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generalise (Also generalised, generalises, generalising) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to generalise

growling

  • noun a gruff or angry utterance (suggestive of the growling of an animal)
  • noun the sound of growling (as made by animals)
    growl.

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all

  • adjective quantifier; used with either mass or count nouns to indicate the whole number or amount of or every one of a class
    • we sat up all night
    • ate all the food
    • all men are mortal
    • all parties are welcome
  • adjective satellite completely given to or absorbed by
    • became all attention

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coach

  • noun (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team
    handler; manager.
  • noun a person who gives private instruction (as in singing, acting, etc.)
    tutor; private instructor.

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consider

  • verb deem to be
    reckon; see; regard; view.
    • She views this quite differently from me
    • I consider her to be shallow
    • I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do
  • verb give careful consideration to
    study.
    • consider the possibility of moving

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grassroots

  • adjective satellite fundamental
    • the grassroots factor in making the decision
  • adjective satellite of or involving the common people as constituting a fundamental political and economic group
    • a grassroots movement for nuclear disarmament

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debauch

  • noun a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
    bacchanalia; saturnalia; bacchanal; riot; drunken revelry; debauchery; orgy.
  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals

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overgeneralize

  • verb draw too general a conclusion
    overgeneralise.
    • It is dangerous to overgeneralize

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lip_off

  • verb speak spontaneously and without restraint
    shoot one's mouth off.
    • She always shoots her mouth off and says things she later regrets

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theoretical

  • adjective concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations
    theoretic.
    • theoretical science
  • adjective concerned with theories rather than their practical applications
    • theoretical physics

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deductive_reasoning

  • noun reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)
    deduction; synthesis.

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plenary

  • adjective satellite full in all respects
    • a plenary session of the legislature
    • a diplomat with plenary powers

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testify

  • verb give testimony in a court of law
    bear witness; attest; take the stand.
  • verb provide evidence for
    show; evidence; bear witness; prove.
    • The blood test showed that he was the father
    • Her behavior testified to her incompetence

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dispel

  • verb force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
    turn back; drive out; drive away; chase away; drive off; run off.
    • Drive away potential burglars
    • drive away bad thoughts
    • dispel doubts
    • The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers
  • verb to cause to separate and go in different directions
    scatter; break up; disperse; dissipate.
    • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds

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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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concept

  • noun an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
    conception; construct.

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generalize

  • verb draw from specific cases for more general cases
    extrapolate; infer; generalise.
  • verb speak or write in generalities
    generalise.

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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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pass_around

  • verb cause be distributed
    distribute; pass on; circulate.
    • This letter is being circulated among the faculty
  • verb cause to become widely known
    circularise; disseminate; distribute; broadcast; spread; circularize; disperse; propagate; diffuse; circulate.
    • spread information
    • circulate a rumor
    • broadcast the news

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dish

  • noun a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food
    • we gave them a set of dishes for a wedding present
  • noun a particular item of prepared food
    • she prepared a special dish for dinner

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gossip

  • noun light informal conversation for social occasions
    chin wag; chit-chat; chitchat; chin-wagging; causerie; chin-wag; small talk; gabfest; chin wagging; chit chat; tittle-tattle; gab.
  • noun a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people
    comment; scuttlebutt.
    • the divorce caused much gossip

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rationalize_away

  • verb substitute a natural for a supernatural explanation of
    rationalise away.
    • you can rationalize away all the strange noises you hear--there is no poltergeist in the house!

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realized

  • adjective satellite successfully completed or brought to an end
    accomplished; completed; realised.
    • his mission accomplished he took a vacation
    • the completed project
    • the joy of a realized ambition overcame him
  • verb be fully aware or cognizant of
    recognise; agnize; recognize; realise; agnise; realize.

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reasoning

  • noun thinking that is coherent and logical
    abstract thought; logical thinking.
  • verb decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion
    reason; reason out; conclude.
    • We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house

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pass_on

  • verb place into the hands or custody of
    give; turn over; reach; hand; pass.
    • hand me the spoon, please
    • Turn the files over to me, please
    • He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers
  • verb transmit (knowledge or skills)
    leave; give; impart.
    • give a secret to the Russians
    • leave your name and address here
    • impart a new skill to the students

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feng_shui

  • noun rules in Chinese philosophy that govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to patterns of yin and yang and the flow of energy (qi); the favorable or unfavorable effects are taken into consideration in designing and siting buildings and graves and furniture

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speechify

  • verb make speeches; hold forth, or harangue with a certain degree of formality
    • These ministers speechify on every occasion

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tone

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

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calculate

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

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universe

  • noun everything that exists anywhere
    creation; macrocosm; existence; world; cosmos.
    • they study the evolution of the universe
    • the biggest tree in existence
  • noun (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn
    population.
    • it is an estimate of the mean of the population

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physiological

  • adjective of or relating to the biological study of physiology
    • physiological psychology
    • Pavlov's physiological theories
  • adjective satellite of or consistent with an organism's normal functioning
    physiologic.
    • physiologic functions
    • physiological processes

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assigning

  • noun the act of distributing something to designated places or persons
    assignment.
    • the first task is the assignment of an address to each datum
  • verb give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
    depute; assign; delegate; designate.

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measure_out

  • verb determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
    mensurate; measure.
    • Measure the length of the wall

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reason_out

  • verb decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion
    reason; conclude.
    • We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house

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send

  • verb cause to go somewhere
    direct.
    • The explosion sent the car flying in the air
    • She sent her children to camp
    • He directed all his energies into his dissertation
  • verb to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place
    send out.
    • He had sent the dispatches downtown to the proper people and had slept

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gab

  • noun light informal conversation for social occasions
    chin wag; chit-chat; chitchat; chin-wagging; causerie; chin-wag; small talk; gabfest; chin wagging; chit chat; tittle-tattle; gossip.
  • verb talk profusely
    yak.
    • she was yakking away about her grandchildren

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to

The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. "To Canterbury they wend." Chaucer.
Stay with us, go not to Wittenberg. Shak.
So to the sylvan lodge They came, that like Pomona's arbor smiled. Milton.
I'll to him again, . . . He'll tell me all his purpose. She stretched her arms to heaven. Dryden.

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charge

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

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compensate

  • verb adjust for
    even off; make up; counterbalance; even out; even up; correct.
    • engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance
  • verb make amends for; pay compensation for
    repair; indemnify; recompense.
    • One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich
    • She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident

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squeeze

  • noun the act of gripping and pressing firmly
    squeezing.
    • he gave her cheek a playful squeeze
  • noun a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high
    liquidity crisis; credit crunch.

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will

  • noun the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention
    volition.
    • the exercise of their volition we construe as revolt"- George Meredith
  • noun a fixed and persistent intent or purpose
    • where there's a will there's a way

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grossness

  • noun the quality of lacking taste and refinement
    coarseness; commonness; raunch; vulgarity; vulgarism.

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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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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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analogous

  • adjective satellite similar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar
    correspondent.
    • brains and computers are often considered analogous
    • salmon roe is marketed as analogous to caviar
  • adjective corresponding in function but not in evolutionary origin
    • the wings of a bee and those of a hummingbird are analogous

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mumbling

  • noun indistinct enunciation
  • noun ineffectual chewing (as if without teeth)
    gumming.

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splutter

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

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swarm

  • noun a moving crowd
    drove; horde.
  • noun a group of many things in the air or on the ground
    cloud.
    • a swarm of insects obscured the light
    • clouds of blossoms
    • it discharged a cloud of spores

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sound

  • noun the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
    • the sound of rain on the roof
    • the beautiful sound of music
  • noun the subjective sensation of hearing something
    auditory sensation.
    • he strained to hear the faint sounds

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conjecture

  • noun a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)
    speculation.
    • speculations about the outcome of the election
    • he dismissed it as mere conjecture
  • noun a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    guess; supposition; surmisal; hypothesis; speculation; surmise.

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parcel

  • noun a wrapped container
    package.
  • noun the allotment of some amount by dividing something
    portion; share.
    • death gets more than its share of attention from theologians

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spaciotemporal

  • adjective satellite existing in both space and time; having both spatial extension and temporal duration
    spatiotemporal.

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harmonize

  • verb go together
    accord; fit in; concord; consort; harmonise; agree.
    • The colors don't harmonize
    • Their ideas concorded
  • verb write a harmony for
    harmonise.

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dispense

  • verb administer or bestow, as in small portions
    dish out; deal; parcel out; distribute; dole out; administer; allot; lot; deal out; mete out; shell out.
    • administer critical remarks to everyone present
    • dole out some money
    • shell out pocket money for the children
    • deal a blow to someone
    • the machine dispenses soft drinks
  • verb grant a dispensation; grant an exemption
    • I was dispensed from this terrible task

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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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regularise

  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    regularize; regulate; order; govern.
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate
  • verb make regular or more regular
    regularize.
    • regularize the heart beat with a pace maker

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popularisation

  • noun an interpretation that easily understandable and acceptable
    popularization.
  • noun the act of making something attractive to the general public
    vulgarization; vulgarisation; popularization.

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induce

  • verb cause to arise
    bring on.
    • induce a crisis
  • verb cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
    get; make; have; cause; stimulate.
    • The ads induced me to buy a VCR
    • My children finally got me to buy a computer
    • My wife made me buy a new sofa

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partitioning

  • noun an analysis into mutually exclusive categories
    breakdown.
  • noun the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart
    division; sectionalization; partition; segmentation; sectionalisation.

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universalize

  • verb make universal
    universalise.
    • This author's stories universalize old themes

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corollary

  • noun a practical consequence that follows naturally
    • blind jealousy is a frequent corollary of passionate love
  • noun (logic) an inference that follows directly from the proof of another proposition

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foretell

  • verb foreshadow or presage
    herald; announce; harbinger; annunciate.
  • verb make a prediction about; tell in advance
    predict; anticipate; forebode; call; promise; prognosticate.
    • Call the outcome of an election

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fan

  • noun a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces
  • noun an enthusiastic devotee of sports
    sports fan; rooter.

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presumption

  • noun an assumption that is taken for granted
    given; precondition.
  • noun (law) an inference of the truth of a fact from other facts proved or admitted or judicially noticed

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decide

  • verb reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    make up one's mind; determine.
    • We finally decided after lengthy deliberations
  • verb bring to an end; settle conclusively
    settle; resolve; adjudicate.
    • The case was decided
    • The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff
    • The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance

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govern

  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    regularize; regularise; regulate; order.
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate
  • verb direct or strongly influence the behavior of
    • His belief in God governs his conduct

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reverberate

  • verb ring or echo with sound
    ring; echo; resound.
    • the hall resounded with laughter
  • verb have a long or continuing effect
    • The discussions with my teacher reverberated throughout my adult life

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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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airing

  • noun the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate
    spreading; public exposure; dissemination.
  • noun a short excursion (a walk or ride) in the open air
    • he took the dogs for an airing

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trill

  • noun a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it
    shake.
  • noun the articulation of a consonant (especially the consonant `r') with a rapid flutter of the tongue against the palate or uvula
    • he pronounced his R's with a distinct trill

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shot

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

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condition

  • noun a state at a particular time
    status.
    • a condition (or state) of disrepair
    • the current status of the arms negotiations
  • noun an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
    precondition; stipulation.

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induct

  • verb place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position
    invest; seat.
    • there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy
  • verb accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite
    initiate.
    • African men are initiated when they reach puberty

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generalised

  • adjective satellite not biologically differentiated or adapted to a specific function or environment
    generalized.
    • the hedgehog is a primitive and generalized mammal
  • verb speak or write in generalities
    generalize; generalise.

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redistribute

  • verb distribute anew
    • redistribute the troops more strategically

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ranting

  • noun a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
    rant; harangue.
  • verb talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
    rabbit on; spout; rant; rave; mouth off; jabber.

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tittle-tattle

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

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stimulus

  • noun any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action
    stimulation; stimulant; input.

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die

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

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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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retreated

  • noun people who have retreated
    • he had only contempt for the retreated
  • verb pull back or move away or backward
    retire; recede; pull back; move back; withdraw; pull away; draw back; retreat.
    • The enemy withdrew
    • The limo pulled away from the curb

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commons

  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; park; common.
    • they went for a walk in the park
  • noun a pasture subject to common use
    common land.

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call_back

  • verb cause to be returned
    recall; call in; withdraw.
    • recall the defective auto tires
    • The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt
  • verb recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
    retrieve; remember; recall; recollect; think; call up.
    • I can't remember saying any such thing
    • I can't think what her last name was
    • can you remember her phone number?
    • Do you remember that he once loved you?
    • call up memories

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differential

  • noun the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx
    derivative; derived function; first derivative; differential coefficient.
  • noun a quality that differentiates between similar things

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delegate

  • noun a person appointed or elected to represent others
  • verb transfer power to someone
    depute.

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science

  • noun a particular branch of scientific knowledge
    scientific discipline.
    • the science of genetics
  • noun ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
    skill.
    • the skill of a well-trained boxer
    • the sweet science of pugilism

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mobilize

  • verb make ready for action or use
    mobilise; marshal; summon.
    • marshal resources
  • verb call to arms; of military personnel
    rally; mobilise; call up.

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speculation

  • noun a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    guess; conjecture; supposition; surmisal; hypothesis; surmise.
  • noun a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)
    conjecture.
    • speculations about the outcome of the election
    • he dismissed it as mere conjecture

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pass_judgment

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

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conceptualize

  • verb have the idea for
    gestate; conceive; conceptualise.
    • He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients
    • This library was well conceived

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belt_out

  • verb sing loudly and forcefully
    belt.

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orientate

  • verb determine one's position with reference to another point
    orient.
    • We had to orient ourselves in the forest

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intercommunicate

  • verb be interconnected, afford passage
    • These rooms intercommunicate
  • verb transmit thoughts or feelings
    communicate.
    • He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist

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brave

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

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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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findings

  • noun a collection of tools and other articles used by an artisan to make jewelry or clothing or shoes
  • noun the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation
    finding; determination.
    • the determination of molecular structures

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make_up_one's_mind

  • verb reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    determine; decide.
    • We finally decided after lengthy deliberations

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valuate

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

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lecture

  • noun a speech that is open to the public
    talk; public lecture.
    • he attended a lecture on telecommunications
  • noun a lengthy rebuke
    speech; talking to.
    • a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline
    • the teacher gave him a talking to

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clinch

  • noun (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily
  • noun a small slip noose made with seizing
    clench.

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logical_system

  • noun a system of reasoning
    system of logic; logic.

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discover

  • verb discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    notice; observe; detect; find.
    • She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water
    • We found traces of lead in the paint
  • verb get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
    pick up; get a line; see; hear; learn; find out; get wind; get word.
    • I learned that she has two grown-up children
    • I see that you have been promoted

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crop

  • noun the yield from plants in a single growing season
    harvest.
  • noun a cultivated plant that is grown commercially on a large scale

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rationalise_away

  • verb substitute a natural for a supernatural explanation of
    rationalize away.
    • you can rationalize away all the strange noises you hear--there is no poltergeist in the house!

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go

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

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imply

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

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blaspheme

  • verb utter obscenities or profanities
    imprecate; cuss; curse; swear.
    • The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street
  • verb speak of in an irreverent or impious manner
    • blaspheme God

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pass

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

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canvass

  • noun the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account
    canvas.
    • the crowded canvas of history
    • the movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound
  • noun an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
    public opinion poll; poll; opinion poll.

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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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enounce

  • verb speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
    sound out; pronounce; enunciate; articulate; say.
    • She pronounces French words in a funny way
    • I cannot say `zip wire'
    • Can the child sound out this complicated word?

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handicapped

  • noun people collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped
    disabled.
    • technology to help the elderly and the disabled
  • verb injure permanently
    handicap; disable; incapacitate; invalid.
    • He was disabled in a car accident

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educate

  • verb give an education to
    • We must educate our youngsters better
  • verb create by training and teaching
    train; develop; prepare.
    • The old master is training world-class violinists
    • we develop the leaders for the future

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sheer

  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    swerve; cut; veer; trend; curve; slew; slue.
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right
  • verb cause to sheer
    • She sheered her car around the obstacle

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rate

  • noun a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit
    • they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour
    • the rate of change was faster than expected
  • noun amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis
    charge per unit.
    • a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5

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clock

  • noun a timepiece that shows the time of day
  • verb measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time
    time.
    • he clocked the runners

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strew

  • verb spread by scattering ("straw" is archaic)
    straw.
    • strew toys all over the carpet
  • verb cover; be dispersed over
    • Dead bodies strewed the ground

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diffusing

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

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whiff

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

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find

  • noun a productive insight
    breakthrough; discovery.
  • noun the act of discovering something
    uncovering; discovery.

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access

  • noun the right to enter
    admission; entree; accession; admittance.
  • noun the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership)

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public

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

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lowliness

  • noun the state of being humble and unimportant
    obscureness; humbleness; unimportance.
  • noun a position of inferior status; low in station or rank or fortune or estimation
    low status; lowness.

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suspect

  • noun someone who is under suspicion
  • noun a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused
    defendant.

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philistine

  • noun a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits
    anti-intellectual; lowbrow.
  • noun a member of an Aegean people who settled ancient Philistia around the 12th century BC

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view

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

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deadening

  • noun the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
    stultification; impairment; constipation.
  • verb make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible
    deaden; damp; dampen.
    • muffle the message

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shared

  • adjective have in common; held or experienced in common
    • two shared valence electrons forming a bond between adjacent nuclei
    • a shared interest in philately
  • verb have in common
    share.
    • Our children share a love of music
    • The two countries share a long border

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net

  • noun a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange
    cyberspace; internet.
  • noun a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects

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squeeze_out

  • verb force out
    • Some employees were squeezed out by the recent budget cuts
  • verb make by laborious and precarious means
    eke out.
    • He eked out a living as a painter

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bird

  • noun warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
  • noun the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
    fowl.

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sigh

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

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regularize

  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    regularise; regulate; order; govern.
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate
  • verb make regular or more regular
    regularise.
    • regularize the heart beat with a pace maker

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full

  • noun the time when the Moon is fully illuminated
    full moon; full-of-the-moon; full phase of the moon.
    • the moon is at the full
  • verb beat for the purpose of cleaning and thickening
    • full the cloth

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hash

  • noun chopped meat mixed with potatoes and browned
  • noun purified resinous extract of the hemp plant; used as a hallucinogen
    hasheesh; haschisch; hashish.

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praise

  • noun an expression of approval and commendation
    congratulations; kudos; extolment.
    • he always appreciated praise for his work
  • noun offering words of homage as an act of worship
    • they sang a hymn of praise to God

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psychometry

  • noun any branch of psychology concerned with psychological measurements
    psychometrika; psychometrics.

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loose

  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; free; release; liberate.
  • verb turn loose or free from restraint
    let loose; unleash.
    • let loose mines
    • Loose terrible plagues upon humanity

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modify

  • verb make less severe or harsh or extreme
    • please modify this letter to make it more polite
    • he modified his views on same-gender marriage
  • verb add a modifier to a constituent
    qualify.

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redeploy

  • verb deploy anew
    • The U.S. must redeploy their troops in the Middle East

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understanding

  • noun the cognitive condition of someone who understands
    apprehension; savvy; discernment.
    • he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect
  • noun the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises
    agreement.
    • they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business
    • there was an understanding between management and the workers

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shape

  • noun any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    configuration; contour; form; conformation.
    • he could barely make out their shapes
  • noun the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
    form.
    • geometry is the mathematical science of shape

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let

  • noun a brutal terrorist group active in Kashmir; fights against India with the goal of restoring Islamic rule of India
    Army of the Pure; Army of the Righteous; Lashkar-e-Taiba; Lashkar-e-Tayyiba; Lashkar-e-Toiba.
    • Lashkar-e-Toiba has committed mass murders of civilian Hindus
  • noun a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again
    net ball.

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sink

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

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separate

  • noun a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
    offprint; reprint.
  • noun a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments

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meet

  • noun a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held
    sports meeting.
  • verb come together
    see; come across; run into; run across; encounter.
    • I'll probably see you at the meeting
    • How nice to see you again!

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active

  • noun chemical agent capable of activity
    active agent.
  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
    active voice.
    • `The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice

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child_psychology

  • noun the branch of psychology that studies the social and mental development of children
    developmental psychology; genetic psychology.

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along

  • adverb with a forward motion
    on.
    • we drove along admiring the view
    • the horse trotted along at a steady pace
    • the circus traveled on to the next city
    • move along
    • march on
  • adverb in accompaniment or as a companion
    • his little sister came along to the movies
    • I brought my camera along
    • working along with his father

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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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teacher

  • noun a person whose occupation is teaching
    instructor.
  • noun a personified abstraction that teaches
    • books were his teachers
    • experience is a demanding teacher

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change

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

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spark_off

  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; trigger off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits

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social

  • noun a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
    mixer; sociable.
  • adjective relating to human society and its members
    societal.
    • social institutions
    • societal evolution
    • societal forces
    • social legislation

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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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razz

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

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psychometrika

  • noun any branch of psychology concerned with psychological measurements
    psychometry; psychometrics.

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industrial_psychology

  • noun any of several branches of psychology that seek to apply psychological principles to practical problems of education or industry or marketing etc.
    applied psychology.

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chant

  • noun a repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tone
  • verb recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm
    cantillate; intonate; intone.
    • The rabbi chanted a prayer

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study

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

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transmit

  • verb transfer to another
    communicate; convey.
    • communicate a disease
  • verb transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
    impart; carry; convey; conduct; channel.
    • Sound carries well over water
    • The airwaves carry the sound
    • Many metals conduct heat

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whine

  • noun a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way
    whimper.
  • verb move with a whining sound
    • The bullets were whining past us

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telecast

  • noun a television broadcast
  • verb broadcast via television
    televise.
    • The Royal wedding was televised

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leaving

  • noun the act of departing
    going away; going; departure.
  • verb go away from a place
    leave; go away; go forth.
    • At what time does your train leave?
    • She didn't leave until midnight
    • The ship leaves at midnight

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amount

  • noun a quantity of money
    amount of money; sum; sum of money.
    • he borrowed a large sum
    • the amount he had in cash was insufficient
  • noun the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion
    • an adequate amount of food for four people

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hang_together

  • verb be connected
    interdepend.
    • In my heart I can make the world hang together

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verbalise

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

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mentor

  • noun a wise and trusted guide and advisor
    wise man.
  • verb serve as a teacher or trusted counselor
    • The famous professor mentored him during his years in graduate school
    • She is a fine lecturer but she doesn't like mentoring

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boo

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

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action

  • noun something done (usually as opposed to something said)
    • there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions
  • noun the state of being active
    activeness; activity.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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diagramming

  • noun providing a chart or outline of a system
    schematisation; schematization.
  • verb make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows interactions among variables or how something is constructed
    diagram; plot.

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measuring

  • noun the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
    mensuration; measure; measurement.
    • the measurements were carefully done
    • his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate
  • verb determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
    mensurate; measure out; measure.
    • Measure the length of the wall

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relation

  • noun an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
  • noun the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
    congress; intercourse; sexual intercourse; sex act; sexual relation; carnal knowledge; sexual congress; copulation; coitus; coition.

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unimportance

  • noun the state of being humble and unimportant
    obscureness; humbleness; lowliness.
  • noun the quality of not being important or worthy of note

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set_off

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

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unanimous

  • adjective satellite in complete agreement
    consentient; consentaneous.
    • a unanimous decision
  • adjective satellite acting together as a single undiversified whole
    solid; whole.
    • a solid voting bloc

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talk_about

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

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inference

  • noun the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation
    illation.

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blether

  • noun idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
    prattle; chin music; prate; idle talk.
  • verb to talk foolishly
    babble; blather; smatter; blither.
    • The two women babbled and crooned at the baby

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straw

  • noun plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder
  • noun material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
    stubble; chaff; husk; stalk; shuck.

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imagine

  • verb form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
    conceive of; envisage; ideate.
    • Can you conceive of him as the president?
  • verb expect, believe, or suppose
    guess; reckon; suppose; opine; think.
    • I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel
    • I thought to find her in a bad state
    • he didn't think to find her in the kitchen
    • I guess she is angry at me for standing her up

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grade

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

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plumb

  • noun the metal bob of a plumb line
    plummet; plumb bob.
  • verb measure the depth of something

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psychological

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

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put

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

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egress

  • noun (astronomy) the reappearance of a celestial body after an eclipse
    emersion.
  • noun the becoming visible
    emergence; issue.
    • not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins

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thought

  • noun the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
    idea.
    • it was not a good idea
    • the thought never entered my mind
  • noun the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
    cerebration; thinking; mentation; intellection; thought process.
    • thinking always made him frown
    • she paused for thought

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commonalty

  • noun a class composed of persons lacking clerical or noble rank
    commonality; commons.

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establish

  • verb set up or found
    found; set up; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program
  • verb set up or lay the groundwork for
    constitute; found; plant; institute.
    • establish a new department

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estimate

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

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cloud

  • noun any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
  • noun a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude

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imbue

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

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statewide

  • adjective satellite occurring or extending throughout a state
    • the statewide recycling program

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dole_out

  • verb administer or bestow, as in small portions
    dish out; deal; parcel out; dispense; distribute; administer; allot; lot; deal out; mete out; shell out.
    • administer critical remarks to everyone present
    • dole out some money
    • shell out pocket money for the children
    • deal a blow to someone
    • the machine dispenses soft drinks

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score

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; mark.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages
    musical score.
    • he studied the score of the sonata

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wideness

  • noun the property of being wide; having great width
    broadness.
  • noun unusual largeness in size or extent or number
    grandness; immenseness; vastness; immensity; greatness; enormousness; sizeableness.

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prove

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

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subvert

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

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inductive

  • adjective arising from inductance
    • inductive reactance
  • adjective of reasoning; proceeding from particular facts to a general conclusion
    • inductive reasoning

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vulgarity

  • noun the quality of lacking taste and refinement
    coarseness; commonness; raunch; vulgarism; grossness.

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motivate

  • verb give an incentive for action
    prompt; propel; incite; move; actuate.
    • This moved me to sacrifice my career

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glimmering

  • noun a slight suggestion or vague understanding
    glimmer; intimation; inkling.
    • he had no inkling what was about to happen
  • verb shine brightly, like a star or a light
    gleam; glimmer.

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pigeonhole

  • noun a specific (often simplistic) category
  • noun a small compartment
    cubbyhole.

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titrate

  • verb measure by (the volume or concentration of solutions) by titration

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figurative

  • adjective (used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech
    nonliteral.
    • figurative language
  • adjective satellite consisting of or forming human or animal figures
    figural.
    • a figural design
    • the figurative art of the humanistic tradition"- Herbert Read

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trigger_off

  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits

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duplicate

  • noun something additional of the same kind
    extra.
    • he always carried extras in case of an emergency
  • noun a copy that corresponds to an original exactly
    duplication.
    • he made a duplicate for the files

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manoeuvre

  • noun a plan for attaining a particular goal
    maneuver; tactics; tactic.
  • noun a military training exercise
    maneuver; simulated military operation.

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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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totality

  • noun the state of being total and complete
    entirety; integrality; entireness.
    • he read the article in its entirety
    • appalled by the totality of the destruction
  • noun the quality of being complete and indiscriminate
    • the totality of war and its consequences
    • the all-embracing totality of the state

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spread_out

  • verb move outward
    fan out; spread; diffuse.
    • The soldiers fanned out
  • verb set out or stretch in a line, succession, or series
    string out.
    • the houses were strung out in a long row

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citywide

  • adjective satellite occurring or extending throughout a city
    • citywide bussing
    • a citywide strike

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countywide

  • adjective satellite occurring or extending throughout a county
    • a countywide war on drugs
    • countywide elections

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blunder_out

  • verb utter impulsively
    blurt; ejaculate; blurt out; blunder.
    • He blurted out the secret
    • He blundered his stupid ideas

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inferential

  • adjective relating to or having the nature of illation or inference
    illative.
    • the illative faculty of the mind
  • adjective satellite of reasoning; proceeding from general premisses to a necessary and specific conclusion

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blather

  • noun foolish gibberish
    blatherskite.
  • verb to talk foolishly
    babble; smatter; blether; blither.
    • The two women babbled and crooned at the baby

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humbleness

  • noun the state of being humble and unimportant
    obscureness; unimportance; lowliness.
  • noun a humble feeling
    humility.
    • he was filled with humility at the sight of the Pope

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extensive

  • adjective satellite large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity
    extended.
    • an extensive Roman settlement in northwest England
    • extended farm lands
    • surgeons with extended experience
    • they suffered extensive damage
  • adjective satellite broad in scope or content
    wide; across-the-board; broad; blanket; all-encompassing; encompassing; all-inclusive; all-embracing; panoptic.
    • across-the-board pay increases
    • an all-embracing definition
    • blanket sanctions against human-rights violators
    • an invention with broad applications
    • a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner
    • granted him wide powers

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door

  • noun a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle
    • he knocked on the door
    • he slammed the door as he left
  • noun the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close
    threshold; room access; doorway.
    • he stuck his head in the doorway

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analogical

  • adjective satellite expressing, composed of, or based on an analogy
    • the analogical use of a metaphor

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inductive_reasoning

  • noun reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
    generalisation; induction; generalization.

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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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resemble

  • verb appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to
    • She resembles her mother very much
    • This paper resembles my own work

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inflect

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

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mutualness

  • noun a reciprocality of sentiments
    mutuality.
    • the mutuality of their affection was obvious

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applied_psychology

  • noun any of several branches of psychology that seek to apply psychological principles to practical problems of education or industry or marketing etc.
    industrial psychology.

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commonplaceness

  • noun ordinariness as a consequence of being frequent and commonplace
    commonness; everydayness.

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fend_for

  • verb argue or speak in defense of
    defend; support.
    • She supported the motion to strike

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phone

  • noun electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds
    telephone set; telephone.
    • I talked to him on the telephone
  • noun (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
    sound; speech sound.

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train

  • noun public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive
    railroad train.
    • express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction
  • noun a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding
    string.
    • a string of islands
    • train of mourners
    • a train of thought

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degrade

  • verb reduce the level of land, as by erosion
  • verb reduce in worth or character, usually verbally
    take down; demean; disgrace; put down.
    • She tends to put down younger women colleagues
    • His critics took him down after the lecture

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rabbit

  • noun any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae having long ears and short tails; some domesticated and raised for pets or food
    cony; coney.
  • noun the fur of a rabbit
    lapin.

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hole

  • noun an opening into or through something
  • noun an opening deliberately made in or through something

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sibilate

  • verb pronounce with an initial sibilant
  • verb utter a sibilant

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panoptic

  • adjective satellite including everything visible in one view
    panoptical.
    • a panoptic aerial photograph of the missile base
    • a panoptic stain used in microscopy
  • adjective satellite broad in scope or content
    wide; across-the-board; broad; blanket; all-encompassing; encompassing; all-inclusive; all-embracing; extensive.
    • across-the-board pay increases
    • an all-embracing definition
    • blanket sanctions against human-rights violators
    • an invention with broad applications
    • a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner
    • granted him wide powers

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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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account

  • noun a record or narrative description of past events
    story; chronicle; history.
    • a history of France
    • he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
    • the story of exposure to lead
  • noun a short account of the news
    report; story; news report; write up.
    • the report of his speech
    • the story was on the 11 o'clock news
    • the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious

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well-rounded

  • adjective satellite many-sided
    all-round; all-around.
    • an all-around athlete
    • a well-rounded curriculum

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consort

  • noun the husband or wife of a reigning monarch
  • noun a family of similar musical instrument playing together
    choir.

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recall

  • noun a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair)
    callback.
  • noun a call to return
    • the recall of our ambassador

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getting

  • noun the act of acquiring something
    acquiring.
    • I envied his talent for acquiring
    • he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving
  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    acquire; get.
    • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
    • They acquired a new pet
    • Get your results the next day
    • Get permission to take a few days off from work

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catechise

  • verb give religious instructions to
    catechize.
  • verb examine through questioning and answering
    catechize.

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elicit

  • verb call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    raise; fire; enkindle; arouse; evoke; kindle; provoke.
    • arouse pity
    • raise a smile
    • evoke sympathy
  • verb deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
    draw out; extract; educe; evoke.
    • We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant

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strain

  • noun (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces
  • noun difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
    stress.
    • she endured the stresses and strains of life
    • he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger"- R.J.Samuelson

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speak_in_tongues

  • verb speak unintelligibly in or as if in religious ecstasy
    • The parishioners spoke in tongues

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suggestive

  • adjective satellite tending to suggest or imply
    implicative.
    • artifacts suggestive of an ancient society
    • an implicative statement
  • adjective satellite (usually followed by `of') pointing out or revealing clearly
    significative; indicatory; revelatory; indicative.
    • actions indicative of fear

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psychophysiology

  • noun the branch of psychology that is concerned with the physiological bases of psychological processes
    neuropsychology; physiological psychology.

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drill

  • noun a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
  • noun similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored
    Mandrillus leucophaeus.

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learn

  • verb gain knowledge or skills
    acquire; larn.
    • She learned dancing from her sister
    • I learned Sanskrit
    • Children acquire language at an amazing rate
  • verb get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
    pick up; get a line; discover; see; hear; find out; get wind; get word.
    • I learned that she has two grown-up children
    • I see that you have been promoted

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flagging

  • noun flagstones collectively
    • there was a pile of flagging waiting to be laid in place
  • noun a walk of flagstones
    • the flagging in the garden was quite imaginative

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lowborn

  • adjective of humble birth or origins
    • a topsy-turvy society of lowborn rich and blue-blooded poor

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unteach

  • verb cause to disbelieve; teach someone the contrary of what he or she had learned earlier
  • verb cause to unlearn
    • teach somebody to unlearn old habits or methods

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lower-class

  • adjective occupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society
    low-class.

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root

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

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scatter

  • noun a haphazard distribution in all directions
    spread.
  • noun the act of scattering
    scattering; strewing.

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pronounce

  • verb speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
    sound out; enunciate; articulate; say; enounce.
    • She pronounces French words in a funny way
    • I cannot say `zip wire'
    • Can the child sound out this complicated word?
  • verb pronounce judgment on
    judge; label.
    • They labeled him unfit to work here

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proof

  • noun any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something
    cogent evidence.
    • if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it
  • noun a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it

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control

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

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claim

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

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compare

  • noun qualities that are comparable
    comparison; equivalence; comparability.
    • no comparison between the two books
    • beyond compare
  • verb examine and note the similarities or differences of
    • John compared his haircut to his friend's
    • We compared notes after we had both seen the movie

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prompt

  • noun a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)
    prompting.
    • the audience could hear his prompting
  • noun (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command
    command prompt.

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bent

  • noun a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way
    set.
    • the set of his mind was obvious
  • noun grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens
    bent grass; bent-grass.

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figure

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

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give

  • noun the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    spring; springiness.
  • verb cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

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predict

  • verb make a prediction about; tell in advance
    anticipate; forebode; foretell; call; promise; prognosticate.
    • Call the outcome of an election
  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; betoken; portend; foreshadow; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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attribute

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

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tweedle

  • verb sing in modulation
    chirp.
  • verb play negligently on a musical instrument

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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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chit

  • noun a dismissive term for a girl who is immature or who lacks respect
    • she was incensed that this chit of a girl should dare to make a fool of her in front of the class
    • she's a saucy chit
  • noun the bill in a restaurant
    tab; check.
    • he asked the waiter for the check

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involve

  • verb connect closely and often incriminatingly
    affect; regard.
    • This new ruling affects your business
  • verb engage as a participant
    • Don't involve me in your family affairs!

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point

  • noun a geometric element that has position but no extension
    • a point is defined by its coordinates
  • noun the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
    • she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street

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roll_up

  • verb form into a cylinder by rolling
    furl.
    • Roll up the cloth
  • verb get or gather together
    amass; compile; collect; accumulate; hoard; pile up.
    • I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
    • She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
    • She rolled up a small fortune

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standard

  • noun a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
    measure; criterion; touchstone.
    • the schools comply with federal standards
    • they set the measure for all subsequent work
  • noun the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
    criterion.
    • they live by the standards of their community

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voice

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

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nonliteral

  • adjective (used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech
    figurative.
    • figurative language

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absolute

  • noun something that is conceived or that exists independently and not in relation to other things; something that does not depend on anything else and is beyond human control; something that is not relative
    • no mortal being can influence the absolute
  • adjective perfect or complete or pure
    • absolute loyalty
    • absolute silence
    • absolute truth
    • absolute alcohol

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commonness

  • noun the state of being that is commonly observed
    expectedness.
  • noun the quality of lacking taste and refinement
    coarseness; raunch; vulgarity; vulgarism; grossness.

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psychonomics

  • noun the branch of psychology that uses experimental methods to study psychological issues
    experimental psychology.

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end

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

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talk_over

  • verb speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion
    hash out; discuss.
    • We discussed our household budget

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presumptive

  • adjective satellite having a reasonable basis for belief or acceptance
    • the presumptive heir (or heir apparent)
  • adjective satellite affording reasonable grounds for belief or acceptance
    • presumptive evidence
    • a strong presumptive case is made out

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blither

  • verb to talk foolishly
    babble; blather; smatter; blether.
    • The two women babbled and crooned at the baby
  • adjective satellite lacking or showing a lack of due concern
    blithe.
    • spoke with blithe ignorance of the true situation

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spreading

  • noun process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
    spread.
  • noun the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate
    airing; public exposure; dissemination.

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vulgarise

  • verb cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use
    popularise; generalise; generalize; vulgarize; popularize.
    • They popularized coffee in Washington State
    • Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors
  • verb debase and make vulgar
    vulgarize.
    • The Press has vulgarized Love and Marriage

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yap_away

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

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feature

  • noun a prominent attribute or aspect of something
    characteristic.
    • the map showed roads and other features
    • generosity is one of his best characteristics
  • noun the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin
    lineament.
    • an expression of pleasure crossed his features
    • his lineaments were very regular

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motivating

  • noun the act of motivating; providing incentive
    motivation.
  • verb give an incentive for action
    motivate; prompt; propel; incite; move; actuate.
    • This moved me to sacrifice my career

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expectedness

  • noun the state of being that is commonly observed
    commonness.
  • noun ordinariness as a consequence of being expected and not surprising

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animal

  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; brute; beast; fauna; creature.
  • adjective satellite marked by the appetites and passions of the body
    fleshly; carnal; sensual.
    • animal instincts
    • carnal knowledge
    • fleshly desire
    • a sensual delight in eating
    • music is the only sensual pleasure without vice

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fall

  • noun the season when the leaves fall from the trees
    autumn.
    • in the fall of 1973
  • noun a sudden drop from an upright position
    tumble; spill.
    • he had a nasty spill on the ice

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answer

  • noun a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
    reply; response.
    • I waited several days for his answer
    • he wrote replies to several of his critics
  • noun a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    solvent; resolution; solution; result.
    • they were trying to find a peaceful solution
    • the answers were in the back of the book
    • he computed the result to four decimal places

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social_psychology

  • noun the branch of psychology that studies persons and their relationships with others and with groups and with society as a whole

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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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touching

  • noun the event of something coming in contact with the body
    touch.
    • he longed for the touch of her hand
    • the cooling touch of the night air
  • noun the act of putting two things together with no space between them
    touch.
    • at his touch the room filled with lights

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opine

  • verb express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation
    speak up; animadvert; sound off; speak out.
    • John spoke up at the meeting
  • verb expect, believe, or suppose
    guess; reckon; suppose; imagine; think.
    • I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel
    • I thought to find her in a bad state
    • he didn't think to find her in the kitchen
    • I guess she is angry at me for standing her up

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whispering

  • noun a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind
    whisper; rustle; rustling.
  • noun speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords
    whisper; susurration; voicelessness.

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classify

  • verb arrange or order by classes or categories
    sort; separate; assort; sort out; class.
    • How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?
  • verb declare unavailable, as for security reasons
    • Classify these documents

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find_out

  • verb establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
    find; determine; ascertain.
    • find the product of two numbers
    • The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize
  • verb get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
    pick up; get a line; discover; see; hear; learn; get wind; get word.
    • I learned that she has two grown-up children
    • I see that you have been promoted

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precondition

  • noun an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
    condition; stipulation.
  • noun an assumption that is taken for granted
    presumption; given.

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abstraction

  • noun a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
    abstract.
    • he loved her only in the abstract--not in person
  • noun the act of withdrawing or removing something

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mensurate

  • verb determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
    measure out; measure.
    • Measure the length of the wall

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rhyme

  • noun correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)
    rime.
  • noun a piece of poetry
    verse.

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sacrifice

  • noun the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
    forfeit; forfeiture.
  • noun personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective)

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yack

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

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par

  • noun (golf) the standard number of strokes set for each hole on a golf course, or for the entire course
    • a par-5 hole
    • par for this course is 72
  • noun a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced
    equation; equivalence; equality.
    • on a par with the best

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bawl

  • verb shout loudly and without restraint
    bellow.
  • verb make a raucous noise
    yawp.

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explicate

  • verb make plain and comprehensible
    explain.
    • He explained the laws of physics to his students
  • verb elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
    develop; formulate.
    • Could you develop the ideas in your thesis

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cantillate

  • verb recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm
    chant; intonate; intone.
    • The rabbi chanted a prayer

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blood

  • noun the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets
    • blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products
    • the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions
  • noun temperament or disposition
    • a person of hot blood

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proportionateness

  • noun the relation of corresponding in degree or size or amount
    correspondence; commensurateness.

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date

  • noun the specified day of the month
    day of the month.
    • what is the date today?
  • noun a participant in a date
    escort.
    • his date never stopped talking

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sound_out

  • verb speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
    pronounce; enunciate; articulate; say; enounce.
    • She pronounces French words in a funny way
    • I cannot say `zip wire'
    • Can the child sound out this complicated word?
  • verb try to learn someone's opinions and intentions
    feel out; check out.
    • I have to sound out the new professor

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deducible

  • adjective satellite capable of being deduced

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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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parallel

  • noun something having the property of being analogous to something else
    analogue; analog.
  • noun an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
    latitude; parallel of latitude; line of latitude.

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solidarity

  • noun a union of interests or purposes or sympathies among members of a group

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man

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

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pocket

  • noun a small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles
  • noun an enclosed space
    sac; pouch; sack.
    • the trapped miners found a pocket of air

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humbug

  • noun pretentious or silly talk or writing
    taradiddle; boloney; bilgewater; tarradiddle; tosh; bosh; baloney; drool; tommyrot; twaddle.
  • noun communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive
    snake oil.

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mobilise

  • verb call to arms; of military personnel
    rally; mobilize; call up.
  • verb get ready for war
    mobilize.

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remember

  • verb recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
    retrieve; recall; recollect; call back; think; call up.
    • I can't remember saying any such thing
    • I can't think what her last name was
    • can you remember her phone number?
    • Do you remember that he once loved you?
    • call up memories
  • verb keep in mind for attention or consideration
    think of.
    • Remember the Alamo
    • Remember to call your mother every day!
    • Think of the starving children in India!

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correlate

  • noun either of two or more related or complementary variables
    correlative.
  • verb to bear a reciprocal or mutual relation
    • Do these facts correlate?

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emit

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

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quantify

  • verb use as a quantifier
  • verb express as a number or measure or quantity
    measure.
    • Can you quantify your results?

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spout

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

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grant

  • noun any monetary aid
  • noun the act of providing a subsidy
    subsidization; subsidisation.

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acknowledged

  • adjective recognized or made known or admitted
    • the acknowledged leader of the community
    • a woman of acknowledged accomplishments
    • his acknowledged error
  • verb declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
    admit; acknowledge.
    • He admitted his errors
    • She acknowledged that she might have forgotten

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correspond

  • verb be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics
    gibe; fit; tally; agree; jibe; check; match.
    • The two stories don't agree in many details
    • The handwriting checks with the signature on the check
    • The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun
  • verb be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics
    equate.

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blunder

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

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encompassing

  • adjective satellite broad in scope or content
    wide; across-the-board; broad; blanket; all-encompassing; all-inclusive; all-embracing; extensive; panoptic.
    • across-the-board pay increases
    • an all-embracing definition
    • blanket sanctions against human-rights violators
    • an invention with broad applications
    • a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner
    • granted him wide powers
  • verb include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory
    cover; encompass; embrace; comprehend.
    • This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds
    • this should cover everyone in the group

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extrapolation

  • noun (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function outside the range of known values
  • noun an inference about the future (or about some hypothetical situation) based on known facts and observations

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comparative_psychology

  • noun the branch of psychology concerned with the behavior of animals
    animal psychology.

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allot

  • verb give out
    portion; assign.
    • We were assigned new uniforms
  • verb allow to have
    accord; grant.
    • grant a privilege

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encyclopedic

  • adjective satellite broad in scope or content
    encyclopaedic.
    • encyclopedic knowledge

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democratic

  • adjective characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality
    • democratic government
    • a democratic country
    • a democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords"- George du Maurier
  • adjective belong to or relating to the Democratic Party
    • Democratic senator

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presuppose

  • verb take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand
    suppose.
    • I presuppose that you have done your work
  • verb require as a necessary antecedent or precondition
    suppose.
    • This step presupposes two prior ones

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make

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

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talk

  • noun an exchange of ideas via conversation
    talking.
    • let's have more work and less talk around here
  • noun discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of')
    • his poetry contains much talk about love and anger

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islam

  • noun the civilization of Muslims collectively which is governed by the Muslim religion
    Muslimism.
    • Islam is predominant in northern Africa, the Middle East, Pakistan, and Indonesia
  • noun the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
    Muhammadanism; Mohammedanism; Islamism; Muslimism.
    • Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion
    • the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion

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touch_off

  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; trigger off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits

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recite

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

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theme

  • noun the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    topic; subject.
    • he didn't want to discuss that subject
    • it was a very sensitive topic
    • his letters were always on the theme of love
  • noun a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work
    motif.
    • it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme

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illative

  • adjective relating to or having the nature of illation or inference
    inferential.
    • the illative faculty of the mind
  • adjective satellite resembling or dependent on or arrived at by inference
    inferential.
    • an illative conclusion
    • inferential reasoning

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forfeit

  • noun something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty;
    forfeiture.
  • noun a penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something
    forfeiture.
    • the contract specified forfeits if the work was not completed on time

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move

  • noun the act of deciding to do something
    • he didn't make a move to help
    • his first move was to hire a lawyer
  • noun the act of changing your residence or place of business
    relocation.
    • they say that three moves equal one fire

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blurt_out

  • verb utter impulsively
    blurt; ejaculate; blunder out; blunder.
    • He blurted out the secret
    • He blundered his stupid ideas

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meter

  • noun the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)
    m; metre.
  • noun any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity

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entity

  • noun that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence (living or nonliving)

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disabled

  • noun people collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped
    handicapped.
    • technology to help the elderly and the disabled
  • verb make unable to perform a certain action
    disenable; disable; incapacitate.
    • disable this command on your computer

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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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synthesise

  • verb combine so as to form a more complex, product
    synthesize.
    • his operas synthesize music and drama in perfect harmony
    • The liver synthesizes vitamins

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metastasize

  • verb spread throughout the body
    metastasise.
    • the cancer had metastasized and the patient could not be saved

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existence

  • noun the state or fact of existing
    being; beingness.
    • a point of view gradually coming into being
    • laws in existence for centuries
  • noun everything that exists anywhere
    universe; creation; macrocosm; world; cosmos.
    • they study the evolution of the universe
    • the biggest tree in existence

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volley

  • noun rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
    fusillade; salvo; burst.
    • our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise
  • noun a tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces

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worship

  • noun the activity of worshipping
  • noun a feeling of profound love and admiration
    adoration.

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envisage

  • verb form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
    conceive of; ideate; imagine.
    • Can you conceive of him as the president?

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bunch

  • noun a grouping of a number of similar things
    clustering; cluster; clump.
    • a bunch of trees
    • a cluster of admirers
  • noun an informal body of friends
    gang; crowd; crew.
    • he still hangs out with the same crowd

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derive

  • verb reason by deduction; establish by deduction
    deduce; deduct; infer.
  • verb obtain
    gain.
    • derive pleasure from one's garden

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group

  • noun any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
    grouping.
  • noun (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
    radical; chemical group.

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fit

  • noun a display of bad temper
    conniption; tantrum; scene.
    • he had a fit
    • she threw a tantrum
    • he made a scene
  • noun a sudden uncontrollable attack
    paroxysm; convulsion.
    • a paroxysm of giggling
    • a fit of coughing
    • convulsions of laughter

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masses

  • noun the common people generally
    people; the great unwashed; mass; hoi polloi; multitude.
    • separate the warriors from the mass
    • power to the people
  • noun the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field
    mass.

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circularise

  • verb canvass by distributing letters
    circularize.
  • verb distribute circulars to
    circularize.

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regress

  • noun the reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence
    reasoning backward.
  • noun returning to a former state
    reversion; retroversion; regression; retrogression.

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comprehend

  • verb get the meaning of something
    grok; apprehend; dig; grasp; compass; savvy; get the picture.
    • Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?
  • verb to become aware of through the senses
    perceive.
    • I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon

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rhapsodise

  • verb recite a rhapsody
    rhapsodize.
  • verb say (something) with great enthusiasm
    rhapsodize.

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force_out

  • noun a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base
    force play; force-out; force.
    • the shortstop got the runner at second on a force
  • verb force to leave (an office)
    depose.

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pervade

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

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choose

  • verb pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
    pick out; select; take.
    • Take any one of these cards
    • Choose a good husband for your daughter
    • She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her
  • verb select as an alternative over another
    opt; prefer.
    • I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant
    • She opted for the job on the East coast

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persist

  • verb continue to exist
    run; die hard; prevail; endure.
    • These stories die hard
    • The legend of Elvis endures
  • verb be persistent, refuse to stop
    persevere; hold on; hang on; hang in.
    • he persisted to call me every night
    • The child persisted and kept asking questions

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discomfited

  • noun people who are defeated
    defeated.
    • the Romans had no pity for the defeated
  • verb cause to lose one's composure
    untune; discompose; upset; disconcert; discomfit.

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mail

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

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alter

  • verb cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
    modify; change.
    • The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city
    • The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue
  • verb become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
    vary; change.
    • her mood changes in accordance with the weather
    • The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season

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demoralize

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    depress; dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

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chattering

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

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correspondence

  • noun communication by the exchange of letters
  • noun compatibility of observations
    agreement.
    • there was no agreement between theory and measurement
    • the results of two tests were in correspondence

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droning

  • noun an unchanging intonation
    monotone; drone.
  • verb make a monotonous low dull sound
    drone.
    • The harmonium was droning on

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interrelate

  • verb be in a relationship with
    relate.
    • How are these two observations related?
  • verb place into a mutual relationship
    • I cannot interrelate these two events

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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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prevalence

  • noun the quality of prevailing generally; being widespread
    • he was surprised by the prevalence of optimism about the future
  • noun (epidemiology) the ratio (for a given time period) of the number of occurrences of a disease or event to the number of units at risk in the population

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tongue

  • noun a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
    clapper; lingua; glossa.
  • noun a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
    natural language.

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motley

  • noun a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
    mixture; smorgasbord; variety; miscellanea; mixed bag; salmagundi; miscellany; assortment; potpourri.
    • a great assortment of cars was on display
    • he had a variety of disorders
    • a veritable smorgasbord of religions
  • noun a garment made of motley (especially a court jester's costume)

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universality

  • noun the quality of being universal; existing everywhere
    catholicity.

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peoples

  • noun the human beings of a particular nation or community or ethnic group
    • the indigenous peoples of Australia
  • noun (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
    people.
    • old people
    • there were at least 200 people in the audience

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animal_psychology

  • noun the branch of psychology concerned with the behavior of animals
    comparative psychology.

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unrefined

  • adjective not refined or processed
    unprocessed; crude.
    • unrefined ore
    • crude oil
  • adjective (used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth
    • how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?

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break

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

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communalize

  • verb make something the property of the commune or community
    communalise.

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hypnotise

  • verb induce hypnosis in
    hypnotize; mesmerize; mesmerise.

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compound

  • noun a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
  • noun (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
    chemical compound.

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accumulate

  • verb get or gather together
    amass; roll up; compile; collect; hoard; pile up.
    • I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
    • She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
    • She rolled up a small fortune
  • verb collect or gather
    amass; gather; conglomerate; cumulate; pile up.
    • Journals are accumulating in my office
    • The work keeps piling up

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spraying

  • noun the dispersion of fungicides or insecticides or fertilizer on growing crops (often from a low-flying aircraft)
    crop-dusting.
  • noun a quantity of small objects flying through the air
    spray.
    • a spray of bullets

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rhapsodize

  • verb recite a rhapsody
    rhapsodise.
  • verb say (something) with great enthusiasm
    rhapsodise.

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popularizer

  • noun someone who makes attractive to the general public
    populariser; vulgariser; vulgarizer.

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discuss

  • verb to consider or examine in speech or writing
    discourse; talk about.
    • The author talks about the different aspects of this question
    • The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'
  • noun an athletic competition in which a disk-shaped object is thrown as far as possible
    discus.

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abstractive

  • adjective satellite of an abstracting nature or having the power of abstracting
    • abstractive analysis

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state

  • noun the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    province.
    • his state is in the deep south
  • noun the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • the current state of knowledge
    • his state of health
    • in a weak financial state

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administer

  • verb work in an administrative capacity; supervise or be in charge of
    administrate.
    • administer a program
    • she administers the funds
  • verb perform (a church sacrament) ritually
    • administer the last unction

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term

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

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name

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

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rant

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

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clutch

  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clench; grasp; hold; 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 a tense critical situation
    • he is a good man in the clutch

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interdependency

  • noun a reciprocal relation between interdependent entities (objects or individuals or groups)
    mutuality; interdependence.

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maimed

  • noun people who are wounded
    wounded.
    • they had to leave the wounded where they fell
  • verb injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation
    maim.
    • people were maimed by the explosion

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synthesize

  • verb combine so as to form a more complex, product
    synthesise.
    • his operas synthesize music and drama in perfect harmony
    • The liver synthesizes vitamins
  • verb combine and form a synthesis
    • Vitamin D only synthesizes when sunlight is available

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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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choir

  • noun a chorus that sings as part of a religious ceremony
  • noun a family of similar musical instrument playing together
    consort.

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uncovering

  • noun the removal of covering
    stripping; husking; baring; denudation.
  • noun the act of discovering something
    find; discovery.

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yack_away

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

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circularize

  • verb canvass by distributing letters
    circularise.
  • verb canvass by using a questionnaire

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theorise

  • verb to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
    conjecture; theorize; hypothesize; hypothesise; suppose; speculate; hypothecate.
    • Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps

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undistributed

  • adjective satellite (of investments) not distributed among a variety of securities

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uncultivated

  • adjective (of land or fields) not prepared for raising crops
    • uncultivated land
  • adjective satellite (of persons) lacking art or knowledge
    uncultured; artless.

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found

  • noun food and lodging provided in addition to money
    • they worked for $30 and found
  • verb set up or found
    establish; set up; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program

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quarter

  • noun one of four equal parts
    twenty-five percent; fourth part; one-quarter; quartern; one-fourth; fourth.
    • a quarter of a pound
  • noun a district of a city having some distinguishing character
    • the Latin Quarter

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psychological_feature

  • noun a feature of the mental life of a living organism

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lasting

  • adjective continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place
    permanent.
    • permanent secretary to the president
    • permanent address
    • literature of permanent value
  • verb persist for a specified period of time
    last; endure.
    • The bad weather lasted for three days

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activate

  • verb put in motion or move to act
    touch off; trigger off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits
  • verb make active or more active
    • activate an old file

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retrieve

  • verb get or find back; recover the use of
    regain; recover; find.
    • She regained control of herself
    • She found her voice and replied quickly
  • verb go for and bring back
    • retrieve the car from the parking garage

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interdependence

  • noun a reciprocal relation between interdependent entities (objects or individuals or groups)
    mutuality; interdependency.

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edify

  • verb make understand
    enlighten.
    • Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal

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concord

  • noun a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole
    concordance; harmony.
  • noun capital of the state of New Hampshire; located in south central New Hampshire on the Merrimack river
    capital of New Hampshire.

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house

  • noun a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families
    • he has a house on Cape Cod
    • she felt she had to get out of the house
  • noun the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
    firm; business firm.
    • he worked for a brokerage house

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hard

  • adjective not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
    difficult.
    • a difficult task
    • nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access
    • difficult times
    • why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?
  • adjective dispassionate;
    • took a hard look
    • a hard bargainer

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abnormal

  • adjective not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm
    unnatural.
    • abnormal powers of concentration
    • abnormal amounts of rain
    • abnormal circumstances
    • an abnormal interest in food
  • adjective departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development
    • they were heartbroken when they learned their child was abnormal
    • an abnormal personality

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sprinkle

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

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enthuse

  • verb cause to feel enthusiasm
  • verb utter with enthusiasm

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constitute

  • verb form or compose
    represent; be; comprise; make up.
    • This money is my only income
    • The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance
    • These constitute my entire belonging
    • The children made up the chorus
    • This sum represents my entire income for a year
    • These few men comprise his entire army
  • verb create and charge with a task or function
    appoint; nominate; name.
    • nominate a committee

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extended

  • adjective satellite relatively long in duration; tediously protracted
    lengthy; protracted; prolonged; drawn-out.
    • a drawn-out argument
    • an extended discussion
    • a lengthy visit from her mother-in-law
    • a prolonged and bitter struggle
    • protracted negotiations
  • verb extend in scope or range or area
    broaden; widen; extend.
    • The law was extended to all citizens
    • widen the range of applications
    • broaden your horizon
    • Extend your backyard

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connect

  • verb connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
    tie; link; link up.
    • Can you connect the two loudspeakers?
    • Tie the ropes together
    • Link arms
  • verb make a logical or causal connection
    tie in; associate; relate; colligate; link; link up.
    • I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind
    • colligate these facts
    • I cannot relate these events at all

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calibrate

  • verb make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring
    fine-tune; graduate.
    • calibrate an instrument
    • graduate a cylinder
  • verb mark (the scale of a measuring instrument) so that it can be read in the desired units
    • he calibrated the thermometer for the Celsius scale

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measure

  • noun any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
    step.
    • the situation called for strong measures
    • the police took steps to reduce crime
  • noun how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
    amount; quantity.

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boorishness

  • noun the manner of a rude or insensitive person
  • noun inelegance by virtue of being an uncouth boor
    uncouthness.

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ungentle

  • adjective satellite not of the nobility
    untitled; ignoble.
    • of ignoble (or ungentle) birth
    • untitled civilians

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naming

  • noun the verbal act of naming
    • the part he failed was the naming of state capitals
  • noun the act of putting a person into a non-elective position
    assignment; appointment; designation.
    • the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee

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thing

  • noun a special situation
    • this thing has got to end
    • it is a remarkable thing
  • noun an action
    • how could you do such a thing?

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intellectual

  • noun a person who uses the mind creatively
    intellect.
  • adjective satellite of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind
    noetic; rational.
    • intellectual problems
    • the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man

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orient

  • noun the hemisphere that includes Eurasia and Africa and Australia
    eastern hemisphere.
  • noun the countries of Asia
    East.

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croaking

  • noun a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog)
    croak.
  • verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    decease; give-up the ghost; pop off; perish; die; buy the farm; snuff it; choke; drop dead; pass away; expire; exit; 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

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out

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

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triangulate

  • verb divide into triangles or give a triangular form to
    • triangulate the piece of cardboard
  • verb measure by using trigonometry
    • triangulate the angle

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large

  • noun a garment size for a large person
  • adjective above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    big.
    • a large city
    • set out for the big city
    • a large sum
    • a big (or large) barn
    • a large family
    • big businesses
    • a big expenditure
    • a large number of newspapers
    • a big group of scientists
    • large areas of the world

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canvas

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

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assumptive

  • adjective satellite excessively forward
    presumptuous; assuming.
    • an assumptive person
    • on a subject like this it would be too assuming for me to decide
    • the duchess would not put up with presumptuous servants
  • adjective satellite accepted as real or true without proof
    • the assumed reason for his absence
    • assumptive beliefs

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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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abnormal_psychology

  • noun the branch of psychology concerned with abnormal behavior
    psychopathology.

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die_hard

  • verb continue to exist
    run; prevail; endure; persist.
    • These stories die hard
    • The legend of Elvis endures

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defend

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

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ejaculate

  • noun the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
    semen; seminal fluid; seed; cum; come.
  • verb utter impulsively
    blurt; blurt out; blunder out; blunder.
    • He blurted out the secret
    • He blundered his stupid ideas

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go_around

  • verb be sufficient
    • There's not enough to go around
  • verb become widely known and passed on
    spread; circulate.
    • the rumor spread
    • the story went around in the office

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fathom

  • noun a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth
    fthm.
  • noun (mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore
    fthm.

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adhere

  • verb be compatible or in accordance with
    • You must adhere to the rules
  • verb follow through or carry out a plan without deviation
    • They adhered to their plan

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content

  • noun everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something
    • he emptied the contents of his pockets
    • the two groups were similar in content
  • noun what a communication that is about something is about
    message; substance; subject matter.

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re

  • noun a rare heavy polyvalent metallic element that resembles manganese chemically and is used in some alloys; is obtained as a by-product in refining molybdenum
    atomic number 75; rhenium.
  • noun ancient Egyptian sun god with the head of a hawk; a universal creator; he merged with the god Amen as Amen-Ra to become the king of the gods
    Ra.

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extrapolate

  • verb draw from specific cases for more general cases
    generalize; infer; generalise.
  • verb estimate the value of
    interpolate.

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equate

  • verb consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous
    liken; compare.
    • We can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans
    • You cannot equate success in financial matters with greed
  • verb be equivalent or parallel, in mathematics
    correspond.

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intonate

  • verb speak carefully, as with rising and falling pitch or in a particular tone
    intone.
    • please intonate with sadness
  • verb recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm
    chant; cantillate; intone.
    • The rabbi chanted a prayer

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vitiate

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb make imperfect
    impair; mar; deflower; spoil.
    • nothing marred her beauty

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wide

  • adjective having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other
    broad.
    • wide roads
    • a wide necktie
    • wide margins
    • three feet wide
    • a river two miles broad
    • broad shoulders
    • a broad river
  • adjective satellite broad in scope or content
    across-the-board; broad; blanket; all-encompassing; encompassing; all-inclusive; all-embracing; extensive; panoptic.
    • across-the-board pay increases
    • an all-embracing definition
    • blanket sanctions against human-rights violators
    • an invention with broad applications
    • a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner
    • granted him wide powers

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medicine

  • noun the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
    medical specialty.
  • noun (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
    medicament; medication; medicinal drug.

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blubber

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

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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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correct

  • verb make right or correct
    right; rectify.
    • Correct the mistakes
    • rectify the calculation
  • verb make reparations or amends for
    compensate; right; redress.
    • right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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maneuver

  • noun a military training exercise
    simulated military operation; manoeuvre.
  • noun a plan for attaining a particular goal
    manoeuvre; tactics; tactic.

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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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smatter

  • verb work with in an amateurish manner
    dabble; play around.
    • She dabbles in astronomy
    • He plays around with investments but he never makes any money
  • verb to talk foolishly
    babble; blather; blether; blither.
    • The two women babbled and crooned at the baby

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umbrella

  • noun a lightweight handheld collapsible canopy
  • noun a formation of military planes maintained over ground operations or targets
    • an air umbrella over England

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associate

  • noun a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor
    • he had to consult his associate before continuing
  • noun a friend who is frequently in the company of another
    familiar; comrade; fellow; companion.
    • drinking companions
    • comrades in arms

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chitchat

  • noun light informal conversation for social occasions
    chin wag; chit-chat; chin-wagging; causerie; chin-wag; small talk; gabfest; chin wagging; chit chat; tittle-tattle; gossip; gab.
  • verb talk socially without exchanging too much information
    shoot the breeze; chit-chat; chew the fat; confab; jaw; claver; visit; chaffer; chat; natter; gossip; chatter; confabulate.
    • the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze

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vocalise

  • verb sing (each note a scale or in a melody) with the same vowel
    vocalize.
  • verb pronounce as a vowel
    vowelise; vocalize; vowelize.
    • between two consonants, this liquid is vowelized

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guess

  • noun a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    conjecture; supposition; surmisal; hypothesis; speculation; surmise.
  • noun an estimate based on little or no information
    guesswork; dead reckoning; shot; guessing.

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free

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

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popularization

  • noun an interpretation that easily understandable and acceptable
    popularisation.
  • noun the act of making something attractive to the general public
    vulgarization; popularisation; vulgarisation.

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reason

  • noun a rational motive for a belief or action
    ground.
    • the reason that war was declared
    • the grounds for their declaration
  • noun an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon
    • the reason a steady state was never reached was that the back pressure built up too slowly

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base

  • noun installation from which a military force initiates operations
    base of operations.
    • the attack wiped out our forward bases
  • noun lowest support of a structure
    foundation; substructure; groundwork; understructure; fundament; foot.
    • it was built on a base of solid rock
    • he stood at the foot of the tower

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hazard

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

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murmur

  • noun a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
    murmuring; muttering; mutter; murmuration; mussitation.
  • noun a schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant
    murmur vowel.

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expostulate

  • verb reason with (somebody) for the purpose of dissuasion

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initialize

  • verb assign an initial value to a computer program
    initialise.
  • verb divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data
    initialise; format.
    • Please format this disk before entering data!

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sing_along

  • verb sing with a choir or an orchestra
    • Every year the local orchestra and choir perform the `Messiah' and the audience is invited to sing along

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enlightened

  • noun people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity
    initiate.
    • it is very familiar to the initiate
  • verb make understand
    edify; enlighten.
    • Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal

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pretend

  • noun the enactment of a pretense
    make-believe.
    • it was just pretend
  • verb make believe with the intent to deceive
    affect; feign; dissemble; sham.
    • He feigned that he was ill
    • He shammed a headache

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beginning

  • noun the event consisting of the start of something
    • the beginning of the war
  • noun the time at which something is supposed to begin
    outset; get-go; showtime; starting time; kickoff; start; offset; commencement; first.
    • they got an early start
    • she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her

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bleed

  • verb lose blood from one's body
    shed blood; hemorrhage.
  • verb draw blood
    phlebotomise; phlebotomize; leech.
    • In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment

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minstrel

  • noun a singer of folk songs
    jongleur; troubadour; folk singer; poet-singer.
  • noun a performer in a minstrel show

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patronage

  • noun the act of providing approval and support
    backing; championship; backup.
    • his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives
  • noun customers collectively
    clientele; business.
    • they have an upper class clientele

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derivation

  • noun the source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues)
    • he prefers shoes of Italian derivation
    • music of Turkish derivation
  • noun (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase
    deriving; etymologizing.

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spill

  • noun liquid that is spilled
    • clean up the spills
  • noun a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction
    wasteweir; spillway.

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determining

  • adjective satellite having the power or quality of deciding
    deciding; determinant; determinative.
    • the crucial experiment
    • cast the deciding vote
    • the determinative (or determinant) battle
  • verb establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
    find out; find; determine; ascertain.
    • find the product of two numbers
    • The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize

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together

  • adjective satellite mentally and emotionally stable
    • she's really together
  • adverb in contact with each other or in proximity
    • the leaves stuck together

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cosmic

  • adjective of or from or pertaining to or characteristic of the cosmos or universe
    • cosmic laws
    • cosmic catastrophe
    • cosmic rays
  • adjective satellite inconceivably extended in space or time

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round

  • noun a charge of ammunition for a single shot
    one shot; unit of ammunition.
  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    rhythm; cycle.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons

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filter

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

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initiate

  • noun someone new to a field or activity
    tyro; novice; beginner; tiro.
  • noun someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
    savant; pundit; learned person.

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tack

  • noun the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails
  • noun a short nail with a sharp point and a large head

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place

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

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obscure

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

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circuit

  • noun an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
    electrical circuit; electric circuit.
  • noun a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area
    tour.
    • they took an extended tour of Europe
    • we took a quick circuit of the park
    • a ten-day coach circuit of the island

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mete_out

  • verb administer or bestow, as in small portions
    dish out; deal; parcel out; dispense; distribute; dole out; administer; allot; lot; deal out; shell out.
    • administer critical remarks to everyone present
    • dole out some money
    • shell out pocket money for the children
    • deal a blow to someone
    • the machine dispenses soft drinks

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encyclopaedic

  • adjective satellite broad in scope or content
    encyclopedic.
    • encyclopedic knowledge

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outcry

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

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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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assign

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

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frequent

  • verb do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
    shop; buy at; patronize; patronise; sponsor; shop at.
  • verb be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place
    haunt.
    • She haunts the ballet

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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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blind

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

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popularise

  • verb cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use
    vulgarise; generalise; generalize; vulgarize; popularize.
    • They popularized coffee in Washington State
    • Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors
  • verb make understandable to the general public
    popularize.
    • Carl Sagan popularized cosmology in his books

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industrial

  • adjective of or relating to or resulting from industry
    • industrial output
  • adjective having highly developed industries
    • the industrial revolution
    • an industrial nation

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waver

  • noun someone who communicates by waving
  • noun the act of pausing uncertainly
    falter; faltering; hesitation.
    • there was a hesitation in his speech

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guessing

  • noun an estimate based on little or no information
    guesswork; guess; dead reckoning; shot.
  • verb expect, believe, or suppose
    guess; reckon; suppose; imagine; opine; think.
    • I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel
    • I thought to find her in a bad state
    • he didn't think to find her in the kitchen
    • I guess she is angry at me for standing her up

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feel

  • noun an intuitive awareness;
    • he has a feel for animals" or "it's easy when you get the feel of it
  • noun the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    flavour; look; tone; flavor; feeling; smell; spirit.
    • the feel of the city excited him
    • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
    • it had the smell of treason

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relate

  • verb make a logical or causal connection
    tie in; associate; colligate; link; connect; link up.
    • I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind
    • colligate these facts
    • I cannot relate these events at all
  • verb be relevant to
    touch on; pertain; have-to doe with; bear on; touch; come to; refer; concern.
    • There were lots of questions referring to her talk
    • My remark pertained to your earlier comments

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number

  • noun the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
    figure.
    • he had a number of chores to do
    • the number of parameters is small
    • the figure was about a thousand
  • noun a concept of quantity involving zero and units
    • every number has a unique position in the sequence

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hoot

  • noun a loud raucous cry (as of an owl)
  • noun a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    razz; boo; razzing; Bronx cheer; hiss; raspberry; bird; snort.

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abstract_thought

  • noun thinking that is coherent and logical
    logical thinking; reasoning.

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instruct

  • verb impart skills or knowledge to
    teach; learn.
    • I taught them French
    • He instructed me in building a boat
  • verb give instructions or directions for some task
    • She instructed the students to work on their pronunciation

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set

  • noun a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
    • a set of books
    • a set of golf clubs
    • a set of teeth
  • noun (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
    • the set of prime numbers is infinite

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talk_of

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

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enumerate

  • verb specify individually
    recite; itemise; itemize.
    • She enumerated the many obstacles she had encountered
    • The doctor recited the list of possible side effects of the drug
  • verb determine the number or amount of
    count; numerate; number.
    • Can you count the books on your shelf?
    • Count your change

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carry

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

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categorize

  • verb place into or assign to a category
    categorise.
    • Children learn early on to categorize

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jabber

  • noun rapid and indistinct speech
    gabble; jabbering.
  • verb talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
    rabbit on; spout; rant; rave; mouth off.

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zap

  • noun a sudden event that imparts energy or excitement, usually with a dramatic impact
    • they gave it another zap of radiation
  • verb strike suddenly and with force
    • This show zaps the viewers with some shocking scenes

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declaim

  • verb recite in elocution
    recite.
  • verb speak against in an impassioned manner
    inveigh.
    • he declaimed against the wasteful ways of modern society

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moan

  • noun an utterance expressing pain or disapproval
    groan.
  • verb indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure
    groan.
    • The students groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets
    • The ancient door soughed when opened

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given

  • noun an assumption that is taken for granted
    presumption; precondition.
  • verb cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    give.
    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

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rank

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

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debase

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb lower in value by increasing the base-metal content
    alloy.

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reference

  • noun a remark that calls attention to something or someone
    mention.
    • she made frequent mention of her promotion
    • there was no mention of it
    • the speaker made several references to his wife
  • noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    acknowledgment; mention; citation; credit; cite; quotation.
    • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
    • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
    • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases

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solmizate

  • verb sing by the syllables of solmization
    • solmizate a song before you learn the lyrics
  • verb sing using syllables like `do', `re' and `mi' to represent the tones of the scale
    • The voice teacher showed the students how to solmizate

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judgment

  • noun an opinion formed by judging something
    judgement; mind.
    • he was reluctant to make his judgment known
    • she changed her mind
  • noun the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event
    judgement; assessment.
    • they criticized my judgment of the contestants

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vulgar

  • adjective satellite lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
    rough-cut; uncouth; coarse; common.
    • he had coarse manners but a first-rate mind
    • behavior that branded him as common
    • an untutored and uncouth human being
    • an uncouth soldier--a real tough guy
    • appealing to the vulgar taste for violence
    • the vulgar display of the newly rich
  • adjective satellite of or associated with the great masses of people
    common; plebeian; unwashed.
    • the common people in those days suffered greatly
    • behavior that branded him as common
    • his square plebeian nose
    • a vulgar and objectionable person
    • the unwashed masses

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demythologized

  • adjective satellite having mythical elements removed
    demythologised.
  • verb remove the mythical element from (writings)
    demythologise; demythologize.
    • the Bible should be demythologized and examined for its historical value

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system

  • noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
    • he bought a new stereo system
    • the system consists of a motor and a small computer
  • noun a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
    scheme.
    • a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going

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construct

  • noun an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
    concept; conception.
  • verb make by combining materials and parts
    make; build.
    • this little pig made his house out of straw
    • Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer

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oecumenical

  • adjective satellite concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions
    ecumenic; oecumenic; ecumenical.
    • ecumenical thinking
    • ecumenical activities
    • the ecumenical movement
  • adjective satellite of worldwide scope or applicability
    worldwide; cosmopolitan; universal; ecumenical; general; world-wide.
    • an issue of cosmopolitan import
    • the shrewdest political and ecumenical comment of our time"- Christopher Morley
    • universal experience

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indicate

  • verb be a signal for or a symptom of
    bespeak; signal; betoken; point.
    • These symptoms indicate a serious illness
    • Her behavior points to a severe neurosis
    • The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued
  • verb indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
    show; designate; point.
    • I showed the customer the glove section
    • He pointed to the empty parking space
    • he indicated his opponents

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assort

  • verb keep company with; hang out with
    associate; affiliate; consort.
    • He associates with strange people
    • She affiliates with her colleagues
  • verb arrange or order by classes or categories
    sort; separate; sort out; class; classify.
    • How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?

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assumption

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

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abstract_entity

  • noun a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples
    abstraction.

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dissipate

  • verb to cause to separate and go in different directions
    dispel; scatter; break up; disperse.
    • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds
  • verb move away from each other;
    scatter; disperse; spread out.
    • The crowds dispersed
    • The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached

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spell

  • noun a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
    enchantment; trance.
  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    go; turn; tour.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work

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set_up

  • verb set up or found
    found; establish; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program
  • verb create by putting components or members together
    tack together; tack; assemble; piece; put together.
    • She pieced a quilt
    • He tacked together some verses
    • They set up a committee

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compromise

  • noun a middle way between two extremes
    via media.
  • noun an accommodation in which both sides make concessions
    • the newly elected congressmen rejected a compromise because they considered it `business as usual'

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limited

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

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scheme

  • noun an elaborate and systematic plan of action
    strategy.
  • noun a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
    dodge; dodging.

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speaking

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

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circulate

  • verb become widely known and passed on
    spread; go around.
    • the rumor spread
    • the story went around in the office
  • verb cause to become widely known
    circularise; disseminate; distribute; broadcast; spread; circularize; disperse; pass around; propagate; diffuse.
    • spread information
    • circulate a rumor
    • broadcast the news

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break_up

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

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bumble

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

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colligate

  • verb make a logical or causal connection
    tie in; associate; relate; link; connect; link up.
    • I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind
    • colligate these facts
    • I cannot relate these events at all
  • verb consider (an instance of something) as part of a general rule or principle
    subsume.

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introvert

  • noun (psychology) a person who tends to shrink from social contacts and to become preoccupied with their own thoughts
  • verb fold inwards
    invaginate.
    • some organs can invaginate

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square

  • noun (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon
    foursquare.
    • you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides
  • noun the product of two equal terms
    second power.
    • nine is the second power of three
    • gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance

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hum

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

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completed

  • adjective satellite successfully completed or brought to an end
    realized; accomplished; realised.
    • his mission accomplished he took a vacation
    • the completed project
    • the joy of a realized ambition overcame him
  • verb come or bring to a finish or an end; others finished in over 4 hours"
    finish; complete.
    • He finished the dishes
    • She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree
    • The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours

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suit

  • noun a set of garments (usually including a jacket and trousers or skirt) for outerwear all of the same fabric and color
    suit of clothes.
    • they buried him in his best suit
  • noun a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
    case; cause; causa; lawsuit.
    • the family brought suit against the landlord

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park

  • noun a large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property
    parkland.
    • there are laws that protect the wildlife in this park
  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; commons; common.
    • they went for a walk in the park

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rabbit_on

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

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promise

  • noun a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
  • noun grounds for feeling hopeful about the future
    hope.
    • there is little or no promise that he will recover

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broadcast

  • noun message that is transmitted by radio or television
  • noun a radio or television show
    program; programme.
    • did you see his program last night?

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tack_together

  • verb create by putting components or members together
    set up; tack; assemble; piece; put together.
    • She pieced a quilt
    • He tacked together some verses
    • They set up a committee

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part

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

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drool

  • noun pretentious or silly talk or writing
    taradiddle; boloney; humbug; bilgewater; tarradiddle; tosh; bosh; baloney; tommyrot; twaddle.
  • noun saliva spilling from the mouth
    drivel; dribble; slobber.

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natural

  • noun someone regarded as certain to succeed
    • he's a natural for the job
  • noun a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
    cancel.

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believe

  • verb accept as true; take to be true
    • I believed his report
    • We didn't believe his stories from the War
    • She believes in spirits
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    conceive; 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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unsaid

  • adjective satellite not made explicit
    unexpressed; unstated; unverbalised; unvoiced; unuttered; unverbalized; unspoken.
    • the unexpressed terms of the agreement
    • things left unsaid
    • some kind of unspoken agreement
    • his action is clear but his reason remains unstated
  • verb take back what one has said
    swallow; take back; withdraw; unsay.
    • He swallowed his words

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postulate

  • noun (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
    posit.
  • verb maintain or assert
    contend.
    • He contended that Communism had no future

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commensurateness

  • noun the relation of corresponding in degree or size or amount
    correspondence; proportionateness.

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populariser

  • noun someone who makes attractive to the general public
    vulgariser; popularizer; vulgarizer.

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homogenized

  • adjective satellite formed by blending unlike elements especially by reducing one element to particles and dispersing them throughout another substance
    homogenised.
  • verb cause to become equal or homogeneous as by mixing
    homogenise; homogenize.
    • homogenize the main ingredients

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translate

  • verb restate (words) from one language into another language
    render; interpret.
    • I have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the U.S.
    • Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries?
    • She rendered the French poem into English
    • He translates for the U.N.
  • verb change from one form or medium into another
    transform.
    • Braque translated collage into oil

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fit_in

  • verb go together
    accord; concord; consort; harmonise; harmonize; agree.
    • The colors don't harmonize
    • Their ideas concorded

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beseem

  • verb accord or comport with
    befit; suit.
    • This kind of behavior does not suit a young woman!

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holler_out

  • verb shout out
    holler.
    • He hollered out to surrender our weapons

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nominate

  • verb propose as a candidate for some honor
    put up; put forward.
  • verb put forward; nominate for appointment to an office or for an honor or position
    propose.
    • The President nominated her as head of the Civil Rights Commission

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anticipate

  • verb regard something as probable or likely
    expect.
    • The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow
  • verb act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
    forestall; counter; foresee.

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rationalize

  • verb defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
    apologise; rationalise; excuse; apologize; justify.
    • rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior
    • he rationalized his lack of success
  • verb weed out unwanted or unnecessary things
    rationalise; cut; prune.
    • We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet