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discourage (Also discouraging, discourages, discouraged, discouragings) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to discourage

foul

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

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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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obstruction

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

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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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limiter

  • noun (electronics) a nonlinear electronic circuit whose output is limited in amplitude; used to limit the instantaneous amplitude of a waveform (to clip off the peaks of a waveform)
    clipper.
    • a limiter introduces amplitude distortion

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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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frighten_off

  • verb cause to lose courage
    scare away; scare off; dash; pall; daunt; scare; frighten away.
    • dashed by the refusal

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oral_contraceptive

  • noun a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception
    birth control pill; contraceptive pill; oral contraceptive pill; anovulatory drug; anovulant; pill.

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trouser

  • noun (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately
    pant.
    • he had a sharp crease in his trousers
  • noun a garment (or part of a garment) designed for or relating to trousers
    • in his trouser's pocket
    • he ripped his left trouser on the fence

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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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sway

  • noun controlling influence
  • noun pitching dangerously to one side
    tilt; careen; rock.

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appal

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

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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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wear_the_trousers

  • verb exercise authority or be in charge
    call the tune; call the shots.
    • Who is calling the shots in this house?

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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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overcomer

  • noun someone who overcomes and establishes ascendancy and control by force or persuasion
    surmounter; subduer.

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narcotic

  • noun a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction
  • adjective of or relating to or designating narcotics
    • narcotic addicts
    • narcotic stupor

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cut_down

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

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roadblock

  • noun any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective
    barrier.
    • intolerance is a barrier to understanding
  • noun a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.
    barricade.

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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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obsess

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

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heading

  • noun a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
    header; head.
    • the heading seemed to have little to do with the text
  • noun the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
    aim; bearing.

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force

  • noun a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • noun (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration

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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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horn

  • noun a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it
  • noun one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

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persuade

  • verb win approval or support for
    carry; sway.
    • Carry all before one
    • His speech did not sway the voters
  • verb cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm
    • You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!

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channelize

  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; manoeuver; steer.
  • verb make a channel for; provide with a channel
    channelise.
    • channelize the country for better transportation

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deliberate

  • verb think about carefully; weigh
    moot; turn over; consider; debate.
    • They considered the possibility of a strike
    • Turn the proposal over in your mind
  • verb discuss the pros and cons of an issue
    debate.

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sedative-hypnotic_drug

  • noun a sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep
    sedative-hypnotic.

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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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chloral

(Chem.) A colorless oily liquid, CCl3.CHO, of a pungent odor and harsh taste, obtained by the action of chlorine upon ordinary or ethyl alcohol.

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cut_back

  • verb return in time
    flash back.
    • the film cut back to an earlier event in the story
  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; bring down; reduce; cut down; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits

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exemplifying

  • adjective satellite clarifying by use of examples
    illustrative.
  • verb be characteristic of
    exemplify; represent.
    • This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue

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avert

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

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obviating

  • adjective satellite made impossible
    preclusive.
  • verb do away with
    rid of; eliminate; obviate.

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preclusion

  • noun the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively
    forestalling; obviation.

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aid

  • noun a resource
    assistance; help.
    • visual aids in teaching
  • noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    assistance; assist; help.
    • he gave me an assist with the housework
    • could not walk without assistance
    • rescue party went to their aid
    • offered his help in unloading

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tranquillizer

  • noun a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity
    ataractic; tranquilizer; ataractic agent; antianxiety agent; tranquilliser; ataractic drug.

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elaborate

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

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loop

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

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military

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; armed services; military machine; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker
  • adjective of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare
    • military law

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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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secure

  • verb get by special effort
    procure.
    • He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed
  • verb cause to be firmly attached
    fasten; fix.
    • fasten the lock onto the door
    • she fixed her gaze on the man

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advisor

  • noun an expert who gives advice
    adviser; consultant.
    • an adviser helped students select their courses
    • the United States sent military advisors to Guatemala

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manoeuver

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

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make_a_stink

  • verb take strong and forceful action, as to object or express discontent
    raise hell; raise a stink.
    • She raised hell when she found out that she wold not be hired again

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set_back

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

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draw_a_line

  • verb reasonably object (to) or set a limit (on)
    draw the line.
    • I draw the line when it comes to lending money to friends!

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exhort

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

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negative

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

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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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calm

  • noun steadiness of mind under stress
    equanimity; calmness; composure.
    • he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity
  • noun wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale
    calm air.

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recommend

  • verb push for something
    urge; advocate.
    • The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day
  • verb express a good opinion of
    commend.

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tranquillising

  • adjective satellite tending to soothe or tranquilize
    tranquilizing; ataractic; sedative; tranquillizing; ataraxic; tranquilising.
    • valium has a tranquilizing effect
    • took a hot drink with sedative properties before going to bed
  • verb make calm or still
    still; tranquilize; tranquillize; calm down; quiet; calm; tranquillise; quieten; lull.
    • quiet the dragons of worry and fear

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vegetate

  • verb lead a passive existence without using one's body or mind
  • verb establish vegetation on
    • They vegetated the hills behind their house

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relax

  • verb become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
    unwind; unbend; decompress; slow down; loosen up.
    • He relaxed in the hot tub
    • Let's all relax after a hard day's work
  • verb make less taut
    unbend.
    • relax the tension on the rope

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withholder

  • noun a person who refrains from granting
    • a withholder of payments
  • noun a person who restrains or checks or holds back

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mesmerize

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

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canalise

  • verb provide (a city) with a canal
    canal; canalize.
  • verb direct the flow of
    canalize; channel.
    • channel information towards a broad audience

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warn

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

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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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teaching

  • noun the profession of a teacher
    pedagogy; instruction.
    • he prepared for teaching while still in college
    • pedagogy is recognized as an important profession
  • noun a doctrine that is taught
    precept; commandment.
    • the teachings of religion
    • he believed all the Christian precepts

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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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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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blocking

  • noun the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
    block.
  • verb render unsuitable for passage
    bar; block up; stop; blockade; barricade; block off; block.
    • block the way
    • barricade the streets
    • stop the busy road

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overrun

  • noun too much production or more than expected
    overproduction.
  • verb invade in great numbers
    infest.
    • the roaches infested our kitchen

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word

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

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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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rim

  • noun the shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object
  • noun (basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended
    • the ball hit the rim and bounced off

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carry_on

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

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root

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

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example

  • noun an item of information that is typical of a class or group
    instance; illustration; representative.
    • this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome
    • there is an example on page 10
  • noun a representative form or pattern
    model.
    • I profited from his example

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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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quiver

  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; thrill; shudder; shiver; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him
  • noun a shaky motion
    quivering; vibration; palpitation; trembling; shakiness; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

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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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coop_up

  • verb confine in or as if in a coop
    coop in.
    • she coops herself up in the library all day

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coapt

  • verb cause to adhere
    conglutinate.
    • The wounds were coapted
  • verb fit tightly and fasten

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caution

  • noun the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger
    carefulness; cautiousness.
    • a man of caution
  • noun a warning against certain acts
    caveat.
    • a caveat against unfair practices

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counseling

  • noun something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
    guidance; direction; counsel; counselling.
  • verb give advice to
    advise; counsel; rede.
    • The teacher counsels troubled students
    • The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud

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dyke

  • noun (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
    butch; dike.
  • noun a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
    dam; dike.

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hog

  • noun a person regarded as greedy and pig-like
    pig.
  • noun a sheep up to the age of one year; one yet to be sheared
    hogget; hogg.

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end

  • noun either extremity of something that has length
    terminal.
    • the end of the pier
    • she knotted the end of the thread
    • they rode to the end of the line
    • the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
  • noun the point in time at which something ends
    ending.
    • the end of the year
    • the ending of warranty period

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bung

  • noun a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask
    spile.
  • verb give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on
    fee; tip.
    • Remember to tip the waiter
    • fee the steward

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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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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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cervical_cap

  • noun a contraceptive device consisting of a small thimble-shaped cup that is placed over the uterine cervix to prevent the entrance of spermatozoa

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interview

  • noun the questioning of a person (or a conversation in which information is elicited); often conducted by journalists
    • my interviews with teenagers revealed a weakening of religious bonds
  • noun a conference (usually with someone important)
    audience; consultation.
    • he had a consultation with the judge
    • he requested an audience with the king

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disappoint

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

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ataraxic

  • adjective satellite tending to soothe or tranquilize
    tranquilizing; ataractic; sedative; tranquillizing; tranquillising; tranquilising.
    • valium has a tranquilizing effect
    • took a hot drink with sedative properties before going to bed

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after

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

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hypnogogic

  • adjective satellite sleep inducing
    hypnagogic; soporiferous; soporific; somniferous; somnific.

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lay

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

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birth_control_pill

  • noun a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception
    contraceptive pill; oral contraceptive pill; oral contraceptive; anovulatory drug; anovulant; pill.

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law

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

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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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contraceptive_pill

  • noun a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception
    birth control pill; oral contraceptive pill; oral contraceptive; anovulatory drug; anovulant; pill.

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hypnotic

  • noun a drug that induces sleep
    soporific.
  • adjective of or relating to hypnosis

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wink

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

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maintain

  • verb keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"
    hold; keep.
    • hold in place
    • She always held herself as a lady
    • The students keep me on my toes
  • verb keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
    preserve; keep up; conserve.
    • We preserve these archeological findings
    • The old lady could not keep up the building
    • children must be taught to conserve our national heritage
    • The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts

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preventive

  • noun remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
    preventative; prophylactic.
    • the doctor recommended several preventatives
  • noun any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
    incumbrance; preventative; encumbrance; interference; hitch; hindrance; hinderance.

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remonstrate

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

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wind

  • noun air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
    air current; current of air.
    • trees bent under the fierce winds
    • when there is no wind, row
    • the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere
  • noun a tendency or force that influences events
    • the winds of change

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restriction

  • noun a principle that limits the extent of something
    limitation.
    • I am willing to accept certain restrictions on my movements
  • noun an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)
    limitation.

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tranquilizing

  • adjective satellite tending to soothe or tranquilize
    ataractic; sedative; tranquillizing; tranquillising; ataraxic; tranquilising.
    • valium has a tranquilizing effect
    • took a hot drink with sedative properties before going to bed
  • verb make calm or still
    still; tranquilize; tranquillize; calm down; quiet; calm; tranquillise; quieten; lull.
    • quiet the dragons of worry and fear

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gumption

  • noun sound practical judgment
    mother wit; horse sense; good sense; sense; common sense.
    • Common sense is not so common
    • he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples
    • fortunately she had the good sense to run away
  • noun fortitude and determination
    backbone; grit; guts; sand; moxie.
    • he didn't have the guts to try it

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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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handcuff

  • noun shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs
    handlock; cuff; manacle.
  • verb confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs
    manacle; cuff.
    • The police handcuffed the suspect at the scene of the crime

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misconduct

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

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strangle

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

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activating

  • noun the activity of causing to have energy and be active
    energizing; activation.
  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; trigger off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits

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fit

  • noun a display of bad temper
    conniption; tantrum; scene.
    • he had a fit
    • she threw a tantrum
    • he made a scene
  • noun a sudden uncontrollable attack
    paroxysm; convulsion.
    • a paroxysm of giggling
    • a fit of coughing
    • convulsions of laughter

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ataractic_drug

  • noun a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity
    tranquillizer; ataractic; tranquilizer; ataractic agent; antianxiety agent; tranquilliser.

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writing

  • noun the act of creating written works
    authorship; penning; composition.
    • writing was a form of therapy for him
    • it was a matter of disputed authorship
  • noun the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect)
    written material; piece of writing.
    • the writing in her novels is excellent
    • that editorial was a fine piece of writing

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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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pen_up

  • verb confine in a fold, like sheep
    fold.

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petrifying

  • adjective satellite paralyzing with terror
  • verb cause to become stonelike or stiff or dazed and stunned
    petrify.
    • The horror petrified his feelings
    • Fear petrified her thinking

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play_up

  • verb move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent
    foreground; spotlight; highlight.
    • The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics
  • verb ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior
    cotton up; sidle up; cozy up; shine up; suck up.
    • She is playing up to the chairman

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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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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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count

  • noun the total number counted
    • a blood count
  • noun the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order
    counting; tally; enumeration; reckoning; numeration.
    • the counting continued for several hours

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safe

  • noun strongbox where valuables can be safely kept
  • noun a ventilated or refrigerated cupboard for securing provisions from pests

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intimidation

  • noun the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something
    bullying.
  • noun the feeling of discouragement in the face of someone's superior fame or wealth or status etc.

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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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clogging

  • adjective satellite preventing movement
    impeding; hindering; obstructive.
    • the clogging crowds of revelers overflowing into the street
  • verb become or cause to become obstructed
    clog; congest; choke; foul; clog up; choke off; back up.
    • The leaves clog our drains in the Fall
    • The water pipe is backed up

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body_guard

  • verb accompany and protect from physical harm

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shine_up

  • verb ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior
    play up; cotton up; sidle up; cozy up; suck up.
    • She is playing up to the chairman

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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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intrauterine_device

  • noun contraceptive device consisting of a piece of bent plastic or metal that is inserted through the vagina into the uterus
    IUD.

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contraceptive_diaphragm

  • noun a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix
    diaphragm; pessary.

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bond

  • noun an electrical force linking atoms
    chemical bond.
  • noun a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal
    bond certificate.

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prohibit

  • verb command against
    forbid; proscribe; disallow; veto; nix; interdict.
    • I forbid you to call me late at night
    • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
    • Dad nixed our plans

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knockout

  • noun a very attractive or seductive looking woman
    sweetheart; peach; beauty; lulu; smasher; stunner; ravisher; mantrap; dish; looker.
  • noun a blow that renders the opponent unconscious
    kayo; KO.

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obviation

  • noun the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively
    preclusion; forestalling.

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dispiriting

  • adjective satellite destructive of morale and self-reliance
    demoralizing; demoralising; disheartening.
  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    depress; dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

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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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depress

  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her
  • verb lower (prices or markets)
    • The glut of oil depressed gas prices

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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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medicine

  • noun the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
    medical specialty.
  • noun (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
    medicament; medication; medicinal drug.

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barrier

  • noun a structure or object that impedes free movement
  • noun any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective
    roadblock.
    • intolerance is a barrier to understanding

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veto

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

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mourning

  • noun state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
    bereavement.
  • noun the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief
    lamentation.

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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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sedative_drug

  • noun a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
    downer; sedative; depressant.

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consternate

  • verb fill with anxiety, dread, dismay, or confusion
    • After the terrorist attack, people look consternated

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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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egg_on

  • verb urge on; cause to act
    incite; prod.
    • The other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window

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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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daunting

  • adjective satellite discouraging through fear
    intimidating.
  • verb cause to lose courage
    scare away; scare off; frighten off; dash; pall; daunt; scare; frighten away.
    • dashed by the refusal

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encouraging

  • adjective giving courage or confidence or hope
    • encouraging advances in medical research
  • verb contribute to the progress or growth of
    advance; encourage; promote; boost; further.
    • I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom

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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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wash

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

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service

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

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dissuasion

  • noun a communication that dissuades you
  • noun persuading not to do or believe something; talking someone out of a belief or an intended course of action

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scare_away

  • verb cause to lose courage
    scare off; frighten off; dash; pall; daunt; scare; frighten away.
    • dashed by the refusal

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sidle

  • verb move unobtrusively or furtively
    • The young man began to sidle near the pretty girl sitting on the log
  • verb move sideways
    sashay.

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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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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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pass_up

  • verb refuse to accept
    decline; refuse; turn down; reject.
    • He refused my offer of hospitality
  • verb fail to acknowledge
    • he passed me up in the street

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advisement

  • noun careful consideration
    weighing; deliberation.
    • a little deliberation would have deterred them

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tampon

  • noun plug of cotton or other absorbent material; inserted into wound or body cavity to absorb exuded fluids (especially blood)
  • verb plug with a tampon

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hog-tie

  • verb tie together somebody's limbs
    • The prisoner was hog-tied

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tree

  • noun a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
  • noun a figure that branches from a single root
    tree diagram.
    • genealogical tree

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object_lesson

  • noun punishment intended as a warning to others
    lesson; example; deterrent example.
    • they decided to make an example of him

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bridge

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

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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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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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lull

  • noun a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished
    letup.
    • there was never a letup in the noise
  • noun a period of calm weather
    quiet.
    • there was a lull in the storm

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regulate

  • verb fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of
    modulate.
    • regulate the temperature
    • modulate the pitch
  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    regularize; regularise; order; govern.
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate

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luxury

  • noun something that is an indulgence rather than a necessity
  • noun the quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive
    sumptuousness; lavishness; sumptuosity.

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demoralizing

  • adjective satellite destructive of morale and self-reliance
    demoralising; disheartening; dispiriting.
  • 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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grip

  • noun the act of grasping
    clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; hold; 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 the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
    hold; handgrip; handle.
    • he grabbed the hammer by the handle
    • it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip

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quieten

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

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object

  • noun a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
    physical object.
    • it was full of rackets, balls and other objects
  • noun the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    aim; objective; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children

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prohibitive

  • adjective satellite tending to discourage (especially of prices)
    prohibitory.
    • the price was prohibitive

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hypnotize

  • verb induce hypnosis in
    mesmerize; mesmerise; hypnotise.

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glutethimide

  • noun sedative (trade name Doriden) used to treat some sleep disorders
    Doriden.

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mouth

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

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commanding

  • adjective satellite used of a height or viewpoint
    dominating; overlooking.
    • a commanding view of the ocean
    • looked up at the castle dominating the countryside
    • the balcony overlooking the ballroom
  • verb be in command of
    command.
    • The general commanded a huge army

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coil

  • noun a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
    volute; spiral; helix; whorl.
    • a coil of rope
  • noun a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
    gyre; ringlet; scroll; whorl; curl; curlicue; roll.

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crack_down

  • verb repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable)
    clamp down.
    • The police clamped down on illegal drugs

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alarm

  • noun fear resulting from the awareness of danger
    dismay; consternation.
  • noun a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event
    alarm system; warning device.

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scotch

  • noun a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
    score.
  • noun whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still
    Scotch malt whisky; Scotch malt whiskey; Scotch whisky; malt whiskey; malt whisky; Scotch whiskey.

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oppress

  • verb come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
    crush; suppress.
    • The government oppresses political activists
  • verb cause to suffer
    persecute.
    • Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union

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reserve

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

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advisory

  • noun an announcement that usually advises or warns the public of some threat
    • a frost advisory
  • adjective satellite giving advice
    consultive; consultatory; consultative.
    • an advisory memorandum", "his function was purely consultative

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inspire

  • verb heighten or intensify
    invigorate; enliven; animate; exalt.
    • These paintings exalt the imagination
  • verb supply the inspiration for
    • The article about the artist inspired the exhibition of his recent work

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take_it_easy

  • verb settle into a comfortable sitting position
    sit back.

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overload

  • noun an electrical load that exceeds the available electrical power
  • noun an excessive burden
    overburden.

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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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earth

  • noun the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
    globe; world.
    • the Earth moves around the sun
    • he sailed around the world
  • noun the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface
    ground.
    • they dug into the earth outside the church

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turn_off

  • verb cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch
    switch off; cut; turn out.
    • Turn off the stereo, please
    • cut the engine
    • turn out the lights
  • verb make a turn
    • turn off at the parking area

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sidle_up

  • verb ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior
    play up; cotton up; cozy up; shine up; suck up.
    • She is playing up to the chairman

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guidance

  • noun something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
    counseling; direction; counsel; counselling.
  • noun the act of guiding or showing the way
    steering.

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disincentivize

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pull_round

  • verb continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)
    survive; make it; come through; pull through.
    • He survived the cancer against all odds

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come_to_grips

  • verb deal with (a problem or a subject)
    get to grips.
    • I still have not come to grips with the death of my parents

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stop

  • noun the event of something ending
    halt.
    • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill
  • noun the act of stopping something
    stoppage.
    • the third baseman made some remarkable stops
    • his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood

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tranquillizing

  • adjective satellite tending to soothe or tranquilize
    tranquilizing; ataractic; sedative; tranquillising; ataraxic; tranquilising.
    • valium has a tranquilizing effect
    • took a hot drink with sedative properties before going to bed
  • verb make calm or still
    still; tranquilize; tranquillize; calm down; quiet; calm; tranquillise; quieten; lull.
    • quiet the dragons of worry and fear

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baffle

  • noun a flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy
    baffle board.
  • verb be a mystery or bewildering to
    mystify; perplex; bewilder; get; beat; puzzle; pose; amaze; vex; flummox; stick; stupefy; gravel; nonplus; dumbfound.
    • This beats me!
    • Got me--I don't know the answer!
    • a vexing problem
    • This question really stuck me

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talk_over

  • verb speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion
    hash out; discuss.
    • We discussed our household budget

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shutting

  • noun the act of closing something
    closing.
  • verb move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
    close; shut.
    • Close the door
    • shut the window

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reversal

  • noun a change from one state to the opposite state
    • there was a reversal of autonomic function
  • noun an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
    blow; setback; reverse; black eye.

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bar

  • noun a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
    taproom; barroom; saloon; ginmill.
    • he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar
  • noun a counter where you can obtain food or drink
    • he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar

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twice

  • adverb two times
    • I called her twice
  • adverb to double the degree
    double; doubly.
    • she was doubly rewarded
    • his eyes were double bright

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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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release

  • noun merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)
    • a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra
  • noun the act of liberating someone or something
    liberation; freeing.

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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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thwarting

  • noun an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts
    foiling; frustration.
  • verb hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    thwart; bilk; cross; frustrate; baffle; foil; spoil; queer; scotch.
    • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
    • foil your opponent

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branding

  • noun the act of stigmatizing
    stigmatisation; stigmatization.
  • verb burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of animals
    brand.

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resist

  • verb elude, especially in a baffling way
    defy; refuse.
    • This behavior defies explanation
  • verb stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
    withstand; hold out; stand firm.

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internationalize

  • verb put under international control
    internationalise.
    • internationalize trade of certain drugs
  • verb make international in character
    internationalise.
    • We internationalized the committee

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best

  • noun the supreme effort one can make
    • they did their best
  • noun the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others
    topper.
    • he could beat the best of them

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subject

  • noun the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    topic; theme.
    • he didn't want to discuss that subject
    • it was a very sensitive topic
    • his letters were always on the theme of love
  • noun something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
    content; depicted object.
    • a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject

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ideological_barrier

  • noun a barrier to cooperation or interaction resulting from conflicting ideologies

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away

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

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scorn

  • noun lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
    despite; contempt; disdain.
    • he was held in contempt
    • the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary
  • noun open disrespect for a person or thing
    contempt.

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preserve

  • noun a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone
    • medicine is no longer a male preserve
  • noun a reservation where animals are protected

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restricting

  • adjective satellite restricting the scope or freedom of action
    constraining; constrictive; confining; limiting.
  • verb place restrictions on
    restrict; curtail; curb; cut back.
    • curtail drinking in school

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boss

  • noun a person who exercises control over workers
    foreman; chief; gaffer; honcho.
    • if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman
  • noun a person responsible for hiring workers
    hirer.
    • the boss hired three more men for the new job

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filibusterer

  • noun a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes
    filibuster.

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wear

  • noun impairment resulting from long use
    • the tires showed uneven wear
  • noun a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
    habiliment; vesture; clothing; wearable; article of clothing.

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carbon

  • noun an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds
    C; atomic number 6.
  • noun a thin paper coated on one side with a dark waxy substance (often containing carbon); used to transfer characters from the original to an under sheet of paper
    carbon paper.

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protect

  • verb shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage
    • Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain
  • verb use tariffs to favor domestic industry

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disdain

  • noun lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
    scorn; despite; contempt.
    • he was held in contempt
    • the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary
  • noun a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
    condescension; patronage.

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against

Abreast; opposite to; facing; towards; as, against the mouth of a river; -- in this sense often preceded by over.
Jacob saw the angels of God come against him. Tyndale.

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participating

  • adjective satellite taking part in an activity
    active.
    • an active member of the club
    • he was politically active
    • the participating organizations
  • verb share in something
    take part; participate.

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monopolize

  • verb have and control fully and exclusively
    monopolise.
    • He monopolizes the laser printer
  • verb have or exploit a monopoly of
    monopolise.
    • OPEC wants to monopolize oil

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pre

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exemplary

  • adjective satellite worthy of imitation
    model.
    • exemplary behavior
    • model citizens
  • adjective satellite being or serving as an illustration of a type;
    typic; emblematic.
    • the free discussion that is emblematic of democracy
    • an action exemplary of his conduct

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sit_back

  • verb settle into a comfortable sitting position
    take it easy.
  • verb be inactive or indifferent while something is happening
    sit by.
    • Don't just sit by while your rights are violated!

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narcosis

  • noun unconsciousness induced by narcotics or anesthesia

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wash_out

  • verb prevent or interrupt due to rain
    rain out.
    • The storm had washed out the game
  • verb wash free from unwanted substances, such as dirt
    • Wash out your dirty shirt in the sink

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truss

  • noun (medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure
  • noun a framework of beams (rafters, posts, struts) forming a rigid structure that supports a roof or bridge or other structure

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dillydally

  • verb postpone doing what one should be doing
    dilly-dally; drag one's heels; procrastinate; stall; shillyshally; drag one's feet.
    • He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days

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submarine

  • noun a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
    U-boat; sub; pigboat.
  • noun a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
    wedge; bomber; hero; sub; hero sandwich; poor boy; zep; Cuban sandwich; grinder; torpedo; hoagie; Italian sandwich; hoagy; submarine sandwich.

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impeding

  • adjective satellite preventing movement
    hindering; clogging; obstructive.
    • the clogging crowds of revelers overflowing into the street
  • verb be a hindrance or obstacle to
    hinder; impede.
    • She is impeding the progress of our project

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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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excite

  • verb arouse or elicit a feeling
  • verb act as a stimulant
    stimulate.
    • The book stimulated her imagination
    • This play stimulates

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birth_control_device

  • noun an agent or device intended to prevent conception
    prophylactic device; contraceptive; preventive; contraceptive device; preventative.

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confinement

  • noun concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child
    travail; lying-in; childbed; labor; parturiency; labour.
    • she was in labor for six hours
  • noun the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them

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catch

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

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chill

  • noun coldness due to a cold environment
    iciness; gelidity.
  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; thrill; shudder; shiver; tingle.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him

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exception

  • noun a deliberate act of omission
    elision; exclusion.
    • with the exception of the children, everyone was told the news
  • noun an instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization; the only exception was her last child"
    • all her children were brilliant
    • an exception tests the rule

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legislating

  • noun the act of making or enacting laws
    legislation; lawmaking.
  • verb make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation
    legislate; pass.
    • They passed the amendment
    • We cannot legislate how people spend their free time

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air

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

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aim

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

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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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voice

  • noun the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech
    • A shrill voice sounded behind us
  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalization; vocalisation; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations

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chilling

  • noun the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature
    cooling; temperature reduction.
  • verb depress or discourage
    chill.
    • The news of the city's surrender chilled the soldiers

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stink

  • noun a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
    foetor; fetor; malodor; mephitis; malodour; reek; stench.
  • verb be extremely bad in quality or in one's performance
    • This term paper stinks!

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diaphragm

  • noun a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens
    stop.
    • the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically
  • noun (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration
    midriff.

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root_on

  • verb spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts
    urge; inspire; exhort; barrack; cheer; urge on; pep up.
    • The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers

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it

  • noun the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information
    information technology.

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in

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

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demoralise

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; 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 someone's spirits; make downhearted
    depress; dispirit; dismay; deject; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

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suggest

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

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make

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

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forsaking

  • noun the act of forsaking
    giving up.
  • noun the act of giving something up
    desertion; abandonment.

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unstrain

  • verb cause to feel relaxed
    unwind; relax; unlax; make relaxed; loosen up.
    • A hot bath always relaxes me

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hang

  • noun a special way of doing something
    knack; bent.
    • he had a bent for it
    • he had a special knack for getting into trouble
    • he couldn't get the hang of it
  • noun the way a garment hangs
    • he adjusted the hang of his coat

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rain

  • noun water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
    rainfall.
  • noun drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds
    rainwater.

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undaunted

  • adjective satellite unshaken in purpose
    unshaken; undismayed.
    • wholly undismayed by the commercial failure of the three movies he had made
  • adjective satellite resolutely courageous
    • undaunted in the face of death

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nix

  • noun a quantity of no importance
    cypher; aught; zip; nil; nada; zero; cipher; zilch; goose egg; zippo; nothing; naught; null.
    • it looked like nothing I had ever seen before
    • reduced to nil all the work we had done
    • we racked up a pathetic goose egg
    • it was all for naught
    • I didn't hear zilch about it
  • verb command against
    prohibit; forbid; proscribe; disallow; veto; interdict.
    • I forbid you to call me late at night
    • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
    • Dad nixed our plans

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obstructor

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

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tune

  • noun a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
    melodic phrase; air; melodic line; strain; melody; line.
    • she was humming an air from Beethoven
  • noun the property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch
    • he cannot sing in tune
    • the clarinet was out of tune

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look_out

  • verb be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful
    watch out; watch.
    • Watch out for pickpockets!
  • verb to protect someone's interests
    • A man's gotta look out for his family

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impediment

  • noun something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
    balk; handicap; baulk; check; hindrance; deterrent; hinderance.
  • noun any structure that makes progress difficult
    impedimenta; obstruction; obstructor; obstructer.

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bull_through

  • verb push or force
    bull.
    • He bulled through his demands

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repose

  • noun freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
    ease; rest; relaxation.
    • took his repose by the swimming pool
  • noun the absence of mental stress or anxiety
    peacefulness; peace; ataraxis; serenity; heartsease; peace of mind.

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word_of_advice

  • noun cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)
    monition; warning; admonition.
    • a letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality
    • the warning was to beware of surprises
    • his final word of advice was not to play with matches

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rushing

  • noun (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line
    rush.
    • the linebackers were ready to stop a rush
  • noun the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
    rush; hurry; haste.
    • in his haste to leave he forgot his book

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nudge

  • noun a slight push or shake
    jog.
  • verb to push against gently
    prod; poke at.
    • She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant

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short-circuit

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

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ease

  • noun freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort
    simplicity; simpleness; easiness.
    • he rose through the ranks with apparent ease
    • they put it into containers for ease of transportation
    • the very easiness of the deed held her back
  • noun a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state
    comfort.
    • a life of luxury and ease
    • he had all the material comforts of this world

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tyrannize

  • verb rule a country as a tyrant
    tyrannise; grind down.
  • verb rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner
    tyrannise; domineer.
    • her husband and mother-in-law tyrannize her

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easy

  • adjective posing no difficulty; requiring little effort
    • an easy job
    • an easy problem
    • an easy victory
    • the house is easy to heat
    • satisfied with easy answers
    • took the easy way out of his dilemma
  • adjective satellite not hurried or forced
    easygoing; leisurely.
    • an easy walk around the block
    • at a leisurely (or easygoing) pace

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save

  • noun (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring
    • the goalie made a brilliant save
    • the relief pitcher got credit for a save
  • verb save from ruin, destruction, or harm
    relieve; salvage; salve.

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birth

  • noun the time when something begins (especially life)
    • they divorced after the birth of the child
    • his election signaled the birth of a new age
  • noun the event of being born
    nativity; nascency; nascence.
    • they celebrated the birth of their first child

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disadvantage

  • noun the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position
  • verb put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm
    disfavor; disfavour.
    • This rule clearly disadvantages me

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down_in_the_mouth

  • adjective satellite filled with melancholy and despondency
    blue; downhearted; dispirited; depressed; downcast; down; gloomy; low; low-spirited; grim.
    • gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
    • gloomy predictions
    • a gloomy silence
    • took a grim view of the economy
    • the darkening mood
    • lonely and blue in a strange city
    • depressed by the loss of his job
    • a dispirited and resigned expression on her face
    • downcast after his defeat
    • feeling discouraged and downhearted

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contradict

  • verb be in contradiction with
    negate; belie.
  • verb deny the truth of
    negate; contravene.

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occlusion

  • noun closure or blockage (as of a blood vessel)
  • noun (meteorology) a composite front when colder air surrounds a mass of warm air and forces it aloft
    occluded front.

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hunt

  • noun an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport
    hunt club.
  • noun Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910)
    William Holman Hunt; Holman Hunt.

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detainment

  • noun a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
    hold; detention; custody.
    • his detention was politically motivated
    • the prisoner is on hold
    • he is in the custody of police

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officer

  • noun any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command
    military officer.
    • an officer is responsible for the lives of his men
  • noun someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust
    officeholder.
    • he is an officer of the court
    • the club elected its officers for the coming year

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performing

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

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deal

  • noun a particular instance of buying or selling
    business deal; trade.
    • it was a package deal
    • I had no further trade with him
    • he's a master of the business deal
  • noun an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
    bargain.
    • he made a bargain with the devil
    • he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals

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red_scare

  • noun a period of general fear of communists

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usher

  • noun an official stationed at the entrance of a courtroom or legislative chamber
    doorkeeper.
  • noun Irish prelate who deduced from the Bible that Creation occurred in the year 4004 BC (1581-1656)
    Ussher; James Usher; James Ussher.

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antianxiety_agent

  • noun a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity
    tranquillizer; ataractic; tranquilizer; ataractic agent; tranquilliser; ataractic drug.

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for

In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.

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disheartened

  • adjective satellite made less hopeful or enthusiastic
    demoralized; demoralised; discouraged.
    • desperate demoralized people looking for work
    • felt discouraged by the magnitude of the problem
    • the disheartened instructor tried vainly to arouse their interest
  • verb take away the enthusiasm of
    put off; dishearten.

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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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confer

  • verb have a conference in order to talk something over
    confab; consult; confabulate.
    • We conferred about a plan of action
  • verb present
    bestow.
    • The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated
    • bestow an honor on someone

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post

  • noun the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
    station.
    • a soldier manned the entrance post
    • a sentry station
  • noun military installation at which a body of troops is stationed
    military post.
    • this military post provides an important source of income for the town nearby
    • there is an officer's club on the post

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make_relaxed

  • verb cause to feel relaxed
    unwind; relax; unlax; loosen up; unstrain.
    • A hot bath always relaxes me

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plug

  • noun blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
    stopper; stopple.
  • noun a wad of something chewable as tobacco
    chew; wad; quid; cud; chaw.

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limitation

  • noun a principle that limits the extent of something
    restriction.
    • I am willing to accept certain restrictions on my movements
  • noun the quality of being limited or restricted
    • it is a good plan but it has serious limitations

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stand_out

  • verb be highly noticeable
    jump; jump out; stick out; leap out.
  • verb distinguish oneself
    excel; surpass.
    • She excelled in math

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palisade

  • noun fortification consisting of a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground
  • verb surround with a wall in order to fortify
    wall; surround; fence; fence in.

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surround

  • noun the area in which something exists or lives
    environment; surroundings; environs.
    • the country--the flat agricultural surround
  • verb extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    skirt; ring; border; environ.
    • The forest surrounds my property

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despair

  • noun a state in which all hope is lost or absent
    desperation.
    • in the depths of despair
    • they were rescued from despair at the last minute
    • courage born of desperation
  • noun the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well
    • they moaned in despair and dismay
    • one harsh word would send her into the depths of despair

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anovulant

  • noun a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception
    birth control pill; contraceptive pill; oral contraceptive pill; oral contraceptive; anovulatory drug; pill.

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bate

  • verb moderate or restrain; lessen the force of
    • He bated his breath when talking about this affair
    • capable of bating his enthusiasm
  • verb flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons

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thermostat

  • noun a regulator for automatically regulating temperature by starting or stopping the supply of heat
    thermoregulator.
  • verb control the temperature with a thermostat

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mantle

  • noun the cloak as a symbol of authority
    • place the mantle of authority on younger shoulders
  • noun United States baseball player (1931-1997)
    Mickey Mantle; Mickey Charles Mantle.

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bound

  • noun a line determining the limits of an area
    boundary; edge.
  • noun the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
    boundary; bounds.

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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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obligate

  • verb force somebody to do something
    oblige; compel.
    • We compel all students to fill out this form
  • verb commit in order to fulfill an obligation
    • obligate money

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stall

  • noun a compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed
  • noun small area set off by walls for special use
    kiosk; cubicle; booth.

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support

  • noun the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
    • his support kept the family together
    • they gave him emotional support during difficult times
  • noun aiding the cause or policy or interests of
    • the president no longer has the support of his own party
    • they developed a scheme of mutual support

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fight

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    battle; engagement; conflict.
    • 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 the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    scrap; combat; fighting.
    • a fight broke out at the hockey game
    • there was fighting in the streets
    • the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap

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let_down

  • verb move something or somebody to a lower position
    take down; lower; get down; bring down.
    • take down the vase from the shelf
  • verb fail to meet the hopes or expectations of
    disappoint.
    • Her boyfriend let her down when he did not propose marriage

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grasping

  • noun understanding with difficulty
    • the lecture was beyond his most strenuous graspings
  • noun the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)
    seizing; prehension; taking hold.

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language_barrier

  • noun barrier to communication resulting from speaking different languages

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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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antianxiety

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head

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

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offer

  • noun the verbal act of offering
    offering.
    • a generous offer of assistance
  • noun something offered (as a proposal or bid)
    offering.
    • noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds

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discourage

  • verb try to prevent; show opposition to
    deter.
    • We should discourage this practice among our youth
  • verb deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged

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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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surrender

  • noun acceptance of despair
    resignation.
  • noun a verbal act of admitting defeat
    yielding; giving up.

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blockading

  • adjective satellite blocking entrance to and exit from seaports and harbors
    • the blockading ships prevented delivery of munitions
  • verb hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
    obstruct; hinder; stymie; blockade; embarrass; stymy; block.
    • His brother blocked him at every turn

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counsel

  • noun a lawyer who pleads cases in court
    counselor-at-law; counsellor; advocate; pleader; counselor.
  • noun something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
    counseling; guidance; direction; counselling.

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bounds

  • noun the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
    boundary; bound.
  • noun a line determining the limits of an area
    boundary; edge; bound.

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take_care

  • verb be careful, prudent, or watchful
    • Take care when you cross the street!
  • verb be in charge of or deal with
    mind.
    • She takes care of all the necessary arrangements

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horrifying

  • adjective satellite provoking horror
    frightful; ugly; atrocious; horrible.
    • an atrocious automobile accident
    • a frightful crime of decapitation
    • an alarming, even horrifying, picture
    • war is beyond all words horrible"- Winston Churchill
    • an ugly wound
  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    horrify; dismay; alarm; appall; appal.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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check

  • noun a written order directing a bank to pay money
    cheque; bank check.
    • he paid all his bills by check
  • noun an appraisal of the state of affairs
    assay.
    • they made an assay of the contents
    • a check on its dependability under stress

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no

  • noun a negative
    • his no was loud and clear
  • noun a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding curium with carbon ions; 7 isotopes are known
    atomic number 102; nobelium.

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tip

  • noun the extreme end of something; especially something pointed
  • noun a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
    baksheesh; pourboire; bakshis; bakshish; gratuity; backsheesh.

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discourageable

Capable of being discouraged; easily disheartened. Bp. Hall.

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war_machine

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

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tie

  • noun neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front
    necktie.
    • he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie
    • he wore a vest and tie
  • noun a social or business relationship
    affiliation; tie-up; association.
    • a valuable financial affiliation
    • he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team
    • many close associations with England

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remilitarise

  • verb militarize anew
    remilitarize.
    • Should Japan be remilitarized?

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roll

  • noun rotary motion of an object around its own axis
    axial motion; axial rotation.
    • wheels in axial rotation
  • noun a list of names
    roster.
    • his name was struck off the rolls

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handicap

  • noun the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
    impairment; disablement; disability.
    • reading disability
    • hearing impairment
  • noun advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning

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contraceptive_device

  • noun an agent or device intended to prevent conception
    prophylactic device; contraceptive; birth control device; preventive; preventative.

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fence_in

  • verb enclose with a fence
    fence.
    • we fenced in our yard
  • verb surround with a wall in order to fortify
    wall; surround; palisade; fence.

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reign

  • noun a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful
    • he was helpless under the reign of his egotism
  • noun the period during which a monarch is sovereign
    • during the reign of Henry VIII

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tranquillise

  • verb make calm or still
    still; tranquilize; tranquillize; calm down; quiet; calm; quieten; lull.
    • quiet the dragons of worry and fear
  • verb cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to
    tranquilize; tranquillize; calm; sedate.
    • The patient must be sedated before the operation

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withhold

  • verb hold back; refuse to hand over or share
    keep back.
    • The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room
  • verb retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments
    deduct; recoup.
    • My employer is withholding taxes

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demoralising

  • adjective satellite destructive of morale and self-reliance
    demoralizing; disheartening; dispiriting.
  • 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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push

  • noun the act of applying force in order to move something away
    pushing.
    • he gave the door a hard push
    • the pushing is good exercise
  • noun the force used in pushing
    thrust.
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
    • the thrust of the jet engines

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fasten

  • verb cause to be firmly attached
    fix; secure.
    • fasten the lock onto the door
    • she fixed her gaze on the man
  • verb become fixed or fastened
    • This dress fastens in the back

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terrorization

  • noun the act of inspiring with fear
    terrorisation; frightening.
  • noun an act of terrorism
    terrorisation.

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coach

  • noun (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team
    handler; manager.
  • noun a person who gives private instruction (as in singing, acting, etc.)
    tutor; private instructor.

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chain

  • noun a series of things depending on each other as if linked together
    concatenation.
    • the chain of command
    • a complicated concatenation of circumstances
  • noun (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
    chemical chain.

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obviate

  • verb do away with
    rid of; eliminate.
  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; avert; debar; avoid; deflect; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike

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chair

  • noun a seat for one person, with a support for the back
    • he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down
  • noun the position of professor
    professorship.
    • he was awarded an endowed chair in economics

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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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vex

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

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deject

  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    depress; dispirit; dismay; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

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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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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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shut_away

  • verb place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
    lock up; shut up; lock; lock in; put away; lock away.
    • The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend
    • She locked her jewels in the safe

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monish

  • verb warn strongly; put on guard
    admonish; caution.
  • verb admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior
    warn; admonish; discourage.
    • I warned him not to go too far
    • I warn you against false assumptions
    • She warned him to be quiet

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adviser

  • noun an expert who gives advice
    consultant; advisor.
    • an adviser helped students select their courses
    • the United States sent military advisors to Guatemala

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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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congest

  • verb become or cause to become obstructed
    clog; choke; foul; clog up; choke off; back up.
    • The leaves clog our drains in the Fall
    • The water pipe is backed up

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terrorisation

  • noun the act of inspiring with fear
    terrorization; frightening.
  • noun an act of terrorism
    terrorization.

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stonewaller

  • noun one who stonewalls or refuses to answer or cooperate; someone who delays by lengthy speeches etc.

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bullyrag

  • verb be bossy towards
    bully; ballyrag; hector; push around; boss around; strong-arm; browbeat.
    • Her big brother always bullied her when she was young

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obturator

  • noun a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate)

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mobilise

  • verb call to arms; of military personnel
    rally; mobilize; call up.
  • verb get ready for war
    mobilize.

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trouble

  • noun a source of difficulty
    problem.
    • one trouble after another delayed the job
    • what's the problem?
  • noun an angry disturbance
    bother; hassle; fuss.
    • he didn't want to make a fuss
    • they had labor trouble
    • a spot of bother

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stiffen

  • verb become stiff or stiffer
    • He stiffened when he saw his boss enter the room
  • verb make stiff or stiffer
    • Stiffen the cream by adding gelatine

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prophylactic

  • noun remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
    preventive; preventative.
    • the doctor recommended several preventatives
  • noun contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
    rubber; safe; safety; condom.

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gum

  • noun a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing
    chewing gum.
  • noun the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth
    gingiva.

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call_back

  • verb cause to be returned
    recall; call in; withdraw.
    • recall the defective auto tires
    • The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt
  • verb recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
    retrieve; remember; recall; recollect; think; call up.
    • I can't remember saying any such thing
    • I can't think what her last name was
    • can you remember her phone number?
    • Do you remember that he once loved you?
    • call up memories

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disqualify

  • verb make unfit or unsuitable
    indispose; unfit.
    • Your income disqualifies you
  • verb declare unfit
    • She was disqualified for the Olympics because she was a professional athlete

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round

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

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bonfire

  • noun a large outdoor fire that is lighted as a signal or in celebration
    balefire.

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slow_down

  • verb lose velocity; move more slowly
    decelerate; slow; retard; slow up.
    • The car decelerated
  • verb become slow or slower
    slacken; slow; slack; slow up.
    • Production slowed

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prevent

  • verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    forbid; preclude; foreclose; forestall.
    • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
    • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project
  • verb stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state
    keep.
    • We must prevent the cancer from spreading
    • His snoring kept me from falling asleep
    • Keep the child from eating the marbles

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look_up

  • verb seek information from
    refer; consult.
    • You should consult the dictionary
    • refer to your notes

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fill_up

  • verb make full, also in a metaphorical sense
    make full; fill.
    • fill a container
    • fill the child with pride
  • verb become full
    fill.
    • The pool slowly filled with water
    • The theater filled up slowly

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knockout_drops

  • noun chloral hydrate in combination with alcohol; usually administered surreptitiously to make the drinker unconscious

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handlock

  • noun shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs
    handcuff; cuff; manacle.

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hold_one's_own

  • verb be sufficiently competent in a certain situation
    • He can hold his own in graduate school
  • verb maintain one's position and be in control of a situation

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corner

  • noun a place off to the side of an area
    • he tripled to the rightfield corner
    • the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean
  • noun the point where two lines meet or intersect
    • the corners of a rectangle

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discouraged

  • adjective satellite made less hopeful or enthusiastic
    disheartened; demoralized; demoralised.
    • desperate demoralized people looking for work
    • felt discouraged by the magnitude of the problem
    • the disheartened instructor tried vainly to arouse their interest
  • verb try to prevent; show opposition to
    discourage; deter.
    • We should discourage this practice among our youth

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curse

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

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scare_off

  • verb cause to lose courage
    scare away; frighten off; dash; pall; daunt; scare; frighten away.
    • dashed by the refusal

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ground

  • noun the solid part of the earth's surface
    dry land; land; terra firma; earth; solid ground.
    • the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land
    • the earth shook for several minutes
    • he dropped the logs on the ground
  • noun a rational motive for a belief or action
    reason.
    • the reason that war was declared
    • the grounds for their declaration

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supporting

  • noun the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
    support.
    • he leaned against the wall for support
  • verb give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
    support; back up.
    • She supported him during the illness
    • Her children always backed her up

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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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chicane

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

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blackmail

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

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cowardliness

  • noun the trait of lacking courage
    cowardice.

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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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supplying

  • noun the activity of supplying or providing something
    provision; supply.
  • verb give something useful or necessary to
    provide; furnish; render; supply.
    • We provided the room with an electrical heater

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keep_to_oneself

  • verb shun the company of others
    • The new student keeps to herself
  • verb withhold information
    • I kept your little secret to myself all these years

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roll_up

  • verb form into a cylinder by rolling
    furl.
    • Roll up the cloth
  • verb get or gather together
    amass; compile; collect; accumulate; hoard; pile up.
    • I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
    • She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
    • She rolled up a small fortune

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verge

  • noun a region marking a boundary
    threshold; brink.
  • noun the limit beyond which something happens or changes
    brink.
    • on the verge of tears
    • on the brink of bankruptcy

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market

  • noun the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold
    market place; marketplace.
    • without competition there would be no market
    • they were driven from the marketplace
  • noun the customers for a particular product or service
    • before they publish any book they try to determine the size of the market for it

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dismay

  • noun the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
    discouragement; disheartenment.
  • noun fear resulting from the awareness of danger
    alarm; consternation.

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clamp_down

  • verb repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable)
    crack down.
    • The police clamped down on illegal drugs

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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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downhearted

  • adjective satellite filled with melancholy and despondency
    blue; dispirited; down in the mouth; depressed; downcast; down; gloomy; low; low-spirited; grim.
    • gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
    • gloomy predictions
    • a gloomy silence
    • took a grim view of the economy
    • the darkening mood
    • lonely and blue in a strange city
    • depressed by the loss of his job
    • a dispirited and resigned expression on her face
    • downcast after his defeat
    • feeling discouraged and downhearted

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demolish

  • verb destroy completely
    pulverise; pulverize.
    • the wrecking ball demolished the building
    • demolish your enemies
    • pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand
  • verb humiliate or depress completely
    crush; smash.
    • She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation
    • The death of her son smashed her

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immunise

  • verb law: grant immunity from prosecution
    immunize.
  • verb perform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation
    inoculate; immunize; vaccinate.
    • We vaccinate against scarlet fever
    • The nurse vaccinated the children in the school

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boss_around

  • verb be bossy towards
    bully; ballyrag; bullyrag; hector; push around; strong-arm; browbeat.
    • Her big brother always bullied her when she was young

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vege

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repressing

  • adjective satellite restrictive of action
    repressive; inhibitory.
    • a repressive regime
    • an overly strict and inhibiting discipline
  • verb put down by force or intimidation
    subdue; reduce; repress; 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

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break_off

  • verb interrupt before its natural or planned end
    break short; cut short.
    • We had to cut short our vacation
  • verb prevent completion
    break; stop; discontinue.
    • stop the project
    • break off the negotiations

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becourage

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heart

  • noun the locus of feelings and intuitions
    bosom.
    • in your heart you know it is true
    • her story would melt your bosom
  • noun the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    pump; ticker.
    • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly

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agent

  • noun an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect
    • their research uncovered new disease agents
  • noun a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations

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choke

  • noun a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current
    choke coil; choking coil.
  • noun a valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine

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refine

  • verb improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
    down; polish; fine-tune.
    • refine one's style of writing
  • verb make more complex, intricate, or richer
    rarify; elaborate; complicate.
    • refine a design or pattern

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block_up

  • verb render unsuitable for passage
    bar; stop; blockade; barricade; block off; block.
    • block the way
    • barricade the streets
    • stop the busy road

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stonewalling

  • noun stalling or delaying especially by refusing to answer questions or cooperate
  • verb obstruct or hinder any discussion
    stonewall.
    • Nixon stonewalled the Watergate investigation
    • When she doesn't like to face a problem, she simply stonewalls

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faggot_up

  • verb bind or tie up in or as if in a faggot
    faggot; fagot.
    • faggot up the sticks

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put_away

  • verb place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
    lock up; shut up; lock; lock in; shut away; lock away.
    • The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend
    • She locked her jewels in the safe
  • verb throw or cast away
    dispose; cast aside; throw away; fling; toss; cast away; chuck out; throw out; cast out; discard; toss out; toss away.
    • Put away your worries

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cavil

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

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legislate

  • verb make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation
    pass.
    • They passed the amendment
    • We cannot legislate how people spend their free time

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spot

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    topographic point; place.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising

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suck

  • noun the act of sucking
    suction; sucking.
  • verb draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth
    • suck the poison from the place where the snake bit
    • suck on a straw
    • the baby sucked on the mother's breast

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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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dampener

  • noun a device that dampens or moistens something
    moistener.
    • he used a dampener to moisten the shirts before he ironed them

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disheartening

  • adjective satellite destructive of morale and self-reliance
    demoralizing; demoralising; dispiriting.
  • verb take away the enthusiasm of
    put off; dishearten.

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outline

  • noun the line that appears to bound an object
    lineation.
  • noun a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
    precis; synopsis; abstract.

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sermonize

  • verb speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements
    preachify; moralize; moralise; sermonise.
    • This man always sermonizes

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inform

  • verb impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
    • I informed him of his rights
  • verb give character or essence to
    • The principles that inform modern teaching

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hold_in

  • verb close in; darkness enclosed him"
    confine; enclose.
  • verb lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
    control; moderate; curb; contain; hold; check.
    • moderate your alcohol intake
    • hold your tongue
    • hold your temper
    • control your anger

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block

  • noun a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)
    • the pyramids were built with large stone blocks
  • noun a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings
    city block.
    • he lives in the next block

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push_around

  • verb be bossy towards
    bully; ballyrag; bullyrag; hector; boss around; strong-arm; browbeat.
    • Her big brother always bullied her when she was young

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talk

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

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shield

  • noun a protective covering or structure
  • noun armor carried on the arm to intercept blows
    buckler.

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counsellor

  • noun someone who has supervisory duties at a summer camp
    counselor.
  • noun someone who gives advice about problems
    counselor.

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seizing

  • noun small stuff that is used for lashing two or more ropes together
  • noun the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)
    grasping; prehension; taking hold.

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take_exception

  • verb raise a formal objection in a court of law
    challenge.

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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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horrify

  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    dismay; alarm; appall; appal.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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cold

  • noun a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)
    common cold.
    • will they never find a cure for the common cold?
  • noun the absence of heat
    frigidness; coldness; frigidity; low temperature.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor

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still

  • noun a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes)
    • he wanted some stills for a magazine ad
  • noun (poetic) tranquil silence
    hush; stillness.
    • the still of the night

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worship

  • noun the activity of worshipping
  • noun a feeling of profound love and admiration
    adoration.

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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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monitor

  • noun someone who supervises (an examination)
    proctor.
  • noun someone who gives a warning so that a mistake can be avoided
    admonisher; reminder.

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outlaugh

To surpass or outdo in laughing. Dryden.

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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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morning-after_pill

  • noun a large dose of estrogen taken orally within 24 to 72 hours after intercourse; prevents implantation of a fertilized ovum and so acts as a contraceptive; commonly used after rape or incest

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close_in

  • verb advance or converge on
    draw in.
    • The police were closing in on him
  • verb surround completely
    inclose; shut in; enclose.
    • Darkness enclosed him
    • They closed in the porch with a fence

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halt

  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    stoppage; stop; hitch; 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
  • noun the event of something ending
    stop.
    • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill

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blanketry

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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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gate

  • noun a movable barrier in a fence or wall
  • noun a computer circuit with several inputs but only one output that can be activated by particular combinations of inputs
    logic gate.

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provision

  • noun a stipulated condition
    proviso.
    • he accepted subject to one provision
  • noun the activity of supplying or providing something
    supplying; supply.

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discuss

  • verb to consider or examine in speech or writing
    discourse; talk about.
    • The author talks about the different aspects of this question
    • The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'
  • noun an athletic competition in which a disk-shaped object is thrown as far as possible
    discus.

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administer

  • verb work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of
    administrate.
    • administer a program
    • she administers the funds
  • verb perform (a church sacrament) ritually
    • administer the last unction

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stalling

  • noun a tactic used to mislead or delay
    stall.
  • verb postpone doing what one should be doing
    dillydally; dilly-dally; drag one's heels; procrastinate; stall; shillyshally; drag one's feet.
    • He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days

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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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draw_the_line

  • verb reasonably object (to) or set a limit (on)
    draw a line.
    • I draw the line when it comes to lending money to friends!

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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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obturate

  • verb block passage through
    obstruct; close up; jam; impede; occlude; block.
    • obstruct the path

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sponsor

  • noun someone who supports or champions something
    patron; supporter.
  • noun an advocate who presents a person (as for an award or a degree or an introduction etc.)
    presenter.

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frustrative

  • adjective satellite preventing realization or attainment of a desire
    frustrating; thwarting.

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monitory

  • adjective satellite serving to warn
    admonitory; warning; exemplary; cautionary.
    • shook a monitory finger at him
    • an exemplary jail sentence

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counteract

  • verb act in opposition to
    antagonize; antagonise.
  • verb oppose or check by a counteraction
    countercheck.

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irons

  • noun metal shackles; for hands or legs
    chains.
  • noun a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
    atomic number 26; Fe; iron.

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interference

  • noun a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries
    intervention.
  • noun the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
    hinderance; hindrance.

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tingle

  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; thrill; shudder; shiver; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him
  • noun a somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles
    prickling; tingling.

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pull_through

  • verb continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)
    survive; pull round; make it; come through.
    • He survived the cancer against all odds
  • verb bring into safety
    bring through; save; carry through.
    • We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack

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dominate

  • verb be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
    prevail; reign; rule; predominate.
    • Money reigns supreme here
    • Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood
  • verb be in control
    • Her husband completely dominates her

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demoralization

  • noun destroying the moral basis for a doctrine or policy
    demoralisation.
  • noun a state of disorder and confusion
    demoralisation.
    • his inconsistency resulted in the demoralization of his staff

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maneuver

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

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pessary

  • noun a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix
    diaphragm; contraceptive diaphragm.

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carp

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

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governing

  • noun the act of governing; exercising authority
    administration; government activity; governance; government.
    • regulations for the governing of state prisons
    • he had considerable experience of government
  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    regularize; regularise; regulate; order; govern.
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate

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previse

  • verb warn in advance or beforehand; give an early warning
    forewarn.
    • I forewarned him of the trouble that would arise if he showed up at his ex-wife's house
  • verb realize beforehand
    anticipate; foreknow; foresee.

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methaqualone

  • noun sedative-hypnotic drug (trade name Quaalude) that is a drug of abuse
    Quaalude.

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conglutinate

  • verb cause to adhere
    coapt.
    • The wounds were coapted
  • verb stick together
    • the edges of the wound conglutinated

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hobble

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

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obligation

  • noun the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr
    duty; responsibility.
    • we must instill a sense of duty in our children
    • every right implies a responsibility
  • noun the state of being obligated to do or pay something
    • he is under an obligation to finish the job

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tranquilize

  • verb make calm or still
    still; tranquillize; calm down; quiet; calm; tranquillise; quieten; lull.
    • quiet the dragons of worry and fear
  • verb cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to
    tranquillize; calm; sedate; tranquillise.
    • The patient must be sedated before the operation

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care

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

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training

  • noun activity leading to skilled behavior
    preparation; grooming.
  • noun the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)
    education; breeding.
    • a woman of breeding and refinement

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language

  • noun a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
    linguistic communication.
    • he taught foreign languages
    • the language introduced is standard throughout the text
    • the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written
  • noun (language) communication by word of mouth
    oral communication; spoken language; voice communication; speech communication; speech; spoken communication.
    • his speech was garbled
    • he uttered harsh language
    • he recorded the spoken language of the streets

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seal_off

  • verb make tight; secure against leakage
    seal.
    • seal the windows
  • verb impose a blockade on
    blockade.

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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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place

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    spot; topographic point.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun any area set aside for a particular purpose
    property.
    • who owns this place?
    • the president was concerned about the property across from the White House

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think

  • noun an instance of deliberate thinking
    • I need to give it a good think
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    conceive; believe; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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excommunicate

  • verb exclude from a church or a religious community
    curse; unchurch.
    • The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner
  • verb oust or exclude from a group or membership by decree

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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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suspend

  • verb hang freely
    • The secret police suspended their victims from the ceiling and beat them
  • verb cause to be held in suspension in a fluid
    • suspend the particles

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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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carry

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

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sheer

  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    swerve; cut; veer; trend; curve; slew; slue.
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right
  • verb cause to sheer
    • She sheered her car around the obstacle

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shiver

  • noun a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement
    tremble; shake.
  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; thrill; shudder; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him

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terrifying

  • adjective satellite causing extreme terror
    terrific.
    • a terrifying wail
  • verb fill with terror; frighten greatly
    terrorise; terrorize; terrify.

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escort

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

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foreclose

  • verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    forbid; prevent; preclude; forestall.
    • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
    • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project
  • verb subject to foreclosing procedures; take away the right of mortgagors to redeem their mortgage

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daunt

  • verb cause to lose courage
    scare away; scare off; frighten off; dash; pall; scare; frighten away.
    • dashed by the refusal

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interdict

  • noun an ecclesiastical censure by the Roman Catholic Church withdrawing certain sacraments and Christian burial from a person or all persons in a particular district
  • noun a court order prohibiting a party from doing a certain activity
    interdiction.

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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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specify

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

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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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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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counselor

  • noun someone who gives advice about problems
    counsellor.
  • noun someone who has supervisory duties at a summer camp
    counsellor.

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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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slat

  • noun a thin strip (wood or metal)
    spline.
  • verb equip or bar with slats
    • Slat the windows

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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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slam

  • noun winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
    sweep.
  • noun the noise made by the forceful impact of two objects

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nazi

  • noun a German member of Adolf Hitler's political party
    German Nazi.
  • noun derogatory term for a person who is fanatically dedicated to, or seeks to control, some activity, practice, etc.

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take

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

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destroy

  • verb do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of
    destruct.
    • The fire destroyed the house
  • verb destroy completely; damage irreparably
    ruin.
    • You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!
    • The tears ruined her make-up

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channel

  • noun a path over which electrical signals can pass
    transmission channel.
    • a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company
  • noun a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through
    • the fields were crossed with irrigation channels
    • gutters carried off the rainwater into a series of channels under the street

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urge

  • noun an instinctive motive
    impulse.
    • profound religious impulses
  • noun a strong restless desire
    itch.
    • why this urge to travel?

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abut

  • verb lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
    march; edge; adjoin; butt; butt against; border; butt on.
    • Canada adjoins the U.S.
    • England marches with Scotland

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glamour

  • noun alluring beauty or charm (often with sex-appeal)
    glamor.
  • verb cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
    bewitch; hex; witch; enchant; jinx.

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thalidomide

  • noun a sedative and hypnotic drug; withdrawn from sale after discovered to cause severe birth defects because it inhibits angiogenesis

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pattern

  • noun a perceptual structure
    shape; form.
    • the composition presents problems for students of musical form
    • a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them
  • noun a customary way of operation or behavior
    practice.
    • it is their practice to give annual raises
    • they changed their dietary pattern

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obstructive

  • adjective satellite preventing movement
    impeding; hindering; clogging.
    • the clogging crowds of revelers overflowing into the street

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shut_in

  • verb surround completely
    inclose; enclose; close in.
    • Darkness enclosed him
    • They closed in the porch with a fence

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fetter

  • noun a shackle for the ankles or feet
    hobble.
  • verb restrain with fetters
    shackle.

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ethchlorvynol

  • noun a mild sedative-hypnotic drug (trade name Placidyl)
    Placidyl.

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pre-emptive

  • adjective satellite designed or having the power to deter or prevent an anticipated situation or occurrence
    preemptive.
    • a preemptive business offer

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fend

  • verb try to manage without help
    • The youngsters had to fend for themselves after their parents died
  • verb withstand the force of something
    resist; stand.
    • The trees resisted her
    • stand the test of time
    • The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow

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slow

  • verb lose velocity; move more slowly
    decelerate; slow down; retard; slow up.
    • The car decelerated
  • verb become slow or slower
    slacken; slow down; slack; slow up.
    • Production slowed

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manoeuvre

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

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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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dreaded

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse
  • verb be afraid or scared of; be frightened of
    fear; dread.
    • I fear the winters in Moscow
    • We should not fear the Communists!

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dispute

  • noun a disagreement or argument about something important
    difference of opinion; difference; conflict.
    • he had a dispute with his wife
    • there were irreconcilable differences
    • the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats
  • noun coming into conflict with
    contravention.

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butt_on

  • verb lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
    march; abut; edge; adjoin; butt; butt against; border.
    • Canada adjoins the U.S.
    • England marches with Scotland

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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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hold_back

  • verb hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of
    turn back; stop; arrest; contain; check.
    • Arrest the downward trend
    • Check the growth of communism in South East Asia
    • Contain the rebel movement
    • Turn back the tide of communism
  • verb keep under control; keep in check
    keep back; restrain; keep.
    • suppress a smile
    • Keep your temper
    • keep your cool

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cautionary

  • adjective satellite warding off
    prophylactic.
    • the swastika...a very ancient prophylactic symbol occurring among all peoples"- Victor Schultze
  • adjective satellite serving to warn
    admonitory; warning; exemplary; monitory.
    • shook a monitory finger at him
    • an exemplary jail sentence

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closure

  • noun approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap
    closing.
    • the ship's rapid rate of closing gave them little time to avoid a collision
  • noun a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
    cloture; gag rule; gag law.

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consultatory

  • adjective satellite giving advice
    consultive; advisory; consultative.
    • an advisory memorandum", "his function was purely consultative

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deprecate

  • verb express strong disapproval of; deplore
  • verb belittle
    vilipend; depreciate.
    • The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts

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rid_of

  • verb do away with
    eliminate; obviate.

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morning

  • noun the time period between dawn and noon
    morning time; forenoon; morn.
    • I spent the morning running errands
  • noun a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
    good morning.

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make_it

  • verb continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)
    survive; pull round; come through; pull through.
    • He survived the cancer against all odds
  • verb succeed in a big way; get to the top
    get in; arrive; go far.
    • After he published his book, he had arrived
    • I don't know whether I can make it in science!
    • You will go far, my boy!

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bridle

  • noun headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control
  • noun the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
    curb; check.
    • his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper

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burst

  • noun the act of exploding or bursting
    explosion.
    • the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children
    • the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft
  • noun rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
    fusillade; volley; salvo.
    • our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise

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doings

  • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
    behaviour; behavior; conduct.
  • verb engage in
    do; make.
    • make love, not war
    • make an effort
    • do research
    • do nothing
    • make revolution

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unfit

  • verb make unfit or unsuitable
    indispose; disqualify.
    • Your income disqualifies you
  • adjective below the required standards for a purpose
    • an unfit parent
    • unfit for human consumption

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seal

  • noun fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters
    sealing wax.
  • noun a device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents
    stamp.

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weighing

  • noun careful consideration
    advisement; deliberation.
    • a little deliberation would have deterred them
  • verb have a certain weight
    weigh.

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sport

  • noun an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
    athletics.
  • noun the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

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alarming

  • adjective frightening because of an awareness of danger
  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    horrify; dismay; alarm; appall; appal.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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incite

  • verb give an incentive for action
    motivate; prompt; propel; move; actuate.
    • This moved me to sacrifice my career
  • verb provoke or stir up
    set off; instigate; stir up.
    • incite a riot
    • set off great unrest among the people

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screen

  • noun a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing
    projection screen; silver screen.
  • noun a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight
    blind.
    • they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet

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preclusive

  • adjective satellite made impossible
    obviating.

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suppresser

  • noun someone who suppresses
    suppressor.
    • dictators are suppressors of free speech
  • noun a gene that suppresses the phenotypic expression of another gene (especially of a mutant gene)
    suppressor gene; suppressor; suppresser gene.

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menacing

  • adjective satellite threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    minatory; minacious; sinister; threatening; forbidding; baleful; ominous.
    • a baleful look
    • forbidding thunderclouds
    • his tone became menacing
    • ominous rumblings of discontent
    • sinister storm clouds
    • a sinister smile
    • his threatening behavior
    • ugly black clouds
    • the situation became ugly
  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    jeopardise; peril; jeopardize; imperil; endanger; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops

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article

  • noun nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication
  • noun one of a class of artifacts
    • an article of clothing

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hydrate

  • noun any compound that contains water of crystallization
  • verb supply water or liquid to in order to maintain a healthy balance
    • the bicyclists must be hydrated frequently

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cervical

  • adjective of or relating to the cervix of the uterus
    • cervical cancer
  • adjective relating to or associated with the neck

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come

  • noun the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
    semen; ejaculate; seminal fluid; seed; cum.
  • verb move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
    come up.
    • He came singing down the road
    • Come with me to the Casbah
    • come down here!
    • come out of the closet!
    • come into the room

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forfend

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; avert; debar; avoid; deflect; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike

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safeguard

  • noun a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
    guard; precaution.
    • he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution
    • an insurance policy is a good safeguard
    • we let our guard down
  • noun a document or escort providing safe passage through a region especially in time of war
    safe-conduct.

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keep_down

  • verb place a limit on the number of
    number.
  • verb put down by force or intimidation
    subdue; reduce; repress; quash; subjugate.
    • The government quashes any attempt of an uprising
    • China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently
    • The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land

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quiet

  • noun a period of calm weather
    lull.
    • there was a lull in the storm
  • noun an untroubled state; free from disturbances
    tranquility; tranquillity.

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demur

  • noun (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
    demurral; demurrer.
  • verb take exception to
    except.
    • he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday

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tout

  • noun someone who buys tickets to an event in order to resell them at a profit
    ticket tout.
  • noun someone who advertises for customers in an especially brazen way
    touter.

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grooming

  • noun activity leading to skilled behavior
    preparation; training.
  • noun the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes
    dressing.

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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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head_off

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; avert; debar; avoid; deflect; obviate; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike

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impedimenta

  • noun any structure that makes progress difficult
    obstruction; impediment; obstructor; obstructer.
  • noun the baggage and equipment carried by an army

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endeavor

  • noun a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
    endeavour; enterprise.
    • he had doubts about the whole enterprise
  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    try; effort; attempt; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try

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custody

  • noun a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
    hold; detention; detainment.
    • his detention was politically motivated
    • the prisoner is on hold
    • he is in the custody of police
  • noun holding by the police
    • the suspect is in custody

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doriden

  • noun sedative (trade name Doriden) used to treat some sleep disorders
    glutethimide.

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mark

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; score.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a distinguishing symbol
    marker; marking.
    • the owner's mark was on all the sheep

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asphyxiate

  • verb deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing
    suffocate; 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; suffocate; choke.
    • The foul air was slowly suffocating the children

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curbing

  • noun an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
    kerb; curb.
  • verb lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
    control; moderate; hold in; curb; contain; hold; check.
    • moderate your alcohol intake
    • hold your tongue
    • hold your temper
    • control your anger

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wake

  • noun the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)
    aftermath; backwash.
    • the aftermath of war
    • in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured
  • noun an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii
    Wake Island.

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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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pilot

  • noun someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight
    airplane pilot.
  • noun a person qualified to guide ships through difficult waters going into or out of a harbor

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consultant

  • noun an expert who gives advice
    adviser; advisor.
    • an adviser helped students select their courses
    • the United States sent military advisors to Guatemala

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commanding_officer

  • noun an officer in command of a military unit
    commandant; commander.

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canon

  • noun a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy
    • the neoclassical canon
    • canons of polite society
  • noun a priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter

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commander

  • noun an officer in command of a military unit
    commanding officer; commandant.
  • noun someone in an official position of authority who can command or control others

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pressing

  • noun the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure
    press; pressure.
    • he gave the button a press
    • he used pressure to stop the bleeding
    • at the pressing of a button
  • noun a metal or plastic part that is made by a mechanical press

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heel

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

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