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precondition

  • noun an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
    condition; stipulation.
  • noun an assumption that is taken for granted
    presumption; given.

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concept

  • noun an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
    conception; construct.

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consider

  • verb deem to be
    reckon; see; regard; view.
    • She views this quite differently from me
    • I consider her to be shallow
    • I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do
  • verb give careful consideration to
    study.
    • consider the possibility of moving

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necromancy

  • noun the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world
    black art; sorcery; black magic.
  • noun conjuring up the dead, especially for prophesying

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groundwork

  • noun the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
    foundation; basis; base; fundament; cornerstone.
    • the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture
  • noun lowest support of a structure
    foundation; substructure; understructure; base; fundament; foot.
    • it was built on a base of solid rock
    • he stood at the foot of the tower

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nonrational

  • adjective satellite not based on reason
    • there is a great deal that is nonrational in modern culture
  • adjective satellite obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation
    visceral; intuitive.

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prospect

  • noun the possibility of future success
    chance.
    • his prospects as a writer are excellent
  • noun belief about (or mental picture of) the future
    outlook; expectation.

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invariable

  • noun a quantity that does not vary
    constant; constant quantity.
  • adjective not liable to or capable of change
    • an invariable temperature
    • an invariable rule
    • his invariable courtesy

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commoner

  • noun a person who holds no title
    common man; common person.
  • adjective belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public
    common.
    • for the common good
    • common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community

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cell_doctrine

  • noun (biology) the theory that cells form the fundamental structural and functional units of all living organisms; proposed in 1838 by Matthias Schleiden and by Theodor Schwann
    cell theory.

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generalize

  • verb draw from specific cases for more general cases
    extrapolate; infer; generalise.
  • verb speak or write in generalities
    generalise.

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knell

  • noun the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death or a funeral or the end of something
  • verb ring as in announcing death

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scheming

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

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moses

  • noun (Old Testament) the Hebrew prophet who led the Israelites from Egypt across the Red sea on a journey known as the Exodus; Moses received the Ten Commandments from God on Mount Sinai
  • noun United States painter of colorful and primitive rural scenes (1860-1961)
    Grandma Moses; Anna Mary Robertson Moses.

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ptolemaic_system

  • noun (astronomy) Ptolemy's model of the universe with the Earth at the center

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zechariah

  • noun a Hebrew minor prophet of the late 6th century BC
    Zacharias.
  • noun an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zechariah which are concerned mainly with the renewal of Israel after the Babylonian Captivity
    Zacharias; Book of Zachariah.

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prophecy

  • noun knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)
    vaticination; prognostication.
  • noun a prediction uttered under divine inspiration
    divination.

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aggeus

  • noun a Hebrew minor prophet
    Haggai.
  • noun an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Haggai which are concerned mainly with rebuilding the temples after the Babylonian Captivity
    Book of Haggai; Haggai.

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ezechiel

  • noun a Hebrew prophet of the 6th century BC who was exiled to Babylon in 587 BC
    Ezekiel.
  • noun an Old Testament book containing Ezekiel's prophecies of the downfall of Jerusalem and Judah and their subsequent restoration
    Book of Ezekiel; Ezekiel.

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theorist

  • noun someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)
    theoretician; theoriser; idealogue; theorizer.

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anticipation

  • noun an expectation
    expectancy.
  • noun something expected (as on the basis of a norm)
    expectancy.
    • each of them had their own anticipations
    • an indicator of expectancy in development

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calculate

  • verb make a mathematical calculation or computation
    cypher; compute; work out; reckon; cipher; figure.
  • verb judge to be probable
    figure; reckon; forecast; estimate; count on.

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subsumption

  • noun the premise of a syllogism that contains the minor term (which is the subject of the conclusion)
    minor premiss; minor premise.
  • noun incorporating something under a more general category

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precognition

  • noun knowledge of an event before it occurs
    foreknowledge.

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patched

  • adjective satellite mended usually clumsily by covering a hole with a patch
    • patched jeans
  • verb to join or unite the pieces of
    piece; patch.
    • patch the skirt

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program

  • noun a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
    plan; programme.
    • they drew up a six-step plan
    • they discussed plans for a new bond issue
  • noun a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need
    programme.
    • he proposed an elaborate program of public works
    • working mothers rely on the day care program

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valuator

  • noun one who estimates officially the worth or value or quality of things
    appraiser.

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grasping

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

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corpuscular_theory_of_light

  • noun (physics) the theory that light is transmitted as a stream of particles
    corpuscular theory.

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tenacious

  • adjective good at remembering
    recollective; long; retentive.
    • a retentive mind
    • tenacious memory
  • adjective satellite stubbornly unyielding
    dour; dogged; persistent; unyielding; pertinacious.
    • dogged persistence
    • dour determination
    • the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics
    • a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot
    • men tenacious of opinion

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antediluvian

  • noun any of the early patriarchs who lived prior to the Noachian deluge
    antediluvian patriarch.
  • noun a very old person
    ancient.

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extrasensory

  • adjective seemingly outside normal sensory channels
    paranormal.

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equivocal

  • adjective open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead
    ambiguous.
    • an equivocal statement
    • the polling had a complex and equivocal (or ambiguous) message for potential female candidates
    • the officer's equivocal behavior increased the victim's uneasiness
    • popularity is an equivocal crown
    • an equivocal response to an embarrassing question
  • adjective satellite open to question
    • aliens of equivocal loyalty
    • his conscience reproached him with the equivocal character of the union into which he had forced his son"-Anna Jameson

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far

  • adjective located at a great distance in time or space or degree
    • we come from a far country
    • far corners of the earth
    • the far future
    • a far journey
    • the far side of the road
    • far from the truth
    • far in the future
  • noun a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control again
    Army for the Liberation of Rwanda; Interahamwe; ALIR; Former Armed Forces.
    • in 1999 ALIR guerrillas kidnapped and killed eight foreign tourists

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multi

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wave

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

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toss

  • noun the act of flipping a coin
    flip.
  • noun (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team
    flip; pass.
    • the pass was fumbled

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figment

  • noun a contrived or fantastic idea
    • a figment of the imagination

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christianly

  • adjective satellite becoming to or like a Christian
    • gentle christianly behavior

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prognostication

  • noun a sign of something about to happen
    omen; prognostic; prodigy; presage; portent.
    • he looked for an omen before going into battle
  • noun a statement made about the future
    forecasting; prediction; foretelling.

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worthful

  • adjective satellite having worth or merit or value
    valuable.
    • a valuable friend
    • a good and worthful man

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chiromancer

  • noun fortuneteller who predicts your future by the lines on your palms
    palmister; palmist.

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guestimate

  • noun an estimate that combines reasoning with guessing
    guesstimate.

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uncertain

  • adjective lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance
    incertain; unsure.
    • uncertain of his convictions
    • unsure of himself and his future
    • moving with uncertain (or unsure) steps
    • an uncertain smile
    • touched the ornaments with uncertain fingers
  • adjective not established beyond doubt; still undecided or unknown
    • an uncertain future
    • a manuscript of uncertain origin
    • plans are still uncertain
    • changes of great if uncertain consequences
    • without further evidence his story must remain uncertain

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come_close

  • verb nearly do something
    • She came close to quitting her job
  • verb be close or similar
    approximate.
    • Her results approximate my own

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underreckoning

  • noun an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value
    underestimation; underestimate; underrating.

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prize

  • noun something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery
    award.
    • the prize was a free trip to Europe
  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    swag; booty; pillage; plunder; dirty money; loot.

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apprehensible

  • adjective satellite capable of being apprehended or understood
    graspable; understandable; perceivable; intelligible.

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nebular_hypothesis

  • noun (cosmology) the theory that the solar system evolved from a hot gaseous nebula

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make

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

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viable

  • adjective satellite capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are
    executable; workable; practicable; feasible.
  • adjective satellite capable of life or normal growth and development
    • viable seeds
    • a viable fetus

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call_back

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

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inauspicious

  • adjective not auspicious; boding ill
    unfortunate.
  • adjective satellite contrary to your interests or welfare
    untoward; adverse.
    • adverse circumstances
    • made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions

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scalage

  • noun estimation of the amount of lumber in a log
  • noun the act of scaling in weight or quantity or dimension

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givenness

  • noun the quality of being granted as a supposition; of being acknowledged or assumed

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nondescript

  • noun a person is not easily classified and not very interesting
  • adjective satellite lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting
    characterless.
    • women dressed in nondescript clothes
    • a nondescript novel

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pass_judgment

  • verb form a critical opinion of
    judge; evaluate.
    • I cannot judge some works of modern art
    • How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people

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round

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

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overreckoning

  • noun a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high
    overestimate; overrating; overestimation.

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capitalisation

  • noun writing in capital letters
    capitalization.
  • noun an estimation of the value of a business
    capitalization.

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prediction

  • noun the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
    anticipation; prevision.
  • noun a statement made about the future
    forecasting; prognostication; foretelling.

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impressionistic

  • adjective of or relating to or based on an impression rather than on facts or reasoning
    • a surprisingly impressionistic review bearing marks of hasty composition
    • she had impressionistic memories of her childhood
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of Impressionism
    impressionist.
    • impressionist music

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undulatory_theory

  • noun (physics) the theory that light is transmitted as waves
    wave theory; wave theory of light.

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approximation

  • noun an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
    estimate; estimation; idea.
    • an estimate of what it would cost
    • a rough idea how long it would take
  • noun the quality of coming near to identity (especially close in quantity)

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likely

  • adjective has a good chance of being the case or of coming about
    • these services are likely to be available to us all before long
    • she is likely to forget
    • a likely place for a restaurant
    • the broken limb is likely to fall
    • rain is likely
    • a likely topic for investigation
    • likely candidates for the job
  • adjective likely but not certain to be or become true or real
    probable.
    • a likely result
    • he foresaw a probable loss

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value

  • noun a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed
    • the value assigned was 16 milliseconds
  • noun the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable
    • the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world

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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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structural_anthropology

  • noun an anthropological theory that there are unobservable social structures that generate observable social phenomena
    structuralism.

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odd

  • adjective not divisible by two
    uneven.
  • adjective satellite not easily explained
    • it is odd that his name is never mentioned

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rough

  • noun the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short
  • verb prepare in preliminary or sketchy form
    rough in; rough out.

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inaccurate

  • adjective not exact
    • an inaccurate translation
    • the thermometer is inaccurate

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even

  • noun the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
    eventide; evening; eve.
    • he enjoyed the evening light across the lake
  • verb make level or straight
    even out; level; flush.
    • level the ground

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offbeat

  • noun an unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure)
    upbeat.
  • adjective satellite informal terms; strikingly unconventional
    quirky; kinky; way-out; far-out.

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atomism

  • noun (psychology) a theory that reduces all mental phenomena to simple elements (sensations and feelings) that form complex ideas by association
  • noun (chemistry) any theory in which all matter is composed of tiny discrete finite indivisible indestructible particles
    atomic theory; atomist theory; atomistic theory.
    • the ancient Greek philosophers Democritus and Epicurus held atomic theories of the universe

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tenor

  • noun the adult male singing voice above baritone
    tenor voice.
  • noun the pitch range of the highest male voice

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deliberate

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

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blastogenesis

  • noun asexual reproduction by budding
  • noun theory that inherited characteristics are transmitted by germ plasm

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sun

  • noun the star that is the source of light and heat for the planets in the solar system
    • the sun contains 99.85% of the mass in the solar system
    • the Earth revolves around the Sun
  • noun the rays of the sun
    sunshine; sunlight.
    • the shingles were weathered by the sun and wind

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reasoning

  • noun thinking that is coherent and logical
    abstract thought; logical thinking.
  • verb decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion
    reason; reason out; conclude.
    • We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house

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cell

  • noun any small compartment
    • the cells of a honeycomb
  • noun (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals

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suspect

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

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reconstruction

  • noun the activity of constructing something again
  • noun the period after the American Civil War when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union; 1865-1877
    Reconstruction Period.

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capital

  • noun assets available for use in the production of further assets
    working capital.
  • noun wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value

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sequitur

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suppose

  • verb express a supposition
    say.
    • Let us say that he did not tell the truth
    • Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?
  • verb expect, believe, or suppose
    guess; reckon; imagine; opine; think.
    • I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel
    • I thought to find her in a bad state
    • he didn't think to find her in the kitchen
    • I guess she is angry at me for standing her up

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ground

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

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sibylline

  • adjective satellite resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy
    sibyllic; vatical; vatic; mantic; divinatory.
    • the high priest's divinatory pronouncement
    • mantic powers
    • a kind of sibylline book with ready and infallible answers to questions
  • adjective satellite having a secret or hidden meaning
    cryptical; cryptic; cabalistic; qabalistic; kabbalistic.
    • cabalistic symbols engraved in stone
    • cryptic writings
    • thoroughly sibylline in most of his pronouncements"- John Gunther

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evolutionism

  • noun (biology) a scientific theory of the origin of species of plants and animals
    theory of organic evolution; theory of evolution.

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multi-valued

  • adjective satellite having many values, meanings, or appeals
    multivalent.
    • subtle, multivalent allegory

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christian

  • adjective following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ
  • noun a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination

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dead_reckoning

  • noun an estimate based on little or no information
    guesswork; guess; shot; guessing.
  • noun navigation without the aid of celestial observations

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fortune_telling

  • noun the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
    divination; foretelling; soothsaying.

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hand-down

  • adjective satellite passed on from one person to another
    hand-me-down.
    • not too proud to wear hand-me-down clothes

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hypothetic

  • adjective satellite based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
    conjectural; supposititious; suppositious; suppositional; supposed; hypothetical; divinatory.
    • theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural
    • the supposed reason for his absence
    • suppositious reconstructions of dead languages
    • hypothetical situation

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mohammed

  • noun the Arab prophet who, according to Islam, was the last messenger of Allah (570-632)
    Mohammad; Muhammad; Mahomet; Mahound.

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understanding

  • noun the cognitive condition of someone who understands
    apprehension; savvy; discernment.
    • he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect
  • noun the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises
    agreement.
    • they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business
    • there was an understanding between management and the workers

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anthropology

  • noun the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings

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redeemer

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    Christ; the Nazarene; Jesus of Nazareth; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Saviour; Savior; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.
  • noun someone who redeems or buys back (promissory notes or merchandise or commercial paper etc.)

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witch

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

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possibility

  • noun a future prospect or potential
    • this room has great possibilities
  • noun capability of existing or happening or being true
    possibleness.
    • there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired

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separate

  • noun a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
    offprint; reprint.
  • noun a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments

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haggai

  • noun a Hebrew minor prophet
    Aggeus.
  • noun an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Haggai which are concerned mainly with rebuilding the temples after the Babylonian Captivity
    Book of Haggai; Aggeus.

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amos

  • noun a Hebrew shepherd and minor prophet
  • noun an Old Testament book telling Amos's prophecies
    Book of Amos.

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combatant

  • noun someone who fights (or is fighting)
    scrapper; fighter; belligerent; battler.
  • adjective satellite engaging in or ready for combat

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yellowed

  • adjective satellite changed to a yellowish color by age
    yellow.
    • yellowed parchment
  • verb turn yellow
    yellow.
    • The pages of the book began to yellow

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bode

  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; betoken; portend; foreshadow; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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jesus

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    Christ; the Nazarene; Jesus of Nazareth; Good Shepherd; Saviour; Redeemer; Savior; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.

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substance

  • noun the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
    • DNA is the substance of our genes
  • noun the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    kernel; center; centre; nitty-gritty; essence; sum; meat; heart; pith; nub; heart and soul; core; inwardness; marrow; gist.
    • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
    • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
    • the nub of the story

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theorize

  • verb to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
    conjecture; hypothesize; theorise; hypothesise; suppose; speculate; hypothecate.
    • Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps
  • verb construct a theory about
    • Galileo theorized the motion of the stars

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rating

  • noun an appraisal of the value of something
    valuation; evaluation.
    • he set a high valuation on friendship
  • noun act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of
    evaluation.

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medical_prognosis

  • noun a prediction of the course of a disease
    prospect; prognosis.

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supersymmetry

  • noun (physics) a theory that tries to link the four fundamental forces
    • according to supersymmetry each force emerged separately during the big bang

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reason

  • noun a rational motive for a belief or action
    ground.
    • the reason that war was declared
    • the grounds for their declaration
  • noun an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon
    • the reason a steady state was never reached was that the back pressure built up too slowly

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credit

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

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double-barrelled

  • adjective having two barrels mounted side by side
    double-barreled.
    • a double-barreled shotgun
  • adjective satellite having two purposes; twofold
    double-barreled.
    • our double-barreled desire to make things profitable as well as attractive"- Louis Kronenbergers

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constitutive

  • adjective satellite constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)
    organic; constituent; constitutional.

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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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spanish

  • noun the Romance language spoken in most of Spain and the countries colonized by Spain
  • noun the people of Spain
    Spanish people.

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atomistical

  • adjective divided into separate and often disparate elements
    atomistic.

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rhabdomancy

  • noun searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod
    dowsing; dowse.

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mantic

  • adjective satellite resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy
    sibyllic; sibylline; vatical; vatic; divinatory.
    • the high priest's divinatory pronouncement
    • mantic powers
    • a kind of sibylline book with ready and infallible answers to questions

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musing

  • noun a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
    contemplation; reflection; reflexion; rumination; thoughtfulness.
  • verb reflect deeply on a subject
    ponder; ruminate; mull; muse; think over; reflect; contemplate; meditate; chew over; mull over; excogitate; speculate.
    • I mulled over the events of the afternoon
    • philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years
    • The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate

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whimsical

  • adjective satellite determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
    capricious; impulsive.
    • a capricious refusal
    • authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious
    • the victim of whimsical persecutions

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hunch

  • noun an impression that something might be the case
    intuition; suspicion.
    • he had an intuition that something had gone wrong
  • noun the act of bending yourself into a humped position

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figure

  • noun a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
    fig.
    • the area covered can be seen from Figure 2
  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; flesh; soma; frame; physique; material body; anatomy; shape; chassis; build; human body; physical body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

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redemptory

  • adjective of or relating to or resulting in redemption
    redemptive; redemptional.
    • a redemptive theory about life"- E.K.Brown

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apprehensive

  • adjective satellite quick to understand
    discerning.
    • a kind and apprehensive friend"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • adjective satellite mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc
    worried.
    • apprehensive about her job
    • not used to a city and worried about small things
    • felt apprehensive about the consequences

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extrasensory_perception

  • noun apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses
    second sight; ESP; clairvoyance; E.S.P..

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theory_of_games

  • noun (economics) a theory of competition stated in terms of gains and losses among opposing players
    game theory.

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malthusianism

  • noun Malthus' theory that population increase would outpace increases in the means of subsistence
    Malthusian theory.

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total

  • noun the whole amount
    aggregate; sum; totality.
  • noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    sum; amount.

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establish

  • verb set up or found
    found; set up; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program
  • verb set up or lay the groundwork for
    constitute; found; plant; institute.
    • establish a new department

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staple

  • noun (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
    basic.
  • noun a natural fiber (raw cotton, wool, hemp, flax) that can be twisted to form yarn
    staple fiber; staple fibre.
    • staple fibers vary widely in length

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nonpartizan

  • noun a person who is nonpartisan
    nonpartisan.
  • adjective free from party affiliation or bias
    nonpartisan.

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executable

  • adjective satellite capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are
    viable; workable; practicable; feasible.

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discriminative

  • adjective satellite capable of making fine distinctions
    discriminatory.
  • adjective satellite expressing careful judgment
    judicial.
    • discriminative censure
    • a biography ...appreciative and yet judicial in purpose"-Tyler Dennett

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revelation

  • noun the speech act of making something evident
    revealing; disclosure.
  • noun an enlightening or astonishing disclosure

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adumbrative

  • adjective satellite indistinctly prophetic
    prefigurative; foreshadowing.

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germ

  • noun anything that provides inspiration for later work
    source; seed.
  • noun a small apparently simple structure (as a fertilized egg) from which new tissue can develop into a complete organism

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prefigurative

  • adjective satellite indistinctly prophetic
    adumbrative; foreshadowing.

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mediate

  • verb act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
    intermediate; liaise; intercede; arbitrate.
    • He interceded in the family dispute
    • He mediated a settlement
  • verb occupy an intermediate or middle position or form a connecting link or stage between two others
    • mediate between the old and the new

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theorise

  • verb to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
    conjecture; theorize; hypothesize; hypothesise; suppose; speculate; hypothecate.
    • Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps

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call

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

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memory

  • noun something that is remembered
    • search as he would, the memory was lost
  • noun the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered
    remembering.
    • he can do it from memory
    • he enjoyed remembering his father

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mysterious

  • adjective satellite of an obscure nature
    cryptical; cryptic; deep; mystifying; inscrutable.
    • the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms
    • a deep dark secret
    • the inscrutable workings of Providence
    • in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"- Rachel Carson
    • rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands
  • adjective satellite having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding
    mystical; occult; mystic; secret; orphic.
    • mysterious symbols
    • the mystical style of Blake
    • occult lore
    • the secret learning of the ancients

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dowse

  • noun searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod
    dowsing; rhabdomancy.
  • verb wet thoroughly
    douse.

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assessment

  • noun the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
    appraisal.
  • noun an amount determined as payable
    • the assessment for repairs outraged the club's membership

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theoretical

  • adjective concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations
    theoretic.
    • theoretical science
  • adjective concerned with theories rather than their practical applications
    • theoretical physics

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defendant

  • noun a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused
    suspect.

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walk-in

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

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inferential

  • adjective relating to or having the nature of illation or inference
    illative.
    • the illative faculty of the mind
  • adjective satellite of reasoning; proceeding from general premisses to a necessary and specific conclusion

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manes

  • noun a Persian prophet who founded Manichaeism (216-276)
  • noun long coarse hair growing from the crest of the animal's neck
    mane.

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rhabdomancer

  • noun someone who uses a divining rod to find underground water
    water witch; dowser.

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on

  • adjective in operation or operational
    • left the oven on
    • the switch is in the on position
  • adjective (of events) planned or scheduled
    • the picnic is on, rain or shine
    • we have nothing on for Friday night

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assessable

  • adjective satellite capable of being assessed especially for the purpose of taxation
  • adjective satellite capable of being considered carefully
    • the assessable qualities of art

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jesus_of_nazareth

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    Christ; the Nazarene; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Saviour; Redeemer; Savior; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.

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hurt

  • noun any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
    harm; injury; trauma.
  • noun psychological suffering
    suffering; distress.
    • the death of his wife caused him great distress

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necromantic

  • adjective relating to or associated with necromancy
    necromantical.
    • mysterious necromantic rites
  • adjective satellite given to or produced by or used in the art of conjuring up the dead
    • a necromantic sorcerer
    • necromantic delusions
    • necromantic powders and other weird objects

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american

  • noun a native or inhabitant of the United States
  • noun the English language as used in the United States
    American English; American language.

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orphic

  • adjective satellite having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding
    mystical; occult; mystic; secret; mysterious.
    • mysterious symbols
    • the mystical style of Blake
    • occult lore
    • the secret learning of the ancients
  • adjective ascribed to Orpheus or characteristic of ideas in works ascribed to Orpheus

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adult

  • noun a fully developed person from maturity onward
    grownup.
  • noun any mature animal

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portentous

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

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known

  • adjective apprehended with certainty
    • a known quantity
    • the limits of the known world
    • a musician known throughout the world
    • a known criminal
  • verb be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about
    know; cognize; cognise.
    • I know that the President lied to the people
    • I want to know who is winning the game!
    • I know it's time

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apocalypse

  • noun a cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil
  • noun the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the Apostle
    Revelation; Revelation of Saint John the Divine; Book of Revelation.

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teller

  • noun an official appointed to count the votes (especially in legislative assembly)
    vote counter.
  • noun United States physicist (born in Hungary) who worked on the first atom bomb and the first hydrogen bomb (1908-2003)
    Edward Teller.

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relativity_theory

  • noun (physics) the theory that space and time are relative concepts rather than absolute concepts
    theory of relativity; Einstein's theory of relativity; relativity.

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must

  • noun a necessary or essential thing
    • seat belts are an absolute must
  • noun grape juice before or during fermentation

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me

  • noun a state in New England
    Pine Tree State; Maine.

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account

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

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theory_of_inheritance

  • noun (biology) a theory of how characteristics of one generation are derived from earlier generations

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structural_sociology

  • noun a sociological theory based on the premise that society comes before individuals
    structuralism.

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quantize

  • verb approximate (a signal varying continuously in amplitude) by one whose amplitude is restricted to a prescribed set of discrete values
    quantise.
  • verb apply quantum theory to; restrict the number of possible values of (a quantity) or states of (a physical entity or system) so that certain variables can assume only certain discrete magnitudes that are integral multiples of a common factor
    quantise.
    • Quantize gravity

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recall

  • noun a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair)
    callback.
  • noun a call to return
    • the recall of our ambassador

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reconstructive

  • adjective satellite helping to restore to good condition
    rehabilitative.
    • reconstructive surgery
    • rehabilitative exercises

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pretend

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

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mishap

  • noun an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate
    mischance; bad luck.
    • if I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all
  • noun an instance of misfortune
    mischance; misadventure.

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theoretical_account

  • noun a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
    framework; model.
    • the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems

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victorian

  • noun a person who lived during the reign of Victoria
  • adjective of or relating to Queen Victoria of Great Britain or to the age in which she ruled
    • Victorian morals

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muhammad

  • noun leader of Black Muslims who campaigned for independence for Black Americans (1897-1975)
    Elijah Muhammad.
  • noun the Arab prophet who, according to Islam, was the last messenger of Allah (570-632)
    Mohammad; Mohammed; Mahomet; Mahound.

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revenant

  • noun a person who returns after a lengthy absence
  • noun someone who has returned from the dead

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primitive

  • noun a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization
    primitive person.
  • noun a mathematical expression from which another expression is derived

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male

  • noun an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)
  • noun a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
    male person.

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appraisal

  • noun the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
    assessment.
  • noun a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)
    estimate; estimation.

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theory_of_organic_evolution

  • noun (biology) a scientific theory of the origin of species of plants and animals
    evolutionism; theory of evolution.

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deceased

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

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heart

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

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perceivable

  • adjective satellite capable of being perceived especially by sight or hearing
    • perceivable through the mist
  • adjective satellite capable of being apprehended or understood
    graspable; understandable; intelligible; apprehensible.

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conniving

  • adjective satellite acting together in secret toward a fraudulent or illegal end
    collusive.
  • verb encourage or assent to illegally or criminally
    connive.

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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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predict

  • verb make a prediction about; tell in advance
    anticipate; forebode; foretell; call; promise; prognosticate.
    • Call the outcome of an election
  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; betoken; portend; foreshadow; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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relativistic

  • adjective relating or subject to the special or the general theory of relativity
    • relativistic quantum mechanics
    • relativistic increase in mass
    • radiation from relativistic particles
  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of relativism

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in

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

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conjecture

  • noun a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)
    speculation.
    • speculations about the outcome of the election
    • he dismissed it as mere conjecture
  • noun a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    guess; supposition; surmisal; hypothesis; speculation; surmise.

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nonexempt

  • adjective (of goods or funds) subject to taxation
    taxable.
    • taxable income
    • nonexempt property
  • adjective (of persons) not exempt from an obligation or liability

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critic

  • noun a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art
  • noun anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something

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romanticist

  • noun someone who indulges in excessive sentimentality
    sentimentalist.
  • noun an artist of the Romantic Movement or someone influenced by Romanticism
    romantic.

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recollect

  • verb recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
    retrieve; remember; recall; call back; think; call up.
    • I can't remember saying any such thing
    • I can't think what her last name was
    • can you remember her phone number?
    • Do you remember that he once loved you?
    • call up memories

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voider

  • noun an official who can invalidate or nullify
    invalidator; nullifier.
    • my bank check was voided and I wanted to know who the invalidator was
  • noun a person who defecates
    defecator; shitter.

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jumble

  • noun a confused multitude of things
    welter; muddle; smother; clutter; mare's nest; fuddle.
  • noun small flat ring-shaped cake or cookie
    jumbal.

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even_chance

  • noun an unpredictable phenomenon
    tossup; toss-up.
    • it's a toss-up whether he will win or lose

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intelligible

  • adjective satellite capable of being apprehended or understood
    graspable; understandable; perceivable; apprehensible.
  • adjective well articulated or enunciated, and loud enough to be heard distinctly
    • intelligible pronunciation

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caucasian

  • noun a member of the Caucasoid race
    White; White person.
  • noun a number of languages spoken in the Caucasus that are unrelated to languages spoken elsewhere
    Caucasian language.

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absolute

  • noun something that is conceived or that exists independently and not in relation to other things; something that does not depend on anything else and is beyond human control; something that is not relative
    • no mortal being can influence the absolute
  • adjective perfect or complete or pure
    • absolute loyalty
    • absolute silence
    • absolute truth
    • absolute alcohol

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information

  • noun a message received and understood
    info.
  • noun knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

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hand-me-down

  • noun outgrown garment passed down from one person to another
  • adjective satellite passed on from one person to another
    hand-down.
    • not too proud to wear hand-me-down clothes

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redemptional

  • adjective of or relating to or resulting in redemption
    redemptive; redemptory.
    • a redemptive theory about life"- E.K.Brown

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inheritance

  • noun hereditary succession to a title or an office or property
    heritage.
  • noun that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner
    heritage.

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el_nino

  • noun (oceanography) a warm ocean current that flows along the equator from the date line and south off the coast of Ecuador at Christmas time
  • noun the Christ child

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ostwald's_theory_of_indicators

  • noun (chemistry) the theory that all indicators are either weak acids or weak bases in which the color of the ionized form is different from the color before dissociation
    theory of indicators.

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chiromance

  • verb divine by reading someone's palms
    • The Gypsies chiromanced
    • She refused to chiromance my fate

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chemical

  • noun material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
    chemical substance.
  • adjective relating to or used in chemistry
    chemic.
    • chemical engineer
    • chemical balance

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immune

  • noun a person who is immune to a particular infection
  • adjective relating to the condition of immunity
    • the immune system

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chiromancy

  • noun telling fortunes by lines on the palm of the hand
    palmistry; palm reading; chirology.

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wave_theory_of_light

  • noun (physics) the theory that light is transmitted as waves
    wave theory; undulatory theory.

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opposite

  • noun a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other
    opposite word; antonym.
    • to him the antonym of `gay' was `depressed'
  • noun a relation of direct opposition
    contrary; reverse.
    • we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true

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minatory

  • adjective satellite threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    minacious; sinister; threatening; forbidding; baleful; ominous; menacing.
    • a baleful look
    • forbidding thunderclouds
    • his tone became menacing
    • ominous rumblings of discontent
    • sinister storm clouds
    • a sinister smile
    • his threatening behavior
    • ugly black clouds
    • the situation became ugly

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double-barreled

  • adjective having two barrels mounted side by side
    double-barrelled.
    • a double-barreled shotgun
  • adjective satellite having two purposes; twofold
    double-barrelled.
    • our double-barreled desire to make things profitable as well as attractive"- Louis Kronenbergers

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futurist

  • noun a theologian who believes that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (the Book of Revelation) will be fulfilled in the future
  • noun someone who predicts the future
    fantast.

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native

  • noun an indigenous person who was born in a particular place
    indigen; aboriginal; indigene; aborigine.
    • the art of the natives of the northwest coast
    • the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students
  • noun a person born in a particular place or country
    • he is a native of Brazil

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menacing

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

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preconceived_notion

  • noun an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence
    prepossession; preconceived opinion; preconception; preconceived idea; parti pris.
    • he did not even try to confirm his preconceptions

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mohammad

  • noun the Arab prophet who, according to Islam, was the last messenger of Allah (570-632)
    Muhammad; Mohammed; Mahomet; Mahound.

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sighted

  • adjective able to see
  • verb catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes
    spy; sight.
    • he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge

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abstraction

  • noun a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
    abstract.
    • he loved her only in the abstract--not in person
  • noun the act of withdrawing or removing something

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prognostic

  • noun a sign of something about to happen
    omen; prodigy; prognostication; presage; portent.
    • he looked for an omen before going into battle
  • adjective satellite of or relating to prediction; having value for making predictions
    prognosticative; predictive.

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modern

  • noun a contemporary person
  • noun a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
    Bodoni font; modern font; Bodoni.

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joel

  • noun a Hebrew minor prophet
  • noun an Old Testament book telling Joel's prophecies
    Book of Joel.

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reaction

  • noun (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others
    chemical reaction.
    • there was a chemical reaction of the lime with the ground water
  • noun an idea evoked by some experience
    • his reaction to the news was to start planning what to do

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frill

  • noun (paleontology) a bony plate that curves upward behind the skull of many ceratopsian dinosaurs
  • noun an external body part consisting of feathers or hair about the neck of a bird or other animal
    ruff.

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impulsive

  • adjective satellite proceeding from natural feeling or impulse without external stimulus
    unprompted.
    • an impulsive gesture of affection
  • adjective satellite without forethought
    • letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted

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explicate

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

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computer_simulation

  • noun (computer science) the technique of representing the real world by a computer program
    simulation.
    • a simulation should imitate the internal processes and not merely the results of the thing being simulated

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preconception

  • noun an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence
    preconceived notion; prepossession; preconceived opinion; preconceived idea; parti pris.
    • he did not even try to confirm his preconceptions
  • noun a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
    bias; prejudice.

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ethnic

  • noun a person who is a member of an ethnic group
  • adjective satellite denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people
    cultural; ethnical.
    • influenced by ethnic and cultural ties"- J.F.Kennedy
    • ethnic food

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irradiate

  • verb give spiritual insight to; in religion
    enlighten.
  • verb cast rays of light upon

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take_for_granted

  • verb take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
    assume; presume.
    • I assume his train was late

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redeeming

  • adjective satellite bringing about salvation or redemption from sin
    redemptive; saving.
    • saving faith
    • redemptive (or redeeming) love
  • verb save from sins
    redeem; save; deliver.

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ambiguous

  • adjective open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead
    equivocal.
    • an equivocal statement
    • the polling had a complex and equivocal (or ambiguous) message for potential female candidates
    • the officer's equivocal behavior increased the victim's uneasiness
    • popularity is an equivocal crown
    • an equivocal response to an embarrassing question
  • adjective having more than one possible meaning
    • ambiguous words
    • frustrated by ambiguous instructions, the parents were unable to assemble the toy

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inscrutable

  • adjective satellite of an obscure nature
    cryptical; cryptic; deep; mystifying; mysterious.
    • the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms
    • a deep dark secret
    • the inscrutable workings of Providence
    • in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"- Rachel Carson
    • rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands

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omen

  • noun a sign of something about to happen
    prognostic; prodigy; prognostication; presage; portent.
    • he looked for an omen before going into battle
  • noun a strategically located monarchy on the southern and eastern coasts of the Arabian Peninsula; the economy is dominated by oil
    Sultanate of Oman; Oman; Muscat and Oman.

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hosea

  • noun a minor Hebrew prophet (8th century BC)
  • noun an Old Testament book telling Hosea's prophecies
    Book of Hosea.

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prepossession

  • noun the condition of being prepossessed
    • the king's prepossession in my favor is very valuable
  • noun an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence
    preconceived notion; preconceived opinion; preconception; preconceived idea; parti pris.
    • he did not even try to confirm his preconceptions

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light

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

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counter

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

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acknowledged

  • adjective recognized or made known or admitted
    • the acknowledged leader of the community
    • a woman of acknowledged accomplishments
    • his acknowledged error
  • verb declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
    admit; acknowledge.
    • He admitted his errors
    • She acknowledged that she might have forgotten

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foretell

  • verb foreshadow or presage
    herald; announce; harbinger; annunciate.
  • verb make a prediction about; tell in advance
    predict; anticipate; forebode; call; promise; prognosticate.
    • Call the outcome of an election

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capitalist

  • noun a conservative advocate of capitalism
  • noun a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)

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keynesianism

  • noun the economic theories of John Maynard Keynes who advocated government monetary and fiscal programs intended to stimulate business activity and increase employment

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revelation_of_saint_john_the_divine

  • noun the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the Apostle
    Revelation; Apocalypse; Book of Revelation.

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opinion

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

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presuppose

  • verb take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand
    suppose.
    • I presuppose that you have done your work
  • verb require as a necessary antecedent or precondition
    suppose.
    • This step presupposes two prior ones

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granted

  • adjective satellite acknowledged as a supposition
    given.
    • given the engine's condition, it is a wonder that it started
  • verb let have
    allow; grant.
    • grant permission
    • Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison

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theory_of_evolution

  • noun (biology) a scientific theory of the origin of species of plants and animals
    evolutionism; theory of organic evolution.

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palm_reading

  • noun telling fortunes by lines on the palm of the hand
    palmistry; chiromancy; chirology.

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constatation

  • noun an assumption that is basic to an argument
    basic assumption; self-evident truth.

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illative

  • adjective relating to or having the nature of illation or inference
    inferential.
    • the illative faculty of the mind
  • adjective satellite resembling or dependent on or arrived at by inference
    inferential.
    • an illative conclusion
    • inferential reasoning

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calculative

  • adjective satellite used of persons
    scheming; conniving; shrewd; calculating.
    • the most calculating and selfish men in the community

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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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major

  • noun a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain
  • noun British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943)
    John Roy Major; John Major; John R. Major.

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entity

  • noun that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence (living or nonliving)

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telling

  • noun an act of narration
    recounting; relation.
    • he was the hero according to his own relation
    • his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable
  • noun informing by words
    notification; apprisal.

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perceptive

  • adjective of or relating to perception
    • perceptive faculties
  • adjective having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment
    • a perceptive eye
    • a perceptive observation

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thesis

  • noun an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument
  • noun a treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree
    dissertation.

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numerable

  • adjective satellite that can be counted
    countable; denumerable; enumerable.
    • countable sins
    • numerable assets

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kinetic

  • adjective relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces associated therewith
    • kinetic energy
  • adjective satellite characterized by motion
    • modern dance has been called kinetic pantomime

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visceral

  • adjective relating to or affecting the viscera
    splanchnic.
    • visceral bleeding
    • a splanchnic nerve
  • adjective satellite obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation
    nonrational; intuitive.

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envisage

  • verb form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
    conceive of; ideate; imagine.
    • Can you conceive of him as the president?

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prefiguration

  • noun an example that prefigures or foreshadows what is to come
  • noun the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand
    foreshadowing; adumbration.

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prognosis

  • noun a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop
    forecast.
  • noun a prediction of the course of a disease
    prospect; medical prognosis.

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wave_theory

  • noun (physics) the theory that light is transmitted as waves
    wave theory of light; undulatory theory.

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hypothesize

  • verb to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
    conjecture; theorize; theorise; hypothesise; suppose; speculate; hypothecate.
    • Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps

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bosom

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

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meat_and_potatoes

  • noun the fundamental part
    • successful negotiation is the meat and potatoes of arbitration

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prodigy

  • noun an unusually gifted or intelligent (young) person; someone whose talents excite wonder and admiration
    • she is a chess prodigy
  • noun a sign of something about to happen
    omen; prognostic; prognostication; presage; portent.
    • he looked for an omen before going into battle

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elijah

  • noun a Hebrew prophet in the Old Testament who opposed the worship of idols; he was persecuted for rebuking Ahab and Jezebel (king and queen of Israel); he was taken up to heaven in a chariot of fire (circa 9th century BC)

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contemplative

  • noun a person devoted to the contemplative life
  • adjective satellite deeply or seriously thoughtful;
    pensive; broody; ruminative; pondering; brooding; musing; meditative; reflective.
    • Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man

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condition

  • noun a state at a particular time
    status.
    • a condition (or state) of disrepair
    • the current status of the arms negotiations
  • noun an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
    precondition; stipulation.

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workable

  • adjective satellite capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are
    viable; executable; practicable; feasible.

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speculative

  • adjective satellite not financially safe or secure
    bad; high-risk; risky.
    • a bad investment
    • high risk investments
    • anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky
    • speculative business enterprises
  • adjective satellite not based on fact or investigation
    notional.
    • a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs
    • speculative knowledge

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quantise

  • verb approximate (a signal varying continuously in amplitude) by one whose amplitude is restricted to a prescribed set of discrete values
    quantize.
  • verb apply quantum theory to; restrict the number of possible values of (a quantity) or states of (a physical entity or system) so that certain variables can assume only certain discrete magnitudes that are integral multiples of a common factor
    quantize.
    • Quantize gravity

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counterterrorist

  • noun someone who attempts to prevent terrorism
  • adjective intended to prevent terrorism
    counterterror.
    • the government took counterterror measures

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gestalt_psychology

  • noun (psychology) a theory of psychology that emphasizes the importance of configurational properties
    configurationism.

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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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liberalistic

  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating belief in the essential goodness of man and the autonomy of the individual; favoring civil and political liberties, government by law with the consent of the governed, and protection from arbitrary authority

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lithomantic

  • adjective of or relating to lithomancy

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unclear

  • adjective poorly stated or described
    ill-defined.
    • he confuses the reader with ill-defined terms and concepts
  • adjective not clear to the mind
    • the law itself was unclear on that point
    • the reason for their actions is unclear to this day

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preconceived

  • adjective (of an idea or opinion) formed beforehand; especially without evidence or through prejudice
    • certain preconceived notions
  • verb conceive beforehand
    preconceive.
    • a preconceived notion

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guess

  • noun a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    conjecture; supposition; surmisal; hypothesis; speculation; surmise.
  • noun an estimate based on little or no information
    guesswork; dead reckoning; shot; guessing.

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prevision

  • noun a prophetic vision (as in a dream)
  • noun the power to foresee the future
    prescience.

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framework

  • noun a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
    model; theoretical account.
    • the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems
  • noun the underlying structure
    fabric.
    • providing a factual framework for future research
    • it is part of the fabric of society

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bang

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

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intellectual

  • noun a person who uses the mind creatively
    intellect.
  • adjective satellite of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind
    noetic; rational.
    • intellectual problems
    • the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man

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prophesy

  • verb predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration
    vaticinate.
  • verb deliver a sermon
    preach.
    • The minister is not preaching this Sunday

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compound

  • noun a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
  • noun (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
    chemical compound.

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cogitation

  • noun a carefully considered thought about something
    • his cogitations were dutifully recorded in his daybook
  • noun attentive consideration and meditation
    study.
    • after much cogitation he rejected the offer

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appraiser

  • noun one who estimates officially the worth or value or quality of things
    valuator.
  • noun one who determines authenticity (as of works of art) or who guarantees validity
    authenticator.

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abstractive

  • adjective satellite of an abstracting nature or having the power of abstracting
    • abstractive analysis

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malthusian_theory

  • noun Malthus' theory that population increase would outpace increases in the means of subsistence
    Malthusianism.

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assess

  • verb evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
    evaluate; measure; value; valuate; appraise.
    • I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional
    • access all the factors when taking a risk
  • noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
    bum; seat; stern; keister; tail end; prat; bottom; rear end; buns; tail; tush; rump; fanny; ass; behind; tooshie; hind end; posterior; hindquarters; butt; nates; rear; arse; buttocks; backside; derriere; can; fundament.
    • he deserves a good kick in the butt
    • are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?

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white

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

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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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meat

  • noun the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
  • noun the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone
    kernel.
    • black walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell

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kink

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

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auspicate

  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; bode; betoken; portend; foreshadow; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news
  • verb commence in a manner calculated to bring good luck
    • They auspicated the trip with a bottle of champagne

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opine

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

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programme

  • noun an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event
    program.
    • you can't tell the players without a program
  • noun an integrated course of academic studies
    course of study; syllabus; curriculum; program.
    • he was admitted to a new program at the university

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look-alike

  • noun someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor)
    double; image.
    • he could be Gingrich's double
    • she's the very image of her mother
  • adjective satellite resembling closely
    • they have look-alike cars

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presupposition

  • noun the act of presupposing; a supposition made prior to having knowledge (as for the purpose of argument)

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basic_assumption

  • noun an assumption that is basic to an argument
    constatation; self-evident truth.

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theory

  • noun a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena
    • theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses
    • true in fact and theory
  • noun a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
    hypothesis; possibility.
    • a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory
    • he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices

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capricious

  • adjective satellite changeable
    freakish.
    • a capricious summer breeze
    • freakish weather
  • adjective satellite determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
    whimsical; impulsive.
    • a capricious refusal
    • authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious
    • the victim of whimsical persecutions

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truth

  • noun a fact that has been verified
    • at last he knew the truth
    • the truth is that he didn't want to do it
  • noun conformity to reality or actuality
    trueness; the true; verity.
    • they debated the truth of the proposition
    • the situation brought home to us the blunt truth of the military threat
    • he was famous for the truth of his portraits
    • he turned to religion in his search for eternal verities

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truncate

  • verb replace a corner by a plane
  • verb approximate by ignoring all terms beyond a chosen one
    • truncate a series

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found

  • noun food and lodging provided in addition to money
    • they worked for $30 and found
  • verb set up or found
    establish; set up; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program

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theorizer

  • noun someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)
    theorist; theoretician; theoriser; idealogue.

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gaze

  • noun a long fixed look
    regard.
    • he fixed his paternal gaze on me
  • verb look at with fixed eyes
    stare.
    • The students stared at the teacher with amazement

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conceive

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

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luck

  • noun your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
    fortune; destiny; fate; portion; lot; circumstances.
    • whatever my fortune may be
    • deserved a better fate
    • has a happy lot
    • the luck of the Irish
    • a victim of circumstances
    • success that was her portion
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    chance; fortune; hazard.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance

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enigmatic

  • adjective satellite not clear to the understanding
    enigmatical; puzzling.
    • I didn't grasp the meaning of that enigmatic comment until much later
    • prophetic texts so enigmatic that their meaning has been disputed for centuries
  • adjective satellite resembling an oracle in obscurity of thought
    oracular.
    • the oracular sayings of Victorian poets
    • so enigmatic that priests might have to clarify it
    • an enigmatic smile

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continuous_creation_theory

  • noun (cosmology) the theory that the universe maintains a constant average density with matter created to fill the void left by galaxies that are receding from each other
    steady state theory.
    • the steady state theory has been abandoned in favor of the big bang theory

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brunette

  • noun a person with dark (brown) hair
    brunet.
  • adjective marked by dark or relatively dark pigmentation of hair or skin or eyes
    brunet.
    • a brunette beauty

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financial

  • adjective involving financial matters
    fiscal.
    • fiscal responsibility

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doctrine

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; philosophy; school of thought; ism.

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formulate

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

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divisional

  • adjective of or relating to a military division
    • divisional artillery
  • adjective satellite serving to divide or marking a division
    • the divisional line between two states

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secret

  • noun something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on)
    • the combination to the safe was a secret
    • he tried to keep his drinking a secret
  • noun information known only to a special group
    arcanum.
    • the secret of Cajun cooking

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idea

  • noun the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
    thought.
    • it was not a good idea
    • the thought never entered my mind
  • noun your intention; what you intend to do
    mind.
    • he had in mind to see his old teacher
    • the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces

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saviour

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    Christ; the Nazarene; Jesus of Nazareth; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Redeemer; Savior; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.
  • noun a person who rescues you from harm or danger
    rescuer; savior; deliverer.

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mystifying

  • adjective satellite of an obscure nature
    cryptical; cryptic; deep; inscrutable; mysterious.
    • the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms
    • a deep dark secret
    • the inscrutable workings of Providence
    • in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"- Rachel Carson
    • rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands
  • verb be a mystery or bewildering to
    mystify; perplex; bewilder; get; beat; puzzle; pose; amaze; vex; baffle; 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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computable

  • adjective satellite may be computed or estimated
    estimable.
    • a calculable risk
    • computable odds
    • estimable assets

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measure

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

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quantum

  • noun a discrete amount of something that is analogous to the quantities in quantum theory
  • noun (physics) the smallest discrete quantity of some physical property that a system can possess (according to quantum theory)

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occult

  • noun supernatural forces and events and beings collectively
    supernatural.
    • She doesn't believe in the supernatural
  • noun supernatural practices and techniques
    occult arts.
    • he is a student of the occult

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newton's_theory_of_gravitation

  • noun (physics) the theory that any two particles of matter attract one another with a force directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
    theory of gravitation; gravitational theory; theory of gravity.

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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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assumptive

  • adjective satellite excessively forward
    presumptuous; assuming.
    • an assumptive person
    • on a subject like this it would be too assuming for me to decide
    • the duchess would not put up with presumptuous servants
  • adjective satellite accepted as real or true without proof
    • the assumed reason for his absence
    • assumptive beliefs

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nude

  • noun a painting of a naked human figure
    nude painting.
  • noun without clothing (especially in the phrase `in the nude')
    • they swam in the nude

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sentiment

  • noun tender, romantic, or nostalgic feeling or emotion
  • noun a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
    thought; opinion; persuasion; view.
    • my opinion differs from yours
    • I am not of your persuasion
    • what are your thoughts on Haiti?

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presumptuous

  • adjective satellite excessively forward
    assumptive; assuming.
    • an assumptive person
    • on a subject like this it would be too assuming for me to decide
    • the duchess would not put up with presumptuous servants

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extrovert

  • noun (psychology) a person concerned more with practical realities than with inner thoughts and feelings
    extravert.
  • adjective satellite being concerned with the social and physical environment
    extroverted; extravertive; extrovertive; extravert; extraverted.

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samuel

  • noun (Old Testament) Hebrew prophet and judge who anointed Saul as king

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crucial

  • adjective of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis
    important.
    • a crucial moment in his career
    • a crucial election
    • a crucial issue for women
  • adjective satellite having crucial relevance
    • crucial to the case
    • relevant testimony

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reformulate

  • verb formulate or develop again, of an improved theory or hypothesis
    redevelop.

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extrapolate

  • verb draw from specific cases for more general cases
    generalize; infer; generalise.
  • verb estimate the value of
    interpolate.

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longtime

  • adjective satellite of long duration
    • a longtime friend

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asthmatic

  • noun a person suffering from asthma
    • she is a chronic asthmatic
    • the painful gasps of a dying asthmatic
  • adjective satellite relating to breathing with a whistling sound
    wheezing; wheezy.

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good_shepherd

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    Christ; the Nazarene; Jesus of Nazareth; Jesus; Saviour; Redeemer; Savior; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.

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zacharias

  • noun a Hebrew minor prophet of the late 6th century BC
    Zechariah.
  • noun an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zechariah which are concerned mainly with the renewal of Israel after the Babylonian Captivity
    Zechariah; Book of Zachariah.

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lithomancy

  • noun divination by means of stones or stone talismans

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foundation

  • noun the basis on which something is grounded
    • there is little foundation for his objections
  • noun an institution supported by an endowment

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perception

  • noun the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept
    percept; perceptual experience.
  • noun a way of conceiving something
    • Luther had a new perception of the Bible

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solvent

  • noun a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances
    dissolver; dissolving agent; resolvent; dissolvent.
    • the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution
  • noun a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    answer; resolution; solution; result.
    • they were trying to find a peaceful solution
    • the answers were in the back of the book
    • he computed the result to four decimal places

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belief

  • noun any cognitive content held as true
  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    impression; feeling; opinion; notion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying

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recollective

  • adjective good at remembering
    tenacious; long; retentive.
    • a retentive mind
    • tenacious memory

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associate

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

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abdias

  • noun a Hebrew minor prophet
    Obadiah.
  • noun an Old Testament book telling Obadiah's prophecies; the shortest book in the Christian Bible
    Obadiah; Book of Obadiah.

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fugitive

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

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free

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

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standard

  • noun a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
    measure; criterion; touchstone.
    • the schools comply with federal standards
    • they set the measure for all subsequent work
  • noun the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
    criterion.
    • they live by the standards of their community

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aboriginal

  • noun an indigenous person who was born in a particular place
    indigen; indigene; aborigine; native.
    • the art of the natives of the northwest coast
    • the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students
  • noun a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived
    Aborigine; Australian Aborigine; native Australian; Abo.

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base

  • noun installation from which a military force initiates operations
    base of operations.
    • the attack wiped out our forward bases
  • noun lowest support of a structure
    foundation; substructure; groundwork; understructure; fundament; foot.
    • it was built on a base of solid rock
    • he stood at the foot of the tower

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hazard

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

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imagine

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

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put

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

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intermediate

  • noun a substance formed during a chemical process before the desired product is obtained
  • verb act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
    mediate; liaise; intercede; arbitrate.
    • He interceded in the family dispute
    • He mediated a settlement

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estimate

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

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ominous

  • adjective satellite threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    minatory; minacious; sinister; threatening; forbidding; baleful; menacing.
    • a baleful look
    • forbidding thunderclouds
    • his tone became menacing
    • ominous rumblings of discontent
    • sinister storm clouds
    • a sinister smile
    • his threatening behavior
    • ugly black clouds
    • the situation became ugly
  • adjective satellite presaging ill fortune
    ill; inauspicious.
    • ill omens
    • ill predictions
    • my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven"- P.B.Shelley
    • a dead and ominous silence prevailed
    • a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government

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beginning

  • noun the event consisting of the start of something
    • the beginning of the war
  • noun the time at which something is supposed to begin
    outset; get-go; showtime; starting time; kickoff; start; offset; commencement; first.
    • they got an early start
    • she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her

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cornerstone

  • noun the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
    foundation; basis; groundwork; base; fundament.
    • the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture
  • noun a stone in the exterior of a large and important building; usually carved with a date and laid with appropriate ceremonies

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shot

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

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age-old

  • adjective satellite belonging to or lasting from times long ago
    antique.
    • age-old customs
    • the antique fear that days would dwindle away to complete darkness

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organic

  • noun a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter
    organic fertilizer; organic fertiliser.
  • adjective relating or belonging to the class of chemical compounds having a carbon basis
    • hydrocarbons are organic compounds

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prophet

  • noun an authoritative person who divines the future
    oracle; vaticinator; seer; prophesier.
  • noun someone who speaks by divine inspiration; someone who is an interpreter of the will of God

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perceptible

  • adjective capable of being perceived by the mind or senses
    • a perceptible limp
    • easily perceptible sounds
    • perceptible changes in behavior
  • adjective satellite easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind
    • a perceptible sense of expectation in the court

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compulsive

  • noun a person with a compulsive disposition; someone who feels compelled to do certain things
  • adjective satellite caused by or suggestive of psychological compulsion
    • compulsive drinking

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double-edged

  • adjective satellite capable of being interpreted in two usually contradictory ways
    • double-edged praise

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feasible

  • adjective satellite capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are
    viable; executable; workable; practicable.

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presumptive

  • adjective satellite having a reasonable basis for belief or acceptance
    • the presumptive heir (or heir apparent)
  • adjective satellite affording reasonable grounds for belief or acceptance
    • presumptive evidence
    • a strong presumptive case is made out

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place

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

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mortal

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

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etymologise

  • verb give the etymology or derivation or suggest an etymology (for a word)
    etymologize.
    • The linguist probably etymologized the words incorrectly
    • Although he is not trained in this, his hobby is etymologizing
  • verb construct the history of words
    etymologize.

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guesswork

  • noun an estimate based on little or no information
    guess; dead reckoning; shot; guessing.

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apocalypse

  • noun a cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil
  • noun the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the Apostle
    Revelation; Revelation of Saint John the Divine; Book of Revelation.

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think

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

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intuition

  • noun instinctive knowing (without the use of rational processes)
  • noun an impression that something might be the case
    suspicion; hunch.
    • he had an intuition that something had gone wrong

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saving

  • noun an act of economizing; reduction in cost
    economy.
    • it was a small economy to walk to work every day
    • there was a saving of 50 cents
  • noun recovery or preservation from loss or danger
    delivery; rescue; deliverance.
    • work is the deliverance of mankind
    • a surgeon's job is the saving of lives

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predictive

  • adjective satellite of or relating to prediction; having value for making predictions
    prognosticative; prognostic.

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dowsing

  • noun searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod
    dowse; rhabdomancy.
  • verb wet thoroughly
    dowse; douse.

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radical

  • noun (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
    chemical group; group.
  • noun an atom or group of atoms with at least one unpaired electron; in the body it is usually an oxygen molecule that has lost an electron and will stabilize itself by stealing an electron from a nearby molecule
    free radical.
    • in the body free radicals are high-energy particles that ricochet wildly and damage cells

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belligerent

  • noun someone who fights (or is fighting)
    scrapper; combatant; fighter; battler.
  • adjective satellite characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight
    aggressive.
    • aggressive acts against another country
    • a belligerent tone

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big-bang_theory

  • noun (cosmology) the theory that the universe originated sometime between 10 billion and 20 billion years ago from the cataclysmic explosion of a small volume of matter at extremely high density and temperature
    big bang theory.

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primary

  • noun a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen
    primary election.
  • noun one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing
    primary feather; primary quill.

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fancy

  • noun something many people believe that is false
    phantasy; fantasy; illusion.
    • they have the illusion that I am very wealthy
  • noun a kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination

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antiquity

  • noun the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe
  • noun extreme oldness
    ancientness.

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reductionism

  • noun a theory that all complex systems can be completely understood in terms of their components
  • noun the analysis of complex things into simpler constituents

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vaticinate

  • verb predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration
    prophesy.
  • verb foretell through or as if through the power of prophecy

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inventive

  • adjective satellite (used of persons or artifacts) marked by independence and creativity in thought or action
    imaginative.
    • an imaginative use of material
    • the invention of the knitting frame by another ingenious English clergyman"- Lewis Mumford
    • an ingenious device
    • had an inventive turn of mind
    • inventive ceramics

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black

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

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long

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

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onomancy

  • noun divination by the letters of a name

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auspex

  • noun (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy
    augur.

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wager

  • noun the act of gambling
    bet.
    • he did it on a bet
  • noun the money risked on a gamble
    stake; bet; stakes.

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given

  • noun an assumption that is taken for granted
    presumption; precondition.
  • verb cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    give.
    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

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ancient

  • noun a very old person
    antediluvian.
  • noun a person who lived in ancient times

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jeremiah

  • noun (Old Testament) an Israelite prophet who is remembered for his angry lamentations (jeremiads) about the wickedness of his people (circa 626-587 BC)
  • noun a book in the Old Testament containing the oracles of the prophet Jeremiah
    Book of Jeremiah.

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quality

  • noun an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
    • the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
  • noun a degree or grade of excellence or worth
    caliber; calibre.
    • the quality of students has risen
    • an executive of low caliber

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categorical

  • adjective relating to or included in a category or categories
    categoric.
  • adjective satellite not modified or restricted by reservations
    flat; categoric; unconditional.
    • a categorical denial
    • a flat refusal

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threatening

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

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regulation

  • noun an authoritative rule
    ordinance.
  • noun a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
    rule.
    • it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast
    • short haircuts were the regulation

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construct

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

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nebular

  • adjective of or relating to or resembling a nebula
    nebulous.
    • the nebular hypothesis of the origin of the solar system
  • adjective satellite resembling a cloud
    cloudlike.

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assumption

  • noun a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
    premiss; premise.
    • on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play
  • noun a hypothesis that is taken for granted
    supposal; supposition.
    • any society is built upon certain assumptions

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abstract_entity

  • noun a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples
    abstraction.

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ratiocinative

  • adjective satellite based on exact thinking
    • one's ratiocinative powers

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hypothetical

  • noun a hypothetical possibility, circumstance, statement, proposal, situation, etc.
    • consider the following, just as a hypothetical
  • adjective satellite based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
    conjectural; supposititious; suppositious; suppositional; supposed; hypothetic; divinatory.
    • theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural
    • the supposed reason for his absence
    • suppositious reconstructions of dead languages
    • hypothetical situation

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the_nazarene

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    Christ; Jesus of Nazareth; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Saviour; Redeemer; Savior; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.

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non_sequitur

  • noun a reply that has no relevance to what preceded it
  • noun (logic) a conclusion that does not follow from the premises

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postulate

  • noun (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
    posit.
  • verb maintain or assert
    contend.
    • He contended that Communism had no future

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national

  • noun a person who owes allegiance to that nation
    subject.
    • a monarch has a duty to his subjects
  • adjective of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country
    • national hero
    • national anthem
    • a national landmark

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foretelling

  • noun a statement made about the future
    forecasting; prognostication; prediction.
  • noun the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
    fortune telling; divination; soothsaying.

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delphic

  • adjective of or relating to Delphi or to the oracles of Apollo at Delphi
    Delphian.
    • Delphic oracle
  • adjective satellite obscurely prophetic
    oracular.
    • Delphic pronouncements
    • an oracular message

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eyes

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

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sympathy

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

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relative

  • noun a person related by blood or marriage
    relation.
    • police are searching for relatives of the deceased
    • he has distant relations back in New Jersey
  • noun an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
    congeneric; congener; congenator.

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continuous

  • adjective continuing in time or space without interruption
    uninterrupted.
    • a continuous rearrangement of electrons in the solar atoms results in the emission of light"- James Jeans
    • a continuous bout of illness lasting six months
    • lived in continuous fear
    • a continuous row of warehouses
    • a continuous line has no gaps or breaks in it
    • moving midweek holidays to the nearest Monday or Friday allows uninterrupted work weeks
  • adjective of a function or curve; extending without break or irregularity

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transsexual

  • noun a person who has undergone a sex change operation
    transexual.
  • noun a person whose sexual identification is entirely with the opposite sex
    transexual.

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basal

  • adjective especially of leaves; located at the base of a plant or stem; especially arising directly from the root or rootstock or a root-like stem
    radical.
    • basal placentation
    • radical leaves
  • adjective satellite serving as or forming a base
    base.
    • the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats

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enigma

  • noun something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
    mystery; secret; closed book.
    • how it got out is a mystery
    • it remains one of nature's secrets
  • noun a difficult problem
    riddle; conundrum; brain-teaser.

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simulate

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

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soothsayer

  • noun someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)
    forecaster; predictor; prognosticator.

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taxable

  • adjective (of goods or funds) subject to taxation
    nonexempt.
    • taxable income
    • nonexempt property

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constituent

  • noun an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system
    component; element.
    • spare components for cars
    • a component or constituent element of a system
  • noun a member of a constituency; a citizen who is represented in a government by officials for whom he or she votes
    • needs continued support by constituents to be re-elected

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believe

  • verb accept as true; take to be true
    • I believed his report
    • We didn't believe his stories from the War
    • She believes in spirits
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    conceive; think; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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nonpartisan

  • noun a person who is nonpartisan
    nonpartizan.
  • adjective free from party affiliation or bias
    nonpartizan.

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remember

  • verb recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
    retrieve; recall; recollect; call back; think; call up.
    • I can't remember saying any such thing
    • I can't think what her last name was
    • can you remember her phone number?
    • Do you remember that he once loved you?
    • call up memories
  • verb keep in mind for attention or consideration
    think of.
    • Remember the Alamo
    • Remember to call your mother every day!
    • Think of the starving children in India!

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stochastic_process

  • noun a statistical process involving a number of random variables depending on a variable parameter (which is usually time)

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precursory

  • adjective satellite warning of future misfortune
    premonitory.

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kind

  • noun a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    sort; form; variety.
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?
  • adjective having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior
    • kind to sick patients
    • a kind master
    • kind words showing understanding and sympathy
    • thanked her for her kind letter

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supposed

  • adjective satellite required or under orders
    • I'm supposed to be there at ten
    • he was supposed to go to the store
  • verb express a supposition
    say; suppose.
    • Let us say that he did not tell the truth
    • Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?

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clairvoyance

  • noun apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses
    second sight; ESP; extrasensory perception; E.S.P..

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planetesimal_hypothesis

  • noun (cosmology) the theory that the solar system was formed by the gravitational accumulation of planetesimals

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double

  • noun a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
    two-base hit; two-baser; two-bagger.
    • he hit a double to deep centerfield
  • noun a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
    stunt man; stunt woman.
    • his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable

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anticipate

  • verb regard something as probable or likely
    expect.
    • The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow
  • verb act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
    forestall; counter; foresee.

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gentile

  • noun a person who does not acknowledge your god
    heathen; infidel; pagan.
  • noun a person who is not a member of one's own religion; used in this sense by Mormons and Hindus

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politics

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

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prevenient

  • adjective satellite in anticipation
    anticipatory.

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individual

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

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death_knell

  • noun an omen of death or destruction
  • noun a bell rung to announce a death
    death bell.

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idealogue

  • noun someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)
    theorist; theoretician; theoriser; theorizer.

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string_theory

  • noun (particle physics) a theory that postulates that subatomic particles are one-dimensional strings

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posit

  • noun (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
    postulate.
  • verb put (something somewhere) firmly
    fix; situate; deposit.
    • She posited her hand on his shoulder
    • deposit the suitcase on the bench
    • fix your eyes on this spot

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dyslectic

  • noun a person who has dyslexia
  • adjective satellite having impaired ability to comprehend written words usually associated with a neurologic disorder
    dyslexic.

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feeling

  • noun the experiencing of affective and emotional states
    • she had a feeling of euphoria
    • he had terrible feelings of guilt
    • I disliked him and the feeling was mutual
  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    impression; belief; opinion; notion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying

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bet

  • noun the money risked on a gamble
    wager; stake; stakes.
  • noun the act of gambling
    wager.
    • he did it on a bet

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cassandra

  • noun (Greek mythology) a prophetess in Troy during the Trojan War whose predictions were true but were never believed

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and

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

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imaginative

  • adjective satellite (used of persons or artifacts) marked by independence and creativity in thought or action
    inventive.
    • an imaginative use of material
    • the invention of the knitting frame by another ingenious English clergyman"- Lewis Mumford
    • an ingenious device
    • had an inventive turn of mind
    • inventive ceramics

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conjectural

  • adjective satellite based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
    supposititious; suppositious; suppositional; supposed; hypothetical; hypothetic; divinatory.
    • theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural
    • the supposed reason for his absence
    • suppositious reconstructions of dead languages
    • hypothetical situation

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seer

  • noun a person with unusual powers of foresight
    visionary; illusionist.
  • noun an observer who perceives visually
    • an incurable seer of movies

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generality

  • noun an idea or conclusion having general application
    generalisation; generalization.
    • he spoke in broad generalities
  • noun the quality of being general or widespread or having general applicability

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abstinent

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

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confess

  • verb confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure
    fink; squeal.
  • verb admit (to a wrongdoing)
    profess; concede.
    • She confessed that she had taken the money

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mind

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

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chirology

  • noun telling fortunes by lines on the palm of the hand
    palmistry; chiromancy; palm reading.

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generalization

  • noun reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
    generalisation; induction; inductive reasoning.
  • noun an idea or conclusion having general application
    generalisation; generality.
    • he spoke in broad generalities

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left-handed

  • adjective using or intended for the left hand
    • left-handed golfers need left-handed clubs
    • left-handed scissors
  • adjective satellite (of marriages) illicit or informal
    • in Colonial America left-handed marriages between Frenchmen and Indians were frequent

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medical

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

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say

  • noun the chance to speak
    • let him have his say
  • verb express in words
    state; tell.
    • He said that he wanted to marry her
    • tell me what is bothering you
    • state your opinion
    • state your name

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prophetic

  • adjective foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention
    prophetical.
    • prophetic writings
    • prophetic powers
    • words that proved prophetic

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alike

  • adjective having the same or similar characteristics
    similar; like.
    • all politicians are alike
    • they looked utterly alike
    • friends are generally alike in background and taste
  • adverb equally
    likewise.
    • parents and teachers alike demanded reforms

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blond

  • noun a person with fair skin and hair
    blonde.
  • noun a light grayish yellow to near white
    blonde.

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take

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

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tossup

  • noun an unpredictable phenomenon
    even chance; toss-up.
    • it's a toss-up whether he will win or lose

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speculativeness

  • noun financial risk
    • he rejected stocks that didn't pay dividends because of their speculativeness
  • noun the quality of being a conclusion or opinion based on supposition and conjecture rather than on fact or investigation
    • her work is highly contentious because of its speculativeness and lack of supporting evidence

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christian

  • noun a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of Christianity
    • Christian rites

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oracular

  • adjective of or relating to an oracle
    • able by oracular means to expose a witch
  • adjective satellite obscurely prophetic
    Delphic.
    • Delphic pronouncements
    • an oracular message

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way-out

  • adjective satellite informal terms; strikingly unconventional
    offbeat; quirky; kinky; far-out.

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self

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

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gravity

  • noun (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface
    gravitation; gravitational force; gravitational attraction.
    • the more remote the body the less the gravity
    • the gravitation between two bodies is proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
    • gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love"--Albert Einstein
  • noun a manner that is serious and solemn
    sobriety; graveness; soberness; sombreness; somberness.

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heterosexual

  • noun a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
    straight; straight person; heterosexual person.
  • adjective sexually attracted to members of the opposite sex

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ideal

  • noun the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain
  • noun model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
    nonesuch; nonsuch; paragon; apotheosis; saint; nonpareil.

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build

  • noun constitution of the human body
    body-build; physique; habitus.
  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; figure; flesh; soma; frame; physique; material body; anatomy; shape; chassis; human body; physical body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

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extravert

  • noun (psychology) a person concerned more with practical realities than with inner thoughts and feelings
    extrovert.
  • adjective satellite being concerned with the social and physical environment
    extroverted; extravertive; extrovertive; extraverted; extrovert.

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subject

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

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soothsaying

  • noun the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
    fortune telling; divination; foretelling.

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palmistry

  • noun telling fortunes by lines on the palm of the hand
    chiromancy; palm reading; chirology.

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micheas

  • noun a minor Hebrew prophet (8th century BC)
    Micah.
  • noun an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Micah foretelling the destruction of Jerusalem
    Micah; Book of Micah.

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revelation

  • noun the speech act of making something evident
    revealing; disclosure.
  • noun an enlightening or astonishing disclosure

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capitalization

  • noun writing in capital letters
    capitalisation.
  • noun an estimation of the value of a business
    capitalisation.

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atomic_theory

  • noun a theory of the structure of the atom
  • noun (chemistry) any theory in which all matter is composed of tiny discrete finite indivisible indestructible particles
    atomism; atomist theory; atomistic theory.
    • the ancient Greek philosophers Democritus and Epicurus held atomic theories of the universe

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reckon

  • verb expect, believe, or suppose
    guess; suppose; imagine; opine; think.
    • I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel
    • I thought to find her in a bad state
    • he didn't think to find her in the kitchen
    • I guess she is angry at me for standing her up
  • verb judge to be probable
    calculate; figure; forecast; estimate; count on.

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discerning

  • adjective having or revealing keen insight and good judgment
    • a discerning critic
    • a discerning reader
  • verb detect with the senses
    recognize; spot; make out; tell apart; recognise; distinguish; pick out; discern.
    • The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards
    • I can't make out the faces in this photograph

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visionary

  • noun a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible
  • noun a person with unusual powers of foresight
    illusionist; seer.

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unexpendable

  • adjective not suitable to be expended

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retrieve

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

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latin

  • noun any dialect of the language of ancient Rome
  • noun an inhabitant of ancient Latium

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plan

  • noun a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
    program; programme.
    • they drew up a six-step plan
    • they discussed plans for a new bond issue
  • noun an arrangement scheme
    design.
    • the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult
    • it was an excellent design for living
    • a plan for seating guests

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significant

  • adjective important in effect or meaning
    important.
    • a significant change in tax laws
    • a significant change in the Constitution
    • a significant contribution
    • significant details
    • statistically significant
  • adjective satellite fairly large
    substantial.
    • won by a substantial margin

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self-confessed

  • adjective satellite owned up to
    • his admitted doubts
    • the conceded error
    • a confessed murderer
    • a self-confessed plagiarist

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evaluator

  • noun an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
    judge.

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intrinsic

  • adjective belonging to a thing by its very nature
    intrinsical.
    • form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing"- John Dewey
  • adjective satellite situated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts
    • intrinsic muscles

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overestimation

  • noun an appraisal that is too high
    overestimate; overappraisal; overvaluation.
  • noun a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high
    overestimate; overrating; overreckoning.

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sibyl

  • noun a woman who tells fortunes
  • noun (ancient Rome) a woman who was regarded as an oracle or prophet

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parti_pris

  • noun an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence
    preconceived notion; prepossession; preconceived opinion; preconception; preconceived idea.
    • he did not even try to confirm his preconceptions

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jesus_christ

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    Christ; the Nazarene; Jesus of Nazareth; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Saviour; Redeemer; Savior; Deliverer.

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average

  • noun a statistic describing the location of a distribution
    norm.
    • it set the norm for American homes
  • noun (sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities

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closed_book

  • noun something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
    mystery; secret; enigma.
    • how it got out is a mystery
    • it remains one of nature's secrets

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neutral

  • noun one who does not side with any party in a war or dispute
  • adjective satellite having no personal preference
    impersonal.
    • impersonal criticism
    • a neutral observer

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countable

  • adjective satellite that can be counted
    denumerable; enumerable; numerable.
    • countable sins
    • numerable assets

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judgmental

  • adjective depending on judgment
    • a judgmental error
    • I think that she is too judgmental to be a good therapist

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sunset

  • noun the time in the evening at which the sun begins to fall below the horizon
    sundown.
  • noun atmospheric phenomena accompanying the daily disappearance of the sun

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principle

  • noun a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct
    rule.
    • their principles of composition characterized all their works
  • noun a rule or standard especially of good behavior
    • a man of principle
    • he will not violate his principles

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pattern

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

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understandable

  • adjective satellite capable of being apprehended or understood
    graspable; perceivable; intelligible; apprehensible.

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anti-american

  • noun a person who is opposed to the United States and its policies
  • adjective opposed to the United States and its policies

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whimsey

  • noun an odd or fanciful or capricious idea
    whim; notion; whimsy.
    • the theatrical notion of disguise is associated with disaster in his stories
    • he had a whimsy about flying to the moon
    • whimsy can be humorous to someone with time to enjoy it
  • noun the trait of acting unpredictably and more from whim or caprice than from reason or judgment
    arbitrariness; whimsy; whimsicality; capriciousness; flightiness.
    • I despair at the flightiness and whimsicality of my memory

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notion

  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    impression; feeling; belief; opinion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying
  • noun a general inclusive concept

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homophile

  • noun someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex
    homo; homosexual; gay.
  • adjective satellite homosexual or arousing homosexual desires
    gay; queer.

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overrate

  • verb make too high an estimate of
    overestimate.
    • He overestimated his own powers

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impression

  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    feeling; belief; opinion; notion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying
  • noun an outward appearance
    effect.
    • he made a good impression
    • I wanted to create an impression of success
    • she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting

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set

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

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e.s.p.

  • noun apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses
    second sight; ESP; extrasensory perception; clairvoyance.

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idealisation

  • noun (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that splits something you are ambivalent about into two representations--one good and one bad
    idealization.
  • noun something that exists only as an idea
    idealization.

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theory_of_dissociation

  • noun (chemistry) theory that describes aqueous solutions in terms of acids (which dissociate to give hydrogen ions) and bases (which dissociate to give hydroxyl ions); the product of an acid and a base is a salt and water
    theory of electrolytic dissociation; Arrhenius theory of dissociation.

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supposition

  • noun a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    guess; conjecture; surmisal; hypothesis; speculation; surmise.
  • noun a hypothesis that is taken for granted
    supposal; assumption.
    • any society is built upon certain assumptions

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forbidding

  • noun an official prohibition or edict against something
    ban; forbiddance; banning.
  • verb command against
    prohibit; forbid; proscribe; disallow; veto; nix; interdict.
    • I forbid you to call me late at night
    • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
    • Dad nixed our plans

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m-theory

  • noun (particle physics) a theory that involves an eleven-dimensional universe in which the weak and strong forces and gravity are unified and to which all the string theories belong

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diametric

  • adjective related to or along a diameter
    diametrical; diametral.
    • the diametral plane
  • adjective satellite characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed
    polar; diametrical; opposite.
    • in diametric contradiction to his claims
    • diametrical (or opposite) points of view
    • opposite meanings
    • extreme and indefensible polar positions

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gauge

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    gage.
  • noun accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared
    standard of measurement.

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calculable

  • adjective capable of being calculated or estimated
    • a calculable risk
    • calculable odds

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book_of_revelation

  • noun the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the Apostle
    Revelation; Revelation of Saint John the Divine; Apocalypse.

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anticipant

  • noun one who anticipates
    anticipator.
  • adjective satellite marked by eager anticipation
    expectant; anticipative.
    • an expectant hush

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jonah

  • noun (Old Testament) Jonah did not wish to become a prophet so God caused a great storm to throw him overboard from a ship; he was saved by being swallowed by a whale that vomited him out onto dry land
  • noun a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him
    jinx.

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oneiromancer

  • noun someone who divines through the interpretation of dreams

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hypothecate

  • verb pledge without delivery or title of possession
  • verb to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
    conjecture; theorize; hypothesize; theorise; hypothesise; suppose; speculate.
    • Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps

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second-sighted

  • adjective satellite foreseeing the future
    clairvoyant; precognitive.

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comprehendible

  • adjective capable of being comprehended or understood
    comprehensible.
    • an idea comprehensible to the average mind

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holistic

  • adjective emphasizing the organic or functional relation between parts and the whole

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based

  • adjective satellite having a base
    • firmly based ice
  • verb use as a basis for; found on
    found; base; establish; ground.
    • base a claim on some observation

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organicism

  • noun theory that the total organization of an organism rather than the functioning of individual organs is the determinant of life processes

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hoary

  • adjective satellite showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair
    gray-headed; gray; grey-haired; grey-headed; grizzly; grey; white-haired; hoar; gray-haired.
    • whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge
    • nodded his hoary head
  • adjective satellite ancient
    rusty.
    • hoary jokes

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prognosticator

  • noun someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)
    forecaster; soothsayer; predictor.

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habakkuk

  • noun a Hebrew minor prophet
  • noun an Old Testament book telling Habakkuk's prophecies
    Book of Habakkuk; Habacuc.

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simulation

  • noun the act of imitating the behavior of some situation or some process by means of something suitably analogous (especially for the purpose of study or personnel training)
  • noun (computer science) the technique of representing the real world by a computer program
    computer simulation.
    • a simulation should imitate the internal processes and not merely the results of the thing being simulated

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theory_of_relativity

  • noun (physics) the theory that space and time are relative concepts rather than absolute concepts
    Einstein's theory of relativity; relativity; relativity theory.

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universal

  • noun (linguistics) a grammatical rule (or other linguistic feature) that is found in all languages
    linguistic universal.
  • noun (logic) a proposition that asserts something of all members of a class
    universal proposition.

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theme

  • noun the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    topic; subject.
    • he didn't want to discuss that subject
    • it was a very sensitive topic
    • his letters were always on the theme of love
  • noun a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work
    motif.
    • it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme

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foreknowledge

  • noun knowledge of an event before it occurs
    precognition.

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formulation

  • noun a substance prepared according to a formula
    preparation.
    • the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine
  • noun inventing or contriving an idea or explanation and formulating it mentally
    conceptualisation; conceptualization.

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second-guess

  • verb attempt to anticipate or predict
    outguess.
  • verb evaluate or criticize with hindsight

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malcontent

  • noun a person who is discontented or disgusted
  • adjective satellite discontented as toward authority
    ill-affected; disaffected; rebellious.

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supposal

  • noun a hypothesis that is taken for granted
    assumption; supposition.
    • any society is built upon certain assumptions
  • noun the cognitive process of supposing
    supposition.

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kinetic_theory

  • noun (physics) a theory that gases consist of small particles in random motion
    kinetic theory of gases.

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beat

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

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outguess

  • verb attempt to anticipate or predict
    second-guess.

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reckoning

  • noun problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
    calculation; figuring; computation.
  • noun a bill for an amount due
    tally.

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generalise

  • verb speak or write in generalities
    generalize.
  • verb draw from specific cases for more general cases
    extrapolate; generalize; infer.

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prognosticative

  • adjective satellite of or relating to prediction; having value for making predictions
    predictive; prognostic.

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import

  • noun commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country
    importation.
  • noun an imported person brought from a foreign country
    importee.
    • the lead role was played by an import from Sweden
    • they are descendants of indentured importees

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reconstruct

  • verb reassemble mentally
    construct; retrace.
    • reconstruct the events of 20 years ago
  • verb build again
    rebuild.
    • The house was rebuild after it was hit by a bomb

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weather_forecast

  • noun a forecast of the weather
    weather outlook.

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overappraisal

  • noun an appraisal that is too high
    overestimate; overestimation; overvaluation.

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reveal

  • verb make visible
    bring out; uncover; unveil.
    • Summer brings out bright clothes
    • He brings out the best in her
  • verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    disclose; unwrap; bring out; expose; let on; discover; divulge; break; let out; give away.
    • The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
    • The actress won't reveal how old she is
    • bring out the truth
    • he broke the news to her
    • unwrap the evidence in the murder case

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evolution

  • noun a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)
    development.
    • the development of his ideas took many years
    • the evolution of Greek civilization
    • the slow development of her skill as a writer
  • noun (biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms
    phylogenesis; phylogeny; organic evolution.

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reading

  • noun the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message
    • his main reading was detective stories
    • suggestions for further reading
  • noun a particular interpretation or performance
    • on that reading it was an insult
    • he was famous for his reading of Mozart

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intuitive

  • adjective satellite spontaneously derived from or prompted by a natural tendency
    • an intuitive revulsion
  • adjective satellite obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation
    visceral; nonrational.

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married

  • noun a person who is married
    • we invited several young marrieds
  • verb take in marriage
    get hitched with; wed; marry; conjoin; get married; espouse; hook up with.

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chiromantic

  • adjective of or relating to palmistry

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egoism

  • noun (ethics) the theory that the pursuit of your own welfare in the basis of morality
  • noun concern for your own interests and welfare
    self-centeredness; self-interest; egocentrism; self-concern.

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bad

  • noun that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
    badness.
    • take the bad with the good
  • adjective having undesirable or negative qualities
    • a bad report card
    • his sloppy appearance made a bad impression
    • a bad little boy
    • clothes in bad shape
    • a bad cut
    • bad luck
    • the news was very bad
    • the reviews were bad
    • the pay is bad
    • it was a bad light for reading
    • the movie was a bad choice

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political_sympathies

  • noun the opinion you hold with respect to political questions
    politics.

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uncertainty_principle

  • noun (quantum theory) the theory that it is impossible to measure both energy and time (or position and momentum) completely accurately at the same time
    indeterminacy principle.

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notional

  • adjective satellite not based on fact; unreal
    imaginary; fanciful.
    • the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt
    • a small child's imaginary friends
    • to create a notional world for oneself
  • adjective satellite not based on fact or investigation
    speculative.
    • a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs
    • speculative knowledge

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corpuscular_theory

  • noun (physics) the theory that light is transmitted as a stream of particles
    corpuscular theory of light.

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intrinsical

  • adjective belonging to a thing by its very nature
    intrinsic.
    • form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing"- John Dewey

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view

  • noun a way of regarding situations or topics etc.
    position; perspective.
    • consider what follows from the positivist view
  • noun the visual percept of a region
    prospect; vista; panorama; scene; aspect.
    • the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views

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composite

  • noun a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
    complex.
    • the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town
  • noun considered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers
    composite plant.

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guessing

  • noun an estimate based on little or no information
    guesswork; guess; dead reckoning; shot.
  • verb expect, believe, or suppose
    guess; reckon; suppose; imagine; opine; think.
    • I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel
    • I thought to find her in a bad state
    • he didn't think to find her in the kitchen
    • I guess she is angry at me for standing her up

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declarable

  • adjective satellite that must be declared
    • declarable income

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theory_of_electrolytic_dissociation

  • noun (chemistry) theory that describes aqueous solutions in terms of acids (which dissociate to give hydrogen ions) and bases (which dissociate to give hydroxyl ions); the product of an acid and a base is a salt and water
    theory of dissociation; Arrhenius theory of dissociation.

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gravitational_theory

  • noun (physics) the theory that any two particles of matter attract one another with a force directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
    theory of gravitation; Newton's theory of gravitation; theory of gravity.

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geomancy

  • noun divination by means of signs connected with the earth (as points taken at random or the arrangement of particles thrown down at random or from the configuration of a region and its relation to another)

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adumbration

  • noun the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand
    foreshadowing; prefiguration.
  • noun a sketchy or imperfect or faint representation

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plausible

  • adjective apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful
    • a plausible excuse
  • adjective satellite given to or characterized by presenting specious arguments
    • a plausible liar

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see

  • noun the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located
  • verb perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
    • You have to be a good observer to see all the details
    • Can you see the bird in that tree?
    • He is blind--he cannot see

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computer

  • noun a machine for performing calculations automatically
    data processor; computing machine; information processing system; computing device; electronic computer.
  • noun an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
    calculator; estimator; figurer; reckoner.

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malachi

  • noun a Hebrew minor prophet of the 5th century BC
    Malachias.
  • noun an Old Testament book containing the prophecies of Malachi
    Book of Malachi; Malachias.

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close

  • noun the temporal end; the concluding time
    finish; last; finis; finale; stopping point; conclusion.
    • the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
    • the market was up at the finish
    • they were playing better at the close of the season
  • noun the last section of a communication
    closing; ending; end; conclusion.
    • in conclusion I want to say...

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theoretic

  • adjective concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations
    theoretical.
    • theoretical science

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prophetical

  • adjective foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention
    prophetic.
    • prophetic writings
    • prophetic powers
    • words that proved prophetic

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best

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

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portent

  • noun a sign of something about to happen
    omen; prognostic; prodigy; prognostication; presage.
    • he looked for an omen before going into battle

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closer

  • noun a person who closes something
    • whoever is the closer has to turn out the lights and lock up
  • noun (baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game
    finisher.

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obadiah

  • noun a Hebrew minor prophet
    Abdias.
  • noun an Old Testament book telling Obadiah's prophecies; the shortest book in the Christian Bible
    Abdias; Book of Obadiah.

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gravitation

  • noun (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface
    gravitational force; gravity; gravitational attraction.
    • the more remote the body the less the gravity
    • the gravitation between two bodies is proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
    • gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love"--Albert Einstein
  • noun movement downward resulting from gravitational attraction
    • irrigation by gravitation rather than by pumps

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probable

  • noun an applicant likely to be chosen
  • adjective likely but not certain to be or become true or real
    likely.
    • a likely result
    • he foresaw a probable loss

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expert

  • noun a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
  • adjective satellite having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
    good; practiced; skillful; proficient; adept; skilful.
    • adept in handicrafts
    • an adept juggler
    • an expert job
    • a good mechanic
    • a practiced marksman
    • a proficient engineer
    • a lesser-known but no less skillful composer
    • the effect was achieved by skillful retouching

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alarming

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

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literate

  • noun a person who can read and write
    literate person.
  • adjective able to read and write

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ideate

  • verb form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
    conceive of; envisage; imagine.
    • Can you conceive of him as the president?

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forecast

  • noun a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop
    prognosis.
  • verb predict in advance
    calculate.

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atomistic

  • adjective divided into separate and often disparate elements
    atomistical.

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state

  • noun the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    province.
    • his state is in the deep south
  • noun the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • the current state of knowledge
    • his state of health
    • in a weak financial state

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supernatural

  • noun supernatural forces and events and beings collectively
    occult.
    • She doesn't believe in the supernatural
  • adjective not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material
    • supernatural forces and occurrences and beings

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welcomer

  • noun a person who greets
    greeter; saluter.
    • the newcomers were met by smiling greeters
  • adjective giving pleasure or satisfaction or received with pleasure or freely granted
    welcome.
    • a welcome relief
    • a welcome guest
    • made the children feel welcome
    • you are welcome to join us

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closed

  • adjective not open or affording passage or access
    • the many closed streets made travel difficult
    • our neighbors peeped from behind closed curtains
  • verb move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
    close; shut.
    • Close the door
    • shut the window

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historicism

  • noun a theory that social and cultural events are determined by history

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conceptual

  • adjective satellite being or characterized by concepts or their formation
    • conceptual discussions
    • the schizophrenic loses ability to abstract or do conceptual thinking
    • sex is a notional category, gender is a grammatical category

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chemic

  • adjective relating to or used in chemistry
    chemical.
    • chemical engineer
    • chemical balance

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isaiah

  • noun (Old Testament) the first of the major Hebrew prophets (8th century BC)
  • noun an Old Testament book consisting of Isaiah's prophecies
    Book of Isaiah.

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presage

  • noun a foreboding about what is about to happen
  • noun a sign of something about to happen
    omen; prognostic; prodigy; prognostication; portent.
    • he looked for an omen before going into battle

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economic_theory

  • noun (economics) a theory of commercial activities (such as the production and consumption of goods)

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arrhenius_theory_of_dissociation

  • noun (chemistry) theory that describes aqueous solutions in terms of acids (which dissociate to give hydrogen ions) and bases (which dissociate to give hydroxyl ions); the product of an acid and a base is a salt and water
    theory of dissociation; theory of electrolytic dissociation.

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retentive

  • adjective good at remembering
    tenacious; recollective; long.
    • a retentive mind
    • tenacious memory
  • adjective having the capacity to retain something

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premiss

  • noun a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
    assumption; premise.
    • on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play
  • verb take something as preexisting and given
    premise.

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cryptical

  • adjective satellite of an obscure nature
    cryptic; deep; mystifying; inscrutable; mysterious.
    • the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms
    • a deep dark secret
    • the inscrutable workings of Providence
    • in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"- Rachel Carson
    • rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands
  • adjective satellite having a secret or hidden meaning
    cryptic; sibylline; cabalistic; qabalistic; kabbalistic.
    • cabalistic symbols engraved in stone
    • cryptic writings
    • thoroughly sibylline in most of his pronouncements"- John Gunther

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loose

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

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venture

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

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presumption

  • noun an assumption that is taken for granted
    given; precondition.
  • noun (law) an inference of the truth of a fact from other facts proved or admitted or judicially noticed

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theory_of_preformation

  • noun a theory (popular in the 18th century and now discredited) that an individual develops by simple enlargement of a tiny fully formed organism (a homunculus) that exists in the germ cell
    preformation.

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overrating

  • noun a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high
    overestimate; overestimation; overreckoning.
  • verb make too high an estimate of
    overestimate; overrate.
    • He overestimated his own powers

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deliver

  • verb deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)
    present.
    • The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students
  • verb bring to a destination, make a delivery
    • our local super market delivers

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foreshadow

  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; betoken; portend; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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percipient

  • noun a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
    perceiver; observer; beholder.
  • adjective satellite characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving
    clear.
    • clear mind
    • a percipient author

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hypothesis

  • noun a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations
  • noun a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
    theory; possibility.
    • a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory
    • he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices

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premise

  • noun a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
    premiss; assumption.
    • on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play
  • verb set forth beforehand, often as an explanation
    • He premised these remarks so that his readers might understand

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african

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Africa
  • adjective of or relating to the nations of Africa or their peoples
    • African languages

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baleful

  • adjective satellite deadly or sinister
    baneful.
    • the Florida eagles have a fierce baleful look
  • adjective satellite threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    minatory; minacious; sinister; threatening; forbidding; ominous; menacing.
    • a baleful look
    • forbidding thunderclouds
    • his tone became menacing
    • ominous rumblings of discontent
    • sinister storm clouds
    • a sinister smile
    • his threatening behavior
    • ugly black clouds
    • the situation became ugly

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zoroaster

  • noun Persian prophet who founded Zoroastrianism (circa 628-551 BC)
    Zarathustra.

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conceive_of

  • verb form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
    envisage; ideate; imagine.
    • Can you conceive of him as the president?

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come

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

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divine_revelation

  • noun communication of knowledge to man by a divine or supernatural agency
    revelation.

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cryptic

  • adjective satellite of an obscure nature
    cryptical; deep; mystifying; inscrutable; mysterious.
    • the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms
    • a deep dark secret
    • the inscrutable workings of Providence
    • in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"- Rachel Carson
    • rituals totally mystifying to visitors from other lands
  • adjective satellite having a secret or hidden meaning
    cryptical; sibylline; cabalistic; qabalistic; kabbalistic.
    • cabalistic symbols engraved in stone
    • cryptic writings
    • thoroughly sibylline in most of his pronouncements"- John Gunther

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palmister

  • noun fortuneteller who predicts your future by the lines on your palms
    palmist; chiromancer.

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ill

  • noun an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
    complaint; ailment.
  • adjective affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
    sick.
    • ill from the monotony of his suffering

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estimable

  • adjective deserving of respect or high regard
  • adjective satellite deserving of esteem and respect
    honorable; good; respectable.
    • all respectable companies give guarantees
    • ruined the family's good name

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equal

  • noun a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
    peer; compeer; match.
  • verb be identical or equivalent to
    be.
    • One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!

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quantization

  • noun the act of dividing into quanta or expressing in terms of quantum theory
    quantisation.

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approximative

  • adjective satellite not quite exact or correct
    rough; approximate.
    • the approximate time was 10 o'clock
    • a rough guess
    • a ballpark estimate

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game

  • noun a contest with rules to determine a winner
    • you need four people to play this game
  • noun a single play of a sport or other contest
    • the game lasted two hours

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