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defection (Also defections) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to defection

work_stoppage

  • noun a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
    strike.
    • the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled

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walk-in

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

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relinquishing

  • noun a verbal act of renouncing a claim or right or position etc.
    relinquishment.
  • noun the act of giving up and abandoning a struggle or task etc.
    relinquishment.

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promenade

  • noun a formal ball held for a school class toward the end of the academic year
    prom.
  • noun a public area set aside as a pedestrian walk
    mall.

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dance

  • noun an artistic form of nonverbal communication
  • noun a party of people assembled for dancing

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degas

  • verb remove gas from
  • noun French impressionist painter (1834-1917)
    Edgar Degas; Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas.

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resistance

  • noun the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
    opposition.
    • he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens
    • despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead
  • noun any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion

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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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alien

  • noun a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country
    noncitizen; foreigner; outlander.
  • noun anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found
    unknown; stranger.

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nonviolent

  • adjective abstaining (on principle) from the use of violence
  • adjective satellite achieved without bloodshed
    unbloody.
    • an unbloody transfer of power

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avalanche

  • noun a slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain
  • noun a sudden appearance of an overwhelming number of things
    • the program brought an avalanche of mail

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skate

  • noun sports equipment that is worn on the feet to enable the wearer to glide along and to be propelled by the alternate actions of the legs
  • noun large edible rays having a long snout and thick tail with pectoral fins continuous with the head; swim by undulating the edges of the pectoral fins

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skim

  • noun a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid
    • there was a thin skim of oil on the water
  • noun reading or glancing through quickly
    skimming.

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direct_action

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

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skiing

  • noun a sport in which participants must travel on skis
  • verb move along on skis
    ski.
    • We love to ski the Rockies
    • My children don't ski

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go

  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    turn; tour; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
  • noun street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    cristal; ecstasy; XTC; Adam; X; hug drug; disco biscuit.

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holdout

  • noun a negotiator who hopes to gain concessions by refusing to come to terms
    • their star pitcher was a holdout for six weeks
  • noun a refusal by a negotiator to come to terms in the hope of obtaining a better deal

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shlep

  • noun (Yiddish) an awkward and stupid person
    schlep; schlepper; shlepper.
  • noun a tedious or difficult journey
    schlep.

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shamble

  • noun walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet
    shambling; shuffle; shuffling.
    • from his shambling I assumed he was very old
  • verb walk by dragging one's feet
    shuffle; scuffle.
    • he shuffled out of the room
    • We heard his feet shuffling down the hall

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gaolbreak

  • noun an escape from jail
    prison-breaking; jailbreak; break; breakout; prisonbreak.
    • the breakout was carefully planned

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soldiery

  • noun soldiers collectively
    troops; military personnel.

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protest

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

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gad

  • noun a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward
    spur.
    • cowboys know not to squat with their spurs on
  • noun an anxiety disorder characterized by chronic free-floating anxiety and such symptoms as tension or sweating or trembling or lightheadedness or irritability etc that has lasted for more than six months
    generalized anxiety disorder; anxiety reaction.

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sit-down

  • noun a strike in which workers refuse to leave the workplace until a settlement is reached
    sit-down strike.

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forgoing

  • noun the act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.)
    forswearing; renunciation.
  • verb do without or cease to hold or adhere to
    relinquish; foreswear; forego; waive; forgo; dispense with.
    • We are dispensing with formalities
    • relinquish the old ideas

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weed

  • noun any plant that crowds out cultivated plants
  • noun a black band worn by a man (on the arm or hat) as a sign of mourning
    mourning band.

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flash

  • noun a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
  • noun a momentary brightness

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qui

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passage

  • noun the act of passing from one state or place to the next
    transition.
  • noun a section of text; particularly a section of medium length

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expostulation

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

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charge

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

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toter

  • noun someone whose employment involves carrying something
    carrier; bearer.
    • the bonds were transmitted by carrier

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swap

  • noun an equal exchange
    swop; barter; trade.
    • we had no money so we had to live by barter
  • verb exchange or give (something) in exchange for
    switch; swop; trade.

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tusk

  • noun a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses
    ivory.
  • noun a long pointed tooth specialized for fighting or digging; especially in an elephant or walrus or hog

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wildcat

  • noun an exploratory oil well drilled in land not known to be an oil field
    wildcat well.
  • noun a cruelly rapacious person
    beast; savage; wolf; brute.

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friendly

  • noun troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces
    • friendlies came to their rescue
  • adjective characteristic of or befitting a friend
    • friendly advice
    • a friendly neighborhood
    • the only friendly person here
    • a friendly host and hostess

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speeder

  • noun a driver who exceeds the safe speed limit
    speed demon.

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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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enfant_terrible

  • noun a person whose unconventional behavior embarrasses others

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armament

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

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trot

  • noun a slow pace of running
    lope; jog.
  • noun radicals who support Trotsky's theory that socialism must be established throughout the world by continuing revolution
    Trotskyite; Trotskyist.

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string

  • noun a lightweight cord
    twine.
  • noun stringed instruments that are played with a bow
    bowed stringed instrument.
    • the strings played superlatively well

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ladle

  • noun a spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle; frequently used to transfer liquids from one container to another
  • verb put (a liquid) into a container by means of a ladle
    • ladle soup into the bowl

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political_dissident

  • noun a dissenter from political orthodoxy

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rise

  • noun a growth in strength or number or importance
  • noun the act of changing location in an upward direction
    ascension; ascent; ascending.

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so-and-so

  • noun a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
    git; crumb; stinker; scum bag; rat; rotter; puke; dirty dog; bum; skunk; stinkpot; lowlife.
    • only a rotter would do that
    • kill the rat
    • throw the bum out
    • you cowardly little pukes!
    • the British call a contemptible person a `git'

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mince

  • noun food chopped into small bits
    • a mince of mushrooms
  • verb make less severe or harsh
    moderate; soften.
    • He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears

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procession

  • noun (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost
    rise; emanation.
    • the emanation of the Holy Spirit
    • the rising of the Holy Ghost
    • the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son
  • noun the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation
    • processions were forbidden

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personnel

  • noun group of people willing to obey orders
    force.
    • a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens
  • noun the department responsible for hiring and training and placing employees and for setting policies for personnel management
    personnel department; personnel office; staff office.

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spoon

  • noun a piece of cutlery with a shallow bowl-shaped container and a handle; used to stir or serve or take up food
  • noun as much as a spoon will hold
    spoonful.
    • he added two spoons of sugar

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decamp

  • verb leave a camp
    break camp.
    • The hikers decamped before dawn
  • verb run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
    abscond; make off; absquatulate; bolt; go off; run off.
    • The thief made off with our silver
    • the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe

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group_action

  • noun action taken by a group of people

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sailplane

  • noun aircraft supported only by the dynamic action of air against its surfaces
    glider.
  • verb fly a plane without an engine
    soar.

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fall

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

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floater

  • noun spots before the eyes caused by opaque cell fragments in the vitreous humor and lens
    spots; musca volitans; muscae volitantes.
    • floaters seem to drift through the field of vision
  • noun a debt instrument with a variable interest rate tied to some other interest rate (e.g. the rate paid by T-bills)

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twaddle

  • noun pretentious or silly talk or writing
    taradiddle; boloney; humbug; bilgewater; tarradiddle; tosh; bosh; baloney; drool; tommyrot.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber.

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blast

  • noun a very long fly ball
  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; bang; eruption; clap.

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roving

  • noun travelling about without any clear destination
    vagabondage; wandering.
    • she followed him in his wanderings and looked after him
  • verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    ramble; stray; 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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ceding

  • noun the act of ceding
    cession.
  • verb give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
    cede; yield; concede; grant.

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sashay

  • noun a square dance figure; partners circle each other taking sideways steps
  • noun (ballet) quick gliding steps with one foot always leading
    chasse.

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school

  • noun an educational institution
    • the school was founded in 1900
  • noun a building where young people receive education
    schoolhouse.
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning

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whisk

  • noun a mixer incorporating a coil of wires; used for whipping eggs or cream
  • noun a small short-handled broom used to brush clothes
    whisk broom.

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footmark

  • noun a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface
    footprint; step.
    • the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window

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deficient

  • adjective satellite inadequate in amount or degree
    wanting; lacking.
    • a deficient education
    • deficient in common sense
    • lacking in stamina
    • tested and found wanting
  • adjective of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement
    insufficient.
    • insufficient funds

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industrialization

  • noun the development of industry on an extensive scale
    industrial enterprise; industrialisation.

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dig

  • noun the site of an archeological exploration
    excavation; archeological site.
    • they set up camp next to the dig
  • noun an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    shaft; gibe; shot; barb; slam; jibe.
    • his parting shot was `drop dead'
    • she threw shafts of sarcasm
    • she takes a dig at me every chance she gets

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rival

  • noun the contestant you hope to defeat
    contender; competitor; competition; challenger.
    • he had respect for his rivals
    • he wanted to know what the competition was doing
  • verb be equal to in quality or ability
    touch; equal; match.
    • Nothing can rival cotton for durability
    • Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues
    • Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents

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military_police

  • noun a military corps that enforces discipline and guards prisoners
    MP.

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leave

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

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militarisation

  • noun act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency: "mobilization of the troops"
    mobilisation; militarization; mobilization.

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desertion

  • noun withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility
    abandonment; defection.
    • his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless
  • noun the act of giving something up
    abandonment; forsaking.

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race

  • noun any competition
    • the race for the presidency
  • noun a contest of speed
    • the race is to the swift

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evade

  • verb avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    dodge; fudge; sidestep; parry; elude; skirt; duck; hedge; circumvent; put off.
    • He dodged the issue
    • she skirted the problem
    • They tend to evade their responsibilities
    • he evaded the questions skillfully
  • verb escape, either physically or mentally
    elude; bilk.
    • The thief eluded the police
    • This difficult idea seems to evade her
    • The event evades explanation

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redefection

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gut

  • noun the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
    bowel; intestine.
  • noun a narrow channel or strait

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insubordinate

  • adjective not submissive to authority
    • a history of insubordinate behavior
    • insubordinate boys
  • adjective satellite disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority
    resistant; resistive.

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cloister

  • noun residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery)
    religious residence.
  • noun a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)

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freedom_fighter

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

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dodger

  • noun a shifty deceptive person
    fox; slyboots.
  • noun small oval cake of corn bread baked or fried (chiefly southern)
    corn dab; corn dodger.

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dip

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

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lapse

  • noun a mistake resulting from inattention
    oversight.
  • noun a break or intermission in the occurrence of something
    • a lapse of three weeks between letters

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chandelle

  • noun a flight maneuver consisting of a steep climbing turn executed to gain altitude while changing direction
  • verb climb suddenly and steeply
    • The airplane chandelled

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flick

  • noun a light sharp contact (usually with something flexible)
    • he gave it a flick with his finger
    • he felt the flick of a whip
  • noun a short stroke

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revolution

  • noun a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving
    • the industrial revolution was also a cultural revolution
  • noun the overthrow of a government by those who are governed

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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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angleworm

  • noun terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
    earthworm; dew worm; fishworm; wiggler; nightwalker; fishing worm; red worm; nightcrawler; crawler.

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picket

  • noun a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
    lookout; sentry; watch; lookout man; scout; spotter; sentinel.
  • noun a detachment of troops guarding an army from surprise attack

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vacillation

  • noun indecision in speech or action
    hesitation; wavering.
  • noun changing location by moving back and forth
    swinging; swing.

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tinny

  • adjective of or containing tin
  • adjective satellite of very poor quality; flimsy
    cheap; punk; crummy; bum; sleazy; chintzy; cheesy.

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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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regular_army

  • noun a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
    ground forces; army.

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overhaul

  • noun periodic maintenance on a car or machine
    inspection and repair; service.
    • it was time for an overhaul on the tractor
  • noun the act of improving by renewing and restoring
    renovation; redevelopment.
    • they are pursuing a general program of renovation to the entire property
    • a major overhal of the healthcare system was proposed

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hunger_march

  • noun a march of protest or demonstration by the unemployed

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thinker

  • noun an important intellectual
    mind; creative thinker.
    • the great minds of the 17th century
  • noun someone who exercises the mind (usually in an effort to reach a decision)

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rebelliousness

  • noun intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude
    defiance.
  • noun an insubordinate act
    insubordination.

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traveling

  • noun the act of going from one place to another
    travel; travelling.
    • he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel
  • verb change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
    go; travel; move; locomote.
    • How fast does your new car go?
    • We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus
    • The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect
    • The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell
    • news travelled fast

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defender

  • noun a person who cares for persons or property
    protector; shielder; guardian.
  • noun a fighter who holds out against attack
    withstander.

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ascendant

  • noun position or state of being dominant or in control
    ascendent.
    • that idea was in the ascendant
  • noun someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
    ascendent; antecedent; ancestor; root.

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warmonger

  • noun a person who advocates war or warlike policies
    militarist.

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militarization

  • noun act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency: "mobilization of the troops"
    mobilisation; militarisation; mobilization.

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ribbon

  • noun any long object resembling a thin line
    thread.
    • a mere ribbon of land
    • the lighted ribbon of traffic
    • from the air the road was a grey thread
    • a thread of smoke climbed upward
  • noun an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
    laurel wreath; decoration; palm; medallion; medal.

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blue

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

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transfer

  • noun the act of moving something from one location to another
    conveyance; transportation; transport; transferral.
  • noun someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to another
    transferee.
    • the best student was a transfer from LSU

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turn

  • noun a circular segment of a curve
    twist; crook; bend.
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turning.
    • he took a turn to the right

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curse

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearing; swearword; expletive; cuss; oath; curse word.
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  • noun an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
    condemnation; execration.

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peasant's_revolt

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

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power

  • noun possession of controlling influence
    powerfulness.
    • the deterrent power of nuclear weapons
    • the power of his love saved her
    • his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade
  • noun (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)

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pace

  • noun the rate of moving (especially walking or running)
    gait.
  • noun the distance covered by a step
    footstep; step; stride.
    • he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig

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giving

  • noun the act of giving
    gift.
  • noun the imparting of news or promises etc.
    • he gave us the news and made a great show of the giving
    • giving his word of honor seemed to come too easily

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tackiness

  • noun the property of being cohesive and sticky
    gluiness; gumminess; cohesiveness; glueyness; viscidness; ropiness; viscidity.
  • noun tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar
    tat; cheapness; sleaze.

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prison-breaking

  • noun an escape from jail
    jailbreak; break; breakout; prisonbreak; gaolbreak.
    • the breakout was carefully planned

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drifting

  • noun aimless wandering from place to place
  • verb be in motion due to some air or water current
    blow; be adrift; float; drift.
    • The leaves were blowing in the wind
    • the boat drifted on the lake
    • The sailboat was adrift on the open sea
    • the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore

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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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lurch

  • noun an unsteady uneven gait
    stagger; stumble.
  • noun a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage)

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paddle

  • noun small wooden bat with a flat surface; used for hitting balls in various games
  • noun a blade of a paddle wheel or water wheel

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nonviolence

  • noun peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate
    nonviolent resistance; passive resistance.

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wiggler

  • noun one who can't stay still (especially a child)
    squirmer; wriggler.
    • the toddler was a real wiggler on plane trips
  • noun larva of a mosquito
    wriggler.

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axial

  • adjective of or relating to or resembling an axis of rotation
  • adjective relating to or attached to the axis
    axile.
    • axial angle

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tail

  • noun the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
  • noun the time of the last part of something
    fag end; tail end.
    • the fag end of this crisis-ridden century
    • the tail of the storm

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flowing

  • noun the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
    flow.
  • verb move or progress freely as if in a stream
    flux; flow.
    • The crowd flowed out of the stadium

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remilitarisation

  • noun the act of militarizing again
    remilitarization.

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marching

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

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maverick

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

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bird

  • noun warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
  • noun the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
    fowl.

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movement

  • noun a change of position that does not entail a change of location
    motion; move; motility.
    • the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise
    • movement is a sign of life
    • an impatient move of his hand
    • gastrointestinal motility
  • noun the act of changing location from one place to another
    motion; move.
    • police controlled the motion of the crowd
    • the movement of people from the farms to the cities
    • his move put him directly in my path

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forlornness

  • noun sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
    loneliness; desolation.

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resort_hotel

  • noun a hotel located in a resort area
    resort; holiday resort.
  • noun a fashionable hotel usually in a resort area
    spa.

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swoop

  • noun (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale
    slide.
    • the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides
  • noun a very rapid raid

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job_action

  • noun a temporary action by workers to protest management decision or to make demands

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raising

  • noun the event of something being raised upward
    lift; elevation.
    • an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon
    • a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity
  • noun the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
    rearing; nurture.

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chicane

  • noun a bridge hand that is void of trumps
  • noun a movable barrier used in motor racing; sometimes placed before a dangerous corner to reduce speed as cars pass in single file

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abscond

  • verb run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
    make off; absquatulate; decamp; bolt; go off; run off.
    • The thief made off with our silver
    • the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe

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remotion

  • noun the act of removing
    removal.
    • he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy

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loose

  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; free; release; liberate.
  • verb turn loose or free from restraint
    let loose; unleash.
    • let loose mines
    • Loose terrible plagues upon humanity

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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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defector

  • noun a person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)
    deserter.

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following

  • noun a group of followers or enthusiasts
    followers.
  • noun the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
    pursual; pursuit; chase.
    • the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit

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selective

  • adjective satellite tending to select; characterized by careful choice
    • an exceptionally quick and selective reader"- John Mason Brown
  • adjective satellite characterized by very careful or fastidious selection
    • the school was very selective in its admissions

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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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address

  • noun (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored
    reference; computer address.
  • noun the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with

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tittle-tattle

  • noun light informal conversation for social occasions
    chin wag; chit-chat; chitchat; chin-wagging; causerie; chin-wag; small talk; gabfest; chin wagging; chit chat; gossip; gab.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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noncompliant

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

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backlash

  • noun a movement back from an impact
    repercussion; rebound; recoil.
  • noun an adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence
    • there was a backlash of intolerance

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change

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

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buck

  • noun a gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated; used lengthwise for vaulting
    vaulting horse; long horse.
  • noun a piece of paper money worth one dollar
    dollar bill; clam; dollar; one dollar bill.

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descender

  • noun someone who descends
  • noun a lowercase letter that has a part extending below other lowercase letters

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swash

  • noun the movement or sound of water
    • the swash of waves on the beach
  • verb make violent, noisy movements

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shift

  • noun an event in which something is displaced without rotation
    displacement.
  • noun a qualitative change
    transformation; transmutation.

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dispiritedness

  • noun a feeling of low spirits
    dejectedness; low-spiritedness; lowness; downheartedness.
    • he felt responsible for her lowness of spirits

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troops

  • noun soldiers collectively
    soldiery; military personnel.
  • noun a group of soldiers
    troop.

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give_away

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

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round

  • noun a charge of ammunition for a single shot
    one shot; unit of ammunition.
  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    rhythm; cycle.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons

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alexander_isayevich_solzhenitsyn

  • noun Soviet writer and political dissident whose novels exposed the brutality of Soviet labor camps (born in 1918)
    Solzhenitsyn; Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn.

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periodic

  • adjective happening or recurring at regular intervals
    periodical.
    • the periodic appearance of the seventeen-year locust
  • adjective satellite recurring or reappearing from time to time
    occasional.
    • periodic feelings of anxiety

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skyrocket

  • noun propels bright light high in the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon
    rocket.
  • noun sends a firework display high into the sky
    rocket.

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pick

  • noun the person or thing chosen or selected
    selection; choice.
    • he was my pick for mayor
  • noun the quantity of a crop that is harvested
    picking.
    • he sent the first picking of berries to the market
    • it was the biggest peach pick in years

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action

  • noun something done (usually as opposed to something said)
    • there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions
  • noun the state of being active
    activeness; activity.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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locomotion

  • noun the power or ability to move
    motive power; motivity.
  • noun self-propelled movement
    travel.

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climb

  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; upgrade; raise; rise; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise
  • noun an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
    climbing; mounting.

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lockstep

  • noun a standard procedure that is followed mindlessly
    • the union's support had been in lockstep for years
  • noun a manner of marching in file in which each person's leg moves with and behind the corresponding leg of the person ahead
    • the prisoner's ankles were so chained together that they could only march in lockstep

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homecoming

  • noun an annual school or university reunion for graduates
  • noun a coming to or returning home
    return.
    • on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party

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confrontation

  • noun a bold challenge
  • noun discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions

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sympathetic_strike

  • noun a strike in support of other workers who are on strike; a strike not resulting from direct grievances against the workers' employer
    sympathy strike.

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tattle

  • noun disclosing information or giving evidence about another
    telling; singing.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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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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shuffle

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

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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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reserve

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

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pitch

  • noun the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
  • noun (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
    delivery.

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caravan

  • noun a procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file
    train; wagon train.
    • we were part of a caravan of almost a thousand camels
    • they joined the wagon train for safety
  • noun a camper equipped with living quarters
    van.

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limp

  • noun the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
    hobble; hitch.
  • verb walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
    hobble; hitch; gimp.
    • The old woman hobbles down to the store every day

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great_revolt

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

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jailbreak

  • noun an escape from jail
    prison-breaking; break; breakout; prisonbreak; gaolbreak.
    • the breakout was carefully planned

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private

  • noun an enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marines
    common soldier; buck private.
    • our prisoner was just a private and knew nothing of value
  • adjective confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy
    • a private place
    • private discussions
    • private lessons
    • a private club
    • a private secretary
    • private property
    • the former President is now a private citizen
    • public figures struggle to maintain a private life

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stool_pigeon

  • noun someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
    sneaker; canary; sneak; stoolpigeon; fink; stoolie; snitch; snitcher.
  • noun a dummy pigeon used to decoy others

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make_off

  • verb run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
    abscond; absquatulate; decamp; bolt; go off; run off.
    • The thief made off with our silver
    • the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe

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amphibious_demonstration

  • noun an amphibious operation conducted for the purpose of deceiving the enemy and leading him into a course of action unfavorable to him

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turning

  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turn.
    • he took a turn to the right
  • noun act of changing in practice or custom
    • the law took many turnings over the years

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motor

  • noun machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion
  • noun a nonspecific agent that imparts motion
    • happiness is the aim of all men and the motor of all action

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duck

  • noun small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
  • noun (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman
    duck's egg.

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tap

  • noun the sound made by a gentle blow
    pat; rap.
  • noun a gentle blow
    strike; rap.

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stand

  • noun a support or foundation
    pedestal; base.
    • the base of the lamp
  • noun the position where a thing or person stands

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prowl_car

  • noun a car in which policemen cruise the streets; equipped with radiotelephonic communications to headquarters
    cruiser; squad car; police cruiser; patrol car; police car.

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armed

  • adjective (used of persons or the military) characterized by having or bearing arms
    • armed robbery
  • verb prepare oneself for a military confrontation
    build up; gird; fortify; arm.
    • The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East
    • troops are building up on the Iraqi border

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striker

  • noun a forward on a soccer team
  • noun someone receiving intensive training for a naval technical rating

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wave

  • noun one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
    moving ridge.
  • noun a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon
    • a wave of settlers
    • troops advancing in waves

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strut

  • noun a proud stiff pompous gait
    swagger; prance.
  • noun brace consisting of a bar or rod used to resist longitudinal compression

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civil_disobedience

  • noun a group's refusal to obey a law because they believe the law is immoral (as in protest against discrimination)
    • Thoreau wrote a famous essay justifying civil disobedience

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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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dissonance

  • noun a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
    disagreement; dissension.
  • noun the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience
    racket; noise.
    • modern music is just noise to me

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crap

  • noun obscene terms for feces
    poop; dirt; shite; turd; shit.
  • noun obscene words for unacceptable behavior
    horseshit; Irish bull; dogshit; bull; bullshit; shit.
    • I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk
    • what he said was mostly bull

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plop

  • noun the noise of a rounded object dropping into a liquid without a splash
  • verb drop something with a plopping sound

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zip

  • noun a quantity of no importance
    cypher; aught; nil; nada; zero; nix; cipher; zilch; goose egg; zippo; nothing; naught; null.
    • it looked like nothing I had ever seen before
    • reduced to nil all the work we had done
    • we racked up a pathetic goose egg
    • it was all for naught
    • I didn't hear zilch about it
  • noun a code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid in the sorting of mail
    postal code; postcode; ZIP code.

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army

  • noun a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
    ground forces; regular army.
  • noun a large number of people united for some specific purpose

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orb

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

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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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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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levant

  • verb run off without paying a debt
  • noun a heavy morocco often used in bookbinding
    Levant morocco.

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shuck

  • noun material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
    stubble; chaff; straw; husk; stalk.
  • verb remove from the shell
    • shuck oysters

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mobilisation

  • noun act of marshaling and organizing and making ready for use or action
    mobilization.
    • mobilization of the country's economic resources
  • noun act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency: "mobilization of the troops"
    militarisation; militarization; mobilization.

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plod

  • noun the act of walking with a slow heavy gait
    plodding.
    • I could recognize his plod anywhere
  • verb walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
    footslog; tramp; trudge; slog; pad.
    • Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone

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call

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

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strike

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

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raft

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

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natator

  • noun a person who travels through the water by swimming
    bather; swimmer.
    • he is not a good swimmer

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slalom

  • noun a downhill race over a winding course defined by upright poles
  • verb race on skis around obstacles

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draft_evader

  • noun someone who is drafted and illegally refuses to serve
    draft dodger.

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tell

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

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negativism

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

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entrance

  • noun something that provides access (to get in or get out)
    entryway; entree; entranceway; entry.
    • they waited at the entrance to the garden
    • beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral
  • noun a movement into or inward
    entering.

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industrial_enterprise

  • noun the development of industry on an extensive scale
    industrialization; industrialisation.

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abandonment

  • noun the act of giving something up
    desertion; forsaking.
  • noun withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility
    desertion; defection.
    • his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless

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expose

  • noun the exposure of an impostor or a fraud
    unmasking.
    • he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government
  • verb expose or make accessible to some action or influence
    • Expose your students to art
    • expose the blanket to sunshine

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hotfoot

  • noun a practical joke that involves inserting a match surreptitiously between the sole and upper of the victim's shoe and then lighting it
  • verb move fast
    rush; bucket along; belt along; cannonball along; race; step on it; hie; hasten; speed; pelt along; rush along.
    • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    • The cars raced down the street

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rebel

  • noun a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
    insurgent; freedom fighter; insurrectionist.
  • noun `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms
    Reb; Johnny Reb; greyback; Johnny.

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escapist

  • noun a person who escapes into a world of fantasy
    wishful thinker; dreamer.

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trail

  • noun a track or mark left by something that has passed
    • there as a trail of blood
    • a tear left its trail on her cheek
  • noun a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country

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train

  • noun public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive
    railroad train.
    • express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction
  • noun a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding
    string.
    • a string of islands
    • train of mourners
    • a train of thought

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recreant

  • noun an abject coward
    poltroon; craven.
  • noun a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
    ratter; renegade; deserter; turncoat; apostate.

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surface

  • noun the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary
    • there is a special cleaner for these surfaces
    • the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface
  • noun the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object
    • they skimmed over the surface of the water
    • a brush small enough to clean every dental surface
    • the sun has no distinct surface

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disfavor

  • noun the state of being out of favor
    disfavour.
    • he is in disfavor with the king
  • noun an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group
    dislike; disapproval; disfavour.

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throw

  • noun the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)
    • the catcher made a good throw to second base
  • noun a single chance or instance
    • he couldn't afford $50 a throw

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unfaithful

  • adjective not true to duty or obligation or promises
    • an unfaithful lover
  • adjective having sexual relations with someone other than your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend
    • her husband was unfaithful

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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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harvest

  • noun the yield from plants in a single growing season
    crop.
  • noun the consequence of an effort or activity
    • they gathered a harvest of examples
    • a harvest of love

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military_reserve

  • noun armed forces that are not on active duty but can be called in an emergency
    reserve.

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negativity

  • noun the character of the negative electric pole
    negativeness.
  • noun characterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands
    negativeness; negativism.

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fly

  • noun two-winged insects characterized by active flight
  • noun flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
    rainfly; tent flap; fly sheet; tent-fly.

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prowl

  • noun the act of prowling (walking about in a stealthy manner)
  • verb move about in or as if in a predatory manner
    • The suspicious stranger prowls the streets of the town

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consort

  • noun the husband or wife of a reigning monarch
  • noun a family of similar musical instrument playing together
    choir.

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thwarter

  • noun someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
    obstructionist; resister; obstructor; obstructer.

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car

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

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challenge

  • noun a demanding or stimulating situation
    • they reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power
  • noun a call to engage in a contest or fight

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team

  • noun a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
    squad.
  • noun two or more draft animals that work together to pull something

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worm

  • noun any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae
  • noun a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
    dirt ball; insect; louse.

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dew

  • noun water that has condensed on a cool surface overnight from water vapor in the air
    • in the morning the grass was wet with dew

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recession

  • noun the state of the economy declines; a widespread decline in the GDP and employment and trade lasting from six months to a year
  • noun a small concavity
    corner; niche; recess.

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soup

  • noun liquid food especially of meat or fish or vegetable stock often containing pieces of solid food
  • noun any composition having a consistency suggestive of soup

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brownian_movement

  • noun the random motion of small particles suspended in a gas or liquid
    pedesis; Brownian motion.

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lumber

  • noun the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
    timber.
  • noun an implement used in baseball by the batter
    baseball bat.

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cam

  • noun a rotating disk shaped to convert circular into linear motion
  • noun a river in east central England that flows past Cambridge to join the Ouse River
    River Cam; Cam River.

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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abandon

  • noun the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry
    wantonness; unconstraint.
    • she danced with abandon
  • noun a feeling of extreme emotional intensity
    wildness.
    • the wildness of his anger

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ferry

  • noun a boat that transports people or vehicles across a body of water and operates on a regular schedule
    ferryboat.
  • noun transport by boat or aircraft
    ferrying.

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parkway

  • noun a wide scenic road planted with trees
    drive.
    • the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views

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quick_march

  • noun marching at quick time

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negativeness

  • noun the character of the negative electric pole
    negativity.
  • noun characterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands
    negativity; negativism.

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insubordination

  • noun defiance of authority
  • noun an insubordinate act
    rebelliousness.

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rank_and_file

  • noun the ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army)
    rank.
    • the strike was supported by the union rank and file
    • he rose from the ranks to become a colonel
  • noun people who constitute the main body of any group

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stampede

  • noun a headlong rush of people on a common impulse
    • when he shouted `fire' there was a stampede to the exits
  • noun a wild headlong rush of frightened animals (horses or cattle)

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patrol

  • noun a detachment used for security or reconnaissance
  • noun the activity of going around or through an area at regular intervals for security purposes

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stream

  • noun a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
    watercourse.
  • noun dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas
    current; flow.
    • two streams of development run through American history
    • stream of consciousness
    • the flow of thought
    • the current of history

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gallop

  • noun a fast gait of a horse; a two-beat stride during which all four legs are off the ground simultaneously
  • verb ride at a galloping pace
    • He was galloping down the road

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process

  • noun a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
    procedure.
    • the procedure of obtaining a driver's license
    • it was a process of trial and error
  • noun (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
    operation; cognitive process; mental process; cognitive operation.
    • the process of thinking
    • the cognitive operation of remembering

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lock

  • noun a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
  • noun a strand or cluster of hair
    curl; ringlet; whorl.

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scab

  • noun someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
    strikebreaker; rat; blackleg.
  • noun the crustlike surface of a healing skin lesion

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air_traveller

  • noun someone who travels by airplane
    air traveler.

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mover

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

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boycott

  • noun a group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies
  • verb refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with

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high

  • noun a lofty level or position or degree
    • summer temperatures reached an all-time high
  • noun an air mass of higher than normal pressure
    • the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high

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stroke

  • noun (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
    shot.
    • it took two strokes to get out of the bunker
    • a good shot requires good balance and tempo
    • he left me an almost impossible shot
  • noun the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
    throw; cam stroke.

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tag

  • noun a label written or printed on paper, cardboard, or plastic that is attached to something to indicate its owner, nature, price, etc.
    ticket.
  • noun a label associated with something for the purpose of identification
    • semantic tags were attached in order to identify different meanings of the word

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bend

  • noun a circular segment of a curve
    twist; crook; turn.
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
  • noun movement that causes the formation of a curve
    bending.

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slip

  • noun a socially awkward or tactless act
    gaffe; gaucherie; solecism; faux pas.
  • noun a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
    parapraxis; slip-up; miscue.

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arise

  • verb come into existence; take on form or shape
    originate; develop; rise; uprise; spring up; grow.
    • A new religious movement originated in that country
    • a love that sprang up from friendship
    • the idea for the book grew out of a short story
    • An interesting phenomenon uprose
  • verb originate or come into being
    come up; bob up.
    • a question arose

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ascension

  • noun a movement upward
    ascent; rise; rising.
    • they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon
  • noun (Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter
    Ascension of the Lord; Ascension Day.

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surge

  • noun a sudden forceful flow
    rush; upsurge; spate.
  • noun a sudden or abrupt strong increase
    upsurge.
    • stimulated a surge of speculation
    • an upsurge of emotion
    • an upsurge in violent crime

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skirt

  • noun cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist
  • noun a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women

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scat

  • noun singing jazz; the singer substitutes nonsense syllables for the words of the song and tries to sound like a musical instrument
    scat singing.
  • verb flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    lam; run; head for the hills; hightail it; bunk; run away; take to the woods; scarper; escape; fly the coop; break away; turn tail.
    • If you see this man, run!
    • The burglars escaped before the police showed up

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practical

  • adjective concerned with actual use or practice
    • he is a very practical person
    • the idea had no practical application
    • a practical knowledge of Japanese
    • woodworking is a practical art
  • adjective satellite guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory
    hardheaded; hard-nosed; pragmatic.
    • a hardheaded appraisal of our position
    • a hard-nosed labor leader
    • completely practical in his approach to business
    • not ideology but pragmatic politics

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defective

  • adjective satellite having a defect
    faulty.
    • I returned the appliance because it was defective
  • adjective satellite markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior
    • defective speech

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piffle

  • noun trivial nonsense
    balderdash; fiddle-faddle.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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handover

  • noun act of relinquishing property or authority etc
    • the handover of occupied territory

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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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breaking

  • noun the act of breaking something
    break; breakage.
    • the breakage was unavoidable
  • verb terminate
    interrupt; break.
    • She interrupted her pregnancy
    • break a lucky streak
    • break the cycle of poverty

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skid

  • noun one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects
  • noun a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation
    shoe; brake shoe.

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wave

  • noun one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
    moving ridge.
  • noun a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon
    • a wave of settlers
    • troops advancing in waves

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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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beat

  • noun a regular route for a sentry or policeman
    round.
    • in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    heartbeat; pulsation; pulse.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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migrator

  • noun traveler who moves from one region or country to another
    migrant.
  • noun an animal (especially birds and fish) that travels between different habitats at particular times of the year

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hop

  • noun the act of hopping; jumping upward or forward (especially on one foot)
  • noun twining perennials having cordate leaves and flowers arranged in conelike spikes; the dried flowers of this plant are used in brewing to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer
    hops.

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speeding

  • noun changing location rapidly
    hurrying; speed.
  • verb move fast
    rush; bucket along; hotfoot; belt along; cannonball along; race; step on it; hie; hasten; speed; pelt along; rush along.
    • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    • The cars raced down the street

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sideslip

  • noun an unexpected slide
    skid; slip.
  • noun a flight maneuver; aircraft slides sideways in the air
    slip.

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gimp

  • noun disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet
    claudication; gameness; lameness; limping; gimpiness.
  • verb walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
    hobble; limp; hitch.
    • The old woman hobbles down to the store every day

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heel

  • noun the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation
  • noun the back part of the human foot

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remonstrance

  • noun the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
    expostulation; objection; remonstration.

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cavil

  • noun an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
    quibble; quiddity.
  • verb raise trivial objections
    carp; chicane.

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lam

  • noun a rapid escape (as by criminals)
    getaway.
    • the thieves made a clean getaway
    • after the expose he had to take it on the lam
  • verb flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    run; head for the hills; hightail it; bunk; run away; take to the woods; scarper; escape; fly the coop; break away; scat; turn tail.
    • If you see this man, run!
    • The burglars escaped before the police showed up

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tide

  • noun the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon
  • noun something that may increase or decrease (like the tides of the sea)
    • a rising tide of popular interest

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axial_rotation

  • noun rotary motion of an object around its own axis
    axial motion; roll.
    • wheels in axial rotation

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military_machine

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; military; armed services; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker

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deflexion

  • noun the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
    refraction; deflection.
  • noun the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position
    deflection.

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uprising

  • noun organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
    rising; insurrection; revolt; rebellion.
  • verb come into existence; take on form or shape
    originate; develop; rise; uprise; spring up; arise; grow.
    • A new religious movement originated in that country
    • a love that sprang up from friendship
    • the idea for the book grew out of a short story
    • An interesting phenomenon uprose

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dive

  • noun a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall
    honkytonk.
  • noun a headlong plunge into water
    diving.

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lag

  • noun the act of slowing down or falling behind
    retardation; slowdown.
  • noun the time between one event, process, or period and another
    meantime; interim; meanwhile.
    • meanwhile the socialists are running the government

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loyalty

  • noun the quality of being loyal
    trueness.
  • noun feelings of allegiance

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militarist

  • noun a person who advocates war or warlike policies
    warmonger.

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medevac

  • noun the evacuation of persons (usually by air transportation) to a place where they can receive medical care
    medivac; medical evacuation.

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plane

  • noun an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
    airplane; aeroplane.
    • the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane
  • noun (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape
    sheet.
    • we will refer to the plane of the graph as the X-Y plane
    • any line joining two points on a plane lies wholly on that plane

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absconder

  • noun a fugitive who runs away and hides to avoid arrest or prosecution

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prance

  • noun a proud stiff pompous gait
    swagger; strut.
  • verb to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
    sashay; ruffle; tittup; strut; swagger; cock.
    • He struts around like a rooster in a hen house

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political_science

  • noun the study of government of states and other political units
    politics; government.

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coming

  • noun the act of drawing spatially closer to something
    approach; approaching.
    • the hunter's approach scattered the geese
  • noun arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)
    advent.
    • the advent of the computer

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pounce

  • noun the act of pouncing
  • verb move down on as if in an attack
    swoop.
    • The raptor swooped down on its prey
    • The teacher swooped down upon the new students

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lap

  • noun the upper side of the thighs of a seated person
    • he picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap
  • noun an area of control or responsibility
    • the job fell right in my lap

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flutter

  • noun the act of moving back and forth
    flicker; waver.
  • noun abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart block

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militarise

  • verb lend a military character to (a country), as by building up a military force
    militarize.
    • militarize Germany again after the war
  • verb adopt for military use
    militarize.
    • militarize the Civil Service

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relinquish

  • verb part with a possession or right
    release; give up; free; resign.
    • I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest
    • resign a claim to the throne
  • verb do without or cease to hold or adhere to
    foreswear; forego; waive; forgo; dispense with.
    • We are dispensing with formalities
    • relinquish the old ideas

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readiness

  • noun the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)
    preparation; preparedness.
    • putting them in readiness
    • their preparation was more than adequate
  • noun prompt willingness
    zeal; eagerness; forwardness.
    • readiness to continue discussions
    • they showed no eagerness to spread the gospel
    • they disliked his zeal in demonstrating his superiority
    • he tried to explain his forwardness in battle

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walk_out

  • verb stop work in order to press demands
    strike.
    • The auto workers are striking for higher wages
    • The employees walked out when their demand for better benefits was not met
  • verb leave abruptly, often in protest or anger
    • The customer that was not served walked out

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receding

  • noun a slow or gradual disappearance
    fadeout.
  • noun the act of becoming more distant
    recession.

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cosmonaut

  • noun a person trained to travel in a spacecraft
    astronaut; spaceman.
    • the Russians called their astronauts cosmonauts

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protest_march

  • noun occasion when you can express opposition by marching (usually on some government institution) without a license

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deserter

  • noun a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
    ratter; renegade; turncoat; recreant; apostate.
  • noun a person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)
    defector.

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footer

  • noun (used only in combinations) the height or length of something in feet
    • he is a six-footer
    • the golfer sank a 40-footer
    • his yacht is a 60-footer
  • noun a person who travels by foot
    walker; pedestrian.

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light

  • noun (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
    visible light; visible radiation.
    • the light was filtered through a soft glass window
  • noun any device serving as a source of illumination
    light source.
    • he stopped the car and turned off the lights

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puller

  • noun someone who applies force so as to cause motion toward herself or himself
  • noun someone who pulls or tugs or drags in an effort to move something
    tugger; dragger.

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sit

  • verb be seated
    sit down.
  • verb be around, often idly or without specific purpose
    sit around.
    • The object sat in the corner
    • We sat around chatting for another hour

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pullout

  • noun to break off a military action with an enemy
    disengagement; fallback.

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blunder

  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    botch; boo-boo; flub; blooper; foul-up; pratfall; boner; fuckup; bungle; bloomer.
  • verb commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake
    drop the ball; goof; boob; sin.
    • I blundered during the job interview

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protestation

  • noun a formal and solemn declaration of objection
    protest.
    • they finished the game under protest to the league president
    • the senator rose to register his protest
    • the many protestations did not stay the execution
  • noun a strong declaration of protest

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cascade

  • noun a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls
  • noun a succession of stages or operations or processes or units
    • progressing in severity as though a cascade of genetic damage was occurring
    • separation of isotopes by a cascade of processes

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absquatulate

  • verb run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
    abscond; make off; decamp; bolt; go off; run off.
    • The thief made off with our silver
    • the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe

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haste

  • noun overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
    precipitation; hastiness; hurry; hurriedness.
    • he soon regretted his haste
  • noun the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
    rush; hurry; rushing.
    • in his haste to leave he forgot his book

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wrench

  • noun a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
    twist; pull.
    • the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell
    • he was sidelined with a hamstring pull
  • noun a jerky pulling movement
    twist.

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crawling

  • noun a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body
    crawl; creeping; creep.
    • a crawl was all that the injured man could manage
    • the traffic moved at a creep
  • verb move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground
    crawl; creep.
    • The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed

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bather

  • noun a person who travels through the water by swimming
    natator; swimmer.
    • he is not a good swimmer
  • noun a person who takes a bath

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fallback

  • noun to break off a military action with an enemy
    disengagement; pullout.

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opinion

  • noun a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
    thought; persuasion; sentiment; view.
    • my opinion differs from yours
    • I am not of your persuasion
    • what are your thoughts on Haiti?
  • noun a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof
    view.
    • his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page

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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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talk

  • noun an exchange of ideas via conversation
    talking.
    • let's have more work and less talk around here
  • noun discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of')
    • his poetry contains much talk about love and anger

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travel

  • noun the act of going from one place to another
    travelling; traveling.
    • he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel
  • noun a movement through space that changes the location of something
    change of location.

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earthworm

  • noun terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
    angleworm; dew worm; fishworm; wiggler; nightwalker; fishing worm; red worm; nightcrawler; crawler.

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counterdemonstrator

  • noun someone who demonstrates in opposition to another demonstration

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take_flight

  • verb run away quickly
    fly; flee.
    • He threw down his gun and fled

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insurgency

  • noun an organized rebellion aimed at overthrowing a constituted government through the use of subversion and armed conflict
    insurgence.

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abseil

  • noun (mountaineering) a descent of a vertical cliff or wall made by using a doubled rope that is fixed to a higher point and wrapped around the body
    rappel.
  • verb lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside
    rappel; rope down.
    • The ascent was easy--roping down the mountain would be much more difficult and dangerous
    • You have to learn how to abseil when you want to do technical climbing

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geopolitics

  • noun the study of the effects of economic geography on the powers of the state

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footstep

  • noun the sound of a step of someone walking
    step; footfall.
    • he heard footsteps on the porch
  • noun the act of taking a step in walking

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move

  • noun the act of deciding to do something
    • he didn't make a move to help
    • his first move was to hire a lawyer
  • noun the act of changing your residence or place of business
    relocation.
    • they say that three moves equal one fire

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canary

  • noun someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
    sneaker; stool pigeon; sneak; stoolpigeon; fink; stoolie; snitch; snitcher.
  • noun a female singer

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ream

  • noun a large quantity of written matter
    • he wrote reams and reams
  • noun a quantity of paper; 480 or 500 sheets; one ream equals 20 quires

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cruise

  • noun an ocean trip taken for pleasure
    sail.
  • verb drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure
    • She cruised the neighborhood in her new convertible

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fidelity

  • noun accuracy with which an electronic system reproduces the sound or image of its input signal
  • noun the quality of being faithful
    faithfulness.

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flounce

  • noun a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
    ruffle; frill; furbelow.
  • noun the act of walking with exaggerated jerky motions

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dreamer

  • noun someone who is dreaming
  • noun someone guided more by ideals than by practical considerations
    idealist.

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subversive

  • noun a radical supporter of political or social revolution
    revolutionary; subverter; revolutionist.
  • adjective satellite in opposition to a civil authority or government
    insurgent; seditious.

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difference

  • noun the quality of being unlike or dissimilar
    • there are many differences between jazz and rock
  • noun a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
    deviation; divergence; departure.
    • the deviation from the mean

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group

  • noun any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
    grouping.
  • noun (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
    radical; chemical group.

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exclusion

  • noun the state of being excluded
  • noun the state of being excommunicated
    censure; excommunication.

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glide

  • noun a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant
    semivowel.
  • noun the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it
    slide; coast.
    • his slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill
    • the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope

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wishful

  • adjective having or expressing desire for something
    desirous.
    • desirous of high office
    • desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem
  • adjective satellite desiring or striving for recognition or advancement
    aspirant; aspiring.

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fix

  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; mess; muddle; jam; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage
  • noun something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug
    • she needed a fix of chocolate

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undress

  • noun partial or complete nakedness
    • a state of undress
  • verb get undressed
    uncase; peel; strip down; strip; unclothe; disrobe; discase.
    • please don't undress in front of everybody!
    • She strips in front of strangers every night for a living

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edge

  • noun the boundary of a surface
    border.
  • noun a line determining the limits of an area
    boundary; bound.

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military_service

  • noun a force that is a branch of the armed forces
    armed service; service.
  • noun land tenure by service in the lord's army

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absence

  • noun the state of being absent
    • he was surprised by the absence of any explanation
  • noun failure to be present

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production

  • noun the act or process of producing something
    • Shakespeare's production of poetry was enormous
    • the production of white blood cells
  • noun a presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television
    • have you seen the new production of Hamlet?

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trolley_car

  • noun a wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricity
    tram; tramcar; streetcar; trolley.

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strand

  • noun a pattern forming a unity within a larger structural whole
    • he tried to pick up the strands of his former life
    • I could hear several melodic strands simultaneously
  • noun line consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable

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turd

  • noun obscene terms for feces
    poop; crap; dirt; shite; shit.

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zag

  • noun an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions
    zig; zigzag.

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precipitate

  • noun a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering
  • verb bring about abruptly
    • The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution

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travelling

  • noun the act of going from one place to another
    travel; traveling.
    • he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel
  • verb change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
    go; travel; move; locomote.
    • How fast does your new car go?
    • We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus
    • The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect
    • The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell
    • news travelled fast

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holiday

  • noun leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure
    vacation.
    • we get two weeks of vacation every summer
    • we took a short holiday in Puerto Rico
  • noun a day on which work is suspended by law or custom
    • no mail is delivered on federal holidays
    • it's a good thing that New Year's was a holiday because everyone had a hangover

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fin

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

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poop

  • noun obscene terms for feces
    crap; dirt; shite; turd; shit.
  • noun a stupid foolish person
    nincompoop; ninny.

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lonely

  • adjective satellite lacking companions or companionship
    alone; solitary; lone.
    • he was alone when we met him
    • she is alone much of the time
    • the lone skier on the mountain
    • a lonely fisherman stood on a tuft of gravel
    • a lonely soul
    • a solitary traveler
  • adjective satellite marked by dejection from being alone
    lonesome.
    • felt sad and lonely
    • the loneliest night of the week
    • lonesome when her husband is away
    • spent a lonesome hour in the bar

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crash

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    clank; clash; clangour; clangoring; clang; clangor.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • noun a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)
    wreck.
    • they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane

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nark

  • noun an informer or spy working for the police
    copper's nark.
  • noun a lawman concerned with narcotics violations
    narcotics agent; narc.

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auto

  • noun a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
    machine; car; motorcar; automobile.
    • he needs a car to get to work

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pushover

  • noun someone who is easily taken advantage of
  • noun any undertaking that is easy to do
    picnic; walkover; duck soup; piece of cake; breeze; child's play; cinch; snap.
    • marketing this product will be no picnic

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withdrawal

  • noun a retraction of a previously held position
    backdown; climb-down.
  • noun the act of taking out money or other capital

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tergiversate

  • verb be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
    beat around the bush; equivocate; palter; prevaricate.
  • verb abandon one's beliefs or allegiances
    apostatize; apostatise.

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ship

  • noun a vessel that carries passengers or freight
  • verb transport commercially
    send; transport.

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apostatise

  • verb abandon one's beliefs or allegiances
    apostatize; tergiversate.

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break

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

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renunciation

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

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bang

  • noun a vigorous blow
    knock; belt; bash; smash.
    • the sudden knock floored him
    • he took a bash right in his face
    • he got a bang on the head
  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; blast; eruption; clap.

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detachment

  • noun avoiding emotional involvement
    withdrawal.
  • noun the act of releasing from an attachment or connection
    disengagement.

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snake

  • noun limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous
    ophidian; serpent.
  • noun a deceitful or treacherous person
    snake in the grass.

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flotation

  • noun the phenomenon of floating (remaining on the surface of a liquid without sinking)
    floatation.
  • noun financing a commercial enterprise by bond or stock shares
    floatation.

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foot

  • noun the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint
    human foot; pes.
    • his bare feet projected from his trousers
    • armored from head to foot
  • noun a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard
    ft.
    • he is six feet tall

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walkout

  • noun a strike in which the workers walk out
  • noun the act of walking out (of a meeting or organization) as a sign of protest
    • there was a walkout by the Black members as the chairman rose to speak

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rotation

  • noun the act of rotating as if on an axis
    rotary motion.
    • the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music
  • noun (mathematics) a transformation in which the coordinate axes are rotated by a fixed angle about the origin

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flee

  • verb run away quickly
    fly; take flight.
    • He threw down his gun and fled

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sleaziness

  • noun morally dishonorable
    • an embarrassing sleaziness that I hope will be corrected by the more ethical newspapers
  • noun a lack of elegance as a consequence of wearing threadbare or dirty clothing
    shabbiness; manginess; seediness.

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wagon

  • noun any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by an animal or a tractor
    waggon.
  • noun van used by police to transport prisoners
    police van; paddy wagon; police wagon; patrol wagon; black Maria.

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term

  • noun a word or expression used for some particular thing
    • he learned many medical terms
  • noun a limited period of time
    • a prison term
    • he left school before the end of term

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progression

  • noun a series with a definite pattern of advance
    patterned advance.
  • noun a movement forward
    progress; advance.
    • he listened for the progress of the troops

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wash

  • noun a thin coat of water-base paint
  • noun the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
    lavation; washing.

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tram

  • noun a conveyance that transports passengers or freight in carriers suspended from cables and supported by a series of towers
    aerial tramway; ropeway; cable tramway; tramway.
  • noun a four-wheeled wagon that runs on tracks in a mine
    tramcar.
    • a tramcar carries coal out of a coal mine

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plunk

  • noun a hollow twanging sound
  • noun (baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly
    plunker.

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drop

  • noun a shape that is spherical and small
    bead; pearl.
    • he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops
    • beads of sweat on his forehead
  • noun a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)
    driblet; drib.
    • he had a drop too much to drink
    • a drop of each sample was analyzed
    • there is not a drop of pity in that man
    • years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling

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adjournment

  • noun the termination of a meeting
    dissolution.
  • noun the act of postponing to another time or place

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swiftness

  • noun a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens
    speed; fastness.
    • the project advanced with gratifying speed

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scurry

  • noun rushing about hastily in an undignified way
    scamper; scramble.
  • verb to move about or proceed hurriedly
    scamper; skitter; scuttle.
    • so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground

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slide

  • noun a small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study
    microscope slide.
  • noun (geology) the descent of a large mass of earth or rocks or snow etc.

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turner

  • noun United States slave and insurrectionist who in 1831 led a rebellion of slaves in Virginia; he was captured and executed (1800-1831)
    Nat Turner.
  • noun United States endocrinologist (1892-1970)
    Henry Hubert Turner.

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motoring

  • noun the act of driving an automobile
  • verb travel or be transported in a vehicle
    drive; motor.
    • We drove to the university every morning
    • They motored to London for the theater

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elusion

  • noun the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)
    slip; eluding.

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cocoon

  • noun silky envelope spun by the larvae of many insects to protect pupas and by spiders to protect eggs
  • verb retreat as if into a cocoon, as from an unfriendly environment
    • Families cocoon around the T.V. set most evenings
    • She loves to stay at home and cocoon

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trolley

  • noun a wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricity
    tram; tramcar; trolley car; streetcar.

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loneliness

  • noun the state of being alone in solitary isolation
    solitariness.
  • noun sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
    forlornness; desolation.

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bone

  • noun rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
    os.
  • noun the porous calcified substance from which bones are made
    osseous tissue.

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clack

  • noun a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated
    clap.
  • noun a simple valve with a hinge on one side; allows fluid to flow in only one direction
    clack valve; clapper valve.

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voyager

  • noun a traveler to a distant land (especially one who travels by sea)

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shack

  • noun small crude shelter used as a dwelling
    hut; hutch; hovel; shanty.
  • verb make one's home in a particular place or community
    reside; domiciliate; domicile.
    • may parents reside in Florida

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shuttle

  • noun badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers
    shuttlecock; bird; birdie.
  • noun public transport that consists of a bus or train or airplane that plies back and forth between two points

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underground_railroad

  • noun secret aid to escaping slaves that was provided by abolitionists in the years before the American Civil War
    Underground Railway.

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baulk

  • noun the area on a billiard table behind the balkline
    balk.
    • a player with ball in hand must play from the balk
  • noun something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
    balk; handicap; check; impediment; hindrance; deterrent; hinderance.

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strip

  • noun a relatively long narrow piece of something
    • he felt a flat strip of muscle
  • noun artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
    slip.

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effacement

  • noun shortening of the uterine cervix and thinning of its walls as it is dilated during labor
  • noun withdrawing into the background; making yourself inconspicuous
    self-effacement.

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displacement

  • noun act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics
    supplanting.
  • noun an event in which something is displaced without rotation
    shift.

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police

  • noun the force of policemen and officers
    law; police force; constabulary.
    • the law came looking for him
  • verb maintain the security of by carrying out a patrol
    patrol.

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goose

  • noun web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks
  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    goof; cuckoo; fathead; bozo; zany; twat; jackass; goofball.

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deficiency

  • noun the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
    lack; want.
    • there is a serious lack of insight into the problem
    • water is the critical deficiency in desert regions
    • for want of a nail the shoe was lost
  • noun lack of an adequate quantity or number
    insufficiency; inadequacy.
    • the inadequacy of unemployment benefits

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low-spiritedness

  • noun a feeling of low spirits
    dejectedness; lowness; downheartedness; dispiritedness.
    • he felt responsible for her lowness of spirits

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exodus

  • noun a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment
    hegira; hejira.
  • noun the second book of the Old Testament: tells of the departure of the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt led by Moses; God gave them the Ten Commandments and the rest of Mosaic law on Mount Sinai during the Exodus
    Book of Exodus.

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remove

  • noun degree of figurative distance or separation;
    • just one remove from madness" or "it imitates at many removes a Shakespearean tragedy
  • verb remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
    withdraw; take away; take.
    • remove a threat
    • remove a wrapper
    • Remove the dirty dishes from the table
    • take the gun from your pocket
    • This machine withdraws heat from the environment

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entering

  • noun a movement into or inward
    entrance.
  • noun the act of entering
    entry; entrance; incoming; ingress.
    • she made a grand entrance

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beetle

  • noun insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
  • noun a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing
    mallet.

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mutineer

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

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flock

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

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extract

  • noun a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
    infusion.
  • noun a passage selected from a larger work
    excerption; selection; excerpt.
    • he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings

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slew

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

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out

  • noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    • you only get 3 outs per inning
  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out of the closet; come out.
    • This actor outed last year

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ascendent

  • noun position or state of being dominant or in control
    ascendant.
    • that idea was in the ascendant
  • noun someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
    antecedent; ancestor; ascendant; root.

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manginess

  • noun a lack of elegance as a consequence of wearing threadbare or dirty clothing
    shabbiness; seediness; sleaziness.

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recusancy

  • noun refusal to submit to established authority; originally the refusal of Roman Catholics to attend services of the Church of England

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jounce

  • noun a sudden jarring impact
    shock; jar; jolt.
    • the door closed with a jolt
    • all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers
  • verb move up and down repeatedly
    bounce.

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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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impulsion

  • noun a force that moves something along
    impetus; drift.
  • noun the act of applying force suddenly
    impetus; impulse.
    • the impulse knocked him over

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fishing_worm

  • noun terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
    earthworm; angleworm; dew worm; fishworm; wiggler; nightwalker; red worm; nightcrawler; crawler.

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air_force

  • noun the airborne branch of a country's armed forces
    airforce.
  • noun the airforce of the United States of America; the agency that defends the United States through control and exploitation of air and space
    US Air Force; USAF; United States Air Force; U. S. Air Force.

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lowlife

  • noun a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
    git; crumb; stinker; so-and-so; scum bag; rat; rotter; puke; dirty dog; bum; skunk; stinkpot.
    • only a rotter would do that
    • kill the rat
    • throw the bum out
    • you cowardly little pukes!
    • the British call a contemptible person a `git'

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walkway

  • noun a path set aside for walking
    paseo; walk.
    • after the blizzard he shoveled the front walk

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settle

  • noun a long wooden bench with a back
    settee.
  • verb settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
    settle down.
    • dust settled on the roofs

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evacuation

  • noun the act of removing the contents of something
    emptying; voidance.
  • noun the act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion; especially for protection

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get

  • noun a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    acquire.
    • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
    • They acquired a new pet
    • Get your results the next day
    • Get permission to take a few days off from work

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palaver

  • noun flattery intended to persuade
    cajolery; blandishment.
  • noun loud and confused and empty talk
    rhetoric; empty talk; empty words; hot air.
    • mere rhetoric

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red

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

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horseback_riding

  • noun the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements
    riding; equitation.
  • noun travel by being carried on horseback
    riding.

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maneuver

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

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medical_evacuation

  • noun the evacuation of persons (usually by air transportation) to a place where they can receive medical care
    medevac; medivac.

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stamp

  • noun the distinctive form in which a thing is made
    mould; cast; mold.
    • pottery of this cast was found throughout the region
  • noun a type or class
    • more men of his stamp are needed

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disobedience

  • noun the failure to obey
    noncompliance.
  • noun the trait of being unwilling to obey

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sales_resistance

  • noun resistance by potential customers to aggressive selling practices

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dirt

  • noun the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
    soil.
  • noun the state of being covered with unclean things
    grease; filth; soil; grime; grunge; stain.

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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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carp

  • noun the lean flesh of a fish that is often farmed; can be baked or braised
  • noun any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae

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jilt

  • noun a woman who jilts a lover
  • verb cast aside capriciously or unfeelingly
    • jilt a lover or a bride

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fugitive

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

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free

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

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ascending

  • noun the act of changing location in an upward direction
    ascension; rise; ascent.
  • verb travel up, "We ascended the mountain"
    ascend; go up.
    • go up a ladder
    • The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope

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dodder

  • noun a leafless annual parasitic vine of the genus Cuscuta having whitish or yellow filamentous stems; obtain nourishment through haustoria
  • verb walk unsteadily
    totter; waddle; paddle; coggle; toddle.
    • small children toddle

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quick

  • noun any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)
  • adjective satellite accomplished rapidly and without delay
    speedy.
    • was quick to make friends
    • his quick reaction prevented an accident
    • hoped for a speedy resolution of the problem
    • a speedy recovery
    • he has a right to a speedy trial

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flyer

  • noun an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
    handbill; flier; bill; broadside; broadsheet; throwaway; circular.
    • he mailed the circular to all subscribers
  • noun someone who travels by air
    flier.

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marco_polo

  • noun Venetian traveler who explored Asia in the 13th century and served Kublai Khan (1254-1324)
    Polo.

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pursual

  • noun the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
    following; pursuit; chase.
    • the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit

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dissenter

  • noun a person who dissents from some established policy
    contestant; objector; dissident; protester.

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brachiation

  • noun swinging by the arms from branch to branch

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hobble

  • noun a shackle for the ankles or feet
    fetter.
  • noun the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
    limp; hitch.

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walker

  • noun a person who travels by foot
    pedestrian; footer.
  • noun New Zealand runner who in 1975 became the first person to run a mile in less that 3 minutes and 50 seconds (born in 1952)
    John Walker.

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denmark_vesey

  • noun United States freed slave and insurrectionist in South Carolina who was involved in planning an uprising of slaves and was hanged (1767-1822)
    Vesey.

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luger

  • noun someone who races the luge
    slider.
  • noun a German semiautomatic pistol

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high-tail

  • verb retreat at full speed
    • The actress high-tailed to her villa when reporters began to follow her to the restaurant

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snitch

  • noun someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
    sneaker; stool pigeon; canary; sneak; stoolpigeon; fink; stoolie; snitcher.
  • verb take by theft
    cop; knock off; glom; thieve; hook.
    • Someone snitched my wallet!

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faller

  • noun a person who fells trees
    lumberman; logger; feller; lumberjack.
  • noun a person who falls
    • one of them was safe but they were unable to save the faller
    • a faller among thieves

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advance

  • noun a movement forward
    progress; progression.
    • he listened for the progress of the troops
  • noun a change for the better; progress in development
    betterment; improvement.

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resistant

  • adjective satellite relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)
    immune.
  • adjective satellite able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress
    tolerant.
    • the plant is tolerant of saltwater
    • these fish are quite tolerant as long as extremes of pH are avoided
    • the new hybrid is more resistant to drought

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squad

  • noun a smallest army unit
  • noun a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
    team.

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hostile

  • noun troops belonging to the enemy's military forces
    • the platoon ran into a pack of hostiles
  • adjective characterized by enmity or ill will
    • a hostile nation
    • a hostile remark
    • hostile actions

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descendent

  • noun a person considered as descended from some ancestor or race
    descendant.
  • adjective satellite going or coming down
    descendant.

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spill

  • noun liquid that is spilled
    • clean up the spills
  • noun a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction
    wasteweir; spillway.

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removal

  • noun the act of removing
    remotion.
    • he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy
  • noun dismissal from office

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axial_motion

  • noun rotary motion of an object around its own axis
    axial rotation; roll.
    • wheels in axial rotation

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punk

  • noun an aggressive and violent young criminal
    strong-armer; tough; goon; hoodlum; thug; toughie; hood.
  • noun substance that smolders when ignited; used to light fuses (especially fireworks)

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so

  • noun the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization
    soh; sol.
  • adverb to a very great extent or degree
    • the idea is so obvious
    • never been so happy
    • I love you so
    • my head aches so!

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locomotive

  • noun a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks
    engine; railway locomotive; locomotive engine.
  • adjective of or relating to locomotion
    locomotor.

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motion

  • noun the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
    gesture.
  • noun a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
    movement.

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stride

  • noun a step in walking or running
    pace; tread.
  • noun the distance covered by a step
    pace; footstep; step.
    • he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig

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remonstration

  • noun the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
    expostulation; objection; remonstrance.

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keel

  • noun a projection or ridge that suggests a keel
  • noun the median ridge on the breastbone of birds that fly

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circuit

  • noun an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
    electrical circuit; electric circuit.
  • noun a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area
    tour.
    • they took an extended tour of Europe
    • we took a quick circuit of the park
    • a ten-day coach circuit of the island

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swing

  • noun a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity
    • the party went with a swing
    • it took time to get into the swing of things
  • noun mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth

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nonviolent_resistance

  • noun peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate
    nonviolence; passive resistance.

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supergrass

  • noun a police informer who implicates many people
    grass.

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hejira

  • noun the flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in 622 which marked the beginning of the Muslim era; the Muslim calendar begins in that year
    Hegira.
  • noun a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment
    hegira; exodus.

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clump

  • noun a grouping of a number of similar things
    clustering; cluster; bunch.
    • a bunch of trees
    • a cluster of admirers
  • noun a compact mass
    clod; ball; glob; lump; chunk.
    • a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder

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industrial

  • adjective of or relating to or resulting from industry
    • industrial output
  • adjective having highly developed industries
    • the industrial revolution
    • an industrial nation

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sympathy_strike

  • noun a strike in support of other workers who are on strike; a strike not resulting from direct grievances against the workers' employer
    sympathetic strike.

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lagger

  • noun someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
    poke; dawdler; laggard; drone; trailer.

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horseback

  • noun the back of a horse
  • noun a narrow ridge of hills
    hogback.

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realpolitik

  • noun politics based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations
    practical politics.

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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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militarism

  • noun a political orientation of a people or a government to maintain a strong military force and to be prepared to use it aggressively to defend or promote national interests

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recusant

  • noun someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
    nonconformist.
  • adjective satellite (of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England
    dissentient.

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rank

  • noun a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another
    • the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen
  • noun relative status
    • his salary was determined by his rank and seniority

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sympathy

  • noun an inclination to support or be loyal to or to agree with an opinion
    understanding.
    • his sympathies were always with the underdog
    • I knew I could count on his understanding
  • noun sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)
    fellow feeling.

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natation

  • noun the act of someone who floats on the water
    floating.

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piece_of_cake

  • noun any undertaking that is easy to do
    picnic; walkover; duck soup; breeze; child's play; cinch; snap; pushover.
    • marketing this product will be no picnic

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carry

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

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stump

  • noun the base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled
    tree stump.
  • noun the part of a limb or tooth that remains after the rest is removed

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ditch

  • noun a long narrow excavation in the earth
  • noun any small natural waterway

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hoof

  • noun the foot of an ungulate mammal
  • noun the horny covering of the end of the foot in ungulate mammals

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cheesy

  • adjective satellite of very poor quality; flimsy
    cheap; tinny; punk; crummy; bum; sleazy; chintzy.

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excommunication

  • noun the state of being excommunicated
    censure; exclusion.
  • noun the act of banishing a member of a church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the church; cutting a person off from a religious society
    excision.

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dance_step

  • noun a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance
    step.
    • he taught them the waltz step

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passer

  • noun a person who passes by casually or by chance
    passerby; passer-by.
  • noun a person who passes as a member of a different ethnic or racial group

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horse

  • noun solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
    Equus caballus.
  • noun a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs
    gymnastic horse.

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stamping_ground

  • noun a frequently visited place
    resort; hangout; haunt; repair.

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stinkpot

  • noun a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
    git; crumb; stinker; so-and-so; scum bag; rat; rotter; puke; dirty dog; bum; skunk; lowlife.
    • only a rotter would do that
    • kill the rat
    • throw the bum out
    • you cowardly little pukes!
    • the British call a contemptible person a `git'
  • noun small freshwater turtle having a strong musky odor
    musk turtle.

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service

  • noun work done by one person or group that benefits another
    • budget separately for goods and services
  • noun an act of help or assistance
    • he did them a service

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trekker

  • noun a traveler who makes a long arduous journey (as hiking through mountainous country)

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water_ski

  • noun broad ski for skimming over water towed by a speedboat
  • verb ride water skis

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automobile

  • noun a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
    machine; car; motorcar; auto.
    • he needs a car to get to work
  • verb travel in an automobile

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hegira

  • noun a journey by a large group to escape from a hostile environment
    exodus; hejira.
  • noun the flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in 622 which marked the beginning of the Muslim era; the Muslim calendar begins in that year
    Hejira.

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construct

  • noun an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
    concept; conception.
  • verb make by combining materials and parts
    make; build.
    • this little pig made his house out of straw
    • Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer

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give_up

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

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weekend_warrior

  • noun a homeowner who acts as a contractor and tries to do major improvement projects on weekends (often without understanding the scope of the work to be done)
  • noun a reservist who fulfills the military obligation on weekends

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young_turk

  • noun a member of one or more of the insurgent groups in Turkey in the late 19th century who rebelled against the absolutism of Ottoman rule
  • noun a young radical who agitates for reform

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draft

  • noun a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another
    order of payment; bill of exchange.
  • noun a current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle)
    draught.

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brownian_motion

  • noun the random motion of small particles suspended in a gas or liquid
    pedesis; Brownian movement.

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escort

  • noun someone who escorts and protects a prominent person
    bodyguard.
  • noun the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them
    accompaniment.

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motorcar

  • noun a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
    machine; car; automobile; auto.
    • he needs a car to get to work

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prolapse

  • noun the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)
    prolapsus; descensus.
  • verb slip or fall out of place, as of body parts
    • prolapsed rectum

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wildcat_strike

  • noun a strike undertaken by workers without approval from the officials of their union

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chaser

  • noun a person who is pursuing and trying to overtake or capture
    pursuer.
    • always before he had been able to outwit his pursuers
  • noun a drink to follow immediately after another drink

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weave

  • noun pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric
  • verb interlace by or as if by weaving
    interweave.

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leach

  • noun the process of leaching
    leaching.
  • verb cause (a liquid) to leach or percolate

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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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amphibious_assault

  • noun an amphibious operation attacking a land base that is carried out by troops that are landed by naval ships

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thread

  • noun a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving
    yarn.
  • noun any long object resembling a thin line
    ribbon.
    • a mere ribbon of land
    • the lighted ribbon of traffic
    • from the air the road was a grey thread
    • a thread of smoke climbed upward

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hangout

  • noun a frequently visited place
    stamping ground; resort; haunt; repair.

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wrongdoer

  • noun a person who transgresses moral or civil law
    offender.

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bouncing

  • noun rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)
    bounce.
  • verb spring back; spring away from an impact
    spring; rebound; bound; bounce; take a hop; reverberate; recoil; resile; ricochet.
    • The rubber ball bounced
    • These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide

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hotel

  • noun a building where travelers can pay for lodging and meals and other services

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running_away

  • noun the act of leaving (without permission) the place you are expected to be

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obstructer

  • noun someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
    obstructionist; resister; thwarter; obstructor.
  • noun any structure that makes progress difficult
    impedimenta; obstruction; impediment; obstructor.

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heresy

  • noun any opinions or doctrines at variance with the official or orthodox position
    unorthodoxy; heterodoxy.
  • noun a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion
    unorthodoxy.

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accompaniment

  • noun an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another
    concomitant; attendant; co-occurrence.
  • noun a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
    backup; support; musical accompaniment.

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manner_of_walking

  • noun manner of walking
    walk.
    • he had a funny walk

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manifestation

  • noun a clear appearance
    • a manifestation of great emotion
  • noun a manifest indication of the existence or presence or nature of some person or thing
    • a manifestation of disease

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wishful_thinker

  • noun a person who escapes into a world of fantasy
    escapist; dreamer.

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wayfarer

  • noun a pedestrian who walks from place to place
  • noun a traveler going on a trip
    journeyer.

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translation

  • noun a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language
    rendering; interlingual rendition; version.
  • noun a uniform movement without rotation

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plough

  • noun a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing
    plow.
  • noun a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major
    Wagon; Wain; Charles's Wain; Big Dipper; Dipper.

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chintzy

  • adjective satellite of very poor quality; flimsy
    cheap; tinny; punk; crummy; bum; sleazy; cheesy.
  • adjective satellite embarrassingly stingy
    cheap; chinchy.

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surfboard

  • noun a narrow buoyant board for riding surf
  • verb ride the waves of the sea with a surfboard
    surf.
    • Californians love to surf

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jump

  • noun a sudden and decisive increase
    leap.
    • a jump in attendance
  • noun an abrupt transition
    leap; saltation.
    • a successful leap from college to the major leagues

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giving_up

  • noun a verbal act of admitting defeat
    surrender; yielding.
  • noun the act of forsaking
    forsaking.

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floatation

  • noun the phenomenon of floating (remaining on the surface of a liquid without sinking)
    flotation.
  • noun financing a commercial enterprise by bond or stock shares
    flotation.

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pusher

  • noun one who intrudes or pushes himself forward
    thruster.
  • noun an unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs
    drug peddler; drug dealer; drug trafficker; peddler.

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cam_stroke

  • noun the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
    stroke; throw.

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elope

  • verb run away secretly with one's beloved
    run off.
    • The young couple eloped and got married in Las Vegas

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dredge

  • noun a power shovel to remove material from a channel or riverbed
  • verb cover before cooking
    • dredge the chicken in flour before frying it

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decampment

  • noun the act of running away secretly (as to avoid arrest)
    abscondment.
  • noun breaking camp

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hike

  • noun a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure
    hiking; tramp.
    • she enjoys a hike in her spare time
  • noun an increase in cost
    rise; boost; cost increase.
    • they asked for a 10% rise in rates

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goose_step

  • noun a manner of marching with legs straight and swinging high
  • verb march in a military fashion

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getaway

  • noun the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration
    pickup.
    • his car has a lot of pickup
  • noun a rapid escape (as by criminals)
    lam.
    • the thieves made a clean getaway
    • after the expose he had to take it on the lam

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ratting

  • noun to furnish incriminating evidence to an officer of the law (usually in return for favors)
    informing.
  • verb desert one's party or group of friends, for example, for one's personal advantage
    rat.

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seediness

  • noun a lack of elegance as a consequence of wearing threadbare or dirty clothing
    shabbiness; manginess; sleaziness.

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politics

  • noun social relations involving intrigue to gain authority or power
    political relation.
    • office politics is often counterproductive
  • noun the study of government of states and other political units
    government; political science.

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bohemian

  • noun a nonconformist writer or artist who lives an unconventional life
  • noun a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America)
    Gipsy; Romani; Rommany; Gypsy; Roma; Romany.

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stalk

  • noun material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
    stubble; chaff; straw; husk; shuck.
  • noun a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
    stem.

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snitcher

  • noun a thief who steals without using violence
    sneak thief; pilferer.
  • noun someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
    sneaker; stool pigeon; canary; sneak; stoolpigeon; fink; stoolie; snitch.

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spurt

  • noun the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)
    squirt; spirt; jet.
  • verb gush forth in a sudden stream or jet
    spout; spirt; gush.
    • water gushed forth

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garrison

  • noun a fortified military post where troops are stationed
    fort.
  • noun United States abolitionist who published an anti-slavery journal (1805-1879)
    William Lloyd Garrison.

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amble

  • noun a leisurely walk (usually in some public place)
    promenade; perambulation; saunter; stroll.
  • verb walk leisurely
    mosey.

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spiritedness

  • noun quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
    vivification; animation; brio; invigoration.

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migration

  • noun the movement of persons from one country or locality to another
  • noun a group of people migrating together (especially in some given time period)

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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runner

  • noun someone who imports or exports without paying duties
    contrabandist; smuggler; moon curser; moon-curser.
  • noun someone who travels on foot by running

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revolt

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

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pass

  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; walk.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls
  • noun (military) a written leave of absence
    • he had a pass for three days

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mind

  • noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    psyche; brain; head; nous.
    • his mind wandered
    • I couldn't get his words out of my head
  • noun recall or remembrance
    • it came to mind

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defect

  • noun an imperfection in a bodily system
    • visual defects
    • this device permits detection of defects in the lungs
  • noun a failing or deficiency
    shortcoming.
    • that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information

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waft

  • noun a long flag; often tapering
    pennon; streamer; pennant.
  • verb be driven or carried along, as by the air
    • Sounds wafted into the room

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shite

  • noun obscene terms for feces
    poop; crap; dirt; turd; shit.

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dash

  • noun distinctive and stylish elegance
    elan; panache; style; flair.
    • he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer
  • noun a quick run
    sprint.

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medical

  • noun a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
    checkup; medical checkup; health check; medical examination; medical exam.
  • adjective relating to the study or practice of medicine
    • the medical profession
    • a medical student
    • medical school

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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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manner

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; way; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun a way of acting or behaving
    personal manner.

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skinny-dip

  • noun a naked swim
  • verb bathe in the nude
    • The young people were skinny-dipping in the pond

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take

  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; yield; takings; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%
  • noun the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

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draft_dodger

  • noun someone who is drafted and illegally refuses to serve
    draft evader.

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intifadah

  • noun an uprising by Palestinian Arabs (in both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank) against Israel in the late 1980s and again in 2000
    intifada.
    • the first intifada ended when Israel granted limited autonomy to the Palestine National Authority in 1993

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demonstration

  • noun a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view
    presentation; presentment.
    • the presentation of new data
    • he gave the customer a demonstration
  • noun a show of military force or preparedness
    • he confused the enemy with feints and demonstrations

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sneak

  • noun a person who is regarded as underhanded and furtive and contemptible
  • noun someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions
    prowler; stalker.

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sell

  • noun the activity of persuading someone to buy
    • it was a hard sell
  • verb exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
    • He sold his house in January
    • She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit

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amphibious

  • adjective relating to or characteristic of animals of the class Amphibia
    amphibian.
  • adjective operating or living on land and in water
    • amphibious vehicles
    • amphibious operations
    • amphibious troops
    • frogs are amphibious animals

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aspirate

  • noun a consonant pronounced with aspiration
  • verb remove as if by suction
    draw out; suck out.
    • aspirate the wound

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angle

  • noun the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians
  • noun a biased way of looking at or presenting something
    slant.

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underground_railway

  • noun secret aid to escaping slaves that was provided by abolitionists in the years before the American Civil War
    Underground Railroad.

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evasion

  • noun a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
    equivocation.
  • noun the deliberate act of failing to pay money
    nonpayment.
    • his evasion of all his creditors
    • he was indicted for nonpayment

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scoop

  • noun the quantity a scoop will hold
    scoopful.
  • noun a hollow concave shape made by removing something
    pocket.

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trip

  • noun a journey for some purpose (usually including the return)
    • he took a trip to the shopping center
  • noun a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs
    • an acid trip

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self

  • noun your consciousness of your own identity
    ego.
  • noun a person considered as a unique individual
    • one's own self

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commotion

  • noun a disorderly outburst or tumult
    to-do; disturbance; hurly burly; kerfuffle; disruption; hoo-ha; hoo-hah; flutter.
    • they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused
  • noun the act of making a noisy disturbance
    din; tumult; ruckus; rumpus; ruction.

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shore

  • noun the land along the edge of a body of water
  • noun a beam or timber that is propped against a structure to provide support
    shoring.

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repercussion

  • noun a remote or indirect consequence of some action
    reverberation.
    • his declaration had unforeseen repercussions
    • reverberations of the market crash were felt years later
  • noun a movement back from an impact
    rebound; recoil; backlash.

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bur

  • noun seed vessel having hooks or prickles
    burr.
  • noun small bit used in dentistry or surgery
    burr.

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lope

  • noun a slow pace of running
    trot; jog.
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