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weeds

  • noun a black garment (dress) worn by a widow as a sign of mourning
    widow's weeds.
  • noun any plant that crowds out cultivated plants
    weed.

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boilersuit

  • noun a loose protective coverall or smock worn over ordinary clothing for dirty work
    boilers suit; overall.

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rhetorician

  • noun a person who delivers a speech or oration
    orator; public speaker; speechmaker; speechifier.

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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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foul

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

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sleek

  • verb make slick or smooth
    slick.
  • adjective satellite well-groomed and neatly tailored; especially too well-groomed
    • sleek figures in expensive clothes

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four

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
    tetrad; quaternity; quadruplet; foursome; Little Joe; IV; quaternion; quatern; quaternary; quartet; 4.
  • noun a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips
    four-spot.

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safety_harness

  • noun belt attaching you to some object as a restraint in order to prevent you from getting hurt
    life belt; safety belt.

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circuitry

  • noun electronic equipment consisting of a system of circuits

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lounging_jacket

  • noun a man's soft jacket usually with a tie belt; worn at home
    smoking jacket.

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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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titfer

  • noun a hat (Cockney rhyming slang: `tit for tat' rhymes with `hat')

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life_support

  • noun equipment that makes life possible in otherwise deadly environmental conditions
    life-support system.
    • the astronauts relied on their life-support systems
  • noun medical equipment that assists or replaces important bodily functions and so enables a patient to live who otherwise might not survive
    life-support system.
    • the patient is on life support

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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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thatched_roof

  • noun a house roof made with a plant material (as straw)
    thatch.

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life-support_system

  • noun equipment that makes life possible in otherwise deadly environmental conditions
    life support.
    • the astronauts relied on their life-support systems
  • noun medical equipment that assists or replaces important bodily functions and so enables a patient to live who otherwise might not survive
    life support.
    • the patient is on life support

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patched

  • adjective satellite mended usually clumsily by covering a hole with a patch
    • patched jeans
  • verb to join or unite the pieces of
    piece; patch.
    • patch the skirt

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welcome

  • noun the state of being welcome
    • don't outstay your welcome
  • noun a greeting or reception
    • the proposal got a warm welcome

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body_suit

  • noun a tight-fitting garment of stretchy material that covers the body from the shoulders to the thighs (and may have long sleeves or legs reaching down to the ankles); worn by ballet dancers and acrobats for practice or performance
    leotard; cat suit; unitard.

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crossbar

  • noun a horizontal bar that goes across something
  • noun game equipment consisting of a horizontal bar to be jumped or vaulted over

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wake_up

  • verb cause to become awake or conscious
    awaken; waken; arouse; wake; rouse.
    • He was roused by the drunken men in the street
    • Please wake me at 6 AM.
  • verb stop sleeping
    waken; come alive; arouse; wake; awake; awaken.
    • She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock

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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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tweed

  • noun thick woolen fabric used for clothing; originated in Scotland
  • noun (usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth
    gabardine; white; flannel.

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tea_gown

  • noun a long loose-fitting gown formerly popular for wear at afternoon tea

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regalia

  • noun paraphernalia indicative of royalty (or other high office)
  • noun especially fine or decorative clothing
    array; raiment.

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pilot_cloth

  • noun a thick blue cloth used to make overcoats and coats for sailors etc

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shaving

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

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categorisation

  • noun a group of people or things arranged by class or category
    categorization; classification.
  • noun the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories
    categorization; sorting; classification.

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rainproof

  • adjective satellite not permitting the passage of water
    waterproofed; waterproof.

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riding_boot

  • noun a boot without laces that is worn for riding horses; part of a riding habit

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pistol_grip

  • noun a handle (as of a gun or saw) shaped like the butt of a pistol

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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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blanket

  • noun bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
    cover.
    • he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep
  • noun anything that covers
    mantle.
    • there was a blanket of snow

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housecleaning

  • noun (figurative) the act of reforming by the removal of unwanted personnel or practices or conditions
    • more housecleaning is in store at other accounting firms
    • many employees were discharged in a general housecleaning by the new owners
  • noun the act of cleaning the rooms and furnishings of a house
    • efficient housecleaning should proceed one room at a time

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pigment

  • noun dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
  • noun any substance whose presence in plant or animal tissues produces a characteristic color

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hoariness

  • noun a silvery-white color
    frostiness.
  • noun great age (especially grey or white with age)

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oilskin

  • noun a macintosh made from cotton fabric treated with oil and pigment to make it waterproof
    slicker.

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jack

  • noun a small worthless amount
    diddlyshit; squat; shit; diddly-squat; diddly-shit; diddly; diddley; diddlysquat; doodly-squat.
    • you don't know jack
  • noun a man who serves as a sailor
    Jack-tar; tar; old salt; sea dog; seaman; gob; seafarer; mariner.

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washboard

  • noun device consisting of a corrugated surface to scrub clothes on
  • noun protective covering consisting of a broad plank along a gunwale to keep water from splashing over the side
    splashboard.

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confederate

  • noun someone who assists in a plot
    collaborator; partner in crime; henchman.
  • noun a supporter of the Confederate States of America

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comb-out

  • noun the act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb
    teasing.
  • noun the act of carefully weeding out unwanted things or people
    • the department got a good comb-out

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body_pad

  • noun a pad worn by hockey goalkeeper

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school

  • noun an educational institution
    • the school was founded in 1900
  • noun a building where young people receive education
    schoolhouse.
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning

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yachting

  • noun water travel for pleasure
    boating.
  • verb travel in a yacht
    yacht.

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clothed

  • adjective wearing or provided with clothing; sometimes used in combination
    clad.
    • clothed and in his right mind"- Bible
    • proud of her well-clothed family
    • nurses clad in white
    • white-clad nurses
  • verb provide with clothes or put clothes on
    enclothe; garment; fit out; garb; raiment; apparel; habilitate; dress; tog; clothe.
    • Parents must feed and dress their child

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conceive

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

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mackinaw

  • noun a short plaid coat made of made of thick woolen material
    Mackinaw coat.
  • noun a thick plaid blanket formerly used in the northwestern United States
    Mackinaw blanket.

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cassock

  • noun a black garment reaching down to the ankles; worn by priests or choristers

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red

  • noun red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
    redness.
  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
    Red River.

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abaya

  • noun (Arabic) a loose black robe from head to toe; traditionally worn by Muslim women

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nondescript

  • noun a person is not easily classified and not very interesting
  • adjective satellite lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting
    characterless.
    • women dressed in nondescript clothes
    • a nondescript novel

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pallium

  • noun the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
    cerebral cortex; cerebral mantle; cortex.
  • noun (zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell
    mantle.

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martingale

  • noun a harness strap that connects the nose piece to the girth; prevents the horse from throwing back its head
  • noun spar under the bowsprit of a sailboat
    dolphin striker.

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clothes

  • noun clothing in general
    apparel; dress; wearing apparel.
    • she was refined in her choice of apparel
    • he always bought his clothes at the same store
    • fastidious about his dress
  • verb provide with clothes or put clothes on
    enclothe; garment; fit out; garb; raiment; apparel; habilitate; dress; tog; clothe.
    • Parents must feed and dress their child

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bill

  • noun a statute in draft before it becomes law
    measure.
    • they held a public hearing on the bill
  • noun an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered
    account; invoice.
    • he paid his bill and left
    • send me an account of what I owe

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fly_high

  • verb be elated
    • He was flying high during the summer months
  • verb make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance
    prosper; flourish; thrive.
    • The new student is thriving

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quilt

  • noun bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
    comforter; puff; comfort.
  • verb stitch or sew together
    • quilt the skirt

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railing

  • noun a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
    rail.
  • noun material for making rails or rails collectively

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shut

  • verb move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
    close.
    • Close the door
    • shut the window
  • verb become closed
    close.
    • The windows closed with a loud bang

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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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street

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

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stone-wash

  • verb wash with stones to achieve a worn appearance
    stonewash.
    • stonewash blue jeans

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washerman

  • noun operates industrial washing machine
    laundryman.

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expressive

  • adjective satellite characterized by expression
    • a very expressive face

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signalize

  • verb provide with traffic signals
    signalise.
    • signalize a busy intersection
  • verb communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs
    signalise; signal; sign.
    • He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture
    • The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu

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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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pith_hat

  • noun a lightweight hat worn in tropical countries for protection from the sun
    sun helmet; topee; pith helmet; topi.

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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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telegraphy

  • noun communicating at a distance by electric transmission over wire
  • noun apparatus used to communicate at a distance over a wire (usually in Morse code)
    telegraph.

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liberty

  • noun immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence
    autonomy.
  • noun freedom of choice
    • liberty of opinion
    • liberty of worship
    • liberty--perfect liberty--to think or feel or do just as one pleases
    • at liberty to choose whatever occupation one wishes

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obnubilate

  • verb make less visible or unclear
    befog; haze over; fog; becloud; obscure; mist; cloud.
    • The stars are obscured by the clouds
    • the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley
  • verb make unclear, indistinct, or blurred
    obscure; confuse; blur.
    • Her remarks confused the debate
    • Their words obnubilate their intentions

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lampshade

  • noun a protective ornamental shade used to screen a light bulb from direct view
    lamp shade.

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zonk_out

  • verb lose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example
    pass out; black out.
  • verb fall asleep fast, as when one is extremely tired
    • after the long drive, we zonked out and slept for 10 hours

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haze

  • noun atmospheric moisture or dust or smoke that causes reduced visibility
  • noun confusion characterized by lack of clarity
    fog; daze.

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supplier

  • noun someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
    provider.

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bathing_cap

  • noun a tight-fitting cap that keeps hair dry while swimming
    swimming cap.

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work-shirt

  • noun heavy-duty shirts worn for manual or physical work

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kalansuwa

  • noun a cap that is wrapped around by a turban and worn by Muslim religious elders

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telephone_set

  • noun electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds
    phone; telephone.
    • I talked to him on the telephone

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flash_bulb

  • noun a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph
    photoflash; flashbulb; flash; flashgun; flash lamp.

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heliograph

  • noun an apparatus for sending telegraphic messages by using a mirror to turn the sun's rays off and on
  • verb signal by means of a mirror and the using the sun's rays

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wrapping

  • noun the covering (usually paper or cellophane) in which something is wrapped
    wrap; wrapper.
  • noun an enveloping bandage
    swathe.

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young_man

  • noun a teenager or a young adult male
    young buck.
  • noun a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman
    swain; beau; fellow; boyfriend.
    • if I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked

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revive

  • verb cause to regain consciousness
    resuscitate.
    • The doctors revived the comatose man
  • verb give new life or energy to
    repair; revivify; recreate; reanimate; renovate; vivify; animate; quicken.
    • A hot soup will revive me
    • This will renovate my spirits
    • This treatment repaired my health

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transistorise

  • verb equip (an electronic circuit or device) with transistors
    transistorize.

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acidify

  • verb make sour or more sour
    sour; acetify; acidulate.
  • verb turn acidic
    acetify.
    • the solution acetified

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protection

  • noun the activity of protecting someone or something
    • the witnesses demanded police protection
  • noun a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
    protective covering; protective cover.
    • they had no protection from the fallout
    • wax provided protection for the floors

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flat_coat

  • noun the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
    ground; primer coat; undercoat; priming coat; primer; priming.

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cool_off

  • verb become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation
    calm; calm down; simmer down; cool it; chill out; settle down.
    • After the fight both men need to cool off.
    • It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again.
  • verb lose intensity
    cool down; cool.
    • His enthusiasm cooled considerably

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riding_habit

  • noun attire that is typically worn by a horseback rider (especially a woman's attire)
    habit.

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chino

  • noun trousers made with chino cloth
  • noun a coarse twilled cotton fabric frequently used for uniforms

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pass_away

  • verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    decease; give-up the ghost; pop off; perish; die; buy the farm; snuff it; choke; drop dead; expire; exit; croak; pass; go; kick the bucket; conk; cash in one's chips.
    • She died from cancer
    • The children perished in the fire
    • The patient went peacefully
    • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102
  • verb go out of existence
    • She hoped that the problem would eventually pass away

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tinsel

  • noun a showy decoration that is basically valueless
    • all the tinsel of self-promotion
  • noun a thread with glittering metal foil attached

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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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hairdo

  • noun the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
    hairstyle; coif; hair style; coiffure.

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sputnik

  • noun a Russian artificial satellite
    • Sputnik was the first man-made satellite to orbit the earth

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oxford

  • noun a low shoe laced over the instep
  • noun a city in southern England to the northwest of London; site of Oxford University

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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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fool

  • noun a person who lacks good judgment
    saphead; sap; tomfool; muggins.
  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    soft touch; sucker; gull; patsy; fall guy; mug; chump; mark.

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loincloth

  • noun a garment that provides covering for the loins
    breechclout; breechcloth.

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