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desist (Also desisted, desists, desisting) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to desist

essay

  • noun an analytic or interpretive literary composition
  • noun a tentative attempt

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fawn

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

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wrestle

  • noun the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat
    grappling; grapple; wrestling; hand-to-hand struggle.
    • they had a fierce wrestle
    • we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully
  • verb combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force
    • He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority

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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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pardon

  • noun the act of excusing a mistake or offense
    forgiveness.
  • noun a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
    amnesty.

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measure_out

  • verb determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
    mensurate; measure.
    • Measure the length of the wall

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dance

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

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deliver_the_goods

  • verb attain success or reach a desired goal
    win; come through; succeed; bring home the bacon.
    • The enterprise succeeded
    • We succeeded in getting tickets to the show
    • she struggled to overcome her handicap and won

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allergy

  • noun hypersensitivity reaction to a particular allergen; symptoms can vary greatly in intensity
    allergic reaction.

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dissenting

  • adjective satellite disagreeing, especially with a majority
    dissentient; dissident.
  • verb withhold assent
    dissent.
    • Several Republicans dissented

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pick_up

  • verb take and lift upward
    gather up; lift up.
  • verb take up by hand
    • He picked up the book and started to read

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alien

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

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baby

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

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protest

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

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supplement

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

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perverted

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

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prick

  • noun insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
    mother fucker; bastard; SOB; motherfucker; whoreson; dickhead; son of a bitch; asshole; cocksucker; shit.
  • noun a depression scratched or carved into a surface
    scratch; slit; incision; dent.

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battle

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    engagement; conflict; fight.
    • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
  • noun an energetic attempt to achieve something
    struggle.
    • getting through the crowd was a real struggle
    • he fought a battle for recognition

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dietetic

  • adjective of or relating to the diet
    dietetical; dietary.
    • dietary restrictions

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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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captain

  • noun an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
  • noun the naval officer in command of a military ship
    skipper.

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hate

  • noun the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action
    hatred.
  • verb dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards
    detest.
    • I hate Mexican food
    • She detests politicians

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skid

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

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make_headway

  • verb obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
    advance; gain ground; get ahead; win; gain; pull ahead.
    • The home team was gaining ground
    • After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference

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hurry

  • noun a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry
    haste.
    • in a hurry to lock the door
  • noun overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
    precipitation; hastiness; haste; hurriedness.
    • he soon regretted his haste

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piddle

  • noun liquid excretory product
    weewee; urine; water; pee; piss.
    • there was blood in his urine
    • the child had to make water
  • verb waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently
    trifle; piddle away; wanton; wanton away.

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hightail_it

  • verb flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    lam; run; head for the hills; bunk; run away; take to the woods; scarper; escape; fly the coop; break away; scat; turn tail.
    • If you see this man, run!
    • The burglars escaped before the police showed up

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recruit

  • noun a recently enlisted soldier
    military recruit.
  • noun any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces)
    enlistee.

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spew

  • verb expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth
    spue; ptyalise; ptyalize; spit.
    • The father of the victim spat at the alleged murderer
  • verb eject or send out in large quantities, also metaphorical
    spew out; eruct.
    • the volcano spews out molten rocks every day
    • The editors of the paper spew out hostile articles about the Presidential candidate

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freelance

  • noun a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
    independent; freelancer; free-lance; free lance; self-employed person.
  • verb work independently and on temporary contracts rather than for a long-term employer

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father

  • noun a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)
    male parent; begetter.
    • his father was born in Atlanta
  • noun the founder of a family
    forefather; sire.
    • keep the faith of our forefathers

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send

  • verb cause to go somewhere
    direct.
    • The explosion sent the car flying in the air
    • She sent her children to camp
    • He directed all his energies into his dissertation
  • verb to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place
    send out.
    • He had sent the dispatches downtown to the proper people and had slept

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to

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

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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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mate

  • noun the officer below the master on a commercial ship
    first mate.
  • noun a fellow member of a team
    teammate.
    • it was his first start against his former teammates

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spearhead

  • noun someone who leads or initiates an activity (attack or campaign etc.)
  • noun the leading military unit in an attack

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shut_up

  • verb refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent
    close up; belt up; button up; clam up; be quiet; dummy up; keep mum.
    • The children shut up when their father approached
  • verb place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
    lock up; lock; lock in; put away; shut away; lock away.
    • The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend
    • She locked her jewels in the safe

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scratch

  • noun an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
    abrasion; excoriation; scrape.
  • noun a depression scratched or carved into a surface
    slit; prick; incision; dent.

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wake_up

  • verb cause to become awake or conscious
    awaken; waken; arouse; wake; rouse.
    • He was roused by the drunken men in the street
    • Please wake me at 6 AM.
  • verb stop sleeping
    waken; come alive; arouse; wake; awake; awaken.
    • She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock

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lord

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

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set

  • noun a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
    • a set of books
    • a set of golf clubs
    • a set of teeth
  • noun (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
    • the set of prime numbers is infinite

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through

  • adjective satellite having finished or arrived at completion
    done; through with.
    • certain to make history before he's done
    • it's a done deed
    • after the treatment, the patient is through except for follow-up
    • almost through with his studies
  • adjective satellite (of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes
    • a through street
    • a through bus
    • through traffic

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stifling

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

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prude

  • noun a person excessively concerned about propriety and decorum
    puritan.

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close_down

  • verb cease to operate or cause to cease operating
    shut down; close; close up; fold.
    • The owners decided to move and to close the factory
    • My business closes every night at 8 P.M.
    • close up the shop

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coop

  • noun a farm building for housing poultry
    hencoop; chicken coop; henhouse.
  • noun an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept
    cage.

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assay

  • noun an appraisal of the state of affairs
    check.
    • they made an assay of the contents
    • a check on its dependability under stress
  • noun a substance that is undergoing an analysis of its components

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risk

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

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jerk

  • noun a dull stupid fatuous person
    dork.
  • noun an abrupt spasmodic movement
    jerking; jolt; saccade.

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vitamin-deficiency_diet

  • noun a diet designed to patients with vitamin deficiencies
    high-vitamin diet.

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argufy

  • verb have a disagreement over something
    altercate; scrap; dispute; quarrel.
    • We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America
    • These two fellows are always scrapping over something

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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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conquering

  • noun the act of conquering
    subjection; conquest; subjugation.
  • verb to put down by force or authority
    inhibit; stamp down; subdue; suppress; curb; conquer.
    • suppress a nascent uprising
    • stamp down on littering
    • conquer one's desires

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archaise

  • verb give an archaic appearance of character to
    archaize.
    • archaized craftwork

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fat

  • noun a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides)
    • pizza has too much fat
  • noun a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs
    fatty tissue; adipose tissue.
    • fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold

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quelling

  • noun forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority
    stifling; crushing; suppression.
    • the suppression of heresy
    • the quelling of the rebellion
    • the stifling of all dissent
  • verb suppress or crush completely
    squelch; quench; quell.
    • squelch any sign of dissent
    • quench a rebellion

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embark

  • verb go on board
    ship.
  • verb set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)
    enter.
    • she embarked upon a new career

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scout

  • noun a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
    lookout; picket; sentry; watch; lookout man; spotter; sentinel.
  • noun a Boy Scout or Girl Scout

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fan

  • noun a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces
  • noun an enthusiastic devotee of sports
    sports fan; rooter.

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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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masturbate

  • verb stimulate sexually
    • The old man wanted to be masturbated by the prostitute
  • verb get sexual gratification through self-stimulation
    fuck off; wank; jerk off; she-bop; jack off.

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fall

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

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slabber

  • verb let saliva drivel from the mouth
    drivel; slaver; drool; dribble; slobber.
    • The baby drooled

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austerity

  • noun the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)
    nonindulgence; asceticism.

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exact

  • verb claim as due or just
    demand.
    • The bank demanded payment of the loan
  • verb take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
    claim; take.
    • the accident claimed three lives
    • The hard work took its toll on her

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spit_up

  • verb give reluctantly
    cough up; pony up.
    • He coughed up some money for his children's tuition
  • verb discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth
    cough out; expectorate; cough up; spit out.

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put_one_over

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

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dampen

  • verb smother or suppress
    stifle.
    • Stifle your curiosity
  • verb make moist
    wash; moisten.
    • The dew moistened the meadows

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parrot

  • noun usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds
  • noun a copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated

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die

  • noun a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers
    dice.
  • noun a device used for shaping metal

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marry

  • verb take in marriage
    get hitched with; wed; conjoin; get married; espouse; hook up with.
  • verb perform a marriage ceremony
    tie; splice; wed.
    • The minister married us on Saturday
    • We were wed the following week
    • The couple got spliced on Hawaii

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dig

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

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leave

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

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intimidate

  • verb make timid or fearful
    • Her boss intimidates her
  • verb to compel or deter by or as if by threats
    restrain.

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salute

  • noun an act of honor or courteous recognition
    salutation.
    • a musical salute to the composer on his birthday
  • noun a formal military gesture of respect
    military greeting.

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shlep

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

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enjoy

  • verb derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in
    savor; savour; bask; relish.
    • She relished her fame and basked in her glory
  • verb have benefit from
    • enjoy privileges

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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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brave

  • noun a North American Indian warrior
  • noun people who are brave
    • the home of the free and the brave

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ulcer

  • noun a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue
    ulceration.

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choke_down

  • verb suppress
    choke back; choke off.
    • He choked down his rage

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archaize

  • verb give an archaic appearance of character to
    archaise.
    • archaized craftwork

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queer

  • noun offensive term for an openly homosexual man
    poove; fairy; nance; queen; fagot; pansy; poof; pouf; faggot; fag.
  • verb hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    thwart; bilk; cross; frustrate; baffle; foil; spoil; scotch.
    • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
    • foil your opponent

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bacon

  • noun back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
  • noun English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
    Roger Bacon.

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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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rival

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

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sign

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

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nail

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

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fold

  • noun an angular or rounded shape made by folding
    plication; crease; bend; flexure; crimp.
    • a fold in the napkin
    • a crease in his trousers
    • a plication on her blouse
    • a flexure of the colon
    • a bend of his elbow
  • noun a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
    congregation; faithful.

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eddy

  • noun founder of Christian Science in 1866 (1821-1910)
    Mary Baker Eddy; Mary Morse Baker Eddy.
  • noun a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself
    twist.

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slake

  • verb satisfy (thirst)
    quench; allay; assuage.
    • The cold water quenched his thirst
  • verb make less active or intense
    slack; abate.

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design

  • noun the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)
    designing.
    • he contributed to the design of a new instrument
  • noun an arrangement scheme
    plan.
    • the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult
    • it was an excellent design for living
    • a plan for seating guests

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do_work

  • verb be employed
    work.
    • Is your husband working again?
    • My wife never worked
    • Do you want to work after the age of 60?
    • She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money
    • She works as a waitress to put herself through college

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go

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

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follow

  • verb to travel behind, go after, come after
    • The ducklings followed their mother around the pond
    • Please follow the guide through the museum
  • verb be later in time
    postdate.
    • Tuesday always follows Monday

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run

  • noun a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
    tally.
    • the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th
    • their first tally came in the 3rd inning
  • noun the act of testing something
    test; trial.
    • in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately
    • he called each flip of the coin a new trial

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move_around

  • verb pass to the other side of
    turn.
    • turn the corner
    • move around the obstacle
  • verb travel from place to place, as for the purpose of finding work, preaching, or acting as a judge
    travel.

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puritan

  • noun someone who adheres to strict religious principles; someone opposed to sensual pleasures
  • noun a member of a group of English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought that the Protestant Reformation under Elizabeth was incomplete and advocated the simplification and regulation of forms of worship

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blue

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

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employ

  • noun the state of being employed or having a job
    employment.
    • they are looking for employment
    • he was in the employ of the city
  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    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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turn

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

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squeeze

  • noun the act of gripping and pressing firmly
    squeezing.
    • he gave her cheek a playful squeeze
  • noun a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high
    liquidity crisis; credit crunch.

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spend_a_penny

  • verb eliminate urine
    wee-wee; wee; piddle; micturate; pee-pee; make; pass water; make water; relieve oneself; take a leak; pee; urinate; puddle; piss.
    • Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug

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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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perspire

  • verb excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin
    sweat; sudate.
    • Exercise makes one sweat

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crush

  • noun leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated
    crushed leather.
  • noun a dense crowd of people
    press; jam.

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relieve_oneself

  • verb eliminate urine
    wee-wee; spend a penny; wee; piddle; micturate; pee-pee; make; pass water; make water; take a leak; pee; urinate; puddle; piss.
    • Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug

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spue

  • verb expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth
    spew; ptyalise; ptyalize; spit.
    • The father of the victim spat at the alleged murderer
  • verb eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    retch; regorge; be sick; disgorge; spew; vomit up; puke; honk; cat; purge; cast; upchuck; vomit; sick; barf; regurgitate; throw up; chuck.
    • After drinking too much, the students vomited
    • He purged continuously
    • The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night

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mensurate

  • verb determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
    measure out; measure.
    • Measure the length of the wall

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suspect

  • noun someone who is under suspicion
  • noun a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused
    defendant.

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run_away

  • verb flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    lam; run; head for the hills; hightail it; bunk; take to the woods; scarper; escape; fly the coop; break away; scat; turn tail.
    • If you see this man, run!
    • The burglars escaped before the police showed up
  • verb escape from the control of
    • Industry is running away with us all

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conduct

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

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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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nurse

  • noun one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)
  • noun a woman who is the custodian of children
    nursemaid; nanny.

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carbohydrate_loading

  • noun a diet of foods high in starch that increases carbohydrate reserves in muscles
    carbo loading.
    • carbo loading is used by endurance athletes just before competing

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suppress

  • verb to put down by force or authority
    inhibit; stamp down; subdue; curb; conquer.
    • suppress a nascent uprising
    • stamp down on littering
    • conquer one's desires
  • verb come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
    crush; oppress.
    • The government oppresses political activists

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body

  • noun the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
    organic structure; physical structure.
    • he felt as if his whole body were on fire
  • noun a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
    • the whole body filed out of the auditorium
    • the student body
    • administrative body

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crouch

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

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dwarf

  • noun a person who is markedly small
    midget; nanus.
  • noun a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure
    gnome.

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warring

  • adjective satellite engaged in war
    militant; belligerent; war-ridden.
    • belligerent (or warring) nations
  • verb make or wage war
    war.

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avast

(Naut.) Cease; stop; stay. "Avast heaving." Totten.

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spoon_food

  • noun a diet that does not require chewing; advised for those with intestinal disorders
    pap; soft diet.

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modify

  • verb make less severe or harsh or extreme
    • please modify this letter to make it more polite
    • he modified his views on same-gender marriage
  • verb add a modifier to a constituent
    qualify.

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cosset

  • verb treat with excessive indulgence
    featherbed; pamper; cocker; mollycoddle; spoil; indulge; baby; coddle.
    • grandparents often pamper the children
    • Let's not mollycoddle our students!

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gawk

  • noun an awkward stupid person
    clod; oaf; goon; lout; lump; lummox; stumblebum; lubber.
  • verb look with amazement; look stupidly
    goggle; gape; gawp.

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forgive

  • verb stop blaming or grant forgiveness
    • I forgave him his infidelity
    • She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday
  • verb absolve from payment
    • I forgive you your debt

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socialize

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

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explore

  • verb inquire into
    search; research.
    • the students had to research the history of the Second World War for their history project
    • He searched for information on his relatives on the web
    • Scientists are exploring the nature of consciousness
  • verb travel to or penetrate into
    • explore unknown territory in biology

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detest

  • verb dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards
    hate.
    • I hate Mexican food
    • She detests politicians

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witch

  • noun a female sorcerer or magician
    enchantress.
  • noun a being (usually female) imagined to have special powers derived from the devil

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hulk

  • noun a very large person; impressive in size or qualities
    whale; giant; heavyweight.
  • noun a ship that has been wrecked and abandoned

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pop_off

  • verb leave quickly
  • verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    decease; give-up the ghost; perish; die; buy the farm; snuff it; choke; drop dead; pass away; expire; exit; croak; pass; go; kick the bucket; conk; cash in one's chips.
    • She died from cancer
    • The children perished in the fire
    • The patient went peacefully
    • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102

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ignore

  • verb refuse to acknowledge
    disregard; cut; snub.
    • She cut him dead at the meeting
  • verb bar from attention or consideration
    dismiss; brush aside; brush off; discount; push aside; disregard.
    • She dismissed his advances

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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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inscribe

  • verb carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
    scratch; grave; engrave.
    • engrave a pen
    • engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's
    • the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree
  • verb register formally as a participant or member
    enroll; enter; enrol; recruit.
    • The party recruited many new members

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win

  • noun a victory (as in a race or other competition)
    • he was happy to get the win
  • noun something won (especially money)
    winnings; profits.

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enrol

  • verb register formally as a participant or member
    enroll; enter; recruit; inscribe.
    • The party recruited many new members

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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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get_up

  • verb rise to one's feet
    stand up; rise; uprise; arise.
    • The audience got up and applauded
  • verb get up and out of bed
    rise; turn out; uprise; arise.
    • I get up at 7 A.M. every day
    • They rose early
    • He uprose at night

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overawe

  • verb subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)
    cow.

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convert

  • noun a person who has been converted to another religious or political belief
  • verb change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy
    change over.
    • We converted from 220 to 110 Volt

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engage

  • verb carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
    pursue; prosecute.
    • She pursued many activities
    • They engaged in a discussion
  • verb consume all of one's attention or time
    engross; absorb; occupy.
    • Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely

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ward

  • noun a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another
  • noun a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections

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colored

  • noun a United States term for Blacks that is now considered offensive
    colored person.
  • verb add color to
    color in; colorise; color; colour; colour in; colourise; colourize; colorize.
    • The child colored the drawings
    • Fall colored the trees
    • colorize black and white film

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ahead

  • adjective satellite having the leading position or higher score in a contest
    leading; in the lead.
    • he is ahead by a pawn
    • the leading team in the pennant race
  • adverb at or in the front
    in front; before.
    • I see the lights of a town ahead
    • the road ahead is foggy
    • staring straight ahead
    • we couldn't see over the heads of the people in front
    • with the cross of Jesus marching on before

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maim

  • verb injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation
    • people were maimed by the explosion

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bop

  • noun an early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940)
    bebop.
  • noun the law enforcement agency of the Justice Department that operates a nationwide system of prisons and detention facilities to incarcerate inmates sentenced to imprisonment for federal crimes
    Federal Bureau of Prisons.

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root

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

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wriggle

  • noun the act of wiggling
    wiggle; squirm.
  • verb to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
    twist; wrestle; writhe; worm; squirm.
    • The prisoner writhed in discomfort
    • The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace

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sophisticate

  • noun a worldly-wise person
    man of the world.
  • verb make less natural or innocent
    • Their manners had sophisticated the young girls

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bow

  • noun a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces
    bowknot.
  • noun a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments

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wayside

  • noun edge of a way or road or path
    roadside.
    • flowers along the wayside

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credit

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

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tinker

  • noun a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts
    tinkerer.
  • noun formerly a person (traditionally a Gypsy) who traveled from place to place mending pots and kettles and other metal utensils as a way to earn a living

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sawm

  • noun the third pillar of Islam is fasting (primarily during the month of Ramadan); Muslims abstain from food and drink and gambling and all sensuous pleasures from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan

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mentor

  • noun a wise and trusted guide and advisor
    wise man.
  • verb serve as a teacher or trusted counselor
    • The famous professor mentored him during his years in graduate school
    • She is a fine lecturer but she doesn't like mentoring

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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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defeat

  • noun an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest
    licking.
    • it was a narrow defeat
    • the army's only defeat
    • they suffered a convincing licking
  • noun the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
    frustration.

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allergy_diet

  • noun a diet designed to avoid the foods that you are allergic to

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quarrel

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

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urinate

  • verb pass after the manner of urine
    • The sick men urinated blood
  • verb eliminate urine
    wee-wee; spend a penny; wee; piddle; micturate; pee-pee; make; pass water; make water; relieve oneself; take a leak; pee; puddle; piss.
    • Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug

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struggle

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

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abominate

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

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chaste

  • adjective morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse)
    • a holy woman innocent and chaste
  • adjective satellite pure and simple in design or style
    • a chaste border of conventionalized flowers

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machinate

  • verb arrange by systematic planning and united effort
    organize; prepare; devise; get up; organise.
    • machinate a plot
    • organize a strike
    • devise a plan to take over the director's office
  • verb engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together
    complot; cabal; conspire; conjure.
    • They conspired to overthrow the government

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love

  • noun a strong positive emotion of regard and affection
    • his love for his work
    • children need a lot of love
  • noun any object of warm affection or devotion;
    passion.
    • the theater was her first love
    • he has a passion for cock fighting

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divide

  • noun a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
  • noun a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
    water parting; watershed.

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transcend

  • verb be greater in scope or size than some standard
    exceed; surpass.
    • Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds
  • verb be superior or better than some standard
    exceed; top; overstep; go past; pass.
    • She exceeded our expectations
    • She topped her performance of last year

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scold

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

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tempt

  • verb dispose or incline or entice to
    allure.
    • We were tempted by the delicious-looking food
  • verb provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
    lure; entice.
    • He lured me into temptation

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loosen

  • verb make loose or looser
    loose.
    • loosen the tension on a rope
  • verb make less severe or strict
    relax.
    • The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught

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resile

  • verb pull out from an agreement, contract, statement, etc.
    • The landlord cannot resile from the lease
  • verb spring back; spring away from an impact
    spring; rebound; bound; bounce; take a hop; reverberate; recoil; ricochet.
    • The rubber ball bounced
    • These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide

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lark_about

  • verb play boisterously
    disport; rollick; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; frisk; lark; frolic; gambol.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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cripple

  • noun someone who is unable to walk normally because of an injury or disability to the legs or back
  • verb deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless
    stultify.
    • This measure crippled our efforts
    • Their behavior stultified the boss's hard work

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rede

  • verb give an interpretation or explanation to
    interpret.
  • verb give advice to
    advise; counsel.
    • The teacher counsels troubled students
    • The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud

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soul

  • noun the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
    psyche.
  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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apply

  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; 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
  • verb be pertinent or relevant or applicable
    hold; go for.
    • The same laws apply to you!
    • This theory holds for all irrational numbers
    • The same rules go for everyone

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fuck_off

  • verb be lazy or idle
    loaf; lounge around; loll; lounge about; frig around; bum; arse around; bum around; waste one's time; arse about; loll around; bum about.
    • Her son is just bumming around all day
  • verb leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form
    bugger off; get; buzz off; scram.
    • Scram!

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ptyalize

  • verb expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth
    spew; spue; ptyalise; spit.
    • The father of the victim spat at the alleged murderer

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research

  • noun systematic investigation to establish facts
  • noun a search for knowledge
    enquiry; inquiry.
    • their pottery deserves more research than it has received

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manipulate

  • verb influence or control shrewdly or deviously
    pull wires; pull strings.
    • He manipulated public opinion in his favor
  • verb hold something in one's hands and move it

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ape

  • noun any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all
  • noun someone who copies the words or behavior of another
    aper; copycat; imitator; emulator.

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superordinate

  • noun one of greater rank or station or quality
    superior; higher-up.
  • noun a word that is more generic than a given word
    hypernym; superordinate word.

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use

  • noun the act of using
    utilization; utilisation; usage; employment; exercise.
    • he warned against the use of narcotic drugs
    • skilled in the utilization of computers
  • noun what something is used for
    function; role; purpose.
    • the function of an auger is to bore holes
    • ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

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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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crap

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

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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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live

  • verb inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of
    dwell; inhabit; populate.
    • People lived in Africa millions of years ago
    • The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted
    • this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean
    • deer are populating the woods
  • verb lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style
    • we had to live frugally after the war

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puke

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

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throw

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

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duplicate

  • noun something additional of the same kind
    extra.
    • he always carried extras in case of an emergency
  • noun a copy that corresponds to an original exactly
    duplication.
    • he made a duplicate for the files

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doubt

  • noun the state of being unsure of something
    uncertainty; dubiousness; doubtfulness; dubiety; incertitude.
  • noun uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something
    doubtfulness; question; dubiousness.
    • the dubiousness of his claim
    • there is no question about the validity of the enterprise

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call

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

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strike

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

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salt-free_diet

  • noun a diet that limits the intake of salt (sodium chloride); often used in treating hypertension or edema or certain other disorders
    low-sodium diet; low-salt diet.

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spoon

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

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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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breathe

  • verb draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
    respire; take a breath; suspire.
    • I can breathe better when the air is clean
    • The patient is respiring
  • verb be alive
    • Every creature that breathes

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quash

  • verb put down by force or intimidation
    subdue; reduce; repress; subjugate; keep down.
    • The government quashes any attempt of an uprising
    • China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently
    • The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land
  • verb declare invalid
    invalidate; annul; void; nullify; avoid.
    • The contract was annulled
    • void a plea

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entrance

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

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scab

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

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tease

  • noun someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
    vexer; teaser; annoyer.
  • noun a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
    minx; prickteaser; vamper; coquette; flirt; vamp.

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take_a_leak

  • verb eliminate urine
    wee-wee; spend a penny; wee; piddle; micturate; pee-pee; make; pass water; make water; relieve oneself; pee; urinate; puddle; piss.
    • Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug

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execrate

  • verb find repugnant
    abominate; abhor; loathe.
    • I loathe that man
    • She abhors cats
  • verb curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment
    accurse; anathematise; anathemise; comminate; anathemize; anathematize.

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muffle

  • noun a kiln with an inner chamber for firing things at a low temperature
  • verb conceal or hide
    strangle; stifle; smother; repress.
    • smother a yawn
    • muffle one's anger
    • strangle a yawn

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inhibit

  • verb to put down by force or authority
    stamp down; subdue; suppress; curb; conquer.
    • suppress a nascent uprising
    • stamp down on littering
    • conquer one's desires
  • verb limit the range or extent of
    • Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs

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cashier

  • noun an employee of a bank who receives and pays out money
    bank clerk; teller.
  • noun a person responsible for receiving payments for goods and services (as in a shop or restaurant)

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refrain

  • noun the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers
    chorus.
  • verb resist doing something
    forbear.
    • He refrained from hitting him back
    • she could not forbear weeping

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skunk

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

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excuse

  • noun a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
    exculpation; alibi; self-justification.
    • he kept finding excuses to stay
    • every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job
    • his transparent self-justification was unacceptable
  • noun a note explaining an absence
    • he had to get his mother to write an excuse for him

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opposing

  • adjective satellite characterized by active hostility
    opponent.
    • opponent (or opposing) armies
  • verb be against; express opposition to
    oppose.
    • We oppose the ban on abortion

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choke_off

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

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smile

  • noun a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement
    grinning; smiling; grin.
  • verb change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure

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complexify

  • verb have or develop complicating consequences
    ramify.
    • These actions will ramify
  • verb make complex
    • he unnecessarily complexified every problem

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sexual_abstention

  • noun abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows)
    chastity; celibacy.

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sample

  • noun a small part of something intended as representative of the whole
  • noun items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population
    sample distribution; sampling.

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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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relieve

  • verb provide physical relief, as from pain
    assuage; palliate; alleviate.
    • This pill will relieve your headaches
  • verb free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
    take over.

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fly

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

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honey

  • noun a sweet yellow liquid produced by bees
  • noun a beloved person; used as terms of endearment
    dear; dearest; love; beloved.

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account

  • noun a record or narrative description of past events
    story; chronicle; history.
    • a history of France
    • he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
    • the story of exposure to lead
  • noun a short account of the news
    report; story; news report; write up.
    • the report of his speech
    • the story was on the 11 o'clock news
    • the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious

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nondrinker

  • noun a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages
    abstainer; abstinent.

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micturate

  • verb eliminate urine
    wee-wee; spend a penny; wee; piddle; pee-pee; make; pass water; make water; relieve oneself; take a leak; pee; urinate; puddle; piss.
    • Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug

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pursue

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

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pretend

  • noun the enactment of a pretense
    make-believe.
    • it was just pretend
  • verb make believe with the intent to deceive
    affect; feign; dissemble; sham.
    • He feigned that he was ill
    • He shammed a headache

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chastise

  • verb censure severely
    objurgate; chasten; castigate; correct.
    • She chastised him for his insensitive remarks

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grovel

  • verb show submission or fear
    fawn; crawl; cower; cringe; creep.

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bland_diet

  • noun a diet of foods that are not irritating
    ulcer diet.
    • he ate a bland diet because of his colitis

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low-fat_diet

  • noun a diet containing limited amounts of fat and stressing foods high in carbohydrates; used in treatment of some gallbladder conditions

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hope

  • noun a specific instance of feeling hopeful
    • it revived their hope of winning the pennant
  • noun the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled
    • in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope

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learn

  • verb gain knowledge or skills
    acquire; larn.
    • She learned dancing from her sister
    • I learned Sanskrit
    • Children acquire language at an amazing rate
  • verb get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
    pick up; get a line; discover; see; hear; 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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abandon

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

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headway

  • noun vertical space available to allow easy passage under something
    headroom; clearance.
  • noun forward movement
    head.
    • the ship made little headway against the gale

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regain

  • verb get or find back; recover the use of
    recover; retrieve; find.
    • She regained control of herself
    • She found her voice and replied quickly
  • verb come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost
    find.
    • Did you find your glasses?
    • I cannot find my gloves!

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desist

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

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deceased

  • noun someone who is no longer alive
    dead person; decedent; departed; deceased person; dead soul.
    • I wonder what the dead person would have done
  • verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    decease; give-up the ghost; pop off; perish; die; buy the farm; snuff it; choke; drop dead; pass away; expire; exit; croak; pass; go; kick the bucket; conk; cash in one's chips.
    • She died from cancer
    • The children perished in the fire
    • The patient went peacefully
    • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102

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ascetic

  • noun someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline
    abstainer.
  • adjective pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline
    ascetical.
    • ascetic practices

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control

  • noun power to direct or determine
    • under control
  • noun a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another
    • measures for the control of disease
    • they instituted controls over drinking on campus

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claim

  • noun an assertion of a right (as to money or property)
    • his claim asked for damages
  • noun an assertion that something is true or factual
    • his claim that he was innocent
    • evidence contradicted the government's claims

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compare

  • noun qualities that are comparable
    comparison; equivalence; comparability.
    • no comparison between the two books
    • beyond compare
  • verb examine and note the similarities or differences of
    • John compared his haircut to his friend's
    • We compared notes after we had both seen the movie

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omit

  • verb prevent from being included or considered or accepted
    take out; except; leave off; leave out; exclude.
    • The bad results were excluded from the report
    • Leave off the top piece
  • verb leave undone or leave out
    pretermit; drop; overleap; leave out; overlook; miss; neglect.
    • How could I miss that typo?
    • The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten

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reducing

  • noun any process in which electrons are added to an atom or ion (as by removing oxygen or adding hydrogen); always occurs accompanied by oxidation of the reducing agent
    reduction.
  • noun loss of excess weight (as by dieting); becoming slimmer
    • a doctor supervised her reducing

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give

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

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wank

  • noun slang for masturbation
    jacking off; hand job; jerking off.
  • verb get sexual gratification through self-stimulation
    fuck off; jerk off; she-bop; masturbate; jack off.

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arise

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

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fuck

  • noun slang for sexual intercourse
    ass; screw; piece of tail; fucking; shtup; screwing; roll in the hay; nookie; piece of ass; nooky; shag.
  • verb have sexual intercourse with
    love; sleep with; have it away; screw; have intercourse; get it on; lie with; hump; make love; make out; get laid; have a go at it; bonk; eff; have sex; jazz; be intimate; know; have it off; bang; bed; do it; roll in the hay; sleep together.
    • This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm
    • Adam knew Eve
    • Were you ever intimate with this man?

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high

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

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take_a_chance

  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; hazard; take chances; chance; adventure; gamble; run a risk.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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rise

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

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attain

  • verb to gain with effort
    accomplish; reach; achieve.
    • she achieved her goal despite setbacks
  • verb reach a point in time, or a certain state or level
    hit; reach.
    • The thermometer hit 100 degrees
    • This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour

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want

  • noun a state of extreme poverty
    neediness; deprivation; privation.
  • noun the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
    deficiency; lack.
    • there is a serious lack of insight into the problem
    • water is the critical deficiency in desert regions
    • for want of a nail the shoe was lost

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dietician

  • noun a specialist in the study of nutrition
    nutritionist; dietitian.

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sharp

  • noun a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
  • noun a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point

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choke_back

  • verb suppress
    choke down; choke off.
    • He choked down his rage

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dress

  • noun a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
    frock.
  • noun clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
    garb; attire.
    • formal attire
    • battle dress

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scat

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

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craze

  • noun an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
    rage; fad; furore; cult; furor.
    • he always follows the latest fads
    • it was all the rage that season
  • noun state of violent mental agitation
    fury; delirium; frenzy; hysteria.

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leave_off

  • verb come to an end, stop or cease
    • the road leaves off at the edge of the forest
    • leave off where you started
  • verb prevent from being included or considered or accepted
    take out; omit; except; leave out; exclude.
    • The bad results were excluded from the report
    • Leave off the top piece

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lamb

  • noun young sheep
  • noun English essayist (1775-1834)
    Charles Lamb; Elia.

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vanish

  • verb get lost, as without warning or explanation
    go away; disappear.
    • He disappeared without a trace
  • verb become invisible or unnoticeable
    go away; disappear.
    • The effect vanished when day broke

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lame

  • noun someone who doesn't understand what is going on
    square.
  • noun a fabric interwoven with threads of metal
    • she wore a gold lame dress

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savor

  • noun the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
    nip; tang; flavour; savour; sapidity; smack; flavor; relish.
  • verb derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in
    enjoy; savour; bask; relish.
    • She relished her fame and basked in her glory

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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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comfort

  • noun a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain
    comfortableness.
    • he is a man who enjoys his comfort
    • she longed for the comfortableness of her armchair
  • noun a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment

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seize_with_teeth

  • verb to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws
    bite.
    • Gunny invariably tried to bite her

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off

  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    murder; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered
  • adjective not in operation or operational
    • the oven is off
    • the lights are off

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pine

  • noun a coniferous tree
    true pine; pine tree.
  • noun straight-grained durable and often resinous white to yellowish timber of any of numerous trees of the genus Pinus

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machine

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

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fete

  • noun an elaborate party (often outdoors)
    fiesta; feast.
  • noun an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place)
    festival.
    • a drama festival

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mollycoddle

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

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reject

  • noun the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality
    cull.
  • verb refuse to accept or acknowledge
    • I reject the idea of starting a war
    • The journal rejected the student's paper

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overcome

  • verb win a victory over
    get the better of; defeat.
    • You must overcome all difficulties
    • defeat your enemies
    • He overcame his shyness
    • He overcame his infirmity
    • Her anger got the better of her and she blew up
  • verb get on top of; deal with successfully
    get over; master; subdue; surmount.
    • He overcame his shyness

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loathe

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

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have_got

  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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void

  • noun the state of nonexistence
    nothingness; nullity; nihility.
  • noun an empty area or space
    vacancy; emptiness; vacuum.
    • the huge desert voids
    • the emptiness of outer space
    • without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum

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gamble

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

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sweat

  • noun salty fluid secreted by sweat glands
    perspiration; sudor.
    • sweat poured off his brow
  • noun agitation resulting from active worry
    swither; stew; lather; fret.
    • don't get in a stew
    • he's in a sweat about exams

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fare

  • noun an agenda of things to do
    menu.
    • they worked rapidly down the menu of reports
  • noun the sum charged for riding in a public conveyance
    transportation.

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grok

  • verb get the meaning of something
    apprehend; dig; comprehend; grasp; compass; savvy; get the picture.
    • Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?

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mar

  • noun a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)
    blemish; defect.
    • a facial blemish
  • noun the month following February and preceding April
    March.

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neighbor

  • noun a person who lives (or is located) near another
    neighbour.
  • noun a nearby object of the same kind
    neighbour.
    • Fort Worth is a neighbor of Dallas
    • what is the closest neighbor to the Earth?

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utilise

  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; apply; use; utilize.
    • 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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desist

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

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emulate

  • verb strive to equal or match, especially by imitating
    • He is emulating the skating skills of his older sister
  • verb imitate the function of (another system), as by modifying the hardware or the software

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watch

  • noun a small portable timepiece
    ticker.
  • noun a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty

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clone

  • noun a person who is almost identical to another
    ringer; dead ringer.
  • noun a group of genetically identical cells or organisms derived from a single cell or individual by some kind of asexual reproduction
    clon.

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await

  • verb look forward to the probable occurrence of
    expect; wait; look.
    • We were expecting a visit from our relatives
    • She is looking to a promotion
    • he is waiting to be drafted

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sneak

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

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hazard

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; peril; risk.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    chance; fortune; luck.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance

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restrict

  • verb place restrictions on
    curtail; curb; cut back.
    • curtail drinking in school
  • verb place under restrictions; limit access to
    • This substance is controlled

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walk

  • noun the act of traveling by foot
    walking.
    • walking is a healthy form of exercise
  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; pass.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls

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hitch

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

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sob

  • noun a dyspneic condition
    shortness of breath; breathlessness.
  • noun insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
    mother fucker; bastard; prick; motherfucker; whoreson; dickhead; son of a bitch; asshole; cocksucker; shit.

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adventure

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

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waver

  • noun someone who communicates by waving
  • noun the act of pausing uncertainly
    falter; faltering; hesitation.
    • there was a hesitation in his speech

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water

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

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walk_in

  • verb enter by walking
    • She walks in at all hours, as if she lived here

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give_up

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

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engineering

  • noun the practical application of science to commerce or industry
    technology.
  • noun the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems
    engineering science; applied science; technology.
    • he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study

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man

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

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relinquish

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

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take_a_breather

  • verb take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
    breathe; catch one's breath; rest.

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attempt

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

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liquid

  • noun a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure
  • noun the state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility
    liquid state; liquidness; liquidity.

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scourge

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

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light

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

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counter

  • noun table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted
  • noun game equipment (as a piece of wood, plastic, or ivory) used for keeping a count or reserving a space in various card or board games

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appreciate

  • verb recognize with gratitude; be grateful for
  • verb be fully aware of; realize fully
    take account.
    • Do you appreciate the full meaning of this letter?

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nonindulgent

  • adjective characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint
    strict.

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greet

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

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neglect

  • noun lack of attention and due care
    disregard.
  • noun the state of something that has been unused and neglected
    disuse.
    • the house was in a terrible state of neglect

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befool

  • verb make a fool or dupe of
    fool; gull.
  • verb fool or hoax
    fool; put on; gull; take in; dupe; 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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stand_up

  • verb rise to one's feet
    get up; rise; uprise; arise.
    • The audience got up and applauded
  • verb refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack

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cognise

  • verb be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about
    know; cognize.
    • I know that the President lied to the people
    • I want to know who is winning the game!
    • I know it's time

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allow

  • verb make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen
    let; permit.
    • This permits the water to rush in
    • This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement
    • This will permit the rain to run off
  • verb consent to, give permission
    countenance; let; permit.
    • She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband
    • I won't let the police search her basement
    • I cannot allow you to see your exam

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enter

  • verb to come or go into
    move into; go in; get into; come in; go into; get in.
    • the boat entered an area of shallow marshes
  • verb become a participant; be involved in
    participate.
    • enter a race
    • enter an agreement
    • enter a drug treatment program
    • enter negotiations

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alloy

  • noun a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten
    metal.
    • brass is an alloy of zinc and copper
  • noun the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something
    admixture.

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absist

To stand apart from; top leave off; to desist. Obs. Raleigh.

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victimise

  • verb make a victim of
    victimize.
    • I was victimized by this con-man
  • verb punish unjustly
    victimize.

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cross-dress

  • verb dress in the clothes of the other sex

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squint

  • noun abnormal alignment of one or both eyes
    strabismus.
  • noun the act of squinting; looking with the eyes partly closed

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jack

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

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undo

  • verb cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect
    • I wish I could undo my actions
  • verb deprive of certain characteristics
    unmake.

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take_a_crap

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

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help

  • noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    aid; assistance; assist.
    • he gave me an assist with the housework
    • could not walk without assistance
    • rescue party went to their aid
    • offered his help in unloading
  • noun a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    assistant; helper; supporter.
    • my invaluable assistant
    • they hired additional help to finish the work

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take_flight

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

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mute

  • noun a deaf person who is unable to speak
    deaf-mute; deaf-and-dumb person.
  • noun a device used to soften the tone of a musical instrument

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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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govern

  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    regularize; regularise; regulate; order.
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate
  • verb direct or strongly influence the behavior of
    • His belief in God governs his conduct

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utilize

  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; apply; use; 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
  • verb convert (from an investment trust to a unit trust)

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top

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

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brain

  • noun that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
    encephalon.
  • noun mental ability
    mental capacity; learning ability; mentality; brainpower; wit.
    • he's got plenty of brains but no common sense

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beguile

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

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severalise

  • verb distinguish or separate
    severalize.
  • verb mark as different
    secernate; separate; severalize; tell apart; differentiate; distinguish; tell; secern.
    • We distinguish several kinds of maple

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recoup

  • verb reimburse or compensate (someone), as for a loss
    reimburse.
  • verb regain or make up for
    recuperate; recover.
    • recuperate one's losses

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scrap

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

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keep_in_line

  • verb control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage
    control; manipulate.
    • She manipulates her boss
    • She is a very controlling mother and doesn't let her children grow up
    • The teacher knew how to keep the class in line
    • she keeps in line

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strangle

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

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expectorate

  • verb clear out the chest and lungs
    drive out; clear out.
    • This drug expectorates quickly
  • verb discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth
    cough out; spit up; cough up; spit out.

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ravel

  • noun a row of unravelled stitches
    ladder; run.
    • she got a run in her stocking
  • noun French composer and exponent of Impressionism (1875-1937)
    Maurice Ravel.

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drop_dead

  • verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    decease; give-up the ghost; pop off; perish; die; buy the farm; snuff it; choke; pass away; expire; exit; croak; pass; go; kick the bucket; conk; cash in one's chips.
    • She died from cancer
    • The children perished in the fire
    • The patient went peacefully
    • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102

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blast

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

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jib

  • noun any triangular fore-and-aft sail (set forward of the foremast)
  • verb refuse to comply
    resist; baulk; balk.

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pull_in

  • verb direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
    pull; draw in; attract; 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 earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
    earn; bring in; clear; take in; gain; realise; realize; make.
    • How much do you make a month in your new job?
    • She earns a lot in her new job
    • this merger brought in lots of money
    • He clears $5,000 each month

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sodium

  • noun a silvery soft waxy metallic element of the alkali metal group; occurs abundantly in natural compounds (especially in salt water); burns with a yellow flame and reacts violently in water; occurs in sea water and in the mineral halite (rock salt)
    Na; atomic number 11.

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hook_up_with

  • verb take in marriage
    get hitched with; wed; marry; conjoin; get married; espouse.

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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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bosom

  • noun the chest considered as the place where secret thoughts are kept
    • his bosom was bursting with the secret
  • noun a person's breast or chest

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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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better

  • noun something superior in quality or condition or effect
    • a change for the better
  • noun someone who bets
    wagerer; punter; bettor.

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suffocate

  • verb deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing
    asphyxiate; smother.
    • Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow
    • The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor
  • verb impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
    stifle; asphyxiate; choke.
    • The foul air was slowly suffocating the children

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restrain

  • verb keep under control; keep in check
    keep back; hold back; keep.
    • suppress a smile
    • Keep your temper
    • keep your cool
  • verb place limits on (extent or access)
    throttle; bound; restrict; trammel; limit; confine.
    • restrict the use of this parking lot
    • limit the time you can spend with your friends

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choose

  • verb pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
    pick out; select; take.
    • Take any one of these cards
    • Choose a good husband for your daughter
    • She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her
  • verb select as an alternative over another
    opt; prefer.
    • I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant
    • She opted for the job on the East coast

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turn_down

  • verb refuse to accept
    decline; refuse; pass up; reject.
    • He refused my offer of hospitality
  • verb refuse entrance or membership
    refuse; turn away; reject.
    • They turned away hundreds of fans
    • Black people were often rejected by country clubs

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take_account

  • verb be fully aware of; realize fully
    appreciate.
    • Do you appreciate the full meaning of this letter?

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carve

  • verb form by carving
    • Carve a flower from the ice
  • verb engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface
    chip at.
    • carve one's name into the bark

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mail

  • noun the bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service
  • noun the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office
    post; mail service; postal service.
    • the mail handles billions of items every day
    • he works for the United States mail service
    • in England they call mail `the post'

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pass

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

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alter

  • verb cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
    modify; change.
    • The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city
    • The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue
  • verb become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
    vary; change.
    • her mood changes in accordance with the weather
    • The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season

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ascetical

  • adjective pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline
    ascetic.
    • ascetic practices
  • adjective satellite practicing great self-denial
    spartan; austere; ascetic.
    • Be systematically ascetic...do...something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it"- William James
    • a desert nomad's austere life
    • a spartan diet
    • a spartan existence

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split

  • noun extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back)
  • noun a bottle containing half the usual amount

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fool

  • noun a person who lacks good judgment
    saphead; sap; tomfool; muggins.
  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    soft touch; sucker; gull; patsy; fall guy; mug; chump; mark.

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cuss

  • noun a persistently annoying person
    pesterer; pest; gadfly; blighter.
  • noun a boy or man
    fella; blighter; lad; gent; fellow; bloke; chap; feller.
    • that chap is your host
    • there's a fellow at the door
    • he's a likable cuss
    • he's a good bloke

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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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somebody

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

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abstemiousness

  • noun restricted to bare necessities
  • noun moderation in eating and drinking

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survive

  • verb continue to live through hardship or adversity
    live on; last; hold up; live; endure; hold out; go.
    • We went without water and food for 3 days
    • These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America
    • The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents
    • how long can a person last without food and water?
  • verb continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)
    pull round; make it; come through; pull through.
    • He survived the cancer against all odds

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food

  • noun any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
    nutrient.
  • noun any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment
    solid food.
    • food and drink

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untangle

  • verb release from entanglement of difficulty
    disencumber; extricate; disentangle.
    • I cannot extricate myself from this task
  • verb become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of
    unpick; unravel; unknot; unscramble.
    • unravel the thread

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know_apart

  • verb recognize or perceive the difference
    discriminate.

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ravel_out

  • verb disentangle
    unravel; ravel.
    • can you unravel the mystery?

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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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bang

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

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conquer

  • verb to put down by force or authority
    inhibit; stamp down; subdue; suppress; curb.
    • suppress a nascent uprising
    • stamp down on littering
    • conquer one's desires
  • verb take possession of by force, as after an invasion
    capture; appropriate; seize.
    • the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants
    • The army seized the town
    • The militia captured the castle

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indulge

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

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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flee

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

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realize

  • verb be fully aware or cognizant of
    recognise; agnize; recognize; realise; agnise.
  • verb perceive (an idea or situation) mentally
    see; understand; realise.
    • Now I see!
    • I just can't see your point
    • Does she realize how important this decision is?
    • I don't understand the idea

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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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possess

  • verb have as an attribute, knowledge, or skill
    • he possesses great knowledge about the Middle East
  • noun a temporary police force
    posse; posse comitatus.

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down

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

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execute

  • verb kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment
    put to death.
    • In some states, criminals are executed
  • verb murder in a planned fashion
    • The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed

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teetotalist

  • noun a total abstainer
    teetotaler; teetotaller.

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express_joy

  • verb produce laughter
    express mirth; laugh.

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woods

  • noun the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
    wood; forest.
  • noun the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
    wood.

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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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quell

  • verb suppress or crush completely
    squelch; quench.
    • squelch any sign of dissent
    • quench a rebellion
  • verb overcome or allay
    appease; stay.
    • quell my hunger

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opine

  • verb express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation
    speak up; animadvert; sound off; speak out.
    • John spoke up at the meeting
  • verb expect, believe, or suppose
    guess; reckon; suppose; imagine; think.
    • I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel
    • I thought to find her in a bad state
    • he didn't think to find her in the kitchen
    • I guess she is angry at me for standing her up

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drop

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

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chuck

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

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get_the_better_of

  • verb win a victory over
    overcome; defeat.
    • You must overcome all difficulties
    • defeat your enemies
    • He overcame his shyness
    • He overcame his infirmity
    • Her anger got the better of her and she blew up

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outlast

  • verb live longer than
    survive; outlive.
    • She outlived her husband by many years

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disaffected

  • adjective satellite discontented as toward authority
    malcontent; ill-affected; rebellious.
  • verb arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
    alien; disaffect; alienate; estrange.
    • She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious

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realise

  • verb earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
    earn; bring in; clear; pull in; take in; gain; realize; make.
    • How much do you make a month in your new job?
    • She earns a lot in her new job
    • this merger brought in lots of money
    • He clears $5,000 each month
  • verb convert into cash; of goods and property
    realize.

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rock

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    stone.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
    stone.
    • that mountain is solid rock
    • stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries

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disregard

  • noun lack of attention and due care
    neglect.
  • noun willful lack of care and attention
    neglect.

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quarter

  • noun one of four equal parts
    twenty-five percent; fourth part; one-quarter; quartern; one-fourth; fourth.
    • a quarter of a pound
  • noun a district of a city having some distinguishing character
    • the Latin Quarter

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out

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

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soft

  • adjective yielding readily to pressure or weight
  • adjective compassionate and kind; conciliatory
    • he was soft on his children

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self-denial

  • noun the trait of practicing self discipline
    self-discipline.
  • noun the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses
    self-discipline; self-control.

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filibuster

  • noun a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes
    filibusterer.
  • noun (law) a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches

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square

  • noun (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon
    foursquare.
    • you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides
  • noun the product of two equal terms
    second power.
    • nine is the second power of three
    • gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance

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retrieve

  • verb get or find back; recover the use of
    regain; recover; find.
    • She regained control of herself
    • She found her voice and replied quickly
  • verb go for and bring back
    • retrieve the car from the parking garage

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pamper

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

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formulate

  • verb elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
    explicate; develop.
    • Could you develop the ideas in your thesis
  • verb come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
    devise; contrive; invent; excogitate; forge.
    • excogitate a way to measure the speed of light

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lam

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

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bump

  • noun a lump on the body caused by a blow
  • noun something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
    protrusion; extrusion; bulge; gibbousness; hump; prominence; swelling; excrescence; jut; gibbosity; protuberance.
    • the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge
    • the hump of a camel
    • he stood on the rocky prominence
    • the occipital protuberance was well developed
    • the bony excrescence between its horns

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stamp_down

  • verb to put down by force or authority
    inhibit; subdue; suppress; curb; conquer.
    • suppress a nascent uprising
    • stamp down on littering
    • conquer one's desires

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baulk

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

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crushing

  • noun forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority
    stifling; quelling; suppression.
    • the suppression of heresy
    • the quelling of the rebellion
    • the stifling of all dissent
  • verb come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
    crush; suppress; oppress.
    • The government oppresses political activists

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reduce

  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; cut back; bring down; cut down; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
  • verb make less complex
    • reduce a problem to a single question

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constitute

  • verb form or compose
    represent; be; comprise; make up.
    • This money is my only income
    • The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance
    • These constitute my entire belonging
    • The children made up the chorus
    • This sum represents my entire income for a year
    • These few men comprise his entire army
  • verb create and charge with a task or function
    appoint; nominate; name.
    • nominate a committee

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deficiency

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

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get_married

  • verb take in marriage
    get hitched with; wed; marry; conjoin; espouse; hook up with.

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search

  • noun the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
    hunt; hunting.
  • noun an investigation seeking answers
    • a thorough search of the ledgers revealed nothing
    • the outcome justified the search

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expect

  • verb regard something as probable or likely
    anticipate.
    • The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow
  • verb consider obligatory; request and expect
    ask; require.
    • We require our secretary to be on time
    • Aren't we asking too much of these children?
    • I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons

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castigate

  • verb censure severely
    objurgate; chastise; chasten; correct.
    • She chastised him for his insensitive remarks
  • verb inflict severe punishment on

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measure

  • noun any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
    step.
    • the situation called for strong measures
    • the police took steps to reduce crime
  • noun how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
    amount; quantity.

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slave

  • noun a person who is owned by someone
  • noun someone who works as hard as a slave
    hard worker; striver.

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allay

  • verb lessen the intensity of or calm
    relieve; still; ease.
    • The news eased my conscience
    • still the fears
  • verb satisfy (thirst)
    quench; slake; assuage.
    • The cold water quenched his thirst

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jack_off

  • verb get sexual gratification through self-stimulation
    fuck off; wank; jerk off; she-bop; masturbate.

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witness

  • noun someone who sees an event and reports what happened
    witnesser; informant.
  • noun a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)
    viewer; looker; spectator; watcher.
    • the spectators applauded the performance
    • television viewers
    • sky watchers discovered a new star

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cough_out

  • verb discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth
    expectorate; spit up; cough up; spit out.

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contend

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

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try

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    effort; endeavor; attempt; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • verb make an effort or attempt
    attempt; seek; essay; assay.
    • He tried to shake off his fears
    • The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps
    • The police attempted to stop the thief
    • He sought to improve himself
    • She always seeks to do good in the world

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decree

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

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accomplish

  • verb put in effect
    fulfil; execute; carry out; carry through; action; fulfill.
    • carry out a task
    • execute the decision of the people
    • He actioned the operation
  • verb to gain with effort
    reach; attain; achieve.
    • she achieved her goal despite setbacks

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ulcer_diet

  • noun a diet of foods that are not irritating
    bland diet.
    • he ate a bland diet because of his colitis

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profit

  • noun the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
    net profit; lucre; earnings; net; profits; net income.
  • noun the advantageous quality of being beneficial
    gain.

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cough_up

  • verb give reluctantly
    spit up; pony up.
    • He coughed up some money for his children's tuition
  • verb discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth
    cough out; expectorate; spit up; spit out.

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defend

  • verb argue or speak in defense of
    support; fend for.
    • She supported the motion to strike
  • verb be on the defensive; act against an attack

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repress

  • verb put down by force or intimidation
    subdue; reduce; quash; subjugate; keep down.
    • The government quashes any attempt of an uprising
    • China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently
    • The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land
  • verb conceal or hide
    muffle; strangle; stifle; smother.
    • smother a yawn
    • muffle one's anger
    • strangle a yawn

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farm

  • noun workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit
    • it takes several people to work the farm
  • verb be a farmer; work as a farmer
    • My son is farming in California

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job

  • noun the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
    line; line of work; business; occupation.
    • he's not in my line of business
  • noun a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
    task; chore.
    • estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
    • the job of repairing the engine took several hours
    • the endless task of classifying the samples
    • the farmer's morning chores

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equate

  • verb consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous
    liken; compare.
    • We can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans
    • You cannot equate success in financial matters with greed
  • verb be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics
    correspond.

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throw_out

  • verb force to leave or move out
    kick out; expel.
    • He was expelled from his native country
  • verb throw or cast away
    dispose; cast aside; throw away; fling; toss; cast away; chuck out; cast out; put away; discard; toss out; toss away.
    • Put away your worries

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get

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

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transfer

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

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languish

  • verb lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief
    waste; pine away.
    • After her husband died, she just pined away
  • verb have a desire for something or someone who is not present
    ache; yearn; pine; yen.
    • She ached for a cigarette
    • I am pining for my lover

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get_the_picture

  • verb get the meaning of something
    grok; apprehend; dig; comprehend; grasp; compass; savvy.
    • Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?

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correct

  • verb make right or correct
    right; rectify.
    • Correct the mistakes
    • rectify the calculation
  • verb make reparations or amends for
    compensate; right; redress.
    • right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust

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burke

  • verb murder without leaving a trace on the body
  • noun British statesman famous for his oratory; pleaded the cause of the American colonists in British Parliament and defended the parliamentary system (1729-1797)
    Edmund Burke.

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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shut

  • verb move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
    close.
    • Close the door
    • shut the window
  • verb become closed
    close.
    • The windows closed with a loud bang

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sort

  • noun a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    kind; form; variety.
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?
  • noun an approximate definition or example
    • she wore a sort of magenta dress
    • she served a creamy sort of dessert thing

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perish

  • verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    decease; give-up the ghost; pop off; die; buy the farm; snuff it; choke; drop dead; pass away; expire; exit; croak; pass; go; kick the bucket; conk; cash in one's chips.
    • She died from cancer
    • The children perished in the fire
    • The patient went peacefully
    • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102

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sobriety

  • noun the state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol
    soberness.
  • noun moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
    dryness.

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associate

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

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dwell

  • verb think moodily or anxiously about something
    brood.
  • verb originate (in)
    lie in; consist; lie.
    • The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country

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free

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

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hanker

  • verb desire strongly or persistently
    yearn; long.

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dietetical

  • adjective of or relating to the diet
    dietetic; dietary.
    • dietary restrictions

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lump

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

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abate

  • verb make less active or intense
    slake; slack.
  • verb become less in amount or intensity
    die away; slack off; slack; let up.
    • The storm abated
    • The rain let up after a few hours

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imagine

  • verb form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
    conceive of; envisage; ideate.
    • Can you conceive of him as the president?
  • verb expect, believe, or suppose
    guess; reckon; suppose; opine; think.
    • I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel
    • I thought to find her in a bad state
    • he didn't think to find her in the kitchen
    • I guess she is angry at me for standing her up

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high-vitamin_diet

  • noun a diet designed to patients with vitamin deficiencies
    vitamin-deficiency diet.

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estimate

  • noun an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
    approximation; estimation; idea.
    • an estimate of what it would cost
    • a rough idea how long it would take
  • noun a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody
    estimation.
    • many factors are involved in any estimate of human life
    • in my estimation the boy is innocent

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cough

  • noun a sudden noisy expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis
    coughing.
  • verb exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion
    • The smoker coughs all day

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light_diet

  • noun diet prescribed for bedridden or convalescent people; does not include fried or highly seasoned foods

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bask

  • verb derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in
    enjoy; savor; savour; relish.
    • She relished her fame and basked in her glory
  • verb be exposed
    • The seals were basking in the sun

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shot

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

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swot

  • noun an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious
    wonk; grind; dweeb; nerd.
  • verb study intensively, as before an exam
    drum; grind away; swot up; bone up; get up; bone; cram; mug up.
    • I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam

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advance

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

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perform

  • verb carry out or perform an action
    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
  • verb perform a function
    • Who will perform the wedding?

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tap

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

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puritanic

  • adjective satellite morally rigorous and strict
    blue; puritanical.
    • the puritan work ethic
    • puritanic distaste for alcohol
    • she was anything but puritanical in her behavior

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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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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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diabetic

  • noun someone who has diabetes
  • adjective of or relating to or causing diabetes

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put

  • noun the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
    put option.
  • verb put into a certain place or abstract location
    set; pose; place; lay; position.
    • Put your things here
    • Set the tray down
    • Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
    • Place emphasis on a certain point

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keep

  • noun the financial means whereby one lives
    living; support; livelihood; bread and butter; sustenance.
    • each child was expected to pay for their keep
    • he applied to the state for support
    • he could no longer earn his own livelihood
  • noun the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
    dungeon; donjon.

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initiate

  • noun someone new to a field or activity
    tyro; novice; beginner; tiro.
  • noun someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
    savant; pundit; learned person.

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oppose

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

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leading

  • noun thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
    lead.
  • noun the activity of leading
    leadership.
    • his leadership inspired the team

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travel

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

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assign

  • verb give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
    depute; delegate; designate.
  • verb give out
    portion; allot.
    • We were assigned new uniforms

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get_hitched_with

  • verb take in marriage
    wed; marry; conjoin; get married; espouse; hook up with.

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organize

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

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pick

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

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come_alive

  • verb stop sleeping
    waken; arouse; wake; awake; awaken; wake up.
    • She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock

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savour

  • noun the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
    nip; tang; flavour; savor; sapidity; smack; flavor; relish.
  • verb have flavor; taste of something
    taste; savor.

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waken

  • verb cause to become awake or conscious
    awaken; arouse; wake; rouse; wake up.
    • He was roused by the drunken men in the street
    • Please wake me at 6 AM.
  • verb stop sleeping
    come alive; arouse; wake; awake; awaken; wake up.
    • She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock

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number

  • noun the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
    figure.
    • he had a number of chores to do
    • the number of parameters is small
    • the figure was about a thousand
  • noun a concept of quantity involving zero and units
    • every number has a unique position in the sequence

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blink

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

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bombard

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

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hook

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

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pop

  • noun an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
    dad; dada; papa; pappa; pa; daddy.
  • noun a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring
    tonic; soda pop; soda water; soda.
    • in New England they call sodas tonics

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rollick

  • verb play boisterously
    disport; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; frisk; lark; lark about; frolic; gambol.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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black

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
    inkiness; blackness.
  • noun total absence of light
    lightlessness; pitch blackness; blackness; total darkness.
    • they fumbled around in total darkness
    • in the black of night

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bitch

  • noun an unpleasant difficulty
    • this problem is a real bitch
  • noun a person (usually but not necessarily a woman) who is thoroughly disliked
    cunt.
    • she said her son thought Hillary was a bitch

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enumerate

  • verb specify individually
    recite; itemise; itemize.
    • She enumerated the many obstacles she had encountered
    • The doctor recited the list of possible side effects of the drug
  • verb determine the number or amount of
    count; numerate; number.
    • Can you count the books on your shelf?
    • Count your change

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bland

  • adjective satellite lacking taste or flavor or tang
    flat; vapid; flavorless; insipid; savorless; savourless; flavourless.
    • a bland diet
    • insipid hospital food
    • flavorless supermarket tomatoes
    • vapid beer
    • vapid tea
  • adjective satellite lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting
    flat.
    • a bland little drama
    • a flat joke

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unpick

  • verb become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of
    untangle; unravel; unknot; unscramble.
    • unravel the thread
  • verb undo (the stitches) of (a piece of sewing)

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miss

  • noun a young woman
    young woman; fille; missy; girl; young lady.
    • a young lady of 18
  • noun a failure to hit (or meet or find etc)
    misfire.

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teetotaling

  • noun abstaining from alcohol
    teetotalism.
  • verb practice teetotalism and abstain from the consumption of alcoholic beverages
    teetotal.

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engineer

  • noun a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems
    applied scientist; technologist.
  • noun the operator of a railway locomotive
    locomotive engineer; railroad engineer; engine driver.

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moan

  • noun an utterance expressing pain or disapproval
    groan.
  • verb indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure
    groan.
    • The students groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets
    • The ancient door soughed when opened

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differ

  • verb be different
    • These two tests differ in only one respect
  • verb be of different opinions
    dissent; disagree; take issue.
    • I beg to differ!
    • She disagrees with her husband on many questions

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long

  • verb desire strongly or persistently
    yearn; hanker.
  • adjective primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified
    • a long life
    • a long boring speech
    • a long time
    • a long friendship
    • a long game
    • long ago
    • an hour long

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debase

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

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bring_home_the_bacon

  • verb attain success or reach a desired goal
    win; come through; succeed; deliver the goods.
    • The enterprise succeeded
    • We succeeded in getting tickets to the show
    • she struggled to overcome her handicap and won
  • verb supply means of subsistence; earn a living
    provide.
    • He provides for his large family by working three jobs
    • Women nowadays not only take care of the household but also bring home the bacon

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betrothed

  • noun the person to whom you are engaged
  • verb give to in marriage
    plight; betroth; affiance; engage.

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trip_the_light_fantastic

  • verb move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance
    dance; trip the light fantastic toe.
    • My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio

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cut_up

  • verb cut to pieces
    carve.
    • Father carved the ham
  • verb destroy or injure severely
    mutilate; mangle.
    • The madman mutilates art work

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bite

  • noun a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person
  • noun a small amount of solid food; a mouthful
    bit; morsel.
    • all they had left was a bit of bread

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name

  • noun a language unit by which a person or thing is known
    • his name really is George Washington
    • those are two names for the same thing
  • noun a person's reputation
    • he wanted to protect his good name

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master

  • noun an artist of consummate skill
    maestro.
    • a master of the violin
    • one of the old masters
  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    lord; overlord.

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chastity

  • noun abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows)
    sexual abstention; celibacy.
  • noun morality with respect to sexual relations
    sexual morality; virtue.

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saint

  • noun a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
  • noun person of exceptional holiness
    holy person; angel; holy man.

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set_up

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

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drool

  • noun pretentious or silly talk or writing
    taradiddle; boloney; humbug; bilgewater; tarradiddle; tosh; bosh; baloney; tommyrot; twaddle.
  • noun saliva spilling from the mouth
    drivel; dribble; slobber.

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puritanism

  • noun the beliefs and practices characteristic of Puritans (most of whom were Calvinists who wished to purify the Church of England of its Catholic aspects)
  • noun strictness and austerity in conduct and religion

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hand_over

  • verb to surrender someone or something to another
    render; deliver; fork over; turn in; fork up; fork out.
    • the guard delivered the criminal to the police
    • render up the prisoners
    • render the town to the enemy
    • fork over the money

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beard

  • noun the hair growing on the lower part of a man's face
    face fungus; whiskers.
  • noun a tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grasses

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liquid_diet

  • noun a diet of foods that can be served in liquid or strained form (plus custards or puddings); prescribed after certain kinds of surgery

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eyes

  • noun opinion or judgment
    • in the eyes of the law
    • I was wrong in her eyes
  • noun the organ of sight
    eye; optic; oculus.

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hug

  • noun a tight or amorous embrace
    squeeze; clinch.
    • come here and give me a big hug
  • verb squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
    squeeze; embrace; bosom.
    • Hug me, please
    • They embraced
    • He hugged her close to him

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grant

  • noun any monetary aid
  • noun the act of providing a subsidy
    subsidization; subsidisation.

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pee-pee

  • verb eliminate urine
    wee-wee; spend a penny; wee; piddle; micturate; make; pass water; make water; relieve oneself; take a leak; pee; urinate; puddle; piss.
    • Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug

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obesity_diet

  • noun a diet designed to help you lose weight (especially fat)
    reducing diet.

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tool

  • noun an implement used in the practice of a vocation
  • noun the means whereby some act is accomplished
    instrument.
    • my greed was the instrument of my destruction
    • science has given us new tools to fight disease

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acquire

  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    get.
    • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
    • They acquired a new pet
    • Get your results the next day
    • Get permission to take a few days off from work
  • verb take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
    assume; take on; take; adopt.
    • His voice took on a sad tone
    • The story took a new turn
    • he adopted an air of superiority
    • She assumed strange manners
    • The gods assume human or animal form in these fables

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monasticism

  • noun asceticism as a form of religious life; usually conducted in a community under a common rule and characterized by celibacy and poverty and obedience

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yield

  • noun production of a certain amount
    output.
  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; takings; take; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%

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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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differentiate

  • verb mark as different
    secernate; severalise; separate; severalize; tell apart; distinguish; tell; secern.
    • We distinguish several kinds of maple
  • verb be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense
    distinguish; mark.
    • His modesty distinguishes him from his peers

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simulate

  • verb reproduce someone's behavior or looks
    imitate; copy.
    • The mime imitated the passers-by
    • Children often copy their parents or older siblings
  • verb create a representation or model of
    model.
    • The pilots are trained in conditions simulating high-altitude flights

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butt

  • noun thick end of the handle
    butt end.
  • noun the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots

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austere

  • adjective satellite severely simple
    severe; stark; stern.
    • a stark interior
  • adjective satellite of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect
    stern.
    • an austere expression
    • a stern face

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copy

  • noun a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record)
    transcript.
  • noun a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing
    • she made a copy of the designer dress
    • the clone was a copy of its ancestor

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crawl

  • noun a very slow movement
    • the traffic advanced at a crawl
  • noun a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick
    Australian crawl; front crawl.

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white

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    whiteness.
  • noun a member of the Caucasoid race
    White person; Caucasian.

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twit

  • noun someone who is regarded as contemptible
    twirp; twerp.
  • noun aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing
    taunt; taunting.

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subjugate

  • verb put down by force or intimidation
    subdue; reduce; repress; quash; keep down.
    • The government quashes any attempt of an uprising
    • China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently
    • The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land
  • verb make subservient; force to submit or subdue
    subject.

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past

  • noun the time that has elapsed
    past times; yesteryear.
    • forget the past
  • noun a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret)
    • reporters dug into the candidate's past

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bewitch

  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts
  • verb attract strongly, as if with a magnet
    mesmerize; mesmerise; magnetize; magnetise; spellbind.
    • She magnetized the audience with her tricks

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throttle

  • noun a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine
    throttle valve; accelerator.
  • noun a pedal that controls the throttle valve
    gas pedal; accelerator pedal; accelerator; gas; gun.
    • he stepped on the gas

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have

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

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cower

  • verb crouch or curl up
    huddle.
    • They huddled outside in the rain
  • verb show submission or fear
    fawn; crawl; grovel; cringe; creep.

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require

  • verb require as useful, just, or proper
    call for; necessitate; involve; need; take; demand; ask; postulate.
    • It takes nerve to do what she did
    • success usually requires hard work
    • This job asks a lot of patience and skill
    • This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice
    • This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert
    • This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent
  • verb consider obligatory; request and expect
    ask; expect.
    • We require our secretary to be on time
    • Aren't we asking too much of these children?
    • I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons

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kink

  • noun a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)
    wrick; rick; crick.
  • noun a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
    twist; twirl.

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war

  • noun the waging of armed conflict against an enemy
    warfare.
    • thousands of people were killed in the war
  • noun a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply
    state of war.
    • war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring

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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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determined

  • adjective satellite characterized by great determination
    • a struggle against a determined enemy
  • verb establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
    find out; find; determine; ascertain.
    • find the product of two numbers
    • The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize

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head_for_the_hills

  • verb flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    lam; run; hightail it; bunk; run away; take to the woods; scarper; escape; fly the coop; break away; scat; turn tail.
    • If you see this man, run!
    • The burglars escaped before the police showed up

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venture

  • noun any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
  • noun an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits
    speculation.
    • he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it

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espouse

  • verb choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
    follow; adopt.
    • She followed the feminist movement
    • The candidate espouses Republican ideals
  • verb take in marriage
    get hitched with; wed; marry; conjoin; get married; hook up with.

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mirth

  • noun great merriment
    gleefulness; glee; mirthfulness; hilarity.

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extinguish

  • verb put an end to; kill
    snuff out.
    • The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children
  • verb put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
    snuff out; blow out; quench.
    • Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained
    • quench the flames
    • snuff out the candles

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dissever

  • verb separate into parts or portions
    divide; separate; split up; split; carve up.
    • divide the cake into three equal parts
    • The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I

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festinate

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

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gambol

  • noun gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
    caper; play; frolic; romp.
    • it was all done in play
    • their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly
  • verb play boisterously
    disport; rollick; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; frisk; lark; lark about; frolic.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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and

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

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silence

  • noun the state of being silent (as when no one is speaking)
    • there was a shocked silence
    • he gestured for silence
  • noun the absence of sound
    quiet.
    • he needed silence in order to sleep
    • the street was quiet

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register

  • noun an official written record of names or events or transactions
    registry.
  • noun (music) the timbre that is characteristic of a certain range and manner of production of the human voice or of different pipe organ stops or of different musical instruments

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effectuate

  • verb produce
    set up; effect.
    • The scientists set up a shock wave

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slay

  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    murder; off; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered

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quench

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

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abstinent

  • noun a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages
    abstainer; nondrinker.
  • adjective satellite self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink
    abstentious.
    • not totally abstinent but abstemious

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buy_the_farm

  • verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    decease; give-up the ghost; pop off; perish; die; snuff it; choke; drop dead; pass away; expire; exit; croak; pass; go; kick the bucket; conk; cash in one's chips.
    • She died from cancer
    • The children perished in the fire
    • The patient went peacefully
    • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102

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mind

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

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unbrace

  • verb undo the ties of
    untie; unlace.
    • They untied the prisoner
  • verb remove from tension

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blind

  • noun people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group
    • he spent hours reading to the blind
  • noun a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)
    • he waited impatiently in the blind

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dash

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

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controvert

  • verb be resistant to
    contradict; oppose.
    • The board opposed his motion
  • verb prove to be false or incorrect
    rebut; refute.

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close_up

  • verb cease to operate or cause to cease operating
    shut down; close; close down; fold.
    • The owners decided to move and to close the factory
    • My business closes every night at 8 P.M.
    • close up the shop
  • verb block passage through
    obstruct; obturate; jam; impede; occlude; block.
    • obstruct the path

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crab

  • noun decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
  • noun a quarrelsome grouch
    crabby person.

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desistance

The act or state of desisting; cessation. R. Boyle.
If fatigue of body or brain were in every case followed by desistance . . . then would the system be but seldom out of working order. H. Spencer.

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need

  • noun a condition requiring relief
    demand.
    • she satisfied his need for affection
    • God has no need of men to accomplish His work
    • there is a demand for jobs
  • noun anything that is necessary but lacking
    want.
    • he had sufficient means to meet his simple needs
    • I tried to supply his wants

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recover

  • verb get or find back; recover the use of
    regain; retrieve; find.
    • She regained control of herself
    • She found her voice and replied quickly
  • verb get over an illness or shock
    recuperate; convalesce.
    • The patient is recuperating

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put_on

  • verb put clothing on one's body
    assume; don; get into; wear.
    • What should I wear tod