noun a destroyer of images used in religious worship
    image breaker.
  • noun someone who attacks cherished ideas or traditional institutions

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subversiveness

  • noun disloyalty by virtue of subversive behavior
    traitorousness; treason.

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litigiousness

  • noun a quarrelsome disposition to engage in or carry on lawsuits
    • charges of litigiousness and widespread perjury

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straight_person

  • noun a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
    straight; heterosexual person; heterosexual.

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sagittarius

  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Sagittarius
    Archer.
  • noun a large zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Scorpius and Capricornus

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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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sweater

  • noun a crocheted or knitted garment covering the upper part of the body
    jumper.
  • noun a person who perspires
    perspirer.

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chooser

  • noun a person who chooses or selects out
    picker; selector.

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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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wilkins

  • noun United States civil rights leader (1901-1981)
    Roy Wilkins.
  • noun Australian who was the first to explore the Arctic by airplane (1888-1958)
    George Hubert Wilkins.

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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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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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rock_climbing

  • noun the sport or pastime of scaling rock masses on mountain sides (especially with the help of ropes and special equipment)

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repugnance

  • noun intense aversion
    horror; repulsion; revulsion.
  • noun the relation between propositions that cannot both be true at the same time
    incompatibility; mutual exclusiveness; inconsistency.

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counter-revolutionist

  • noun a revolutionary whose aim is to reverse the changes introduced by an earlier revolution
    counterrevolutionist; counterrevolutionary.

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saber

  • noun a fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handle
    sabre.
  • noun a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back
    cavalry sword; sabre.

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withholder

  • noun a person who refrains from granting
    • a withholder of payments
  • noun a person who restrains or checks or holds back

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sortie

  • noun a military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position
    sally.
  • noun (military) an operational flight by a single aircraft (as in a military operation)

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phony

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

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unraveler

  • noun a person who removes tangles; someone who takes something out of a tangled state
    disentangler; unraveller.

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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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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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stopes

  • noun birth-control campaigner who in 1921 opened the first birth control clinic in London (1880-1958)
    Marie Stopes; Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes.
  • verb come to a halt, stop moving
    stop; halt.
    • the car stopped
    • She stopped in front of a store window

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join

  • noun the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
    juncture; joint; junction; articulation.
  • noun a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets
    union; sum.
    • let C be the union of the sets A and B

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battleful

  • adjective satellite having or showing a ready disposition to fight
    combative; bellicose.
    • bellicose young officers
    • a combative impulse
    • a contentious nature

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right

  • noun an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; it is something that nobody can take away"
    • they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
    • Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt
    • a right is not something that somebody gives you
  • noun location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
    • he stood on the right

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paul

  • noun United States feminist (1885-1977)
    Alice Paul.
  • noun (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle
    Saul of Tarsus; Paul the Apostle; Saint Paul; Apostle Paul; Apostle of the Gentiles; St. Paul; Saul.
    • Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity

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constructive_fraud

  • noun comprises all acts or omissions or concealments involving breach of equitable or legal duty or trust or confidence
    legal fraud.

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stigmatist

  • noun a person whose body is marked by religious stigmata (such as marks resembling the wounds of the crucified Christ)
    stigmatic.

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mover

  • noun workman employed by a moving company
    • the movers were very careful with the grand piano
  • noun (parliamentary procedure) someone who makes a formal motion
    proposer.

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archaist

  • noun a person who archaizes
  • noun an expert or collector of antiquities
    antiquary; antiquarian.

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era

  • noun a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event
    epoch.
  • noun a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods
    geological era.

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quarrel

  • noun an angry dispute
    run-in; wrangle; dustup; words; row.
    • they had a quarrel
    • they had words
  • noun an arrow that is shot from a crossbow; has a head with four edges

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owen

  • noun Welsh industrialist and social reformer who founded cooperative communities (1771-1858)
    Robert Owen.
  • noun English comparative anatomist and paleontologist who was an opponent of Darwinism (1804-1892)
    Sir Richard Owen.

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william_edward_burghardt_du_bois

  • noun United States civil rights leader and political activist who campaigned for equality for Black Americans (1868-1963)
    W. E. B. Du Bois; Du Bois.

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in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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mayhem

  • noun the willful and unlawful crippling or mutilation of another person
  • noun violent and needless disturbance
    havoc.

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sabre_rattling

  • noun the ostentatious display of military power (with the implied threat that it might be used)
    saber rattling.

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degenerate

  • noun a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
    pervert; deviate; deviant.
  • verb grow worse
    drop; devolve; deteriorate.
    • Her condition deteriorated
    • Conditions in the slums degenerated
    • The discussion devolved into a shouting match

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mary_magdalen

  • noun sinful woman Jesus healed of evil spirits; she became a follower of Jesus
    Mary Magdalene; St. Mary Magdalene; St. Mary Magdalen.

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appointment

  • noun the act of putting a person into a non-elective position
    assignment; naming; designation.
    • the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee
  • noun a meeting arranged in advance
    date; engagement.
    • she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date

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dempsey

  • noun United States prizefighter who was world heavyweight champion (1895-1983)
    Manassa Mauler; William Harrison Dempsey; Jack Dempsey.

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professional_boxing

  • noun boxing for money

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security

  • noun the state of being free from danger or injury
    • we support the armed services in the name of national security
  • noun defense against financial failure; financial independence
    protection.
    • his pension gave him security in his old age
    • insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness

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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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hot

  • adjective used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning
    • hot stove
    • hot water
    • a hot August day
    • a hot stuffy room
    • she's hot and tired
    • a hot forehead
  • adjective satellite characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
    raging.
    • the fighting became hot and heavy
    • a hot engagement
    • a raging battle
    • the river became a raging torrent

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bunt

  • noun (baseball) the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the bat
  • noun disease of wheat characterized by replacement of the grains with greasy masses of smelly smut spores
    stinking smut.

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tyson

  • noun United States prizefighter who was world heavyweight champion (born in 1966)
    Michael Gerald Tyson; Mike Tyson.

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quibble

  • noun an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
    cavil; quiddity.
  • verb evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections

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gaming

  • noun the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)
    gambling; play.
    • his gambling cost him a fortune
    • there was heavy play at the blackjack table
  • verb place a bet on
    stake; bet on; back; gage; game; punt.
    • Which horse are you backing?
    • I'm betting on the new horse

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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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wrong

  • noun that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law
    wrongfulness.
    • he feels that you are in the wrong
  • noun any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right
    legal injury; damage.

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foul_play

  • noun unfair or dishonest behavior (especially involving violence)

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president

  • noun an executive officer of a firm or corporation
  • noun the person who holds the office of head of state of the United States government
    United States President; President of the United States; Chief Executive.
    • the President likes to jog every morning

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free_spirit

  • noun someone acting freely or even irresponsibly
    free agent; freewheeler.

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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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mercantile_law

  • noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence
    law merchant; commercial law.

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extortion

  • noun an exorbitant charge
  • noun unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority)
    • the extortion by dishonest officials of fees for performing their sworn duty

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stand_firm

  • verb stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
    resist; withstand; hold out.
  • verb refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief
    stand fast; hold firm; stand pat.

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guerilla

  • noun a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
    guerrilla; insurgent; irregular.

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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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countercurrent

  • noun a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current
    tide rip; crosscurrent; riptide; rip.
  • noun actions counter to the main group activity
    crosscurrent.
    • political crosscurrents disrupted the conference

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third

  • noun one of three equal parts of a divisible whole
    tierce; one-third.
    • it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement
  • noun the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the third of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)
    third base.
    • he is playing third

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ali

  • noun United States prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship three times (born in 1942)
    Cassius Clay; Muhammad Ali; Cassius Marcellus Clay.
  • noun the fourth caliph of Islam who is considered to be the first caliph by Shiites; he was a cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad; after his assassination Islam was divided into Shiite and Sunnite sects

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revolt

  • noun organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
    rising; uprising; insurrection; rebellion.
  • verb make revolution
    • The people revolted when bread prices tripled again

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close-quarter_fighting

  • noun hand-to-hand fighting at close quarters

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resister

  • noun someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
    obstructionist; thwarter; obstructor; obstructer.
  • noun someone who offers opposition
    opposer; adversary; antagonist; opponent.

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capitalist

  • noun a conservative advocate of capitalism
  • noun a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)

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junior_lightweight

  • noun weighs no more than 130 pounds

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inhabitant

  • noun a person who inhabits a particular place
    indweller; habitant; dweller; denizen.

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romper

  • noun a person who romps or frolics
  • noun a one-piece garment for children to wear at play; the lower part is shaped like bloomers
    romper suit.

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regulatory_offense

  • noun crimes created by statutes and not by common law
    regulatory offence; statutory offense; statutory offence.

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minded

  • adjective satellite (used in combination) mentally oriented toward something specified
    • civic-minded
    • career-minded
  • verb be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by
    mind.
    • I don't mind your behavior

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operations

  • noun financial transactions at a brokerage; having to do with the execution of trades and keeping customer records
    trading operations.
  • noun the state of being in effect or being operative
    operation.
    • that rule is no longer in operation

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zapata

  • noun Mexican revolutionary who led a revolt for agrarian reforms (1879-1919)
    Emiliano Zapata.

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pancho_villa

  • noun Mexican revolutionary leader (1877-1923)
    Francisco Villa; Villa; Doroteo Arango.

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fall

  • noun the season when the leaves fall from the trees
    autumn.
    • in the fall of 1973
  • noun a sudden drop from an upright position
    tumble; spill.
    • he had a nasty spill on the ice

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mixed-blood

  • noun a person whose ancestors belonged to two or more races

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merry_andrew

  • noun a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
    goof; goofball; buffoon; clown.

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misconduct

  • noun bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf
  • noun activity that transgresses moral or civil law
    wrongful conduct; wrongdoing; actus reus.
    • he denied any wrongdoing

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lapidator

  • noun an attacker who pelts the victim with stones (especially with intent to kill)
    stoner.

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welcomer

  • noun a person who greets
    greeter; saluter.
    • the newcomers were met by smiling greeters
  • adjective giving pleasure or satisfaction or received with pleasure or freely granted
    welcome.
    • a welcome relief
    • a welcome guest
    • made the children feel welcome
    • you are welcome to join us

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personal

  • noun a short newspaper article about a particular person or group
  • adjective concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality
    • a personal favor
    • for your personal use
    • personal papers
    • I have something personal to tell you
    • a personal God
    • he has his personal bank account and she has hers

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law_merchant

  • noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence
    mercantile law; commercial law.

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defrauder

  • noun a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
    gouger; chiseller; chiseler; swindler; scammer; grifter.

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fall_out

  • verb have a breach in relations
    • We fell out over a trivial question
  • verb come as a logical consequence; follow logically
    follow.
    • It follows that your assertion is false
    • the theorem falls out nicely

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wrongful_conduct

  • noun activity that transgresses moral or civil law
    misconduct; wrongdoing; actus reus.
    • he denied any wrongdoing

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clanger

  • noun a conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate
    • he dropped a clanger

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counterterrorist

  • noun someone who attempts to prevent terrorism
  • adjective intended to prevent terrorism
    counterterror.
    • the government took counterterror measures

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driveller

  • noun someone whose talk is trivial drivel
    jabberer.
  • noun a person who dribbles; he needs a bib"
    dribbler; drooler; slobberer.
    • that baby is a dribbler

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doroteo_arango

  • noun Mexican revolutionary leader (1877-1923)
    Pancho Villa; Francisco Villa; Villa.

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collide

  • verb be incompatible; be or come into conflict
    jar; clash.
    • These colors clash
  • verb cause to collide
    • The physicists collided the particles

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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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renunciation

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

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ill_will

  • noun the feeling of a hostile person
    enmity; hostility.
    • he could no longer contain his hostility
  • noun a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition
    hostility.
    • he could not conceal his hostility

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walk-in

  • noun person who walks in without having an appointment
    • the emergency room was overrun with walk-ins
  • noun an operative who initiates his own defection (usually to a hostile country) for political asylum

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interrupt

  • noun a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out
  • verb make a break in
    cut off; disrupt; break up.
    • We interrupt the program for the following messages

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good_person

  • noun a person who is good to other people

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twat

  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    goof; cuckoo; fathead; goose; bozo; zany; jackass; goofball.
  • noun obscene terms for female genitals
    puss; pussy; snatch; slit; cunt.

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straw_man

  • noun a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
    figurehead; nominal head; front; strawman; front man.
  • noun a weak or sham argument set up to be easily refuted
    strawman.

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unskilled_person

  • noun a person who lacks technical training

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lockout

  • noun a management action resisting employee's demands; employees are barred from entering the workplace until they agree to terms

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noncompliance

  • noun the failure to obey
    disobedience.

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mean

  • noun an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
    mean value.
  • verb mean or intend to express or convey
    intend.
    • You never understand what I mean!
    • what do his words intend?

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dorothea_lynde_dix

  • noun United States social reformer who pioneered in the reform of prisons and in the treatment of the mentally ill; superintended women army nurses during the American Civil War (1802-1887)
    Dorothea Dix; Dix.

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recalcitrance

  • noun the trait of being unmanageable
    recalcitrancy; refractoriness; unmanageableness.

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rachel_carson

  • noun United States biologist remembered for her opposition to the use of pesticides that were hazardous to wildlife (1907-1964)
    Carson; Rachel Louise Carson.

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recalcitrancy

  • noun the trait of being unmanageable
    refractoriness; unmanageableness; recalcitrance.

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subjugator

  • noun a conqueror who defeats and enslaves

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stealing

  • noun the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
    thieving; larceny; thievery; theft.
    • the thieving is awful at Kennedy International
  • noun avoiding detection by moving carefully
    stealth.

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mutineer

  • noun someone who is openly rebellious and refuses to obey authorities (especially seamen or soldiers)

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mangler

  • noun a person who mutilates or destroys or disfigures or cripples
    mutilator; maimer.

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collector

  • noun a person who collects things
    aggregator.
  • noun a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes)
    gatherer; accumulator.

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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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trench

  • noun a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth
  • noun a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
    oceanic abyss; deep.

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raper

  • noun someone who forces another to have sexual intercourse
    rapist.

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getting_even

  • noun a reciprocal group action
    paying back; return.
    • in return we gave them as good as we got

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open

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

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knife_fight

  • noun fighting with knives
    cut-and-thrust; snickersnee.

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fly_in_the_teeth_of

  • verb go against
    fly in the face of.
    • This action flies in the face of the agreement

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gonif

  • noun (Yiddish) a thief or dishonest person or scoundrel (often used as a general term of abuse)
    ganof; ganef; goniff.

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surprise

  • noun the astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you
  • noun a sudden unexpected event

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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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haggling

  • noun an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
    wrangling; haggle; wrangle.
  • verb wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.)
    chaffer; higgle; haggle; huckster.
    • Let's not haggle over a few dollars

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legislative

  • adjective relating to a legislature or composed of members of a legislature
    • legislative council
  • adjective of or relating to or created by legislation
    • legislative proposal

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disputed

  • adjective satellite subject to disagreement and debate
  • verb take exception to
    challenge; gainsay; dispute.
    • She challenged his claims

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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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flower_child

  • noun someone who rejects the established culture; advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle
    hipster; hippie; hippy.

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fugitive

  • noun someone who flees from an uncongenial situation
    runaway; fleer.
    • fugitives from the sweatshops
  • noun someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice
    fugitive from justice.

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free

  • noun people who are free
    free people.
    • the home of the free and the brave
  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; loose; release; liberate.

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aboriginal

  • noun an indigenous person who was born in a particular place
    indigen; indigene; aborigine; native.
    • the art of the natives of the northwest coast
    • the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students
  • noun a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived
    Aborigine; Australian Aborigine; native Australian; Abo.

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vanquisher

  • noun someone who is victorious by force of arms
    conqueror.

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regulatory_offence

  • noun crimes created by statutes and not by common law
    regulatory offense; statutory offense; statutory offence.

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strawman

  • noun a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
    figurehead; straw man; nominal head; front; front man.
  • noun a weak or sham argument set up to be easily refuted
    straw man.

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nondescript

  • noun a person is not easily classified and not very interesting
  • adjective satellite lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting
    characterless.
    • women dressed in nondescript clothes
    • a nondescript novel

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color-blind_person

  • noun a person unable to distinguish differences in hue

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quibbler

  • noun a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections
    caviler; caviller; pettifogger.

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somebody

  • noun a human being
    someone; soul; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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oppose

  • verb be against; express opposition to
    • We oppose the ban on abortion
  • verb fight against or resist strongly
    defend; fight down; fight back; fight.
    • The senator said he would oppose the bill
    • Don't fight it!

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due_process_of_law

  • noun (law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards
    due process.

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mail_fraud

  • noun use of the mails to defraud someone

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mountebank

  • noun a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes
    charlatan.

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domestic_partner

  • noun a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship
    spousal equivalent; spouse equivalent; significant other.

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primary

  • noun a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen
    primary election.
  • noun one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing
    primary feather; primary quill.

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bombard

  • noun a large shawm; the bass member of the shawm family
    bombardon.
  • verb cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile
    pelt.
    • They pelted each other with snowballs

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unperson

  • noun a person regarded as nonexistent and having no rights; a person whose existence is systematically ignored (especially for ideological or political reasons)
    nonperson.
    • the former senator is treated as a nonperson by this administration
    • George Orwell predicted that political dissidents would be treated as unpersons

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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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discriminator

  • noun a person who (or that which) differentiates
    differentiator.

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electronic

  • adjective of or relating to electronics; concerned with or using devices that operate on principles governing the behavior of electrons
    • electronic devices
  • adjective of or concerned with electrons
    • electronic energy

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islamic_law

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

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basketball

  • noun a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop
    hoops; basketball game.
  • noun an inflated ball used in playing basketball

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usurer

  • noun someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest
    moneylender; shylock; loan shark.

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needer

  • noun a person who wants or needs something
    wanter.
    • an owner of many things and needer of none

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engagement

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    battle; conflict; fight.
    • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
  • noun a meeting arranged in advance
    date; appointment.
    • she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date

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breach_of_the_peace

  • noun any act of molesting, interrupting, hindering, agitating, or arousing from a state of repose or otherwise depriving inhabitants of the peace and quiet to which they are entitled
    disorderly behavior; disturbance of the peace; disorderly conduct.

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brabble

  • verb argue over petty things
    niggle; squabble; pettifog; bicker; quibble.
    • Let's not quibble over pennies

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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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fumble

  • noun (sports) dropping the ball
    muff.
  • verb feel about uncertainly or blindly
    grope.
    • She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom

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bitter

  • noun English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft)
  • noun the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
    bitterness.

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militancy

  • noun a militant aggressiveness
    militance; combativeness.

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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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loved_one

  • noun a person who you love, usually a member of your family

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reprobate

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

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rectifier

  • noun electrical device that transforms alternating into direct current
  • noun a person who corrects or sets right
    • a rectifier of prejudices

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period_of_play

  • noun (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds
    playing period; play.
    • rain stopped play in the 4th inning

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fraud_in_the_factum

  • noun fraud that arises from a disparity between the instrument intended to be executed and the instrument actually executed; e.g., leading someone to sign the wrong contract

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advisement

  • noun careful consideration
    weighing; deliberation.
    • a little deliberation would have deterred them

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zany

  • noun a buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect
  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    goof; cuckoo; fathead; goose; bozo; twat; jackass; goofball.

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