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effectiveness (Also effectivenesses) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to effectiveness

similarity

  • noun the quality of being similar
  • noun a Gestalt principle of organization holding that (other things being equal) parts of a stimulus field that are similar to each other tend to be perceived as belonging together as a unit
    law of similarity.

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saver

  • noun someone who saves something from danger or violence
    recoverer; rescuer.
  • noun someone who saves (especially money)

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hairy_tongue

  • noun a benign side effect of some antibiotics; dark overgrowth of the papillae of the tongue
    black tongue; furry tongue.

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beachhead

  • noun a bridgehead on the enemy's shoreline seized by an amphibious operation
    • the Germans were desperately trying to contain the Anzio beachhead
  • noun an initial accomplishment that opens the way for further developments
    foothold.
    • the town became a beachhead in the campaign to ban smoking outdoors
    • they are presently attempting to gain a foothold in the Russian market

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narcotic

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

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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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mental_ability

  • noun the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior
    capacity.

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paper_tiger

  • noun the nature of a person or organization that appears powerful but is actually powerless and ineffectual
    • he reminded Mao that the paper tiger had nuclear teeth

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ingraining

  • noun teaching or impressing upon the mind by frequent instruction or repetition
    inculcation; instilling.
  • verb thoroughly work in
    grain; ingrain.
    • His hands were grained with dirt

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bludgeon

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

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originality

  • noun the ability to think and act independently
  • noun the quality of being new and original (not derived from something else)

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omnipotent

  • adjective satellite having unlimited power
    almighty; all-powerful.

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unsteadiness

  • noun the quality of not being steady or securely fixed in place
    ricketiness.
  • noun the quality of being unsteady--varying and unpredictable

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raison_d'etre

  • noun reason for being
  • noun the purpose that justifies a thing's existence

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stickball_game

  • noun a form of baseball played in the streets with a rubber ball and broomstick handle
    stickball.

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close_shave

  • noun something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin
    squeak; narrow escape; close call; squeaker.

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pride

  • noun a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
    pridefulness.
  • noun satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements
    • he takes pride in his son's success

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sway

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

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worth

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

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informality

  • noun a manner that does not take forms and ceremonies seriously
  • noun freedom from constraint or embarrassment
    ease.
    • I am never at ease with strangers

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lure

  • noun qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward
    come-on; enticement.
  • noun anything that serves as an enticement
    come-on; bait; sweetener; hook.

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productiveness

  • noun the quality of being productive or having the power to produce
    productivity.

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rise

  • noun a growth in strength or number or importance
  • noun the act of changing location in an upward direction
    ascension; ascent; ascending.

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close_call

  • noun something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin
    squeak; close shave; narrow escape; squeaker.

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frailty

  • noun the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
    valetudinarianism; debility; frailness; feebleness; infirmity.
  • noun moral weakness
    vice.

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affect

  • noun the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion
  • verb have an effect upon
    impact; touch on; bear upon; bear on; touch.
    • Will the new rules affect me?

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blanch

  • verb turn pale, as if in fear
    blench; pale.
  • verb cook (vegetables) briefly
    parboil.
    • Parboil the beans before freezing them

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disturb

  • verb move deeply
    upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought
  • verb change the arrangement or position of
    raise up; commove; stir up; vex; shake up; agitate.

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achievability

  • noun the state of being achievable
    attainability; attainableness.

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genteelness

  • noun elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression
    breeding; gentility.

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demerit

  • noun a mark against a person for misconduct or failure; usually given in school or armed forces
    • ten demerits and he loses his privileges
  • noun the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection
    fault.
    • they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel
    • he knew his own faults much better than she did

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cause

  • noun events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
    • they are trying to determine the cause of the crash
  • noun a justification for something existing or happening
    reason; grounds.
    • he had no cause to complain
    • they had good reason to rejoice

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impenetrability

  • noun the quality of being impenetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)
    imperviousness.
  • noun incomprehensibility by virtue of being too dense to understand
    impenetrableness.

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convenience

  • noun the state of being suitable or opportune
    • chairs arranged for his own convenience
  • noun the quality of being useful and convenient
    • they offered the convenience of an installment plan

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hercules

  • noun (classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality
    Alcides; Herakles; Heracles.
  • noun a large constellation in the northern hemisphere between Lyra and Corona Borealis

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inutility

  • noun the quality of having no practical use
    unusefulness; uselessness.

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cloudiness

  • noun the state of the sky when it is covered by clouds
    cloud cover; overcast.
  • noun gloomy semidarkness caused by cloud cover
    overcast.

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degeneracy

  • noun the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
    degeneration; decadence; decadency.
  • noun moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles
    putrefaction; depravation; depravity; corruption.
    • the luxury and corruption among the upper classes
    • moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration
    • its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity
    • Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction

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intermittency

  • noun the quality of being intermittent; subject to interruption or periodic stopping
    intermittence.

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force

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

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pragmatic

  • noun an imperial decree that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land
    pragmatic sanction.
  • adjective satellite concerned with practical matters
    matter-of-fact; pragmatical.
    • a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem
    • a matter-of-fact account of the trip

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lustre

  • noun a surface coating for ceramics or porcelain
    luster.
  • noun a quality that outshines the usual
    splendour; brilliancy; splendor; luster.

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precocity

  • noun intelligence achieved far ahead of normal developmental schedules
    precociousness.

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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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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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emptiness

  • noun the state of containing nothing
  • noun having an empty stomach

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intermittence

  • noun the quality of being intermittent; subject to interruption or periodic stopping
    intermittency.

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worthlessness

  • noun having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful
    ineptitude.
    • the drill sergeant's intent was to convince all the recruits of their worthlessness
  • noun the quality of being without practical use

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even

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

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understandability

  • noun the quality of comprehensible language or thought
    comprehensibility.

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inelegance

  • noun the quality of lacking refinement and good taste

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profitability

  • noun the quality of affording gain or benefit or profit
    profitableness; gainfulness; lucrativeness.

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poison

  • noun any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism
    toxicant; poisonous substance.
  • noun anything that harms or destroys
    • the poison of fascism

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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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unreality

  • noun the quality possessed by something that is unreal
  • noun the state of being insubstantial or imaginary; not existing objectively or in fact
    irreality.

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pragmatism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that practical consequences are the criteria of knowledge and meaning and value
  • noun the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth
    realism.

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law_of_diminishing_returns

  • noun a law affirming that to continue after a certain level of performance has been reached will result in a decline in effectiveness

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arability

  • noun the quality of land that is appropriate for cultivation

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inducement

  • noun a positive motivational influence
    motivator; incentive.
  • noun act of bringing about a desired result
    inducing.
    • inducement of sleep

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solidness

  • noun the state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape
    solid; solid state.
  • noun the consistency of a solid
    solidity.

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rigour

  • noun the quality of being valid and rigorous
    rigor; validity; cogency.
  • noun something hard to endure
    hardship; rigourousness; severeness; rigor; rigorousness; asperity; grimness; severity.
    • the asperity of northern winters

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linguistic_communication

  • noun a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
    language.
    • he taught foreign languages
    • the language introduced is standard throughout the text
    • the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written

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refinement

  • noun a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
    culture; polish; cultivation; finish.
    • they performed with great polish
    • I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose
    • almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"--Joseph Conrad
  • noun the result of improving something
    elaboration.
    • he described a refinement of this technique

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aftermath

  • noun the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)
    wake; backwash.
    • the aftermath of war
    • in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured
  • noun the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual
    consequence.

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wastefulness

  • noun the trait of wasting resources
    thriftlessness; waste.
    • a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste
    • the wastefulness of missed opportunities
  • noun useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
    dissipation; waste.
    • if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste
    • mindless dissipation of natural resources

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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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orthodoxy

  • noun the quality of being orthodox (especially in religion)
  • noun a belief or orientation agreeing with conventional standards

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dry

  • noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
    prohibitionist.
  • verb remove the moisture from and make dry
    dry out.
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair

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distinctness

  • noun the quality of being sharp and clear
    sharpness.
  • noun the state of being several and distinct
    discreteness; severalty; separateness.

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study

  • noun a detailed critical inspection
    survey.
  • noun applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
    work.
    • mastering a second language requires a lot of work
    • no schools offer graduate study in interior design

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economics

  • noun the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
    economic science; political economy.

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piercing

  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; penetrating; incisive; penetrative; discriminating; keen; sharp; knifelike.
    • an acute observer of politics and politicians
    • incisive comments
    • icy knifelike reasoning
    • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
    • penetrating insight
    • frequent penetrative observations
  • verb cut or make a way through
    pierce.
    • the knife cut through the flesh
    • The path pierced the jungle
    • Light pierced through the forest

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credit

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

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military

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

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astuteness

  • noun intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
    shrewdness; perspicaciousness; perspicacity.
  • noun the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
    depth; profundity; profoundness; deepness.

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unwholesomeness

  • noun the quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you
    morbidness; morbidity.

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astute

  • adjective satellite marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
    sharp; shrewd.
    • a smart businessman
    • an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease
    • he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow

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drabness

  • noun having a drab or dowdy quality; lacking stylishness or elegance
    dowdiness; homeliness.

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feelings

  • noun emotional or moral sensitivity (especially in relation to personal principles or dignity)
    • the remark hurt his feelings
  • noun the experiencing of affective and emotional states
    feeling.
    • she had a feeling of euphoria
    • he had terrible feelings of guilt
    • I disliked him and the feeling was mutual

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moral

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

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dolichocephalism

  • noun the quality of being dolichocephalic
    dolichocephaly.

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achievable

  • adjective satellite capable of existing or taking place or proving true; possible to do
    manageable; accomplishable; doable; realizable.

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cogency

  • noun persuasive relevance
  • noun the quality of being valid and rigorous
    rigor; rigour; validity.

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particularity

  • noun the quality of being particular and pertaining to a specific case or instance
    specialness.
    • the particularity of human situations

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inculcation

  • noun teaching or impressing upon the mind by frequent instruction or repetition
    ingraining; instilling.

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negativist

  • noun someone who refuses to do what is asked or does the opposite of what is asked
  • noun someone who is resigned to defeat without offering positive suggestions
    defeatist.

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efficaciousness

  • noun capacity or power to produce a desired effect
    efficacy.
    • concern about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine

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gloss

  • noun an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
    rubric.
  • noun an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
    glossary.

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negative

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

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call

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

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passport

  • noun any authorization to pass or go somewhere
    pass.
    • the pass to visit had a strict time limit
  • noun a document issued by a country to a citizen allowing that person to travel abroad and re-enter the home country

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strike

  • noun a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
    work stoppage.
    • the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled
  • noun an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
    • the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn

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changelessness

  • noun the property of remaining unchanged
  • noun the quality of being unchangeable; having a marked tendency to remain unchanged
    unchangeableness; unchangeability; unchangingness.

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tell

  • verb express in words
    state; say.
    • He said that he wanted to marry her
    • tell me what is bothering you
    • state your opinion
    • state your name
  • noun a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)
    William Tell.

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negativism

  • noun characterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands
    negativeness; negativity.

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gainfulness

  • noun the quality of affording gain or benefit or profit
    profitableness; profitability; lucrativeness.

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holy

  • noun a sacred place of pilgrimage
    sanctum; holy place.
  • adjective belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power

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expose

  • noun the exposure of an impostor or a fraud
    unmasking.
    • he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government
  • verb expose or make accessible to some action or influence
    • Expose your students to art
    • expose the blanket to sunshine

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executability

  • noun capability of being executed
    • the job is executable for two million dollars
    • this contract is not executable

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hold

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

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midas_touch

  • noun an ability to make and manage large amounts of money

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stickball

  • noun a form of baseball played in the streets with a rubber ball and broomstick handle
    stickball game.

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ineptness

  • noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
    awkwardness; ineptitude; maladroitness; clumsiness; slowness.
  • noun the quality of having the wrong properties for a specific purpose
    unsuitableness; unsuitability.

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word

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

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unequivocalness

  • noun clarity achieved by the avoidance of ambiguity
    unambiguity.

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transparence

  • noun permitting the free passage of electromagnetic radiation
    transparency.
  • noun the quality of being clear and transparent
    transparentness; transparency.

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accomplishment

  • noun the action of accomplishing something
    achievement.
  • noun an ability that has been acquired by training
    acquirement; attainment; skill; acquisition.

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transparency

  • noun permitting the free passage of electromagnetic radiation
    transparence.
  • noun the quality of being clear and transparent
    transparence; transparentness.

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pervasiveness

  • noun the quality of filling or spreading throughout
    • the pervasiveness of the odor of cabbage in tenement hallways

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root

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

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example

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

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splendour

  • noun a quality that outshines the usual
    lustre; brilliancy; splendor; luster.
  • noun the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
    grandness; brilliance; magnificence; grandeur; splendor.
    • for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel
    • his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects
    • it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor
    • an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art
    • advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products

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mindedness

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give

  • noun the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    spring; springiness.
  • verb cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

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virtu

  • noun love of or taste for fine objects of art
    connoisseurship; vertu.
  • noun artistic quality
    vertu.

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variableness

  • noun the quality of being subject to variation
    variability; variance.

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powerfulness

  • noun possession of controlling influence
    power.
    • the deterrent power of nuclear weapons
    • the power of his love saved her
    • his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade

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lord

  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Divine; Maker; Godhead.
  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    overlord; master.

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motherliness

  • noun the quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother
    maternalism; maternity; maternal quality.
    • the girl's motherliness made her invaluable in caring for the children

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pliability

  • noun the property of being easily bent without breaking
    bendability.
  • noun adaptability of mind or character
    suppleness; pliantness; pliancy.
    • he was valued for his reliability and pliability
    • he increased the leanness and suppleness of the organization

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end

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

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barbarousness

  • noun the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane
    atrocity; heinousness; atrociousness; barbarity.

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turn

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

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mental_faculty

  • noun one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
    module; faculty.

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how

In what manner or way; by what means or process.
How can a man be born when he is old? John iii. 4.

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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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economic_science

  • noun the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
    political economy; economics.

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answer

  • noun a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
    reply; response.
    • I waited several days for his answer
    • he wrote replies to several of his critics
  • noun a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    solvent; resolution; solution; result.
    • they were trying to find a peaceful solution
    • the answers were in the back of the book
    • he computed the result to four decimal places

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place

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

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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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unquestionableness

  • noun the quality of being beyond question or dispute or doubt
    unquestionability; indubitability; indisputability.

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undesirable

  • noun one whose presence is undesirable
    • rounding up vagrants and drunks and other undesirables
  • adjective not wanted
    unwanted.
    • undesirable impurities in steel
    • legislation excluding undesirable aliens
    • removed the unwanted vegetation

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uselessness

  • noun the quality of having no practical use
    unusefulness; inutility.

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doable

  • adjective satellite capable of existing or taking place or proving true; possible to do
    manageable; accomplishable; achievable; realizable.

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beauty

  • noun the qualities that give pleasure to the senses
  • noun a very attractive or seductive looking woman
    sweetheart; peach; knockout; lulu; smasher; stunner; ravisher; mantrap; dish; looker.

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unfitness

  • noun poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
    softness.
  • noun lacking the power to perform
    inability.

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barbarity

  • noun the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane
    barbarousness; atrocity; heinousness; atrociousness.
  • noun a brutal barbarous savage act
    barbarism; savagery; brutality.

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delicacy

  • noun the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance
    fineness; daintiness.
    • the daintiness of her touch
    • the fineness of her features
  • noun something considered choice to eat
    goody; kickshaw; treat; dainty.

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loyalty

  • noun the quality of being loyal
    trueness.
  • noun feelings of allegiance

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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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fat

  • noun a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides)
    • pizza has too much fat
  • noun a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs
    fatty tissue; adipose tissue.
    • fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold

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law

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

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arch

  • noun a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening
  • noun a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet)

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antonym

  • noun a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other
    opposite word; opposite.
    • to him the antonym of `gay' was `depressed'

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rummy

  • noun a chronic drinker
    drunk; inebriate; sot; wino; drunkard.
  • noun a card game based on collecting sets and sequences; the winner is the first to meld all their cards
    rum.

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purchase

  • noun the acquisition of something for payment
    • they closed the purchase with a handshake
  • noun something acquired by purchase

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hairlessness

  • noun the condition of being void of hair
    depilation.
  • noun the quality of not having hair

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appropriateness

  • noun appropriate conduct; doing the right thing
    rightness.
  • noun the quality of being specially suitable

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curableness

  • noun capability of being cured or healed
    curability.

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effective

  • adjective producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
    effectual; efficacious.
    • an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford
    • effective teaching methods
    • effective steps toward peace
    • made an effective entrance
    • his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action
    • an efficacious law
  • adjective satellite able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively
    efficient.
    • people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons..."-G.B.Shaw
    • effective personnel
    • an efficient secretary
    • the efficient cause of the revolution

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alienate

  • verb arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
    alien; disaffect; estrange.
    • She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious
  • verb transfer property or ownership
    alien.
    • The will aliened the property to the heirs

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hasty

  • adjective satellite excessively quick
    headlong.
    • made a hasty exit
    • a headlong rush to sell
  • adjective satellite done with very great haste and without due deliberation
    precipitate; overhasty; precipitant; precipitous.
    • hasty marriage seldom proveth well"- Shakespeare
    • hasty makeshifts take the place of planning"- Arthur Geddes
    • rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion
    • wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king

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shucks

  • noun something of little value
    tinker's dam; tinker's damn; red cent; hoot; damn; darn; shit.
    • his promise is not worth a damn
    • not worth one red cent
    • not worth shucks
  • noun an expression of disappointment or irritation

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complexity

  • noun the quality of being intricate and compounded
    complexness.
    • he enjoyed the complexity of modern computers

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haste

  • noun overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
    precipitation; hastiness; hurry; hurriedness.
    • he soon regretted his haste
  • noun the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
    rush; hurry; rushing.
    • in his haste to leave he forgot his book

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ultimate

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

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prima_facie

  • adjective satellite as it seems at first sight
    • a prima facie case of murder
  • adverb at first sight

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atrocity

  • noun the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane
    barbarousness; heinousness; atrociousness; barbarity.
  • noun an act of atrocious cruelty
    inhumanity.

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chokehold

  • noun complete power over a person or situation
    stranglehold; throttlehold.
    • corporations have a stranglehold on the media
    • the president applied a chokehold to labor disputes that inconvenienced the public
  • noun a restraining hold; someone loops the arm around the neck of another person in a tight grip, usually from behind
    choke hold.
    • he grabbed the woman in a chokehold, demanded her cash and jewelry, and then fled

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rankness

  • noun the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth
    fertility; prolificacy; richness.
    • he praised the richness of the soil
    • weeds lovely in their rankness
  • noun the attribute of having a strong offensive smell
    foulness; malodorousness; fetidness; stinkiness.

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origin

  • noun the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    root; 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
  • noun properties attributable to your ancestry
    extraction; descent.
    • he comes from good origins

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unworthiness

  • noun the quality or state of lacking merit or value
  • noun the quality of being not particularly suitable or befitting
    inappropriateness.
    • he retracted nothing that he had said about the inappropriateness of either a corporeal God or a God who is a person
    • his praise released from her loud protestations of her unworthiness

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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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manipulability

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

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fidelity

  • noun accuracy with which an electronic system reproduces the sound or image of its input signal
  • noun the quality of being faithful
    faithfulness.

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wholesomeness

  • noun the quality of being beneficial and generally good for you

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manageable

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

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fit

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

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personal

  • noun a short newspaper article about a particular person or group
  • adjective concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality
    • a personal favor
    • for your personal use
    • personal papers
    • I have something personal to tell you
    • a personal God
    • he has his personal bank account and she has hers

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fix

  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; mess; muddle; jam; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage
  • noun something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug
    • she needed a fix of chocolate

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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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implausibility

  • noun the quality of provoking disbelief
    implausibleness.

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indistinctness

  • noun the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines
    softness; blurriness; fogginess; fuzziness.

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compelling

  • adjective satellite driving or forcing
    • compelling ambition
  • verb force somebody to do something
    oblige; obligate; compel.
    • We compel all students to fill out this form

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fall_out

  • verb have a breach in relations
    • We fell out over a trivial question
  • verb come as a logical consequence; follow logically
    follow.
    • It follows that your assertion is false
    • the theorem falls out nicely

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precipitate

  • noun a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering
  • verb bring about abruptly
    • The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution

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cred

  • noun credibility among young fashionable urban individuals
    street credibility; street cred.

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weakness

  • noun a flaw or weak point
    failing.
    • he was quick to point out his wife's failings
  • noun powerlessness revealed by an inability to act
    impuissance; helplessness.
    • in spite of their weakness the group remains active

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unemployed

  • noun people who are involuntarily out of work (considered as a group)
    unemployed people.
    • the long-term unemployed need assistance
  • adjective not engaged in a gainful occupation
    • unemployed workers marched on the capital

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break

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

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ugliness

  • noun qualities of appearance that do not give pleasure to the senses
  • noun the quality of being wicked
    nefariousness; wickedness; vileness.

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bang

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

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penetration

  • noun an attack that penetrates into enemy territory
    incursion.
  • noun clear or deep perception of a situation
    insight.

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illegitimacy

  • noun the status of being born to parents who were not married
    bastardy; bar sinister.
  • noun unlawfulness by virtue of not being authorized by or in accordance with law

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silver

  • noun a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography
    atomic number 47; Ag.
  • noun coins made of silver

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sleaziness

  • noun morally dishonorable
    • an embarrassing sleaziness that I hope will be corrected by the more ethical newspapers
  • noun a lack of elegance as a consequence of wearing threadbare or dirty clothing
    shabbiness; manginess; seediness.

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base_on_balls

  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    pass; walk.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls

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paltriness

  • noun worthlessness due to insignificance
    sorriness.

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brightness

  • noun the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
  • noun intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty
    cleverness; smartness.

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fitness

  • noun the quality of being suitable
    fittingness.
    • they had to prove their fitness for the position
  • noun good physical condition; being in shape or in condition
    physical fitness.

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fertilizable

  • adjective satellite capable of being fertilized

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side

  • noun a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location
    • they always sat on the right side of the church
    • he never left my side
  • noun one of two or more contesting groups
    • the Confederate side was prepared to attack

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mean

  • noun an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
    mean value.
  • verb mean or intend to express or convey
    intend.
    • You never understand what I mean!
    • what do his words intend?

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fortuity

  • noun anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause
    stroke; accident; chance event.
    • winning the lottery was a happy accident
    • the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck
    • it was due to an accident or fortuity

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interruption

  • noun an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
    break; gap; disruption.
    • it was presented without commercial breaks
    • there was a gap in his account
  • noun some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
    break.
    • the telephone is an annoying interruption
    • there was a break in the action when a player was hurt

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knockout

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

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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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mundanity

  • noun the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment
    mundaneness; worldliness; sophistication.
  • noun the quality of being commonplace and ordinary
    mundaneness; ordinariness.

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whiz

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.
  • noun a buzzing or hissing sound as of something traveling rapidly through the air
    • he heard the whiz of bullets near his head

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laboratory

  • noun a workplace for the conduct of scientific research
    science laboratory; science lab; research laboratory; research lab; lab.
  • noun a region resembling a laboratory inasmuch as it offers opportunities for observation and practice and experimentation
    testing ground.
    • the new nation is a testing ground for socioeconomic theories
    • Pakistan is a laboratory for studying the use of American troops to combat terrorism

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whip

  • noun an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
  • noun a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline
    party whip.

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serviceableness

  • noun the quality of being able to provide good service
    useableness; usability; serviceability; usableness.

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personal_appeal

  • noun a personal attractiveness or interestingness that enables you to influence others
    charisma; personal magnetism.

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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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vector

  • noun a variable quantity that can be resolved into components
  • noun a straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction

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ingenuousness

  • noun the quality of innocent naivete
    naturalness; artlessness; innocence.
  • noun openly straightforward or frank

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engrave

  • verb carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
    scratch; inscribe; grave.
    • engrave a pen
    • engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's
    • the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree
  • verb impress or affect deeply
    • The event engraved itself into her memory

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medicine

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

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surprise

  • noun the astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you
  • noun a sudden unexpected event

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convincingness

  • noun the power of argument or evidence to cause belief

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outburst

  • noun an unrestrained expression of emotion
    effusion; ebullition; gush; blowup.
  • noun a sudden intense happening
    flare-up; burst.
    • an outburst of heavy rain
    • a burst of lightning

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luculent

  • adjective satellite (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
    crystal clear; lucid; limpid; perspicuous; pellucid.
    • writes in a limpid style
    • lucid directions
    • a luculent oration"- Robert Burton
    • pellucid prose
    • a crystal clear explanation
    • a perspicuous argument

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perception

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

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unsatisfactoriness

  • noun the quality of being inadequate or unsuitable

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linear

  • adjective designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree
    additive.
  • adjective of or in or along or relating to a line; involving a single dimension
    one-dimensional.
    • a linear measurement

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softball

  • noun ball used in playing softball
    playground ball.
  • noun a game closely resembling baseball that is played on a smaller diamond and with a ball that is larger and softer
    softball game.

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unassumingness

  • noun a quality of naturalness and simplicity
    sincerity.
    • the simple sincerity of folk songs

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veto

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

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causal_factor

  • noun a determining or causal element or factor
    determinant; determinative; determiner; determining factor.
    • education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life

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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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news_event

  • noun a newsworthy event

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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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masterpiece

  • noun the most outstanding work of a creative artist or craftsman
    chef-d'oeuvre.
  • noun an outstanding achievement

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stochasticity

  • noun the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan
    randomness; noise; haphazardness.

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unproductiveness

  • noun the quality of lacking the power to produce

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correctness

  • noun conformity to fact or truth
    rightness.
  • noun the quality of conformity to social expectations

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hit_home

  • verb refer to or be relevant or familiar to
    strike a note; strike a chord; strike home.
    • I hope this message hits home!

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special_effect

  • noun an effect used to produce scenes that cannot be achieved by normal techniques (especially on film)

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cognitive_operation

  • noun (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
    process; operation; cognitive process; mental process.
    • the process of thinking
    • the cognitive operation of remembering

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user

  • noun a person who makes use of a thing; someone who uses or employs something
  • noun a person who uses something or someone selfishly or unethically
    exploiter.

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subtlety

  • noun a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
    nicety; refinement; nuance; shade.
    • without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor
    • don't argue about shades of meaning
  • noun the quality of being difficult to detect or analyze
    niceness.
    • you had to admire the subtlety of the distinctions he drew

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hoot

  • noun a loud raucous cry (as of an owl)
  • noun a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    razz; boo; razzing; Bronx cheer; hiss; raspberry; bird; snort.

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expansivity

  • noun the fractional change in length or area or volume per unit change in temperature at a given constant pressure
    coefficient of expansion.
  • noun a quality characterized by magnificence of scale or the tendency to expand
    expansiveness.
    • the expansiveness of their extravagant life style was soon curtailed

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abstractness

  • noun the quality of being considered apart from a specific instance or object

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alienage

  • noun the quality of being alien
    alienism.

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clarity

  • noun free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression
    limpidity; pellucidity; lucidity; lucidness; clearness.
  • noun the quality of clear water
    uncloudedness; clearness.
    • when she awoke the clarity was back in her eyes

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nastiness

  • noun a state characterized by foul or disgusting dirt and refuse
    filth; filthiness; foulness.
  • noun malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty
    spitefulness; spite; cattiness; bitchiness.

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service

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

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groundlessness

  • noun the quality of lacking substance or value
    idleness.
    • the groundlessness of their report was quickly recognized

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return

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

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unexchangeability

  • noun the quality of being incapable of exchange or interchange

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quick-sighted

  • adjective satellite having very keen vision
    hawk-eyed; keen-sighted; argus-eyed; lynx-eyed; sharp-sighted; sharp-eyed.
    • quick-sighted as a cat
  • adjective satellite keenly perceptive or alert
    sharp-eyed; sharp-sighted.
    • quick-sighted into the faults of the time"- Leonard Bacon

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grossness

  • noun the quality of lacking taste and refinement
    coarseness; commonness; raunch; vulgarity; vulgarism.

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motility

  • noun ability to move spontaneously and independently
  • noun a change of position that does not entail a change of location
    motion; move; movement.
    • the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise
    • movement is a sign of life
    • an impatient move of his hand
    • gastrointestinal motility

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materialisation

  • noun the process of coming into being; becoming reality
    materialization.
    • the materialization of her dream
  • noun an appearance in bodily form (as of a disembodied spirit)
    materialization; manifestation.

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fuzziness

  • noun the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines
    softness; indistinctness; blurriness; fogginess.

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indeterminateness

  • noun the quality of being vague and poorly defined
    indetermination; indefiniteness; indeterminacy; indefinity.

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insightful

  • adjective satellite exhibiting insight or clear and deep perception
    • an insightful parent
    • the chapter is insightful and suggestive of new perspectives"-R.C.Angell

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collapse

  • noun an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion
    prostration.
    • the commander's prostration demoralized his men
  • noun a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in
    • the roof is in danger of collapse
    • the collapse of the old star under its own gravity

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piquance

  • noun a tart spicy quality
    piquantness; tanginess; zest; tang; nip; piquancy.
  • noun the quality of being agreeably stimulating or mentally exciting
    piquantness; piquancy.

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tool

  • noun an implement used in the practice of a vocation
  • noun the means whereby some act is accomplished
    instrument.
    • my greed was the instrument of my destruction
    • science has given us new tools to fight disease

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serve

  • noun (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play
    service.
    • his powerful serves won the game
  • verb serve a purpose, role, or function
    function.
    • The tree stump serves as a table
    • The female students served as a control group
    • This table would serve very well
    • His freedom served him well
    • The table functions as a desk

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wisdom

  • noun accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment
  • noun the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight
    wiseness.

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technique

  • noun a practical method or art applied to some particular task
  • noun skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity
    proficiency.
    • practice greatly improves proficiency

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doubtfulness

  • noun the state of being unsure of something
    uncertainty; dubiousness; doubt; dubiety; incertitude.
  • noun uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something
    doubt; question; dubiousness.
    • the dubiousness of his claim
    • there is no question about the validity of the enterprise

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prolificacy

  • noun the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth
    fertility; rankness; richness.
    • he praised the richness of the soil
    • weeds lovely in their rankness

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piquancy

  • noun a tart spicy quality
    piquantness; tanginess; zest; piquance; tang; nip.
  • noun the quality of being agreeably stimulating or mentally exciting
    piquantness; piquance.

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sexual_morality

  • noun morality with respect to sexual relations
    virtue; chastity.

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mercy

  • noun leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice
    mercifulness; clemency.
    • he threw himself on the mercy of the court
  • noun a disposition to be kind and forgiving
    mercifulness.
    • in those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband

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badness

  • noun that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
    bad.
    • take the bad with the good
  • noun used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather
    severity; severeness.

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target

  • noun a reference point to shoot at
    mark.
    • his arrow hit the mark
  • noun a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
    fair game; prey; quarry.
    • he fell prey to muggers
    • everyone was fair game
    • the target of a manhunt

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foreignness

  • noun the quality of being alien or not native
    curiousness; strangeness.
    • the strangeness of a foreigner

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unmistakable

  • adjective satellite clearly evident to the mind
    • his opposition to slavery was unmistakable
  • adjective satellite clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
    evident; patent; plain; apparent; manifest.
    • the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields
    • evident hostility
    • manifest disapproval
    • patent advantages
    • made his meaning plain
    • it is plain that he is no reactionary
    • in plain view

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idle

  • noun the state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling
    • the car engine was running at idle
  • verb run disconnected or idle
    tick over.
    • the engine is idling

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vertu

  • noun love of or taste for fine objects of art
    connoisseurship; virtu.
  • noun artistic quality
    virtu.

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iron

  • noun a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
    atomic number 26; Fe.
  • noun a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head

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feeling

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

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legibility

  • noun distinctness that makes perception easy
    discernability.
  • noun a quality of writing (print or handwriting) that can be easily read
    readability.

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acquisition

  • noun the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
    • the acquisition of wealth
    • the acquisition of one company by another
  • noun something acquired
    • a recent acquisition by the museum

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frigidness

  • noun sexual unresponsiveness (especially of women) and inability to achieve orgasm during intercourse
    frigidity.
  • noun the absence of heat
    cold; coldness; frigidity; low temperature.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor

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assertiveness

  • noun aggressive self-assurance; given to making bold assertions
    self-assertiveness.

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effectuate

  • verb produce
    set up; effect.
    • The scientists set up a shock wave

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mind

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

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manner

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

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unclearness

  • noun incomprehensibility as a result of not being clear

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strong_suit

  • noun a long suit including high cards
  • noun an asset of special worth or utility
    strength; speciality; strong point; specialty; long suit; forte; metier.
    • cooking is his forte

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sterile

  • adjective incapable of reproducing
    unfertile; infertile.
    • an infertile couple
  • adjective satellite free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms
    aseptic.
    • a sterile operating area
    • aseptic surgical instruments
    • aseptic surgical techniques

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prehensile

  • adjective adapted for grasping especially by wrapping around an object
    • a monkey's prehensile tail
  • adjective satellite having a keen intellect
    • poets--those gifted strangely prehensile men"- A.T.Quiller-Couch

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elegance

  • noun a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste
    • she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility
  • noun a quality of neatness and ingenious simplicity in the solution of a problem (especially in science or mathematics)
    • the simplicity and elegance of his invention

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logicalness

  • noun correct and valid reasoning
    logicality.

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sound

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

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causing

  • noun the act of causing something to happen
    causation.
  • verb give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
    do; make; cause.
    • cause a commotion
    • make a stir
    • cause an accident

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effectiveness

  • noun power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect
    effectuality; effectivity; effectualness.
  • noun capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
    strength; potency.
    • the toxin's potency
    • the strength of the drinks

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clinical_trial

  • noun a rigorously controlled test of a new drug or a new invasive medical device on human subjects; in the United States it is conducted under the direction of the FDA before being made available for general clinical use
    clinical test.

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gravy

  • noun a sauce made by adding stock, flour, or other ingredients to the juice and fat that drips from cooking meats
  • noun the seasoned but not thickened juices that drip from cooking meats; often a little water is added
    pan gravy.

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mortmain

  • noun real property held inalienably (as by an ecclesiastical corporation)
    dead hand.
  • noun the oppressive influence of past events or decisions
    dead hand of the past; dead hand.

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grandness

  • noun a prominent status
    importance.
    • a person of importance
  • noun unusual largeness in size or extent or number
    immenseness; vastness; immensity; greatness; wideness; enormousness; sizeableness.

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mystique

  • noun an aura of heightened value or interest or meaning surrounding a person or thing

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diminishing

  • adjective satellite becoming smaller or less or appearing to do so
    • diminishing returns
    • his diminishing respect for her
  • verb decrease in size, extent, or range
    diminish; fall; decrease; lessen.
    • The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester
    • The cabin pressure fell dramatically
    • her weight fell to under a hundred pounds
    • his voice fell to a whisper

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changefulness

  • noun the quality of being changeable and variable
    inconstancy.

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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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slam_dunk

  • noun something that is a sure to occur; a foregone conclusion
    • predicting his success was a slam dunk
  • noun a forceful dunk

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phase

  • noun any distinct time period in a sequence of events
    stage.
    • we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected
  • noun (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary
    form.
    • the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system

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morality

  • noun concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct
  • noun motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
    ethics; ethical motive; morals.

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constancy

  • noun the quality of being enduring and free from change or variation
    stability.
    • early mariners relied on the constancy of the trade winds
  • noun (psychology) the tendency for perceived objects to give rise to very similar perceptual experiences in spite of wide variations in the conditions of observation
    perceptual constancy.

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herakles

  • noun (classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality
    Alcides; Hercules; Heracles.

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episode

  • noun a happening that is distinctive in a series of related events
  • noun a brief section of a literary or dramatic work that forms part of a connected series

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softness

  • noun the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded
  • noun poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
    unfitness.

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supernaturalism

  • noun a belief in forces beyond ordinary human understanding
  • noun the quality of being attributed to power that seems to violate or go beyond natural forces
    supernaturalness.

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consummate

  • verb fulfill sexually
    • consummate a marriage
  • verb make perfect; bring to perfection

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suitability

  • noun the quality of having the properties that are right for a specific purpose
    suitableness.
    • an important requirement is suitability for long trips

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marvel

  • noun something that causes feelings of wonder
    wonder.
    • the wonders of modern science
  • verb be amazed at
    wonder.
    • We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities

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strike_home

  • verb refer to or be relevant or familiar to
    strike a note; hit home; strike a chord.
    • I hope this message hits home!

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immutability

  • noun the quality of being incapable of mutation
    immutableness; fixity.
    • Darwin challenged the fixity of species

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jurisdiction

  • noun (law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law
    legal power.
    • courts having jurisdiction in this district
  • noun in law; the territory within which power can be exercised

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tempter

  • noun a person who tempts others
    • Satan is the great tempter of mankind

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brilliance

  • noun a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted
    glare; blaze.
    • a glare of sunlight
  • noun the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
    grandness; splendour; magnificence; grandeur; splendor.
    • for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel
    • his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects
    • it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor
    • an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art
    • advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products

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ending

  • noun the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme)
    termination.
    • I don't like words that have -ism as an ending
  • noun the act of ending something
    termination; conclusion.
    • the termination of the agreement

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brilliancy

  • noun a quality that outshines the usual
    splendour; lustre; splendor; luster.

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step

  • noun any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
    measure.
    • the situation called for strong measures
    • the police took steps to reduce crime
  • noun the distance covered by a step
    pace; footstep; stride.
    • he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig

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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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subtle

  • adjective satellite difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze
    elusive.
    • his whole attitude had undergone a subtle change
    • a subtle difference
    • that elusive thing the soul
  • adjective satellite able to make fine distinctions
    • a subtle mind

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surety

  • noun something clearly established
  • noun property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation
    security.
    • bankers are reluctant to lend without good security

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divinity

  • noun any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
    god; deity; immortal.
  • noun the quality of being divine
    • ancient Egyptians believed in the divinity of the Pharaohs

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divisibility

  • noun the quality of being divisible; the capacity to be divided into parts or divided among a number of persons

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implementation

  • noun the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order
    execution; carrying out.
    • the agency was created for the implementation of the policy
  • noun the act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something); carrying into effect
    effectuation.

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tinker

  • noun a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts
    tinkerer.
  • noun formerly a person (traditionally a Gypsy) who traveled from place to place mending pots and kettles and other metal utensils as a way to earn a living

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rich

  • noun people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group)
    rich people.
    • only the very rich benefit from this legislation
  • adjective possessing material wealth
    • her father is extremely rich
    • many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles

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inadequateness

  • noun unsatisfactoriness by virtue of being inadequate
    inadequacy.

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otiose

  • adjective satellite serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
    pointless; senseless; purposeless; wasted; superfluous.
    • otiose lines in a play
    • advice is wasted words
    • a pointless remark
    • a life essentially purposeless
    • senseless violence
  • adjective satellite producing no result or effect
    ineffectual; unavailing; futile.
    • a futile effort
    • the therapy was ineffectual
    • an otiose undertaking
    • an unavailing attempt

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hardball

  • noun a no-nonsense attitude in business or politics
    • they play hardball in the Senate
  • noun baseball as distinguished from softball

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perniciousness

  • noun grave harmfulness or deadliness
    toxicity.

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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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imperium

  • noun the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised
    empire.
  • noun supreme authority; absolute dominion

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admirableness

  • noun admirable excellence
    admirability; wonderfulness.

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clumsiness

  • noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
    ineptness; awkwardness; ineptitude; maladroitness; slowness.
  • noun the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant
    awkwardness.

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reversal

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

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pomposity

  • noun lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
    splashiness; pompousness; pretentiousness; ostentation; puffiness; inflation; ostentatiousness.

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heracles

  • noun (classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality
    Alcides; Hercules; Herakles.

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effector

  • noun one who brings about a result or event; one who accomplishes a purpose
    effecter.
  • noun a nerve fiber that terminates on a muscle or gland and stimulates contraction or secretion

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domesticity

  • noun the quality of being domestic or domesticated
    • a royal family living in unpretentious domesticity
  • noun domestic activities or life
    • making a hobby of domesticity

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sharpness

  • noun a quick and penetrating intelligence
    keenness; acuteness; acuity.
    • he argued with great acuteness
    • I admired the keenness of his mind
  • noun the attribute of urgency in tone of voice
    edge.
    • his voice had an edge to it

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tweediness

  • noun looseness or roughness in texture (as of cloth)
    coarseness; nubbiness.
  • noun an informal, homely, outdoor look characteristic of those who wear tweeds

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maverick

  • noun someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
    rebel.
  • noun an unbranded range animal (especially a stray calf); belongs to the first person who puts a brand on it

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public

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

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illegitimate

  • noun the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
    bastard; whoreson; by-blow; illegitimate child; love child.
  • adjective satellite contrary to or forbidden by law
    illicit; outlaw; unlawful; outlawed.
    • an illegitimate seizure of power
    • illicit trade
    • an outlaw strike
    • unlawful measures

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bag

  • noun a flexible container with a single opening
    • he stuffed his laundry into a large bag
  • noun the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person)
    • his bag included two deer

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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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release

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

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hasten

  • verb act or move at high speed
    rush; festinate; look sharp; hurry.
    • We have to rush!
    • hurry--it's late!
  • verb move fast
    rush; bucket along; hotfoot; belt along; cannonball along; race; step on it; hie; speed; pelt along; rush along.
    • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    • The cars raced down the street

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frigidity

  • noun sexual unresponsiveness (especially of women) and inability to achieve orgasm during intercourse
    frigidness.
  • noun the absence of heat
    frigidness; cold; coldness; low temperature.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor

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reference

  • noun a remark that calls attention to something or someone
    mention.
    • she made frequent mention of her promotion
    • there was no mention of it
    • the speaker made several references to his wife
  • noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    acknowledgment; mention; citation; credit; cite; quotation.
    • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
    • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
    • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases

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consummation

  • noun the completion of marriage by sexual intercourse
  • noun the act of bringing to completion or fruition

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sensitivity

  • noun (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation
    sensitiveness; sensibility.
    • sensitivity to pain
  • noun the ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences
    sensitiveness.
    • a galvanometer of extreme sensitivity
    • the sensitiveness of Mimosa leaves does not depend on a change of growth

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naturalness

  • noun the quality of being natural or based on natural principles
    • he accepted the naturalness of death
    • the spontaneous naturalness of his manner
  • noun the quality of innocent naivete
    artlessness; ingenuousness; innocence.

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decided

  • adjective satellite recognizable; marked
    distinct.
    • noticed a distinct improvement
    • at a distinct (or decided) disadvantage
  • verb reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    make up one's mind; determine; decide.
    • We finally decided after lengthy deliberations

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expedience

  • noun the quality of being suited to the end in view
    expediency.
  • noun taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others
    opportunism; self-interest; self-seeking.

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result

  • noun a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    effect; consequence; upshot; outcome; issue; event.
    • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    • his decision had depressing consequences for business
    • he acted very wise after the event
  • noun a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    answer; solvent; resolution; solution.
    • they were trying to find a peaceful solution
    • the answers were in the back of the book
    • he computed the result to four decimal places

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throttlehold

  • noun complete power over a person or situation
    stranglehold; chokehold.
    • corporations have a stranglehold on the media
    • the president applied a chokehold to labor disputes that inconvenienced the public

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optimum

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

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accomplished_fact

  • noun an irreversible accomplishment
    fait accompli.

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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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gentility

  • noun elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression
    breeding; genteelness.

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capacity

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

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temptation

  • noun something that seduces or has the quality to seduce
    enticement.
  • noun the desire to have or do something that you know you should avoid
    • he felt the temptation and his will power weakened

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away

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

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murkiness

  • noun an atmosphere in which visibility is reduced because of a cloud of some substance
    fog; fogginess; murk.
  • noun the quality of being cloudy
    cloudiness; muddiness.

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paternal

  • adjective belonging to or inherited from one's father
    • spent his childhood on the paternal farm
    • paternal traits
  • adjective characteristic of a father

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unable

  • adjective (usually followed by `to') not having the necessary means or skill or know-how
    • unable to get to town without a car
    • unable to obtain funds
  • adjective satellite (usually followed by `to') lacking necessary physical or mental ability
    • dyslexics are unable to learn to read adequately
    • the sun was unable to melt enough snow

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lucrativeness

  • noun the quality of affording gain or benefit or profit
    profitableness; gainfulness; profitability.

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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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disagreeableness

  • noun the quality of being disagreeable and unpleasant
  • noun an ill-tempered and offensive disposition

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nature

  • noun the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized
    • it is the nature of fire to burn
    • the true nature of jealousy
  • noun a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe
    • the laws of nature
    • nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women

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confusion

  • noun disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably
    • the army retreated in confusion
  • noun a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior
    disarray; confusedness; mental confusion; muddiness.
    • a confusion of impressions

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snootiness

  • noun the quality of being snooty
    • he disliked his neighbors' snootiness

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immutableness

  • noun the quality of being incapable of mutation
    fixity; immutability.
    • Darwin challenged the fixity of species

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carry_through

  • verb put in effect
    fulfil; execute; accomplish; carry out; action; fulfill.
    • carry out a task
    • execute the decision of the people
    • He actioned the operation
  • verb bring into safety
    bring through; save; pull through.
    • We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack

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extent

  • noun the point or degree to which something extends
    • the extent of the damage
    • the full extent of the law
    • to a certain extent she was right
  • noun the distance or area or volume over which something extends
    • the vast extent of the desert
    • an orchard of considerable extent

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dedication

  • noun complete and wholehearted fidelity
  • noun a ceremony in which something (as a building) is dedicated to some goal or purpose

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news

  • noun information about recent and important events
    tidings; word; intelligence.
    • they awaited news of the outcome
  • noun information reported in a newspaper or news magazine
    • the news of my death was greatly exaggerated

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accident

  • noun an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury
  • noun anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause
    fortuity; stroke; chance event.
    • winning the lottery was a happy accident
    • the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck
    • it was due to an accident or fortuity

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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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fault

  • noun a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
    error; mistake.
    • he made a bad mistake
    • she was quick to point out my errors
    • I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults
  • noun an imperfection in an object or machine
    flaw; defect.
    • a flaw caused the crystal to shatter
    • if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer

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uncertainty

  • noun being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance
    precariousness; uncertainness.
    • the uncertainty of the outcome
    • the precariousness of his income
  • noun the state of being unsure of something
    dubiousness; doubtfulness; doubt; dubiety; incertitude.

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illogicality

  • noun invalid or incorrect reasoning
    illogicalness; illogic; inconsequence.

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precipitous

  • adjective satellite done with very great haste and without due deliberation
    hasty; precipitate; overhasty; precipitant.
    • hasty marriage seldom proveth well"- Shakespeare
    • hasty makeshifts take the place of planning"- Arthur Geddes
    • rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion
    • wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king
  • adjective satellite extremely steep
    sharp; abrupt.
    • an abrupt canyon
    • the precipitous rapids of the upper river
    • the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings
    • a sharp drop

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haphazardness

  • noun the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan
    stochasticity; randomness; noise.

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astringency

  • noun a sharp astringent taste; the taste experience when a substance causes the mouth to pucker
    astringence.
  • noun the ability to contract or draw together soft body tissues to check blood flow or restrict secretion of fluids
    stypsis.

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sweep_off

  • verb overwhelm emotionally
    sweep away.
    • Her swept her away

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agile

  • adjective satellite moving quickly and lightly
    quick; spry; nimble.
    • sleek and agile as a gymnast
    • as nimble as a deer
    • nimble fingers
    • quick of foot
    • the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it
  • adjective satellite mentally quick
    nimble.
    • an agile mind
    • nimble wits

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distinction

  • noun a discrimination between things as different and distinct
    differentiation.
    • it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation
  • noun high status importance owing to marked superiority
    note; eminence; preeminence.
    • a scholar of great eminence

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instrumentality

  • noun a subsidiary organ of government created for a special purpose
    • are the judicial instrumentalities of local governments adequate?
    • he studied the French instrumentalities for law enforcement
  • noun the quality of being instrumental for some purpose

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tinge

  • noun a slight but appreciable amount
    jot; speck; hint; pinch; soupcon; touch; mite.
    • this dish could use a touch of garlic
  • noun a pale or subdued color
    undertone.

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shiftiness

  • noun the quality of being a slippery rascal
    slipperiness; rascality; trickiness.
  • noun the quality of being changeable in direction
    • the shiftiness of the wind caused the boat to veer unpredictably

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rounders

  • noun an English ball game similar to baseball
  • noun a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained
    debauchee; rounder; libertine.

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woodsiness

  • noun the quality of abounding in trees
    woodiness.

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insensitiveness

  • noun the inability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment
    insensitivity.

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strong

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