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dissolution

  • noun separation into component parts
    disintegration.
  • noun the process of going into solution
    dissolving.
    • the dissolving of salt in water

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foul

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

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integrity

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

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calculate

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

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chatter

  • noun noisy talk
    yack; cackle; yak; yakety-yak.
  • noun the rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine
    chattering.

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excoriate

  • verb express strong disapproval of
    decry; reprobate; objurgate; condemn.
    • We condemn the racism in South Africa
    • These ideas were reprobated
  • verb tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading
    chafe.
    • This leash chafes the dog's neck

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sputter

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

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raillery

  • noun light teasing repartee
    banter; give-and-take; backchat.

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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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geology

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

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gobbler

  • noun a hasty eater who swallows large mouthfuls
  • noun male turkey
    tom turkey; turkey cock; tom.

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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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canadian_goose

  • noun common greyish-brown wild goose of North America with a loud, trumpeting call
    Branta canadensis; honker; Canada goose.

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examen

  • noun a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits)
    examination.
  • noun a critical study (as of a writer's work)

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screaming

  • noun sharp piercing cry
    screech; screeching; shriek; scream; shrieking.
    • her screaming attracted the neighbors
  • noun a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    shriek; screech; screeching; scream; shrieking.
    • he ducked at the screechings of shells
    • he heard the scream of the brakes

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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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parrot

  • noun usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds
  • noun a copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated

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conceive

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

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housebreaker

  • noun a burglar who unlawfully breaks into and enters another person's house
    cat burglar.
  • noun a wrecker of houses
    housewrecker.
    • in England a housewrecker is called a housebreaker

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palatalised

  • adjective satellite produced with the front of the tongue near or touching the hard palate (as `y') or with the blade of the tongue near the hard palate (as `ch' in `chin' or `j' in `gin')
    palatal; palatalized.
  • verb pronounce a consonant with the tongue against the palate
    palatalise; palatalize.

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conk_out

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

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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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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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scrutinize

  • verb to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail
    size up; take stock; scrutinise.
    • he scrutinized his likeness in the mirror
  • verb examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification
    audit; inspect; scrutinise.
    • audit accounts and tax returns

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yack

  • noun noisy talk
    chatter; cackle; yak; yakety-yak.
  • verb talk incessantly and tiresomely
    jaw; yap away; yack away; rattle on.

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greek_chorus

  • noun a company of actors who comment (by speaking or singing in unison) on the action in a classical Greek play
    chorus.

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kabourek

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wreck

  • noun something or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation
    • the house was a wreck when they bought it
    • thanks to that quack I am a human wreck
  • noun an accident that destroys a ship at sea
    shipwreck.

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thunder

  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    roar; roaring; boom.
  • noun a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning

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schism

  • noun division of a group into opposing factions
    split.
    • another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy
  • noun the formal separation of a church into two churches or the withdrawal of one group over doctrinal differences

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decry

  • verb express strong disapproval of
    excoriate; reprobate; objurgate; condemn.
    • We condemn the racism in South Africa
    • These ideas were reprobated

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guided_missile_destroyer

  • noun a small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship
    destroyer.

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larus_canus

  • noun the common gull of Eurasia and northeastern North America
    mew; mew gull; sea mew.

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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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prate

  • noun idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
    prattle; chin music; blether; idle talk.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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decomposition_reaction

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

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frangibility

  • noun quality of being easily damaged or destroyed
    frangibleness; fragility; breakability.

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splinter

  • noun a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal
    sliver.
    • he got a splinter in his finger
    • it broke into slivers
  • verb withdraw from an organization or communion
    break away; secede.
    • After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away

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canada_goose

  • noun common greyish-brown wild goose of North America with a loud, trumpeting call
    Branta canadensis; honker; Canadian goose.

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come_apart

  • verb become separated into pieces or fragments
    break; split up; fall apart; separate.
    • The figurine broke
    • The freshly baked loaf fell apart

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mew

  • noun the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)
    meow; miaow; miaou; miaul.
  • noun the common gull of Eurasia and northeastern North America
    mew gull; Larus canus; sea mew.

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miscarriage

  • noun failure of a plan
    abortion.
  • noun a natural loss of the products of conception
    spontaneous abortion; stillbirth.

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shriek

  • noun sharp piercing cry
    screaming; screech; screeching; scream; shrieking.
    • her screaming attracted the neighbors
  • noun a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    screech; screeching; screaming; scream; shrieking.
    • he ducked at the screechings of shells
    • he heard the scream of the brakes

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chink

  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
    Chinaman.
  • noun a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall

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violate

  • verb fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
    go against; break.
    • This sentence violates the rules of syntax
  • verb act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    go against; infract; break; offend; breach; transgress.
    • offend all laws of humanity
    • violate the basic laws or human civilization
    • break a law
    • break a promise

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taper

  • noun a convex shape that narrows toward a point
  • noun the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)

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study

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

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ridicule

  • noun language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate
  • noun the act of deriding or treating with contempt
    derision.

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reappraise

  • verb appraise anew
    • Homes in our town are reappraised every five years and taxes are increased accordingly

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verbalise

  • verb be verbose
    verbalize.
    • This lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious
  • verb express in speech
    verbalize; mouth; utter; talk; speak.
    • She talks a lot of nonsense
    • This depressed patient does not verbalize

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faulting

  • 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; fracture; shift.
    • they built it right over a geological fault
    • he studied the faulting of the earth's crust
  • verb put or pin the blame on
    blame; fault.

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maunder

  • verb wander aimlessly
  • verb talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
    mussitate; mumble; mutter.

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scranch

  • verb make a crushing noise
    crunch; scraunch; crackle.
    • his shoes were crunching on the gravel

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talk_about

  • verb to consider or examine in speech or writing
    discourse; discuss.
    • The author talks about the different aspects of this question
    • The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'
  • verb discuss or mention
    talk of.
    • They spoke of many things

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divide

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

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stray

  • noun an animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)
  • verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    ramble; cast; swan; drift; wander; tramp; range; rove; roam; vagabond; roll.
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • roving vagabonds
    • the wandering Jew
    • The cattle roam across the prairie
    • the laborers drift from one town to the next
    • They rolled from town to town

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give_the_gate

  • verb terminate a relationship abruptly
    give the bounce; give the axe.
    • Mary gave John the axe after she saw him with another woman

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flotsam

  • noun the floating wreckage of a ship
    jetsam.

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compartmentalise

  • verb separate into isolated compartments or categories
    cut up; compartmentalize.
    • You cannot compartmentalize your life like this!

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grumbler

  • noun a person given to excessive complaints and crying and whining
    squawker; moaner; sniveller; crybaby; complainer; whiner; bellyacher.

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devastation

  • noun the state of being decayed or destroyed
    desolation.
  • noun the feeling of being confounded or overwhelmed
    • her departure left him in utter devastation

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flop

  • noun an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers
    floating-point operation.
    • this computer can perform a million flops per second
  • noun someone who is unsuccessful
    washout; dud.

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plop

  • noun the noise of a rounded object dropping into a liquid without a splash
  • verb drop something with a plopping sound

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negativist

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

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alligator

  • noun leather made from alligator's hide
  • noun either of two amphibious reptiles related to crocodiles but with shorter broader snouts
    gator.

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branta_canadensis

  • noun common greyish-brown wild goose of North America with a loud, trumpeting call
    honker; Canada goose; Canadian goose.

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call

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

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strike

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

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assessment

  • noun the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
    appraisal.
  • noun an amount determined as payable
    • the assessment for repairs outraged the club's membership

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shout_out

  • verb utter a sudden loud cry
    cry; hollo; squall; shout; call; holler; yell; scream.
    • she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle
    • I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me
  • verb utter in a very loud voice
    vociferate.
    • They vociferated their demands

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inflect

  • verb change the form of a word in accordance as required by the grammatical rules of the language
  • verb vary the pitch of one's speech
    tone; modulate.

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ascribe

  • verb attribute or credit to
    impute; assign; attribute.
    • We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare
    • People impute great cleverness to cats

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bemock

  • verb treat with contempt
    mock.
    • The new constitution mocks all democratic principles

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foul_up

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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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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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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brake

  • noun a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle
  • noun any of various ferns of the genus Pteris having pinnately compound leaves and including several popular houseplants

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set_off

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

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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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compression_fracture

  • noun fracture in which the bone collapses (especially in short bones such as vertebrae)

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cut_off

  • verb make a break in
    interrupt; disrupt; break up.
    • We interrupt the program for the following messages
  • verb cease, stop
    cut.
    • cut the noise
    • We had to cut short the conversation

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hog

  • noun a person regarded as greedy and pig-like
    pig.
  • noun a sheep up to the age of one year; one yet to be sheared
    hogget; hogg.

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rib

  • noun support resembling the rib of an animal
  • noun any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)
    costa.

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yap_away

  • verb talk incessantly and tiresomely
    yack; jaw; yack away; rattle on.

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damage

  • noun the occurrence of a change for the worse
    harm; impairment.
  • noun loss of military equipment
    equipment casualty.

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gate

  • noun a movable barrier in a fence or wall
  • noun a computer circuit with several inputs but only one output that can be activated by particular combinations of inputs
    logic gate.

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disassemble

  • verb take apart into its constituent pieces
    take apart; break up; dismantle; break apart.

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mess

  • noun a state of confusion and disorderliness
    messiness; muss; mussiness.
    • the house was a mess
    • she smoothed the mussiness of the bed
  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; fix; muddle; jam; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage

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ladder

  • noun steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; for climbing up or down
  • noun ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress
    • he climbed the career ladder

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whittle

  • verb cut small bits or pare shavings from
    pare.
    • whittle a piece of wood
  • noun English aeronautical engineer who invented the jet aircraft engine (1907-1996)
    Sir Frank Whittle; Frank Whittle.

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vocalization

  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalisation; voice; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations
  • noun the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
    utterance.

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wrong

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

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hee-haw

  • noun a loud laugh that sounds like a horse neighing
    horselaugh; haw-haw; ha-ha.
  • verb braying characteristic of donkeys
    bray.

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disassembly

  • noun the act of taking something apart (as a piece of machinery)
    dismantling; dismantlement.
    • Russia and the United States discussed the dismantling of their nuclear weapons

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outcry

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

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scourge

  • noun a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
    flagellum.
  • noun something causing misery or death
    bane; nemesis; curse.
    • the bane of my life

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spout

  • noun an opening that allows the passage of liquids or grain
  • verb gush forth in a sudden stream or jet
    spurt; spirt; gush.
    • water gushed forth

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fictional

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

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phytologist

  • noun a biologist specializing in the study of plants
    botanist; plant scientist.

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crepitation_rale

  • noun the crackling sound heard on auscultation when patients with respiratory diseases inhale; associated with tuberculosis and pneumonia and congestive heart failure

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order

  • noun (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
    • the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London
  • noun a degree in a continuum of size or quantity
    order of magnitude.
    • it was on the order of a mile
    • an explosion of a low order of magnitude

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restriction

  • noun a principle that limits the extent of something
    limitation.
    • I am willing to accept certain restrictions on my movements
  • noun an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)
    limitation.

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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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crumb

  • noun a very small quantity of something
    • he gave only a crumb of information about his plans
    • there were few crumbs of comfort in the report
  • noun a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
    git; stinker; so-and-so; scum bag; rat; rotter; puke; dirty dog; bum; skunk; stinkpot; lowlife.
    • only a rotter would do that
    • kill the rat
    • throw the bum out
    • you cowardly little pukes!
    • the British call a contemptible person a `git'

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miscarry

  • verb be unsuccessful
    fail; go wrong.
    • Where do today's public schools fail?
    • The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably
  • verb suffer a miscarriage

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digest

  • noun a periodical that summarizes the news
  • noun something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)
    compilation.

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destroyer

  • noun a small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship
    guided missile destroyer.
  • noun a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to
    ruiner; uprooter; waster; undoer.
    • a destroyer of the environment
    • jealousy was his undoer
    • uprooters of gravestones

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reecho

  • verb echo repeatedly, echo again and again
  • verb repeat or return an echo again or repeatedly; send (an echo) back

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secede

  • verb withdraw from an organization or communion
    splinter; break away.
    • After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away

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production

  • noun the act or process of producing something
    • Shakespeare's production of poetry was enormous
    • the production of white blood cells
  • noun a presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television
    • have you seen the new production of Hamlet?

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vocaliser

  • noun an organism that can utter vocal sounds
    vocalizer; utterer.
    • an utterer of foul oaths
    • is the giraffe a vocalizer?
  • noun a person who sings
    singer; vocalizer; vocalist.

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carve

  • verb form by carving
    • Carve a flower from the ice
  • verb engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface
    chip at.
    • carve one's name into the bark

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vandalize

  • verb destroy wantonly, as through acts of vandalism
    vandalise.
    • vandalize the park

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skreak

  • verb make a high-pitched, screeching noise
    whine; screech; squeak; creak; screak.
    • The door creaked when I opened it slowly
    • My car engine makes a whining noise
  • verb utter a harsh abrupt scream
    screech; squawk; screak; skreigh.

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fragment

  • noun a piece broken off or cut off of something else
    • a fragment of rock
  • noun a broken piece of a brittle artifact
    sherd; shard.

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weakness

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

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break

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

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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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detachment

  • noun avoiding emotional involvement
    withdrawal.
  • noun the act of releasing from an attachment or connection
    disengagement.

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grammar

  • noun the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)

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explode

  • verb cause to burst with a violent release of energy
    detonate; blow up; set off.
    • We exploded the nuclear bomb
  • verb burst outward, usually with noise
    burst.
    • The champagne bottle exploded

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tucker_out

  • verb wear out completely
    wash up; exhaust; tucker; beat.
    • This kind of work exhausts me
    • I'm beat
    • He was all washed up after the exam

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roast

  • noun a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion
    joint.
  • noun negative criticism
    knock.

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kidney_failure

  • noun inability of the kidneys to excrete wastes and to help maintain the electrolyte balance
    renal failure.

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plant_scientist

  • noun a biologist specializing in the study of plants
    phytologist; botanist.

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log

  • noun a segment of the trunk of a tree when stripped of branches
  • noun the exponent required to produce a given number
    logarithm.

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doug

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trumpeter

  • noun a musician who plays the trumpet or cornet
    cornetist.
  • noun (formal) a person who announces important news
    herald.
    • the chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet

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whoosh

  • noun the noise produced by the sudden rush of a fluid (a gas or liquid)
    swoosh.
  • verb move with a sibilant sound
    woosh.
    • He whooshed the doors open

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fragmentise

  • verb break or cause to break into pieces
    fragment; fragmentize; break up.
    • The plate fragmented

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engrave

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

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palaver

  • noun flattery intended to persuade
    cajolery; blandishment.
  • noun loud and confused and empty talk
    rhetoric; empty talk; empty words; hot air.
    • mere rhetoric

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saboteur

  • noun someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks
    diversionist; wrecker.
  • noun a member of a clandestine subversive organization who tries to help a potential invader
    fifth columnist.

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whiff

  • noun a short light gust of air
    puff; puff of air.
  • noun a lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil

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inscribe

  • verb carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
    scratch; grave; engrave.
    • engrave a pen
    • engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's
    • the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree
  • verb register formally as a participant or member
    enroll; enter; enrol; recruit.
    • The party recruited many new members

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polarize

  • verb cause to vibrate in a definite pattern
    polarise.
    • polarize light waves
  • verb cause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions
    polarise.

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estimate

  • noun an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
    approximation; estimation; idea.
    • an estimate of what it would cost
    • a rough idea how long it would take
  • noun a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody
    estimation.
    • many factors are involved in any estimate of human life
    • in my estimation the boy is innocent

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louse

  • noun wingless usually flattened bloodsucking insect parasitic on warm-blooded animals
    sucking louse.
  • noun a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
    dirt ball; insect; worm.

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fleck

  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    bit; chip; flake; scrap.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
  • noun a small contrasting part of something
    speckle; spot; patch; maculation; dapple.
    • a bald spot
    • a leopard's spots
    • a patch of clouds
    • patches of thin ice
    • a fleck of red

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miaow

  • noun the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)
    meow; mew; miaou; miaul.
  • verb make a cat-like sound
    miaou.

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miaou

  • noun the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)
    meow; miaow; mew; miaul.
  • verb make a cat-like sound
    miaow.

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cackler

  • noun a hen that has just laid an egg and emits a shrill squawk
  • noun any of various insectivorous Old World birds with a loud incessant song; in some classifications considered members of the family Muscicapidae
    babbler.

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recite

  • verb recite in elocution
    declaim.
  • verb repeat aloud from memory
    • she recited a poem
    • The pupil recited his lesson for the day

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claxon

  • noun a kind of loud horn formerly used on motor vehicles
    klaxon.
  • verb make a loud noise
    beep; toot; blare; honk.
    • The horns of the taxis blared

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grade

  • noun a body of students who are taught together
    course; class; form.
    • early morning classes are always sleepy
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    tier; level.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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phycology

  • noun the branch of botany that studies algae
    algology.

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rank

  • noun a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another
    • the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen
  • noun relative status
    • his salary was determined by his rank and seniority

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tom_turkey

  • noun male turkey
    gobbler; turkey cock; tom.

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rant

  • noun a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
    ranting; harangue.
  • noun pompous or pretentious talk or writing
    blah; fustian; bombast; claptrap.

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cut_up

  • verb cut to pieces
    carve.
    • Father carved the ham
  • verb destroy or injure severely
    mutilate; mangle.
    • The madman mutilates art work

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tow

  • noun the act of hauling something (as a vehicle) by means of a hitch or rope
    towage.
    • the truck gave him a tow to the garage
  • verb drag behind
    • Horses used to tow barges along the canal

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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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tom

  • noun male cat
    tomcat.
  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive and derogatory name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites
    Uncle Tom.

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reprobate

  • noun a person without moral scruples
    miscreant.
  • verb reject (documents) as invalid

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collapse

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

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waster

  • noun someone who dissipates resources self-indulgently
    wastrel.
  • noun a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to
    ruiner; uprooter; undoer; destroyer.
    • a destroyer of the environment
    • jealousy was his undoer
    • uprooters of gravestones

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exultation

  • noun a feeling of extreme joy
    jubilancy; jubilation; jubilance.
  • noun the utterance of sounds expressing great joy
    jubilation; rejoicing.

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flame

  • noun the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
    fire; flaming.
    • fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries
  • verb shine with a sudden light
    flare.
    • The night sky flared with the massive bombardment

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rag

  • noun a small piece of cloth or paper
    tatter; shred; tag; tag end.
  • noun a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities
    rag week.

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systems_analyst

  • noun a person skilled at systems analysis

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rattle

  • noun a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)
    rale; rattling.
    • the death rattle
  • noun a baby's toy that makes percussive noises when shaken

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disambiguation

  • noun clarification that follows from the removal of ambiguity

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resound

  • verb ring or echo with sound
    reverberate; ring; echo.
    • the hall resounded with laughter
  • verb emit a noise
    make noise; noise.

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talking

  • noun an exchange of ideas via conversation
    talk.
    • let's have more work and less talk around here
  • verb exchange thoughts; talk with
    talk; speak.
    • We often talk business
    • Actions talk louder than words

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speech_production

  • noun the utterance of intelligible speech
    speaking.

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beckett

  • noun a playwright and novelist (born in Ireland) who lived in France; wrote plays for the theater of the absurd (1906-1989)
    Samuel Beckett.

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disunify

  • verb break up or separate
    break apart.
    • The country is disunifying
    • Yugoslavia broke apart after 1989

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sleeper

  • noun a rester who is sleeping
    slumberer.
  • noun a spy or saboteur or terrorist planted in an enemy country who lives there as a law-abiding citizen until activated by a prearranged signal

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cleft

  • noun a split or indentation in something (as the palate or chin)
  • noun a long narrow opening
    crevice; scissure; fissure; crack.

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breakability

  • noun quality of being easily damaged or destroyed
    frangibleness; fragility; frangibility.

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rumble

  • noun a loud low dull continuous noise
    rumbling; grumble; grumbling.
    • they heard the rumbling of thunder
  • noun a servant's seat (or luggage compartment) in the rear of a carriage

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hushing

  • noun a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)
    hissing; fizzle; sibilation; hiss.
    • the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience
  • verb become quiet or still; fall silent
    hush.
    • hush my baby!

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fizzle

  • noun a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)
    hissing; hushing; sibilation; hiss.
    • the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience
  • noun a complete failure
    flop; bust.
    • the play was a dismal flop

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troat

  • verb emit a cry intended to attract other animals; used especially of animals at rutting time

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grave

  • noun death of a person
    • he went to his grave without forgiving me
    • from cradle to grave
  • noun a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
    tomb.
    • he put flowers on his mother's grave

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singer

  • noun a person who sings
    vocalizer; vocalist; vocaliser.
  • noun United States inventor of an improved chain-stitch sewing machine (1811-1875)
    Isaac Merrit Singer; Isaac M. Singer.

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annoyer

  • noun someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
    vexer; teaser; tease.

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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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digress

  • verb lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking
    divagate; wander; stray.
    • She always digresses when telling a story
    • her mind wanders
    • Don't digress when you give a lecture
  • verb wander from a direct or straight course
    straggle; depart; sidetrack.

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screak

  • verb make a high-pitched, screeching noise
    skreak; whine; screech; squeak; creak.
    • The door creaked when I opened it slowly
    • My car engine makes a whining noise
  • verb utter a harsh abrupt scream
    skreak; screech; squawk; skreigh.

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scream

  • noun sharp piercing cry
    screaming; screech; screeching; shriek; shrieking.
    • her screaming attracted the neighbors
  • noun a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    shriek; screech; screeching; screaming; shrieking.
    • he ducked at the screechings of shells
    • he heard the scream of the brakes

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incomplete

  • adjective not complete or total; not completed
    uncomplete.
    • an incomplete account of his life
    • political consequences of incomplete military success
    • an incomplete forward pass
  • adjective satellite not yet finished
    uncompleted.
    • his thesis is still incomplete
    • an uncompleted play

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bomb

  • noun an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
  • noun strong sealed vessel for measuring heat of combustion
    bomb calorimeter.

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dismantlement

  • noun the act of taking something apart (as a piece of machinery)
    dismantling; disassembly.
    • Russia and the United States discussed the dismantling of their nuclear weapons

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give_tongue_to

  • verb articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
    utter; express; verbalise; verbalize.
    • She expressed her anger
    • He uttered a curse

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bust

  • noun a complete failure
    flop; fizzle.
    • the play was a dismal flop
  • noun the chest of a woman
    female chest.

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plash

  • noun the sound like water splashing
    splash.
  • verb interlace the shoots of
    pleach.
    • pleach a hedge

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do

  • noun an uproarious party
    bash; brawl.
  • noun the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
    doh; ut.

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mew_gull

  • noun the common gull of Eurasia and northeastern North America
    mew; Larus canus; sea mew.

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squeaking

  • adjective satellite having or making a high-pitched sound such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge
    screechy; screaky; squeaky; squealing.
  • verb make a high-pitched, screeching noise
    skreak; whine; screech; squeak; creak; screak.
    • The door creaked when I opened it slowly
    • My car engine makes a whining noise

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rip_up

  • verb tear into shreds
    tear up; shred.

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report

  • noun a written document describing the findings of some individual or group
    written report; study.
    • this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale
  • noun the act of informing by verbal report
    account.
    • he heard reports that they were causing trouble
    • by all accounts they were a happy couple

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botanical

  • noun a drug made from part of a plant (as the bark or root or leaves)
  • adjective of or relating to plants or botany
    botanic.
    • botanical garden

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licking

  • noun an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest
    defeat.
    • it was a narrow defeat
    • the army's only defeat
    • they suffered a convincing licking
  • noun the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
    trouncing; whacking; drubbing; thrashing; lacing; beating.

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bay

  • noun an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
    embayment.
  • noun the sound of a hound on the scent

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bad

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

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sassing

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

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bam

  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bang; blast; eruption; clap.
  • noun an ancient city in southeastern Iran; destroyed by an earthquake in 2003

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fail

  • verb fail to do something; leave something undone
    neglect.
    • She failed to notice that her child was no longer in his crib
    • The secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost the account
  • verb be unsuccessful
    miscarry; go wrong.
    • Where do today's public schools fail?
    • The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably

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hammer

  • noun the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled
    cock.
  • noun a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking

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scrap

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

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firework

  • noun (usually plural) a device with an explosive that burns at a low rate and with colored flames; can be used to illuminate areas or send signals etc.
    pyrotechnic.

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bellowing

  • noun a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    holla; bellow; roar; hollo; yowl; holler; hollering; holloa; roaring.
    • his bellow filled the hallway
  • verb shout loudly and without restraint
    bellow; bawl.

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peel_off

  • verb peel off the outer layer of something
  • verb take off, as with some difficulty
    • He peeled off his blood-soaked shirt

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weary

  • verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    wear out; tire; wear down; jade; fag out; fatigue; wear; tire out; outwear; fag; wear upon.
    • We wore ourselves out on this hike
  • verb lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
    jade; fatigue; pall; tire.
    • I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food

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devour

  • verb destroy completely
    • Fire had devoured our home
  • verb enjoy avidly
    • She devoured his novels

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rima

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

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friability

  • noun excessive breakableness
    crumbliness.

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fulmination

  • noun thunderous verbal attack
    diatribe.
  • noun the act of exploding with noise and violence
    • his fulminations frightened the horses

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jest_at

  • verb subject to laughter or ridicule
    laugh at; make fun; ridicule; blackguard; poke fun; roast; guy; rib.
    • The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house
    • The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher
    • His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday

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renal_failure

  • noun inability of the kidneys to excrete wastes and to help maintain the electrolyte balance
    kidney failure.

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sparkabots

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fault

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

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bray

  • noun the cry of an ass
  • verb braying characteristic of donkeys
    hee-haw.

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tattle

  • noun disclosing information or giving evidence about another
    telling; singing.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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brag

  • noun an instance of boastful talk
    crow; vaporing; crowing; bragging; line-shooting; gasconade.
    • his brag is worse than his fight
    • whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade
  • verb show off
    blow; boast; gasconade; gas; tout; swash; bluster; shoot a line; vaunt.

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cod

  • noun the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)
    pod; seedcase.
  • noun lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached
    codfish.

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wipeout

  • noun an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
    demolition; destruction.
  • noun a spill in some sport (as a fall from a bicycle or while skiing or being capsized on a surfboard)

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coo

  • noun the sound made by a pigeon
  • verb speak softly or lovingly
    • The mother who held her baby was cooing softly

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tone

  • noun the quality of a person's voice
    tone of voice.
    • he began in a conversational tone
    • he spoke in a nervous tone of voice
  • noun (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages
    • the Beijing dialect uses four tones

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splutter

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

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character

  • noun an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
    fictional character; fictitious character.
    • she is the main character in the novel
  • noun a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
    lineament; quality.
    • each town has a quality all its own
    • the radical character of our demands

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vexer

  • noun someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
    teaser; annoyer; tease.

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wash_out

  • verb prevent or interrupt due to rain
    rain out.
    • The storm had washed out the game
  • verb wash free from unwanted substances, such as dirt
    • Wash out your dirty shirt in the sink

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bollix_up

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

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humming

  • noun a humming noise
    hum.
    • the hum of distant traffic
  • noun the act of singing with closed lips

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speak

  • verb express in speech
    verbalise; verbalize; mouth; utter; talk.
    • She talks a lot of nonsense
    • This depressed patient does not verbalize
  • verb exchange thoughts; talk with
    talk.
    • We often talk business
    • Actions talk louder than words

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muck

  • noun any thick, viscous matter
    goo; gunk; guck; gook; slime; ooze; goop; sludge.
  • noun fecal matter of animals
    droppings; dung.

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chug

  • noun the dull explosive noise made by an engine
  • verb make a dull, explosive sound
    • the engine chugged down the street

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faintness

  • noun a feeling of faintness and of being ready to swoon
  • noun the property of being without strength
    • the faintness or potency of the feeling

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spit

  • noun a narrow strip of land that juts out into the sea
    tongue.
  • noun a clear liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands of the mouth; moistens the mouth and starts the digestion of starches
    spittle; saliva.

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stone_breaker

  • noun someone who breaks up stone

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shattering

  • noun the act of breaking something into small pieces
    smashing.
  • verb break into many pieces
    shatter.
    • The wine glass shattered

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lift

  • noun the act of giving temporary assistance
  • noun the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
    aerodynamic lift.

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taper_off

  • verb end weakly
    peter out; fizzle; fizzle out.
    • The music just petered out--there was no proper ending
  • verb become smaller or less active
    • Business tapered off

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take_it_on_the_chin

  • verb undergo failure or defeat

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dissect

  • verb cut open or cut apart
    • dissect the bodies for analysis
  • verb make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features
    take apart; analyze; analyse; break down.
    • analyze a specimen
    • analyze a sentence
    • analyze a chemical compound

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cracker

  • noun a thin crisp wafer made of flour and water with or without leavening and shortening; unsweetened or semisweet
  • noun a poor White person in the southern United States
    redneck.

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bite_out

  • verb utter
    • She bit out a curse

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birdcall

  • noun the characteristic sound produced by a bird
    call; birdsong; song.
    • a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age
  • noun a device for imitating a birdcall

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voice

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

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spawl

  • noun a fragment broken off from the edge or face of stone or ore and having at least one thin edge
    spall.
    • a truck bearing a mound of blue spalls

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it

  • noun the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information
    information technology.

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separatist

  • noun an advocate of secession or separation from a larger group (such as an established church or a national union)
    separationist.
  • adjective satellite having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude
    fissiparous; breakaway.
    • a breakaway faction

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assibilation

  • noun the development of a consonant phoneme into a sibilant
  • noun pronunciation with a sibilant (hissing or whistling) sound
    sibilation.

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jest

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

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in

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

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conk

  • noun informal term for the nose
  • verb come to a stop
    stall.
    • The car stalled in the driveway

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sever

  • verb set or keep apart
    break up.
    • sever a relationship
  • verb cut off from a whole
    discerp; lop.
    • His head was severed from his body
    • The soul discerped from the body

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growl

  • noun the sound of growling (as made by animals)
    growling.
  • verb to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds
    rumble; grumble.
    • he grumbled a rude response
    • Stones grumbled down the cliff

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make

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

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honk

  • noun the cry of a goose (or any sound resembling this)
  • verb make a loud noise
    beep; toot; claxon; blare.
    • The horns of the taxis blared

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set_apart

  • verb select something or someone for a specific purpose
    assign; specify.
    • The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise
  • verb set apart from others
    sequester; isolate; keep apart; sequestrate.
    • The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on

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clucking

  • noun the sound made by a hen (as in calling her chicks)
    cluck.
  • verb make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens
    cluck; click; clack.

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split

  • noun extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back)
  • noun a bottle containing half the usual amount

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let_loose

  • verb express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
    utter; emit; let out.
    • She let out a big heavy sigh
    • He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand
  • verb turn loose or free from restraint
    loose; unleash.
    • let loose mines
    • Loose terrible plagues upon humanity

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unsuccessful_person

  • noun a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently
    failure; nonstarter; loser.

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deflect

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; avert; debar; avoid; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike
  • verb turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
    bend; turn away.

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rasping

  • noun uttering in an irritated tone
    rasp.
  • verb scrape with a rasp
    rasp.

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kid

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; child; fry; shaver; tike; minor.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat
    kidskin.
    • kid gloves

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jangle

  • noun a metallic sound
    jingle.
    • the jingle of coins
    • the jangle of spurs
  • verb make a sound typical of metallic objects
    jingle; jingle-jangle.
    • The keys were jingling in his pocket

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whicker

  • noun the characteristic sounds made by a horse
    whinny; nicker; neigh.
  • verb make a characteristic sound, of a horse
    whinny; nicker; neigh.

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failing

  • noun a flaw or weak point
    weakness.
    • he was quick to point out his wife's failings
  • noun failure to reach a minimum required performance
    flunk.
    • his failing the course led to his disqualification
    • he got two flunks on his report

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gabble

  • noun rapid and indistinct speech
    jabber; jabbering.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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chip_off

  • verb break off (a piece from a whole)
    break away; chip; break off; come off.
    • Her tooth chipped

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divagate

  • verb lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking
    digress; wander; stray.
    • She always digresses when telling a story
    • her mind wanders
    • Don't digress when you give a lecture

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snigger

  • noun a disrespectful laugh
    snicker; snort.
  • verb laugh quietly
    snicker.

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strike_out

  • verb remove from a list
    mark; cross out; strike off; cross off.
    • Cross the name of the dead person off the list
  • verb put out or be put out by a strikeout
    • Oral struck out three batters to close the inning

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bellow

  • noun a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    holla; roar; hollo; yowl; holler; hollering; holloa; bellowing; roaring.
    • his bellow filled the hallway
  • noun United States author (born in Canada) whose novels influenced American literature after World War II (1915-2005)
    Saul Bellow; Solomon Bellow.

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halloo

  • noun a shout to attract attention
    • he gave a great halloo but no one heard him
  • verb urge on with shouts
    • halloo the dogs in a hunt

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sentence

  • noun a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language
    • he always spoke in grammatical sentences
  • noun (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed
    condemnation; judgment of conviction; conviction.
    • the conviction came as no surprise

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ball_up

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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come_away

  • verb come to be detached
    detach; come off.
    • His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery
  • verb leave in a certain condition
    • She came away angry

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exclaiming

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

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modulate

  • verb change the key of, in music
    • modulate the melody
  • verb vary the pitch of one's speech
    inflect; tone.

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transformer

  • noun an electrical device by which alternating current of one voltage is changed to another voltage

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josh

  • verb be silly or tease one another
    banter; chaff; jolly; kid.
    • After we relaxed, we just kidded around

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shout

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

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falter

  • noun the act of pausing uncertainly
    faltering; hesitation; waver.
    • there was a hesitation in his speech
  • verb be unsure or weak
    waver.
    • Their enthusiasm is faltering

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haw

  • noun a spring-flowering shrub or small tree of the genus Crataegus
    hawthorn.
  • noun the nictitating membrane of a horse

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comminute

  • verb reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
    crunch; bray; mash; grind.
    • grind the spices in a mortar
    • mash the garlic

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botanize

  • verb collect and study plants
    botanise.

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mocker

  • noun someone who jeers or mocks or treats something with contempt or calls out in derision
    jeerer; flouter; scoffer.
  • noun long-tailed grey-and-white songbird of the southern United States able to mimic songs of other birds
    mockingbird; Mimus polyglotktos.

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judge

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

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scoffer

  • noun someone who eats food rapidly and greedily
    gorger.
  • noun someone who jeers or mocks or treats something with contempt or calls out in derision
    jeerer; flouter; mocker.

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apart

  • adjective satellite remote and separate physically or socially
    obscure; isolated.
    • existed over the centuries as a world apart
    • preserved because they inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson
    • tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization
    • an obscure village
  • adjective satellite having characteristics not shared by others
    • scientists felt they were a group apart"- Vannever Bush

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rustle

  • noun a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind
    whispering; whisper; rustling.
  • verb make a dry crackling sound
    • rustling silk
    • the dry leaves were rustling in the breeze

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blowup

  • noun a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
    explosion; detonation.
  • noun an unrestrained expression of emotion
    effusion; ebullition; gush; outburst.

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night

  • noun the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
    dark; nighttime.
  • noun a period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom

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rustling

  • noun the stealing of cattle
  • noun a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind
    whispering; whisper; rustle.

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scurf

  • noun (botany) a covering that resembles scales or bran that covers some plant parts
  • noun a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin
    scale; exfoliation.

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deflection

  • noun a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting
    warp.
  • noun the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
    refraction; deflexion.

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revel

  • noun unrestrained merrymaking
    revelry.
  • verb take delight in
    delight; enjoy.
    • he delights in his granddaughter

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rile

  • verb cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    annoy; rag; devil; bother; vex; irritate; nettle; get to; nark; get at; gravel; chafe.
    • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
    • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves
  • verb make turbid by stirring up the sediments of
    roil.

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critique

  • noun an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
    critical review; review; review article.
  • noun a serious examination and judgment of something
    criticism.
    • constructive criticism is always appreciated

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ululation

  • noun a long loud emotional utterance
    howling; howl.
    • he gave a howl of pain
    • howls of laughter
    • their howling had no effect

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lay_waste_to

  • verb cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
    desolate; devastate; scourge; ravage; waste.
    • The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion

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pipe_up

  • verb begin to play or sing
  • verb utter a shrill cry
    pipe; shrill; shriek.

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peel

  • noun the rind of a fruit or vegetable
    skin.
  • noun British politician (1788-1850)
    Sir Robert Peel; Robert Peel.

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devil

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

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burn

  • noun pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
    burning.
  • noun a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
    sunburn; tan; suntan.

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check_over

  • verb examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
    check into; go over; suss out; check up on; look into; check out; check.
    • check the brakes
    • Check out the engine

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sift

  • verb move as if through a sieve
    • The soldiers sifted through the woods
  • verb separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements
    strain; sieve.
    • sift the flour

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peep

  • noun the short weak cry of a young bird
    cheep.
  • noun a secret look
    peek.

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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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chaff

  • noun material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
    stubble; straw; husk; stalk; shuck.
  • noun foil in thin strips; ejected into the air as a radar countermeasure

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yelling

  • noun uttering a loud inarticulate cry as of pain or excitement
    shouting.
  • verb utter a sudden loud cry
    cry; hollo; squall; shout; call; holler; yell; scream; shout out.
    • she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle
    • I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me

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meow

  • noun the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)
    miaow; mew; miaou; miaul.
  • verb cry like a cat
    mew.
    • the cat meowed

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go_bad

  • verb stop operating or functioning
    die; give out; give way; break; go; conk out; fail; break down.
    • The engine finally went
    • The car died on the road
    • The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town
    • The coffee maker broke
    • The engine failed on the way to town
    • her eyesight went after the accident
  • verb become unfit for consumption or use
    spoil.
    • the meat must be eaten before it spoils

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engine_failure

  • noun engine does not run

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let_out

  • verb express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
    utter; let loose; emit.
    • She let out a big heavy sigh
    • He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand
  • verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    disclose; reveal; unwrap; bring out; expose; let on; discover; divulge; break; give away.
    • The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
    • The actress won't reveal how old she is
    • bring out the truth
    • he broke the news to her
    • unwrap the evidence in the murder case

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blabber

  • noun one who reveals confidential information in return for money
    squealer; informer; rat; betrayer.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; twaddle.

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croak

  • noun a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog)
    croaking.
  • verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    decease; give-up the ghost; pop off; perish; die; buy the farm; snuff it; choke; drop dead; pass away; expire; exit; pass; go; kick the bucket; conk; cash in one's chips.
    • She died from cancer
    • The children perished in the fire
    • The patient went peacefully
    • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102

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laugh_at

  • verb subject to laughter or ridicule
    make fun; ridicule; blackguard; poke fun; roast; guy; rib; jest at.
    • The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house
    • The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher
    • His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday

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civil

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

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verbalizer

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

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down

  • noun soft fine feathers
    down feather.
  • noun (American football) a complete play to advance the football
    • you have four downs to gain ten yards

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carving

  • noun a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape
  • noun removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape
    cutting.

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chitter

  • verb make high-pitched sounds, as of birds
    twitter.

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compression

  • noun an increase in the density of something
    densification; concretion; compaction.
  • noun the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together
    condensation; contraction.
    • the contraction of a gas on cooling

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intone

  • verb utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically
    chant; tone.
    • The students chanted the same slogan over and over again
  • verb recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm
    chant; cantillate; intonate.
    • The rabbi chanted a prayer

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way

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; manner; 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 how a result is obtained or an end is achieved
    agency; means.
    • a means of control
    • an example is the best agency of instruction
    • the true way to success

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gin

  • noun strong liquor flavored with juniper berries
  • noun a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose
    snare; noose.

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war

  • noun the waging of armed conflict against an enemy
    warfare.
    • thousands of people were killed in the war
  • noun a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply
    state of war.
    • war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring

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happy

  • adjective enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure
    • a happy smile
    • spent many happy days on the beach
    • a happy marriage
  • adjective satellite marked by good fortune
    felicitous.
    • a felicitous life
    • a happy outcome

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analyse

  • verb consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
    canvas; study; examine; canvass; analyze.
    • analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare
    • analyze the evidence in a criminal trial
    • analyze your real motives
  • verb break down into components or essential features
    analyze.
    • analyze today's financial market

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failure

  • noun an act that fails
    • his failure to pass the test
  • noun an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose
    • the surprise party was a complete failure

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analyst

  • noun someone who is skilled at analyzing data
  • noun an expert who studies financial data (on credit or securities or sales or financial patterns etc.) and recommends appropriate business actions

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rub_down

  • verb wear away
    corrade; rub off; abrase; abrade.
  • verb manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes
    knead; massage.
    • She rubbed down her child with a sponge

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fort

  • noun a fortified military post where troops are stationed
    garrison.
  • noun a fortified defensive structure
    fortress.

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continuance

  • noun the act of continuing an activity without interruption
    continuation.
  • noun the period of time during which something continues
    duration.

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check_up_on

  • verb examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
    check into; go over; suss out; check over; look into; check out; check.
    • check the brakes
    • Check out the engine

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smasher

  • noun a person who smashes something
  • noun a very attractive or seductive looking woman
    sweetheart; peach; beauty; knockout; lulu; stunner; ravisher; mantrap; dish; looker.

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paging

  • noun calling out the name of a person (especially by a loudspeaker system)
    • the public address system in the hospital was used for paging
  • noun the system of numbering pages
    pagination; page number; folio.

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ruiner

  • noun a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to
    uprooter; waster; undoer; destroyer.
    • a destroyer of the environment
    • jealousy was his undoer
    • uprooters of gravestones

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emit

  • verb expel (gases or odors)
    breathe; pass off.
  • verb give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.
    give out; give off.
    • The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits

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diagnose

  • verb determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
    name.
  • verb subject to a medical analysis

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corrade

  • verb wear away
    rub off; abrase; abrade; rub down.

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make_happy

  • verb celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities
    jollify; make whoopie; make merry; revel; whoop it up; wassail; racket.
    • The members of the wedding party made merry all night
    • Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!

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digression

  • noun a message that departs from the main subject
    divagation; aside; excursus; parenthesis.
  • noun a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)
    deviation; deflexion; deflection; diversion; divagation.
    • a diversion from the main highway
    • a digression into irrelevant details
    • a deflection from his goal

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crumble

  • verb fall apart
    collapse; tumble; crumple; break down.
    • the building crumbled after the explosion
    • Negotiations broke down
  • verb break or fall apart into fragments
    fall apart.
    • The cookies crumbled
    • The Sphinx is crumbling

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howling

  • noun a long loud emotional utterance
    ululation; howl.
    • he gave a howl of pain
    • howls of laughter
    • their howling had no effect
  • verb emit long loud cries
    wail; roar; yawl; yaup; howl; ululate.
    • wail in self-pity
    • howl with sorrow

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crumbly

  • adjective satellite easily broken into small fragments or reduced to powder
    friable.
    • friable sandstone
    • friable carcinomatous tissue
    • friable curds formed in the stomach
    • crumbly cookies

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check

  • noun a written order directing a bank to pay money
    cheque; bank check.
    • he paid all his bills by check
  • noun an appraisal of the state of affairs
    assay.
    • they made an assay of the contents
    • a check on its dependability under stress

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holla

  • noun a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    bellow; roar; hollo; yowl; holler; hollering; holloa; bellowing; roaring.
    • his bellow filled the hallway

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utterer

  • noun an organism that can utter vocal sounds
    vocalizer; vocaliser.
    • an utterer of foul oaths
    • is the giraffe a vocalizer?
  • noun someone who circulates forged banknotes or counterfeit coins

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car_horn

  • noun a device on an automobile for making a warning noise
    automobile horn; horn; hooter; motor horn.

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piffle

  • noun trivial nonsense
    balderdash; fiddle-faddle.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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hollo

  • noun a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    holla; bellow; roar; yowl; holler; hollering; holloa; bellowing; roaring.
    • his bellow filled the hallway
  • verb encourage somebody by crying hollo

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flood

  • noun the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
    alluvion; deluge; inundation.
    • plains fertilized by annual inundations
  • noun an overwhelming number or amount
    torrent; deluge; inundation.
    • a flood of requests
    • a torrent of abuse

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disarticulate

  • verb separate at the joints
    disjoint.
    • disjoint the chicken before cooking it

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test

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

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incomplete_fracture

  • noun fracture that does not go across the entire width of the bone

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snick

  • noun a small cut
    nick; notch.
  • noun a glancing contact with the ball off the edge of the cricket bat

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roll

  • noun rotary motion of an object around its own axis
    axial motion; axial rotation.
    • wheels in axial rotation
  • noun a list of names
    roster.
    • his name was struck off the rolls

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valuate

  • verb evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
    evaluate; measure; value; assess; appraise.
    • I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional
    • access all the factors when taking a risk

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outage

  • noun the amount of something (as whiskey or oil) lost in storage or transportation
  • noun a temporary suspension of operation (as of computers)
    • there will be a network outage from 8 to 10 a.m.

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ribbing

  • noun a framework of ribs
  • noun the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances
    teasing; tantalization; tease.
    • he ignored their teases
    • his ribbing was gentle but persistent

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ululate

  • verb emit long loud cries
    wail; roar; yawl; yaup; howl.
    • wail in self-pity
    • howl with sorrow

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filing

  • noun the entering of a legal document into the public record
    • he filed a complaint
    • he filed his tax return
  • noun a fragment rubbed off by the use of a file

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disassociate

  • verb part; cease or break association with
    dissociate; divorce; disjoint; disunite.
    • She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president

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screw_up

  • verb make more intense
    heat up; hot up.
    • Emotions were screwed up
  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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battle

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

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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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vex

  • verb cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    annoy; rag; devil; bother; irritate; nettle; rile; get to; nark; get at; gravel; chafe.
    • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
    • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves
  • verb disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress
    worry.
    • I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me

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overweary

  • verb tire excessively
    overtire; overfatigue.

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splutter

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

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chirrup

  • noun a series of chirps
    twitter.
  • verb make high-pitched sounds
    cheep; chirp; peep.
    • the birds were chirping in the bushes

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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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din

  • noun a loud harsh or strident noise
    clamor; cacophony; blare; blaring.
  • noun the act of making a noisy disturbance
    tumult; ruckus; commotion; rumpus; ruction.

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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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tear

  • noun a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands
    teardrop.
    • his story brought tears to her eyes
  • noun an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
    split; rent; rip; snag.
    • there was a rip in his pants
    • she had snags in her stockings

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die

  • noun a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers
    dice.
  • noun a device used for shaping metal

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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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enthuse

  • verb cause to feel enthusiasm
  • verb utter with enthusiasm

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leave

  • noun the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
    leave of absence.
    • a ten day's leave to visit his mother
  • noun permission to do something
    • she was granted leave to speak

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guy

  • noun an informal term for a youth or man
    bozo; hombre; cat.
    • a nice guy
    • the guy's only doing it for some doll
  • noun an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day

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pass_judgment

  • verb form a critical opinion of
    judge; evaluate.
    • I cannot judge some works of modern art
    • How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people

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plummet

  • noun the metal bob of a plumb line
    plumb bob; plumb.
  • verb drop sharply
    plump.
    • The stock market plummeted

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undoer

  • noun a seducer who ruins a woman
    • she awoke in the arms of her cruel undoer
  • noun a person who unfastens or unwraps or opens
    opener; untier; unfastener.
    • children are talented undoers of their shoelaces

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sigh

  • noun an utterance made by exhaling audibly
    suspiration.
  • noun a sound like a person sighing
    • she heard the sigh of the wind in the trees

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disunite

  • verb part; cease or break association with
    dissociate; divorce; disjoint; disassociate.
    • She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president
  • verb force, take, or pull apart
    part; divide; separate.
    • He separated the fighting children
    • Moses parted the Red Sea

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talker

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

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wear_out

  • verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    tire; wear down; jade; fag out; weary; fatigue; wear; tire out; outwear; fag; wear upon.
    • We wore ourselves out on this hike
  • verb go to pieces
    break; fall apart; wear; bust.
    • The lawn mower finally broke
    • The gears wore out
    • The old chair finally fell apart completely

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hairline_fracture

  • noun a fracture without separation of the fragments and the line of the break being very thin
    capillary fracture.

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twaddle

  • noun pretentious or silly talk or writing
    taradiddle; boloney; humbug; bilgewater; tarradiddle; tosh; bosh; baloney; drool; tommyrot.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber.

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sequestrate

  • verb keep away from others
    seclude; sequester; withdraw.
    • He sequestered himself in his study to write a book
  • verb set apart from others
    sequester; set apart; isolate; keep apart.
    • The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on

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turn_away

  • verb move so as not face somebody or something
  • verb turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
    bend; deflect.

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water_hammer

  • noun the banging sound of steam in pipes

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atomise

  • verb spray very finely
    atomize.
    • atomize perfume
  • verb strike at with firepower or bombs
    nuke; atomize; zap.
    • zap the enemy

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tut-tut

  • verb utter `tsk,' `tut,' or `tut-tut,' as in disapproval
    tut; tsk.

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factor_analyze

  • verb to perform a factor analysis of correlational data
    factor analyse.

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falling

  • adjective satellite decreasing in amount or degree
    • falling temperature
  • verb descend in free fall under the influence of gravity
    fall.
    • The branch fell from the tree
    • The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse

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babbler

  • noun an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
    prater; chatterer; spouter; magpie; chatterbox.
  • noun any of various insectivorous Old World birds with a loud incessant song; in some classifications considered members of the family Muscicapidae
    cackler.

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explosion

  • noun a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
    detonation; blowup.
  • noun the act of exploding or bursting
    burst.
    • the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children
    • the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft

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wail

  • noun a cry of sorrow and grief
    lamentation; plaint; lament.
    • their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward
  • verb emit long loud cries
    roar; yawl; yaup; howl; ululate.
    • wail in self-pity
    • howl with sorrow

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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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spattering

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; sputter; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface
    splattering; splashing; splash; spatter.

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tittle-tattle

  • noun light informal conversation for social occasions
    chin wag; chit-chat; chitchat; chin-wagging; causerie; chin-wag; small talk; gabfest; chin wagging; chit chat; gossip; gab.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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dandruff

  • noun a condition in which white scales of dead skin are shed by the scalp
  • noun loose scales shed from the scalp
    • I could see the dandruff on her shoulders

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roaring

  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    roar; thunder; boom.
  • noun a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    holla; bellow; roar; hollo; yowl; holler; hollering; holloa; bellowing.
    • his bellow filled the hallway

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change

  • noun an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
    modification; alteration.
    • the change was intended to increase sales
    • this storm is certainly a change for the worse
    • the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago
  • noun a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event
    • he attributed the change to their marriage

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cuckoo

  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    goof; fathead; goose; bozo; zany; twat; jackass; goofball.
  • noun any of numerous European and North American birds having pointed wings and a long tail

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impacted

  • adjective satellite wedged or packed in together
    wedged.
    • an impacted tooth
  • verb press or wedge together; pack together
    impact.

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bow

  • noun a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces
    bowknot.
  • noun a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments

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detonate

  • verb cause to burst with a violent release of energy
    explode; blow up; set off.
    • We exploded the nuclear bomb
  • verb burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction
    explode; blow up.
    • the bomb detonated at noon
    • The Molotov cocktail exploded

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boo

  • noun a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    razz; razzing; Bronx cheer; hoot; hiss; raspberry; bird; snort.
  • verb show displeasure, as after a performance or speech
    hiss.

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wear_down

  • verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    wear out; tire; jade; fag out; weary; fatigue; wear; tire out; outwear; fag; wear upon.
    • We wore ourselves out on this hike
  • verb deteriorate through use or stress
    wear out; wear off; wear thin; wear.
    • The constant friction wore out the cloth

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american_civil_war

  • noun civil war in the United States between the North and the South; 1861-1865
    United States Civil War; War between the States.

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algology

  • noun the branch of botany that studies algae
    phycology.

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cacophony

  • noun a loud harsh or strident noise
    clamor; din; blare; blaring.
  • noun loud confusing disagreeable sounds

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thrum

  • noun a thrumming sound
    • he could hear the thrum of a banjo
  • verb sound with a monotonous hum
    hum.

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spit_out

  • verb spit up in an explosive manner
    sputter; splutter.
  • verb utter with anger or contempt
    spit.

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run_out

  • verb become used up; be exhausted
    • Our supplies finally ran out
  • verb flow off gradually
    drain.
    • The rain water drains into this big vat

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wrecking

  • noun the event of a structure being completely demolished and leveled
    razing.
  • noun destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
    ruination; laying waste; ruin; ruining.

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prove

  • verb be shown or be found to be
    turn up; turn out.
    • She proved to be right
    • The medicine turned out to save her life
    • She turned up HIV positive
  • verb establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
    shew; demonstrate; show; establish.
    • The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound
    • The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture

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subvert

  • verb cause the downfall of; of rulers
    bring down; overturn; overthrow.
    • The Czar was overthrown
    • subvert the ruling class
  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals

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flunk

  • noun failure to reach a minimum required performance
    failing.
    • his failing the course led to his disqualification
    • he got two flunks on his report
  • verb fail to get a passing grade
    fail; flush it; bomb.
    • She studied hard but failed nevertheless
    • Did I fail the test?

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ravage

  • noun (usually plural) a destructive action
    depredation.
    • the ravages of time
    • the depredations of age and disease
  • verb make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes
    harry.

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look_into

  • verb investigate scientifically
    investigate.
    • Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese
  • verb examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
    check into; go over; suss out; check over; check up on; check out; check.
    • check the brakes
    • Check out the engine

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chafe

  • noun soreness and warmth caused by friction
    • he had a nasty chafe on his knee
  • noun anger produced by some annoying irritation
    annoyance; vexation.

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stinker

  • noun a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
    git; crumb; so-and-so; scum bag; rat; rotter; puke; dirty dog; bum; skunk; stinkpot; lowlife.
    • only a rotter would do that
    • kill the rat
    • throw the bum out
    • you cowardly little pukes!
    • the British call a contemptible person a `git'
  • noun anything that gives off an offensive odor (especially a cheap cigar)

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cluck

  • noun the sound made by a hen (as in calling her chicks)
    clucking.
  • verb make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens
    click; clack.

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clangoring

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    clank; crash; clash; clangour; clang; clangor.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • verb make a loud resonant noise
    clangour; clangor.
    • the alarm clangored throughout the building

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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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drown

  • verb cover completely or make imperceptible
    overwhelm; submerge.
    • I was drowned in work
    • The noise drowned out her speech
  • verb get rid of as if by submerging
    • She drowned her trouble in alcohol

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roarer

  • noun someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice
    bellower; bawler; screamer; yeller; shouter; screecher.

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spall

  • noun a fragment broken off from the edge or face of stone or ore and having at least one thin edge
    spawl.
    • a truck bearing a mound of blue spalls

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tire_out

  • verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    wear out; tire; wear down; jade; fag out; weary; fatigue; wear; outwear; fag; wear upon.
    • We wore ourselves out on this hike

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outwear

  • verb last longer than others
    • This material outwears all others
  • verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    wear out; tire; wear down; jade; fag out; weary; fatigue; wear; tire out; fag; wear upon.
    • We wore ourselves out on this hike

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ring_out

  • verb sound loudly
    • a shot rang out

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backchat

  • noun light teasing repartee
    banter; give-and-take; raillery.

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car

  • noun a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
    machine; motorcar; automobile; auto.
    • he needs a car to get to work
  • noun a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad
    railroad car; railcar; railway car.
    • three cars had jumped the rails

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caw

  • noun the sound made by corvine birds
  • verb utter a cry, characteristic of crows, rooks, or ravens

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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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jetsam

  • noun the part of a ship's equipment or cargo that is thrown overboard to lighten the load in a storm
  • noun the floating wreckage of a ship
    flotsam.

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laughter

  • noun the sound of laughing
    laugh.
  • noun the activity of laughing; the manifestation of joy or mirth or scorn
    • he enjoyed the laughter of the crowd

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break_off

  • verb interrupt before its natural or planned end
    break short; cut short.
    • We had to cut short our vacation
  • verb prevent completion
    break; stop; discontinue.
    • stop the project
    • break off the negotiations

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heart

  • noun the locus of feelings and intuitions
    bosom.
    • in your heart you know it is true
    • her story would melt your bosom
  • noun the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    pump; ticker.
    • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly

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motor_horn

  • noun a device on an automobile for making a warning noise
    automobile horn; horn; hooter; car horn.

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figure

  • noun a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
    fig.
    • the area covered can be seen from Figure 2
  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; flesh; soma; frame; physique; material body; anatomy; shape; chassis; build; human body; physical body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

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downfall

  • noun failure that results in a loss of position or reputation
    ruination; ruin.
  • noun the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)
    precipitation.

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attribute

  • noun a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished
    property; dimension.
    • self-confidence is not an endearing property
  • noun an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity

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chip

  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    bit; fleck; flake; scrap.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
  • noun a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line

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fuck

  • noun slang for sexual intercourse
    ass; screw; piece of tail; fucking; shtup; screwing; roll in the hay; nookie; piece of ass; nooky; shag.
  • verb have sexual intercourse with
    love; sleep with; have it away; screw; have intercourse; get it on; lie with; hump; make love; make out; get laid; have a go at it; bonk; eff; have sex; jazz; be intimate; know; have it off; bang; bed; do it; roll in the hay; sleep together.
    • This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm
    • Adam knew Eve
    • Were you ever intimate with this man?

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abort

  • noun the act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed
    • I wasted a year of my life working on an abort
    • he sent a short message requesting an abort due to extreme winds in the area
  • verb terminate before completion
    • abort the mission
    • abort the process running on my computer

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chin

  • noun the protruding part of the lower jaw
    mentum.
  • noun Kamarupan languages spoken in western Burma and Bangladesh and easternmost India
    Kuki; Kuki-Chin.

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craze

  • noun an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
    rage; fad; furore; cult; furor.
    • he always follows the latest fads
    • it was all the rage that season
  • noun state of violent mental agitation
    fury; delirium; frenzy; hysteria.

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ligan

  • noun goods (or wreckage) on the sea bed that is attached to a buoy so that it can be recovered
    lagan; lagend.

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chemical

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

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birdsong

  • noun the characteristic sound produced by a bird
    birdcall; call; song.
    • a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age

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purl

  • noun gold or silver wire thread
  • noun a basic knitting stitch
    purl stitch.

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slush

  • noun partially melted snow
  • verb make a splashing sound
    splosh; splash; slosh.
    • water was splashing on the floor

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scoff

  • noun showing your contempt by derision
    jeer; scoffing; jeering; mockery.
  • verb laugh at with contempt and derision
    barrack; jeer; gibe; flout.
    • The crowd jeered at the speaker

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boom_out

  • verb make a deep hollow sound
    boom.
    • Her voice booms out the words of the song

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verbaliser

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

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stress

  • noun the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
    accent; emphasis.
    • he put the stress on the wrong syllable
  • noun (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
    tension; tenseness.
    • he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension
    • stress is a vasoconstrictor

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bow-wow

  • noun the bark of a dog
  • noun informal terms for dogs
    doggie; pooch; doggy; barker.

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truck

  • noun an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling
    motortruck.
  • noun a handcart that has a frame with two low wheels and a ledge at the bottom and handles at the top; used to move crates or other heavy objects
    hand truck.

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housewrecker

  • noun a wrecker of houses
    housebreaker.
    • in England a housewrecker is called a housebreaker

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crumple

  • verb fall apart
    collapse; tumble; break down; crumble.
    • the building crumbled after the explosion
    • Negotiations broke down
  • verb fold or collapse
    buckle.
    • His knees buckled

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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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denali_fault

  • noun a major open geological fault in Alaska

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blare

  • noun a loud harsh or strident noise
    clamor; cacophony; din; blaring.
  • verb make a strident sound
    blast.
    • She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone

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go_down

  • verb move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
    descend; come down; fall.
    • The temperature is going down
    • The barometer is falling
    • The curtain fell on the diva
    • Her hand went up and then fell again
  • verb go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
    settle; sink; go under.

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disconnect

  • noun an unbridgeable disparity (as from a failure of understanding)
    disconnection; gulf.
    • he felt a gulf between himself and his former friends
    • there is a vast disconnect between public opinion and federal policy
  • verb pull the plug of (electrical appliances) and render inoperable
    unplug.
    • unplug the hair dryer after using it

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hubbub

  • noun loud confused noise from many sources
    uproar; brouhaha; katzenjammer.

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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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chattering

  • noun the rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine
    chatter.
  • noun the high-pitched continuing noise made by animals (birds or monkeys)
    chatter.

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anatomize

  • verb dissect in order to analyze
    anatomise.
    • anatomize the bodies of the victims of this strange disease
  • verb analyze down to the smallest detail
    • This writer anatomized the depth of human behavior

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shatter

  • verb break into many pieces
    • The wine glass shattered
  • verb damage or destroy
    • The news of her husband's death shattered her life

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razzing

  • noun a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    razz; boo; Bronx cheer; hoot; hiss; raspberry; bird; snort.
  • verb harass with persistent criticism or carping
    rag; razz; bait; tantalize; twit; taunt; ride; tease; cod; rally; tantalise.
    • The children teased the new teacher
    • Don't ride me so hard over my failure
    • His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

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tucker

  • noun a sewer who tucks
  • noun United States anarchist influential before World War I (1854-1939)
    Benjamin Ricketson Tucker.

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backtalk

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

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break_open

  • verb open with force
    • He broke open the picnic basket
  • verb come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure
    split; burst.
    • The bubble burst

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term

  • noun a word or expression used for some particular thing
    • he learned many medical terms
  • noun a limited period of time
    • a prison term
    • he left school before the end of term

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name

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

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give_out

  • verb give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.
    emit; give off.
    • The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits
  • verb give to several people
    pass out; distribute; hand out.
    • The teacher handed out the exams

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plunk

  • noun a hollow twanging sound
  • noun (baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly
    plunker.

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sea_mew

  • noun the common gull of Eurasia and northeastern North America
    mew; mew gull; Larus canus.

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shouter

  • noun someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice
    bellower; bawler; screamer; yeller; roarer; screecher.

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break_down

  • verb make ineffective
    crush.
    • Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination
  • verb make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features
    take apart; dissect; analyze; analyse.
    • analyze a specimen
    • analyze a sentence
    • analyze a chemical compound

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sprinkle

  • noun a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
    sprinkling; scattering.
  • noun the act of sprinkling or splashing water
    sprinkling; sparge.
    • baptized with a sprinkling of holy water
    • a sparge of warm water over the malt

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exclamation

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

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canvas

  • noun a heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)
    canvass.
  • noun an oil painting on canvas fabric
    canvass.

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shoot_down

  • verb move quickly and violently
    tear; shoot; charge; buck.
    • The car tore down the street
    • He came charging into my office
  • verb shoot at and force to come down
    down; land.
    • the enemy landed several of our aircraft

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sibilant

  • noun a consonant characterized by a hissing sound (like s or sh)
    sibilant consonant.
  • adjective satellite of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')
    spirant; fricative; strident; continuant.

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blubber

  • noun an insulating layer of fat under the skin of whales and other large marine mammals; used as a source of oil
  • noun excess bodily weight
    avoirdupois; fat; fatness.
    • she disliked fatness in herself as well as in others

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turn

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

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place

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

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promotion

  • noun a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution
    promotional material; packaging; publicity.
    • the packaging of new ideas
  • noun act of raising in rank or position

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think

  • noun an instance of deliberate thinking
    • I need to give it a good think
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    conceive; believe; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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lay

  • noun a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
    ballad.
  • noun a narrative poem of popular origin
    ballad.

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sizz

  • verb express or utter with a hiss
    sibilate; siss; hiss.
  • verb make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval
    sibilate; siss; hiss.

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fricative

  • noun a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract
    spirant; fricative consonant.
  • adjective satellite of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')
    spirant; sibilant; strident; continuant.

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vote

  • noun a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
    voting; ballot; balloting.
    • there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion
    • they allowed just one vote per person
  • noun the opinion of a group as determined by voting
    • they put the question to a vote

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ring

  • noun a characteristic sound
    • it has the ring of sincerity
  • noun a toroidal shape
    annulus; anchor ring; doughnut; halo.
    • a ring of ships in the harbor
    • a halo of smoke

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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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minerva

  • noun (Roman mythology) goddess of wisdom; counterpart of Greek Athena

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bollix

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

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bite

  • noun a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person
  • noun a small amount of solid food; a mouthful
    bit; morsel.
    • all they had left was a bit of bread

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talk_of

  • verb discuss or mention
    talk about.
    • They spoke of many things

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pant-hoot

  • verb communicate by hooting and panting, as of primates

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yip

  • noun a sharp high-pitched cry (especially by a dog)
    yelping; yelp.
  • verb bark in a high-pitched tone
    yelp; yap.
    • the puppies yelped

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swoosh

  • noun the noise produced by the sudden rush of a fluid (a gas or liquid)
    whoosh.
  • verb move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound
    swosh; swish; lap.
    • The bubbles swoshed around in the glass
    • The curtain swooshed open

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speaking

  • noun the utterance of intelligible speech
    speech production.
  • noun delivering an address to a public audience
    speechmaking; oral presentation; public speaking.
    • people came to see the candidates and hear the speechmaking

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equipment_failure

  • noun a cessation of normal operation
    breakdown.
    • there was a power breakdown

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hum

  • noun the state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity
    busyness.
    • they manifested all the busyness of a pack of beavers
    • there is a constant hum of military preparation
  • noun an Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan that fought the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s; now operates as a terrorist organization primarily in Kashmir and seeks Kashmir's accession by Pakistan
    Al Faran; Harkat ul-Mujahedeen; HUA; Harkat-ul-Mujahidin; Harkat ul-Ansar; Movement of Holy Warriors.

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crevice

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

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bollocks

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement
  • noun one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens
    testis; ball; orchis; nut; ballock; bollock; egg; testicle.
    • she kicked him in the balls and got away

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red_herring

  • noun any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue
  • noun a dried and smoked herring having a reddish color
    smoked herring.

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blackguard

  • noun someone who is morally reprehensible
    bounder; dog; hound; heel; cad.
    • you dirty dog
  • verb subject to laughter or ridicule
    laugh at; make fun; ridicule; poke fun; roast; guy; rib; jest at.
    • The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house
    • The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher
    • His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday

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grunt

  • noun the short low gruff noise of the kind made by hogs
    oink.
  • noun an unskilled or low-ranking soldier or other worker
    • infantrymen in Vietnam were called grunts
    • he went from grunt to chairman in six years

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depressed

  • adjective satellite lower than previously
    down.
    • the market is depressed
    • prices are down
  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    depress; dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

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scraping

  • noun (usually plural) a fragment scraped off of something and collected
    • they collected blood scrapings for analysis
  • noun a harsh noise made by scraping
    scratching; scrape; scratch.
    • the scrape of violin bows distracted her

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stammer

  • noun a speech disorder involving hesitations and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds
    stutter.
  • verb speak haltingly
    falter; bumble; stutter.
    • The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room

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verbalization

  • noun the words that are spoken in the activity of verbalization
    verbalisation.
  • noun the activity of expressing something in words
    verbalisation.

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gobble

  • noun the characteristic sound made by a turkey cock
  • verb eat hastily without proper chewing
    bolt.
    • Don't bolt your food!

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fizz

  • noun an effervescent beverage (usually alcoholic)
  • verb become bubbly or frothy or foaming
    froth; foam; effervesce; sparkle; form bubbles.
    • The boiling soup was frothing
    • The river was foaming
    • Sparkling water

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decompose

  • verb separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
    break down; break up.
  • verb lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current
    disintegrate; decay.
    • the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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hairline

  • noun a very thin line
  • noun the natural margin formed by hair on the head

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rend

  • verb tear or be torn violently
    rive; pull; rip.
    • The curtain ripped from top to bottom
    • pull the cooked chicken into strips

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tantalize

  • verb harass with persistent criticism or carping
    rag; razz; bait; twit; taunt; ride; tease; cod; rally; tantalise.
    • The children teased the new teacher
    • Don't ride me so hard over my failure
    • His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

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shoot_one's_mouth_off

  • verb speak spontaneously and without restraint
    lip off.
    • She always shoots her mouth off and says things she later regrets

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dash

  • noun distinctive and stylish elegance
    elan; panache; style; flair.
    • he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer
  • noun a quick run
    sprint.

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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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rent

  • noun a payment or series of payments made by the lessee to an owner for use of some property, facility, equipment, or service
  • noun an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
    tear; split; rip; snag.
    • there was a rip in his pants
    • she had snags in her stockings

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sniveller

  • noun a person given to excessive complaints and crying and whining
    squawker; moaner; crybaby; complainer; whiner; grumbler; bellyacher.

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saw

  • noun a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
    proverb; byword; adage.
  • noun hand tool having a toothed blade for cutting

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give_the_bounce

  • verb terminate a relationship abruptly
    give the axe; give the gate.
    • Mary gave John the axe after she saw him with another woman

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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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isolate

  • verb place or set apart
    insulate.
    • They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates
  • verb obtain in pure form
    • The chemist managed to isolate the compound

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equipment

  • noun an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service

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wassail

  • noun a punch made of sweetened ale or wine heated with spices and roasted apples; especially at Christmas
  • verb celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities
    jollify; make whoopie; make merry; revel; whoop it up; racket; make happy.
    • The members of the wedding party made merry all night
    • Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!

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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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destroy

  • verb do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of
    destruct.
    • The fire destroyed the house
  • verb destroy completely; damage irreparably
    ruin.
    • You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!
    • The tears ruined her make-up

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impairment

  • noun the occurrence of a change for the worse
    harm; damage.
  • noun a symptom of reduced quality or strength
    deterioration.

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begin

  • verb take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
    get; start out; set about; start; set out; get down; commence.
    • We began working at dawn
    • Who will start?
    • Get working as soon as the sun rises!
    • The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia
    • He began early in the day
    • Let's get down to work now
  • noun Israeli statesman (born in Russia) who (as prime minister of Israel) negotiated a peace treaty with Anwar Sadat (then the president of Egypt) (1913-1992)
    Menachem Begin.

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trace

  • noun a just detectable amount
    suggestion; hint.
    • he speaks French with a trace of an accent
  • noun an indication that something has been present
    vestige; shadow; tincture.
    • there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim
    • a tincture of condescension

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clatter

  • noun a rattling noise (often produced by rapid movement)
    • the shutters clattered against the house
    • the clatter of iron wheels on cobblestones
  • verb make a rattling sound
    brattle; clack.
    • clattering dishes

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evaluator

  • noun an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
    judge.

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howler_monkey

  • noun monkey of tropical South American forests having a loud howling cry
    howler.

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misfire

  • noun an explosion that fails to occur
    dud.
  • noun a failure to hit (or meet or find etc)
    miss.

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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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review

  • noun a new appraisal or evaluation
    reappraisal; reassessment; revaluation.
  • noun an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
    critique; critical review; review article.

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shrieking

  • noun sharp piercing cry
    screaming; screech; screeching; shriek; scream.
    • her screaming attracted the neighbors
  • noun a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    shriek; screech; screeching; screaming; scream.
    • he ducked at the screechings of shells
    • he heard the scream of the brakes

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shot

  • noun the act of firing a projectile
    shooting.
    • his shooting was slow but accurate
  • noun a solid missile discharged from a firearm
    pellet.
    • the shot buzzed past his ear

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tiredness

  • noun temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work
    fatigue; weariness.
    • he was hospitalized for extreme fatigue
    • growing fatigue was apparent from the decline in the execution of their athletic skills
    • weariness overcame her after twelve hours and she fell asleep

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hack

  • noun one who works hard at boring tasks
    hacker; drudge.
  • noun a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends
    political hack; machine politician; ward-heeler.

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crackling

  • noun the residue that remains after animal fat has been rendered
    greaves.
  • noun the sharp sound of snapping noises
    crackle; crepitation.

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gull

  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    fool; soft touch; sucker; patsy; fall guy; mug; chump; mark.
  • noun mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs
    sea gull; seagull.

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gulp

  • noun a large and hurried swallow
    draught; swig; draft.
    • he finished it at a single gulp
  • noun a spasmodic reflex of the throat made as if in swallowing
    gulping.

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analytic

  • adjective using or subjected to a methodology using algebra and calculus
    • analytic statics
  • adjective using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles)
    analytical.
    • an analytic experiment
    • an analytic approach
    • a keenly analytic man
    • analytical reasoning
    • an analytical mind

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wood

  • noun the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
  • noun the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
    woods; forest.

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shrill

  • verb utter a shrill cry
    pipe; pipe up; shriek.
  • adjective satellite having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones
    sharp.
    • a shrill whistle
    • a shrill gaiety

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plump

  • noun the sound of a sudden heavy fall
  • verb drop sharply
    plummet.
    • The stock market plummeted

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clank

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    crash; clash; clangour; clangoring; clang; clangor.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • verb make a clank
    • the train clanked through the village

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get

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

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samuel

  • noun (Old Testament) Hebrew prophet and judge who anointed Saul as king

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clang

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    clank; crash; clash; clangour; clangoring; clangor.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • verb make a loud noise
    clangor.
    • clanging metal

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palatalized

  • adjective satellite produced with the front of the tongue near or touching the hard palate (as `y') or with the blade of the tongue near the hard palate (as `ch' in `chin' or `j' in `gin')
    palatal; palatalised.
  • verb pronounce a consonant with the tongue against the palate
    palatalise; palatalize.

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gibber

  • noun unintelligible talking
    gibberish.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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yammer

  • verb cry loudly, as of animals
    wrawl; yowl; howl.
    • The coyotes were howling in the desert
  • verb complain whiningly
    yawp; whine; grizzle.

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power_failure

  • noun equipment failure resulting when the supply of power fails
    power outage.
    • the ice storm caused a power outage

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yield

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

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mouth_off

  • verb talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
    rabbit on; spout; rant; rave; jabber.

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burst

  • noun the act of exploding or bursting
    explosion.
    • the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children
    • the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft
  • noun rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
    fusillade; volley; salvo.
    • our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise

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whitewash

  • noun a defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score
  • noun wash consisting of lime and size in water; used for whitening walls and other surfaces

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brake_failure

  • noun brakes fail to stop a vehicle

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tow_car

  • noun a truck equipped to hoist and pull wrecked cars (or to remove cars from no-parking zones)
    wrecker; tow truck.

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adjudge

  • verb declare to be
    hold; declare.
    • She was declared incompetent
    • judge held that the defendant was innocent

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snorter

  • noun someone who expresses contempt or indignation by uttering a snorting sound
  • noun something outstandingly difficult
    • the problem was a real snorter

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forecast

  • noun a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop
    prognosis.
  • verb predict in advance
    calculate.

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hiss

  • noun a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)
    hissing; hushing; fizzle; sibilation.
    • the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience
  • noun a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    razz; boo; razzing; Bronx cheer; hoot; raspberry; bird; snort.

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screen

  • noun a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing
    projection screen; silver screen.
  • noun a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight
    blind.
    • they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet

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paleobotany

  • noun the study of fossil plants
    palaeobotany.

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tut

  • verb utter `tsk,' `tut,' or `tut-tut,' as in disapproval
    tut-tut; tsk.

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scrutinise

  • verb to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail
    size up; take stock; scrutinize.
    • he scrutinized his likeness in the mirror
  • verb examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification
    audit; scrutinize; inspect.
    • audit accounts and tax returns

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spark

  • noun a momentary flash of light
    glint; flicker.
  • noun merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
    sparkle; light; twinkle.
    • he had a sparkle in his eye
    • there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes

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whittle_down

  • verb cut away in small pieces
    whittle away; wear away.

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come

  • noun the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
    semen; ejaculate; seminal fluid; seed; cum.
  • verb move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
    come up.
    • He came singing down the road
    • Come with me to the Casbah
    • come down here!
    • come out of the closet!
    • come into the room

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quack

  • noun an untrained person who pretends to be a physician and who dispenses medical advice
  • noun the harsh sound of a duck

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reaction

  • noun (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others
    chemical reaction.
    • there was a chemical reaction of the lime with the ground water
  • noun an idea evoked by some experience
    • his reaction to the news was to start planning what to do

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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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blubber_out

  • verb utter while crying
    blubber.

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paring

  • noun a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
    shaving; sliver.
  • noun (usually plural) a part of a fruit or vegetable that is pared or cut off; especially the skin or peel
    • she could peel an apple with a single long paring

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utterance

  • noun the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
    vocalization.

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speak_up

  • verb express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation
    animadvert; opine; sound off; speak out.
    • John spoke up at the meeting
  • verb speak louder; raise one's voice
    • The audience asked the lecturer to please speak up

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twit

  • noun someone who is regarded as contemptible
    twirp; twerp.
  • noun aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing
    taunt; taunting.

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brickly

  • adjective satellite having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractu