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essay

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

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limited

  • noun public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
    express.
    • he caught the express to New York
  • verb place limits on (extent or access)
    throttle; bound; restrict; trammel; restrain; limit; confine.
    • restrict the use of this parking lot
    • limit the time you can spend with your friends

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wrestle

  • noun the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat
    grappling; grapple; wrestling; hand-to-hand struggle.
    • they had a fierce wrestle
    • we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully
  • verb combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force
    • He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority

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pirate_ship

  • noun a ship that is manned by pirates
    pirate.

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hijacker

  • noun a holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from it
    road agent; highwayman; highjacker.
  • noun someone who uses force to take over a vehicle (especially an airplane) in order to reach an alternative destination
    highjacker.

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rob

  • verb take something away by force or without the consent of the owner
    • The burglars robbed him of all his money
  • verb rip off; ask an unreasonable price
    fleece; soak; plume; pluck; hook; overcharge; gazump; surcharge.

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relieve

  • verb provide physical relief, as from pain
    assuage; palliate; alleviate.
    • This pill will relieve your headaches
  • verb free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
    take over.

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tadeusz

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streetwalk

  • verb walk the streets in search of customers
    street-walk.
    • The prostitute is street-walking every night

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disturbance

  • noun activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption
    perturbation.
    • the term `distress' connotes some degree of perturbation and emotional upset
    • he looked around for the source of the disturbance
    • there was a disturbance of neural function
  • noun an unhappy and worried mental state
    perturbation; upset.
    • there was too much anger and disturbance
    • she didn't realize the upset she caused me

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preoccupancy

  • noun the mental state of being preoccupied by something
    absorption; engrossment; preoccupation.
  • noun the act of taking occupancy before someone else does
    preoccupation.

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jihad

  • noun a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
    international jihad; jehad.
  • noun a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal
    jehad.

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plagiarized

  • adjective satellite copied and passed off as your own
    plagiaristic; plagiarised.
    • used plagiarized data in his thesis
    • a work dotted with plagiarized phrases
  • verb take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property
    plagiarize; lift; plagiarise.

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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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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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disintegration

  • noun in a decomposed state
    decomposition.
  • noun a loss (or serious disruption) of organization in some system
    • a disintegration of personality

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aggression

  • noun a disposition to behave aggressively
  • noun a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack
    aggressiveness.

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mot_test

  • noun a compulsory annual test of older motor vehicles for safety and exhaust fumes
    Ministry of Transportation test; MOT.

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swag

  • noun valuable goods
  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    booty; prize; pillage; plunder; dirty money; loot.

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tearing

  • noun shedding tears
    lacrimation; watering; lachrymation.
  • verb separate or cause to separate abruptly
    tear; snap; rupture; bust.
    • The rope snapped
    • tear the paper

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united_states_civil_war

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

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chicken-fight

  • verb fight while sitting on somebody's shoulders
    chickenfight.

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english_civil_war

  • noun civil war in England between the Parliamentarians and the Royalists under Charles I; 1644-1648

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criminal_law

  • noun the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment

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pretense

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

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dirty_money

  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    swag; booty; prize; pillage; plunder; loot.

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whirl

  • noun confused movement
    commotion.
    • he was caught up in a whirl of work
    • a commotion of people fought for the exits
  • noun the shape of something rotating rapidly
    swirl; vortex; convolution.

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literary

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of literature
    • literary criticism
  • adjective satellite knowledgeable about literature
    • a literary style

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cheat

  • noun weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous
    darnel; bearded darnel; Lolium temulentum; tare.
  • noun weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat
    Bromus secalinus; chess.

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charge

  • noun an impetuous rush toward someone or something
    • the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary
    • the battle began with a cavalry charge
  • noun (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
    complaint.
    • he was arrested on a charge of larceny

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program

  • noun a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
    plan; programme.
    • they drew up a six-step plan
    • they discussed plans for a new bond issue
  • noun a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need
    programme.
    • he proposed an elaborate program of public works
    • working mothers rely on the day care program

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sea_rover

  • noun someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation
    buccaneer; sea robber; pirate.

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swoop

  • noun (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale
    slide.
    • the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides
  • noun a very rapid raid

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scratch

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

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breach

  • noun a failure to perform some promised act or obligation
  • noun an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification)

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housebreaking

  • noun trespassing for an unlawful purpose; illegal entrance into premises with criminal intent
    break-in; breaking and entering.
  • verb train (a pet) to live cleanly in a house
    house-train; housebreak.

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sedition

  • noun an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government

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shoplifter

  • noun a thief who steals goods that are in a store
    lifter; booster.

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despoilment

  • noun the act of stripping and taking by force
    despoliation; spoilation; spoil; spoliation; despoilation.

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victimless

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assay

  • noun an appraisal of the state of affairs
    check.
    • they made an assay of the contents
    • a check on its dependability under stress
  • noun a substance that is undergoing an analysis of its components

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rescue

  • noun recovery or preservation from loss or danger
    delivery; saving; deliverance.
    • work is the deliverance of mankind
    • a surgeon's job is the saving of lives
  • verb free from harm or evil
    deliver.

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infringement

  • noun an act that disregards an agreement or a right
    violation.
    • he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment
  • noun a crime less serious than a felony
    violation; infraction; misdemeanor; misdemeanour.

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tazir_crime

  • noun (Islam) minor crimes committed by Muslims; crimes that are not mentioned in the Koran so judges are free to punish the offender in any appropriate way
    • in some Islamic nations Tazir crimes are set by legislation

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khayr_ad-din

  • noun Barbary pirate (died in 1546)
    Barbarossa.

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sneak_in

  • verb enter surreptitiously
    creep in.
    • He sneaked in under cover of darkness
    • In this essay, the author's personal feelings creep in
  • verb insert casually
    insert; stick in; slip in.
    • She slipped in a reference to her own work

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great_war

  • noun a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
    World War I; World War 1; War to End War; First World War.

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worst

  • noun the least favorable outcome
    • the worst that could happen
  • noun the greatest damage or wickedness of which one is capable
    • the invaders did their worst
    • so pure of heart that his worst is another man's best

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scour

  • noun a place that is scoured (especially by running water)
  • verb examine minutely
    • The police scoured the country for the fugitive

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accuse

  • verb bring an accusation against; level a charge against
    incriminate; impeach; criminate.
    • The neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse
  • verb blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
    charge.
    • he charged the director with indifference

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uss_cole

  • noun a United States destroyer
    • 17 sailors died as the result of a terrorist attack while the USS Cole was anchored in Aden

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sink_in

  • verb become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions
    get through; get across; come home; fall into place; penetrate; dawn; click.
    • It dawned on him that she had betrayed him
    • she was penetrated with sorrow
  • verb pass through
    filter; permeate; percolate.
    • Water permeates sand easily

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wipe

  • noun the act of rubbing or wiping
    rub.
    • he gave the hood a quick rub
  • verb rub with a circular motion
    pass over.
    • wipe the blackboard
    • He passed his hands over the soft cloth

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plagiarization

  • noun the act of plagiarizing; taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own
    piracy; plagiarism; plagiarisation.

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dim

  • verb switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
    dip.
  • verb become dim or lusterless
    • the lights dimmed and the curtain rose

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peg

  • noun a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface
    nog.
  • noun small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.
    pin.

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17th

  • adjective satellite coming next after the sixteenth in position
    seventeenth.

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prize

  • noun something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery
    award.
    • the prize was a free trip to Europe
  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    swag; booty; pillage; plunder; dirty money; loot.

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pinch

  • noun a painful or straitened circumstance
    • the pinch of the recession
  • noun an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed

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heist

  • noun the act of stealing
    rip-off.
  • noun robbery at gunpoint
    armed robbery; stickup; holdup.

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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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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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six_day_war

  • noun tension between Arabs and Israeli erupted into a brief war in June 1967; Israel emerged as a major power in the Middle East
    Six-Day War; Arab-Israeli War.

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try

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

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samurai

  • noun a Japanese warrior who was a member of the feudal military aristocracy
  • noun feudal Japanese military aristocracy

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settle

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

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napoleonic_wars

  • noun a series of wars fought between France (led by Napoleon Bonaparte) and alliances involving England and Prussia and Russia and Austria at different times; 1799-1815

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encroach

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

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biological

  • adjective pertaining to biology or to life and living things
    biologic.
  • adjective of parents and children; related by blood
    • biological child

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vest_pocket

  • noun a small pocket in a man's vest

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dip

  • noun a depression in an otherwise level surface
    • there was a dip in the road
  • noun (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
    magnetic dip; angle of dip; inclination; magnetic inclination.

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rack

  • noun framework for holding objects
  • noun rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton

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war_to_end_war

  • noun a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
    World War I; World War 1; Great War; First World War.

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war_of_the_roses

  • noun struggle for the English throne (1455-1485) between the house of York (white rose) and the house of Lancaster (red rose) ending with the accession of the Tudor monarch Henry VII
    Wars of the Roses.

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plagiariser

  • noun someone who uses another person's words or ideas as if they were his own
    pirate; plagiarist; literary pirate; plagiarizer.

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brave

  • noun a North American Indian warrior
  • noun people who are brave
    • the home of the free and the brave

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booty

  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    swag; prize; pillage; plunder; dirty money; loot.

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illegalize

  • verb declare illegal; outlaw
    criminalize; illegalise; outlaw; criminalise.
    • Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S.

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fence

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

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pretence

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

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felon

  • noun someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
    malefactor; crook; outlaw; criminal.
  • noun a purulent infection at the end of a finger or toe in the area surrounding the nail
    whitlow.

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blitz

  • noun (American football) defensive players try to break through the offensive line
    linebacker blitzing; safety blitz.
  • noun a swift and violent military offensive with intensive aerial bombardment
    blitzkrieg.

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szlachta

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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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crook

  • noun someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
    malefactor; outlaw; criminal; felon.
  • noun a circular segment of a curve
    twist; bend; turn.
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path

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imply

  • verb express or state indirectly
    connote.
  • verb suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic

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street

  • noun a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings
    • they walked the streets of the small town
    • he lives on Nassau Street
  • noun the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel
    • be careful crossing the street

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go

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

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infiltration

  • noun a process in which individuals (or small groups) penetrate an area (especially the military penetration of enemy positions without detection)
  • noun the slow passage of a liquid through a filtering medium
    percolation.
    • the percolation of rainwater through the soil
    • the infiltration of seawater through the lava

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buccaneer

  • noun someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation
    sea robber; pirate; sea rover.
  • verb live like a buccaneer

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stolen_property

  • noun property that has been stolen

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ransack

  • verb steal goods; take as spoils
    pillage; strip; despoil; plunder; foray; rifle; loot; reave.
    • During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners
  • verb search thoroughly
    comb.
    • They combed the area for the missing child

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pilferer

  • noun a thief who steals without using violence
    snitcher; sneak thief.

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six-day_war

  • noun tension between Arabs and Israeli erupted into a brief war in June 1967; Israel emerged as a major power in the Middle East
    Arab-Israeli War; Six Day War.

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curse

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearing; swearword; expletive; cuss; oath; curse word.
    • expletives were deleted
  • noun an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
    condemnation; execration.

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filtration

  • noun the process whereby fluids pass through a filter or a filtering medium
  • noun the act of changing a fluid by passing it through a filter

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pick_up_the_gauntlet

  • verb be dared to do something and attempt it
    take a dare.

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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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fact

  • noun a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred
    • first you must collect all the facts of the case
  • noun a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened
    • he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts

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diffusing

  • adjective satellite spreading by diffusion
    diffusive; dispersive; disseminative.
  • verb move outward
    fan out; spread; diffuse; spread out.
    • The soldiers fanned out

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squeeze_play

  • noun an aggressive attempt to compel acquiescence by the concentration or manipulation of power
    squeeze; power play.
    • she laughed at this sexual power play and walked away
  • noun a baseball play in which a runner on third base tries to score as the batter bunts the pitch

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ooze_through

  • verb run slowly and gradually
    • Blood oozed through the bandage

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boodle

  • noun informal terms for money
    moolah; wampum; clams; gelt; kale; lucre; sugar; dinero; simoleons; loot; lettuce; dough; shekels; scratch; cabbage; pelf; lolly; bread.
  • noun a gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops; the player who plays a card matching one in the layout wins all the chips on that card
    Michigan; Newmarket; stops; Chicago.

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warfare

  • noun the waging of armed conflict against an enemy
    war.
    • thousands of people were killed in the war
  • noun an active struggle between competing entities
    war.
    • a price war
    • a war of wits
    • diplomatic warfare

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public

  • noun people in general considered as a whole
    world; populace.
    • he is a hero in the eyes of the public
  • noun a body of people sharing some common interest
    • the reading public

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burglarise

  • verb commit a burglary; enter and rob a dwelling
    burglarize; heist; burgle.

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conduct

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

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international

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

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guided_missile_destroyer

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

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wrecker

  • noun someone who demolishes or dismantles buildings as a job
  • noun someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks
    diversionist; saboteur.

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lolly

  • noun informal terms for money
    moolah; wampum; clams; gelt; kale; lucre; sugar; dinero; simoleons; loot; boodle; lettuce; dough; shekels; scratch; cabbage; pelf; bread.
  • noun ice cream or water ice on a small wooden stick
    ice lolly; popsicle; lollipop.
    • in England a popsicle is called an ice lolly

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inducement

  • noun a positive motivational influence
    motivator; incentive.
  • noun act of bringing about a desired result
    inducing.
    • inducement of sleep

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thrust

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

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body

  • noun the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
    organic structure; physical structure.
    • he felt as if his whole body were on fire
  • noun a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
    • the whole body filed out of the auditorium
    • the student body
    • administrative body

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burglarize

  • verb commit a burglary; enter and rob a dwelling
    heist; burglarise; burgle.

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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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take_up_arms

  • verb commence hostilities
    take arms; go to war.

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defalcation

  • noun the sum of money that is misappropriated
  • noun the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
    embezzlement; peculation; misappropriation; misapplication.

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scrapper

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

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punch

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

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sink

  • noun plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe
  • noun (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system
    • the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide

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partisan

  • noun a fervent and even militant proponent of something
    zealot; drumbeater.
  • noun an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
    enthusiast; partizan.

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burgle

  • verb commit a burglary; enter and rob a dwelling
    burglarize; heist; burglarise.

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combatant

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

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vandalise

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

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plagiarist

  • noun someone who uses another person's words or ideas as if they were his own
    pirate; literary pirate; plagiariser; plagiarizer.

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criminality

  • noun the state of being a criminal
    criminalness; criminalism.

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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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box

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

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buck

  • noun a gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated; used lengthwise for vaulting
    vaulting horse; long horse.
  • noun a piece of paper money worth one dollar
    dollar bill; clam; dollar; one dollar bill.

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dacoity

  • noun robbery by a gang of armed dacoits
    dakoity.

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engage

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

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demolishing

  • noun complete destruction of a building
    tearing down; leveling; razing.
  • verb destroy completely
    demolish; pulverise; pulverize.
    • the wrecking ball demolished the building
    • demolish your enemies
    • pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand

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obtrude_upon

  • verb to intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate
    intrude on; invade; encroach upon.
    • This new colleague invades my territory
    • The neighbors intrude on your privacy

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leveling

  • noun changing the ground level to a smooth horizontal or gently sloping surface
    grading.
  • noun complete destruction of a building
    tearing down; demolishing; razing.

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lafitte

  • noun French pirate who aided the United States in the War of 1812 and received an official pardon for his crimes (1780-1826)
    Laffite; Jean Laffite; Jean Lafitte.

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looter

  • noun someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)
    spoiler; despoiler; plunderer; pillager; freebooter; raider.

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incriminating

  • adjective satellite charging or suggestive of guilt or blame
    criminatory; criminative; incriminatory.
    • incriminatory testimony
  • verb suggest that someone is guilty
    incriminate; imply; inculpate.

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guilty

  • adjective responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act
    • guilty of murder
    • the guilty person
    • secret guilty deeds
  • adjective satellite showing a sense of guilt
    hangdog; shamefaced; shamed.
    • a guilty look
    • the hangdog and shamefaced air of the retreating enemy"- Eric Linklater

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scramble

  • noun an unceremonious and disorganized struggle
    scuffle.
  • noun rushing about hastily in an undignified way
    scamper; scurry.

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infringe

  • verb go against, as of rules and laws
    run afoul; conflict; contravene.
    • He ran afoul of the law
    • This behavior conflicts with our rules
  • verb advance beyond the usual limit
    impinge; encroach.

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trial

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

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edward_teach

  • noun an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)
    Thatch; Teach; Edward Thatch; Blackbeard.

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vietnam

  • noun a communist state in Indochina on the South China Sea; achieved independence from France in 1945
    Annam; Viet Nam; Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
  • noun a prolonged war (1954-1975) between the communist armies of North Vietnam who were supported by the Chinese and the armies of South Vietnam who were supported by the United States
    Vietnam War.

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statutory_offense

  • noun crimes created by statutes and not by common law
    regulatory offense; regulatory offence; statutory offence.

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pick

  • noun the person or thing chosen or selected
    selection; choice.
    • he was my pick for mayor
  • noun the quantity of a crop that is harvested
    picking.
    • he sent the first picking of berries to the market
    • it was the biggest peach pick in years

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obtrude

  • verb push to thrust outward
    push out; thrust out.
  • verb thrust oneself in as if by force
    intrude.
    • The colors don't intrude on the viewer

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military

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; armed services; military machine; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker
  • adjective of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare
    • military law

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cat_burglar

  • noun a burglar who unlawfully breaks into and enters another person's house
    housebreaker.

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chino-japanese_war

  • noun a war between China and Japan (1894 and 1895) over the control of the Korean Peninsula; China was overwhelmingly defeated at Port Arthur
    Sino-Japanese War.

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franco-prussian_war

  • noun a war between France and Prussia that ended the Second Empire in France and led to the founding of modern Germany; 1870-1871

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goliath

  • noun (Old Testament) a giant Philistine warrior who was slain by David with a slingshot
  • noun someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
    giant; colossus; monster; behemoth.

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accusative

  • noun the case of nouns serving as the direct object of a verb
    accusative case; objective case.
  • adjective satellite containing or expressing accusation
    accusing; accusive; accusatory.
    • an accusitive forefinger
    • black accusatory looks
    • accusive shoes and telltale trousers"- O.Henry
    • his accusing glare

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fraud_in_the_inducement

  • noun fraud which intentionally causes a person to execute and instrument or make an agreement or render a judgment; e.g., misleading someone about the true facts

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recriminate

  • verb return an accusation against someone or engage in mutual accusations; charge in return

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infract

  • verb act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    go against; violate; 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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armed_robbery

  • noun robbery at gunpoint
    stickup; heist; holdup.

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war_of_the_grand_alliance

  • noun an aggressive war waged by Louis XIV against Spain and the Holy Roman Empire and England and Holland and other states (1689-1697)
    War of the League of Augsburg.

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committal

  • noun the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)
    consignment; commitment.
  • noun the act of committing a crime
    commission; perpetration.

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essayer

  • noun one who tries
    trier; attempter.

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soak

  • noun the process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid)
    soaking; soakage.
    • a good soak put life back in the wagon
  • noun washing something by allowing it to soak
    soaking.

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boer_war

  • noun either of two wars: the first when the Boers fought England in order to regain the independence they had given up to obtain British help against the Zulus (1880-1881); the second when the Orange Free State and Transvaal declared war on Britain (1899-1902)

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replace

  • verb substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)
    • He replaced the old razor blade
    • We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago
    • the insurance will replace the lost income
    • This antique vase can never be replaced
  • verb take the place or move into the position of
    supercede; supplant; supersede; supervene upon.
    • Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left
    • the computer has supplanted the slide rule
    • Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school

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psychological

  • adjective satellite mental or emotional as opposed to physical in nature
    • give psychological support
    • psychological warfare
  • adjective of or relating to or determined by psychology
    • psychological theories

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regulatory

  • adjective satellite restricting according to rules or principles
    regulative.
    • a regulatory gene

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bribery

  • noun the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage
    graft.

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iconoclast

  • noun a destroyer of images used in religious worship
    image breaker.
  • noun someone who attacks cherished ideas or traditional institutions

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malefactor

  • noun someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
    crook; outlaw; criminal; felon.

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extirpate

  • verb destroy completely, as if down to the roots
    exterminate; uproot; root out; eradicate.
    • the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted" "root out corruption
  • verb pull up by or as if by the roots
    uproot; deracinate; root out.
    • uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden

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fake

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

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tearing_down

  • noun complete destruction of a building
    demolishing; leveling; razing.

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submerse

  • verb sink below the surface; go under or as if under water
    submerge.
  • verb put under water
    submerge.
    • submerge your head completely

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sugar

  • noun a white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative
    refined sugar.
  • noun an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
    carbohydrate; saccharide.

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circumvent

  • verb surround so as to force to give up
    beleaguer; hem in; surround; besiege.
    • The Turks besieged Vienna
  • verb beat through cleverness and wit
    outsmart; beat; overreach; outwit; outfox.
    • I beat the traffic
    • She outfoxed her competitors

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imbue

  • verb spread or diffuse through
    riddle; permeate; interpenetrate; pervade; penetrate; diffuse.
    • An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration
    • music penetrated the entire building
    • His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks
  • verb fill, soak, or imbue totally
    soak.
    • soak the bandage with disinfectant

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graverobber

  • noun someone who steals valuables from graves or crypts
  • noun someone who takes bodies from graves and sells them for anatomical dissection
    body snatcher; ghoul.

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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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swindle

  • noun the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme
    cheat; rig.
    • that book is a fraud
  • verb deprive of by deceit
    rook; scam; gip; nobble; goldbrick; con; short-change; mulct; gyp; bunco; victimize; hornswoggle; diddle; defraud.
    • He swindled me out of my inheritance
    • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
    • the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

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world_war

  • noun a war in which the major nations of the world are involved

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limited_war

  • noun a war whose objective is less than the unconditional defeat of the enemy

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links

  • noun a golf course that is built on sandy ground near a shore
    golf links.
  • noun the means of connection between things linked in series
    nexus; link.

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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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interpenetration

  • noun the action of penetrating between or among
  • noun mutual penetration; diffusion of each through the other
    permeation.

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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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positive

  • noun the primary form of an adjective or adverb; denotes a quality without qualification, comparison, or relation to increase or diminution
    positive degree.
  • noun a film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject

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lying

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

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beleaguer

  • verb annoy persistently
    badger; pester; bug; tease.
    • The children teased the boy because of his stammer
  • verb surround so as to force to give up
    circumvent; hem in; surround; besiege.
    • The Turks besieged Vienna

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simoleons

  • noun informal terms for money
    moolah; wampum; clams; gelt; kale; lucre; sugar; dinero; loot; boodle; lettuce; dough; shekels; scratch; cabbage; pelf; lolly; bread.

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arms

  • noun weapons considered collectively
    weapons system; weaponry; implements of war; munition.
  • noun the official symbols of a family, state, etc.
    coat of arms; blazon; blazonry.

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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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germ

  • noun anything that provides inspiration for later work
    source; seed.
  • noun a small apparently simple structure (as a fertilized egg) from which new tissue can develop into a complete organism

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dacoit

  • noun a member of an armed gang of robbers
    dakoit.

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basketball_shot

  • noun throwing the basketball toward the hoop
    • his shot hit the rim and bounced out

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retaking

  • noun the act of taking something back
    recapture.
  • verb take back by force, as after a battle
    retake; recapture.
    • The military forces managed to recapture the fort

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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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onslaught

  • noun a sudden and severe onset of trouble
  • noun (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
    onset; attack; onrush.
    • the attack began at dawn

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blackbeard

  • noun an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)
    Thatch; Teach; Edward Teach; Edward Thatch.

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plagiarize

  • verb take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property
    lift; plagiarise.

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confiscate

  • verb take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
    attach; sequester; seize; impound.
    • The FBI seized the drugs
    • The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment
    • The police confiscated the stolen artwork
  • adjective satellite surrendered as a penalty
    forfeit; forfeited.

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shipwreck

  • noun a wrecked ship (or a part of one)
  • noun an irretrievable loss
    • that was the shipwreck of their romance

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stickup_man

  • noun an armed thief
    holdup man.

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spoilation

  • noun the act of stripping and taking by force
    despoliation; spoil; spoliation; despoilation; despoilment.

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break_through

  • verb pass through (a barrier)
    crack.
    • Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county
  • verb penetrate
    come through.
    • The sun broke through the clouds
    • The rescue team broke through the wall in the mine shaft

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interpenetrate

  • verb penetrate mutually or be interlocked
    permeate.
    • The territories of two married people interpenetrate a lot
  • verb spread or diffuse through
    riddle; permeate; pervade; penetrate; diffuse; imbue.
    • An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration
    • music penetrated the entire building
    • His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks

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actus

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kick_down

  • verb open violently
    kick in.
    • kick in the doors

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missile

  • noun a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control
  • noun a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
    projectile.

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outlawry

  • noun illegality as a consequence of unlawful acts; defiance of the law
    lawlessness.

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agent

  • noun an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect
    • their research uncovered new disease agents
  • noun a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations

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under

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

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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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effort

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    try; endeavor; attempt; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • noun use of physical or mental energy; hard work
    exertion; elbow grease; travail; sweat.
    • he got an A for effort
    • they managed only with great exertion

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military_reserve

  • noun armed forces that are not on active duty but can be called in an emergency
    reserve.

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dig_into

  • verb examine physically with or as if with a probe
    probe; poke into.
    • probe an anthill

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demolish

  • verb destroy completely
    pulverise; pulverize.
    • the wrecking ball demolished the building
    • demolish your enemies
    • pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand
  • verb humiliate or depress completely
    crush; smash.
    • She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation
    • The death of her son smashed her

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plagiarism

  • noun a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work
  • noun the act of plagiarizing; taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own
    piracy; plagiarization; plagiarisation.

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join

  • noun the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
    juncture; joint; junction; articulation.
  • noun a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets
    union; sum.
    • let C be the union of the sets A and B

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mayhem

  • noun the willful and unlawful crippling or mutilation of another person
  • noun violent and needless disturbance
    havoc.

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tunnel

  • noun a passageway through or under something, usually underground (especially one for trains or cars)
    • the tunnel reduced congestion at that intersection
  • noun a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter
    burrow.

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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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dakoit

  • noun a member of an armed gang of robbers
    dacoit.

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constructive_fraud

  • noun comprises all acts or omissions or concealments involving breach of equitable or legal duty or trust or confidence
    legal fraud.

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chisel

  • noun an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge
  • verb engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud
    cheat.
    • Who's chiseling on the side?

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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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inculpate

  • verb suggest that someone is guilty
    incriminate; imply.

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cat

  • noun feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats
    true cat.
  • noun an informal term for a youth or man
    bozo; guy; hombre.
    • a nice guy
    • the guy's only doing it for some doll

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transfix

  • verb to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
    grip; spellbind; fascinate.
    • The snake charmer fascinates the cobra
  • verb pierce with a sharp stake or point
    impale; spike; empale.
    • impale a shrimp on a skewer

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can

  • noun airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
    tin; tin can.
  • noun the quantity contained in a can
    canful.

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exterminate

  • verb kill en masse; kill on a large scale; kill many
    kill off.
    • Hitler wanted to exterminate the Jews, Gypsies, Communists, and homosexuals of Europe
  • verb destroy completely, as if down to the roots
    uproot; root out; extirpate; eradicate.
    • the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted" "root out corruption

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cybercrime

  • noun crime committed using a computer and the internet to steal a person's identity or sell contraband or stalk victims or disrupt operations with malevolent programs

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grope

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

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root

  • noun (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
  • noun the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    origin; beginning; rootage; source.
    • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    • communism's Russian root

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excursion

  • noun a journey taken for pleasure
    sashay; expedition; outing; pleasure trip; jaunt; junket.
    • many summer excursions to the shore
    • it was merely a pleasure trip
    • after cautious sashays into the field
  • noun wandering from the main path of a journey
    digression.

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control

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

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claim

  • noun an assertion of a right (as to money or property)
    • his claim asked for damages
  • noun an assertion that something is true or factual
    • his claim that he was innocent
    • evidence contradicted the government's claims

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violence

  • noun an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)
    force.
    • he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one
  • noun the property of being wild or turbulent
    fury; furiousness; wildness; fierceness; vehemence; ferocity.
    • the storm's violence

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tap

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

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hundred_years'_war

  • noun the series of wars fought intermittently between France and England; 1337-1453

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estate

  • noun everything you own; all of your assets (whether real property or personal property) and liabilities
  • noun extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use
    land; demesne; landed estate; acres.
    • the family owned a large estate on Long Island

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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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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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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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share

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

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law_enforcement

  • noun ensuring obedience to the laws

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accept

  • verb consider or hold as true
    • I cannot accept the dogma of this church
    • accept an argument
  • verb receive willingly something given or offered
    have; take.
    • The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter
    • I won't have this dog in my house!
    • Please accept my present

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sheathe

  • verb cover with a protective sheathing
    • sheathe her face
  • verb enclose with a sheath
    • sheathe a sword

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high

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

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coerce

  • verb to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"
    force; squeeze; hale; pressure.
    • He squeezed her for information

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wrongdoing

  • noun departure from what is ethically acceptable
    error.
  • noun activity that transgresses moral or civil law
    misconduct; wrongful conduct; actus reus.
    • he denied any wrongdoing

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surround

  • noun the area in which something exists or lives
    environment; surroundings; environs.
    • the country--the flat agricultural surround
  • verb extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    skirt; ring; border; environ.
    • The forest surrounds my property

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offense

  • noun a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others
    offensive activity; discourtesy; offence.
  • noun a feeling of anger caused by being offended
    umbrage; offence.
    • he took offence at my question

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mail

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

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hit

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

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rustler

  • noun someone who steals livestock (especially cattle)
    cattle thief.

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rape

  • noun Eurasian plant cultivated for its seed and as a forage crop
    colza; Brassica napus.
  • noun the act of despoiling a country in warfare
    rapine.

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counterfeit

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

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information

  • noun a message received and understood
    info.
  • noun knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

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end

  • noun either extremity of something that has length
    terminal.
    • the end of the pier
    • she knotted the end of the thread
    • they rode to the end of the line
    • the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
  • noun the point in time at which something ends
    ending.
    • the end of the year
    • the ending of warranty period

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peculation

  • noun the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
    embezzlement; defalcation; misappropriation; misapplication.

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tilt

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

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nisus

  • noun an effortful attempt to attain a goal
    strain; striving; pains.

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breaking

  • noun the act of breaking something
    break; breakage.
    • the breakage was unavoidable
  • verb terminate
    interrupt; break.
    • She interrupted her pregnancy
    • break a lucky streak
    • break the cycle of poverty

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slash_pocket

  • noun a pocket in a garment (usually below the waist) to which access is provided by a vertical or diagonal slit in the outside of the garment

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extortioner

  • noun a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them
    blackmailer; extortionist.

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bioattack

  • noun the use of bacteria or viruses or toxins to destroy men and animals or food
    biologic attack; BW; biological attack; biological warfare.

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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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hot

  • adjective used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning
    • hot stove
    • hot water
    • a hot August day
    • a hot stuffy room
    • she's hot and tired
    • a hot forehead
  • adjective satellite characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
    raging.
    • the fighting became hot and heavy
    • a hot engagement
    • a raging battle
    • the river became a raging torrent

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struggle

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

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fourth

  • noun following the third position; number four in a countable series
  • noun one of four equal parts
    twenty-five percent; fourth part; one-quarter; quartern; one-fourth; quarter.
    • a quarter of a pound

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oppose

  • verb be against; express opposition to
    • We oppose the ban on abortion
  • verb fight against or resist strongly
    defend; fight down; fight back; fight.
    • The senator said he would oppose the bill
    • Don't fight it!

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despoilation

  • noun the act of stripping and taking by force
    despoliation; spoilation; spoil; spoliation; despoilment.

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sin

  • noun estrangement from god
    sinfulness; wickedness.
  • noun an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will
    sinning.

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gamble

  • noun money that is risked for possible monetary gain
  • noun a risky act or venture

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edward_thatch

  • noun an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)
    Thatch; Teach; Edward Teach; Blackbeard.

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military_machine

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; military; armed services; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker

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putsch

  • noun a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force
    coup; takeover; coup d'etat.

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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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lithuanian

Of or pertaining to Lithuania (formerly a principality united with Poland, but now Russian and Prussian territory). after 1992, an independent country.

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empale

  • verb pierce with a sharp stake or point
    impale; spike; transfix.
    • impale a shrimp on a skewer

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peace

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

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hazard

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; peril; risk.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    chance; fortune; luck.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance

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clinical_test

  • noun a rigorously controlled test of a new drug or a new invasive medical device on human subjects; in the United States it is conducted under the direction of the FDA before being made available for general clinical use
    clinical trial.

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perjury

  • noun criminal offense of making false statements under oath
    lying under oath; bearing false witness.

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abuse

  • noun cruel or inhumane treatment
    maltreatment; ill-treatment; ill-usage.
    • the child showed signs of physical abuse
  • noun a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
    revilement; vilification; contumely; insult.
    • when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse
    • they yelled insults at the visiting team

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adventure

  • noun a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    risky venture; escapade; dangerous undertaking.
  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; take a chance; hazard; take chances; chance; gamble; run a risk.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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invasion

  • noun the act of invading; the act of an army that invades for conquest or plunder
  • noun any entry into an area not previously occupied
    encroachment; intrusion.
    • an invasion of tourists
    • an invasion of locusts

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cabbage

  • noun any of various types of cabbage
    chou.
  • noun informal terms for money
    moolah; wampum; clams; gelt; kale; lucre; sugar; dinero; simoleons; loot; boodle; lettuce; dough; shekels; scratch; pelf; lolly; bread.

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law

  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    jurisprudence.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order
  • noun legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
    • there is a law against kidnapping

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brigand

  • noun an armed thief who is (usually) a member of a band
    bandit.

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extortion

  • noun an exorbitant charge
  • noun unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority)
    • the extortion by dishonest officials of fees for performing their sworn duty

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hooliganism

  • noun willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others
    malicious mischief; vandalism.

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usurper

  • noun one who wrongfully or illegally seizes and holds the place of another
    supplanter.

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guerilla

  • noun a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
    guerrilla; insurgent; irregular.

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attempt

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

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actus_reus

  • noun activity that transgresses moral or civil law
    misconduct; wrongful conduct; wrongdoing.
    • he denied any wrongdoing

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deluge

  • noun an overwhelming number or amount
    flood; torrent; inundation.
    • a flood of requests
    • a torrent of abuse
  • noun a heavy rain
    downpour; cloudburst; soaker; pelter; waterspout; torrent.

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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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puller

  • noun someone who applies force so as to cause motion toward herself or himself
  • noun someone who pulls or tugs or drags in an effort to move something
    tugger; dragger.

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laffite

  • noun French pirate who aided the United States in the War of 1812 and received an official pardon for his crimes (1780-1826)
    Jean Laffite; Jean Lafitte; Lafitte.

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blunder

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

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larceny

  • noun the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
    thieving; thievery; theft; stealing.
    • the thieving is awful at Kennedy International

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assailant

  • noun someone who attacks
    attacker; aggressor; assaulter.

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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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trying

  • adjective satellite hard to endure
    • fell upon trying times
  • verb make an effort or attempt
    try; attempt; seek; essay; assay.
    • He tried to shake off his fears
    • The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps
    • The police attempted to stop the thief
    • He sought to improve himself
    • She always seeks to do good in the world

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usurpation

  • noun entry to another's property without right or permission
    violation; trespass; encroachment; intrusion.
  • noun wrongfully seizing and holding (an office or powers) by force (especially the seizure of a throne or supreme authority)
    • a succession of generals who ruled by usurpation

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poke_into

  • verb enter briefly
    • We poked into the bar
  • verb examine physically with or as if with a probe
    dig into; probe.
    • probe an anthill

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offend

  • verb cause to feel resentment or indignation
    pique.
    • Her tactless remark offended me
  • verb act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    go against; infract; violate; break; breach; transgress.
    • offend all laws of humanity
    • violate the basic laws or human civilization
    • break a law
    • break a promise

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undo

  • verb cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect
    • I wish I could undo my actions
  • verb deprive of certain characteristics
    unmake.

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war_of_the_austrian_succession

  • noun Prussia and Austria fought over Silesia and most of the rest of Europe took sides; 1740-1748

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bacteriological_warfare

  • noun the use of harmful bacteria as a weapon
    germ warfare.

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regulatory_offense

  • noun crimes created by statutes and not by common law
    regulatory offence; statutory offense; statutory offence.

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war_of_nerves

  • noun the use of psychological tactics to destroy the opponents' morale
    psychological warfare.

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operations

  • noun financial transactions at a brokerage; having to do with the execution of trades and keeping customer records
    trading operations.
  • noun the state of being in effect or being operative
    operation.
    • that rule is no longer in operation

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ruination

  • noun an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction
    ruin.
    • you have brought ruin on this entire family
  • noun an event that results in destruction
    ruin.

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submarine

  • noun a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
    U-boat; sub; pigboat.
  • noun a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
    wedge; bomber; hero; sub; hero sandwich; poor boy; zep; Cuban sandwich; grinder; torpedo; hoagie; Italian sandwich; hoagy; submarine sandwich.

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thieve

  • verb take by theft
    cop; knock off; glom; hook; snitch.
    • Someone snitched my wallet!

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theft

  • noun the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
    thieving; larceny; thievery; stealing.
    • the thieving is awful at Kennedy International

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carry_off

  • verb be successful; achieve a goal
    manage; negociate; bring off; pull off.
    • She succeeded in persuading us all
    • I managed to carry the box upstairs
    • She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it
    • The pianist negociated the difficult runs
  • verb remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state
    bear off; take away; carry away; bear away.
    • Their dreams carried the Romantics away into distant lands
    • The car carried us off to the meeting
    • I'll take you away on a holiday
    • I got carried away when I saw the dead man and I started to cry

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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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misdemeanor

  • noun a crime less serious than a felony
    violation; infraction; infringement; misdemeanour.

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laying_waste

  • noun destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
    ruination; ruin; ruining; wrecking.

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petty_larceny

  • noun larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
    petit larceny; petty.

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preclinical

  • adjective of or relating to the early phases of a disease when accurate diagnosis is not possible because symptoms of the disease have not yet appeared
    presymptomatic.

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embezzlement

  • noun the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
    peculation; defalcation; misappropriation; misapplication.

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henry_morgan

  • noun a Welsh buccaneer who raided Spanish colonies in the West Indies for the English (1635-1688)
    Sir Henry Morgan; Morgan.

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dough

  • noun a flour mixture stiff enough to knead or roll
  • noun informal terms for money
    moolah; wampum; clams; gelt; kale; lucre; sugar; dinero; simoleons; loot; boodle; lettuce; shekels; scratch; cabbage; pelf; lolly; bread.

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seven_years'_war

  • noun a war of England and Prussia against France and Austria (1756-1763); Britain and Prussia got the better of it

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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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embezzle

  • verb appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use
    misappropriate; defalcate; malversate; peculate.
    • The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family

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misconduct

  • noun bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf
  • noun activity that transgresses moral or civil law
    wrongful conduct; wrongdoing; actus reus.
    • he denied any wrongdoing

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grand_theft

  • noun larceny of property having a value greater than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
    grand larceny.

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plagiarise

  • verb take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property
    plagiarize; lift.

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arrogation

  • noun seizure by the government
    confiscation.

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self-destruction

  • noun the act of killing yourself
    self-annihilation; suicide.
    • it is a crime to commit suicide
  • noun the act of destroying yourself
    • his insistence was pure self-destruction

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subversive

  • noun a radical supporter of political or social revolution
    revolutionary; subverter; revolutionist.
  • adjective satellite in opposition to a civil authority or government
    insurgent; seditious.

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international_jihad

  • noun a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
    jihad; jehad.

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thuggery

  • noun violent or brutal acts as of thugs

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mug's_game

  • noun a futile or unprofitable endeavor

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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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plagiarizer

  • noun someone who uses another person's words or ideas as if they were his own
    pirate; plagiarist; literary pirate; plagiariser.

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take_pains

  • verb try very hard to do something
    be at pains.

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guerrilla

  • noun a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
    guerilla; insurgent; irregular.

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pickings

  • noun the act of someone who picks up or takes something
    taking.
    • the pickings were easy
    • clothing could be had for the taking
  • noun the quantity of a crop that is harvested
    picking; pick.
    • he sent the first picking of berries to the market
    • it was the biggest peach pick in years

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lithuania

  • noun a republic in northeastern Europe on the Baltic Sea
    Lietuva; Republic of Lithuania.

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supersede

  • verb take the place or move into the position of
    supercede; supplant; supervene upon; replace.
    • Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left
    • the computer has supplanted the slide rule
    • Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school

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thirty_years'_war

  • noun a series of conflicts (1618-1648) between Protestants and Catholics starting in Germany and spreading until France and Denmark and Sweden were opposing the Holy Roman Empire and Spain

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hold_up

  • verb be the physical support of; carry the weight of
    support; hold; sustain.
    • The beam holds up the roof
    • He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam
    • What's holding that mirror?
  • verb hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration

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pervade

  • verb spread or diffuse through
    riddle; permeate; interpenetrate; penetrate; diffuse; imbue.
    • An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration
    • music penetrated the entire building
    • His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks

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ruining

  • noun destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
    ruination; laying waste; ruin; wrecking.
  • verb destroy completely; damage irreparably
    destroy; ruin.
    • You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!
    • The tears ruined her make-up

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nakedness

  • noun the state of being without clothing or covering of any kind
    nudeness; nudity.
  • noun a bleak and desolate atmosphere
    bareness; desolation; bleakness.
    • the nakedness of the landscape

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world_war_1

  • noun a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
    World War I; War to End War; Great War; First World War.

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grand_larceny

  • noun larceny of property having a value greater than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
    grand theft.

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trojan_war

  • noun (Greek mythology) a great war fought between Greece and Troy; the Greeks sailed to Troy to recover Helen of Troy, the beautiful wife of Menelaus who had been abducted by Paris; after ten years the Greeks (via the Trojan Horse) achieved final victory and burned Troy to the ground
    • the story of the Trojan War is told in Homer's Iliad

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criminal

  • noun someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
    malefactor; crook; outlaw; felon.
  • adjective satellite bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure
    condemnable; deplorable; vicious; reprehensible.
    • a criminal waste of talent
    • a deplorable act of violence
    • adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife

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image

  • noun an iconic mental representation
    mental image.
    • her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate
  • noun (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world
    persona.
    • a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty

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punic_war

  • noun one of the three wars between Carthage and Rome that resulted in the destruction of Carthage and its annexation by Rome; 264-241 BC, 218-201 BC, 149-146 BC

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world_war_i

  • noun a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
    World War 1; War to End War; Great War; First World War.

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goof

  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    cuckoo; fathead; goose; bozo; zany; twat; jackass; goofball.
  • noun a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
    goofball; buffoon; clown; merry andrew.

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someone

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

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somebody

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

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sword

  • noun a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
    steel; brand; blade.

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fling

  • noun a usually brief attempt
    whirl; offer; crack; pass; go.
    • he took a crack at it
    • I gave it a whirl
  • noun a brief indulgence of your impulses
    spree.

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greek_mythology

  • noun the mythology of the ancient Greeks

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jihadist

  • noun a Muslim who is involved in a jihad

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embezzler

  • noun someone who violates a trust by taking (money) for his own use
    defalcator; peculator.

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intrinsic_fraud

  • noun fraud (as by use of forged documents or false claims or perjury) that misleads a court or jury and induces a finding for the one perpetrating the fraud

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depopulate

  • verb reduce in population
    desolate.
    • The epidemic depopulated the countryside

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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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cutting

  • noun the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film
    film editing.
  • noun a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
    slip.

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conquer

  • verb to put down by force or authority
    inhibit; stamp down; subdue; suppress; curb.
    • suppress a nascent uprising
    • stamp down on littering
    • conquer one's desires
  • verb take possession of by force, as after an invasion
    capture; appropriate; seize.
    • the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants
    • The army seized the town
    • The militia captured the castle

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indecent

  • adjective satellite not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society
    unbecoming; uncomely; indecorous; unseemly; untoward.
    • was buried with indecent haste
    • indecorous behavior
    • language unbecoming to a lady
    • unseemly to use profanity
    • moved to curb their untoward ribaldry
  • adjective offensive to good taste especially in sexual matters
    • an earthy but not indecent story
    • an indecent gesture

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party

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

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lucre

  • noun informal terms for money
    moolah; wampum; clams; gelt; kale; sugar; dinero; simoleons; loot; boodle; lettuce; dough; shekels; scratch; cabbage; pelf; lolly; bread.
  • noun the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
    net profit; profit; earnings; net; profits; net income.

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raven

  • noun large black bird with a straight bill and long wedge-shaped tail
    Corvus corax.
  • verb obtain or seize by violence

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extortionist

  • noun a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them
    blackmailer; extortioner.

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subjection

  • noun forced submission to control by others
    subjugation.
  • noun the act of conquering
    conquest; subjugation; conquering.

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bank

  • noun sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)
    • they pulled the canoe up on the bank
    • he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents
  • noun a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
    banking concern; depository financial institution; banking company.
    • he cashed a check at the bank
    • that bank holds the mortgage on my home

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bread

  • noun food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
    breadstuff; staff of life.
  • noun informal terms for money
    moolah; wampum; clams; gelt; kale; lucre; sugar; dinero; simoleons; loot; boodle; lettuce; dough; shekels; scratch; cabbage; pelf; lolly.

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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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filch

  • verb make off with belongings of others
    pilfer; pinch; abstract; swipe; sneak; purloin; hook; lift; snarf; cabbage; nobble.

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meat

  • noun the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
  • noun the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone
    kernel.
    • black walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell

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purloin

  • verb make off with belongings of others
    pilfer; filch; pinch; abstract; swipe; sneak; hook; lift; snarf; cabbage; nobble.

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lettuce

  • noun informal terms for money
    moolah; wampum; clams; gelt; kale; lucre; sugar; dinero; simoleons; loot; boodle; dough; shekels; scratch; cabbage; pelf; lolly; bread.
  • noun any of various plants of the genus Lactuca

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drop

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

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sequester

  • verb requisition forcibly, as of enemy property
    • the estate was sequestered
  • verb take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
    attach; seize; confiscate; impound.
    • The FBI seized the drugs
    • The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment
    • The police confiscated the stolen artwork

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spiritise

  • verb imbue with a spirit
    spiritize.

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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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colonize

  • verb settle as a colony; of countries in the developing world
    colonise.
    • Europeans colonized Africa in the 17th century
  • verb settle as colonists or establish a colony (in)
    colonise.
    • The British colonized the East Coast

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fiddle

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

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pan

  • noun cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel
    cooking pan.
  • noun (Greek mythology) god of fields and woods and shepherds and flocks; represented as a man with goat's legs and horns and ears; identified with Roman Sylvanus or Faunus
    goat god.

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man

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

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treason

  • noun a crime that undermines the offender's government
    lese majesty; high treason.
  • noun disloyalty by virtue of subversive behavior
    subversiveness; traitorousness.

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hijack

  • noun seizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destination
    highjack.
  • verb take arbitrarily or by force
    commandeer; highjack; pirate.
    • The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami

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piratical

  • adjective characteristic of pirates
    • piratical attackers
  • adjective characteristic of piracy
    • piratical editions of my book

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scorch

  • noun a surface burn
    singe.
  • noun a plant disease that produces a browning or scorched appearance of plant tissues

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commonwealth

  • noun the official name of some states in the United States (Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and Virginia and Kentucky) and associated territories (Puerto Rico)
  • noun a politically organized body of people under a single government
    land; res publica; country; nation; state; body politic.
    • the state has elected a new president
    • African nations
    • students who had come to the nation's capitol
    • the country's largest manufacturer
    • an industrialized land

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clams

  • noun informal terms for money
    moolah; wampum; gelt; kale; lucre; sugar; dinero; simoleons; loot; boodle; lettuce; dough; shekels; scratch; cabbage; pelf; lolly; bread.
  • noun burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell closes with viselike firmness
    clam.

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permeation

  • noun the process of permeating or infusing something with a substance
    pervasion; suffusion.
  • noun mutual penetration; diffusion of each through the other
    interpenetration.

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go_against

  • verb fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
    break; violate.
    • This sentence violates the rules of syntax
  • verb act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    infract; violate; 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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trooper

  • noun a soldier in a motorized army unit
    cavalryman.
  • noun a mounted policeman

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laying

  • noun the production of eggs (especially in birds)
    egg laying.
  • verb put into a certain place or abstract location
    set; pose; place; lay; put; position.
    • Put your things here
    • Set the tray down
    • Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
    • Place emphasis on a certain point

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torch

  • noun a light usually carried in the hand; consists of some flammable substance
  • noun tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches
    common mullein; woolly mullein; Aaron's rod; great mullein; flannel mullein; Verbascum thapsus.

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breakthrough

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

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literature

  • noun creative writing of recognized artistic value
  • noun the humanistic study of a body of literature
    lit.
    • he took a course in Russian lit

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lifter

  • noun an athlete who lifts barbells
    weightlifter.
  • noun a thief who steals goods that are in a store
    shoplifter; booster.

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entering

  • noun a movement into or inward
    entrance.
  • noun the act of entering
    entry; entrance; incoming; ingress.
    • she made a grand entrance

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information_warfare

  • noun the use of information or information technology during a time of crisis or conflict to achieve or promote specific objectives over a specific adversary or adversaries
    IW.
    • not everyone agrees that information warfare is limited to the realm of traditional warfare

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sexual_abuse

  • noun a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat
    sex crime; sexual assault; sex offense.
    • most states have replaced the common law definition of rape with statutes defining sexual assault

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girl

  • noun a young woman
    young woman; fille; missy; miss; young lady.
    • a young lady of 18
  • noun a youthful female person
    female child; little girl.
    • the baby was a girl
    • the girls were just learning to ride a tricycle

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patch

  • noun a small contrasting part of something
    speckle; spot; maculation; fleck; dapple.
    • a bald spot
    • a leopard's spots
    • a patch of clouds
    • patches of thin ice
    • a fleck of red
  • noun a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
    plot; plot of land; plot of ground.
    • a bean plot
    • a cabbage patch
    • a briar patch

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sexual

  • adjective of or relating to or characterized by sexuality
    • sexual orientation
    • sexual distinctions
  • adjective having or involving sex
    • sexual reproduction
    • sexual spores

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anarchy

  • noun a state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)
    lawlessness.

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witness

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

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out

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

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contend

  • verb maintain or assert
    postulate.
    • He contended that Communism had no future
  • verb have an argument about something
    argue; debate; fence.

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occurrence

  • noun an event that happens
    occurrent; natural event; happening.
  • noun an instance of something occurring
    • a disease of frequent occurrence
    • the occurrence (or presence) of life on other planets

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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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korean_war

  • noun a war between North and South Korea; South Korea was aided by the United States and other members of the United Nations; 1950-1953

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vandal

  • noun someone who willfully destroys or defaces property
  • noun a member of the Germanic people who overran Gaul and Spain and North Africa and sacked Rome in 455

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defend

  • verb argue or speak in defense of
    support; fend for.
    • She supported the motion to strike
  • verb be on the defensive; act against an attack

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temporary

  • noun a worker (especially in an office) hired on a temporary basis
    temporary worker; temp.
  • adjective not permanent; not lasting
    impermanent.
    • politics is an impermanent factor of life"- James Thurber
    • impermanent palm cottages
    • a temperary arrangement
    • temporary housing

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second_world_war

  • noun a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
    World War 2; World War II.

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plagiarisation

  • noun the act of plagiarizing; taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own
    piracy; plagiarization; plagiarism.

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onrush

  • noun (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
    onset; attack; onslaught.
    • the attack began at dawn
  • noun a forceful forward rush or flow
    • from the bow she stared at the mesmerising onrush of the sea where it split and foamed
    • the explosion interrupted the wild onrush of her thoughts

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blitzkrieg

  • noun a swift and violent military offensive with intensive aerial bombardment
    blitz.
  • verb fight a quick and surprising war

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vandalize

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

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scaling

  • noun the act of arranging in a graduated series
    grading.
  • noun act of measuring or arranging or adjusting according to a scale

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surprise

  • noun the astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you
  • noun a sudden unexpected event

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hooker

  • noun United States general in the Union Army who was defeated at Chancellorsville by Robert E. Lee (1814-1879)
    Joseph Hooker; Fighting Joe Hooker.
  • noun English theologian (1554-1600)
    Richard Hooker.

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predate

  • verb be earlier in time; go back further
    antecede; forego; forgo; antedate; precede.
    • Stone tools precede bronze tools
  • verb come before
    precede.
    • Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify

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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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dunk

  • noun a basketball shot in which the basketball is propelled downward into the basket
    dunk shot; stuff shot.
  • verb immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
    souse; plunge; dip; douse.
    • dip the garment into the cleaning solution
    • dip the brush into the paint

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spanish_civil_war

  • noun civil war in Spain in which Franco succeeded in overthrowing the republican government; during the war Spain became a battleground for fascists and socialists from all countries; 1936-1939

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positive_fraud

  • noun actual deceit; concealing something or making a false representation with an evil intent to cause injury to another
    fraud in fact.

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harry

  • verb annoy continually or chronically
    beset; chivy; chevy; chevvy; harass; hassle; chivvy; plague; molest; provoke.
    • He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
    • This man harasses his female co-workers
  • verb make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes
    ravage.

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take_on

  • verb take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
    assume; acquire; take; adopt.
    • His voice took on a sad tone
    • The story took a new turn
    • he adopted an air of superiority
    • She assumed strange manners
    • The gods assume human or animal form in these fables
  • verb take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
    assume; take over; adopt.
    • When will the new President assume office?

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free

  • noun people who are free
    free people.
    • the home of the free and the brave
  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; loose; release; liberate.

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preoccupy

  • verb engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively
    • His work preoccupies him
    • The matter preoccupies her completely--she cannot think of anything else
  • verb occupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance
    • the army preoccupied the hills

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high_treason

  • noun a crime that undermines the offender's government
    lese majesty; treason.

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take_arms

  • verb commence hostilities
    take up arms; go to war.

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upbraid

  • verb express criticism towards
    reproach.
    • The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior

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proxy

  • noun a person authorized to act for another
    placeholder; procurator.
  • noun a power of attorney document given by shareholders of a corporation authorizing a specific vote on their behalf at a corporate meeting

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expropriation

  • noun taking out of an owner's hands (especially taking property by public authority)

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first_world_war

  • noun a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
    World War I; World War 1; War to End War; Great War.

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put

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

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obliteration

  • noun destruction by annihilating something
    annihilation.
  • noun the complete destruction of every trace of something
    eradication.

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reproach

  • noun a mild rebuke or criticism
    • words of reproach
  • noun disgrace or shame
    • he brought reproach upon his family

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knock_off

  • verb get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
    neutralize; liquidate; do in; waste; neutralise.
    • The mafia liquidated the informer
    • the double agent was neutralized
  • verb cut the price of
    shave.

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air_raid

  • noun an attack by armed planes on a surface target
    air attack.

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hostile

  • noun troops belonging to the enemy's military forces
    • the platoon ran into a pack of hostiles
  • adjective characterized by enmity or ill will
    • a hostile nation
    • a hostile remark
    • hostile actions

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bear_hug

  • noun a wrestling hold with arms locked tightly around the opponent
  • noun a takeover bid so attractive that the directors of the target company must approve it or risk shareholder protest

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washout

  • noun the channel or break produced by erosion of relatively soft soil by water
    • it was several days after the storm before they could repair the washout and open the road
  • noun the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway)
    wash.
    • from the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water

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seeking

  • noun the act of searching for something
    quest.
    • a quest for diamonds
  • noun an attempt to acquire or gain something

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transgressor

  • noun someone who transgresses; someone who violates a law or command
    • the way of transgressors is hard

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dispersal

  • noun the act of dispersing or diffusing something
    dispersion; diffusion; dissemination.
    • the dispersion of the troops
    • the diffusion of knowledge

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tourney

  • noun a sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner
    tournament.
  • verb engage in a tourney

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filter

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

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war_of_greek_independence

  • noun the Greeks rebelled against Turkish rule in 1821; with the support of England and France and Russia they won independence in 1828 at Navarino (although the country included only half its present size)

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uprooter

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

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trier

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

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diffuser

  • noun baffle that distributes sound waves evenly
    diffusor.
  • noun optical device that distributes the light of a lamp evenly
    diffusor.

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false_pretense

  • noun (law) an offense involving intent to defraud and false representation and obtaining property as a result of that misrepresentation
    false pretence.

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mortal

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

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uproot

  • verb move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment
    deracinate.
    • The war uprooted many people
  • verb destroy completely, as if down to the roots
    exterminate; root out; extirpate; eradicate.
    • the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted" "root out corruption

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view

  • noun a way of regarding situations or topics etc.
    position; perspective.
    • consider what follows from the positivist view
  • noun the visual percept of a region
    prospect; vista; panorama; scene; aspect.
    • the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views

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regulatory_offence

  • noun crimes created by statutes and not by common law
    regulatory offense; statutory offense; statutory offence.

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assign

  • verb give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
    depute; delegate; designate.
  • verb give out
    portion; allot.
    • We were assigned new uniforms

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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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blind

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

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capital_offense

  • noun a crime so serious that capital punishment is considered appropriate

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larcener

  • noun a person who commits larceny
    larcenist.

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set_on

  • verb attack someone physically or emotionally
    assail; assault; attack.
    • The mugger assaulted the woman
    • Nightmares assailed him regularly

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belligerent

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

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bleakness

  • noun a bleak and desolate atmosphere
    bareness; desolation; nakedness.
    • the nakedness of the landscape

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crib

  • noun baby bed with high sides made of slats
    cot.
  • noun a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly)
    pony; trot.

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criminal_offense

  • noun (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act
    offence; crime; law-breaking; offense; criminal offence.
    • a long record of crimes

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bombard

  • noun a large shawm; the bass member of the shawm family
    bombardon.
  • verb cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile
    pelt.
    • They pelted each other with snowballs

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hook

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

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cracksman

  • noun a thief who breaks open safes to steal valuable contents
    safecracker; safebreaker.

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deplume

  • verb strip of honors, possessions, or attributes
    displume.
  • verb strip of feathers
    deplumate; pull; tear; pluck; displume.
    • pull a chicken
    • pluck the capon

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join_battle

  • verb engage in a conflict
    • The battle over health care reform was joined

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ooze

  • noun any thick, viscous matter
    goo; gunk; guck; gook; slime; muck; goop; sludge.
  • noun the process of seeping
    oozing; seepage.

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carry

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

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force

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

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mickiewicz

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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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disaster

  • noun a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune
    catastrophe.
    • lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system
    • his policies were a disaster
  • noun an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
    tragedy; calamity; cataclysm; catastrophe.
    • the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity
    • the earthquake was a disaster

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biological_attack

  • noun the use of bacteria or viruses or toxins to destroy men and animals or food
    biologic attack; BW; biological warfare; bioattack.

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cutpurse

  • noun a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places
    pickpocket; dip.

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basketball

  • noun a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop
    hoops; basketball game.
  • noun an inflated ball used in playing basketball

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forgery

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

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burn_down

  • verb burn completely; be consumed or destroyed by fire
    burn up; go up.
    • The hut burned down
    • The mountain of paper went up in flames
  • verb destroy by fire
    fire; burn.
    • They burned the house and his diaries

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neutralization

  • noun action intended to keep a country politically neutral or exclude it from a possible war
    neutralisation.
    • the neutralization of Belgium
  • noun a chemical reaction in which an acid and a base interact with the formation of a salt; with strong acids and bases the essential reaction is the combination of hydrogen ions with hydroxyl ions to form water
    neutralization reaction; neutralisation; neutralisation reaction.

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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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engagement

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

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wharf

  • noun a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats
    dock; pier; wharfage.
  • verb provide with a wharf
    • Wharf the mouth of the river

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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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breach_of_the_peace

  • noun any act of molesting, interrupting, hindering, agitating, or arousing from a state of repose or otherwise depriving inhabitants of the peace and quiet to which they are entitled
    disorderly behavior; disturbance of the peace; disorderly conduct.

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wire-puller

  • noun one who uses secret influence (i.e. pulls wires or strings) for his own ends

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hale

  • verb to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"
    coerce; force; squeeze; pressure.
    • He squeezed her for information
  • noun a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British; his last words were supposed to have been `I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country' (1755-1776)
    Nathan Hale.

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attach

  • verb cause to be attached
  • verb be attached; be in contact with

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attack

  • noun (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
    onset; onrush; onslaught.
    • the attack began at dawn
  • noun an offensive move in a sport or game
    • they won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning

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assumption

  • noun a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
    premiss; premise.
    • on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play
  • noun a hypothesis that is taken for granted
    supposal; supposition.
    • any society is built upon certain assumptions

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kick_in

  • verb enter a particular state
    set in.
    • Laziness set in
    • After a few moments, the effects of the drug kicked in
  • verb contribute to some cause
    chip in; contribute; give.
    • I gave at the office

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recapture

  • noun a legal seizure by the government of profits beyond a fixed amount
  • noun the act of taking something back
    retaking.

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pains

  • noun an effortful attempt to attain a goal
    strain; striving; nisus.
  • noun a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder
    hurting; pain.
    • the patient developed severe pain and distension

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booster

  • noun a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
    champion; protagonist; admirer; supporter; friend.
    • all their supporters came out for the game
    • they are friends of the library
  • noun someone who is an active supporter and advocate
    plugger; promoter.

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break_up

  • verb to cause to separate and go in different directions
    dispel; scatter; disperse; dissipate.
    • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds
  • verb discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
    break; separate; split up; part; split.
    • The business partners broke over a tax question
    • The couple separated after 25 years of marriage
    • My friend and I split up

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sienkiewicz

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hug

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

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plunderage

  • noun the act of plundering (especially the embezzlement of goods on shipboard)

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quarry

  • noun a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
    fair game; prey; target.
    • he fell prey to muggers
    • everyone was fair game
    • the target of a manhunt
  • noun a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
    stone pit; pit.
    • a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'

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wrongdoer

  • noun a person who transgresses moral or civil law
    offender.

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creep_in

  • verb enter surreptitiously
    sneak in.
    • He sneaked in under cover of darkness
    • In this essay, the author's personal feelings creep in

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vietnam_war

  • noun a prolonged war (1954-1975) between the communist armies of North Vietnam who were supported by the Chinese and the armies of South Vietnam who were supported by the United States
    Vietnam.

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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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snatch

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

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fraud_in_the_factum

  • noun fraud that arises from a disparity between the instrument intended to be executed and the instrument actually executed; e.g., leading someone to sign the wrong contract

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bearing_false_witness

  • noun criminal offense of making false statements under oath
    perjury; lying under oath.

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rifle

  • noun a shoulder firearm with a long barrel and a rifled bore
    • he lifted the rifle to his shoulder and fired
  • verb steal goods; take as spoils
    pillage; strip; despoil; plunder; foray; loot; reave; ransack.
    • During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners

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wharf_rat

  • noun someone who lives near wharves and lives by pilfering from ships or warehouses
  • noun brown rat that infests wharves

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cancel_out

  • verb wipe out the effect of something
    wipe out.
    • The new tax effectively cancels out my raise
    • The `A' will cancel out the `C' on your record

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impeach

  • verb challenge the honesty or veracity of
    • the lawyers tried to impeach the credibility of the witnesses
  • verb charge (a public official) with an offense or misdemeanor committed while in office
    • The President was impeached

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misappropriation

  • noun the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
    embezzlement; peculation; defalcation; misapplication.
  • noun wrongful borrowing
    • his explanation was a misappropriation of sociological theory

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diffusion

  • noun (physics) the process in which there is movement of a substance from an area of high concentration of that substance to an area of lower concentration
  • noun the spread of social institutions (and myths and skills) from one society to another

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king

  • noun a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
    male monarch; Rex.
  • noun a competitor who holds a preeminent position
    world-beater; queen.

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looting

  • noun plundering during riots or in wartime
    robbery.
  • verb take illegally; of intellectual property
    plunder; loot.
    • This writer plundered from famous authors

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criminalness

  • noun the state of being a criminal
    criminality; criminalism.

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floozie

  • noun a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets
    floozy; streetwalker; slattern; street girl; hooker; hustler.

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double

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

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outlaw

  • noun someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
    malefactor; crook; criminal; felon.
  • verb declare illegal; outlaw
    criminalize; illegalise; illegalize; criminalise.
    • Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S.

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vice_crime

  • noun a vice that is illegal

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aggressor

  • noun someone who attacks
    attacker; assailant; assaulter.
  • noun a confident assertive person who acts as instigator

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annihilation

  • noun destruction by annihilating something
    obliteration.
  • noun total destruction
    disintegration.
    • bomb tests resulted in the annihilation of the atoll

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reus

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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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assaulter

  • noun someone who attacks
    attacker; assailant; aggressor.

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impale

  • verb pierce with a sharp stake or point
    spike; empale; transfix.
    • impale a shrimp on a skewer
  • verb kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole
    stake.
    • the enemies were impaled and left to die

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extinguish

  • verb put an end to; kill
    snuff out.
    • The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children
  • verb put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
    snuff out; blow out; quench.
    • Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained
    • quench the flames
    • snuff out the candles

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opponent

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

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oath

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearing; swearword; expletive; cuss; curse; curse word.
    • expletives were deleted
  • noun a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
    swearing.

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jehad

  • noun a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
    jihad; international jihad.
  • noun a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal
    jihad.

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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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accusing

  • adjective satellite containing or expressing accusation
    accusative; accusive; accusatory.
    • an accusitive forefinger
    • black accusatory looks
    • accusive shoes and telltale trousers"- O.Henry
    • his accusing glare
  • verb bring an accusation against; level a charge against
    incriminate; impeach; accuse; criminate.
    • The neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse

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take_over

  • verb seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
    assume; arrogate; usurp; seize.
    • He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town
    • he usurped my rights
    • She seized control of the throne after her husband died
  • verb take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
    assume; take on; adopt.
    • When will the new President assume office?

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false

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

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pillaging

  • noun the act of stealing valuable things from a place
    plundering; pillage.
    • the plundering of the Parthenon
    • his plundering of the great authors
  • verb steal goods; take as spoils
    pillage; strip; despoil; plunder; foray; rifle; loot; reave; ransack.
    • During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners

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diffusor

  • noun baffle that distributes sound waves evenly
    diffuser.
  • noun optical device that distributes the light of a lamp evenly
    diffuser.

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pass

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

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yom_kippur_war

  • noun Egypt and Syria attacked Israel in October 1973 (on Yom Kippur); Israel counterattacked and drove the Syrians back and crossed the Suez Canal into Egypt
    Arab-Israeli War.

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raw

  • noun informal terms for nakedness
    birthday suit; altogether.
    • in the raw
    • in the altogether
    • in his birthday suit
  • adjective satellite (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes
    natural; rude.
    • natural yogurt
    • natural produce
    • raw wool
    • raw sugar
    • bales of rude cotton

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rat

  • noun any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse
  • noun someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
    strikebreaker; scab; blackleg.

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spanish_war

  • noun a war between the United States and Spain in 1898
    Spanish-American War.

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fighting

  • noun the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    scrap; combat; fight.
    • a fight broke out at the hockey game
    • there was fighting in the streets
    • the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap
  • verb be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight
    contend; struggle; fight.
    • the tribesmen fought each other
    • Siblings are always fighting
    • Militant groups are contending for control of the country

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have

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

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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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knife_thrust

  • noun a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument
    thrust; stab.
    • one strong stab to the heart killed him

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border

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

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batting

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

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foray

  • noun a sudden short attack
    maraud; raid.
  • noun an initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence)
    • scientists' forays into politics

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supplanter

  • noun one who wrongfully or illegally seizes and holds the place of another
    usurper.

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plunderer

  • noun someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)
    spoiler; looter; despoiler; pillager; freebooter; raider.

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wrongful_conduct

  • noun activity that transgresses moral or civil law
    misconduct; wrongdoing; actus reus.
    • he denied any wrongdoing

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arrogate

  • verb demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to
    claim; lay claim.
    • He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter
    • Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident
  • verb make undue claims to having
    assign.

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chemical_warfare

  • noun warfare using chemical agents to kill or injure or incapacitate the enemy
    chemical operations.

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flaming

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

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mid

  • adjective satellite used in combination to denote the middle
    • midmorning
    • midsummer
    • in mid-1958
    • a mid-June wedding

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holdup_man

  • noun an armed thief
    stickup man.

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battler

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

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onset

  • noun the beginning or early stages
    oncoming.
    • the onset of pneumonia
  • noun (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
    attack; onrush; onslaught.
    • the attack began at dawn

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highjacking

  • noun robbery of a traveller or vehicle in transit or seizing control of a vehicle by the use of force
    hijacking.
  • verb take arbitrarily or by force
    hijack; commandeer; highjack; pirate.
    • The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami

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fitting

  • noun making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
    adjustment; accommodation.
  • noun a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system

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pulverise

  • verb destroy completely
    demolish; pulverize.
    • the wrecking ball demolished the building
    • demolish your enemies
    • pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand
  • verb become powder or dust
    pulverize; powderize; powderise.
    • When it was blown up, the building powderized

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force

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

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ruling

  • noun the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
    opinion.
  • verb exercise authority over; as of nations
    rule; govern.
    • Who is governing the country now?

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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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arrogator

  • noun a person who through conceit makes pretentious claims to rights or advantages that he or she is not entitled to or to qualities that he or she does not possess

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stealer

  • noun a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it
    thief.

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clinical_trial

  • noun a rigorously controlled test of a new drug or a new invasive medical device on human subjects; in the United States it is conducted under the direction of the FDA before being made available for general clinical use
    clinical test.

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had_crime

  • noun (Islam) serious crimes committed by Muslims and punishable by punishments established in the Koran
    • Had crimes include apostasy from Islam and murder and theft and adultery

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honeycomb

  • noun a structure of small hexagonal cells constructed from beeswax by bees and used to store honey and larvae
  • noun a framework of hexagonal cells resembling the honeycomb built by bees

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blackmailer

  • noun a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them
    extortionist; extortioner.

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pass_through

  • verb make a passage or journey from one place to another
    move through; transit; pass across; pass over.
    • The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs
    • "Some travelers pass through the desert
  • verb cause to move through
    • Pass a chemical through a solution

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glom

  • verb take by theft
    cop; knock off; thieve; hook; snitch.
    • Someone snitched my wallet!
  • verb seize upon or latch onto something
    • The Republicans glommed onto Whitewater

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combat

  • noun an engagement fought between two military forces
    armed combat.
  • noun the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    scrap; fighting; fight.
    • a fight broke out at the hockey game
    • there was fighting in the streets
    • the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap

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october_revolution

  • noun the coup d'etat by the Bolsheviks under Lenin in November 1917 that led to a period of civil war which ended in victory for the Bolsheviks in 1922
    Russian Revolution.

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lese_majesty

  • noun a crime that undermines the offender's government
    high treason; treason.

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pillage

  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    swag; booty; prize; plunder; dirty money; loot.
  • noun the act of stealing valuable things from a place
    plundering; pillaging.
    • the plundering of the Parthenon
    • his plundering of the great authors

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extrinsic

  • adjective not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside
    • extrinsic evidence
    • an extrinsic feature of the new building
    • that style is something extrinsic to the subject
    • looking for extrinsic aid

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reach

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

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pervasion

  • noun the process of permeating or infusing something with a substance
    permeation; suffusion.

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audition

  • noun the ability to hear; the auditory faculty
    auditory sense; sense of hearing; auditory modality; hearing.
    • his hearing was impaired
  • noun a test of the suitability of a performer
    tryout.

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assault

  • noun close fighting during the culmination of a military attack
  • noun a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped

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poke

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

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biologic

  • adjective pertaining to biology or to life and living things
    biological.

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rip_off

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

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phase

  • noun any distinct time period in a sequence of events
    stage.
    • we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected
  • noun (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary
    form.
    • the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system

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steppe

  • noun extensive plain without trees (associated with eastern Russia and Siberia)

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meat_grinder

  • noun a mill for grinding meat
  • noun any action resulting in injury or destruction
    • the meat grinder of politics destroyed his reputation
    • allied forces crumbled before the Wehrmacht meat grinder

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burn_mark

  • noun a place or area that has been burned (especially on a person's body)
    burn.

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intrinsic

  • adjective belonging to a thing by its very nature
    intrinsical.
    • form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing"- John Dewey
  • adjective satellite situated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts
    • intrinsic muscles

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waste

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

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moolah

  • noun informal terms for money
    wampum; clams; gelt; kale; lucre; sugar; dinero; simoleons; loot; boodle; lettuce; dough; shekels; scratch; cabbage; pelf; lolly; bread.

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spanish-american_war

  • noun a war between the United States and Spain in 1898
    Spanish War.

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wreckage

  • noun the remaining parts of something that has been wrecked
    • they searched the wreckage for signs of survivors

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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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seize

  • verb take hold of; grab
    clutch; prehend.
    • The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter
    • She clutched her purse
    • The mother seized her child by the arm
    • Birds of prey often seize small mammals
  • verb take or capture by force
    • The terrorists seized the politicians
    • The rebels threaten to seize civilian hostages

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up

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

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into

To the inside of; within. It is used in a variety of applications.

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adopt

  • verb choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
    follow; espouse.
    • She followed the feminist movement
    • The candidate espouses Republican ideals
  • verb take up and practice as one's own
    take over; take up; borrow.

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civil_war

  • noun a war between factions in the same country

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prickle

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

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traditional

  • adjective consisting of or derived from tradition
    • traditional history
    • traditional morality
  • adjective satellite pertaining to time-honored orthodox doctrines
    • the simple security of traditional assumptions has vanished

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part

  • noun something determined in relation to something that includes it
    component part; portion; component; constituent.
    • he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
    • I read a portion of the manuscript
    • the smaller component is hard to reach
    • the animal constituent of plankton
  • noun something less than the whole of a human artifact
    portion.
    • the rear part of the house
    • glue the two parts together

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street-walk

  • verb walk the streets in search of customers
    streetwalk.
    • The prostitute is street-walking every night

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militarise

  • verb lend a military character to (a country), as by building up a military force
    militarize.
    • militarize Germany again after the war
  • verb adopt for military use
    militarize.
    • militarize the Civil Service

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enterprise

  • noun a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
    endeavor; endeavour.
    • he had doubts about the whole enterprise
  • noun an organization created for business ventures
    • a growing enterprise must have a bold leader

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barren

  • noun an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation
    wasteland; waste.
    • the barrens of central Africa
    • the trackless wastes of the desert
  • adjective satellite providing no shelter or sustenance
    desolate; bare; stark; bleak.
    • bare rocky hills
    • barren lands
    • the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes
    • the desolate surface of the moon
    • a stark landscape

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sneak_thief

  • noun a thief who steals without using violence
    snitcher; pilferer.

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liberate

  • verb give equal rights to; of women and minorities
    emancipate.
  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; loose; free; release.

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criminal_offence

  • noun (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act
    offence; criminal offense; crime; law-breaking; offense.
    • a long record of crimes

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be_at_pains

  • verb try very hard to do something
    take pains.

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reserve

  • noun formality and propriety of manner
    modesty.
  • noun something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
    stockpile; backlog.

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take_chances

  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; take a chance; hazard; chance; adventure; gamble; run a risk.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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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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usurp

  • verb seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
    assume; arrogate; take over; seize.
    • He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town
    • he usurped my rights
    • She seized control of the throne after her husband died
  • verb take the place of
    • gloom had usurped mirth at the party after the news of the terrorist act broke

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coup

  • noun a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force
    takeover; coup d'etat; putsch.
  • noun a brilliant and notable success

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chance

  • noun a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
    opportunity.
    • the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington
    • now is your chance
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    fortune; hazard; luck.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance

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probe

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

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violator

  • noun someone who violates the law
    law offender; lawbreaker.
  • noun someone who assaults others sexually
    ravisher; debaucher.

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pulverize

  • verb make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust
    powderize; powderise; pulverise; powder.
    • pulverize the grains
  • verb destroy completely
    demolish; pulverise.
    • the wrecking ball demolished the building
    • demolish your enemies
    • pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand

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gulf_war

  • noun a war fought between Iraq and a coalition led by the United States that freed Kuwait from Iraqi invaders; 1990-1991
    Persian Gulf War.
  • noun a dispute over control of the waterway between Iraq and Iran broke out into open fighting in 1980 and continued until 1988, when they accepted a UN cease-fire resolution
    Iran-Iraq War.

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trespass

  • noun a wrongful interference with the possession of property (personal property as well as realty), or the action instituted to recover damages
  • noun entry to another's property without right or permission
    violation; encroachment; usurpation; intrusion.

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traitor

  • noun someone who betrays his country by committing treason
    treasonist.
  • noun a person who says one thing and does another
    double-crosser; betrayer; double-dealer; two-timer.

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headshot

  • noun a photograph of a person's head
  • noun an attempt to put the soccer ball into the net by using the head

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chicken

  • noun the flesh of a chicken used for food
    poulet; volaille.
  • noun a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl
    Gallus gallus.

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