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scratcher

  • noun a workman who uses a tool for scratching
  • noun a person who scratches to relieve an itch

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impression

  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    feeling; belief; opinion; notion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying
  • noun an outward appearance
    effect.
    • he made a good impression
    • I wanted to create an impression of success
    • she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting

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hint

  • noun an indirect suggestion
    breath; intimation.
    • not a breath of scandal ever touched her
  • noun a slight indication
    clue.

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datum

  • noun an item of factual information derived from measurement or research
    data point.

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dish_aerial

  • noun directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation
    dish; dish antenna; saucer.

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ala

  • noun a flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism
    • the alae of the nose
    • the alae of a maple seed
    • the flat petals of a pea blossom are alae
  • noun a wing of an insect

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aculea

  • noun small spiny outgrowth on the wings of certain insects

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skim

  • noun a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid
    • there was a thin skim of oil on the water
  • noun reading or glancing through quickly
    skimming.

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skin

  • noun a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
    tegument; cutis.
    • your skin is the largest organ of your body
  • noun an outer surface (usually thin)
    • the skin of an airplane

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dish

  • noun a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food
    • we gave them a set of dishes for a wedding present
  • noun a particular item of prepared food
    • she prepared a special dish for dinner

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golf

  • noun a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
    golf game.
  • verb play golf

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mill

  • noun a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing
    factory; manufactory; manufacturing plant.
  • noun Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham's utilitarianism; father of John Stuart Mill (1773-1836)
    James Mill.

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sense_of_touch

  • noun the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
    touch; touch modality; skin senses; cutaneous senses.
    • only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us

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compact

  • noun a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse
    powder compact.
  • noun a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
    covenant; concordat.

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explosive_device

  • noun device that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy

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doorknocker

  • noun a device (usually metal and ornamental) attached by a hinge to a door
    rapper; knocker.

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handgrip

  • noun the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
    grip; hold; handle.
    • he grabbed the hammer by the handle
    • it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip

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swab

  • noun implement consisting of a small piece of cotton that is used to apply medication or cleanse a wound or obtain a specimen of a secretion
  • noun cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
    swob; mop.

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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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pecker

  • noun obscene terms for penis
    shaft; prick; cock; tool; dick; putz; peter.
  • noun bird with strong claws and a stiff tail adapted for climbing and a hard chisel-like bill for boring into wood for insects
    woodpecker; peckerwood.

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warning

  • noun a message informing of danger
    • a warning that still more bombs could explode
  • noun cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)
    monition; admonition; word of advice.
    • a letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality
    • the warning was to beware of surprises
    • his final word of advice was not to play with matches

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pair_of_tongs

  • noun any of various devices for taking hold of objects; usually have two hinged legs with handles above and pointed hooks below
    tongs.

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stitchery

  • noun needlework on which you are working with needle and thread
    sewing.
    • she put her sewing back in the basket

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bludgeon

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

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sideswipe

  • noun a glancing blow from or on the side of something (especially motor vehicles)
  • verb strike from the side

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plectrum

  • noun a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument
    plectron; pick.

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little_toe

  • noun the fifth smallest outermost toe

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whang

  • noun the act of hitting vigorously
    knock; whack; rap; belt.
    • he gave the table a whack
  • verb beat with force

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sensory_system

  • noun a particular sense
    modality; sense modality.
  • noun the body's system of sense organs

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rhythm

  • noun the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
    beat; musical rhythm.
    • the piece has a fast rhythm
    • the conductor set the beat
  • noun recurring at regular intervals
    regular recurrence.

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scratch

  • noun an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
    abrasion; excoriation; scrape.
  • noun a depression scratched or carved into a surface
    slit; prick; incision; dent.

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snag

  • noun a sharp protuberance
  • noun a dead tree that is still standing, usually in an undisturbed forest
    • a snag can provide food and a habitat for insects and birds

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crest

  • noun the top line of a hill, mountain, or wave
  • noun the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
    crown; top; tip; summit; peak.
    • the view from the peak was magnificent
    • they clambered to the tip of Monadnock
    • the region is a few molecules wide at the summit

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tubercle

  • noun a swelling that is the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis
  • noun small rounded wartlike protuberance on a plant
    nodule.

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shaving

  • noun the act of removing hair with a razor
    shave.
  • noun a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
    paring; sliver.

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shoot

  • noun a new branch
  • noun the act of shooting at targets
    • they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer

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digit

  • noun one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration
    figure.
    • 0 and 1 are digits
  • noun the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
    finger's breadth; fingerbreadth; finger.

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breathing

  • noun the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
    external respiration; respiration; ventilation.
  • verb draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
    breathe; respire; take a breath; suspire.
    • I can breathe better when the air is clean
    • The patient is respiring

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confidential

  • adjective satellite entrusted with private information and the confidence of another
    • a confidential secretary
  • adjective satellite (of information) given in confidence or in secret
    secret.
    • this arrangement must be kept confidential
    • their secret communications

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photoconductive_cell

  • noun a transducer used to detect and measure light and other radiations
    photocell; photoelectric cell; electric eye; magic eye.

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hitting

  • noun the act of contacting one thing with another
    hit; striking.
    • repeated hitting raised a large bruise
    • after three misses she finally got a hit
  • verb cause to move by striking
    hit.
    • hit a ball

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snowshoe

  • noun a device to help you walk on deep snow; a lightweight frame shaped like a racquet is strengthened with cross pieces and contains a network of thongs; one is worn on each foot
  • verb travel on snowshoes
    • After a heavy snowfall, we have to snowshoe to the grocery store

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medicine

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

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smack

  • noun a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
    slap.
  • noun the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
    nip; tang; flavour; savor; savour; sapidity; flavor; relish.

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fetlock

  • noun the joint between the cannon bone and the pastern
    fetlock joint.
  • noun projection behind and above a horse's hoof

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esthesis

  • noun an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
    sense impression; sense experience; sensation; aesthesis; sense datum.
    • a sensation of touch

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tentacle

  • noun something that acts like a tentacle in its ability to grasp and hold
    • caught in the tentacles of organized crime
  • noun any of various elongated tactile or prehensile flexible organs that occur on the head or near the mouth in many animals; used for feeling or grasping or locomotion

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sensitivity

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

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clench

  • noun a small slip noose made with seizing
    clinch.
  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; grasp; hold; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing

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slipperiness

  • noun a slippery smoothness
    slickness; slick; slip.
    • he could feel the slickness of the tiller
  • noun the quality of being a slippery rascal
    shiftiness; rascality; trickiness.

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bubbler

  • noun a public fountain to provide a jet of drinking water
    drinking fountain; water fountain.
  • noun any of various devices in which air or some other gas is bubbled through a liquid

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source_of_illumination

  • noun any device serving as a source of visible electromagnetic radiation

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osculate

  • verb be intermediate between two taxonomic groups
    • These species osculate
  • verb have at least three points in common with
    • one curve osculates the other
    • these two surfaces osculate

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look

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking; looking at.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him

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prod

  • noun a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
    goading; goad; spurring; prodding; spur; urging.
    • the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves
  • noun a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion
    goad.

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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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setaceous

  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; briary; bristly; briery; thorny; barbellate; prickly; spiny; burred; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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prophylactic

  • noun remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
    preventive; preventative.
    • the doctor recommended several preventatives
  • noun contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
    rubber; safe; safety; condom.

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level

  • noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    grade; degree.
    • a moderate grade of intelligence
    • a high level of care is required
    • it is all a matter of degree
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    grade; tier.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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uncovering

  • noun the removal of covering
    stripping; husking; baring; denudation.
  • noun the act of discovering something
    find; discovery.

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button

  • noun a round fastener sewn to shirts and coats etc to fit through buttonholes
  • noun an electrical switch operated by pressing
    push; push button.
    • the elevator was operated by push buttons
    • the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk

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defensiveness

  • noun excessive sensitivity to criticism
    • his defensiveness was manifested in hurt silence
    • the fear of being sued for malpractice has magnified physicians' defensiveness

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laying

  • noun the production of eggs (especially in birds)
    egg laying.
  • verb put into a certain place or abstract location
    set; pose; place; lay; put; 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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gum

  • noun a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing
    chewing gum.
  • noun the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth
    gingiva.

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magnet

  • noun (physics) a device that attracts iron and produces a magnetic field
  • noun a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts
    attraction; attractive feature; attracter; attractor.
    • flowers are an attractor for bees

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convenience

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

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proposition

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

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perceiver

  • noun a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
    percipient; observer; beholder.

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spear_thrower

  • noun a device resembling a sling that is used in various primitive societies to propel a dart or spear
    throwing stick; dart thrower; throwing board.

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cutaneous_senses

  • noun the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
    touch; sense of touch; touch modality; skin senses.
    • only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us

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small

  • noun the slender part of the back
  • noun a garment size for a small person

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damper

  • noun a movable iron plate that regulates the draft in a stove or chimney or furnace
  • noun a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations
    muffler.

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limen

  • noun the smallest detectable sensation
    threshold.
  • noun a long narrow lagoon near the mouth of a river
    liman.

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somaesthesia

  • noun the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations
    somesthesia; somatesthesia; somatic sensation.
    • he relied on somesthesia to warn him of pressure changes
  • noun the faculty of bodily perception; sensory systems associated with the body; includes skin senses and proprioception and the internal organs
    somatic sensory system; somesthesis; somaesthesis; somataesthesis; somatesthesia; somatic sense; somesthesia; somatosensory system.

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flick

  • noun a light sharp contact (usually with something flexible)
    • he gave it a flick with his finger
    • he felt the flick of a whip
  • noun a short stroke

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stabilizer

  • noun a chemical that is added to a solution or mixture or suspension to maintain it in a stable or unchanging state
  • noun airfoil consisting of a device for stabilizing an aircraft

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television_antenna

  • noun an omnidirectional antenna tuned to the broadcast frequencies assigned to television
    tv-antenna.

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force

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

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urtication

  • noun an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red margins; usually the result of an allergic response to insect bites or food or drugs
    hives; nettle rash; urticaria.
  • noun a sensation of having been stung by nettles

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mastoid

  • noun process of the temporal bone behind the ear at the base of the skull
    mastoid bone; mastoidal; mastoid process.
  • adjective of or relating to or in the region of the mastoid process

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attic

  • noun floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
    loft; garret.
  • noun the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and Athens and Ionia
    Ionic dialect; Ionic; Classical Greek.

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sensation

  • noun an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
    sense impression; sense experience; esthesis; aesthesis; sense datum.
    • a sensation of touch
  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.

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crop

  • noun the yield from plants in a single growing season
    harvest.
  • noun a cultivated plant that is grown commercially on a large scale

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cosh

  • noun a piece of metal covered by leather with a flexible handle; used for hitting people
    sap; blackjack.
  • verb hit with a cosh, usually on the head

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chaeta

  • noun a stiff chitinous seta or bristle especially of an annelid worm

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ventilator

  • noun a device (such as a fan) that introduces fresh air or expels foul air
  • noun a device that facilitates breathing in cases of respiratory failure
    breathing machine; breathing device; breathing apparatus.

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burnish

  • noun the property of being smooth and shiny
    glossiness; polish; gloss.
  • verb polish and make shiny
    furbish; buff.
    • buff the wooden floors
    • buff my shoes

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perception

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

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shooting_stick

  • noun device that resembles a spiked walking stick but the top opens into a seat

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acanthoid

  • adjective satellite shaped like a spine or thorn
    acanthous; spinous.

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groover

  • noun a device that makes grooves by cutting or punching

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tuberosity

  • noun a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament
    tubercle; eminence.

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take-up

  • noun any of various devices for reducing slack (as in a sewing machine) or taking up motion (as in a loom)
    • a take-up that winds photographic film on a spool
  • noun the action of taking up as by tightening or absorption or reeling in

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quill

  • noun pen made from a bird's feather
    quill pen.
  • noun a stiff hollow protective spine on a porcupine or hedgehog

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tactile

  • adjective of or relating to or proceeding from the sense of touch
    tactual; haptic.
    • haptic data
    • a tactile reflex
  • adjective satellite producing a sensation of touch
    tactual.
    • tactile qualities
    • the tactual luxury of stroking silky human hair

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index

  • noun a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number
  • noun a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time
    index number; indicator; indicant.

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transverse

  • adjective satellite extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis
    thwartwise; transversal; cross.
    • cross members should be all steel
    • from the transverse hall the stairway ascends gracefully
    • transversal vibrations
    • transverse colon

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poke

  • noun tall coarse perennial American herb having small white flowers followed by blackish-red berries on long drooping racemes; young fleshy stems are edible; berries and root are poisonous
    scoke; Phytolacca americana; garget; pigeon berry.
  • noun someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
    dawdler; laggard; drone; lagger; trailer.

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apparatus

  • noun equipment designed to serve a specific function
    setup.
  • noun (anatomy) a group of body parts that work together to perform a given function
    • the breathing apparatus

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storage_device

  • noun a device that preserves information for retrieval
    memory device.

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tactile_property

  • noun a property perceived by touch
    feel.

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neb

  • noun a long projecting or anterior elongation of an animal's head; especially the nose
    snout.
  • noun horny projecting mouth of a bird
    nib; pecker; bill; beak.

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visual_sensation

  • noun the perceptual experience of seeing
    vision.
    • the runners emerged from the trees into his clear vision
    • he had a visual sensation of intense light

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scorcher

  • noun an extremely hot day
  • noun a very hard hit ball
    screamer.

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crush

  • noun leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated
    crushed leather.
  • noun a dense crowd of people
    press; jam.

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spinal_column

  • noun the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
    rachis; spine; vertebral column; backbone; back.
    • the fall broke his back

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somatesthesia

  • noun the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations
    somesthesia; somatic sensation; somaesthesia.
    • he relied on somesthesia to warn him of pressure changes
  • noun the faculty of bodily perception; sensory systems associated with the body; includes skin senses and proprioception and the internal organs
    somatic sensory system; somesthesis; somaesthesis; somataesthesis; somatic sense; somesthesia; somatosensory system; somaesthesia.

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axe_handle

  • noun the handle of an ax
    ax handle.

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pin

  • noun a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment
  • noun when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
    fall.

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beater

  • noun a worker who rouses wild game from under cover for a hunter
  • noun an implement for beating

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brier

  • noun tangled mass of prickly plants
    brier patch; brierpatch.
  • noun a thorny stem or twig

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practice_of_medicine

  • noun the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries
    medicine.
    • he studied medicine at Harvard

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bird

  • noun warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
  • noun the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
    fowl.

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exercise

  • noun the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
    workout; physical exertion; exercising; physical exercise.
    • the doctor recommended regular exercise
    • he did some exercising
    • the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit
  • noun the act of using
    use; utilization; utilisation; usage; employment.
    • he warned against the use of narcotic drugs
    • skilled in the utilization of computers

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ballottement

  • noun a palpatory technique for feeling a floating object in the body (especially for determining the position of a fetus by feeling the rebound of the fetus after a quick digital tap on the wall of the uterus)

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vermiform

  • adjective satellite resembling a worm; long and thin and cylindrical
    worm-shaped.

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crunch

  • noun the sound of something crunching
    • he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path
  • noun a critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources)
    • an end-of-the year crunch
    • a financial crunch

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knuckle_joint

  • noun a joint of a finger when the fist is closed
    metacarpophalangeal joint; knuckle.
  • noun a joint allowing movement in one plane only
    hinge joint.

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full

  • noun the time when the Moon is fully illuminated
    full moon; full-of-the-moon; full phase of the moon.
    • the moon is at the full
  • verb beat for the purpose of cleaning and thickening
    • full the cloth

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ruffle

  • noun a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
    flounce; frill; furbelow.
  • noun a high tight collar
    choker; neck ruff; ruff.

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applier

  • noun a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission
    applicant.
  • noun a device for applying a substance
    applicator.

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fibre

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

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perceptual_constancy

  • noun (psychology) the tendency for perceived objects to give rise to very similar perceptual experiences in spite of wide variations in the conditions of observation
    constancy.

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pushing

  • noun the act of applying force in order to move something away
    push.
    • he gave the door a hard push
    • the pushing is good exercise
  • verb move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
    push; force.

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punch

  • noun (boxing) a blow with the fist
    biff; clout; poke; lick; slug.
    • I gave him a clout on his nose
  • noun an iced mixed drink usually containing alcohol and prepared for multiple servings; normally served in a punch bowl

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water

  • noun binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
    H2O.
  • noun the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
    body of water.
    • they invaded our territorial waters
    • they were sitting by the water's edge

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control_surface

  • noun a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight
    airfoil; surface; aerofoil.

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remote_control

  • noun a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance
    remote.
    • he lost the remote for his TV

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dipole_antenna

  • noun an aerial half a wavelength long consisting of two rods connected to a transmission line at the center
    dipole.

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firing_pin

  • noun striker that ignites the charge by striking the primer

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address

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

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proffer

  • noun a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
    proposition; suggestion.
    • it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse
  • verb present for acceptance or rejection
    offer.
    • She offered us all a cold drink

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arch

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

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peeler

  • noun a performer who provides erotic entertainment by undressing to music
    ecdysiast; exotic dancer; striptease; stripteaser; striptease artist; stripper.
  • noun a worker who peels the skins from fruits and vegetables

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box

  • noun a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid
    • he rummaged through a box of spare parts
  • noun private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance
    loge.
    • the royal box was empty

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great

  • noun a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field
    • he is one of the greats of American music
  • adjective satellite relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind
    • a great juicy steak
    • a great multitude
    • the great auk
    • a great old oak
    • a great ocean liner
    • a great delay

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engage

  • verb carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
    pursue; prosecute.
    • She pursued many activities
    • They engaged in a discussion
  • verb consume all of one's attention or time
    engross; absorb; occupy.
    • Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely

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mash

  • noun a mixture of mashed malt grains and hot water; used in brewing
  • noun mixture of ground animal feeds

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bop

  • noun an early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940)
    bebop.
  • noun the law enforcement agency of the Justice Department that operates a nationwide system of prisons and detention facilities to incarcerate inmates sentenced to imprisonment for federal crimes
    Federal Bureau of Prisons.

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fielding

  • noun (baseball) handling the ball while playing in the field
  • noun English novelist and dramatist (1707-1754)
    Henry Fielding.

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pain_sensation

  • noun a somatic sensation of acute discomfort
    painful sensation; pain.
    • as the intensity increased the sensation changed from tickle to pain

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styloid_process

  • noun extends from the base of the temporal bone

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depressor

  • noun any skeletal muscle that draws a body part down
    depressor muscle.
  • noun any nerve whose activity tends to reduce the activity or tone of the body part it serves
    depressor nerve.

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creepy

  • adjective satellite annoying and unpleasant
    • some creepy kids were bothering her
  • adjective satellite causing a sensation as of things crawling on your skin
    creepy-crawly.
    • a creepy story
    • I had a creepy-crawly feeling

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hydrostatic

  • adjective relating to fluids at rest or to the pressures they exert or transmit
    • hydrostatic pressure

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tv

  • noun broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects
    telecasting; television; video.
    • she is a star of screen and video
    • Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done" - Ernie Kovacs
  • noun an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen
    goggle box; television; boob tube; tv set; television receiver; telly; idiot box; television set.
    • the British call a tv set a telly

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prickle

  • noun a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
    pricker; spine; thorn; spikelet; sticker.
  • verb cause a prickling sensation
    prick.

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bradawl

  • noun an awl for making small holes for brads or small screws
    pricker.

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buss

  • noun the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)
    osculation; kiss.
  • noun a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport
    coach; omnibus; bus; motorbus; motorcoach; passenger vehicle; charabanc; jitney; autobus; double-decker.
    • he always rode the bus to work

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bunker

  • noun a hazard on a golf course
    trap; sand trap.
  • noun a large container for storing fuel
    • the ship's bunkers were full of coal

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creepiness

  • noun an uneasy sensation as of insects creeping on your skin

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takeoff

  • noun a departure; especially of airplanes
  • noun the initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne

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massage

  • noun kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation
  • verb manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes
    knead; rub down.
    • She rubbed down her child with a sponge

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vaporizer

  • noun a device that puts out a substance in the form of a vapor (especially for medicinal inhalation)
    vaporiser.

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musical_instrument

  • noun any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
    instrument.

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shuffle

  • noun the act of mixing cards haphazardly
    make; shuffling.
  • noun walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet
    shambling; shamble; shuffling.
    • from his shambling I assumed he was very old

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suggester

  • noun someone who advances a suggestion or proposal
    proposer.
    • the suggester of this absurd strategy was a fool

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autocue

  • noun a device that displays words for people to read
    prompter.

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shagginess

  • noun unkemptness of hair
  • noun roughness of nap produced by long woolly hairs

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synchroflash

  • noun a device used in photography to synchronize the peak of a flash with the opening of the camera shutter

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clout

  • noun a target used in archery
  • noun special advantage or influence
    pull.
    • the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull

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broom_handle

  • noun the handle of a broom
    broomstick.

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electrical_device

  • noun a device that produces or is powered by electricity

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proposer

  • noun someone who advances a suggestion or proposal
    suggester.
    • the suggester of this absurd strategy was a fool
  • noun (parliamentary procedure) someone who makes a formal motion
    mover.

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soul

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

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marker

  • noun some conspicuous object used to distinguish or mark something
    • the buoys were markers for the channel
  • noun a distinguishing symbol
    marking; mark.
    • the owner's mark was on all the sheep

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illumination

  • noun a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination
    light.
    • follow God's light
  • noun the degree of visibility of your environment

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glance

  • noun a quick look
    coup d'oeil; glimpse.
  • verb throw a glance at; take a brief look at
    peek; glint.
    • She only glanced at the paper
    • I only peeked--I didn't see anything interesting

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armed

  • adjective (used of persons or the military) characterized by having or bearing arms
    • armed robbery
  • verb prepare oneself for a military confrontation
    build up; gird; fortify; arm.
    • The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East
    • troops are building up on the Iraqi border

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somesthesia

  • noun the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations
    somatesthesia; somatic sensation; somaesthesia.
    • he relied on somesthesia to warn him of pressure changes
  • noun the faculty of bodily perception; sensory systems associated with the body; includes skin senses and proprioception and the internal organs
    somatic sensory system; somesthesis; somaesthesis; somataesthesis; somatesthesia; somatic sense; somatosensory system; somaesthesia.

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unit

  • noun any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
    unit of measurement.
    • the dollar is the United States unit of currency
    • a unit of wheat is a bushel
    • change per unit volume
  • noun an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole
    • the reduced the number of units and installations
    • the word is a basic linguistic unit

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tickle

  • noun a cutaneous sensation often resulting from light stroking
  • noun the act of tickling
    titillation; tickling.

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pseudopod

  • noun temporary outgrowth used by some microorganisms as an organ of feeding or locomotion
    pseudopodium.

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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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sound_perception

  • noun the perception of sound as a meaningful phenomenon
    auditory perception.

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swat

  • noun a sharp blow
  • verb hit swiftly with a violent blow
    • Swat flies

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smacker

  • noun a loud kiss
  • noun a very powerful blow with the fist

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gloss

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

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interception

  • noun the act of intercepting; preventing something from proceeding or arriving
    • he resorted to the interception of his daughter's letters
    • he claimed that the interception of one missile by another would be impossible
  • noun (American football) the act of catching a football by a player on the opposing team

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dart_thrower

  • noun a device resembling a sling that is used in various primitive societies to propel a dart or spear
    spear thrower; throwing stick; throwing board.

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slug

  • noun a projectile that is fired from a gun
    bullet.
  • noun a unit of mass equal to the mass that accelerates at 1 foot/sec/sec when acted upon by a force of 1 pound; approximately 14.5939 kilograms

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spying

  • noun keeping a secret or furtive watch
  • noun the act of keeping a secret watch for intelligence purposes
    undercover work.

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barbellate

  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; briary; bristly; briery; setaceous; thorny; prickly; spiny; burred; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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memory

  • noun something that is remembered
    • search as he would, the memory was lost
  • noun the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered
    remembering.
    • he can do it from memory
    • he enjoyed remembering his father

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strike

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

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looking_at

  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking; look.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him

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kick

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

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spoon

  • noun a piece of cutlery with a shallow bowl-shaped container and a handle; used to stir or serve or take up food
  • noun as much as a spoon will hold
    spoonful.
    • he added two spoons of sugar

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sticker

  • noun a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
    pricker; spine; thorn; prickle; spikelet.
  • noun an adhesive label
    gummed label; paster.

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breathing_machine

  • noun a device that facilitates breathing in cases of respiratory failure
    ventilator; breathing device; breathing apparatus.

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hallux

  • noun the first largest innermost toe
    big toe; great toe.

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moistener

  • noun a device that dampens or moistens something
    dampener.
    • he used a dampener to moisten the shirts before he ironed them

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conductor

  • noun the person who leads a musical group
    director; music director.
  • noun a substance that readily conducts e.g. electricity and heat

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antennal

  • adjective of or relating to antennae
    antennary.
    • antennal senses of insects

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club

  • noun a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together
    nine; baseball club; ball club.
    • each club played six home games with teams in its own division
  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    guild; society; social club; gild; lodge; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today

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beholder

  • noun a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
    percipient; perceiver; observer.

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briery

  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; briary; bristly; setaceous; thorny; barbellate; prickly; spiny; burred; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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sedative_drug

  • noun a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
    downer; sedative; depressant.

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clue

  • noun a slight indication
    hint.
  • noun evidence that helps to solve a problem
    cue; clew.

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ignitor

  • noun a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire
    lighter; igniter.
  • noun a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires
    light; lighter; igniter.
    • do you have a light?

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teaser

  • noun a worker who teases wool
  • noun someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
    vexer; annoyer; tease.

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appendix

  • noun supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book
  • noun a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch
    cecal appendage; vermiform process; vermiform appendix.

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stick

  • noun an implement consisting of a length of wood
    • he collected dry sticks for a campfire
    • the kid had a candied apple on a stick
  • noun a small thin branch of a tree

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rabbit

  • noun any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae having long ears and short tails; some domesticated and raised for pets or food
    cony; coney.
  • noun the fur of a rabbit
    lapin.

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hole

  • noun an opening into or through something
  • noun an opening deliberately made in or through something

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hold

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

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palpatory

  • adjective relating to or involving palpation

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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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flagellum

  • noun a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
    scourge.
  • noun a lash-like appendage used for locomotion (e.g., in sperm cells and some bacteria and protozoa)

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touch_sensation

  • noun the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin
    touch; feeling; tactual sensation; tactile sensation.
    • she likes the touch of silk on her skin
    • the surface had a greasy feeling

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abrasiveness

  • noun the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions
    harshness; scratchiness.
  • noun the quality of being sharply disagreeable

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gunstock

  • noun the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun
    stock.
    • the rifle had been fitted with a special stock

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work

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

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slit

  • noun a long narrow opening
  • noun obscene terms for female genitals
    puss; pussy; snatch; twat; cunt.

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knocker

  • noun (Yiddish) a big shot who knows it and acts that way; a boastful immoderate person
  • noun a person who knocks (as seeking to gain admittance)
    • open the door and see who the knocker is

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whack

  • noun the sound made by a sharp swift blow
  • noun the act of hitting vigorously
    knock; whang; rap; belt.
    • he gave the table a whack

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cutaneous

  • adjective relating to or existing on or affecting the skin
    cutaneal; dermal.
    • cutaneous nerves
    • a cutaneous infection

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cuddle

  • noun a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace
    nestle; snuggle.
  • verb move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
    nuzzle; nest; nestle; draw close; snuggle.
    • We cuddled against each other to keep warm
    • The children snuggled into their sleeping bags

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sharp

  • noun a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
  • noun a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point

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appendage

  • noun an external body part that projects from the body
    extremity; member.
    • it is important to keep the extremities warm
  • noun a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant
    process; outgrowth.
    • a bony process

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meet

  • noun a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held
    sports meeting.
  • verb come together
    see; come across; run into; run across; encounter.
    • I'll probably see you at the meeting
    • How nice to see you again!

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grope

  • noun the act of groping; and instance of groping
  • verb feel about uncertainly or blindly
    fumble.
    • She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom

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plug

  • noun blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
    stopper; stopple.
  • noun a wad of something chewable as tobacco
    chew; wad; quid; cud; chaw.

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itchiness

  • noun an irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch
    itching; itch.

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control

  • noun power to direct or determine
    • under control
  • noun a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another
    • measures for the control of disease
    • they instituted controls over drinking on campus

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spy

  • noun (military) a secret agent hired by a state to obtain information about its enemies or by a business to obtain industrial secrets from competitors
    undercover agent.
  • noun a secret watcher; someone who secretly watches other people
    • my spies tell me that you had a good time last night

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sandbag

  • noun a bag filled with sand; used as a weapon or to build walls or as ballast
  • verb treat harshly or unfairly

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tap

  • noun the sound made by a gentle blow
    pat; rap.
  • noun a gentle blow
    strike; rap.

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reflector

  • noun device that reflects radiation
  • noun optical telescope consisting of a large concave mirror that produces an image that is magnified by the eyepiece
    reflecting telescope.
    • Isaac Newton invented the reflecting telescope in 1668

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give

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

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process

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

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lock

  • noun a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
  • noun a strand or cluster of hair
    curl; ringlet; whorl.

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sense

  • noun a general conscious awareness
    • a sense of security
    • a sense of happiness
    • a sense of danger
    • a sense of self
  • noun the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted
    signified.
    • the dictionary gave several senses for the word
    • in the best sense charity is really a duty
    • the signifier is linked to the signified

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automatic_pilot

  • noun a cognitive state in which you act without self-awareness
    autopilot.
    • she went about her chores on automatic pilot
    • too much of the writing seems to have been done on automatic pilot
    • she talked and he dozed and my mind went on autopilot
  • noun a navigational device that automatically keeps ships or planes or spacecraft on a steady course
    autopilot; robot pilot.

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lure

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

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tactile_sensation

  • noun the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin
    touch; feeling; tactual sensation; touch sensation.
    • she likes the touch of silk on her skin
    • the surface had a greasy feeling

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collision

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

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powderiness

  • noun having a very fine texture
    fineness.
    • the fineness of the sand on the beach

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encephalon

  • noun that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
    brain.

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mine_detector

  • noun detector consisting of an electromagnetic device; used to locate explosive mines

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slip

  • noun a socially awkward or tactless act
    gaffe; gaucherie; solecism; faux pas.
  • noun a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
    parapraxis; slip-up; miscue.

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plectron

  • noun a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument
    plectrum; pick.

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hit

  • noun (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball)
    • he came all the way around on Williams' hit
  • noun the act of contacting one thing with another
    hitting; striking.
    • repeated hitting raised a large bruise
    • after three misses she finally got a hit

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smacking

  • noun the act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand
    smack; slap.
  • verb deliver a hard blow to
    smack; thwack.
    • The teacher smacked the student who had misbehaved

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skirt

  • noun cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist
  • noun a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women

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pink

  • noun a light shade of red
  • noun any of various flowers of plants of the genus Dianthus cultivated for their fragrant flowers
    garden pink.

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approachability

  • noun the attribute of being easy to meet or deal with
    accessibility.

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olecranon

  • noun process of the ulna that forms the outer bump of the elbow and fits into the fossa of the humerus when the arm is extended
    olecranon process.

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hoe

  • noun a tool with a flat blade attached at right angles to a long handle
  • verb dig with a hoe
    • He is hoeing the flower beds

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esthesia

  • noun mental responsiveness and awareness
    sensibility; aesthesia.

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blood_pressure

  • noun the pressure of the circulating blood against the walls of the blood vessels; results from the systole of the left ventricle of the heart; sometimes measured for a quick evaluation of a person's health
    • adult blood pressure is considered normal at 120/80 where the first number is the systolic pressure and the second is the diastolic pressure

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coronoideus

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creese

  • noun a Malayan dagger with a wavy blade
    crease; kris.

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ping

  • noun a sharp high-pitched resonant sound (as of a sonar echo or a bullet striking metal)
  • noun a river in western Thailand; a major tributary of the Chao Phraya
    Ping River.

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briar

  • noun Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips
    sweetbrier; sweetbriar; Rosa eglanteria; brier; eglantine.
  • noun a very prickly woody vine of the eastern United States growing in tangled masses having tough round stems with shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed by clusters of inedible shiny black berries
    catbrier; horse brier; greenbrier; Smilax rotundifolia; bullbrier; brier; horse-brier.

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roughness

  • noun a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven
    raggedness.
  • noun the quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses
    harshness.

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machine

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

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titillation

  • noun a tingling feeling of excitement (as from teasing or tickling)
  • noun an agreeable arousal

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bunt

  • noun (baseball) the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the bat
  • noun disease of wheat characterized by replacement of the grains with greasy masses of smelly smut spores
    stinking smut.

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cling

  • noun fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit
    clingstone.
  • verb come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
    cohere; cleave; stick; adhere.
    • The dress clings to her body
    • The label stuck to the box
    • The sushi rice grains cohere

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marcella

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force_per_unit_area

  • noun the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit)
    pressure level; pressure.
    • the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure

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stock

  • noun the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity)
    • he owns a controlling share of the company's stock
  • noun the merchandise that a shop has on hand
    inventory.
    • they carried a vast inventory of hardware
    • they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory

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contraption

  • noun a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
    gismo; gadget; appliance; widget; convenience; contrivance; gizmo.

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abrasive

  • noun a substance that abrades or wears down
    abradant; abrasive material.
  • adjective satellite causing abrasion
    scratchy.

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plant

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

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vermiform_appendix

  • noun a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch
    cecal appendage; appendix; vermiform process.

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maw

  • noun informal terms for the mouth
    yap; gob; trap; cakehole; hole.

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extinguisher

  • noun a manually operated device for extinguishing small fires
    asphyxiator; fire extinguisher.

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scrabble

  • noun an aimless drawing
    scribble; doodle.
  • noun a board game in which words are formed from letters in patterns similar to a crossword puzzle; each letter has a value and those values are used to score the game

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exercise_device

  • noun a device designed to provide exercise for the user

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vine

  • noun a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface

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storage

  • noun the act of storing something
  • noun a depository for goods
    entrepot; depot; store; storehouse.
    • storehouses were built close to the docks

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mesh

  • noun the number of openings per linear inch of a screen; measures size of particles
    • a 100 mesh screen
    • 100 mesh powdered cellulose
  • noun contact by fitting together
    engagement; meshing; interlocking.
    • the engagement of the clutch
    • the meshing of gears

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pressure_level

  • noun the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit)
    pressure; force per unit area.
    • the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure

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blood

  • noun the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets
    • blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products
    • the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions
  • noun temperament or disposition
    • a person of hot blood

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faculty

  • noun one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
    mental faculty; module.
  • noun the body of teachers and administrators at a school
    staff.
    • the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university

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acanthous

  • adjective satellite shaped like a spine or thorn
    acanthoid; spinous.

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odontoid

(Anat.) (a) Having the form of a tooth; toothlike. (b) Of or pertaining to the odontoid bone or to the odontoid process.

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snap

  • noun the act of catching an object with the hands
    catch; grab; snatch.
    • Mays made the catch with his back to the plate
    • he made a grab for the ball before it landed
    • Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away
    • the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion
  • noun a spell of cold weather
    • a cold snap in the middle of May

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breathalyser

  • noun a device that measures chemicals (especially the alcohol content) in a person's expired breath
    breathalyzer.

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tongue

  • noun a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
    clapper; lingua; glossa.
  • noun a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
    natural language.

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dampener

  • noun a device that dampens or moistens something
    moistener.
    • he used a dampener to moisten the shirts before he ironed them

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cuddling

  • noun affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)
    petting; caressing; smooching; hugging; snuggling; necking; kissing; fondling.
  • verb move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
    nuzzle; nest; nestle; cuddle; draw close; snuggle.
    • We cuddled against each other to keep warm
    • The children snuggled into their sleeping bags

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cutaneous_sensation

  • noun a sensation localized on the skin
    haptic sensation; skin sensation.

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physical

  • adjective involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit
    • physical exercise
    • physical suffering
    • was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance
  • adjective relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics
    • physical sciences
    • physical laws

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neck

  • noun the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body
    cervix.
    • he admired her long graceful neck
    • the horse won by a neck
  • noun a narrow elongated projecting strip of land

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touch_modality

  • noun the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
    touch; sense of touch; skin senses; cutaneous senses.
    • only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us

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acromion

  • noun the outermost point of the spine of the shoulder blade
    acromial process.

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teething_ring

  • noun device used for an infant to suck or bite on
    comforter; baby's dummy; pacifier.

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robot

  • noun a mechanism that can move automatically
    golem; automaton.

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compressing

  • noun applying pressure
    compression.
  • verb make more compact by or as if by pressing
    compact; compress; pack together.
    • compress the data

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smooching

  • noun affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)
    cuddling; petting; caressing; hugging; snuggling; necking; kissing; fondling.
  • verb snuggle and lie in a position where one person faces the back of the others
    spoon; smooch.

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baby's_dummy

  • noun device used for an infant to suck or bite on
    comforter; teething ring; pacifier.

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sleekness

  • noun the quality of being well-groomed and neatly tailored
    • the sleekness of his appearance reminded me of his financial successes
  • noun the smooth feel of silk fabric
    silkiness.

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gum_ridge

  • noun a ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teeth
    alveolar process; alveolar ridge.

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fan

  • noun a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces
  • noun an enthusiastic devotee of sports
    sports fan; rooter.

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preventive

  • noun remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
    preventative; prophylactic.
    • the doctor recommended several preventatives
  • noun any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
    incumbrance; preventative; encumbrance; interference; hitch; hindrance; hinderance.

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interrupter

  • noun a device for automatically interrupting an electric current

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dream

  • noun a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep
    dreaming.
    • I had a dream about you last night
  • noun imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake
    dreaming.
    • he lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality

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fender

  • noun a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud
    wing.
    • in Britain they call a fender a wing
  • noun an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track
    buffer; cowcatcher; pilot.

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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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photoelectric

  • adjective of or pertaining to photoelectricity
    photoelectrical.
    • the photoelectric effect

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intraocular_pressure

  • noun pressure exerted by the fluids inside the eyeball; regulated by resistance to the outward flow of aqueous humor
    IOP.
    • glaucoma can result from increased intraocular pressure

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boxing

  • noun fighting with the fists
    pugilism; fisticuffs.
  • noun the enclosure of something in a package or box
    packing.

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lighter

  • noun a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire
    ignitor; igniter.
  • noun a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires
    light; ignitor; igniter.
    • do you have a light?

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deck

  • noun any of various platforms built into a vessel
  • noun street name for a packet of illegal drugs

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clapper

  • noun someone who applauds
    applauder.
  • noun a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
    tongue; lingua; glossa.

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poking

  • noun a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
    poke; thrusting; jabbing; thrust; jab.
    • he warned me with a jab with his finger
    • he made a thrusting motion with his fist
  • verb poke or thrust abruptly
    stab; dig; prod; jab; poke.
    • he jabbed his finger into her ribs

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over

  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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move

  • noun the act of deciding to do something
    • he didn't make a move to help
    • his first move was to hire a lawyer
  • noun the act of changing your residence or place of business
    relocation.
    • they say that three moves equal one fire

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murray

  • noun British classical scholar (born in Australia) who advocated the League of Nations and the United Nations (1866-1957)
    George Gilbert Aime Murphy; Gilbert Murray.
  • noun Scottish philologist and the lexicographer who shaped the Oxford English Dictionary (1837-1915)
    Sir James Augustus Murray; James Augustus Murray; Sir James Murray; James Murray; James Augustus Henry Murray; Sir James Augustus Henry Murray.

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goad

  • noun a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion
    prod.
  • noun a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
    goading; spurring; prodding; prod; spur; urging.
    • the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves

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stylus

  • noun a sharp pointed device attached to the cartridge of a record player
  • noun a pointed tool for writing or drawing or engraving
    style.
    • he drew the design on the stencil with a steel stylus

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brain

  • noun that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
    encephalon.
  • noun mental ability
    mental capacity; learning ability; mentality; brainpower; wit.
    • he's got plenty of brains but no common sense

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paper

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

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billiard_marker

  • noun a device for keeping the score in a game of billiards

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alternative_medicine

  • noun the practice of medicine without the use of drugs; may involve herbal medicines or self-awareness or biofeedback or acupuncture

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toady

  • noun a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
    sycophant; lackey; ass-kisser; crawler.
  • verb try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
    fawn; kowtow; kotow; bootlick; suck up; truckle.
    • He is always kowtowing to his boss

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kinetoscope

  • noun a device invented by Edison that gave an impression of movement as an endless loop of film moved continuously over a light source with a rapid shutter; precursor of the modern motion picture

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rachis

  • noun axis of a compound leaf or compound inflorescence
  • noun the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
    spinal column; spine; vertebral column; backbone; back.
    • the fall broke his back

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jig

  • noun music in three-four time for dancing a jig
    gigue.
  • noun a fisherman's lure with one or more hooks that is jerked up and down in the water

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style

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    fashion; manner; way; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
    expressive style.
    • all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper

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blast

  • noun a very long fly ball
  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; bang; eruption; clap.

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screamer

  • noun someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice
    bellower; bawler; yeller; roarer; shouter; screecher.
  • noun a sensational newspaper headline

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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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auditory

  • adjective of or relating to the process of hearing
    auditive; audile.
    • auditory processing
    • an audile person

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raggedness

  • noun a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven
    roughness.
  • noun shabbiness by virtue of being in rags

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broom

  • noun a cleaning implement for sweeping; bundle of straws or twigs attached to a long handle
  • noun any of various shrubs of the genera Cytisus or Genista or Spartium having long slender branches and racemes of yellow flowers

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thrust

  • noun the force used in pushing
    push.
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
    • the thrust of the jet engines
  • noun a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument
    knife thrust; stab.
    • one strong stab to the heart killed him

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bosom

  • noun the chest considered as the place where secret thoughts are kept
    • his bosom was bursting with the secret
  • noun a person's breast or chest

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pick_up

  • verb take and lift upward
    gather up; lift up.
  • verb take up by hand
    • He picked up the book and started to read

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paper_feed

  • noun a device for inserting sheets of paper into a printer or typewriter
    • the job was delayed because the paper feed was clogged

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craw

  • noun a pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food
    crop.

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aculeus

  • noun a stiff sharp-pointed plant process
  • noun a sharp-pointed process especially a sting of a hymenopterous insect

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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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antennary

  • adjective of or relating to antennae
    antennal.
    • antennal senses of insects

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crash

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    clank; clash; clangour; clangoring; clang; clangor.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • noun a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)
    wreck.
    • they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane

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stemmer

  • noun a worker who strips the stems from moistened tobacco leaves and binds the leaves together into books
    sprigger; stripper.
  • noun a worker who makes or applies stems for artificial flowers

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dab

  • noun a light touch or stroke
    pat; tap.
  • noun a small quantity of something moist or liquid
    splatter; splash.
    • a dab of paint
    • a splatter of mud
    • just a splash of whiskey

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smash

  • noun a vigorous blow
    knock; bang; belt; bash.
    • the sudden knock floored him
    • he took a bash right in his face
    • he got a bang on the head
  • noun a serious collision (especially of motor vehicles)
    smash-up.

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gadget

  • noun a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
    contraption; gismo; appliance; widget; convenience; contrivance; gizmo.

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practice

  • noun a customary way of operation or behavior
    pattern.
    • it is their practice to give annual raises
    • they changed their dietary pattern
  • noun systematic training by multiple repetitions
    recitation; practice session; drill; exercise.
    • practice makes perfect

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collide

  • verb be incompatible; be or come into conflict
    jar; clash.
    • These colors clash
  • verb cause to collide
    • The physicists collided the particles

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band

  • noun an unofficial association of people or groups
    circle; set; lot.
    • the smart set goes there
    • they were an angry lot
  • noun instrumentalists not including string players

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bang

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

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billiard

  • adjective of or relating to billiards
    • a billiard ball
    • a billiard cue
    • a billiard table

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kiss

  • noun the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)
    buss; osculation.
  • noun a cookie made of egg whites and sugar

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hearing

  • noun (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence
  • noun an opportunity to state your case and be heard
    audience.
    • they condemned him without a hearing
    • he saw that he had lost his audience

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prick

  • noun insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
    mother fucker; bastard; SOB; motherfucker; whoreson; dickhead; son of a bitch; asshole; cocksucker; shit.
  • noun a depression scratched or carved into a surface
    scratch; slit; incision; dent.

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smoothness

  • noun a texture without roughness; smooth to the touch
    • admiring the slim smoothness of her thighs
    • some artists prefer the smoothness of a board
  • noun powerful and effective language
    eloquence; fluency.
    • his eloquence attracted a large congregation
    • fluency in spoken and written English is essential
    • his oily smoothness concealed his guilt from the police

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clip-on

  • noun a device (as an earring, sunglasses, microphone etc.) that is attached by clips
  • adjective satellite attachable by a clip
    • clip-on earrings
    • a clip-on bow tie

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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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spininess

  • noun the quality of being covered with prickly thorns or spines
    bristliness; prickliness; thorniness.

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photoelectric_cell

  • noun a transducer used to detect and measure light and other radiations
    photocell; electric eye; photoconductive cell; magic eye.

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whacking

  • noun the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
    trouncing; drubbing; thrashing; licking; lacing; beating.
  • verb hit hard
    wham; whop; whack; wallop.
    • The teacher whacked the boy

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zygomatic_process

  • noun a slender process of the temporal bone that strengthens the zygomatic arch

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drop

  • noun a shape that is spherical and small
    bead; pearl.
    • he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops
    • beads of sweat on his forehead
  • noun a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)
    driblet; drib.
    • he had a drop too much to drink
    • a drop of each sample was analyzed
    • there is not a drop of pity in that man
    • years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling

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chuck

  • noun informal terms for a meal
    eats; grub; chow.
  • noun the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade

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detroit

  • noun the largest city in Michigan and a major Great Lakes port; center of the United States automobile industry; located in southeastern Michigan on the Detroit river across from Windsor
    Motown; Motor City.

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fiddle

  • noun bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow
    violin.
  • verb avoid (one's assigned duties)
    goldbrick; shrink from; shirk.
    • The derelict soldier shirked his duties

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trap

  • noun a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
  • noun drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas

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scratchiness

  • noun the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions
    harshness; abrasiveness.

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rock

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    stone.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
    stone.
    • that mountain is solid rock
    • stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries

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acoustic

  • noun a remedy for hearing loss or deafness
  • adjective of or relating to the science of acoustics
    acoustical.
    • acoustic properties of a hall

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pommel

  • noun a handgrip that a gymnast uses when performing exercises on a pommel horse
  • noun handgrip formed by the raised front part of a saddle
    saddlebow.

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bone

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

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groundball

  • noun (baseball) a hit that travels along the ground
    grounder; ground ball; hopper.

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taste_sensation

  • noun the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus
    taste; gustatory sensation; gustatory perception; taste perception.
    • the candy left him with a bad taste
    • the melon had a delicious taste

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dig

  • noun the site of an archeological exploration
    excavation; archeological site.
    • they set up camp next to the dig
  • noun an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    shaft; gibe; shot; barb; slam; jibe.
    • his parting shot was `drop dead'
    • she threw shafts of sarcasm
    • she takes a dig at me every chance she gets

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observance

  • noun the act of observing; taking a patient look
    observation; watching.
  • noun a formal event performed on a special occasion
    ceremony; ceremonial occasion; ceremonial.
    • a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor

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telescope

  • noun a magnifier of images of distant objects
    scope.
  • verb crush together or collapse
    • In the accident, the cars telescoped
    • my hiking sticks telescope and can be put into the backpack

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great_toe

  • noun the first largest innermost toe
    hallux; big toe.

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pterygoid_process

  • noun two bony processes descending from the body of the sphenoid bone

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bump

  • noun a lump on the body caused by a blow
  • noun something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
    protrusion; extrusion; bulge; gibbousness; hump; prominence; swelling; excrescence; jut; gibbosity; protuberance.
    • the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge
    • the hump of a camel
    • he stood on the rocky prominence
    • the occipital protuberance was well developed
    • the bony excrescence between its horns

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noodle

  • noun a ribbonlike strip of pasta
  • noun informal terms for a human head
    attic; dome; bean; noggin; bonce.

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fish

  • noun any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills
    • the shark is a large fish
    • in the living room there was a tank of colorful fish
  • noun the flesh of fish used as food
    • in Japan most fish is eaten raw
    • after the scare about foot-and-mouth disease a lot of people started eating fish instead of meat
    • they have a chef who specializes in fish

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thistlelike

  • adjective satellite resembling a thistle

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fixture

  • noun an object firmly fixed in place (especially in a household)
  • noun a regular patron
    regular; habitue.
    • an habitue of the racetrack
    • a bum who is a Central Park fixture

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fimbria

  • noun thin projections forming a fringe (especially around the ovarian end of the Fallopian tube)

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breakthrough

  • noun a productive insight
    find; discovery.
  • noun making an important discovery

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sensing_element

  • noun any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner
    detector; sensor.

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tilter

  • noun someone who engages in a tilt or joust
  • noun a device for emptying a cask by tilting it without disturbing the dregs

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catching

  • noun (baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team
  • noun the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
    detection; espial; spying; spotting.

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excrescence

  • noun something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
    protrusion; extrusion; bulge; gibbousness; hump; prominence; bump; swelling; jut; gibbosity; protuberance.
    • the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge
    • the hump of a camel
    • he stood on the rocky prominence
    • the occipital protuberance was well developed
    • the bony excrescence between its horns
  • noun (pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body

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beetle

  • noun insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
  • noun a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing
    mallet.

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hammertoe

  • noun a deformed toe which is bent in a clawlike arch

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instantaneous_sound_pressure

  • noun the difference between the instantaneous pressure at a point in a sound field and the average pressure at that point
    sound pressure.

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eminence

  • noun high status importance owing to marked superiority
    note; distinction; preeminence.
    • a scholar of great eminence
  • noun a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament
    tubercle; tuberosity.

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whip

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

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out

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

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album

  • noun one or more recordings issued together; originally released on 12-inch phonograph records (usually with attractive record covers) and later on cassette audiotape and compact disc
    record album.
  • noun a book of blank pages with pockets or envelopes; for organizing photographs or stamp collections etc

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trench

  • noun a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth
  • noun a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
    oceanic abyss; deep.

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vapour_pressure

  • noun the pressure exerted by a vapor; often understood to mean saturated vapor pressure (the vapor pressure of a vapor in contact with its liquid form)
    vapor pressure.

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mastoid_bone

  • noun process of the temporal bone behind the ear at the base of the skull
    mastoidal; mastoid process; mastoid.

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sentience

  • noun state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness
    awareness.
    • the crash intruded on his awareness
  • noun the faculty through which the external world is apprehended
    sentiency; sensory faculty; sensation; sense.
    • in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing

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prickling

  • noun a somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles
    tingling; tingle.
  • verb cause a prickling sensation
    prick; prickle.

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open

  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    clear.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open
  • noun where the air is unconfined
    out-of-doors; open air; outdoors.
    • he wanted to get outdoors a little
    • the concert was held in the open air
    • camping in the open

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valve

  • noun a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it
  • noun device in a brass wind instrument for varying the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone

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gob

  • noun a man who serves as a sailor
    Jack-tar; tar; old salt; sea dog; seaman; Jack; seafarer; mariner.
  • noun a lump of slimy stuff
    • a gob of phlegm

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looking

  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking at; look.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him
  • noun the act of searching visually
    looking for.

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sense_datum

  • noun an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
    sense impression; sense experience; sensation; esthesis; aesthesis.
    • a sensation of touch

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signaling_device

  • noun a device used to send signals

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tingle

  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; thrill; shudder; shiver; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him
  • noun a somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles
    prickling; tingling.

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safety

  • noun the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions
    • insure the safety of the children
    • the reciprocal of safety is risk
  • noun a safe place
    refuge.
    • He ran to safety

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trace_detector

  • noun a screening device for traces of explosives; used at airline terminals

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autopilot

  • noun a cognitive state in which you act without self-awareness
    automatic pilot.
    • she went about her chores on automatic pilot
    • too much of the writing seems to have been done on automatic pilot
    • she talked and he dozed and my mind went on autopilot
  • noun a navigational device that automatically keeps ships or planes or spacecraft on a steady course
    robot pilot; automatic pilot.

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sentiency

  • noun the faculty through which the external world is apprehended
    sensory faculty; sentience; sensation; sense.
    • in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing

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sensor

  • noun any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner
    sensing element; detector.

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nest

  • noun a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young
  • noun a kind of gun emplacement
    • a machine-gun nest
    • a nest of snipers

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horse-brier

  • noun a very prickly woody vine of the eastern United States growing in tangled masses having tough round stems with shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed by clusters of inedible shiny black berries
    catbrier; horse brier; greenbrier; Smilax rotundifolia; briar; bullbrier; brier.

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mop_handle

  • noun the handle of a mop

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fiber

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

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breathing_device

  • noun a device that facilitates breathing in cases of respiratory failure
    ventilator; breathing machine; breathing apparatus.

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thong

  • noun leather strip that forms the flexible part of a whip
    lash.
  • noun underpants resembling a G-string; worn by women especially under very tight pants
    • she wore thongs in her quest for the callipygian ideal

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swob

  • noun cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
    mop; swab.
  • verb wash with a swab or a mop
    swab.
    • swab the ship's decks

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little

  • noun a small amount or duration
    • he accepted the little they gave him
  • adjective limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    small.
    • a little dining room
    • a little house
    • a small car
    • a little (or small) group

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offeror

  • noun someone who presents something to another for acceptance or rejection
    offerer.

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sensory

  • adjective satellite of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system
    centripetal; receptive.
    • sensory neurons
  • adjective involving or derived from the senses
    sensorial.
    • sensory experience
    • sensory channels

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safety_device

  • noun a device designed to prevent injury or accidents
    guard; safety.

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graze

  • noun a superficial abrasion
  • noun the act of grazing
    grazing.

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contrivance

  • noun a device or control that is very useful for a particular job
    contraption; gismo; gadget; appliance; widget; convenience; gizmo.
  • noun the faculty of contriving; inventive skill
    • his skillful contrivance of answers to every problem

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slam

  • noun winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
    sweep.
  • noun the noise made by the forceful impact of two objects

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region

  • noun the extended spatial location of something
    part.
    • the farming regions of France
    • religions in all parts of the world
    • regions of outer space
  • noun a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve
    area.
    • in the abdominal region

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detecting

  • noun a police investigation to determine the perpetrator
    detection; sleuthing; detective work.
    • detection is hard on the feet
  • verb discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    notice; observe; detect; find; discover.
    • She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water
    • We found traces of lead in the paint

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heat_exchanger

  • noun device that transfers heat from one liquid to another without allowing them to mix

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grab

  • noun a mechanical device for gripping an object
  • noun the act of catching an object with the hands
    catch; snap; snatch.
    • Mays made the catch with his back to the plate
    • he made a grab for the ball before it landed
    • Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away
    • the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion

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bash

  • noun a vigorous blow
    knock; bang; belt; smash.
    • the sudden knock floored him
    • he took a bash right in his face
    • he got a bang on the head
  • noun an uproarious party
    do; brawl.

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fret

  • noun agitation resulting from active worry
    swither; sweat; stew; lather.
    • don't get in a stew
    • he's in a sweat about exams
  • noun a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion
    worn spot.

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advance

  • noun a movement forward
    progress; progression.
    • he listened for the progress of the troops
  • noun a change for the better; progress in development
    betterment; improvement.

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acoustic_device

  • noun a device for amplifying or transmitting sound

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sweatbox

  • noun small or narrow cell
  • noun a device that causes tobacco leaves or fruit or hides to sweat

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indent

  • noun an order for goods to be exported or imported
  • noun the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line
    indention; indenture; indentation.

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sense_experience

  • noun an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
    sense impression; sensation; esthesis; aesthesis; sense datum.
    • a sensation of touch

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flare

  • noun a shape that spreads outward
    flair.
    • the skirt had a wide flare
  • noun a sudden burst of flame

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tasting

  • noun a small amount (especially of food or wine)
  • noun a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds
    taste.
    • a wine tasting

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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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ciliate

  • noun a protozoan with a microscopic appendage extending from the surface of the cell
    ciliated protozoan; ciliophoran.
  • adjective of or relating to cilia projecting from the surface of a cell
    cilial; ciliary.

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bumper

  • noun a glass filled to the brim (especially as a toast)
    • we quaffed a bumper of ale
  • noun a mechanical device consisting of bars at either end of a vehicle to absorb shock and prevent serious damage

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brushlike

  • adjective satellite resembling a brush
    • brushlike blue blooms

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router

  • noun a worker who routes shipments for distribution and delivery
  • noun (computer science) a device that forwards data packets between computer networks

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enation

  • noun line of descent traced through the maternal side of the family
    cognation; matrilineage.
  • noun a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ
    plant process.

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clump

  • noun a grouping of a number of similar things
    clustering; cluster; bunch.
    • a bunch of trees
    • a cluster of admirers
  • noun a compact mass
    clod; ball; glob; lump; chunk.
    • a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder

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shoehorn

  • noun a device used for easing the foot into a shoe
  • verb fit for a specific purpose even when not well suited

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feed

  • noun food for domestic livestock
    provender.
  • verb provide as food
    • Feed the guests the nuts

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shave

  • noun the act of removing hair with a razor
    shaving.
  • verb remove body hair with a razor

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swipe

  • noun a sweeping stroke or blow
  • verb strike with a swiping motion

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striking

  • noun the physical coming together of two or more things
    impinging; contact.
    • contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull
  • noun the act of contacting one thing with another
    hitting; hit.
    • repeated hitting raised a large bruise
    • after three misses she finally got a hit

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feel

  • noun an intuitive awareness;
    • he has a feel for animals" or "it's easy when you get the feel of it
  • noun the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    flavour; look; tone; flavor; feeling; smell; spirit.
    • the feel of the city excited him
    • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
    • it had the smell of treason

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itching

  • noun an irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch
    itch; itchiness.
  • verb scrape or rub as if to relieve itching
    rub; scratch; itch.
    • Don't scratch your insect bites!

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physical_property

  • noun any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions

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transmitting_aerial

  • noun an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals
    aerial; antenna.

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feeder

  • noun an animal being fattened or suitable for fattening
  • noun someone who consumes food for nourishment
    eater.

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spur

  • noun a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
    goading; goad; spurring; prodding; prod; urging.
    • the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves
  • noun any sharply pointed projection
    spine; acantha.

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hook

  • noun a catch for locking a door
  • noun a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
    crotchet.

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squash_racket

  • noun a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash
    bat; squash racquet.

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synesthesia

  • noun a sensation that normally occurs in one sense modality occurs when another modality is stimulated
    synaesthesia.

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chopper

  • noun a grounder that bounces high in the air
    chop.
  • noun informal terms for a human `tooth'
    pearly.

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robot_pilot

  • noun a navigational device that automatically keeps ships or planes or spacecraft on a steady course
    autopilot; automatic pilot.

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comforter

  • noun commiserates with someone who has had misfortune
    sympathizer; sympathiser.
  • noun a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies
    allayer; reliever.
    • a reliever of anxiety
    • an allayer of fears

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array

  • noun an orderly arrangement
    • an array of troops in battle order
  • noun an impressive display
    • it was a bewildering array of books
    • his tools were in an orderly array on the basement wall

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gas_fixture

  • noun a device to convey illuminating gas from the pipe to the gas burner

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electronic

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

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tingling

  • noun a somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles
    prickling; tingle.
  • verb cause a stinging or tingling sensation
    tingle; prickle.

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bumpiness

  • noun the texture of a surface that has many bumps

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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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toy

  • noun an artifact designed to be played with
    plaything.
  • noun a nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier)
    • a toy stove

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fair

  • noun a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
    funfair; carnival.
  • noun gathering of producers to promote business
    • world fair
    • trade fair
    • book fair

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rake_handle

  • noun the handle of a rake

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chaetal

  • adjective of or relating to chaetae (setae or bristles)

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engagement

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    battle; conflict; fight.
    • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
  • noun a meeting arranged in advance
    date; appointment.
    • she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date

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shooting

  • noun the act of firing a projectile
    shot.
    • his shooting was slow but accurate
  • noun killing someone by gunfire
    • when the shooting stopped there were three dead bodies

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system

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

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arista

  • noun bristlelike process near the tip of the antenna of certain flies

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papilla

  • noun (botany) a tiny outgrowth on the surface of a petal or leaf
  • noun a small nipple-shaped protuberance concerned with taste, touch, or smell
    • the papillae of the tongue

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fray

  • noun a noisy fight
    affray; disturbance; ruffle.
  • verb wear away by rubbing
    frazzle.
    • The friction frayed the sleeve

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playing_area

  • noun a piece of land prepared for playing a game
    field; playing field; athletic field.
    • the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field

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lacing

  • noun a small amount of liquor added to a food or beverage
  • noun a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)
    lace.

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filter

  • noun device that removes something from whatever passes through it
  • noun an electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it

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painful

  • adjective causing physical or psychological pain
    • worked with painful slowness
  • adjective satellite causing misery or pain or distress
    sore; afflictive.
    • it was a sore trial to him
    • the painful process of growing up

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fumble

  • noun (sports) dropping the ball
    muff.
  • verb feel about uncertainly or blindly
    grope.
    • She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom

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catapult

  • noun a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones
    slingshot; sling.
  • noun a device that launches aircraft from a warship
    launcher.

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espial

  • noun the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
    detection; spying; catching; spotting.

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mop

  • noun cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
    swob; swab.
  • verb to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop
    wipe up; mop up.
    • Mop the hallway now
    • He mopped her forehead with a towel

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hug

  • noun a tight or amorous embrace
    squeeze; clinch.
    • come here and give me a big hug
  • verb squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
    squeeze; embrace; bosom.
    • Hug me, please
    • They embraced
    • He hugged her close to him

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mechanism

  • noun the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction
    chemical mechanism.
    • he determined unique mechanisms for the photochemical reactions
  • noun the technical aspects of doing something
    mechanics.
    • a mechanism of social control
    • mechanisms of communication
    • the mechanics of prose style

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adaptor

  • noun device that enables something to be used in a way different from that for which it was intended or makes different pieces of apparatus compatible
    adapter.

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electronic_device

  • noun a device that accomplishes its purpose electronically

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vaporiser

  • noun a device that puts out a substance in the form of a vapor (especially for medicinal inhalation)
    vaporizer.

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needle

  • noun the leaf of a conifer
    acerate leaf.
  • noun a slender pointer for indicating the reading on the scale of a measuring instrument

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mentality

  • noun a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations
    outlook; mind-set; mindset.
  • noun mental ability
    mental capacity; learning ability; brainpower; brain; wit.
    • he's got plenty of brains but no common sense

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power_takeoff

  • noun a device that transfers power from an engine (as in a tractor or other motor vehicle) to another piece of equipment (as to a pump or jackhammer)
    PTO.

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snatch

  • noun a small fragment
    bit.
    • overheard snatches of their conversation
  • noun obscene terms for female genitals
    puss; pussy; twat; slit; cunt.

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approachable

  • adjective satellite capable of being read with comprehension
    accessible.
    • readily accessible to the nonprofessional reader
    • the tales seem more approachable than his more difficult novels
  • adjective easy to meet or converse or do business with
    • a friendly approachable person

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warmer

  • noun device that heats water or supplies warmth to a room
    heater.
  • adjective having or producing a comfortable and agreeable degree of heat or imparting or maintaining heat
    warm.
    • a warm body
    • a warm room
    • a warm climate
    • a warm coat

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index_finger

  • noun the finger next to the thumb
    index; forefinger.

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bullbrier

  • noun a very prickly woody vine of the eastern United States growing in tangled masses having tough round stems with shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed by clusters of inedible shiny black berries
    catbrier; horse brier; greenbrier; Smilax rotundifolia; briar; brier; horse-brier.

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push

  • noun the act of applying force in order to move something away
    pushing.
    • he gave the door a hard push
    • the pushing is good exercise
  • noun the force used in pushing
    thrust.
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
    • the thrust of the jet engines

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butt

  • noun thick end of the handle
    butt end.
  • noun the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots

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synaesthesia

  • noun a sensation that normally occurs in one sense modality occurs when another modality is stimulated
    synesthesia.

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horn

  • noun a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it
  • noun one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

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meshing

  • noun contact by fitting together
    engagement; mesh; interlocking.
    • the engagement of the clutch
    • the meshing of gears
  • noun an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals
    meshwork; net; mesh; network.

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seta

  • noun stalk of a moss capsule
  • noun a stiff hair or bristle

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nail

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

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television

  • noun broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects
    telecasting; TV; video.
    • she is a star of screen and video
    • Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done" - Ernie Kovacs
  • noun a telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points
    television system.

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incision

  • noun a depression scratched or carved into a surface
    scratch; slit; prick; dent.
  • noun the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
    section; surgical incision.

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processus_coronoideus

  • noun a sharp triangular process projecting from a bone
    coronoid process.

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whiplash

  • noun an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)
    whiplash injury.
  • noun a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object
    lash; whip.
    • the whip raised a red welt

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prophylactic_device

  • noun an agent or device intended to prevent conception
    contraceptive; birth control device; preventive; contraceptive device; preventative.

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project

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

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posit

  • noun (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
    postulate.
  • verb put (something somewhere) firmly
    fix; situate; deposit.
    • She posited her hand on his shoulder
    • deposit the suitcase on the bench
    • fix your eyes on this spot

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cuff

  • noun the lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg
    turnup.
  • noun shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs
    handlock; handcuff; manacle.

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transducer

  • noun an electrical device that converts one form of energy into another

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kirpan

  • noun a ceremonial four-inch curved dagger that Sikh men and women are obliged to wear at all times

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impinge

  • verb impinge or infringe upon
    trench; entrench; encroach.
    • This impinges on my rights as an individual
    • This matter entrenches on other domains
  • verb advance beyond the usual limit
    infringe; encroach.

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downer

  • noun a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
    sedative; sedative drug; depressant.

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spinal

  • noun anesthesia of the lower half of the body; caused by injury to the spinal cord or by injecting an anesthetic beneath the arachnoid membrane that surrounds the spinal cord
    spinal anaesthesia; spinal anesthesia.
  • adjective of or relating to the spine or spinal cord
    • spinal cord
    • spinal injury

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steer

  • noun an indication of potential opportunity
    lead; hint; tip; wind; confidential information.
    • he got a tip on the stock market
    • a good lead for a job
  • noun castrated bull
    bullock.

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baseball_game

  • noun a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs
    baseball.
    • he played baseball in high school
    • there was a baseball game on every empty lot
    • there was a desire for National League ball in the area
    • play ball!

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diestock

  • noun a device that holds the dies that cut external threads on metal cylinders

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pointed

  • adjective having a point
  • verb indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
    show; indicate; designate; point.
    • I showed the customer the glove section
    • He pointed to the empty parking space
    • he indicated his opponents

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lick

  • noun a salt deposit that animals regularly lick
    salt lick.
  • noun touching with the tongue
    lap.
    • the dog's laps were warm and wet

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teething

  • noun the eruption through the gums of baby teeth
    odontiasis; dentition.
  • verb grow teeth; cut the baby teeth
    teethe.
    • The little one is teething now

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clip

  • noun a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun
    magazine; cartridge holder; cartridge clip.
  • noun an instance or single occasion for some event
    time.
    • this time he succeeded
    • he called four times
    • he could do ten at a clip

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runner

  • noun someone who imports or exports without paying duties
    contrabandist; smuggler; moon curser; moon-curser.
  • noun someone who travels on foot by running

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flyswatter

  • noun an implement with a flat part (of mesh or plastic) and a long handle; used to kill insects
    swatter; flyswat.

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ram

  • noun a tool for driving or forcing something by impact
  • noun the most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on; an integrated circuit memory chip allows information to be stored or accessed in any order and all storage locations are equally accessible
    read/write memory; random memory; random access memory; random-access memory.

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impinge_on

  • verb hit against; come into sudden contact with
    strike; run into; hit; collide with.
    • The car hit a tree
    • He struck the table with his elbow

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mine

  • noun excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted
  • noun explosive device that explodes on contact; designed to destroy vehicles or ships or to kill or maim personnel

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slap

  • noun a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
    smack.
  • noun the act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand
    smacking; smack.

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gas_pressure

  • noun the pressure exerted by a gas

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tender

  • noun something that can be used as an official medium of payment
    legal tender; stamp.
  • noun someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
    attendant; attender.

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electric_eye

  • noun a transducer used to detect and measure light and other radiations
    photocell; photoelectric cell; photoconductive cell; magic eye.

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caress

  • noun a gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it)
    • he showered her with caresses
    • soft music was a fond caress
    • the caresses of the breeze played over his face
  • verb touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner
    fondle.
    • He caressed her face
    • They fondled in the back seat of the taxi

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radiation_pressure

  • noun the minute pressure exerted on a surface normal to the direction of propagation of a wave
    corpuscular-radiation pressure.

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rap

  • noun a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
    blame.
    • he took the blame for it
    • it was a bum rap
  • noun a gentle blow
    strike; tap.

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sclaff

  • noun a poor golf stroke in which the club head hits the ground before hitting the ball
  • verb strike (a golf ball) such that the ground is scraped first

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topognosia

  • noun recognition of the location of a stimulus on the skin
    topognosis.

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element

  • noun an abstract part of something
    ingredient; constituent; factor; component.
    • jealousy was a component of his character
    • two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony
    • the grammatical elements of a sentence
    • a key factor in her success
    • humor: an effective ingredient of a speech
  • noun an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system
    constituent; component.
    • spare components for cars
    • a component or constituent element of a system

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border

  • noun a line that indicates a boundary
    delimitation; borderline; boundary line; mete.
  • noun the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
    perimeter; margin.

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modality

  • noun a classification of propositions on the basis of whether they claim necessity or possibility or impossibility
    mode.
  • noun verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
    mood; mode.

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batting

  • noun (baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base
  • noun stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber
    batten.

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odontoid_process

  • noun a toothlike process at the back of 2nd vertebra of the neck

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holding_device

  • noun a device for holding something

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drubbing

  • noun a sound defeat
    trouncing; whipping; thrashing; slaughter; debacle; walloping.
  • noun the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
    trouncing; whacking; thrashing; licking; lacing; beating.

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corpuscular-radiation_pressure

  • noun the minute pressure exerted on a surface normal to the direction of propagation of a wave
    radiation pressure.

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offer

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

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thorny

  • adjective satellite bristling with perplexities
    • the thorny question of states' rights
  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; briary; bristly; briery; setaceous; barbellate; prickly; spiny; burred; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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ax_handle

  • noun the handle of an ax
    axe handle.

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wring

  • noun a twisting squeeze
    squeeze.
    • gave the wet cloth a wring
  • verb twist and press out of shape
    distort; deform; contort.

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mix

  • noun a commercially prepared mixture of dry ingredients
    premix.
  • noun an event that combines things in a mixture
    mixture.
    • a gradual mixture of cultures

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edge

  • noun the boundary of a surface
    border.
  • noun a line determining the limits of an area
    boundary; bound.

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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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fracture

  • noun breaking of hard tissue such as bone
    break.
    • it was a nasty fracture
    • the break seems to have been caused by a fall
  • noun (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
    fault; geological fault; break; faulting; shift.
    • they built it right over a geological fault
    • he studied the faulting of the earth's crust

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greenbrier

  • noun a very prickly woody vine of the eastern United States growing in tangled masses having tough round stems with shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed by clusters of inedible shiny black berries
    catbrier; horse brier; Smilax rotundifolia; briar; bullbrier; brier; horse-brier.

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finding

  • noun the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation
    determination.
    • the determination of molecular structures
  • noun the decision of a court on issues of fact or law

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new

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

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detector

  • noun any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner
    sensing element; sensor.
  • noun rectifier that extracts modulation from a radio carrier wave
    demodulator.

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pricking

  • noun the act of puncturing with a small point
    prick.
    • he gave the balloon a small prick
  • verb make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn
    prick; prickle.
    • The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample

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snog

  • verb touch with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.
    buss; osculate; kiss.
    • The newly married couple kissed
    • She kissed her grandfather on the forehead when she entered the room

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warning_device

  • noun a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event
    alarm system; alarm.

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buff

  • noun an ardent follower and admirer
    devotee; lover; fan.
  • noun a soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo or oxen

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drop_forge

  • noun device for making large forgings
    drop hammer; drop press.

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urge

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

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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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biff

  • noun (boxing) a blow with the fist
    punch; clout; poke; lick; slug.
    • I gave him a clout on his nose
  • verb strike, usually with the fist
    pommel; pummel.
    • The pedestrians pummeled the demonstrators

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pain

  • noun a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder
    hurting.
    • the patient developed severe pain and distension
  • noun emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid
    painfulness.
    • the pain of loneliness

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electric

  • noun a car that is powered by electricity
    electric automobile; electric car.
  • adjective using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity
    electrical.
    • electric current
    • electric wiring
    • electrical appliances
    • an electrical storm

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clash

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

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buffer

  • noun (chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH
  • noun a neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict
    buffer zone.

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sewing

  • noun joining or attaching by stitches
    stitching.
  • noun needlework on which you are working with needle and thread
    stitchery.
    • she put her sewing back in the basket

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compress

  • noun a cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever)
  • verb make more compact by or as if by pressing
    compact; pack together.
    • compress the data

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buffet

  • noun a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers
    sideboard; counter.
  • noun a meal set out on a buffet at which guests help themselves

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palpate

  • verb examine (a body part) by palpation
    feel.
    • The nurse palpated the patient's stomach
    • The runner felt her pulse

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skimming

  • noun the act of removing floating material from the surface of a liquid
  • noun reading or glancing through quickly
    skim.

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tv-antenna

  • noun an omnidirectional antenna tuned to the broadcast frequencies assigned to television
    television antenna.

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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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cracking

  • noun a sudden sharp noise
    snap; crack.
    • the crack of a whip
    • he heard the cracking of the ice
    • he can hear the snap of a twig
  • noun the act of cracking something
    fracture; crack.

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device

  • noun an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
    • the device is small enough to wear on your wrist
    • a device intended to conserve water
  • noun something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect

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skin_sensation

  • noun a sensation localized on the skin
    haptic sensation; cutaneous sensation.

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striker

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

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musical_rhythm

  • noun the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
    beat; rhythm.
    • the piece has a fast rhythm
    • the conductor set the beat

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zealand

  • noun the largest island of Denmark and the site of Copenhagen
    Sjaelland; Seeland.

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constancy

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

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vapor

  • noun a visible suspension in the air of particles of some substance
    vapour.
  • noun the process of becoming a vapor
    evaporation; vaporisation; vaporization; vapour.

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observation

  • noun the act of making and recording a measurement
  • noun the act of observing; taking a patient look
    observance; watching.

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igniter

  • noun a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire
    ignitor; lighter.
  • noun a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires
    light; ignitor; lighter.
    • do you have a light?

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egg

  • noun animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds
  • noun oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food
    eggs.

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alarm

  • noun fear resulting from the awareness of danger
    dismay; consternation.
  • noun a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event
    alarm system; warning device.

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cover

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

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drive

  • noun the act of applying force to propel something
    thrust; driving force.
    • after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off
  • noun a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
    • a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds

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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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dent

  • noun an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening)
    • it made a dent in my bank account
  • noun a depression scratched or carved into a surface
    scratch; slit; prick; incision.

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nettle

  • noun any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae)
  • verb sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation
    urticate.

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prompting

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

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optical

  • adjective of or relating to or involving light or optics
    • optical supplies
  • adjective relating to or using sight
    ocular; visual; optic.
    • ocular inspection
    • an optical illusion
    • visual powers
    • visual navigation

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wind

  • noun air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
    air current; current of air.
    • trees bent under the fierce winds
    • when there is no wind, row
    • the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere
  • noun a tendency or force that influences events
    • the winds of change

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axe

  • noun an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle
    ax.
  • verb chop or split with an ax
    ax.
    • axe wood

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squelch

  • noun a crushing remark
    put-down; squelcher; takedown.
  • noun an electric circuit that cuts off a receiver when the signal becomes weaker than the noise
    squelcher; squelch circuit.

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acromial_process

  • noun the outermost point of the spine of the shoulder blade
    acromion.

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scotch

  • noun a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
    score.
  • noun whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still
    Scotch malt whisky; Scotch malt whiskey; Scotch whisky; malt whiskey; malt whisky; Scotch whiskey.

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birdfeeder

  • noun an outdoor device that supplies food for wild birds
    bird feeder; feeder.

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signaling

  • noun any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
    signal; sign.
    • signals from the boat suddenly stopped
  • verb communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs
    signalise; signal; signalize; sign.
    • He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture
    • The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu

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detective

  • noun a police officer who investigates crimes
    tec; police detective; investigator.
  • noun an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public

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beaner

  • noun a baseball deliberately thrown at the batter's head
    beanball.

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tick

  • noun a metallic tapping sound
    ticking.
    • he counted the ticks of the clock
  • noun any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals

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bait

  • noun anything that serves as an enticement
    come-on; lure; sweetener; hook.
  • noun something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
    decoy; lure.

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homespun

  • noun a rough loosely woven fabric originally made with yarn that was spun at home
  • adjective satellite of textiles; having a rough surface
    nubby; tweedy; nubbly; slubbed.
    • a sweater knitted of nubbly homespun yarns

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discoverer

  • noun someone who is the first to think of or make something
    artificer; inventor.
  • noun someone who is the first to observe something
    spotter; finder.

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radio_antenna

  • noun omnidirectional antenna comprising the part of a radio receiver by means of which radio signals are received
    radio aerial.

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hoe_handle

  • noun the handle of a hoe

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slugger

  • noun (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting
    batsman; batter; hitter.
  • noun a boxer noted for an ability to deliver hard punches
    slogger.

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manipulation

  • noun exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage
    use.
    • his manipulation of his friends was scandalous
  • noun the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means
    handling.

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hopper

  • noun funnel-shaped receptacle; contents pass by gravity into a receptacle below
  • noun someone who hops
    • at hopscotch, the best hoppers are the children

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hugging

  • noun affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)
    cuddling; petting; caressing; smooching; snuggling; necking; kissing; fondling.
  • verb squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
    squeeze; hug; embrace; bosom.
    • Hug me, please
    • They embraced
    • He hugged her close to him

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dipole

  • noun a pair of equal and opposite electric charges or magnetic poles separated by a small distance
  • noun an aerial half a wavelength long consisting of two rods connected to a transmission line at the center
    dipole antenna.

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touching

  • noun the event of something coming in contact with the body
    touch.
    • he longed for the touch of her hand
    • the cooling touch of the night air
  • noun the act of putting two things together with no space between them
    touch.
    • at his touch the room filled with lights

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gauge

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    gage.
  • noun accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared
    standard of measurement.

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ray

  • noun a column of light (as from a beacon)
    shaft; ray of light; irradiation; shaft of light; beam; beam of light; light beam.
  • noun a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence

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threshold

  • noun the starting point for a new state or experience
    • on the threshold of manhood
  • noun the smallest detectable sensation
    limen.

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rough

  • noun the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short
  • verb prepare in preliminary or sketchy form
    rough in; rough out.

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fine

  • noun money extracted as a penalty
    amercement; mulct.
  • verb issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty
    ticket.
    • I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street
    • Move your car or else you will be ticketed!

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find

  • noun a productive insight
    breakthrough; discovery.
  • noun the act of discovering something
    uncovering; discovery.

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touchdown

  • noun a score in American football; being in possession of the ball across the opponents' goal line
  • noun a landing (as the wheels touch the landing field); especially of airplanes

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ground

  • noun the solid part of the earth's surface
    dry land; land; terra firma; earth; solid ground.
    • the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land
    • the earth shook for several minutes
    • he dropped the logs on the ground
  • noun a rational motive for a belief or action
    reason.
    • the reason that war was declared
    • the grounds for their declaration

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impact

  • noun the striking of one body against another
  • noun a forceful consequence; a strong effect
    wallop.
    • the book had an important impact on my thinking
    • the book packs a wallop

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cell

  • noun any small compartment
    • the cells of a honeycomb
  • noun (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals

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indicator

  • noun a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time
    index number; index; indicant.
  • noun a signal for attracting attention

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peck

  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; 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 a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons

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nubbiness

  • noun looseness or roughness in texture (as of cloth)
    coarseness; tweediness.