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merchantable

  • adjective satellite fit to be offered for sale
    sellable; marketable; vendible; vendable.
    • marketable produce

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foul

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

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self-incrimination

  • noun an accusation that incriminates yourself

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sleep

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

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forgather

  • verb collect in one place
    assemble; meet; gather; foregather.
    • We assembled in the church basement
    • Let's gather in the dining room

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perverted

  • adjective satellite (used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes
    kinky.
    • kinky sex
    • perverted practices
  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals

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short-change

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

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defraud

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

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conjure

  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; bring up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain
  • verb ask for or request earnestly
    beseech; bid; entreat; press; adjure.
    • The prophet bid all people to become good persons

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swag

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

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violate

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

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criminal_law

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

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sexual_assault

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

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excoriate

  • verb express strong disapproval of
    decry; reprobate; objurgate; condemn.
    • We condemn the racism in South Africa
    • These ideas were reprobated
  • verb tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading
    chafe.
    • This leash chafes the dog's neck

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scold

  • noun someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault
    nagger; common scold; nag; scolder.
  • verb censure severely or angrily
    call on the carpet; rag; dress down; remonstrate; chew out; take to task; call down; jaw; lambast; trounce; chide; berate; chew up; have words; rebuke; reprimand; reproof; lecture; bawl out; lambaste.
    • The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car
    • The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
    • The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup

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bludgeon

  • noun a club used as a weapon
  • verb overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club
    • The teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the math formulas

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lodgement

  • noun bringing a charge or accusation against someone
    lodgment.
  • noun the state or quality of being lodged or fixed even temporarily
    lodgment; lodging.
    • the lodgment of the balloon in the tree

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whipsaw

  • noun a saw with handles at both ends; intended for use by two people
    lumberman's saw; two-man saw; two-handed saw.
  • verb victimize, especially in gambling or negotiations

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aggravated_assault

  • noun a reckless attack with intent to injure seriously (as with a deadly weapon)

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daze

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

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under

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

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lord

  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    overlord; master.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Divine; Maker; Godhead.

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pride

  • noun a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
    pridefulness.
  • noun satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements
    • he takes pride in his son's success

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collaborate

  • verb work together on a common enterprise of project
    join forces; get together; cooperate.
    • The soprano and the pianist did not get together very well
    • We joined forces with another research group
  • verb cooperate as a traitor
    • he collaborated with the Nazis when they occupied Paris

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rescue

  • noun recovery or preservation from loss or danger
    delivery; saving; deliverance.
    • work is the deliverance of mankind
    • a surgeon's job is the saving of lives
  • verb free from harm or evil
    deliver.

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cozenage

  • noun a fraudulent business scheme
    scam.

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appal

  • verb strike with disgust or revulsion
    scandalize; shock; appall; scandalise; outrage; offend.
    • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends
  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    horrify; dismay; alarm; appall.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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egotrip

  • verb act in a way that attracts attention
    • This teacher always egotrips and the students don't like him

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lurk

  • verb lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
    skulk.
  • verb be about
    loaf; footle; mess about; lallygag; linger; lollygag; tarry; mill about; hang around; lounge; loiter; mill around.
    • The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square
    • Who is this man that is hanging around the department?

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traitorousness

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

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adumbrate

  • verb describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of
    sketch; outline.
    • sketch the outline of the book
    • outline his ideas
  • verb give to understand
    insinuate; intimate.
    • I insinuated that I did not like his wife

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replication

  • noun the act of making copies
    reproduction.
    • Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient
  • noun (genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division

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jack

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

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confederate

  • noun someone who assists in a plot
    collaborator; partner in crime; henchman.
  • noun a supporter of the Confederate States of America

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affect

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

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cut_down

  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; cut back; bring down; reduce; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
  • verb cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
    slash.

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come_close

  • verb nearly do something
    • She came close to quitting her job
  • verb be close or similar
    approximate.
    • Her results approximate my own

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disturb

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

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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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pinch

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

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housebreaker

  • noun a burglar who unlawfully breaks into and enters another person's house
    cat burglar.
  • noun a wrecker of houses
    housewrecker.
    • in England a housewrecker is called a housebreaker

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violable

  • adjective capable of being violated
    • a violable rule
    • a violable contract

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chew

  • noun a wad of something chewable as tobacco
    plug; wad; quid; cud; chaw.
  • noun biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
    manduction; chewing; mastication.

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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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sporting_lady

  • noun a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
    fancy woman; woman of the street; working girl; bawd; cocotte; lady of pleasure; prostitute; harlot; cyprian; whore; tart.

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snafu

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

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accusatorial

  • adjective specifically indicating a form of prosecution in which one is publicly accused of and tried for a crime and in which the judge is not also the prosecutor

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depraved

  • adjective satellite deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good
    reprobate; perverse; perverted.
    • depraved criminals
    • a perverted sense of loyalty
    • the reprobate conduct of a gambling aristocrat
  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals

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street

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

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kidnap

  • verb take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
    abduct; nobble; snatch.
    • The industrialist's son was kidnapped

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loathing

  • noun hate coupled with disgust
    odium; execration; abhorrence; abomination; detestation.
  • verb find repugnant
    abominate; execrate; abhor; loathe.
    • I loathe that man
    • She abhors cats

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ransack

  • verb steal goods; take as spoils
    pillage; strip; despoil; plunder; foray; rifle; loot; reave.
    • During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners
  • verb search thoroughly
    comb.
    • They combed the area for the missing child

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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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booby

  • noun an ignorant or foolish person
    dummy; dope; pinhead; boob; dumbbell.
  • noun small tropical gannet having a bright bill or bright feet or both

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poison

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

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decry

  • verb express strong disapproval of
    excoriate; reprobate; objurgate; condemn.
    • We condemn the racism in South Africa
    • These ideas were reprobated

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insinuate

  • verb introduce or insert (oneself) in a subtle manner
    • He insinuated himself into the conversation of the people at the nearby table
  • verb give to understand
    adumbrate; intimate.
    • I insinuated that I did not like his wife

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burglarise

  • verb commit a burglary; enter and rob a dwelling
    burglarize; heist; burgle.

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conduct

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

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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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inducement

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

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insinuation

  • noun an indirect (and usually malicious) implication
    innuendo.
  • noun the act of gaining acceptance or affection for yourself by persuasive and subtle blandishments
    ingratiation.
    • she refused to use insinuation in order to gain favor

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behavior

  • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
    behaviour; doings; conduct.
  • noun the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances
    behaviour.
    • the behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments

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pay_off

  • verb yield a profit or result
    • His efforts finally paid off
  • verb eliminate by paying off (debts)
    liquidate.

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socialize

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

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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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active

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

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burgle

  • verb commit a burglary; enter and rob a dwelling
    burglarize; heist; burglarise.

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gun_down

  • verb strike down or shoot down

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loot

  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    swag; booty; prize; pillage; plunder; dirty money.
  • noun informal terms for money
    moolah; wampum; clams; gelt; kale; lucre; sugar; dinero; simoleons; boodle; lettuce; dough; shekels; scratch; cabbage; pelf; lolly; bread.

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socialise

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

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ravish

  • verb force (someone) to have sex against their will
    violate; dishonor; assault; dishonour; outrage; rape.
    • The woman was raped on her way home at night
  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; delight; enthral; enrapture; enchant; transport.

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auction

  • noun a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge
    auction bridge.
  • noun the public sale of something to the highest bidder
    auction sale; vendue.

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remember_oneself

  • verb recover one's good manners after a lapse or stop behaving badly
    • Please remember yourself, Charles!

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harass

  • verb annoy continually or chronically
    beset; chivy; chevy; chevvy; hassle; chivvy; harry; plague; molest; provoke.
    • He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
    • This man harasses his female co-workers
  • verb exhaust by attacking repeatedly
    • harass the enemy

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statutory_offense

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

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personify

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

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pack

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

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intrigue

  • noun a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends
    machination.
  • noun a clandestine love affair

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bloomer

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

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fraud_in_the_inducement

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

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capone

  • noun United States gangster who terrorized Chicago during prohibition until arrested for tax evasion (1899-1947)
    Alphonse Capone; Al Capone; Scarface.

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replace

  • verb substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)
    • He replaced the old razor blade
    • We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago
    • the insurance will replace the lost income
    • This antique vase can never be replaced
  • verb take the place or move into the position of
    supercede; supplant; supersede; supervene upon.
    • Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left
    • the computer has supplanted the slide rule
    • Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school

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elude

  • verb escape, either physically or mentally
    bilk; evade.
    • The thief eluded the police
    • This difficult idea seems to evade her
    • The event evades explanation
  • verb be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
    escape.
    • What you are seeing in him eludes me

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draw_and_quarter

  • verb pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him
    draw; quarter.
    • in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes

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welch

  • verb cheat by avoiding payment of a gambling debt
    welsh.

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subversiveness

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

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circumvent

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

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manoeuver

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

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plot

  • noun a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)
    game; secret plan.
    • they concocted a plot to discredit the governor
    • I saw through his little game from the start
  • noun a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
    patch; plot of land; plot of ground.
    • a bean plot
    • a cabbage patch
    • a briar patch

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plow

  • noun a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing
    plough.
  • verb to break and turn over earth especially with a plow
    turn; plough.
    • Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week
    • turn the earth in the Spring

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cheating

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

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accessory_during_the_fact

  • noun a person who witnesses a crime but does not try to prevent it

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remainder

  • noun something left after other parts have been taken away
    residue; residuum; residual; rest; balance.
    • there was no remainder
    • he threw away the rest
    • he took what he wanted and I got the balance
  • noun the part of the dividend that is left over when the dividend is not evenly divisible by the divisor

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gloss

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

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exhort

  • verb spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts
    urge; inspire; barrack; cheer; urge on; root on; pep up.
    • The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers
  • verb force or impel in an indicated direction
    press; urge; urge on.
    • I urged him to finish his studies

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arms

  • noun weapons considered collectively
    weapons system; weaponry; implements of war; munition.
  • noun the official symbols of a family, state, etc.
    coat of arms; blazon; blazonry.

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dacoit

  • noun a member of an armed gang of robbers
    dakoit.

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racketeer

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

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call

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

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spike

  • noun a transient variation in voltage or current
  • noun sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes
    • spikes provide greater traction

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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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care

  • noun the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    aid; tending; attention.
    • no medical care was required
    • the old car needs constant attention
  • noun judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
    precaution; caution; forethought.
    • he exercised caution in opening the door
    • he handled the vase with care

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plagiarize

  • verb take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property
    lift; plagiarise.

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saber

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

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reassail

  • verb assail again
    • Her old fears reassailed her

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bemock

  • verb treat with contempt
    mock.
    • The new constitution mocks all democratic principles

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set_about

  • verb begin to deal with
    go about; approach.
    • approach a task
    • go about a difficult problem
    • approach a new project
  • verb enter upon an activity or enterprise
    attempt; undertake.

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choke_off

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

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foul_up

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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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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shoot

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

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rook

  • noun (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard
    castle.
  • noun common gregarious Old World bird about the size and color of the American crow
    Corvus frugilegus.

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shame

  • noun a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt
  • noun a state of dishonor
    disgrace; ignominy.
    • one mistake brought shame to all his family
    • suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison

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pursue

  • verb carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
    prosecute; engage.
    • She pursued many activities
    • They engaged in a discussion
  • verb follow in or as if in pursuit
    follow.
    • The police car pursued the suspected attacker
    • Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life

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wangling

  • noun an instance of accomplishing something by scheming or trickery
    wangle.
  • verb achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
    manage; finagle; wangle.

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dakoit

  • noun a member of an armed gang of robbers
    dacoit.

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constructive_fraud

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

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coconspire

  • verb conspire together
    • The two men coconspired to cover up the Federal investigation

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fifth_columnist

  • noun a member of a clandestine subversive organization who tries to help a potential invader
    saboteur.

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carry_on

  • verb direct the course of; manage or control
    deal; conduct.
    • You cannot conduct business like this
  • verb keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
    preserve; continue; bear on; uphold.
    • preserve the peace in the family
    • continue the family tradition
    • Carry on the old traditions

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root

  • noun (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
  • noun the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    origin; beginning; rootage; source.
    • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    • communism's Russian root

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quarrel

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

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set_off

  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; trigger off; actuate; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits
  • verb leave
    depart; set forth; start out; start; part; set out; take off.
    • The family took off for Florida

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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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trigger_off

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

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accusal

  • noun a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt
    accusation.

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organized

  • adjective formed into a structured or coherent whole
  • verb create (as an entity)
    organize; organise; form.
    • social groups form everywhere
    • They formed a company

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mayhem

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

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malign

  • verb speak unfavorably about
    traduce; badmouth; drag through the mud.
    • She badmouths her husband everywhere
  • adjective evil or harmful in nature or influence
    • prompted by malign motives
    • believed in witches and malign spirits
    • gave him a malign look
    • a malign lesion

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woman

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

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degenerate

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

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reprove

  • verb take to task
    admonish.
    • He admonished the child for his bad behavior

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loathe

  • verb find repugnant
    abominate; execrate; abhor.
    • I loathe that man
    • She abhors cats

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collude

  • verb act in unison or agreement and in secret towards a deceitful or illegal purpose
    conspire.
    • The two companies conspired to cause the value of the stock to fall

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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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peculation

  • noun the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
    embezzlement; defalcation; misappropriation; misapplication.

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rib

  • noun support resembling the rib of an animal
  • noun any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)
    costa.

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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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gun_for_hire

  • noun a professional killer who uses a gun
    hit man; gunslinger; hired gun; shooter; gun; triggerman; hitman; gunman; torpedo.

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damage

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

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machine

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

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hot

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

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hitman

  • noun a professional killer who uses a gun
    hit man; gunslinger; hired gun; shooter; gun; triggerman; gunman; torpedo; gun for hire.

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mollycoddle

  • noun a pampered darling; an effeminate man
  • verb treat with excessive indulgence
    featherbed; pamper; cosset; cocker; spoil; indulge; baby; coddle.
    • grandparents often pamper the children
    • Let's not mollycoddle our students!

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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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surcharge

  • noun an additional charge (as for items previously omitted or as a penalty for failure to exercise common caution or common skill)
  • verb charge an extra fee, as for a special service

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fudge

  • noun soft creamy candy
  • verb tamper, with the purpose of deception
    wangle; fake; cook; misrepresent; falsify; manipulate.
    • Fudge the figures
    • cook the books
    • falsify the data

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gamble

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

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face_up

  • verb deal with (something unpleasant) head on
    confront; face.
    • You must confront your problems
    • He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes

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gaming

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

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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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after

  • adjective satellite located farther aft
  • adverb happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
    afterwards; later; later on; subsequently; afterward.
    • he apologized subsequently
    • he's going to the store but he'll be back here later
    • it didn't happen until afterward
    • two hours after that

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outlawed

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

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wrong

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

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lay

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

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hydroplane

  • noun an airplane that can land on or take off from water
    seaplane.
    • the designer of marine aircraft demonstrated his newest hydroplane
  • noun a speedboat that is equipped with winglike structures that lift it so that it skims the water at high speeds
    hydrofoil.
    • the museum houses a replica of the jet hydroplane that broke the record

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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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brigand

  • noun an armed thief who is (usually) a member of a band
    bandit.

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extortion

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

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marginalize

  • verb relegate to a lower or outer edge, as of specific groups of people
    marginalise.
    • We must not marginalize the poor in our society

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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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scourge

  • noun a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
    flagellum.
  • noun something causing misery or death
    bane; nemesis; curse.
    • the bane of my life

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drug_peddler

  • noun an unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs
    drug dealer; drug trafficker; peddler; pusher.

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reprover

  • noun someone who finds fault or imputes blame
    reproacher; rebuker; upbraider.

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snap_up

  • verb get hold of or seize quickly and easily
    grab; snaffle.
    • I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale

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greet

  • verb express greetings upon meeting someone
    recognize; recognise.
  • verb send greetings to

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sickening

  • adjective satellite causing or able to cause nausea
    queasy; vile; nauseous; offensive; loathsome; noisome; nauseating.
    • a nauseating smell
    • nauseous offal
    • a sickening stench
  • verb cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of
    nauseate; sicken; revolt; churn up; disgust.
    • The pornographic pictures sickened us

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wink

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

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remonstrate

  • verb argue in protest or opposition
  • verb present and urge reasons in opposition
    point out.

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make

  • noun a recognizable kind
    brand.
    • there's a new brand of hero in the movies now
    • what make of car is that?
  • noun the act of mixing cards haphazardly
    shuffle; shuffling.

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regulatory_offense

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

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consent

  • noun permission to do something
    • he indicated his consent
  • verb give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to
    go for; accept.
    • I cannot accept your invitation
    • I go for this resolution

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over

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

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ensnare

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

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patricide

  • noun a person who murders their father
  • noun the murder of your father

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petty_larceny

  • noun larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
    petit larceny; petty.

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merry_andrew

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

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scrap

  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    bit; fleck; chip; flake.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
  • noun worthless material that is to be disposed of
    trash; rubbish.

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misconduct

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

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strangle

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

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wickedness

  • noun morally objectionable behavior
    iniquity; evil; immorality.
  • noun absence of moral or spiritual values
    iniquity; dark; darkness.
    • the powers of darkness

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before

  • adverb earlier in time; previously
    earlier.
    • I had known her before
    • as I said before
    • he called me the day before but your call had come even earlier
    • her parents had died four years earlier
    • I mentioned that problem earlier
  • adverb at or in the front
    in front; ahead.
    • I see the lights of a town ahead
    • the road ahead is foggy
    • staring straight ahead
    • we couldn't see over the heads of the people in front
    • with the cross of Jesus marching on before

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act_superior

  • verb act like the master of
    lord it over; put on airs; queen it over.
    • He is lording it over the students

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accusatory

  • adjective satellite containing or expressing accusation
    accusative; accusing; accusive.
    • an accusitive forefinger
    • black accusatory looks
    • accusive shoes and telltale trousers"- O.Henry
    • his accusing glare

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mistreat

  • verb treat badly
    ill-use; ill-treat; maltreat; step; abuse.
    • This boss abuses his workers
    • She is always stepping on others to get ahead

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stifling

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

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undercut

  • noun the material removed by a cut made underneath
  • noun the tender meat of the loin muscle on each side of the vertebral column
    tenderloin.

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copying

  • noun an act of copying
  • verb copy down as is
    copy.
    • The students were made to copy the alphabet over and over

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pay_back

  • verb act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions
    repay; reward.
  • verb take vengeance on or get even
    fix; get; pay off.
    • We'll get them!
    • That'll fix him good!
    • This time I got him

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break

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

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enjoining

  • noun (law) a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity
    injunction; cease and desist order; enjoinment.
    • injunction were formerly obtained by writ but now by a judicial order
  • verb issue an injunction
    enjoin.

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indulge

  • verb give free rein to
    • The writer indulged in metaphorical language
  • verb yield (to); give satisfaction to
    pander; gratify.

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interrupt

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

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illegitimacy

  • noun the status of being born to parents who were not married
    bastardy; bar sinister.
  • noun unlawfulness by virtue of not being authorized by or in accordance with law

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blink

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

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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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twat

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

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chuck

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

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explode

  • verb cause to burst with a violent release of energy
    detonate; blow up; set off.
    • We exploded the nuclear bomb
  • verb burst outward, usually with noise
    burst.
    • The champagne bottle exploded

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affiliate

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

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misbehave

  • verb behave badly
    misconduct; misdemean.
    • The children misbehaved all morning

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roast

  • noun a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion
    joint.
  • noun negative criticism
    knock.

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turpitude

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

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piratical

  • adjective characteristic of pirates
    • piratical attackers
  • adjective characteristic of piracy
    • piratical editions of my book

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punishable

  • adjective satellite liable to or deserving punishment
    • punishable offenses
  • adjective satellite subject to punishment by law
    penal.
    • a penal offense

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improvise

  • verb perform without preparation
    ad-lib; extemporize; improvize; extemporise.
    • he extemporized a speech at the wedding
  • verb manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand
    extemporize.
    • after the hurricane destroyed our house, we had to improvise for weeks

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recriminative

  • adjective satellite countering one charge with another
    recriminatory.
    • recriminatory arguments

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cope_with

  • verb satisfy or fulfill
    meet; match.
    • meet a need
    • this job doesn't match my dreams

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lifter

  • noun an athlete who lifts barbells
    weightlifter.
  • noun a thief who steals goods that are in a store
    shoplifter; booster.

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stealing

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

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raid

  • noun a sudden short attack
    maraud; foray.
  • noun an attempt by speculators to defraud investors

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truant

  • noun one who is absent from school without permission
    hooky player.
  • noun someone who shirks duty
    nonattender; no-show.

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extrajudicial

  • adjective satellite beyond the usual course of legal proceedings; legally unwarranted
    • an extrajudicial penalty

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contend

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

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accurse

  • verb curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment
    execrate; anathematise; anathemise; comminate; anathemize; anathematize.

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decree

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

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collaborationism

  • noun act of cooperating traitorously with an enemy that is occupying your country
    quislingism; collaboration.

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wide-open

  • adjective satellite open wide
    • left the doors wide-open
  • adjective satellite lax in enforcing laws
    lawless.
    • a wide-open town

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fly_in_the_teeth_of

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

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revolting

  • adjective satellite highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
    distasteful; skanky; disgusting; loathly; loathsome; repellant; repellent; foul; disgustful; repelling; yucky; wicked.
    • a disgusting smell
    • distasteful language
    • a loathsome disease
    • the idea of eating meat is repellent to me
    • revolting food
    • a wicked stench
  • verb make revolution
    revolt.
    • The people revolted when bread prices tripled again

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collaborationist

  • noun someone who collaborates with an enemy occupying force
    collaborator; quisling.

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banning

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

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gonif

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

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surprise

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

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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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instigate

  • verb provoke or stir up
    set off; incite; stir up.
    • incite a riot
    • set off great unrest among the people
  • verb serve as the inciting cause of
    prompt; inspire.
    • She prompted me to call my relatives

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grease

  • noun a thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate machinery)
    lubricating oil.
  • noun the state of being covered with unclean things
    filth; dirt; soil; grime; grunge; stain.

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merchandising

  • noun the exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money
    marketing; selling.
  • verb engage in the trade of
    merchandise; trade.
    • he is merchandising telephone sets

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associate

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

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veto

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

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lawless

  • adjective satellite without law or control
    anarchical; anarchic.
    • the system is economically inefficient and politically anarchic
  • adjective satellite lax in enforcing laws
    wide-open.
    • a wide-open town

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fugitive

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

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regulatory_offence

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

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entrap

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

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bawl_out

  • verb censure severely or angrily
    call on the carpet; rag; dress down; remonstrate; chew out; take to task; call down; jaw; lambast; trounce; scold; chide; berate; chew up; have words; rebuke; reprimand; reproof; lecture; lambaste.
    • The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car
    • The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
    • The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup

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parricide

  • noun someone who kills his or her parent
  • noun the murder of your own father or mother

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connive

  • verb encourage or assent to illegally or criminally
  • verb form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
    scheme; intrigue.

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louse

  • noun wingless usually flattened bloodsucking insect parasitic on warm-blooded animals
    sucking louse.
  • noun a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
    dirt ball; insect; worm.

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skyjack

  • verb subject an aircraft to air piracy
    • the plane was skyjacked to Uzbekistan

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oppose

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

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iceman

  • noun someone who cuts and delivers ice
  • noun a professional killer
    hatchet man.

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regress

  • noun the reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence
    reasoning backward.
  • noun returning to a former state
    reversion; retroversion; regression; retrogression.

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act_on

  • verb carry further or advance
    pursue; follow up on.
    • Can you act on this matter soon?
  • verb regulate one's behavior in accordance with certain information, ideas, or advice
    • The Founding Fathers acted on certain moral principles

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punic

  • adjective satellite tending to betray; especially having a treacherous character as attributed to the Carthaginians by the Romans
    perfidious; treacherous.
    • Punic faith
    • the perfidious Judas
    • the fiercest and most treacherous of foes
    • treacherous intrigues
  • noun the Phoenician dialect of ancient Carthage

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bargainer

  • noun someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
    trader; monger; dealer.
  • noun negotiator of the terms of a transaction
    • he is a hard bargainer

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mail_fraud

  • noun use of the mails to defraud someone

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organize

  • verb create (as an entity)
    organise; form.
    • social groups form everywhere
    • They formed a company
  • verb cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea
    organise.

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set_on

  • verb attack someone physically or emotionally
    assail; assault; attack.
    • The mugger assaulted the woman
    • Nightmares assailed him regularly

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get_away

  • verb run away from confinement
    break loose; escape.
    • The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison
  • verb escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action
    get out; escape; get off; get by.
    • She gets away with murder!
    • I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities

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bushwhack

  • verb wait in hiding to attack
    scupper; lie in wait; lurk; ambush; waylay; ambuscade.
  • verb live in the bush as a fugitive or as a guerilla

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bombard

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

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hook

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

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cracksman

  • noun a thief who breaks open safes to steal valuable contents
    safecracker; safebreaker.

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traitorous

  • adjective satellite having the character of, or characteristic of, a traitor
    treasonous; unfaithful; treasonable; faithless.
    • the faithless Benedict Arnold
    • a lying traitorous insurrectionist

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hood

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

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toy

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

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debase

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

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fall_back

  • verb fall backwards and down
  • verb hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
    dawdle; fall behind; lag.

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breach_of_the_peace

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

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airs

  • noun affected manners intended to impress others
    pose.
    • don't put on airs with me
  • noun a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
    air.
    • air pollution
    • a smell of chemicals in the air
    • open a window and let in some air
    • I need some fresh air

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fumble

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

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set_up

  • verb set up or found
    found; establish; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program
  • verb create by putting components or members together
    tack together; tack; assemble; piece; put together.
    • She pieced a quilt
    • He tacked together some verses
    • They set up a committee

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cycle

  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    round; rhythm.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons
  • noun a series of poems or songs on the same theme
    • Schubert's song cycles

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have_words

  • verb censure severely or angrily
    call on the carpet; rag; dress down; remonstrate; chew out; take to task; call down; jaw; lambast; trounce; scold; chide; berate; chew up; rebuke; reprimand; reproof; lecture; bawl out; lambaste.
    • The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car
    • The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
    • The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup

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murder

  • noun unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
    slaying; execution.
  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    off; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered

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forbiddance

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

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lower

  • noun the lower of two berths
    lower berth.
  • verb move something or somebody to a lower position
    take down; get down; let down; bring down.
    • take down the vase from the shelf

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flimflam

  • noun a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
    bunko; bunco game; bunko game; sting; con game; confidence game; gyp; bunco; hustle; confidence trick; con.

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fraud_in_the_factum

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

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gyp

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

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tithe

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

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spoiler

  • noun a candidate with no chance of winning but who may draw enough votes to prevent one of the leading candidates from winning
  • noun someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)
    looter; despoiler; plunderer; pillager; freebooter; raider.

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put_to_sleep

  • verb help someone go to bed
    • Mother put the baby to sleep
  • verb kill gently, as with an injection
    put away.
    • the cat was very ill and we had to put it to sleep

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rampage

  • noun violently angry and destructive behavior
    violent disorder.
  • verb act violently, recklessly, or destructively

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ravisher

  • noun someone who assaults others sexually
    violator; debaucher.
  • noun a very attractive or seductive looking woman
    sweetheart; peach; beauty; knockout; lulu; smasher; stunner; mantrap; dish; looker.

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outlaw

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

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imputation

  • noun a statement attributing something dishonest (especially a criminal offense)
    • he denied the imputation
  • noun the attribution to a source or cause
    • the imputation that my success was due to nepotism meant that I was not taken seriously

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rebroadcast

  • noun a broadcast that repeated at a later time
  • verb broadcast again, as of a film
    rerun.

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aether

  • noun a medium that was once supposed to fill all space and to support the propagation of electromagnetic waves
    ether.
  • noun personification of the sky or upper air breathed by the Olympians; son of Erebus and night or of Chaos and darkness

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rag

  • noun a small piece of cloth or paper
    tatter; shred; tag; tag end.
  • noun a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities
    rag week.

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quench

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

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rat

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

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emphasizing

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

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put_on

  • verb put clothing on one's body
    assume; don; get into; wear.
    • What should I wear today?
    • He put on his best suit for the wedding
    • The princess donned a long blue dress
    • The queen assumed the stately robes
    • He got into his jeans
  • verb add to something existing
    • She put on a sun room

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put_forward

  • verb put before
    posit; state; submit.
    • I submit to you that the accused is guilty
  • verb insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized
    assert.
    • Women should assert themselves more!

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get_worse

  • verb deteriorate in health
    relapse.
    • he relapsed

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pick_up_the_gauntlet

  • verb be dared to do something and attempt it
    take a dare.

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highjacking

  • noun robbery of a traveller or vehicle in transit or seizing control of a vehicle by the use of force
    hijacking.
  • verb take arbitrarily or by force
    hijack; commandeer; highjack; pirate.
    • The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami

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desist

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

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causing

  • noun the act of causing something to happen
    causation.
  • verb give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
    do; make; cause.
    • cause a commotion
    • make a stir
    • cause an accident

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transmit

  • verb transfer to another
    communicate; convey.
    • communicate a disease
  • verb transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
    impart; carry; convey; conduct; channel.
    • Sound carries well over water
    • The airwaves carry the sound
    • Many metals conduct heat

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ambuscade

  • noun the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
    lying in wait; ambush; trap.
  • verb wait in hiding to attack
    scupper; lie in wait; lurk; bushwhack; ambush; waylay.

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quieten

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

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blackmailer

  • noun a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them
    extortionist; extortioner.

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glom

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

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sensualise

  • verb debase through carnal gratification
    carnalise; sensualize; carnalize.

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reverence

  • noun a feeling of profound respect for someone or something
    fear; veneration; awe.
    • the fear of God
    • the Chinese reverence for the dead
    • the French treat food with gentle reverence
    • his respect for the law bordered on veneration
  • noun a reverent mental attitude

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fluster

  • noun a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset
    perturbation.
  • verb be flustered; behave in a confused manner

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iterate

  • verb to say, state, or perform again
    reiterate; repeat; ingeminate; retell; restate.
    • She kept reiterating her request
  • verb run or be performed again
    • the function iterates

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prostitute

  • noun a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
    fancy woman; woman of the street; working girl; bawd; sporting lady; cocotte; lady of pleasure; harlot; cyprian; whore; tart.
  • verb sell one's body; exchange sex for money

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dummy

  • noun a person who does not talk
    silent person.
  • noun an ignorant or foolish person
    booby; dope; pinhead; boob; dumbbell.

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subsidize

  • verb support through subsidies
    subsidise.
    • The arts in Europe are heavily subsidized
  • verb secure the assistance of by granting a subsidy, as of nations or military forces
    subsidise.

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oath

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearing; swearword; expletive; cuss; curse; curse word.
    • expletives were deleted
  • noun a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
    swearing.

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foist

  • verb to force onto another
    • He foisted his work on me
  • verb insert surreptitiously or without warrant

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impostor

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; pseudo; faker; pseud; role player; fake; pretender; sham.

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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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look_sharp

  • verb act or move at high speed
    rush; hasten; festinate; hurry.
    • We have to rush!
    • hurry--it's late!

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marvel

  • noun something that causes feelings of wonder
    wonder.
    • the wonders of modern science
  • verb be amazed at
    wonder.
    • We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities

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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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stool

  • noun a simple seat without a back or arms
  • noun solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels
    ordure; dejection; BM; faecal matter; feces; faeces; fecal matter.

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queen

  • noun the only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs
  • noun a female sovereign ruler
    female monarch; queen regnant.

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islamism

  • noun a fundamentalist Islamic revivalist movement generally characterized by moral conservatism and the literal interpretation of the Koran and the attempt to implement Islamic values in all aspects of life
  • noun the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
    Muhammadanism; Mohammedanism; Muslimism; Islam.
    • Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion
    • the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion

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participate

  • verb share in something
    take part.
  • verb become a participant; be involved in
    enter.
    • enter a race
    • enter an agreement
    • enter a drug treatment program
    • enter negotiations

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muhammadanism

  • noun the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
    Mohammedanism; Islamism; Muslimism; Islam.
    • Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion
    • the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion

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peddle

  • verb sell or offer for sale from place to place
    monger; vend; pitch; hawk; huckster.

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wharf_rat

  • noun someone who lives near wharves and lives by pilfering from ships or warehouses
  • noun brown rat that infests wharves

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be_active

  • verb be in a state of action
    move.
    • she is always moving

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perpetration

  • noun the act of committing a crime
    commission; committal.

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caper

  • noun any of numerous plants of the genus Capparis
  • noun pickled flower buds used as a pungent relish in various dishes and sauces

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illegalise

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

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acquit

  • verb pronounce not guilty of crim