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dissuasion (Also dissuasions) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to dissuasion

essay

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

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dissuade

  • verb turn away from by persuasion
    deter.
    • Negative campaigning will only dissuade people

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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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expostulation

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

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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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back_channel

  • noun an alternative to the regular channels of communication that is used when agreements must be made secretly (especially in diplomacy or government)
    • they negotiated via a back channel

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nonproliferation

  • noun the prevention of something increasing or spreading (especially the prevention of an increase in the number of countries possessing nuclear weapons)
    non-proliferation.
    • they protested that the nonproliferation treaty was just a plot to maintain the hegemony of those who already had nuclear weapons
    • nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation are closely related goals

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mail_service

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

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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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subduer

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

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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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cold_turkey

  • noun a blunt expression of views
    • I told him cold turkey
  • noun complete and abrupt withdrawal of all addictive drugs or anything else on which you have become dependent
    • he quit smoking cold turkey
    • she quit her job cold turkey

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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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terrorisation

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

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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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blockade

  • noun a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
    encirclement.
  • noun prevents access or progress

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overcomer

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

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discouragement

  • noun the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
    dismay; disheartenment.
  • noun the expression of opposition and disapproval

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bottleneck

  • noun a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel
    chokepoint; constriction.
  • noun the narrow part of a bottle near the top

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spermatocide

  • noun a contraceptive agent that kills spermatozoa
    spermicide.

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debarment

  • noun the state of being debarred (excluded from enjoying certain possessions or rights or practices)
  • noun the act of prevention by legal means
    • they achieved his debarment from holding public office

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incitement

  • noun an act of urging on or spurring on or rousing to action or instigating
    incitation.
    • the incitement of mutiny
  • noun needed encouragement
    provocation.
    • the result was a provocation of vigorous investigation

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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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transmission

  • noun the act of sending a message; causing a message to be transmitted
    transmittal; transmitting.
  • noun communication by means of transmitted signals

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ecclesiastical_law

  • noun the body of codified laws governing the affairs of a Christian church
    canon law.

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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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grimace

  • noun a contorted facial expression
    face.
    • she made a grimace at the prospect
  • verb contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state
    make a face; pull a face.
    • He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do

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transmission_channel

  • noun a path over which electrical signals can pass
    channel.
    • a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company

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intercommunication

  • noun mutual communication; communication with each other
    • they intercepted intercommunication between enemy ships

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optics

  • noun the branch of physics that studies the physical properties of light
  • noun optical properties
    • the optics of a telescope

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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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request

  • noun a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
    postulation; petition.
  • noun the verbal act of requesting
    asking.

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sign

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

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bar_examination

  • noun an examination conducted at regular intervals to determine whether a candidate is qualified to practice law in a given jurisdiction
    bar exam.
    • applicants may qualify to take the New York bar examination by graduating from an approved law school
    • he passed the bar exam on his third try

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hamper

  • noun a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
    trammel; shackle; bond.
  • noun a basket usually with a cover

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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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ecclesiastical

  • adjective of or associated with a church (especially a Christian Church)
    ecclesiastic.
    • ecclesiastic history

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forestall

  • verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    forbid; prevent; preclude; foreclose.
    • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
    • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project
  • verb act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
    anticipate; counter; foresee.

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multimedia

  • noun transmission that combine media of communication (text and graphics and sound etc.)
    multimedia system.

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iud

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

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test_paper

  • noun a written examination
    exam paper; examination paper; question sheet.
  • noun paper impregnated with an indicator for use in chemical tests

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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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prohibitory

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

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fibre_optics

  • noun the transmission of light signals via glass fibers
    fiber optics; fibreoptics; fiberoptics.

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public

  • noun people in general considered as a whole
    world; populace.
    • he is a hero in the eyes of the public
  • noun a body of people sharing some common interest
    • the reading public

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proliferation

  • noun growth by the rapid multiplication of parts
  • noun a rapid increase in number (especially a rapid increase in the number of deadly weapons)
    • the proliferation of nuclear weapons

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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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address

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

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dissuade

  • verb turn away from by persuasion
    deter.
    • Negative campaigning will only dissuade people

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consideration

  • noun the process of giving careful thought to something
  • noun information that should be kept in mind when making a decision
    condition; circumstance.
    • another consideration is the time it would take

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strong

  • adjective having strength or power greater than average or expected
    • a strong radio signal
    • strong medicine
    • a strong man
  • adjective satellite not faint or feeble
    • a strong odor of burning rubber

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suggestion

  • noun an idea that is suggested
    • the picnic was her suggestion
  • noun a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
    proposition; proffer.
    • it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse

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social

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

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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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strong-arm

  • verb handle roughly
    • He was strong-armed by the policemen
  • verb be bossy towards
    bully; ballyrag; bullyrag; hector; push around; boss around; browbeat.
    • Her big brother always bullied her when she was young

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verbalism

  • noun the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions
    verbal expression; expression.
    • expressions of good will
    • he helped me find verbal expression for my ideas
    • the idea was immediate but the verbalism took hours
  • noun overabundance of words
    verbiage.

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fibreoptics

  • noun the transmission of light signals via glass fibers
    fiber optics; fibre optics; fiberoptics.

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forbid

  • verb command against
    prohibit; 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
  • verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    prevent; preclude; foreclose; forestall.
    • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
    • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project

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armed

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

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plow

  • noun a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing
    plough.
  • verb to break and turn over earth especially with a plow
    turn; plough.
    • Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week
    • turn the earth in the Spring

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whistle

  • noun the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture
    whistling.
  • noun the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle
    whistling.
    • the whistle signalled the end of the game

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prompting

  • noun persuasion formulated as a suggestion
    suggestion.
  • noun a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)
    prompt.
    • the audience could hear his prompting

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interception

  • noun the act of intercepting; preventing something from proceeding or arriving
    • he resorted to the interception of his daughter's letters
    • he claimed that the interception of one missile by another would be impossible
  • noun (American football) the act of catching a football by a player on the opposing team

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throw

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

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forestalling

  • noun the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively
    preclusion; obviation.
  • verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    forbid; prevent; preclude; foreclose; forestall.
    • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
    • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project

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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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entrance

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

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relay

  • noun the act of passing something along from one person or group to another
    • the relay was successful
  • noun a crew of workers who relieve another crew

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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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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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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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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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midterm

  • noun the middle of the gestation period
  • noun middle of an academic term or a political term in office

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cap

  • noun a tight-fitting headdress
  • noun a top (as for a bottle)

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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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caveat

  • noun a warning against certain acts
    caution.
    • a caveat against unfair practices
  • noun (law) a formal notice filed with a court or officer to suspend a proceeding until filer is given a hearing
    • a caveat filed against the probate of a will

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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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control

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

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counselor-at-law

  • noun a lawyer who pleads cases in court
    counsel; counsellor; advocate; pleader; counselor.

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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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artillery

  • noun large but transportable armament
    heavy weapon; ordnance; gun.
  • noun an army unit that uses big guns
    artillery unit.

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share

  • noun assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
    portion; part; percentage.
    • he wanted his share in cash
  • noun any of the equal portions into which the capital stock of a corporation is divided and ownership of which is evidenced by a stock certificate
    • he bought 100 shares of IBM at the market price

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fiberoptics

  • noun the transmission of light signals via glass fibers
    fiber optics; fibreoptics; fibre optics.

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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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stymie

  • noun a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole
    stymy.
  • noun a thwarting and distressing situation
    stymy.

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discussion

  • noun an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic
    treatment; discourse.
    • the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic
    • his treatment of the race question is badly biased
  • noun an exchange of views on some topic
    word; give-and-take.
    • we had a good discussion
    • we had a word or two about it

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midterm_examination

  • noun an examination administered in the middle of an academic term
    midterm exam; midterm.

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remonstration

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

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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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prelim

  • noun a minor match preceding the main event
    preliminary.
  • noun an examination taken by graduate students to determine their fitness to continue
    preliminary examination; preliminary exam.

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persuasion

  • noun the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action
    suasion.
  • noun a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
    thought; opinion; sentiment; view.
    • my opinion differs from yours
    • I am not of your persuasion
    • what are your thoughts on Haiti?

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panic

  • noun an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
    terror; affright.
  • noun sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events
    scare.
    • panic in the stock market
    • a war scare
    • a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building

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remonstrance

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

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verbal_expression

  • noun the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions
    verbalism; expression.
    • expressions of good will
    • he helped me find verbal expression for my ideas
    • the idea was immediate but the verbalism took hours

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plant

  • noun buildings for carrying on industrial labor
    works; industrial plant.
    • they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles
  • noun (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    flora; plant life.

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military_machine

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

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communicating

  • noun the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information
    communication.
    • they could not act without official communication from Moscow
  • verb transmit information
    put across; pass along; communicate; pass on; pass.
    • Please communicate this message to all employees
    • pass along the good news

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modulation

  • noun a musical passage moving from one key to another
    transition.
  • noun (electronics) the transmission of a signal by using it to vary a carrier wave; changing the carrier's amplitude or frequency or phase

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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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pleader

  • noun a lawyer who pleads cases in court
    counsel; counselor-at-law; counsellor; advocate; counselor.

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bell_ringing

  • noun the sound of someone playing a set of bells
  • noun persuasion of voters in a political campaign
    electioneering; canvassing.

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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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electronic_communication

  • noun communication by computer

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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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quelling

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

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bind

  • noun something that hinders as if with bonds
  • verb stick to firmly
    stick to; hold fast; adhere; stick; bond.
    • Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?

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counter

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

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fiber_optics

  • noun the transmission of light signals via glass fibers
    fibreoptics; fibre optics; fiberoptics.

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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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oral_examination

  • noun an examination conducted by spoken communication
    viva; viva voce; oral; oral exam.

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anovulatory_drug

  • 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; anovulant; pill.

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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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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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gesture

  • noun motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
  • noun the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
    motion.

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deterrent_example

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

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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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preempt

  • noun a high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding
    pre-empt; preemptive bid.
  • verb acquire for oneself before others can do so

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paper

  • noun a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
  • noun an essay (especially one written as an assignment)
    report; theme; composition.
    • he got an A on his composition

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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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airing

  • noun the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate
    spreading; public exposure; dissemination.
  • noun a short excursion (a walk or ride) in the open air
    • he took the dogs for an airing

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group

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

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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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precautional

  • adjective satellite taken in advance to protect against possible danger or failure
    precautionary.
    • gave precautionary advice
    • I would take precautionary steps to keep him away

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electioneering

  • noun persuasion of voters in a political campaign
    bell ringing; canvassing.
  • noun the campaign of a candidate to be elected
    campaigning; candidacy; candidature; political campaign.

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bar_exam

  • noun an examination conducted at regular intervals to determine whether a candidate is qualified to practice law in a given jurisdiction
    bar examination.
    • applicants may qualify to take the New York bar examination by graduating from an approved law school
    • he passed the bar exam on his third try

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shackle

  • noun a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
    trammel; hamper; bond.
  • noun a U-shaped bar; the open end can be passed through chain links and closed with a bar

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frighten_away

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

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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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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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mail

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

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suppressor

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

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non

  • adverb negation of a word or group of words
    not.
    • he does not speak French
    • she is not going
    • they are not friends
    • not many
    • not much
    • not at all

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return

  • noun document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability
    tax return; income tax return.
    • his gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return
  • noun a coming to or returning home
    homecoming.
    • on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party

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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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articulation

  • noun the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech
  • noun the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
    juncture; joint; junction; join.

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nod

  • noun a sign of assent or salutation or command
  • noun the act of nodding the head

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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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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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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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preclude

  • verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    forbid; prevent; foreclose; forestall.
    • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
    • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project
  • verb make impossible, especially beforehand
    close out; rule out.

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foiling

  • noun an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts
    frustration; thwarting.
  • verb enhance by contrast
    foil.
    • In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background

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admonisher

  • noun someone who gives a warning so that a mistake can be avoided
    monitor; reminder.

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dehortatio

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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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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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thwart

  • noun a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat
    cross thwart.
  • verb hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    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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bump

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

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baulk

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

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crushing

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

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obstruction_of_justice

  • noun impeding those who seek justice in a court (as by trying to influence or intimidate any juror or witness or officer of the court); can result in a finding of contempt of court

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obviation

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

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dramatic_art

  • noun the art of writing and producing plays
    dramatics; dramaturgy; theater; theatre.

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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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lesson

  • noun a unit of instruction
    • he took driving lessons
  • noun punishment intended as a warning to others
    object lesson; example; deterrent example.
    • they decided to make an example of him

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out

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

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try

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

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network

  • noun an interconnected system of things or people
    web.
    • he owned a network of shops
    • retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had been part of my life
    • tangled in a web of cloth
  • noun (broadcasting) a communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs
    • the networks compete to broadcast important sports events

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intercourse

  • noun communication between individuals
    social intercourse.
  • noun the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
    congress; sexual intercourse; sex act; sexual relation; carnal knowledge; sexual congress; relation; copulation; coitus; coition.

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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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discouraging

  • adjective depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action
    • where never is heard a discouraging word
  • verb try to prevent; show opposition to
    discourage; deter.
    • We should discourage this practice among our youth

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safety

  • noun the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions
    • insure the safety of the children
    • the reciprocal of safety is risk
  • noun a safe place
    refuge.
    • He ran to safety

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final_examination

  • noun an examination administered at the end of an academic term
    final exam; final.

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issue

  • noun an important question that is in dispute and must be settled
    • the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone
    • politicians never discuss the real issues
  • noun one of a series published periodically
    number.
    • she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room

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fiber

  • noun a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
    fibre.
  • noun coarse, indigestible plant food low in nutrients; its bulk stimulates intestinal peristalsis
    roughage.

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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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bully

  • noun a cruel and brutal fellow
    yobo; ruffian; tough; roughneck; hooligan; rowdy; yob; yobbo.
  • noun a hired thug

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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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transfer

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

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free

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

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spiel

  • noun plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)
    line of gab; patter.
  • verb replay (as a melody)
    play.
    • Play it again, Sam
    • She played the third movement very beautifully

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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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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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embarrass

  • verb cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
    abash.
  • verb hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
    obstruct; hinder; stymie; blockade; stymy; block.
    • His brother blocked him at every turn

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alert

  • noun condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
    qui vive.
    • bombers were put on alert during the crisis
  • noun a warning serves to make you more alert to danger
    alerting.

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examination_paper

  • noun a written examination
    exam paper; question sheet; test paper.

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albatross

  • noun (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps
    millstone.
    • she was an albatross around his neck
  • noun large web-footed birds of the southern hemisphere having long narrow wings; noted for powerful gliding flight
    mollymawk.

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keep

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

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motion

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

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liaison

  • noun a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
    affair; involvement; affaire; amour; intimacy.
  • noun a channel for communication between groups
    inter-group communication; contact; link.
    • he provided a liaison with the guerrillas

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hindering

  • adjective satellite preventing movement
    impeding; 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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viva_voce

  • noun an examination conducted by spoken communication
    viva; oral examination; oral; oral exam.
  • adverb orally
    by word of mouth.
    • I heard it viva voce

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scare

  • noun sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events
    panic.
    • panic in the stock market
    • a war scare
    • a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building
  • noun a sudden attack of fear
    panic attack.

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entrance_examination

  • noun examination to determine a candidate's preparation for a course of studies
    entrance exam.

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precautionary

  • adjective satellite taken in advance to protect against possible danger or failure
    precautional.
    • gave precautionary advice
    • I would take precautionary steps to keep him away

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render

  • noun a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls
  • verb cause to become
    • The shot rendered her immobile

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channels

  • noun official routes of communication
    • you have to go through channels
  • noun a path over which electrical signals can pass
    transmission channel; channel.
    • a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company

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hurdle

  • noun a light movable barrier that competitors must leap over in certain races
  • noun an obstacle that you are expected to overcome
    • the last hurdle before graduation

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blank

  • noun a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing
    space.
    • he said the space is the most important character in the alphabet
  • noun a blank gap or missing part
    lacuna.

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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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message

  • noun a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled
    • he sent a three-word message
  • noun what a communication that is about something is about
    content; substance; subject matter.

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electronic

  • adjective of or relating to electronics; concerned with or using devices that operate on principles governing the behavior of electrons
    • electronic devices
  • adjective of or concerned with electrons
    • electronic energy

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sheet

  • noun any broad thin expanse or surface
    • a sheet of ice
  • noun paper used for writing or printing
    sheet of paper; piece of paper.

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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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system

  • noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
    • he bought a new stereo system
    • the system consists of a motor and a small computer
  • noun a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
    scheme.
    • a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going

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exhortation

  • noun a communication intended to urge or persuade the recipients to take some action
  • noun the act of exhorting; an earnest attempt at persuasion
    incitement.

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restrainer

  • noun a chemical that is added to a photographic developer in order to retard development and reduce the amount of fog on a film
  • noun a person who directs and restrains
    controller.

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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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final

  • noun the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament
  • noun an examination administered at the end of an academic term
    final examination; final exam.

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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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postal_service

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

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elaboration

  • noun addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail
    amplification.
    • a few remarks added in amplification and defense
    • an elaboration of the sketch followed
  • noun the result of improving something
    refinement.
    • he described a refinement of this technique

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obstructer

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

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broadcast

  • noun message that is transmitted by radio or television
  • noun a radio or television show
    program; programme.
    • did you see his program last night?

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advisement

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

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manipulation

  • noun exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage
    use.
    • his manipulation of his friends was scandalous
  • noun the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means
    handling.

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theater

  • noun a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented
    house; theatre.
    • the house was full
  • noun the art of writing and producing plays
    dramatic art; dramatics; dramaturgy; theatre.

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preliminary_examination

  • noun an examination taken by graduate students to determine their fitness to continue
    preliminary exam; prelim.

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throttle

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

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anovulatory

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warner

  • noun someone who gives a warning to others
  • noun United States filmmaker who with his brothers founded the movie studio that produced the first talking picture (1881-1958)
    Charles Dudley Warner.

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project

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

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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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aether

  • noun a medium that was once supposed to fill all space and to support the propagation of electromagnetic waves
    ether.
  • noun personification of the sky or upper air breathed by the Olympians; son of Erebus and night or of Chaos and darkness

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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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disqualification

  • noun unfitness that bars you from participation
  • noun the act of preventing someone from participating by finding them unqualified

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pre

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monition

  • noun a firm rebuke
    admonishment; admonition.
  • noun cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)
    warning; admonition; word of advice.
    • 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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twisting

  • noun the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
    straining; overrefinement; torture; distortion.
  • noun the act of rotating rapidly
    twist; whirl; spin; twirl.
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting

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public_exposure

  • noun the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate
    spreading; airing; dissemination.

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pass

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

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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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thwarter

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

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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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preservative

  • noun a chemical compound that is added to protect against decay or decomposition
  • adjective satellite tending or having the power to preserve
    • timbers should be treated with a preservative substance

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rural_free_delivery

  • noun free government delivery of mail in outlying country areas
    RFD.

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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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dissuasive

  • adjective deterring from action
    • dissuasive advice
    • made a slight dissuasive gesture with her hand

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command

  • noun an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
    bid; dictation; bidding.
  • noun a military unit or region under the control of a single officer

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uplink

  • noun a transmission from Earth to a spacecraft or the path of such a transmission

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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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theatre

  • noun a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented
    house; theater.
    • the house was full
  • noun the art of writing and producing plays
    dramatic art; dramatics; dramaturgy; theater.

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oral_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; contraceptive pill; oral contraceptive; anovulatory drug; anovulant; pill.

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reach

  • noun the limits within which something can be effective
    range.
    • range of motion
    • he was beyond the reach of their fire
  • noun an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"
    ambit; orbit; range; compass; scope.
    • a piano has a greater range than the human voice
    • the ambit of municipal legislation
    • within the compass of this article
    • within the scope of an investigation
    • outside the reach of the law
    • in the political orbit of a world power

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prohibitive

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

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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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preliminary

  • noun a minor match preceding the main event
    prelim.
  • noun something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows
    overture; prelude.
    • training is a necessary preliminary to employment
    • drinks were the overture to dinner

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device

  • noun an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
    • the device is small enough to wear on your wrist
    • a device intended to conserve water
  • noun something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect

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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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mass_medium

  • noun (usually plural) transmissions that are disseminated widely to the public
    medium.

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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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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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cover

  • noun a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
    concealment; covert; screen.
    • a screen of trees afforded privacy
    • under cover of darkness
    • the brush provided a covert for game
    • the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background
  • noun bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
    blanket.
    • he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep

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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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hindrance

  • noun something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
    balk; handicap; baulk; check; impediment; deterrent; hinderance.
  • noun any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
    incumbrance; preventative; encumbrance; interference; hitch; preventive; hinderance.

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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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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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probe

  • noun an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
    investigation.
    • there was a congressional probe into the scandal
  • noun a flexible slender surgical instrument with a blunt end that is used to explore wounds or body cavities

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radio

  • noun medium for communication
    wireless; radiocommunication.
  • noun an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals
    receiving set; wireless; radio receiver; tuner; radio set.

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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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dilation

  • noun a lengthy discussion (spoken or written) on a particular topic
  • noun the act of expanding an aperture
    dilatation.
    • the dilation of the pupil of the eye

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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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fibre

  • noun a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
    fiber.
  • noun any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber)
    fiber.

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justice

  • noun the quality of being just or fair
    justness.
  • noun judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments

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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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hector

  • verb be bossy towards
    bully; ballyrag; bullyrag; push around; boss around; strong-arm; browbeat.
    • Her big brother always bullied her when she was young
  • noun (Greek mythology) a mythical Trojan who was killed by Achilles during the Trojan War

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jam

  • noun preserve of crushed fruit
  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; mess; fix; muddle; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage

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condom

  • noun contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
    rubber; safe; safety; prophylactic.

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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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spermicide

  • noun a contraceptive agent that kills spermatozoa
    spermatocide.

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handle

  • noun the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
    grip; hold; handgrip.
    • he grabbed the hammer by the handle
    • it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip
  • verb be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
    manage; deal; care.
    • I can deal with this crew of workers
    • This blender can't handle nuts
    • She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old

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patter

  • noun plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)
    spiel; line of gab.
  • noun a quick succession of light rapid sounds
    • the patter of mice
    • the patter of tiny feet

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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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hang-up

  • noun an emotional preoccupation
  • noun an unforeseen obstacle
    rub; snag; hitch.

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express

  • noun mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system
    express mail.
  • noun public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
    limited.
    • he caught the express to New York

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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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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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beam

  • noun a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides airplane pilots in darkness or bad weather
    radio beam.
  • noun long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction

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frightening

  • noun the act of inspiring with fear
    terrorisation; terrorization.
  • verb cause fear in
    frighten; scare; fright; affright.
    • The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me
    • Ghosts could never affright her

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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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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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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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trammel

  • noun a fishing net with three layers; the outer two are coarse mesh and the loose inner layer is fine mesh
    trammel net.
  • noun an adjustable pothook set in a fireplace

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question_sheet

  • noun a written examination
    exam paper; examination paper; test paper.

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airwave

  • noun medium for radio and television broadcasting
    air.
    • the program was on the air from 9 til midnight
    • the president used the airwaves to take his message to the people

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precaution

  • noun a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
    guard; safeguard.
    • he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution
    • an insurance policy is a good safeguard
    • we let our guard down
  • noun the trait of practicing caution in advance

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viva

  • noun an examination conducted by spoken communication
    oral examination; viva voce; oral; oral exam.

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art

  • noun the products of human creativity; works of art collectively
    fine art.
    • an art exhibition
    • a fine collection of art
  • noun the creation of beautiful or significant things
    artistic creation; artistic production.
    • art does not need to be innovative to be good
    • I was never any good at art
    • he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully

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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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admonition

  • noun cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)
    monition; warning; word of advice.
    • 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
  • noun a firm rebuke
    admonishment; monition.

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freeze

  • noun the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid
    freezing.
  • noun weather cold enough to cause freezing
    frost.

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millstone

  • noun (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps
    albatross.
    • she was an albatross around his neck
  • noun any load that is difficult to carry

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arm

  • noun a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb
  • noun any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm
    limb; branch.
    • the arm of the record player
    • an arm of the sea
    • a branch of the sewer

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airmail

  • noun letters and packages that are transported by aircraft
  • noun a system of conveying mail by aircraft
    airpost.

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receipt

  • noun the act of receiving
    reception.
  • noun an acknowledgment (usually tangible) that payment has been made

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obstructionist

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

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nuclear

  • adjective (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy
    atomic.
    • nuclear war
    • nuclear weapons
    • atomic bombs
  • adjective of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of an atom
    • nuclear physics
    • nuclear fission
    • nuclear forces

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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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dramatics

  • noun participation in theatrical productions as an extracurricular activity
  • noun the art of writing and producing plays
    dramatic art; dramaturgy; theater; theatre.

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preemptive

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

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surmounter

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

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browbeat

  • verb be bossy towards
    bully; ballyrag; bullyrag; hector; push around; boss around; strong-arm.
    • Her big brother always bullied her when she was young
  • verb discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate
    swagger; bully.

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inter-group_communication

  • noun a channel for communication between groups
    liaison; contact; link.
    • he provided a liaison with the guerrillas

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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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exam

  • noun a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge
    test; examination.
    • when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions

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preclusive

  • adjective satellite made impossible
    obviating.

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comp

  • noun an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge
    comprehensive; comprehensive examination.
    • she took her comps in English literature

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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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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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barrack

  • noun a building or group of buildings used to house military personnel
  • verb lodge in barracks

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spoil

  • noun (usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war)
    • to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy
  • noun the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it
    spoilage; spoiling.
    • her spoiling my dress was deliberate

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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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counselor

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

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ballyrag

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

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joke

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

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drug

  • noun a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
  • verb administer a drug to
    dose.
    • They drugged the kidnapped tourist

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stymy

  • noun a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole
    stymie.
  • noun a thwarting and distressing situation
    stymie.

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expression

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; look; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun expression without words
    reflexion; reflection; manifestation.
    • tears are an expression of grief
    • the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition

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riddle

  • noun a difficult problem
    conundrum; enigma; brain-teaser.
  • noun a coarse sieve (as for gravel)

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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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bell

  • noun a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
  • noun a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
    buzzer; doorbell.

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communication_channel

  • noun (often plural) a means of communication or access
    line; channel.
    • it must go through official channels
    • lines of communication were set up between the two firms

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ether

  • noun the fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies
    quintessence.
  • noun any of a class of organic compounds that have two hydrocarbon groups linked by an oxygen atom

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turkey

  • noun large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food
    Meleagris gallopavo.
  • noun a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
    Republic of Turkey.

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deliberation

  • noun (usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question
    • the deliberations of the jury
  • noun careful consideration
    advisement; weighing.
    • a little deliberation would have deterred them

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quiz

  • noun an examination consisting of a few short questions
  • verb examine someone's knowledge of something
    test.
    • The teacher tests us every week
    • We got quizzed on French irregular verbs

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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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treat

  • noun something considered choice to eat
    goody; kickshaw; delicacy; dainty.
  • noun an occurrence that causes special pleasure or delight

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yak

  • noun noisy talk
    yack; chatter; cackle; yakety-yak.
  • noun large long-haired wild ox of Tibet often domesticated
    Bos grunniens.

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semaphore

  • noun an apparatus for visual signaling with lights or mechanically moving arms
  • verb send signals by or as if by semaphore

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restrain

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

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direction

  • noun a line leading to a place or point
    way.
    • he looked the other direction
    • didn't know the way home
  • noun the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves
    • he checked the direction and velocity of the wind

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counselling

  • noun something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
    counseling; guidance; direction; counsel.
  • 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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entrance_exam

  • noun examination to determine a candidate's preparation for a course of studies
    entrance examination.

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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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deter

  • verb try to prevent; show opposition to
    discourage.
    • We should discourage this practice among our youth
  • verb turn away from by persuasion
    dissuade.
    • Negative campaigning will only dissuade people

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controller

  • noun someone who maintains and audits business accounts
    accountant; comptroller.
  • noun a person who directs and restrains
    restrainer.

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dramatic

  • adjective suitable to or characteristic of drama
    • a dramatic entrance in a swirling cape
    • a dramatic rescue at sea
  • adjective satellite sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
    spectacular; striking.
    • a dramatic sunset
    • a dramatic pause
    • a spectacular display of northern lights
    • it was a spectacular play
    • his striking good looks always created a sensation

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gab

  • noun light informal conversation for social occasions
    chin wag; chit-chat; chitchat; chin-wagging; causerie; chin-wag; small talk; gabfest; chin wagging; chit chat; tittle-tattle; gossip.
  • verb talk profusely
    yak.
    • she was yakking away about her grandchildren

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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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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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intimidate

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

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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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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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conveyance

  • noun document effecting a property transfer
  • noun the transmission of information
    impartation; imparting.

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visit

  • noun the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time
    • he dropped by for a visit
  • noun a meeting arranged by the visitor to see someone (such as a doctor or lawyer) for treatment or advice
    • he scheduled a visit to the dentist

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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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frustrating

  • adjective satellite discouraging by hindering
  • 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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hinderance

  • noun something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
    balk; handicap; baulk; check; impediment; hindrance; deterrent.
  • noun any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
    incumbrance; preventative; encumbrance; interference; hitch; hindrance; preventive.

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oral_exam

  • noun an examination conducted by spoken communication
    viva; oral examination; viva voce; oral.

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congratulation

  • noun the act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration
    felicitation.
  • noun (usually plural) an expression of pleasure at the success or good fortune of another
    felicitation.
    • I sent them my sincere congratulations on their marriage

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ringing

  • noun the sound of a bell ringing
    tintinnabulation; ring.
    • the distinctive ring of the church bell
    • the ringing of the telephone
    • the tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"--E. A. Poe
  • noun the giving of a ring as a token of engagement

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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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non-proliferation

  • noun the prevention of something increasing or spreading (especially the prevention of an increase in the number of countries possessing nuclear weapons)
    nonproliferation.
    • they protested that the nonproliferation treaty was just a plot to maintain the hegemony of those who already had nuclear weapons
    • nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation are closely related goals

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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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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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obstacle

  • noun something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted
    obstruction.
    • lack of imagination is an obstacle to one's advancement
    • the poverty of a district is an obstacle to good education
    • the filibuster was a major obstruction to the success of their plan
  • noun an obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented)

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jest

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

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admonitory

  • adjective satellite serving to warn
    warning; exemplary; cautionary; monitory.
    • shook a monitory finger at him
    • an exemplary jail sentence
  • adjective satellite expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective
    admonishing; reproachful; reproving.

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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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pay

  • noun something that remunerates
    wage; earnings; salary; remuneration.
    • wages were paid by check
    • he wasted his pay on drink
    • they saved a quarter of all their earnings
  • verb give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
    • I paid four dollars for this sandwich
    • Pay the waitress, please

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cross

  • noun a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece
  • noun a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
    crisscross; mark.

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discourse

  • noun extended verbal expression in speech or writing
  • noun an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
    preaching; sermon.

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reminder

  • noun a message that helps you remember something
    • he ignored his wife's reminders
  • noun an experience that causes you to remember something

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commune

  • noun the smallest administrative district of several European countries
  • noun a body of people or families living together and sharing everything

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balk

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

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snail

  • noun freshwater or marine or terrestrial gastropod mollusk usually having an external enclosing spiral shell
  • noun edible terrestrial snail usually served in the shell with a sauce of melted butter and garlic
    escargot.

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comprehensive

  • noun an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge
    comp; comprehensive examination.
    • she took her comps in English literature
  • adjective including all or everything
    • comprehensive coverage
    • a comprehensive history of the revolution
    • a comprehensive survey
    • a comprehensive education

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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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midterm_exam

  • noun an examination administered in the middle of an academic term
    midterm examination; midterm.

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bullying

  • noun the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something
    intimidation.
  • verb be bossy towards
    bully; ballyrag; bullyrag; hector; push around; boss around; strong-arm; browbeat.
    • Her big brother always bullied her when she was young

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impede

  • verb be a hindrance or obstacle to
    hinder.
    • She is impeding the progress of our project
  • verb block passage through
    obstruct; close up; obturate; jam; occlude; block.
    • obstruct the path

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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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suasion

  • noun the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action
    persuasion.

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off

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

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prophylactic_device

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

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weapon

  • noun any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
    arm; weapon system.
    • he was licensed to carry a weapon
  • noun a means of persuading or arguing
    artillery.
    • he used all his conversational weapons

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cheer

  • noun a cry or shout of approval
  • noun the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom
    sunshine; cheerfulness; sunniness.
    • flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room

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contact

  • noun close interaction
    • they kept in daily contact
    • they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings
  • noun the act of touching physically
    physical contact.
    • her fingers came in contact with the light switch

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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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prevention

  • noun the act of preventing
    bar.
    • there was no bar against leaving
    • money was allocated to study the cause and prevention of influenza

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clog

  • noun footwear usually with wooden soles
    geta; patten; sabot.
  • noun any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction

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multimedia_system

  • noun transmission that combine media of communication (text and graphics and sound etc.)
    multimedia.

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affright

  • noun an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
    terror; panic.
  • verb cause fear in
    frighten; scare; fright.
    • The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me
    • Ghosts could never affright her

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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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touch

  • noun the event of something coming in contact with the body
    touching.
    • he longed for the touch of her hand
    • the cooling touch of the night air
  • noun the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
    sense of touch; touch modality; skin senses; cutaneous senses.
    • only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us

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speed

  • noun distance travelled per unit time
    velocity.
  • noun a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens
    swiftness; fastness.
    • the project advanced with gratifying speed

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signal

  • noun any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
    signaling; sign.
    • signals from the boat suddenly stopped
  • noun any incitement to action
    • he awaited the signal to start
    • the victory was a signal for wild celebration

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disheartenment

  • noun the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
    dismay; discouragement.
  • noun a communication that leaves you disheartened or daunted

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snag

  • noun a sharp protuberance
  • noun a dead tree that is still standing, usually in an undisturbed forest
    • a snag can provide food and a habitat for insects and birds

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blog

  • noun a shared on-line journal where people can post diary entries about their personal experiences and hobbies
    web log.
    • postings on a blog are usually in chronological order
  • verb read, write, or edit a shared on-line journal

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treatment

  • noun care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
    intervention.
  • noun the management of someone or something
    handling.
    • the handling of prisoners
    • the treatment of water sewage
    • the right to equal treatment in the criminal justice system

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armed_forces

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    military; 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

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pill

  • noun something that resembles a tablet of medicine in shape or size
  • noun a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet
    lozenge; tab; tablet.

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incumbrance

  • noun a charge against property (as a lien or mortgage)
    encumbrance.
  • noun an onerous or difficult concern
    load; onus; encumbrance; burden.
    • the burden of responsibility
    • that's a load off my mind

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around

  • adverb in the area or vicinity
    about.
    • a few spectators standing about
    • hanging around
    • waited around for the next flight
  • adverb by a circular or circuitous route
    • He came all the way around the base
    • the road goes around the pond

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sloganeering

  • noun persuasion by means of empty slogans
  • verb coin new slogans
    sloganeer.

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advocate

  • noun a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
    advocator; proponent; exponent.
  • noun a lawyer who pleads cases in court
    counsel; counselor-at-law; counsellor; pleader; counselor.

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airpost

  • noun a system of conveying mail by aircraft
    airmail.

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interrogation

  • noun a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply
    interrogative; question; interrogative sentence.
    • he asked a direct question
    • he had trouble phrasing his interrogations
  • noun a transmission that will trigger an answering transmission from a transponder

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speed_bump

  • noun a hindrance to speeding created by a crosswise ridge in the surface of a roadway

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quest

  • noun a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria
    pursuit; pursuance.
    • the pursuit of love
    • life is more than the pursuance of fame
    • a quest for wealth
  • noun the act of searching for something
    seeking.
    • a quest for diamonds

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traffic

  • noun the aggregation of things (pedestrians or vehicles) coming and going in a particular locality during a specified period of time
  • noun buying and selling; especially illicit trade

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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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proselytism

  • noun the practice of proselytizing
  • noun the state of being a proselyte; spiritual rebirth resulting from the zeal of crusading advocacy of the gospel

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press

  • noun the state of demanding notice or attention
    pressure; insistency; imperativeness; insistence.
    • the insistence of their hunger
    • the press of business matters
  • noun the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines
    public press.

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stunt

  • noun a difficult or unusual or dangerous feat; usually done to gain attention
  • noun a creature (especially a whale) that has been prevented from attaining full growth

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postal

  • adjective of or relating to the system for delivering mail
    • postal delivery

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litmus_test

  • noun a coloring material (obtained from lichens) that turns red in acid solutions and blue in alkaline solutions; used as a very rough acid-base indicator
    litmus.
  • noun a test that relies on a single indicator
    • her litmus test for good breeding is whether you split infinitives

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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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preliminary_exam

  • noun an examination taken by graduate students to determine their fitness to continue
    preliminary examination; prelim.

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inter

  • verb place in a grave or tomb
    lay to rest; inhume; bury; entomb.
    • Stalin was buried behind the Kremlin wall on Red Square
    • The pharaohs were entombed in the pyramids
    • My grandfather was laid to rest last Sunday

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obstruct

  • verb hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
    hinder; stymie; blockade; embarrass; stymy; block.
    • His brother blocked him at every turn
  • verb block passage through
    close up; obturate; jam; impede; occlude; block.
    • obstruct the path

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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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back

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

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nuclear_deterrence

  • noun the military doctrine that an enemy will be deterred from using nuclear weapons as long as he can be destroyed as a consequence
    • when two nations both resort to nuclear deterrence the consequence could be mutual destruction

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pall

  • noun a sudden numbing dread
    chill.
  • noun burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
    shroud; winding-sheet; winding-clothes; cerement.

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transport

  • noun something that serves as a means of transportation
    conveyance.
  • noun an exchange of molecules (and their kinetic energy and momentum) across the boundary between adjacent layers of a fluid or across cell membranes

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theatrical

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

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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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hinder

  • verb be a hindrance or obstacle to
    impede.
    • She is impeding the progress of our project
  • verb hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
    obstruct; stymie; blockade; embarrass; stymy; block.
    • His brother blocked him at every turn

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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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rub

  • noun an unforeseen obstacle
    hang-up; snag; hitch.
  • noun the act of rubbing or wiping
    wipe.
    • he gave the hood a quick rub

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use

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

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expansion

  • noun the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
    enlargement.
  • noun a function expressed as a sum or product of terms
    • the expansion of (a+b)^2 is a^2 + 2ab + b^2

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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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preventative

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

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stage

  • noun any distinct time period in a sequence of events
    phase.
    • we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected
  • noun a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
    point; degree; level.
    • a remarkable degree of frankness
    • at what stage are the social sciences?

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averting

  • noun the act of preventing something from occurring
    • averting danger was his responsibility
  • noun the act of turning yourself (or your gaze) away
    aversion.
    • averting her gaze meant that she was angry

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snail_mail

  • noun any mail that is physically delivered by the postal service
    • email is much faster than snail mail

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tease

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

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have

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

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drag

  • noun the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
    retarding force.
  • noun something that slows or delays progress
    • taxation is a drag on the economy
    • too many laws are a drag on the use of new land

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dramaturgy

  • noun the art of writing and producing plays
    dramatic art; dramatics; theater; theatre.

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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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canvassing

  • noun persuasion of voters in a political campaign
    electioneering; bell ringing.
  • verb get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
    canvass; canvas; poll.

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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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final_exam

  • noun an examination administered at the end of an academic term
    final examination; final.

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encumbrance

  • noun an onerous or difficult concern
    load; incumbrance; onus; burden.
    • the burden of responsibility
    • that's a load off my mind
  • noun a charge against property (as a lien or mortgage)
    incumbrance.

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communication

  • noun the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information
    communicating.
    • they could not act without official communication from Moscow
  • noun something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups

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spreading

  • noun process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
    spread.
  • noun the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate
    airing; public exposure; dissemination.

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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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litmus

  • noun a coloring material (obtained from lichens) that turns red in acid solutions and blue in alkaline solutions; used as a very rough acid-base indicator
    litmus test.

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services

  • noun performance of duties or provision of space and equipment helpful to others
    • the mayor tried to maintain city services
    • the medical services are excellent
  • noun work done by one person or group that benefits another
    service.
    • budget separately for goods and services

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guard

  • noun a person who keeps watch over something or someone
  • noun the person who plays that position on a football team
    • the left guard was injured on the play

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line_of_gab

  • noun plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)
    spiel; patter.

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comprehensive_examination

  • noun an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge
    comprehensive; comp.
    • she took her comps in English literature

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diriment_impediment

  • noun (canon law) an impediment that invalidates a marriage (such as the existence of a prior marriage)

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impartation

  • noun the transmission of information
    conveyance; imparting.

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verbal

  • adjective satellite communicated in the form of words
    • verbal imagery
    • a verbal protest
  • adjective of or relating to or formed from words in general
    • verbal ability

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stoppage

  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; 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 an obstruction in a pipe or tube
    closure; blockage; occlusion; stop; block.
    • we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe

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question

  • noun an instance of questioning
    enquiry; inquiry; interrogation; query.
    • there was a question about my training
    • we made inquiries of all those who were present
  • noun the subject matter at issue
    head.
    • the question of disease merits serious discussion
    • under the head of minor Roman poets

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frustration

  • noun the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
    defeat.
  • noun an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts
    foiling; thwarting.

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examination

  • noun the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
    scrutiny.
  • noun a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge
    test; exam.
    • when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions

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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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medium

  • noun a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
  • noun the surrounding environment
    • fish require an aqueous medium

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delivery

  • noun the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)
    bringing.
    • his reluctant delivery of bad news
  • noun the event of giving birth
    • she had a difficult delivery

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admonish

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

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social_intercourse

  • noun communication between individuals
    intercourse.

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link

  • noun the means of connection between things linked in series
    nexus.
  • noun a fastener that serves to join or connect
    tie-in; linkup; tie.
    • the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction

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exam_paper

  • noun a written examination
    examination paper; question sheet; test paper.

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tripos

  • noun final honors degree examinations at Cambridge University

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line

  • noun a formation of people or things one beside another
    • the line of soldiers advanced with their bayonets fixed
    • they were arrayed in line of battle
    • the cast stood in line for the curtain call
  • noun a mark that is long relative to its width
    • He drew a line on the chart

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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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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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embargo

  • noun a government order imposing a trade barrier
    trade embargo; trade stoppage.
  • verb ban the publication of (documents), as for security or copyright reasons
    • embargoed publications

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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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blockage

  • noun the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction
    obstruction.
  • noun an obstruction in a pipe or tube
    closure; stoppage; occlusion; stop; block.
    • we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe

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armed_services

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; military; 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
  • noun a force that is a branch of the armed forces
    armed service; military service; service.

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determent

  • noun a communication that makes you afraid to try something
    intimidation; deterrence.

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limit

  • noun the greatest possible degree of something
    boundary; bound.
    • what he did was beyond the bounds of acceptable behavior
    • to the limit of his ability
  • noun final or latest limiting point
    terminus ad quem; terminal point.

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felicitation

  • noun (usually plural) an expression of pleasure at the success or good fortune of another
    congratulation.
    • I sent them my sincere congratulations on their marriage
  • noun the act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration
    congratulation.

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talk_out_of

  • verb persuade someone not to do something

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fright

  • noun an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
    fear; fearfulness.
  • verb cause fear in
    frighten; scare; affright.
    • The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me
    • Ghosts could never affright her

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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frighten

  • verb cause fear in
    scare; fright; affright.
    • The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me
    • Ghosts could never affright her
  • verb drive out by frightening

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dissemination

  • noun the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate
    spreading; airing; public exposure.
  • noun the property of being diffused or dispersed
    diffusion.

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warning

  • noun a message informing of danger
    • a warning that still more bombs could explode
  • noun cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)
    monition; admonition; word of advice.
    • 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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at

  • noun a highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series); a decay product of uranium and thorium
    atomic number 85; astatine.
  • noun 100 at equal 1 kip in Laos

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deterrent

  • noun something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
    balk; handicap; baulk; check; impediment; hindrance; hinderance.
  • adjective satellite tending to deter
    • the deterrent effects of high prices

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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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straitjacket

  • noun anything immaterial that severely hinders or confines
    • they defected because Russian dance was in a straitjacket
    • the government is operating in an economic straitjacket
  • noun a garment similar to a jacket that is used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent person
    straightjacket.

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objection

  • noun the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
    expostulation; remonstration; remonstrance.
  • noun the speech act of objecting

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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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detail

  • noun an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
    item; point.
    • several of the details are similar
    • a point of information
  • noun a small part that can be considered separately from the whole
    item; particular.
    • it was perfect in all details

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imparting

  • noun the transmission of information
    impartation; conveyance.
  • verb transmit (knowledge or skills)
    leave; give; pass on; impart.
    • give a secret to the Russians
    • leave your name and address here
    • impart a new skill to the students

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rubber

  • noun an elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into a variety of products
    caoutchouc; natural rubber; gum elastic; India rubber.
  • noun any of various synthetic elastic materials whose properties resemble natural rubber
    synthetic rubber.

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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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test

  • noun trying something to find out about it
    trial; trial run; tryout.
    • a sample for ten days free trial
    • a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain
  • noun any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc
    mental testing; mental test; psychometric test.
    • the test was standardized on a large sample of students

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arm-twisting

  • noun persuasion by the use of direct personal pressure
    • some gentle arm-twisting produced the desired result
    • no amount of arm-twisting will get me to agree

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implant

  • noun a prosthesis placed permanently in tissue
  • verb fix or set securely or deeply
    plant; imbed; embed; engraft.
    • He planted a knee in the back of his opponent
    • The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum

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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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stay

  • noun continuing or remaining in a place or state
    • they had a nice stay in Paris
    • a lengthy hospital stay
    • a four-month stay in bankruptcy court
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; hitch; arrest; 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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lens

  • noun a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images
    lens system; lense.
  • noun genus of small erect or climbing herbs with pinnate leaves and small inconspicuous white flowers and small flattened pods: lentils
    genus Lens.

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enlargement

  • noun the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
    expansion.
  • noun the state of being enlarged

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foil

  • noun a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal
    • the photographic film was wrapped in foil
  • noun anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities
    enhancer.
    • pretty girls like plain friends as foils

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suppression

  • noun the failure to develop some part or organ
  • noun the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation
    curtailment.
    • a suppression of the newspaper

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resister

  • noun someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
    obstructionist; thwarter; obstructor; obstructer.
  • noun someone who offers opposition
    opposer; adversary; antagonist; opponent.

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canon_law

  • noun the body of codified laws governing the affairs of a Christian church
    ecclesiastical law.

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exposure

  • noun vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold or wind or rain;
    • exposure to the weather" or "they died from exposure
  • noun the act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience
    • she denounced the exposure of children to pornography

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contraceptive

  • noun an agent or device intended to prevent conception
    prophylactic device; birth control device; preventive; contraceptive device; preventative.
  • adjective satellite capable of preventing conception or impregnation
    prophylactic; antifertility.
    • contraceptive devices and medications

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deterrence

  • noun a negative motivational influence
    disincentive.
  • noun a communication that makes you afraid to try something
    determent; intimidation.

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hold_over

  • verb intimidate somebody (with a threat)
    • She was holding it over him
  • verb hold over goods to be sold for the next season
    carry over.

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protectiveness

  • noun a feeling of protective affection
  • noun the quality of providing protection
    • statistical evidence for the protectiveness of vaccination

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mass

  • noun the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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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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rural

  • adjective living in or characteristic of farming or country life
    • rural people
    • large rural households
    • unpaved rural roads
    • an economy that is basically rural
  • adjective of or relating to the countryside as opposed to the city
    • rural electrification
    • rural free delivery

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terrorization

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

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oral

  • noun an examination conducted by spoken communication
    viva; oral examination; viva voce; oral exam.
  • adjective satellite using speech rather than writing
    unwritten.
    • an oral tradition
    • an oral agreement

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