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fawn

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

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sentry_duty

  • noun the duty of serving as a sentry
    guard; sentry go; guard duty.
    • he was on guard that night

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needful

  • adjective satellite necessary for relief or supply
    needed; required; requisite.
    • provided them with all things needful

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unregenerate

  • adjective tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
    stubborn; obstinate.
  • adjective not reformed morally or spiritually
    unregenerated.
    • unregenerate human nature
    • unregenerate conservatism

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wormy

  • adjective satellite infested with or damaged (as if eaten) by worms
    vermiculate; worm-eaten.
  • adjective satellite totally submissive
    wormlike; grovelling; cringing; groveling.

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desirable

  • adjective worth having or seeking or achieving
    • a desirable job
    • computer with many desirable features
    • a desirable outcome
  • adjective satellite worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse
    suitable; worthy.
    • the parents found the girl suitable for their son

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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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mild

  • adjective moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme
    • a mild winter storm
    • a mild fever
    • fortunately the pain was mild
    • a mild rebuke
    • mild criticism
  • adjective satellite humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness
    modest; meek.
    • meek and self-effacing

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imploring

  • adjective begging
    beseeching; pleading.
  • verb call upon in supplication; entreat
    pray; implore; beg.
    • I beg you to stop!

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cooperative

  • noun a jointly owned commercial enterprise (usually organized by farmers or consumers) that produces and distributes goods and services and is run for the benefit of its owners
    co-op.
  • noun an association formed and operated for the benefit of those using it

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wormlike

  • adjective satellite totally submissive
    grovelling; cringing; groveling; wormy.

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go

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

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follow

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

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plodding

  • noun hard monotonous routine work
    donkeywork; drudgery; grind.
  • noun the act of walking with a slow heavy gait
    plod.
    • I could recognize his plod anywhere

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hatchet_man

  • noun a professional killer
    iceman.
  • noun one whose job it is to execute unpleasant tasks for a superior
    enforcer.

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conjure

  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; bring up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain
  • verb ask for or request earnestly
    beseech; bid; entreat; press; adjure.
    • The prophet bid all people to become good persons

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unassertive

  • adjective inclined to timidity or lack of self-confidence
    • a shy unassertive person

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juridic

  • adjective of or relating to the law or jurisprudence
    juridical.
    • juridical days
  • adjective relating to the administration of justice or the function of a judge
    judicial; juridical.
    • judicial system

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opprobrious

  • adjective satellite expressing offensive reproach
    abusive; scurrilous.
  • adjective satellite (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
    ignominious; shameful; inglorious; black; disgraceful.
    • Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel Carson
    • an ignominious retreat
    • inglorious defeat
    • an opprobrious monument to human greed
    • a shameful display of cowardice

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useable

  • adjective satellite fit or ready for use or service
    usable; operable; functional; operational.
    • the toaster was still functional even after being dropped
    • the lawnmower is a bit rusty but still usable
    • an operational aircraft
    • the dishwasher is now in working order
  • adjective satellite capable of being put to use
    usable.
    • usable byproducts

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white

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

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bludgeon

  • noun a club used as a weapon
  • verb overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club
    • The teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the math formulas

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to

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

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charge

  • noun an impetuous rush toward someone or something
    • the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary
    • the battle began with a cavalry charge
  • noun (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
    complaint.
    • he was arrested on a charge of larceny

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foster

  • verb promote the growth of
    further.
    • Foster our children's well-being and education
  • noun United States songwriter whose songs embody the sentiment of the South before the American Civil War (1826-1864)
    Stephen Collins Foster; Stephen Foster.

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obstinate

  • verb persist stubbornly
    • he obstinates himself against all rational arguments
  • adjective tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
    stubborn; unregenerate.

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behalf

  • noun as the agent of or on someone's part (usually expressed as "on behalf of" rather than "in behalf of");
    • the guardian signed the contract on behalf of the minor child
    • this letter is written on behalf of my client
  • noun for someone's benefit (usually expressed as `in behalf' rather than `on behalf' and usually with a possessive)
    • in your behalf
    • campaigning in his own behalf
    • spoke a good word in his friend's behalf

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imperative

  • noun a mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior
    imperative form; jussive mood; imperative mood.
  • noun some duty that is essential and urgent

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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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worth

  • noun an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value
    • 10 dollars worth of gasoline
  • noun the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful

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passivity

  • noun the trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative
    passiveness.
  • noun submission to others or to outside influences
    passiveness.

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dandy

  • noun a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
    gallant; clotheshorse; fop; beau; swell; dude; sheik; fashion plate.
  • noun a sailing vessel with two masts; a small mizzen is aft of the rudderpost
    yawl.

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protective

  • adjective intended or adapted to afford protection of some kind
    • a protective covering
    • the use of protective masks and equipment
    • protective coatings
    • kept the drunken sailor in protective custody
    • animals with protective coloring
    • protective tariffs
  • adjective satellite showing care
    • a protective mother

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appointment

  • noun the act of putting a person into a non-elective position
    assignment; naming; designation.
    • the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee
  • noun a meeting arranged in advance
    date; engagement.
    • she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date

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tame

  • verb correct by punishment or discipline
    chasten; subdue.
  • verb make less strong or intense; soften
    moderate; tone down.
    • Tone down that aggressive letter
    • The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements

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keeping

  • noun conformity or harmony
    • his behavior was not in keeping with the occasion
  • noun the responsibility of a guardian or keeper
    safekeeping; guardianship.
    • he left his car in my keeping

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choice

  • noun the person or thing chosen or selected
    selection; pick.
    • he was my pick for mayor
  • noun the act of choosing or selecting
    pick; selection; option.
    • your choice of colors was unfortunate
    • you can take your pick

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disobedient

  • adjective not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority
    • disobedient children
  • adjective satellite unwilling to submit to authority
    unruly.
    • unruly teenagers

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worst

  • noun the least favorable outcome
    • the worst that could happen
  • noun the greatest damage or wickedness of which one is capable
    • the invaders did their worst
    • so pure of heart that his worst is another man's best

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govern

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

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manipulability

  • noun the quality of being controllable by skilled movements of the hands

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subservient

  • adjective satellite compliant and obedient to authority
    • editors and journalists who express opinions in print that are opposed to the interests of the rich are dismissed and replaced by subservient ones"-G. B. Shaw
  • adjective satellite serving or acting as a means or aid
    instrumental; implemental.
    • instrumental in solving the crime

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manageable

  • adjective capable of being managed or controlled
  • adjective satellite capable of existing or taking place or proving true; possible to do
    accomplishable; doable; achievable; realizable.

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exact

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

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pious

  • adjective having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity
    • pious readings

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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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well-behaved

  • adjective satellite (usually of children) someone who behaves in a manner that the speaker believes is correct
    well behaved.
    • a well-behaved child

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respectful

  • adjective full of or exhibiting respect
    • respectful behavior
    • a respectful glance
  • adjective satellite feeling or manifesting veneration
    venerating; reverential.

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elevate

  • verb give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    advance; upgrade; kick upstairs; promote; raise.
    • John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired
    • Women tend not to advance in the major law firms
    • I got promoted after many years of hard work
  • verb raise from a lower to a higher position
    get up; lift; bring up; raise.
    • Raise your hands
    • Lift a load

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marry

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

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windup

  • noun a concluding action
    completion; culmination; closing; mop up.
  • adjective satellite operated by a mechanism
    • windup toys

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thoughtful

  • adjective satellite having intellectual depth
    • a deeply thoughtful essay
  • adjective exhibiting or characterized by careful thought
    • a thoughtful paper

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feudatory

  • noun a person holding a fief; a person who owes allegiance and service to a feudal lord
    vassal; liegeman; liege; liege subject.
  • adjective of or pertaining to the relation of a feudal vassal to his lord
    • a feudatory relationship

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world-class

  • adjective satellite ranking above all others
    foremost; first.
    • was first in her class
    • the foremost figure among marine artists
    • the top graduate

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delegate

  • noun a person appointed or elected to represent others
  • verb transfer power to someone
    depute.

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guiding

  • adjective satellite exerting control or influence
    • a guiding principle
  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; channelize; manoeuver; steer.

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judicial

  • adjective satellite decreed by or proceeding from a court of justice
    • a judicial decision
  • adjective belonging or appropriate to the office of a judge
    • judicial robes

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enforce

  • verb ensure observance of laws and rules;
    apply; implement.
    • Apply the rules to everyone
  • verb compel to behave in a certain way
    impose.
    • Social relations impose courtesy

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oughtness

The state of being as a thing ought to be; rightness. R. N. W. Taylor.

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force

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

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supervisory

  • adjective of or limited to or involving supervision
    • in a supervisory capacity

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appointive

  • adjective relating to the act of appointing
    • appointive powers
  • adjective subject to appointment
    appointed.

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kick_downstairs

  • verb assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
    bump; break; demote; relegate.
    • She was demoted because she always speaks up
    • He was broken down to Sergeant

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direct

  • verb command with authority
    • He directed the children to do their homework
  • verb intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    aim; point; place; target.
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

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officiation

  • noun the act of umpiring
    umpirage; refereeing; officiating.
    • the officiating was excellent
  • noun the performance of a religious or ceremonial or public duty

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second

  • noun 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    sec; s.
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; minute.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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cost

  • noun the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
  • noun the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)
    price; monetary value.
    • the fluctuating monetary value of gold and silver
    • he puts a high price on his services
    • he couldn't calculate the cost of the collection

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imperativeness

  • noun the state of demanding notice or attention
    press; pressure; insistency; insistence.
    • the insistence of their hunger
    • the press of business matters
  • noun the quality of being insistent
    instancy.
    • he pressed his demand with considerable instancy

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defender

  • noun a person who cares for persons or property
    protector; shielder; guardian.
  • noun a fighter who holds out against attack
    withstander.

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consenting

  • adjective satellite having given consent
    • consenting adults
  • verb give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to
    consent; go for; accept.
    • I cannot accept your invitation
    • I go for this resolution

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beseeching

  • adjective begging
    imploring; pleading.
  • verb ask for or request earnestly
    beseech; bid; entreat; press; adjure; conjure.
    • The prophet bid all people to become good persons

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ruled

  • adjective satellite subject to a ruling authority
    • the ruled mass
  • verb exercise authority over; as of nations
    rule; govern.
    • Who is governing the country now?

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destitute

  • adjective satellite poor enough to need help from others
    poverty-stricken; needy; necessitous; impoverished; indigent.
  • adjective satellite completely wanting or lacking
    barren; devoid; innocent; free.
    • writing barren of insight
    • young recruits destitute of experience
    • innocent of literary merit
    • the sentence was devoid of meaning

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deputation

  • noun a group of representatives or delegates
    delegation; commission; delegacy; mission.
  • noun authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions
    delegation; delegating; relegating; relegation.

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substitute

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

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heroical

  • adjective satellite having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes
    heroic.
    • the heroic attack on the beaches of Normandy
    • heroic explorers

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top-grade

  • adjective satellite surpassing in quality
    high-grade; top-quality.
    • top-grade ore

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advantageous

  • adjective giving an advantage
    • a contract advantageous to our country
    • socially advantageous to entertain often
  • adjective satellite appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness

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refractory

  • noun lining consisting of material with a high melting point; used to line the inside walls of a furnace
    furnace lining.
  • adjective satellite not responding to treatment
    stubborn.
    • a stubborn infection
    • a refractory case of acne
    • stubborn rust stains

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interactional

  • adjective satellite capable of acting on or influencing each other
    interactive.

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sandbag

  • noun a bag filled with sand; used as a weapon or to build walls or as ballast
  • verb treat harshly or unfairly

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malleable

  • adjective satellite easily influenced
    ductile.
  • adjective satellite capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out
    ductile; pliable; tensile; pliant; tractile.
    • ductile copper
    • malleable metals such as gold
    • they soaked the leather to made it pliable
    • pliant molten glass
    • made of highly tensile steel alloy

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man

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

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officiant

  • noun a clergyman who officiates at a religious ceremony or service

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pleading

  • noun (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding
  • verb appeal or request earnestly
    plead.
    • I pleaded with him to stop

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unexcelled

  • adjective satellite not capable of being improved on
    unexceeded; unsurpassed.

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judicious

  • adjective satellite marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters
    wise; heady.
    • judicious use of one's money
    • a wise decision

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hero

  • noun a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength
    • RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain
  • noun the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem

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passiveness

  • noun submission to others or to outside influences
    passivity.
  • noun the trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative
    passivity.

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guardian

  • noun a person who cares for persons or property
    defender; protector; shielder.

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mothproof

  • verb protect from moths
    • mothproof woollen clothes during the summer
  • adjective satellite resistant to damage by moths
    moth-resistant.

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umpirage

  • noun mediation by an umpire
  • noun the act of umpiring
    officiation; refereeing; officiating.
    • the officiating was excellent

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favourable

  • adjective encouraging or approving or pleasing
    favorable.
    • a favorable reply
    • he received a favorable rating
    • listened with a favorable ear
    • made a favorable impression
  • adjective (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate
    favorable.
    • the days were fair and the winds were favorable

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suicide

  • noun the act of killing yourself
    self-destruction; self-annihilation.
    • it is a crime to commit suicide
  • noun a person who kills himself intentionally
    felo-de-se.

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poverty

  • noun the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
    poorness; impoverishment.

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fractious

  • adjective satellite stubbornly resistant to authority or control
    refractory; recalcitrant.
    • a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness
    • a refractory child
  • adjective satellite easily irritated or annoyed
    peckish; nettlesome; testy; tetchy; petulant; cranky; techy; irritable; scratchy; pettish; peevish.
    • an incorrigibly fractious young man
    • not the least nettlesome of his countrymen

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splice

  • noun a junction where two things (as paper or film or magnetic tape) have been joined together
    splicing.
    • the break was due to an imperfect splice
  • noun joint made by overlapping two ends and joining them together
    lap joint.

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active

  • noun chemical agent capable of activity
    active agent.
  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
    active voice.
    • `The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice

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line_of_duty

  • noun all that is normally required in some area of responsibility

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noncompliant

  • noun a person who refuses to comply
    balker; baulker.
  • adjective boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
    defiant.
    • brought up to be aggressive and defiant
    • a defiant attitude

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service_abroad

  • noun naval service aboard a ship at sea
    sea-duty; shipboard duty.

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record-breaking

  • adjective satellite surpassing any previously established record
    • a record-breaking high jump
    • record-breaking crowds

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great

  • noun a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field
    • he is one of the greats of American music
  • adjective satellite relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind
    • a great juicy steak
    • a great multitude
    • the great auk
    • a great old oak
    • a great ocean liner
    • a great delay

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pressure

  • noun the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit)
    pressure level; force per unit area.
    • the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure
  • noun a force that compels
    • the public brought pressure to bear on the government

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venerating

  • adjective satellite feeling or manifesting veneration
    reverential; respectful.
  • verb regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
    fear; venerate; revere; reverence.
    • Fear God as your father
    • We venerate genius

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compliance

  • noun acting according to certain accepted standards
    conformity; conformation; abidance.
    • their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices
  • noun a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
    deference; obligingness; complaisance; compliancy.

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groveling

  • adjective satellite totally submissive
    wormlike; grovelling; cringing; wormy.
  • verb show submission or fear
    fawn; crawl; grovel; cower; cringe; creep.

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bow

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

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fool

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

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compliancy

  • noun a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
    deference; obligingness; compliance; complaisance.

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shipboard_duty

  • noun naval service aboard a ship at sea
    service abroad; sea-duty.

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military

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

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implement

  • noun instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
  • verb apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design
    • implement a procedure

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tutelary

  • adjective satellite providing protective supervision; watching over or safeguarding
    tutelar; custodial.
    • daycare that is educational and not just custodial
    • a guardian angel
    • tutelary gods

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heedful

  • adjective taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention
    paying attention; thoughtful; attentive.
    • heedful of the warnings
    • so heedful a writer
    • heedful of what they were doing
  • adjective satellite cautiously attentive
    careful.
    • careful of her feelings
    • heedful of his father's advice

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tractableness

  • noun the trait of being easily persuaded
    tractability; flexibility.

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defer

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

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limp

  • noun the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
    hobble; hitch.
  • verb walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
    hobble; hitch; gimp.
    • The old woman hobbles down to the store every day

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manage

  • verb be successful; achieve a goal
    negociate; bring off; carry off; pull off.
    • She succeeded in persuading us all
    • I managed to carry the box upstairs
    • She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it
    • The pianist negociated the difficult runs
  • verb be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
    handle; deal; care.
    • I can deal with this crew of workers
    • This blender can't handle nuts
    • She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old

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summons

  • noun a request to be present
    bidding.
    • they came at his bidding
  • noun an order to appear in person at a given place and time

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thrust

  • noun the force used in pushing
    push.
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
    • the thrust of the jet engines
  • noun a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument
    knife thrust; stab.
    • one strong stab to the heart killed him

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flexibility

  • noun the property of being flexible; easily bent or shaped
    flexibleness.
  • noun the quality of being adaptable or variable
    flexibleness.
    • he enjoyed the flexibility of his working arrangement

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regiment

  • noun army unit smaller than a division
  • verb subject to rigid discipline, order, and systematization
    • regiment one's children

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moral

  • noun the significance of a story or event
    lesson.
    • the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor
  • adjective concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
    • moral sense
    • a moral scrutiny
    • a moral lesson
    • a moral quandary
    • moral convictions
    • a moral life

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apply

  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; use; utilize; utilise.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer
  • verb be pertinent or relevant or applicable
    hold; go for.
    • The same laws apply to you!
    • This theory holds for all irrational numbers
    • The same rules go for everyone

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depute

  • verb transfer power to someone
    delegate.
  • verb appoint as a substitute
    deputise; deputize.

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coercion

  • noun the act of compelling by force of authority
  • noun using force to cause something to occur
    compulsion.
    • though pressed into rugby under compulsion I began to enjoy the game
    • they didn't have to use coercion

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post

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

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executable

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

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academic_requirement

  • noun a requirement for admission to or completion of an academic program

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by

  • adverb so as to pass a given point
    past.
    • every hour a train goes past
  • adverb in reserve; not for immediate use
    away; aside.
    • started setting aside money to buy a car
    • put something by for her old age
    • has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day

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complaisant

  • adjective satellite showing a cheerful willingness to do favors for others
    obliging.
    • to close one's eyes like a complaisant husband whose wife has taken a lover
    • the obliging waiter was in no hurry for us to leave

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administrable

  • adjective satellite capable of being administered or managed

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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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conformable

  • adjective satellite quick to comply
    • I have been to you a true and humble wife, at all times to your will conformable"-Shakespeare
  • adjective satellite disposed or willing to comply
    amenable.
    • someone amenable to persuasion

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nonresistant

  • adjective satellite (often followed by `to') likely to be affected with
    nonimmune; unresistant; liable.
    • liable to diabetes
  • adjective satellite offering no resistance

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give_in

  • verb yield to another's wish or opinion
    defer; accede; submit; bow.
    • The government bowed to the military pressure
  • verb consent reluctantly
    knuckle under; succumb; yield; buckle under.

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acceptable

  • adjective worthy of acceptance or satisfactory
    • acceptable levels of radiation
    • performances varied from acceptable to excellent
  • adjective satellite judged to be in conformity with approved usage
    • acceptable English usage

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approving

  • noun the formal act of approving
    approval; blessing.
    • he gave the project his blessing
    • his decision merited the approval of any sensible person
  • verb give sanction to
    O.K.; okay; approve; sanction.
    • I approve of his educational policies

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fend_for

  • verb argue or speak in defense of
    defend; support.
    • She supported the motion to strike

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opposing

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

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stick

  • noun an implement consisting of a length of wood
    • he collected dry sticks for a campfire
    • the kid had a candied apple on a stick
  • noun a small thin branch of a tree

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redemptive

  • adjective of or relating to or resulting in redemption
    redemptional; redemptory.
    • a redemptive theory about life"- E.K.Brown
  • adjective satellite bringing about salvation or redemption from sin
    saving; redeeming.
    • saving faith
    • redemptive (or redeeming) love

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delegating

  • noun authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions
    delegation; relegating; relegation; deputation.
  • verb transfer power to someone
    depute; delegate.

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hold

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

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appointed

  • adjective subject to appointment
    appointive.
  • verb create and charge with a task or function
    appoint; nominate; constitute; name.
    • nominate a committee

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glad

  • noun any of numerous plants of the genus Gladiolus native chiefly to tropical and South Africa having sword-shaped leaves and one-sided spikes of brightly colored funnel-shaped flowers; widely cultivated
    gladiolus; sword lily; gladiola.
  • adjective showing or causing joy and pleasure; especially made happy
    • glad you are here
    • glad that they succeeded
    • gave a glad shout
    • a glad smile
    • heard the glad news
    • a glad occasion

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bang-up

  • adjective satellite very good
    groovy; dandy; corking; bully; not bad; swell; smashing; great; keen; slap-up; neat; cracking; nifty; peachy.
    • he did a bully job
    • a neat sports car
    • had a great time at the party
    • you look simply smashing

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involve

  • verb connect closely and often incriminatingly
    affect; regard.
    • This new ruling affects your business
  • verb engage as a participant
    • Don't involve me in your family affairs!

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berth

  • noun a job in an organization
    office; billet; spot; place; situation; position; post.
    • he occupied a post in the treasury
  • noun a place where a craft can be made fast
    moorage; slip; mooring.

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meek

  • adjective satellite humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness
    mild; modest.
    • meek and self-effacing
  • adjective satellite very docile
    tame.
    • tame obedience
    • meek as a mouse"- Langston Hughes

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challenge

  • noun a demanding or stimulating situation
    • they reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power
  • noun a call to engage in a contest or fight

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sentry

  • noun a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
    lookout; picket; watch; lookout man; scout; spotter; sentinel.

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adjuration

  • noun a solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something

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filial_duty

  • noun duty of a child to its parents

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unruly

  • adjective satellite noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
    rambunctious; rumbustious; robustious; boisterous.
    • a boisterous crowd
    • a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand
    • a robustious group of teenagers
    • beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the vulnerability of ordinary human beings
    • an unruly class
  • adjective satellite unwilling to submit to authority
    disobedient.
    • unruly teenagers

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have

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

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meet

  • noun a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held
    sports meeting.
  • verb come together
    see; come across; run into; run across; encounter.
    • I'll probably see you at the meeting
    • How nice to see you again!

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closing

  • noun the act of closing something
    shutting.
  • noun the last section of a communication
    close; ending; end; conclusion.
    • in conclusion I want to say...

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conformity

  • noun correspondence in form or appearance
    conformance.
  • noun acting according to certain accepted standards
    compliance; conformation; abidance.
    • their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices

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shielder

  • noun a person who cares for persons or property
    defender; protector; guardian.

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proof

  • noun any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something
    cogent evidence.
    • if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it
  • noun a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it

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claim

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

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take_orders

  • verb receive and be expected to follow directions or commands
    • I don't take orders from you!
  • verb be ordained; enter the Christian ministry
    • She took orders last month

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impose

  • verb compel to behave in a certain way
    enforce.
    • Social relations impose courtesy
  • verb impose something unpleasant
    bring down; visit; inflict.
    • The principal visited his rage on the students

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prompt

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

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want

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

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patron

  • noun a regular customer
    frequenter.
  • noun the proprietor of an inn

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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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assent

  • noun agreement with a statement or proposal to do something
    acquiescence.
    • he gave his assent eagerly
    • a murmur of acquiescence from the assembly
  • verb to agree or express agreement
    accede; acquiesce.
    • The Maestro assented to the request for an encore

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high

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

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coerce

  • verb to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"
    force; squeeze; hale; pressure.
    • He squeezed her for information

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dictation

  • noun an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
    bid; command; bidding.
  • noun speech intended for reproduction in writing

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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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handle

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

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indifferent

  • adjective satellite marked by a lack of interest; it is simply indifferent"
    apathetic.
    • an apathetic audience
    • the universe is neither hostile nor friendly
  • adjective satellite showing no care or concern in attitude or action
    • indifferent to the sufferings of others
    • indifferent to her plea

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condemn

  • verb express strong disapproval of
    excoriate; decry; reprobate; objurgate.
    • We condemn the racism in South Africa
    • These ideas were reprobated
  • verb declare or judge unfit for use or habitation
    • The building was condemned by the inspector

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provincial

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious order
    • the general of the Jesuits receives monthly reports from the provincials
  • noun a country person
    bucolic; peasant.

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martyr

  • noun one who suffers for the sake of principle
    sufferer.
  • noun one who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty for refusing to renounce their religion

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daring

  • noun a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy
    dare.
    • he could never refuse a dare
  • noun the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger
    hardiness; boldness; hardihood.
    • the proposal required great boldness
    • the plan required great hardiness of heart

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turn

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

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needy

  • noun needy people collectively
    • they try to help the needy
  • adjective satellite poor enough to need help from others
    poverty-stricken; necessitous; impoverished; destitute; indigent.

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protect

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

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breaking

  • noun the act of breaking something
    break; breakage.
    • the breakage was unavoidable
  • verb terminate
    interrupt; break.
    • She interrupted her pregnancy
    • break a lucky streak
    • break the cycle of poverty

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second-best

  • adjective satellite next to the best
    • his second-best bed
  • adverb in second place
    • he came off second-best

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stint

  • noun an unbroken period of time during which you do something
    stretch.
    • there were stretches of boredom
    • he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary
  • noun smallest American sandpiper
    Erolia minutilla; least sandpiper.

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motivating

  • noun the act of motivating; providing incentive
    motivation.
  • verb give an incentive for action
    motivate; prompt; propel; incite; move; actuate.
    • This moved me to sacrifice my career

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goody-goody

  • noun a person who behaves extremely well in order to please a superior
  • adjective satellite affectedly or smugly good or self-righteous

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hot

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

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abidance

  • noun acting according to certain accepted standards
    compliance; conformity; conformation.
    • their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices
  • noun the act of dwelling in a place
    residence; residency.

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insistent

  • adjective satellite repetitive and persistent
    repetitive.
    • the bluejay's insistent cry
  • adjective satellite demanding attention
    instant; clamant; crying; exigent.
    • clamant needs
    • a crying need
    • regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken
    • insistent hunger
    • an instant need

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optimal

  • adjective satellite most desirable possible under a restriction expressed or implied
    optimum.
    • an optimum return on capital
    • optimal concentration of a drug

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ordinary

  • noun a judge of a probate court
  • noun the expected or commonplace condition or situation
    • not out of the ordinary

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governable

  • adjective satellite capable of being controlled
    controllable.

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headstrong

  • adjective satellite habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
    willful; wilful; froward; self-willed.

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moral_obligation

  • noun an obligation arising out of considerations of right and wrong
    • he did it out of a feeling of moral obligation

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law_officer

  • noun an officer of the law
    lawman; peace officer.

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tutelar

  • adjective satellite providing protective supervision; watching over or safeguarding
    custodial; tutelary.
    • daycare that is educational and not just custodial
    • a guardian angel
    • tutelary gods

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ductile

  • adjective satellite easily influenced
    malleable.
  • adjective satellite capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out
    pliable; malleable; tensile; pliant; tractile.
    • ductile copper
    • malleable metals such as gold
    • they soaked the leather to made it pliable
    • pliant molten glass
    • made of highly tensile steel alloy

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servile

  • adjective submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior
    • spoke in a servile tone
    • the incurably servile housekeeper
    • servile tasks such as floor scrubbing and barn work
  • adjective satellite relating to or involving slaves or appropriate for slaves or servants
    • Brown's attempt at servile insurrection
    • the servile wars of Sicily
    • servile work

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sine_qua_non

  • noun a prerequisite
    essential condition.

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farm

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

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sacrifice

  • noun the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
    forfeit; forfeiture.
  • noun personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective)

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invitation

  • noun a request (spoken or written) to participate or be present or take part in something
    • an invitation to lunch
    • she threw the invitation away
  • noun a tempting allurement
    • she was an invitation to trouble

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spot

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

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sheeplike

  • adjective satellite like or suggestive of a sheep in docility or stupidity or meekness or timidity
    sheepish.

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good_enough

  • adjective satellite adequately good for the circumstances
    • if it's good enough for you it's good enough for me

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tractability

  • noun the trait of being easily persuaded
    flexibility; tractableness.

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modest

  • adjective marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself
    • a modest apartment
    • too modest to wear his medals
  • adjective satellite not large but sufficient in size or amount
    small.
    • a modest salary
    • modest inflation
    • helped in my own small way

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fatigue

  • noun temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work
    tiredness; weariness.
    • he was hospitalized for extreme fatigue
    • growing fatigue was apparent from the decline in the execution of their athletic skills
    • weariness overcame her after twelve hours and she fell asleep
  • noun used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress
    • metal fatigue

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numb

  • verb make numb or insensitive
    benumb; blunt; dull.
    • The shock numbed her senses
  • adjective satellite lacking sensation
    benumbed; asleep.
    • my foot is asleep
    • numb with cold

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waste

  • noun any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
    waste material; waste matter; waste product.
    • they collect the waste once a week
    • much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers
  • noun useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
    dissipation; wastefulness.
    • if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste
    • mindless dissipation of natural resources

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suck

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

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law

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

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compulsory

  • adjective satellite required by rule
    required; mandatory.
    • in most schools physical education is compulsory
    • attendance is mandatory
    • required reading

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man

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

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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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yielding

  • noun a verbal act of admitting defeat
    surrender; giving up.
  • noun the act of conceding or yielding
    concession; conceding.

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hearsome

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chief

  • noun a person who is in charge
    head; top dog.
    • the head of the whole operation
  • noun a person who exercises control over workers
    foreman; gaffer; honcho; boss.
    • if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman

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maintain

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

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responsibility

  • noun the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr
    duty; obligation.
    • we must instill a sense of duty in our children
    • every right implies a responsibility
  • noun the proper sphere or extent of your activities
    province.
    • it was his province to take care of himself

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broken_in

  • adjective satellite tamed or trained to obey
    broken.
    • a horse broken to the saddle
    • this old nag is well broken in

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steamroller

  • noun a massive inexorable force that seems to crush everything in its way
    juggernaut.
  • noun vehicle equipped with heavy wide smooth rollers for compacting roads and pavements
    road roller.

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fool's_errand

  • noun a fruitless mission

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subcontract

  • noun a contract assigning to another party some obligations of a prior contract
  • verb arranged for contracted work to be done by others
    farm out; job.

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shield

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

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office

  • noun place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed
    business office.
    • he rented an office in the new building
  • noun an administrative unit of government
    agency; authority; bureau; federal agency; government agency.
    • the Central Intelligence Agency
    • the Census Bureau
    • Office of Management and Budget
    • Tennessee Valley Authority

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forfeit

  • noun something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty;
    forfeiture.
  • noun a penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something
    forfeiture.
    • the contract specified forfeits if the work was not completed on time

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move

  • noun the act of deciding to do something
    • he didn't make a move to help
    • his first move was to hire a lawyer
  • noun the act of changing your residence or place of business
    relocation.
    • they say that three moves equal one fire

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mission

  • noun an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work
    foreign mission; missionary post; missionary station.
  • noun an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters
    military mission.
    • the planes were on a bombing mission

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truckling

  • noun the act of obeying meanly (especially obeying in a humble manner or for unworthy reasons)
  • verb yield to out of weakness
    truckle.

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responsive

  • adjective containing or using responses; alternating
    antiphonal.
    • responsive reading
    • antiphonal laughter
  • adjective readily reacting or replying to people or events or stimuli; showing emotion
    • children are often the quickest and most responsive members of the audience

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plausive

  • adjective satellite expressing or manifesting praise or approval
    approbative; affirmative; approbatory; approving.
    • approbative criticism
    • an affirmative nod

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obeisance

  • noun bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
    bowing; bow.
  • noun the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person
    obedience.

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controllable

  • adjective satellite capable of being controlled
    governable.

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tending

  • noun the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    aid; attention; care.
    • no medical care was required
    • the old car needs constant attention
  • verb have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
    run; incline; lean; be given; tend.
    • She tends to be nervous before her lectures
    • These dresses run small
    • He inclined to corpulence

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relegate

  • verb refer to another person for decision or judgment
    submit; pass on.
    • She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues
  • verb assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
    bump; break; demote; kick downstairs.
    • She was demoted because she always speaks up
    • He was broken down to Sergeant

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monitor

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

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directional

  • adjective relating to or indicating directions in space
    • a directional microphone
  • adjective relating to direction toward a (nonspatial) goal
    • he tried to explain the directional trends of modern science

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susceptible

  • adjective (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of
    • susceptible to colds
    • susceptible of proof
  • adjective satellite easily impressed emotionally

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obligingness

  • noun a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
    deference; compliance; complaisance; compliancy.

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labor

  • noun a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
    working class; labour; proletariat.
    • there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field
  • noun productive work (especially physical work done for wages)
    toil; labour.
    • his labor did not require a great deal of skill

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better

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

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willing

  • noun the act of making a choice
    volition.
    • followed my father of my own volition
  • verb decree or ordain
    will.
    • God wills our existence

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missionary

  • noun someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program
  • noun someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country
    missioner.

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nifty

  • adjective satellite very good
    groovy; dandy; corking; bully; not bad; swell; smashing; great; keen; slap-up; neat; cracking; peachy; bang-up.
    • he did a bully job
    • a neat sports car
    • had a great time at the party
    • you look simply smashing

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clamor

  • noun a loud harsh or strident noise
    cacophony; din; blare; blaring.
  • noun loud and persistent outcry from many people
    clamour; clamoring; hue and cry; clamouring.
    • he ignored the clamor of the crowd

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meridian

  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; pinnacle; acme; top; height; summit; peak; elevation; tiptop.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession
  • noun a town in eastern Mississippi

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finer

  • adjective satellite (comparative of `fine') greater in quality or excellence
    • a finer wine
    • a finer musician
  • adjective satellite being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition
    all right; okay; hunky-dory; o.k.; ok; fine.
    • an all-right movie
    • the passengers were shaken up but are all right
    • is everything all right?
    • everything's fine
    • things are okay
    • dinner and the movies had been fine
    • another minute I'd have been fine

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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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good

  • noun benefit
    • for your own good
    • what's the good of worrying?
  • noun moral excellence or admirableness
    goodness.
    • there is much good to be found in people

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amenable

  • adjective satellite disposed or willing to comply
    conformable.
    • someone amenable to persuasion
  • adjective satellite readily reacting to suggestions and influences
    tractable.
    • a responsive student

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beseech

  • verb ask for or request earnestly
    bid; entreat; press; adjure; conjure.
    • The prophet bid all people to become good persons

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top-quality

  • adjective satellite surpassing in quality
    high-grade; top-grade.
    • top-grade ore

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heedless

  • adjective marked by or paying little heed or attention; we know now that it is bad economics"--Franklin D. Roosevelt
    unheeding.
    • We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals
    • heedless of danger
    • heedless of the child's crying
  • adjective satellite characterized by careless unconcern
    reckless.
    • the heedless generosity and the spasmodic extravagance of persons used to large fortunes"- Edith Wharton
    • reckless squandering of public funds

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break

  • noun some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
    interruption.
    • the telephone is an annoying interruption
    • there was a break in the action when a player was hurt
  • noun an unexpected piece of good luck
    good luck; happy chance.
    • he finally got his big break

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bang

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

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touching

  • noun the event of something coming in contact with the body
    touch.
    • he longed for the touch of her hand
    • the cooling touch of the night air
  • noun the act of putting two things together with no space between them
    touch.
    • at his touch the room filled with lights

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hale

  • verb to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"
    coerce; force; squeeze; pressure.
    • He squeezed her for information
  • noun a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British; his last words were supposed to have been `I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country' (1755-1776)
    Nathan Hale.

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shameful

  • adjective satellite (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
    opprobrious; ignominious; inglorious; black; disgraceful.
    • Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel Carson
    • an ignominious retreat
    • inglorious defeat
    • an opprobrious monument to human greed
    • a shameful display of cowardice
  • adjective satellite giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation
    shocking; disgraceful; scandalous.
    • scandalous behavior
    • the wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt"- Thackeray
    • the most shocking book of its time

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de_rigueur

  • adjective satellite required by etiquette or usage or fashion
    • instruction as to when and where a silk hat is de rigueur

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hands

  • noun (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child
    custody.
    • my fate is in your hands
    • too much power in the president's hands
    • your guests are now in my custody
    • the mother was awarded custody of the children
  • noun the force of workers available
    manpower; work force; men; workforce.

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henpecked

  • adjective satellite harassed by persistent nagging
    dominated.

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adventurous

  • adjective willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
    adventuresome.
    • adventurous pioneers
    • the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy

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reticent

  • adjective satellite temperamentally disinclined to talk
    untalkative.
  • adjective satellite cool and formal in manner
    unemotional; restrained.

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execute

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

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designation

  • noun identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
    appellation; appellative; denomination.
  • noun the act of putting a person into a non-elective position
    assignment; naming; appointment.
    • the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee

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undertaking

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    project; task; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun the trade of a funeral director

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shipboard

  • adjective satellite casual or ephemeral as if taking place on board a ship
    • shipboard romances

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jury_duty

  • noun the civic duty to serve on a jury

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refereeing

  • noun the act of umpiring
    umpirage; officiation; officiating.
    • the officiating was excellent
  • verb be a referee or umpire in a sports competition
    umpire; referee.

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duty_assignment

  • noun a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces)
    assignment.
    • hazardous duty

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instant

  • noun a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
    wink; blink of an eye; flash; New York minute; twinkling; jiffy; heartbeat; split second; trice.
    • if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash
  • noun a particular point in time
    moment; second; minute.
    • the moment he arrived the party began

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admonisher

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

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utilizable

  • adjective satellite capable of being put to a profitable or practical use

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fiddle

  • noun bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow
    violin.
  • verb avoid (one's assigned duties)
    goldbrick; shrink from; shirk.
    • The derelict soldier shirked his duties

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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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prizewinning

  • adjective satellite holding first place in a contest
    champion.
    • a champion show dog
    • a prizewinning wine

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upstairs

  • noun the part of a building above the ground floor
    • no one was allowed to see the upstairs
  • adjective on or of upper floors of a building
    upstair.
    • the upstairs maid
    • an upstairs room

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bump

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

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paying_attention

  • noun paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
    attentiveness; regard; heed.
    • his attentiveness to her wishes
    • he spends without heed to the consequences
  • adjective taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention
    thoughtful; attentive; heedful.
    • heedful of the warnings
    • so heedful a writer
    • heedful of what they were doing

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shore_duty

  • noun naval service at land bases

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incumbency

  • noun the term during which some position is held
    term of office; tenure.
  • noun a duty that is incumbent upon you

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directing

  • adjective satellite showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on
    guiding; directive; directional.
    • felt his mother's directing arm around him
    • the directional role of science on industrial progress
  • verb command with authority
    direct.
    • He directed the children to do their homework

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expect

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

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watchdog

  • noun a guardian or defender against theft or illegal practices or waste
    • she is the global watchdog for human rights abuses
  • noun a dog trained to guard property
    guard dog.

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naming

  • noun the verbal act of naming
    • the part he failed was the naming of state capitals
  • noun the act of putting a person into a non-elective position
    assignment; appointment; designation.
    • the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee

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constructive_eviction

  • noun action by a landlord that compels a tenant to leave the premises (as by rendering the premises unfit for occupancy); no physical expulsion or legal process is involved
    eviction.

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unsurpassed

  • adjective satellite not capable of being improved on
    unexceeded; unexcelled.

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tie

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

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defend

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

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preserve

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

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abide

  • verb dwell
    bide; stay.
    • You can stay with me while you are in town
    • stay a bit longer--the day is still young
  • verb put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    stomach; brook; support; put up; tolerate; bear; endure; stick out; suffer; digest; stand.
    • I cannot bear his constant criticism
    • The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks
    • he learned to tolerate the heat
    • She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage

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steamroll

  • verb bring to a specified state by overwhelming force or pressure
    steamroller.
    • The Senator steamrollered the bill to defeat
  • verb proceed with great force
    steamroller.
    • The new teacher tends to steamroller

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dominated

  • adjective satellite controlled or ruled by superior authority or power
  • verb be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
    dominate; prevail; reign; rule; predominate.
    • Money reigns supreme here
    • Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood

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utility

  • noun a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
    public utility company; public-service corporation; public utility.
  • noun the quality of being of practical use
    usefulness.

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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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stone

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    rock.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
    • he wanted a special stone to mark the site

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superintend

  • verb watch and direct
    oversee; manage; supervise.
    • Who is overseeing this project?

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bully

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

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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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governing

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

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managerial

  • adjective of or relating to the function or responsibility or activity of management

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qua

In so far as; in the capacity or character of; as.
It is with Shelley's biographers qua biographers that we have to deal. London Spectator.

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volunteer

  • noun (military) a person who freely enlists for service
    military volunteer; voluntary.
  • noun a person who performs voluntary work
    unpaid worker.

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ignominious

  • adjective satellite (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
    opprobrious; shameful; inglorious; black; disgraceful.
    • Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel Carson
    • an ignominious retreat
    • inglorious defeat
    • an opprobrious monument to human greed
    • a shameful display of cowardice

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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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tempt

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

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ask

  • verb inquire about
    inquire; enquire.
    • I asked about their special today
    • He had to ask directions several times
  • verb make a request or demand for something to somebody
    • She asked him for a loan

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obligation

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

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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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heroic

  • noun a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter
    heroic verse; heroic meter.
  • adjective satellite very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)
    epic; larger-than-life.
    • an epic voyage
    • of heroic proportions
    • heroic sculpture

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care

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

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advance

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

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steerable

  • adjective satellite capable of being steered or directed
    dirigible.

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language

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

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farm_out

  • verb arranged for contracted work to be done by others
    job; subcontract.
  • verb grant the services of or the temporary use of, for a fee
    rent out; hire out.
    • We rent out our apartment to tourists every year
    • He hired himself out as a cook

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connive

  • verb encourage or assent to illegally or criminally
  • verb form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
    scheme; intrigue.

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positioning

  • noun the act of putting something in a certain place
    emplacement; placement; location; position; locating.
  • verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
    position.

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conceding

  • noun the act of conceding or yielding
    concession; yielding.
  • verb admit (to a wrongdoing)
    confess; profess; concede.
    • She confessed that she had taken the money

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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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lieu

  • noun the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another
    position; stead; place.
    • can you go in my stead?
    • took his place
    • in lieu of

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keen

  • noun a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
  • verb express grief verbally
    lament.
    • we lamented the death of the child

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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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reciprocatory

  • adjective satellite given or done or owed to each other
    reciprocative.
  • adjective satellite moving alternately backward and forward
    reciprocative.

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bootlick

  • verb try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
    fawn; kowtow; kotow; toady; suck up; truckle.
    • He is always kowtowing to his boss

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sacrifice_operation

  • noun killing or injuring others while annihilating yourself; usually accomplished with a bomb
    suicide mission; martyr operation.

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devolve

  • verb pass on or delegate to another
    • The representative devolved his duties to his aides while he was in the hospital
  • verb be inherited by
    pass; return; fall.
    • The estate fell to my sister
    • The land returned to the family
    • The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead

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assign

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

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first

  • noun the first or highest in an ordering or series
    number one.
    • He wanted to be the first
  • noun the first element in a countable series
    number 1; number one.
    • the first of the month

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blind

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

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angelic

  • adjective satellite marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint
    saintly; sainted; beatific; saintlike; angelical.
    • angelic beneficence
    • a beatific smile
    • a saintly concern for his fellow men
    • my sainted mother
  • adjective of or relating to angels
    angelical.
    • angelic messenger

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peachy

  • adjective satellite very good
    groovy; dandy; corking; bully; not bad; swell; smashing; great; keen; slap-up; neat; cracking; nifty; bang-up.
    • he did a bully job
    • a neat sports car
    • had a great time at the party
    • you look simply smashing
  • adjective satellite of something resembling a peach in color
    peachy-colored; peachy-coloured.

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grade

  • noun a body of students who are taught together
    course; class; form.
    • early morning classes are always sleepy
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    tier; level.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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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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powerful

  • adjective having great power or force or potency or effect
    • the most powerful government in western Europe
    • his powerful arms
    • a powerful bomb
    • the horse's powerful kick
    • powerful drugs
    • a powerful argument
  • adjective satellite strong enough to knock down or overwhelm
    knock-down.
    • a knock-down blow

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recusant

  • noun someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
    nonconformist.
  • adjective satellite (of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England
    dissentient.

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hearing

  • noun (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence
  • noun an opportunity to state your case and be heard
    audience.
    • they condemned him without a hearing
    • he saw that he had lost his audience

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subcontractor

  • noun someone who enters into a subcontract with the primary contractor

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consecrate

  • verb appoint to a clerical posts
    ordinate; ordain; order.
    • he was ordained in the Church
  • verb give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    devote; commit; dedicate; give.
    • She committed herself to the work of God
    • give one's talents to a good cause
    • consecrate your life to the church

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submit

  • verb refer for judgment or consideration
    subject.
    • The lawyers submitted the material to the court
  • verb put before
    posit; state; put forward.
    • I submit to you that the accused is guilty

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essential_condition

  • noun a prerequisite
    sine qua non.

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impossible

  • noun something that cannot be done
    • his assignment verged on the impossible
  • adjective not capable of occurring or being accomplished or dealt with
    • an impossible dream
    • an impossible situation

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demote

  • verb assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
    bump; break; relegate; kick downstairs.
    • She was demoted because she always speaks up
    • He was broken down to Sergeant

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filial

  • adjective designating the generation or the sequence of generations following the parental generation
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of or befitting an offspring
    • filial respect

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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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opportune

  • adjective suitable or at a time that is suitable or advantageous especially for a particular purpose
    • an opportune place to make camp
    • an opportune arrival

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salutary

  • adjective satellite tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health
    good.
    • beneficial effects of a balanced diet
    • a good night's sleep
    • the salutary influence of pure air

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operable

  • adjective capable of being treated by surgical operation
    • an operable cancer
  • adjective satellite fit or ready for use or service
    useable; usable; functional; operational.
    • the toaster was still functional even after being dropped
    • the lawnmower is a bit rusty but still usable
    • an operational aircraft
    • the dishwasher is now in working order

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service

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

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indulgent

  • adjective characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone
    • indulgent grandparents
  • adjective satellite tolerant or lenient
    lenient; soft.
    • indulgent parents risk spoiling their children
    • too soft on the children
    • they are soft on crime

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top

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

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obedience

  • noun the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person
    obeisance.
  • noun the trait of being willing to obey

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heady

  • adjective satellite marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters
    judicious; wise.
    • judicious use of one's money
    • a wise decision
  • adjective satellite extremely exciting as if by alcohol or a narcotic
    intoxicating.

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obligatory

  • adjective morally or legally constraining or binding
    • attendance is obligatory
    • an obligatory contribution
  • adjective satellite required by obligation or compulsion or convention
    • he made all the obligatory apologies

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needed

  • adjective satellite necessary for relief or supply
    needful; required; requisite.
    • provided them with all things needful
  • verb require as useful, just, or proper
    call for; require; necessitate; involve; need; take; demand; ask; postulate.
    • It takes nerve to do what she did
    • success usually requires hard work
    • This job asks a lot of patience and skill
    • This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice
    • This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert
    • This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent

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escort

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

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acquiescence

  • noun acceptance without protest
  • noun agreement with a statement or proposal to do something
    assent.
    • he gave his assent eagerly
    • a murmur of acquiescence from the assembly

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fiduciary_duty

  • noun the legal duty of a fiduciary to act in the best interests of the beneficiary

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farming

  • noun the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
    agriculture; husbandry.
  • noun agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life
    land.
    • farming is a strenuous life
    • there's no work on the land any more

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behave

  • verb behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
    do; act.
    • You should act like an adult
    • Don't behave like a fool
    • What makes her do this way?
    • The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people
  • verb behave in a certain manner
    acquit; comport; bear; conduct; carry; deport.
    • She carried herself well
    • he bore himself with dignity
    • They conducted themselves well during these difficult times

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listen

  • verb hear with intention
    • Listen to the sound of this cello
  • verb listen and pay attention
    take heed; hear.
    • Listen to your father
    • We must hear the expert before we make a decision

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bowed

  • adjective of a stringed instrument; sounded by stroking with a bow
  • verb bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head
    bow down; bow.
    • He bowed before the King
    • She bowed her head in shame

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repetitive

  • adjective satellite repetitive and persistent
    insistent.
    • the bluejay's insistent cry
  • adjective characterized by repetition
    repetitious.
    • repetitive movement

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saint

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

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biddable

  • adjective satellite willing to carry out the orders or wishes of another without protest
    acquiescent.
    • too acquiescent to challenge authority

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sunday-go-to-meeting

  • adjective satellite used of clothing
    go-to-meeting.
    • my good clothes
    • her Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes

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required

  • adjective satellite necessary for relief or supply
    needed; needful; requisite.
    • provided them with all things needful
  • verb require as useful, just, or proper
    call for; require; necessitate; involve; need; take; demand; ask; postulate.
    • It takes nerve to do what she did
    • success usually requires hard work
    • This job asks a lot of patience and skill
    • This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice
    • This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert
    • This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent

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part

  • noun something determined in relation to something that includes it
    component part; portion; component; constituent.
    • he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
    • I read a portion of the manuscript
    • the smaller component is hard to reach
    • the animal constituent of plankton
  • noun something less than the whole of a human artifact
    portion.
    • the rear part of the house
    • glue the two parts together

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favorable

  • adjective encouraging or approving or pleasing
    favourable.
    • a favorable reply
    • he received a favorable rating
    • listened with a favorable ear
    • made a favorable impression
  • adjective (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate
    favourable.
    • the days were fair and the winds were favorable

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manner_of_walking

  • noun manner of walking
    walk.
    • he had a funny walk

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requisite

  • noun anything indispensable
    necessary; requirement; essential; necessity.
    • food and shelter are necessities of life
    • the essentials of the good life
    • allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions
    • a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained
  • adjective satellite necessary for relief or supply
    needed; needful; required.
    • provided them with all things needful

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sea

  • noun a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land
  • noun anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume
    ocean.

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officiate

  • verb act in an official capacity in a ceremony or religious ritual, such as a wedding
    • Who officiated at your wedding?
  • verb perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function
    function.
    • His wife officiated as his private secretary

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truckle

  • noun a low bed to be slid under a higher bed
    trundle bed; trundle; truckle bed.
  • verb yield to out of weakness

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bodyguard

  • noun someone who escorts and protects a prominent person
    escort.
  • noun a group of men who escort and protect some important person

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require

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

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repetitious

  • adjective characterized by repetition
    repetitive.
    • repetitive movement

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language_requirement

  • noun a requirement that a student know certain languages

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project

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

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contrary

  • noun a relation of direct opposition
    reverse; opposite.
    • we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true
  • noun exact opposition
    • public opinion to the contrary he is not guilty

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affirmatory

  • adjective affirming or giving assent
    affirmative.
    • an affirmative decision
    • affirmative votes

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opponent

  • noun a contestant that you are matched against
    opposite; opposition.
  • noun someone who offers opposition
    resister; opposer; adversary; antagonist.

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suicide_mission

  • noun killing or injuring others while annihilating yourself; usually accomplished with a bomb
    martyr operation; sacrifice operation.

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interactive

  • adjective used especially of drugs or muscles that work together so the total effect is greater than the sum of the two (or more)
    synergistic.
  • adjective satellite capable of acting on or influencing each other
    interactional.

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exhibit

  • noun an object or statement produced before a court of law and referred to while giving evidence
  • noun something shown to the public
    showing; display.
    • the museum had many exhibits of oriental art

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dutifully

  • adverb out of a sense of duty; in a dutiful manner
    • he dutifully visited his mother every Sunday

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poverty-stricken

  • adjective satellite poor enough to need help from others
    needy; necessitous; impoverished; destitute; indigent.

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toe_the_line

  • verb do what is expected

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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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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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lawman

  • noun an officer of the law
    law officer; peace officer.

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slap

  • noun a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
    smack.
  • noun the act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand
    smacking; smack.

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affirmative

  • noun a reply of affirmation
    • he answered in the affirmative
  • adjective affirming or giving assent
    affirmatory.
    • an affirmative decision
    • affirmative votes

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gentle

  • verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    gruntle; placate; appease; conciliate; assuage; pacify; mollify; lenify.
    • She managed to mollify the angry customer
  • verb give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
    ennoble; entitle.

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enforcer

  • noun one whose job it is to execute unpleasant tasks for a superior
    hatchet man.

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manner

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; way; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun a way of acting or behaving
    personal manner.

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subordinate

  • noun an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
    underling; foot soldier; subsidiary.
  • noun a word that is more specific than a given word
    hyponym; subordinate word.

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need

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

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order

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

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preservative

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

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applicative

  • adjective satellite readily applicable or practical
    applicatory.

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unheeding

  • adjective marked by or paying little heed or attention; we know now that it is bad economics"--Franklin D. Roosevelt
    heedless.
    • We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals
    • heedless of danger
    • heedless of the child's crying

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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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answering

  • adjective satellite replying
    respondent.
    • an answering glance
    • an answering smile
  • verb react verbally
    answer; reply; respond.
    • She didn't want to answer
    • answer the question
    • We answered that we would accept the invitation

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able

  • adjective (usually followed by `to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something
    • able to swim
    • she was able to program her computer
    • we were at last able to buy a car
    • able to get a grant for the project
  • adjective satellite have the skills and qualifications to do things well
    capable.
    • able teachers
    • a capable administrator
    • children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable

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shore

  • noun the land along the edge of a body of water
  • noun a beam or timber that is propped against a structure to provide support
    shoring.

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angelical

  • adjective of or relating to angels
    angelic.
    • angelic messenger
  • adjective satellite having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
    cherubic; seraphic; angelic; sweet.
    • an angelic smile
    • a cherubic face
    • looking so seraphic when he slept
    • a sweet disposition

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sound

  • noun the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
    • the sound of rain on the roof
    • the beautiful sound of music
  • noun the subjective sensation of hearing something
    auditory sensation.
    • he strained to hear the faint sounds

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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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satisfactory

  • adjective giving satisfaction
    • satisfactory living conditions
    • his grades were satisfactory
  • adjective satellite meeting requirements
    acceptable.
    • the step makes a satisfactory seat

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willful

  • adjective satellite done by design
    wilful.
    • the insult was intentional
    • willful disobedience
  • adjective satellite habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
    wilful; headstrong; froward; self-willed.

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shining

  • noun the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it
    polishing.
    • the shining of shoes provided a meager living
    • every Sunday he gave his car a good polishing
  • verb be bright by reflecting or casting light
    reflect; shine.
    • Drive carefully--the wet road reflects

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incumbent_on

  • adjective satellite morally binding or necessary
    • it is incumbent on me to attend

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ultimate

  • noun the finest or most superior quality of its kind
    • the ultimate in luxury
  • adjective furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme
    • the ultimate achievement
    • the ultimate question
    • man's ultimate destiny
    • the ultimate insult
    • one's ultimate goal in life

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play

  • noun a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    drama; dramatic play.
    • he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway
  • noun a theatrical performance of a drama
    • the play lasted two hours

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conform_to

  • verb satisfy a condition or restriction
    meet; fit.
    • Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?
  • verb observe
    • conform to the rules

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combat

  • noun an engagement fought between two military forces
    armed combat.
  • noun the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    scrap; fighting; fight.
    • a fight broke out at the hockey game
    • there was fighting in the streets
    • the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap

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noblesse

  • noun the state of being of noble birth
    nobility.
  • noun members of the nobility (especially of the French nobility)

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eater

  • noun someone who consumes food for nourishment
    feeder.
  • noun any green goods that are good to eat
    • these apples are good eaters

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assenting

  • noun agreeing with or consenting to (often unwillingly)
    accession.
    • accession to such demands would set a dangerous precedent
    • assenting to the Congressional determination
  • verb to agree or express agreement
    accede; assent; acquiesce.
    • The Maestro assented to the request for an encore

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obsequiousness

  • noun abject or cringing submissiveness
    servility; subservience.

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cracking

  • noun a sudden sharp noise
    snap; crack.
    • the crack of a whip
    • he heard the cracking of the ice
    • he can hear the snap of a twig
  • noun the act of cracking something
    fracture; crack.

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position

  • noun the particular portion of space occupied by something
    place.
    • he put the lamp back in its place
  • noun a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
    military position.

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defensible

  • adjective satellite capable of being defended
    defendable.

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bootlicking

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

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class

  • noun a collection of things sharing a common attribute
    category; family.
    • there are two classes of detergents
  • noun a body of students who are taught together
    grade; course; form.
    • early morning classes are always sleepy

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mission_impossible

  • noun an extremely dangerous or difficult mission

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directive

  • noun a pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity
    • the boss loves to send us directives
  • adjective satellite showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on
    directing; guiding; directional.
    • felt his mother's directing arm around him
    • the directional role of science on industrial progress

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temptable

  • adjective satellite susceptible to temptation

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white_man's_burden

  • noun the supposed responsibility of the white race to provide care for their non-white subjects

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drive

  • noun the act of applying force to propel something
    thrust; driving force.
    • after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off
  • noun a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
    • a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds

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docility

  • noun the trait of being agreeably submissive and manageable

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grovelling

  • adjective satellite totally submissive
    wormlike; cringing; groveling; wormy.
  • verb show submission or fear
    fawn; crawl; grovel; cower; cringe; creep.

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walking

  • noun the act of traveling by foot
    walk.
    • walking is a healthy form of exercise
  • verb use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
    walk.
    • Walk, don't run!
    • We walked instead of driving
    • She walks with a slight limp
    • The patient cannot walk yet
    • Walk over to the cabinet

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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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wilful

  • adjective satellite done by design
    willful.
    • the insult was intentional
    • willful disobedience
  • adjective satellite habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
    willful; headstrong; froward; self-willed.

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servility

  • noun abject or cringing submissiveness
    obsequiousness; subservience.

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accession

  • noun a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group)
    • the art collection grew through accession
  • noun (civil law) the right to all of that which your property produces whether by growth or improvement

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bring

  • verb take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
    take; convey.
    • Bring me the box from the other room
    • Take these letters to the boss
    • This brings me to the main point
  • verb cause to come into a particular state or condition
    • Long hard years of on the job training had brought them to their competence
    • bring water to the boiling point

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accepting

  • adjective satellite tolerating without protest
    • always more accepting of coaching suggestion than her teammates
    • the atmosphere was judged to be more supporting and accepting
  • verb consider or hold as true
    accept.
    • I cannot accept the dogma of this church
    • accept an argument

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beatific

  • adjective satellite experiencing or bestowing celestial joy
    • beatific peace
  • adjective satellite marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint
    saintly; angelic; sainted; saintlike; angelical.
    • angelic beneficence
    • a beatific smile
    • a saintly concern for his fellow men
    • my sainted mother

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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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aggressive

  • adjective having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; positive in his convictions"
    • an aggressive businessman
    • an aggressive basketball player
    • he was aggressive and imperious
    • aggressive drivers
  • adjective satellite tending to spread quickly
    strong-growing; fast-growing.
    • an aggressive tumor

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obsequious

  • adjective satellite attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
    toadyish; bootlicking; fawning; sycophantic.
  • adjective satellite attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner
    • obsequious shop assistants

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portfolio

  • noun a large, flat, thin case for carrying loose papers or drawings or maps; usually leather
    • he remembered her because she was carrying a large portfolio
  • noun a set of pieces of creative work collected to be shown to potential customers or employers
    • the artist had put together a portfolio of his work
    • every actor has a portfolio of photographs

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fend

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

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safekeeping

  • noun the responsibility of a guardian or keeper
    keeping; guardianship.
    • he left his car in my keeping

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sycophantic

  • adjective satellite attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
    obsequious; toadyish; bootlicking; fawning.
  • adjective satellite attempting to win favor by flattery
    toadyish; bootlicking; fawning.

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operational

  • adjective pertaining to a process or series of actions for achieving a result
    • operational difficulties
    • they assumed their operational positions
  • adjective satellite fit or ready for use or service
    useable; usable; operable; functional.
    • the toaster was still functional even after being dropped
    • the lawnmower is a bit rusty but still usable
    • an operational aircraft
    • the dishwasher is now in working order

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reactive

  • adjective participating readily in reactions
    • sodium is a reactive metal
    • free radicals are very reactive
  • adjective satellite reacting to a stimulus
    responsive.
    • the skin of old persons is less reactive than that of younger persons

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going

  • noun the act of departing
    going away; departure; leaving.
  • noun euphemistic expressions for death
    loss; departure; exit; expiration; release; passing.
    • thousands mourned his passing

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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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froward

  • adjective satellite habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
    willful; wilful; headstrong; self-willed.

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wearing

  • noun (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
    eating away; eroding; erosion; wearing away.
  • noun the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment
    wear.
    • she bought it for everyday wear

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groovy

  • adjective satellite very good
    dandy; corking; bully; not bad; swell; smashing; great; keen; slap-up; neat; cracking; nifty; peachy; bang-up.
    • he did a bully job
    • a neat sports car
    • had a great time at the party
    • you look simply smashing
  • adjective satellite (British informal) very chic
    swagger.
    • groovy clothes

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intractable

  • adjective not tractable; difficult to manage or mold
    • an intractable disposition
    • intractable pain
    • the most intractable issue of our era
    • intractable metal

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approbatory

  • adjective satellite expressing or manifesting praise or approval
    plausive; approbative; affirmative; approving.
    • approbative criticism
    • an affirmative nod

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upstanding

  • adjective satellite meriting respect or esteem
    solid.
    • an upstanding member of the community

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dependent

  • noun a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)
    dependant.
  • adjective relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed
    • dependent children
    • dependent on moisture

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custodian

  • noun one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals
    keeper; steward.

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de

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Diamond State; Delaware; First State.

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expectation

  • noun belief about (or mental picture of) the future
    prospect; outlook.
  • noun anticipating with confidence of fulfillment
    anticipation.

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foremost

  • adjective satellite ranking above all others
    world-class; first.
    • was first in her class
    • the foremost figure among marine artists
    • the top graduate
  • adjective satellite preceding all others in spatial position
    frontmost.
    • the foremost compartment of the ship

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tutelage

  • noun teaching pupils individually (usually by a tutor hired privately)
    tutorship; tuition.
  • noun attention and management implying responsibility for safety
    charge; guardianship; care.
    • he is in the care of a bodyguard

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acquiescent

  • adjective satellite willing to carry out the orders or wishes of another without protest
    biddable.
    • too acquiescent to challenge authority

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docile

  • adjective willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed
    • the docile masses of an enslaved nation
  • adjective satellite ready and willing to be taught
    teachable.
    • docile pupils eager for instruction
    • teachable youngsters

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wise

  • noun a way of doing or being
    • in no wise
    • in this wise
  • noun United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949)
    Stephen Samuel Wise.

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foster_parent

  • noun a person who acts as parent and guardian for a child in place of the child's natural parents but without legally adopting the child
    foster-parent.

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comply

  • verb act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes
    follow; abide by.
    • He complied with my instructions
    • You must comply or else!
    • Follow these simple rules
    • abide by the rules

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attentiveness

  • noun paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
    paying attention; regard; heed.
    • his attentiveness to her wishes
    • he spends without heed to the consequences
  • noun the trait of being considerate and thoughtful of others

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secondment

  • noun a speech seconding a motion
    second; indorsement; endorsement.
    • do I hear a second?
  • noun the detachment of a person from their regular organization for temporary assignment elsewhere

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subservience

  • noun the condition of being something that is useful in reaching an end or carrying out a plan
    • all his actions were in subservience to the general plan
  • noun in a subservient state
    subservientness.

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willing_and_able

  • adjective satellite not reluctant

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primo

  • noun the principal part of a duet (especially a piano duet)
  • adjective satellite the best of its kind

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cry

  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    shout; call; outcry; vociferation; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience
  • noun a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)
    yell.
    • a cry of rage
    • a yell of pain

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delegacy

  • noun the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent
    representation; agency.
  • noun a group of representatives or delegates
    delegation; commission; deputation; mission.

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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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stead

  • noun the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another
    position; place; lieu.
    • can you go in my stead?
    • took his place
    • in lieu of

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y2k_compliant

  • adjective satellite prepared to accurately process date and time data between and into the 20th and 21st centuries

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squeeze_play

  • noun an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power
    squeeze; power play.
    • she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away
  • noun a baseball play in which a runner on third base tries to score as the batter bunts the pitch

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well_behaved

  • adjective satellite (usually of children) someone who behaves in a manner that the speaker believes is correct
    well-behaved.
    • a well-behaved child

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conform

  • verb be similar, be in line with
  • verb adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
    adjust; adapt.
    • We must adjust to the bad economic situation

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requirement

  • noun required activity
    demand.
    • the requirements of his work affected his health
    • there were many demands on his time
  • noun anything indispensable
    necessary; requisite; essential; necessity.
    • food and shelter are necessities of life
    • the essentials of the good life
    • allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions
    • a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained

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mandatory

  • noun the recipient of a mandate
    mandatary.
  • noun a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they are able to stand by themselves
    mandate.

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second_fiddle

  • noun someone who serves in a subordinate capacity or plays a secondary role
    second banana.
  • noun a secondary role or function
    • he hated to play second fiddle to anyone

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defendable

  • adjective satellite capable of being defended
    defensible.

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up

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

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toady

  • noun a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
    sycophant; lackey; ass-kisser; crawler.
  • verb try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
    fawn; kowtow; kotow; bootlick; suck up; truckle.
    • He is always kowtowing to his boss

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allure

  • noun the power to entice or attract through personal charm
    allurement; temptingness.
  • verb dispose or incline or entice to
    tempt.
    • We were tempted by the delicious-looking food

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recalcitrant

  • adjective satellite stubbornly resistant to authority or control
    refractory; fractious.
    • a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness
    • a refractory child
  • adjective satellite marked by stubborn resistance to authority
    • the University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators

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obliging

  • adjective satellite showing a cheerful willingness to do favors for others
    complaisant.
    • to close one's eyes like a complaisant husband whose wife has taken a lover
    • the obliging waiter was in no hurry for us to leave
  • verb force somebody to do something
    oblige; obligate; compel.
    • We compel all students to fill out this form

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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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fain

  • adjective satellite having made preparations
    inclined; disposed; prepared.
    • prepared to take risks
  • adverb in a willing manner
    gladly; lief.
    • this was gladly agreed to
    • I would fain do it

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undutiful

  • adjective satellite lacking due respect or dutifulness
    impious.
    • impious toward one's parents
    • an undutiful son

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optimum

  • noun most favorable conditions or greatest degree or amount possible under given circumstances
  • adjective satellite most desirable possible under a restriction expressed or implied
    optimal.
    • an optimum return on capital
    • optimal concentration of a drug

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best

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

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subject

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

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fatigue_duty

  • noun labor of a nonmilitary kind done by soldiers (cleaning or digging or draining or so on)
    fatigue.
    • the soldiers were put on fatigue to teach them a lesson
    • they were assigned to kitchen fatigues

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accede

  • verb yield to another's wish or opinion
    give in; defer; submit; bow.
    • The government bowed to the military pressure
  • verb take on duties or office
    enter.
    • accede to the throne

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capacity

  • noun capability to perform or produce
    • among his gifts is his capacity for true altruism
    • limited runway capacity
    • a great capacity for growth
  • noun the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
    capability.
    • the capability of a metal to be fused

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record

  • noun anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events
    • the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques
  • noun sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove
    phonograph recording; platter; phonograph record; disc; disk.

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superb

  • adjective satellite of surpassing excellence
    brilliant.
    • a brilliant performance
    • a superb actor
  • adjective satellite surpassingly good
    • a superb meal

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enough

  • noun an adequate quantity; a quantity that is large enough to achieve a purpose
    sufficiency.
    • enough is as good as a feast
    • there is more than a sufficiency of lawyers in this country
  • adjective satellite sufficient for the purpose
    decent; adequate.
    • an adequate income
    • the food was adequate
    • a decent wage
    • enough food
    • food enough

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burden_of_proof

  • noun the duty of proving a disputed charge

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available

  • adjective obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service
    • kept a fire extinguisher available
    • much information is available through computers
    • available in many colors
    • the list of available candidates is unusually long
  • adjective satellite not busy; not otherwise committed
    uncommitted.
    • he was not available for comment
    • he was available and willing to accompany her

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adventuresome

  • adjective willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
    adventurous.
    • adventurous pioneers
    • the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy

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kick_upstairs

  • verb give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    advance; upgrade; elevate; promote; raise.
    • John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired
    • Women tend not to advance in the major law firms
    • I got promoted after many years of hard work

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parent

  • noun a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian
  • noun an organism (plant or animal) from which younger ones are obtained

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power_play

  • noun an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power
    squeeze play; squeeze.
    • she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away
  • noun a play in which there is a concentration of players in one location on the field of play
    • they used a power play to return the kickoff

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screen

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

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attention

  • noun the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
    attending.
  • noun the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    aid; tending; care.
    • no medical care was required
    • the old car needs constant attention

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boss

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

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job

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

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dutiful

  • adjective satellite willingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect;
    duteous.
    • a dutiful child
    • a dutiful citizen
    • Patient Griselda was a chaste and duteous wife

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patron_saint

  • noun a saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation

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martyr_operation

  • noun killing or injuring others while annihilating yourself; usually accomplished with a bomb
    suicide mission; sacrifice operation.

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ignominy

  • noun a state of dishonor
    shame; disgrace.
    • one mistake brought shame to all his family
    • suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison

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go-to-meeting

  • adjective satellite used of clothing
    Sunday-go-to-meeting.
    • my good clothes
    • her Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes

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tractable

  • adjective easily managed (controlled or taught or molded)
    manipulable.
    • tractable young minds
    • the natives...being...of an intelligent tractable disposition"- Samuel Butler
  • adjective satellite readily reacting to suggestions and influences
    amenable.
    • a responsive student

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oversee

  • verb watch and direct
    superintend; manage; supervise.
    • Who is overseeing this project?

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taking

  • noun the act of someone who picks up or takes something
    pickings.
    • the pickings were easy
    • clothing could be had for the taking
  • verb carry out
    take.
    • take action
    • take steps
    • take vengeance

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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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participating

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

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spiritless

  • adjective lacking ardor or vigor or energy
    • a spiritless reply to criticism
  • adjective satellite evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant
    meek.
    • compliant and anxious to suit his opinions of those of others
    • a fine fiery blast against meek conformity"- Orville Prescott
    • she looked meek but had the heart of a lion
    • was submissive and subservient

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protector

  • noun a person who cares for persons or property
    defender; shielder; guardian.

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efface

  • verb remove completely from recognition or memory
    obliterate.
    • efface the memory of the time in the camps
  • verb make inconspicuous
    • efface oneself

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duty

  • noun the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr
    obligation; responsibility.
    • we must instill a sense of duty in our children
    • every right implies a responsibility
  • noun work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons
    • the duties of the job

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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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compromising

  • adjective making or willing to make concessions
    flexible; conciliatory.
    • loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet
  • verb make a compromise; arrive at a compromise; we all must compromise"
    compromise.
    • nobody will get everything he wants

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chaperon

  • noun one who accompanies and supervises a young woman or gatherings of young people
    chaperone.
  • verb accompany as a chaperone
    chaperone.

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mandate

  • noun a document giving an official instruction or command
    authorisation; authorization.
  • noun a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they are able to stand by themselves
    mandatory.

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smashing

  • noun the act of breaking something into small pieces
    shattering.
  • verb hit hard
    nail; smash; blast; boom.
    • He smashed a 3-run homer

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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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nonconformist

  • noun someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
    recusant.
  • noun a Protestant in England who is not a member of the Church of England
    chapelgoer.

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walk

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

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eviction

  • noun action by a landlord that compels a tenant to leave the premises (as by rendering the premises unfit for occupancy); no physical expulsion or legal process is involved
    constructive eviction.
  • noun the expulsion of someone (such as a tenant) from the possession of land by process of law
    legal ouster; dispossession.

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initiative

  • noun readiness to embark on bold new ventures
    enterprisingness; go-ahead; enterprise.
  • noun the first of a series of actions
    opening move; first step; opening.

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coercive

  • adjective satellite serving or intended to coerce
    • authority is directional instead of coercive

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respect

  • noun (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point
    regard.
    • it differs in that respect
  • noun the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)
    regard; esteem.
    • it is held in esteem
    • a man who has earned high regard

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custody

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

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sine

  • noun ratio of the length of the side opposite the given angle to the length of the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle
    sin.

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raise

  • noun the amount a salary is increased
    wage hike; hike; rise; salary increase; wage increase.
    • he got a 3% raise
    • he got a wage hike
  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; upgrade; rise; climb; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise

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decent

  • adjective satellite socially or conventionally correct; refined or virtuous
    nice.
    • from a decent family
    • a nice girl
  • adjective satellite according with custom or propriety
    comme il faut; becoming; seemly; comely; decorous.
    • her becoming modesty
    • comely behavior
    • it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money
    • a decent burial
    • seemly behavior

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acceptance

  • noun the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true
    credence.
    • he gave credence to the gossip
    • acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years
  • noun the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception
    espousal; acceptation; adoption.
    • its adoption by society
    • the proposal found wide acceptance

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combat-ready

  • adjective satellite engaged in or ready for military or naval operations
    active; fighting.
    • on active duty
    • the platoon is combat-ready
    • review the fighting forces

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commission

  • noun a special group delegated to consider some matter
    committee.
    • a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle
  • noun a fee for services rendered based on a percentage of an amount received or collected or agreed to be paid (as distinguished from a salary)
    • he works on commission

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peaceful

  • adjective not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war
    peaceable.
    • a peaceful nation
    • peaceful times
    • a far from peaceful Christmas
    • peaceful sleep
  • adjective satellite peacefully resistant in response to injustice
    passive.
    • passive resistance

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flexible

  • adjective capable of being changed
    • flexible schedules
  • adjective able to flex; able to bend easily
    flexile.
    • slim flexible birches

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squeeze_for

  • verb squeeze someone for money, information, etc.

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toadyish

  • adjective satellite attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
    obsequious; bootlicking; fawning; sycophantic.
  • adjective satellite attempting to win favor by flattery
    bootlicking; fawning; sycophantic.

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meeting

  • noun a formally arranged gathering
    group meeting.
    • next year the meeting will be in Chicago
    • the meeting elected a chairperson
  • noun a small informal social gathering
    get together.
    • there was an informal meeting in my living room

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not_bad

  • adjective satellite very good
    groovy; dandy; corking; bully; swell; smashing; great; keen; slap-up; neat; cracking; nifty; peachy; bang-up.
    • he did a bully job
    • a neat sports car
    • had a great time at the party
    • you look simply smashing

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superfine

  • adjective satellite of extremely fine size or texture
    • superfine sugar
    • a superfine file
  • adjective satellite excessively delicate or refined
    overrefined.

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sheepish

  • adjective satellite like or suggestive of a sheep in docility or stupidity or meekness or timidity
    sheeplike.
  • adjective satellite showing a sense of shame
    shamefaced.

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champion

  • noun someone who has won first place in a competition
    champ; title-holder.
  • noun someone who fights for a cause
    hero; paladin; fighter.

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sea-duty

  • noun naval service aboard a ship at sea
    service abroad; shipboard duty.

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fire

  • noun the event of something burning (often destructive)
    • they lost everything in the fire
  • noun the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
    firing.
    • hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes
    • they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire

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self-willed

  • adjective satellite habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
    willful; wilful; headstrong; froward.

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invitational

  • adjective pertaining to or characteristic of an invitation

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bidding

  • noun an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
    bid; command; dictation.
  • noun a request to be present
    summons.
    • they came at his bidding

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demand

  • noun an urgent or peremptory request
    • his demands for attention were unceasing
  • noun the ability and desire to purchase goods and services
    • the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips
    • the demand exceeded the supply

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abject

  • adjective satellite of the most contemptible kind
    scurvy; low-down; scummy; low; miserable.
    • abject cowardice
    • a low stunt to pull
    • a low-down sneak
    • his miserable treatment of his family
    • You miserable skunk!
    • a scummy rabble
    • a scurvy trick
  • adjective satellite most unfortunate or miserable
    • the most abject slaves joined in the revolt
    • abject poverty

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attentive

  • adjective (often followed by `to') giving care or attention
    • attentive to details
    • the nurse was attentive to her patient
    • an attentive suitor
  • adjective taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention
    paying attention; thoughtful; heedful.
    • heedful of the warnings
    • so heedful a writer
    • heedful of what they were doing

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goodish

  • adjective satellite moderately good of its kind
    • a goodish wine
  • adjective satellite large in amount or extent or degree
    sizeable; respectable; healthy; hefty; tidy; sizable; goodly.
    • it cost a considerable amount
    • a goodly amount
    • received a hefty bonus
    • a respectable sum
    • a tidy sum of money
    • a sizable fortune

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present

  • noun the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech
    nowadays.
    • that is enough for the present
    • he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow
  • noun something presented as a gift
    • his tie was a present from his wife

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buster

  • noun an informal form of address for a man
    dude; fellow.
    • Say, fellow, what are you doing?
    • Hey buster, what's up?
  • noun a robust child

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paying

  • adjective satellite yielding a fair profit
    gainful; paid.
  • verb give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
    pay.
    • I paid four dollars for this sandwich
    • Pay the waitress, please

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approbative

  • adjective satellite expressing or manifesting praise or approval
    plausive; affirmative; approbatory; approving.
    • approbative criticism
    • an affirmative nod

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civic_responsibility

  • noun the responsibilities of a citizen
    civic duty.

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pedestrian

  • noun a person who travels by foot
    walker; footer.
  • adjective satellite lacking wit or imagination
    prosaic; prosy; earthbound.
    • a pedestrian movie plot

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solid

  • noun matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure
  • noun the state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape
    solidness; solid state.

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hat

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

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accommodating

  • adjective helpful in bringing about a harmonious adaptation
    accommodative.
    • the warden was always accommodating in allowing visitors in
    • made a special effort to be accommodating
  • verb be agreeable or acceptable to
    accommodate; fit; suit.
    • This suits my needs

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turn_up_the_heat

  • verb apply great or increased pressure
    turn up the pressure.
    • The Democrats turned up the heat on their candidate to concede the election

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cast

  • noun the actors in a play
    cast of characters; dramatis personae.
  • noun container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
    mould; mold.

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neat

  • adjective satellite clean or organized
    orderly.
    • her neat dress
    • a neat room
  • adjective satellite showing care in execution
    • neat homework
    • neat handwriting

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leaning

  • noun an inclination to do something
    propensity; tendency.
    • he felt leanings toward frivolity
  • noun a natural inclination
    propensity; proclivity.
    • he has a proclivity for exaggeration

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situation

  • noun the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time
    state of affairs.
    • the present international situation is dangerous
    • wondered how such a state of affairs had come about
    • eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt
  • noun a condition or position in which you find yourself
    position.
    • the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils
    • found herself in a very fortunate situation

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guardianship

  • noun attention and management implying responsibility for safety
    charge; tutelage; care.
    • he is in the care of a bodyguard
  • noun the responsibility of a guardian or keeper
    keeping; safekeeping.
    • he left his car in my keeping

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civic_duty

  • noun the responsibilities of a citizen
    civic responsibility.

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upgrade

  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; raise; rise; climb; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise
  • noun software that provides better performance than an earlier version did

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fire_fighter

  • noun a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires
    firefighter; fire-eater; fireman.

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ripe

  • adjective fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used
    mature.
    • ripe peaches
    • full-bodied mature wines
  • adjective satellite fully prepared or eager
    • the colonists were ripe for revolution

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usable

  • adjective satellite capable of being put to use
    useable.
    • usable byproducts
  • adjective satellite fit or ready for use or service
    useable; operable; functional; operational.
    • the toaster was still functional even after being dropped
    • the lawnmower is a bit rusty but still usable
    • an operational aircraft
    • the dishwasher is now in working order

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sting

  • noun a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung
    stinging.
    • the sting of death
    • he felt the stinging of nettles
  • noun a mental pain or distress
    pang.
    • a pang of conscience

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shame

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

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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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ready

  • noun poised for action
    • their guns were at the ready
  • verb prepare for eating by applying heat
    cook; fix; make; prepare.
    • Cook me dinner, please
    • can you make me an omelette?
    • fix breakfast for the guests, please

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manageability

  • noun capable of being managed or controlled
    manageableness.

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conserve

  • noun fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
    preserve; preserves; conserves.
  • verb keep constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary change
    • Energy is conserved in this process

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saintlike

  • adjective satellite marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint
    saintly; angelic; sainted; beatific; angelical.
    • angelic beneficence
    • a beatific smile
    • a saintly concern for his fellow men
    • my sainted mother

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well-grounded

  • adjective satellite logically valid
    sound; reasoned.
    • a sound argument

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teachable

  • adjective satellite ready and willing to be taught
    docile.
    • docile pupils eager for instruction
    • teachable youngsters

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concealing

  • noun the activity of keeping something secret
    concealment; hiding.
  • verb prevent from being seen or discovered
    conceal; hide.
    • Muslim women hide their faces
    • hide the money

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defiant

  • adjective boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
    noncompliant.
    • brought up to be aggressive and defiant
    • a defiant attitude

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manipulable

  • adjective easily managed (controlled or taught or molded)
    tractable.
    • tractable young minds
    • the natives...being...of an intelligent tractable disposition"- Samuel Butler

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romance

  • noun a relationship between two lovers
    love affair.
  • noun an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)
    romanticism.

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terrorise

  • verb coerce by violence or with threats
    terrorize.
  • verb fill with terror; frighten greatly
    terrorize; terrify.

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duteous

  • adjective satellite willingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect;
    dutiful.
    • a dutiful child
    • a dutiful citizen
    • Patient Griselda was a chaste and duteous wife

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incumbent

  • noun the official who holds an office
    officeholder.
  • adjective satellite lying or leaning on something else
    • an incumbent geological formation

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deference

  • noun a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard
    respect.
    • his deference to her wishes was very flattering
    • be sure to give my respects to the dean
  • noun courteous regard for people's feelings
    respect; respectfulness.
    • in deference to your wishes
    • out of respect for his privacy

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reminder

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

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prerequisite

  • noun something that is required in advance
    requirement.
    • Latin was a prerequisite for admission
  • adjective satellite required as a prior condition or course of study

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difficult

  • adjective not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
    hard.
    • a difficult task
    • nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access
    • difficult times
    • why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?
  • adjective hard to control
    unmanageable.
    • a difficult child", "an unmanageable situation

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militaristic

  • adjective satellite imbued with militarism

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peace_officer

  • noun an officer of the law
    law officer; lawman.

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paladin

  • noun someone who fights for a cause
    hero; fighter; champion.

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ball

  • noun round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games
    • the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve
    • the mayor threw out the first ball
    • the ball rolled into the corner pocket
  • noun a solid projectile that is shot by a musket
    musket ball.
    • they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball

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fireman

  • noun play in which children pretend to put out a fire
  • noun a laborer who tends fires (as on a coal-fired train or steamship)
    stoker.

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assignment

  • noun a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces)
    duty assignment.
    • hazardous duty
  • noun the instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another

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swell

  • noun the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
    crestless wave.
  • noun a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)

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unsurpassable

  • adjective satellite not to be exceeded
    • unsurpassable skill
    • unsurpassable standards of workmanship

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noblesse_oblige

  • noun the obligation of those of high rank to be honorable and generous (often used ironically)

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necessity

  • noun the condition of being essential or indispensable
  • noun anything indispensable
    necessary; requirement; requisite; essential.
    • food and shelter are necessities of life
    • the essentials of the good life
    • allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions
    • a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained

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unmanageable

  • adjective difficult to use or handle or manage because of size or weight or shape
    unwieldy.
    • we set about towing the unwieldy structure into the shelter
    • almost dropped the unwieldy parcel
  • adjective hard to control
    difficult.
    • a difficult child", "an unmanageable situation

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adjuratory

  • adjective satellite earnestly or solemnly entreating
    • in adjuratory terms
  • adjective satellite containing a solemn charge or command

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adjure

  • verb ask for or request earnestly
    beseech; bid; entreat; press; conjure.
    • The prophet bid all people to become good persons
  • verb command solemnly

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keep

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

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prescribed

  • adjective satellite set down as a rule or guide
  • verb issue commands or orders for
    prescribe; order; dictate.

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task

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    project; undertaking; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
    job; chore.
    • estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
    • the job of repairing the engine took several hours
    • the endless task of classifying the samples
    • the farmer's morning chores

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off

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

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fire-eater

  • noun a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires
    firefighter; fire fighter; fireman.
  • noun a belligerent grouch
    hothead.

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prevenient

  • adjective satellite in anticipation
    anticipatory.

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relegation

  • noun authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions
    delegation; delegating; relegating; deputation.
  • noun the act of assigning (someone or something) to a particular class or category

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humble

  • verb cause to be unpretentious
    • This experience will humble him
  • verb cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
    abase; chagrin; mortify; humiliate.
    • He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss

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well

  • noun a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
  • noun a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid

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fighting

  • noun the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    scrap; combat; fight.
    • a fight broke out at the hockey game
    • there was fighting in the streets
    • the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap
  • verb be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight
    contend; struggle; fight.
    • the tribesmen fought each other
    • Siblings are always fighting
    • Militant groups are contending for control of the country

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academic

  • noun an educator who works at a college or university
    academician; faculty member.
  • adjective associated with academia or an academy
    • the academic curriculum
    • academic gowns

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slap-up

  • adjective satellite very good
    groovy; dandy; corking; bully; not bad; swell; smashing; great; keen; neat; cracking; nifty; peachy; bang-up.
    • he did a bully job
    • a neat sports car
    • had a great time at the party
    • you look simply smashing

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command

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

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workable

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

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coordinate

  • noun a number that identifies a position relative to an axis
    co-ordinate.
  • verb bring order and organization to
    organize; organise.
    • Can you help me organize my files?

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functionary

  • noun a worker who holds or is invested with an office
    official.

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juridical

  • adjective of or relating to the law or jurisprudence
    juridic.
    • juridical days
  • adjective relating to the administration of justice or the function of a judge
    judicial; juridic.
    • judicial system

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breaker

  • noun a quarry worker who splits off blocks of stone
    ledgeman.
  • noun waves breaking on the shore
    surf; breakers.

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chore

  • noun a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
    job; task.
    • estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
    • the job of repairing the engine took several hours
    • the endless task of classifying the samples
    • the farmer's morning chores

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listening

  • noun the act of hearing attentively
    hearing.
    • you can learn a lot by just listening
    • they make good music--you should give them a hearing
  • verb hear with intention
    listen.
    • Listen to the sound of this cello

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unexceeded

  • adjective satellite not capable of being improved on
    unsurpassed; unexcelled.

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executive

  • noun a person responsible for the administration of a business
    executive director.
  • noun persons who administer the law

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domestic

  • noun a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household
    house servant; domestic help.
  • adjective of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation
    • domestic issues such as tax rate and highway construction

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necessitate

  • verb require as useful, just, or proper
    call for; require; involve; need; take; demand; ask; postulate.
    • It takes nerve to do what she did
    • success usually requires hard work
    • This job asks a lot of patience and skill
    • This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice
    • This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert
    • This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent
  • verb cause to be a concomitant

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not

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

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manageableness

  • noun capable of being managed or controlled
    manageability.

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world

  • noun everything that exists anywhere
    universe; creation; macrocosm; existence; cosmos.
    • they study the evolution of the universe
    • the biggest tree in existence
  • noun people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest
    domain.
    • the Western world

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railroad

  • noun line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
    railway line; railway; railroad line; railway system.
  • noun a line of track providing a runway for wheels
    railroad track; railway.
    • he walked along the railroad track

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steward

  • noun someone who manages property or other affairs for someone else
  • noun the ship's officer who is in charge of provisions and dining arrangements

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high-grade

  • adjective satellite surpassing in quality
    top-grade; top-quality.
    • top-grade ore

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cut

  • noun a share of the profits
    • everyone got a cut of the earnings
  • noun (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next
    • the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt

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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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wed

  • verb take in marriage
    get hitched with; marry; conjoin; get married; espouse; hook up with.
  • noun the fourth day of the week; the third working day
    Wednesday; Midweek.

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alternate

  • noun someone who takes the place of another person
    replacement; surrogate.
  • verb go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
    jump.

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passive

  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb
    passive voice.
    • `The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice
    • `The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive
  • adjective lacking in energy or will
    inactive.
    • Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith

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obedient

  • adjective dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority; the refractory remain unburdened"- Edmund Burke
    • an obedient soldier
    • obedient children
    • a little man obedient to his wife
    • the obedient colonies...are heavily taxed

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crying

  • noun the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)
    tears; weeping.
    • I hate to hear the crying of a child
    • she was in tears
  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    cry; shout; call; outcry; vociferation; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience

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crack

  • noun a long narrow opening
    crevice; cleft; scissure; fissure.
  • noun a narrow opening
    gap.
    • he opened the window a crack

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impoverished

  • adjective satellite poor enough to need help from others
    poverty-stricken; needy; necessitous; destitute; indigent.
  • verb make poor
    impoverish.

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kick

  • noun the act of delivering a blow with the foot
    kicking; boot.
    • he gave the ball a powerful kick
    • the team's kicking was excellent
  • noun the swift release of a store of affective force
    rush; thrill; boot; charge; bang; flush.
    • they got a great bang out of it
    • what a boot!
    • he got a quick rush from injecting heroin
    • he does it for kicks

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designate

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

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submissive

  • adjective inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination
    • submissive servants
    • a submissive reply
    • replacing troublemakers with more submissive people
  • adjective satellite abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant
    subservient; slavish.
    • slavish devotion to her job ruled her life
    • a slavish yes-man to the party bosses"- S.H.Adams
    • she has become submissive and subservient

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march

  • noun the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)
    marching.
    • it was a long march
    • we heard the sound of marching
  • noun the month following February and preceding April
    Mar.

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amended

  • adjective of legislation
  • verb make amendments to
    amend.
    • amend the document

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bid

  • noun an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
    command; dictation; bidding.
  • noun an attempt to get something
    play.
    • they made a futile play for power
    • he made a bid to gain attention

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crushed

  • adjective satellite treated so as to have a permanently wrinkled appearance
    • crushed velvet
  • verb come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
    crush; suppress; oppress.
    • The government oppresses political activists

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regard

  • noun (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point
    respect.
    • it differs in that respect
  • noun paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
    paying attention; attentiveness; heed.
    • his attentiveness to her wishes
    • he spends without heed to the consequences

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perfunctory

  • adjective satellite hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
    passing; cursory; casual.
    • a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws
    • a passing glance
    • perfunctory courtesy
  • adjective satellite as a formality only
    pro forma.
    • a one-candidate pro forma election

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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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turn_up_the_pressure

  • verb apply great or increased pressure
    turn up the heat.
    • The Democrats turned up the heat on their candidate to concede the election

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burden

  • noun an onerous or difficult concern
    load; incumbrance; onus; encumbrance.
    • the burden of responsibility
    • that's a load off my mind
  • noun weight to be borne or conveyed
    load; loading.

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supervise

  • verb watch and direct
    oversee; superintend; manage.
    • Who is overseeing this project?
  • verb keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance
    monitor.
    • we are monitoring the air quality
    • the police monitor the suspect's moves

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press

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

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necessary

  • noun anything indispensable
    requirement; requisite; essential; necessity.
    • food and shelter are necessities of life
    • the essentials of the good life
    • allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions
    • a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained
  • adjective absolutely essential

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originative

  • adjective having the ability or power to create
    creative.
    • a creative imagination
  • adjective satellite containing seeds of later development
    seminal; germinal.
    • seminal ideas of one discipline can influence the growth of another

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kowtow

  • noun a former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission
    kotow.
  • verb bend the knees and bow in a servile manner
    genuflect; scrape.

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toe

  • noun one of the digits of the foot
  • noun the part of footwear that provides a covering for the toes

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foster-parent

  • noun a person who acts as parent and guardian for a child in place of the child's natural parents but without legally adopting the child
    foster parent.

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dirigible

  • noun a steerable self-propelled aircraft
    airship.
  • adjective satellite capable of being steered or directed
    steerable.

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imposed

  • adjective satellite set forth authoritatively as obligatory
    • the imposed taxation
    • rules imposed by society
  • verb compel to behave in a certain way
    impose; enforce.
    • Social relations impose courtesy

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terrorize

  • verb coerce by violence or with threats
    terrorise.
  • verb fill with terror; frighten greatly
    terrorise; terrify.

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scut_work

  • noun trivial, unrewarding, tedious, dirty, and disagreeable chores
    shitwork.
    • the hospital hired him to do scut work

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informative

  • adjective tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance
    illuminating; enlightening.
    • an enlightening glimpse of government in action
    • an illuminating lecture
  • adjective serving to instruct or enlighten or inform
    instructive.

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custodial

  • adjective satellite providing protective supervision; watching over or safeguarding
    tutelar; tutelary.
    • daycare that is educational and not just custodial
    • a guardian angel
    • tutelary gods

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slavish

  • adjective satellite blindly imitative
    • a slavish copy of the original
  • adjective satellite abjectly submissive; characteristic of a slave or servant
    subservient; submissive.
    • slavish devotion to her job ruled her life
    • a slavish yes-man to the party bosses"- S.H.Adams
    • she has become submissive and subservient

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officer

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

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heed

  • noun paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
    paying attention; attentiveness; regard.
    • his attentiveness to her wishes
    • he spends without heed to the consequences
  • verb pay close attention to; give heed to
    mind; listen.
    • Heed the advice of the old men

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reassign

  • verb transfer somebody to a different position or location of work
    transfer.

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inclined

  • adjective (often followed by `to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency
    • wasn't inclined to believe the excuse
    • inclined to be moody
  • verb have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
    run; incline; lean; be given; tend.
    • She tends to be nervous before her lectures
    • These dresses run small
    • He inclined to corpulence

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essential

  • noun anything indispensable
    necessary; requirement; requisite; necessity.
    • food and shelter are necessities of life
    • the essentials of the good life
    • allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions
    • a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained
  • adjective satellite absolutely necessary; vitally necessary
    indispensable.
    • essential tools and materials
    • funds essential to the completion of the project
    • an indispensable worker

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superlative

  • noun an exaggerated expression (usually of praise)
    • the critics lavished superlatives on it
  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    pinnacle; acme; top; height; summit; peak; elevation; tiptop; meridian.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession