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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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commissar

  • noun an official of the Communist Party who was assigned to teach party principles to a military unit
    political commissar.

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brevet

  • noun a document entitling a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily (but without higher pay)
  • verb promote somebody by brevet, in the military

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pacemaker

  • noun a leading instance in its field
    pacesetter.
    • the new policy will be a pacesetter in community relations
  • noun a specialized bit of heart tissue that controls the heartbeat
    cardiac pacemaker; SA node; sinoatrial node.

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dissolution

  • noun separation into component parts
    disintegration.
  • noun the process of going into solution
    dissolving.
    • the dissolving of salt in water

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temperament

  • noun your usual mood
    disposition.
    • he has a happy disposition
  • noun excessive emotionalism or irritability and excitability (especially when displayed openly)

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khalif

  • noun the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth
    khalifah; caliph; kalif; kaliph; calif.
    • many radical Muslims believe a Khalifah will unite all Islamic lands and people and subjugate the rest of the world

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papacy

  • noun the government of the Roman Catholic Church
    pontificate.

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hitch

  • noun a period of time spent in military service
    tour; term of enlistment; enlistment; duty tour; tour of duty.
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

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counsellorship

  • noun the position of counselor
    counselorship.

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jihad

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

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sleep

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

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administrative_official

  • noun an official of a bureaucracy
    bureaucrat.

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limiter

  • noun (electronics) a nonlinear electronic circuit whose output is limited in amplitude; used to limit the instantaneous amplitude of a waveform (to clip off the peaks of a waveform)
    clipper.
    • a limiter introduces amplitude distortion

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undersecretary

  • noun a secretary immediately subordinate to the head of a department of government

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captain

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

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integrity

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

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conjure

  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; bring up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain
  • verb ask for or request earnestly
    beseech; bid; entreat; press; adjure.
    • The prophet bid all people to become good persons

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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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associated_state

  • noun a state or territory partly controlled by (but not a possession of) a stronger state but autonomous in internal affairs; protectorates are established by treaty
    protectorate.

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ibn_talal_hussein

  • noun king of Jordan credited with creating stability at home and seeking peace with Israel (1935-1999)
    Hussein; King Hussein; Husain; Husayn.

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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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pied_piper

  • noun a leader who entices people to follow (especially to their doom)
  • noun the title character in a German folk tale and in a poem by Robert Browning
    Pied Piper of Hamelin.

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stationariness

  • noun remaining in place
    fixedness; immobility.

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impoverishment

  • noun the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
    poverty; poorness.
  • noun the act of making someone poor
    pauperization; pauperisation.

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ground_crew

  • noun the crew of technicians and mechanics who service aircraft on the ground
    ground-service crew.

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sharia_law

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

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lord

  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    overlord; master.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Divine; Maker; Godhead.

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vicereine

  • noun wife of a viceroy
  • noun governor of a country or province who rules as the representative of his or her king or sovereign
    viceroy.

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marine_law

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

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tenno

  • noun the emperor of Japan; when regarded as a religious leader the emperor is called tenno
    mikado.

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commission_plan

  • noun a municipal government that combines legislative and executive authority in the members of a commission

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xerotes

  • noun the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
    dryness; waterlessness.

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driver

  • noun the operator of a motor vehicle
  • noun someone who drives animals that pull a vehicle

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fishbowl

  • noun a state of affairs in which you have no privacy
    fish bowl; goldfish bowl.
    • the president lives in a goldfish bowl
  • noun a transparent bowl in which small fish are kept
    fish bowl; goldfish bowl.

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war_of_nerves

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

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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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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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amphidiploidy

  • noun the condition of being amphidiploid

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bringing

  • noun the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)
    delivery.
    • his reluctant delivery of bad news
  • verb take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
    bring; take; convey.
    • Bring me the box from the other room
    • Take these letters to the boss
    • This brings me to the main point

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school

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

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basics

  • noun a statement of fundamental facts or principles
    rudiments.
  • noun principles from which other truths can be derived
    fundamentals; fundamental principle; bedrock; basic principle.
    • first you must learn the fundamentals
    • let's get down to basics

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returning_officer

  • noun the official in each electorate who holds the election and returns the results

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database_management

  • noun creation and maintenance of a database

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plural

  • noun the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
    plural form.
  • adjective composed of more than one member, set, or kind

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demarchy

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venue

  • noun the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)
    locale; locus.
  • noun in law: the jurisdiction where a trial will be held

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exequatur

A written official recognition of a consul or commercial agent, issued by the government to which he is accredited, and authorizing him to exercise his powers in the place to which he is assigned.

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honor

  • noun a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
    honour; accolade; award; laurels.
    • an award for bravery
  • noun the state of being honored
    honour; laurels.

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red

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

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laxness

  • noun the quality of being lax and neglectful
    slackness; remissness; laxity.
  • noun the condition of being physiologically lax
    laxity.
    • baths can help the laxness of the bowels

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freedom_fighter

  • noun a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
    insurgent; rebel; insurrectionist.

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comity_of_nations

  • noun courteous respect by one nation for the laws and institutions of another

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floor_leader

  • noun the legislator who organizes his party's strategy

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incivism

Want of civism; want of patriotism or love to one's country; unfriendliness to one's state or government. R. Macaulay.

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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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leaders

  • noun the body of people who lead a group
    leadership.
    • the national leadership adopted his plan
  • noun a person who rules or guides or inspires others
    leader.

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infancy

  • noun the early stage of growth or development
    early childhood; babyhood.
  • noun the earliest state of immaturity
    babyhood.

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major-league_club

  • noun a team that plays in a major league
    major-league team.

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nail

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

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second

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

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safe

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

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mercantile

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

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emptiness

  • noun the state of containing nothing
  • noun having an empty stomach

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unpolicied

Not having civil polity, or a regular form of government.

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blue

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

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dormancy

  • noun a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction
    quiescency; quiescence.
    • the volcano erupted after centuries of dormancy
  • noun quiet and inactive restfulness
    quiescence; sleeping; quiescency.

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demonocracy

The power or government of demons.
A demonocracy of unclean spirits. H. Taylor.

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legislative_council

  • noun a unicameral legislature

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social_contract

  • noun an implicit agreement among people that results in the organization of society; individual surrenders liberty in return for protection

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cryptocracy

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system_of_logic

  • noun a system of reasoning
    logical system; logic.

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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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political_entity

  • noun a unit with political responsibilities
    political unit.

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conduct

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

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remilitarisation

  • noun the act of militarizing again
    remilitarization.

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new

  • adjective not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered
    • a new law
    • new cars
    • a new comet
    • a new friend
    • a new year
    • the New World
  • adjective satellite original and of a kind not seen before
    fresh; novel.
    • the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem

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minister_plenipotentiary

  • noun a diplomat having less authority than an ambassador
    envoy extraordinary; envoy.

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marching

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

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callowness

  • noun lacking and evidencing lack of experience of life
    jejuneness; juvenility.

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conciliary

Of or pertaining to, or issued by, a council. Jer. Taylor.

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cut_back

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

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niche

  • noun a position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it
    • he found his niche in the academic world
  • noun a small concavity
    recession; corner; recess.

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philia

  • noun a positive feeling of liking
    heart; warmness; warmheartedness; tenderness; affection; affectionateness; fondness.
    • he had trouble expressing the affection he felt
    • the child won everyone's heart
    • the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home

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menage

  • noun a social unit living together
    house; household; family; home.
    • he moved his family to Virginia
    • It was a good Christian household
    • I waited until the whole house was asleep
    • the teacher asked how many people made up his home

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legislative_body

  • noun persons who make or amend or repeal laws
    legislature; legislative assembly; law-makers; general assembly.

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impendence

  • noun the state of being imminent and liable to happen soon
    imminentness; forthcomingness; imminence; imminency; impendency.

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taxman

  • noun someone who collects taxes for the government
    exciseman; internal revenue agent; tax collector; collector of internal revenue.

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trip_wire

  • noun a small military force that serves as a first line of defense; if they become engaged in hostilities it will trigger the intervention of stronger military forces
  • noun a wire stretched close to the ground that activates something (a trap or camera or weapon) when tripped over

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new_ballgame

  • noun a particular situation that is radically different from the preceding situation
    ballgame.
    • HDTV looks the same but it's really a whole new ballgame

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anthropology

  • noun the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings

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refinement

  • noun a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
    culture; polish; cultivation; finish.
    • they performed with great polish
    • I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose
    • almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"--Joseph Conrad
  • noun the result of improving something
    elaboration.
    • he described a refinement of this technique

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nanny

  • noun a woman who is the custodian of children
    nurse; nursemaid.
  • noun female goat
    she-goat; nanny-goat.

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impendency

  • noun the state of being imminent and liable to happen soon
    imminentness; forthcomingness; impendence; imminence; imminency.

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humility

  • noun a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride
    humbleness.
    • not everyone regards humility as a virtue
  • noun a humble feeling
    humbleness.
    • he was filled with humility at the sight of the Pope

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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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rescript

  • noun a reply by a Pope to an inquiry concerning a point of law or morality
  • noun a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
    edict; fiat; decree; order.
    • a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there

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trust_territory

  • noun a dependent country; administered by another country under the supervision of the United Nations
    trusteeship.

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logarithmic

  • adjective