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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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railing

  • noun a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
    rail.
  • noun material for making rails or rails collectively

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payoff

  • noun the final payment of a debt
    final payment.
  • noun payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment
    bribe.

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muzzle

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

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feeding

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

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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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down_payment

  • noun a partial payment made at the time of purchase; the balance to be paid later
    deposit.

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dapple

  • noun a small contrasting part of something
    speckle; spot; patch; maculation; fleck.
    • a bald spot
    • a leopard's spots
    • a patch of clouds
    • patches of thin ice
    • a fleck of red
  • verb colour with streaks or blotches of different shades
    cloud; mottle.

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milton_snavely_hershey

  • noun United States confectioner and philanthropist who created the model industrial town of Hershey, Pennsylvania; founded an industrial school for orphan boys (1857-1945)
    Hershey.

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full_service_bank

  • noun a financial institution that accepts demand deposits and makes loans and provides other services for the public
    commercial bank.

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risk

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; peril; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
    peril; danger.
    • he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
    • there was a danger he would do the wrong thing

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dispense

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

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tax_shelter

  • noun a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings
    shelter.

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gratification

  • noun state of being gratified or satisfied
    satisfaction.
    • dull repetitious work gives no gratification
    • to my immense gratification he arrived on time
  • noun the act or an instance of satisfying

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month

  • noun one of the twelve divisions of the calendar year
    calendar month.
    • he paid the bill last month
  • noun a time unit of approximately 30 days
    • he was given a month to pay the bill

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prize

  • noun something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery
    award.
    • the prize was a free trip to Europe
  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    swag; booty; pillage; plunder; dirty money; loot.

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laurels

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

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commons

  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; park; common.
    • they went for a walk in the park
  • noun a pasture subject to common use
    common land.

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handout

  • noun an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation
    release; press release.
  • noun giving money or food or clothing to a needy person

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nursery

  • noun a child's room for a baby
    baby's room.
  • noun a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions
    glasshouse; greenhouse.

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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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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

  • 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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heat_energy

  • noun a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature
    heat.

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pander

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

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self-drive

  • noun a rented car
    u-drive; rent-a-car; car rental; you-drive; hire car.
    • she picked up a hire car at the airport and drove to her hotel

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supplier

  • noun someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
    provider.

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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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business_lunch

  • noun lunch (usually at a restaurant) where business is discussed and the cost is charged as a business expense

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home_range

  • noun the area in which an animal normally ranges
    home territory.

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residual

  • noun something left after other parts have been taken away
    residue; residuum; rest; balance; remainder.
    • there was no remainder
    • he threw away the rest
    • he took what he wanted and I got the balance
  • noun (often plural) a payment that is made to a performer or writer or director of a television show or commercial that is paid for every repeat showing
    • he could retire on his residuals

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conglomerate

  • noun a composite rock made up of particles of varying size
    pudding stone.
  • noun a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization
    empire.

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protection

  • noun the activity of protecting someone or something
    • the witnesses demanded police protection
  • noun a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
    protective covering; protective cover.
    • they had no protection from the fallout
    • wax provided protection for the floors

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nanny

  • noun a woman who is the custodian of children
    nurse; nursemaid.
  • noun female goat
    she-goat; nanny-goat.

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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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nebuliser

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

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give_away

  • verb make a gift of
    • She gave away her antique furniture
  • verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    disclose; reveal; unwrap; bring out; expose; let on; discover; divulge; break; let out.
    • The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
    • The actress won't reveal how old she is
    • bring out the truth
    • he broke the news to her
    • unwrap the evidence in the murder case

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credit

  • noun approval
    recognition.
    • give her recognition for trying
    • he was given credit for his work
    • give her credit for trying
  • noun money available for a client to borrow

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bunker

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

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railroad_line

  • noun line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
    railway line; railway; railroad; railway system.

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combat_pay

  • noun extra pay for soldiers engaged in active combat

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pourboire

  • noun a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
    baksheesh; bakshis; bakshish; gratuity; tip; backsheesh.

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overabundance

  • noun the state of being more than full
    surfeit; excess.
  • noun a quantity that is more than what is appropriate
    overmuchness; overmuch; superabundance.
    • four-year-olds have an overabundance of energy
    • we received an inundation of email

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motley

  • noun a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
    mixture; smorgasbord; variety; miscellanea; mixed bag; salmagundi; miscellany; assortment; potpourri.
    • a great assortment of cars was on display
    • he had a variety of disorders
    • a veritable smorgasbord of religions
  • noun a garment made of motley (especially a court jester's costume)

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immix

  • verb mix together different elements
    mix; conflate; coalesce; commingle; flux; fuse; combine; merge; blend; meld.
    • The colors blend well

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banking_concern

  • noun a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
    depository financial institution; bank; banking company.
    • he cashed a check at the bank
    • that bank holds the mortgage on my home

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total

  • noun the whole amount
    aggregate; sum; totality.
  • noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    sum; amount.

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u

  • noun a base containing nitrogen that is found in RNA (but not in DNA) and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with adenine
    uracil.
  • noun a heavy toxic silvery-white radioactive metallic element; occurs in many isotopes; used for nuclear fuels and nuclear weapons
    uranium; atomic number 92.

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apportionment

  • noun the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan
    allocation; parceling; apportioning; allotment; parcelling; assignation.
    • the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state

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browse

  • noun vegetation (such as young shoots, twigs, and leaves) that is suitable for animals to eat
    • a deer needs to eat twenty pounds of browse every day
  • noun reading superficially or at random
    browsing.

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lease_giver

  • noun someone who grants a lease
    lessor.

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calk

  • noun a metal cleat on the bottom front of a horseshoe to prevent slipping
    calkin.
  • verb provide with calks
    • calk horse shoes

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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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award

  • noun a grant made by a law court
    awarding.
    • he criticized the awarding of compensation by the court
  • noun a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
    honour; accolade; honor; laurels.
    • an award for bravery

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expending

  • noun the act of spending money for goods or services
    expenditure.
  • verb use up, consume fully
    use; expend.
    • The legislature expended its time on school questions

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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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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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striving

  • noun an effortful attempt to attain a goal
    strain; pains; nisus.
  • verb attempt by employing effort
    endeavor; endeavour; strive.
    • we endeavor to make our customers happy

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philanthropic

  • adjective satellite generous in assistance to the poor
    benevolent; eleemosynary; beneficent.
    • a benevolent contributor
    • eleemosynary relief
    • philanthropic contributions
  • adjective of or relating to or characterized by philanthropy
    • a philanthropic society

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room

  • noun an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
    • the rooms were very small but they had a nice view
  • noun space for movement
    elbow room; way.
    • room to pass
    • make way for
    • hardly enough elbow room to turn around

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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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presentation

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

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vow

  • noun a solemn pledge (to oneself or to another or to a deity) to do something or to behave in a certain manner
    • they took vows of poverty
  • verb make a vow; promise
    • He vowed never to drink alcohol again

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centralization

  • noun the act of consolidating power under a central control
    centralisation.
  • noun gathering to a center
    centralisation.

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endow

  • verb give qualities or abilities to
    endue; gift; invest; empower; indue.
  • verb furnish with an endowment
    dower.
    • When she got married, she got dowered

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scavenge

  • verb clean refuse from
    • Scavenge a street
  • verb collect discarded or refused material
    salvage.
    • She scavenged the garbage cans for food

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estate

  • noun everything you own; all of your assets (whether real property or personal property) and liabilities
  • noun extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use
    land; demesne; landed estate; acres.
    • the family owned a large estate on Long Island

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give

  • noun the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    spring; springiness.
  • verb cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

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cost_accounting

  • noun keeping account of the costs of items in production

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rig

  • noun gear (including necessary machinery) for a particular enterprise
  • noun a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together
    trailer truck; tractor trailer; semi; trucking rig; articulated lorry.

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jumble

  • noun a confused multitude of things
    welter; muddle; smother; clutter; mare's nest; fuddle.
  • noun small flat ring-shaped cake or cookie
    jumbal.

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guarantee

  • noun a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications
    warrantee; warranty; warrant.
  • noun an unconditional commitment that something will happen or that something is true
    • there is no guarantee that they are not lying

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ceremony

  • noun a formal event performed on a special occasion
    ceremonial occasion; observance; ceremonial.
    • a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor
  • noun any activity that is performed in an especially solemn elaborate or formal way
    • the ceremony of smelling the cork and tasting the wine
    • he makes a ceremony of addressing his golf ball
    • he disposed of it without ceremony

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end

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

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bung

  • noun a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask
    spile.
  • verb give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on
    fee; tip.
    • Remember to tip the waiter
    • fee the steward

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provide

  • verb give something useful or necessary to
    furnish; render; supply.
    • We provided the room with an electrical heater
  • verb give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
    cater; ply; supply.
    • The hostess provided lunch for all the guests

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bunk

  • noun a long trough for feeding cattle
    feed bunk.
  • noun a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers
    built in bed; berth.

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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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patrimony

  • noun a church endowment
  • noun an inheritance coming by right of birth (especially by primogeniture)
    birthright.

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answer

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

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gate

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

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gamble

  • noun money that is risked for possible monetary gain
  • noun a risky act or venture

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raffle

  • noun a lottery in which the prizes are goods rather than money
  • verb dispose of in a lottery
    raffle off.
    • We raffled off a trip to the Bahamas

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indian_corn

  • noun tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times
    maize; corn; Zea mays.

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mess

  • noun a state of confusion and disorderliness
    messiness; muss; mussiness.
    • the house was a mess
    • she smoothed the mussiness of the bed
  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; fix; muddle; jam; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage

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mete_out

  • verb administer or bestow, as in small portions
    dish out; deal; parcel out; dispense; distribute; dole out; administer; allot; lot; deal out; shell out.
    • administer critical remarks to everyone present
    • dole out some money
    • shell out pocket money for the children
    • deal a blow to someone
    • the machine dispenses soft drinks

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delicacy

  • noun the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance
    fineness; daintiness.
    • the daintiness of her touch
    • the fineness of her features
  • noun something considered choice to eat
    goody; kickshaw; treat; dainty.

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lump

  • noun a compact mass
    clod; ball; glob; clump; chunk.
    • a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder
  • noun an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
    swelling; puffiness.

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quite_a_little

  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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lay

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

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law

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

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enfeoffment

  • noun under the feudal system, the deed by which a person was given land in exchange for a pledge of service

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purchase

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

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attempt

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

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immediate_payment

  • noun prompt payment for goods or services in currency or by check
    cash.

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recombination

  • noun (physics) a combining of charges or transfer of electrons in a gas that results in the neutralization of ions; important for ions arising from the passage of high-energy particles
  • noun (genetics) a combining of genes or characters different from what they were in the parents

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green

  • noun green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass
    viridity; greenness.
  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    park; commons; common.
    • they went for a walk in the park

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wine

  • noun fermented juice (of grapes especially)
    vino.
  • noun a red as dark as red wine
    wine-colored; wine-coloured.

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feedback

  • noun the process in which part of the output of a system is returned to its input in order to regulate its further output
  • noun response to an inquiry or experiment

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office

  • noun place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed
    business office.
    • he rented an office in the new building
  • noun an administrative unit of government
    agency; authority; bureau; federal agency; government agency.
    • the Central Intelligence Agency
    • the Census Bureau
    • Office of Management and Budget
    • Tennessee Valley Authority

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over

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

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underside

  • noun the lower side of anything
    undersurface; bottom.

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foodstuff

  • noun (usually plural) consumer goods sold by a grocer
    grocery.
  • noun a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food
    food product.

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transferred_possession

  • noun a possession whose ownership changes or lapses
    transferred property.

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fit

  • noun a display of bad temper
    conniption; tantrum; scene.
    • he had a fit
    • she threw a tantrum
    • he made a scene
  • noun a sudden uncontrollable attack
    paroxysm; convulsion.
    • a paroxysm of giggling
    • a fit of coughing
    • convulsions of laughter

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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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remuneration

  • noun something that remunerates
    wage; pay; earnings; salary.
    • wages were paid by check
    • he wasted his pay on drink
    • they saved a quarter of all their earnings
  • noun the act of paying for goods or services or to recompense for losses
    • adequate remuneration for his work

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commercial_bank

  • noun a financial institution that accepts demand deposits and makes loans and provides other services for the public
    full service bank.

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conferment

  • noun the act of conferring an honor or presenting a gift
    bestowment; bestowal; conferral.

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fin

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
    quintet; quintuplet; quint; Little Phoebe; cinque; fivesome; 5; Phoebe; V; five; pentad.
  • noun one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile
    tail fin; tailfin.

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damages

  • noun a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
    indemnification; amends; redress; indemnity; restitution.
  • noun the occurrence of a change for the worse
    harm; impairment; damage.

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remission

  • noun an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease)
    remittal; subsidence.
    • his cancer is in remission
  • noun a payment of money sent to a person in another place
    remittance; remitment; remittal.

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almsgiving

  • noun making voluntary contributions to aid the poor
    alms-giving.

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glazer

  • noun someone who cuts flat glass to size
    glass-cutter; glass cutter; glazier; glassworker.

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bankroll

  • noun a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.)
    roll.
    • he shot his roll on a bob-tailed nag
  • verb provide with sufficient funds; finance
    • Who will bankroll the restoration of the former East German economy?

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economic_aid

  • noun money to support a worthy person or cause
    aid; financial aid.

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rental

  • noun property that is leased or rented out or let
    letting; lease.
  • noun the act of paying for the use of something (as an apartment or house or car)
    renting.

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bank

  • noun sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)
    • they pulled the canoe up on the bank
    • he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents
  • noun a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
    banking concern; depository financial institution; banking company.
    • he cashed a check at the bank
    • that bank holds the mortgage on my home

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bread

  • noun food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
    breadstuff; staff of life.
  • noun informal terms for money
    moolah; wampum; clams; gelt; kale; lucre; sugar; dinero; simoleons; loot; boodle; lettuce; dough; shekels; scratch; cabbage; pelf; lolly.

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eatage

  • noun bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses or cattle
    pasturage; forage; grass; pasture.

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spigot

  • noun a plug for a bunghole in a cask
    tap.
  • noun a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir
    faucet.

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meal

  • noun the food served and eaten at one time
    repast.
  • noun any of the occasions for eating food that occur by custom or habit at more or less fixed times

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adobe

  • noun the clay from which adobe bricks are made
  • noun sun-dried brick; used in hot dry climates
    adobe brick.

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costumier

  • noun someone who designs or supplies costumes (as for a play or masquerade)
    costumer; costume designer.

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finger_food

  • noun food to be eaten with the fingers

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carry

  • noun the act of carrying something
  • verb move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
    transport.
    • You must carry your camping gear
    • carry the suitcases to the car
    • This train is carrying nuclear waste
    • These pipes carry waste water into the river

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pay_envelope

  • noun wages enclosed in an envelope for distribution to the wage earner
    pay packet.

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combining

  • noun an occurrence that results in things being united
    combine.
  • noun the act of combining things to form a new whole
    compounding; combination.

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flock

  • noun a church congregation guided by a pastor
  • noun a group of birds

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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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slew

  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money
  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    swerve; cut; veer; trend; curve; sheer; slue.
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right

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organic_law

  • noun law determining the fundamental political principles of a government
    constitution; fundamental law.

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fellowship

  • noun an association of people who share common beliefs or activities
    family.
    • the message was addressed not just to employees but to every member of the company family
    • the church welcomed new members into its fellowship
  • noun the state of being with someone
    company; companionship; society.
    • he missed their company
    • he enjoyed the society of his friends

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assignment

  • noun a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces)
    duty assignment.
    • hazardous duty
  • noun the instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another

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exaction

  • noun act of demanding or levying by force or authority
    • exaction of tribute
    • exaction of various dues and fees

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moneylender

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

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petit_dejeuner

  • noun a breakfast that usually includes a roll and coffee or tea
    continental breakfast.

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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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sensory

  • adjective satellite of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system
    centripetal; receptive.
    • sensory neurons
  • adjective involving or derived from the senses
    sensorial.
    • sensory experience
    • sensory channels

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cornelius_vanderbilt

  • noun United States financier who accumulated great wealth from railroad and shipping businesses (1794-1877)
    Vanderbilt; Commodore Vanderbilt.

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bestow

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

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struggle

  • noun an energetic attempt to achieve something
    battle.
    • getting through the crowd was a real struggle
    • he fought a battle for recognition
  • noun an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
    battle; conflict.
    • the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine
    • police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs

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hand

  • noun the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
    mitt; paw; manus.
    • he had the hands of a surgeon
    • he extended his mitt
  • noun a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
    hired hand; hired man.
    • the hired hand fixed the railing
    • a ranch hand

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subsistence

  • noun minimal (or marginal) resources for subsisting
    • social security provided only a bare subsistence
  • noun a means of surviving
    • farming is a hard means of subsistence

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merchant_bank

  • noun a credit card processing bank; merchants receive credit for credit card receipts less a processing fee
    acquirer.

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ritual

  • noun any customary observance or practice
    rite.
  • noun the prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies

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christmas_present

  • noun a present given at Christmas time
    Christmas gift.

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conceding

  • noun the act of conceding or yielding
    concession; yielding.
  • verb admit (to a wrongdoing)
    confess; profess; concede.
    • She confessed that she had taken the money

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fuse

  • noun an electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded
    electrical fuse; safety fuse.
  • noun any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
    fusee; fuze; fuzee; primer; priming.

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fleck

  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    bit; chip; flake; scrap.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
  • noun a small contrasting part of something
    speckle; spot; patch; maculation; dapple.
    • a bald spot
    • a leopard's spots
    • a patch of clouds
    • patches of thin ice
    • a fleck of red

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thank_offering

  • noun an offering made as an expression of thanks

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cooper

  • noun United States industrialist who built the first American locomotive; founded Cooper Union in New York City to offer free courses in the arts and sciences (1791-1883)
    Peter Cooper.
  • noun United States film actor noted for his portrayals of strong silent heroes (1901-1961)
    Gary Cooper; Frank Cooper.

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render

  • noun a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls
  • verb cause to become
    • The shot rendered her immobile

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undernourishment

  • noun not having enough food to develop or function normally
    malnourishment.

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hook

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

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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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mortgage_loan

  • noun a loan on real estate that is usually secured by a mortgage
    real estate loan.

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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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publishing_firm

  • noun a firm in the publishing business
    publisher; publishing house; publishing company.

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pabulum

  • noun any substance that can be used as food
    edible; victuals; victual; comestible; eatable.
  • noun insipid intellectual nourishment

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top

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

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percentage

  • noun a proportion in relation to a whole (which is usually the amount per hundred)
    percent; pct; per centum.
  • noun assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
    portion; part; share.
    • he wanted his share in cash

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peer_review

  • verb evaluate professionally a colleague's work
    referee.

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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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serve

  • noun (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play
    service.
    • his powerful serves won the game
  • verb serve a purpose, role, or function
    function.
    • The tree stump serves as a table
    • The female students served as a control group
    • This table would serve very well
    • His freedom served him well
    • The table functions as a desk

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dado

  • noun panel forming the lower part of an interior wall when it is finished differently from the rest of the wall
    wainscot.
  • noun the section of a pedestal between the base and the surbase

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dining_car

  • noun a passenger car where food is served in transit
    buffet car; dining compartment; diner.

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tithe

  • noun a levy of one tenth of something
  • noun an offering of a tenth part of some personal income

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stocking

  • noun close-fitting hosiery to cover the foot and leg; come in matched pairs (usually used in the plural)
  • noun the activity of supplying a stock of something
    • he supervised the stocking of the stream with trout

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upholstery

  • noun covering (padding and springs and webbing and fabric) on a piece of furniture
  • noun the craft of upholstering

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outlay

  • noun the act of spending or disbursing money
    spending; disbursement; disbursal.
  • noun money paid out; an amount spent
    spending; outgo; expenditure.

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project

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    undertaking; task; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun a planned undertaking
    projection.

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h2o

  • noun binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
    water.

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flame

  • noun the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
    fire; flaming.
    • fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries
  • verb shine with a sudden light
    flare.
    • The night sky flared with the massive bombardment

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junction_transistor

  • noun a semiconductor device capable of amplification
    transistor; electronic transistor.

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jehad

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

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data_processor

  • noun a machine for performing calculations automatically
    computing machine; information processing system; computing device; electronic computer; computer.

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entail

  • noun land received by fee tail
  • noun the act of entailing property; the creation of a fee tail from a fee simple

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miscellanea

  • noun a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
    mixture; smorgasbord; variety; motley; mixed bag; salmagundi; miscellany; assortment; potpourri.
    • a great assortment of cars was on display
    • he had a variety of disorders
    • a veritable smorgasbord of religions

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ram

  • noun a tool for driving or forcing something by impact
  • noun the most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on; an integrated circuit memory chip allows information to be stored or accessed in any order and all storage locations are equally accessible
    read/write memory; random memory; random access memory; random-access memory.

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selflessness

  • noun the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others
    altruism.
  • noun acting with less concern for yourself than for the success of the joint activity
    self-sacrifice.

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seed

  • noun a small hard fruit
  • noun a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa

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mint

  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money
  • noun any north temperate plant of the genus Mentha with aromatic leaves and small mauve flowers

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forced

  • adjective produced by or subjected to forcing
    • forced-air heating
    • furnaces of the forced-convection type
    • forced convection in plasma generators
  • verb to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"
    coerce; force; squeeze; hale; pressure.
    • He squeezed her for information

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natural_endowment

  • noun natural abilities or qualities
    talent; endowment; gift.

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particular_date

  • noun a particular but unspecified point in time
    date.
    • they hoped to get together at an early date

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fitting

  • noun making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
    adjustment; accommodation.
  • noun a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system

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mickle

  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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bread_and_butter

  • noun the financial means whereby one lives
    living; support; livelihood; sustenance; keep.
    • each child was expected to pay for their keep
    • he applied to the state for support
    • he could no longer earn his own livelihood

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clinical_trial

  • noun a rigorously controlled test of a new drug or a new invasive medical device on human subjects; in the United States it is conducted under the direction of the FDA before being made available for general clinical use
    clinical test.

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continental_breakfast

  • noun a breakfast that usually includes a roll and coffee or tea
    petit dejeuner.

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share-out

  • noun a distribution in shares
    sharing.

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indemnification

  • noun a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
    amends; redress; damages; indemnity; restitution.
  • noun an act of compensation for actual loss or damage or for trouble and annoyance

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audition

  • noun the ability to hear; the auditory faculty
    auditory sense; sense of hearing; auditory modality; hearing.
    • his hearing was impaired
  • noun a test of the suitability of a performer
    tryout.

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christmas_box

  • noun a present given at Christmas for services during the year

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regular

  • noun a regular patron
    fixture; habitue.
    • an habitue of the racetrack
    • a bum who is a Central Park fixture
  • noun a soldier in the regular army

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letter

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

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phase

  • noun any distinct time period in a sequence of events
    stage.
    • we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected
  • noun (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary
    form.
    • the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system

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alumna

  • noun a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)
    alum; grad; alumnus; graduate.

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alms-giving

  • noun making voluntary contributions to aid the poor
    almsgiving.

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valance

  • noun a decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing
    valance board; pelmet; cornice.

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philanthropic_gift

  • noun voluntary promotion of human welfare
    philanthropy.

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enterprise

  • noun a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
    endeavor; endeavour.
    • he had doubts about the whole enterprise
  • noun an organization created for business ventures
    • a growing enterprise must have a bold leader

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reserve

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

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horse_bean

  • noun a bean plant cultivated for use animal fodder
    broad bean.

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bomb

  • noun an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
  • noun strong sealed vessel for measuring heat of combustion
    bomb calorimeter.

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armament

  • noun weaponry used by military or naval force
  • noun the act of equiping with weapons in preparation for war
    arming; equipping.

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accordance_of_rights

  • noun the act of granting rights
    accordance.
    • the accordance to Canada of rights of access

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gauge

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    gage.
  • noun accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared
    standard of measurement.

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endowment

  • noun natural abilities or qualities
    talent; natural endowment; gift.
  • noun the capital that provides income for an institution
    endowment fund.

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forced_feeding

  • noun feeding that consists of the delivery of a nutrient solution (as through a nasal tube) to someone who cannot or will not eat
    gavage.

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submit

  • verb refer for judgment or consideration
    subject.
    • The lawyers submitted the material to the court
  • verb put before
    posit; state; put forward.
    • I submit to you that the accused is guilty

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headline

  • noun the heading or caption of a newspaper article
    newspaper headline.
  • verb publicize widely or highly, as if with a headline

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dateline

  • noun an imaginary line on the surface of the earth following (approximately) the 180th meridian
    date line; International Date Line.
  • noun a line at the beginning of a news article giving the date and place of origin of the news dispatch

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baby

  • noun a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk
    infant; babe.
    • the baby began to cry again
    • she held the baby in her arms
    • it sounds simple, but when you have your own baby it is all so different
  • noun the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young)
    • the baby of the family
    • the baby of the Supreme Court

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sugar

  • noun a white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative
    refined sugar.
  • noun an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
    carbohydrate; saccharide.

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remittance

  • noun a payment of money sent to a person in another place
    remitment; remission; remittal.

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rich

  • noun people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group)
    rich people.
    • only the very rich benefit from this legislation
  • adjective possessing material wealth
    • her father is extremely rich
    • many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles

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mixture

  • noun (chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding)
  • noun any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients
    concoction; intermixture.
    • he volunteered to taste her latest concoction
    • he drank a mixture of beer and lemonade

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paysheet

  • noun the total amount of money paid in wages
    payroll.
    • the company had a large payroll
  • noun a list of employees and their salaries
    payroll.
    • the company had a long payroll

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car_rental

  • noun a rented car
    u-drive; rent-a-car; self-drive; you-drive; hire car.
    • she picked up a hire car at the airport and drove to her hotel

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wedding

  • noun the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed
    hymeneals; wedding ceremony; nuptials.
  • noun the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony
    marriage; marriage ceremony.
    • their marriage was conducted in the chapel

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yielder

  • noun a person who yields or surrenders
    surrenderer.

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tribute

  • noun something given or done as an expression of esteem
    testimonial.
  • noun payment by one nation for protection by another

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bat

  • noun nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
    chiropteran.
  • noun (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit
    at-bat.
    • he was at bat when it happened
    • he got four hits in four at-bats

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patch

  • noun a small contrasting part of something
    speckle; spot; maculation; fleck; dapple.
    • a bald spot
    • a leopard's spots
    • a patch of clouds
    • patches of thin ice
    • a fleck of red
  • noun a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
    plot; plot of land; plot of ground.
    • a bean plot
    • a cabbage patch
    • a briar patch

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bag

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

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release

  • noun merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)
    • a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra
  • noun the act of liberating someone or something
    liberation; freeing.

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interspersal

  • noun the act of combining one thing at intervals among other things
    interspersion.
    • the interspersion of illustrations in the text

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best

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

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away

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

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causeway

  • noun a road that is raised above water or marshland or sand
  • verb provide with a causeway
    • A causewayed swamp

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finger

  • noun any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb)
    • her fingers were long and thin
  • noun the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
    finger's breadth; fingerbreadth; digit.

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offertory

  • noun the offerings of the congregation at a religious service
  • noun the part of the Eucharist when bread and wine are offered to God

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approach

  • noun ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
    plan of attack; attack.
    • his approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons
    • an attack on inflation
    • his plan of attack was misguided
  • noun the act of drawing spatially closer to something
    coming; approaching.
    • the hunter's approach scattered the geese

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wage

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

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accord

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

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confusion

  • noun disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably
    • the army retreated in confusion
  • noun a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior
    disarray; confusedness; mental confusion; muddiness.
    • a confusion of impressions

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vitamin

  • noun any of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to normal metabolism

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alfred_bernhard_nobel

  • noun Swedish chemist remembered for his invention of dynamite and for the bequest that created the Nobel prizes (1833-1896)
    Alfred Nobel; Nobel.

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store

  • noun a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services
    shop.
    • he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod
  • noun a supply of something available for future use
    fund; stock.
    • he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars

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intravenous_feeding

  • noun administration of nutrients through a vein
    IV.

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cow

  • noun female of domestic cattle: "`moo-cow' is a child's term"
    moo-cow.
  • noun mature female of mammals of which the male is called `bull'

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oblation

  • noun the act of contributing to the funds of a church or charity
    offering.
    • oblations for aid to the poor
  • noun the act of offering the bread and wine of the Eucharist
    religious offering.

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heating

  • noun the process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature
    warming.
  • noun utility to warm a building
    heating system; heat; heating plant.
    • the heating system wasn't working
    • they have radiant heating

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mot

  • noun a clever remark
    bon mot.
  • noun a compulsory annual test of older motor vehicles for safety and exhaust fumes
    Ministry of Transportation test; MOT test.

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merging

  • noun the act of joining together as one
    meeting; coming together.
    • the merging of the two groups occurred quickly
    • there was no meeting of minds
  • noun a flowing together
    confluence; conflux.

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contribution

  • noun the part played by a person in bringing about a result
    part; share.
    • I am proud of my contribution in advancing the project
    • they all did their share of the work
  • noun a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause
    donation.

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expense

  • noun amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures)
    disbursal; disbursement.
  • noun a detriment or sacrifice
    • at the expense of

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elihu_yale

  • noun English philanthropist who made contributions to a college in Connecticut that was renamed in his honor (1649-1721)
    Yale.

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human_activity

  • noun something that people do or cause to happen
    deed; human action; act.

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foray

  • noun a sudden short attack
    maraud; raid.
  • noun an initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence)
    • scientists' forays into politics

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blending

  • noun the act of blending components together thoroughly
    blend.
  • noun a gradation involving small or imperceptible differences between grades
    shading.

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trust

  • noun something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary)
    • he is the beneficiary of a generous trust set up by his father
  • noun certainty based on past experience
    reliance.
    • he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists
    • he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun

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truss

  • noun (medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure
  • noun a framework of beams (rafters, posts, struts) forming a rigid structure that supports a roof or bridge or other structure

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grazing

  • noun the act of grazing
    graze.
  • noun the act of brushing against while passing
    skimming; shaving.

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overfeeding

  • noun excessive feeding
  • verb feed excessively
    overfeed.

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billing

  • noun request for payment of a debt
    charge.
    • they submitted their charges at the end of each month
  • verb demand payment
    charge; bill.
    • Will I get charged for this service?
    • We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights

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union

  • noun an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer
    trades union; brotherhood; labor union; trade union.
    • you have to join the union in order to get a job
  • noun the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)
    North.
    • he has visited every state in the Union
    • Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union
    • the North's superior resources turned the scale

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article_of_furniture

  • noun furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy
    piece of furniture; furniture.
    • they had too much furniture for the small apartment
    • there was only one piece of furniture in the room

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beneficiary

  • noun the recipient of funds or other benefits
    donee.
  • noun the semantic role of the intended recipient who benefits from the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
    benefactive role.

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commission

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

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call_loan

  • noun a loan that is repayable on demand
    demand loan.

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moneymaking

  • noun the act of making money (and accumulating wealth)
  • adjective satellite producing a sizeable profit
    remunerative; lucrative.
    • a remunerative business

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trying_on

  • noun putting clothes on to see whether they fit
    try-on; fitting.

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warmth

  • noun the sensation caused by heat energy
    heat.
  • noun a warmhearted feeling
    warmheartedness.

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spit

  • noun a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea
    tongue.
  • noun a clear liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth; moistens the mouth and starts the digestion of starches
    spittle; saliva.

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tidy

  • noun receptacle that holds odds and ends (as sewing materials)
  • verb put (things or places) in order
    straighten out; tidy up; straighten; clean up; square away; neaten.
    • Tidy up your room!

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bushing

  • noun an insulating liner in an opening through which conductors pass
  • noun a cylindrical metal lining used to reduce friction
    cylindrical lining.

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joust

  • noun a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances
    tilt.
  • verb joust against somebody in a tournament by fighting on horseback

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glassworker

  • noun someone who cuts flat glass to size
    glass-cutter; glass cutter; glazier; glazer.

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air

  • noun a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
    • air pollution
    • a smell of chemicals in the air
    • open a window and let in some air
    • I need some fresh air
  • noun the region above the ground
    • her hand stopped in mid air
    • he threw the ball into the air

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aid

  • noun a resource
    assistance; help.
    • visual aids in teaching
  • noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    assistance; assist; help.
    • he gave me an assist with the housework
    • could not walk without assistance
    • rescue party went to their aid
    • offered his help in unloading

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property

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

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partaker

  • noun someone who has or gives or receives a part or a share
    sharer.

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smorgasbord

  • noun a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
    mixture; variety; motley; miscellanea; mixed bag; salmagundi; miscellany; assortment; potpourri.
    • a great assortment of cars was on display
    • he had a variety of disorders
    • a veritable smorgasbord of religions
  • noun an assortment of foods starting with herring or smoked eel or salmon etc with bread and butter; then cheeses and eggs and pickled vegetables and aspics; finally hot foods; served as a buffet meal

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tidy_sum

  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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remount

  • noun a fresh horse especially (formerly) to replace one killed or injured in battle
  • verb mount again
    • he remounted his horse

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long_plane

  • noun a long carpenter's plane used to shape the edges of boards so they will fit together
    jointing plane; jointer; jointer plane.

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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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conditioner

  • noun exercise that conditions the body
    • farm work can be a good conditioner
  • noun a trainer of athletes

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stint

  • noun an unbroken period of time during which you do something
    stretch.
    • there were stretches of boredom
    • he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary
  • noun smallest American sandpiper
    Erolia minutilla; least sandpiper.

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serialisation

  • noun publication in serial form
    serialization.

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memorial

  • noun a recognition of meritorious service
    remembrance; commemoration.
  • noun a written statement of facts submitted in conjunction with a petition to an authority

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alimentation

  • noun a source of materials to nourish the body
    nutrition; aliment; nutriment; nourishment; sustenance; victuals.
  • noun the act of supplying food and nourishment
    feeding.

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publishing_house

  • noun a firm in the publishing business
    publisher; publishing company; publishing firm.

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inventory

  • noun a detailed list of all the items in stock
    stock list.
  • noun the merchandise that a shop has on hand
    stock.
    • they carried a vast inventory of hardware
    • they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory

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gastrogavage

  • noun feeding a nutrient solution into the stomach through a tube through a surgically created opening

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pampering

  • noun the act of indulging or gratifying a desire
    indulging; indulgence; humoring.
  • verb treat with excessive indulgence
    featherbed; pamper; cosset; cocker; mollycoddle; spoil; indulge; baby; coddle.
    • grandparents often pamper the children
    • Let's not mollycoddle our students!

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pass_out

  • verb pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
    swoon; faint; conk.
  • verb give to several people
    give out; distribute; hand out.
    • The teacher handed out the exams

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rail

  • noun a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
    railing.
  • noun short for railway
    • he traveled by rail
    • he was concerned with rail safety

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refit

  • noun outfitting a ship again (by repairing or replacing parts)
  • verb fit out again

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tribalisation

  • noun the act of making tribal; unification on a tribal basis
    tribalization.

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kit

  • noun a case for containing a set of articles
  • noun gear consisting of a set of articles or tools for a specified purpose
    outfit.

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victualer

  • noun an innkeeper (especially British)
    victualler.
  • noun a supplier of victuals or supplies to an army
    victualler; provisioner; sutler.

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red_ink

  • noun the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue
    loss; red.
    • the company operated at a loss last year
    • the company operated in the red last year

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rack_rent

  • noun an extortionate rent

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crenelation

  • noun a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns
    crenellation; battlement.
  • noun the action of constructing ramparts with gaps for firing guns or arrows
    crenellation.

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amount_of_money

  • noun a quantity of money
    sum; amount; sum of money.
    • he borrowed a large sum
    • the amount he had in cash was insufficient

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amortization

  • noun the reduction of the value of an asset by prorating its cost over a period of years
    amortisation.
  • noun payment of an obligation in a series of installments or transfers
    amortisation.

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indian_giver

  • noun an offensive term for someone who asks you to return a present he has given you

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bequest

  • noun (law) a gift of personal property by will
    legacy.

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butter

  • noun an edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or cream; for cooking and table use
  • noun a fighter who strikes the opponent with his head

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hearth

  • noun an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built
    fireplace; open fireplace.
    • the fireplace was so large you could walk inside it
    • he laid a fire in the hearth and lit it
    • the hearth was black with the charcoal of many fires
  • noun home symbolized as a part of the fireplace
    fireside.
    • driven from hearth and home
    • fighting in defense of their firesides

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mammy

  • noun an offensive term for a Black nursemaid in the southern U.S.
  • noun informal terms for a mother
    ma; mummy; mommy; mum; momma; mamma; mom; mama.

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provisioner

  • noun a supplier of victuals or supplies to an army
    victualer; victualler; sutler.

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jointure

  • noun (law) an estate secured to a prospective wife as a marriage settlement in lieu of a dower
    legal jointure.
  • noun the act of making or becoming a single unit
    union; uniting; unification; conjugation.
    • the union of opposing factions
    • he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays

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distribute

  • verb administer or bestow, as in small portions
    dish out; deal; parcel out; dispense; dole out; administer; allot; lot; deal out; mete out; shell out.
    • administer critical remarks to everyone present
    • dole out some money
    • shell out pocket money for the children
    • deal a blow to someone
    • the machine dispenses soft drinks
  • verb distribute or disperse widely
    spread.
    • The invaders spread their language all over the country

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subsidization

  • noun money (or other benefits) obtained as a subsidy
    subsidisation.
  • noun the act of providing a subsidy
    subsidisation; grant.

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human

  • noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
    human being; homo; man.
  • adjective characteristic of humanity
    • human nature

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shuffle

  • noun the act of mixing cards haphazardly
    make; shuffling.
  • noun walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet
    shambling; shamble; shuffling.
    • from his shambling I assumed he was very old

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plight

  • noun a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one
    predicament; quandary.
    • finds himself in a most awkward predicament
    • the woeful plight of homeless people
  • noun a solemn pledge of fidelity
    troth.

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alum

  • noun a white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum: the ammonium double sulfate of aluminum
    ammonia alum; ammonium alum.
  • noun a white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum: the potassium double sulfate of aluminum
    potash alum; potassium alum.

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equipment

  • noun an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service

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patching

  • noun the act of mending a hole in a garment by sewing a patch over it
  • verb to join or unite the pieces of
    piece; patch.
    • patch the skirt

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hay

  • noun grass mowed and cured for use as fodder
  • verb convert (plant material) into hay

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working_capital

  • noun assets available for use in the production of further assets
    capital.

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spread

  • noun process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
    spreading.
  • noun a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures
    gap.
    • gap between income and outgo
    • the spread between lending and borrowing costs

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board

  • noun a committee having supervisory powers
    • the board has seven members
  • noun a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
    plank.

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save

  • noun (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring
    • the goalie made a brilliant save
    • the relief pitcher got credit for a save
  • verb save from ruin, destruction, or harm
    relieve; salvage; salve.

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hat

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

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takeover_attempt

  • noun an attempt to take control of a corporation

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fusion

  • noun an occurrence that involves the production of a union
    merger; unification.
  • noun the state of being combined into one body
    coalition.

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unification

  • noun an occurrence that involves the production of a union
    merger; fusion.
  • noun the state of being joined or united or linked
    union.
    • there is strength in union

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swill

  • noun wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk
    pigwash; slop; slops; pigswill.
  • verb feed pigs
    slop.

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gift

  • noun something acquired without compensation
  • noun natural abilities or qualities
    talent; endowment; natural endowment.

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seek

  • noun the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk
  • verb try to get or reach
    • seek a position
    • seek an education
    • seek happiness

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deal

  • noun a particular instance of buying or selling
    business deal; trade.
    • it was a package deal
    • I had no further trade with him
    • he's a master of the business deal
  • noun an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
    bargain.
    • he made a bargain with the devil
    • he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals

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living_wage

  • noun a wage sufficient for a worker and family to subsist comfortably

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animate

  • verb heighten or intensify
    invigorate; enliven; inspire; exalt.
    • These paintings exalt the imagination
  • verb give lifelike qualities to
    animize; animise.
    • animated cartoons

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cede

  • verb give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
    yield; concede; grant.
  • verb relinquish possession or control over
    give up; surrender; deliver.
    • The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in

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humor

  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; wit; humour.
  • noun the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous
    sense of humor; sense of humour; humour.
    • she didn't appreciate my humor
    • you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor

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bottom

  • noun the lower side of anything
    undersurface; underside.
  • noun the lowest part of anything
    • they started at the bottom of the hill

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sweet_corn_plant

  • noun a corn plant developed in order to have young ears that are sweet and suitable for eating
    Zea saccharata; sweet corn; green corn; Zea mays rugosa; sugar corn.

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rich_person

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    have; wealthy person.

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door_prize

  • noun tickets are passed out at the entrance to a dance or party or other social function and a prize is awarded to the holder of the winning ticket

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participation

  • noun the act of sharing in the activities of a group
    involution; engagement; involvement.
    • the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities
  • noun the condition of sharing in common with others (as fellows or partners etc.)
    involvement.

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corn

  • noun tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times
    maize; Indian corn; Zea mays.
  • noun the dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal

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pose

  • noun affected manners intended to impress others
    airs.
    • don't put on airs with me
  • noun a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes

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confer

  • verb have a conference in order to talk something over
    confab; consult; confabulate.
    • We conferred about a plan of action
  • verb present
    bestow.
    • The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated
    • bestow an honor on someone

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ply

  • noun one of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread; often used in combination
    • three-ply cord
    • four-ply yarn
  • noun (usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood

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great_deal

  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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bolt

  • noun a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder
    thunderbolt; bolt of lightning.
  • noun a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech

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peer

  • noun a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
    compeer; equal; match.
  • noun a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage

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ingesta

  • noun solid and liquid nourishment taken into the body through the mouth

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public_assistance

  • noun governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need
    social welfare; welfare.
    • she lives on welfare

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diner

  • noun a person eating a meal (especially in a restaurant)
  • noun a passenger car where food is served in transit
    buffet car; dining car; dining compartment.

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magazine

  • noun a periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it
    mag.
    • it takes several years before a magazine starts to break even or make money
  • noun product consisting of a paperback periodic publication as a physical object
    • tripped over a pile of magazines

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mantle

  • noun the cloak as a symbol of authority
    • place the mantle of authority on younger shoulders
  • noun United States baseball player (1931-1997)
    Mickey Mantle; Mickey Charles Mantle.

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down

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

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rendering

  • noun a performance of a musical composition or a dramatic role etc.
    rendition.
    • they heard a live rendition of three pieces by Schubert
  • noun an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious
    rendition; interpretation; interpreting.
    • the edict was subject to many interpretations
    • he annoyed us with his interpreting of parables
    • often imitations are extended to provide a more accurate rendition of the child's intended meaning

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adventure

  • noun a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    risky venture; escapade; dangerous undertaking.
  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; take a chance; hazard; take chances; chance; gamble; run a risk.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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furnishing

  • noun (usually plural) accessory wearing apparel
    trappings.
  • noun (usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable

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natural_philosophy

  • noun the science of matter and energy and their interactions
    physics.
    • his favorite subject was physics

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devise

  • noun a will disposing of real property
  • noun (law) a gift of real property by will

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wad

  • noun a small mass of soft material
    • he used a wad of cotton to wipe the counter
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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fight

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    battle; engagement; conflict.
    • 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 the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    scrap; combat; fighting.
    • a fight broke out at the hockey game
    • there was fighting in the streets
    • the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap

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clinical

  • adjective relating to a clinic or conducted in or as if in a clinic and depending on direct observation of patients
    • clinical observation
    • clinical case study
  • adjective satellite scientifically detached; unemotional
    • he spoke in the clipped clinical monotones typical of police testimony

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basketball_shot

  • noun throwing the basketball toward the hoop
    • his shot hit the rim and bounced out

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hyperalimentation

  • noun administration of a nutritionally adequate solution through a catheter into the vena cava; used in cases of long-term coma or severe burns or severe gastrointestinal syndromes
    total parenteral nutrition; TPN.

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medium

  • noun a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
  • noun the surrounding environment
    • fish require an aqueous medium

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offering

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

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offer

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

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heat

  • noun a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature
    heat energy.
  • noun the presence of heat
    high temperature; hotness.

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incorporation

  • noun consolidating two or more things; union in (or into) one body
  • noun learning (of values or attitudes etc.) that is incorporated within yourself
    internalisation; internalization.

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heap

  • noun a collection of objects laid on top of each other
    agglomerate; cumulus; pile; mound; cumulation.
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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paviage

(Law) A contribution or a tax for paving streets or highways. Bouvier.

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surrender

  • noun acceptance of despair
    resignation.
  • noun a verbal act of admitting defeat
    yielding; giving up.

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duel

  • noun a prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor
    affaire d'honneur.
  • noun any struggle between two skillful opponents (individuals or groups)

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nursemaid

  • noun a woman who is the custodian of children
    nurse; nanny.

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dowry

  • noun money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
    portion; dowery; dower.

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spray_can

  • noun a dispenser that holds a substance under pressure and that can release it as a fine spray (usually by means of a propellant gas)
    aerosol container; aerosol can; aerosol; aerosol bomb.

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direct_loan

  • noun a loan by a lender to a customer without the use of a third party; direct lending gives the lender greater discretion in making loans

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stipendiary

  • noun (United Kingdom) a paid magistrate (appointed by the Home Secretary) dealing with police cases
    stipendiary magistrate.
  • adjective pertaining to or of the nature of a stipend or allowance
    • stipendiary funds

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whisker

  • noun a very small distance or space
    hair; hair's-breadth; hairsbreadth.
    • they escaped by a hair's-breadth
    • they lost the election by a whisker
  • noun a long stiff hair growing from the snout or brow of most mammals as e.g. a cat
    sensory hair; vibrissa.

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temper

  • noun a sudden outburst of anger
    pique; irritation.
    • his temper sparked like damp firewood
  • noun a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    humor; humour; mood.
    • whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
    • he was in a bad humor

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computing

  • noun the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
    computer science.
  • noun the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods
    calculation; computation.

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petit

Small; little; insignificant; mean; -- Same as Petty. Obs., except in legal language.
By what small, petit hints does the mind catch hold of and recover a vanishing notion. South.

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political_contribution

  • noun a contribution made to a politician or a political campaign or a political party
    political donation.

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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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participation_loan

  • noun a loan that is shared by a group of banks that join to make a loan too big for any one of them alone
    participation financing; loan participation.

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merit_pay

  • noun extra pay awarded to an employee on the basis of merit (especially to school teachers)

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accounting

  • noun a convincing explanation that reveals basic causes
    • he was unable to give a clear accounting for his actions
  • noun a system that provides quantitative information about finances

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dealer

  • noun someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
    trader; bargainer; monger.
  • noun a firm engaged in trading

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graft

  • noun (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient
    transplant.
  • noun the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage
    bribery.

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shell_out

  • verb administer or bestow, as in small portions
    dish out; deal; parcel out; dispense; distribute; dole out; administer; allot; lot; deal out; mete out.
    • administer critical remarks to everyone present
    • dole out some money
    • shell out pocket money for the children
    • deal a blow to someone
    • the machine dispenses soft drinks

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disbursal

  • noun amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures)
    expense; disbursement.
  • noun the act of spending or disbursing money
    spending; outlay; disbursement.

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flood

  • noun the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
    alluvion; deluge; inundation.
    • plains fertilized by annual inundations
  • noun an overwhelming number or amount
    torrent; deluge; inundation.
    • a flood of requests
    • a torrent of abuse

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holding

  • noun the act of retaining something
    keeping; retention.
  • noun something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone;
    belongings; property.
    • that hat is my property
    • he is a man of property

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test

  • noun trying something to find out about it
    trial; trial run; tryout.
    • a sample for ten days free trial
    • a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain
  • noun any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc
    mental testing; mental test; psychometric test.
    • the test was standardized on a large sample of students

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sick_pay

  • noun wages paid to an employee who is on sick leave

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roll

  • noun rotary motion of an object around its own axis
    axial motion; axial rotation.
    • wheels in axial rotation
  • noun a list of names
    roster.
    • his name was struck off the rolls

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reallotment

  • noun a new apportionment (especially a new apportionment of congressional seats in the United States on the basis of census results)
    reapportionment; reallocation.

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investment_company

  • noun a financial institution that sells shares to individuals and invests in securities issued by other companies
    investment firm; investment trust; fund.

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fee_splitting

  • noun payment (usually by doctors or lawyers) of part of the fee in return for the referral

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benefice

  • noun an endowed church office giving income to its holder
    ecclesiastical benefice.
  • verb endow with a benefice

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conferrer

  • noun person who makes a gift of property
    donor; bestower; giver; presenter.
  • noun someone who converses or confers (as in a conference)

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bestower

  • noun person who makes a gift of property
    donor; conferrer; giver; presenter.

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accolade

  • noun a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
    honour; honor; award; laurels.
    • an award for bravery

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time

  • noun an instance or single occasion for some event
    clip.
    • this time he succeeded
    • he called four times
    • he could do ten at a clip
  • noun a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something
    • take time to smell the roses
    • I didn't have time to finish
    • it took more than half my time

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dish_out

  • verb administer or bestow, as in small portions
    deal; parcel out; dispense; distribute; dole out; administer; allot; lot; deal out; mete out; shell out.
    • administer critical remarks to everyone present
    • dole out some money
    • shell out pocket money for the children
    • deal a blow to someone
    • the machine dispenses soft drinks
  • verb provide (usually but not necessarily food)
    dish; serve up; serve; dish up.
    • We serve meals for the homeless
    • She dished out the soup at 8 P.M.
    • The entertainers served up a lively show

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equity_credit_line

  • noun a loan secured by equity value in the borrower's home
    home equity credit; home equity loan; home loan.

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proxy

  • noun a person authorized to act for another
    placeholder; procurator.
  • noun a power of attorney document given by shareholders of a corporation authorizing a specific vote on their behalf at a corporate meeting

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irrigation

  • noun supplying dry land with water by means of ditches etc
  • noun (medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution

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livelihood

  • noun the financial means whereby one lives
    living; support; bread and butter; sustenance; keep.
    • each child was expected to pay for their keep
    • he applied to the state for support
    • he could no longer earn his own livelihood

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supplement

  • noun textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end
    postscript; addendum.
  • noun a quantity added (e.g. to make up for a deficiency)
    supplementation.

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battle

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    engagement; 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 an energetic attempt to achieve something
    struggle.
    • getting through the crowd was a real struggle
    • he fought a battle for recognition

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shot

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

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chair

  • noun a seat for one person, with a support for the back
    • he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down
  • noun the position of professor
    professorship.
    • he was awarded an endowed chair in economics

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canalization

  • noun the production of a canal or a conversion to canals
    canalisation.
  • noun management through specified channels of communication
    channelisation; canalisation; channelization.

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milk

  • noun a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings
  • noun produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young

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briber

  • noun someone who pays (or otherwise incites) you to commit a wrongful act
    suborner.

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ware

  • noun articles of the same kind or material; usually used in combination: `silverware', `software'
  • noun commodities offered for sale
    product; merchandise.
    • good business depends on having good merchandise
    • that store offers a variety of products

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vertical_combination

  • noun absorption into a single firm of several firms involved in all aspects of a product's manufacture from raw materials to distribution
    vertical integration.

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charge

  • noun an impetuous rush toward someone or something
    • the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary
    • the battle began with a cavalry charge
  • noun (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
    complaint.
    • he was arrested on a charge of larceny

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consolidation

  • noun combining into a solid mass
  • noun the act of combining into an integral whole
    integration.
    • a consolidation of two corporations
    • after their consolidation the two bills were passed unanimously
    • the defendants asked for a consolidation of the actions against them

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spate

  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money
  • noun a sudden forceful flow
    rush; upsurge; surge.

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liability

  • noun the state of being legally obliged and responsible
  • noun an obligation to pay money to another party
    indebtedness; financial obligation.

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ritual_killing

  • noun the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity
    sacrifice.

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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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traineeship

  • noun financial aid that enables you to get trained for a specified job
    • the bill provided traineeships in vocational rehabilitation

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leave

  • noun the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
    leave of absence.
    • a ten day's leave to visit his mother
  • noun permission to do something
    • she was granted leave to speak

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presenter

  • noun someone who presents a message of some sort (as a petition or an address or a check or a memorial etc.)
  • noun an advocate who presents a person (as for an award or a degree or an introduction etc.)
    sponsor.

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sum_of_money

  • noun a quantity of money
    amount of money; sum; amount.
    • he borrowed a large sum
    • the amount he had in cash was insufficient

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depository

  • noun a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
    repository; deposit; depositary.

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dip

  • noun a depression in an otherwise level surface
    • there was a dip in the road
  • noun (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
    magnetic dip; angle of dip; inclination; magnetic inclination.

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accumulation

  • noun an increase by natural growth or addition
    accretion.
  • noun several things grouped together or considered as a whole
    assemblage; aggregation; collection.

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slops

  • noun wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk
    pigwash; slop; swill; pigswill.
  • noun cheap clothing (as formerly issued to sailors in Britain)

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sign

  • noun a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)
    mark.
    • he showed signs of strain
    • they welcomed the signs of spring
  • noun a public display of a message
    • he posted signs in all the shop windows

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cost

  • noun the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
  • noun the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)
    price; monetary value.
    • the fluctuating monetary value of gold and silver
    • he puts a high price on his services
    • he couldn't calculate the cost of the collection

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eating

  • noun the act of consuming food
    feeding.
  • verb take in solid food
    eat.
    • She was eating a banana
    • What did you eat for dinner last night?

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aerosol_container

  • noun a dispenser that holds a substance under pressure and that can release it as a fine spray (usually by means of a propellant gas)
    aerosol can; aerosol; spray can; aerosol bomb.

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constitution

  • noun law determining the fundamental political principles of a government
    organic law; fundamental law.
  • noun the act of forming or establishing something
    formation; organisation; establishment; organization.
    • the constitution of a PTA group last year
    • it was the establishment of his reputation
    • he still remembers the organization of the club

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old_testament

  • noun the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible

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assistance

  • noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    aid; assist; help.
    • he gave me an assist with the housework
    • could not walk without assistance
    • rescue party went to their aid
    • offered his help in unloading
  • noun a resource
    aid; help.
    • visual aids in teaching

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melt

  • noun the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
    melting; thaw; thawing.
    • the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster
    • the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours
  • verb reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
    melt down; run.
    • melt butter
    • melt down gold
    • The wax melted in the sun

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sharer

  • noun someone who has or gives or receives a part or a share
    partaker.

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weapon_system

  • noun any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
    weapon; arm.
    • he was licensed to carry a weapon

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consumer_loan

  • noun a loan that establishes consumer credit that is granted for personal use; usually unsecured and based on the borrower's integrity and ability to pay
    personal loan.

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meld

  • noun a form of rummy using two decks of cards and four jokers; jokers and deuces are wild; the object is to form groups of the same rank
    canasta; basket rummy.
  • verb announce for a score; of cards in a card game

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monetary_fund

  • noun a reserve of money set aside for some purpose
    fund.

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processing

  • noun preparing or putting through a prescribed procedure
    • the processing of newly arrived immigrants
    • the processing of ore to obtain minerals
  • verb subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
    process; treat.
    • process cheese
    • process hair
    • treat the water so it can be drunk
    • treat the lawn with chemicals
    • treat an oil spill

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hopkins

  • noun United States educator and theologian (1802-1887)
    Mark Hopkins.
  • noun United States financier and philanthropist who left money to found the university and hospital that bear his name in Baltimore (1795-1873)
    Johns Hopkins.

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clawback

  • noun finding a way to take money back from people that they were given in another way
    • the Treasury will find some clawback for the extra benefits members received

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honour

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

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final_payment

  • noun the final payment of a debt
    payoff.

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water

  • noun binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
    H2O.
  • noun the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
    body of water.
    • they invaded our territorial waters
    • they were sitting by the water's edge

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sublease

  • noun a lease from one lessee to another
    sublet.
  • verb lease or rent all or part of (a leased or rented property) to another person
    sublet.
    • We sublet our apartment over the summer

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graduation_exercise

  • noun an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred
    commencement ceremony; commencement; graduation; commencement exercise.

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change

  • noun an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
    modification; alteration.
    • the change was intended to increase sales
    • this storm is certainly a change for the worse
    • the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago
  • noun a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event
    • he attributed the change to their marriage

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box

  • noun a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid
    • he rummaged through a box of spare parts
  • noun private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance
    loge.
    • the royal box was empty

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boy

  • noun a youthful male person
    male child.
    • the baby was a boy
    • she made the boy brush his teeth every night
    • most soldiers are only boys in uniform
  • noun a friendly informal reference to a grown man
    • he likes to play golf with the boys

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redemption

  • noun (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
    salvation.
  • noun repayment of the principal amount of a debt or security at or before maturity (as when a corporation repurchases its own stock)

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troth

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

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nasogastric_feeding

  • noun feeding consisting of delivering liquid nutrients through a tube passing through the nose and into the stomach

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trial

  • noun the act of testing something
    test; run.
    • in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately
    • he called each flip of the coin a new trial
  • noun trying something to find out about it
    test; trial run; tryout.
    • a sample for ten days free trial
    • a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain

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suggestion

  • noun an idea that is suggested
    • the picnic was her suggestion
  • noun a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
    proposition; proffer.
    • it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse

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potable

  • noun any liquid suitable for drinking
    drinkable; beverage; drink.
    • may I take your beverage order?
  • adjective suitable for drinking
    drinkable.

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desktop_publishing

  • noun (computer science) the use of microcomputers with graphics capacity to produce printed materials

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humour

  • noun a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    humor; temper; mood.
    • whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
    • he was in a bad humor
  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; wit; humor.

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creature_comforts

  • noun things that make you comfortable and at ease
    conveniences; amenities; comforts.
    • all the comforts of home

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bribery

  • noun the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage
    graft.

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conglobation

  • noun a rounded spherical form
    conglomeration.
  • noun an occurrence combining miscellaneous things into a (more or less) rounded mass
    conglomeration.

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dole_out

  • verb administer or bestow, as in small portions
    dish out; deal; parcel out; dispense; distribute; administer; allot; lot; deal out; mete out; shell out.
    • administer critical remarks to everyone present
    • dole out some money
    • shell out pocket money for the children
    • deal a blow to someone
    • the machine dispenses soft drinks

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working

  • noun a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked
    workings.
  • verb exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
    work.
    • I will work hard to improve my grades
    • she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor

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coalesce

  • verb mix together different elements
    mix; conflate; immix; commingle; flux; fuse; combine; merge; blend; meld.
    • The colors blend well
  • verb fuse or cause to grow together

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alfred_nobel

  • noun Swedish chemist remembered for his invention of dynamite and for the bequest that created the Nobel prizes (1833-1896)
    Alfred Bernhard Nobel; Nobel.

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plug

  • noun blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
    stopper; stopple.
  • noun a wad of something chewable as tobacco
    chew; wad; quid; cud; chaw.

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drinkable

  • noun any liquid suitable for drinking
    beverage; potable; drink.
    • may I take your beverage order?
  • adjective suitable for drinking
    potable.

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repast

  • noun the food served and eaten at one time
    meal.

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wedding_present

  • noun a present given to someone getting married
    wedding gift.

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subsidisation

  • noun money (or other benefits) obtained as a subsidy
    subsidization.
  • noun the act of providing a subsidy
    subsidization; grant.

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envelope

  • noun a flat (usually rectangular) container for a letter, thin package, etc.
  • noun any wrapper or covering

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effort

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    try; endeavor; attempt; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • noun use of physical or mental energy; hard work
    exertion; elbow grease; travail; sweat.
    • he got an A for effort
    • they managed only with great exertion

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air_conditioning

  • noun a system that keeps air cool and dry
    air conditioner.

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benefact

  • verb help as a benefactor
    • The father benefacted his daughter in more ways than she was aware of

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edible

  • noun any substance that can be used as food
    pabulum; victuals; victual; comestible; eatable.
  • adjective suitable for use as food
    comestible; eatable.

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car

  • noun a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
    machine; motorcar; automobile; auto.
    • he needs a car to get to work
  • noun a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad
    railroad car; railcar; railway car.
    • three cars had jumped the rails

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revenue_sharing

  • noun distribution of part of the federal tax income to states and municipalities

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hershey

  • noun United States confectioner and philanthropist who created the model industrial town of Hershey, Pennsylvania; founded an industrial school for orphan boys (1857-1945)
    Milton Snavely Hershey.
  • noun an industrial town to the east of Harrisburg

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printing

  • noun text handwritten in the style of printed matter
  • noun the business of producing printed material for sale or distribution

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can

  • noun airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
    tin; tin can.
  • noun the quantity contained in a can
    canful.

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fauna

  • noun all the animal life in a particular region or period
    zoology.
    • the fauna of China
    • the zoology of the Pliocene epoch
  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; brute; beast; animal; creature.

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social

  • noun a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
    mixer; sociable.
  • adjective relating to human society and its members
    societal.
    • social institutions
    • societal evolution
    • societal forces
    • social legislation

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nursing

  • noun the work of caring for the sick or injured or infirm
  • noun the profession of a nurse

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figure

  • noun a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
    fig.
    • the area covered can be seen from Figure 2
  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; flesh; soma; frame; physique; material body; anatomy; shape; chassis; build; human body; physical body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

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financial_support

  • noun financial resources provided to make some project possible
    backing; funding; support; financial backing.
    • the foundation provided support for the experiment

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chip

  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    bit; fleck; flake; scrap.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
  • noun a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line

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agent

  • noun an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect
    • their research uncovered new disease agents
  • noun a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations

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restitution

  • noun a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
    indemnification; amends; redress; damages; indemnity.
  • noun the act of restoring something to its original state

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tilt

  • noun a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances
    joust.
  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; argument; controversy; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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dinner

  • noun the main meal of the day served in the evening or at midday
    • dinner will be at 8
    • on Sundays they had a large dinner when they returned from church
  • noun a party of people assembled to have dinner together
    dinner party.
    • guests should never be late to a dinner party

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chemical

  • noun material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
    chemical substance.
  • adjective relating to or used in chemistry
    chemic.
    • chemical engineer
    • chemical balance

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drapery

  • noun hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
    curtain; drape; pall; mantle.
  • noun cloth gracefully draped and arranged in loose folds

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product

  • noun commodities offered for sale
    ware; merchandise.
    • good business depends on having good merchandise
    • that store offers a variety of products
  • noun an artifact that has been created by someone or some process
    production.
    • they improve their product every year
    • they export most of their agricultural production

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designer

  • noun a person who specializes in designing architectural interiors and their furnishings
    interior decorator; house decorator; interior designer; room decorator; decorator.
  • noun someone who creates plans to be used in making something (such as buildings)
    architect.

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sacrifice

  • noun the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
    forfeit; forfeiture.
  • noun personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective)

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spot

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    topographic point; place.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising

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birthday

  • noun an anniversary of the day on which a person was born (or the celebration of it)
  • noun the date on which a person was born
    natal day.

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healthcare_delivery

  • noun the provision of health care
    health care delivery; care delivery.

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yale

  • noun a university in Connecticut
    Yale University.
  • noun English philanthropist who made contributions to a college in Connecticut that was renamed in his honor (1649-1721)
    Elihu Yale.

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date

  • noun the specified day of the month
    day of the month.
    • what is the date today?
  • noun a participant in a date
    escort.
    • his date never stopped talking

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thrift_institution

  • noun a depository financial institution intended to encourage personal savings and home buying

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suck

  • noun the act of sucking
    suction; sucking.
  • verb draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth
    • suck the poison from the place where the snake bit
    • suck on a straw
    • the baby sucked on the mother's breast

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data

  • noun a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
    information.
    • statistical data
  • noun an item of factual information derived from measurement or research
    data point; datum.

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give_up

  • verb lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
    throw overboard; forego; forfeit; waive; forgo.
    • you've forfeited your right to name your successor
    • forfeited property
  • verb give up with the intent of never claiming again
    abandon.
    • Abandon your life to God
    • She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti
    • We gave the drowning victim up for dead

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man

  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus
  • noun someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
    military man; serviceman; military personnel.
    • two men stood sentry duty

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natural

  • noun someone regarded as certain to succeed
    • he's a natural for the job
  • noun a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
    cancel.

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andrew_mellon

  • noun United States financier and philanthropist (1855-1937)
    Andrew William Mellon; Andrew W. Mellon; Mellon.

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yielding

  • noun a verbal act of admitting defeat
    surrender; giving up.
  • noun the act of conceding or yielding
    concession; conceding.

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switch

  • noun control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit
    electric switch; electrical switch.
  • noun an event in which one thing is substituted for another
    replacement; transposition; permutation; substitution.
    • the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood

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purveyance

  • noun the act of supplying something

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deposit

  • noun the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating
    sedimentation; alluviation.
  • noun matter that has been deposited by some natural process
    sediment.

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refund

  • noun money returned to a payer
  • noun the act of returning money received previously
    repayment.

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outfitting

  • noun the act of renovating and fitting out a ship
  • verb provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
    equip; fit out; fit; outfit.
    • The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities

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course

  • noun education imparted in a s