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ramp_up

  • verb bolster or strengthen
    build up; build; work up.
    • We worked up courage
    • build up confidence
    • ramp up security in the airports

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teaching_aid

  • noun materials and equipment used in teaching

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rev

  • noun rate of revolution of a motor
    revolutions per minute; rpm.
    • the engine was doing 6000 revs
  • verb increase the number of rotations per minute
    rev up.
    • rev up an engine

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magnetic

  • adjective of or relating to or caused by magnetism
    • magnetic forces
  • adjective having the properties of a magnet; i.e. of attracting iron or steel
    magnetized; magnetised.
    • the hard disk is covered with a thin coat of magnetic material

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dynamic

  • noun an efficient incentive
    moral force.
    • they hoped it would act as a spiritual dynamic on all churches
  • adjective characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality
    dynamical.
    • a dynamic market
    • a dynamic speaker
    • the dynamic president of the firm

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foul

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

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counsellorship

  • noun the position of counselor
    counselorship.

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obstruction

  • noun any structure that makes progress difficult
    impedimenta; impediment; obstructor; obstructer.
  • noun the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction
    blockage.

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neutralization_reaction

  • 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; neutralisation; neutralisation reaction.

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sleep

  • noun a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
    slumber.
    • he didn't get enough sleep last night
    • calm as a child in dreamless slumber
  • noun a torpid state resembling deep sleep
    sopor.

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forgather

  • verb collect in one place
    assemble; meet; gather; foregather.
    • We assembled in the church basement
    • Let's gather in the dining room

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hanging

  • noun decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window
    wall hanging.
    • the cold castle walls were covered with hangings
  • noun a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead
    • in those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment

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rampart

  • noun an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
    wall; bulwark.
    • they stormed the ramparts of the city
    • they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down

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captain

  • noun an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
  • noun the naval officer in command of a military ship
    skipper.

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depressurise

  • verb decrease the pressure of
    depressurize; decompress.
    • depressurize the cabin in the air plane

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marching

  • noun the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)
    march.
    • it was a long march
    • we heard the sound of marching
  • verb march in a procession
    process; march.
    • They processed into the dining room

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muzzle

  • noun the open circular discharging end of a gun
    gun muzzle.
  • noun forward projecting part of the head of certain animals; includes the jaws and nose

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disoblige

  • verb to cause inconvenience or discomfort to
    bother; inconvenience; incommode; discommode; trouble; put out.
    • Sorry to trouble you, but...
  • verb ignore someone's wishes

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fraise

  • noun a ruff for the neck worn in the 16th century
  • noun sloping or horizontal rampart of pointed stakes

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isomerization

  • noun the conversion of a compound into an isomer of itself
    isomerisation.

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rouse

  • verb become active
    bestir.
    • He finally bestirred himself
  • verb force or drive out
    force out; rout out; drive out.
    • The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M.

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automatize

  • verb turn into an automaton
    automatise.
  • verb make automatic or control or operate automatically
    automatise; automate.
    • automatize the production
    • automate the movement of the robot

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sputter

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

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angulate

  • verb make or become angular
  • adjective having angles or an angular shape
    angular.

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sexualise

  • verb make sexual, endow with sex, attribute sex to
    sexualize.
    • The god was sexualized and married to another god
    • Some languages sexualize all nouns and do not have a neuter gender

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denationalise

  • verb put under private control or ownership
    denationalize.
    • The steel industry was denationalized

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artilleryman

  • noun a serviceman in the artillery
    cannoneer; machine gunner; gunner.

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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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masculinize

  • verb give a masculine appearance or character to
    • Fashion designers have masculinized women's looks in the 1990s
  • verb produce virilism in or cause to assume masculine characteristics, as through a hormonal imbalance or hormone therapy
    masculinise; virilise; virilize.
    • the drugs masculinized the teenage girl

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activation

  • noun stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical
  • noun the activity of causing to have energy and be active
    energizing; activating.

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impart

  • verb transmit (knowledge or skills)
    leave; give; pass on.
    • give a secret to the Russians
    • leave your name and address here
    • impart a new skill to the students
  • verb bestow a quality on
    lend; contribute; add; bring; bestow.
    • Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company
    • The music added a lot to the play
    • She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings
    • This adds a light note to the program

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redact

  • noun someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication
    rewriter; redactor; reviser; rewrite man.
  • verb formulate in a particular style or language
    put; frame; couch; cast.
    • I wouldn't put it that way
    • She cast her request in very polite language

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affect

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

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cut_down

  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; cut back; bring down; reduce; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
  • verb cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
    slash.

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disturb

  • verb move deeply
    upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought
  • verb change the arrangement or position of
    raise up; commove; stir up; vex; shake up; agitate.

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induction

  • noun a formal entry into an organization or position or office
    initiation; installation.
    • his initiation into the club
    • he was ordered to report for induction into the army
    • he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame
  • noun an electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current
    inductance.

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poison_gas

  • noun a gas that is poisonous to breath or contact; used in chemical warfare

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plump_out

  • verb depart suddenly
    • He plumped out of the house
  • verb make fat or plump
    fatten up; fat; fill out; flesh out; fatten; fatten out; plump.
    • We will plump out that poor starving child

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naturalise

  • verb adopt to another place
    naturalize.
    • The stories had become naturalized into an American setting
  • verb make more natural or lifelike
    naturalize.

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enclosing

  • noun the act of enclosing something inside something else
    envelopment; inclosure; enclosure.
  • verb enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
    wrap; enclose; envelop; enfold; enwrap.
    • Fog enveloped the house

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enhance

  • verb increase
    heighten; raise.
    • This will enhance your enjoyment
    • heighten the tension
  • verb make better or more attractive
    • This sauce will enhance the flavor of the meat

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weight_down

  • verb weight down with a load
    burthen; weight; burden.

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market_place

  • noun an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up
    mart; marketplace; market.
  • noun the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold
    marketplace; market.
    • without competition there would be no market
    • they were driven from the marketplace

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steam_clean

  • verb clean by means of steaming
    steam.
    • steam-clean the upholstered sofa

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ornamental

  • noun any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value
  • adjective satellite serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
    decorative; cosmetic.
    • cosmetic fenders on cars
    • the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative

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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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prang_up

  • verb make pregnant
    knock up; impregnate; bang up.
    • He impregnated his wife again

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presidio

  • noun a fortress established in the southwestern United States by the Spanish in order to protect their missions and other holdings
    • Tucson was first settled as a walled presidio

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louden

  • verb become louder
    • The room loudened considerably
  • verb cause to become loud

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nail

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

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heat_energy

  • noun a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature
    heat.

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second

  • noun 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    sec; s.
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; minute.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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field_marshal

  • noun an officer holding the highest rank in the army

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homologize

  • verb be homologous
    • A person's arms homologize with a quadruped's forelimbs
  • verb make homologous
    homologise.

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channelize

  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; manoeuver; steer.
  • verb make a channel for; provide with a channel
    channelise.
    • channelize the country for better transportation

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blue

  • noun blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
    blueness.
    • he had eyes of bright blue
  • noun blue clothing
    • she was wearing blue

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command_post

  • noun military headquarters from which a military commander controls and organizes the forces
    GHQ; general headquarters.

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hide

  • noun the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
    fell.
  • noun body covering of a living animal
    pelt; skin.

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stock_up

  • verb amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use
    buy in; stock.
    • let's stock coffee as long as prices are low

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worsen

  • verb grow worse
    decline.
    • Conditions in the slum worsened
  • verb make worse
    aggravate; exasperate; exacerbate.
    • This drug aggravates the pain

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integrity

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

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revolutionize

  • verb change radically
    overturn; revolutionise.
    • E-mail revolutionized communication in academe
  • verb overthrow by a revolution, of governments

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poison

  • noun any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism
    toxicant; poisonous substance.
  • noun anything that harms or destroys
    • the poison of fascism

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reconstruction

  • noun the activity of constructing something again
  • noun the period after the American Civil War when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union; 1865-1877
    Reconstruction Period.

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blur

  • noun a hazy or indistinct representation
    fuzz.
    • it happened so fast it was just a blur
    • he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz
  • verb become glassy; lose clear vision
    glaze over; film over.
    • Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep

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remilitarisation

  • noun the act of militarizing again
    remilitarization.

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cut_back

  • verb return in time
    flash back.
    • the film cut back to an earlier event in the story
  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; bring down; reduce; cut down; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits

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amphibious_landing

  • noun a military action of coordinated land, sea, and air forces organized for an invasion
    • MacArthur staged a massive amphibious landing behind enemy lines

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toilet_kit

  • noun a kit for carrying toilet articles while traveling
    travel kit.

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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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herd

  • noun a group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans
  • noun a group of wild mammals of one species that remain together: antelope or elephants or seals or whales or zebra

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socialize

  • verb take part in social activities; interact with others
    socialise.
    • He never socializes with his colleagues
    • The old man hates to socialize
  • verb train for a social environment
    socialise.
    • The children must be properly socialized

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ventilate

  • verb expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
    vent; air out; air.
    • air the old winter clothes
    • air out the smoke-filled rooms
  • verb expose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard spoilage
    • Wheat should be well ventilated

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tornado

  • noun a localized and violently destructive windstorm occurring over land characterized by a funnel-shaped cloud extending toward the ground
    twister.
  • noun a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted; highly addictive
    crack cocaine; crack.

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line_of_defence

  • noun any organization whose responsibility it is to defend against something
    line of defense.
    • police are the major line of defense against crime
  • noun defensive structure consisting of a barrier that can be employed for defense against attack
    line of defense.

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verbify

  • verb make into a verb
    • 'mouse' has been verbified by computer users

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oxidise

  • verb add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
    oxidize; oxidate.
  • verb enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide
    oxidize; oxidate.
    • This metal oxidizes easily

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gun_down

  • verb strike down or shoot down

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crossbow

  • noun a bow fixed transversely on a wooden stock grooved to direct the arrow (quarrel)

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khukuri

  • noun a curved steel knife with a razor-sharp edge used in combat by the Gurkhas; has cultural and religious significance in Nepal

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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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dry

  • noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
    prohibitionist.
  • verb remove the moisture from and make dry
    dry out.
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair

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property

  • noun something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone;
    belongings; holding.
    • that hat is my property
    • he is a man of property
  • noun a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
    • a study of the physical properties of atomic particles

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commandership

  • noun the position or office of commander
    commandery.

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deodorize

  • verb eliminate the odor from
    deodorise; deodourise.
    • This stick will deodorize your armpits

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attending

  • noun the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
    attention.
  • noun the act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.)
    attendance.

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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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digitiser

  • noun device for converting analogue signals into digital signals
    analog-to-digital converter; analog-digital converter; digitizer.

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guide

  • noun someone employed to conduct others
    usher.
  • noun someone who shows the way by leading or advising

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lignify

  • verb convert into wood or cause to become woody

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territorialise

  • verb organize as a territory
    territorialize.
  • verb place on a territorial basis
    territorialize.
    • The railways were territorialized

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alchemise

  • verb alter (elements) by alchemy
    alchemize.

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bunker

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

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changer

  • noun a person who changes something
    modifier.
    • an inveterate changer of the menu
  • noun an automatic mechanical device on a record player that causes new records to be played without manual intervention
    auto-changer; record changer.

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demythologization

  • noun the restatement of a message (as a religious one) in rational terms
    demythologisation.

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wall_in

  • verb enclose with a wall
    wall up.

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encirclement

  • noun a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
    blockade.

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bayonet

  • noun a knife that can be fixed to the end of a rifle and used as a weapon
  • verb stab or kill someone with a bayonet

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house_of_cards

  • noun a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control
    bubble.
    • his proposal was nothing but a house of cards
    • a real estate bubble
  • noun an unstable construction with playing cards
    cardhouse; cardcastle; card-house.
    • he built three levels of his cardcastle before it collapsed

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oxygenize

  • verb change (a compound) by increasing the proportion of the electronegative part; or change (an element or ion) from a lower to a higher positive valence: remove one or more electrons from (an atom, ion, or molecule)
    oxygenise.
  • verb dehydrogenate with oxygen
    oxygenise.

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cardhouse

  • noun an unstable construction with playing cards
    cardcastle; house of cards; card-house.
    • he built three levels of his cardcastle before it collapsed

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sparkling

  • noun a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash
    scintillation; twinkle.
  • verb reflect brightly
    sparkle; coruscate; scintillate.
    • Unquarried marble sparkled on the hillside

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clear_out

  • verb move out and leave nothing behind
  • verb clear out the chest and lungs
    expectorate; drive out.
    • This drug expectorates quickly

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total

  • noun the whole amount
    aggregate; sum; totality.
  • noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    sum; amount.

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landscape

  • noun an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view
  • noun painting depicting an expanse of natural scenery

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make_pure

  • verb remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
    purify; sublimate; distill.
    • purify the water

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reflate

  • verb economics: experience reflation
    • The economy reflated after the Fed took extreme measures
  • verb economics: raise demand, expand the money supply, or raise prices, after a period of deflation
    • These measures reflated the economy

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depersonalisation_neurosis

  • noun emotional dissociative disorder in which there is loss of contact with your own personal reality accompanied by feelings of unreality and strangeness
    depersonalization disorder; depersonalization; depersonalisation disorder; depersonalization neurosis; depersonalisation.

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army

  • noun a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
    ground forces; regular army.
  • noun a large number of people united for some specific purpose

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dissonate

  • verb be dissonant or harsh
    • The violins in this piece dissonated disturbingly
  • verb cause to sound harsh and unpleasant
    disharmonize.

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embrangle

  • verb make more complicated or confused through entanglements
    snarl; snarl up.

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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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privet

  • noun any of various Old World shrubs having smooth entire leaves and terminal panicles of small white flowers followed by small black berries; many used for hedges

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escarpment

  • noun a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge; usually formed by erosion
    scarp.
  • noun a steep artificial slope in front of a fortification
    scarp; escarp; protective embankment.

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melting_pot

  • noun an environment in which many ideas and races are socially assimilated
  • noun a vessel made of material that does not melt easily; used for high temperature chemical reactions
    crucible.

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calk

  • noun a metal cleat on the bottom front of a horseshoe to prevent slipping
    calkin.
  • verb provide with calks
    • calk horse shoes

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call

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

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calm

  • noun steadiness of mind under stress
    equanimity; calmness; composure.
    • he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity
  • noun wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale
    calm air.

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recommend

  • verb push for something
    urge; advocate.
    • The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day
  • verb express a good opinion of
    commend.

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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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spearhead

  • noun someone who leads or initiates an activity (attack or campaign etc.)
  • noun the leading military unit in an attack

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tell

  • verb express in words
    state; say.
    • He said that he wanted to marry her
    • tell me what is bothering you
    • state your opinion
    • state your name
  • noun a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)
    William Tell.

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saber_rattling

  • noun the ostentatious display of military power (with the implied threat that it might be used)
    sabre rattling.

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vascularise

  • verb become vascular and have vessels that circulate fluids
    vascularize.
    • The egg yolk vascularized
  • verb make vascular
    vascularize.
    • the yolk sac is gradually vascularized

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slam-dunk

  • verb make a forceful move against
    • the electronic travel market is slam-dunking traditional travel agencies
  • verb make a slam dunk; shoot a basketball in a slam dunk

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holy

  • noun a sacred place of pilgrimage
    sanctum; holy place.
  • adjective belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power

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relax

  • verb become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
    unwind; unbend; decompress; slow down; loosen up.
    • He relaxed in the hot tub
    • Let's all relax after a hard day's work
  • verb make less taut
    unbend.
    • relax the tension on the rope

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expose

  • noun the exposure of an impostor or a fraud
    unmasking.
    • he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government
  • verb expose or make accessible to some action or influence
    • Expose your students to art
    • expose the blanket to sunshine

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canalise

  • verb provide (a city) with a canal
    canal; canalize.
  • verb direct the flow of
    canalize; channel.
    • channel information towards a broad audience

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hurt

  • noun any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
    harm; injury; trauma.
  • noun psychological suffering
    suffering; distress.
    • the death of his wife caused him great distress

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glass

  • noun a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
  • noun a container for holding liquids while drinking
    drinking glass.

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standardizer

  • noun a person who sets a standard for things to conform to
    standardiser.

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adult

  • noun a fully developed person from maturity onward
    grownup.
  • noun any mature animal

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hydrolise

  • verb make a compound react with water and undergo hydrolysis
    hydrolize.

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teaching

  • noun the profession of a teacher
    pedagogy; instruction.
    • he prepared for teaching while still in college
    • pedagogy is recognized as an important profession
  • noun a doctrine that is taught
    precept; commandment.
    • the teachings of religion
    • he believed all the Christian precepts

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complexify

  • verb have or develop complicating consequences
    ramify.
    • These actions will ramify
  • verb make complex
    • he unnecessarily complexified every problem

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base_of_operations

  • noun installation from which a military force initiates operations
    base.
    • the attack wiped out our forward bases

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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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step_rocket

  • noun a rocket having two or more rocket engines (each with its own fuel) that are fired in succession and jettisoned when the fuel is exhausted
    multistage rocket.

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archaise

  • verb give an archaic appearance of character to
    archaize.
    • archaized craftwork

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gear_up

  • verb make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
    set; prepare; fix; set up; ready.
    • Get the children ready for school!
    • prepare for war
    • I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill

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room

  • noun an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
    • the rooms were very small but they had a nice view
  • noun space for movement
    elbow room; way.
    • room to pass
    • make way for
    • hardly enough elbow room to turn around

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foxhole