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jeremy_bentham

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

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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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maritime_law

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

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deliberateness

  • noun a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry
    unhurriedness; deliberation; slowness.
  • noun the trait of thoughtfulness in action or decision
    deliberation.
    • he was a man of judicial deliberation

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mufti

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

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scrupulous

  • adjective having scruples; arising from a sense of right and wrong; principled
    • less scrupulous producers sent bundles that were deceptive in appearance
  • adjective satellite characterized by extreme care and great effort
    painstaking; conscientious.
    • conscientious application to the work at hand
    • painstaking research
    • scrupulous attention to details

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mosaic_law

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

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people

  • noun (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
    • old people
    • there were at least 200 people in the audience
  • noun the body of citizens of a state or country
    citizenry.
    • the Spanish people

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daniel

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

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case_law

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

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knowingness

  • noun having knowledge of
    cognisance; consciousness; awareness; cognizance.
    • he had no awareness of his mistakes
    • his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced
    • their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive
  • noun shrewdness demonstrated by knowledge

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samson

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

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parsimony

  • noun extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
    parsimoniousness; penny-pinching; thrift.
  • noun extreme stinginess
    tightfistedness; parsimoniousness; minginess; niggardliness; meanness; closeness; niggardness; tightness.

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debate

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

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thoughtfulness

  • noun a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
    contemplation; reflection; reflexion; rumination; musing.
  • noun kind and considerate regard for others
    consideration; considerateness.
    • he showed no consideration for her feelings

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blow

  • noun a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
    • a blow on the head
  • noun an impact (as from a collision)
    bump.
    • the bump threw him off the bicycle

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task

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    project; undertaking; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
    job; chore.
    • estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
    • the job of repairing the engine took several hours
    • the endless task of classifying the samples
    • the farmer's morning chores

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anticipation

  • noun an expectation
    expectancy.
  • noun something expected (as on the basis of a norm)
    expectancy.
    • each of them had their own anticipations
    • an indicator of expectancy in development

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parsimoniousness

  • noun extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
    parsimony; penny-pinching; thrift.
  • noun extreme stinginess
    tightfistedness; minginess; niggardliness; meanness; closeness; niggardness; tightness; parsimony.

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consciousness

  • noun an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation
    • he lost consciousness
  • noun having knowledge of
    cognisance; knowingness; awareness; cognizance.
    • he had no awareness of his mistakes
    • his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced
    • their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive

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providence

  • noun the guardianship and control exercised by a deity
    • divine providence
  • noun the capital and largest city of Rhode Island; located in northeastern Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay; site of Brown University
    capital of Rhode Island.

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justice

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

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law_merchant

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

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labor

  • noun a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
    working class; labour; proletariat.
    • there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field
  • noun productive work (especially physical work done for wages)
    toil; labour.
    • his labor did not require a great deal of skill

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precaution

  • noun a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
    guard; safeguard.
    • he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution
    • an insurance policy is a good safeguard
    • we let our guard down
  • noun the trait of practicing caution in advance

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studious

  • adjective satellite marked by care and effort
    • made a studious attempt to fix the television set
  • adjective satellite characterized by diligent study and fondness for reading
    bookish.
    • a bookish farmer who always had a book in his pocket
    • a quiet studious child

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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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indeliberate

Done without deliberation; unpremeditated. Obs. -- In`de*lib"er*ate*ly, adv. Obs.

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hudood

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

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mindfulness

  • noun the trait of staying aware of (paying close attention to) your responsibilities
    heedfulness.

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sharia_law

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

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painstaking

  • adjective satellite characterized by extreme care and great effort
    scrupulous; conscientious.
    • conscientious application to the work at hand
    • painstaking research
    • scrupulous attention to details

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premeditation

  • noun planning or plotting in advance of acting
    forethought.
  • noun (law) thought and intention to commit a crime well in advance of the crime; goes to show criminal intent

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save

  • noun (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring
    • the goalie made a brilliant save
    • the relief pitcher got credit for a save
  • verb save from ruin, destruction, or harm
    relieve; salvage; salve.

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awareness

  • noun having knowledge of
    cognisance; knowingness; consciousness; cognizance.
    • he had no awareness of his mistakes
    • his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced
    • their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive
  • noun state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness
    sentience.
    • the crash intruded on his awareness

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thrifty

  • adjective careful and diligent in the use of resources
  • adjective satellite mindful of the future in spending money
    careful.
    • careful with money

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cagy

  • adjective satellite showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
    canny; clever; cagey.
    • a cagey lawyer
    • too clever to be sound
  • adjective satellite characterized by great caution and wariness
    chary; cagey.
    • a cagey avoidance of a definite answer
    • chary of the risks involved
    • a chary investor

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holmes

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

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guarded

  • adjective satellite prudent
    restrained.
    • guarded optimism
  • verb to keep watch over
    guard.
    • there would be men guarding the horses

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applecart

  • noun the planning that is disrupted when someone `upsets the applecart'
  • noun a handcart from which apples and other fruit are sold in the street

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marine_law

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

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safe

  • noun strongbox where valuables can be safely kept
  • noun a ventilated or refrigerated cupboard for securing provisions from pests

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prudence

  • noun discretion in practical affairs
  • noun knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
    circumspection; discretion; discreetness.
    • the servants showed great tact and discretion

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maritime

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

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justiciary

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

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shoot

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

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suffering

  • noun a state of acute pain
    excruciation; agony.
  • noun misery resulting from affliction
    woe.

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resolve

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

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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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tax

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

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magistrate

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

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judge

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

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vive

Long live, that is, success to; as, vive le roi, long live the king; vive la bagatelle, success to trifles or sport.

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provision

  • noun a stipulated condition
    proviso.
    • he accepted subject to one provision
  • noun the activity of supplying or providing something
    supplying; supply.

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cautiousness

  • noun the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger
    caution; carefulness.
    • a man of caution

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deviser

  • noun a person who makes plans
    planner; contriver.

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attentiveness

  • noun paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
    paying attention; regard; heed.
    • his attentiveness to her wishes
    • he spends without heed to the consequences
  • noun the trait of being considerate and thoughtful of others

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shy

  • noun a quick throw
    • he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman
  • verb start suddenly, as from fright

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paying_attention

  • noun paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
    attentiveness; regard; heed.
    • his attentiveness to her wishes
    • he spends without heed to the consequences
  • adjective taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention
    thoughtful; attentive; heedful.
    • heedful of the warnings
    • so heedful a writer
    • heedful of what they were doing

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collusion

  • noun secret agreement
  • noun agreement on a secret plot
    connivance.

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suspicion

  • noun an impression that something might be the case
    intuition; hunch.
    • he had an intuition that something had gone wrong
  • noun doubt about someone's honesty
    distrust; mistrust; misgiving.

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security

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

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intricacy

  • noun marked by elaborately complex detail
    elaboration; involution; elaborateness.

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distrust

  • noun doubt about someone's honesty
    suspicion; mistrust; misgiving.
  • noun the trait of not trusting others
    distrustfulness; mistrust.

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fabian

  • adjective satellite using cautious slow strategy to wear down opposition; avoiding direct confrontation
    • a fabian policy
  • noun a member of the Fabian Society in Britain

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common

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

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weighing

  • noun careful consideration
    advisement; deliberation.
    • a little deliberation would have deterred them
  • verb have a certain weight
    weigh.

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undertaking

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    project; task; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun the trade of a funeral director

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praetor

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

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marshall

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

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husband

  • noun a married man; a woman's partner in marriage
    married man; hubby.
  • verb use cautiously and frugally
    economize; conserve; economise.
    • I try to economize my spare time
    • conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit

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programme

  • noun an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event
    program.
    • you can't tell the players without a program
  • noun an integrated course of academic studies
    course of study; syllabus; curriculum; program.
    • he was admitted to a new program at the university

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on_the_qui_vive

  • noun lively attentiveness
    sharp-sightedness; alertness.

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wariness

  • noun the trait of being cautious and watchful
    chariness.

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on

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

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concert

  • noun a performance of music by players or singers not involving theatrical staging
  • verb contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement

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military_law

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

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malice

  • noun feeling a need to see others suffer
    spitefulness; maliciousness; spite; venom.
  • noun the quality of threatening evil
    malevolence; malevolency.

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slowness

  • noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
    ineptness; awkwardness; ineptitude; maladroitness; clumsiness.
  • noun a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry
    deliberateness; unhurriedness; deliberation.

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mistrust

  • noun doubt about someone's honesty
    distrust; suspicion; misgiving.
  • noun the trait of not trusting others
    distrust; distrustfulness.

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martial

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

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see

  • noun the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located
  • verb perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
    • You have to be a good observer to see all the details
    • Can you see the bird in that tree?
    • He is blind--he cannot see

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invention

  • noun the creation of something in the mind
    design; conception; excogitation; innovation.
  • noun a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation
    innovation.

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design

  • noun the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)
    designing.
    • he contributed to the design of a new instrument
  • noun an arrangement scheme
    plan.
    • the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult
    • it was an excellent design for living
    • a plan for seating guests

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suspiciousness

  • noun being of a suspicious nature
    suspicion.
    • his suspiciousness destroyed his marriage

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close

  • noun the temporal end; the concluding time
    finish; last; finis; finale; stopping point; conclusion.
    • the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
    • the market was up at the finish
    • they were playing better at the close of the season
  • noun the last section of a communication
    closing; ending; end; conclusion.
    • in conclusion I want to say...

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watchfulness

  • noun the process of paying close and continuous attention
    vigilance; alertness; wakefulness.
    • wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter
    • vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue
  • noun vigilant attentiveness
    vigilance; weather eye.
    • he keeps a weather eye open for trouble

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leery

  • adjective satellite openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
    untrusting; suspicious; mistrustful; wary.

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international_law

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

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excogitation

  • noun thinking something out with care in order to achieve complete understanding of it
  • noun the creation of something in the mind
    design; invention; conception; innovation.

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thoroughness

  • noun conscientiousness in performing all aspects of a task

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preparation

  • noun the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose
    readying.
    • preparations for the ceremony had begun
  • noun a substance prepared according to a formula
    formulation.
    • the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine

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admiralty_law

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

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hugo_grotius

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

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expert

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

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ecclesiastical

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

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vigilance

  • noun the process of paying close and continuous attention
    watchfulness; alertness; wakefulness.
    • wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter
    • vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue
  • noun vigilant attentiveness
    watchfulness; weather eye.
    • he keeps a weather eye open for trouble

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oliver_wendell_holmes_jr.

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

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legal

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

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forecast

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

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heedfulness

  • noun the trait of staying aware of (paying close attention to) your responsibilities
    mindfulness.

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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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discretion

  • noun freedom to act or judge on one's own
  • noun knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
    prudence; circumspection; discreetness.
    • the servants showed great tact and discretion

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moot

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

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innovation

  • noun a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation
    invention.
  • noun the creation of something in the mind
    design; invention; conception; excogitation.

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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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recorder

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

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jurist

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

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timidness

  • noun fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions
    timorousness; timidity.

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alertness

  • noun the process of paying close and continuous attention
    vigilance; watchfulness; wakefulness.
    • wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter
    • vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue
  • noun a state of readiness to respond
    alerting.
    • alerting was indicated by the desynchronization of the EEG

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knowing

  • noun a clear and certain mental apprehension
  • verb be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about
    know; cognize; cognise.
    • I know that the President lied to the people
    • I want to know who is winning the game!
    • I know it's time

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civil_law

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

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stone

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

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industriousness

  • noun persevering determination to perform a task
    industry; diligence.
    • his diligence won him quick promotions
    • frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues

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mercantile

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

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penny-pinching

  • noun extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
    parsimony; parsimoniousness; thrift.
  • verb spend money frugally; spend as little as possible
    nickel-and-dime; penny-pinch.

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planner

  • noun a person who makes plans
    deviser; contriver.
  • noun a notebook for recording appointments and things to be done, etc.

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attention

  • noun the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
    attending.
  • noun the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    aid; tending; care.
    • no medical care was required
    • the old car needs constant attention

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commercial

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

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agreement

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

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carefulness

  • noun the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger
    caution; cautiousness.
    • a man of caution
  • noun the quality of being careful and painstaking
    • I admired the carefulness of his work

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tax_law

  • noun the body of laws governing taxation

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securities_law

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

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provident

  • adjective providing carefully for the future
    • wild squirrels are provident
    • a provident father plans for his children's education
  • adjective satellite careful in regard to your own interests
    • the prudent use and development of resources
    • wild squirrels are provident

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misgiving

  • noun uneasiness about the fitness of an action
    scruple; qualm.
  • noun painful expectation
    apprehension.

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qui

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consideration

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

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marine

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

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by

  • adverb so as to pass a given point
    past.
    • every hour a train goes past
  • adverb in reserve; not for immediate use
    away; aside.
    • started setting aside money to buy a car
    • put something by for her old age
    • has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day

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care

  • noun the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    aid; tending; attention.
    • no medical care was required
    • the old car needs constant attention
  • noun judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
    precaution; caution; forethought.
    • he exercised caution in opening the door
    • he handled the vase with care

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common_law

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

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cautious

  • noun people who are fearful and cautious
    timid.
    • whitewater rafting is not for the timid
  • adjective showing careful forethought; never making swift decisions"
    • reserved and cautious
    • a cautious driver

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trial_judge

  • noun a judge in a trial court

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shariah

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

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law_of_nations

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

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elaborate

  • verb add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
    expound; lucubrate; dilate; expatiate; enlarge; exposit; flesh out; expand.
    • She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation
  • verb produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product
    • The bee elaborates honey

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plot

  • noun a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)
    game; secret plan.
    • they concocted a plot to discredit the governor
    • I saw through his little game from the start
  • noun a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
    patch; plot of land; plot of ground.
    • a bean plot
    • a cabbage patch
    • a briar patch

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statutory_law

  • noun the body of laws created by legislative statutes

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punctiliousness

  • noun strict attention to minute details
    scrupulousness; meticulosity; meticulousness.

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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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cognizance

  • noun having knowledge of
    cognisance; knowingness; consciousness; awareness.
    • he had no awareness of his mistakes
    • his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced
    • their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive
  • noun range of what one can know or understand
    ken.
    • beyond my ken

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overcareful

  • adjective satellite excessively or unduly careful
    too-careful.

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grotius

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

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cognisance

  • noun having knowledge of
    knowingness; consciousness; awareness; cognizance.
    • he had no awareness of his mistakes
    • his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced
    • their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive

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narrow

  • noun a narrow strait connecting two bodies of water
  • verb make or become more narrow or restricted
    contract.
    • The selection was narrowed
    • The road narrowed

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timorousness

  • noun fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions
    timidness; timidity.
  • noun fearfulness in venturing into new and unknown places or activities
    timidity.

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purpose

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    aim; intention; design; intent.
    • his intent was to provide a new translation
    • good intentions are not enough
    • it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
    • he made no secret of his designs
  • noun what something is used for
    function; use; role.
    • the function of an auger is to bore holes
    • ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

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heedful

  • adjective taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention
    paying attention; thoughtful; attentive.
    • heedful of the warnings
    • so heedful a writer
    • heedful of what they were doing
  • adjective satellite cautiously attentive
    careful.
    • careful of her feelings
    • heedful of his father's advice

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projection

  • noun a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations
  • noun the projection of an image from a film onto a screen

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elaborated

  • adjective satellite developed or executed with care and in minute detail
    detailed; elaborate.
    • a detailed plan
    • the elaborate register of the inhabitants prevented tax evasion"- John Buchan
    • the carefully elaborated theme
  • verb add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
    expound; lucubrate; dilate; expatiate; elaborate; enlarge; exposit; flesh out; expand.
    • She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation

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civil

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

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unwariness

  • noun the trait of not being cautious and watchful

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sharp-sightedness

  • noun sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart)
    acuity; visual acuity.
  • noun lively attentiveness
    alertness; on the qui vive.

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harlan_fiske_stone

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

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aforethought

  • adjective satellite planned in advance
    planned; plotted.
    • with malice aforethought

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weather_eye

  • noun vigilant attentiveness
    vigilance; watchfulness.
    • he keeps a weather eye open for trouble

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sneer

  • noun a facial expression of contempt or scorn; the upper lip curls
    leer.
  • noun a contemptuous or scornful remark

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weather

  • noun the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
    atmospheric condition; conditions; weather condition.
    • they were hoping for good weather
    • every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception
    • the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow
  • verb face and withstand with courage
    brave out; brave; endure.
    • She braved the elements

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conscientious

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

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scrupulousness

  • noun conformity to high standards of ethics or excellence
  • noun strict attention to minute details
    punctiliousness; meticulosity; meticulousness.

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men

  • noun the force of workers available
    hands; manpower; work force; workforce.
  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male; man.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus

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intent

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    aim; intention; design; purpose.
    • his intent was to provide a new translation
    • good intentions are not enough
    • it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
    • he made no secret of his designs
  • noun the intended meaning of a communication
    spirit; purport.

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islamic_law

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

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protective

  • adjective intended or adapted to afford protection of some kind
    • a protective covering
    • the use of protective masks and equipment
    • protective coatings
    • kept the drunken sailor in protective custody
    • animals with protective coloring
    • protective tariffs
  • adjective satellite showing care
    • a protective mother

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eye

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

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deliberation

  • noun (usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question
    • the deliberations of the jury
  • noun careful consideration
    advisement; weighing.
    • a little deliberation would have deterred them

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malice_aforethought

  • noun (law) criminal intent; the thoughts and intentions behind a wrongful act (including knowledge that the act is illegal); often at issue in murder trials
    mens rea.

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doge

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

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legislation

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

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advert

  • noun a public promotion of some product or service
    ad; advertising; advertisement; advertizement; advertizing.
  • verb give heed (to)
    hang; give ear; attend; pay heed.
    • The children in the audience attended the recital quietly
    • She hung on his every word
    • They attended to everything he said

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intention

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    aim; design; intent; purpose.
    • his intent was to provide a new translation
    • good intentions are not enough
    • it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
    • he made no secret of his designs
  • noun (usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal
    • his intentions are entirely honorable

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mindless

  • adjective satellite lacking the thinking capacity characteristic of a conscious being
    • the shrieking of the mindless wind
  • adjective satellite requiring little mental effort
    • mindless tasks

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thriftiness

  • noun frugality in the expenditure of money or resources
    economy.
    • the Scots are famous for their economy

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too

  • adverb to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits
    to a fault; excessively; overly.
    • too big
  • adverb in addition
    also; as well; besides; likewise.
    • he has a Mercedes, too

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wiseness

  • noun the quality of being prudent and sensible
    soundness; wisdom.
  • noun the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight
    wisdom.

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overcautious

  • adjective satellite unnecessarily cautious
    • sometimes it doesn't pay to be overcautious in business

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thrift

  • noun any of numerous sun-loving low-growing evergreens of the genus Armeria having round heads of pink or white flowers
  • noun extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
    parsimony; parsimoniousness; penny-pinching.

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law_of_the_land

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

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project

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

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timid

  • noun people who are fearful and cautious
    cautious.
    • whitewater rafting is not for the timid
  • adjective showing fear and lack of confidence

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elaboration

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

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minuteness

  • noun the property of being very small in size
    diminutiveness; weeness; petiteness; tininess.
    • hence the minuteness of detail in the painting
  • noun great precision; painstaking attention to details
    • he examined the essay with the greatest minuteness

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diligence

  • noun conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task; giving the degree of care required in a given situation
  • noun persevering determination to perform a task
    industry; industriousness.
    • his diligence won him quick promotions
    • frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues

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huig_de_groot

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

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painstakingness

  • noun the trait of being painstaking and careful
    conscientiousness.

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minute

  • noun a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour
    min.
    • he ran a 4 minute mile
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; second.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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forethought

  • noun planning or plotting in advance of acting
    premeditation.
  • noun judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
    precaution; caution; care.
    • he exercised caution in opening the door
    • he handled the vase with care

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aware

  • adjective (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
    cognisant; cognizant.
    • was aware of his opponent's hostility
    • became aware of her surroundings
    • aware that he had exceeded the speed limit
  • adjective bearing in mind; attentive to
    mindful.
    • ever mindful of her health
    • mindful of his responsibilities
    • mindful of these criticisms, I shall attempt to justify my action

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advisement

  • noun careful consideration
    weighing; deliberation.
    • a little deliberation would have deterred them

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land

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

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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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conscientiousness

  • noun the quality of being in accord with the dictates of conscience
  • noun the trait of being painstaking and careful
    painstakingness.

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particular

  • noun a fact about some part (as opposed to general)
    specific.
    • he always reasons from the particular to the general
  • noun a small part that can be considered separately from the whole
    item; detail.
    • it was perfect in all details

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stringency

  • noun a state occasioned by scarcity of money and a shortage of credit
    tightness.
  • noun conscientious attention to rules and details
    strictness.

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careful

  • adjective exercising caution or showing care or attention
    • they were careful when crossing the busy street
    • be careful to keep her shoes clean
    • did very careful research
    • careful art restorers
    • careful of the rights of others
    • careful about one's behavior
  • adjective satellite cautiously attentive
    heedful.
    • careful of her feelings
    • heedful of his father's advice

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heedlessness

  • noun a lack of attentiveness (as to children or helpless people)
    inattentiveness.
  • noun the trait of acting rashly and without prudence
    mindlessness; rashness.

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case

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

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chief_justice

  • noun the judge who presides over a supreme court

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wisdom

  • noun accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment
  • noun the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight
    wiseness.

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troubled

  • adjective characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need
    • troubled areas
    • fell into a troubled sleep
    • a troubled expression
    • troubled teenagers
  • verb move deeply
    disturb; upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought

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conception

  • noun an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
    concept; construct.
  • noun the act of becoming pregnant; fertilization of an ovum by a spermatozoon

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ecclesiastical_law

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

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bentham

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

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sagaciousness

  • noun the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
    judgement; sagacity; judgment; discernment.
  • noun the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating
    judiciousness; sagacity.

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shariah_law

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

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judicature

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

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nation

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

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aim

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    intention; design; intent; purpose.
    • his intent was to provide a new translation
    • good intentions are not enough
    • it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
    • he made no secret of his designs
  • noun the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    objective; object; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children

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judiciousness

  • noun good judgment
  • noun the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating
    sagaciousness; sagacity.

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premeditate

  • verb consider, ponder, or plan (an action) beforehand
    • premeditated murder
  • verb think or reflect beforehand or in advance
    • I rarely premeditate, which is a mistake

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cagey

  • adjective satellite showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
    cagy; canny; clever.
    • a cagey lawyer
    • too clever to be sound
  • adjective satellite characterized by great caution and wariness
    cagy; chary.
    • a cagey avoidance of a definite answer
    • chary of the risks involved
    • a chary investor

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unhurriedness

  • noun a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry
    deliberateness; deliberation; slowness.

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mindful

  • adjective bearing in mind; attentive to
    aware.
    • ever mindful of her health
    • mindful of his responsibilities
    • mindful of these criticisms, I shall attempt to justify my action

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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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industry

  • noun the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise
    • each industry has its own trade publications
  • noun the organized action of making of goods and services for sale
    manufacture.
    • American industry is making increased use of computers to control production

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admiralty

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

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wise

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

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detailed

  • adjective satellite developed or executed with care and in minute detail
    elaborate; elaborated.
    • a detailed plan
    • the elaborate register of the inhabitants prevented tax evasion"- John Buchan
    • the carefully elaborated theme
  • verb provide details for
    detail.

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martial_law

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

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inadvertence

  • noun an unintentional omission resulting from failure to notice something
    oversight.
  • noun the trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilities
    unmindfulness; heedlessness; inadvertency.

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administrative_law

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

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afterwit

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involution

  • noun reduction in size of an organ or part (as in the return of the uterus to normal size after childbirth)
  • noun a long and intricate and complicated grammatical construction

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calculation

  • noun the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods
    computation; computing.
  • noun problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
    figuring; reckoning; computation.

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certain

  • adjective satellite definite but not specified or identified
    • set aside a certain sum each week
    • to a certain degree
    • certain breeds do not make good pets
    • certain members have not paid their dues
    • a certain popular teacher
    • a certain Mrs. Jones
  • adjective having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured
    sure.
    • felt certain of success
    • was sure (or certain) she had seen it
    • was very sure in his beliefs
    • sure of her friends

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penny

  • noun a fractional monetary unit of Ireland and the United Kingdom; equal to one hundredth of a pound
  • noun a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit
    centime; cent.

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canon

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

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upset

  • noun an unhappy and worried mental state
    perturbation; disturbance.
    • there was too much anger and disturbance
    • she didn't realize the upset she caused me
  • noun the act of disturbing the mind or body
    overthrow; derangement.
    • his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset
    • she was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living

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discreetness

  • noun knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
    prudence; circumspection; discretion.
    • the servants showed great tact and discretion
  • noun subtly skillful handling of a situation
    finesse; delicacy; diplomacy.

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good

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

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caution

  • noun the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger
    carefulness; cautiousness.
    • a man of caution
  • noun a warning against certain acts
    caveat.
    • a caveat against unfair practices

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hudud

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

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elaborateness

  • noun marked by elaborately complex detail
    intricacy; elaboration; involution.
  • noun an ornate appearance; being elaborately (even excessively) decorated
    ornateness.

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sharp

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

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conserve

  • noun fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
    preserve; preserves; conserves.
  • verb keep constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary change
    • Energy is conserved in this process

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inadvertency

  • noun the trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilities
    unmindfulness; heedlessness; inadvertence.

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untrusting

  • adjective satellite openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
    suspicious; leery; mistrustful; wary.

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leer

  • noun a facial expression of contempt or scorn; the upper lip curls
    sneer.
  • noun a suggestive or sneering look or grin

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mercantile_law

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

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sharia

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

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mens_rea

  • noun (law) criminal intent; the thoughts and intentions behind a wrongful act (including knowledge that the act is illegal); often at issue in murder trials
    malice aforethought.

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gingerly

  • adjective satellite with extreme care or delicacy
    • they proceeded with gingerly footwork over the jagged stones
    • the issue was handled only in a gingerly way"- W.S.White
  • adverb in a gingerly manner
    • gingerly I raised the edge of the blanket

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thorough

  • adjective satellite painstakingly careful and accurate
    • our accountant is thorough
    • thorough research
  • adjective satellite performed comprehensively and completely
    exhaustive; thoroughgoing.
    • an exhaustive study
    • made a thorough search
    • thoroughgoing research

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arrangement

  • noun the thing arranged or agreed to
    agreement.
    • they made arrangements to meet in Chicago
  • noun an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging
    • a flower arrangement

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paying

  • adjective satellite yielding a fair profit
    gainful; paid.
  • verb give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
    pay.
    • I paid four dollars for this sandwich
    • Pay the waitress, please

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law_of_moses

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

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sentience

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

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soundness

  • noun a state or condition free from damage or decay
  • noun the quality of being prudent and sensible
    wiseness; wisdom.

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ordinary

  • noun a judge of a probate court
  • noun the expected or commonplace condition or situation
    • not out of the ordinary

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wary

  • adjective marked by keen caution and watchful prudence
    • they were wary in their movements
    • a wary glance at the black clouds
    • taught to be wary of strangers
  • adjective satellite openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
    untrusting; suspicious; leery; mistrustful.

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pretor

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

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meticulousness

  • noun strict attention to minute details
    punctiliousness; scrupulousness; meticulosity.

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economy

  • noun the system of production and distribution and consumption
    economic system.
  • noun the efficient use of resources
    • economy of effort

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chary

  • adjective satellite characterized by great caution and wariness
    cagy; cagey.
    • a cagey avoidance of a definite answer
    • chary of the risks involved
    • a chary investor

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map

  • noun a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it)
  • noun (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)
    function; single-valued function; mathematical function; mapping.

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mistrustful

  • adjective satellite openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
    untrusting; suspicious; leery; wary.

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strictness

  • noun conscientious attention to rules and details
    stringency.
  • noun uncompromising resolution
    sternness.

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meticulosity

  • noun strict attention to minute details
    punctiliousness; scrupulousness; meticulousness.

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timidity

  • noun fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions
    timorousness; timidness.
  • noun fearfulness in venturing into new and unknown places or activities
    timorousness.

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forethoughtful

  • adjective satellite thoughtful of the future
    • careful forethoughtful planning

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john_marshall

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

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philosophy

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

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hang

  • noun a special way of doing something
    knack; bent.
    • he had a bent for it
    • he had a special knack for getting into trouble
    • he couldn't get the hang of it
  • noun the way a garment hangs
    • he adjusted the hang of his coat

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circumspection

  • noun knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
    prudence; discretion; discreetness.
    • the servants showed great tact and discretion
  • noun the trait of being circumspect and prudent
    caution.

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unawares

  • adverb without forethought or plan; inadvertently
    • came upon the diamond unawares
  • adverb suddenly and unexpectedly
    • rain caught them unawares
    • sorrow comes to all, and to the young it comes with bittered agony because it takes them unawares"- A.Lincoln

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sure

  • adjective having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured
    certain.
    • felt certain of success
    • was sure (or certain) she had seen it
    • was very sure in his beliefs
    • sure of her friends
  • adjective satellite exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance
    certain.
    • be certain to disconnect the iron when you are through
    • be sure to lock the doors

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statutory

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

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trier

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

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commercial_law

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

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plan

  • noun a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
    program; programme.
    • they drew up a six-step plan
    • they discussed plans for a new bond issue
  • noun an arrangement scheme
    design.
    • the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult
    • it was an excellent design for living
    • a plan for seating guests

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rationale

  • noun (law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature)
    principle.
    • the rationale for capital punishment
    • the principles of internal-combustion engines

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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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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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canon_law

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

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restrained

  • adjective satellite cool and formal in manner
    reticent; unemotional.
  • verb keep under control; keep in check
    keep back; restrain; hold back; keep.
    • suppress a smile
    • Keep your temper
    • keep your cool

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planning

  • noun an act of formulating a program for a definite course of action
    • the planning was more fun than the trip itself
  • noun the act or process of drawing up plans or layouts for some project or enterprise

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statute

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

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blow-by-blow

  • adjective satellite providing great detail
    • a blow-by-blow account of the movie

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off

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

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jurisprudence

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

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chariness

  • noun the trait of being cautious and watchful
    wariness.

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protectiveness

  • noun a feeling of protective affection
  • noun the quality of providing protection
    • statistical evidence for the protectiveness of vaccination

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alcalde

  • noun a mayor or chief magistrate of a Spanish town

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statute_law

  • noun law enacted by a legislative body
    legislation.

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unmindfulness

  • noun the trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilities
    heedlessness; inadvertence; inadvertency.

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too-careful

  • adjective satellite excessively or unduly careful
    overcareful.

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sagacity

  • noun the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
    judgement; sagaciousness; judgment; discernment.
  • noun the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating
    judiciousness; sagaciousness.

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chief

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

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principle

  • noun a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct
    rule.
    • their principles of composition characterized all their works
  • noun a rule or standard especially of good behavior
    • a man of principle
    • he will not violate his principles

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suspicious

  • adjective satellite openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
    untrusting; leery; mistrustful; wary.
  • adjective satellite not as expected
    funny; shady; suspect; fishy.
    • there was something fishy about the accident
    • up to some funny business
    • some definitely queer goings-on
    • a shady deal
    • her motives were suspect
    • suspicious behavior

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skinny

  • noun confidential information about a topic or person
    • he wanted the inside skinny on the new partner
  • adjective satellite being very thin
    underweight; boney; scraggy; scrawny; weedy.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck

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scotch

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

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precedent

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

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