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essay

  • noun an analytic or interpretive literary composition
  • noun a tentative attempt

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work_stoppage

  • noun a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
    strike.
    • the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled

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expostulation

  • noun the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
    objection; remonstration; remonstrance.
  • noun an exclamation of protest or remonstrance or reproof

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resistance

  • noun the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
    opposition.
    • he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens
    • despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead
  • noun any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion

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wrangle

  • noun an angry dispute
    run-in; dustup; words; quarrel; row.
    • they had a quarrel
    • they had words
  • noun an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
    wrangling; haggling; haggle.

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nonviolent

  • adjective abstaining (on principle) from the use of violence
  • adjective satellite achieved without bloodshed
    unbloody.
    • an unbloody transfer of power

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protest

  • noun a formal and solemn declaration of objection
    protestation.
    • they finished the game under protest to the league president
    • the senator rose to register his protest
    • the many protestations did not stay the execution
  • noun the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
    objection; dissent.

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proposition

  • noun (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false
  • noun a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
    suggestion; proffer.
    • it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse

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back_channel

  • noun an alternative to the regular channels of communication that is used when agreements must be made secretly (especially in diplomacy or government)
    • they negotiated via a back channel

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direct_action

  • noun a protest action by labor or minority groups to obtain their demands

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battle

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    engagement; conflict; fight.
    • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
  • noun an energetic attempt to achieve something
    struggle.
    • getting through the crowd was a real struggle
    • he fought a battle for recognition

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carper

  • noun someone who constantly criticizes in a petty way
    niggler.

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reasoning

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

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marching

  • noun the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)
    march.
    • it was a long march
    • we heard the sound of marching
  • verb march in a procession
    process; march.
    • They processed into the dining room

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mail_service

  • noun the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office
    mail; post; postal service.
    • the mail handles billions of items every day
    • he works for the United States mail service
    • in England they call mail `the post'

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docetism

  • noun the heretical doctrine (associated with the Gnostics) that Jesus had no human body and his sufferings and death on the cross were apparent rather than real

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show

  • noun the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
    • a remarkable show of skill
  • noun something intended to communicate a particular impression
    display.
    • made a display of strength
    • a show of impatience
    • a good show of looking interested

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work_to_rule

  • noun a job action in which workers cause a slowdown by doing only the minimum amount required by the rules of the workplace

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walk_out

  • verb stop work in order to press demands
    strike.
    • The auto workers are striking for higher wages
    • The employees walked out when their demand for better benefits was not met
  • verb leave abruptly, often in protest or anger
    • The customer that was not served walked out

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to

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

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sharia_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; Islamic law; shariah.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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cold_turkey

  • noun a blunt expression of views
    • I told him cold turkey
  • noun complete and abrupt withdrawal of all addictive drugs or anything else on which you have become dependent
    • he quit smoking cold turkey
    • she quit her job cold turkey

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division

  • noun an army unit large enough to sustain combat
    • two infantry divisions were held in reserve
  • noun one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
    section; part.
    • the written part of the exam
    • the finance section of the company
    • the BBC's engineering division

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enfant_terrible

  • noun a person whose unconventional behavior embarrasses others

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aleksandr_i._solzhenitsyn

  • noun Soviet writer and political dissident whose novels exposed the brutality of Soviet labor camps (born in 1918)
    Solzhenitsyn; Alexander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn; Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

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appointment

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

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permissive

  • adjective not preventive
  • adjective granting or inclined or able to grant permission; not strict in discipline
    • direct primary legislation is largely permissive rather than prescriptive
    • permissive parents

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political_dissident

  • noun a dissenter from political orthodoxy

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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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procession

  • noun (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost
    rise; emanation.
    • the emanation of the Holy Spirit
    • the rising of the Holy Ghost
    • the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son
  • noun the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation
    • processions were forbidden

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rationality

  • noun the state of having good sense and sound judgment
    reason; reasonableness.
    • his rationality may have been impaired
    • he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions
  • noun the quality of being consistent with or based on logic
    rationalness.

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airing

  • noun the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate
    spreading; public exposure; dissemination.
  • noun a short excursion (a walk or ride) in the open air
    • he took the dogs for an airing

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difference

  • noun the quality of being unlike or dissimilar
    • there are many differences between jazz and rock
  • noun a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
    deviation; divergence; departure.
    • the deviation from the mean

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encounter

  • noun a minor short-term fight
    skirmish; brush; clash.
  • noun a casual or unexpected convergence
    meeting.
    • he still remembers their meeting in Paris
    • there was a brief encounter in the hallway

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incitement

  • noun an act of urging on or spurring on or rousing to action or instigating
    incitation.
    • the incitement of mutiny
  • noun needed encouragement
    provocation.
    • the result was a provocation of vigorous investigation

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transmission

  • noun the act of sending a message; causing a message to be transmitted
    transmittal; transmitting.
  • noun communication by means of transmitted signals

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midterm

  • noun the middle of the gestation period
  • noun middle of an academic term or a political term in office

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try

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    effort; endeavor; attempt; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • verb make an effort or attempt
    attempt; seek; essay; assay.
    • He tried to shake off his fears
    • The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps
    • The police attempted to stop the thief
    • He sought to improve himself
    • She always seeks to do good in the world

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legalisation

  • noun the act of making lawful
    legitimation; legalization.

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settle

  • noun a long wooden bench with a back
    settee.
  • verb settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
    settle down.
    • dust settled on the roofs

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grimace

  • noun a contorted facial expression
    face.
    • she made a grimace at the prospect
  • verb contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state
    make a face; pull a face.
    • He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do

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insubordinate

  • adjective not submissive to authority
    • a history of insubordinate behavior
    • insubordinate boys
  • adjective satellite disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority
    resistant; resistive.

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intercommunication

  • noun mutual communication; communication with each other
    • they intercepted intercommunication between enemy ships

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freedom_fighter

  • noun a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
    insurgent; rebel; insurrectionist.

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optics

  • noun the branch of physics that studies the physical properties of light
  • noun optical properties
    • the optics of a telescope

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due_process_of_law

  • noun (law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards
    due process.

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revolution

  • noun a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving
    • the industrial revolution was also a cultural revolution
  • noun the overthrow of a government by those who are governed

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fence

  • noun a barrier that serves to enclose an area
    fencing.
  • noun a dealer in stolen property

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sign

  • noun a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)
    mark.
    • he showed signs of strain
    • they welcomed the signs of spring
  • noun a public display of a message
    • he posted signs in all the shop windows

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go

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

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rebelliousness

  • noun intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude
    defiance.
  • noun an insubordinate act
    insubordination.

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bar_examination

  • noun an examination conducted at regular intervals to determine whether a candidate is qualified to practice law in a given jurisdiction
    bar exam.
    • applicants may qualify to take the New York bar examination by graduating from an approved law school
    • he passed the bar exam on his third try

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mercantile

  • adjective of or relating to the economic system of mercantilism
    • mercantile theories
    • mercantile system
  • adjective satellite profit oriented
    moneymaking; mercenary.
    • a commercial book
    • preached a mercantile and militant patriotism"- John Buchan
    • a mercenary enterprise
    • a moneymaking business

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ecclesiastical

  • adjective of or associated with a church (especially a Christian Church)
    ecclesiastic.
    • ecclesiastic history

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multimedia

  • noun transmission that combine media of communication (text and graphics and sound etc.)
    multimedia system.

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walkout

  • noun a strike in which the workers walk out
  • noun the act of walking out (of a meeting or organization) as a sign of protest
    • there was a walkout by the Black members as the chairman rose to speak

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test_paper

  • noun a written examination
    exam paper; examination paper; question sheet.
  • noun paper impregnated with an indicator for use in chemical tests

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pleading

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

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conduct

  • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
    behaviour; doings; behavior.
  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    demeanour; behaviour; demeanor; deportment; behavior.

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international

  • adjective concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations
    • international affairs
    • an international agreement
    • international waters
  • noun any of several international socialist organizations

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fibre_optics

  • noun the transmission of light signals via glass fibers
    fiber optics; fibreoptics; fiberoptics.

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appeal

  • noun earnest or urgent request
    entreaty; prayer.
    • an entreaty to stop the fighting
    • an appeal for help
    • an appeal to the public to keep calm
  • noun attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
    charm; appealingness.
    • his smile was part of his appeal to her

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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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revealing

  • noun the speech act of making something evident
    disclosure; revelation.
  • verb make visible
    bring out; uncover; reveal; unveil.
    • Summer brings out bright clothes
    • He brings out the best in her

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military_law

  • noun the body of laws and rules of conduct administered by military courts for the discipline, trial, and punishment of military personnel

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job_action

  • noun a temporary action by workers to protest management decision or to make demands

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chicane

  • noun a bridge hand that is void of trumps
  • noun a movable barrier used in motor racing; sometimes placed before a dangerous corner to reduce speed as cars pass in single file

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commercial

  • noun a commercially sponsored ad on radio or television
    commercial message.
  • adjective connected with or engaged in or sponsored by or used in commerce or commercial enterprises
    • commercial trucker
    • commercial TV
    • commercial diamonds

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understanding

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

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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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address

  • noun (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored
    reference; computer address.
  • noun the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with

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dissuade

  • verb turn away from by persuasion
    deter.
    • Negative campaigning will only dissuade people

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consideration

  • noun the process of giving careful thought to something
  • noun information that should be kept in mind when making a decision
    condition; circumstance.
    • another consideration is the time it would take

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combatant

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

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noncompliant

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

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orthodoxy

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

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common_law

  • noun (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
    case law; precedent.
  • noun a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws
    case law; precedent.
    • common law originated in the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States

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boast

  • noun speaking of yourself in superlatives
    self-praise; boasting; jactitation.
  • verb show off
    blow; gasconade; gas; brag; tout; swash; bluster; shoot a line; vaunt.

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law_of_nations

  • noun the body of laws governing relations between nations
    international law.

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contradiction

  • noun opposition between two conflicting forces or ideas
  • noun (logic) a statement that is necessarily false
    contradiction in terms.
    • the statement `he is brave and he is not brave' is a contradiction

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controversy

  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; tilt; argument; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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alexander_isayevich_solzhenitsyn

  • noun Soviet writer and political dissident whose novels exposed the brutality of Soviet labor camps (born in 1918)
    Solzhenitsyn; Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn.

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admiralty

  • noun the department in charge of the navy (as in Great Britain)
  • noun the office of admiral

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suggestion

  • noun an idea that is suggested
    • the picnic was her suggestion
  • noun a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
    proposition; proffer.
    • it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse

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social

  • noun a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
    mixer; sociable.
  • adjective relating to human society and its members
    societal.
    • social institutions
    • societal evolution
    • societal forces
    • social legislation

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action

  • noun something done (usually as opposed to something said)
    • there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions
  • noun the state of being active
    activeness; activity.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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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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quarrel

  • noun an angry dispute
    run-in; wrangle; dustup; words; row.
    • they had a quarrel
    • they had words
  • noun an arrow that is shot from a crossbow; has a head with four edges

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verbalism

  • noun the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions
    verbal expression; expression.
    • expressions of good will
    • he helped me find verbal expression for my ideas
    • the idea was immediate but the verbalism took hours
  • noun overabundance of words
    verbiage.

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vociferation

  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    cry; shout; call; outcry; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience

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struggle

  • noun an energetic attempt to achieve something
    battle.
    • getting through the crowd was a real struggle
    • he fought a battle for recognition
  • noun an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
    battle; conflict.
    • the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine
    • police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs

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divide

  • 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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iconoclasm

  • noun the orientation of an iconoclast

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justiciary

  • noun formerly a high judicial officer
    justiciar.
  • noun the jurisdiction of a justiciar

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logical

  • adjective capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning
    • a logical mind
  • adjective satellite based on known statements or events or conditions
    legitimate.
    • rain was a logical expectation, given the time of year

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medium

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

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thwarter

  • noun someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
    obstructionist; resister; obstructor; obstructer.

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post

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

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make_a_stink

  • verb take strong and forceful action, as to object or express discontent
    raise hell; raise a stink.
    • She raised hell when she found out that she wold not be hired again

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civil_disobedience

  • noun a group's refusal to obey a law because they believe the law is immoral (as in protest against discrimination)
    • Thoreau wrote a famous essay justifying civil disobedience

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plow

  • noun a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing
    plough.
  • verb to break and turn over earth especially with a plow
    turn; plough.
    • Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week
    • turn the earth in the Spring

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dissonance

  • noun a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
    disagreement; dissension.
  • noun the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience
    racket; noise.
    • modern music is just noise to me

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revelation

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

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prompting

  • noun persuasion formulated as a suggestion
    suggestion.
  • noun a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)
    prompt.
    • the audience could hear his prompting

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quibbler

  • noun a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections
    caviler; caviller; pettifogger.

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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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governance

  • noun the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
    governing body; organisation; administration; organization; brass; establishment.
    • he claims that the present administration is corrupt
    • the governance of an association is responsible to its members
    • he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment
  • noun the act of governing; exercising authority
    administration; government activity; governing; government.
    • regulations for the governing of state prisons
    • he had considerable experience of government

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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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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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law_of_the_land

  • noun a phrase used in the Magna Carta to refer to the then established law of the kingdom (as distinct from Roman or civil law); today it refers to fundamental principles of justice commensurate with due process
    • the United States Constitution declares itself to be `the supreme law of the land'

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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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entrance

  • noun something that provides access (to get in or get out)
    entryway; entree; entranceway; entry.
    • they waited at the entrance to the garden
    • beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral
  • noun a movement into or inward
    entering.

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relay

  • noun the act of passing something along from one person or group to another
    • the relay was successful
  • noun a crew of workers who relieve another crew

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tax

  • noun charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
    revenue enhancement; taxation.
  • verb levy a tax on
    • The State taxes alcohol heavily
    • Clothing is not taxed in our state

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caviler

  • noun a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections
    quibbler; caviller; pettifogger.

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tritheism

  • noun (Christianity) the heretical belief that the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit are three separate gods

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raise_hell

  • verb take strong and forceful action, as to object or express discontent
    make a stink; raise a stink.
    • She raised hell when she found out that she wold not be hired again

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known

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

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boycott

  • noun a group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies
  • verb refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with

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negativity

  • noun the character of the negative electric pole
    negativeness.
  • noun characterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands
    negativeness; negativism.

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legitimation

  • noun the act of rendering a person legitimate
    • he has filial rights because he obtained letters of legitimation from the king
    • his parents' subsequent marriage resulted in his legitimation
  • noun the act of making lawful
    legalization; legalisation.

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ecclesiastical_law

  • noun the body of codified laws governing the affairs of a Christian church
    canon law.

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science

  • noun a particular branch of scientific knowledge
    scientific discipline.
    • the science of genetics
  • noun ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
    skill.
    • the skill of a well-trained boxer
    • the sweet science of pugilism

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challenge

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

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work

  • 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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soul

  • noun the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
    psyche.
  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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human_action

  • noun something that people do or cause to happen
    deed; human activity; act.

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praise

  • noun an expression of approval and commendation
    congratulations; kudos; extolment.
    • he always appreciated praise for his work
  • noun offering words of homage as an act of worship
    • they sang a hymn of praise to God

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have

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

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making

  • noun the act that results in something coming to be
    fashioning; devising.
    • the devising of plans
    • the fashioning of pots and pans
    • the making of measurements
    • it was already in the making
  • noun an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something
    qualification.
    • her qualifications for the job are excellent
    • one of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree
    • she has the makings of fine musician

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negativeness

  • noun the character of the negative electric pole
    negativity.
  • noun characterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands
    negativity; negativism.

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peace_march

  • noun a protest march against (a particular) war and in favor of peace

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history

  • noun the aggregate of past events
    • a critical time in the school's history
  • noun a record or narrative description of past events
    account; story; chronicle.
    • a history of France
    • he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
    • the story of exposure to lead

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mufti

  • noun a jurist who interprets Muslim religious law
  • noun civilian dress worn by a person who is entitled to wear a military uniform

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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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process

  • noun a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
    procedure.
    • the procedure of obtaining a driver's license
    • it was a process of trial and error
  • noun (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
    operation; cognitive process; mental process; cognitive operation.
    • the process of thinking
    • the cognitive operation of remembering

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artillery

  • noun large but transportable armament
    heavy weapon; ordnance; gun.
  • noun an army unit that uses big guns
    artillery unit.

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share

  • noun assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
    portion; part; percentage.
    • he wanted his share in cash
  • noun any of the equal portions into which the capital stock of a corporation is divided and ownership of which is evidenced by a stock certificate
    • he bought 100 shares of IBM at the market price

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fiberoptics

  • noun the transmission of light signals via glass fibers
    fiber optics; fibreoptics; fibre optics.

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collision

  • noun (physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come together
    hit.
    • the collision of the particles resulted in an exchange of energy and a change of direction
  • noun an accident resulting from violent impact of a moving object
    • three passengers were killed in the collision
    • the collision of the two ships resulted in a serious oil spill

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hudud

  • noun Islamic laws stating the limits ordained by Allah and including the deterrent punishments for serious crimes
    hudood.

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dictation

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

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arise

  • verb come into existence; take on form or shape
    originate; develop; rise; uprise; spring up; grow.
    • A new religious movement originated in that country
    • a love that sprang up from friendship
    • the idea for the book grew out of a short story
    • An interesting phenomenon uprose
  • verb originate or come into being
    come up; bob up.
    • a question arose

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marine_law

  • noun the branch of international law that deals with territorial and international waters or with shipping or with ocean fishery etc.
    maritime law; admiralty law.

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practical

  • adjective concerned with actual use or practice
    • he is a very practical person
    • the idea had no practical application
    • a practical knowledge of Japanese
    • woodworking is a practical art
  • adjective satellite guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory
    hardheaded; hard-nosed; pragmatic.
    • a hardheaded appraisal of our position
    • a hard-nosed labor leader
    • completely practical in his approach to business
    • not ideology but pragmatic politics

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boasting

  • noun speaking of yourself in superlatives
    self-praise; boast; jactitation.
  • verb show off
    blow; boast; gasconade; gas; brag; tout; swash; bluster; shoot a line; vaunt.

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sit

  • verb be seated
    sit down.
  • verb be around, often idly or without specific purpose
    sit around.
    • The object sat in the corner
    • We sat around chatting for another hour

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tilt

  • noun a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances
    joust.
  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; argument; controversy; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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discussion

  • noun an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic
    treatment; discourse.
    • the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic
    • his treatment of the race question is badly biased
  • noun an exchange of views on some topic
    word; give-and-take.
    • we had a good discussion
    • we had a word or two about it

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midterm_examination

  • noun an examination administered in the middle of an academic term
    midterm exam; midterm.

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negation

  • noun a negative statement; a statement that is a refusal or denial of some other statement
  • noun the speech act of negating

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reject

  • noun the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality
    cull.
  • verb refuse to accept or acknowledge
    • I reject the idea of starting a war
    • The journal rejected the student's paper

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prelim

  • noun a minor match preceding the main event
    preliminary.
  • noun an examination taken by graduate students to determine their fitness to continue
    preliminary examination; preliminary exam.

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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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persuasion

  • noun the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action
    suasion.
  • noun a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
    thought; opinion; sentiment; view.
    • my opinion differs from yours
    • I am not of your persuasion
    • what are your thoughts on Haiti?

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resignation

  • noun acceptance of despair
    surrender.
  • noun the act of giving up (a claim or office or possession etc.)

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remonstrance

  • noun the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
    expostulation; objection; remonstration.

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cavil

  • noun an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
    quibble; quiddity.
  • verb raise trivial objections
    carp; chicane.

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plant

  • noun buildings for carrying on industrial labor
    works; industrial plant.
    • they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles
  • noun (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    flora; plant life.

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description

  • noun a statement that represents something in words
    verbal description.
  • noun the act of describing something

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recusancy

  • noun refusal to submit to established authority; originally the refusal of Roman Catholics to attend services of the Church of England

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communicating

  • noun the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information
    communication.
    • they could not act without official communication from Moscow
  • verb transmit information
    put across; pass along; communicate; pass on; pass.
    • Please communicate this message to all employees
    • pass along the good news

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modulation

  • noun a musical passage moving from one key to another
    transition.
  • noun (electronics) the transmission of a signal by using it to vary a carrier wave; changing the carrier's amplitude or frequency or phase

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uprising

  • noun organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
    rising; insurrection; revolt; rebellion.
  • verb come into existence; take on form or shape
    originate; develop; rise; uprise; spring up; arise; grow.
    • A new religious movement originated in that country
    • a love that sprang up from friendship
    • the idea for the book grew out of a short story
    • An interesting phenomenon uprose

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john_marshall

  • noun United States jurist; as chief justice of the Supreme Court he established the principles of United States constitutional law (1755-1835)
    Marshall.

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appealable

  • adjective capable of being appealed especially to a higher tribunal
    • decisions...appealable to the head of the agency"- New Republic

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bell_ringing

  • noun the sound of someone playing a set of bells
  • noun persuasion of voters in a political campaign
    electioneering; canvassing.

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walk

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

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trier

  • noun one (as a judge) who examines and settles a case
  • noun one who tries
    essayer; attempter.

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grotius

  • noun Dutch jurist and diplomat whose writings established the basis of modern international law (1583-1645)
    Hugo Grotius; Huig de Groot.

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political_science

  • noun the study of government of states and other political units
    politics; government.

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electronic_communication

  • noun communication by computer

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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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mercantile_law

  • noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence
    law merchant; commercial law.

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response

  • noun a result
    • this situation developed in response to events in Africa
  • noun a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent
    reaction.
    • a bad reaction to the medicine
    • his responses have slowed with age

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protest_march

  • noun occasion when you can express opposition by marching (usually on some government institution) without a license

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whistle

  • noun the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture
    whistling.
  • noun the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle
    whistling.
    • the whistle signalled the end of the game

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alcalde

  • noun a mayor or chief magistrate of a Spanish town

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fiber_optics

  • noun the transmission of light signals via glass fibers
    fibreoptics; fibre optics; fiberoptics.

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voice

  • noun the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech
    • A shrill voice sounded behind us
  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalization; vocalisation; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations

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blunder

  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    botch; boo-boo; flub; blooper; foul-up; pratfall; boner; fuckup; bungle; bloomer.
  • verb commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake
    drop the ball; goof; boob; sin.
    • I blundered during the job interview

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protestation

  • noun a formal and solemn declaration of objection
    protest.
    • they finished the game under protest to the league president
    • the senator rose to register his protest
    • the many protestations did not stay the execution
  • noun a strong declaration of protest

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chief

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

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oral_examination

  • noun an examination conducted by spoken communication
    viva; viva voce; oral; oral exam.

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remonstration

  • noun the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
    expostulation; objection; remonstrance.

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words

  • noun the words that are spoken
    • I listened to his words very closely
  • noun the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number
    lyric; language.
    • his compositions always started with the lyrics
    • he wrote both words and music
    • the song uses colloquial language

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gesture

  • noun motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
  • noun the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
    motion.

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spat

  • noun a quarrel about petty points
    squabble; fuss; bicker; pettifoggery; bickering; tiff.
  • noun a cloth covering (a legging) that covers the instep and ankles
    gaiter.

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counterdemonstrator

  • noun someone who demonstrates in opposition to another demonstration

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geopolitics

  • noun the study of the effects of economic geography on the powers of the state

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take_exception

  • verb raise a formal objection in a court of law
    challenge.

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paper

  • noun a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
  • noun an essay (especially one written as an assignment)
    report; theme; composition.
    • he got an A on his composition

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bristle_at

  • verb show anger or indignation
    bridle up; bridle at; bristle up.
    • She bristled at his insolent remarks

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hell

  • noun any place of pain and turmoil;
    the pits; hellhole; snake pit; hell on earth; inferno.
    • the hell of battle
    • the inferno of the engine room
    • when you're alone Christmas is the pits
  • noun a cause of difficulty and suffering
    blaze.
    • war is hell
    • go to blazes

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cold

  • noun a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)
    common cold.
    • will they never find a cure for the common cold?
  • noun the absence of heat
    frigidness; coldness; frigidity; low temperature.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor

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group

  • noun any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
    grouping.
  • noun (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
    radical; chemical group.

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electioneering

  • noun persuasion of voters in a political campaign
    bell ringing; canvassing.
  • noun the campaign of a candidate to be elected
    campaigning; candidacy; candidature; political campaign.

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bar_exam

  • noun an examination conducted at regular intervals to determine whether a candidate is qualified to practice law in a given jurisdiction
    bar examination.
    • applicants may qualify to take the New York bar examination by graduating from an approved law school
    • he passed the bar exam on his third try

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work-in

  • noun occasion when workers continue to work as a protest against e.g. proposed dismissal or closure of the factory

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line_of_reasoning

  • noun a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning
    argumentation; line; argument; logical argument.
    • I can't follow your line of reasoning

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hudood

  • noun Islamic laws stating the limits ordained by Allah and including the deterrent punishments for serious crimes
    hudud.

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pelagianism

  • noun the theological doctrine put forward by Pelagius which denied original sin and affirmed the ability of humans to be righteous; condemned as heresy by the Council of Ephesus in 431

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mail

  • noun the bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service
  • noun the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office
    post; mail service; postal service.
    • the mail handles billions of items every day
    • he works for the United States mail service
    • in England they call mail `the post'

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someone

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

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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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dickens

  • noun a word used in exclamations of confusion
    deuce; devil.
    • what the devil
    • the deuce with it
    • the dickens you say
  • noun English writer whose novels depicted and criticized social injustice (1812-1870)
    Charles John Huffam Dickens; Charles Dickens.

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articulation

  • noun the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech
  • noun the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
    juncture; joint; junction; join.

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nod

  • noun a sign of assent or salutation or command
  • noun the act of nodding the head

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resolve

  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; firmness of purpose; resolution; firmness.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work
  • noun a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
    resolution; declaration.

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sit-in

  • noun a form of civil disobedience in which demonstrators occupy seats and refuse to move

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discuss

  • verb to consider or examine in speech or writing
    discourse; talk about.
    • The author talks about the different aspects of this question
    • The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'
  • noun an athletic competition in which a disk-shaped object is thrown as far as possible
    discus.

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promise

  • noun a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
  • noun grounds for feeling hopeful about the future
    hope.
    • there is little or no promise that he will recover

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commune

  • noun the smallest administrative district of several European countries
  • noun a body of people or families living together and sharing everything

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baulk

  • noun the area on a billiard table behind the balkline
    balk.
    • a player with ball in hand must play from the balk
  • noun something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
    balk; handicap; check; impediment; hindrance; deterrent; hinderance.

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receipt

  • noun the act of receiving
    reception.
  • noun an acknowledgment (usually tangible) that payment has been made

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bickering

  • noun a quarrel about petty points
    squabble; fuss; bicker; pettifoggery; tiff; spat.
  • verb argue over petty things
    niggle; squabble; pettifog; bicker; brabble; quibble.
    • Let's not quibble over pennies

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dramatic_art

  • noun the art of writing and producing plays
    dramatics; dramaturgy; theater; theatre.

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nimby

  • noun someone who objects to siting something in their own neighborhood but does not object to it being sited elsewhere; an acronym for not in my backyard

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naming

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

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international_law

  • noun the body of laws governing relations between nations
    law of nations.

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witness

  • noun someone who sees an event and reports what happened
    witnesser; informant.
  • noun a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)
    viewer; looker; spectator; watcher.
    • the spectators applauded the performance
    • television viewers
    • sky watchers discovered a new star

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out

  • noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    • you only get 3 outs per inning
  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out of the closet; come out.
    • This actor outed last year

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exclamation

  • noun an abrupt excited utterance
    exclaiming.
    • she gave an exclamation of delight
    • there was much exclaiming over it
  • noun a loud complaint or protest or reproach

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admiralty_law

  • noun the branch of international law that deals with territorial and international waters or with shipping or with ocean fishery etc.
    marine law; maritime law.

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network

  • noun an interconnected system of things or people
    web.
    • he owned a network of shops
    • retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had been part of my life
    • tangled in a web of cloth
  • noun (broadcasting) a communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs
    • the networks compete to broadcast important sports events

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intercourse

  • noun communication between individuals
    social intercourse.
  • noun the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
    congress; sexual intercourse; sex act; sexual relation; carnal knowledge; sexual congress; relation; copulation; coitus; coition.

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arianism

  • noun heretical doctrine taught by Arius that asserted the radical primacy of the Father over the Son

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ejaculate

  • 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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realpolitik

  • noun politics based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations
    practical politics.

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making_known

  • noun a speech act that conveys information
    informing.

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final_examination

  • noun an examination administered at the end of an academic term
    final exam; final.

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issue

  • noun an important question that is in dispute and must be settled
    • the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone
    • politicians never discuss the real issues
  • noun one of a series published periodically
    number.
    • she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room

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stone

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

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fiber

  • noun a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
    fibre.
  • noun coarse, indigestible plant food low in nutrients; its bulk stimulates intestinal peristalsis
    roughage.

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disobedience

  • noun the failure to obey
    noncompliance.
  • noun the trait of being unwilling to obey

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carp

  • noun the lean flesh of a fish that is often farmed; can be baked or braised
  • noun any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae

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transfer

  • noun the act of moving something from one location to another
    conveyance; transportation; transport; transferral.
  • noun someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to another
    transferee.
    • the best student was a transfer from LSU

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governing

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

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spiel

  • noun plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)
    line of gab; patter.
  • verb replay (as a melody)
    play.
    • Play it again, Sam
    • She played the third movement very beautifully

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securities_law

  • noun the body of laws governing the issuance and selling of securities

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reason

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

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rebel

  • noun a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
    insurgent; freedom fighter; insurrectionist.
  • noun `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms
    Reb; Johnny Reb; greyback; Johnny.

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dissenter

  • noun a person who dissents from some established policy
    contestant; objector; dissident; protester.

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marine

  • noun a soldier who serves both on shipboard and on land
  • noun a member of the United States Marine Corps
    shipboard soldier; devil dog; leatherneck.

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examination_paper

  • noun a written examination
    exam paper; question sheet; test paper.

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oliver_wendell_holmes_jr.

  • noun United States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841-1935)
    Holmes.

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visit

  • noun the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time
    • he dropped by for a visit
  • noun a meeting arranged by the visitor to see someone (such as a doctor or lawyer) for treatment or advice
    • he scheduled a visit to the dentist

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run-in

  • noun an angry dispute
    wrangle; dustup; words; quarrel; row.
    • they had a quarrel
    • they had words

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terrible

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse
  • adjective satellite exceptionally bad or displeasing
    dreadful; atrocious; unspeakable; awful; abominable; painful.
    • atrocious taste
    • abominable workmanship
    • an awful voice
    • dreadful manners
    • a painful performance
    • terrible handwriting
    • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room

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statutory_law

  • noun the body of laws created by legislative statutes

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raise_a_stink

  • verb take strong and forceful action, as to object or express discontent
    raise hell; make a stink.
    • She raised hell when she found out that she wold not be hired again

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motion

  • noun the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
    gesture.
  • noun a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
    movement.

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caption

  • noun taking exception; especially a quibble based on a captious argument
    • a mere caption unworthy of a reply
  • noun translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen
    subtitle.

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liaison

  • noun a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
    affair; involvement; affaire; amour; intimacy.
  • noun a channel for communication between groups
    inter-group communication; contact; link.
    • he provided a liaison with the guerrillas

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quibble

  • noun an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
    cavil; quiddity.
  • verb evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections

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mortal

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

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viva_voce

  • noun an examination conducted by spoken communication
    viva; oral examination; oral; oral exam.
  • adverb orally
    by word of mouth.
    • I heard it viva voce

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outcry

  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    cry; shout; call; vociferation; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience
  • verb shout louder than
    outshout.

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mouth

  • noun the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
    oral fissure; oral cavity; rima oris.
    • he stuffed his mouth with candy
  • noun the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening
    • she wiped lipstick from her mouth

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entrance_examination

  • noun examination to determine a candidate's preparation for a course of studies
    entrance exam.

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render

  • noun a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls
  • verb cause to become
    • The shot rendered her immobile

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question

  • noun an instance of questioning
    enquiry; inquiry; interrogation; query.
    • there was a question about my training
    • we made inquiries of all those who were present
  • noun the subject matter at issue
    head.
    • the question of disease merits serious discussion
    • under the head of minor Roman poets

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belligerent

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

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recusant

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

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channels

  • noun official routes of communication
    • you have to go through channels
  • noun a path over which electrical signals can pass
    transmission channel; channel.
    • a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company

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bitch

  • noun an unpleasant difficulty
    • this problem is a real bitch
  • noun a person (usually but not necessarily a woman) who is thoroughly disliked
    cunt.
    • she said her son thought Hillary was a bitch

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carry

  • noun the act of carrying something
  • verb move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
    transport.
    • You must carry your camping gear
    • carry the suitcases to the car
    • This train is carrying nuclear waste
    • These pipes carry waste water into the river

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message

  • noun a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled
    • he sent a three-word message
  • noun what a communication that is about something is about
    content; substance; subject matter.

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electronic

  • adjective of or relating to electronics; concerned with or using devices that operate on principles governing the behavior of electrons
    • electronic devices
  • adjective of or concerned with electrons
    • electronic energy

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human_activity

  • noun something that people do or cause to happen
    deed; human action; act.

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declaim

  • verb recite in elocution
    recite.
  • verb speak against in an impassioned manner
    inveigh.
    • he declaimed against the wasteful ways of modern society

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islamic_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; shariah; sharia law.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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differ

  • verb be different
    • These two tests differ in only one respect
  • verb be of different opinions
    dissent; disagree; take issue.
    • I beg to differ!
    • She disagrees with her husband on many questions

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sheet

  • noun any broad thin expanse or surface
    • a sheet of ice
  • noun paper used for writing or printing
    sheet of paper; piece of paper.

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picket

  • noun a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
    lookout; sentry; watch; lookout man; scout; spotter; sentinel.
  • noun a detachment of troops guarding an army from surprise attack

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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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dissuasion

  • noun a communication that dissuades you
  • noun persuading not to do or believe something; talking someone out of a belief or an intended course of action

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doge

  • noun formerly the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa

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system

  • noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
    • he bought a new stereo system
    • the system consists of a motor and a small computer
  • noun a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
    scheme.
    • a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going

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exhortation

  • noun a communication intended to urge or persuade the recipients to take some action
  • noun the act of exhorting; an earnest attempt at persuasion
    incitement.

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obstructor

  • noun someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
    obstructionist; resister; thwarter; obstructer.
  • noun any structure that makes progress difficult
    impedimenta; obstruction; impediment; obstructer.

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brabble

  • verb argue over petty things
    niggle; squabble; pettifog; bicker; quibble.
    • Let's not quibble over pennies

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statement

  • noun a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc
    • according to his statement he was in London on that day
  • noun a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true
    argument.
    • it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true

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final

  • noun the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament
  • noun an examination administered at the end of an academic term
    final examination; final exam.

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postal_service

  • noun the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office
    mail; post; mail service.
    • the mail handles billions of items every day
    • he works for the United States mail service
    • in England they call mail `the post'

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elaboration

  • noun addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail
    amplification.
    • a few remarks added in amplification and defense
    • an elaboration of the sketch followed
  • noun the result of improving something
    refinement.
    • he described a refinement of this technique

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huig_de_groot

  • noun Dutch jurist and diplomat whose writings established the basis of modern international law (1583-1645)
    Grotius; Hugo Grotius.

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explanation

  • noun a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.
    account.
    • the explanation was very simple
    • I expected a brief account
  • noun thought that makes something comprehensible

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direct

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

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broadcast

  • noun message that is transmitted by radio or television
  • noun a radio or television show
    program; programme.
    • did you see his program last night?

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spar

  • noun any of various nonmetallic minerals (calcite or feldspar) that are light in color and transparent or translucent and cleavable
  • noun a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging

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manifestation

  • noun a clear appearance
    • a manifestation of great emotion
  • noun a manifest indication of the existence or presence or nature of some person or thing
    • a manifestation of disease

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theater

  • noun a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented
    house; theatre.
    • the house was full
  • noun the art of writing and producing plays
    dramatic art; dramatics; dramaturgy; theatre.

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heretical

  • adjective satellite characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
    heterodox; dissident.

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satyagraha

  • noun the form of nonviolent resistance initiated in India by Mahatma Gandhi in order to oppose British rule and to hasten political reforms

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chief_justice

  • noun the judge who presides over a supreme court

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bentham

  • noun English philosopher and jurist; founder of utilitarianism (1748-1831)
    Jeremy Bentham.

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nation

  • noun a politically organized body of people under a single government
    commonwealth; land; res publica; country; state; body politic.
    • the state has elected a new president
    • African nations
    • students who had come to the nation's capitol
    • the country's largest manufacturer
    • an industrialized land
  • noun the people who live in a nation or country
    country; land.
    • a statement that sums up the nation's mood
    • the news was announced to the nation
    • the whole country worshipped him

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probe

  • noun an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
    investigation.
    • there was a congressional probe into the scandal
  • noun a flexible slender surgical instrument with a blunt end that is used to explore wounds or body cavities

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bohemian

  • noun a nonconformist writer or artist who lives an unconventional life
  • noun a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America)
    Gipsy; Romani; Rommany; Gypsy; Roma; Romany.

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expostulate

  • verb reason with (somebody) for the purpose of dissuasion

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martial_law

  • noun the body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs (usually in time of war or civil crisis); overrides civil law

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twisting

  • noun the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
    straining; overrefinement; torture; distortion.
  • noun the act of rotating rapidly
    twist; whirl; spin; twirl.
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting

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administrative_law

  • noun the body of rules and regulations and orders and decisions created by administrative agencies of government

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public_exposure

  • noun the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate
    spreading; airing; dissemination.

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pass

  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; walk.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls
  • noun (military) a written leave of absence
    • he had a pass for three days

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mind

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

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argument

  • noun a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true
    statement.
    • it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true
  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; tilt; controversy; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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contestation

  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contention; arguing; tilt; argument; controversy; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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demonstration

  • noun a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view
    presentation; presentment.
    • the presentation of new data
    • he gave the customer a demonstration
  • noun a show of military force or preparedness
    • he confused the enemy with feints and demonstrations

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marcionism

  • noun the Christian heresy of the 2nd and 3rd centuries that rejected the Old Testament and denied the incarnation of God in Jesus as a human

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self

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

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gripe

  • noun informal terms for objecting
    squawk; beef; kick; bitch.
    • I have a gripe about the service here
  • verb complain
    squawk; bellyache; grouse; beef; holler; bitch; crab.
    • What was he hollering about?

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battler

  • noun someone who fights (or is fighting)
    scrapper; combatant; fighter; belligerent.

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disunity

  • noun lack of unity (usually resulting from dissension)

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rural_free_delivery

  • noun free government delivery of mail in outlying country areas
    RFD.

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appellate

  • adjective of or relating to or taking account of appeals (usually legal appeals)
    appellant.
    • appellate court

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law_of_moses

  • noun the laws (beginning with the Ten Commandments) that God gave to the Israelites through Moses; it includes many rules of religious observance given in the first five books of the Old Testament (in Judaism these books are called the Torah)
    Mosaic law.

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take

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

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albigensianism

  • noun a Christian movement considered to be a medieval descendant of Manichaeism in southern France in the 12th and 13th centuries; characterized by dualism (asserted the coexistence of two mutually opposed principles, one good and one evil); was exterminated for heresy during the Inquisition
    Catharism.

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pretor

  • noun an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic
    praetor.

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uplink

  • noun a transmission from Earth to a spacecraft or the path of such a transmission

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channel

  • noun a path over which electrical signals can pass
    transmission channel.
    • a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company
  • noun a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through
    • the fields were crossed with irrigation channels
    • gutters carried off the rainwater into a series of channels under the street

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urge

  • noun an instinctive motive
    impulse.
    • profound religious impulses
  • noun a strong restless desire
    itch.
    • why this urge to travel?

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clash

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    clank; crash; clangour; clangoring; clang; clangor.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • noun a state of conflict between persons
    friction.

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arguing

  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; tilt; argument; controversy; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument
  • verb present reasons and arguments
    reason; argue.

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object

  • noun a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
    physical object.
    • it was full of rackets, balls and other objects
  • noun the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    aim; objective; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children

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reach

  • noun the limits within which something can be effective
    range.
    • range of motion
    • he was beyond the reach of their fire
  • noun an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"
    ambit; orbit; range; compass; scope.
    • a piano has a greater range than the human voice
    • the ambit of municipal legislation
    • within the compass of this article
    • within the scope of an investigation
    • outside the reach of the law
    • in the political orbit of a world power

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philosophy

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; school of thought; ism; doctrine.
  • noun the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics

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affirmation

  • noun a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
    avouchment; avowal.
  • noun the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
    assertion; statement.

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commercial_law

  • noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence
    mercantile law; law merchant.

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preliminary

  • noun a minor match preceding the main event
    prelim.
  • noun something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows
    overture; prelude.
    • training is a necessary preliminary to employment
    • drinks were the overture to dinner

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obstructer

  • noun someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
    obstructionist; resister; thwarter; obstructor.
  • noun any structure that makes progress difficult
    impedimenta; obstruction; impediment; obstructor.

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unorthodox

  • adjective satellite independent in behavior or thought
    maverick; irregular.
    • she led a somewhat irregular private life
    • maverick politicians
  • adjective breaking with convention or tradition
    • an unorthodox lifestyle

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mass_medium

  • noun (usually plural) transmissions that are disseminated widely to the public
    medium.

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statute

  • noun an act passed by a legislative body
    legislative act.
  • adjective satellite enacted by a legislative body
    codified.
    • statute law
    • codified written laws

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remonstrate

  • verb argue in protest or opposition
  • verb present and urge reasons in opposition
    point out.

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cover

  • noun a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
    concealment; covert; screen.
    • a screen of trees afforded privacy
    • under cover of darkness
    • the brush provided a covert for game
    • the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background
  • noun bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
    blanket.
    • he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep

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face

  • noun the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear
    human face.
    • he washed his face
    • I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news
  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; look; aspect.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face

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talk

  • noun an exchange of ideas via conversation
    talking.
    • let's have more work and less talk around here
  • noun discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of')
    • his poetry contains much talk about love and anger

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link

  • noun the means of connection between things linked in series
    nexus.
  • noun a fastener that serves to join or connect
    tie-in; linkup; tie.
    • the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction

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jeremy_bentham

  • noun English philosopher and jurist; founder of utilitarianism (1748-1831)
    Bentham.

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niggle

  • verb worry unnecessarily or excessively
    fuss; fret.
    • don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now
  • verb argue over petty things
    squabble; pettifog; bicker; brabble; quibble.
    • Let's not quibble over pennies

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hunger

  • noun a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation
    hungriness.
  • noun strong desire for something (not food or drink)
    hungriness; thirstiness; thirst.
    • a thirst for knowledge
    • hunger for affection

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adjudicator

  • noun a person who studies and settles conflicts and disputes

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nestorianism

  • noun the theological doctrine (named after Nestorius) that Christ is both the son of God and the man Jesus (which is opposed to Roman Catholic doctrine that Christ is fully God)

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heterodoxy

  • noun any opinions or doctrines at variance with the official or orthodox position
    unorthodoxy; heresy.
  • noun the quality of being unorthodox
    unorthodoxy.

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friction

  • noun a state of conflict between persons
    clash.
  • noun the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another
    rubbing.

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jactitation

  • noun speaking of yourself in superlatives
    self-praise; boasting; boast.
  • noun (law) a false boast that can harm others; especially a false claim to be married to someone (formerly actionable at law)

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legalization

  • noun the act of making lawful
    legitimation; legalisation.

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radio

  • noun medium for communication
    wireless; radiocommunication.
  • noun an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals
    receiving set; wireless; radio receiver; tuner; radio set.

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demonstrator

  • noun a teacher or teacher's assistant who demonstrates the principles that are being taught
  • noun someone who demonstrates an article to a prospective buyer
    sales demonstrator.

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samson

  • noun (Old Testament) a judge of Israel who performed herculean feats of strength against the Philistines until he was betrayed to them by his mistress Delilah
  • noun a large and strong and heavyset man
    strapper; bruiser; bull.
    • he was a bull of a man
    • a thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as he got

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demurrer

  • noun (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
    demurral; demur.
  • noun (law) any pleading that attacks the legal sufficiency of the opponent's pleadings

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debate

  • noun a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
    argumentation; argument.
    • the argument over foreign aid goes on and on
  • noun the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
    public debate; disputation.

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dilation

  • noun a lengthy discussion (spoken or written) on a particular topic
  • noun the act of expanding an aperture
    dilatation.
    • the dilation of the pupil of the eye

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disceptation

  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; tilt; argument; controversy; disputation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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fibre

  • noun a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
    fiber.
  • noun any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber)
    fiber.

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objector

  • noun a person who dissents from some established policy
    contestant; dissident; dissenter; protester.

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slow

  • verb lose velocity; move more slowly
    decelerate; slow down; retard; slow up.
    • The car decelerated
  • verb become slow or slower
    slacken; slow down; slack; slow up.
    • Production slowed

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logical_argument

  • noun a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning
    argumentation; line; argument; line of reasoning.
    • I can't follow your line of reasoning

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justice

  • noun the quality of being just or fair
    justness.
  • noun judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments

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preliminary_examination

  • noun an examination taken by graduate students to determine their fitness to continue
    preliminary exam; prelim.

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assertion

  • noun a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
    averment; asseveration.
  • noun the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
    affirmation; statement.

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practical_politics

  • noun politics based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations
    realpolitik.

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resistive

  • adjective exhibiting or relating to electrical resistance
    • resistive load
  • adjective satellite disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority
    insubordinate; resistant.

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self-praise

  • noun speaking of yourself in superlatives
    boasting; boast; jactitation.

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malcontent

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

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dispute

  • noun a disagreement or argument about something important
    difference of opinion; difference; conflict.
    • he had a dispute with his wife
    • there were irreconcilable differences
    • the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats
  • noun coming into conflict with
    contravention.

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handle

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

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patter

  • noun plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)
    spiel; line of gab.
  • noun a quick succession of light rapid sounds
    • the patter of mice
    • the patter of tiny feet

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get

  • noun a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    acquire.
    • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
    • They acquired a new pet
    • Get your results the next day
    • Get permission to take a few days off from work

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beat

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

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beatnik

  • noun a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior
    beat.

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express

  • noun mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system
    express mail.
  • noun public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
    limited.
    • he caught the express to New York

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maritime

  • adjective relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen
    marine; nautical.
    • nautical charts
    • maritime law
    • marine insurance
  • adjective satellite bordering on or living or characteristic of those near the sea
    • a maritime province
    • maritime farmers
    • maritime cultures

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beam

  • noun a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides airplane pilots in darkness or bad weather
    radio beam.
  • noun long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction

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gee

  • noun a unit of force equal to the force exerted by gravity; used to indicate the force to which a body is subjected when it is accelerated
    g-force; g.
  • verb turn to the right side
    • the horse geed

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magistrate

  • noun a lay judge or civil authority who administers the law (especially one who conducts a court dealing with minor offenses)

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bridle_up

  • verb show anger or indignation
    bristle at; bridle at; bristle up.
    • She bristled at his insolent remarks

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proselytism

  • noun the practice of proselytizing
  • noun the state of being a proselyte; spiritual rebirth resulting from the zeal of crusading advocacy of the gospel

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antagonist

  • noun someone who offers opposition
    resister; opposer; adversary; opponent.
  • noun a muscle that relaxes while another contracts
    • when bending the elbow the triceps are the antagonist

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heretic

  • noun a person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church
    misbeliever; religious outcast.
  • noun a person who holds unorthodox opinions in any field (not merely religion)

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jurist

  • noun a legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nations
    legal expert.
  • noun a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
    judge; justice.

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bar

  • noun a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
    taproom; barroom; saloon; ginmill.
    • he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar
  • noun a counter where you can obtain food or drink
    • he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar

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cry

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

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question_sheet

  • noun a written examination
    exam paper; examination paper; test paper.

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common

  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; park; commons.
    • they went for a walk in the park
  • adjective belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public
    • for the common good
    • common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community

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activity

  • noun any specific behavior
    • they avoided all recreational activity
  • noun the state of being active
    action; activeness.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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airwave

  • noun medium for radio and television broadcasting
    air.
    • the program was on the air from 9 til midnight
    • the president used the airwaves to take his message to the people

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praetor

  • noun an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic
    pretor.

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speech_act

  • noun the use of language to perform some act

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art

  • noun the products of human creativity; works of art collectively
    fine art.
    • an art exhibition
    • a fine collection of art
  • noun the creation of beautiful or significant things
    artistic creation; artistic production.
    • 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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showdown

  • noun a hostile disagreement face-to-face
    face-off; confrontation; encounter.

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up

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

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resist

  • verb elude, especially in a baffling way
    defy; refuse.
    • This behavior defies explanation
  • verb stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
    withstand; hold out; stand firm.

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individual

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

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dustup

  • noun an angry dispute
    run-in; wrangle; words; quarrel; row.
    • they had a quarrel
    • they had words

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zurvanism

  • noun a Zoroastrian sect that claims Zurvan was the ultimate source of the universe
  • noun a heretical Zoroastrian doctrine holding that Zurvan was the ultimate source of the universe and that both Ahura Mazda and Ahriman were Zurvan's offspring

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exclaiming

  • noun an abrupt excited utterance
    exclamation.
    • she gave an exclamation of delight
    • there was much exclaiming over it
  • verb utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
    exclaim; call out; cry; cry out; shout; outcry.
    • `I won!' he exclaimed
    • `Help!' she cried
    • `I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost

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arm

  • noun a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb
  • noun any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm
    limb; branch.
    • the arm of the record player
    • an arm of the sea
    • a branch of the sewer

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airmail

  • noun letters and packages that are transported by aircraft
  • noun a system of conveying mail by aircraft
    airpost.

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catharism

  • noun a Christian movement considered to be a medieval descendant of Manichaeism in southern France in the 12th and 13th centuries; characterized by dualism (asserted the coexistence of two mutually opposed principles, one good and one evil); was exterminated for heresy during the Inquisition
    Albigensianism.

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political_scientist

  • noun a social scientist specializing in the study of government

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project

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

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heterodox

  • adjective satellite characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
    heretical; dissident.

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expert

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

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government_activity

  • noun the act of governing; exercising authority
    administration; governance; governing; government.
    • regulations for the governing of state prisons
    • he had considerable experience of government

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obstructionist

  • noun someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
    resister; thwarter; obstructor; obstructer.

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scrap

  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    bit; fleck; chip; flake.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
  • noun worthless material that is to be disposed of
    trash; rubbish.

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dramatics

  • noun participation in theatrical productions as an extracurricular activity
  • noun the art of writing and producing plays
    dramatic art; dramaturgy; theater; theatre.

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interjection

  • noun an abrupt emphatic exclamation expressing emotion
    ejaculation.
  • noun the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts
    interpellation; interposition; interpolation.

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aether

  • noun a medium that was once supposed to fill all space and to support the propagation of electromagnetic waves
    ether.
  • noun personification of the sky or upper air breathed by the Olympians; son of Erebus and night or of Chaos and darkness

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inter-group_communication

  • noun a channel for communication between groups
    liaison; contact; link.
    • he provided a liaison with the guerrillas

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exam

  • noun a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge
    test; examination.
    • when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions

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pettifog

  • verb argue over petty things
    niggle; squabble; bicker; brabble; quibble.
    • Let's not quibble over pennies

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comp

  • noun an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge
    comprehensive; comprehensive examination.
    • she took her comps in English literature

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negate

  • verb be in contradiction with
    contradict; belie.
  • verb deny the truth of
    contradict; contravene.

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barrack

  • noun a building or group of buildings used to house military personnel
  • verb lodge in barracks

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job

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

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opposition

  • noun the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
    resistance.
    • he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens
    • despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead
  • noun the relation between opposed entities
    oppositeness.

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defiance

  • noun intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude
    rebelliousness.
  • noun a hostile challenge

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jib

  • noun any triangular fore-and-aft sail (set forward of the foremast)
  • verb refuse to comply
    resist; baulk; balk.

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dissidence

  • noun disagreement; especially disagreement with the government

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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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permissive_waste

  • noun (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect
    waste.

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resistant

  • adjective satellite relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)
    immune.
  • adjective satellite able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress
    tolerant.
    • the plant is tolerant of saltwater
    • these fish are quite tolerant as long as extremes of pH are avoided
    • the new hybrid is more resistant to drought

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joke

  • noun a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    gag; jest; laugh; jape.
    • he told a very funny joke
    • he knows a million gags
    • thanks for the laugh
    • he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest
    • even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point
  • noun activity characterized by good humor
    jocularity; jest.

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reasonableness

  • noun the state of having good sense and sound judgment
    reason; rationality.
    • his rationality may have been impaired
    • he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions
  • noun goodness of reason and judgment
    • the judiciary is built on the reasonableness of judges

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demur

  • noun (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
    demurral; demurrer.
  • verb take exception to
    except.
    • he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday

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reply

  • noun a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
    answer; response.
    • I waited several days for his answer
    • he wrote replies to several of his critics
  • noun the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange
    response.
    • he growled his reply

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trial_judge

  • noun a judge in a trial court

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expression

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; look; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun expression without words
    reflexion; reflection; manifestation.
    • tears are an expression of grief
    • the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition

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riddle

  • noun a difficult problem
    conundrum; enigma; brain-teaser.
  • noun a coarse sieve (as for gravel)

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bell

  • noun a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
  • noun a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
    buzzer; doorbell.

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demurral

  • noun (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
    demur; demurrer.

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law_merchant

  • noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence
    mercantile law; commercial law.

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nonconformist

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

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insubordination

  • noun defiance of authority
  • noun an insubordinate act
    rebelliousness.

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nonconformism

  • noun a lack of orthodoxy in thoughts or beliefs
    nonconformity; nonconformance.
  • noun the practice of nonconformity

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plaintiff_in_error

  • noun the party who appeals a decision of a lower court
    appellant.

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ether

  • noun the fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies
    quintessence.
  • noun any of a class of organic compounds that have two hydrocarbon groups linked by an oxygen atom

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turkey

  • noun large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food
    Meleagris gallopavo.
  • noun a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
    Republic of Turkey.

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blog

  • noun a shared on-line journal where people can post diary entries about their personal experiences and hobbies
    web log.
    • postings on a blog are usually in chronological order
  • verb read, write, or edit a shared on-line journal

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devil

  • noun an evil supernatural being
    daemon; demon; daimon; fiend.
  • noun (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell
    Prince of Darkness; Lucifer; the Tempter; Beelzebub; Satan; Old Nick.

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raise

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

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beef

  • noun cattle that are reared for their meat
    beef cattle.
  • noun meat from an adult domestic bovine
    boeuf.

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pettifoggery

  • noun a quarrel about petty points
    squabble; fuss; bicker; bickering; tiff; spat.

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go-slow

  • noun a form of protest by workers in which they deliberately slow down in order to cause problem from their employers

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political

  • adjective involving or characteristic of politics or parties or politicians
    • calling a meeting is a political act in itself"- Daniel Goleman
    • political pressure
    • a political machine
    • political office
    • political policy
  • adjective of or relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power
    • political opinions

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due

  • noun that which is deserved or owed
    • give the devil his due
  • noun a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership)
    • the society dropped him for non-payment of dues

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quiz

  • noun an examination consisting of a few short questions
  • verb examine someone's knowledge of something
    test.
    • The teacher tests us every week
    • We got quizzed on French irregular verbs

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tax_law

  • noun the body of laws governing taxation

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treat

  • noun something considered choice to eat
    goody; kickshaw; delicacy; dainty.
  • noun an occurrence that causes special pleasure or delight

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mutiny

  • noun open rebellion against constituted authority (especially by seamen or soldiers against their officers)
  • verb engage in a mutiny against an authority

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semaphore

  • noun an apparatus for visual signaling with lights or mechanically moving arms
  • verb send signals by or as if by semaphore

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monophysitism

  • noun a Christian heresy of the 5th and 6th centuries that challenged the orthodox definition of the two natures (human and divine) in Jesus and instead believed there was a single divine nature

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waste

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

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co

  • noun an odorless very poisonous gas that is a product of incomplete combustion of carbon
    carbon monoxide gas; carbon monoxide.
  • noun a hard ferromagnetic silver-white bivalent or trivalent metallic element; a trace element in plant and animal nutrition
    atomic number 27; cobalt.

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sharia

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; Islamic law; shariah; sharia law.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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entrance_exam

  • noun examination to determine a candidate's preparation for a course of studies
    entrance examination.

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gap

  • noun a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures
    spread.
    • gap between income and outgo
    • the spread between lending and borrowing costs
  • noun an open or empty space in or between things
    opening.
    • there was a small opening between the trees
    • the explosion made a gap in the wall

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dramatic

  • adjective suitable to or characteristic of drama
    • a dramatic entrance in a swirling cape
    • a dramatic rescue at sea
  • adjective satellite sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
    spectacular; striking.
    • a dramatic sunset
    • a dramatic pause
    • a spectacular display of northern lights
    • it was a spectacular play
    • his striking good looks always created a sensation

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bidding

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

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gab

  • noun light informal conversation for social occasions
    chin wag; chit-chat; chitchat; chin-wagging; causerie; chin-wag; small talk; gabfest; chin wagging; chit chat; tittle-tattle; gossip.
  • verb talk profusely
    yak.
    • she was yakking away about her grandchildren

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case

  • noun an occurrence of something
    instance; example.
    • it was a case of bad judgment
    • another instance occurred yesterday
    • but there is always the famous example of the Smiths
  • noun a special set of circumstances
    event.
    • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
    • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

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exception

  • noun a deliberate act of omission
    elision; exclusion.
    • with the exception of the children, everyone was told the news
  • noun an instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization; the only exception was her last child"
    • all her children were brilliant
    • an exception tests the rule

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transmission_channel

  • noun a path over which electrical signals can pass
    channel.
    • a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company

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marshall

  • noun United States actor (1914-1998)
    E. G. Marshall.
  • noun United States general and statesman who as Secretary of State organized the European Recovery Program (1880-1959)
    George Catlett Marshall; George Marshall.

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baulker

  • noun a person who refuses to comply
    balker; noncompliant.

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judicature

  • noun an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
    tribunal; court.
  • noun the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government
    judicatory; judicial system; judiciary.

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air

  • noun a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
    • air pollution
    • a smell of chemicals in the air
    • open a window and let in some air
    • I need some fresh air
  • noun the region above the ground
    • her hand stopped in mid air
    • he threw the ball into the air

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unorthodoxy

  • noun any opinions or doctrines at variance with the official or orthodox position
    heresy; heterodoxy.
  • noun a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion
    heresy.

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holmes

  • noun a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle
    Sherlock Holmes.
  • noun United States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841-1935)
    Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr..

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conveyance

  • noun document effecting a property transfer
  • noun the transmission of information
    impartation; imparting.

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error

  • noun a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
    fault; 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 inadvertent incorrectness
    erroneousness.

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niggler

  • noun someone who constantly criticizes in a petty way
    carper.

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voice

  • noun the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech
    • A shrill voice sounded behind us
  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalization; vocalisation; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations

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expostulatory

Containing expostulation or remonstrance; as, an expostulatory discourse or letter.

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pettifogger

  • noun a person (especially a lawyer or politician) who uses unscrupulous or unethical methods
    shyster.
  • noun a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections
    caviler; quibbler; caviller.

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stink

  • noun a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
    foetor; fetor; malodor; mephitis; malodour; reek; stench.
  • verb be extremely bad in quality or in one's performance
    • This term paper stinks!

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congratulation

  • noun the act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration
    felicitation.
  • noun (usually plural) an expression of pleasure at the success or good fortune of another
    felicitation.
    • I sent them my sincere congratulations on their marriage

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ringing

  • noun the sound of a bell ringing
    tintinnabulation; ring.
    • the distinctive ring of the church bell
    • the ringing of the telephone
    • the tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"--E. A. Poe
  • noun the giving of a ring as a token of engagement

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bicker

  • noun a quarrel about petty points
    squabble; fuss; pettifoggery; bickering; tiff; spat.
  • verb argue over petty things
    niggle; squabble; pettifog; brabble; quibble.
    • Let's not quibble over pennies

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eristic

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

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dissent

  • noun (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority
    • he expressed his dissent in a contrary opinion
  • noun a difference of opinion

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canon

  • noun a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy
    • the neoclassical canon
    • canons of polite society
  • noun a priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter

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squawk

  • noun the noise of squawking
    • she awoke to the squawk of chickens
    • the squawk of car horns
  • noun informal terms for objecting
    gripe; beef; kick; bitch.
    • I have a gripe about the service here

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dissident

  • noun a person who dissents from some established policy
    contestant; objector; dissenter; protester.
  • adjective satellite characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
    heterodox; heretical.

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jest

  • noun a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    gag; joke; laugh; jape.
    • he told a very funny joke
    • he knows a million gags
    • thanks for the laugh
    • he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest
    • even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point
  • noun activity characterized by good humor
    jocularity; joke.

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in

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

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somebody

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

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contention

  • noun a point asserted as part of an argument
  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; arguing; tilt; argument; controversy; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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denial

  • noun the act of refusing to comply (as with a request)
    • it resulted in a complete denial of his privileges
  • noun the act of asserting that something alleged is not true
    disaffirmation.

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trial

  • noun the act of testing something
    test; run.
    • in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately
    • he called each flip of the coin a new trial
  • noun trying something to find out about it
    test; trial run; tryout.
    • a sample for ten days free trial
    • a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain

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pay

  • noun something that remunerates
    wage; earnings; salary; remuneration.
    • wages were paid by check
    • he wasted his pay on drink
    • they saved a quarter of all their earnings
  • verb give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
    • I paid four dollars for this sandwich
    • Pay the waitress, please

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make

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

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administration

  • noun a method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)
    disposal.
  • noun the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
    governing body; organisation; governance; organization; brass; establishment.
    • he claims that the present administration is corrupt
    • the governance of an association is responsible to its members
    • he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment

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rebellion

  • noun refusal to accept some authority or code or convention
    • each generation must have its own rebellion
    • his body was in rebellion against fatigue
  • noun organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
    rising; uprising; insurrection; revolt.

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discourse

  • noun extended verbal expression in speech or writing
  • noun an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
    preaching; sermon.

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speech

  • noun the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
    address.
    • he listened to an address on minor Roman poets
  • noun (language) communication by word of mouth
    oral communication; spoken language; language; voice communication; speech communication; spoken communication.
    • his speech was garbled
    • he uttered harsh language
    • he recorded the spoken language of the streets

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bristle

  • noun a stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or synthetic
  • noun a stiff hair

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party

  • noun an organization to gain political power
    political party.
    • in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level
  • noun a group of people gathered together for pleasure
    • she joined the party after dinner

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gnosticism

  • noun a religious orientation advocating gnosis as the way to release a person's spiritual element; considered heresy by Christian churches

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revolt

  • noun organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
    rising; uprising; insurrection; rebellion.
  • verb make revolution
    • The people revolted when bread prices tripled again

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conflict

  • noun an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
    battle; struggle.
    • the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine
    • police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs
  • noun opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings
    • he was immobilized by conflict and indecision

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expostulate

  • verb reason with (somebody) for the purpose of dissuasion

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contravene

  • verb go against, as of rules and laws
    run afoul; infringe; conflict.
    • He ran afoul of the law
    • This behavior conflicts with our rules
  • verb deny the truth of
    negate; contradict.

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balk

  • noun the area on a billiard table behind the balkline
    baulk.
    • a player with ball in hand must play from the balk
  • noun something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
    handicap; baulk; check; impediment; hindrance; deterrent; hinderance.

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fuss

  • noun an excited state of agitation
    pother; tizzy; dither; flap.
    • he was in a dither
    • there was a terrible flap about the theft
  • noun an angry disturbance
    bother; trouble; hassle.
    • he didn't want to make a fuss
    • they had labor trouble
    • a spot of bother

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snail

  • noun freshwater or marine or terrestrial gastropod mollusk usually having an external enclosing spiral shell
  • noun edible terrestrial snail usually served in the shell with a sauce of melted butter and garlic
    escargot.

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comprehensive

  • noun an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge
    comp; comprehensive examination.
    • she took her comps in English literature
  • adjective including all or everything
    • comprehensive coverage
    • a comprehensive history of the revolution
    • a comprehensive survey
    • a comprehensive education

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disagree

  • verb be of different opinions
    dissent; differ; take issue.
    • I beg to differ!
    • She disagrees with her husband on many questions
  • verb be different from one another
    disaccord; discord.

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midterm_exam

  • noun an examination administered in the middle of an academic term
    midterm examination; midterm.

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resister

  • noun someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
    obstructionist; thwarter; obstructor; obstructer.
  • noun someone who offers opposition
    opposer; adversary; antagonist; opponent.

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statutory

  • adjective relating to or created by statutes
    • statutory matters
    • statutory law
  • adjective satellite prescribed or authorized by or punishable under a statute
    • statutory restrictions
    • a statutory age limit
    • statutory crimes
    • statutory rape

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nonviolent_resistance

  • noun peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate
    nonviolence; passive resistance.

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opinion

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

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aleksandr_solzhenitsyn

  • noun Soviet writer and political dissident whose novels exposed the brutality of Soviet labor camps (born in 1918)
    Solzhenitsyn; Alexander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn; Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn.

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take_issue

  • verb be of different opinions
    dissent; differ; disagree.
    • I beg to differ!
    • She disagrees with her husband on many questions

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suasion

  • noun the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action
    persuasion.

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off

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

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peremptory

  • adjective satellite offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power
    magisterial; dominating; high-and-mighty; autocratic; bossy.
    • an autocratic person
    • autocratic behavior
    • a bossy way of ordering others around
    • a rather aggressive and dominating character
    • managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way
    • a swaggering peremptory manner
  • adjective satellite not allowing contradiction or refusal
    • spoke in peremptory tones
    • peremptory commands

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weapon

  • noun any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
    arm; weapon system.
    • he was licensed to carry a weapon
  • noun a means of persuading or arguing
    artillery.
    • he used all his conversational weapons

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declamation

  • noun vehement oratory
  • noun recitation of a speech from memory with studied gestures and intonation as an exercise in elocution or rhetoric

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person

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a human body (usually including the clothing)
    • a weapon was hidden on his person

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cheer

  • noun a cry or shout of approval
  • noun the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom
    sunshine; cheerfulness; sunniness.
    • flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room

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contact

  • noun close interaction
    • they kept in daily contact
    • they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings
  • noun the act of touching physically
    physical contact.
    • her fingers came in contact with the light switch

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command

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

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monothelitism

  • noun the theological doctrine that Christ had only one will even though he had two natures (human and divine); condemned as heretical in the Third Council of Constantinople

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dissentient

  • adjective satellite (of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England
    recusant.
  • adjective satellite disagreeing, especially with a majority
    dissenting; dissident.

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insurrectionist

  • noun a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
    insurgent; freedom fighter; rebel.

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discord

  • noun lack of agreement or harmony
    strife.
  • noun disagreement among those expected to cooperate
    dissension.

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multimedia_system

  • noun transmission that combine media of communication (text and graphics and sound etc.)
    multimedia.

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mosaic_law

  • noun the laws (beginning with the Ten Commandments) that God gave to the Israelites through Moses; it includes many rules of religious observance given in the first five books of the Old Testament (in Judaism these books are called the Torah)
    Law of Moses.

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press

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

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daniel

  • noun (Old Testament) a youth who was taken into the court of Nebuchadnezzar and given divine protection when thrown into a den of lions (6th century BC)
  • noun a wise and upright judge
    • a Daniel come to judgment" -- Shakespeare

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case_law

  • noun a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws
    common law; precedent.
    • common law originated in the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States
  • noun (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
    common law; precedent.

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human

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

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touch

  • noun the event of something coming in contact with the body
    touching.
    • he longed for the touch of her hand
    • the cooling touch of the night air
  • noun the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
    sense of touch; touch modality; skin senses; cutaneous senses.
    • only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us

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disputation

  • noun the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
    public debate; debate.
  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; tilt; argument; controversy; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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fibreoptics

  • noun the transmission of light signals via glass fibers
    fiber optics; fibre optics; fiberoptics.

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civil_law

  • noun the body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation
  • noun the legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian; the basis for many modern systems of civil law
    Justinian code; Roman law; jus civile.

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due_process

  • noun (law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards
    due process of law.

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verbal_expression

  • noun the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions
    verbalism; expression.
    • expressions of good will
    • he helped me find verbal expression for my ideas
    • the idea was immediate but the verbalism took hours

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except

  • verb take exception to
    demur.
    • he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday
  • verb prevent from being included or considered or accepted
    take out; omit; leave off; leave out; exclude.
    • The bad results were excluded from the report
    • Leave off the top piece

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appellant

  • noun the party who appeals a decision of a lower court
    plaintiff in error.
  • adjective of or relating to or taking account of appeals (usually legal appeals)
    appellate.
    • appellate court

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communication_channel

  • noun (often plural) a means of communication or access
    line; channel.
    • it must go through official channels
    • lines of communication were set up between the two firms

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shout

  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    cry; call; outcry; vociferation; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience
  • verb utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking)
    • My grandmother is hard of hearing--you'll have to shout

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treatment

  • noun care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
    intervention.
  • noun the management of someone or something
    handling.
    • the handling of prisoners
    • the treatment of water sewage
    • the right to equal treatment in the criminal justice system

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contestant

  • noun a person who participates in competitions
  • noun a person who dissents from some established policy
    objector; dissident; dissenter; protester.

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kick

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

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oral_exam

  • noun an examination conducted by spoken communication
    viva; oral examination; viva voce; oral.

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rise_up

  • verb come to the surface
    rise; surface; come up.
  • verb take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance
    rise; rebel; arise.

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complaint

  • noun an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
    ill; ailment.
  • noun (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow

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march

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

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quiddity

  • noun an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
    cavil; quibble.
  • noun the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other
    haecceity.

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sloganeering

  • noun persuasion by means of empty slogans
  • verb coin new slogans
    sloganeer.

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government

  • noun the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
    authorities; regime.
    • the government reduced taxes
    • the matter was referred to higher authorities
  • noun the act of governing; exercising authority
    administration; government activity; governance; governing.
    • regulations for the governing of state prisons
    • he had considerable experience of government

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bid

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

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condemnation

  • noun an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable
    disapprobation.
    • his uncompromising condemnation of racism
  • noun (law) the act of condemning (as land forfeited for public use) or judging to be unfit for use (as a food product or an unsafe building)

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disagreement

  • noun a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
    dissonance; dissension.
  • noun a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions
    divergence; discrepancy; variance.
    • a growing divergence of opinion

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airpost

  • noun a system of conveying mail by aircraft
    airmail.

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interrogation

  • noun a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply
    interrogative; question; interrogative sentence.
    • he asked a direct question
    • he had trouble phrasing his interrogations
  • noun a transmission that will trigger an answering transmission from a transponder

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ratiocinator

  • noun someone who reasons logically
    reasoner.

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quest

  • noun a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria
    pursuit; pursuance.
    • the pursuit of love
    • life is more than the pursuance of fame
    • a quest for wealth
  • noun the act of searching for something
    seeking.
    • a quest for diamonds

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traffic

  • noun the aggregation of things (pedestrians or vehicles) coming and going in a particular locality during a specified period of time
  • noun buying and selling; especially illicit trade

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judge

  • noun a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
    justice; jurist.
  • noun an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
    evaluator.

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postal

  • adjective of or relating to the system for delivering mail
    • postal delivery

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caviller

  • noun a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections
    caviler; quibbler; pettifogger.

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litmus_test

  • noun a coloring material (obtained from lichens) that turns red in acid solutions and blue in alkaline solutions; used as a very rough acid-base indicator
    litmus.
  • noun a test that relies on a single indicator
    • her litmus test for good breeding is whether you split infinitives

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insurgent

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

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renegade

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

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contradict

  • verb be in contradiction with
    negate; belie.
  • verb deny the truth of
    negate; contravene.

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signal

  • noun any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
    signaling; sign.
    • signals from the boat suddenly stopped
  • noun any incitement to action
    • he awaited the signal to start
    • the victory was a signal for wild celebration

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security

  • noun the state of being free from danger or injury
    • we support the armed services in the name of national security
  • noun defense against financial failure; financial independence
    protection.
    • his pension gave him security in his old age
    • insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness

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disputant

  • noun a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
    eristic; controversialist.

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boston_tea_party

  • noun demonstration (1773) by citizens of Boston who (disguised as Indians) raided three British ships in Boston harbor and dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor; organized as a protest against taxes on tea

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inter

  • verb place in a grave or tomb
    lay to rest; inhume; bury; entomb.
    • Stalin was buried behind the Kremlin wall on Red Square
    • The pharaohs were entombed in the pyramids
    • My grandfather was laid to rest last Sunday

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deal

  • noun a particular instance of buying or selling
    business deal; trade.
    • it was a package deal
    • I had no further trade with him
    • he's a master of the business deal
  • noun an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
    bargain.
    • he made a bargain with the devil
    • he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals

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back

  • noun the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
    dorsum.
    • his back was nicely tanned
  • noun the side that goes last or is not normally seen
    rear.
    • he wrote the date on the back of the photograph

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martial

  • adjective satellite (of persons) befitting a warrior
    soldierlike; warriorlike; soldierly.
    • a military bearing
  • noun Roman poet noted for epigrams (first century BC)

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bridle_at

  • verb show anger or indignation
    bridle up; bristle at; bristle up.
    • She bristled at his insolent remarks

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intellect

  • noun knowledge and intellectual ability
    mind.
    • he reads to improve his mind
    • he has a keen intellect
  • noun the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination
    reason; understanding.
    • we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil

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transport

  • noun something that serves as a means of transportation
    conveyance.
  • noun an exchange of molecules (and their kinetic energy and momentum) across the boundary between adjacent layers of a fluid or across cell membranes

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theatrical

  • noun a performance of a play
    theatrical performance; histrionics; representation.
  • adjective of or relating to the theater

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hugo_grotius

  • noun Dutch jurist and diplomat whose writings established the basis of modern international law (1583-1645)
    Grotius; Huig de Groot.

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theatre

  • noun a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented
    house; theater.
    • the house was full
  • noun the art of writing and producing plays
    dramatic art; dramatics; dramaturgy; theater.

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jurisprudence

  • noun the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do
    legal philosophy; law.
  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    law.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order

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legal

  • adjective established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules
  • adjective of or relating to jurisprudence
    • legal loophole

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statute_law

  • noun law enacted by a legislative body
    legislation.

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asking

  • noun the verbal act of requesting
    request.
  • verb inquire about
    ask; inquire; enquire.
    • I asked about their special today
    • He had to ask directions several times

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moot

  • noun a hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise
    • he organized the weekly moot
  • verb think about carefully; weigh
    deliberate; turn over; consider; debate.
    • They considered the possibility of a strike
    • Turn the proposal over in your mind

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recorder

  • noun equipment for making records
    recording machine; recording equipment.
  • noun someone responsible for keeping records
    record-keeper; registrar.

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preliminary_exam

  • noun an examination taken by graduate students to determine their fitness to continue
    preliminary examination; prelim.

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squabble

  • noun a quarrel about petty points
    fuss; bicker; pettifoggery; bickering; tiff; spat.
  • verb argue over petty things
    niggle; pettifog; bicker; brabble; quibble.
    • Let's not quibble over pennies

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run

  • noun a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
    tally.
    • the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th
    • their first tally came in the 3rd inning
  • noun the act of testing something
    test; trial.
    • in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately
    • he called each flip of the coin a new trial

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agreement

  • noun the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises
    understanding.
    • they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business
    • there was an understanding between management and the workers
  • noun compatibility of observations
    correspondence.
    • there was no agreement between theory and measurement
    • the results of two tests were in correspondence

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expansion

  • noun the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
    enlargement.
  • noun a function expressed as a sum or product of terms
    • the expansion of (a+b)^2 is a^2 + 2ab + b^2

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opposer

  • noun someone who offers opposition
    resister; adversary; antagonist; opponent.

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confrontation

  • noun a bold challenge
  • noun discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions

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passive

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

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nonconformity

  • noun lack of harmony or correspondence
  • noun a lack of orthodoxy in thoughts or beliefs
    nonconformance; nonconformism.

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balker

  • noun a person who refuses to comply
    noncompliant; baulker.

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adversary

  • noun someone who offers opposition
    resister; opposer; antagonist; opponent.

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throw

  • noun the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)
    • the catcher made a good throw to second base
  • noun a single chance or instance
    • he couldn't afford $50 a throw

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stage

  • noun any distinct time period in a sequence of events
    phase.
    • we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected
  • noun a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
    point; degree; level.
    • a remarkable degree of frankness
    • at what stage are the social sciences?

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shariah

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; Islamic law; sharia law.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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snail_mail

  • noun any mail that is physically delivered by the postal service
    • email is much faster than snail mail

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row

  • noun an arrangement of objects or people side by side in a line
    • a row of chairs
  • noun an angry dispute
    run-in; wrangle; dustup; words; quarrel.
    • they had a quarrel
    • they had words

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freedom

  • noun the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints
  • noun immunity from an obligation or duty
    exemption.

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informing

  • noun to furnish incriminating evidence to an officer of the law (usually in return for favors)
    ratting.
  • noun a speech act that conveys information
    making known.

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dramaturgy

  • noun the art of writing and producing plays
    dramatic art; dramatics; theater; theatre.

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inveigh

  • verb complain bitterly
    rail.
  • verb speak against in an impassioned manner
    declaim.
    • he declaimed against the wasteful ways of modern society

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act

  • noun a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
    enactment.
  • noun something that people do or cause to happen
    deed; human activity; human action.

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passive_resistance

  • noun peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate
    nonviolence; nonviolent resistance.

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bridle

  • noun headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control
  • noun the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
    curb; check.
    • his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper

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canvassing

  • noun persuasion of voters in a political campaign
    electioneering; bell ringing.
  • verb get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions
    canvass; canvas; poll.

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disclosure

  • noun the speech act of making something evident
    revealing; revelation.

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final_exam

  • noun an examination administered at the end of an academic term
    final examination; final.

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civil

  • adjective satellite applying to ordinary citizens as contrasted with the military
    • civil authorities
  • adjective not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others
    polite.
    • even if he didn't like them he should have been civil"- W.S. Maugham

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communication

  • noun the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information
    communicating.
    • they could not act without official communication from Moscow
  • noun something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups

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spreading

  • noun process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
    spread.
  • noun the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate
    airing; public exposure; dissemination.

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harlan_fiske_stone

  • noun United States jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court as chief justice (1872-1946)
    Stone.

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litmus

  • noun a coloring material (obtained from lichens) that turns red in acid solutions and blue in alkaline solutions; used as a very rough acid-base indicator
    litmus test.

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tiff

  • noun a quarrel about petty points
    squabble; fuss; bicker; pettifoggery; bickering; spat.

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line_of_gab

  • noun plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)
    spiel; patter.

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conscientious

  • adjective satellite characterized by extreme care and great effort
    scrupulous; painstaking.
    • conscientious application to the work at hand
    • painstaking research
    • scrupulous attention to details
  • adjective guided by or in accordance with conscience or sense of right and wrong
    • a conscientious decision to speak out about injustice

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dissenting

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

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comprehensive_examination

  • noun an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge
    comprehensive; comp.
    • she took her comps in English literature

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argumentation

  • noun a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
    argument; debate.
    • the argument over foreign aid goes on and on
  • noun a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning
    line; argument; line of reasoning; logical argument.
    • I can't follow your line of reasoning

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impartation

  • noun the transmission of information
    conveyance; imparting.

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verbal

  • adjective satellite communicated in the form of words
    • verbal imagery
    • a verbal protest
  • adjective of or relating to or formed from words in general
    • verbal ability

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stoppage

  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stop; hitch; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat
  • noun an obstruction in a pipe or tube
    closure; blockage; occlusion; stop; block.
    • we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe

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support

  • noun the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
    • his support kept the family together
    • they gave him emotional support during difficult times
  • noun aiding the cause or policy or interests of
    • the president no longer has the support of his own party
    • they developed a scheme of mutual support

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legislation

  • noun law enacted by a legislative body
    statute law.
  • noun the act of making or enacting laws
    legislating; lawmaking.

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disapproval

  • noun a feeling of disliking something or what someone is doing
  • noun the expression of disapproval

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solzhenitsyn

  • noun Soviet writer and political dissident whose novels exposed the brutality of Soviet labor camps (born in 1918)
    Alexander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn; Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn.

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heresy

  • noun any opinions or doctrines at variance with the official or orthodox position
    unorthodoxy; heterodoxy.
  • noun a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion
    unorthodoxy.

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examination

  • noun the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
    scrutiny.
  • noun a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge
    test; exam.
    • when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions

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ejaculation

  • noun an abrupt emphatic exclamation expressing emotion
    interjection.
  • noun the discharge of semen in males

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bristle_up

  • verb show anger or indignation
    bridle up; bristle at; bridle at.
    • She bristled at his insolent remarks

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opponent

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

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insurrection

  • noun organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
    rising; uprising; revolt; rebellion.

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yak

  • noun noisy talk
    yack; chatter; cackle; yakety-yak.
  • noun large long-haired wild ox of Tibet often domesticated
    Bos grunniens.

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offering

  • noun something offered (as a proposal or bid)
    offer.
    • noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds
  • noun money contributed to a religious organization

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offer

  • noun the verbal act of offering
    offering.
    • a generous offer of assistance
  • noun something offered (as a proposal or bid)
    offering.
    • noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds

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striker

  • noun a forward on a soccer team
  • noun someone receiving intensive training for a naval technical rating

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delivery

  • noun the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)
    bringing.
    • his reluctant delivery of bad news
  • noun the event of giving birth
    • she had a difficult delivery

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social_intercourse

  • noun communication between individuals
    intercourse.

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contradictory

  • noun two propositions are contradictories if both cannot be true (or both cannot be false) at the same time
  • adjective satellite of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true and both cannot be false
    • `perfect' and `imperfect' are contradictory terms

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exam_paper

  • noun a written examination
    examination paper; question sheet; test paper.

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maritime_law

  • noun the branch of international law that deals with territorial and international waters or with shipping or with ocean fishery etc.
    marine law; admiralty law.

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tripos

  • noun final honors degree examinations at Cambridge University

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line

  • noun a formation of people or things one beside another
    • the line of soldiers advanced with their bayonets fixed
    • they were arrayed in line of battle
    • the cast stood in line for the curtain call
  • noun a mark that is long relative to its width
    • He drew a line on the chart

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deuce

  • noun a tie in tennis or table tennis that requires winning two successive points to win the game
  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
    II; 2; two.

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proposal

  • noun something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)
  • noun an offer of marriage
    marriage proposal; proposal of marriage; marriage offer.

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viva

  • noun an examination conducted by spoken communication
    oral examination; viva voce; oral; oral exam.

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nonviolence

  • noun peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate
    nonviolent resistance; passive resistance.

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rejection

  • noun the act of rejecting something
    • his proposals were met with rejection
  • noun the state of being rejected

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difference_of_opinion

  • noun a disagreement or argument about something important
    difference; conflict; dispute.
    • he had a dispute with his wife
    • there were irreconcilable differences
    • the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats

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shariah_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    sharia; Islamic law; shariah; sharia law.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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slander

  • noun words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
  • noun an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
    defamation; calumny; denigration; aspersion.

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controversialist

  • noun a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
    eristic; disputant.

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demonstrate

  • verb give an exhibition of to an interested audience
    exhibit; demo; present; show.
    • She shows her dogs frequently
    • We will demo the new software in Washington
  • verb establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
    shew; show; establish; prove.
    • The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound
    • The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture

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felicitation

  • noun (usually plural) an expression of pleasure at the success or good fortune of another
    congratulation.
    • I sent them my sincere congratulations on their marriage
  • noun the act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration
    congratulation.

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request

  • noun a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
    postulation; petition.
  • noun the verbal act of requesting
    asking.

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citation

  • noun an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement
    commendation.
  • noun (law) the act of citing (as of spoken words or written passages or legal precedents etc.)

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sales

  • noun income (at invoice values) received for goods and services over some given period of time
    gross revenue; gross sales.
  • noun a particular instance of selling
    sale.
    • he has just made his first sale
    • they had to complete the sale before the banks closed

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dissemination

  • noun the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate
    spreading; airing; public exposure.
  • noun the property of being diffused or dispersed
    diffusion.

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evidence

  • noun your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief
    grounds.
    • the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling
  • noun an indication that makes something evident
    • his trembling was evidence of his fear

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at

  • noun a highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series); a decay product of uranium and thorium
    atomic number 85; astatine.
  • noun 100 at equal 1 kip in Laos

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politics

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

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deed

  • noun a legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it
    deed of conveyance; title.
    • he signed the deed
    • he kept the title to his car in the glove compartment
  • noun something that people do or cause to happen
    human activity; human action; act.

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face-off

  • noun a hostile disagreement face-to-face
    showdown; confrontation; encounter.
  • noun (ice hockey) the method of starting play; a referee drops the puck between two opposing players

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variance

  • noun an event that departs from expectations
    variant; discrepancy.
  • noun discord that splits a group
    division.

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objection

  • noun the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
    expostulation; remonstration; remonstrance.
  • noun the speech act of objecting

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peace

  • noun the state prevailing during the absence of war
  • noun harmonious relations; freedom from disputes
    • the roommates lived in peace together

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detail

  • noun an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
    item; point.
    • several of the details are similar
    • a point of information
  • noun a small part that can be considered separately from the whole
    item; particular.
    • it was perfect in all details

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imparting

  • noun the transmission of information
    impartation; conveyance.
  • verb transmit (knowledge or skills)
    leave; give; pass on; impart.
    • give a secret to the Russians
    • leave your name and address here
    • impart a new skill to the students

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scrapper

  • noun someone who fights (or is fighting)
    combatant; fighter; belligerent; battler.

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protester

  • noun a person who dissents from some established policy
    contestant; objector; dissident; dissenter.
  • noun someone who participates in a public display of group feeling
    demonstrator.

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test

  • noun trying something to find out about it
    trial; trial run; tryout.
    • a sample for ten days free trial
    • a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain
  • noun any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc
    mental testing; mental test; psychometric test.
    • the test was standardized on a large sample of students

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mass

  • noun the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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implant

  • noun a prosthesis placed permanently in tissue
  • verb fix or set securely or deeply
    plant; imbed; embed; engraft.
    • He planted a knee in the back of his opponent
    • The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum

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faultfinding

  • noun persistent petty and unjustified criticism
    carping.
  • adjective satellite tending to make moral judgments or judgments based on personal opinions
    • a counselor tries not to be faultfinding

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sales_resistance

  • noun resistance by potential customers to aggressive selling practices

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lens

  • noun a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images
    lens system; lense.
  • noun genus of small erect or climbing herbs with pinnate leaves and small inconspicuous white flowers and small flattened pods: lentils
    genus Lens.

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enlargement

  • noun the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
    expansion.
  • noun the state of being enlarged

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rising

  • noun a movement upward
    ascension; ascent; rise.
    • they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon
  • noun organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
    uprising; insurrection; revolt; rebellion.

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dissension

  • noun disagreement among those expected to cooperate
    discord.
  • noun a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
    dissonance; disagreement.

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canon_law

  • noun the body of codified laws governing the affairs of a Christian church
    ecclesiastical law.

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conscientious_objector

  • noun one who refuses to serve in the armed forces on grounds of conscience
    CO.

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exposure

  • noun vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold or wind or rain;
    • exposure to the weather" or "they died from exposure
  • noun the act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience
    • she denounced the exposure of children to pornography

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land

  • noun the land on which real estate is located
    • he built the house on land leased from the city
  • noun material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)
    soil; ground.
    • the land had never been plowed
    • good agricultural soil

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fighter

  • noun someone who fights (or is fighting)
    scrapper; combatant; belligerent; battler.
  • noun a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
    fighter aircraft; attack aircraft.

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oral

  • noun an examination conducted by spoken communication
    viva; oral examination; viva voce; oral exam.
  • adjective satellite using speech rather than writing
    unwritten.
    • an oral tradition
    • an oral agreement

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nonconformance

  • noun a lack of orthodoxy in thoughts or beliefs
    nonconformity; nonconformism.
  • noun failure to conform to accepted standards of behavior
    nonconformity.

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rule

  • noun a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
    regulation.
    • it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast
    • short haircuts were the regulation
  • noun something regarded as a normative example
    formula; pattern; normal; convention.
    • the convention of not naming the main character
    • violence is the rule not the exception
    • his formula for impressing visitors

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arm-twisting

  • noun persuasion by the use of direct personal pressure
    • some gentle arm-twisting produced the desired result
    • no amount of arm-twisting will get me to agree

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rural

  • adjective living in or characteristic of farming or country life
    • rural people
    • large rural households
    • unpaved rural roads
    • an economy that is basically rural
  • adjective of or relating to the countryside as opposed to the city
    • rural electrification
    • rural free delivery

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yell

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

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hunger_strike

  • noun a voluntary fast undertaken as a means of protest

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precedent

  • noun an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time
    case in point.
  • noun (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
    common law; case law.

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