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convolute

  • verb curl, wind, or twist together
    convolve.
  • verb practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
    twist; pervert; sophisticate; twist around.
    • Don't twist my words

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forger

  • noun someone who operates a forge
  • noun someone who makes copies illegally
    counterfeiter.

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fabricated

  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fictitious; fictional; fancied.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character
  • verb put together out of artificial or natural components or parts; He manufactured a popular cereal"
    manufacture; fabricate; construct.
    • the company fabricates plastic chairs
    • They manufacture small toys

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invent

  • verb come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
    formulate; devise; contrive; excogitate; forge.
    • excogitate a way to measure the speed of light
  • verb make up something artificial or untrue
    fabricate; manufacture; cook up; make up.

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adjective

  • noun a word that expresses an attribute of something
  • noun the word class that qualifies nouns

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forged

  • adjective satellite reproduced fraudulently
    bad.
    • like a bad penny...
    • a forged twenty dollar bill
  • verb create by hammering
    forge; hammer.
    • hammer the silver into a bowl
    • forge a pair of tongues

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half-truth

  • noun a partially true statement intended to deceive or mislead

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synthetic

  • noun a compound made artificially by chemical reactions
    synthetic substance.
  • adjective satellite not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially
    man-made; semisynthetic.
    • man-made fibers
    • synthetic leather

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deceitful

  • adjective satellite intended to deceive
    fallacious; fraudulent.
    • deceitful advertising
    • fallacious testimony
    • smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice" - S.T.Coleridge
    • a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes
  • adjective satellite marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another
    double-dealing; two-faced; duplicitous; double-faced; Janus-faced; ambidextrous; double-tongued.
    • she was a deceitful scheming little thing"- Israel Zangwill
    • a double-dealing double agent
    • a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"- W.M.Thackeray

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frame-up

  • noun an act that incriminates someone on a false charge
    setup.

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slickness

  • noun verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
    trickery; hanky panky; skulduggery; jiggery-pokery; hocus-pocus; skullduggery.
  • noun a kind of fluent easy superficiality
    glibness.
    • the glibness of a high-pressure salesman

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vacuous

  • adjective satellite devoid of intelligence
    mindless; inane; fatuous; asinine.
  • adjective satellite devoid of significance or point
    empty; hollow.
    • empty promises
    • a hollow victory
    • vacuous comments

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stinky

  • adjective having an unpleasant smell
    malodorous; unpleasant-smelling; ill-smelling; malodourous.
  • adjective satellite very bad
    stinking; shitty; crappy; lousy; rotten; icky.
    • a lousy play
    • it's a stinking world

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technique

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

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dressing

  • noun savory dressings for salads; basically of two kinds: either the thin French or vinaigrette type or the creamy mayonnaise type
    salad dressing.
  • noun a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables
    stuffing.

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portentous

  • adjective satellite of momentous or ominous significance
    prodigious.
    • such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville
    • a prodigious vision
  • adjective satellite ominously prophetic
    foreboding; fateful.

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cunning

  • noun shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
    guile; craft; slyness; foxiness; craftiness; wiliness.
  • noun crafty artfulness (especially in deception)

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fancied

  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fictitious; fabricated; fictional.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character
  • verb imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
    picture; visualize; envision; figure; visualise; image; fancy; project; see.
    • I can't see him on horseback!
    • I can see what will happen
    • I can see a risk in this strategy

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torture

  • noun extreme mental distress
    torment; anguish.
  • noun unbearable physical pain
    torment.

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amorphous

  • adjective satellite having no definite form or distinct shape
    shapeless; formless.
    • amorphous clouds of insects
    • an aggregate of formless particles
    • a shapeless mass of protoplasm
  • adjective satellite lacking the system or structure characteristic of living bodies
    unstructured.

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distort

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

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coloured

  • adjective having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination
    colored; colorful.
    • colored crepe paper
    • the film was in color
    • amber-colored heads of grain
  • verb modify or bias
    color; colour.
    • His political ideas color his lectures

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pinchbeck

  • noun an alloy of copper and zinc that is used in cheap jewelry to imitate gold
  • adjective satellite serving as an imitation or substitute
    • pinchbeck heroism

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sorcerous

  • adjective satellite possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers
    magic; wizard; magical; witching; wizardly; charming.
    • charming incantations
    • magic signs that protect against adverse influence
    • a magical spell
    • 'tis now the very witching time of night"- Shakespeare
    • wizard wands
    • wizardly powers

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malinger

  • verb avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill
    skulk.

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hocus-pocus

  • noun verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
    trickery; hanky panky; skulduggery; slickness; jiggery-pokery; skullduggery.

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cook

  • noun someone who cooks food
  • noun English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
    Captain Cook; James Cook; Captain James Cook.

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affect

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

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disingenuous

  • adjective not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness
    artful.
    • an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time"- David Cannadine
    • a disingenuous excuse

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magic

  • noun any art that invokes supernatural powers
    thaumaturgy.
  • noun an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
    thaumaturgy; legerdemain; conjuring trick; trick; deception; conjuration; magic trick; illusion.

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skulduggery

  • noun verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
    trickery; hanky panky; slickness; jiggery-pokery; hocus-pocus; skullduggery.

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marvellous

  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    fantastic; marvelous; grand; terrific; howling; wonderful; wondrous; rattling; tremendous.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement
  • adjective satellite being or having the character of a miracle
    marvelous; miraculous.

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large

  • noun a garment size for a large person
  • adjective above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    big.
    • a large city
    • set out for the big city
    • a large sum
    • a big (or large) barn
    • a large family
    • big businesses
    • a big expenditure
    • a large number of newspapers
    • a big group of scientists
    • large areas of the world

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item

  • noun a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list
    point.
    • he noticed an item in the New York Times
    • she had several items on her shopping list
    • the main point on the agenda was taken up first
  • noun a small part that can be considered separately from the whole
    detail; particular.
    • it was perfect in all details

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turgid

  • adjective satellite ostentatiously lofty in style
    tumid; bombastic; orotund; large; declamatory.
    • a man given to large talk
    • tumid political prose
  • adjective satellite abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas
    tumid; tumescent; puffy; intumescent.
    • hungry children with bloated stomachs
    • he had a grossly distended stomach
    • eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids
    • swollen hands
    • tumescent tissue
    • puffy tumid flesh

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wangling

  • noun an instance of accomplishing something by scheming or trickery
    wangle.
  • verb achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
    manage; finagle; wangle.

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pokery

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spiritual

  • noun a kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States
    Negro spiritual.
  • adjective satellite concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church
    religious.
    • religious texts
    • a member of a religious order
    • lords temporal and spiritual
    • spiritual leaders
    • spiritual songs

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phoney

  • noun a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
    hypocrite; dissembler; phony; dissimulator; pretender.
  • adjective satellite fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
    bastard; bogus; phony; fake.

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artificiality

  • noun the quality of being produced by people and not occurring naturally

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dealing

  • noun method or manner of conduct in relation to others
    • honest dealing
  • noun the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities)
    transaction; dealings.
    • no transactions are possible without him
    • he has always been honest is his dealings with me

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sync

  • verb make synchronous and adjust in time or manner
    synchronize; synchronise.
    • Let's synchronize our efforts

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l'oeil

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fabulous

  • adjective satellite extremely pleasing
    fab.
    • a fabulous vacation
  • adjective satellite based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
    mythic; mythological; mythical; mythologic.
    • mythical centaurs
    • the fabulous unicorn

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talker

  • noun someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)
    verbalizer; speaker; utterer; verbaliser.
    • the speaker at commencement
    • an utterer of useful maxims

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make_up

  • verb form or compose
    constitute; represent; be; comprise.
    • This money is my only income
    • The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance
    • These constitute my entire belonging
    • The children made up the chorus
    • This sum represents my entire income for a year
    • These few men comprise his entire army
  • verb devise or compose
    • This designer makes up our Spring collections

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affectation

  • noun a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
    pose; mannerism; affectedness.

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misrepresent

  • verb represent falsely
    belie.
    • This statement misrepresents my intentions
  • verb tamper, with the purpose of deception
    wangle; fake; cook; fudge; falsify; manipulate.
    • Fudge the figures
    • cook the books
    • falsify the data

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substitute

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

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spectral

  • adjective of or relating to a spectrum
    • spectral colors
    • spectral analysis
  • adjective satellite resembling or characteristic of a phantom
    spiritual; ghostlike; phantasmal; ghostly; apparitional.
    • a ghostly face at the window
    • a phantasmal presence in the room
    • spectral emanations
    • spiritual tappings at a seance

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obsequious

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

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sepulchre

  • noun a chamber that is used as a grave
    sepulcher; sepulture; burial chamber.

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rotten

  • adjective satellite very bad
    stinking; shitty; stinky; crappy; lousy; icky.
    • a lousy play
    • it's a stinking world
  • adjective satellite damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless
    rotted; decayed.
    • rotten floor boards
    • rotted beams
    • a decayed foundation

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falsify

  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; distort; garble.
  • verb tamper, with the purpose of deception
    wangle; fake; cook; misrepresent; fudge; manipulate.
    • Fudge the figures
    • cook the books
    • falsify the data

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pose

  • noun affected manners intended to impress others
    airs.
    • don't put on airs with me
  • noun a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes

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ostensive

  • adjective satellite manifestly demonstrative
  • adjective satellite represented or appearing as such; pretended
    ostensible.
    • His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity

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porphyry

  • noun any igneous rock with crystals embedded in a finer groundmass of minerals
    porphyritic rock.

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overstatement

  • noun making to seem more important than it really is
    magnification; exaggeration.

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mendacious

  • adjective satellite given to lying
    • a mendacious child
  • adjective satellite intentionally untrue
    • a mendacious statement

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deceit

  • noun the quality of being fraudulent
    fraudulence.
  • noun a misleading falsehood
    misrepresentation; deception.

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cardboard

  • noun a stiff moderately thick paper
    composition board.
  • adjective satellite without substance
    unlifelike.
    • cardboard caricatures of historical figures

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colored

  • noun a United States term for Blacks that is now considered offensive
    colored person.
  • verb add color to
    color in; colorise; color; colour; colour in; colourise; colourize; colorize.
    • The child colored the drawings
    • Fall colored the trees
    • colorize black and white film

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terrazzo

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mannerism

  • noun a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual
    idiosyncrasy; foible.
  • noun a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
    affectation; pose; affectedness.

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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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snow_job

  • noun a long and elaborate misrepresentation

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parabolical

  • adjective resembling or expressed by parables
    parabolic.
  • adjective satellite having the form of a parabola
    parabolic.

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talk_through_one's_hat

  • verb speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths
    fake; bull; bullshit.
    • The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it

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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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existent

  • adjective having existence or being or actuality
    existing.
    • an attempt to refine the existent machinery to make it more efficient
    • much of the beluga caviar existing in the world is found in the Soviet Union and Iran
  • adjective being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; not ghosts"
    real.
    • real objects
    • real people
    • a film based on real life
    • a real illness
    • real humility
    • Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow

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fantastic

  • adjective satellite ludicrously odd
    grotesque; antic; fantastical.
    • Hamlet's assumed antic disposition
    • fantastic Halloween costumes
    • a grotesque reflection in the mirror
  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    marvelous; marvellous; grand; terrific; howling; wonderful; wondrous; rattling; tremendous.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement

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wizard

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.
  • noun one who practices magic or sorcery
    necromancer; thaumaturgist; thaumaturge; magician; sorcerer.

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falsity

  • noun the state of being false or untrue
    falseness.
    • argument could not determine its truth or falsity
  • noun a false statement
    falsehood; untruth.

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manage

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

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marvelous

  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    fantastic; marvellous; grand; terrific; howling; wonderful; wondrous; rattling; tremendous.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement
  • adjective satellite too improbable to admit of belief
    marvellous; improbable; tall.
    • a tall story

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dogshit

  • noun obscene words for unacceptable behavior
    crap; horseshit; Irish bull; bull; bullshit; shit.
    • I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk
    • what he said was mostly bull

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fake

  • noun something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
    postiche; sham.
  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; pseudo; faker; pseud; role player; pretender; sham.

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inorganic

  • adjective relating or belonging to the class of compounds not having a carbon basis
    • hydrochloric and sulfuric acids are called inorganic substances
  • adjective lacking the properties characteristic of living organisms

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fakery

  • noun the act of faking (or the product of faking)

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cheating

  • noun a deception for profit to yourself
    cheat.
  • verb deprive somebody of something by deceit
    cheat; rip off; chisel.
    • The con-man beat me out of $50
    • This salesman ripped us off!
    • we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme
    • They chiseled me out of my money

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eye

  • noun the organ of sight
    optic; oculus.
  • noun good discernment (either visually or as if visually)
    • she has an eye for fresh talent
    • he has an artist's eye

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preternatural

  • adjective satellite surpassing the ordinary or normal
    uncanny.
    • Beyond his preternatural affability there is some acid and some steel" - George Will
    • his uncanny sense of direction
  • adjective satellite existing outside of or not in accordance with nature
    nonnatural; otherworldly; transcendental.
    • find transcendental motives for sublunary action"-Aldous Huxley

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unctuous

  • adjective satellite unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
    fulsome; buttery; soapy; oleaginous; smarmy; oily.
    • buttery praise
    • gave him a fulsome introduction
    • an oily sycophantic press agent
    • oleaginous hypocrisy
    • smarmy self-importance
    • the unctuous Uriah Heep
    • soapy compliments

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magnification

  • noun the act of expanding something in apparent size
  • noun the ratio of the size of an image to the size of the object

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phantasmagorical

  • adjective satellite characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions
    phantasmagoric; surrealistic; surreal.
    • a great concourse of phantasmagoric shadows"--J.C.Powys
    • the incongruous imagery in surreal art and literature

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whited_sepulchre

  • noun a person who is inwardly evil but outwardly professes to be virtuous
    whited sepulcher.

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oily

  • adjective satellite containing an unusual amount of grease or oil
    oleaginous; sebaceous; greasy.
    • greasy hamburgers
    • oily fried potatoes
    • oleaginous seeds
  • adjective satellite unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
    fulsome; buttery; unctuous; soapy; oleaginous; smarmy.
    • buttery praise
    • gave him a fulsome introduction
    • an oily sycophantic press agent
    • oleaginous hypocrisy
    • smarmy self-importance
    • the unctuous Uriah Heep
    • soapy compliments

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fey

  • adjective satellite slightly insane
    touched.
  • adjective satellite suggestive of an elf in strangeness and otherworldliness
    elfin.
    • thunderbolts quivered with elfin flares of heat lightning
    • the fey quality was there, the ability to see the moon at midday"- John Mason Brown

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highfalutin

  • adjective satellite affectedly genteel
    grandiose; la-di-da; highfaluting; hoity-toity; hifalutin.

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bombastic

  • adjective satellite ostentatiously lofty in style
    tumid; orotund; large; turgid; declamatory.
    • a man given to large talk
    • tumid political prose

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phony

  • noun a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
    hypocrite; phoney; dissembler; dissimulator; pretender.
  • adjective satellite fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
    bastard; phoney; bogus; fake.

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warp

  • noun a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting
    deflection.
  • noun a shape distorted by twisting or folding
    buckle.

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charming

  • adjective satellite pleasing or delighting
    • endowed with charming manners
    • a charming little cottage
    • a charming personality
  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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insincerity

  • noun the quality of not being open or truthful; deceitful or hypocritical
    falseness; hollowness.

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surface

  • noun the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary
    • there is a special cleaner for these surfaces
    • the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface
  • noun the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object
    • they skimmed over the surface of the water
    • a brush small enough to clean every dental surface
    • the sun has no distinct surface

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satinet

  • noun a fabric with a finish resembling satin but made partly or wholly from cotton or synthetic fiber
    satinette.

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oleaginous

  • adjective satellite unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
    fulsome; buttery; unctuous; soapy; smarmy; oily.
    • buttery praise
    • gave him a fulsome introduction
    • an oily sycophantic press agent
    • oleaginous hypocrisy
    • smarmy self-importance
    • the unctuous Uriah Heep
    • soapy compliments
  • adjective satellite containing an unusual amount of grease or oil
    sebaceous; oily; greasy.
    • greasy hamburgers
    • oily fried potatoes
    • oleaginous seeds

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paperhanger

  • noun someone who passes bad checks or counterfeit paper money
  • noun one whose occupation is decorating walls with wallpaper
    paperer.

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pretense

  • noun the act of giving a false appearance
    pretence; feigning; pretending; simulation.
    • his conformity was only pretending
  • noun pretending with intention to deceive
    pretence; dissembling; feigning.

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conventionalized

  • adjective satellite using artistic forms and conventions to create effects; not natural or spontaneous
    stylized; conventionalised; stylised.
    • a stylized mode of theater production
  • verb make conventional or adapt to conventions
    conventionalize; conventionalise.
    • conventionalized behavior

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pontifical

  • noun the vestments and other insignia of a pontiff (especially a bishop)
  • adjective proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles
    papal; apostolical; apostolic.
    • papal dispensation

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mythical

  • adjective satellite based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
    mythic; mythological; fabulous; mythologic.
    • mythical centaurs
    • the fabulous unicorn

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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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setup

  • noun equipment designed to serve a specific function
    apparatus.
  • noun the way something is organized or arranged
    • it takes time to learn the setup around here

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pretend

  • noun the enactment of a pretense
    make-believe.
    • it was just pretend
  • verb make believe with the intent to deceive
    affect; feign; dissemble; sham.
    • He feigned that he was ill
    • He shammed a headache

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dissembler

  • noun a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
    hypocrite; phoney; phony; dissimulator; pretender.

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fauxnetic

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unreal

  • adjective lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria
    • ghosts and other unreal entities
    • unreal propaganda serving as news
  • adjective not actually such; being or seeming fanciful or imaginary
    • this conversation is getting more and more unreal
    • the fantastically unreal world of government bureaucracy
    • the unreal world of advertising art

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retell

  • verb render verbally, "recite a poem"
    recite.
    • retell a story
  • verb make into fiction
    fictionalize; fictionalise.
    • The writer fictionalized the lives of his parents in his latest novel

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subterfuge

  • noun something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity
    blind.
    • he wasn't sick--it was just a subterfuge
    • the holding company was just a blind

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wizardly

  • adjective satellite possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers
    magic; wizard; magical; witching; charming; sorcerous.
    • charming incantations
    • magic signs that protect against adverse influence
    • a magical spell
    • 'tis now the very witching time of night"- Shakespeare
    • wizard wands
    • wizardly powers

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marble

  • noun a hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish; used for sculpture and as building material
  • noun a small ball of glass that is used in various games

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dropper

  • noun pipet consisting of a small tube with a vacuum bulb at one end for drawing liquid in and releasing it a drop at a time
    eye dropper.
    • she used an eye dropper to administer medication to the eyes

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high-sounding

  • adjective satellite pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals)
    high-flown; inflated.
    • high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school
    • a high-sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution

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trump

  • noun a playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps
    trump card.
    • the ace of trumps is a sure winner
  • noun (card games) the suit that has been declared to rank above all other suits for the duration of the hand
    • clubs were declared trumps
    • a trump can take a trick even when a card of a different suit is led

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high

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

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gessoed

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fanciful

  • adjective satellite indulging in or influenced by fancy
    notional.
    • a fanciful mind
    • all the notional vagaries of childhood
  • adjective satellite not based on fact; unreal
    notional; imaginary.
    • the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt
    • a small child's imaginary friends
    • to create a notional world for oneself

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imitation

  • noun the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations
  • noun something copied or derived from an original

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made

  • adjective satellite produced by a manufacturing process; rope and nails"
    • bought some made goods at the local store
  • verb engage in
    do; make.
    • make love, not war
    • make an effort
    • do research
    • do nothing
    • make revolution

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counterfeit

  • noun a copy that is represented as the original
    forgery.
  • verb make a copy of with the intent to deceive
    forge; fake.
    • he faked the signature
    • they counterfeited dollar bills
    • She forged a Green Card

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chemical

  • noun material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
    chemical substance.
  • adjective relating to or used in chemistry
    chemic.
    • chemical engineer
    • chemical balance

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transmundane

  • adjective satellite existing or extending beyond the physical world
    • whatever of transmundane...insight...we may carry"- William James

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animal

  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; brute; beast; fauna; creature.
  • adjective satellite marked by the appetites and passions of the body
    fleshly; carnal; sensual.
    • animal instincts
    • carnal knowledge
    • fleshly desire
    • a sensual delight in eating
    • music is the only sensual pleasure without vice

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pleather

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pocus

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fudge

  • noun soft creamy candy
  • verb tamper, with the purpose of deception
    wangle; fake; cook; misrepresent; falsify; manipulate.
    • Fudge the figures
    • cook the books
    • falsify the data

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product

  • noun commodities offered for sale
    ware; merchandise.
    • good business depends on having good merchandise
    • that store offers a variety of products
  • noun an artifact that has been created by someone or some process
    production.
    • they improve their product every year
    • they export most of their agricultural production

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wily

  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; knavish; sly; slick; foxy; guileful; tricksy; dodgy; crafty; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

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dive

  • noun a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall
    honkytonk.
  • noun a headlong plunge into water
    diving.

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sophistication

  • noun uplifting enlightenment
    edification.
  • noun a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone
    sophistry; sophism.

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theatricality

  • noun an artificial and mannered quality
    staginess.

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possum

  • noun nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America
    opossum.
  • noun small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails
    phalanger; opossum.

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wrong

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

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grandiose

  • adjective satellite impressive because of unnecessary largeness or grandeur; used to show disapproval
  • adjective satellite affectedly genteel
    highfalutin; la-di-da; highfaluting; hoity-toity; hifalutin.

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bluff

  • noun a high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion)
  • noun pretense that your position is stronger than it really is
    • his bluff succeeded in getting him accepted

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witching

  • noun the use or practice of witchcraft
  • verb cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
    bewitch; hex; glamour; witch; enchant; jinx.

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coiner

  • noun a maker of counterfeit coins
  • noun someone who is a source of new words or new expressions

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skullduggery

  • noun verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
    trickery; hanky panky; skulduggery; slickness; jiggery-pokery; hocus-pocus.

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man

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

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unstructured

  • adjective lacking definite structure or organization
    • an unstructured situation with no one in authority
    • a neighborhood gang with a relatively unstructured system
    • children in an unstructured environment often feel insecure
    • unstructured inkblots
  • adjective satellite lacking the system or structure characteristic of living bodies
    amorphous.

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humbug

  • noun pretentious or silly talk or writing
    taradiddle; boloney; bilgewater; tarradiddle; tosh; bosh; baloney; drool; tommyrot; twaddle.
  • noun communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive
    snake oil.

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fraudulence

  • noun a fraudulent or duplicitous representation
    duplicity.
  • noun the quality of being fraudulent
    deceit.

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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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role_player

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; pseudo; faker; pseud; fake; pretender; sham.
  • noun a theatrical performer
    thespian; player; histrion; actor.

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fictional

  • adjective related to or involving literary fiction
    • clever fictional devices
    • a fictional treatment of the train robbery
  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fictitious; fabricated; fancied.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character

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phantasmal

  • adjective satellite resembling or characteristic of a phantom
    spectral; spiritual; ghostlike; ghostly; apparitional.
    • a ghostly face at the window
    • a phantasmal presence in the room
    • spectral emanations
    • spiritual tappings at a seance

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sententious

  • adjective satellite abounding in or given to pompous or aphoristic moralizing
    • too often the significant episode deteriorates into sententious conversation"- Kathleen Barnes
  • adjective satellite concise and full of meaning
    pithy.
    • welcomed her pithy comments
    • the peculiarly sardonic and sententious style in which Don Luis composed his epigrams"- Hervey Allen

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fictitious

  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fabricated; fictional; fancied.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character
  • adjective satellite adopted in order to deceive
    false; put on; assumed; pretended; fictive; sham.
    • an assumed name
    • an assumed cheerfulness
    • a fictitious address
    • fictive sympathy
    • a pretended interest
    • a put-on childish voice
    • sham modesty

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deceive

  • verb be false to; be dishonest with
    cozen; lead on; delude.
  • verb cause someone to believe an untruth
    lead astray; betray.
    • The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house

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bastardly

  • adjective satellite born out of wedlock
    spurious; misbegotten; misbegot.
    • the dominions of both rulers passed away to their spurious or doubtful offspring"- E.A.Freeman
  • adjective satellite of no value or worth
    mean.
    • I was caught in the bastardly traffic

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crafty

  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; knavish; sly; slick; foxy; guileful; tricksy; dodgy; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

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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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dreamed

  • adjective satellite conceived of or imagined or hoped for
    • his dreamed symphony that would take the world of music by storm
  • verb have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
    woolgather; stargaze; dream; daydream.

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staginess

  • noun an artificial and mannered quality
    theatricality.

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feign

  • verb make believe with the intent to deceive
    affect; pretend; dissemble; sham.
    • He feigned that he was ill
    • He shammed a headache
  • verb make a pretence of
    assume; simulate; sham.
    • She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger
    • he feigned sleep

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distortion

  • noun a change for the worse
    deformation.
  • noun a shape resulting from distortion
    distorted shape.

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imitative

  • adjective marked by or given to imitation
    • acting is an imitative art
    • man is an imitative being
  • adjective (of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound
    onomatopoeical; echoic; onomatopoetic; onomatopoeic.
    • onomatopoeic words are imitative of noises
    • it was independently developed in more than one place as an onomatopoetic term"- Harry Hoijer

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wraithlike

  • adjective satellite lacking in substance
    shadowy.
    • strange fancies of unreal and shadowy worlds"- W.A.Butler
    • dim shadowy forms
    • a wraithlike column of smoke

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through

  • adjective satellite having finished or arrived at completion
    done; through with.
    • certain to make history before he's done
    • it's a done deed
    • after the treatment, the patient is through except for follow-up
    • almost through with his studies
  • adjective satellite (of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes
    • a through street
    • a through bus
    • through traffic

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fable

  • noun a deliberately false or improbable account
    fabrication; fiction.
  • noun a short moral story (often with animal characters)
    parable; allegory; apologue.

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pretext

  • noun something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason
    stalking-horse.
  • noun an artful or simulated semblance
    guise; pretence; pretense.
    • under the guise of friendship he betrayed them

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saucy

  • adjective satellite characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
    impertinent; irreverent; pert.
    • a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner
  • adjective satellite improperly forward or bold
    impudent; wise; overbold; impertinent; fresh; sassy; smart.
    • don't be fresh with me
    • impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup
    • an impudent boy given to insulting strangers
    • Don't get wise with me!

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jiggery-pokery

  • noun verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
    trickery; hanky panky; skulduggery; slickness; hocus-pocus; skullduggery.

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fissure

  • noun a long narrow depression in a surface
    crevice; chap; cranny; crack.
  • noun a long narrow opening
    crevice; cleft; scissure; crack.

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hypocrisy

  • noun an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction
    lip service.
  • noun insincerity by virtue of pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have

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smoothie

  • noun someone with an assured and ingratiating manner
    smoothy; sweet talker; charmer.
  • noun a thick smooth drink consisting of fresh fruit pureed with ice cream or yoghurt or milk

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hanky

  • noun a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory
    hankey; hankie; handkerchief.

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window

  • noun a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air
  • noun a transparent opening in a vehicle that allow vision out of the sides or back; usually is capable of being opened

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phantom

  • noun a ghostly appearing figure
    fantasm; apparition; spectre; phantasma; phantasm; specter.
    • we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us
  • noun something existing in perception only
    fantasm; apparition; phantasma; shadow; phantasm.
    • a ghostly apparition at midnight

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insubstantial

  • adjective lacking material form or substance; unreal
    unsubstantial; unreal.
    • as insubstantial as a dream
    • an insubstantial mirage on the horizon
  • adjective satellite lacking in nutritive value
    jejune.
    • the jejune diets of the very poor

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affectedness

  • noun the quality of being false or artificial (as to impress others)
  • noun a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
    affectation; pose; mannerism.

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high-flown

  • adjective satellite pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals)
    inflated; high-sounding.
    • high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school
    • a high-sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution
  • adjective satellite of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
    idealistic; exalted; noble-minded; elevated; rarefied; rarified; grand; high-minded; sublime; lofty.
    • an exalted ideal
    • argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks
    • a noble and lofty concept
    • a grand purpose

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alter

  • verb cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
    modify; change.
    • The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city
    • The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue
  • verb become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
    vary; change.
    • her mood changes in accordance with the weather
    • The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season

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plaster

  • noun a mixture of lime or gypsum with sand and water; hardens into a smooth solid; used to cover walls and ceilings
  • noun any of several gypsum cements; a white powder (a form of calcium sulphate) that forms a paste when mixed with water and hardens into a solid; used in making molds and sculptures and casts for broken limbs
    plaster of Paris.

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material

  • noun the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
    stuff.
    • coal is a hard black material
    • wheat is the stuff they use to make bread
  • noun information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form
    • the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography

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dissimulative

  • adjective satellite concealing under a false appearance with the intent to deceive
    • dissimulative arts

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snake

  • noun limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous
    ophidian; serpent.
  • noun a deceitful or treacherous person
    snake in the grass.

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legendary

  • adjective satellite so celebrated as to having taken on the nature of a legend
    • the legendary exploits of the arctic trailblazers
  • adjective satellite celebrated in fable or legend
    fabled.
    • the fabled Paul Bunyan and his blue ox
    • legendary exploits of Jesse James

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half

  • noun one of two equal parts of a divisible whole
    one-half.
    • half a loaf
    • half an hour
    • a century and one half
  • noun one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval

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apparitional

  • adjective satellite resembling or characteristic of a phantom
    spectral; spiritual; ghostlike; phantasmal; ghostly.
    • a ghostly face at the window
    • a phantasmal presence in the room
    • spectral emanations
    • spiritual tappings at a seance

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unauthentic

  • adjective satellite intended to deceive
    spurious; inauthentic.
    • a spurious work of art

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man-made

  • adjective satellite not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially
    synthetic; semisynthetic.
    • man-made fibers
    • synthetic leather

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backtalk

  • noun an impudent or insolent rejoinder
    sass; back talk; sassing; lip; mouth.
    • don't give me any of your sass

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fictionalise

  • verb make into fiction
    retell; fictionalize.
    • The writer fictionalized the lives of his parents in his latest novel
  • verb convert into the form or the style of a novel
    novelise; novelize; fictionalize.
    • The author novelized the historical event

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bullshit

  • noun obscene words for unacceptable behavior
    crap; horseshit; Irish bull; dogshit; bull; shit.
    • I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk
    • what he said was mostly bull
  • verb speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths
    fake; bull; talk through one's hat.
    • The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it

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occult

  • noun supernatural forces and events and beings collectively
    supernatural.
    • She doesn't believe in the supernatural
  • noun supernatural practices and techniques
    occult arts.
    • he is a student of the occult

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stinking

  • adjective satellite very bad
    shitty; stinky; crappy; lousy; rotten; icky.
    • a lousy play
    • it's a stinking world
  • verb be extremely bad in quality or in one's performance
    stink.
    • This term paper stinks!

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slicker

  • noun a macintosh made from cotton fabric treated with oil and pigment to make it waterproof
    oilskin.
  • noun a person with good manners and stylish clothing

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fictionalize

  • verb make into fiction
    retell; fictionalise.
    • The writer fictionalized the lives of his parents in his latest novel
  • verb convert into the form or the style of a novel
    fictionalise; novelise; novelize.
    • The author novelized the historical event

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name

  • noun a language unit by which a person or thing is known
    • his name really is George Washington
    • those are two names for the same thing
  • noun a person's reputation
    • he wanted to protect his good name

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shadowy

  • adjective satellite filled with shade
    umbrageous; shady; shadowed.
    • the shady side of the street
    • the surface of the pond is dark and shadowed
    • we sat on rocks in a shadowy cove
    • cool umbrageous woodlands
  • adjective satellite lacking clarity or distinctness
    dim; faint; vague; wispy.
    • a dim figure in the distance
    • only a faint recollection
    • shadowy figures in the gloom
    • saw a vague outline of a building through the fog
    • a few wispy memories of childhood

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skulker

  • noun someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity
    malingerer; shammer.
  • noun someone waiting in concealment
    lurcher; lurker.

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truth

  • noun a fact that has been verified
    • at last he knew the truth
    • the truth is that he didn't want to do it
  • noun conformity to reality or actuality
    trueness; the true; verity.
    • they debated the truth of the proposition
    • the situation brought home to us the blunt truth of the military threat
    • he was famous for the truth of his portraits
    • he turned to religion in his search for eternal verities

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mean

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

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ethereal

  • adjective satellite characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air
    airy; aeriform; aerial; aery.
    • figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away"- Thomas Carlyle
    • aerial fancies
    • an airy apparition
    • physical rather than ethereal forms
  • adjective of or containing or dissolved in ether
    • ethereal solution

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hard

  • adjective not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
    difficult.
    • a difficult task
    • nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access
    • difficult times
    • why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?
  • adjective dispassionate;
    • took a hard look
    • a hard bargainer

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unbelievable

  • adjective beyond belief or understanding
    incredible.
    • at incredible speed
    • the book's plot is simply incredible
  • adjective satellite having a probability too low to inspire belief
    improbable; unlikely; unconvincing.

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lip_service

  • noun an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction
    hypocrisy.

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oil

  • noun a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
  • noun oil paint containing pigment that is used by an artist
    oil color; oil colour.

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juggling

  • noun the act of rearranging things to give a misleading impression
    juggle.
  • noun throwing and catching several objects simultaneously
    juggle.

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irreality

  • noun the state of being insubstantial or imaginary; not existing objectively or in fact
    unreality.

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inflated

  • adjective satellite enlarged beyond truth or reasonableness
    hyperbolic.
    • a hyperbolic style
  • verb exaggerate or make bigger
    inflate; blow up; expand; amplify.
    • The charges were inflated

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splashy

  • adjective characterized by water flying about haphazardly
  • adjective satellite marked by ostentation but often tasteless
    flamboyant; showy.
    • a cheap showy rhinestone bracelet
    • a splashy half-page ad

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showy

  • adjective satellite marked by ostentation but often tasteless
    splashy; flamboyant.
    • a cheap showy rhinestone bracelet
    • a splashy half-page ad
  • adjective satellite displaying brilliance and virtuosity

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tricksy

  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; knavish; sly; slick; foxy; guileful; dodgy; crafty; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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double-dealing

  • noun acting in bad faith; deception by pretending to entertain one set of intentions while acting under the influence of another
    duplicity.
  • adjective satellite marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another
    two-faced; duplicitous; deceitful; double-faced; Janus-faced; ambidextrous; double-tongued.
    • she was a deceitful scheming little thing"- Israel Zangwill
    • a double-dealing double agent
    • a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"- W.M.Thackeray

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ersatz

  • noun an artificial or inferior substitute or imitation
  • adjective satellite artificial and inferior
    substitute.
    • ersatz coffee
    • substitute coffee

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bill_of_goods

  • noun communication (written or spoken) that persuades someone to accept something untrue or undesirable
    • they tried to sell me a bill of goods about a secondhand car
  • noun a consignment of merchandise

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sepulcher

  • noun a chamber that is used as a grave
    sepulchre; sepulture; burial chamber.

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toity

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base

  • noun installation from which a military force initiates operations
    base of operations.
    • the attack wiped out our forward bases
  • noun lowest support of a structure
    foundation; substructure; groundwork; understructure; fundament; foot.
    • it was built on a base of solid rock
    • he stood at the foot of the tower

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icky

  • adjective satellite very bad
    stinking; shitty; stinky; crappy; lousy; rotten.
    • a lousy play
    • it's a stinking world
  • adjective satellite soft and sticky
    gooey.

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gaffe

  • noun a socially awkward or tactless act
    gaucherie; solecism; faux pas; slip.

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delude

  • verb be false to; be dishonest with
    cozen; lead on; deceive.

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surrealistic

  • adjective satellite characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions
    phantasmagorical; phantasmagoric; surreal.
    • a great concourse of phantasmagoric shadows"--J.C.Powys
    • the incongruous imagery in surreal art and literature

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language

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

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fantastical

  • adjective satellite existing in fancy only
    fantastic.
    • fantastic figures with bulbous heads the circumference of a bushel"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • adjective satellite ludicrously odd
    fantastic; grotesque; antic.
    • Hamlet's assumed antic disposition
    • fantastic Halloween costumes
    • a grotesque reflection in the mirror

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horseshit

  • noun obscene words for unacceptable behavior
    crap; Irish bull; dogshit; bull; bullshit; shit.
    • I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk
    • what he said was mostly bull

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talismanic

  • adjective satellite possessing or believed to possess magic power especially protective power
    • a talismanic amulet

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put

  • noun the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
    put option.
  • verb put into a certain place or abstract location
    set; pose; place; lay; position.
    • Put your things here
    • Set the tray down
    • Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
    • Place emphasis on a certain point

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lousy

  • adjective satellite very bad
    stinking; shitty; stinky; crappy; rotten; icky.
    • a lousy play
    • it's a stinking world
  • adjective satellite infested with lice
    • burned their lousy clothes

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blind

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

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prospective

  • adjective of or concerned with or related to the future
    • prospective earnings
    • a prospective mother
    • a prospective bride
    • the statute is solely prospective in operation

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duplicitous

  • adjective satellite marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another
    double-dealing; two-faced; deceitful; double-faced; Janus-faced; ambidextrous; double-tongued.
    • she was a deceitful scheming little thing"- Israel Zangwill
    • a double-dealing double agent
    • a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"- W.M.Thackeray

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aeriform

  • adjective satellite resembling air or having the form of air
    airlike.
  • adjective satellite characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air
    airy; aerial; aery; ethereal.
    • figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away"- Thomas Carlyle
    • aerial fancies
    • an airy apparition
    • physical rather than ethereal forms

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unlifelike

  • adjective satellite without substance
    cardboard.
    • cardboard caricatures of historical figures

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inauthentic

  • adjective satellite intended to deceive
    spurious; unauthentic.
    • a spurious work of art

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fancy

  • noun something many people believe that is false
    phantasy; fantasy; illusion.
    • they have the illusion that I am very wealthy
  • noun a kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination

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straining

  • noun an intense or violent exertion
    strain.
  • noun the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
    twisting; overrefinement; torture; distortion.

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untrue

  • adjective satellite not according with the facts
    • unfortunately the statement was simply untrue
  • adjective satellite not true to an obligation or trust
    • is untrue to his highest opportunity and duty"-Bruno Laske

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black

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
    inkiness; blackness.
  • noun total absence of light
    lightlessness; pitch blackness; blackness; total darkness.
    • they fumbled around in total darkness
    • in the black of night

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bionic

  • adjective of or relating to bionics
  • adjective satellite having particular physiological functions augmented or replaced by electronic or electromechanical components

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soapy

  • adjective resembling or having the qualities of soap
    saponaceous.
    • a soapy consistency
  • adjective satellite unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
    fulsome; buttery; unctuous; oleaginous; smarmy; oily.
    • buttery praise
    • gave him a fulsome introduction
    • an oily sycophantic press agent
    • oleaginous hypocrisy
    • smarmy self-importance
    • the unctuous Uriah Heep
    • soapy compliments

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pretence

  • noun a false or unsupportable quality
    pretension; pretense.
  • noun an artful or simulated semblance
    guise; pretense; pretext.
    • under the guise of friendship he betrayed them

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fauxbourdon

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horse

  • noun solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
    Equus caballus.
  • noun a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs
    gymnastic horse.

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deceptive

  • adjective satellite causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true
    delusory.
    • deceptive calm
    • a delusory pleasure
  • adjective satellite designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently
    shoddy; misleading.
    • the deceptive calm in the eye of the storm
    • deliberately deceptive packaging
    • a misleading similarity
    • statistics can be presented in ways that are misleading
    • shoddy business practices

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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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simulated

  • adjective satellite not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; it's real synthetic fur"
    faux; false; imitation; fake.
    • it isn't fake anything
    • faux pearls
    • false teeth
    • decorated with imitation palm leaves
    • a purse of simulated alligator hide
  • verb reproduce someone's behavior or looks
    imitate; copy; simulate.
    • The mime imitated the passers-by
    • Children often copy their parents or older siblings

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fiction

  • noun a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact
  • noun a deliberately false or improbable account
    fable; fabrication.

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forgery

  • noun a copy that is represented as the original
    counterfeit.
  • noun criminal falsification by making or altering an instrument with intent to defraud

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overbold

  • adjective satellite improperly forward or bold
    saucy; impudent; wise; impertinent; fresh; sassy; smart.
    • don't be fresh with me
    • impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup
    • an impudent boy given to insulting strangers
    • Don't get wise with me!

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airy

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

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garble

  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; falsify; distort.

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veridical

  • adjective satellite coinciding with reality
    real.
    • perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson

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stylized

  • adjective satellite using artistic forms and conventions to create effects; not natural or spontaneous
    conventionalized; conventionalised; stylised.
    • a stylized mode of theater production
  • verb represent according to a conventional style
    conventionalize; stylize; stylise.
    • a stylized female head

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dissemble

  • verb make believe with the intent to deceive
    affect; feign; pretend; sham.
    • He feigned that he was ill
    • He shammed a headache
  • verb hide under a false appearance
    mask; cloak.
    • He masked his disappointment

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simulate

  • verb reproduce someone's behavior or looks
    imitate; copy.
    • The mime imitated the passers-by
    • Children often copy their parents or older siblings
  • verb create a representation or model of
    model.
    • The pilots are trained in conditions simulating high-altitude flights

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attempt

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    try; effort; endeavor; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • noun the act of attacking
    attack.
    • attacks on women increased last year
    • they made an attempt on his life

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believe

  • verb accept as true; take to be true
    • I believed his report
    • We didn't believe his stories from the War
    • She believes in spirits
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    conceive; think; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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unrealistic

  • adjective not realistic
    • unrealistic expectations
    • prices at unrealistic high levels

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plausible

  • adjective apparently reasonable and valid, and truthful
    • a plausible excuse
  • adjective satellite given to or characterized by presenting specious arguments
    • a plausible liar

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double

  • noun a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
    two-base hit; two-baser; two-bagger.
    • he hit a double to deep centerfield
  • noun a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
    stunt man; stunt woman.
    • his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable

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uncanny

  • adjective satellite suggesting the operation of supernatural influences
    weird; eldritch; unearthly.
    • an eldritch screech
    • the three weird sisters
    • stumps...had uncanny shapes as of monstrous creatures"- John Galsworthy
    • an unearthly light
    • he could hear the unearthly scream of some curlew piercing the din"- Henry Kingsley
  • adjective satellite surpassing the ordinary or normal
    preternatural.
    • Beyond his preternatural affability there is some acid and some steel" - George Will
    • his uncanny sense of direction

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false

  • adjective not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
    • gave false testimony under oath
    • false tales of bravery
  • adjective satellite arising from error
    mistaken.
    • a false assumption
    • a mistaken view of the situation

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ringer

  • noun a person who rings church bells (as for summoning the congregation)
    toller; bell ringer.
  • noun a person who is almost identical to another
    clone; dead ringer.

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artful

  • adjective not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness
    disingenuous.
    • an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time"- David Cannadine
    • a disingenuous excuse
  • adjective marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft
    • the artful dodger
    • an artful choice of metaphors

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tongued

  • adjective provided with or resembling a tongue; often used in combination
    • tongued shoes
    • tongued boards
    • toungued lightning
    • long-tongued
  • verb articulate by tonguing, as when playing wind instruments
    tongue.

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faux

  • adjective satellite not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; it's real synthetic fur"
    simulated; false; imitation; fake.
    • it isn't fake anything
    • faux pearls
    • false teeth
    • decorated with imitation palm leaves
    • a purse of simulated alligator hide

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sounding

  • noun a measure of the depth of water taken with a sounding line
  • noun the act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line)

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mint

  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • 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
  • noun any north temperate plant of the genus Mentha with aromatic leaves and small mauve flowers

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lead_on

  • verb entice or induce especially when unwise or mistaken
  • verb be false to; be dishonest with
    cozen; deceive; delude.

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bastard

  • noun insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
    mother fucker; SOB; prick; motherfucker; whoreson; dickhead; son of a bitch; asshole; cocksucker; shit.
  • noun the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
    whoreson; illegitimate; by-blow; illegitimate child; love child.

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eye-deceiving

  • adjective satellite creating the illusion of seeing reality
    trompe-l'oeil.
    • the visual deception of trompe-l'oeil art

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evasion

  • noun a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
    equivocation.
  • noun the deliberate act of failing to pay money
    nonpayment.
    • his evasion of all his creditors
    • he was indicted for nonpayment

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hoity-toity

  • adjective satellite affectedly genteel
    grandiose; highfalutin; la-di-da; highfaluting; hifalutin.

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snow

  • noun precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals
    snowfall.
  • noun a layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water) covering the ground

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fictive

  • adjective satellite adopted in order to deceive
    false; put on; assumed; pretended; fictitious; sham.
    • an assumed name
    • an assumed cheerfulness
    • a fictitious address
    • fictive sympathy
    • a pretended interest
    • a put-on childish voice
    • sham modesty
  • adjective satellite capable of imaginative creation
    • fictive talent

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lip

  • noun either of two fleshy folds of tissue that surround the mouth and play a role in speaking
  • noun (botany) either of the two parts of a bilabiate corolla or calyx

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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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nouveau-riche

  • noun a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class
    arriviste; upstart; parvenu.
  • adjective satellite characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position
    parvenu; upstart; parvenue.

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cozen

  • verb be false to; be dishonest with
    lead on; deceive; delude.
  • verb act with artful deceit

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finagle

  • verb achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
    manage; wangle.

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play

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

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chemical_science

  • noun the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
    chemistry.

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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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take_a_dive

  • verb pretend to be knocked out, as of a boxer

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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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hallucinatory

  • adjective satellite characterized by or characteristic of hallucination
    • the bizarre hallucinatory dreams of fever"- Jean Stafford

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bootlicking

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

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kafkaesque

  • adjective satellite characterized by surreal distortion and a sense of impending danger
    • the kafkaesque terror of the endless interrogations
  • adjective relating to or in the manner of Franz Kafka or his writings

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dummy

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

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hypocrite

  • noun a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
    phoney; dissembler; phony; dissimulator; pretender.

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mineral

  • noun solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
  • adjective relating to minerals
    • mineral elements
    • mineral deposits

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allegorical

  • adjective satellite used in or characteristic of or containing allegory
    allegoric.
    • allegorical stories
    • an allegorical painting of Victory leading an army

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impostor

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; pseudo; faker; pseud; role player; fake; pretender; sham.

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metaphysical

  • adjective pertaining to or of the nature of metaphysics
    • metaphysical philosophy
  • adjective satellite without material form or substance
    • metaphysical forces

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irish_bull

  • noun obscene words for unacceptable behavior
    crap; horseshit; dogshit; bull; bullshit; shit.
    • I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk
    • what he said was mostly bull

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painting

  • noun graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
    picture.
    • a small painting by Picasso
    • he bought the painting as an investment
    • his pictures hang in the Louvre
  • noun creating a picture with paints
    • he studied painting and sculpture for many years

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lying

  • noun the deliberate act of deviating from the truth
    prevarication; fabrication.
  • verb be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
    lie.

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trump

  • noun a playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps
    trump card.
    • the ace of trumps is a sure winner
  • noun (card games) the suit that has been declared to rank above all other suits for the duration of the hand
    • clubs were declared trumps
    • a trump can take a trick even when a card of a different suit is led

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satinette

  • noun a fabric with a finish resembling satin but made partly or wholly from cotton or synthetic fiber
    satinet.

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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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visualized

  • adjective satellite seen in the mind as a mental image
    envisioned; visualised; pictured.
    • the glory of his envisioned future
    • the snow-covered Alps pictured in her imagination
    • the visualized scene lacked the ugly details of real life
  • verb imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
    picture; visualize; envision; figure; visualise; image; fancy; project; see.
    • I can't see him on horseback!
    • I can see what will happen
    • I can see a risk in this strategy

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utter

  • verb articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
    give tongue to; express; verbalise; verbalize.
    • She expressed her anger
    • He uttered a curse
  • verb express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
    let loose; emit; let out.
    • She let out a big heavy sigh
    • He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand

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fake_book

  • noun a fake in the form of an imitation book; used to fill bookcases of people who wish to appear scholarly

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wangler

  • noun a deceiver who uses crafty misleading methods
    finagler.

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gilded

  • adjective satellite having the deep slightly brownish color of gold
    aureate; gilt; gold; golden.
    • long aureate (or golden) hair
    • a gold carpet
  • verb decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold
    gild; engild; begild.

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fulsome

  • adjective satellite unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
    buttery; unctuous; soapy; oleaginous; smarmy; oily.
    • buttery praise
    • gave him a fulsome introduction
    • an oily sycophantic press agent
    • oleaginous hypocrisy
    • smarmy self-importance
    • the unctuous Uriah Heep
    • soapy compliments

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unreality

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

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sycophantic

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

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lip-synch

  • verb move the lips in synchronization (with recorded speech or song)
    lip-sync.

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grandiloquent

  • adjective satellite lofty in style
    tall; magniloquent.
    • he engages in so much tall talk, one never really realizes what he is saying
  • adjective satellite puffed up with vanity
    pompous; portentous; overblown; pontifical.
    • a grandiloquent and boastful manner
    • overblown oratory
    • a pompous speech
    • pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek

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dissembling

  • noun pretending with intention to deceive
    pretence; pretense; feigning.
  • noun the act of deceiving
    deceit; dissimulation; deception.

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hifalutin

  • adjective satellite affectedly genteel
    grandiose; highfalutin; la-di-da; highfaluting; hoity-toity.

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parabolic

  • adjective resembling or expressed by parables
    parabolical.
  • adjective satellite having the form of a parabola
    parabolical.

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snake_oil

  • noun (medicine) any of various liquids sold as medicine (as by a travelling medicine show) but medically worthless
  • noun communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive
    humbug.

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prevarication

  • noun a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
    lie.
  • noun intentionally vague or ambiguous
    equivocation; evasiveness.

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exaggeration

  • noun extravagant exaggeration
    hyperbole.
  • noun the act of making something more noticeable than usual
    • the dance involved a deliberate exaggeration of his awkwardness

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di

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spurious

  • adjective satellite plausible but false
    specious.
    • a specious claim
    • spurious inferences
  • adjective satellite born out of wedlock
    bastardly; misbegotten; misbegot.
    • the dominions of both rulers passed away to their spurious or doubtful offspring"- E.A.Freeman

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da

  • noun an official prosecutor for a judicial district
    district attorney.

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guileful

  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; knavish; sly; slick; foxy; tricksy; dodgy; crafty; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

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fraud

  • noun intentional deception resulting in injury to another person
  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    shammer; imposter; impostor; pseudo; faker; pseud; role player; fake; pretender; sham.

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pretending

  • noun the act of giving a false appearance
    pretence; feigning; pretense; simulation.
    • his conformity was only pretending
  • verb make believe with the intent to deceive
    affect; feign; pretend; dissemble; sham.
    • He feigned that he was ill
    • He shammed a headache

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lip-sync

  • verb move the lips in synchronization (with recorded speech or song)
    lip-synch.

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wise

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

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sassy

  • adjective satellite improperly forward or bold
    saucy; impudent; wise; overbold; impertinent; fresh; smart.
    • don't be fresh with me
    • impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup
    • an impudent boy given to insulting strangers
    • Don't get wise with me!

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sponge

  • noun a porous mass of interlacing fibers that forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used
  • noun someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily
    quick study.
    • she soaks up foreign languages like a sponge

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dodgy

  • adjective satellite of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk
    chanceful; chancy; dicey.
    • an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog"- New Yorker
  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; knavish; sly; slick; foxy; guileful; tricksy; crafty; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

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nonnatural

  • adjective satellite existing outside of or not in accordance with nature
    otherworldly; preternatural; transcendental.
    • find transcendental motives for sublunary action"-Aldous Huxley

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nouveau

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phantasmagoric

  • adjective satellite characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions
    phantasmagorical; surrealistic; surreal.
    • a great concourse of phantasmagoric shadows"--J.C.Powys
    • the incongruous imagery in surreal art and literature

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craftsy

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bad

  • noun that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
    badness.
    • take the bad with the good
  • adjective having undesirable or negative qualities
    • a bad report card
    • his sloppy appearance made a bad impression
    • a bad little boy
    • clothes in bad shape
    • a bad cut
    • bad luck
    • the news was very bad
    • the reviews were bad
    • the pay is bad
    • it was a bad light for reading
    • the movie was a bad choice

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sassing

  • noun an impudent or insolent rejoinder
    sass; back talk; lip; mouth; backtalk.
    • don't give me any of your sass
  • verb answer back in an impudent or insolent manner;
    sass.
    • don't sass me!
    • The teacher punished the students who were sassing all morning

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postiche

  • noun a covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used for disguise or adornment
    false hair; hairpiece.
  • noun something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
    sham; fake.

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erroneous

  • adjective satellite containing or characterized by error
    • erroneous conclusions

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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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imitate

  • verb reproduce someone's behavior or looks
    copy; simulate.
    • The mime imitated the passers-by
    • Children often copy their parents or older siblings
  • verb appear like, as in behavior or appearance
    • Life imitate art

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imposter

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; impostor; pseudo; faker; pseud; role player; fake; pretender; sham.

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frame

  • noun the framework for a pair of eyeglasses
  • noun a single one of a series of still transparent pictures forming a cinema, television or video film

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artsy

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back_talk

  • noun an impudent or insolent rejoinder
    sass; sassing; lip; mouth; backtalk.
    • don't give me any of your sass

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weird

  • adjective satellite suggesting the operation of supernatural influences
    eldritch; uncanny; unearthly.
    • an eldritch screech
    • the three weird sisters
    • stumps...had uncanny shapes as of monstrous creatures"- John Galsworthy
    • an unearthly light
    • he could hear the unearthly scream of some curlew piercing the din"- Henry Kingsley
  • noun fate personified; any one of the three Weird Sisters
    Wyrd.

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tartuffe

  • noun a hypocrite who pretends to religious piety (after the protagonist in a play by Moliere)
    Tartufe.

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jump

  • noun a sudden and decisive increase
    leap.
    • a jump in attendance
  • noun an abrupt transition
    leap; saltation.
    • a successful leap from college to the major leagues

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illusionary

  • adjective satellite marked by or producing illusion
    illusional.
    • illusionary stage effects

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illusory

  • adjective satellite based on or having the nature of an illusion
    illusive.
    • illusive hopes of finding a better job
    • Secret activities offer presidents the alluring but often illusory promise that they can achieve foreign policy goals without the bothersome debate and open decision that are staples of democracy

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artificial

  • adjective contrived by art rather than nature
    unreal.
    • artificial flowers
    • artificial flavoring
    • an artificial diamond
    • artificial fibers
    • artificial sweeteners
  • adjective satellite artificially formal
    contrived; stilted; hokey.
    • that artificial humility that her husband hated
    • contrived coyness
    • a stilted letter of acknowledgment
    • when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation

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hanky_panky

  • noun verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
    trickery; skulduggery; slickness; jiggery-pokery; hocus-pocus; skullduggery.

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ostensible

  • adjective satellite appearing as such but not necessarily so
    apparent; seeming.
    • for all his apparent wealth he had no money to pay the rent
    • the committee investigated some apparent discrepancies
    • the ostensible truth of their theories
    • his seeming honesty
  • adjective satellite represented or appearing as such; pretended
    ostensive.
    • His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity

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chemic

  • adjective relating to or used in chemistry
    chemical.
    • chemical engineer
    • chemical balance

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juggle

  • noun the act of rearranging things to give a misleading impression
    juggling.
  • noun throwing and catching several objects simultaneously
    juggling.

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pictured

  • adjective satellite seen in the mind as a mental image
    envisioned; visualized; visualised.
    • the glory of his envisioned future
    • the snow-covered Alps pictured in her imagination
    • the visualized scene lacked the ugly details of real life
  • verb imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
    picture; visualize; envision; figure; visualise; image; fancy; project; see.
    • I can't see him on horseback!
    • I can see what will happen
    • I can see a risk in this strategy

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smoothy

  • noun someone with an assured and ingratiating manner
    smoothie; sweet talker; charmer.

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misstep

  • noun an unintentional but embarrassing blunder
    trip-up; trip; stumble.
    • he recited the whole poem without a single trip
    • he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later
    • confusion caused his unfortunate misstep

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interpolate

  • verb estimate the value of
    extrapolate.
  • verb insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby
    alter; falsify.

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mythologic

  • adjective satellite based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
    mythic; mythological; fabulous; mythical.
    • mythical centaurs
    • the fabulous unicorn

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rima_oris

  • noun the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
    oral fissure; oral cavity; mouth.
    • he stuffed his mouth with candy

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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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rima

  • noun a narrow elongated opening or fissure between two symmetrical parts

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regenerate

  • verb reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new
    renew.
    • We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years
    • They renewed their membership
  • verb amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit

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faced

  • adjective having a face or facing especially of a specified kind or number; often used in combination
    • a neatly faced terrace
  • verb deal with (something unpleasant) head on
    confront; face up; face.
    • You must confront your problems
    • He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes

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stalking-horse

  • noun a candidate put forward to divide the Opposition or to mask the true candidate
  • noun something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason
    pretext.

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specious

  • adjective satellite plausible but false
    spurious.
    • a specious claim
    • spurious inferences
  • adjective satellite based on pretense; deceptively pleasing
    gilded; meretricious.
    • the gilded and perfumed but inwardly rotten nobility
    • meretricious praise
    • a meretricious argument

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fallacious

  • adjective satellite containing or based on a fallacy
    unsound.
    • fallacious reasoning
    • an unsound argument
  • adjective satellite intended to deceive
    fraudulent; deceitful.
    • deceitful advertising
    • fallacious testimony
    • smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice" - S.T.Coleridge
    • a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes

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la

  • noun a white soft metallic element that tarnishes readily; occurs in rare earth minerals and is usually classified as a rare earth
    atomic number 57; lanthanum.
  • noun a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
    Louisiana; Pelican State.

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parvenu

  • noun a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class
    arriviste; upstart; nouveau-riche.
  • adjective satellite characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position
    upstart; parvenue; nouveau-riche.

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delusory

  • adjective satellite causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true
    deceptive.
    • deceptive calm
    • a delusory pleasure

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belie

  • verb be in contradiction with
    negate; contradict.
  • verb represent falsely
    misrepresent.
    • This statement misrepresents my intentions

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window_dressing

  • noun a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant
    facade.
  • noun the decoration of shop windows

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nonmeaningful

  • adjective having no meaning or direction or purpose
    meaningless.
    • a meaningless endeavor
    • a meaningless life
    • a verbose but meaningless explanation

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potemkin_village

  • noun something that seems impressive but in fact lacks substance

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duplicity

  • noun a fraudulent or duplicitous representation
    fraudulence.
  • noun acting in bad faith; deception by pretending to entertain one set of intentions while acting under the influence of another
    double-dealing.

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elfin

  • adjective satellite suggestive of an elf in strangeness and otherworldliness
    fey.
    • thunderbolts quivered with elfin flares of heat lightning
    • the fey quality was there, the ability to see the moon at midday"- John Mason Brown
  • adjective satellite small and delicate
    elflike.
    • she was an elfin creature--graceful and delicate
    • obsessed by things elfin and small

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sweet

  • noun a dish served as the last course of a meal
    dessert; afters.
  • noun English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912)
    Henry Sweet.

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factitious

  • adjective satellite not produced by natural forces
    • brokers created a factitious demand for stocks

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hollow

  • noun a cavity or space in something
    • hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks
  • noun a small valley between mountains
    holler.
    • he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians

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variety

  • noun a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
    mixture; smorgasbord; motley; miscellanea; mixed bag; salmagundi; miscellany; assortment; potpourri.
    • a great assortment of cars was on display
    • he had a variety of disorders
    • a veritable smorgasbord of religions
  • noun noticeable heterogeneity
    diversity; diverseness; multifariousness.
    • a diversity of possibilities
    • the range and variety of his work is amazing

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falseness

  • noun the state of being false or untrue
    falsity.
    • argument could not determine its truth or falsity
  • noun unfaithfulness by virtue of being unreliable or treacherous
    inconstancy; faithlessness; fickleness.

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trickery

  • noun verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
    hanky panky; skulduggery; slickness; jiggery-pokery; hocus-pocus; skullduggery.
  • noun the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
    chicanery; chicane; wile; shenanigan; guile.

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shammer

  • noun someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity
    malingerer; skulker.
  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; imposter; impostor; pseudo; faker; pseud; role player; fake; pretender; sham.

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celluloid

  • noun highly flammable substance made from cellulose nitrate and camphor; used in e.g. motion-picture and X-ray film; its use has decreased with the development of nonflammable thermoplastics
  • noun a medium that disseminates moving pictures
    film; cinema.
    • theater pieces transferred to celluloid
    • this story would be good cinema
    • film coverage of sporting events

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mythological

  • adjective satellite based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
    mythic; fabulous; mythical; mythologic.
    • mythical centaurs
    • the fabulous unicorn

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hoity

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literal

  • noun a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind
    typographical error; misprint; erratum; typo; literal error.
  • adjective satellite being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
    real; genuine; actual.
    • her actual motive
    • a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton
    • a genuine dilemma

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pa

  • noun an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
    dad; dada; papa; pop; pappa; daddy.
  • noun a short-lived radioactive metallic element formed from uranium and disintegrating into actinium and then into lead
    protoactinium; atomic number 91; protactinium.

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damn

  • noun something of little value
    tinker's dam; tinker's damn; red cent; hoot; darn; shucks; shit.
    • his promise is not worth a damn
    • not worth one red cent
    • not worth shucks
  • verb wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
    imprecate; curse; anathemise; bedamn; anathemize; maledict; beshrew.
    • The bad witch cursed the child

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conventionalised

  • adjective satellite using artistic forms and conventions to create effects; not natural or spontaneous
    conventionalized; stylized; stylised.
    • a stylized mode of theater production
  • verb make conventional or adapt to conventions
    conventionalize; conventionalise.
    • conventionalized behavior

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feather

  • noun the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
    plumage; plume.
  • noun turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls
    feathering.

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toadyish

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

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histrionic

  • adjective satellite characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected
    melodramatic.
    • histrionic gestures
    • an attitude of melodramatic despair
    • a theatrical pose

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tasteless

  • adjective lacking flavor
  • adjective lacking aesthetic or social taste

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painted

  • adjective coated with paint
    • freshly painted lawn furniture
  • verb make a painting
    paint.
    • he painted all day in the garden
    • He painted a painting of the garden

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upstart

  • noun an arrogant or presumptuous person
  • noun a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class
    arriviste; parvenu; nouveau-riche.

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meaningless

  • adjective having no meaning or direction or purpose
    nonmeaningful.
    • a meaningless endeavor
    • a meaningless life
    • a verbose but meaningless explanation

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sweet_talker

  • noun someone with an assured and ingratiating manner
    smoothie; smoothy; charmer.

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bull

  • noun uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle
  • noun a large and strong and heavyset man
    strapper; bruiser; Samson.
    • he was a bull of a man
    • a thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as he got

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aery

  • noun the lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a hawk or eagle)
    eyrie; aerie; eyry.
  • noun any habitation at a high altitude
    eyrie; aerie; eyry.

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present

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

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equivocation

  • noun a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
    evasion.
  • noun intentionally vague or ambiguous
    prevarication; evasiveness.

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fur

  • noun the dressed hairy coat of a mammal
    pelt.
  • noun dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel)

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sly

  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; knavish; slick; foxy; guileful; tricksy; dodgy; crafty; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

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tartufe

  • noun a hypocrite who pretends to religious piety (after the protagonist in a play by Moliere)
    Tartuffe.

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bill

  • noun a statute in draft before it becomes law
    measure.
    • they held a public hearing on the bill
  • noun an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered
    account; invoice.
    • he paid his bill and left
    • send me an account of what I owe

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appearance

  • noun outward or visible aspect of a person or thing
    visual aspect.
  • noun the event of coming into sight

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oral_cavity

  • noun the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
    oral fissure; mouth; rima oris.
    • he stuffed his mouth with candy

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near

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

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rich

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

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wild

  • noun a wild primitive state untouched by civilization
    natural state; state of nature.
    • he lived in the wild
    • they collected mushrooms in the wild
  • noun a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition
    wilderness.
    • it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers

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shoddy

  • noun reclaimed wool fiber
  • adjective satellite cheap and shoddy
    cheapjack; tawdry.
    • cheapjack moviemaking...that feeds on the low taste of the mob"- Judith Crist

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trumped-up

  • adjective satellite concocted with intent to deceive
    • trumped-up charges

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cook_up

  • verb prepare or cook by mixing ingredients
    concoct.
    • concoct a strange mixture
  • verb make up something artificial or untrue
    fabricate; manufacture; invent; make up.

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faker

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; pseudo; pseud; role player; fake; pretender; sham.

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visualised

  • adjective satellite seen in the mind as a mental image
    envisioned; visualized; pictured.
    • the glory of his envisioned future
    • the snow-covered Alps pictured in her imagination
    • the visualized scene lacked the ugly details of real life
  • verb view the outline of by means of an X-ray
    visualise; visualize.
    • The radiologist can visualize the cancerous liver

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player

  • noun a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
    participant.
  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    musician; instrumentalist.

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facade

  • noun the face or front of a building
    frontal; frontage.
  • noun a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant
    window dressing.

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oral_fissure

  • noun the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
    oral cavity; mouth; rima oris.
    • he stuffed his mouth with candy

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allegoric

  • adjective satellite used in or characteristic of or containing allegory
    allegorical.
    • allegorical stories
    • an allegorical painting of Victory leading an army

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put_on

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

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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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wangle

  • noun an instance of accomplishing something by scheming or trickery
    wangling.
  • verb achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
    manage; finagle.

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delusive

  • adjective satellite inappropriate to reality or facts
    false.
    • delusive faith in a wonder drug
    • delusive expectations
    • false hopes

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foxy

  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; knavish; sly; slick; guileful; tricksy; dodgy; crafty; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

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synch

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sham

  • noun something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
    postiche; fake.
  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; pseudo; faker; pseud; role player; fake; pretender.

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dishonorable

  • adjective lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor
    dishonourable.
    • dishonorable in thought and deed
  • adjective deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
    dishonest.

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name_dropper

  • noun someone who pretends that famous people are his/her friends

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finish

  • noun a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)
    finishing; coating.
    • the boat had a metallic finish
    • he applied a coat of a clear finish
    • when the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply evenly
  • noun the temporal end; the concluding time
    last; finis; finale; close; stopping point; conclusion.
    • the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
    • the market was up at the finish
    • they were playing better at the close of the season

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highfaluting

  • adjective satellite affectedly genteel
    grandiose; highfalutin; la-di-da; hoity-toity; hifalutin.

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witchlike

  • adjective satellite being or having the character of witchcraft

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parvenue

  • adjective satellite characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position
    parvenu; upstart; nouveau-riche.
  • adjective satellite of or characteristic of a parvenu
    parvenu.

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fly

  • noun two-winged insects characterized by active flight
  • noun flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
    rainfly; tent flap; fly sheet; tent-fly.

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finagler

  • noun a deceiver who uses crafty misleading methods
    wangler.

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dust

  • noun fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air
    • the furniture was covered with dust
  • noun the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
    detritus; junk; debris; rubble.

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genuine

  • adjective not fake or counterfeit
    echt.
    • a genuine Picasso
    • genuine leather
  • adjective satellite not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed
    true; unfeigned.
    • genuine emotion
    • her interest in people was unfeigned
    • true grief

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on

  • adjective in operation or operational
    • left the oven on
    • the switch is in the on position
  • adjective (of events) planned or scheduled
    • the picnic is on, rain or shine
    • we have nothing on for Friday night

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fabrication

  • noun a deliberately false or improbable account
    fable; fiction.
  • noun writing in a fictional form
    fictionalization; fictionalisation.

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falsification

  • noun any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something
    disproof; refutation.
  • noun a willful perversion of facts
    misrepresentation.

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eerie

  • adjective satellite suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious
    • an eerie feeling of deja vu
  • adjective satellite inspiring a feeling of fear; strange and frightening
    eery.
    • an uncomfortable and eerie stillness in the woods
    • an eerie midnight howl

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magical

  • adjective satellite possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers
    magic; wizard; witching; wizardly; charming; sorcerous.
    • charming incantations
    • magic signs that protect against adverse influence
    • a magical spell
    • 'tis now the very witching time of night"- Shakespeare
    • wizard wands
    • wizardly powers

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english_language

  • noun an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries
    English.

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melodramatic

  • adjective satellite having the excitement and emotional appeal of melodrama
    • a melodramatic account of two perilous days at sea
  • adjective satellite characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected
    histrionic.
    • histrionic gestures
    • an attitude of melodramatic despair
    • a theatrical pose

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english

Of or pertaining to England, or to its inhabitants, or to the present so-called Anglo-Saxon race.

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impertinent

  • adjective satellite characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
    saucy; irreverent; pert.
    • a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner
  • adjective satellite not pertinent to the matter under consideration
    orthogonal; extraneous; immaterial.
    • an issue extraneous to the debate
    • the price was immaterial
    • mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point

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make-believe

  • noun imaginative intellectual play
    pretence; pretense.
  • noun the enactment of a pretense
    pretend.
    • it was just pretend

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model

  • noun a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
    framework; theoretical account.
    • the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems
  • noun a type of product
    • his car was an old model

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chemistry

  • noun the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
    chemical science.
  • noun the chemical composition and properties of a substance or object
    • the chemistry of soil

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chimerical

  • adjective being or relating to or like a chimera
    chimeric; chimeral.
    • his Utopia is not as chimeric commonwealth but a practical improvement on what already exists"- Douglas Bush
  • adjective satellite produced by a wildly fanciful imagination
    • his Utopia is not a chimerical commonwealth but a practical improvement on what already exists"- Douglas Bush

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mistaken

  • adjective satellite wrong in e.g. opinion or judgment
    misguided.
    • well-meaning but misguided teachers
    • a mistaken belief
    • mistaken identity
  • verb identify incorrectly
    misidentify; mistake.
    • Don't mistake her for her twin sister

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declamatory

  • adjective satellite ostentatiously lofty in style
    tumid; bombastic; orotund; large; turgid.
    • a man given to large talk
    • tumid political prose

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notional

  • adjective satellite not based on fact; unreal
    imaginary; fanciful.
    • the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt
    • a small child's imaginary friends
    • to create a notional world for oneself
  • adjective satellite not based on fact or investigation
    speculative.
    • a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs
    • speculative knowledge

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janus-faced

  • adjective satellite having or concerned with polarities or contrasts
    • a Janus-faced view of history
    • a Janus-faced policy
  • adjective satellite marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another
    double-dealing; two-faced; duplicitous; deceitful; double-faced; ambidextrous; double-tongued.
    • she was a deceitful scheming little thing"- Israel Zangwill
    • a double-dealing double agent
    • a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"- W.M.Thackeray

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polish

  • noun the property of being smooth and shiny
    glossiness; burnish; gloss.
  • noun a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
    culture; cultivation; finish; refinement.
    • they performed with great polish
    • I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose
    • almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"--Joseph Conrad

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artsy-craftsy

  • adjective satellite pretentiously artistic; cloyingly charming
    arty-crafty.

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deceive

  • verb be false to; be dishonest with
    cozen; lead on; delude.
  • verb cause someone to believe an untruth
    lead astray; betray.
    • The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house

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pompous

  • adjective satellite puffed up with vanity
    portentous; grandiloquent; overblown; pontifical.
    • a grandiloquent and boastful manner
    • overblown oratory
    • a pompous speech
    • pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek
  • adjective characterized by pomp and ceremony and stately display
    ceremonious.

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ghostly

  • adjective satellite resembling or characteristic of a phantom
    spectral; spiritual; ghostlike; phantasmal; apparitional.
    • a ghostly face at the window
    • a phantasmal presence in the room
    • spectral emanations
    • spiritual tappings at a seance

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hat

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

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smart

  • noun a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
    smartness; smarting.
  • verb be the source of pain
    ache; hurt.

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real

  • noun any rational or irrational number
    real number.
  • noun the basic unit of money in Brazil; equal to 100 centavos

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tumid

  • adjective satellite ostentatiously lofty in style
    bombastic; orotund; large; turgid; declamatory.
    • a man given to large talk
    • tumid political prose
  • adjective satellite abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas
    tumescent; puffy; intumescent; turgid.
    • hungry children with bloated stomachs
    • he had a grossly distended stomach
    • eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids
    • swollen hands
    • tumescent tissue
    • puffy tumid flesh

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oris

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la-di-da

  • adjective satellite affectedly genteel
    grandiose; highfalutin; highfaluting; hoity-toity; hifalutin.

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masquerade

  • noun a party of guests wearing costumes and masks
    masque; mask; masquerade party.
  • noun a costume worn as a disguise at a masquerade party
    fancy dress; masquerade costume.

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shitty

  • adjective satellite very bad
    stinking; stinky; crappy; lousy; rotten; icky.
    • a lousy play
    • it's a stinking world

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otherworldly

  • adjective satellite existing outside of or not in accordance with nature
    nonnatural; preternatural; transcendental.
    • find transcendental motives for sublunary action"-Aldous Huxley

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step

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

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illusional

  • adjective satellite marked by or producing illusion
    illusionary.
    • illusionary stage effects

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panky

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malingerer

  • noun someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity
    shammer; skulker.

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envisioned

  • adjective satellite seen in the mind as a mental image
    visualized; visualised; pictured.
    • the glory of his envisioned future
    • the snow-covered Alps pictured in her imagination
    • the visualized scene lacked the ugly details of real life
  • verb imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
    picture; visualize; envision; figure; visualise; image; fancy; project; see.
    • I can't see him on horseback!
    • I can see what will happen
    • I can see a risk in this strategy

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dishonest

  • adjective deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
    dishonorable.
  • adjective satellite capable of being corrupted
    bribable; purchasable; corruptible; venal.
    • corruptible judges
    • dishonest politicians
    • a purchasable senator
    • a venal police officer

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spatterdash

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feigned

  • adjective satellite not genuine
    • feigned sympathy
  • verb make believe with the intent to deceive
    affect; feign; pretend; dissemble; sham.
    • He feigned that he was ill
    • He shammed a headache

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miraculous

  • adjective satellite being or having the character of a miracle
    marvellous; marvelous.
  • adjective satellite peculiarly fortunate or appropriate; as if by divine intervention
    providential; heaven-sent.
    • a heaven-sent rain saved the crops
    • a providential recovery

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stylised

  • adjective satellite using artistic forms and conventions to create effects; not natural or spontaneous
    conventionalized; stylized; conventionalised.
    • a stylized mode of theater production
  • verb represent according to a conventional style
    conventionalize; stylize; stylise.
    • a stylized female head

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jiggery

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falsehood

  • noun a false statement
    untruth; falsity.
  • noun the act of rendering something false as by fraudulent changes (of documents or measures etc.) or counterfeiting
    falsification.

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eldritch

  • adjective satellite suggesting the operation of supernatural influences
    weird; uncanny; unearthly.
    • an eldritch screech
    • the three weird sisters
    • stumps...had uncanny shapes as of monstrous creatures"- John Galsworthy
    • an unearthly light
    • he could hear the unearthly scream of some curlew piercing the din"- Henry Kingsley

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unsubstantial

  • adjective lacking material form or substance; unreal
    unreal; insubstantial.
    • as insubstantial as a dream
    • an insubstantial mirage on the horizon

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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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pretension

  • noun a false or unsupportable quality
    pretense; pretence.
  • noun the advancing of a claim
    • his pretension to the crown
    • the town still puts forward pretensions as a famous resort

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pseud

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; pseudo; faker; role player; fake; pretender; sham.

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insincere

  • adjective lacking sincerity
    • a charming but thoroughly insincere woman
    • their praise was extravagant and insincere

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smarmy

  • adjective satellite unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
    fulsome; buttery; unctuous; soapy; oleaginous; oily.
    • buttery praise
    • gave him a fulsome introduction
    • an oily sycophantic press agent
    • oleaginous hypocrisy
    • smarmy self-importance
    • the unctuous Uriah Heep
    • soapy compliments

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play_possum

  • verb to pretend to be dead

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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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transcendental

  • adjective satellite existing outside of or not in accordance with nature
    nonnatural; otherworldly; preternatural.
    • find transcendental motives for sublunary action"-Aldous Huxley
  • adjective of or characteristic of a system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material

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lead

  • noun an advantage held by a competitor in a race
    • he took the lead at the last turn
  • noun a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey
    Pb; atomic number 82.
    • the children were playing with lead soldiers

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cavity

  • noun a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
    pit.
    • they dug a pit to bury the body
  • noun space that is surrounded by something
    enclosed space.

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slick

  • noun a slippery smoothness
    slickness; slipperiness; slip.
    • he could feel the slickness of the tiller
  • noun a magazine printed on good quality paper
    glossy; slick magazine.

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throat

  • noun the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone
    pharynx.
  • noun an opening in the vamp of a shoe at the instep

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bogus

  • adjective satellite fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
    bastard; phoney; phony; fake.

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tergiversation

  • noun falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language
    equivocation.
  • noun the act of abandoning a party for cause
    apostasy.

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two-faced

  • adjective satellite marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another
    double-dealing; duplicitous; deceitful; double-faced; Janus-faced; ambidextrous; double-tongued.
    • she was a deceitful scheming little thing"- Israel Zangwill
    • a double-dealing double agent
    • a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"- W.M.Thackeray
  • adjective satellite having two faces--one looking to the future and one to the past
    Janus-faced.
    • Janus the two-faced god

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stagy

  • adjective satellite having characteristics of the stage especially an artificial and mannered quality
    stagey.
    • stagy heroics

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jumped-up

  • adjective satellite (British informal) upstart

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hypocritical

  • adjective satellite professing feelings or virtues one does not have
    • hypocritical praise

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meretricious

  • adjective like or relating to a prostitute
    • meretricious relationships
  • adjective satellite tastelessly showy
    garish; gaudy; brassy; tatty; tawdry; flash; cheap; flashy; tacky; gimcrack; loud; trashy.
    • a flash car
    • a flashy ring
    • garish colors
    • a gaudy costume
    • loud sport shirts
    • a meretricious yet stylish book
    • tawdry ornaments

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trompe-l'oeil

  • adjective satellite creating the illusion of seeing reality
    eye-deceiving.
    • the visual deception of trompe-l'oeil art

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binder

  • noun a machine that cuts grain and binds it in sheaves
    reaper binder.
  • noun something used to bind separate particles together or facilitate adhesion to a surface

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fabled

  • adjective satellite celebrated in fable or legend
    legendary.
    • the fabled Paul Bunyan and his blue ox
    • legendary exploits of Jesse James

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crap

  • noun obscene terms for feces
    poop; dirt; shite; turd; shit.
  • noun obscene words for unacceptable behavior
    horseshit; Irish bull; dogshit; bull; bullshit; shit.
    • I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk
    • what he said was mostly bull

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imaginary

  • noun (mathematics) a number of the form a+bi where a and b are real numbers and i is the square root of -1
    complex number; complex quantity; imaginary number.
  • adjective satellite not based on fact; unreal
    notional; fanciful.
    • the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt
    • a small child's imaginary friends
    • to create a notional world for oneself

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misrepresentation

  • noun a misleading falsehood
    deceit; deception.
  • noun a willful perversion of facts
    falsification.

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sesquipedalian

  • noun a very long word (a foot and a half long)
    sesquipedalia.
  • adjective satellite given to the overuse of long words
    • sesquipedalian orators
    • this sesquipedalian way of saying one has no money

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feigning

  • noun pretending with intention to deceive
    pretence; pretense; dissembling.
  • noun the act of giving a false appearance
    pretence; pretense; pretending; simulation.
    • his conformity was only pretending

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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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good

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

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actual

  • adjective presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible
    existent.
    • the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different
    • actual and imagined conditions
  • adjective satellite taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated
    • we saw the actual wedding on television
    • filmed the actual beating

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scagliola

An imitation of any veined and ornamental stone, as marble, formed by a substratum of finely ground gypsum mixed with glue, the surface of which, while soft, is variegated with splinters of marble, spar, granite, etc., and subsequently colored and polished.

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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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semisynthetic

  • adjective satellite not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially
    synthetic; man-made.
    • man-made fibers
    • synthetic leather

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simulation

  • noun the act of imitating the behavior of some situation or some process by means of something suitably analogous (especially for the purpose of study or personnel training)
  • noun (computer science) the technique of representing the real world by a computer program
    computer simulation.
    • a simulation should imitate the internal processes and not merely the results of the thing being simulated

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misleading

  • adjective satellite designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently
    shoddy; deceptive.
    • the deceptive calm in the eye of the storm
    • deliberately deceptive packaging
    • a misleading similarity
    • statistics can be presented in ways that are misleading
    • shoddy business practices
  • verb lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions
    mislead; lead astray; misguide; misdirect.
    • The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver

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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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supernatural

  • noun supernatural forces and events and beings collectively
    occult.
    • She doesn't believe in the supernatural
  • adjective not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material
    • supernatural forces and occurrences and beings

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pharmaceutic

  • noun drug or medicine that is prepared or dispensed in pharmacies and used in medical treatment
    pharmaceutical.
  • adjective of or relating to pharmacy or pharmacists
    pharmaceutical.
    • the pharmaceutical industry

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two

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
    II; deuce; 2.
  • noun one of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots
    deuce.

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inconstant

  • adjective likely to change frequently often without apparent or cogent reason; variable
    • inconstant affections
    • an inconstant lover
    • swear not by...the inconstant moon"- Shakespeare

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unearthly

  • adjective satellite concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul
    spiritual.
    • a spiritual approach to life
    • spiritual fulfillment
    • spiritual values
    • unearthly love
  • adjective satellite suggesting the operation of supernatural influences
    weird; eldritch; uncanny.
    • an eldritch screech
    • the three weird sisters
    • stumps...had uncanny shapes as of monstrous creatures"- John Galsworthy
    • an unearthly light
    • he could hear the unearthly scream of some curlew piercing the din"- Henry Kingsley

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white

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

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pharmaceutical

  • noun drug or medicine that is prepared or dispensed in pharmacies and used in medical treatment
    pharmaceutic.
  • adjective of or relating to pharmacy or pharmacists
    pharmaceutic.
    • the pharmaceutical industry

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fawning

  • adjective satellite attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
    obsequious; toadyish; bootlicking; sycophantic.
  • verb show submission or fear
    fawn; crawl; grovel; cower; cringe; creep.

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deception

  • noun a misleading falsehood
    deceit; misrepresentation.
  • noun the act of deceiving
    deceit; dissimulation; dissembling.

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sherpa

  • noun a member of the Himalayan people living in Nepal and Tibet who are famous for their skill as mountaineers

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mythic

  • adjective relating to or having the nature of myth
    • a novel of almost mythic consequence
  • adjective satellite based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
    mythological; fabulous; mythical; mythologic.
    • mythical centaurs
    • the fabulous unicorn

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assumed

  • adjective satellite adopted in order to deceive
    false; put on; pretended; fictitious; fictive; sham.
    • an assumed name
    • an assumed cheerfulness
    • a fictitious address
    • fictive sympathy
    • a pretended interest
    • a put-on childish voice
    • sham modesty
  • verb take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
    assume; take for granted; presume.
    • I assume his train was late

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overblown

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

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double-tongued

  • adjective satellite marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another
    double-dealing; two-faced; duplicitous; deceitful; double-faced; Janus-faced; ambidextrous.
    • she was a deceitful scheming little thing"- Israel Zangwill
    • a double-dealing double agent
    • a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"- W.M.Thackeray

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manufacture

  • noun the organized action of making of goods and services for sale
    industry.
    • American industry is making increased use of computers to control production
  • noun the act of making something (a product) from raw materials
    manufacturing; fabrication.
    • the synthesis and fabrication of single crystals
    • an improvement in the manufacture of explosives
    • manufacturing is vital to Great Britain

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impudent

  • adjective satellite marked by casual disrespect
    insolent; snotty-nosed; flip.
    • a flip answer to serious question
    • the student was kept in for impudent behavior
  • adjective satellite improperly forward or bold
    saucy; wise; overbold; impertinent; fresh; sassy; smart.
    • don't be fresh with me
    • impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup
    • an impudent boy given to insulting strangers
    • Don't get wise with me!

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orotund

  • adjective satellite ostentatiously lofty in style
    tumid; bombastic; large; turgid; declamatory.
    • a man given to large talk
    • tumid political prose
  • adjective satellite (of sounds) full and rich
    rotund; round; pear-shaped.
    • orotund tones
    • the rotund and reverberating phrase
    • pear-shaped vowels

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photochemical

  • adjective of or relating to or produced by the effects of light on chemical systems

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buttery

  • noun a small storeroom for storing foods or wines
    larder; pantry.
  • noun a teashop where students in British universities can purchase light meals

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ghostlike

  • adjective satellite resembling or characteristic of a phantom
    spectral; spiritual; phantasmal; ghostly; apparitional.
    • a ghostly face at the window
    • a phantasmal presence in the room
    • spectral emanations
    • spiritual tappings at a seance

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manipulate

  • verb influence or control shrewdly or deviously
    pull wires; pull strings.
    • He manipulated public opinion in his favor
  • verb hold something in one's hands and move it

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overrefinement

  • noun the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
    straining; twisting; torture; distortion.

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skulk

  • verb lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
    lurk.
  • verb avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill
    malinger.

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flamboyant

  • noun showy tropical tree or shrub native to Madagascar; widely planted in tropical regions for its immense racemes of scarlet and orange flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana
    flame tree; Poinciana regia; royal poinciana; peacock flower; Delonix regia.
  • adjective satellite marked by ostentation but often tasteless
    splashy; showy.
    • a cheap showy rhinestone bracelet
    • a splashy half-page ad

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arranged

  • adjective disposed or placed in a particular kind of order
    ordered.
    • the carefully arranged chessmen
    • haphazardly arranged interlobular septa
    • comfortable chairs arranged around the fireplace
  • verb put into a proper or systematic order
    set up; arrange.
    • arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order

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fabricate

  • verb put together out of artificial or natural components or parts; He manufactured a popular cereal"
    manufacture; construct.
    • the company fabricates plastic chairs
    • They manufacture small toys
  • verb make up something artificial or untrue
    manufacture; cook up; invent; make up.

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staged

  • adjective written for or performed on the stage
    • a staged version of the novel
  • verb perform (a play), especially on a stage
    represent; present; stage.
    • we are going to stage `Othello'

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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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stalking

  • noun a hunt for game carried on by following it stealthily or waiting in ambush
    still hunt; stalk.
  • noun the act of following prey stealthily
    stalk.

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stagey

  • adjective satellite having characteristics of the stage especially an artificial and mannered quality
    stagy.
    • stagy heroics

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empty

  • noun a container that has been emptied
    • return all empties to the store
  • verb make void or empty of contents
    • Empty the box
    • The alarm emptied the building

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charmer

  • noun someone with an assured and ingratiating manner
    smoothie; smoothy; sweet talker.
  • noun a person who charms others (usually by personal attractiveness)
    beguiler.

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aerial

  • noun a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer
    forward pass.
  • noun an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals
    transmitting aerial; antenna.

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knavish

  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; sly; slick; foxy; guileful; tricksy; dodgy; crafty; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

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double-faced

  • adjective satellite (of fabrics) having faces on both sides
    • damask is a double-faced fabric
  • adjective satellite marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another
    double-dealing; two-faced; duplicitous; deceitful; Janus-faced; ambidextrous; double-tongued.
    • she was a deceitful scheming little thing"- Israel Zangwill
    • a double-dealing double agent
    • a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"- W.M.Thackeray

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novel

  • noun an extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story
  • noun a printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction
    • his bookcases were filled with nothing but novels
    • he burned all the novels

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arty-crafty

  • adjective satellite pretentiously artistic; cloyingly charming
    artsy-craftsy.

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bleached

  • adjective satellite having lost freshness or brilliance of color
    washy; washed-out; faded.
    • sun-bleached deck chairs
    • faded jeans
    • a very pale washed-out blue
    • washy colors
  • verb remove color from
    bleach out; decolorize; decolorise; discolourise; discolorise; decolour; decolourise; bleach; decolor; decolourize; discolorize.
    • The sun bleached the red shirt

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dissimulator

  • noun a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
    hypocrite; phoney; dissembler; phony; pretender.

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shit

  • noun obscene terms for feces
    poop; crap; dirt; shite; turd.
  • noun obscene words for unacceptable behavior
    crap; horseshit; Irish bull; dogshit; bull; bullshit.
    • I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk
    • what he said was mostly bull

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incorrect

  • adjective not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth
    wrong.
    • an incorrect calculation
    • the report in the paper is wrong
    • your information is wrong
    • the clock showed the wrong time
    • found themselves on the wrong road
    • based on the wrong assumptions
  • adjective satellite not in accord with established usage or procedure
    wrong.
    • the wrong medicine
    • the wrong way to shuck clams
    • it is incorrect for a policeman to accept gifts

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incredible

  • adjective beyond belief or understanding
    unbelievable.
    • at incredible speed
    • the book's plot is simply incredible

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hollowness

  • noun the state of being hollow: having an empty space within
  • noun the property of having a sunken area

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surreal

  • adjective satellite characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions
    phantasmagorical; phantasmagoric; surrealistic.
    • a great concourse of phantasmagoric shadows"--J.C.Powys
    • the incongruous imagery in surreal art and literature
  • adjective satellite resembling a dream
    dreamlike.
    • night invested the lake with a dreamlike quality
    • as irrational and surreal as a dream

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book

  • noun a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)
    • I am reading a good book on economics
  • noun physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together
    volume.
    • he used a large book as a doorstop

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role

  • noun the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
    function; part; office.
    • the function of a teacher
    • the government must do its part
    • play its role
  • noun an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
    part; character; persona; theatrical role.
    • she played the part of Desdemona

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forge

  • noun furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping
  • noun a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering
    smithy.

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mock

  • noun the act of mocking or ridiculing
    • they made a mock of him
  • verb treat with contempt
    bemock.
    • The new constitution mocks all democratic principles

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pretended

  • adjective satellite adopted in order to deceive
    false; put on; assumed; fictitious; fictive; sham.
    • an assumed name
    • an assumed cheerfulness
    • a fictitious address
    • fictive sympathy
    • a pretended interest
    • a put-on childish voice
    • sham modesty
  • verb make believe with the intent to deceive
    affect; feign; pretend; dissemble; sham.
    • He feigned that he was ill
    • He shammed a headache

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pretender

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; pseudo; faker; pseud; role player; fake; sham.
  • noun a claimant to the throne or to the office of ruler (usually without just title)

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ambidextrous

  • adjective equally skillful with each hand
    two-handed.
    • an ambidextrous surgeon
  • adjective satellite marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another
    double-dealing; two-faced; duplicitous; deceitful; double-faced; Janus-faced; double-tongued.
    • she was a deceitful scheming little thing"- Israel Zangwill
    • a double-dealing double agent
    • a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"- W.M.Thackeray

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crappy

  • adjective satellite very bad
    stinking; shitty; stinky; lousy; rotten; icky.
    • a lousy play
    • it's a stinking world

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illusive

  • adjective satellite based on or having the nature of an illusion
    illusory.
    • illusive hopes of finding a better job
    • Secret activities offer presidents the alluring but often illusory promise that they can achieve foreign policy goals without the bothersome debate and open decision that are staples of democracy

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whited_sepulcher

  • noun a person who is inwardly evil but outwardly professes to be virtuous
    whited sepulchre.

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tricky

  • adjective satellite not to be trusted
    slippery.
    • how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is"- James Agee
  • adjective satellite having concealed difficulty
    catchy.
    • a catchy question
    • a tricky recipe to follow

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necromantic

  • adjective relating to or associated with necromancy
    necromantical.
    • mysterious necromantic rites
  • adjective satellite given to or produced by or used in the art of conjuring up the dead
    • a necromantic sorcerer
    • necromantic delusions
    • necromantic powders and other weird objects

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sass

  • noun an impudent or insolent rejoinder
    back talk; sassing; lip; mouth; backtalk.
    • don't give me any of your sass
  • noun a specialist regiment of the British army that is trained in commando techniques of warfare and used in clandestine operations (especially against terrorist groups)
    SAS; Special Air Service.

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assume

  • verb take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
    take for granted; presume.
    • I assume his train was late
  • verb take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
    take on; take over; adopt.
    • When will the new President assume office?

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pseudo

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; faker; pseud; role player; fake; pretender; sham.
  • adjective satellite (often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of
    • a pseudo esthete
    • pseudoclassic

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dyed

  • adjective satellite (used of color) artificially produced; not natural
    colored; bleached; coloured.
    • a bleached blonde
  • verb color with dye
    dye.
    • Please dye these shoes

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pretentious

  • adjective making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction
    • a pretentious country house
    • a pretentious fraud
    • a pretentious scholarly edition
  • adjective intended to attract notice and impress others
    ostentatious.
    • an ostentatious sable coat

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stringy

  • adjective satellite lean and sinewy
    wiry.
  • adjective satellite (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew
    fibrous; unchewable; sinewy.

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fresh

  • adjective recently made, produced, or harvested
    • fresh bread
    • a fresh scent
    • fresh lettuce
  • adjective satellite (of a cycle) beginning or occurring again
    • a fresh start
    • fresh ideas

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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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