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commensal

  • noun either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
  • adjective living in a state of commensalism

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zairese

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Zaire
    Zairean.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Zaire or its people
    Zairean.
    • Zairean elections

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overaged

  • adjective satellite too old to be useful
    overage; over-the-hill; superannuated.
    • He left the house...for the support of twelve superannuated wool carders"- Anthony Trollope

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prime_minister

  • noun the person who holds the position of head of the government in the United Kingdom
    premier; PM.
  • noun the person who is head of state (in several countries)
    chancellor; premier.

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played_out

  • adjective satellite drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted
    exhausted; spent; dog-tired; worn out; fagged; fatigued; worn-out; washed-out.
    • the day's shopping left her exhausted
    • he went to bed dog-tired
    • was fagged and sweaty
    • the trembling of his played out limbs
    • felt completely washed-out
    • only worn-out horses and cattle
    • you look worn out
  • adjective satellite worn out
    • a played out deck of cards

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yellow

  • noun yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
    yellowness.
  • verb turn yellow
    • The pages of the book began to yellow

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four

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
    tetrad; quaternity; quadruplet; foursome; Little Joe; IV; quaternion; quatern; quaternary; quartet; 4.
  • noun a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips
    four-spot.

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perverted

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

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characterless

  • adjective satellite lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting
    nondescript.
    • women dressed in nondescript clothes
    • a nondescript novel

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cell-like

  • adjective satellite resembling a cell

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leeward

  • noun the direction in which the wind is blowing
  • noun the side of something that is sheltered from the wind
    lee side; lee.

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patched

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

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under

  • adjective satellite located below or beneath something else
    nether.
    • nether garments
    • the under parts of a machine
  • adjective satellite lower in rank, power, or authority
    • an under secretary

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postmortem

  • noun discussion of an event after it has occurred
    post-mortem.
  • noun an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease
    postmortem examination; post-mortem; necropsy; post-mortem examination; autopsy; PM.

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immature

  • adjective characteristic of a lack of maturity
    • immature behavior
  • adjective (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth
    young.
    • young people

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antecede

  • verb be earlier in time; go back further
    forego; predate; forgo; antedate; precede.
    • Stone tools precede bronze tools

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nonresident

  • noun someone who does not live in a particular place
    • described by an admiring nonresident as a green and pleasant land
  • adjective not living in a particular place or owned by permanent residents
    • nonresident students who commute to classes
    • nonresident real estate

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geology

  • noun a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks

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void

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

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heidelberg_man

  • noun a type of primitive man who lived in Europe
    Homo heidelbergensis.

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extraverted

  • adjective satellite being concerned with the social and physical environment
    extroverted; extravertive; extrovertive; extravert; extrovert.

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nonmodern

  • adjective not modern; of or characteristic of an earlier time

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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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malian

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Mali
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Mali or its people
    • Malian deserts

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prescriptive_linguistics

  • noun an account of how a language should be used instead of how it is actually used; a prescription for the `correct' phonology and morphology and syntax and semantics

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nondescript

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

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zairean

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Zaire
    Zairese.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Zaire or its people
    Zairese.
    • Zairean elections

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agnate

  • noun one related on the father's side
    patrilineal sib; patrikin; patrilineal kin; patrisib.
  • adjective satellite related on the father's side
    agnatic; paternal.
    • a paternal aunt

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ornamental

  • noun any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value
  • adjective satellite serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
    decorative; cosmetic.
    • cosmetic fenders on cars
    • the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative

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tenuous

  • adjective satellite having thin consistency
    • a tenuous fluid
  • adjective satellite very thin in gauge or diameter
    • a tenuous thread

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infancy

  • noun the early stage of growth or development
    early childhood; babyhood.
  • noun the earliest state of immaturity
    babyhood.

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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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likely

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

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street

  • noun a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings
    • they walked the streets of the small town
    • he lives on Nassau Street
  • noun the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel
    • be careful crossing the street

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freehand

  • adjective satellite done by hand without mechanical aids or devices
    freehanded.
    • a freehand drawing

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naif

  • noun a naive or inexperienced person
  • adjective marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience
    naive.
    • a teenager's naive ignorance of life
    • the naive assumption that things can only get better
    • this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances

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subaltern

  • noun a British commissioned army officer below the rank of captain
  • adjective satellite inferior in rank or status
    petty; junior-grade; lower-ranking; lowly; secondary.
    • the junior faculty
    • a lowly corporal
    • petty officialdom
    • a subordinate functionary

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sociolinguist

  • noun a linguist who studies the social and cultural factors that influence linguistic communication

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neo

  • adjective satellite (used as a combining form) recent or new
    • `neo' is a combining form in words like `neocolonialism'

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ghanian

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Ghana
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Ghana or its people or language
    Ghanese; Ghanaian.
    • Ghanaian cocoa production

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mutational

  • adjective of or relating to or resulting from mutation

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religious

  • noun a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
  • adjective satellite concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church
    spiritual.
    • religious texts
    • a member of a religious order
    • lords temporal and spiritual
    • spiritual leaders
    • spiritual songs

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beaten

  • adjective formed or made thin by hammering
    • beaten gold
  • verb come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
    shell; beat; trounce; crush; beat out; vanquish.
    • Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship
    • We beat the competition
    • Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game

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parasitical

  • adjective relating to or caused by parasites
    parasitic.
    • parasitic infection
  • adjective satellite of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another
    parasitic; bloodsucking; leechlike.
    • a wealthy class parasitic upon the labor of the masses
    • parasitic vines that strangle the trees
    • bloodsucking blackmailer
    • his indolent leechlike existence

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consequent

  • adjective satellite following or accompanying as a consequence
    concomitant; accompanying; incidental; attendant; resultant; sequent; ensuant.
    • an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems
    • snags incidental to the changeover in management
    • attendant circumstances
    • the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness
    • the ensuant response to his appeal
    • the resultant savings were considerable

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above

  • noun an earlier section of a written text
    • for instructions refer to the above
  • adjective satellite appearing earlier in the same text
    • flaws in the above interpretation

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millenarian

  • noun a person who believes in the coming of the millennium (a time of great peace and prosperity)
    millenarist; chiliast.
  • adjective relating to or believing in the millennium of peace and happiness
    chiliastic.

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callowness

  • noun lacking and evidencing lack of experience of life
    jejuneness; juvenility.

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impendence

  • noun the state of being imminent and liable to happen soon
    imminentness; forthcomingness; imminence; imminency; impendency.

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young_man

  • noun a teenager or a young adult male
    young buck.
  • noun a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman
    swain; beau; fellow; boyfriend.
    • if I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked

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impendency

  • noun the state of being imminent and liable to happen soon
    imminentness; forthcomingness; impendence; imminence; imminency.

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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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virtuoso

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.
  • noun a musician who is a consummate master of technique and artistry

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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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kingdom_come

  • noun the next world
    • he nearly blew us to kingdom come
  • noun the end of time
    • you can wet the bed till kingdom come, for all I care

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synchronic

  • adjective occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase
    synchronal; synchronous.
    • recovery was synchronous with therapy"- Jour.A.M.A.
    • a synchronous set of clocks
    • the synchronous action of a bird's wings in flight
    • synchronous oscillations
  • adjective concerned with phenomena (especially language) at a particular period without considering historical antecedents
    • synchronic linguistics

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natural

  • noun someone regarded as certain to succeed
    • he's a natural for the job
  • noun a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
    cancel.

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at_hand

  • adjective satellite close in space; within reach
    close at hand.
    • the town is close at hand
  • adjective satellite close in time; about to occur
    close at hand; impendent; impending; imminent.
    • retribution is at hand
    • some people believe the day of judgment is close at hand
    • in imminent danger
    • his impending retirement

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unprocessed

  • adjective not refined or processed
    crude; unrefined.
    • unrefined ore
    • crude oil
  • adjective not altered from an original or natural state
    • unprocessed commodities

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secure

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

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county

  • noun (United Kingdom) a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government
    • the county has a population of 12,345 people
  • noun (United States) the largest administrative district within a state
    • the county plans to build a new road

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head-on

  • adjective satellite characterized by direct opposition
    • a head-on confrontation
  • adjective satellite meeting front to front
    frontal.
    • a frontal attack
    • a head-on collision

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rationalist

  • noun someone who emphasizes observable facts and excludes metaphysical speculation about origins or ultimate causes
    positivist.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of rationalism
    • rationalist philosophy

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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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tardiness

  • noun the quality or habit of not adhering to a correct or usual or expected time

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ratty

  • adjective of or characteristic of rats
  • adjective satellite showing signs of wear and tear
    moth-eaten; tatty; shabby.
    • a ratty old overcoat
    • shabby furniture
    • an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains

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linguistic_scientist

  • noun a specialist in linguistics
    linguist.

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cannibal

  • noun a person who eats human flesh
    anthropophagite; man-eater; anthropophagus.

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eristic

  • noun a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
    disputant; controversialist.
  • noun the art of logical disputation (especially if specious)

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anaerobiotic

  • adjective living or active in the absence of free oxygen
    anaerobic.
    • anaerobic bacteria

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eristical

  • adjective satellite given to disputation for its own sake and often employing specious arguments
    eristic.

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barbarous

  • adjective satellite (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
    savage; vicious; brutal; cruel; fell; roughshod.
    • a barbarous crime
    • brutal beatings
    • cruel tortures
    • Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks
    • a savage slap
    • vicious kicks
  • adjective satellite primitive in customs and culture

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seismologic

  • adjective of or concerned with seismology
    seismological.

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hereditary

  • adjective satellite occurring among members of a family usually by heredity
    transmissible; familial; genetic; transmitted; inherited.
    • an inherited disease
    • familial traits
    • genetically transmitted features
  • adjective satellite inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent
    patrimonial; ancestral; transmissible.
    • ancestral home
    • ancestral lore
    • hereditary monarchy
    • patrimonial estate
    • transmissible tradition

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warm

  • verb get warm or warmer
    warm up.
    • The soup warmed slowly on the stove
  • verb make warm or warmer
    • The blanket will warm you

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adult

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

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emeritus

  • noun a professor or minister who is retired from assigned duties
  • adjective satellite honorably retired from assigned duties and retaining your title along with the additional title `emeritus' as in `professor emeritus'

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primeval

  • adjective satellite having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state
    primaeval; primal; aboriginal; primordial.
    • aboriginal forests
    • primal eras before the appearance of life on earth
    • the forest primeval
    • primordial matter
    • primordial forms of life

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outdated

  • adjective satellite old; no longer valid or fashionable
    out-of-date; superannuated.
    • obsolete words
    • an obsolete locomotive
    • outdated equipment
    • superannuated laws
    • out-of-date ideas

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must

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

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me

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

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azoic

  • adjective satellite before the appearance of life
    • azoic rocks contain not organic remains

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worm

  • noun any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae
  • noun a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
    dirt ball; insect; louse.

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worn

  • adjective affected by wear; damaged by long use
    • worn threads on the screw
    • a worn suit
    • the worn pockets on the jacket
  • verb be dressed in
    wear; have on.
    • She was wearing yellow that day

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earlyish

  • adjective satellite being somewhat early
    • at an earlyish hour

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syntactician

  • noun a linguist who specializes in the study of grammar and syntax
    grammarian.

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root

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

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ascetic

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

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jespersen

  • noun Danish linguist (1860-1943)
    Jens Otto Harry Jespersen; Otto Jespersen.

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marxist

  • noun an advocate of Marxism
  • noun emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries
    bolshy; red; Bolshevik; bolshie.

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preexistent

  • adjective satellite existing previously or before something
    pre-existent; preexisting; pre-existing.
    • variations on pre-existent musical themes

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homo_heidelbergensis

  • noun a type of primitive man who lived in Europe
    Heidelberg man.

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honey

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

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currency

  • noun the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used
  • noun general acceptance or use
    • the currency of ideas

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present-day

  • adjective satellite belonging to the present time
    contemporary.
    • contemporary leaders

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advancing

  • adjective satellite moving forward
    forward; forward-moving.
  • verb move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
    advance; move on; march on; progress; pass on; go on.
    • Time marches on

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morula

  • noun a solid mass of blastomeres that forms when the zygote splits; develops into the blastula

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aging

  • noun acquiring desirable qualities by being left undisturbed for some time
    ripening; ageing.
  • noun the organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing age
    senescence; ageing.

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syntactic

  • adjective of or relating to or conforming to the rules of syntax
    syntactical.
    • the syntactic rules of a language

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tudor

  • noun an English dynasty descended from Henry Tudor; Tudor monarchs ruled from Henry VII to Elizabeth I (from 1485 to 1603)
    House of Tudor.
  • noun United States dancer and choreographer (born in England) (1909-1987)
    Antony Tudor.

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machine

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

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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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agone

  • adjective satellite gone by; or in the past
    ago.
    • two years ago
    • `agone' is an archaic word for `ago'

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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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ancestor

  • noun someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
    ascendent; antecedent; ascendant; root.

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dialect

  • noun the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
    accent; idiom.
    • the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English
    • he has a strong German accent
    • it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy

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junior-grade

  • adjective satellite inferior in rank or status
    petty; lower-ranking; lowly; subaltern; secondary.
    • the junior faculty
    • a lowly corporal
    • petty officialdom
    • a subordinate functionary

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nipper

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; child; fry; shaver; tike; minor; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods
    claw; chela; pincer.

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after

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

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wrong

  • noun that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law
    wrongfulness.
    • he feels that you are in the wrong
  • noun any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right
    legal injury; damage.

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historical_linguistics

  • noun the study of linguistic change
    diachrony; diachronic linguistics.
    • the synchrony and diachrony of language

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lesbian

  • noun a female homosexual
    tribade; gay woman.
  • noun a resident of Lesbos

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tunisian

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Tunisia
  • adjective of or relating to the city of Tunis or its residents
    • Tunisian markets

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daredevil

  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    harum-scarum; swashbuckler; lunatic; madcap; hothead.
  • adjective satellite presumptuously daring
    temerarious.
    • a daredevil test pilot having the right stuff

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phytologist

  • noun a biologist specializing in the study of plants
    botanist; plant scientist.

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green

  • noun green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass
    viridity; greenness.
  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    park; commons; common.
    • they went for a walk in the park

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capitalist

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

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swazi

  • noun a member of a southeast African people living in Swaziland and adjacent areas
  • noun a Bantu language closely related to Zulu

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squint

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

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concurrence

  • noun agreement of results or opinions
    concurrency.
  • noun acting together, as agents or circumstances or events
    concurrency.

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innovative

  • adjective satellite ahead of the times
    forward-looking; modern; advanced.
    • the advanced teaching methods
    • had advanced views on the subject
    • a forward-looking corporation
    • is British industry innovative enough?
  • adjective satellite being or producing something like nothing done or experienced or created before
    groundbreaking; innovational.
    • stylistically innovative works
    • innovative members of the artistic community
    • a mind so innovational, so original

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clap

  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; bang; blast; eruption.
  • noun a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra
    gonorrhoea; gonorrhea.

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adolescence

  • noun the time period between the beginning of puberty and adulthood
  • noun in the state that someone is in between puberty and adulthood

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unanalyzed

  • adjective not analyzed or broken down for detailed examination
    • an unanalyzed compound
    • unanalyzed data

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recreant

  • noun an abject coward
    poltroon; craven.
  • noun a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
    ratter; renegade; deserter; turncoat; apostate.

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supplicant

  • noun someone who prays to God
    prayer.
  • noun one praying humbly for something
    requester; petitioner; suppliant.
    • a suppliant for her favors

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recreational

  • adjective of or relating to recreation
    • a recreational area with a pool and ball fields
  • adjective satellite engaged in as a pastime
    unpaid; amateur.
    • an amateur painter
    • gained valuable experience in amateur theatricals
    • recreational golfers
    • reading matter that is both recreational and mentally stimulating
    • unpaid extras in the documentary

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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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imp

  • noun (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous
    gremlin; hob; elf; brownie; pixie; pixy.
  • noun one who is playfully mischievous
    monkey; rascal; rapscallion; scallywag; scamp; scalawag.

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matured

  • adjective satellite fully ripe; at the height of bloom
    full-blown.
    • a full-blown rose
  • verb develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation
    maturate; mature; grow.
    • He matured fast
    • The child grew fast

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counterterrorist

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

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conspecific

  • noun an organism belonging to the same species as another organism
  • adjective belonging to the same species
    • cultivated cabbage and wild cabbage are conspecific

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then

  • noun that time; that moment
    • we will arrive before then
    • we were friends from then on
  • adjective satellite at a specific prior time
    • the then president

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affected

  • adjective acted upon; influenced
  • verb have an effect upon
    impact; touch on; bear upon; bear on; touch; affect.
    • Will the new rules affect me?

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blastematic

  • adjective of or relating to blastemata
    blastemic; blastemal.

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structural

  • adjective relating to or caused by structure, especially political or economic structure
    • structural unemployment in a technological society
  • adjective relating to or having or characterized by structure
    • structural engineer
    • structural errors
    • structural simplicity

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grammar

  • noun the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)

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gnostic

  • noun an advocate of Gnosticism
  • adjective of or relating to Gnosticism
    • Gnostic writings

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moneran

  • noun organisms that typically reproduce by asexual budding or fission and whose nutritional mode is absorption or photosynthesis or chemosynthesis
    moneron.
  • adjective of or relating to the Monera

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bone

  • noun rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
    os.
  • noun the porous calcified substance from which bones are made
    osseous tissue.

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primitiveness

  • noun a wild or unrefined state
    crudeness; rudeness; crudity; primitivism.

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plant_scientist

  • noun a biologist specializing in the study of plants
    phytologist; botanist.

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pubescent

  • adjective satellite (of animals especially human beings) having arrived at the onset of puberty (the age at which sex glands become functional) but not yet fully mature
    • the budding breasts of a pubescent girl and the downy chin of pubescent boy
  • adjective satellite covered with fine soft hairs or down
    downy; puberulent; sericeous.
    • downy milkweed seeds

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tatty

  • adjective satellite showing signs of wear and tear
    ratty; moth-eaten; shabby.
    • a ratty old overcoat
    • shabby furniture
    • an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains
  • adjective satellite tastelessly showy
    garish; gaudy; brassy; meretricious; tawdry; flash; cheap; flashy; tacky; gimcrack; loud; trashy.
    • a flash car
    • a flashy ring
    • garish colors
    • a gaudy costume
    • loud sport shirts
    • a meretricious yet stylish book
    • tawdry ornaments

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co-occurrence

  • noun an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another
    concomitant; attendant; accompaniment.
  • noun the temporal property of two things happening at the same time
    concurrence; conjunction; coincidence.
    • the interval determining the coincidence gate is adjustable

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worn-out

  • adjective satellite used until no longer useful
    raddled.
    • battered trumpets and raddled radios
    • worn-out shoes with flapping soles
  • adjective satellite drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted
    exhausted; spent; dog-tired; worn out; played out; fagged; fatigued; washed-out.
    • the day's shopping left her exhausted
    • he went to bed dog-tired
    • was fagged and sweaty
    • the trembling of his played out limbs
    • felt completely washed-out
    • only worn-out horses and cattle
    • you look worn out

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phonology

  • noun the study of the sound system of a given language and the analysis and classification of its phonemes
    phonemics.

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haired

  • adjective having or covered with hair
    hairy; hirsute.
    • Jacob was a hairy man
    • a hairy caterpillar

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by-and-by

  • noun an indefinite time in the future
    • he'll get around to it in the sweet by-and-by

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latter-day

  • adjective satellite belonging to the present or recent times
    • the latter-day problems of our society

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eurafrican

  • noun a person of mixed European and African descent
  • adjective relating to or coming from Europe and Africa

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forte

  • noun an asset of special worth or utility
    strong suit; strength; speciality; strong point; specialty; long suit; metier.
    • cooking is his forte
  • noun (music) loud
    fortissimo.

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putrescent

  • adjective satellite becoming putrid
    • a trail lined by putrescent carcasses

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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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fugitive

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

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free

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

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aboriginal

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

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numidian

  • noun an inhabitant of ancient Numidia
  • adjective of or relating to ancient Numidia or its people or culture

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newtonian

  • noun a follower of Isaac Newton
  • adjective of or relating to or inspired by Sir Isaac Newton or his science
    • Newtonian physics

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eared

  • adjective satellite worn or shabby from overuse or (of pages) from having corners turned down
    dog-eared.
    • a somewhat dog-eared duke...a bit run down"-Clifton Fadiman
    • an old book with dog-eared pages
  • adjective having ears (or appendages resembling ears) or having ears of a specified kind; often used in combination

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bachelor-at-arms

  • noun a knight of the lowest order; could display only a pennon
    bachelor; knight bachelor.

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obsolescent

  • adjective satellite becoming obsolete

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flawless

  • adjective satellite without a flaw
    unflawed.
    • a flawless gemstone

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etymologise

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

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hebraic

  • adjective of or relating to the language of the Hebrews
    Hebraical; Hebrew.
    • Hebrew vowels
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of the Hebrews
    Hebraical; Hebrew.
    • the old Hebrew prophets

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industrial

  • adjective of or relating to or resulting from industry
    • industrial output
  • adjective having highly developed industries
    • the industrial revolution
    • an industrial nation

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psychic

  • noun a person apparently sensitive to things beyond the natural range of perception
  • adjective satellite affecting or influenced by the human mind
    psychical.
    • psychic energy
    • psychic trauma

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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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phycology

  • noun the branch of botany that studies algae
    algology.

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buddhist

  • noun one who follows the teachings of Buddha
  • adjective of or relating to or supporting Buddhism
    Buddhistic.
    • Buddhist sculpture

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primary

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

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rank

  • noun a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another
    • the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen
  • noun relative status
    • his salary was determined by his rank and seniority

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stalinist

  • noun a follower of Stalin and Stalinism
  • adjective of or relating to Joseph Stalin or his times

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philosophical

  • adjective of or relating to philosophy or philosophers
    philosophic.
    • philosophical writing
    • a considerable knowledge of philosophical terminology
  • adjective satellite characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment
    philosophic.
    • philosophical resignation
    • a philosophic attitude toward life

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primitivism

  • noun a wild or unrefined state
    crudeness; rudeness; crudity; primitiveness.
  • noun a genre characteristic of (or imitative of) primitive artists or children

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coetaneous

  • adjective satellite of the same period
    coeval; contemporaneous.

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bite

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

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betrothed

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

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cut_up

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

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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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tot

  • noun a small amount (especially of a drink)
    • a tot of rum
  • noun a young child
    bambino; toddler; yearling.

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youthfulness

  • noun the freshness and vitality characteristic of a young person
    youth; juvenility.

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mandean

  • noun a member of a small Gnostic sect that originated in Jordan and survives in Iraq and who believes that John the Baptist was the Messiah
    Mandaean.
  • noun the form of Aramaic used by the Mandeans
    Mandaean.

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master

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

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too

  • adverb to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits
    to a fault; excessively; overly.
    • too big
  • adverb in addition
    also; as well; besides; likewise.
    • he has a Mercedes, too

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airy

  • adjective satellite open to or abounding in fresh air
    aired.
    • airy rooms
  • adjective satellite not practical or realizable; speculative
    windy; visionary; impractical; Laputan.
    • airy theories about socioeconomic improvement
    • visionary schemes for getting rich

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inconvenient

  • adjective not suited to your comfort, purpose or needs
    • it is inconvenient not to have a telephone in the kitchen
    • the back hall is an inconvenient place for the telephone
  • adjective satellite not conveniently timed
    • an early departure is inconvenient for us

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stoic

  • noun someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions
    unemotional person.
  • noun a member of the ancient Greek school of philosophy founded by Zeno
    • a Stoic achieves happiness by submission to destiny

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piltdown_hoax

  • noun a supposedly primitive man later proven to be a hoax
    Piltdown man.

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nonpartisan

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

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rusty

  • adjective satellite covered with or consisting of rust
    • a rusty machine
    • rusty deposits
  • adjective satellite of the brown color of rust
    rust-brown; rust.

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untimeliness

  • noun being at an inappropriate time
    unseasonableness.
  • noun the quality of occurring at an inconvenient time
    inopportuneness.

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precocious

  • adjective characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude)
    • a precocious child
    • a precocious achievement
  • adjective satellite appearing or developing early
    • precocious flowers appear before the leaves as in some species of magnolias

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silly

  • noun a word used for misbehaving children
    • don't be a silly
  • adjective satellite ludicrous, foolish
    cockamamie; wacky; goofy; sappy; whacky; zany; cockamamy.
    • gave me a cockamamie reason for not going
    • wore a goofy hat
    • a silly idea
    • some wacky plan for selling more books

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childlike

  • adjective satellite befitting a young child
    childly.
    • childlike charm
  • adjective satellite exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity
    simple; wide-eyed; dewy-eyed; round-eyed.
    • childlike trust
    • dewy-eyed innocence
    • listened in round-eyed wonder

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spoiled

  • adjective satellite having the character or disposition harmed by pampering or oversolicitous attention
    spoilt.
    • a spoiled child
  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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threadbare

  • adjective satellite repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
    well-worn; commonplace; hackneyed; tired; old-hat; timeworn; trite; banal; shopworn; stock.
    • bromidic sermons
    • his remarks were trite and commonplace
    • hackneyed phrases
    • a stock answer
    • repeating threadbare jokes
    • parroting some timeworn axiom
    • the trite metaphor `hard as nails'
  • adjective satellite having the nap worn away so that the threads show through
    • threadbare rugs

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diachrony

  • noun the study of linguistic change
    historical linguistics; diachronic linguistics.
    • the synchrony and diachrony of language

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seminal

  • adjective pertaining to or containing or consisting of semen
    • seminal fluid
  • adjective satellite containing seeds of later development
    originative; germinal.
    • seminal ideas of one discipline can influence the growth of another

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bridge

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

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geomorphologic

  • adjective pertaining to geological structure
    morphological; geomorphological; morphologic; structural.
    • geomorphological features of the Black Hills
    • morphological features of granite
    • structural effects of folding and faulting of the earth's surface

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a._noam_chomsky

  • noun United States linguist whose theory of generative grammar redefined the field of linguistics (born 1928)
    Noam Chomsky; Chomsky.

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abstinent

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

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disambiguation

  • noun clarification that follows from the removal of ambiguity

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modern

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

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antagonistic

  • adjective satellite indicating opposition or resistance
    counter.
  • adjective satellite characterized by antagonism or antipathy
    antipathetic; antipathetical.
    • slaves antagonistic to their masters
    • antipathetic factions within the party

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raw

  • noun informal terms for nakedness
    birthday suit; altogether.
    • in the raw
    • in the altogether
    • in his birthday suit
  • adjective satellite (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes
    natural; rude.
    • natural yogurt
    • natural produce
    • raw wool
    • raw sugar
    • bales of rude cotton

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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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put_on

  • verb put clothing on one's body
    assume; don; get into; wear.
    • What should I wear today?
    • He put on his best suit for the wedding
    • The princess donned a long blue dress
    • The queen assumed the stately robes
    • He got into his jeans
  • verb add to something existing
    • She put on a sun room

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benighted

  • adjective satellite overtaken by night or darkness
    nighted.
    • benighted (or nighted) travelers hurrying toward home
  • verb overtake with darkness or night
    benight.

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christian

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

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egyptian

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Egypt
  • noun the ancient and now extinct language of Egypt under the Pharaohs; written records date back to 3000 BC

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latter

  • noun the second of two or the second mentioned of two
    • Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the latter is remembered today
  • adjective referring to the second of two things or persons mentioned (or the last one or ones of several)
    • in the latter case

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avant-garde

  • noun any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)
    vanguard; van; new wave.
  • adjective satellite radically new or original
    daring.
    • an avant-garde theater piece

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prematureness

  • noun the state of being premature
    prematurity.

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extravert

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

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missing_link

  • noun hypothetical organism formerly thought to be intermediate between apes and human beings
    ape-man.

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transistor

  • noun a semiconductor device capable of amplification
    junction transistor; electronic transistor.

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algerian

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Algeria
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Algeria or its inhabitants
    • Algerian towns

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chaldean

  • noun a wise man skilled in occult learning
    Chaldee; Chaldaean.
  • noun an inhabitant of ancient Chaldea
    Chaldee; Chaldaean.

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visionary

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

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regular

  • noun a regular patron
    fixture; habitue.
    • an habitue of the racetrack
    • a bum who is a Central Park fixture
  • noun a soldier in the regular army

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polymorphic

  • adjective relating to the crystallization of a compound in two or more different forms
    polymorphous.
    • polymorphous crystallization
  • adjective relating to the occurrence of more than one kind of individual (independent of sexual differences) in an interbreeding population
    polymorphous.
    • a polymorphic species

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phonological

  • adjective of or relating to phonology
    phonologic.
    • the phonological component of language

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dummy

  • noun a person who does not talk
    silent person.
  • noun an ignorant or foolish person
    booby; dope; pinhead; boob; dumbbell.

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chaldee

  • noun a wise man skilled in occult learning
    Chaldaean; Chaldean.
  • noun an inhabitant of ancient Chaldea
    Chaldaean; Chaldean.

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dog

  • noun a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds
    domestic dog; Canis familiaris.
    • the dog barked all night
  • noun a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman
    frump.
    • she got a reputation as a frump
    • she's a real dog

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rancid

  • adjective satellite (used of decomposing oils or fats) having a rank smell or taste usually due to a chemical change or decomposition
    • rancid butter
    • rancid bacon
  • adjective satellite smelling of fermentation or staleness
    sour.

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orderly

  • noun a soldier who serves as an attendant to a superior officer
    • the orderly laid out the general's uniform
  • noun a male hospital attendant who has general duties that do not involve the medical treatment of patients
    hospital attendant.

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incomplete

  • adjective not complete or total; not completed
    uncomplete.
    • an incomplete account of his life
    • political consequences of incomplete military success
    • an incomplete forward pass
  • adjective satellite not yet finished
    uncompleted.
    • his thesis is still incomplete
    • an uncompleted play

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syntax

  • noun the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences
    sentence structure; phrase structure.
  • noun a systematic orderly arrangement

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knightly

  • adjective satellite characteristic of the time of chivalry and knighthood in the Middle Ages
    medieval; chivalric.
    • chivalric rites
    • the knightly years
  • adjective satellite being attentive to women like an ideal knight
    chivalrous; gallant.

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queer

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

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prefatory

  • adjective satellite serving as an introduction or preface
    prefatorial; introductory.

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european

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Europe
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Europe or the people of Europe
    • European Community

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northeast

  • noun the compass point midway between north and east; at 45 degrees
    NE; northeastward; nor'-east.
  • noun the northeastern region of the United States
    northeastern United States.

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hoary

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

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philistine

  • noun a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits
    anti-intellectual; lowbrow.
  • noun a member of an Aegean people who settled ancient Philistia around the 12th century BC

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tyke

  • noun a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
    Goth; boor; barbarian; peasant; churl; tike.
  • noun a native of Yorkshire

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bust

  • noun a complete failure
    flop; fizzle.
    • the play was a dismal flop
  • noun the chest of a woman
    female chest.

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anile

  • adjective satellite of or like a feeble old woman

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do

  • noun an uproarious party
    bash; brawl.
  • noun the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
    doh; ut.

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manful

  • adjective possessing qualities befitting a man
    manlike; manly.
  • adjective satellite characteristic of a man
    male; manly; manlike; virile.
    • a deep male voice
    • manly sports

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small_fry

  • noun someone who is small and insignificant
    pip-squeak; squirt.
  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; nestling; youngster; child; fry; shaver; tike; minor; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster

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infant_prodigy

  • noun a prodigy whose talents are recognized at an early age
    wonder child; child prodigy.
    • Mozart was a child prodigy

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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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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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new

  • adjective not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered
    • a new law
    • new cars
    • a new comet
    • a new friend
    • a new year
    • the New World
  • adjective satellite original and of a kind not seen before
    fresh; novel.
    • the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem

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botanical

  • noun a drug made from part of a plant (as the bark or root or leaves)
  • adjective of or relating to plants or botany
    botanic.
    • botanical garden

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dog-eared

  • adjective satellite worn or shabby from overuse or (of pages) from having corners turned down
    eared.
    • a somewhat dog-eared duke...a bit run down"-Clifton Fadiman
    • an old book with dog-eared pages

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lexical_semantics

  • noun the branch of semantics that studies the meanings and relations of words

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chronological

  • adjective relating to or arranged according to temporal order
    • chronological age

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behindhand

  • adjective satellite behind schedule
    • was behindhand with the rent
  • adverb in debt
    in arrears; behind.
    • he fell behind with his mortgage payments
    • a month behind in the rent
    • a company that has been run behindhand for years
    • in arrears with their utility bills

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adolesce

  • verb become adolescent; pass through adolescence
    • The children are beginning to adolesce around the age of 12

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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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humanist

  • noun a classical scholar or student of the liberal arts
  • noun an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans
    humanitarian.

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pacifist

  • noun someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
    pacificist; disarmer.
  • adjective satellite opposed to war
    dovish; pacifistic.

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senegalese

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Senegal
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Senegal or its people
    • Senegalese villages
    • Senegalese herdsmen

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linguist

  • noun a specialist in linguistics
    linguistic scientist.
  • noun a person who speaks more than one language
    polyglot.

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above-mentioned

  • adjective satellite mentioned or named earlier in the same text
    above-named.

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babyhood

  • noun the early stage of growth or development
    early childhood; infancy.
  • noun the earliest state of immaturity
    infancy.

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corrupt

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
    grease one's palms; buy; bribe.
    • This judge can be bought

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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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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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hypsography

  • noun the scientific study of the earth's configuration above sea level (emphasizing the measurement of land altitudes relative to sea level)
  • noun measurement of the elevation of land above sea level
    hypsometry.

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polymorphous

  • adjective relating to the crystallization of a compound in two or more different forms
    polymorphic.
    • polymorphous crystallization
  • adjective relating to the occurrence of more than one kind of individual (independent of sexual differences) in an interbreeding population
    polymorphic.
    • a polymorphic species

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bracing

  • noun a structural member used to stiffen a framework
    brace.
  • verb prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
    brace; poise.

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tainted

  • adjective satellite touched by rot or decay
    corrupt.
    • tainted bacon
    • `corrupt' is archaic
  • verb place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
    sully; defile; corrupt; taint; cloud.
    • sully someone's reputation

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day-old

  • adjective satellite not fresh today
    • day-old bread is cheaper than fresh

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conceptual

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

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ugandan

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Uganda
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Uganda or its people
    • Ugandan game parks

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shaver

  • noun an adult male who shaves
  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; child; fry; tike; minor; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster

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approach

  • noun ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
    plan of attack; attack.
    • his approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons
    • an attack on inflation
    • his plan of attack was misguided
  • noun the act of drawing spatially closer to something
    coming; approaching.
    • the hunter's approach scattered the geese

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caucasoid

  • adjective satellite of or relating to Caucasian people
    Caucasian.

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of_age

  • adjective satellite having attained a specific age; (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable)
    aged.
    • aged ten
    • ten years of age

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linnean

  • adjective of or relating to Linnaeus or to the system of taxonomic classification that Linnaeus proposed
    Linnaean.

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weak

  • adjective wanting in physical strength
    • a weak pillar
  • adjective satellite overly diluted; thin and insipid
    watery; washy.
    • washy coffee
    • watery milk
    • weak tea

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namby

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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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southeast

  • noun the compass point midway between south and east; at 135 degrees
    southeastward; SE; sou'-east.
  • noun the southeastern region of the United States
    southeastern United States.

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eukaryotic

  • adjective having cells with `good' or membrane-bound nuclei
    eucaryotic.

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saussure

  • noun Swiss linguist and expert in historical linguistics whose lectures laid the foundations for synchronic linguistics (1857-1913)
    Ferdinand de Saussure; de Saussure.

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forthcoming

  • adjective satellite at ease in talking to others
    extroverted; outgoing.
  • adjective satellite of the relatively near future
    coming; upcoming; approaching.
    • the approaching election
    • this coming Thursday
    • the forthcoming holidays
    • the upcoming spring fashions

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irregular

  • noun a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
    guerrilla; guerilla; insurgent.
  • noun merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
    second.

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ill

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

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spick-and-span

  • adjective satellite conspicuously new
    brand-new; bran-new; spic-and-span.
    • shiny brand-new shoes
    • a spick-and-span novelty
  • adjective satellite completely neat and clean
    spick; speckless; spic-and-span; spic; spotless; immaculate.
    • the apartment was immaculate
    • in her immaculate white uniform
    • a spick-and-span kitchen
    • their spic red-visored caps

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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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pamby

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cod

  • noun the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)
    pod; seedcase.
  • noun lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached
    codfish.

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bran

  • noun broken husks of the seeds of cereal grains that are separated from the flour by sifting
  • noun food prepared from the husks of cereal grains

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pre

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archetypical

  • adjective satellite representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned
    prototypic; prototypal; archetypal; prototypical.
    • archetypal patterns
    • she was the prototypal student activist

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tough

  • noun someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing
    street fighter.
  • noun an aggressive and violent young criminal
    strong-armer; goon; punk; hoodlum; thug; toughie; hood.

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muhammadan

  • noun a follower of Mohammed
    Mohammedan; Muhammedan.
  • adjective of or relating to the Arabian prophet Muhammad or to the religion he founded
    Mohammedan.

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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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lowly

  • adjective satellite low or inferior in station or quality
    small; modest; humble; low.
    • a humble cottage
    • a lowly parish priest
    • a modest man of the people
    • small beginnings
  • adjective satellite inferior in rank or status
    petty; junior-grade; lower-ranking; subaltern; secondary.
    • the junior faculty
    • a lowly corporal
    • petty officialdom
    • a subordinate functionary

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blonde

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

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picaninny

  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Black child
    pickaninny; piccaninny.

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petty

  • noun larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
    petit larceny; petty larceny.
  • adjective satellite inferior in rank or status
    junior-grade; lower-ranking; lowly; subaltern; secondary.
    • the junior faculty
    • a lowly corporal
    • petty officialdom
    • a subordinate functionary

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union

  • noun an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer
    trades union; brotherhood; labor union; trade union.
    • you have to join the union in order to get a job
  • noun the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)
    North.
    • he has visited every state in the Union
    • Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union
    • the North's superior resources turned the scale

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three

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    deuce-ace; trio; triplet; tercet; tierce; troika; trey; 3; ternion; trine; ternary; triad; threesome; leash; III; trinity; terzetto.
  • noun one of four playing cards in a deck having three pips
    trey.

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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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woebegone

  • adjective satellite worn and broken down by hard use
    run-down; creaky; decrepit; derelict; flea-bitten.
    • a creaky shack
    • a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape
    • a flea-bitten sofa
    • a run-down neighborhood
    • a woebegone old shack
  • adjective satellite affected by or full of grief or woe
    woeful.
    • his sorrow...made him look...haggard and...woebegone"- George du Maurier

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plantal

  • adjective of or relating to plants

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fry

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; child; shaver; tike; minor; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun English painter and art critic (1866-1934)
    Roger Fry; Roger Eliot Fry.

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incompetent

  • noun someone who is not competent to take effective action
    incompetent person.
  • adjective legally not qualified or sufficient
    unqualified.
    • a wife is usually considered unqualified to testify against her husband
    • incompetent witnesses

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life

  • noun a characteristic state or mode of living
    • social life
    • city life
    • real life
  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    living.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life

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beloved

  • noun a beloved person; used as terms of endearment
    dear; honey; dearest; love.
  • adjective satellite dearly loved
    dear; darling.

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plebeian

  • noun one of the common people
    pleb.
  • adjective satellite of or associated with the great masses of people
    vulgar; common; unwashed.
    • the common people in those days suffered greatly
    • behavior that branded him as common
    • his square plebeian nose
    • a vulgar and objectionable person
    • the unwashed masses

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spic

  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive term for persons of Latin American descent
    spick; spik.
  • adjective satellite completely neat and clean
    spick; speckless; spick-and-span; spic-and-span; spotless; immaculate.
    • the apartment was immaculate
    • in her immaculate white uniform
    • a spick-and-span kitchen
    • their spic red-visored caps

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decrepit

  • adjective satellite worn and broken down by hard use
    run-down; woebegone; creaky; derelict; flea-bitten.
    • a creaky shack
    • a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape
    • a flea-bitten sofa
    • a run-down neighborhood
    • a woebegone old shack
  • adjective satellite lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
    weakly; weak; sapless; feeble; infirm; rickety; debile.
    • a feeble old woman
    • her body looked sapless

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child

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; fry; shaver; tike; minor; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
    kid.
    • they had three children
    • they were able to send their kids to college

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modern-day

  • adjective satellite characteristic of the present
    contemporary.
    • contemporary trends in design
    • the role of computers in modern-day medicine

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all-knowing

  • adjective satellite infinitely wise
    omniscient.

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near

  • verb move towards
    go up; come near; draw near; draw close; come on; approach.
    • We were approaching our destination
    • They are drawing near
    • The enemy army came nearer and nearer
  • adjective not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
    close; nigh.
    • near neighbors
    • in the near future
    • they are near equals
    • his nearest approach to success
    • a very near thing
    • a near hit by the bomb
    • she was near tears
    • she was close to tears
    • had a close call

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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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mesomorphic

  • adjective having a robust muscular body-build characterized by predominance of structures (bone and muscle and connective tissue) developed from the embryonic mesodermal layer
    muscular.

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vernal

  • adjective satellite suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh
    young; youthful.
    • he is young for his age
  • adjective of or characteristic of or occurring in spring
    • the vernal equinox

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precede

  • verb be earlier in time; go back further
    antecede; forego; predate; forgo; antedate.
    • Stone tools precede bronze tools
  • verb come before
    predate.
    • Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify

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mousy

  • adjective satellite quiet and timid and ineffectual
    mousey.
  • adjective infested with mice
    mousey.

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subnormal

  • noun a person of less than normal intelligence
  • adjective satellite below normal or average
    • after the floods the harvests were subnormal
    • subnormal intelligence

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concomitant

  • noun an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another
    attendant; accompaniment; co-occurrence.
  • adjective satellite following or accompanying as a consequence
    accompanying; incidental; consequent; attendant; resultant; sequent; ensuant.
    • an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems
    • snags incidental to the changeover in management
    • attendant circumstances
    • the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness
    • the ensuant response to his appeal
    • the resultant savings were considerable

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alveolate

  • adjective satellite pitted with cell-like cavities (as a honeycomb)
    pitted; cavitied; faveolate; honeycombed.

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played

  • adjective (of games) engaged in
    • the loosely played game
  • verb participate in games or sport
    play.
    • We played hockey all afternoon
    • play cards
    • Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches

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it

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

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separatist

  • noun an advocate of secession or separation from a larger group (such as an established church or a national union)
    separationist.
  • adjective satellite having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude
    fissiparous; breakaway.
    • a breakaway faction

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simultaneousness

  • noun happening or existing or done at the same time
    simultaneity.

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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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punctuality

  • noun the quality or habit of adhering to an appointed time
    promptness.

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flea-bitten

  • adjective satellite worn and broken down by hard use
    run-down; woebegone; creaky; decrepit; derelict.
    • a creaky shack
    • a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape
    • a flea-bitten sofa
    • a run-down neighborhood
    • a woebegone old shack

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madagascan

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Madagascar
  • adjective of or relating to Madagascar or its people
    • Madagascan pepper

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grown

  • adjective satellite (of animals) fully developed
    full-grown; big; adult; grownup; fully grown.
    • an adult animal
    • a grown woman
  • verb pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become
    turn; grow.
    • The weather turned nasty
    • She grew angry

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mauritian

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Mauritius
  • adjective of or related to the island or country of Mauritius or its inhabitants
    Mauritanian.
    • Mauritanian tropical fish

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complex

  • noun a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
    composite.
    • the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town
  • noun a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated
    coordination compound.

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split

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

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unfortunate

  • noun a person who suffers misfortune
    unfortunate person.
  • adjective not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune
    • an unfortunate turn of events
    • an unfortunate decision
    • unfortunate investments
    • an unfortunate night for all concerned

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hebraist

  • noun linguist specializing in the Hebrew language

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independent

  • noun a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)
    mugwump; fencesitter.
  • noun a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
    freelance; freelancer; free-lance; free lance; self-employed person.

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satellite

  • noun man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
    orbiter; artificial satellite.
  • noun a person who follows or serves another
    planet.

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neoclassicist

  • noun an advocate of neoclassicism
  • adjective relating to or advocating neoclassicism
    neoclassicistic.

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gastrula

  • noun double-walled stage of the embryo resulting from invagination of the blastula; the outer layer of cells is the ectoderm and the inner layer differentiates into the mesoderm and endoderm

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middle-aged

  • adjective satellite being roughly between 45 and 65 years old

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hand

  • noun the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
    mitt; paw; manus.
    • he had the hands of a surgeon
    • he extended his mitt
  • noun a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
    hired hand; hired man.
    • the hired hand fixed the railing
    • a ranch hand

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kin

  • noun a person having kinship with another or others
    kinsperson; family.
    • he's kin
    • he's family
  • noun group of people related by blood or marriage
    clan; tribe; kindred; kin group; kinship group.

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groundbreaking

  • noun the ceremonial breaking of the ground to formally begin a construction project
    groundbreaking ceremony.
  • adjective satellite being or producing something like nothing done or experienced or created before
    innovational; innovative.
    • stylistically innovative works
    • innovative members of the artistic community
    • a mind so innovational, so original

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kid

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; child; fry; shaver; tike; minor.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat
    kidskin.
    • kid gloves

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practiced

  • adjective satellite having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
    good; expert; skillful; proficient; adept; skilful.
    • adept in handicrafts
    • an adept juggler
    • an expert job
    • a good mechanic
    • a practiced marksman
    • a proficient engineer
    • a lesser-known but no less skillful composer
    • the effect was achieved by skillful retouching
  • verb carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions
    practise; practice; exercise; do.
    • practice law

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prioritize

  • verb assign a priority to
    prioritise.
    • we have too many things to do and must prioritize

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failing

  • noun a flaw or weak point
    weakness.
    • he was quick to point out his wife's failings
  • noun failure to reach a minimum required performance
    flunk.
    • his failing the course led to his disqualification
    • he got two flunks on his report

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ragged

  • adjective satellite being or dressed in clothes that are worn or torn
    • clothes as ragged as a scarecrow's
    • a ragged tramp
  • verb treat cruelly
    bedevil; rag; crucify; dun; frustrate; torment.
    • The children tormented the stuttering teacher

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virile

  • adjective satellite characterized by energy and vigor
    • a virile and ever stronger free society
    • a new and virile leadership
  • adjective satellite characteristic of a man
    manful; male; manly; manlike.
    • a deep male voice
    • manly sports

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paradigm

  • noun systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word
  • noun a standard or typical example
    epitome; prototype; image.
    • he is the prototype of good breeding
    • he provided America with an image of the good father

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seasonal

  • noun a worker who finds employment only in certain seasons
    seasonal worker.
  • adjective occurring at or dependent on a particular season
    • seasonal labor
    • a seasonal rise in unemployment

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departed

  • noun someone who is no longer alive
    dead person; decedent; deceased person; dead soul; deceased.
    • I wonder what the dead person would have done
  • verb move away from a place into another direction
    go; go away; depart.
    • Go away before I start to cry
    • The train departs at noon

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kinky

  • adjective satellite (used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes
    perverted.
    • kinky sex
    • perverted practices
  • adjective satellite (of hair) in small tight curls
    frizzy; frizzly; crisp; nappy.

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ill-affected

  • adjective satellite discontented as toward authority
    malcontent; disaffected; rebellious.

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sheeny

  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew
    kike; hymie; yid.
  • adjective satellite reflecting light
    lustrous; glistening; glossy; shiny; shining.
    • glistening bodies of swimmers
    • the horse's glossy coat
    • lustrous auburn hair
    • saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet
    • shining white enamel

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lexicologist

  • noun a compiler or writer of a dictionary; a student of the lexical component of language
    lexicographer.

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sabbatarian

  • noun one who observes Saturday as the Sabbath (as in Judaism)
  • adjective pertaining to the Sabbath and its observance

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worm-eaten

  • adjective satellite infested with or damaged (as if eaten) by worms
    vermiculate; wormy.

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hegelian

  • noun a follower of the thought of Hegel
  • adjective of or relating to Hegel or his dialectic philosophy

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human

  • noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
    human being; homo; man.
  • adjective characteristic of humanity
    • human nature

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impending

  • adjective satellite close in time; about to occur
    close at hand; impendent; at hand; imminent.
    • retribution is at hand
    • some people believe the day of judgment is close at hand
    • in imminent danger
    • his impending retirement
  • verb be imminent or about to happen
    impend.
    • Changes are impending

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previous

  • adjective satellite just preceding something else in time or order
    old.
    • the previous owner
    • my old house was larger
  • adjective satellite (used especially of persons) of the immediate past
    late; former.
    • the former president
    • our late President is still very active
    • the previous occupant of the White House

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teenaged

  • adjective satellite being of the age 13 through 19
    teen; teenage; adolescent.
    • teenage mothers
    • the teen years

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old-fashioned

  • adjective satellite out of fashion
    antique; demode; old-hat; ex; passee; passe; outmoded.
    • a suit of rather antique appearance
    • demode (or outmoded) attire
    • outmoded ideas

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seedy

  • adjective full of seeds
    • as seedy as a fig
  • adjective satellite shabby and untidy
    scruffy.
    • a surge of ragged scruffy children
    • he was soiled and seedy and fragrant with gin"- Mark Twain

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mendelian

  • noun a follower of Mendelism
  • adjective of or relating to Gregor Mendel or in accord with Mendel's laws
    • Mendelian inheritance

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topical

  • adjective satellite pertaining to the surface of a body part
    • a drug for topical (or local) application
    • a topical anesthesia
  • adjective of or relating to or arranged by topics
    • a detailed record on both a chronological and a topical basis

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teenager

  • noun a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
    teen; adolescent; stripling.

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innocent

  • noun a person who lacks knowledge of evil
    inexperienced person.
  • adjective free from evil or guilt
    clean-handed; guiltless.
    • an innocent child
    • the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty

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east

  • noun the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees
    eastward; E; due east.
  • noun the countries of Asia
    Orient.

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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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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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filipino

  • noun a native or inhabitant of the Philippines
  • noun official language of the Philippines; based on Tagalog; draws its lexicon from other Philippine languages
    Philippine.

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autodidactic

  • adjective relating to or having the characteristics of an autodidact

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possible

  • noun something that can be done
    • politics is the art of the possible
  • noun an applicant who might be suitable

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botanize

  • verb collect and study plants
    botanise.

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seasonable

  • adjective in keeping with the season
    • a hard but seasonable frost
    • seasonable clothes
  • adjective satellite done or happening at the appropriate or proper time
    timely; well-timed; well timed.
    • a timely warning
    • with timely treatment the patient has a good chance of recovery
    • a seasonable time for discussion
    • the book's publication was well timed

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advanced

  • adjective satellite farther along in physical or mental development
    • the child's skeletal age was classified as `advanced'
    • children in the advanced classes in elementary school read far above grade average
  • verb move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
    advance; move on; march on; progress; pass on; go on.
    • Time marches on

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eroded

  • adjective satellite worn away as by water or ice or wind
    scoured.
  • verb become ground down or deteriorate
    eat at; gnaw; erode; gnaw at; wear away.
    • Her confidence eroded

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insurgent

  • noun a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
    freedom fighter; rebel; insurrectionist.
  • noun a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
    guerrilla; guerilla; irregular.

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nude

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

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zambian

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Zambia
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Zambia or its people

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night

  • noun the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
    dark; nighttime.
  • noun a period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom

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inopportuneness

  • noun the quality of occurring at an inconvenient time
    untimeliness.

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long-ago

  • adjective satellite belonging to time long gone
    • those long-ago dresses that swished along the floor

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antique

  • noun an elderly man
    old geezer; old-timer; gaffer; oldtimer.
  • noun any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity

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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

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old

  • noun past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')
  • adjective (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age
    • his mother is very old
    • a ripe old age
    • how old are you?

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deaf

  • noun people who have severe hearing impairments
    • many of the deaf use sign language
  • verb make or render deaf
    deafen.
    • a deafening noise

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elderly

  • noun people who are old collectively
    aged.
    • special arrangements were available for the aged
  • adjective satellite advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables)
    senior; aged; older.
    • aged members of the society
    • elderly residents could remember the construction of the first skyscraper
    • senior citizen

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captive

  • noun a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
    prisoner.
  • noun an animal that is confined

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tatterdemalion

  • noun a dirty shabbily clothed urchin
    ragamuffin.
  • adjective satellite worn to shreds; or wearing torn or ragged clothing
    tattered.
    • a man in a tattered shirt
    • the tattered flag
    • tied up in tattered brown paper
    • a tattered barefoot boy
    • a tatterdemalion prince

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warring

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

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dear

  • noun a beloved person; used as terms of endearment
    honey; dearest; love; beloved.
  • noun a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)
    lamb.

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fiduciary

  • noun a person who holds assets in trust for a beneficiary
    • it is illegal for a fiduciary to misappropriate money for personal gain
  • adjective relating to or of the nature of a legal trust (i.e. the holding of something in trust for another)
    fiducial.
    • a fiduciary contract
    • in a fiduciary capacity
    • fiducial power

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animate

  • verb heighten or intensify
    invigorate; enliven; inspire; exalt.
    • These paintings exalt the imagination
  • verb give lifelike qualities to
    animize; animise.
    • animated cartoons

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archetype

  • noun something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies
    original; pilot.
    • this painting is a copy of the original

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asiatic

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Asia
    Asian.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or culture
    Asian.
    • Asian countries

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mohammedan

  • noun a follower of Mohammed
    Muhammadan; Muhammedan.
  • adjective of or relating to the Arabian prophet Muhammad or to the religion he founded
    Muhammadan.

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spic-and-span

  • adjective satellite conspicuously new
    brand-new; bran-new; spick-and-span.
    • shiny brand-new shoes
    • a spick-and-span novelty
  • adjective satellite completely neat and clean
    spick; speckless; spick-and-span; spic; spotless; immaculate.
    • the apartment was immaculate
    • in her immaculate white uniform
    • a spick-and-span kitchen
    • their spic red-visored caps

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creative

  • adjective having the ability or power to create
    originative.
    • a creative imagination
  • adjective satellite promoting construction or creation
    • creative work

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betimes

  • adverb in good time
    early.
    • he awoke betimes that morning

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gray

  • noun a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
    grayness; greyness; grey.
  • noun clothing that is a grey color
    grey.
    • he was dressed in grey

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jejune

  • adjective satellite lacking in nutritive value
    insubstantial.
    • the jejune diets of the very poor
  • adjective satellite displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity
    juvenile; puerile; adolescent.
    • adolescent insecurity
    • jejune responses to our problems
    • their behavior was juvenile
    • puerile jokes

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unseasonableness

  • noun being at an inappropriate time
    untimeliness.

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diploid

  • noun (genetics) an organism or cell having the normal amount of DNA per cell; i.e., two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number
  • adjective of a cell or organism having two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number
    • diploid somatic cells

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cancellate

  • adjective satellite having a latticelike structure pierced with holes or windows
    cancellated; clathrate.
  • adjective satellite having an open or latticed or porous structure
    cancellated; cancellous.

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descendent

  • noun a person considered as descended from some ancestor or race
    descendant.
  • adjective satellite going or coming down
    descendant.

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faveolate

  • adjective satellite pitted with cell-like cavities (as a honeycomb)
    pitted; cavitied; honeycombed; alveolate.

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impendent

  • adjective satellite close in time; about to occur
    close at hand; impending; at hand; imminent.
    • retribution is at hand
    • some people believe the day of judgment is close at hand
    • in imminent danger
    • his impending retirement

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anomalous

  • adjective satellite deviating from the general or common order or type
    • advanced forms of life may be anomalous in the universe

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skinnerian

  • noun a follower of the theories or methods of B. F. Skinner
  • adjective of or relating to B. F. Skinner or his behaviorist psychology

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cannibalic

  • adjective satellite marked by barbarity suggestive of a cannibal; rapaciously savage

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proterozoic_aeon

  • noun from 2,500 to 544 million years ago; bacteria and fungi; primitive multicellular organisms
    Proterozoic eon; Proterozoic.

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primitive

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

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respondent

  • noun the codefendant (especially in a divorce proceeding) who is accused of adultery with the corespondent
  • noun someone who responds
    responder; answerer.

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seychellois

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Seychelles
  • adjective of the Seychelles or their people
    • Seychellois fishermen

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diachronic_linguistics

  • noun the study of linguistic change
    diachrony; historical linguistics.
    • the synchrony and diachrony of language

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bound

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

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intellectual

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

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arms

  • noun weapons considered collectively
    weapons system; weaponry; implements of war; munition.
  • noun the official symbols of a family, state, etc.
    coat of arms; blazon; blazonry.

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down

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

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obligate

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

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well-worn

  • adjective satellite showing signs of much wear or use
  • adjective satellite repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
    commonplace; hackneyed; tired; old-hat; timeworn; trite; banal; threadbare; shopworn; stock.
    • bromidic sermons
    • his remarks were trite and commonplace
    • hackneyed phrases
    • a stock answer
    • repeating threadbare jokes
    • parroting some timeworn axiom
    • the trite metaphor `hard as nails'

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dissenting

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

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negroid

  • noun a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
    blackamoor; Black; Negro; Black person.
  • adjective satellite characteristic of people traditionally classified as the Negro race
    • negroid features

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rustic

  • noun an unsophisticated country person
  • adjective satellite characteristic of rural life
    countrified; countryfied.
    • countrified clothes
    • rustic awkwardness

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weathered

  • adjective satellite worn by exposure to the weather
    weatherworn; weather-beaten.
    • a house of weathered shingles
  • verb face and withstand with courage
    brave out; weather; brave; endure.
    • She braved the elements

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demode

  • adjective satellite out of fashion
    antique; old-hat; ex; passee; passe; outmoded; old-fashioned.
    • a suit of rather antique appearance
    • demode (or outmoded) attire
    • outmoded ideas

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initial

  • noun the first letter of a word (especially a person's name)
    • he refused to put the initials FRS after his name
  • verb mark with one's initials

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overblown

  • adjective satellite puffed up with vanity
    pompous; portentous; grandiloquent; pontifical.
    • a grandiloquent and boastful manner
    • overblown oratory
    • a pompous speech
    • pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek
  • adjective satellite past the stage of full bloom
    • overblown roses

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one-time

  • adjective satellite belonging to some prior time
    old; erstwhile; quondam; onetime; sometime; former.
    • erstwhile friend
    • our former glory
    • the once capital of the state
    • her quondam lover

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outward-bound

  • adjective satellite that is going out or leaving
    outbound; outward.
    • the departing train
    • an outward journey
    • outward-bound ships

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virgin

  • noun a person who has never had sex
  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Virgo
    Virgo.

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archaeozoic

  • noun the time from 3,800 million years to 2,500 million years ago; earth's crust formed; unicellular organisms are earliest forms of life
    Archeozoic eon; Archean aeon; Archean eon; Archaeozoic aeon; Archean; Archeozoic.
  • adjective satellite of or belonging to earlier of two divisions of the Precambrian era
    archeozoic.
    • archeozoic life forms

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way

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; manner; 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 how a result is obtained or an end is achieved
    agency; means.
    • a means of control
    • an example is the best agency of instruction
    • the true way to success

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renegade

  • noun someone who rebels and becomes an outlaw
  • noun a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
    ratter; deserter; turncoat; recreant; apostate.

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on-line

  • adjective on a regular route of a railroad or bus or airline system
    online.
    • on-line industries
  • adjective connected to a computer network or accessible by computer
    online.
    • an on-line database

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ensuant

  • adjective satellite following or accompanying as a consequence
    concomitant; accompanying; incidental; consequent; attendant; resultant; sequent.
    • an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems
    • snags incidental to the changeover in management
    • attendant circumstances
    • the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness
    • the ensuant response to his appeal
    • the resultant savings were considerable

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head

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

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medium

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

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amateur

  • noun someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime
  • noun an athlete who does not play for pay

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secondhand

  • adjective satellite derived from what is primary or original; not firsthand
    • a secondhand report
    • a secondhand account of a memory of something once read
    • most of our knowledge is secondhand
  • adjective satellite previously used or owned by another
    used.
    • bought a secondhand (or used) car

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fore

  • noun front part of a vessel or aircraft
    prow; stem; bow.
    • he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line
  • adjective situated at or toward the bow of a vessel

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freelancer

  • noun a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
    independent; freelance; free-lance; free lance; self-employed person.
  • adjective working for yourself
    freelance; free-lance; self-employed.

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dead

  • noun people who are no longer living
    • they buried the dead
  • noun a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
    • the dead of winter

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refreshing

  • adjective satellite imparting vitality and energy
    refreshful; tonic; brisk; bracing; fresh.
    • the bracing mountain air
  • verb refresh one's memory
    brush up; review; refresh.
    • I reviewed the material before the test

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underdeveloped

  • adjective satellite relating to societies in which capital needed to industrialize is in short supply
    developing.
  • verb process (a film or photographic plate) less than the required time or in an ineffective solution or at an insufficiently high temperature
    underdevelop.
    • These photos are underdeveloped

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ancestral

  • adjective satellite inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent
    patrimonial; transmissible; hereditary.
    • ancestral home
    • ancestral lore
    • hereditary monarchy
    • patrimonial estate
    • transmissible tradition
  • adjective of or belonging to or inherited from an ancestor

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unanimous

  • adjective satellite in complete agreement
    consentient; consentaneous.
    • a unanimous decision
  • adjective satellite acting together as a single undiversified whole
    solid; whole.
    • a solid voting bloc

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descriptive_grammar

  • noun a grammar that is produced by descriptive linguistics

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carthaginian

  • noun a native or inhabitant of ancient Carthage
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of ancient Carthage or its people or their language
    Punic.
    • the Punic Wars
    • Carthaginian peace

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juvenile

  • noun a young person, not fully developed
    juvenile person.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of or appropriate for children or young people
    • juvenile diabetes
    • juvenile fashions

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liberal

  • noun a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
    progressive; liberalist.
  • noun a person who favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets

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moderne

  • adjective satellite of or relating to a popularization of art deco that used bright colors and rectangular shapes

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inchoate

  • adjective satellite only partly in existence; imperfectly formed
    incipient.
    • incipient civil disorder
    • an incipient tumor
    • a vague inchoate idea

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in_store

  • adjective satellite in readiness; awaiting
    • gave us a hint of the excitement that was in store for us

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muscular

  • adjective of or relating to or consisting of muscle
    • muscular contraction
  • adjective having a robust muscular body-build characterized by predominance of structures (bone and muscle and connective tissue) developed from the embryonic mesodermal layer
    mesomorphic.

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sexagenarian

  • noun someone whose age is in the sixties
  • adjective satellite being from 60 to 69 years old
    • the sexagenarian population is growing

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virgin

  • noun a person who has never had sex
  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Virgo
    Virgo.

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sometime

  • adjective satellite belonging to some prior time
    old; erstwhile; quondam; onetime; one-time; former.
    • erstwhile friend
    • our former glory
    • the once capital of the state
    • her quondam lover
  • adverb at some indefinite or unstated time
    • let's get together sometime
    • everything has to end sometime
    • It was to be printed sometime later

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fashioned

  • adjective satellite planned and made or fashioned artistically
    • beautifully fashioned dresses
  • verb make out of components (often in an improvising manner)
    forge; fashion.
    • She fashioned a tent out of a sheet and a few sticks

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prototypal

  • adjective satellite representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned
    prototypic; archetypical; archetypal; prototypical.
    • archetypal patterns
    • she was the prototypal student activist

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mediocre

  • adjective satellite moderate to inferior in quality
    second-rate.
    • they improved the quality from mediocre to above average
  • adjective satellite lacking exceptional quality or ability
    middling; average; fair.
    • a novel of average merit
    • only a fair performance of the sonata
    • in fair health
    • the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average
    • the performance was middling at best

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jeffersonian

  • noun a follower of Thomas Jefferson or his ideas and principles
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of Thomas Jefferson or his principles or theories
    • Jeffersonian democracy

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polyvalent

  • adjective containing several antibodies each capable of counteracting a specific antigen
    • a polyvalent vaccine
  • adjective having more than one valence, or having a valence of 3 or higher
    multivalent.

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utterer

  • noun an organism that can utter vocal sounds
    vocalizer; vocaliser.
    • an utterer of foul oaths
    • is the giraffe a vocalizer?
  • noun someone who circulates forged banknotes or counterfeit coins

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ro

  • noun an artificial language for international use that rejects all existing words and is based instead on an abstract analysis of ideas

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