equilibrate (Also equilibrates, equilibrated, equilibrating) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to equilibrate


  • verb bolster or strengthen
    build up; build; work up.
    • We worked up courage
    • build up confidence
    • ramp up security in the airports

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  • noun the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
    semen; seminal fluid; seed; cum; come.
  • verb utter impulsively
    blurt; blurt out; blunder out; blunder.
    • He blurted out the secret
    • He blundered his stupid ideas

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  • noun something added to foods to make them taste sweeter
  • noun an improvement that makes something more agreeable

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  • noun an efficient incentive
    moral force.
    • they hoped it would act as a spiritual dynamic on all churches
  • adjective characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality
    • a dynamic market
    • a dynamic speaker
    • the dynamic president of the firm

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  • noun an act that violates the rules of a sport
  • verb hit a foul ball

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  • verb depart suddenly
    • He plumped out of the house
  • verb make fat or plump
    fatten up; fat; fill out; flesh out; fatten; fatten out; plump.
    • We will plump out that poor starving child

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  • noun a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
    • he didn't get enough sleep last night
    • calm as a child in dreamless slumber
  • noun a torpid state resembling deep sleep

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  • noun decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window
    wall hanging.
    • the cold castle walls were covered with hangings
  • noun a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead
    • in those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment

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  • verb combine into one
    immingle; intermix; blend.
    • blend the nuts and raisins together
    • he blends in with the crowd
    • We don't intermingle much

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  • verb decrease the pressure of
    depressurize; decompress.
    • depressurize the cabin in the air plane

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  • noun German chemist noted for his synthesis of hemin (1881-1945)

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  • verb to cause inconvenience or discomfort to
    bother; inconvenience; incommode; discommode; trouble; put out.
    • Sorry to trouble you, but...
  • verb ignore someone's wishes

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  • verb add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
    oxidize; oxidate.
  • verb enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide
    oxidize; oxidate.
    • This metal oxidizes easily

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

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  • noun a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
  • noun the act of rotating rapidly
    twist; whirl; twisting; twirl.
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting

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  • verb become active
    • He finally bestirred himself
  • verb force or drive out
    force out; rout out; drive out.
    • The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M.

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  • verb turn into an automaton
  • verb make automatic or control or operate automatically
    automatise; automate.
    • automatize the production
    • automate the movement of the robot

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  • noun a soiled or discolored appearance
    discolouration; discoloration.
    • the wine left a dark stain
  • noun (microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible

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  • noun the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
    shock; stupor.
    • his mother's death left him in a daze
    • he was numb with shock
  • noun confusion characterized by lack of clarity
    haze; fog.

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

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  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; spattering; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)

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  • verb make or become angular
  • adjective having angles or an angular shape

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  • noun United States chemist who studied the nature of chemical bonding (1901-1994)
    Pauling; Linus Carl Pauling.

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  • verb put under private control or ownership
    • The steel industry was denationalized

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  • 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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  • noun the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin
    vesiculation; vesication.
  • verb get blistered
    blister; vesicate.
    • Her feet blistered during the long hike

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

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

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  • 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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  • noun the chemistry of radioactive substances

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  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; falsify; garble.
  • verb form into a spiral shape
    twist; twine.
    • The cord is all twisted

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  • noun dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
  • noun any substance whose presence in plant or animal tissues produces a characteristic color

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  • noun someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication
    rewriter; redactor; reviser; rewrite man.
  • verb formulate in a particular style or language
    put; frame; couch; cast.
    • I wouldn't put it that way
    • She cast her request in very polite language

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  • noun a unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second
  • noun English chemist who studied the quantities of gas absorbed by water at different temperatures and under different pressures (1775-1836)
    William Henry.

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  • 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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  • noun the branch of chemistry that studies processes occurring at interfaces between phases (especially those between liquid and gas)

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  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; cut back; bring down; reduce; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
  • verb cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete

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  • verb happen at the same time
    synchronize; synchronise; contemporize.
  • verb arrange or represent events so that they co-occur
    synchronize; synchronise; contemporize.
    • synchronize biblical events

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  • noun French chemist known as the father of modern chemistry; discovered oxygen and disproved the theory of phlogiston (1743-1794)
    Antoine Lavoisier; Lavoisier.

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  • 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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  • adjective satellite effecting amendment
    • added amendatory phrases to the text

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

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  • verb create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material
    • sculpt a swan out of a block of ice
  • verb shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it
    sculpture; grave.
    • She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband

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  • noun the creation of beautiful or significant things
    artistic creation; art.
    • art does not need to be innovative to be good
    • I was never any good at art
    • he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully

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  • noun a caustic substance produced by heating limestone
    calcium hydroxide; calcium hydrate; caustic lime; slaked lime; hydrated lime; lime hydrate.
  • noun a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide
    calx; quicklime; fluxing lime; unslaked lime; burnt lime; calcined lime; calcium oxide.

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  • noun English chemist honored for his research on pollutants in car exhausts (born in 1921)

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  • verb adopt to another place
    • The stories had become naturalized into an American setting
  • verb make more natural or lifelike

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  • verb increase
    heighten; raise.
    • This will enhance your enjoyment
    • heighten the tension
  • verb make better or more attractive
    • This sauce will enhance the flavor of the meat

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  • verb weight down with a load
    burthen; weight; burden.

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  • noun clothing in general
    apparel; dress; wearing apparel.
    • she was refined in her choice of apparel
    • he always bought his clothes at the same store
    • fastidious about his dress
  • verb provide with clothes or put clothes on
    enclothe; garment; fit out; garb; raiment; apparel; habilitate; dress; tog; clothe.
    • Parents must feed and dress their child

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  • verb clean by means of steaming
    • steam-clean the upholstered sofa

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  • noun the theory and practice of navigation through air or space

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  • verb be elated
    • He was flying high during the summer months
  • verb make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance
    prosper; flourish; thrive.
    • The new student is thriving

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  • verb stop operating or functioning
    die; give out; give way; break; go; go bad; fail; break down.
    • The engine finally went
    • The car died on the road
    • The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town
    • The coffee maker broke
    • The engine failed on the way to town
    • her eyesight went after the accident
  • verb use up all one's strength and energy and stop working
    run out; peter out; poop out; run down.
    • At the end of the march, I pooped out

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  • verb become louder
    • The room loudened considerably
  • verb cause to become loud

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  • noun horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
  • noun a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

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

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  • verb be homologous
    • A person's arms homologize with a quadruped's forelimbs
  • verb make homologous

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  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; manoeuver; steer.
  • verb make a channel for; provide with a channel
    • channelize the country for better transportation

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  • noun blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
    • he had eyes of bright blue
  • noun blue clothing
    • she was wearing blue

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  • verb convert into keratin
  • verb become horny and impregnated with keratin

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  • noun the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
  • noun body covering of a living animal
    pelt; skin.

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  • verb grow worse
    • Conditions in the slum worsened
  • verb make worse
    aggravate; exasperate; exacerbate.
    • This drug aggravates the pain

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  • noun an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
    unity; wholeness.
    • the integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development
    • he took measures to insure the territorial unity of Croatia
  • noun moral soundness
    • he expects to find in us the common honesty and integrity of men of business
    • they admired his scrupulous professional integrity

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  • noun the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
    preparation; cookery.
    • cooking can be a great art
    • people are needed who have experience in cookery
    • he left the preparation of meals to his wife
  • verb prepare a hot meal
    • My husband doesn't cook

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  • verb change radically
    overturn; revolutionise.
    • E-mail revolutionized communication in academe
  • verb overthrow by a revolution, of governments

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  • 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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  • verb bring into balance or equilibrium
    equilibrate; equilibrize; balance.
    • She has to balance work and her domestic duties
    • balance the two weights

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  • noun a hazy or indistinct representation
    • it happened so fast it was just a blur
    • he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz
  • verb become glassy; lose clear vision
    glaze over; film over.
    • Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep

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  • noun yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood; can be a symptom of gallstones or liver infection or anemia
  • noun a rough and bitter manner
    acrimony; tartness; bitterness; acerbity; thorniness.

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  • verb consent reluctantly
    give in; knuckle under; yield; buckle under.
  • verb be fatally overwhelmed

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  • verb return in time
    flash back.
    • the film cut back to an earlier event in the story
  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; bring down; reduce; cut down; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits

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  • noun (chemistry) separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance
    chemical decomposition reaction; decomposition.

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  • noun indecision in speech or action
    vacillation; hesitation.
  • noun the quality of being unsteady and subject to changes
    • he kept a record of price fluctuations

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  • verb yield a profit or result
    • His efforts finally paid off
  • verb eliminate by paying off (debts)

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  • verb change completely the nature or appearance of
    transfigure; transmogrify.
    • In Kafka's story, a person metamorphoses into a bug
    • The treatment and diet transfigured her into a beautiful young woman
    • Jesus was transfigured after his resurrection
  • verb change in outward structure or looks
    transmute; transform.
    • He transformed into a monster
    • The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle

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  • verb make sour or more sour
    sour; acetify; acidulate.
  • verb turn acidic
    • the solution acetified

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  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    jeopardise; peril; jeopardize; imperil; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops
  • verb put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
    scupper; expose; peril; queer.

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  • verb expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
    vent; air out; air.
    • air the old winter clothes
    • air out the smoke-filled rooms
  • verb expose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard spoilage
    • Wheat should be well ventilated

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  • verb retire and pension (someone) because of age or physical inability
  • verb declare to be obsolete

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

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  • adjective satellite having a symmetrical arrangement of radiating parts about a central point

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  • verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    decease; give-up the ghost; pop off; perish; die; buy the farm; snuff it; choke; drop dead; expire; exit; croak; pass; go; kick the bucket; conk; cash in one's chips.
    • She died from cancer
    • The children perished in the fire
    • The patient went peacefully
    • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102
  • verb go out of existence
    • She hoped that the problem would eventually pass away

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  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; trigger off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits

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

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  • noun the balance between the amount of nitrogen taken in (to the soil or the body) and the amount given off (lost or excreted)

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  • verb get into a prostrate position, as in submission
    bow down.
  • verb render helpless or defenseless
    • They prostrated the enemy

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  • noun (chemistry) a chemical decomposition reaction produced by passing an electric current through a solution containing ions
  • noun removing superfluous or unwanted hair by passing an electric current through the hair root

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  • verb eliminate the odor from
    deodorise; deodourise.
    • This stick will deodorize your armpits

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  • verb add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
    expound; lucubrate; dilate; expatiate; enlarge; exposit; flesh out; expand.
    • She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation
  • verb produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product
    • The bee elaborates honey

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  • verb end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
    • The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace
  • verb bring to a head or to the highest point
    • Seurat culminated pointillism

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  • verb convert into wood or cause to become woody

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  • verb organize as a territory
  • verb place on a territorial basis
    • The railways were territorialized

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  • noun production of a certain amount
  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; takings; take; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%

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  • noun German chemist who studied steroids and cholesterol and discovered histamine (1876-1959)

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  • verb alter (elements) by alchemy

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  • adjective having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts
  • adjective satellite exhibiting equivalence or correspondence among constituents of an entity or between different entities
    harmonious; proportionate.

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  • noun a large indefinite number
    plurality; battalion; multitude; large number.
    • a battalion of ants
    • a multitude of TV antennas
    • a plurality of religions
  • noun a complete collection of similar things

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  • noun Russian chemist who developed a periodic table of the chemical elements and predicted the discovery of several new elements (1834-1907)
    Mendeleev; Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev; Dmitri Mendeleyev; Mendeleyev; Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleyev.

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  • verb focus once again; The physicist refocused the light beam"
  • verb focus anew
    • The group needs to refocus its goals

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  • noun a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
  • noun a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
    water parting; watershed.

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  • verb deprive of human qualities
    • Life in poverty has dehumanized them
  • verb make mechanical or routine

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  • verb make longer
    • Lengthen this skirt, please
  • verb become long or longer
    • In Spring, the days lengthen

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  • verb protect from heat, cold, or noise by surrounding with insulating material
    • We had his bedroom insulated before winter came
  • verb place or set apart
    • They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates

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  • verb mix together different elements
    mix; conflate; coalesce; commingle; flux; fuse; combine; merge; blend; meld.
    • The colors blend well

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  • adjective relating to or affecting or originating in the inner ear
    • labyrinthine deafness
  • adjective satellite resembling a labyrinth in form or complexity
    mazy; labyrinthian.
    • a labyrinthine network of tortuous footpaths

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  • verb move out and leave nothing behind
  • verb clear out the chest and lungs
    expectorate; drive out.
    • This drug expectorates quickly

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

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  • verb anesthetize with ether

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  • noun an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view
  • noun painting depicting an expanse of natural scenery

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  • verb remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
    purify; sublimate; distill.
    • purify the water

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  • verb get excessively and undesirably hot
    • The car engines overheated
  • verb make excessively or undesirably hot
    • The room was overheated

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  • verb form a net or a network
  • verb distribute by a network, as of water or electricity

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  • verb be dissonant or harsh
    • The violins in this piece dissonated disturbingly
  • verb cause to sound harsh and unpleasant

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  • verb make more complicated or confused through entanglements
    snarl; snarl up.

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  • noun German chemist (born in Austria) honored for his research on colloidal solutions (1865-1929)

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  • verb arrange according to grades
    • These lines are gradated
  • verb pass imperceptibly from one degree, shade, or tone into another
    • The paint on these walls gradates but you don't see it

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  • verb structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results
    • We rationalized the factory's production and raised profits
  • verb defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
    rationalize; apologise; excuse; apologize; justify.
    • rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior
    • he rationalized his lack of success

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  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement
  • verb soil with mud, muck, or mire
    muck; mire; mud.
    • The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden

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  • 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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  • noun steadiness of mind under stress
    equanimity; calmness; composure.
    • he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity
  • noun wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale
    calm air.

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  • verb push for something
    urge; advocate.
    • The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day
  • verb express a good opinion of

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  • 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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  • 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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  • verb lead a passive existence without using one's body or mind
  • verb establish vegetation on
    • They vegetated the hills behind their house

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  • verb draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
    respire; take a breath; suspire.
    • I can breathe better when the air is clean
    • The patient is respiring
  • verb be alive
    • Every creature that breathes

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  • verb become vascular and have vessels that circulate fluids
    • The egg yolk vascularized
  • verb make vascular
    • the yolk sac is gradually vascularized

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  • verb make a forceful move against
    • the electronic travel market is slam-dunking traditional travel agencies
  • verb make a slam dunk; shoot a basketball in a slam dunk

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  • verb remove salt from
    desalinize; desalinate; desalinise.
    • desalinate water

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  • noun the exposure of an impostor or a fraud
    • 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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  • noun water accumulated in the bilge of a ship
    bilge water.
  • noun where the sides of the vessel curve in to form the bottom

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

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  • verb become covered with clouds
    overcloud; cloud up.
    • The sky clouded over
  • verb become overcast
    • the sky clouded over

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  • verb render immaterial or incorporeal
    unsubstantialise; immaterialise; unsubstantialize.

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  • verb make a compound react with water and undergo hydrolysis

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  • verb lend moral support to
  • verb make secure underneath
    brace up.
    • undergird the ship

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  • verb have or develop complicating consequences
    • These actions will ramify
  • verb make complex
    • he unnecessarily complexified every problem

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  • noun the act of sprinkling or splashing water
    sprinkling; sprinkle.
    • baptized with a sprinkling of holy water
    • a sparge of warm water over the malt
  • verb agitate by introducing air or compressed gas
    • sparge the water

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  • 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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  • verb to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful
    brand; stigmatize; denounce; mark.
    • He denounced the government action
    • She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock
  • verb mark with a stigma or stigmata
    • They wanted to stigmatize the adulteress

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  • verb give an archaic appearance of character to
    • archaized craftwork

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  • verb make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
    set; prepare; fix; set up; ready.
    • Get the children ready for school!
    • prepare for war
    • I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill

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  • verb make sweeter in taste
    dulcify; edulcorate; dulcorate.
  • verb make sweeter, more pleasant, or more agreeable
    • sweeten a deal

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  • noun activity directed toward making or doing something
    • she checked several points needing further work
  • noun a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
    piece of work.
    • it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works
    • the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work
    • he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey
    • the work of an active imagination
    • erosion is the work of wind or water over time

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  • adjective satellite tending to ameliorate
    ameliorative; ameliorating; amelioratory.

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  • verb make sexual, endow with sex, attribute sex to
    • The god was sexualized and married to another god
    • Some languages sexualize all nouns and do not have a neuter gender

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  • verb change texture so as to become matted and felt-like
    mat up; mat; felt; matt-up; matte; felt up.
    • The fabric felted up after several washes

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  • verb establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
    affirm; support; confirm; corroborate; sustain.
    • his story confirmed my doubts
    • The evidence supports the defendant
  • verb represent in bodily form
    embody; incarnate; body forth.
    • He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system
    • The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist

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  • verb impart urban habits, ways of life, or responsibilities upon
    • Birds are being urbanized by people in outdoor cafes feeding them
  • verb make more industrial or city-like
    • The area was urbanized after many people moved in

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  • verb give qualities or abilities to
    endue; gift; invest; empower; indue.
  • verb furnish with an endowment
    • When she got married, she got dowered

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  • verb clean refuse from
    • Scavenge a street
  • verb collect discarded or refused material
    • She scavenged the garbage cans for food

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  • verb take in, also metaphorically
    draw; take up; imbibe; absorb; soak up; take in; suck; sop up.
    • The sponge absorbs water well
    • She drew strength from the minister's words
  • verb ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior
    play up; cotton up; sidle up; cozy up; shine up.
    • She is playing up to the chairman

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  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; trigger off; actuate; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits
  • verb leave
    depart; set forth; start out; start; part; set out; take off.
    • The family took off for Florida

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  • verb make loose or looser
    • loosen the tension on a rope
  • verb make less severe or strict
    • The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught

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  • verb make impure
    foul; contaminate.
    • The industrial wastes polluted the lake

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  • 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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  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits

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  • verb make one's day-to-day activities more efficient

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  • adverb with the involvement of two parties or governments
    • they worked out an agreement bilaterally
  • adverb so as to involve two sides or parts

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  • verb make slender or appear to be slender
    • slenderizing skirts
  • verb take off weight
    slim; melt off; reduce; slim down; lose weight; thin.

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  • verb make worse or less effective
    • His vision was impaired
  • verb make imperfect
    mar; deflower; vitiate; spoil.
    • nothing marred her beauty

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  • noun a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
    pervert; deviate; deviant.
  • verb grow worse
    drop; devolve; deteriorate.
    • Her condition deteriorated
    • Conditions in the slums degenerated
    • The discussion devolved into a shouting match

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

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