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convolute

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

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fawn

  • noun a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color
    greyish brown; dun; grayish brown.
    • she wore dun
  • noun a young deer

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tidewater_stream

  • noun a stream in which the effects of the tide extend far upstream
    tidal river; tidewater river; tidal stream.

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undulate

  • verb stir up (water) so as to form ripples
    ripple; riffle; ruffle; cockle.
  • verb occur in soft rounded shapes
    roll.
    • The hills rolled past

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magnetic

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

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climb_on

  • verb get up on the back of
    hop on; get on; mount; mount up; bestride; jump on.
    • mount a horse

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hitch

  • noun a period of time spent in military service
    tour; term of enlistment; enlistment; duty tour; tour of duty.
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

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four

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

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obstruction

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

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normal_distribution

  • noun a theoretical distribution with finite mean and variance
    Gaussian distribution.

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hanging

  • noun decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window
    wall hanging.
    • the cold castle walls were covered with hangings
  • noun a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead
    • in those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment

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tilting_board

  • noun a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end
    teeter; teeter-totter; teetertotter; seesaw; dandle board; teeterboard.

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lallygag

  • verb be about
    loaf; footle; mess about; linger; lollygag; lurk; 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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swag

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

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orthopaedics

  • noun the branch of medical science concerned with disorders or deformities of the spine and joints
    orthopedics.

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straight_arch

  • noun an arch with mutually supporting voussoirs that has a straight horizontal extrados and intrados
    flat arch.

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curve_ball

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

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swan

  • noun stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
  • verb to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
    avow; affirm; verify; assert; swear; aver.
    • Before God I swear I am innocent

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unroll

  • verb reverse the winding or twisting of
    wind off; unwind.
    • unwind a ball of yarn
  • verb unroll, unfold, or spread out or be unrolled, unfolded, or spread out from a furled state
    unfurl.
    • unfurl a banner

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pronator

  • noun a muscle that produces or assists in pronation

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sputter

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; spattering; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
    splutter.

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angulate

  • verb make or become angular
  • adjective having angles or an angular shape
    angular.

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hooklike

  • adjective satellite having or resembling a hook (especially in the ability to grasp and hold);
    hooked.
    • hooklike thorns

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shaving

  • noun the act of removing hair with a razor
    shave.
  • noun a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
    paring; sliver.

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swivel

  • noun a coupling (as in a chain) that has one end that turns on a headed pin
  • verb turn on a pivot
    pivot.

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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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amorphous

  • adjective satellite having no definite form or distinct shape
    shapeless; formless.
    • amorphous clouds of insects
    • an aggregate of formless particles
    • a shapeless mass of protoplasm
  • adjective satellite lacking the system or structure characteristic of living bodies
    unstructured.

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distort

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

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trimmer_arch

  • noun an arch built between trimmers in a floor (to support the weight of a hearth)

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unfurl

  • verb unroll, unfold, or spread out or be unrolled, unfolded, or spread out from a furled state
    unroll.
    • unfurl a banner

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rotary_motion

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

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medicament

  • noun (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
    medicine; medication; medicinal drug.

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fractal

  • noun (mathematics) a geometric pattern that is repeated at every scale and so cannot be represented by classical geometry

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encounter

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

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biometry

  • noun a branch of biology that studies biological phenomena and observations by means of statistical analysis
    biometrics; biostatistics.

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waverer

  • noun one who hesitates (usually out of fear)
    hesitater; hesitator; vacillator.

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volute

  • noun ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center
    spiral.
  • noun a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
    coil; spiral; helix; whorl.
    • a coil of rope

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specify

  • verb specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
    qualify; condition; stipulate.
    • The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life
    • The contract stipulates the dates of the payments
  • verb decide upon or fix definitely
    set; fix; limit; determine; define.
    • fix the variables
    • specify the parameters

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flowage

  • noun gradual internal motion or deformation of a solid body (as by heat)
    • rock fracture and rock flowage are different types of geological deformation
  • noun a body of water that has been created by deliberately flooding an area
    • many campsites were located near the flowage

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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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solution

  • noun a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution
    • he used a solution of peroxide and water
  • noun a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    answer; solvent; resolution; 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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subnormal

  • noun a person of less than normal intelligence
  • adjective satellite below normal or average
    • after the floods the harvests were subnormal
    • subnormal intelligence

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subcurve

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strayer

  • noun someone who strays or falls behind
    straggler.
  • adjective satellite not close together in time
    isolated; stray.
    • isolated instances of rebellion
    • a few stray crumbs

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truckler

  • noun someone who humbles himself as a sign of respect; who behaves as if he had no self-respect
    fawner; bootlicker; groveler; groveller; apple polisher.

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crotch

  • noun the region of the angle formed by the junction of two branches
    fork.
    • they took the south fork
    • he climbed into the crotch of a tree
  • noun the angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk
    fork.

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roundness

  • noun the fullness of a tone of voice
    rotundity.
    • there is a musky roundness to his wordiness
  • noun the quality of being round numbers
    • he gave us the results in round numbers, but their roundness didn't affect the point he was making

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crookedness

  • noun a tortuous and twisted shape or position
    tortuousness; contortion; tortuosity; torsion.
    • they built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs
    • the acrobat performed incredible contortions
  • noun having or distinguished by crooks or curves or bends or angles

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bean-shaped

  • adjective satellite having a shape resembling a bean

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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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miller

  • noun someone who works in a mill (especially a grain mill)
  • noun United States bandleader of a popular big band (1909-1944)
    Glenn Miller; Alton Glenn Miller.

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almond

  • noun small bushy deciduous tree native to Asia and North Africa having pretty pink blossoms and highly prized edible nuts enclosed in a hard green hull; cultivated in southern Australia and California
    Amygdalus communis; Prunus dulcis; sweet almond; Prunus amygdalus.
  • noun oval-shaped edible seed of the almond tree

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skeen_arch

  • noun an arch whose height is less than half its width
    skene arch; scheme arch; diminished arch.

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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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pulse

  • noun (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)
    pulsing; pulsation; impulse.
    • the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    beat; heartbeat; pulsation.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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nail

  • noun horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
  • noun a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

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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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winder

  • noun a worker who winds (e.g., a winch or clock or other mechanism)
  • noun mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock)
    key.

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infiltration

  • noun a process in which individuals (or small groups) penetrate an area (especially the military penetration of enemy positions without detection)
  • noun the slow passage of a liquid through a filtering medium
    percolation.
    • the percolation of rainwater through the soil
    • the infiltration of seawater through the lava

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theory

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

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even

  • noun the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
    eventide; evening; eve.
    • he enjoyed the evening light across the lake
  • verb make level or straight
    even out; level; flush.
    • level the ground

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thunder

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

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boogie

  • noun an instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano)
    boogie-woogie.
  • verb dance to boogie music

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schism

  • noun division of a group into opposing factions
    split.
    • another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy
  • noun the formal separation of a church into two churches or the withdrawal of one group over doctrinal differences

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driving_force

  • noun the act of applying force to propel something
    thrust; drive.
    • after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off

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tilter

  • noun someone who engages in a tilt or joust
  • noun a device for emptying a cask by tilting it without disturbing the dregs

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hull

  • noun dry outer covering of a fruit or seed or nut
  • noun persistent enlarged calyx at base of e.g. a strawberry or raspberry

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gonality

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net

  • noun a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange
    cyberspace; internet.
  • noun a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects

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jaundice

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

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uncurved

  • adjective satellite having no curves
    uncurving.

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arquated

Shaped like a bow; arcuate; curved. R.

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specialist

  • noun an expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning
    specializer; specialiser.
  • noun practices one branch of medicine
    medical specialist.

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hemicycle

  • noun a plane figure with the shape of half a circle
    semicircle.

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crouch

  • noun the act of bending low with the limbs close to the body
  • verb bend one's back forward from the waist on down
    stoop; bend; bow.
    • he crouched down
    • She bowed before the Queen
    • The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse

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avert

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; debar; avoid; deflect; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike
  • verb turn away or aside
    turn away.
    • They averted their eyes when the King entered

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turn_turtle

  • verb overturn accidentally
    turtle; capsize.
    • Don't rock the boat or it will capsize!

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environmental_science

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
    bionomics; ecology.

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conic_section

  • noun (geometry) a curve generated by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone
    conic.

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splinter

  • noun a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal
    sliver.
    • he got a splinter in his finger
    • it broke into slivers
  • verb withdraw from an organization or communion
    break away; secede.
    • After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away

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teetertotter

  • noun a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end
    tilting board; teeter; teeter-totter; seesaw; dandle board; teeterboard.
  • verb ride on a plank
    seesaw; teeter-totter.

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therapeutics

  • noun branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of disease
  • noun a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
    curative; remedy; cure; therapeutic.

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pursuit

  • noun the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
    following; pursual; chase.
    • the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit
  • noun a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria
    quest; pursuance.
    • the pursuit of love
    • life is more than the pursuance of fame
    • a quest for wealth

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path

  • noun a course of conduct
    way of life; way.
    • the path of virtue
    • we went our separate ways
    • our paths in life led us apart
    • genius usually follows a revolutionary path
  • noun a way especially designed for a particular use

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body_forth

  • verb represent in bodily form
    embody; substantiate; incarnate.
    • He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system
    • The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist

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intrados

  • noun the interior curve of an arch

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chink

  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
    Chinaman.
  • noun a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall

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tinsel

  • noun a showy decoration that is basically valueless
    • all the tinsel of self-promotion
  • noun a thread with glittering metal foil attached

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otology

  • noun the branch of medicine concerned with the ear

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undulation

  • noun an undulating curve
    wave.
  • noun wavelike motion; a gentle rising and falling in the manner of waves

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vellication

  • noun a sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition
    twitching; twitch.

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taper

  • noun a convex shape that narrows toward a point
  • noun the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)

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elaborate

  • verb add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
    expound; lucubrate; dilate; expatiate; enlarge; exposit; flesh out; expand.
    • She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation
  • verb produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product
    • The bee elaborates honey

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loop

  • noun fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines
    eyelet; grommet; grummet; cringle.
  • noun anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself)

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indentation

  • noun a concave cut into a surface or edge (as in a coastline)
    indenture.
  • noun the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion
    pitting; roughness.

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neurologist

  • noun a medical specialist in the nervous system and the disorders affecting it
    brain doctor.

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maunder

  • verb wander aimlessly
  • verb talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
    mussitate; mumble; mutter.

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spacetime

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sphericalness

  • noun the roundness of a 3-dimensional object
    sphericity; globularness; globosity; rotundness; rotundity.

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fantastic

  • adjective satellite ludicrously odd
    grotesque; antic; fantastical.
    • Hamlet's assumed antic disposition
    • fantastic Halloween costumes
    • a grotesque reflection in the mirror
  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    marvelous; marvellous; grand; terrific; howling; wonderful; wondrous; rattling; tremendous.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement

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topography

  • noun the configuration of a surface and the relations among its man-made and natural features
  • noun precise detailed study of the surface features of a region

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hunch

  • noun an impression that something might be the case
    intuition; suspicion.
    • he had an intuition that something had gone wrong
  • noun the act of bending yourself into a humped position

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stray

  • noun an animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)
  • verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    ramble; cast; swan; drift; wander; tramp; range; rove; roam; vagabond; roll.
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • roving vagabonds
    • the wandering Jew
    • The cattle roam across the prairie
    • the laborers drift from one town to the next
    • They rolled from town to town

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amygdaliform

  • adjective satellite shaped like an almond
    almond-shaped; amygdaloidal; amygdaloid.

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encirclement

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

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footle

  • verb be about
    loaf; mess about; lallygag; linger; lollygag; lurk; 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?
  • verb act foolishly, as by talking nonsense

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house_of_cards

  • noun a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control
    bubble.
    • his proposal was nothing but a house of cards
    • a real estate bubble
  • noun an unstable construction with playing cards
    cardhouse; cardcastle; card-house.
    • he built three levels of his cardcastle before it collapsed

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seven

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one
    heptad; sevener; VII; septet; 7; septenary.
  • noun one of four playing cards in a deck with seven pips on the face
    seven-spot.

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psychological

  • adjective satellite mental or emotional as opposed to physical in nature
    • give psychological support
    • psychological warfare
  • adjective of or relating to or determined by psychology
    • psychological theories

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saccade

  • noun a rapid, jerky movement of the eyes between positions of rest
  • noun an abrupt spasmodic movement
    jerking; jolt; jerk.

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cardhouse

  • noun an unstable construction with playing cards
    cardcastle; house of cards; card-house.
    • he built three levels of his cardcastle before it collapsed

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slam_dance

  • noun a form of dancing in which dancers slam into one another; normally performed to punk rock
    slam dancing.
  • verb dance the slam dance
    thrash; slam; mosh.

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permanent_wave

  • noun a series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicals
    permanent; perm.

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aeromedicine

  • noun the study and treatment of disorders associated with flight (especially with space flight)
    aerospace medicine; aviation medicine.

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landscape

  • noun an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view
  • noun painting depicting an expanse of natural scenery

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to

The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. "To Canterbury they wend." Chaucer.
Stay with us, go not to Wittenberg. Shak.
So to the sylvan lodge They came, that like Pomona's arbor smiled. Milton.
I'll to him again, . . . He'll tell me all his purpose. She stretched her arms to heaven. Dryden.

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embrangle

  • verb make more complicated or confused through entanglements
    snarl; snarl up.

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arching

  • adjective satellite forming or resembling an arch
    bowed; arched; arcuate; arciform; arced.
    • an arched ceiling
  • verb form an arch or curve
    curve; arc; arch.
    • her back arches
    • her hips curve nicely

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twirler

  • noun someone who twirls a baton
    baton twirler.
  • noun (baseball) the person who does the pitching
    hurler; pitcher.
    • our pitcher has a sore arm

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negative

  • noun a reply of denial
    • he answered in the negative
  • noun a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed

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waste_material

  • noun any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
    waste; waste matter; waste product.
    • they collect the waste once a week
    • much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers

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interlace

  • verb spin,wind, or twist together
    twine; lace; intertwine; enlace; entwine.
    • intertwine the ribbons
    • Twine the threads into a rope
    • intertwined hearts
  • verb hold in a locking position
    lock; interlock.
    • He locked his hands around her neck

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warp

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

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breaking_ball

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

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strike

  • noun a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
    work stoppage.
    • the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled
  • noun an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
    • the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn

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air_travel

  • noun travel via aircraft
    aviation; air.
    • air travel involves too much waiting in airports
    • if you've time to spare go by air

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breathe

  • verb draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
    respire; take a breath; suspire.
    • I can breathe b