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delude (Also deluded, deludes, deluding) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to delude

convolute

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

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shoot_the_breeze

  • verb talk socially without exchanging too much information
    chit-chat; chew the fat; confab; chitchat; jaw; claver; visit; chaffer; chat; natter; gossip; chatter; confabulate.
    • the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze

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circumlocution

  • noun a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
    periphrasis; ambage.
  • noun an indirect way of expressing something
    indirect expression.

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yellow

  • noun yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
    yellowness.
  • verb turn yellow
    • The pages of the book began to yellow

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four

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

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scheming

  • adjective satellite used of persons
    conniving; calculative; shrewd; calculating.
    • the most calculating and selfish men in the community
  • verb form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
    scheme; intrigue; connive.

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short-change

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

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half-truth

  • noun a partially true statement intended to deceive or mislead

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defraud

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

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swab

  • noun implement consisting of a small piece of cotton that is used to apply medication or cleanse a wound or obtain a specimen of a secretion
  • noun cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
    swob; mop.

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physiological

  • adjective of or relating to the biological study of physiology
    • physiological psychology
    • Pavlov's physiological theories
  • adjective satellite of or consistent with an organism's normal functioning
    physiologic.
    • physiologic functions
    • physiological processes

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whipsaw

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

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nominal

  • noun a phrase that can function as the subject or object of a verb
    nominal phrase; noun phrase.
  • adjective relating to or constituting or bearing or giving a name
    • the Russian system of nominal brevity
    • a nominal lists of priests
    • taxable males as revealed by the nominal rolls

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rankle

  • verb gnaw into; make resentful or angry
    grate; fret; eat into.
    • The injustice rankled her
    • his resentment festered

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under

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

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portentous

  • adjective satellite of momentous or ominous significance
    prodigious.
    • such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville
    • a prodigious vision
  • adjective satellite ominously prophetic
    foreboding; fateful.

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crocodile_tears

  • noun a hypocritical display of sorrow; false or insincere weeping
    • the secretaries wept crocodile tears over the manager's dilemma
    • politicians shed crocodile tears over the plight of the unemployed

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collaborate

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

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cozenage

  • noun a fraudulent business scheme
    scam.

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misunderstanding

  • noun putting the wrong interpretation on
    mistaking; misinterpretation.
    • his misinterpretation of the question caused his error
    • there was no mistaking her meaning
  • noun an understanding of something that is not correct
    misapprehension; mistake.
    • he wasn't going to admit his mistake
    • make no mistake about his intentions
    • there must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister

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distort

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

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equivocation

  • noun a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
    evasion.
  • noun intentionally vague or ambiguous
    prevarication; evasiveness.

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hocus-pocus

  • noun verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
    trickery; hanky panky; skulduggery; slickness; jiggery-pokery; skullduggery.

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affect

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

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picaresque

  • adjective satellite involving clever rogues or adventurers especially as in a type of fiction
    • picaresque novels
    • waifs of the picaresque tradition
    • a picaresque hero

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prattler

  • noun someone who speaks in a childish way

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disorientation

  • noun a wild delusion (especially one induced by a hallucinogenic drug)
    freak out.
  • noun confusion (usually transient) about where you are and how to proceed; uncertainty as to direction
    • his disorientation was the result of inattention

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daydream

  • noun absentminded dreaming while awake
    revery; castle in Spain; air castle; daydreaming; reverie; castle in the air; oneirism.
  • verb have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
    woolgather; stargaze; dream.

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conceive

  • verb have the idea for
    gestate; conceptualize; conceptualise.
    • He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients
    • This library was well conceived
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    believe; think; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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obsess

  • verb haunt like a ghost; pursue
    ghost; haunt.
    • Fear of illness haunts her
  • noun a major river of western Siberia; flows generally northward and westward to the Gulf of Ob and the Kara Sea
    Ob River; Ob.

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crookedness

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

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triumph

  • noun a successful ending of a struggle or contest
    victory.
    • a narrow victory
    • the general always gets credit for his army's victory
    • clinched a victory
    • convincing victory
    • the agreement was a triumph for common sense
  • noun the exultation of victory

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chew

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

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overdo

  • verb do something to an excessive degree
    exaggerate.
    • He overdid it last night when he did 100 pushups

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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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give_notice

  • verb terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
    give the axe; send away; give the sack; fire; dismiss; terminate; displace; sack; force out; can.
    • The boss fired his secretary today
    • The company terminated 25% of its workers
  • verb inform (somebody) of something
    apprize; send word; apprise; notify; advise.
    • I advised him that the rent was due

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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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fabulous

  • adjective satellite extremely pleasing
    fab.
    • a fabulous vacation
  • adjective satellite based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
    mythic; mythological; mythical; mythologic.
    • mythical centaurs
    • the fabulous unicorn

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yack

  • noun noisy talk
    chatter; cackle; yak; yakety-yak.
  • verb talk incessantly and tiresomely
    jaw; yap away; yack away; rattle on.

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unreality

  • noun the quality possessed by something that is unreal
  • noun the state of being insubstantial or imaginary; not existing objectively or in fact
    irreality.

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burglarise

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

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designing

  • noun the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)
    design.
    • he contributed to the design of a new instrument
  • verb make or work out a plan for; devise
    project; design; contrive; plan.
    • They contrived to murder their boss
    • design a new sales strategy
    • plan an attack

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prate

  • noun idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
    prattle; chin music; blether; idle talk.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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burgle

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

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psychotic_belief

  • noun (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary
    delusion.

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chromatism

  • noun hallucinatory perception of colored lights
  • noun abnormal pigmentation

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mannerism

  • noun a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual
    idiosyncrasy; foible.
  • noun a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
    affectation; pose; affectedness.

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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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harass

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

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verbalise

  • verb be verbose
    verbalize.
    • This lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious
  • verb express in speech
    verbalize; mouth; utter; talk; speak.
    • She talks a lot of nonsense
    • This depressed patient does not verbalize

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personify

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

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maunder

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

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knavery

  • noun lack of honesty; acts of lying or cheating or stealing
    dishonesty.

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fantastic

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

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straw

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

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elude

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

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neuroticism

  • noun a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction
    neurosis; psychoneurosis.

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welch

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

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subversiveness

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

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circumvent

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

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mischief-making

  • noun reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
    rascality; mischief; mischievousness; roguishness; roguery; devilment; deviltry; shenanigan; devilry.

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cheating

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

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music

  • noun an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
  • noun any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
    euphony.
    • he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes

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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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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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sponge_up

  • verb absorb as if with a sponge
    • sponge up the spilled milk on the counter

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blather

  • noun foolish gibberish
    blatherskite.
  • verb to talk foolishly
    babble; smatter; blether; blither.
    • The two women babbled and crooned at the baby

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highfalutin

  • adjective satellite affectedly genteel
    grandiose; la-di-da; highfaluting; hoity-toity; hifalutin.

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blabbermouth

  • noun someone who gossips indiscreetly
    telltale; tattler; taleteller; tattletale; talebearer.

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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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applied_psychology

  • noun any of several branches of psychology that seek to apply psychological principles to practical problems of education or industry or marketing etc.
    industrial psychology.

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phony

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

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warp

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

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warn

  • verb notify of danger, potential harm, or risk
    • The director warned him that he might be fired
    • The doctor warned me about the dangers of smoking
  • verb admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior
    admonish; discourage; monish.
    • I warned him not to go too far
    • I warn you against false assumptions
    • She warned him to be quiet

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snake_oil

  • noun (medicine) any of various liquids sold as medicine (as by a travelling medicine show) but medically worthless
  • noun communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive
    humbug.

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hold

  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    grasp; appreciation.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices

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shoot

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

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pontifical

  • noun the vestments and other insignia of a pontiff (especially a bishop)
  • adjective proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles
    papal; apostolical; apostolic.
    • papal dispensation

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gear_up

  • verb make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
    set; prepare; fix; set up; ready.
    • Get the children ready for school!
    • prepare for war
    • I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill

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word

  • noun a unit of language that native speakers can identify
    • words are the blocks from which sentences are made
    • he hardly said ten words all morning
  • noun a brief statement
    • he didn't say a word about it

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err

  • verb to make a mistake or be incorrect
    slip; mistake.
  • verb wander from a direct course or at random
    drift; stray.
    • The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her
    • don't drift from the set course

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shame

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

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wangling

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

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setup

  • noun equipment designed to serve a specific function
    apparatus.
  • noun the way something is organized or arranged
    • it takes time to learn the setup around here

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work

  • noun activity directed toward making or doing something
    • she checked several points needing further work
  • noun a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
    piece of work.
    • it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works
    • the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work
    • he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey
    • the work of an active imagination
    • erosion is the work of wind or water over time

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put_one_across

  • verb fool or hoax
    fool; put on; gull; take in; dupe; befool; put one over; cod; slang.
    • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
    • You can't fool me!

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fifth_columnist

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

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putoff

  • noun a pretext for delay or inaction

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shelve

  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; set back; defer; remit; put off; put over; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb place on a shelf
    • shelve books

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overstress

  • verb place special or excessive emphasis on
    overemphasise; overemphasize.
    • I cannot overemphasize the importance of this book

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aggrandize

  • verb add details to
    dramatize; dramatise; embellish; blow up; pad; embroider; lard; aggrandise.

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taradiddle

  • noun a trivial lie
    fib; tale; story; tarradiddle.
    • he told a fib about eating his spinach
    • how can I stop my child from telling stories?
  • noun pretentious or silly talk or writing
    boloney; humbug; bilgewater; tarradiddle; tosh; bosh; baloney; drool; tommyrot; twaddle.

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defer

  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; set back; remit; put off; put over; shelve; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb yield to another's wish or opinion
    give in; accede; submit; bow.
    • The government bowed to the military pressure

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high-sounding

  • adjective satellite pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals)
    high-flown; inflated.
    • high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school
    • a high-sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution

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facade

  • noun the face or front of a building
    frontal; frontage.
  • noun a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant
    window dressing.

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fanciful

  • adjective satellite indulging in or influenced by fancy
    notional.
    • a fanciful mind
    • all the notional vagaries of childhood
  • adjective satellite not based on fact; unreal
    notional; imaginary.
    • the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt
    • a small child's imaginary friends
    • to create a notional world for oneself

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attract

  • verb direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
    pull; pull in; draw in; draw.
    • Her good looks attract the stares of many men
    • The ad pulled in many potential customers
    • This pianist pulls huge crowds
    • The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers
  • verb be attractive to
    appeal.
    • The idea of a vacation appeals to me
    • The beautiful garden attracted many people

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zany

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

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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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yap_away

  • verb talk incessantly and tiresomely
    yack; jaw; yack away; rattle on.

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shy_away_from

  • verb avoid having to deal with some unpleasant task
    • I shy away from this task

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hot

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

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speciousness

  • noun an appearance of truth that is false or deceptive; seeming plausibility
    meretriciousness.
    • the speciousness of his argument

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disappoint

  • verb fail to meet the hopes or expectations of
    let down.
    • Her boyfriend let her down when he did not propose marriage

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circumlocutory

  • adjective satellite roundabout and unnecessarily wordy; (`ambagious' is archaic)
    periphrastic; ambagious; circumlocutious.
    • had a preference for circumlocutious (or circumlocutory) rather than forthright expression
    • A periphrastic study in a worn-out poetical fashion,/ Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle/ With words and meanings."-T.S.Eliot

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fudge

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

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give_suck

  • verb give suck to
    wet-nurse; suckle; breastfeed; lactate; suck; nurse.
    • The wetnurse suckled the infant
    • You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places

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traitorousness

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

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possum

  • noun nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America
    opossum.
  • noun small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails
    phalanger; opossum.

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wrong

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

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lay

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

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chump

  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    fool; soft touch; sucker; gull; patsy; fall guy; mug; mark.

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law

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

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coiner

  • noun a maker of counterfeit coins
  • noun someone who is a source of new words or new expressions

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extortion

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

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turd

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

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will-o'-the-wisp

  • noun a pale light sometimes seen at night over marshy ground
    friar's lantern; ignis fatuus; jack-o'-lantern.
  • noun an illusion that misleads
    ignis fatuus.

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spout

  • noun an opening that allows the passage of liquids or grain
  • verb gush forth in a sudden stream or jet
    spurt; spirt; gush.
    • water gushed forth

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fictional

  • adjective related to or involving literary fiction
    • clever fictional devices
    • a fictional treatment of the train robbery
  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fictitious; fabricated; fancied.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character

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fictitious

  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fabricated; fictional; fancied.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character
  • adjective satellite adopted in order to deceive
    false; put on; assumed; pretended; fictive; sham.
    • an assumed name
    • an assumed cheerfulness
    • a fictitious address
    • fictive sympathy
    • a pretended interest
    • a put-on childish voice
    • sham modesty

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comparative_psychology

  • noun the branch of psychology concerned with the behavior of animals
    animal psychology.

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decoy

  • noun a beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot)
    steerer.
  • noun something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
    lure; bait.

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remonstrate

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

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order

  • noun (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
    • the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London
  • noun a degree in a continuum of size or quantity
    order of magnitude.
    • it was on the order of a mile
    • an explosion of a low order of magnitude

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talk_of_the_town

  • noun idle gossip or rumor
    talk.
    • there has been talk about you lately

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dreamed

  • adjective satellite conceived of or imagined or hoped for
    • his dreamed symphony that would take the world of music by storm
  • verb have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
    woolgather; stargaze; dream; daydream.

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over

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

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ensnare

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

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slipperiness

  • noun a slippery smoothness
    slickness; slick; slip.
    • he could feel the slickness of the tiller
  • noun the quality of being a slippery rascal
    shiftiness; rascality; trickiness.

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natter

  • verb talk socially without exchanging too much information
    shoot the breeze; chit-chat; chew the fat; confab; chitchat; jaw; claver; visit; chaffer; chat; gossip; chatter; confabulate.
    • the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze

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misconduct

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

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tricker

  • noun someone who plays practical jokes on others
    cut-up; prankster; trickster; practical joker; hoaxer.

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talkative

  • adjective satellite full of trivial conversation
    loquacious; talky; gabby; garrulous; chatty.
    • kept from her housework by gabby neighbors
  • adjective satellite unwisely talking too much
    bigmouthed; blabby; blabbermouthed.

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auditory

  • adjective of or relating to the process of hearing
    auditive; audile.
    • auditory processing
    • an audile person

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soaking

  • noun the process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid)
    soakage; soak.
    • a good soak put life back in the wagon
  • noun the act of making something completely wet
    souse; drenching; sousing.
    • he gave it a good drenching

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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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comprehend

  • verb get the meaning of something
    grok; apprehend; dig; grasp; compass; savvy; get the picture.
    • Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?
  • verb to become aware of through the senses
    perceive.
    • I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon

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fib

  • noun a trivial lie
    tale; story; taradiddle; tarradiddle.
    • he told a fib about eating his spinach
    • how can I stop my child from telling stories?
  • verb tell a relatively insignificant lie
    • Fibbing is not acceptable, even if you don't call it lying

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defrauder

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

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foxiness

  • noun shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
    guile; craft; slyness; craftiness; wiliness; cunning.

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take_in

  • verb provide with shelter
  • verb fool or hoax
    fool; put on; gull; dupe; befool; put one over; cod; put one across; slang.
    • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
    • You can't fool me!

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goldbricking

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

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coffee

  • noun a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans
    java.
    • he ordered a cup of coffee
  • noun any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans
    coffee tree.

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glorify

  • verb praise, glorify, or honor
    exalt; extol; laud; proclaim.
    • extol the virtues of one's children
    • glorify one's spouse's cooking
  • verb bestow glory upon
    • The victory over the enemy glorified the Republic

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dissimulative

  • adjective satellite concealing under a false appearance with the intent to deceive
    • dissimulative arts

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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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confute

  • verb prove to be false
    disprove.
    • The physicist disproved his colleagues' theories

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point_out

  • verb make or write a comment on
    comment; notice; remark.
    • he commented the paper of his colleague
  • verb point out carefully and clearly
    signalise; signalize; call attention.

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shirk

  • verb avoid (one's assigned duties)
    goldbrick; shrink from; fiddle.
    • The derelict soldier shirked his duties
  • verb avoid dealing with
    • She shirks her duties

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enamor

  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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bunko_game

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

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unsubstantialise

  • verb render immaterial or incorporeal
    immaterialize; immaterialise; unsubstantialize.

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twat

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

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rhetoric

  • noun using language effectively to please or persuade
  • noun high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
    grandiosity; grandiloquence; ornateness; magniloquence.
    • the grandiosity of his prose
    • an excessive ornateness of language

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defecate

  • verb have a bowel movement
    take a shit; crap; make; stool; ca-ca; take a crap; shit.
    • The dog had made in the flower beds

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exaggerate

  • verb to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
    overdraw; magnify; overstate; hyperbolize; hyperbolise; amplify.
    • tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery
  • verb do something to an excessive degree
    overdo.
    • He overdid it last night when he did 100 pushups

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woolgather

  • verb have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
    stargaze; dream; daydream.

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mean

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

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juggling

  • noun the act of rearranging things to give a misleading impression
    juggle.
  • noun throwing and catching several objects simultaneously
    juggle.

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shirking

  • noun the evasion of work or duty
    slacking; goofing off; soldiering; goldbricking.
  • verb avoid (one's assigned duties)
    goldbrick; shrink from; shirk; fiddle.
    • The derelict soldier shirked his duties

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irreality

  • noun the state of being insubstantial or imaginary; not existing objectively or in fact
    unreality.

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unbefogged

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content

  • noun everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something
    • he emptied the contents of his pockets
    • the two groups were similar in content
  • noun what a communication that is about something is about
    message; substance; subject matter.

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collaborationist

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

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tricksy

  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; knavish; sly; slick; foxy; guileful; dodgy; crafty; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

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faddle

To trifle; to toy. -- v. t. To fondle; to dandle. Prov. Eng. Halliwell.

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overrefine

  • verb refine too much or with excess of subtlety
    over-refine.
    • He is overrefining this matter

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prorogue

  • verb hold back to a later time
    set back; defer; remit; put off; put over; shelve; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb adjourn by royal prerogative; without dissolving the legislative body

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wittol

  • noun an archaic term for a cuckold who knows about his wife's infidelity but tolerates it

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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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pantaloon

  • noun a buffoon in modern pantomimes; the butt of jokes
  • noun a character in the commedia dell'arte; portrayed as a foolish old man

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bill_of_goods

  • noun communication (written or spoken) that persuades someone to accept something untrue or undesirable
    • they tried to sell me a bill of goods about a secondhand car
  • noun a consignment of merchandise

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clownlike

  • adjective satellite like a clown
    clownish; zany; buffoonish.
    • a buffoonish walk
    • a clownish face
    • a zany sense of humor

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toity

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small

  • noun the slender part of the back
  • noun a garment size for a small person

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entrap

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

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mutilate

  • verb destroy or injure severely
    mangle; cut up.
    • The madman mutilates art work
  • verb alter so as to make unrecognizable
    murder; mangle.
    • The tourists murdered the French language

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fret

  • noun agitation resulting from active worry
    swither; sweat; stew; lather.
    • don't get in a stew
    • he's in a sweat about exams
  • noun a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion
    worn spot.

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disturbed

  • adjective satellite having the place or position changed
    • the disturbed books and papers on her desk
    • disturbed grass showed where the horse had passed
  • verb move deeply
    disturb; upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought

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explicate

  • verb make plain and comprehensible
    explain.
    • He explained the laws of physics to his students
  • verb elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
    develop; formulate.
    • Could you develop the ideas in your thesis

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suck_in

  • verb take up as if with a sponge
    take up; sop up; take in.
  • verb attract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc.
    suck.
    • The current boom in the economy sucked many workers in from abroad

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recite

  • verb recite in elocution
    declaim.
  • verb repeat aloud from memory
    • she recited a poem
    • The pupil recited his lesson for the day

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duplicitous

  • adjective satellite marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another
    double-dealing; two-faced; deceitful; double-faced; Janus-faced; ambidextrous; double-tongued.
    • she was a deceitful scheming little thing"- Israel Zangwill
    • a double-dealing double agent
    • a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"- W.M.Thackeray

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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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fantasm

  • noun a ghostly appearing figure
    phantom; apparition; spectre; phantasma; phantasm; specter.
    • we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us
  • noun something existing in perception only
    phantom; apparition; phantasma; shadow; phantasm.
    • a ghostly apparition at midnight

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mountebank

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

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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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hook

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

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instruct

  • verb impart skills or knowledge to
    teach; learn.
    • I taught them French
    • He instructed me in building a boat
  • verb give instructions or directions for some task
    • She instructed the students to work on their pronunciation

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phoney

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

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stoolie

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

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another

  • adjective satellite any of various alternatives; some other
    some other.
    • put it off to another (or some other) day

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traitorous

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

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hedging

  • noun any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
    hedge.
  • noun an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement
    hedge.
    • when you say `maybe' you are just hedging

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acquaint

  • verb cause to come to know personally
    present; introduce.
    • permit me to acquaint you with my son
    • introduce the new neighbors to the community
  • verb make familiar or conversant with
    familiarise; familiarize.
    • you should acquaint yourself with your new computer
    • We familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings

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psychotic

  • noun a person afflicted with psychosis
    psychotic person; psycho.
  • adjective satellite characteristic of or suffering from psychosis

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airs

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

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malingering

  • noun evading duty or work by pretending to be incapacitated
    skulking.
    • they developed a test to detect malingering
  • verb avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill
    skulk; malinger.

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garble

  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; falsify; distort.

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murder

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

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overdraw

  • verb draw more money from than is available
    • She overdrew her account
  • verb to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
    magnify; exaggerate; overstate; hyperbolize; hyperbolise; amplify.
    • tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery

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embellish

  • verb add details to
    dramatize; dramatise; blow up; pad; embroider; lard; aggrandise; aggrandize.
  • verb be beautiful to look at
    deck; beautify; decorate; grace; adorn.
    • Flowers adorned the tables everywhere

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flimflam

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

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gyp

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

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tithe

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

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guile

  • noun shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
    craft; slyness; foxiness; craftiness; wiliness; cunning.
  • noun the quality of being crafty
    craftiness; deceitfulness.

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outlaw

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

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project

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

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idle

  • noun the state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling
    • the car engine was running at idle
  • verb run disconnected or idle
    tick over.
    • the engine is idling

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silly

  • noun a word used for misbehaving children
    • don't be a silly
  • adjective satellite ludicrous, foolish
    cockamamie; wacky; goofy; sappy; whacky; zany; cockamamy.
    • gave me a cockamamie reason for not going
    • wore a goofy hat
    • a silly idea
    • some wacky plan for selling more books

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devious

  • adjective satellite indirect in departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading
    oblique.
    • used devious means to achieve success
    • gave oblique answers to direct questions
    • oblique political maneuvers
  • adjective satellite characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive
    shifty.
    • a devious character
    • shifty eyes

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prankster

  • noun someone who plays practical jokes on others
    cut-up; trickster; tricker; practical joker; hoaxer.

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bridge

  • noun a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
    span.
  • noun a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
    bridge circuit.

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rattle

  • noun a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)
    rale; rattling.
    • the death rattle
  • noun a baby's toy that makes percussive noises when shaken

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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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sounding

  • noun a measure of the depth of water taken with a sounding line
  • noun the act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line)

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put_on

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

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thievishness

  • noun having a disposition to steal
    larcenous.

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absorber

  • noun (physics) material in a nuclear reactor that absorbs radiation

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divulge

  • 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; break; let out; give away.
    • 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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bluff_out

  • verb deceive an opponent by a bold bet on an inferior hand with the result that the opponent withdraws a winning hand
    bluff.

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finagle

  • verb achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
    manage; wangle.

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play_around

  • verb commit adultery
    fool around.
    • he plays around a lot
  • verb work with in an amateurish manner
    dabble; smatter.
    • She dabbles in astronomy
    • He plays around with investments but he never makes any money

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meshuga

  • adjective satellite senseless; crazy
    meshuggeneh; meshugge; meshuggener; meshugga.

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phantasy

  • noun something many people believe that is false
    fantasy; illusion; fancy.
    • they have the illusion that I am very wealthy
  • noun fiction with a large amount of imagination in it
    fantasy.
    • she made a lot of money writing romantic fantasies

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chatterbox

  • noun orchid growing along streams or ponds of western North America having leafy stems and 1 greenish-brown and pinkish flower in the axil of each upper leaf
    stream orchid; giant helleborine; Epipactis gigantea.
  • noun an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
    prater; chatterer; spouter; magpie; babbler.

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hypnotize

  • verb induce hypnosis in
    mesmerize; mesmerise; hypnotise.

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mouth

  • noun the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
    oral fissure; oral cavity; rima oris.
    • he stuffed his mouth with candy
  • noun the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening
    • she wiped lipstick from her mouth

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bootlicking

  • adjective satellite attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
    obsequious; toadyish; fawning; sycophantic.
  • verb try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
    fawn; kowtow; kotow; bootlick; toady; suck up; truckle.
    • He is always kowtowing to his boss

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coin

  • noun a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
  • verb make up
    • coin phrases or words

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phantasm

  • noun a ghostly appearing figure
    phantom; fantasm; apparition; spectre; phantasma; specter.
    • we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us
  • noun something existing in perception only
    phantom; fantasm; apparition; phantasma; shadow.
    • a ghostly apparition at midnight

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kafkaesque

  • adjective satellite characterized by surreal distortion and a sense of impending danger
    • the kafkaesque terror of the endless interrogations
  • adjective relating to or in the manner of Franz Kafka or his writings

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dummy

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

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interject

  • verb to insert between other elements
    put in; throw in; interpose; come in; inject.
    • She interjected clever remarks

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camp

  • noun temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
    encampment; bivouac; cantonment.
    • wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling
  • noun a group of people living together in a camp
    • the whole camp laughed at his mistake

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dog

  • noun a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds
    domestic dog; Canis familiaris.
    • the dog barked all night
  • noun a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman
    frump.
    • she got a reputation as a frump
    • she's a real dog

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nettle

  • noun any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae)
  • verb sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation
    urticate.

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trump

  • noun a playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps
    trump card.
    • the ace of trumps is a sure winner
  • noun (card games) the suit that has been declared to rank above all other suits for the duration of the hand
    • clubs were declared trumps
    • a trump can take a trick even when a card of a different suit is led

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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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babble_out

  • verb divulge confidential information or secrets
    let the cat out of the bag; peach; babble; spill the beans; tattle; blab out; sing; blab; talk.
    • Be careful--his secretary talks

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dupe

  • noun a person who is tricked or swindled
    victim.
  • verb fool or hoax
    fool; put on; gull; take in; befool; put one over; cod; put one across; slang.
    • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
    • You can't fool me!

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obliquity

  • noun the presentation during labor of the head of the fetus at an abnormal angle
    asynclitism.
  • noun the quality of being deceptive
    deceptiveness.

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dopey

  • adjective satellite having or revealing stupidity
    goosey; dopy; goosy; anserine; jerky; foolish; gooselike.
    • ridiculous anserine behavior
    • a dopey answer
    • a dopey kid
    • some fool idea about rewriting authors' books

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caper

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

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explain

  • verb make plain and comprehensible
    explicate.
    • He explained the laws of physics to his students
  • verb define
    • The committee explained their plan for fund-raising to the Dean

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turncoat

  • noun a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
    ratter; renegade; deserter; recreant; apostate.

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bush

  • noun a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
    shrub.
  • noun a large wilderness area

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wiliness

  • noun shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
    guile; craft; slyness; foxiness; craftiness; cunning.

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chivvy

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

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announce

  • verb make known; make an announcement
    denote.
    • She denoted her feelings clearly
  • verb announce publicly or officially
    declare.
    • The President declared war

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tittle

  • noun a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
    smidge; smidgeon; scintilla; iota; smidgin; shred; whit; smidgen.

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di

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denounce

  • verb speak out against
    • He denounced the Nazis
  • verb to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful
    stigmatise; brand; stigmatize; mark.
    • He denounced the government action
    • She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock

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da

  • noun an official prosecutor for a judicial district
    district attorney.

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guileful

  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; knavish; sly; slick; foxy; tricksy; dodgy; crafty; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

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report

  • noun a written document describing the findings of some individual or group
    written report; study.
    • this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale
  • noun the act of informing by verbal report
    account.
    • he heard reports that they were causing trouble
    • by all accounts they were a happy couple

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bag

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

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high_treason

  • noun a crime that undermines the offender's government
    lese majesty; treason.

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enchant

  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; ravish; delight; enthral; enrapture; transport.
  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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postiche

  • noun a covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used for disguise or adornment
    false hair; hairpiece.
  • noun something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
    sham; fake.

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victim

  • noun an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance
  • noun a person who is tricked or swindled
    dupe.

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misdirect

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions
    mislead; lead astray; misguide.
    • The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver

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imitate

  • verb reproduce someone's behavior or looks
    copy; simulate.
    • The mime imitated the passers-by
    • Children often copy their parents or older siblings
  • verb appear like, as in behavior or appearance
    • Life imitate art

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nut

  • noun usually large hard-shelled seed
  • noun Egyptian goddess of the sky

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corrupt

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
    grease one's palms; buy; bribe.
    • This judge can be bought

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come_in

  • verb to come or go into
    move into; go in; get into; go into; enter; get in.
    • the boat entered an area of shallow marshes
  • verb be received
    come.
    • News came in of the massacre in Rwanda

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talebearer

  • noun someone who gossips indiscreetly
    telltale; blabbermouth; tattler; taleteller; tattletale.

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dishonesty

  • noun the quality of being dishonest
  • noun lack of honesty; acts of lying or cheating or stealing
    knavery.

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away

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

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mug

  • noun the quantity that can be held in a mug
    mugful.
  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    fool; soft touch; sucker; gull; patsy; fall guy; chump; mark.

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disprove

  • verb prove to be false
    confute.
    • The physicist disproved his colleagues' theories

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lip-sync

  • verb move the lips in synchronization (with recorded speech or song)
    lip-synch.

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soft_touch

  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    fool; sucker; gull; patsy; fall guy; mug; chump; mark.

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personate

  • verb pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions
    pose; impersonate.
    • She posed as the Czar's daughter
  • verb attribute human qualities to something
    personify.
    • The Greeks personated their gods ridiculous

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visualise

  • verb view the outline of by means of an X-ray
    visualize.
    • The radiologist can visualize the cancerous liver
  • verb form a mental picture of something that is invisible or abstract
    visualize.
    • Mathematicians often visualize

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twist_around

  • verb practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
    twist; convolute; pervert; sophisticate.
    • Don't twist my words

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bosh

  • noun pretentious or silly talk or writing
    taradiddle; boloney; humbug; bilgewater; tarradiddle; tosh; baloney; drool; tommyrot; twaddle.

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cockamamy

  • adjective satellite ludicrous, foolish
    cockamamie; wacky; goofy; sappy; whacky; silly; zany.
    • gave me a cockamamie reason for not going
    • wore a goofy hat
    • a silly idea
    • some wacky plan for selling more books

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faced

  • adjective having a face or facing especially of a specified kind or number; often used in combination
    • a neatly faced terrace
  • verb deal with (something unpleasant) head on
    confront; face up; face.
    • You must confront your problems
    • He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes

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trickster

  • noun someone who plays practical jokes on others
    cut-up; prankster; tricker; practical joker; hoaxer.
  • noun someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
    slicker; beguiler; cheat; deceiver; cheater.

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fallacious

  • adjective satellite containing or based on a fallacy
    unsound.
    • fallacious reasoning
    • an unsound argument
  • adjective satellite intended to deceive
    fraudulent; deceitful.
    • deceitful advertising
    • fallacious testimony
    • smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice" - S.T.Coleridge
    • a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes

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delusory

  • adjective satellite causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true
    deceptive.
    • deceptive calm
    • a delusory pleasure

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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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brag

  • noun an instance of boastful talk
    crow; vaporing; crowing; bragging; line-shooting; gasconade.
    • his brag is worse than his fight
    • whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade
  • verb show off
    blow; boast; gasconade; gas; tout; swash; bluster; shoot a line; vaunt.

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cod

  • noun the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)
    pod; seedcase.
  • noun lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached
    codfish.

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con

  • noun an argument opposed to a proposal
  • noun a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
    inmate; convict; yard bird; yardbird.

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shiftiness

  • noun the quality of being a slippery rascal
    slipperiness; rascality; trickiness.
  • noun the quality of being changeable in direction
    • the shiftiness of the wind caused the boat to veer unpredictably

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craniologist

  • noun someone who claims to be able to read your character from the shape of your skull
    phrenologist.

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false

  • adjective not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
    • gave false testimony under oath
    • false tales of bravery
  • adjective satellite arising from error
    mistaken.
    • a false assumption
    • a mistaken view of the situation

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speak

  • verb express in speech
    verbalise; verbalize; mouth; utter; talk.
    • She talks a lot of nonsense
    • This depressed patient does not verbalize
  • verb exchange thoughts; talk with
    talk.
    • We often talk business
    • Actions talk louder than words

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trickery

  • noun verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
    hanky panky; skulduggery; slickness; jiggery-pokery; hocus-pocus; skullduggery.
  • noun the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
    chicanery; chicane; wile; shenanigan; guile.

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billing

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

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mythological

  • adjective satellite based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
    mythic; fabulous; mythical; mythologic.
    • mythical centaurs
    • the fabulous unicorn

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roper

  • noun a decoy who lures customers into a gambling establishment (especially one with a fixed game)
  • noun a cowboy who uses a lasso to rope cattle or horses

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putz

  • noun (Yiddish) a fool; an idiot
  • noun obscene terms for penis
    shaft; prick; cock; tool; dick; peter; pecker.

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conventionalised

  • adjective satellite using artistic forms and conventions to create effects; not natural or spontaneous
    conventionalized; stylized; stylised.
    • a stylized mode of theater production
  • verb make conventional or adapt to conventions
    conventionalize; conventionalise.
    • conventionalized behavior

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jackass

  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    goof; cuckoo; fathead; goose; bozo; zany; twat; goofball.
  • noun male donkey
    jack.

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jabbering

  • noun rapid and indistinct speech
    gabble; jabber.
  • verb talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
    rabbit on; spout; rant; rave; mouth off; jabber.

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craft

  • noun the skilled practice of a practical occupation
    trade.
    • he learned his trade as an apprentice
  • noun a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space

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child

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; fry; shaver; tike; minor; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
    kid.
    • they had three children
    • they were able to send their kids to college

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catch

  • noun a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
    gimmick.
    • it sounds good but what's the catch?
  • noun the quantity that was caught
    haul.
    • the catch was only 10 fish

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downplay

  • verb represent as less significant or important
    minimize; understate; minimise.
  • verb understate the importance or quality of
    play down; background.
    • he played down his royal ancestry

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spin

  • noun a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
  • noun the act of rotating rapidly
    twist; whirl; twisting; twirl.
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting

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applied

  • adjective concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles
    • applied physics
    • applied psychology
    • technical problems in medicine, engineering, economics and other applied disciplines"- Sidney Hook
  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; apply; use; utilize; utilise.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer

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chicanery

  • noun the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
    trickery; chicane; wile; shenanigan; guile.

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sly

  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; knavish; slick; foxy; guileful; tricksy; dodgy; crafty; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

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tartufe

  • noun a hypocrite who pretends to religious piety (after the protagonist in a play by Moliere)
    Tartuffe.

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pokery

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toper

  • noun a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)
    drinker; juicer; imbiber.

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air

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

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aim

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    intention; design; intent; purpose.
    • his intent was to provide a new translation
    • good intentions are not enough
    • it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
    • he made no secret of his designs
  • noun the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    objective; object; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children

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near

  • verb move towards
    go up; come near; draw near; draw close; come on; approach.
    • We were approaching our destination
    • They are drawing near
    • The enemy army came nearer and nearer
  • adjective not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
    close; nigh.
    • near neighbors
    • in the near future
    • they are near equals
    • his nearest approach to success
    • a very near thing
    • a near hit by the bomb
    • she was near tears
    • she was close to tears
    • had a close call

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mangle

  • noun clothes dryer for drying and ironing laundry by passing it between two heavy heated rollers
  • verb press with a mangle
    • mangle the sheets

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picturing

  • noun visual imagery
    envisioning.
  • noun visual representation as by photography or painting
    pictorial representation.

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mistake

  • noun a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
    fault; error.
    • he made a bad mistake
    • she was quick to point out my errors
    • I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults
  • noun an understanding of something that is not correct
    misunderstanding; misapprehension.
    • he wasn't going to admit his mistake
    • make no mistake about his intentions
    • there must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister

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faker

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

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visualised

  • adjective satellite seen in the mind as a mental image
    envisioned; visualized; pictured.
    • the glory of his envisioned future
    • the snow-covered Alps pictured in her imagination
    • the visualized scene lacked the ugly details of real life
  • verb view the outline of by means of an X-ray
    visualise; visualize.
    • The radiologist can visualize the cancerous liver

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player

  • noun a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
    participant.
  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    musician; instrumentalist.

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acousma

  • noun illusory auditory perception of strange nonverbal sounds
    auditory hallucination.

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jest

  • noun a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    gag; joke; laugh; jape.
    • he told a very funny joke
    • he knows a million gags
    • thanks for the laugh
    • he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest
    • even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point
  • noun activity characterized by good humor
    jocularity; joke.

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in

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

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comparative

  • noun the comparative form of an adjective or adverb
    comparative degree.
    • `faster' is the comparative of the adjective `fast'
    • `less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective `famous'
    • `more surely' is the comparative of the adverb `surely'
  • adjective relating to or based on or involving comparison
    • comparative linguistics

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surcharge

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

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damaged

  • adjective harmed or injured or spoiled
    • I won't buy damaged goods
    • the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings
  • verb inflict damage upon
    damage.
    • The snow damaged the roof
    • She damaged the car when she hit the tree

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grandiose

  • adjective satellite impressive because of unnecessary largeness or grandeur; used to show disapproval
  • adjective satellite affectedly genteel
    highfalutin; la-di-da; highfaluting; hoity-toity; hifalutin.

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suggest

  • verb make a proposal, declare a plan for something
    propose; advise.
    • the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax
  • verb drop a hint; intimate by a hint
    hint.

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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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cardsharp

  • noun a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
    card sharper; sharpy; sharper; card shark; cardsharper; card sharp; sharpie.

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synch

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chin-wagging

  • noun light informal conversation for social occasions
    chin wag; chit-chat; chitchat; causerie; chin-wag; small talk; gabfest; chin wagging; chit chat; tittle-tattle; gossip; gab.

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straw_man

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

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peculator

  • noun someone who violates a trust by taking (money) for his own use
    defalcator; embezzler.

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welsh

  • verb cheat by avoiding payment of a gambling debt
    welch.
  • noun a native or resident of Wales
    Welshman; Cymry; Cambrian.

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social

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

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misconstrue

  • verb interpret in the wrong way
    misinterpret; misunderstand; misconceive; be amiss; misapprehend.
    • Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism
    • She misconstrued my remarks

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tope

  • noun a dome-shaped shrine erected by Buddhists
    stupa.
  • verb drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic
    drink.
    • The husband drinks and beats his wife

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kid

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; child; fry; shaver; tike; minor.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat
    kidskin.
    • kid gloves

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someone

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

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gabble

  • noun rapid and indistinct speech
    jabber; jabbering.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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simulated

  • adjective satellite not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; it's real synthetic fur"
    faux; false; imitation; fake.
    • it isn't fake anything
    • faux pearls
    • false teeth
    • decorated with imitation palm leaves
    • a purse of simulated alligator hide
  • verb reproduce someone's behavior or looks
    imitate; copy; simulate.
    • The mime imitated the passers-by
    • Children often copy their parents or older siblings

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backhanded

  • adjective (of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke
    backhand.
  • verb hit a tennis ball backhand
    backhand.

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experimental_psychology

  • noun the branch of psychology that uses experimental methods to study psychological issues
    psychonomics.

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scam

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

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psychometrics

  • noun any branch of psychology concerned with psychological measurements
    psychometry; psychometrika.

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beset

  • verb annoy continually or chronically
    chivy; chevy; chevvy; harass; hassle; chivvy; harry; plague; molest; provoke.
    • He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
    • This man harasses his female co-workers
  • verb assail or attack on all sides: "The zebra was beset by leopards"
    set upon.

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disguise

  • noun an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something
    camouflage.
    • the theatrical notion of disguise is always associated with catastrophe in his stories
  • noun any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity

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janus-faced

  • adjective satellite having or concerned with polarities or contrasts
    • a Janus-faced view of history
    • a Janus-faced policy
  • adjective satellite marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another
    double-dealing; two-faced; duplicitous; deceitful; double-faced; ambidextrous; double-tongued.
    • she was a deceitful scheming little thing"- Israel Zangwill
    • a double-dealing double agent
    • a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"- W.M.Thackeray

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shadow

  • noun shade within clear boundaries
  • noun an unilluminated area
    dark; darkness.
    • he moved off into the darkness

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lasso

  • noun a long noosed rope used to catch animals
    reata; lariat; riata.
  • noun Belgian composer (1532-1594)
    Orlando di Lasso; Roland de Lassus.

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periphrastic

  • adjective satellite roundabout and unnecessarily wordy; (`ambagious' is archaic)
    circumlocutory; ambagious; circumlocutious.
    • had a preference for circumlocutious (or circumlocutory) rather than forthright expression
    • A periphrastic study in a worn-out poetical fashion,/ Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle/ With words and meanings."-T.S.Eliot

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short-circuit

  • verb hamper the progress of; impede
    • short-circuit warm feelings
  • verb create a short circuit in
    short.

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character

  • noun an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
    fictional character; fictitious character.
    • she is the main character in the novel
  • noun a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
    lineament; quality.
    • each town has a quality all its own
    • the radical character of our demands

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hay

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

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overemphasize

  • verb place special or excessive emphasis on
    overemphasise; overstress.
    • I cannot overemphasize the importance of this book

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hat

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

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designate

  • verb assign a name or title to
    denominate.
  • verb give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
    depute; assign; delegate.

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james

  • noun a Stuart king of Scotland who married a daughter of Henry VII; when England and France went to war in 1513 he invaded England and died in defeat at Flodden (1473-1513)
    James IV.
  • noun the last Stuart to be king of England and Ireland and Scotland; overthrown in 1688 (1633-1701)
    James II.

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judge

  • noun a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
    justice; jurist.
  • noun an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
    evaluator.

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poser

  • noun a person who habitually pretends to be something he is not
    poseur.
  • noun a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor
    model.
    • the president didn't have time to be a model so the artist worked from photos

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apart

  • adjective satellite remote and separate physically or socially
    obscure; isolated.
    • existed over the centuries as a world apart
    • preserved because they inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson
    • tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization
    • an obscure village
  • adjective satellite having characteristics not shared by others
    • scientists felt they were a group apart"- Vannever Bush

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psychological

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

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thimblerig

  • noun a swindling sleight-of-hand game; victim guesses which of three things a pellet is under
    shell game.

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performing

  • noun the performance of a part or role in a drama
    acting; playacting; playing.
  • verb carry out or perform an action
    perform; do; execute.
    • John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters
    • the skater executed a triple pirouette
    • she did a little dance

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dishonest

  • adjective deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
    dishonorable.
  • adjective satellite capable of being corrupted
    bribable; purchasable; corruptible; venal.
    • corruptible judges
    • dishonest politicians
    • a purchasable senator
    • a venal police officer

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remind

  • verb put in the mind of someone
    • Remind me to call Mother
  • verb assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned
    cue; prompt.

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stylised

  • adjective satellite using artistic forms and conventions to create effects; not natural or spontaneous
    conventionalized; stylized; conventionalised.
    • a stylized mode of theater production
  • verb represent according to a conventional style
    conventionalize; stylize; stylise.
    • a stylized female head

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warping

  • noun a moral or mental distortion
    warp.
  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; falsify; distort; garble.

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envision

  • verb imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
    picture; visualize; figure; visualise; image; fancy; project; see.
    • I can't see him on horseback!
    • I can see what will happen
    • I can see a risk in this strategy
  • verb picture to oneself; imagine possible
    foresee.
    • I cannot envision him as President

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deflection

  • noun a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting
    warp.
  • noun the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
    refraction; deflexion.

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sponge

  • noun a porous mass of interlacing fibers that forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used
  • noun someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily
    quick study.
    • she soaks up foreign languages like a sponge

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pseud

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

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hassle

  • noun an angry disturbance
    bother; trouble; fuss.
    • he didn't want to make a fuss
    • they had labor trouble
    • a spot of bother
  • noun disorderly fighting
    tussle; dogfight; scuffle; rough-and-tumble.

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invoice

  • noun an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered
    account; bill.
    • he paid his bill and left
    • send me an account of what I owe
  • verb send an bill to
    • She invoiced the company for her expenses

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escape

  • noun the act of escaping physically
    flight.
    • he made his escape from the mental hospital
    • the canary escaped from its cage
    • his flight was an indication of his guilt
  • noun an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy
    escapism.
    • romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life
    • his alcohol problem was a form of escapism

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indirect

  • adjective satellite having intervening factors or persons or influences
    • reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light
    • indirect evidence
    • an indirect cause
  • adjective not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination
    • sometimes taking an indirect path saves time
    • you must take an indirect course in sailing

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glamorize

  • verb interpret romantically
    glamourise; romanticise; romanticize.
    • Don't romanticize this uninteresting and hard work!
  • verb make glamorous and attractive
    glamourise; glamorise; glamourize.
    • This new wallpaper really glamorizes the living room!

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theatrical

  • noun a performance of a play
    theatrical performance; histrionics; representation.
  • adjective of or relating to the theater

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blackleg

  • noun someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
    strikebreaker; scab; rat.
  • verb take the place of work of someone on strike
    fink; scab; rat.

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fox

  • noun alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs
  • noun a shifty deceptive person
    dodger; slyboots.

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fob

  • noun a vest pocket to hold a pocket watch
    watch pocket.
  • noun an adornment that hangs from a watch chain

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spill_the_beans

  • verb divulge confidential information or secrets
    let the cat out of the bag; peach; babble; babble out; tattle; blab out; sing; blab; talk.
    • Be careful--his secretary talks

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bamboozle

  • verb conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end
    lead by the nose; play false; snow; hoodwink; pull the wool over someone's eyes.
    • He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well

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set_back

  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; defer; remit; put off; put over; shelve; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb slow down the progress of; hinder
    • His late start set him back

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pose

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

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blackmail

  • noun extortion of money by threats to divulge discrediting information
  • verb exert pressure on someone through threats
    pressure; blackjack.

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trompe-l'oeil

  • adjective satellite creating the illusion of seeing reality
    eye-deceiving.
    • the visual deception of trompe-l'oeil art

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glibness

  • noun a kind of fluent easy superficiality
    slickness.
    • the glibness of a high-pressure salesman

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manufacturing

  • noun the act of making something (a product) from raw materials
    manufacture; fabrication.
    • the synthesis and fabrication of single crystals
    • an improvement in the manufacture of explosives
    • manufacturing is vital to Great Britain
  • verb put together out of artificial or natural components or parts; He manufactured a popular cereal"
    manufacture; fabricate; construct.
    • the company fabricates plastic chairs
    • They manufacture small toys

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chafe

  • noun soreness and warmth caused by friction
    • he had a nasty chafe on his knee
  • noun anger produced by some annoying irritation
    annoyance; vexation.

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paperhanger

  • noun someone who passes bad checks or counterfeit paper money
  • noun one whose occupation is decorating walls with wallpaper
    paperer.

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saphead

  • noun a person who lacks good judgment
    fool; sap; tomfool; muggins.

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let_out

  • verb express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
    utter; let loose; emit.
    • She let out a big heavy sigh
    • He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand
  • 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; give away.
    • 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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hyperbolize

  • verb to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
    overdraw; magnify; exaggerate; overstate; hyperbolise; amplify.
    • tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery

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misleading

  • adjective satellite designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently
    shoddy; deceptive.
    • the deceptive calm in the eye of the storm
    • deliberately deceptive packaging
    • a misleading similarity
    • statistics can be presented in ways that are misleading
    • shoddy business practices
  • verb lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions
    mislead; lead astray; misguide; misdirect.
    • The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver

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rebut

  • verb overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof
    refute.
    • The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments
  • verb prove to be false or incorrect
    controvert; refute.

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soldiering

  • noun skills that are required for the life of soldier
    soldiership.
  • noun the evasion of work or duty
    slacking; shirking; goofing off; goldbricking.

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defalcate

  • verb appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use
    embezzle; misappropriate; malversate; peculate.
    • The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family

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zoopsia

  • noun visual hallucination of animals; sometimes occurring in delirium tremens

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daub

  • noun material used to daub walls
  • noun a blemish made by dirt
    smirch; blot; slur; smear; spot; smudge.
    • he had a smudge on his cheek

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make_hay

  • verb turn to one's advantage
    • The environmentalist lobby made hay of the nuclear plant accident

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shite

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

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familiarize

  • verb make familiar or conversant with
    familiarise; acquaint.
    • you should acquaint yourself with your new computer
    • We familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings

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deception

  • noun a misleading falsehood
    deceit; misrepresentation.
  • noun the act of deceiving
    deceit; dissimulation; dissembling.

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gip

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

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wag

  • noun a witty amusing person who makes jokes
    wit; card.
  • noun causing to move repeatedly from side to side
    waggle; shake.

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overblown

  • adjective satellite puffed up with vanity
    pompous; portentous; grandiloquent; pontifical.
    • a grandiloquent and boastful manner
    • overblown oratory
    • a pompous speech
    • pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek
  • adjective satellite past the stage of full bloom
    • overblown roses

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avail

  • noun a means of serving
    help; service.
    • of no avail
    • there's no help for it
  • verb use to one's advantage
    • He availed himself of the available resources

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bear_witness

  • verb provide evidence for
    show; evidence; testify; prove.
    • The blood test showed that he was the father
    • Her behavior testified to her incompetence
  • verb give testimony in a court of law
    attest; testify; take the stand.

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head

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

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hypocrite

  • noun a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
    phoney; dissembler; phony; dissimulator; pretender.

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back

  • noun the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
    dorsum.
    • his back was nicely tanned
  • noun the side that goes last or is not normally seen
    rear.
    • he wrote the date on the back of the photograph

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stoolpigeon

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

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illuminating

  • adjective tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance
    informative; enlightening.
    • an enlightening glimpse of government in action
    • an illuminating lecture
  • verb make lighter or brighter
    light; illuminate; illumine; light up; illume.
    • This lamp lightens the room a bit

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true

  • noun proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment
    • out of true
  • verb make level, square, balanced, or concentric
    true up.
    • true up the cylinder of an engine

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misinform

  • verb give false or misleading information to
    mislead.

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staged

  • adjective written for or performed on the stage
    • a staged version of the novel
  • verb perform (a play), especially on a stage
    represent; present; stage.
    • we are going to stage `Othello'

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rile

  • verb cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    annoy; rag; devil; bother; vex; irritate; nettle; get to; nark; get at; gravel; chafe.
    • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
    • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves
  • verb make turbid by stirring up the sediments of
    roil.

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temper

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

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disgrace

  • noun a state of dishonor
    shame; ignominy.
    • one mistake brought shame to all his family
    • suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison
  • verb bring shame or dishonor upon
    dishonour; dishonor; attaint; shame.
    • he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime

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trump_up

  • verb invent
    concoct.
    • trump up charges

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double-faced

  • adjective satellite (of fabrics) having faces on both sides
    • damask is a double-faced fabric
  • adjective satellite marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another
    double-dealing; two-faced; duplicitous; deceitful; Janus-faced; ambidextrous; double-tongued.
    • she was a deceitful scheming little thing"- Israel Zangwill
    • a double-dealing double agent
    • a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"- W.M.Thackeray

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sidestep

  • noun a step to one side (as in boxing or dancing)
  • verb avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    dodge; fudge; evade; 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

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evidence

  • noun your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief
    grounds.
    • the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling
  • noun an indication that makes something evident
    • his trembling was evidence of his fear

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fibbing

  • noun a trivial act of lying or being deliberately unclear
    paltering.
  • verb tell a relatively insignificant lie
    fib.
    • Fibbing is not acceptable, even if you don't call it lying

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annoying

  • noun the act of troubling or annoying someone
    annoyance; vexation; irritation.
  • verb cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    annoy; rag; devil; bother; vex; irritate; nettle; rile; get to; nark; get at; gravel; chafe.
    • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
    • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

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dealer

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

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shit

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

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chit_chat

  • noun light informal conversation for social occasions
    chin wag; chit-chat; chitchat; chin-wagging; causerie; chin-wag; small talk; gabfest; chin wagging; tittle-tattle; gossip; gab.

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utterer

  • noun an organism that can utter vocal sounds
    vocalizer; vocaliser.
    • an utterer of foul oaths
    • is the giraffe a vocalizer?
  • noun someone who circulates forged banknotes or counterfeit coins

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scoundrelly

  • adjective satellite lacking principles or scruples
    roguish; blackguardly; rascally.
    • the rascally rabble
    • the tyranny of a scoundrelly aristocracy" - W.M. Thackaray
    • the captain was set adrift by his roguish crew

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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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role

  • noun the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
    function; part; office.
    • the function of a teacher
    • the government must do its part
    • play its role
  • noun an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
    part; character; persona; theatrical role.
    • she played the part of Desdemona

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martyrise

  • verb torture and torment like a martyr
    martyr; martyrize.

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smell

  • noun the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
    odour; odor; olfactory perception; olfactory sensation.
    • she loved the smell of roses
  • noun any property detected by the olfactory system
    scent; odor; odour; aroma; olfactory property.

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mesmerize

  • verb attract strongly, as if with a magnet
    bewitch; mesmerise; magnetize; magnetise; spellbind.
    • She magnetized the audience with her tricks
  • verb induce hypnosis in
    hypnotize; mesmerise; hypnotise.

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picture

  • noun a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
    image; ikon; icon.
    • they showed us the pictures of their wedding
    • a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them
  • noun graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
    painting.
    • a small painting by Picasso
    • he bought the painting as an investment
    • his pictures hang in the Louvre

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juicer

  • noun a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)
    drinker; toper; imbiber.
  • noun a squeezer with a conical ridged center that is used for squeezing juice from citrus fruit
    reamer; juice reamer.

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flush

  • noun the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
    prime; flower; blossom; efflorescence; peak; bloom; heyday.
  • noun a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
    rosiness; blush; bloom.

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update

  • noun news that updates your information
  • verb modernize or bring up to date
    • We updated the kitchen in the old house

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arnold

  • noun English poet and literary critic (1822-1888)
    Matthew Arnold.
  • noun United States general and traitor in the American Revolution; in 1780 his plan to surrender West Point to the British was foiled (1741-1801)
    Benedict Arnold.

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persecution

  • noun the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)

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assume

  • verb take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
    take for granted; presume.
    • I assume his train was late
  • verb take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
    take on; take over; adopt.
    • When will the new President assume office?

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cognitive_psychology

  • noun an approach to psychology that emphasizes internal mental processes

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pseudo

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; faker; pseud; role player; fake; pretender; sham.
  • adjective satellite (often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of
    • a pseudo esthete
    • pseudoclassic

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make_out

  • verb detect with the senses
    recognize; spot; tell apart; recognise; distinguish; pick out; discern.
    • The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards
    • I can't make out the faces in this photograph
  • verb make out and issue
    cut; issue; write out.
    • write out a check
    • cut a ticket
    • Please make the check out to me

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radical_chic

  • noun an affectation of radical left-wing views and the fashionable dress and lifestyle that goes with them

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time

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

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idle_talk

  • noun idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
    prattle; chin music; prate; blether.

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shop

  • noun a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services
    store.
    • he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod
  • noun small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done
    workshop.

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pass_on

  • verb place into the hands or custody of
    give; turn over; reach; hand; pass.
    • hand me the spoon, please
    • Turn the files over to me, please
    • He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers
  • verb transmit (knowledge or skills)
    leave; give; impart.
    • give a secret to the Russians
    • leave your name and address here
    • impart a new skill to the students

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dance

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

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rob

  • verb take something away by force or without the consent of the owner
    • The burglars robbed him of all his money
  • verb rip off; ask an unreasonable price
    fleece; soak; plume; pluck; hook; overcharge; gazump; surcharge.

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fabricated

  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fictitious; fictional; fancied.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character
  • verb put together out of artificial or natural components or parts; He manufactured a popular cereal"
    manufacture; fabricate; construct.
    • the company fabricates plastic chairs
    • They manufacture small toys

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invent

  • verb come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
    formulate; devise; contrive; excogitate; forge.
    • excogitate a way to measure the speed of light
  • verb make up something artificial or untrue
    fabricate; manufacture; cook up; make up.

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crocodile

  • noun large voracious aquatic reptile having a long snout with massive jaws and sharp teeth and a body covered with bony plates; of sluggish tropical waters

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phantasma

  • noun a ghostly appearing figure
    phantom; fantasm; apparition; spectre; phantasm; specter.
    • we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us
  • noun something existing in perception only
    phantom; fantasm; apparition; shadow; phantasm.
    • a ghostly apparition at midnight

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skin

  • noun a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
    tegument; cutis.
    • your skin is the largest organ of your body
  • noun an outer surface (usually thin)
    • the skin of an airplane

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bewile

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discern

  • verb detect with the senses
    recognize; spot; make out; tell apart; recognise; distinguish; pick out.
    • The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards
    • I can't make out the faces in this photograph

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deceitful

  • adjective satellite intended to deceive
    fallacious; fraudulent.
    • deceitful advertising
    • fallacious testimony
    • smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice" - S.T.Coleridge
    • a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes
  • adjective satellite marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another
    double-dealing; two-faced; duplicitous; double-faced; Janus-faced; ambidextrous; double-tongued.
    • she was a deceitful scheming little thing"- Israel Zangwill
    • a double-dealing double agent
    • a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"- W.M.Thackeray

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flash

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

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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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vex

  • verb cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    annoy; rag; devil; bother; irritate; nettle; rile; get to; nark; get at; gravel; chafe.
    • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
    • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves
  • verb disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress
    worry.
    • I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me

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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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fancied

  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fictitious; fabricated; fictional.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character
  • verb imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
    picture; visualize; envision; figure; visualise; image; fancy; project; see.
    • I can't see him on horseback!
    • I can see what will happen
    • I can see a risk in this strategy

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advantage

  • noun the quality of having a superior or more favorable position
    vantage.
    • the experience gave him the advantage over me
  • noun (tennis) first point scored after deuce

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rook

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

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sappy

  • adjective satellite ludicrous, foolish
    cockamamie; wacky; goofy; whacky; silly; zany; cockamamy.
    • gave me a cockamamie reason for not going
    • wore a goofy hat
    • a silly idea
    • some wacky plan for selling more books
  • adjective satellite abounding in sap
    • sappy maple trees
    • sappy kindling wood

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cook

  • noun someone who cooks food
  • noun English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
    Captain Cook; James Cook; Captain James Cook.

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attitudinize

  • verb assume certain affected attitudes
    attitudinise.

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bluffer

  • noun a person who tries to bluff other people
    four-flusher.
  • adjective satellite very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front
    sheer; bold; bluff.
    • a bluff headland
    • where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise
    • a sheer descent of rock

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skulduggery

  • noun verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
    trickery; hanky panky; slickness; jiggery-pokery; hocus-pocus; skullduggery.

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two-timer

  • noun someone who deceives a lover or spouse by carrying on a sexual relationship with somebody else
  • noun a person who says one thing and does another
    double-crosser; traitor; betrayer; double-dealer.

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card_sharper

  • noun a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
    sharpy; sharper; card shark; cardsharp; cardsharper; card sharp; sharpie.

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guy

  • noun an informal term for a youth or man
    bozo; hombre; cat.
    • a nice guy
    • the guy's only doing it for some doll
  • noun an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day

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intercommunicate

  • verb be interconnected, afford passage
    • These rooms intercommunicate
  • verb transmit thoughts or feelings
    communicate.
    • He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist

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regret

  • noun sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
    sorrow; ruefulness; rue.
    • he drank to drown his sorrows
    • he wrote a note expressing his regret
    • to his rue, the error cost him the game
  • verb feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
    repent; rue.

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clownish

  • adjective satellite like a clown
    zany; buffoonish; clownlike.
    • a buffoonish walk
    • a clownish face
    • a zany sense of humor

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dealing

  • noun method or manner of conduct in relation to others
    • honest dealing
  • noun the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities)
    transaction; dealings.
    • no transactions are possible without him
    • he has always been honest is his dealings with me

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blab_out

  • verb divulge confidential information or secrets
    let the cat out of the bag; peach; babble; spill the beans; babble out; tattle; sing; blab; talk.
    • Be careful--his secretary talks

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discover

  • verb discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    notice; observe; detect; find.
    • She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water
    • We found traces of lead in the paint
  • verb get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
    pick up; get a line; see; hear; learn; find out; get wind; get word.
    • I learned that she has two grown-up children
    • I see that you have been promoted

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talker

  • noun someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)
    verbalizer; speaker; utterer; verbaliser.
    • the speaker at commencement
    • an utterer of useful maxims

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substitute

  • noun a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
    replacement.
  • noun an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced
    second-stringer; reserve.

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unrespectability

  • noun dishonorableness by virtue of lacking respectability or a good reputation
    disreputability; disreputableness.

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delude

  • verb be false to; be dishonest with
    cozen; lead on; deceive.

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deludee

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sentimentalise

  • verb make (someone or something) sentimental or imbue with sentimental qualities
    sentimentalize.
    • Too much poetry sentimentalizes the mind
    • These experiences have sentimentalized her
  • verb look at with sentimentality or turn into an object of sentiment
    sentimentalize.
    • Don't sentimentalize the past events

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monomaniacal

  • adjective satellite obsessed with a single subject or idea

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appeal

  • noun earnest or urgent request
    entreaty; prayer.
    • an entreaty to stop the fighting
    • an appeal for help
    • an appeal to the public to keep calm
  • noun attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
    charm; appealingness.
    • his smile was part of his appeal to her

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delude

  • verb be false to; be dishonest with
    cozen; lead on; deceive.

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larcenous

  • noun having a disposition to steal
    thievishness.

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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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psychometry

  • noun any branch of psychology concerned with psychological measurements
    psychometrika; psychometrics.

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deceit

  • noun the quality of being fraudulent
    fraudulence.
  • noun a misleading falsehood
    misrepresentation; deception.

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child_psychology

  • noun the branch of psychology that studies the social and mental development of children
    developmental psychology; genetic psychology.

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along

  • adverb with a forward motion
    on.
    • we drove along admiring the view
    • the horse trotted along at a steady pace
    • the circus traveled on to the next city
    • move along
    • march on
  • adverb in accompaniment or as a companion
    • his little sister came along to the movies
    • I brought my camera along
    • working along with his father

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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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swash

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

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boast

  • noun speaking of yourself in superlatives
    self-praise; boasting; jactitation.
  • verb show off
    blow; gasconade; gas; brag; tout; swash; bluster; shoot a line; vaunt.

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somatic

  • adjective satellite affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit
    corporal; corporeal; bodily.
    • bodily needs
    • a corporal defect
    • corporeal suffering
    • a somatic symptom or somatic illness

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exploitation

  • noun the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful
    development.
    • the development of Alaskan resources
    • the exploitation of copper deposits
  • noun an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly)
    using; victimisation; victimization.
    • capitalistic exploitation of the working class
    • paying Blacks less and charging them more is a form of victimization

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immaterialise

  • verb render immaterial or incorporeal
    immaterialize; unsubstantialise; unsubstantialize.

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gull

  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    fool; soft touch; sucker; patsy; fall guy; mug; chump; mark.
  • noun mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs
    sea gull; seagull.

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fake

  • noun something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
    postiche; sham.
  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; pseudo; faker; pseud; role player; pretender; sham.

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prompt

  • noun a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)
    prompting.
    • the audience could hear his prompting
  • noun (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command
    command prompt.

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fakery

  • noun the act of faking (or the product of faking)

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concoct

  • verb make a concoction (of) by mixing
  • verb prepare or cook by mixing ingredients
    cook up.
    • concoct a strange mixture

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sharper

  • noun a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
    card sharper; sharpy; card shark; cardsharp; cardsharper; card sharp; sharpie.
  • adjective satellite (of something seen or heard) clearly defined
    sharp; crisp.
    • a sharp photographic image
    • the sharp crack of a twig
    • the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot

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prove

  • verb be shown or be found to be
    turn up; turn out.
    • She proved to be right
    • The medicine turned out to save her life
    • She turned up HIV positive
  • verb establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
    shew; demonstrate; show; establish.
    • The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound
    • The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture

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captivate

  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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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